Gruesome Twosome

Gruesome Twosome

Temp: 32
Gloom: Nil

PAX: Deep Dish, Bagger Vance
QIC: “,”

Mosey up and around Sunnyside Mansion back to the parking lot.

WOR: SSH, IW, HB, GMA, WMH

Thang:

Run 1/2 Mile up to Midtown Church then back to Picnic Area 1 for 1 mile total.

100 Pull-Ups
200 Merkins
300 Squats

Run 1/2 Mile out Clayton them back to PA1 for 1 mile total.

Mary:
WWIing
Planking
Crunching (LBC & Happy, Crunchy, Froggy)
Olá Dolly
Big Boy Bicycles
More Crunching
Putin Pounding
More Planking

Time

NMM: There’s been many a day when I wanted to fartsack, when I figured I’d go on a solo ruck or whatever. That was the case again last night after seeing all of the other things happening today but I decided to nut up and Q. I am glad I made that decision as I had a full hour to hang with my man, Deep Dish.

It’s days like today that make me grateful for F3 and the HIM that I have gotten to know. Suffice it to say, Deep and I had a great talk about things that we all will face, have faced or are in the midst of. I encourage all of you to make that extra effort in the mornings when you don’t feel like it, you never know what you will learn from your Brothers and what you can share with them too.

BV

Stonewall – 2.22.20 – “Rage Against the ‘Wall”

5 HIM got after it in the below-freezing gloom on a Saturday morning to challenge each other and themselves by way of an out-RAGE-ously complex set of workout routines courtesy of YHC.

PAX: Care Bear, Crawlspace, TheJeweler, The Situation

QIC: Cunning Linguist

Gloom Factor: Legit, in a bone-chillingly cold kind of way. You know when you still feel like you’re freezing after 15 solid minutes of working out? Yeah, that’s the one!

INTRO: YHC rolled up at 0529 due to missing his exit on 440 and having to circle back to the entrance to Stonewall (which included getting stuck at a railroad crossing, I kid you not), and thus, the One Minute Warning was called out and YHC gave the F3 Fistbump to all PAX present.

At 0530, YHC gave a moderately verbose version of the Disclaimer and then set off on a Mosey to the Gale Lane Community Park (affectionately known as “The Circle” by some PAX) for our Warm-O-Rama.

WOR:

12 x SSH
14 x LBAC (oops, YHC was still clearly waking up here)
12 x rLBAC
12 x WMH
12 x SnL Squats

Then, one loop of the track and back to the starting location of WOR for our Theme of the Day: The recently-announced Rage Against the Machine reunion tour being held in various locations across the US in 2020.

Rage (or RATM, for the cool kids) was formed in 1991 — 29 years ago. And thus, we started on a Rage-themed routine for THANG 1

THANG 1:
The RAGE Routine
29 x Reverse Lunges
29 x Air Press (overhead)
29 x Gorilla Hummers
29 x E is for Burpees (because words are hard, people)
All OYO, with lap around the track between each letter in the word RAGE.
High plank upon completion

At some point during the aforementioned routine, a car pulled into the small parking area at this park, and it was difficult to discern what was going on inside. Be safe out there, folks (even in the broad daylight of the morning)!

Countdown from 30-1 was called out, then we moseyed back to the gazebo nearest STARTEX for THANG 2.

THANG 2:
DIDs (2 rounds)
15 x Dips
10 x Incline Merkins
5 Decline Merkins

Another countdown from 30-1, then Mosey to the main house at the top of the park for THANG 3.

THANG 3:
ATMs
10 (4-count) x Alternating Shoulder Taps
10 x Tempo (Slow and Low) Merkins
10 Fast Merkins

Another countdown from 30 to 1 was needed (desperately, as YHC was perhaps on the verge of Merlot Splashage at this point in the workout), then we got started on THANG 4.

THANG 4:
Modified Dora
OYO
50 x Merkins
Lap around the large house
100 x LBCs
Lap around the large house
150 x Squats
Lap around the large house
Al Gores upon completion

Mosey to Playground for our final THANG of the day.

