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    1. As F3 Toledo celebrated its 3 year anniversary, YHC felt it was the perfect time to launch the newest region in F3 Nation! The Perrysburg and Maumee AO’s are joining forces to become the F3 Black Swamp Region!! Here’s what went down:

      Date: May 13, 2020
      Time: 0530
      Weather: Upper 30’s, partly cloudy skies, minimal wind = Nice!

      PAX: Woodstock, Tupac (Respect), Geppetto, El Chapo, Ozzie, Stark, Isoceles, Mayor, Ticket, Bourbon, Danica, Trinity, The Colonel, Mercy, Lonzo, Brita, Bambi, Smokey, Jennay, Bongo, Landslide (Respect), Hannibal, Mile High, Berreta (Hate), Ringo (Hate), Popeyes, Raven, Huffy, Flo (Respect, Respect)

      QIC: Klinger

      -Welcome
      -5 Core Principles
      -Mission
      -Disclaimer

      Warm Up:
      SSH x 20 IC
      Ski Jumper x 15 IC
      Windmill x 10 IC
      Cross Country Skier x 15 IC

      YHC split the group into 4 teams and PAX stayed with their teams for the entire beatdown. Stations were set up around the parking lot and teams rotated through the stations every 7 minutes.

      Station 1: Upper Body, led by Woodstock
      -15 Hand Release Merkins, then bear crawl 5 yards to first cone
      -10 Merkins, 30 air presses, then bear crawl to next cone
      -10 Merkins, 20 resisted bicep curls/arm, then bear crawl to next cone
      -10 Merkins, 30 lateral raises, then bear crawl to next cone
      *believe there were 2 more sets of 10 Merkins and another exercise but can’t remember what they were!

      Station 2: Cardio, led by Stark
      -7 burpees followed by suicide run to series of 5 cones covering aproximately 50 yards
      -repeat of same with burpees followed by karaoke and running

      Station 3: Lower Body, led by Geppetto
      -11’s with squats on one end and calf raises on the other
      -Lunge walk down and duck walk on the way back

      Station 4: Core, led by Flo
      -7 core exercises done for 1 minute each: Sit-ups, LBC’s, bridge, superman, and 3 more that YHC can’t remember!

      COT
      -Had the PAX line up in rows with 6 ft between everyone
      -Announcement was made about the formation of F3 Black Swamp
      -The Colonel shared some thoughts about F3 in the Toledo area
      -Geppetto introduced as Nant’an
      -Nameorama (YHC almost forgot!)
      -Prayer led by Geppetto

      Awesome morning and great to see the excitement for the new Region! Looking forward to many great things from F3 Black Swamp!!

    2. PAX: Bongo, Mercy, Woodstock, TuPac, Lonzo. Virtual: Huckleberry
      Q: Isosceles

      The Thang: 45 minute beatdown

      Run around theatre for warm up

      Start Workout, circle up in grassy area
      First exercise is “Windmill” Starting position….move, in cadence, exercise start counting
      Rocket Squats
      Pickle Pounder Merkins
      Box Cutters (4 is 1)

      Run to Rocky Grass area

      Wall Jumps (virtual guys do jump squats)
      Decline merkins
      Dirty hookups
      Next exercise is “21s”, Starting position….move, in super secret ninja cadence, exercise start counting
      Punishment is 5 burpees

      2 Minute Mediatation on the Bridge (focus on sound)

      Run to Pull up Area

      Push and Pull Station: ½ guys do australian pull ups and other ½ do merkins, then switch
      Stationary Ape Hops
      Absolutions (8 count)
      High Knees (OYO)
      Burpees
      Inch Worms (8 count)

      21s

      Countarama, namarama, 6, announcements, prayers

    3. 5/16/20 – Leadership Ruck/Run
      Ruckers – Geppetto, Casper, Huffy, Tupac, Flo
      Swamp Runners – Jennay, Stark, Shawshank, Dutch, Bourbon

      Concept: Shield Lock – Q Source 1.7 – Shared a discussion on leadership in the gloom…

      Opened with Mission Statement, 5 Core Principals and Disclaimer. Ruckers and Runners separated ways and met back together at the end. Runners did roughly 5 miles including an off-road stint around 3 Meadows Pond to Bourbon’s dismay and a detriment to his shoes..

      Ended with COR, the 6 (Flo), and COT

    4. All the B’s Beatdown

      Fitness – Fellowship – Faith
      The Mission of F3: To plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.
      5 CORE PRINCIPLES
      Free of charge
      Open to all men
      Held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
      Led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary
      End with a Circle of Trust

      The Thang
      Cotton/potato pickers
      Lap around theater, then 10 burpees and 20 SSH
      Mosey with cinder block to station with ledge for dips
      Station 1
      Round 1 (8 minutes AMRAP)
      10 Dirty girl man makers (3 merkins, 3 curls w/block, and 3 presses w/block) and 10 flutter kicks 2 is 1
      Round 2 (8 minutes AMRAP)
      20 squats w/block, 20 dips, 20 kettle bell swings
      Mosey with block to station 2
      Station 2
      Round 1 (8 minutes AMRAP)
      10 super uhauls (curl, press fwd, press up) 10 lt. Dan’s
      Round 2 (8 minutes AMRAP)
      20 calf raises, 20 LBCs, 20 curls

      COT
      Smokey was the 6 and told us about his journey and progress he has had since joining F3. He truly motivates all of us.
      Ben Cramer was the FNG, and he explained how he and his wife keep having kids and he keeps going to school. So in true F3 Black Swamp fashion he got the name “Dropout.”
      Closed with a short prayer.

    5. 5/19/20
      Q: Jennay/Mile High
      Ruckers: Ringo, Beretta, Popeyes, Flo, Dropout, Woodstock, Gepetto, Huffy
      Runners: Jennay, Stark Fossil
      Opened with Mission, 5 Core Principals. Ruckers and runners split off to head different direction.
      Runners – 5 mile route – Clocktower in Levis Commons and back.
      Ruckers – 3 miles, with a pause every 7 minutes for 5 ruck burpees. Did lunges or arm circles at the major intersections, and finished with 1/8 mile of overhead hand claps. Moving pace was <16min/mile.

      Met up at the end for socially distant circle and NOR, COR and COT

    6. Q=TuPac
      PAX=Huffy, Shawshank, Shakira , Chubbs

      Began with Mission and 5 core principles.

      The thang
      Began with warmups of Chain breakers, Side straddle Hops and squats. Did a lap.

      Beatdown took advantage of physical structures for the following in

      Round 1
      50 calf raises, 50 inclined merkins, 50 box jumps, 50 tricept dips, jog a lap

      Round 2
      50 calf raises, 50 declined merkins, 50 box jumps, 50 tricept dips, jog a lap

      Round 3
      25 calf raises, 25  regular merkins, 25 box jumps, 25 tricept dips, jog a lap

      Ended with COR, NOR, announcements, and prayer intentions. Prayer was thanks for health, weather, F3 and ability to post. Prayed for first responded, people on front lines and others serving during COVID.

      Great seeing Shakira for first time in a long while, Shawshank for second week in a row after long abscense, and Chubbs took a long trip to make it out.  Great job. Props to Huffy for leveling up on Merkins and Box Jumps.  Well done everyone

    7. Backblast:

      PAX posting at the wall:
      1) Mile High
      2) Hannibal
      3) Spaulding
      4) Hazmat
      5) Stark
      6) Lego
      7) Van Gogh
      8) Meatloaf
      9) Huffy
      10) Ringo
      11) Baretta
      12) Popeyes
      13) Huckleberry
      14) Coconut (Q)

      Warm-ups exercises done in cadence
      Burpos, Twinkle Toes, Hand-Release Merkins, Plank-dogs

      At the end of warm-ups, the last PAX showed up, pushing the group size over 10. As coordinated ahead of time, Stark took 1/2 the PAX down the trail to hood park for parallel beat-down.

      The Beatdown:
      3 stations were set up at the bottom, middle and top of the stairs. PAX rotated stations in any order (i.e. 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 2, 3, 1, 2, 1, 3…). At each station was a pair of exercises, performed in the theme of a 21–20 of A and 1 of B, then 19 of A and 2 of B etc.
      Station 1: low
      – Burpos and Twinkle Toes

      Station 2: middle
      – Oil Pumps (plank dog alternate) and Aussie Merkins (Air press alternate)

      Station 3: top
      – Hand-Release Merkins and Dirty Hookups (absolution alternate)

      In the time, PAX generally made it to somewhere around 10A/11B, down to maybe 7A/14B.

      COT:
      Count-o-rama, Name-o-rama.
      6 was Lego
      F3BlackSwamp Zoom call and Cooler Ruck were announced.
      Prayers for PAX’s families and associations lifted up. Multiple children experiencing medical issues no child should face. School ending. Billy Bob. Smoky’s dad.

      Shovel Flag was provided by Site Q Hannibal.

    8. Backblast:

      PAX posting at the Gauntlet:
      1) Mile High
      2) Woodstock
      3) Gepetto
      4) Jennay
      5) Dropout
      6) Van Gogh
      7) Meatloaf
      8) Huffy
      9) Ringo
      10) Baretta
      11) Popeyes (Q)

      Beatdown:
      We have four stations with four exercises each with different transition exercises between them. At the end the circuit you ran and then we completed with sprints together.

      6 was Van Gogh

      Shovel Flag was provided by Site Q Huffy

    9. 5/21/2020
      Thursday at the Battlefield
      0515-0600
      PAX: Lonzo, Dropout, Woodstock, Bongo, Isoceles, Charmin, PAblo, Gepetto, Mercy (Q)

      Intro – Mission, core principles, keep your distance, no contact, mask encouraged.

      Birthday Bash:
      Mercy’s birthday was the following day. His buddy Bluto (who EH’d Mercy) – Bluto birthday was today. Mercy decided to share the pain his mother reminds him about every year. So Mercy attempted to share a fraction of that pain, although I am sure a beatdown could never compare to giving birth.

      With the Murph, which we all love to do – it challenges all of us, no matter how many times you’ve done it – 1 mile run, 100 pullups, 200 merkins, 300 squats, 1 mile run. Weight vest for the beasts.

      To finish the Murph in a decent time, one can break it up into rounds, usually 10 or 20 rounds. After completing the Murph in decent time, with the goal of doing it in 1 round, I had the idea of doing the Murph in 5 rounds. I didn’t disclose this directly to the PAX.

      The thang:
      1. Stretch from head to toe – neck rolls, arm circles, Michael phelps, bend over touch toes (or shins or knees), thigh stretch, calf stretch. Mosey to a bigger part of the parking lot, PAX had at least 10 ft between us.

      2. In cadence: 20 hinged rows with cinder block (bend at waist 45 degree angel, bring block to chest), 40 merkins, 60 squats, run 1 lap around theater (.25 miles). Round 1

      3. Repeat number 2 (round 2)

      4. 1 Round of the Lurb (thanks Coconut) In cadence: 10 absolutions, 20 big boy situps OYO, 30 Lt Dans in cadence. In lieu of running a lap, 15 burpees for those doing the daily burpee challenge.

      5. Repeat number 2 (round 3)

      6. Repeat Number 2 (round 4)

      Fin.

      Before #6, the 4th round of Number 2, I let the pax know we would be one round short of a full murph, minus some distance running. It was fun to sneak the majority of the Murph reps on the PAX. The Murph is dreadful.

      COR
      NOR
      The 6 – Charmin
      The F3Black Swamp intro meeting on Zoom tonight
      Prayer for Smoky’s dad, and Billy Bob’s recovery

    10. Bricks and Balls Beatdown
      PAX:
      Landslide
      Ringo
      Mile High
      Beretta
      Bongo
      Woodstock
      Lonzo
      Tupac
      Geppetto
      Hannibal
      Meatloaf
      Huffy (Q)
      Its been a long time since I did a back blast but here goes. We started out with what F3 is, the Mission Statement, core values, and the counterama. We did a quick warm up, (side straddle hops, chain breakers, and 10 burpees) and got to work. With 12 was spread out to 2 parking lot islands. We had 2 lines 15 yards apart. On 1 side cinder blocks and on the other basketballs (no sharing). We bear crawled to the cinder blocks and did 16 curl/overhead presses with the cinder blocks and bear crawled to the basketballs and did 1 basketball merkin. We decreased 1 curl press and increased 1 B-Ball Merkin each round. I called it at 6:55 (20 minutes into the work) and we switched up to 20 yards apart 10 Liutenent Dans, broad jumps to the basketballs, 1 Diamond B-Ball Merrkin, shuffle back. We did this till 6:10 and ended in the circle of trust. Did the Counterama / Namerama. Woodstock was the 6.He talked about how he missed the beatdowns due to the Corona Virus Quarantine, and how he needs this group in his life to push and motivate him, and so he can just enjoy the gloom. We went through announcements and prayers and headed on our way. I am honored to lead the PAX today. Even though the beatdown was borderline brutal, everyone pushed it to the best of their ability. Awesome job Brothers!!

    11. PAX- Pablo, Dropout, Lonzo, Mercy
      Q- Isosceles

      Rucked real close to 4 miles in 58 minutes.
      Made it back just in time for Smokey’s beatdown.
      Talked about leader characteristics and how they can be strengthened and learned. Of course there was some good mumble chatter to keep thing light. Great discussion with some HIM.

    12. PAX: Isosceles, Mercy, Lonzo, Dropout, Pablo,
      Q: Smokey

      The thang

      TIME to fight the clock

      Each of the following exercises we did as many as we could in 5 minutes times.
      4x4s
      Lt. Dans
      Dancing bear
      Mountain climbers merkins
      Bonnie blairs
      BBS/LBCs
      Lt. dangers
      CPRs
      Burpees

      after that we circled up for COT and talked about announcements which where black ops in Grand rapids on the 6th, cooler crawl ruck, and memorial day ruck. also prayer request where healing for billybob, dr, nurse, and first responders to be safe as we still deal with the covid stuff and for there safety for the weekend to come, as well as praying for everyone safety over the holiday weekend.

      it was an honer to lead these guys this morning

      smokey

    13. PAX: Moulan, coppertop, landslide, biggie, Tupac, Stark, jennay, venom, fossil, flo, hazmat, Charmin, Heisenberg, Hannibal, nimbus, meatloaf, Jimmy Dean, huffy, Casper, Woodstock

      QiC: Woodstock

      3 Fs, Mission, principles, disclaimer, and covid-19 reminders given by YHC.

      PAX brought their OWN coupon – blocks, ruck plates, dumbbells, rucks, and sandbags were deployed.

      Warmup – SSH, windmill, then:
      20 coupon squats (jump squats alt)
      10 each leg coupon lunges
      10 4 count monkey humpers
      10 romanian deadlifts (with coupon).

      Split into 3 groups. Each group remained in their area except to run. Each group did each set based on ttimer. Work was rotated through a 5 minute set round and a 4 minute set round.

      Set 1 cardio: run around parking lot. Not a sprint, but push.

      Set 2 work:
      20 merkins
      2 burpees
      20 coupon rows
      2 burpees
      20 flutters (2 is 1) with coupon
      2 burpees
      20 plank jacks.
      2 burpees
      repeat

      Set 3 threshold: suicides with 5 coupon thrusters at baseline – pyramid up and down.

      Finished with a COP, including 10 reps (cadence) of absolutions, Starfish situps, squats, American hammers, Merkins, Carolina dry docks, bbsu, and single leg hip bridge (10 each leg).

      Moulan was the 6.

      Prayed for strength for cancer patients and families, kids this summer, community safety over the weekend.

      Awesome 2nd F idea by Stark to hi to Dunkin and parking lot party. 17 socially distanced for that and it was frickin awesome. Saw Coal on the way there and had a good chat.

      Men, the Gloom truly belongs to us. Aye!

    14. Leadership Ruck- Passionate Leadership Traits (4)

      Welcome
      Mission
      Principles

      Ruckers:
      Hazmat
      Casper
      Jimmy Dean
      Meatloaf
      Tupac
      Flo (Q)
      Runners:
      Woodstock
      Stark

      2.5 mile ruck discussing four essential traits needed to become a more passionate leader.

    15. Mile high and his freaking 2-5 lb weight workouts…

      Pax: Ringo, Barretta, Popeyes, Woodstock, Bourbon, Mercy, dropout, lonzo, meatloaf, Lavarr Raven, Mile High (Q)

      QiC: Mile High

      3 rounds (25, 30, then 35), cadence, holding tiny weights the whole time:
      toe taps
      shoulder press
      Ssh (4 count)
      Arm circles (front and back)
      Chain breakers
      Side kicks (2is 1)
      Tricep extensions
      4 count shoulder taps

      After doing each round we ran 1/3 mile.

      Cot.

    16. 5/16/2020

      Q: Chanel
      Co-Q: Stark
      PAX: Huckleberry, Thai Guy, Ponzi, Nuget, Coconut, Tupac, Geppetto, Dutch, Hannibal, Jennay, Eisenberg, Gypsey, Charmin, Mulan, Flo, Bourbon, Casper, Huffy, Meatloaf, Fossil, Heisenberg,Shawshank

      Started the morning off with a large circle, counted off and then divided into two groups to better comply with social distancing. Stark led the second group. We also had a third group join us via Zoom.

