Hoover Ball

AO: titan
Q: DintyMoore
PAX: Chunks, Freakonomics, Red Skull, Recharge, Supernova, Crawlspace, Tim the Toolman, Focker, Solo Cup, Spinal Tap, hambone, Black Lung, preacherman, Good Morning America, Hitchhiker, Mr. Emcee
FNGs: None
CONDITIONS: Cool and clear

Mosey to top of Dog Park
– Arm Circles (forward and back)
– Seal claps
– Overhead Press
– Michael Phelps
Slow and Low Squats – five count

Mosey to Volleyball courts
Split into 2-4 teams.

Hoover Ball
Medicine ball volleyball
Ball caught in front court must travel to back court on other side
Ball caught in back court must land in front court
Play the ball off the net within these rules
Scoring is like tennis – 15 – 30 – 45 – Match
Game is scored to first team to 5 points

All of this modified to both courts doing 5 merkins each time the heavy ball hit the sand.

Grunge Greatest Hits were played via Spotify

Mosey to StartX
Indigenous People Run with medicine ball

Ring of Fire with Med. Ball in middle while PAX held high plank. Goal was to be last PAX planking while keeping the med ball in the middle. Various activities kept those who left the circle occupied while @vector @timthetoolman and @goodmorningamerica battled to the end of our time.

A brief history of Hoover Ball origins were shared by Mr. Emcee. President Hoover typically did this activity on a regular basis and even held cabinet meetings following this regiment. Analysis of equipment was too firm and too prickly so perhaps the next Q will heed those suggestions.

Hobblin Gobbler on 11.23 at Green Machine

No Noise November continues

Praise/prayer for a good report on @Nancy on latest scans. Praise for @rightsaid and @crawlspace dad who was able to come home after open heart surgery last Friday. Continued healing for both.

Bomber 112023: Celebrating the PAX on 6th Qversary

AO: bomber
Q: Vector
PAX: Crawlspace, DintyMoore, Firefox, Grape, hambone, Papa Bear, Pep, Right Said, Tim the Toolman, Recharge, Focker, (Missing 1 — That’s why you don’t delay the BB), 0
FNGs: 1 0
It’s 2017. A slightly more overweight and less fit dude is coaxed by @Ebola to join some cult that meets Friday mornings to workout. Some dude named @Hambone is the leader. We run what seems like 3 miles (it was just to McCabe Pub); we do bear crawls up a public street (crazy!); and I get named @Vector (as an infectious diseases doc, it could have been much, much worse . . . like “Pus” or “Festering Sores,” but I digress). To celebrate 6 years with this madcap bunch of HIM of F3 Nashville, I decided to theme the playlist with songs that were about some PAX. (If you didn’t make the cut, sorry. Some names don’t lend themselves to catchy up-tempo tunes. I mean a song about “Fockers” or “T-cells” ain’t happening . . .).

Fox on the Run – Sweet (@Firefox)
Natural – Imagine Dragons (@Natural Ice)
Red Solo Cup – Toby Keith (@SoloCup)
More, More, More – Andrea True Connection (@Dinty Moore)
Pep Rally – Missy Elliott (@Pep)
Supernova – Liz Phair (@Supernova)
I’m Too Sexy – Right Said Fred (@Right Said)
I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal, J. Cash (@Chunks)
I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Marvin Gaye (@Grape)
Hambone, Tennessee Ernie Ford (@ Duh)
Mustang Sally, Wilson Pickett (@SalPal)
Blank Space, Tay-Tay (@Crawlspace)
Go Cubs Co (2009 Mix), Code Red (@Cub Cadet)
Once Upon a Dream from Sleeping Beauty (@Princessaurora)

CONDITIONS: Quite nice, thank you

WARMUP: Mosey around to the Rec Center circle. Then selection of favorites from LBACs, RLBACs, Overhead Press, Seal Claps, WMHs, Good Mornings, and SSH.

THE THANG I: Super DORA – Partner up. 100 Pull-ups, 200 Incline Merkins, 300 Squats, 200 WWIs, 100 Iron Mikes (changed from Lt Dan’s for time). Partner runs around Rec Center.

THE THANG II: Duck-Duck-PAX. Circle around cul-de-sac. 1 PAX runs around the group and then tags another member of the group, who yells out a new exercise that the groups does until another is tagged. We could not stop until every HIM had gone, so kudos to the PAX for getting it done with 30 seconds to spare.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Prayers for @Rightsaid and @Crawlspace whose dad is having aortic surgery later today c/o Dr. Rupp.