THANG 5:
7s
6 pull ups
Mosey to fence at house on hill
1 jump squat
Countdown until we had to cut short for time (believe we ended at 3 pull ups and 4 jump squats) and Moseyed to STARTEX for Mary.

MARY:
All IC
10 x Flutter Kicks
10 x LBCs
10 x Alabama Prom Dates
10 x Freddie Mercury
10 x WWIs

At this point, the clock struck 0700 and we were good to go for countoff, COT, and BOM. Oh, and 2 runners (Black Lung and Right Said) appeared at around this time after putting in another solid 8+ miles this AM. Well done gents!

COT/BOM

MOLESKINE:
Always an honor to lead, and the Men of Stonewall put in a fantastic effort this AM. Thank you for letting me take point for an hour!

BULLHORN:
-TAPs for all families (including the Fogarty family) that are suffering right now.
-TAPs for TheJeweler and his M – ask him directly for more info if you wish to dig deeper into what this means!
-BOLO for Biscuit Run details on Slack – the event is next weekend!
-Same for the En Fuego-led CSAUP – also being held next weekend, BOLO for more deets on Slack!

As stated above, it is always an honor to lead you men! This is your Colonel, signing off!

-CL

I’m Barbara Walters and this is 20/20

9 PAX in attendance: Big stick, Right said (Ran 7 miles) , Boy band (ran 7 miles), Black lung (ran 7 miles), Drago, Deep frost, Bicentennial man, Carebear, High Flyer

Warm Up:

SSH

Willie Mays Hayes

Little baby arm circles

Reverse LBACs

Seal Claps

 

The Thang:

Burpee Apocalypse!

10 burpees

9 burpees

8 burpees

7 burpees

6 burpees

5 burpees

4 burpees

3 burpees

2 burpees

1 burpee

Mosey to Gale Ln path

Barbara Walters….This is 2020:

Perform each exercise for 20 reps then hold for the six.  After each chest exercise plank to the six, after leg exercise hold squat to the six, after each ab exercise leg lift to the six.  Then run a lap.

  1. Merkins
  2. Squats
  3. LBC
  4. Diamond Merkins
  5. SSH
  6. Freddy Mercs
  7. Carolina Dry Docks
  8. Lunges
  9. WW1
  10. Tricep extensions
  11. Jump Tucks
  12. Flutters
  13. Superman’s
  14. Sumo Squats
  15. J Los
  16. Wide Arm Merkins
  17. Lt. Dan’s
  18. Box Cutters
  19. Partner Decline Merkins
  20. Hillbillies

After 15, we stopped the lap for time’s sake.

Mosey back to Stonewall for Mary:

Flutters x30

LBCs x20

J-Los x10

Good mornings/OYO stretch

Announcements: Leap Day Biscuit Run on February 29

COT

Prayer

Coffeeteria Attendance @ Portland Brew = 100%

HF out

 

This Is Not a Running AO

Temp: 50
Gloom Factor: High
Morale: Higher
PAX: Money Shot, Hambone, Care Bear, Tampa Libra, Bagger Vance
QIC: BV

Trust Mosey Train over to playground, scrapped for two man Trust Mosey to Rec Center Lot for

WOR:
SSH X 13 IC
WMH X 10
Imp Walkers x 13 IC
Hillbillies x 14 IC

THANG

EVO I

1. 30 Merkins
2. 30 Air squats
3. 30 Pistol LBCs
4. 10 Burpees
5. 10 Windmills
6. 30 Merkins
7. 30 Mountain climbers
8. 30 Flutter kicks
9. 10 Burpees
10. 10 Cherry pickers (4-count)
11. 30 Merkins
12. 30 Lunges
13. 30 Supermans
14. 10 Burpees
15. 10 Chain breakers
16. 30 Merkins
17. 30 ?
18. 30 Hello Dollies
19. 10 Burpees
20. 10 Phelps