      A. Follow the Music

      Bodies- Burpee everytime you hear Bodies. Squat in between.
      Flower- Merkins- Bring Sally down and hold until bring Sally up.
      I Get Knocked Down- Chop it until you hear I get knocked down then hit it.

      B. 7’s Beatdown

      7’s- 6 burpees on one side. Run for 36 seconds (We are taking the Bus) in one direction and then return. Do 1 squat. Then run 36 seconds in one direction and then return. The repeato with 5 burpees. Run again. The 2 squats. Repeato until you get to 1 burpee and 7 squats.

      C. Stair Beatdown

      Start with 1 rep on each exercise. Go through the set and then repeato until you get to 7 reps

      Exercises:
      American Hammers- 2 is 1
      Imperial Walker- 2 is 1
      Big Boy Sit Ups
      Jump Squats

      D. Daily Double Roll of the Dice Beatdown

      Take a roll of the dice. Do you feel lucky, well do ya???

      I rolled the dice for the PAX and then asked them a Steelers trivia question. If they got it wrong, the reps on the die doubled.

      We finished off the morning with Counto-O-Rama, the Six, and a modified Circle of Trust.

    17. Pax- Huckleberry, TuPac, Hannibal, Charmin, Chubs, and Shawshank
      Q- Isosceles

      The Thang: 11s

      Four corners. Each corner had assortment of exercises. You did two sets of 10, then two sets of 1. Then two set of 9, then two sets of 2. Always adding to 11. Each corner lasted 8 minutes.

      (Start at 1 rep, then 2, 3, 4, etc.)”
      (Start at 10 reps, then 9, 8, 7 etc.)”

      Exercises were:
      Smurf Jacks
      Burpees
      Mike Tysons
      Imperial Squat Walkers
      Lunges (2 is 1)
      Stationary Ape Hops (2 is 1)
      Jump Squats
      Speed Skaters
      Mule Kicks
      Mountain Climbers (2 is 1)
      LBCs (2 is 1)
      Merkins
      Squats
      Side Straddle Hops
      Burpees
      American Hammers (2 is 1)
      Freddie Mercuries (2 is 1)
      Bonnie Blairs
      High Knees (4 is 1)
      Plank Jacks (2 is 1)

    18. PAX: Isosceles, Mercy, Bongo, Lavar, Lonzo, Patriot
      Q: smokey

      The thang:

      Meal time

      it was simple today i had 9 stations around the mall each person had to ruck or run to each one and it was repeato for the whole time of the BD.

      Jed’s – 20 Lt. dans
      Subway – 20 Pickle pounders
      Red robin – 20 SSH
      Great american cookie – 20 BBS
      Pretzel maker – 20 monkey humpers
      Shirley’s popcorn – 20 squats
      Beer barrel – 20 burpees
      P. F. changs – 20 merkins
      Granite city – 20 carolina dry docks

      in the COT we talked announcements which where the river x event coming up, the cooler crawl, and and the black ops in Grand rapids on June 6th. After that we closed out prayer praying for the day and that everyone can go about it safely.

      as always it was a honer to lead these great men

      Smokey

    19. I Am The Wall-rus- The Beatdown (A Tribute to The Beatles) Brought to you from Hannibal the Real Stark Productions in conjunction with Huffy Solutions.
      F3 stands for Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith but today it was all about FUN, FUN, FUN!!
      F3 is a national network of free, peer-led workouts for men. Our mission is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.
      Our Core Principles are: – Our workouts are:
      Are free of charge.
      Are open to all men.
      Are held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold.
      Are led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion.
      End with a Circle of Trust.
      The PAX(16):
      Huffy (Q)
      Hannibal
      Fossil
      Lego
      Meatloaf
      Popeyes
      Beretta
      Ringo
      Huckleberry
      Raven
      Geppetto
      Spaulding
      Venom
      Woodstock
      Jennay
      Charmin
      We did some side straddle hops, reviewed a few of the exercises broke off into 2 groups of 8 (Half staying at Riverside and half down Penny Lane on a Magical Mystery Tour to Hood Park) for a some Helter Skelter exercises. The Beatdown was:
      Station #1 – Come Together (with social distance)
      Dips 25 Reps
      Ski Jumpers (Twist and Shout) 25 Reps
      Step Ups / Box Jumps 25 Reps

      Station #2 – The Fool On the Hill
      Decline Merkins 25 Reps
      Cheerleader Jacks 25 Reps
      Incline Merkins 25 Reps
      Imperial Walk Down Abby Road to Station #3

      Station #3 – Sargent Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
      Burpees 10 Reps
      Big Boy Shoulder Press – 5 Presses each Big Boy (Sitting on a Corn Flake) 20 Reps
      Rock Stars (Helter Skelter) 10 Each Side

      We finished 2.5 to 3 rounds then had to Come Together right Now (at 6:08) over the COT. We did the Counterama / Namerama (Special Guest Ringo was at the Wall). Venom was the 6. Thanks to Jennay for continually encouraging Venom to come out to the Gloom. We went through announcements and prayers.
      I wanted to call out 2 PAX; Hannibal lead the Riverside Group while I lead the Group in the Hood (Park) and Meatloaf kept a competitive push though out the beatdown. When I Needed a Little Help From My Friends, I know I can count on the HIM PAX of F3!! Thanks Brothers!!

    20. Q=Tupac
      PAX=Huffy, Flo, Raven, Ponzi,Gepetto, Coconut, Isoceles, Charmin, Bongo, Jennay, Fossil, Jimmy Dean

      THE THANG

      13 PAX came to the virtual Bible Study to continue our series on PSALM 119.

      we reviewed some general info on 119,
      Author = David
      length = longest chapter in the bible, 118 is center of the bible and 117 is shortest chapter
      Acrostic = as Coconut pointed out, it is like our ABCs song, each stanza is a letter of the Hebrew alphabet, adn each stanza is 8 lines.

      we leaned of David’s passion for God’s word/law and how he aches for the world around him, that the worlds does not have the same desire, passion and follow the law.

      Great discussion, Q will attempt to give more time for people to answer, thanks for the honest feedback from RAVEN.

      TuPac challenged any PAX going on cooler ruck tomorrow 05/30/20 to pray for the neighborhoods after each stop.

      Love you guys

    21. Yacht Rock Beatdown
      Date: May 30, 2020
      Time: 6:30am to 7:30am
      Location: The Fortress – Woodlands Park – Perrysburg, OH
      QIC: Geppetto
      PAX: 20 total – Bourbon, Stark, Mulan, Heisenberg, Fossil, Tupac, Doubtfire (FNG), Charmin, Huffy, Isosceles, Thai Guy, Hannibal, Biggie, Huckleberry, Geppetto, Venom, Casper, Nimbus, Shawshank, Shakira

      Mission and Principles, mostly directed at the FNG:
      F3 – Fitness, Fellowship, Faith – believe in something bigger than yourself
      Mission –Plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.
      The core principles of F3 are that it must:
      • Be free of charge
      • Be open to all men
      • Be held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
      • Be led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary. You versus you. Modify or stop an exercise if you need to. The most important thing is that nobody gets hurt.
      • End with a Circle of Trust

      Intro/Warm up (in cadence)
      (20) 4ct SSH
      (15) 4ct Windmills
      (10) 4ct Imperial Walkers
      (5) 6ct Burpees – Q messed this up. Need to work on it!

      The “Thang”:

      Split PAX into two equal groups. Bourbon will Q one group. Thanks Bourbon!

      When time is called, PAX will switch from parking lot station to grass field station between each round. TAKE YOUR COUPON WITH YOU! You will not use it in the grass, however, take it to avoid coupon sharing.

      Church parking lot station:

      Round one – If you don’t have a coupon, perform air chest presses
      20 reps coupon chest press w/Flutter Kicks, suicide
      15 reps coupon chest press w/Flutter Kicks, suicide
      10 reps coupon chest press w/Flutter Kicks, suicide
      05 reps coupon chest press w/Flutter Kicks, suicide
      10 reps coupon chest press w/Flutter Kicks, suicide
      15 reps coupon chest press w/Flutter Kicks, suicide
      20 reps coupon chest press w/Flutter Kicks, suicide
      Repeato if finished before time is called

      Round two – If you don’t have a coupon, perform Merkins in place of cinder block curls
      20 reps Cinder Block curls, suicide
      15 reps squats (no coupon), suicide
      10 reps cinder block curls, suicide
      05 reps squats (no coupon), suicide
      10 reps cinder block curls, suicide
      15 reps squats (no coupon), suicide
      20 reps cinder block curls, suicide
      Repeato if finished before time is called

      Round Three – If you don’t have a coupon, perform air presses
      20 reps coupon overhead press, suicide
      15 reps Bonnie Blairs (2=1, no coupon), suicide
      10 reps coupon overhead press, suicide
      05 reps Bonnie Blairs (2=1, no coupon), suicide
      10 reps coupon overhead press, suicide
      15 reps Bonnie Blairs (2=1, no coupon), suicide
      20 reps coupon overhead press, suicide
      Repeato if finished before time is called

      Grass field station:

      Descending ladder 10 reps of both exercises perform designated movement to the far cone. Perform 9 reps of each exercise then move back to starting cone. 8 of each, etc. all the way to 1. Finish before time is called? REPEATO starting back at 10!

      Round one: Hand release merkins and squats. Movement between cones: Walking lunges
      Round two: Merkins and air presses (2=1). Movement between cones: Squat twists
      Round three: T-Merkins and absolutions. Movement between cones: Traveling Imperial Walkers

      We ended in a Circle of Trust with Count-O-Rama, Name-O-Rama, Naming of FNG (Doubtfire – stay at home dad) Announcements, and a prayer. Announcements: Cooler crawl ruck today! Monday Murph led by Venom. Prayer- Thanks for a beautiful morning. Prayers to the family and community in Putnam County who lost a five year old boy, prayers to Flo and his family, prayers to the HeIsenberg family on the loss of his brother.

      Moleskin/Spreadsheet from the Gloom:
      • High 50’s. Sunny. Near perfect morning for a workout.
      • Honored to be a part of this group!
      • Yacht Rock Playlist:
      o I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near), Michael McDonald
      o Lido Shuffle, Boz Scaggs
      o Peg, Steely Dan
      o Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run), Billy Ocean
      o Ride Like The Wind, Christopher Cross
      o Ventura Highway, America
      o Reminiscing, Little River Band
      o Summer Breeze, Seals & Crofts
      o Into The Night – Benny Mardones
      o Afternoon Delight – Starland Vocal Band
      o Africa – Toto

    22. Leadership Ruck/Run – Distruption (F1)
      Date: May 30, 2020
      Time: 5:30am to 6:30am
      Location: The Fortress – Woodlands Park – Perrysburg, OH
      QIC: Geppetto
      PAX: 7 total – 5 ruckers – Geppetto, Tupac, Casper, Shakira, Isosceles. Two runners – Bourbon, Shawshank

      No FNG’s so right into Mission and Principles:
      F3 – Fitness, Fellowship, Faith – believe in something bigger than yourself
      Mission –Plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.
      The core principles of F3 are that it must:
      • Be free of charge
      • Be open to all men
      • Be held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
      • Be led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary. You versus you. Modify or stop an exercise if you need to. The most important thing is that nobody gets hurt.
      • End with a Circle of Trust

      Leadership ruck around Woodlands Park discussion the 1st foundational principle of the F3 QSource – Disruption.
      -Leaders influence Movement to Advantage
      -Because it induces Movement, leadership causes Disruption
      -A great Leader’s legacy is built on love

      We ended in a Circle of Trust with Count-O-Rama, Name-O-Rama, Sharing of the Six (Tupac), and a prayer. Announcements: Cooler crawl ruck today! Prayer- Thanks for a beautiful morning. Prayers to Flo and his family.

      Moleskin/Spreadsheet from the Gloom:
      • Great discussion this morning centered around Disruption to the status quo and leading with love.

    23. 8 Runners demolished the hill at Davis overlook today

      Baretta
      Spaulding
      Dutch
      Stark
      Coconut (Q)
      Landslide
      Patriot
      Fossil

      Men mixed it up with the hill repeats
      1st hill–sprint
      2nd hill–high knee skip
      3rd hill–run backwards
      4th hill–fast lunge walk
      5th hill–sprint
      repeato

      At the top, pax dropped for 3 quick burpees before recovery to the bottom of the hill.
      Sprint the straightaway to the parking lot and 3 more burpees before heading back out for the next rep. Everyone got after it and made it all the way through the set (and a few to 2 or 3 deep in 2nd set).
      Back at the Necropolis parking lot, we topped it off with some form drills and cadence flexibility work.

      With the ruckers joined in, count was 16.
      Hannibal gave a great 6, celebrating 1 year of F3 yesterday.

      Prayer intentions: Boost the Pax in leading from the heart to bring justice, compassion, and stability to our community in this time of unrest. Katelyn. Hazmat’s brother.

    24. Pax: Mercy, Woodstock, Simmons
      QiC: Woodstock

      Knocked out a solid 3 miles on a new route (so many options!) That took us through sidecut to Jerome Rd and back up to Battlefield.

      COT, prayers.

    25. M.S.I. Ruck

      Mission
      Principles

      The Thang:
      Rucked 2.8 miles stopping every 5 minutes to do 5 Merkins, 10 Squats & 15 Imperial Walkers (2 is 1). (All with ruck).
      Finished strong with a quarter mile jog to COT which was led by Coconut (run Q).

      Hannibal was the 6.

      Honored to lead 8 HIM.

      Pax list on separate post by Coconut.

    26. PAX: Mercy, Lavarr, Simmons, Woodstock.
      QiC: Woodstock

      The thang,:
      Pax arranged themselves in a socially distanced square, and yhc explained the game. F3 cards were in use. Box was the button, and when you were on the button you called out buy in of 20 squats or Merkins. Yhc then dealt one card each. Low card was the exercise and high card was the reps. If a joker was dealt, all exercises were completed as prescribed. If a sprint card was pulled, run sprints and then do high card exercise (figured this out after doing 10 200y sprints).

      Did 13+ rounds, well over 120 each squats and Merkins from button buy in alone.

      Ended with COT, YHC was the 6:

      “I am working on 2020 goals for my 5 Fs: fitness, faith, fellowship, finance, and family. Was struggling with fellowship and family and I found it in a conversation that struck home for me recently. “Making the sacrifice and rarely, if ever feeling appreciated.”

      It’s hard to let that go, that yearning for recognition. Work, home, life – we crave it. But what if you take that out? The bitter disappointment and resentment that comes from not getting it? The unnecessary anger.

      What if you pour into others with no expectations of a reward or recognition? What if we take pride and joy in helping others, doing for others, and just being “that person”?

      It’s not about us – especially as father’s, husband’s and leaders.

      It’s time to be abnormal. “Normal” behavior treats kindness as a reaction or a reward based behavior – I respond to good morning with good morning, you scratch my back, etc.

      My goal for 2020: Stop expecting a return on kindness. It’s not that kind of investment. It’s an investment into your soul. When your kids see you modeling it, it’s an investment into their souls and hearts. That is love.”

    27. Q – Venom
      PAX- Popeyes, Beretta, Ringo, Isosceles, Huffy, Pennywise, Smokie, Montoya, Geppetto, Woodstock, Meatloaf

      1 mile
      100 of your choice to substitute for pull ups
      200 merkins
      300 squats
      1 mile

    28. Pax: Mercy, Popeyes, Beretta, gepetto, Raven, Ringo, Tupac, meatloaf, Isosceles, Spaulding, Bourbon, Woodstock

      QiC Woodstock

      2 minutes of Merkins
      2 minutes of BBSU

      Can we do anything for 8 minutes and 46 seconds?

      Run 8:46

      America is an idea, a shining beacon of hope and liberty. NOT of promises but of a promise. Not of guaranteed safety but liberty. We didn’t become a great nation by cowering in fear or backing down from challenges, but by stepping into those challenges and facing our fears. We will not overcome today’s issues but hunkering down or hoping for some magic bean from heaven to fix it, nor will it be up to our government to fix. We must be the change. Govt has but one way of effecting change, and that is force. Force is a decent action motivator but is a terrible heart, mind and soul changer.

      25 merkins

      I don’t know racism, I am not in a group that typically is not discriminated against. I do know anger. Anger comes in 2 varieties – the kind that Burns white hot briefly and goes away like a car crash. For example – 25 thrusters go.

      The other kind is the slow burn from a progression of events, actions, interactions, and wrongs done to you. For example:

      15 Merkins
      Curls 20
      Repeat EMOM for 10 minutes

      We are not a very diverse group – that is not by choice or design, but by association. What can we do to bring forth change in our communities and our lives? I don’t think any if us are closet racists or bigots, but as a group what can we do to lead the conversations? What can we do to fight isms at home, in our community?

      Hold plank for 2:12
      (Plan was to do 6″ hold for 2:11, then repeat to equal 8:46)

      Cor, nor, 6.

      Discussion was engaging and honest. I wish we had recorded the whole thing. Thank you all for being there!

    29. Huffy Hits the Commons – The Beatdown Another Huffy Production

      PAX=Floater, Hannibal, Geppetto, Shawshank, Charmin, Tupac, Okay, Huffy(Q)

      F3 stands for Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith but today it was all the cool comfort of 90 degree heat.
      F3 is a national network of free, peer-led workouts for men. Our mission is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.
      Our Core Principles are: – Our workouts are:
      Are free of charge.
      Are open to all men.
      Are held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold.
      Are led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion.
      End with a Circle of Trust.
      We didn’t do a warm-up because we just wanted to get to work of embracing the suck!!