COT: Completed with thanks for the blessings and for each of the PAX who push me each day.

Honor leading and hard to believe I’ve been doing this for 6 years. While I still haven’t found my abs (not that diet has anything to do with this), I’m healthier, happier, and a better HIM because of all of you.
SYITG, @Vector

Coupons and Futbol

AO: titan
Q: Detective Pikachu
PAX: Freakonomics, preacherman, Sherlock, Right Said, Chunks, Pep, Tim the Toolman
FNGs: None
CONDITIONS: Almost Autumn

WARMUP: Standard Items (Imperial Walkers, Cherry Pickers, Baby Arm Circles)

THE THANG: 4-station circuit hitting Upper Body, Lower Body, Core, and Cardio
Round 1: bench press, squats, flutter kicks, block mosey
Round 2: curls for the gurls, deadlifts, crunches, farmer’s carry
Round 3: overhead press, weighted Alabama Prom Dates, mosey
Finished with a great, quick game of association football

ANNOUNCEMENTS: lots of 2nd F coming up. Stay tuned to Slack for deets


AO: iiipillars
Q: Pep
PAX: Grape, Tackle Box, Baguette, Black Lung, Two Face, It’sJUSTLunch, Go Fish, Formica, swiffer, Hagis, harbaugh
FNGs: None
CONDITIONS: clear and cool

– little baby arm circles – 10
– little baby arm circles (reverse) – 10
– seal claps – 10
– overhead claps – 10
– Moroccan night clubs – 10
– good mornings – oyo

– each exercise : 200 reps
– burpees
– prom dates
– fire hydrants
– American hammers

Octoburpee challenge

Baguette: grandma (Mary) surgery
Swiffer: friend who lost a baby
It’s just lunch: friend (Jerry) in hospital after car accident.

Runnin’ and Burpin’

AO: titan
Q: Michelin Man
PAX: DintyMoore, Right Said, Chunks, Natural Ice, Spinal Tap, Tim the Toolman, Michelin Man, Blue Mule, Pep, Firefox, Preacher Man, Bad Boy, Solo Cup, SalPal, Bham DR Pax, Charlotte DR Pax
FNGs: None
CONDITIONS: Still too hot

WARMUP: YHC was two minutes late so we went right into it!

THE THANG: Easy. Last man to the front run around the great lawn. Burpee apocalypse along the way at opposite corners. When we finished the burpee apocalypse we split into two groups and did the same thing again.

MARY: 4 burpees to get YHC to 100.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Many announcements. Check f3nashville.com/calendar/ for details.

COT: Its my birthday! Also, I’m grateful for all of you.


AO: titan
Q: greyalbum
PAX: DintyMoore, Tim the Toolman, Right Said, Black Lung, Supernova, Detective Pikachu, Chunks, Pep, Freakonomics, bluemule, @truffle
FNGs: None
CONDITIONS: Clear skies, some turbulence, wind 5mph out of the SE

Mosey Down and back
Good mornings
Seal Claps
World’s Greatest Stretch
Air Press

40 French Press w/ coupon
35 LBC
30 Imperial Walkers
25 Goblet Squats w/ coupon
20 Hand Release Merkins
15 Taps

400m Run

40 Freddy Mercury
35 Lt. Dans
30 Incline Merkin
25 Goblet Squats w/ coupon
20 Hammers (American)
15 Taps

400m Run

Burpee Circle/Air Squared(Al Gore w/ overhead clap)
10/10, 9/9, 8/8
PAX do burpees at same time with one HIM calling out the reps, “10 burpees”
When finished with those 10 burpees go into Al Gore and do 10 overhead claps together while in Al Gore then recover
Waterfall reps down to 1

In honor of today being the anniversary of Wilbur Wright’s first circular flight lasting 1 minute 16 second flight 1 minute 16 seconds of Superman, Plank, R/L Side Plank

20 Squat Jump
15 Merkin

Octoburpee Challenge beginning 10/1 see @blacklung for deets
#thestronghold returns tomorrow 9/21

COT: Licensing, 2.0 sleep, pet stomach issues, et.al.