Trust Mosey to Picnic I

EVO II

AMRAP 20 Minutes
1. 5 pull-ups
2. 10 Merkins
3. 15 air squats

Walk to Main Lot

EVO III

Plank Progression
5 Merkins
Plank Progression
5 Merkins

EVO IV

Bear Crawl/Crawl Bear w 5 Merkins +/- 30 yards
Karaoke Rt w 5 side lunges
Karaoke Lt w 5 side lunges
Side shuffle Rt w 5 Burpees
Side Shuffle Lt w 5 Burpees
Politician w 5 Rev Burpees
Politician w 5 Rev Burpees

Mary
Plank Pointers R
Plank Pointers L
Plank March R
Plank March L
20 Pistol LBC IC
5 Burpees
Divers R
Divers L
GMA X 3 IC

TIME

NMM:
This is not a Running AO.

BH:
NO HILL THIS WEEK. ALL OTHER AO AS SCHEDULED. STANDARD IS ON, FUNYUNS ON Q.

413 Strong Supper 5 Dec on Campus

YHC,
🎒🐜

Hambone’s Extremely Late Backblast

Date: 11/2/2019 – 0600-0700
Q: Hambone

Pax: Black Lung, Money Shot, High Flyer, FTTAL, Drago, Deep Dish, Big Stick

Disclaimer: The disclaimer may have been given in short form

Warmup:
20 SSH IC x 20
Good Morning OYO
Squat IC x 20

Slowwwww joggggg

The Thang:

30 minutes of intervals

2 minutes OFF

1 minute On

Total: 2.0ish miles

Hill Sprints

17 sprints up the hill to the flag
walk / slow jog back down

Mary
Once the pax completed their hills sprints, they headed back to the parking lot for:

Alabama Prom Dates IC x 20
Low Flutter IC x 15
LBCs IC x 20

Fin

Worthy to note that the pax covered 4.13 miles in total. Varying speeds coupled with tapered intensity allowed the pax to cover ground and improve.

CoQ’d Up

Temp: 67
Gloom: Nil

PAX: Black Lung, Boy Band , Hipster, FTTAL, Deep Dish, Big Stick, Care Bear, Baby Oil, Money shot, PA, T Cell, Hambone, High Flyer, Tampa Libra, Class Pass (FNG), Bagger Vance

QsIC: Big Stick, BV

Disclaimer at 0559:30

Set off at a torrid pace to the upper lot for

WOR:

SSH x 13 IC
IW x 13 IC
Hillbillies x 13 IC
Prisoner Squats x 13 IC

Count off 1s & 2s

THANG: MARSOC Short Card w some Mods as YHC couldn’t remember it all and had to consult digital Weinke multiple times.

30 Push-ups
30 Air squats
30 Crunches
10 Burpees
10 Windmills
Lap
30 Push-ups
30 Mountain climbers
30 Flutter kicks
10 Burpees
10 Cherry pickers (4-count)
Lap
30 Push-ups
30 Star jumpers (or jumping jacks)
30 Back Extensions (“supermans”)
10 Burpees
10 Chain breakers
Lap
30 Push-ups
30 Lunges
30 Hello dollies
10 Burpees
10 Trunk twists

Hand off Q to Big Stick

Multiple passes up the hill in Partner carry fashion.
Once crawl bear to bear crawl.
At the top there were 10 Power Merkins and 20 Squats most of the time except when we did Partner Merkins and Squats.
Finished the day w 10 Pull Ups each then RnR’d for another ten.

Mary:

Flutter Kicks x 60 IC
Thors x 11 IC

TIME

NMM:
Oldie but goodie in MARSOC, I will study it more next time so we can move quicker through the work.
Always a good time w Bigstick on CoQ.
Welcome Class Pass, hope you will return soon.

BH:
Prayers up for friends and family suffering.
Lunch Lady has a big job interview on Tuesday.
IP2K19 Week IV starts tomorrow.

