Truncated Q

5 May 22
Temp: 56
Gloom Factor: Nil

PAX: Bad Boy, Money Shot, BNB, Movin on Up, D’Frost, Black Lung, Bagger Vance

0530 Disclaimer Claimed
0531 Speaker Died

Mosey the Loop to open gate on Shallowford w BK, HK, Side Shuffle, Karaoke, Bernie, Skips, Reverse Skips

X 10 IC
Bear Lifts
Quadruped Lateral/Linear wrist rocks
Quadruped Reach Throughs R/L
APD hold up position
Deep Squat to Prayer Pushout

15 X OYO Drop Squat
15 X Squat Jumps
6s – Merkins, Squats X 5 IC
25 Pull Ups OYO

Hand off to D’Frost to finish out as YHC had to Irish Goodbye to work


26 Apr 22

26 Apr 22

Temp: 50
Gloom Facptr: Nil

PAX: Detective Pikachu, PSL, DuPriest, Pedialyte, 5 Star, W4AG, Bagger Vance

0530 Disclaimer

Mosey to Hogan side of church in search of some lines for

Side bounding x 15 IC
F/R bounding x 15 IC
Sk8rs x 10 IC
Iron Mikes x 12 IC
Phelps x 10 IC
BAC F/R x 10 IC
SSH x 20 IC
High knees x 30 SGL
Butt kickers x 30 SGL

Bear Crawl
Crawl Bear
Second bump to dogwood
Low squat ballz to heelz for 6

Mosey to Big Stick Ridge

At bottom
Squats 6s x 7
Side shuffle R/L RnR 1/2 way up
AYG to lot
Low squat ballz to heelz for 6

Merkin 6s x 7

Mosey to 3Way
Bernie 1/2 way up
Thrusters to walk arounds x7
Low squat ballz to heelz for 6

Mosey to StartEx stopping at Horse sanitarium
Back in the lot for
Gorillas F/R & L/R x 7 RnR x 3

Long plank progression incl Peter Parker Movements, Pseudo kick thru, Beast, Reverse Cowgirl, Star, Flutter Kix x 30 IC


Such a great morning … clean, crisp, refreshing like a Bush Light. Nice exploration of the space at Sir E, truly one of the most diverse AOs in the rota. Classic stops at the barn, Big Stick’s ridge, the 3 way and the back hill that goes on forever. Truly one of my favorite AOs.
Nice mix of movements and time under tension.
Good to see DP after a few weeks and PSL as well. Glad to have 5Star in the mix as well. Kotters to our resident member of the clergy DuPriest. Pedialyte provided coffee as usual with some paper specimen cups for coffeeteria. Always good to Q a workout that gives W4AG pause.


Prayer requests for the following:
appendix surgery for DuPriest’s parishioner
Marriage of DP’s brother
Birth upcoming for West Nash PAX
Sabbatical grant for DuPriest



Circle Time is Over

The four horsemen posted at The Stronghold to celebrate the last F3 workout for this class.  Fun was had by all!

PAX: Cogito, Shocker, Red Skull, Toga (QIC)

Gloom Factor: 70 and Sunny

Thang:  Disclaimer followed by mosey to gravel lot for warmarama then head to the adjacent grassy area for some grass drills.

Mosey to the deck for everyone to pickup a coupon/block then head on over to the bball court.  Partner up for partner block work=

  • P1 bear crawl while P2 executes block thrusters, flapjack and repeato x3
  • P1 lunge while P2 executes block swings, flapjack and repeato x3
  • P1 carry overs while P2 executes curls, flapjack and repeato x3
  • P1 side lunges while P2 executes deadlifts, flapjack and repeato x3
  • P1 backwards run while P2 executes tricep extensions, flapjack and repeato x3
  • Core work intervals were scattered throughout

In honor of Blue Mule, and to make sure Cogito didn’t miss out on the experience, the PAX completed 30, 8 count body builders with some stops to discuss goals, core values and what 4:13 means to the PAX.

NMM: It was almost perfect!  The rain wanted to start a full downpour right when we started, but it never really got up to full, drenching speed.  That said, the PAX worked hard to get a lot done in one workout.  Best wishes to Cogito on his interviews and welcome back to Shocker from his IR status.

Stay Classy,


III Pillars – 04.19.22 – “ADD”

8 PAX warmed their chests on a chilly April morning.

QIC: Princess Aurora

PAX: Crablegs, Formica, Gov’t Mule (FNG), Grisham, Harbaugh, Howitzer, T-Cell


Mosey to the field for COP:

  • SSH
  • WMH
  • SnL Squats
  • LBAC F/R
  • Overhead Shrugs

Hop over to the bleachers for a D.I.D. alternative called A.D.D.