      The Beatdown
      Station #1
      Lunge there / Duck Walk Back 40 Yards
      Squats 40 Reps
      Sprint (there and back) 40 Yards

      Station #2
      Merkins (1 is 1) 20 Reps
      Decline Merkins (Feet on Step) 20 Reps
      Incline Merkins (Hands on Step) 20 Reps
      Dips 20 Reps

      Station #3
      Bicycle (2 is 1) 20 Reps
      American Hammers (2 is 1) 20 Reps
      Progressive Big Boy Shoulder Press 20 Reps
      Plank Jack Shoulder Taps (4 Count) 20 Reps

      Repeato (and we all repeated)

      We ended with a social distanced Guantanamo with no touching and a lot of running, then held planks to a fifty count while the counter did a Merkin. We ended in the COT and did the c
      Counterama / Namerama. Geppetto was the six and gave us his rundown of how F3 impacted his life. Thanks for you constant leadership!! We did announcements and prayed for out troops, emergency responders, those of our fellow Americans who experience prejudice around our country and for peace and cooler heads to prevail. What makes our country stand out and shine is our diverse population helping each other to becoming the the best us we can become and who God created us to be. F3 men, lets show our community what good is and what good does!

    30. PAX:
      Q: Hannibal
      Huffy
      Popeyes
      Beretta
      Ringo
      Lego
      Raven
      Chubbs
      Casper
      Stark
      Dutch
      Bourbon
      Hazmat
      Fossil
      Geppetto

      Warmed up with super secret 21s with a 10 burpee penalty since few missed the stop.

      Partner up:
      One partner runs up stairs at the Wall or the hill at Hood park.
      While that partner runs the other does exercises. Switch exercise when you reach combined counts below.
      50 Burpees
      100 Jump Squats
      200 Merkins
      200 Big Boy Situps
      100 Dips
      50 Lt. Dans

      If you finish pick up the six

      Circled up for some thoughts and prayers.

      Thank you for this day!

    31. Let’s see what you think about this

      6/4/2020 0515-0600

      PAX:
      Jimmy Dean
      Woodstock
      Isoceles
      Mercy
      Meatloaf
      Dropout

      Q:
      Bongo

      Mission Statement, 5 Core Principles

      Warm up (in cadence):
      SSH x 10 (4 count)
      Mountain Climbers x 10 (4 count)

      Q gave direction of the three stations set up around the Pit of Despair.

      Grassy Area
      Fire Pit
      Amphitheater

      Round one: 10 reps of exercises
      Round two: 20 reps of exercises

      PAX were directed to travel between stations by running. Whole session was scheduled as 10 reps per, but Q noticed that some PAX were getting done quickly, so audible was called for change up to 20 reps:

      Merkins
      Burpees
      Squats
      Forward lunges (2 is 1)
      Backward lunges (2 is 1)
      Hand release merkins
      Decline Merkins
      Tuck Jumps
      Absolutions
      Plank Shoulder Taps
      Glute bridges
      Dips
      Single Leg Squats (10 per leg)
      Calf Raises
      10 sec Plank
      10 sec Al Gore
      10 sec 6” Leg Lift Hold

      NOR, COR, 6, COT

      Q explained his “surprise” today was that throughout the day, it the PAX completed 2 more miles of running, that with the reps completed, they are all finishers of a Virtual Spartan Sprint.

      Jimmy Dean was the 6 today, talked about being EH’d by a podcast by Dredd and OBT, and how F3 helped pull him out of a dark place after the loss of his mother.

      Prayers were sent for safety, intelligence, and guidance on how we can be better HIM in these tough times.

      Felt great to lead this group of men today! It was my honor.

      Til next time, I remain,
      Bongo

    32. Pax: Stark, Woodstock, Mercy, FNG, Dropout (Q)

      2.3 mile ruck stopping every 7min for exercise (7 reps of each):
      – Merkins
      -Lt. Dan
      -SSH
      -Plank Shoulder Taps
      -Mt. Climbers
      -7 sec Plank
      -7 sec Al Gore

      Mercy was the 6. FNG was named after the 630 beatdown.

    33. 06/06/2020 – BINGO with Bourbon:

      Date: 06/06/2020
      Time: 6:30 – 7:30 AM
      Location: The Fortress (Woodlands Park)

      Q: Bourbon

      PAX: 17; Meatloaf, Hazmat, Okay, Charmin, Biggie, Spaulding, Hannibal, Heisenberg, Nimbus, TuPac, Geppetto, Doubtfire, Mulan, Flo, Casper, Fossil, and Bourbon (Q)

      F3 Mission: Fitness, Fellowship, Faith; To plant, grow, and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership

      Principles of F3:
      • It must be free of charge
      • It must be open to all men
      • It must be held outdoor, rain or shine, hot or cold
      • Are led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary
      • It must end with a Circle of Trust (COT)

      Disclaimer

      Before we got into the warm-up and beatdown, Q took a few minutes to explain what happened on June 6, 1944 – D-Day – Operation Overlord then asked the PAX to face the flag, kneel and take a few moments of silence to recognize the efforts of the Allied troops that stormed the beaches of Normandy during WWII as the largest seaborne attack to date.

      Warmup:
      • Warmup with 21’s. As many rounds as it takes to complete together. 10 burpee penalty for each missed round.
      o Bourbon threw in an extra challenge – penalty and start over if any PAX uses a noise/slapping of leg on count to assist count. Q was super impressed that all 17 PAX nailed it on their first try! No penalties assessed.

      Beatdown:
      • BINGO:
      o Card deck of bingo cards is shuffled
      o Each member of the group is provided a bingo card (double up if more than 25)
      o A bingo card is flipped and the corresponding exercise is performed OYO; plank when finished.
       50% of PAX must finish the complete reps and count off
       Once the 50% PAX number counts, all PAX stop and go to next exercise
      o After every 5 cards is flipped, sprint to cones and back 3X by all PAX (50% rule in effect)
      o Exercises:
       B (1-15) = face value # of BURPEES
       I (16-30) = face value # of IMPERIAL SQUAT WALKERS (squat followed by imperial walker)
       N (31-45) = addition of # combo of NIPPLE SCRAPER MERKINS (merkin with chest to the ground)
       G (46-60) = addition of # combo of GROINERS (Starting from a merkin position, thrust your feet forward, landing outside of each hand. Thrust backwards to original position, repeato)
       O (61-75) = addition of # combo of OUTLAWS (Sitting in the position for flutter kicks, keep your feet together and make a big “O” with them); complete the total number for EACH direction (i.e. 61 = 6+1 = 7 outlaws each direction)
      o Whoever wins the BINGO round chooses an exercise that the PAX will complete 100 of OYO reps. 50% rule in effect.

      • Actual beatdown exercises in order:
      o 21 x Side-Straddle Hops (4-count)
      o 7 x Groiners
      o 9 x Nipple Scraper Merkins
      o 10 x Nipple Scraper Merkins
      o 9 x Burpees
      o 8 x Outlaws (2 is 1)
      o 1 x Sprints (to cones and back x3)
      o 15 x Burpees
      o 13 x Outlaws (2 is 1)
      o 2 x Burpees
      o 6 x Nipple Scraper Merkins
      o 27 x Imperial Squat Walkers
      o 1 x Sprints (to cones and back x3)
      o 7 x Nipple Scraper Merkins
      o 12 x Groiners
      o 8 x Nipple Scraper Merkins
      o 14 x Outlaws (2 is 1)
      o 5 x Burpees
      o 1 x Sprints (to cones and back x3)
      o 11 x Outlaws (2 is 1)
      o 10 x Burpees
      o 6 x Groiners
      o 8 x Burpees
      o 12 x Outlaws (2 is 1)
      o 1 x Sprints (to cones and back x3)
      o 22 x Imperial Squat Walkers
      o 11 x Nipple Scraper Merkins
      o 6 x Nipple Scraper Merkins
      o 10 x Groiners
      o 5 x Nipple Scraper Merkins
      o 1 x Sprints (to cones and back x3)
      o 7 x Nipple Scraper Merkins
      o 4 x Burpees
      o 100 x American Hammers (2 is 1)
      o 26 x Imperial Squat Walkers
      o 11 x Burpees
      o 5 x Nipple Scraper Merkins
      o 10 x Outlaws (2 is 1)
      o 4 x Nipple Scraper Merkins
      o 1 x Sprints (to cones and back x3)
      o 10 x Outlaws (2 is 1)
      o 21 x Imperial Squat Walkers
      o 10 x Groiners
      o 28 x Imperial Squat Walkers
      o 13 x Burpees

      • Totals for BINGO exercises:
      o 124 x Imperial Squat Walkers
      o 100 x American Hammers (2 is 1)
      o 78 x Nipple Scraper Merkins
      o 78 x Outlaws (2 is 1)
      o 77 x Burpees
      o 45 x Groiners
      o 21 x Side-Straddle Hops (4-count)
      o 6 x Sprints (to cones and back x3)

      Count-O-Rama and Name-O-Rama

      Learn about the 6th: Spaulding.

      Announcements

      COT / Prayers and Intentions

    34. Leadership Ruck BB
      Topic 3.12 Courage

      Pax
      Geppetto
      Hazmat
      Casper
      Tupac
      Flo (Q)

      Mission
      Principles

      The Thang

      Rucked 3.0 miles while discussing Q Source Topic 3.12 Courage

      “A HIM takes the DRP because he is Committed to the Get Right. He is a man who Lives Right and as a result is able to Lead Right through the lifetime Practice of Virtuous Leadership. He is Durable, a Servant whose life is a beacon of Truth and Wisdom to those lost within our fallen and fearful world. He lives in Relational Rhythm with his Concentrica and is in close contact with his Creator, assured that his path is true and his future secure.“

    35. QIC – Stark
      PAX – Dropout, Woodstock, Wall-e, Landslide, Huckleberry, Mercy, Tom “TriFroce” __?___. Triforce Ehed by Dropout

      Indigenous People Run to Fallen Timbers Monument.

      Sealed with a Kiss
      Approx half mile course setup with 5 cones for rep stations. Two sprint sections also laid out.

      1.) 13 Burpees at Start Line Cone
      Run Lap Course
      10 Kris Kross Merkins at Each cone around lap
      Sprint Hill Section, Sprint 100 yard section

      2.) 13 burpees at Start line Cone
      Run Lap Course
      10 Air Squats at Each cone around lap
      Skip (as in jump, not pass by) Hill Section, Sprint 100 yard section

      3.) 13 burpees at Start line Cone
      Run Lap Course
      10 Mountain Climbers (2 is 1)
      Run Hill Section Backwards, Sprint 100 yard section

      Mosey Back to Start.
      Approx 4 miles of nonstop station work.

      COR, NOR, Mercy was the six. Lots of prayers and thoughts for our racially fueled emotions as a nation. Give us patience and understanding to be the leaders we are called to be. Whether it is in a small way by being polite when we drive or go through the grocery store or in a bigger way.

      Always an Honor
      Always my Pleasure
      ~Stark

    36. Feeling Rucky……Punk!
      The PAX:
      Ruck- Casper, Ponzi, Meatloaf, Okay, Lego, Geppetto, Raven, Hazmat, Peach (FNG), Coal, Ringo, Popeyes, Huffy (Ruck Q)
      Run – Jennay (Run Q), Spaulding, Patriot, Fossil,Woodstock, Gypsy.
      Started out in the COT. We had an FNG (Andrew Lee) Went over the usual-
      F3 stands for Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith but today it was all the cool comfort of 90 degree heat.
      F3 is a national network of free, peer-led workouts for men. Our mission is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.
      Our Core Principles are: – Our workouts are:
      Are free of charge.
      Are open to all men.
      Are held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold.
      Are led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion.
      End with a Circle of Trust.
      The Disclaimer – You against you.
      The ruckers went through Fort Meigs, across the bridge and did some tow path before we returned. Did about 3 miles, 6 PTs for 60 Ruck Squats and 75 ruck Merkins.
      Ended in the COT combined with the runners. Spaulding was the 6 and talked about making it another running another 1000 miles this year and how F3 motivates him. Next we brought the FNG in and named him Peach (League Of Their Own reference). Announcements: Geppetto’s 2 year anniversary. We did 20 Merkins to celebrate. WE ended in prayer thankful for the ability to get out with F3.
      It was an awesome honor to have fun with a great group of HIMs while trying to beat them down. Thanks for the opportunity and the trust to execute!!

    37. PAX: Jennay, Huffy, Casper, Stark, Raven, Dutch, Venom, OK, Woodstock
      QiC: Woodstock

      Rucks/Vests required.

      Move out from parking lot down path by ball fields doing IP style ruck the whole way (fast paced, tread style – dont wait for back to front, peel off and move). At YHC discretion, stop and do 20 ruck merkins, 20 ruck squats, then hold plank for 6. (completed about 8-10 stops total for the beatdown, total of 160-200 merkins and squats)). At parking lot, rucked off for 40 parking lot sprint, 20 merkins/20 squats, sprint back to ruck, 20 ruck swings and 20 rucks rows. Ruck back on, move out and repeat. At big hill, run up the hill for merkins and squats, down the hill for swings and rows, move out. at parking lot, sprint/merkin & squat/sprint/swings and rucks. Finished with 32 ruck overhead in cadence flutter kicks for Jennay’s birthday.

      Weather: perfect.

      Ended with a COT.

    38. A Tribute to the A-Team!
      6/10/20
      FoD

      PAX:
      Hannibal
      Mercy
      Woodstock
      Bourbon
      Popeyes
      Ringo
      Beretta
      Levar
      Lonzo
      Tupac
      Meatloaf
      Bongo
      Landslide
      OK
      Peach
      Q: Raven

      The Thang:
      Mission
      5 Principles
      Started with shout outs to our F3 Black Swamp leadership team and explained each exercise and why it was selected.
      The work was broken up into 3 stations.

      ***Station 1
      -Plank for a 50 count
      -American Hammers 50 (2 is 1)
      -Burpees 50
      -Flutter Kicks 50 (4 is 1)

      ***Station 2
      -Partner Work (1st partner completes a movement while the 2nd does work. Count is cumulative until the partners combine for the goal count.
      Movement = Bear Crawls / Crawl Bears from cone to cone.
      -Diamond Merkins 50
      -Lt. Dans 50
      -LBCs 100

      ***Station 3
      ROOSTERS!! (400m sprints 4 times with 20-30 seconds rest between each.)

      Spreadsheets from the Gloom:
      When I first heard that we were going to Starfish and become our own F3 region, I was excited for the opportunity that it would create. Then, when I heard who the HIM were that are to make up our leadership team, I was elated!!!
      I couldn’t think of a better group to lead us into the future!! I put together this beatdown to pay homage to those HIM. The HIM of F3 have created a desire in me to strive to be better. I fully believe in the idea that Iron Sharpens Iron. It’s truth and it’s Biblical. Each of these men who make up our leadership team have had an influence on me, wether they know it or not, and I am grateful.

      It was an honor to lead this morning, thank you.

      SYITG,

      Raven.

      #ISI

    39. Q – Charmin
      Episode V: Charmin Strikes Back, Plyometrics
      PAX –
      Tupac
      Floater
      Chanel
      Huffy
      Hannibal
      Shawshank
      OK

      Warm-up
      25 side straddle hops
      20 windmill
      10 each side, touch ground, one leg back (balance)

      Ab-Ripper X (25 moves each)
      1. In-and-Outs
      2. Bicycles
      3. Crunchy Fog
      4. Cross-Leg/Wide-Leg Sit-Up
      5. Fifer Scissors
      6. Hip Rock and Raise
      7. V-Up Roll-Up
      8. Oblique V-Up (x2)
      9. Leg Climb (x2)
      10. American Hammer
      11. Supermans (pulse up)

      STATION 1 : 7MIN
      30 SECONDS EACH – 2 ROUNDS
      1. HIGH KNEES
      2. JUMPING LUNGES (option step back in walking lunge)
      3. MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS
      4. PLANK – pull knees across to opposite elbow
      5. PLANK – PULL KNEE TO SAME ELBOW (SPIDERMAN)
      6. SUPERMANS
      7. BIG BOY SITUPS

      STATION 2: 7MIN
      30 SECONDS EACH – 2 ROUNDS
      1. SQUAT JUMPS
      2. IMPERIAL WALKERS
      3. BURPEES
      4. JABS
      5. MERKINS
      6. DIAMOND MERKINS
      7. INCLINE MERKINS
      8. DECLINE MERKINS

      STATION 3: 7MIN
      30 SECONDS EACH – 2 ROUNDS
      1. PICKLE POUNDERS
      2. MONKEY HUMPERS
      3. REACH SKATERS
      4. WIDE LEG SQUAT (toes out)
      5. SIDE LUNGE
      6. LAY ON SIDE, LIFT BOTTOM LEG
      (upper leg bent)

      BONUS ROUND – 3min
      1. KNEE JUMPS
      2. 2 BURPEE w/ TOE TOUCH
      3. ANIMAL FLOW (kick bottom leg out break dance move)

    40. Q = Tupac
      PAX = Bongo, Patriot, Mercy

      As always, began with Mission Statement and 5 Core principles and disclaimer

      WARMUP
      21s and chain breakers. Perfect synchronicity on the 21s. So proud of BlackSwamp. We rock.