PLAYLIST: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6WKf6nNzQLUj7CdLpg1PCz?si=817060d9821b4146

Hold It – F3 Nashville 9 year Anniversary

AO: titan
Q: DintyMoore
PAX: Right Said, CubCadet, EZ-Go, Michelin Man, Cowboy, Vector, PegLeg, DintyMoore, Supernova, t-cell, Betty Ford, Toothless, Salpal, Crawlspace, bluemule, princessaurora, Peg Leg, McAfee, Black Lung, Natural Ice, Freakonomics, greyalbum, Chunks, Tim the Toolman, Popper (Alpha), Truffle , Bocephus
FNGs: 1 Bocephus

Mosey to the field
In the field w/ Arms out
High Knees – 9 yards
Butt Kickers – 9 yards
Super Mario’s – 9 yards
Willy Mays Hays – 9 OYO
Good Mornings – 9 OYO

Hold It! AMRAP – as many rounds as possible
Divide up in 6 groups, about 4-6 people per group. 

There are five stations that are AMRAPs with a twist. One person in each team has to hold an exercise for as long as they can while the other 3 people are working the AMRAP. When person 1 can no longer hold the exercise, everyone completes 3 burpees. Then a new group member starts the holding exercise.

The 6th station is the time keeper, run for 6 minutes. Quickly, rotate stations at the end of 6 minute run.

Base of Steps
Station 1 – balance quadruped position (all fours with knees slightly off the ground. Good alignment required!
3 burpees at switch
1. 9 diamond merkins
2. 9 merkin to side plank
3. 9 mountain climbers (R+L=1)
4. 9 tricep dips

Facing First Bank
Station 2 – hold a decline plank, 3 burpees at switch
1. 9 swings w coupon
2. 9 squats w coupon
3. 9 around the world w coupon
4. 9 OHP w coupon

Open Field
Station 3 – hold a low plank, 3 burpees at switch
1. 9 big boy sit-ups
2. 9 vector ups
3. 9 freddy mercuries (R+L=1)
4. 9 American Hammers (R+L=1)

Station 4 – hollow body hold, 3 burpees at each switch
1. 9 iron mikes (R+L=1)
2. 9 Bonnie Blairs (R+L=1)
3. 9 broad jumps
4. 9 star jumps

Inside the Circle
Station 5 – hold a Coupon in a front lateral raise, 3 burpees at switch
1. 9 pogo jumps
2. 9 seated vertical jumps
3. 9 super Mario’s
4. 9 approach jumps

Station 6 – run 6 minutes
1. Run the loop and complete as many laps as possible in the time limit. Keep track of groups total laps

Rotate when runners return after 6 minutes.
keep track of the number of switches or burpees each group completes.

Scoring –
Subtract total number of burpees from total laps

MARY: No Time


COT: Thankful for the opportunity to meet together and share in the celebration of this community that is so much more than a workout group.

Titan – 03.01.23 – “1st of tha Month”

With probably another 4 years on my frame since my last visit to Titan, YHC was honored to Q at Toolman’s request and honored some musical birthdays in the process.

QIC: Princess Aurora

PAX: . Blue Mule, Buster Bluth, Dinty Moore, Grey Album, Preacherman, Solo Cup, Stuntman (WL-BHM), Tim the Toolman, Vector


Mosey to circle overlooking Lake Watauga for COP with soundtrack provided by Bone Thugz-N-Harmony’s “1st of tha Month”

  • SSH
  • WMH
  • LBAC F
  • OH Claps
  • LBAC R
  • Good Mornings

Birthday #1: Glenn Miller

Soundtrack: “In the Mood,” “A String of Pearls,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo”

Mosey to the plaza event center where many a big band dance party has occurred. It was time to get in the M.O.O.D. with “In the Mood” and other Glenn Miller hits as our soundtrack. AMRAP the circuit below until time.

  • Merkin x 20
  • Overhead Squats x 20
  • Overhead Press x 20
  • Donkey Kicks x 10 ea leg

Birthday #2: Justin Bieber

Soundtrack: “Baby,” “Sorry,” “What Do You Need?”

Mosey to Hill of Sisyphus for 11s inspired by the Bieber’s first hit, “Baby.”

  • Little Baby Crunches at top
  • (Little Baby) Iron Mikes at bottom

Birthday #3: Roger Daltrey

Soundtrack “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” ‘My Generation”

Mosey to playground for another AMRAP circuit honoring our frontman of The Who.

  • Windshield Wipers x 5 ea side
  • Hydraulic Squats x 5
  • Overhead Pulls (a.k.a. Pull-ups) x 5

Mosey back to the Great Lawn for another Who tribute with “My Generation.” Burpee each time you hear the lyrics “my generation.” Works out to 38 in 3:19.

With the clock almost at 0615, we didn’t get to properly celebrate…

Birthday #4: Kesha

“Tik Tok” while we waited for the six and then COT, BOM


Truly a great experience and privilege to be back at Titan, and many thanks to Toolman for making the ask. As the location of Nashville’s first weekday workout and my first Q, Titan remains a special AO throughout all of its evolution over the last 8.5 years. Plus, you regulars really knocked it out of the park with the renovations!