YHC,
BV

 

Labor Day Weekend of 400 Love

PAX: Deep Dish, FoxTrotTalksAlot, The Bell, Bad Boy, Hambone, Tommy Boy (from F3 Atlanta), and YHC TheJeweler

Gloom Factor: Are you kidding me?? It was the first taste of fall and beautiful

Disclaimer was given and still everyone stuck around

Songs on the playlist for the day: Too Close (Alex Clare), Radioactive (Imagine Dragons), Extreme Ways (Moby), Sinnerman (Nina Simone & Felix da Housecat), Under Pressure (David Bowie & Queen), Almeria (Everydayz & Phazz), Survival (Muse), Isolated System (Muse), Les Preuves Du Temps (Everydayz), Batter Up (Nelly), Typical (Mutemath)

WarmUp: Short jog through the park, we circled back to pick up The Bell and FoxTrot.  – Circle up for: 20 SSH, 10 GM, 10 WMH, 10 BAC, 10 RBAC, 10 Air Presses, 10 Hillbillies, 10 Imperial Walkers… all done in cadence

Line up for sprint drills down and back 20m: High Knees, Butt Kicks, A Skip, B Skip

The Main Event: Jog up the hill across Granny White to Clayton Ave.  This is the start of the 400m.  We sprinted to the far side of Clayton to Belmont Ave. dropped and did LBCs until all in + 20 seconds.  Then we sprinted back 400m down Clayton back to Granny White.

The PAX moseyed back to the pavilion for a 5 min round of 10 exercises 10 sec rest by 20 sec exercise 10 sec rest etc…  The exercises were as follows:

  • Step up and jump (standing with one foot on the picnic table bench, you jump up off one leg and back down) 5-6 on each leg
  • Dips
  • Box Jumps (on to picnic table)
  • Decline alt shoulder taps
  • Bulgarian Split squats Right Leg
  • Bulgarian Split squats Left leg
  • Windmill sweeps (starting from standing position with legs apart and both arms up to one side at approx 1 o’clock, rotate down sweeping your hands across the ground at 6 o’clock up to 11 o’clock and them back… alt back and fourth
  • Slow merkin… 1 merkin over 20 seconds lowering yourself as slow as possible
  • Toe Raises
  • Fire Hydrants (working that inner thigh in honor of Labor Day)

Mosey back up to Clayton/Granny White for 2 more 400s then another round of 10 exercises at the pavilion

Back to Clayton for 2 more 400s then one final round of 10 at the pavilion.  Bad Boy was thrilled when Batter Up by Nelly came on the playlist as we were about to start 400m number 5!

MARY: Circle up back in the parking lot… On your 6!

20 x Labor Day Alabama Prom Dates (An Alabama Prom Date with your legs spread)

10 each: APDs with right leg up, APDs with left leg up

20 x Flutter Kicks

10 Happy Crunchy Frogs

10 Olympic Situps

10 pike WW1s

10 right side crunches

10 left side crunches

TIME!

Prayer Request: Hambone has a big decision about a new job opportunity.  All of the people affected by the hurricane

Announcements: Iron PAX challenge starts 9/2… that’s this Monday Gents

5 year anniversary coming up on Saturday 9/14

Coffiteria: All 7 present for discussions about terminator robots, and new business ideas.  Don’t worry, I won’t give it away FoxTrot.

Great work today everyone!  As always it was a pleasure to lead and be led.

~Jeweler Out

1K Rep Challenge & Hill Sprints

PAX: DeepDish, Tide, FoxTrotTalksALot, BoyBand, MightyStork, CommodoreBabyOil, Hipster, Razor, Bell, FNG Buckets, & YHC TheJeweler

Gloom Factor: Low… warm and sunny

Disclaimer was given as BoyBand came in hot… still no FoxTrot to be found.

Warm-O-Rama: We took off on a trot around the block… down Lealand up by the dog park and back around.  Pepper in some high knees, butt kicks, karaoke, ballerina skips.  Back to the parking lot where we found FoxTrot awaiting our return.   Continue with 20 SSH, 10 Hillbillies, 10 Imperial Walkers, 10 WMHs, 10 forward/reverse BACs, 10 Elevated Skips (from standing position, kick one leg straight out and clap your hands underneath… repeat right, left, r, l, etc… in a smooth rhythmic fashion).