      THE THANG

      We did a ladder type beatdown. Each round = number of reps for that round,
      ex: Rnd 1 = 1 rep, Rnd 2 = 2 reps, Rnd 3 = 3 reps, etc.

      The work was as follows, but with each round, the previous rounds were added. PS, NO ONE FINISHED, IF YOU THINK YOU CAN FINISH, COME OUT ON 06/20/20 AND SHOW YOUR STUFF. Repeato with a few extra minutes (60 minutes vs 45 minutes)

      Rnd 1. Lap
      Rnd 2. Bear crawl + all previous Rounds
      Rnd 3. Diamond Merkins + all previous Rounds
      Rnd 4. Surrenders + all previous Rounds
      Rnd 5. Burpies + all previous Rounds
      Rnd 6. Lt Dans + all previous Rounds
      Rnd 7. Absolutions + all previous Rounds
      Rnd 8. Military Merkins + all previous Rounds
      Rnd 9. Donkey kicks + all previous Rounds
      Rnd 10. Big Boy Situps + all previous Rounds
      Rnd 11. Box Jumps + all previous Rounds
      Rnd 12. Tricep dips (4 is 1) + all previous Rounds

      Rnd 13. Bonus Round, 13 of all exercises.

      Ended with COR, NOR, know the 6 (Patriot), Announcements and Prayer. Q went on a rant about personal opinion on what is happening in our country. Details not shared here, if you wanted to hear, you should have shown up. ;-). God bless F3, the PAX members and our country.

    41. PAX – Doubtfire, Heisenberg, Mulan, Fossil, Stark, Nimbus, Ellis (FNG), Charmin, Huckleberry, Raven, Biggie, Casper, Peach, Hazmat, Coconut
      Q – Isosceles

      Awesome share as the 6 Fossil. I loved how you shared how F3 has been a constant positive in your life. Ellis, it was great to hear your story about your family and I know you will where the name Ellis well!

      The Thang:

      4 Rounds:
      R1 starts, 10 Turkish Get ups, 200 yard sprint, 100 yard movements = Ape Hops, Karoke
      R1 ends
      R2 starts, 16 Turkish Get ups, 200 yard sprint, 100 yard movements = Butt Kickers, Backwards Run
      R2 ends
      R3 starts, 10 Turkish Get ups, 200 yard sprint, 100 yard movements = Bear Crawl, Skip
      R3 ends
      R4 starts, 10 Slow Turkish Get ups (reverse order, hold different poses), 100 yard movements = Mosey, Broad Jump Burpees
      R4 ends,
      Start COT
      End

      Turkish Get Up, 12 count exercise,
      1 = Come up off back, elbow on ground
      2 = Up off elbow to hand
      3 = Hip pop
      4 = Kick foot through, knee to ground
      5 = Straighten Core, hand off ground
      6 = Stand up
      Same thing in reverse
      7 = Lung to knee
      8 = Hand to ground
      9 = Kick foot through, heel to ground
      10 = Sit on 6
      11 = Down to elbow
      12 = Flat on back

    42. F3
      Q:Rob “Simmons” Barce
      6/13/20 @ 6:30 Battlefield

      Pax:
      Dropout
      Bongo
      Mercy
      Magic Jack
      Woodstock
      Tai Guy
      Lavar
      2 Pac
      Dutch
      Q: Simmons

      Warmup: Run around the Theater

      Beardown:

      8 min push up Tabata 20 on 20 off

      3 mins Run/cardio alternating sprints

      Cinder Block work Tabata;

      5mins – Curls 30 on 30 off
      5mins – tricep extensions30/30
      5mins – over head press 30/30

      4mins Block jump 30/30 (over the block back and forth)
      3 mins block squats. 30/30 hold the block while doing squats

      3 min Man Maker Burpbees 30/30

      3mins absolutions 30/30

      It was a beautiful morning only trumped by the quality of the company. Enjoyed my 2nd Q and can’t wait to cook something else up that hurts the next day

    43. F3
      Q:Rob “Simmons” Brace
      6/13/20 @ 6:30 Battlefield

      Pax:
      Dropout
      Bongo
      Mercy
      Magic Jack
      Woodstock
      Tai Guy
      Lavar
      2 Pac
      Dutch
      Q: Simmons

      Warmup: Run around the Theater

      Beardown:

      8 min push up Tabata 20 on 20 off

      3 mins Run/cardio alternating sprints

      Cinder Block work Tabata;

      5mins – Curls 30 on 30 off
      5mins – tricep extensions30/30
      5mins – over head press 30/30

      4mins Block jump 30/30 (over the block back and forth)
      3 mins block squats. 30/30 hold the block while doing squats

      3 min Man Maker Burpbees 30/30

      3mins absolutions 30/30

      It was a beautiful morning only trumped by the quality of the company. Enjoyed my 2nd Q and can’t wait to cook something else up that hurts the next day

    44. 06/15/2020 – Monday Success:

      Date: 06/15/2020
      Time: 5:30 – 6:15 AM
      Location: Gauntlet – RiverCrest Park
      Q: Bourbon

      PAX: 15, Ringo, Mile High, Beretta, Huffy, Casper, Lavar, Geppetto, Raven, Meatloaf, Hannibal, Montoya, Peach, Jennay, Popeyes, and Bourbon (Q)

      F3 Mission: Fitness, Fellowship, Faith; To plant, grow, and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership

      Principles of F3:
      • It must be free of charge
      • It must be open to all men
      • It must be held outdoor, rain or shine, hot or cold
      • It must be peer led in a rotating fashion by men who participate in the workout, with no training or certification necessary
      • It must end with a Circle of Trust (COT)

      Warmup:
      • Started with 88 side-straddle hops (4-count) in cadence to celebrate Casper and Hannibal’s birthdays.

      Beatdown:
      • Mosey from parking lot to base of hill
      • Jacob’s Ladder workout:
      o Performed OYO (on your own); this is you against you to build your own endurance and grow stronger
      o Climb the ladder to 7 and then descend back down to 1 (as time allows)
      o Example: 1 = 1 hill sprint up, 1 burpee at top, sprint down; 2 = 2 hill sprints, at the top of the hill on second sprint, 2 burpees at top, sprint down.
      o In between each ladder step, you are to walk to the midpoint of the soccer field and back to lower your heart rate and recover
      • Mosey back to Gauntlet base

      Count-O-Rama and Name-O-Rama

      Sixth in the middle was Lavar

      Announcements

      COT / Prayers and Intentions

    45. Ruck at the Battlefield
      6/13/2020
      0530
      Tupac, Dropout, Dutch, Simmons, Magic Jack, Woodstock, Bongo, Mercy (Q).

      Google Chrome wants to auto correct Tupac to Teacup. That’s a fun new name.

      An out and back ruck, preceded by the principles and mission. Took a semi muddy trail from Fallen Timbers onto the Cannonball trail, connected to the north fork, and went awhile until it was time to turn around. Bongo wore a sleeveless hoody, and that was the most interesting piece of clothing on the ruck. Who needs a hood but no sleeves? Also, the PAX observed that the paved trail, which used to be train tracks to Wabash, IN, was striped and lined, with double yellow at times. No motor vehicles are allowed on the trail, but it was interesting to see no passing, according to the markings. Unsure if runners and cyclists really follow those.

      A great time, simple ruck, at a brisk pace. Don’t need any coupons to slow us down while we stack miles for RiverX.

      Ended in COT, Woodstock the 6.

    46. QIC – Stark
      PAX – Landslide, Hannibal, Charmin, Geppetto, Beretta, Mile High, Chubs, Hazmat, Peach, Lego, Spaulding, Popeyes, Raven, Fossil

      Used both ends of the scenic Wall AO. Setup a 5 station route between Hood Park and Riverside Park. Each Station had 4 wrokouts on them. Perform ONLY 1 workout at a time then move to next station. This was a about a 3/4 mile course. If you performed all 4 lap you would complete the virtual Spartan Sprint….except these are F3 boys so we upped the ante a bit. All reps were suppposed to be only 10 per exercise. We did the following instead.

      Station 1
      20 Sec Plank
      20 Mountain Climbers (2 is 1)
      40 SSH
      20 Air Squats

      Station 2
      10 Forward Lunges Per Side
      10 Reverse Lunges Per side
      10 Tuck Jumps
      10 Knee Slap Mountain Climbers Per side

      Station 3
      10 Single Leg Squats Per Side
      40 Calf Raises
      10 Burpees
      20 Sec Squat Hold

      Station 4
      20 Sec Hollow Hold
      20 Plank Up Downs
      20 HRMerkins
      20 Glute Bridges

      Station 5
      20 Declined Merkins
      40 Dips
      20 Merkins
      20 Plank Shoulder Taps Per Side

      Only being able to do one exercise per station and then run to next station made the DISTANCE the hardest part of this workout. You had to move with purpose from station to station if you wanted to complete in 35-40 mins….and a few did! All PAX pushed and never stopped.

      COR, NOR, Mile High was the 6 and left a strong message as he was recently deployed, thankfully for only a short week, to our nation’s capital in response to the racial tensions our country is facing. His message was one of thanks, knowing he could go do his job and we F3 Brothers would be holding down the wall with his sons.

      Be Kind. Be Patient. Share a Smile. With EVERYONE

      Always an Honor
      Always My Pleasure
      ~Stark

    47. QIC – Stark
      PAX – Meatloaf, Mercy, Lavar, Bourbon , Woodstock, Boys II Men, Popeyes, Ringo, Landslide, Huckleberry, Peach, Beretta, Mile High, TuPac, Wicked

      Paula Abdul2 Steps forward, 1 Step Back

      Started with a little cadence of 8 Count Body builders and Imperial Squat Walkers to get PAX warmed up for the movements to come in the main event.

      The Thang –
      2 Tracks of 7 Cones. Track one spaced Approx 20 Yards apart down parking lot lines. Track 2 (shorter track) spaced approx. 15 yards apart. This Allows for 5 stops. Each round you move ahead 2 cones and perform exercise ONE and then move back one set of cones and perform exercise TWO. Then up 2 cones, and back one…so on.

      Round 1.) Long Track – Movement was running between cones.
      Exercise 1 on the forward movement – 8 Count Body Builders – 5 reps at each stop
      Exercise 2 on the backwards movement – Absolutions – 5 reps at each stop

      Hold plank until all PAX finish
      Suicide Sprint All the way back to start

      Round 2.) Short Track. Movement was Bear Crawls forward and Crawl Bears back
      Exercise 1 on the forward movement – Merkins – 20 reps at each stop
      Exercise 2 on the backwards movement – Supermans – 20 reps at each stop

      Hold Plank until all PAX finish
      Suicide Sprint All the way back to start

      Round 3.) Long Track. Movement was High Skipping
      Exercise 1 on the forward movement – Bonnie Blairs – 20 reps at each stop
      Exercise 2 on the backwards movement – Imperial Squat Walkers – 20 reps at each stop (Each Squat is 1)

      Hold Plank until all PAX finish
      Suicide Sprint All the way back to start

      Bonus Round 4.) CORE on Long Track. Had enough time for a quick round. Movement was running between cones
      Exercise 1 on the forward movement – Freddy Mercury’s – 20 reps at each stop
      Exercise 2 on the backwards movement – Plank Jacks – 20 reps at each stop

      COR, NOR, and totally coincidentally the 6 was Boys II Men. Shared some great info on a charity he started called the Program Inc. Many prayers for the social struggles we are facing in our community today. Prayers for the family of the young boy who passed from Raven’s school recently. Prayers for understanding and patience and the strength to ask for help.

      Always an Honor
      Always My Pleasure
      ~Stark

    48. 3 Fs, Mission, Principles covered by ISO.
      12 PAX: Mile High, Van Gogh, Wicked, Bourbon, Coconut, Spaulding, Stark, Landslide, Patriot, Dutch, Fossil, and Woodstock (QiC)

      Brief warmup stretch and YHC talking about the plan to attempt a large, diverse pace group Fartlek. YHC explained what a fartlek run is and how it can be beneficial. Coconut led an easy warmup run to Ft Meigs School/Rivercrest Park, where we circled and YHC went over the plan. YHC clocked a a little over 2.75 miles on the fartlek, 1.25 to the school and 1,25 back, and then some bonus laps. Total of 5.86 miles, near training pace, and a 7:06 mile in there to boot.

      For those reading and not sure what a Fartlek is – it is a mixed pace interval run of random distances designed to incorporate high intensity work and muscle confusion. This is an alternative to a fixed interval/stride workout. For example, we warmed up for 1.25 miles, then YHC picked 2 points (start point was a telephone pole, end point was where the walking path crossed a driveway) approx 100Y apart, and PAX all push hard for that distance. You then dial it down to a walk/jog for a bit, then pick back up to a run, then YHC picked the next start/stop points for a sprint. The distances you pick should vary – 40 yards, 400 yards, 100 yards, etc. sprints are all in, and recovery is important – you should be seeing your HR spike in the top end of zone 5 (180+) and then try and use the walking/jog to recover to the 130-140 range (or lower) before picking back up the run. Run should hold the HR at that 130-140 range throughout, and then sprints take it back to the top. Fartleks really help with VO2 max training and endurance training in general as you can really pile on the pain.

      Target total pace EVEN WITH RECOVERY should be at or below your normal training pace, otherwise you are not pushing your sprints hard enough or long enough, or you are taking longer to recover. Try and keep pushing on these!

      I encourage all run Q’s to really get nasty on run Q’s – a flat run now and then is ok, but you can do more!

      Closed out in the COT with the ruckers. Beautiful day, great group, hard push.

    49. 7 other men joined my for my continued B-day celebration where exercises were done in 45 reps.
      Q: Hannibal
      Tupac
      Charmin
      Huckleberry
      Shawshank
      Meatloaf
      isosceles
      Huffy

      Started with opening circle, including count, mission and principles.
      Warm up of 45 in cadence SSHs
      Then over to the field for the work.
      45 Merkins
      Backpedal to the cones and back
      45 American Hammers
      Karaoke down and back
      45 Carolina Dry Docks
      High knee down and back
      45 Squats
      Bear crawl down and back
      45 Burpees
      Sprint down and back
      Repeato (Most finished 2 rounds)

      Circle up for a 45 count plank, and a 45 count Glute bridge.

      Count-o-rama, Name-o-rama, 6, announcements, prayer.
      2nd F at Te’Kela

    50. Thursday DRP
      Date: June 18, 2020
      Time: 5:30am to 6:15am
      Location: The Battlefield – The Shops at Fallen Timbers – Maumee, OH
      QIC: Geppetto
      PAX: 7 total – Geppetto, Casper, Isosceles, Raven, Woodstock, Mercy, Montoya

      No FNG’s so right into Mission and Principles:
      F3 – Fitness, Fellowship, Faith – believe in something bigger than yourself
      Mission – Plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.
      The core principles of F3 are that it must:
      • Be free of charge
      • Be open to all men
      • Be held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
      • Be led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary.
      • End with a Circle of Trust
      Credo: Leave no man behind but leave no man where you found him
      Disclaimer: You versus you. Modify or stop an exercise if you need to. The most important thing is that nobody gets hurt.

      The Thang:
      Warmup in cadence:
      SSH x 20
      Imperial Walker x 15
      Cross Country Skier x 15
      Butt Kicks x 20

      7 stations, 7 reps at each station. Focus on proper form.
      -Round 1: Squats
      -Round 2: Flutter Kicks
      -Round 3: Burpees
      -Round 4: Lunges
      -Round 5: Sit-ups
      -Round 6: Merkins
      -Round 7: Jump Squats (Did not complete Round 7)

      -Countorama: 7
      -Nameorama
      -Know the 6: Montoya
      -Announcements: July 4th Convergence. Grand Rapids Saturday beatdowns are off to a great start.
      -BOM: YHC led the PAX and read the following poem:
      The Power of “I”
      I WILL DO MORE
      I am only one, but I am one.
      I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
      And what I can do, I ought to do.
      And what I ought to do, by the grace of God, I will do.
      I will do more than belong…I will participate.
      I will do more than care…I will help.
      I will do more than believe…I will practice.
      I will do more than be fair…I will be kind.
      I will do more than dream…I will work.
      I will do more than teach…I will inspire.
      I will do more than earn…I will enrich.
      I will do more than give…I will serve.
      I will do more than live…I will grow.
      I will do more than talk…I will act.
      I will be more than good…I will be good for something.
      – Anonymous
      Spreadsheets from the Gloom: Thanks for the opportunity to stand in front of this great group of men, Isosceles! Had a few late comers, had a few fartsackers. The HIM who posted started their day off with a win! Great to see the PAX encouraging and motivating each other to muscle through the exercises.

    51. PAX- Hazmat, Meatloaf, Coal, Peach, Lego, Bongo, Huffy, Hannibal, Charmin, Jennay, Geppetto, Raven

      Q- Isosceles

      Ruck to the wall and back. Did 10 Turkish get ups at the wall with ruck sack as weight. Also held a discussion in pairs about what we can do to help our community address racism.