  • My mother’s health, Pep’s job search, Vector’s 2.0’s international trip

Pleasure to lead as always!

PA out.

Titan 2-1-2023: Gods, Heroes, and Myths . . . and a Little Ice

In my 5+ years of F3, I’ve enjoyed making the journey across Sylvan Park (which today was treacherous, my friends, with ice and a cold chill . . . ) to visit Titan, the world’s only AO with a Parthenon (looking at you, F3 Athens).  But I have never Q’d at this impressive locale . . . until today!  8 HIM braved the slick roads to make themselves better, complete with a theme and (of course) a playlist befitting the AO.

PAX:  Black Lung, Chunks, Crawlspace, Kervorkian (Double Respect WL from New Bern NC), Natural Ice, Right Said, Tim the Toolman, Vector (QIC) 

Conditions:   31 degrees with ice all around (but not in our hearts . . . aww)

Theme:  Ancient Mythology (Greek, Norse, whatevs — you try making a playlist that fits 40 mins on the topic . . . )

Patented Cheesy Yet Secretly Good Playlist:  

Venus – Bananarama
God of Thunder – KISS
Icarus – Bastille
Zeus – Eminem (f. White Gold)
Immigrant Song – Led Zeppelin
Way Down Hadestown – Hadestown Original Broadway Cast
Dirty Diana – Michael Jackson (I know it’s about Diana Ross, but c’mon, there’s a Roman Goddess named Diana too)
Venus – Frankie Avalon
Zero to Hero – From Disney’s Hercules
Cupid – Sam Cooke
Carve Away the Stone – Rush
Venus – Shocking Blue

Disclaimer given and then mosey to the side of the Parthenon:

  • Warm-o-rama:   WMH x 10, Good Mornings x 10, SSH x 20, LBC a 20, RLBC x 20, Squats x 20
  • Thang 1:  The Story of Sisyphus:

Famous for cheating death x 2, Sisyphus was committed by Hades to an afterlife doomed to push a large rock up a hill for eternity (as the rock would roll to the bottom just as he neared the top).

11s planned for the Parthenon steps (but rapidly changed as we noted the ice slick): Bear Crawl to top of grass/icy hill – Squats – Crawl Bear (trying to not break one’s arm/ankle/ass/etc.) to bottom – Merkins.  Somewhat amusing watching the PAX navigate the downhill — but zero broken asses!

  • Thang 2: The 12 Labors of Hercules

Mirroring the trials of early HIM Herc, we did 20 reps of 12 exercises:  Merkins, Irkins, Derkins, Squats, Jump Squats, Mountain Climbers, Star Jumps, Dips, American Hammers, Happy Crunchy Frogs, Squats again, Burpees.

  • Thang 3: Pheidippides and the Marathon.

In 490 BC, during the wars between Persia and Athens, Athenians were certain they’d lose and had sadly planned to burn their city and kill their women and children if they lost the Battle of Marathon, a burg about 40km away. Well, Athens won (“Do You Believe in Miracles!), so ole Pheidippides bolted to Athens to stop the destruction.  So, in honor of his run, we ran 3 laps on the circle (4 if you’re Black Lung) and successfully saved Nashville.

  • Thang 4: Working for that GOD BOD

20 of each:

Gorilla Humpers
Overhead Press

Overhead Press

  • Mary with Alabama Prom Dates, Boxcutters, Some Crazy Plank Thing that Chunks Made Up, Freddy Mercuries to name just a few.


  • Prayers for Chunks as he nears some big transitions at home with his mediation
  • Prayers for travelling PAX
  • Keep pushing all you LeanPaxers!
  • A lot of beer drinking planned after LP is over (but don’t lose all of your gains,  PAX!)

Thanks, HIM.  As always, I appreciate your tolerance for my crazed themes and ’twas an honor to lead you this morning.



14 for a Beautiful Titan Morning 4.7.21

4.7.21 Titan

Gloom: 60s, low gloom
Natural Ice
Cub Cadet
Body Spray
The Situation
Blue Mule
Black Lung
Pumpkin Spice
Michelin Man
Right Said

QIC: Right Said
Warm up mosey
Seal claps
Cherry pickers
Light post to light post:
High knees
Butt kickers
A skips
B skips
Hill 11s
Burpee at bottom
Squats at top
One trip up hill is by bear crawl
Dealer’s choice
Successful move to new startex next to Parthenon.