We took it straight up the hill from the parking lot to the track around the white house, passing Tampalibra feverishly attempting to lock his bike to the playground.  After many failed attempts due to not having the right key, a cloud of defeat descended on Tampalibra and he was not seen from again. 

Main Event: Partner up for 1000 Rep challenge.  Each team does 100 reps of each exercise.  While your teammate is performing the exercise, you sprint a lap around the white house on the track.   The following exercises were completed in sets of 100:

Jump Squats, SSH, LBCs, Alt Shoulder Taps, Side Lunges, Kicking the Moon, Elevated Skips, Carolina dry docks, WW1s, Standing Twist (twist left/right just like it sounds).

The PAX knew what was coming next, but were unsure of the direction we would run.  We moseyed back to the entrance of the parking lot for sprints.  FTTA tried to will the PAX to run on the flat, but Q had something else in mind.  The PAX lined up at the entrance, then we did 5x jog to the manhole cover then all out sprint to the stop sign at the top of the road.

To keep the unit together, Q imposed the 10m rule… meaning as we jogged back down the hill in between sprints, the entire PAX had to stay within 10m of each other – No man left behind!!  PAX was pretty gassed and gave up the ghost on the last sprint.

MARY: Back to the lot for 7 mins of ab work.  We did some American Hammers, Toe Touches, Alabama Prom Dates, Super People, Star People or wide super people, crunchy frogs, and WW1s.

TIME!

Announcements: New Q signup sheet… AOQs will be managing signup and reaching out to the PAX on a more personal level.  5 year anniversary convergence on September 14th!

Push the 12 & Prayer Request: CommodoreBabyOil had his Navy flight exam today.  There were a few others and the Big Guy knows those.

As always a pleasure to lead and be lead.

YHC ~ TheJewler

Tour de 12 A Redux of Sorts

TEMP : 80
GLOOM FACTOR : Wet
PAX: Aaaaayyyy, Specimen, Foxtrot, PA, Black Lung, Care Bear, Boy Band, Deep Dish, Porcelain, The Jeweler, Hambone, Life Champ, Bagger Vance
QIC: BV
Double Slaughter Starter
10X Burpees
10X Squats
High Plank while reviewing the following:
F3’s Mission – To Reinvigorate Male Community Leadership Through Small Peer Led Workout Groups.
5 Core Principles – 1) It’s Free 2) It’s Open to all Men 3)It’s Held Outdoors Rain, Snow, or Shine 4) It is peer led in a rotating fashion 5) It ends with a COT
VAPE – A Virtuous Leader has a Vision, that is Articulated to a Purpose while Exhorting that VAP in others.
5 Cs of Leadership – Candor, Commitment, Contentment, Courage, Competence
Recover
Thang Explained – In Indian Run mode we will pay homage to T Cell aka The Point and go on a Tour de 12
1st Stop – Whites Mercantile for Merkins
4 Sets (a nod to our 4 years in existence) x 12 reps IC (12 S hood)
2nd Stop – Halcyon Bike Shop
Freddy Mercs
4X12 IC
3rd Stop – 12 S Tap Room
4×12 IC Alternating Shoulder Taps
4th Stop – Hambone Hill
Lt Dans 4X12 single count w 12 IC Plank Jax between each set. After set 2, switch to reverse. Plank and wait for 6.
5th Stop – Frothey Monkey for, wait for it, Monkey Humpers 4 sets X12 IC.
6th Stop – Wall Sit right hip stretch x 12IC, Superman feet on the wall x12IC, Wall Sit left hip stretch x 12IC, Balls to the Wall (Kotters to BTTW) x12IC
7th Stop – Fahrenheit Yoga for some Burpee math followed by 17 burpees per PAX, box jumps X12 single ct w 12 single ct merkins between sets
8th Stop – Picnic Shelter I for 5’ of Cindy:
5 Pullups
10 Merkins
15 Squats
(Disclaimer: We are on the 2X4s so watch out for nails, pins and staples)
Time
NMM:
Less running than YHC would have liked but the Indian Run was a nice twist to keep the PAX together. PAX kept in order for the entire am, another little mental test that proved no issue. The math at Fahrenheit Yoga was too much for YHC and thankfully, Aaaayyyy, from Austin crunched the numbers while the PAX did some burpees.
There seemed to be some disgruntled customers with the DJ mix this am, YHC takes full responsibility. The Spotify mix was not as hard and fast as expected, will be better next time or maybe it won’t…
Big turnout this week, first time in the teens in a bit.
Good to have PA in the mix and Black Lung even showed up early. Worlds are colliding Jerry.
Hambone was rocking the Mustache like a true champ. He may or may not have offered free mustache rides to a couple of bride tribes near P Brew.
Foxtrot coming off a bout of the butt flu acquitted himself nicely. It was obvious he was under the weather as his entry into the parking lot didn’t send PAX scrambling for their lives.
Porcelain is reppin 12th Man this month and has asked us all to Push the 12. PA and The Jeweler were 1&2 and shared their Thanksgiving for work rhythm and life rhythm.
BH:
Lots going on in the next few months. Head to Slack for more accurate info…this is what I remember 13 hours later:
This week we have Libeery with Bicentennial Man on Q.
On the 20th Porcelain is hosting a cookout.
Foxtrot is hosting a Lamaze class at his office on Tuesday at 1015.
Yuck Ruck in the works for August.
5 Year F3 Nashville Anniversary 14 Sept.
YHC,
BV