    52. Perfect morning for a beatdown. We had 12 PAX:Bourbon, Hannibal, Charmin, Wicked, Coconut, Coal, Peach, Popeyes, Meatloaf, Fossil, Ringo, Huffy (Q).
      We started in the circle of trust. Went over the usual-
      F3 stands for Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith but today it was all the cool comfort of 90 degree heat.
      F3 is a national network of free, peer-led workouts for men. Our mission is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.
      Our Core Principles are: – Our workouts are:
      Are free of charge.
      Are open to all men.
      Are held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold.
      Are led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion.
      End with a Circle of Trust.
      The Disclaimer – You against you.
      We broke up into 6 teams of 2 and split off to the 6 different stations. The Beatdown was “a Typical Huffy Beatdown” :
      Station #1 (at the meeting area)
      A Burpees 15 Reps
      B American Hammers 20 2 is 1
      C Step Ups / Box Jumps 20 Reps
      Proceed up the Grassy Hill Side near the cross walk

      Station #2
      A Superman Merkins 20 Reps
      B Big Boy Shoulder Press (Progressive Count) 20 Reps
      Lunge to the Corner near the steps

      Station #3
      A Decline Merkins 25 Reps
      B Calf Raise Jump Squats 25 Reps
      Down Stairs and Ramp to Hand Rails

      Station #4
      A Austrailian Push Ups 25 Reps
      B Incline Close Grip Merkins (on the bar) 45 Reps
      Run to the Docks at Hood Park

      Station #5
      A Dips 45 Reps
      B Leg Lifts 25 Reps
      Run Up The Hill to the grassy area neat Commodore Perry

      Station #6
      A Imperial Squat Walkers (Step,Step,Squat) 25 Reps
      B Merkins (Head Down Hill for Added Difficulty) 45 Reps
      Run down the hill then to the Station #1 at Riverside

      Repeato

      Everyone busted tail and got through each station at least once. I had teamed up with Coconut and he pushed me the whole way.
      We held plank until everyone got to the cot the counted to 45 as the counter did a merkin. Recovered and did the Counterama / Namerama. Fossil was our 6. He told us about how he came back for the fellowship and faith of F3. Fossil is in the double respect category but in my opinion could run circles around most of us young whipper-snappers. The group, including myself, is blessed to have you in all 3 of the F3 elements. We prayer and finished up. Another blessed morning. Thanks you PAX for making the beatdown awesome!!

    53. FOR THOSE ABOUT TO RUCK, WE SALUTE YOU
      Per Run/ Pre Ruck
      Q = Tupac
      PAX = Wally, Woodstock, Landslide (runners) Bongo, Simmons, Mercy
      As always, began with Mission Statement and 5 Core principles and disclaimer
      Not much to mention, ruckers and runners went their separate ways. While rucking, we say a bright yellow shirt slip behind a dumpster. It would appear respect might grab a nap, splash some water and job back appearing to put in some real work. Not Judging, just circumstantial evidence.
      Ruck included several PT breaks. This seemed to have an effect of shutting Simmons up for about 5 minutes. He started to speak, so Q decided more PT was required. Simmons stared down the Q the entire time, but the Q, being a veteran did not acknowledge the stares. Over 2 miles put in with the PT. Runners did crazy mileage. Great job to all.
      COT and NOR saved till after the beatdown.

    54. BACK BY NOT SO POPULAR DEMAND

      Q = Tupac
      PAX = FNG (OPEC), Simmons, Mercy, Woodstock, Landslide, Bongo,
      As always, began with Mission Statement and 5 Core principles and disclaimer
      WARMUP
      Imperial Squat Walkers and 21s. Perfect synchronicity on the 21s. So proud of BlackSwamp. We rock.
      THE THANG
      We did a ladder type beatdown. Each round = number of reps for that round,
      ex: Rnd 1 = 1 rep, Rnd 2 = 2 reps, Rnd 3 = 3 reps, etc.
      The work was as follows, but with each round, the previous rounds were added. PS, NO ONE FINISHED but tremendous work put in by every individual
      Rnd 1. Lap
      Rnd 2. Bear crawl + all previous Rounds
      Rnd 3. Diamond Merkins + all previous Rounds
      Rnd 4. Surrenders + all previous Rounds
      Rnd 5. Burpies + all previous Rounds
      Rnd 6. Lt Dans + all previous Rounds
      Rnd 7. Absolutions + all previous Rounds
      Rnd 8. Military Merkins + all previous Rounds
      Rnd 9. Donkey kicks + all previous Rounds
      Rnd 10. Big Boy Situps + all previous Rounds
      Rnd 11. Box Jumps + all previous Rounds
      Rnd 12. Tricep dips (4 is 1) + all previous Rounds
      Rnd 13. Bonus Round, 13 of all exercises.

      Ended with COR, NOR, know the 6 (Mercy), and name the FNG. Welcome to OPEC. Serious work by OPEC, he may not need F3 for the fitness (he is very fit, I hope you were challenged), but he needs it for EVERYTHING ELSE F3 has to offer. Announcements and Prayer. Q spoke about making an impact. If we impact our community, we impact Toledo. Toledo can Impact OH, OH the nation and the nation the world. Change BEGINS HERE, with each of us. God bless F3, the PAX members and our country.

    55. Two Options
      Date: June 22, 2020
      Time: 5:30am to 6:15am
      Location: The Gauntlet – Rivercrest Park – Perrysburg, OH
      QIC: Geppetto
      PAX: 11 total – Geppetto, Raven, Montoya, Hannibal, Peach, Mile High, Popeyes, Huffy, Charmin, Ringo, Beretta

      No FNG’s so right into Mission and Principles:
      F3 – Fitness, Fellowship, Faith – believe in something bigger than yourself
      Mission –Plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.
      The core principles of F3 are that it must:
      • Be free of charge
      • Be open to all men
      • Be held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
      • Be led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary.
      • End with a Circle of Trust
      Credo: Leave no man behind but leave no man where you found him
      Disclaimer: You versus you. Modify or stop an exercise if you need to. The most important thing is that nobody gets hurt.

      Warmup:
      Jog to sled hill

      The Thang:
      Six stations in rotation on repeato
      Station one at bottom of hill: (5) absolutions then bear crawl up hill
      Station two at top of hill: (10) burpees then crawl bear down hill
      Stations three through six are marked by cones at the “corners” of the running track
      Station three: (15) Imperial Squat Walkers
      Station four: (20) Hand Release Merkins
      Station five (25) Big Boy Sit Ups
      Station six (30) Calf Raises on curb

      -Countorama: 11
      -Nameorama
      -Know the 6: Peach – Likes the accountability. Better than going to a gym. Good workout. Got his name from A League of Their Own and because he played baseball in college.
      -Announcements: Continue to support Grand Rapids mustard seed. July 4th Convergence at Fortress.
      -BOM: Prayers for fathers, for this beautiful day and for the men of this group

      Spreadsheets from the Gloom: 65 and rainy. Great to start the day with a win by getting wet, dirty and out of our comfort zones this morning. Honor to lead this group.

    56. 06/23/2020 Backblast

      PAX out for a run:
      Buttermaker
      Landslide
      Mile High
      Woodstock
      Spaulding
      Stark
      Coconut (Q)

      PAX out for a bike ride (?!)
      Isosceles
      Jennay

      Run consisted of a jaunt through the neighborhoods between Ft. Meigs and Rivercrest park, visiting all cul-de-sacs at up-tempo pace. There are some long cul-de-sacs there!

      Coal (ruck) was the 6 in COT.

      Between Run/Ruck/Bike, 21 PAX in total.

    57. Q Ok
      Huckleberry
      Dutch
      Chubbs
      Huffy
      Tupac
      Thai Guy
      Dr.Banana
      Hannibal
      Charmin
      Shawshank

      The Thang
      Deck of F3 cards 2 full rounds abs @ the end.

    58. The Up 10 Ruck

      Pax:
      Hannibal
      Meatloaf
      Geppetto
      Coal
      Raven
      Peach
      Patriot
      Popeyes
      Ringo
      Casper
      Lego
      Flo (Q)

      Mission
      Principles
      The Thang
      Rucked 3 miles up & down six hills. All while adding an extra 10 lbs in everyone’s rucksack. (Hence the Up 10 Ruck title.)

    59. 06/24/2020 – Easy Peasy:

      Date: 06/24/2020
      Time: 5:30 – 6:15 AM
      Location: Field of Dreams – Rolf Park
      Q: Bourbon

      PAX: 15 PAX – Dutch, Popeyes, Isosceles, Meatloaf, Bongo, Ringo, Beretta, Mile High, Coconut, Spaulding, Woodstock, Peach, Thai Guy, Huckleberry, and Bourbon (Q)

      F3 Mission: Fitness, Fellowship, Faith; To plant, grow, and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership

      Principles of F3:
      • It must be free of charge
      • It must be open to all men
      • It must be held outdoor, rain or shine, hot or cold
      • It must be peer led in a rotating fashion by men who participate in the workout, with no training or certification necessary
      • It must end with a Circle of Trust (COT)

      Disclaimer

      Warmup:
      • Warmup with 21’s. As many rounds as it takes to complete together. 5 burpee penalty for each missed round.
      o Took three attempts, but the PAX finally got it.

      Beatdown:
      • Cones are placed at the 25-yard, 50-yard, and 25-yard lines
      • PAX sprint to first cone and perform 8 reps of the exercise
      • PAX sprint to second cone and perform 8 reps of the exercise
      • PAX sprint to third cone and perform 8 reps of the exercise
      • PAX sprint to end line and plank until all PAX are planking
      • PAX sprint back to start line and plank until all PAX are planking (10-count if needed)
      • Repeato with new exercise

      • Exercises:
      o Lt. Dans
      o Merkins
      o Burpees
      o Captain Thor’s (big boy sit-up followed by a 4-count American hammer)
      o Jump Squats
      o Plank Jack Shoulder Taps
      o Flutter Kicks (4-count)
      o Diamond Merkins
      o Lt. Dans

      Count-O-Rama and Name-O-Rama

      Learn about the 6: Ringo.

      Announcements.

      COT / Prayers and Intentions.

    60. QIC – Stark
      PAX – Patriot, Nimbus, Casper, Huckleberry, Spaulding, Peach, Wipers, Coconut, Fossil, Hazmat, Doubtfire, Jennay

      The Thang
      Escalating Burpee Mountain – 1min of burpees, 15 seconds of rest. Goal to get at least 12 reps of each. Nearly 12 straight minutes of burpees!
      1.) Burpee No Merkin
      2.) Burpee
      3.) Squat Thrust Burpee
      4.) 8 Count Body Builder
      5.) Mountain Climber Burpee
      6.) Side Kick Through Burpee
      7.) Frog Hop Burpee
      8.) Donkey Kick Burpee
      9.) Frog Hop Crawl Bear Burpee
      10.) Triple Sky Fall Burpee

      NASCAR Nasties
      Pit row made up of cones to keep teams of two separated. One partner performs 7 reps of 3 exercises on repeato while other partner runs 1/4 mile loop at Fortress.
      10 min rounds
      1.) HR Kriss Kross Merkins, Plank Tucks, Supermans
      2.) V-Ups, Knee Slap Mountain Climbers, Box Cutters
      3.) Never Surrenders, Jump Squats, Monkey Humpers

      COR, NOR, Peach was the six. I just love “randomly” selecting the 6. Peach has only been in the group for about 2 weeks but I don’t think he has missed a beatdown. Great to hear from a new guy and his perspective. Prayers for more patience and understanding in the world. Especially the Father’s and their 2.0s for this Father’s Day weekend.

      Always an Honor
      Always My Pleasure
      ~Stark

    61. PAX – Lonzo, Jimmy Dean, Landslide, Splinter(Charlotte), Gepetto, Lavar, Isosceles, Charmin, Tupac, Mercy, Bongo
      Q – Dropout

      Lavar was the 6 and identified how great it is to be a part of this group and the encouragement it brings. I second that Lavar!

      Prayer Requests for Bongo’s sister-in-law (breast cancer) and Dropout’s wife (labor and delivery).

      The Thang:
      -Warm-up: SSH in cadence/Lap around theater
      -Bearpee Relays
      -Bobby Hurley
      -LBFC
      -Jackhammers
      -Floyd Mayweathers
      -J Los
      -Wave of Merkins
      -Pickle Pointers and Pounders
      -2 Laps around theater
      COT
      End

    62. Honored to lead this most excellent group of 15 PAX this morning:
      Bourbon
      Dutch
      Mile High
      Hannibal
      Stark
      Thai Guy
      Meatloaf
      Peach
      Nimbus
      Spaulding
      Popeyes
      Huckleberry
      Chubbs
      Coconut

      Q- Lego
      After a poorly timed cadence SSH warm-o-rama by YHC, we got on to the Thang:
      3 stations, each focused on 1 muscle group. 5 reps to start, +5 after that until 20 reps, then back down to 5.
      You go up the steps to Station 1 (AB):
      * LBC’s
      * Leg Raises
      * American Hammers (2=1)
      * Imperial Walkers (2=1)

      Down the ramp to Station 2 (BACK):
      * Dancing Bears (2=1)
      * Supermans
      * Crab Humpers
      * Y Superman (Angry Birds)

      Finish at the bottom with Station 3 (Chest):
      * Merkins
      * Shoulder Taps (2=1)
      * Diamond Merkins
      * Wide Merkins

      2 PAX had to be pulled away kicking and screaming (as I remember…) to join the CoT because they wanted to “finish”. Always a good sign.

      Meatloaf was the 6 and spoke of knowing that he can look around the CoT and see Men that can push and mentor him. His 100 Posts in 100 Days challenge was not met with laughter but with encouragement from all PAX in the region.

      Prayers for Bongo’s Sister-in-law, battling a cancer diagnosis.

    63. Little Old Lady
      Battlefield
      6/27/20
      Q: Montoya
      PAX: Simmons, Bongo, Lonzo, Lavar, Isosceles
      Warm up: 20 side staddle hops in cadence and a run around the movie theatre
      The Thang: We had some fun. We worked out to Moby’s flowers and we timed our reps to the verses, “Bring Sally up, Sally Down” After each set we did a burst of cardio goodness.
      Upright row
      -bunny hops to the lamp post-approx 30 ft
      Push-ups-low plank at sally down
      -bear crawl to the corner and crawl bear back
      Squats-low squat at sally down
      -run the movie theatre perimeter
      Legs-up-hold legs six inches at sally down
      -lunges to the corner and back
      Big Boi -situps -c sit at sally down
      Duck walk from theatre to the benches
      Wall jump- burpee down jump up on sally up
      Lunges back to theatre
      Curls
      Great Mumble Chat, though a lot seemed to be at ISO’s expense, good laughs, and some swearing.
      Circle-up, Count-O-Rama, Name-O-Rama, Six, Intentions and Prayer

    64. Be The Swamp Thing You Were Meant Too Be- The Beatdown
      PAX:
      Huffy
      Beretta
      Mile High
      Gypsy
      Bourbon
      Spaulding
      Okay
      Meatloaf
      Started off with the usual:
      F3 stands for Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith but today it was all the cool comfort of 90 degree heat.
      F3 is a national network of free, peer-led workouts for men. Our mission is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.
      Our Core Principles are: – Our workouts are:
      Are free of charge.
      Are open to all men.
      Are held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold.
      Are led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion.
      End with a Circle of Trust.
      The Disclaimer – You against you.
      Kicked off the beatdown with 21 side straddle hops, and got into the meat of the beatdown

      Be the Swamp Thing You Were Meant To Be!
      Pair up in Groups of 2 (possible 1 group of 3)
      Station #1
      Decline Merkins 25 Reps
      American Hammers 25 Reps
      Incline Merkins 25 Reps
      Australian Swing Push-Ups 25 Reps
      Dips 25 Reps
      Mosy to Station #2

      Station #2
      Agility Run 2 Runs
      40 Yd. Car Push (Each Direction is 1) 2 Runs
      Calf Raise Jump Squats 25 Reps
      40 Yard Dashes (Each Direction is 1) 2 Sprints
      Lunge to Station #3

      Station #3
      Pull-Ups / Chin-Ups Max Reps
      Imperial Walker Squats 30 Reps
      Big Boy/Shoulder Press (Progressive Count) 20 Reps
      Burpees 15 Team
      Duck Walk to Station #1
      -Repeato-
      All of the pairs made it thru at least 1 and 2/3 rounds. Awesome work by the whole everyone. We ended in the COT where Gypsy was the 6 told us a bit about himself. I was paired up with Gypsy and he pushed me the whole way and kicked some serious tail without any letting off the gas! Thanks for taking me well beyond my comfort zone Brother!! If the effort determines the effectiveness of the beatdown, the PAX made the most of it!! Great work you great big pod of Swamp Thang HIMs!! As always, an honor to lead my Brothers!!

    65. Pax: Charmin, Spaulding, Huckleberry, Mulan, Heisenberg, Casper, Jennay, coconut, Fossil, ok, meatloaf, Hannibal, Biggie, FNG Buffet, FNG 2 Buck Chuck, Woodstock

      QiC Woodstock

      Full Disclosure: YHC was finishing up a month long distance challenge and PAX were subject to hidden miles with the beatdown. And a good beatdown is tough, hard threshold training makes it great.