Three rounds of the following, each superset followed by an Indian Run around the track.

  • Archer Merkins – 5 ea side
  • Decline Merkins – 10
  • Diamond Incline Merkins – 20

With all teeth in tact, PAX turned around and lined up along the sideline for 11s with 4ct Mountain Climbers and Jump Squats, running sideline to sideline in between.

Mosey over to the swings and partner up. P1 performs 10 pike push-ups while P2 performs 10 pull-ups. Tag out, and rinse and repeat for 4x for 5 rounds total.

Circle up for Mary on the track

  • Leg Raises Ring of Fire-style all the way to 128.
  • Scissor Kicks x 15
  • LBCs x 10
  • Newton’s Cradle x 10
  • Bird Dogs x 10
  • Jane Fondas x 10
  • Alabama Prom Dates x 10

Mosey back for COT/BOM


Welcome Ben Cook aka Gov’t Mule. A jam band junkie married to a Columbia, TN native, we’re glad to have another Clemson Tiger in the mix!


Continued prayers for professional decisions and ailing friends and family as well as for health during the race this weekend.

Pleasure to lead you all!

PA out.




Box of Chocolates at Racetrack

15 Redwoods decided to get a little better on Maryland Way in the gloom.  An FNG, a Willy Loman and a Venus rising were all in attendance.

PAX: Umbrella, Parasol (FNG and 2.0), Val (Willy Loman), Olan Mills (Starsky), Venus, Big Bang, Tampa Libra, Toga (QIC), Penny Loafers, Barkley, Wedding Singer, Ponzi, Boone’s Farm, Nurse Ratched, Not A Sport

Gloom Factor: 70 and Sunny

Thang: Standard issue disclaimer then begin the APFT with a 2 mile run.  Bang and Ponzi led the pack with Parasol in hot pursuit.  Following completion of the run portion, the PAX partnered up and completed the push-up and sit-up portion of the APFT.

We immediately began on an improvement program with a mosey to the pull-up bars to complete a ladder to 5 and back down.  This was followed by 3 sets of 10 rows on the bars.

Mosey back to the lot for Mary.

NMM: So many things happening at The Track today.  We had the naming of a 2.0 (who can jump way higher than Umbrella), Val in from out of town, Tampa thanking me for having the 2 mile run at the beginning of the workout, Venus joining us half way through the run.., the list goes on.  Life truly is like a box of chocolates when you come to the Racetrack.

Stay Classy,


31 Mar 22

Primal Movements 101

Temp : 53
Gloom Factor : Moderate

PAX : Amoeba, Cogito, Flight Risk, Grute, Pause, Red Skull, BNB, Hambone, Bagger Vance

Long Mosey w
High Knees
Butt Kix
Side shuffle
High plank to Recovery position
Bear Crawl
Crawl Bear
Gorilla Walk


Mosey to the BBall court
SnL Squats x 6s
Turk”ish” Get Ups
Walk Arounds
Peter Parker Stretches
1/2 Court Sprints x 1, 2, 3, 5

Plank Progression to Finish


Fought through some adversity this am. Attitudes sufficiently adjusted including YHC. Several slices of humble pie were served early and often.

Graduation tonight 1800 on Campus. Y’all stop by and give the grads a fist bump.


18 March 2022


Temp: 55
Gloom Factor: High

PAX: EZGO, Hiser, Works for A Guy, Pedialyte, Accounts Receivable, Movin On Up, Bagger Vance

Painfully obvious that the AOQ had not lined someone up to Q today. YHC & A/R briefly discussed #Sharknado but couldn’t remember the order or the exercises.

0530:30 Disclaimer

Mosey Hogan to Trousdale to back parking lot where we all marveled at the fresh, clean blacktop.

Bunny Hops
1/4 split squats
Seal Jax Skiers

Mosey to bus loop:
Bear Crawl to Crawl Bear to Crabwalk to Bear Crawl.

Reverse Burpees

Mosey to Trousdale side shuffle right then left to bottom of bus loop.

Skips to first Bradford Pear sprint to second.
Reverse skips to third Bradford pear. High plank and walk arounds.

Table push/pull.