22 June 2019 25s

PAX:
Deep Dish, Black Lung, foxtrot, big stick, Lockbox, big country, Life Champ, notes, bagger vance, Dick Whitman, Cowboy
QIC: BV

Longish Mosey up Clayton, to Granny White and circle up in the upper parking lot for

WOR:
Squats, Imperial Walkers, Willy, SSH IC X various reps

THANG:

25s
To commemorate our esteemed guests from 413 Strong YHC took their average age and made it the rep count for all exercises, some single cadence, some 4 ct. This Q was a bit of a remix from Stonewalls past. One each Upper, lower core exercise per stop. Also incorporated the Indian Run in am effort to keep the PAX together.

Stop I at the Bridge

Merkins
Lt Dans
Dragon Flags

IR

Stop II Clayton and Lealand

BURPEES (2x merkins 15-25)
Squats
Hello dollies

IR

Stop III Big Kids Playground

Pull-ups (3 Burpee Penalty each time you dropped from the bar)
Box jumps
F kix

IR

Stop IV Clayton and 12 at 3rd Person’s Retching Wall (Big Country did us the favor of impersonating 3rd Person)

MIKE TYSONS
BULG SS
HIGH PLANK

Stop V we moved a bit down the side walk

MERKINS
Leap frog
F kix

Ir
(Bear crawl down Handiramp to Noahs ark)

Stop VI Kirkwood and 12

Burpees (2x thruster 17-25)
Sgl leg wall thrusters
6”

IR

Stop VII Back at the Bridge

Merkins w hold on the low
Wall sits
F kix

IR

Stop VIII Clayton & Lealand

Burpees (2x merkins 20-25)
Squats
F kix

IR

Mary-
Plank x 25 IC
Merkins x 5
F Kix X 15 IC
Plank X 25 IC

Time

NMM:
What a great effort by all PAX this am. That one was a bit of a doozy and more than once YHC was close to Splash City. Thankfully, Big Country helped out w a little Splash around stop #5. Glad that all had a good time, the 413 guys and I were worried it was gonna be a 4 Horseman type of day but the PAX started trickling in at 0556. Deep Dish joined us on the way to Stop I and Black Lung was the “runner coming up, oh it’s just Lung” at Stop I. So cool to have Cowboy come hang w us for a bit and grab coffeeteria.

BH:
Many prayer requests for Ms suffering from cancer.
Big Country dealing with anger issues and doubt.
Fallen Heroes ruck in Chattanooga on 13 July. We have places to stay if anyone wants to Clown Car over on the 12th. Hit me up for details.

YHC,
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