      Warmup – ssh, merkin, windmills, easy IP run, kitty kicks, potato pickers

      Rounds of on bell work:
      1) 5 thrusters, sprint down and back (bell every 45s/5:15) – last round double sprint
      2) Merkins/curls (bell every :30, them switch exercise, 3:00)
      3) 5 burpees, sprint down and back (45s/5:15)
      4) flutter kicks/plank jacks (:30/3)
      5) 5 lt Dan’s, sprint (45s/5:15)
      6) merkins/squats (:30/3)
      7) 5 jump squats /sprint (45s/5:15) up button – double sprints or extra set jump squats.

      2 FNGs are not locals (2 Buck Chuck is a clevelander, Buffet is from Marion, IN but may be moving to Indy). Both EHd by Heisenberg.

      Great time had by all, Charmin was the 6 and as always we ended in a COT.

    66. QIC – Stark
      PAX – Huckleberry, Van Gogh, Chubbs, Chanel, Bonds, TuPac,
      Okay and crew of 4 FNG’s. 2 biological teenage sons and 2 young men he fosters for the summer for past several years from Texas Lex “Fallout” New, Elijah “Nomad” New,
      “C.C” – young man from Texas
      “Cinco” – young man from Texas

      Kaboom at the Commons
      Warm-Up – Hello Dolly’s, Seal Jacks, Stump Huggers
      5 Star Merkins (Merkin, Shoulder Tap – 2 is 1, Right Leg Glute Lift, Left Leg Glute Lift)
      50 as a team of 2, while PAX 1 is performing 5 Star Merkin other Pax Holds low Merkin Position

      13 Ways to the Core – 50 Reps Each, Run to Far Cones, Perform 5 Burpees, Run Back and perform work in Center

      American Hammers – 2 is 1
      Heals to Heaven
      Big Boi Sit Ups
      Supermans
      Alternating Heel Touches – 2 is 1
      Peter Parkers – 2 is 1
      Flutter Kicks – 4 is 1
      Hip Dips – 50 per side
      Stump Huggers
      Crunchy Frog
      Freddy Mercury’s – 2 is 1
      Glute Bridge
      Hello Dolly’s

      COR NOR , Bonds was the Six, prayers for our troops and country over the 4th of July weekend. Safe travels to Bonds, and our PAX in search of new careers.

      Always an Honor
      Always a Pleasure
      ~Stark

    67. PAX: Chanel, Bourbon, Chubs, Spaulding, Jeggings, Geppetto, Tupac, van Gogh, Coconut, Charmin, Meatloaf, Peach, Hannibal, Cojo, Fossil, Huffy, Wicked, Dutch, Raven, Casper (Q)

      Recycled an idea from a couple of years ago at the Wall–split PAX into 3 groups to allow for social distancing. Within each group, 1 PAX began to plank and each group was told that at all times a member of their group should plank for the remainder of the beatdown. The other members of each group would do a max of 50 reps of an exercise or a lap up the stairs and around the loop at the Wall. The exercises were chosen to target shoulders and abs: Nightclubs, LBC, Carolina Dry Docks, Imperial Walkers, Squats. PAX were to continue with an exercise until hitting 50 reps or relieving either the runner or Planking PAX member. An awful time was had by all. YHC quoted Tupac saying “this is stupid’. Beautiful morning in the gloom at the Wall.

    68. PAX- Coconut, Bourbon, Bogey, Van Gogh, Geppetto, OK, Lonzo, Lavar, Dropout, Boy II men, Peach, Ringo, Mike High, Beretta, Meatloaf, Huckleberry
      Q- Isosceles

      The Thang:
      1. welcome
      2. All research in the last 10 years says that we can rewire our brains. Neuroplasticty
      3. Mindfulness: a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and huffy huff GD F

      1. accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.
      2. Fixed vs growth
      3. Mosey
      4. Yoga 10 minutes (upward/downward dog into other fluid movements)
      5. Listen to 10 minutes mediation : Welcome to the Party
      6. Bear Crawl Merkins, 50 yards and back, about 8 minutes
      7. Pull ups to failure, meditation walk 15 steps, on repeato

      COT. Nice work men! Honor to lead

    69. Q = Huffy, Huckelberry, Okay, TuPac

      PAX = Woodstock, Hannible, Ellis, Stark, Biggie, Nimbus, Raven, Meatloaf, Gepetto, Flo, Coconut, Totts, Spalding, Bongo, Casper, Chanel, Peach, Simmons, Charmin, Mercy, Huckleberry, Dropout, Fossil, Footloose (FNG), Johnny 5000 (FNG), Jazzy Jeff (FNG), Bandit (FNG), Patriot, Isoceles, Wicked

      Huffy opened bringing in the FNGs and explaining the Mission of F3 and the 5 Core Principles. He then lead warm ups with: Side Straddle Hops, Windmills and chain breakers. We counted off in 2s to divide the group in ½.

      THE THANG

      Group ONE went to Huckelberry which punished the PAX for 15 minutes

      10 Curls with Cinderblock Coupon
      10 Dead Lifts with Coupon
      10 American Hammers with Coupon (2 is 1)
      25 BBS with or without Coupon
      18 yard Lunges with Coupon
      10 Merkins
      18 yard Lunges with Coupon

      Repeato for as many sets as you can for the 15 minutes.

      Group TWO went to Okay and Tupac. This was Legs and Cardio were the focus here, that consisted of

      relay sprints,
      Lt Dans,
      Side Straddle Hops,
      backward walking lunges
      Burpie BroadJumps

      After 15 minutes, the groups were swapped.

      Okay closed out with: Warmdown, NOR, COR, Announcements and COT. Warmdown was

      17 Merkins
      76 second plank
      other exercises

      FNGs were named: FNG are Johnny 5000, Bandit, Footloose and Jazy Jay

      COT with prayers said and Everyone joined with Our Father.

      NOTE, Dropout’s wife was in labor and still permitted him to come. That is one Heck of a Woman! Prayers to Drop out, his wife child and children.

      Many PAX joined for a Coffeeteria afterwards.

    70. Pax Ruck:
      Lego
      Peach
      Raven
      Casper
      Geppetto
      Ringo
      Hannibal
      Huffy
      Popeyes
      Meatloaf
      Flo (Q)

      Pax Run:
      Mile High
      Stark
      Coconut
      Jennay
      Fossil
      Landslide
      Spaulding (Q)

      Ruck BB

      Mission
      Principles
      The Thang
      Rucked 2.5 miles while stopping 4 times to perform Gorilla exercises with rucks on!
      Gorilla Humpers
      Gorilla Walk
      Gorilla Lateral Walk
      Gorilla Merkins
      Gorilla Plank
      Gorilla Charge (uphill)

      COT led by Spaulding
      NOR
      Six was Mile High
      Announcements
      Prayer

    71. Pax Ruck:
      Lego
      Peach
      Raven
      Casper
      Geppetto
      Ringo
      Hannibal
      Huffy
      Popeyes
      Meatloaf
      Flo (Q)

      Pax Run:
      Mile High
      Stark
      Coconut
      Jennay
      Fossil
      Landslide
      Spaulding (Q)

      Ruck BB

      Mission
      Principles
      The Thang
      Rucked 2.5 miles while stopping 4 times to perform Gorilla exercises with rucks on!
      Gorilla Humpers
      Gorilla Walk
      Gorilla Lateral Walk
      Gorilla Merkins
      Gorilla Plank
      Gorilla Charge (uphill)

      COT led by Spaulding
      NOR
      Six was Mile High
      Announcements
      Prayer

    72. Pax: lonzo, bongo, Isosceles, Huckleberry, Woodstock
      QiC: woodstock

      Group 1 – regular Bench / Bent Over Row supersets – 12-15 reps, then 12-15 reps. 3 sets. Then close bench and upright rows 12-15 reps 3 sets
      Group 2 – Curl / Extension superset – 15-20 reps, then 15-20 reps. 3 sets. then front raise 3 sets to failure.

      Switch

      All – shoulder press, Shrug, deadlift continuous set pyramid. 12/12/12, 10/10/10, 8/8/8 6/6/6 4/4/4.

      All – heavy squats x 15, light lunges x 15 (2 is 1) 4 sets

      All – core work – side bends, block up flutters

    73. We had a wonderful morning with 12 hardy souls! We had a No Run Fun workout. We went to the shelter house with our cement blocks. The workout was 30 merkins, 20 overhead presses with the block, 20 dips, 20 curls, 20 big boy sit ups or 20 starfish sit ups, 2 = 1, and 20 squats with the block. Then you took a 30 second break and repeated the workout. attending were Kevin Popeyes Connors, Alan Coconut Davies, Andrew Peach Lee,
      Ron Montoya Stowers,
      Joey Charlotte Parker,
      Jake Jennay Wittmer,
      Thomas Mercy Morressey, Alec Meatloaf Falkenberg, Noah Beretta Cordova, Daniel Mile High Cordova, Billy Hannebal Stark and the Q, Mark Landslide Trimble.
      we ended the session in a circle of trust.

    74. Beat the Heat at the Commons
      7/7/2020
      Commons

      PAX: Chanel, Tupac, FNG Slugger, OK, Shawshank, Hannibal, Dr. Banana, Charmin
      QIC: Chubbs

      Warm up: 21 SSH’s, 10 arm circles front and back, 10 hip rotations each leg, 10 leg swings each leg

      The Thang: Station work, do the first exercise and move to the next station. Then 2nd exercise and move…
      Station 1 – Broad jump to fountain before starting with exercise 1.
      1. 40 LBC’s
      2. 20 Superman’s
      3. 20 Shoulder tap planks
      4. 20 Heels to Heaven
      Lunge to station 2
      Station 2
      1. 20 Decline merkins
      2. 40 dips
      3. 20 Hand release merkins
      4. 20 Carolina dry docks
      Jog to station 3
      Station 3
      1. 40 Sumo squats
      2. 20 Kick squats
      3. 20 one leg squats
      4. 20 jumps squats
      Carioca back to station 1

      Cool down: Toe touch, chest stretch, runners pose, lat stretch
      COR, NOR, the six – Hannibal shared what F3 has meant to him and his journey to 200 posts, FNG Slugger – in Perrysburg on business from Louisville and Tupac EH’d him at Starbucks that afternoon, announcements and prayer.

    75. The Ruckus Bringer
      6/30/2020
      Necropolis
      Flo
      Meatloaf
      Peach
      Lego
      Coho
      Coho (FNG – Stark/FiA Gypsy EH’d)
      Huffy
      Coal
      Q- Raven
      The Thang:
      With a repeating timer set for every 5 min, we headed north toward the fort. Around the east side of the fort and out first alarm sounded for a PT stop. Packs off on our 6 for some high slow flutterkicks while holding our packs over head. Packs back on and headed to the bridge over River Maumee. At the start of the bridge we halted for directions. Indian Wall Sits was the announcement 🙂 each PAX start by doing a wall sit on a “post”, the last PAX sprints to the beginning of the line and wall sits, followed by the next, last PAX in line, all the way across the bridge. Grueling and amazing at the same time. We continued through Sidecut Metro park, stopping every 5 minutes for PT. After the park we headed back to the fort. PT as follows:
      -Low Plank 90 count
      -Monkey Humpers 34
      -Lunge walk 50 paces
      -Shoulder taps 20 (2is1)
      As always, it was an honor to lead. The HIM of F3 inspire me to want to be a better man & I wouldn’t be who I am with out them, AYE!

      -Raven.

    76. The Ruckus Bringer
      6/30/2020
      Necropolis
      Flo
      Meatloaf
      Peach
      Lego
      Coho
      Coho (FNG – Stark/FiA Gypsy EH’d)
      Huffy
      Coal
      Q- Raven
      The Thang:
      5 Core Principles
      COR

      With a repeating timer set for every 5 min, we headed north toward the fort. Around the east side of the fort and out first alarm sounded for a PT stop. Packs off on our 6 for some high slow flutterkicks while holding our packs over head. Packs back on and headed to the bridge over River Maumee. At the start of the bridge we halted for directions. Indian Wall Sits was the announcement 🙂 each PAX start by doing a wall sit on a “post”, the last PAX sprints to the beginning of the line and wall sits, followed by the next, last PAX in line, all the way across the bridge. Grueling and amazing at the same time. We continued through Sidecut Metro park, stopping every 5 minutes for PT. After the park we headed back to the fort. PT as follows:
      -Low Plank 90 count
      -Monkey Humpers 34
      -Lunge walk 50 paces
      -Shoulder taps 20 (2is1)
      COR
      NOR
      COT
      As always, it was an honor to lead. The HIM of F3 inspire me to want to be a better man & I wouldn’t be who I am with out them, AYE!

      -Raven.

    77. Mystery Beatdown!
      7/9/20
      The Wall @ Riverside Park
      Tupac
      Flo
      Coconut
      Hazmat
      Jennay
      Stark
      Koho
      Meatloaf
      Hannibal
      Geppetto
      Charmin
      LEGO
      Spaulding
      Casper
      Fossil
      Peach
      OK
      Gypsy
      Huckleberry
      Mile High
      Beretta
      Ringo
      Popeyes
      Q – Raven
      The Thang:
      COR
      5 Core Principles
      Mission Statement
      Warm-up 21’s!
      Twice through the 21’s and 2 sets of ten penalty burpees, because THE Q screwed up the count
      🙁
      The workout was set up in 5 different stations. Each station (except stairs) had 3 exercises. PAX were encouraged to give their best today, to move from station to station with enthusiasm and get in all reps. PAX were informed that they should be “gassed” by the end of the beatdown. PAX responded well, it seemed most or all were indeed gassed.
      1. Stairs:
      Up the stairs 3 times, but rather than running, walk/power hike the stairs climbing 2 steps with each step and try to use ball of foot rather than the whole foot.
      2. Top of the Stairs:
      -Decline Merkins X20
      -Dips X20
      -American Hammers X20
      3. Top of the ramp:
      -Absolutions X10
      -Lt. Dans X10
      -Burpees X10
      4. Bottom of the ramp:
      -Australian Merkins X20
      -Shoulder Taps X20
      -V-ups X20
      5. Main area:
      -Glute Bridges X20
      -Box Jumps X20
      -Austrailian Snow Angels
      NOR
      Meet the 6
      Announcements
      COT
      24 PAX at the Wall this morning, as always, it was an honor to lead!
      AYE!

      -Raven.

    78. We did the Spartan 300 and for the first time ever a group finished! As a group of five with 2 or 3 running 50 yards down and back the rest of the group were doing reps until the got to 300. The exercises were Merkins, LBCs, Burpees, starfish sit ups, swimmer merkins, V sit ups, diamond merkins, big boy sit ups, south Carolina merkins, pistal squatys and then dips.

      My phone sound went out during the video so I am missing one person Josh Biggie Michalak, Ryan Coho Decoup, Jake Jennay Wittmer, Ryan Hazmat Wilson, Andrew Peach Lee, Eric Venom Kinor, Dave Flo Walbom, Alan Coconut Davies, Marius Nimbus Paulikas,
      Matt Stark Yarder,Chris Charmin Tracey,Billy Hanibal Stark, Bryan OK New,Mulan,
      Bob Raven McCartt, Lou Ellis Rameriz and the Q Mark Landslide Trimble attendeed.

    79. The Murph – In Honor of Seal Lieutenant Murphy
      1 Mile Run
      100 Pull Ups
      200 Push Ups (Merkins)
      300 Squats
      1 Mile Run
      Co-Qs – vQ-Beretta and Q-Ringo
      PAX: Huffy, Zelda, Coho, Woodstock, Spaulding, Casper, Tots, Meatloaf, Peach, Nimbus, Popeyes, Mile High.
      Awesome work by the whole PAX. Nice leadership VQ by Beretta and CoQ by Ringo. Way to show great incentive and maturity. You guys are well ahead of the curve!! T-Claps to you both!!

    80. The Q: Josh “Lavar” Schuyler, name if event: count to ten and do it again

      The PAX: Thomas “mercy” morissey, Rob “Simmons” brace, Kyle “wal-e” Edwards, Dan “Casper” kubacki

      The warmup: warmed up with some back pedals, karaokes, high knees, and butt kickers

      The workout: we broke into 2 teams, mercy and I on one and the other 3 together. Competition 1 consisted of bear crawling to 3 cones spread out about 15 feet each. At the ones we did 2 burpees. After final cone sprint back. Next teammate goes. Did that 2x’s per person for team of 3 and 3x’s for team of 2. Mercy and I won so we got to pick which combo of exercises we would do for next phase of workout which included starting at 1st cone and doing 1 rep, then sprinting to 4th cone and doing 9, then sprint back to 1st cone and do 2,etc. we chose merkins and absolutions while other team got Burpees and freddie mercuries. Next team event was suicide relays from cone to cone with mercy and I going 3x’s each and larger team going 2x’s each. Larger team won and picked combo 1-9 workout of flutter crunches and lt dans. Mercy and I got plank jack shoulder taps and Bonnie blairs. Final team event was crawl bear, crab walk, bear crawl, sprint races. Larger team won and picked 1-9 combo of mountain climbers and squats. Mercy and I got diamond merkins and dry docks. Had to do 1-5 on last one due to time. Cool down was a sprint half way up the main boulevard with karaokes on the way back.

      Ended with COT. Simmons was the 6.