5 Pull Ups
10 Swirkins
15 Squat Jumps

6 Rows
12 Atomics
18 Thrusters

RnR above

Grab blocks – Farmers carry to front wall. Wall sits. Supermans to failure.
Block Carries.
Block Row, Hinge, Plank Jax
Return blocks

Sprint – 10 reverse thrusters
Sprint – 10 heels to heaven
Sprint – 10 APD

Bear crawl kick throughs


Good mix of movements, nasal breathing and variety of work sets.
Nice to have Hiser from F3 Davidson back out with us.
Grateful to BigStick for reaching out and asking me to Q 🙄
Coffee Talk – wrecks, traffic, potholes, KY losing, UT winning, bad referees, The Hill (RIP), etc.
No playlist

BH: Prayers up for Ukraine, our world, grateful for the blessings we have, people who lost power in The Shire and their recovery, 413, traveling mercies.


What is this Q called?

Temp: 40 ish
Gloom Factor: Nil

PAX: Lochte, BNB, Bad Boy, T Cell, The Shield, Works for a Guy, Topanga, Bagger Vance

Disclaimer and some additional excuse making about this is a new routine, YHC will need to Weinke, etc.

Side shuffle (L/R) Pole to Pole
Karaoke (L/R) Pole to Pole
Bear Crawl Crawl Bear
Mod Gorilla (R/L)

In Nose out mouth x 10
In nose out nose x 10
In mouth out mouth x 10

SSH x 20
Seal Jax x 20
Glute bridge (r:l) x 8
Straight leg swing(r/l) x 10
Rolling v sit x 5
Neck flexion x 10
Neck rotation x 10
Scapula merkins x 10
Merkin to downward dog x 10
Spider lunge w extension x 10
Baby arm circles (F/R)
Shoulder corkscrews x 10
Sumo squat slow n low x 10
Reverse lunge w twist x 5 (r/l)
Speed skaters x 10 (r/l)
Inch worms x 10

PAX split into 1s & 2s
1s to the top pull up station
2s stay at the bottom
Pull Ups at station then flap jack for merkins at opposite station.

Pull Ups

Skips pole to pole
Bernie Skips pole to pole
AYG to StartEx


NMM: Focused on different movement patterns, less quantity more quality. Tempo and time under tension training. Getting breath under control, getting nasal, slowing breath down. Today’s music was from WNXP playlist on Spotify. Today’s workout title came from Bad Boy, T Cell and BNB riding me all morning and the fact that I have nothing else pithy to call it.
BH: Ukraine, 413 starting again next week, marriages, SB travel.


Time to Let Your Donkey Out

PAX: Offshore (kotter), Umbrella (afraid to get wet), Hugs Not Drugs, Venus, Cinderella, Barkley, Nurse Ratched, Penny Loafers, THE Black Widow, Toga (QIC), Honeydo (FNG), Ponzi, EZ Go, Wedding Singer

Gloom Factor: Nil, 70 and Sunny

14 redwoods showed up in some lovely weather to get a little better, faster, and stronger.  Here’s how it went down.

Disclaimer then mosey to the short track, do a lap and sorta circle up for warmarama.  Divide into two teams with Team One (a very individualistic group) going clockwise and Team Two (much more team focused and supportive) went counterclockwise.  Both teams had to mosey around the track and complete 5 pull-ups and 10 merkins at bars and 10 donkey kicks and 10 WWII on the porch before meeting back at the start.  Repeato x3

Take a break by working on Mary then do three more laps with chin-ups and offset merkins at the bars and lunges and donkey kicks at the porch.  Repeato x3

Do one more round with pull-ups and burpees at the bar and donkey kicks and squats at the porch.

Mosey to the parking lot for a fair amount of Mary.

Announcements: GrowRuck is coming!  Talk to Tampa or Big Bang ASAP.  We also had great news that Umbrella’s missing friend from BG was found and is back with his family.

Thanks for the opportunity to lead!

Stay Classy,


Movement > Quantity

Temp: 42
Gloom Factor: Low

PAX: Yard Sale, PSL, Black Widow, Venus, Noodler, D’Frost, Accounts Receivable, W4AG, EZ-Go, Uncle Jerry, Foxtrot, Bagger Vance (QIC)

Disclaimer 0530

Skip (F/R)
Side Shuffle x 2
Karaoke x 2
Bernie x 2
IW x 12 IC
Scorpion X 8 IC
Seal Jax X 10 IC


I. Tempo 6s
Split Squats

II. Movements 1’

Speed Skaters
Bear Crawl
Crawl Bear
Bear Crawl
Bunny Hop
Inch Worm to Peter Parker
Unloaded Get Ups
Row, Row, Hinge, Hinge
180 Broad Jumps

III. Speed

Nasal Breathing

Low Squat Challenge


Focused on proper form with lateral and functional movements over lots of reps in linear fashion.
Lots of groaning and grunting. Always a good sign.
Totally dropped the ball on nasal breath work.