    81. Hello My name is Inigo Montoya, it is my birthday, prepare to die
      Q: Montoya
      Pax: Mercy, Woodstock, Landslide

      The Thang:
      Celebrating my F3 anniversary we got to do one of my favorite workouts.. 2018 Iron pax Week 2

      We did 8 minute rounds of Thrusters, Kettlebell swings, curls, and Man Makers. After 25 reps we ran 25 yards, out and back. A 2 minute rest was enjoyed between each round. It was a hot one and everyone was dripping at the end.

      Should remember to do this on pavement, due to the grass being uneven.

      Annoucements and Prayers with Landslide as the 6th.

    82. 07/13/2020 – Don’t Stop Now:

      Date: 07/13/2020
      Time: 5:30 – 6:15 AM
      Location: The Gauntlet – Rivercrest Park
      Q: Bourbon

      PAX: 10 Total – Meatloaf, Bongo, Peach, Lego, Spaulding, Raven, Montoya, Popeyes, Mile High, and Bourbon (Q)

      F3 Mission: Fitness, Fellowship, Faith; To plant, grow, and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership

      Principles of F3:
      • It must be free of charge
      • It must be open to all men
      • It must be held outdoor, rain or shine, hot or cold
      • It must be peer led in a rotating fashion by men who participate in the workout, with no training or certification necessary
      • It must end with a Circle of Trust (COT)

      Disclaimer

      Warmup:
      • Warmup with 21’s. As many rounds as it takes to complete together. 5 burpee penalty for each missed round.
      o The PAX achieved perfection on the second try. The first round, there was some speculation of whose count was incorrect, but either way, multiple finished at different times and were penalized with five burpees each OYO.

      Beatdown:
      • Four cones in corners to make a square.
      • Start at 15 reps of exercise at cone 1, sprint to cone 2 and complete 15 reps of exercise, etc. until you finish back at cone 1.
      • Drop reps by one each cycle through and get as low as you can.
      • Cone 1 = Hand Release Merkins
      • Cone 2 = Absolutions
      • Cone 3 = Burpees
      • Cone 4 = Captain Thors

      Count-O-Rama and Name-O-Rama.

      Learn about the 6: Raven.

      Announcements.

      COT / Prayers and Intentions.

    83. PAX: hazmat, meatloaf, Ponzi, flo, coho, Raven, Casper, peach, Lego, fng ENRON, FNG Bootleg, Woodstock

      QiC Woodstock

      Stark covered the opening Mission, Principles, and disclaimer and was really good at addressing the 2 FNGs.

      Ruckers took off in an IP ruck (continuous), and at YHC direction halted for ruck PT after 1 or 2 full cycles. We did a variety of merkins, squats, overhead press, flutter kicks w/ruck, more squats, planks, ruck swings, ruck curls, and then more squats. Double timed it back to COT.

      YHC closed it out in the COT, Stark was the 6, pax named both FNGs, and we went through all announcements.

      Beautiful morning. Hell didn’t freeze over even though woodstock Q’s a ruck.

    84. We ran to the New Ford Field AO for a little recon as the first event will be this Thursday.
      Runners were
      Patriot, Stark, Jennay, Spaulding, Fossil, Van Gogh, Coconut, and Buttermaker

      Depending on pace we got in about 5.5 to 6.5 miles.

      ~Stark

    85. Q=TuPac
      PAX = Bonds, Houdini, Dr Banana, Hanibal, Huffy, FNG (Ninga Turtle), Chubbs, Van Gough, Okay

      Opened with Mission and 5 core principles
      warmups = Side straddle Hops, Windmills, and Chain Breakers

      the Thang
      20 Reps of each of the following: Absolutions, Burpies, Crunchy Frogs, Dans (Lt)
      then 1 lap, Jack Webs to 5, 1 lap
      15 Reps of each of the following: Absolutions, Burpies, Crunchy Frogs, Dans (Lt)
      then 1 lap, Jack Webs to 5, 1 lap
      10 Reps of each of the following: Absolutions, Burpies, Crunchy Frogs, Dans (Lt)
      then 1 lap, Jack Webs to 5, 1 lap
      05 Reps of each of the following: Absolutions, Burpies, Crunchy Frogs, Dans (Lt)
      then 1 lap, Jack Webs to 5, 1 lap
      NoOne finished but valid effort by all PAX

      Ended in COR, NOR naming the FNG, Abimbola “Ninga Turtle” Fajobi. Was originally named El Shadai (because his favorite artist is Michael W. Smith, and one of his songs is El Shadai), but he felt he was not worthy, so true, so gave him Ninga Turtle (he likes Michael Angelo as another favorite artist). Ended with announcements and COT Prayer.

    86. Warm-Up with Side Straddle Hops, Windmills, Chain Breakers and Protractor

      Paula Abdul – set of exercises, forward 2 spaces, set of exercises, back one space, set of exercises, forward 2 spaces, repeato until you reach the end.
      5 merkins, bear crawl 2 spaces, 6 merkins, crawl bear one space 7 merkins, bear crawl 2 spaces 8 merkins, repeato until you run out of cones. Will be 6 cones and a total of 61 merkins
      Mozy back to the beginning.
      5 dipss, crab walk 2 spaces, 6 dips, repeato

      Cardioish Stuff. Start at far end of parking lot, move to first light, new movement until second light, return to first movement to the end of the parking lot. Repeato coming back.
      * jog, sprint, jog
      * jog, lunge walk, jog
      * karaoke, squat walk 180, karaoke
      *backpedal, turn and sprint, backpedal

      Choose Your Own Adventure – Parking Lot – there are 5 exercises, you need to finish 10 of one of them, 20 of another, 30 of another, 40 of another and 50 of the last one Everyone makes their own choice.
      Round 1 choices – burpees, scissor-ups, hand release merkins, jump squats, crunchy frogs
      Round 2 choices – Lt. Dangers, klinger kicks, incline or decline merkins, lunges (2 is 1), American Hammers

      Indian Run the length of the parking lot and back between rounds

      Cool down exercises and COT

      PAX members attending – Ticket, Coho (sp), Mercy, Lavar, Meatloaf, Landslide, Charmin, Okay, Casper, Stark, Coconut, Beaker. Q’d by Beaker

    87. PAX 25 total 2 FNG 6:30 7.18.20 at Woodland “The fortress”
      1 Chris Tracy Charmin COQ
      2 Chris Drage Heisenberg COQ
      3 Lou Ramirez Ellis
      4 Josh Michalak Biggee
      5 Justin FNG Snakeeyes
      6 Matt Yarder Stark
      7 Dave W Flo
      8 Bill C Channel #6
      9 Dan Miller Canteen
      10 Ben Tracy Floater
      11 Andrew Lee Peach
      12 Jay M Wipers
      13 Alex W Meatloaf
      14 Jesse Miller Fossil
      15 John B Huffy
      16 Dave Chen Mulan
      17 Myron B Tupac
      18 Billy S Hannibal
      19 Jeff Campbell FNG Tank
      20 Scott Geppetto
      21 Jake W Jennay
      22 John B Bourbon
      23 Dustin B Jeggee? Jeggings?
      24 Alan Davies Coconut
      25 Jimmy Dean

    88. Leadership Ruck
      Discussion on Leadership
      Keni Thomas, Army Ranger
      Mogadishu (Blackhawk Down)

      Welcome
      Mission
      Principles

      Pax:
      Geppetto
      Tupac
      Jimmy Dean
      Meatloaf
      Flo (Q)

      2.5 mile ruck discussing leadership thoughts from Army Ranger Keni Thomas

      COT Prayer – Geppetto

    89. F3
      Q – Chris “Heisenberg” Drage, Chris “Charmin” Tracey
      7/18/20, 6:30a
      “The Danger, The One Who Knocks”

      NO BRICK NECESSARY

      Inspirations – In Your Darkest Hour, When the Demons Come, Call On Me Brother and we’ll fight them Together”

      43 Feet AHEAD on the road – The metaphor extends to mentoring and being willing to share your life lessons with guys who are just behind you on their life journey.

      Esse Quam Videri
      43 Feet
      PAX:
      1 Chris Tracy Charmin COQ
      2 Chris Drage Heisenberg COQ
      3 Lou Ramirez Ellis
      4 Josh Michalak Biggee
      5 Justin FNG Snakeeyes
      6 Matt Yarder Stark
      7 Dave Walbom Flo
      8 Bill C Channel #6
      9 Dan Miller Canteen
      10 Ben Tracey Floater
      11 Andrew Lee Peach
      12 Jay M Wipers
      13 Alex W Meatloaf
      14 Jesse Miller Fossil
      15 John B Huffy
      16 Dave Chen Mulan
      17 Myron B Tupac
      18 Billy S Hannibal
      19 Jeff Campbell FNG Tank
      20 Scott Geppetto
      21 Jake W Jennay
      22 John B Bourbon
      23 Dustin B Jeggee? Jeggings?
      24 Alan Davies Coconut
      25 Jimmy Dean

      Heisenberg
      Fitness – Fellowship – Faith
      F3’s Mission is: To plant, serve and grow men’s small workout groups, in order to reinvigorate male community leadership.
      Principles of F3:
      1. It must be free of charge;
      2. It must be open to all men;
      3. It must be held outdoor, rain or shine, heat or cold;
      4. It must be peer led in a rotating fashion by men who participate in the Workout, with no training or certification necessary;
      5. It must end with a Circle of Trust (the “COT”)

      Heisenberg – 15min
      • Countarama ( 1 or 2)
      • “STREAM OF PEARLS” 15min (on path around Playground)
      • In order form double line socially distanced (1s in a line) (2s in a line)
      • 2 Slow Indian Run lines where back guy runs to the front, chooses exercise, repeato with jog
      • Exercises consisted of 20 burpees, Merkins, American Hammers Lt. Dans, lunges, Hello Dollys, Big Boy sits,

      Charmin – 15MIN,

      FORM BIG CIRCLE – NEW MOVES (demo each)
      1. 25 Side Straddle Hops (4CT)
      2. 25 Star Squats (1CT) – start in pencil
      3. 25 Squat with crossover in back (2CT)
      4. 25 Side leg lift to squat
      5. 50 Squats moving side to side (demo)
      6. 25 2 Plank Jack with 2 leg lifts (4CT)
      7. 10 Clambshells (4CT) (demo) – 2 different kinds
      8. 10 Ab wind mill

      Charmin – PEACH LAB – Hiney Clean, BIG CIRCLE (25 each)
      1. Lay Flat stomach, lift legs and butt
      2. Bend forward at waist
      3. Reverse one-leg Lift to sky
      4. Bridge with feet together
      5. Fire hose, then kick diagonal
      6. Fire hose

      Charmin (15min) – CONES (8 stations)
      Perform the following:: do exercise then do motion to cone and back
      • 27 Burpees run
      • 27 Merkins inch worms
      • 27 Monkey Humpers lunge walks
      • 27 Prayer squats bear crawls
      • 27 Mountain Climbers crawl bear (most finished here)
      • 27 Absolutions kareoke
      • 27 Imperial Walkers side shuffle
      • 27 Leg Levers ape hop

      Heisenberg
      • Countarama
      • Explain – Name O Rama, FNGs
      • Call the 6th – Chanel
      • Name FNGs – Justin FNG Snakeeyes , Jeff “Tank” Campbell,
      • Announcements – tribute to Officer Dia
      • Prayer Intentions

    90. Pax: Bongo, Simmons, Footloose, Dropout
      QiC: Dropout

      Knocked out a 3.2 miles on a route through the actual Battlefield.

    91. Q: Meatloaf
      PAX: Raven, Hannibal, Peach, Enron, Spaulding, Woodstock, Landslide, Bongo, Mercy, Charolette, Coconut

      Beatdown:

      ***Need Cinderblock

      -Complete in the field, or a large area

      -Complete 5 exercises, then run a lap

      -Exercises
      1. Merkins
      2. Squats
      3. Overhead Press
      4. Imperial Walkers
      5. Plank Jacks
      6. Lap

      Each round, complete these exercises with a specific amount of reps, then take a lap.

      5

      10

      15

      20

      15

      10

      5

      10

      Continue this process for 38 minutes

      Done

      COT

    92. July 18th, 2020
      Battlefield
      Pax: Woodstock, Landslide, Simmons, Coho, Footloose & Wall-E
      Q: Patriot

      The Beatdown:
      Warmup – One lap around the beatdown area
      Set 1 – 20 reps each
      1) Merkins
      2) Big Boys
      3) Prisoner Squats
      4) Burpees
      5) American Hammers
      6) Brear Crawl “The Hill”
      7) Triceps Dips at the top of the ledge of the hill
      8) One lap
      Set 2 – 20 reps each
      1) Lt. Dans
      2) Iron Hulks (1:4 Merkins:Air Presses)
      3) Crunchy Frogs
      4) In/Out Squats
      5) Shoulder Taps
      6) Brear Crawl “The Hill”
      7) Triceps Dips at the top of the ledge of the hill
      8) One lap
      Set 3 – 20 reps each
      1) Absolutions
      2) Lunges
      3) Baby Crunches
      4) Jump Squats
      5) Bicycles
      6) Brear Crawl “The Hill”
      7) Triceps Dips at the top of the ledge of the hill
      8) One lap
      Repeat sets as time allows

      Anouncement: Convergence of Anthony Dia on 07/25/2020

    93. Happy Monday!! Embrace the Suck!!
      PAX:
      Geppetto, Meatloaf, Enron, Bourbon, Bongo, Peach, Hannibal, Mile High, Beretta, Ringo, Lego,Huffy(Q).
      Began with the COT and did the Mission Statement and Core Principles:
      -F3 stands for Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith
      -Our mission is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.
      -Our Core Principles are: – Our workouts are:
      Are free of charge.
      Are open to all men.
      Are held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold.
      Are led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion.
      End with a Circle of Trust.
      The Disclaimer – You against you modify if too easy, too hard, or too stupid!
      We jumped right into the beatdown:
      Station #1 – The Hop
      Rnd 1 Jump Tucks 25 Reps
      Rnd 2 Squat Jump Calf Raises 25 Reps
      Rnd 3 Smurf Jacks 50 Reps
      Duck Walk to Station #2
      Station #2 – The Blocks
      Rnd 1 Man Makers 15 Reps
      Rnd 2 Cinder -Squat-Curl-Overhead Press 20 Reps
      Rnd 3 Cinder- Lats 20 Reps
      Bear Crawl to Station #3
      Station #3 – Merkin
      Rnd 1 25 Superman Merkins 25 Reps
      Rnd 2 20 Diamond/ 20 Wide Merkins 40 Reps Total
      Rnd 3 20 Decline/ 20 Incline Merkins 40 Reps Total
      Lunge to Staton #4
      Station #4 – The Core
      Rnd 1 30 Plank Jack Shoulder Taps 30 Reps
      Rnd 2 25 Big Boy Situps with Progressive Jabs 25 Reps
      Rnd 3 30 Bicycles (2 is 1) 30 Reps
      Run a Lap around the parking lot to Station #1
      Repeat if Complete
      Everyone got close to getting thru all stations and all rounds. Nice job by bourbon to modify the Big Boy Sit up with the progressive count jabs by lifting his feet to make it harder!! Hannibal, Peach thanks for the push!!
      We ended in the COT. Enron was the 6. Nice work today brother!! Announcements were many including the cominf Beatdown this Saturday at Ottawa Park in rememberance of Officer Dia. We ended in prayer followed by the team getting 200 push-ups in to celebrate Bongo’s 200th post! Nice work Brothers!!

    94. Backblast for 7/21/2020

      PAX in attendance:
      Landslide
      Mile High
      Jennay
      Woodstock
      Bourbon
      Coconut (Q)

      Event:
      PAX met in the gloom of the Commodore Bldg. parking lot off 5th st. intro of the location by Coconut. News crews were in attendance to document the exciting first workout at the new AO. (or maybe they were there to talk about what PBG schools are doing for COVID in the fall)

      Run route took us through the neighborhoods of PBG to the south, converging at Bicentennial park. Challenge portion was up-temp laps of the park (~1/2 mi.) with 1/4 lap recovery.
      Total 5-6 mi for the PAX.

      Kudos to all the men that showed up and pushed themselves today! Aye!

      COR, NOR, COT (Mile High was 6).

    95. PAX: mile high, Beretta, coconut, isosceles, Lonzo, landslide, peach, Enron, van Gogh, meatloaf, Charlotte, woodstock

      QiC: Woodstock

      3F’s, mission, principles, disclaimer/covid all covered

      Short warm-up

      The thang:
      IronPax 2018 week 1 redux, AMRAP 20 MINUTES.
      50 squats, 40 BBSU, 30 Merkins, 20 Bonnie Blair, 10 Burpees, 400M run. Rinse and repeat.

      We used the Rooster track for the 400. Lots of high effort from all, a number completed 3 rounds and were beginning the 4th and everyone were at least into their 3rd round.

      We followed it up with a couple races to 100 (when 6 have finished 100 reps, everyone is done):
      Air press
      Flutter kicks
      Imperial walkers
      Pickle pounders
      Monkey humpers

      Ended in a COT
      Iso was 6. His why includes the energy he gets from being around HIMs in the AM.

    96. Return of Ponzi Ruck
      Q: Ponzi
      Pax: 12
      Ponzi, Bongo, Geppetto, Hazmat, Flo, Lego, Bootleg, Bambi, Ringo, Enron, Meatloaf, Coho, Peach

      Mission of F3, Core Principles
      Fast-paced ruck 3.5 miles
      Circle of Trust

    97. PAX: Meatloaf, Landslide, Woodstock, Lonzo, Bongo, Isosceles, VanGogh
      Q: VanGogh

      Started with some stretching.

      Workout: 50 seconds go, 10 second rest.
      Curls
      Triceps
      Shoulder presses
      Run around the parking lot
      Bent over rows
      Chest press
      Shoulder press
      Run around parking lot
      Shrugs
      Forward swing
      Pushups
      Run around parking lot.
      Repeato.

      Ended with COT.
      Bongo was the six

    98. Backblast – July 23, 2020
      AO: The Wall – Rivercrest Park – Perrysburg, OH
      QIC: Geppetto
      PAX: Mile High, Geppetto, Jennay, Spaulding, Bourbon, Ringo, Enron, Fossil, Peach, Hannibal, Lego, Mercury (FNG), Butternut
      Workout: Don’t Be Late

      Mission and Principles:
      F3 – Fitness, Fellowship, Faith
      Mission – Plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.
      The core principles of F3 are that it must:
      Be free of charge
      Be open to all men
      Be held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
      Be led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary. You versus you. Modify or stop an exercise if you need to. The most important thing is that nobody gets hurt.
      End with a Circle of Trust

      Warmup
      Jog to Hood Park
      In Cadence:
      -(20) four count side straddle hops
      -(15) four count chain breakers
      -(10) four count imperial walkers

      The “Thang”: 10-1, 9-2, 8-3, etc ladder. One exercise at dock. The other exercise at top of hill.

      Round 1: Merkins and Squats
      Round 2: Moved starting line to first light pole. BBSU’s and Bonnie Blair’s

      Time called during round two. Jog back to The Wall for:

      Count-O-Rama – Thirteen
      Name-O-Rama
      Sharing of the six – Spaudling. EH’d by Stark (who hasn’t been? LOL!) Got his name from working at a country club. Keeps coming to F3 for the accountability, fellowship and just to keep getting better. Aye!

      Circle of Trust

      Announcements: Officer Dia convergence at Ottawa Park GC this Saturday. Bourbon shared that Enron and Peach (newer PAX) are absolutely KILLING it in terms of posting. Keep it up HIM!

      Ball of Man – Prayers for Office Dia and his family, for YHC’s career change, for our first responders and military.

      Spreadsheets from the Gloom: Temp: 70’s and very humid!. Welcome FNG Mercury! Dude crushed it today

    99. Q: Meatloaf
      PAX: Isosceles, Dr. Banana, Hannibal, Hedgehog, VanGough, Huckleberry, Chubbs, Shawshank, Charmin, Nimbus, OK, Tupac

      “The Good” 10 minutes
      “Warm-Up Exercises”

      -Cones indicating distance are set about 3 yards apart, do exercises back and forth between these.

      1. High Knees
      2. Kick Butts
      3. Karaoke
      4. Back Pedal
      5. Lunges
      6. Super Mario
      7. Bear Crawl
      8. Be creative
      9. Be creative again
      10. One more time

      “The Bad” 15 minutes
      -Complete 20 reps of the exercise, run down and back, move to next exercise. Do this Repreato for the time alloted

      1. Diamond Merkins
      2. Burpees
      3. Lt Dan’s

      *We did various ab & stretching exercieses for 3 minutes to take a breather before starting “The Ugly”
      -MANY were complaining that it was too tough up to this point, so I didn’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings or make them work too hard
      -But really, it was super hot and we were all putting in MASSIVE work. We deserved the active rest!

      “The Ugly” 10 minutes
      -This time, only 10 reps, then run

      1. Hand Release Merkins
      2. Absolutions
      3. Lt Danger’s

      COT

      T’was a mighty fight and I was honored to sweat profusely alongside those men!

      • We also had .25 of an FNG. he tapped out before the bad. The meatloaf just didn’t sit right with him. We do know where is is living.😃 the hotel across from out beatdown area.

    100. PAX – Wipers, Footloose, Mercy
      Q – Dropout

      Prayer Requests for those affected by coronavirus and school planning for fall.

      The Thang:
      -Warm-up: SSH
      -John O’Korns (Grady Corn)
      -Jackhammers
      -Bear Crawl/Backpedal Suicides
      -Flutterkicks
      -Baryshnikov Squats
      -Outlaws
      -Mini Sheldon Cooper
      COT
      End

    101. Pax: Footloose, Mercy
      Q: Dropout

      Ruck through Battlefield with a stop for incline merkins, step ups, and dips.

    102. “The Circle of Pain” (Selfless Edition)

      PAX: Hannibal, Peach, Enron, Jennay, Spaulding and the Q Haz Mat.

      The Thang: all PAX stood in a circle and in clockwise called out an excersise for the circle to complete. Normally there would be a number of reps involved but in the “Selfless Circle” the PAX that calls out the excersise leaves the circle to sprint up the stairs. All PAX that are left in the circle a.m.r.a.p. or “as many reps as possible until the running PAX that called the excersise returns back to the circle. Then the PAX to his left calls the next excersise and this repeats for the entire workout.

      A few things to mention about this morning. The Q was late and Hannibal who was briefed on the type of workout began the workout. Thank you Hannibal you are about as consistent as they come we are blessed to have you among us day in and day out.

      The Q kinda blew this one but very thankful to have good friends to watch your back.

      Also apologies to weasel shaker Bourbon. This back blast was over a week late.

      Humbled by the examples around me and happy to be among such great men trying to make me better.

    103. QIC – Stark
      PAX – Mile High, Ringo, Enron, Lego, Spaulding, Peach, Casper, Gypsy, Meatloaf

      The Thang
      Killer B’s – Kudos to Greenwood and the Iron Pax challenge for this one with a little abs intermission.

      Broad Jump 10 Yards then perform 10 Burpees, 10 BBSU’s, and 10 Bonnie Blaires (2 is 1)
      Broad jump to the 20 yard line and 30 yard line and repeato work at each stop. Once you complete the 3rd round, Bear Crawl Back to start and repeato!

      PAX got in about 2 to 3.5 rounds before we did the Board O’ Abs. YHC had a list of Abs on the white board and PAX took turns each leading us in a round in cadence.

      In no particular order these were the exercises we completed various counts of the PAX choice.
      -Box Cutters, Freddy Mercury’s, Heel Touches, Pickle Pounders, V-Ups, Flutter Kicks, Plank jacks, LBCs, Glute Bridges

      COR, NOR, Prayers for Casper’s (also our 6) brother defending his dissertation today and Gypsy’s newly pregnant wife (congrats!!)

      Always an Honor
      Always a Pleasure
      ~Stark

    104. 10 hardy souls braved the new LandSlide Loop! the full loop was 6 miles. It went from the commodore building, down downtown Perrysburg to hood Park, along the path to the Riverside Park ramp, up the ramp to the street, down the street to the Maumee river bridge which we crossed into Maumee, up to the Maumee theatre, down that side street to Ford St, then left to Broadway which took us to Conant St, back across the bridge we went and we went back from the bridge the same way we came. Attending were Jake Jennay Wittmer, Josh Woodstock Brown, Matt Startk Yarder, Eric Buttermaker Kartman, Jessie Fossil Miller, George Dutch Bertz, Alan Coconut Davies, Jeff Spaulding Lonsborough, Daniel Mile High Cordova and the Q Mark Landslide Trimble.

    105. “Ruck 300“

      Welcome
      Mission
      Principles
      COR 12

      Pax:
      Meatloaf
      Ponzi
      Coho
      Enron
      Peach
      Lego
      Geppetto
      Hannibal
      Bootleg
      Ringo
      Shakira
      Flo (Q)

      The Thang
      Rucked 2.5 miles to Sidecut Metropark.
      Stopped every 8 minutes to perform three exercises (with rucks on):
      Merkins (20)
      Squats (20)
      Imperial Walkers 2=1 (20)
      Also did three Fort uphill sprints.
      Total number of reps > 300!

      COR
      NOR
      Six was Lego
      Announcements
      COT

    106. PAX – Spaulding, Lonzo, Woodstock, Meatloaf, Landslide, Peach, Mile High, Ringo, Berreta, Charlotte, Lavar, Enron, Coconut
      Q- Isosceles

      The Thang:
      Partnered up, work through 19 exercises with a sprint to the bucket in between each exercise. Ended up doing Ape Hops to the bucket and back to slow down some of the PAX. Here are the 19 movements. Also, PAX started with 19 poker chips and created F3 and threw away a chip after each round.

      24 Reps between two PAX
      Mike Tysons
      Hand Release Merkins
      Diamond Merkins
      Absolutions
      J-los (2 is 1)
      Box Cutters
      Jump Squats
      Tail dragging duck walk
      (2 steps is 1)
      Smurf Jacks
      Lt. Dans
      Monkey Humpers
      Wolverines
      Mule Kicks
      Swimmers (4 is 1)
      4-5s (6 on each side)
      High Knees (4 is 1)
      Speed Skaters (2 is 1)
      Up downs
      Imperial Squat Walkers

    107. PAX – Houdini, Poodle, Mile High, Stark, Coho, Peach, Spaulding, Hannibal, Ponzi, Lego, Geppetto, Jennay, Venus (FNG), Butternut, Fossil
      Q- Isosceles

      The Thang: Paired up. Do the exercise then run the steps to collect a poker chip. Most chips win.

      24 Reps between two PAX
      Mike Tysons
      Hand Release Merkins
      Diamond Merkins
      Absolutions
      J-los
      Box Cutters
      Jump Squats
      Tail dragging duck walk
      (2 steps is 1)
      Smurf Jacks
      Lt. Dans
      Monkey Humpers
      Wolverines
      Mule Kicks
      Swimmers (4 is 1)
      4-5s
      High Knees (4 is 1)
      Speed Skaters (2 is 1)
      Up downs
      Imperial Squat Walkers

    108. Backblast for 7/30/2020 at Maumee High School

      Intro:
      Welcome to F3
      Mission–To plant, grow, and serve small workout groups for men, for the reinvigoration of male community leadership.
      5 core principles
      Open to all men
      Always Free
      Always outdoors
      Led in a rotating fashion by peers who are not professionals
      Ends in a circle of trust

      PAX: Charlotte, Meatloaf, Mercy, Lonzo, Woodstock, Landslide, Coconut (Q)

      Warmups:
      SSH, Windmills, Chainbreakers in cadence

      The Thang:
      Cinder block burnout workout. “Blockhead”.
      4 stations were set up at corners of the field. PAX counted off by 4 to pick their starting station.
      Each station consisted of one block exercise and a target # of reps. The reps was supposed to be enough to push the pax to muscle failure point, after which they should remember the number completed, then move to a different station with their block. Always moving, always carrying the block. Keep your running tally of each exercise and move from station to station in any order until you’ve completed the total reps at all stations.

      1. 50 squat thrusters
      2. 100 american hammers (2 is 1, touch the ground with the block on each side)
      3. 200 dips
      4. 300 bent over rows

      BONUS Round.
      Pax gathered at the shovel flag in a lineup for the last 5 min. burnout.
      50 block curls, 10 manmakers, 20 block swings followed by a heave for distance

      COR
      NOR
      Woodstock (6) encouraged the pax to look for ways to strengthen bonds (3rd F, non-religious meet) and strengthen presence in the community, when community events become a thing again.
      Prayers for Mile High’s family as they grieve their loss.

    109. 7/28/2020

      Q: Houdini
      PAX: Patriot, Hannibal, Dr. Banana, OK, Bonds, Tupac, Nimbus, Chubbs, Ponzi, Churri, Isosceles.

      The Thang:

      5 Core Principles
      F3 Mission
      C.O.R.

      We started off with a couple cadence movements.
      LBCs 20
      Merkins 20

      Continued with an Indian Run around the large block next door.
      Then rolled into 6 Stations.

      Station 1: Throw slam ball down and try to catch before it hits 2nd time. 15 times
      Mosey to next station
      Station 2: Launch the sand bag down to a cone and back. Lunge to next station.
      Station 3: Nose breakers with plate weight. 20 inch worm to next station
      Station 4: Wind sprints 4 crab walk to next station
      Station 5: Flip log down to cone and back 1 time. Mosey to next station
      Station 6: Curb hops at fountain 20
      REPEATO

      Returned to C.O.P. (Circle of Pain) for one more cadence movement.
      Copperhead squats (3 count down, on the up is 4)

      Ended with C.O.R/ C.O.T.

      Respectfully Submitted,
      Houdini

    110. Saturday Fun at Fortress
      Date: August 1, 2020
      Time: 6:30am to 7:30am
      Location: The Fortress
      QIC: Geppetto
      PAX: 24 total – Geppetto, Coconut, Chopstick, Biggie, Flo, Casper, Lavar, Ellis, Heisenberg, Charmin, Hannibal, Jennay, Wipers, Snap Crackle Pop (FNG), Teddy (FNG), Mulan, Doubtfire, Fossil, Venom, Van Gogh, Nimbus, Peach, Enron, Peach

      Two FNG’s this morning so I made sure to explain the three F’s, Mission and Principles
      F3 – Fitness, Fellowship, Faith
      Mission –Plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.
      The core principles of F3 are that it must:
      Be free of charge
      Be open to all men
      Be held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold (except when the governor says we have to stay home)
      Be led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary. You versus you. Modify or stop an exercise if you need to. The most important thing is that nobody gets hurt.
      End with a Circle of Trust

      Warm Up:
      To honor the memory of Jackson Weis, we did (14) each Side Straddle Hops, Chainbreakers and Imperial Walkers in cadence.

      The “Thang”: One minute AMRAP, 15 second transitions. After every five exercises we performed 10 burpees and then ran the small ¼ mile dirt track around the playground.

      Group 1 Mountain Climbers, Flutter Kicks, Curls, Prisoner Squats, Carolina Dry Docks
      Group 2 Side Straddle Hops, LBC’s, KB Swings, Imperial Walkers, Merkins
      Group 3 Plank Jack Shoulder Taps, Leg Lifts, Squat Presses, Absolutions, Plank
      Group 4 Smurf Jacks, BBSU, Time called

      We ended in a Circle of Trust with Count-O-Rama, Name-O-Rama, The Six, Naming of FNG’s Announcements and a prayer. Charmin was the Six and talked about the life situations he’s been through and how F3 has helped get him through tough times. He encouraged PAX to get involved in all three F’s and not just 1st F. Grab beer, go to breakfast, join a bible study. Aye!

      Prayers for Flo’s son Rob, the Weis family, my father’s heart surgery, and for peace across the world.

      YHC read a portion of the essay written by the late John Lewis that he asked by released upon his death:

      “Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe. In my life I have done all I can to demonstrate that the way of peace, the way of love and nonviolence is the more excellent way. Now it is your turn to let freedom ring.
      When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war. So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide.” -John Lewis

      Moleskin/Spreadsheet from the Gloom:
      Humid morning.
      Awesome to see Coconut and his 2.0 this morning
      24 PAX with many regulars missing. Need to be thinking of a 2nd Saturday AO which is great!

    111. Oh No, He Didn’t Preruck

      QIC: Jimmy Dean

      PAX: Jimmy Dean, Mercy, Footloose, Woodstock

      After going over the mission of F3 and the 5 core principles, the PAX set off on an out-and-back route along the Wabash-Cannonball Trail.

      Always an honor to lead this group of men! Aye!

    112. Oh Yes, He Did!

      QIC: Jimmy Dean

      PAX: Jimmy Dean, Mercy, Woodstock, Patriot (double respect), Footloose, Dropout, Crop Hopper (FNG)

      After going over the mission of F3 and the 5 core principles, the PAX got to work. YHC made a mistake in planning and underestimated the work and time needed to complete each station. For future use, lowering the rep counts and possibly adding a station would suffice for this beatdown. Gloves were hardly helpful in shielding the hands from all the bear crawls/crawl bears and crab walks.

      In the COT, prayers were lifted up for Crop Hopper’s friends getting deployed, those dealing with injuries, and our troops.

      Always an honor to lead this group of men! Aye!

      THE THANG: 4 stations of 4 progressively difficult stations with partner work. One partner worked on exercises while the other did the movement portion, flip flop roles until reps of each exercise were completed.

      Station 1:
      250 merkins, bear crawl/crawl bear to 1st cone
      200 diamond merkins, lunge walk to 2nd cone
      150 hand-release merkins, sprint to 3rd cone
      100 burpees, run to far cone & back
      Recovery lap around theatre

      Station 2:
      250 LBCs, crab walk to 1st cone
      200 American Hammers (2:1), butt kicks to 2nd cone
      150 Crunchy Frogs, high knees to 3rd cone
      100 Big Boys, run to far cone & back
      Recovery lap around theatre

      Station 3:
      250 squats, crab walk to 1st cone
      200 calf raises, butt kicks to 2nd cone
      150 Bonnie Blairs (1:1), high knees to 3rd cone
      100 Lt. Dans, run to far cone & back
      Recovery lap around theatre

      Station 4:
      250 mountain climbers (2:1), bear crawl/crawl bear to 1st cone
      200 plank jacks, lunge walk to 2nd cone
      150 shoulder taps (2:1), sprint to 3rd cone
      100 stump huggers, run to far cone & back
      Recovery lap around theatre

    113. The Murph ( in remembrance of Seal Lt. Micheal Murphy)
      Began with the COT and did the Mission Statement and Core Principles:
      -F3 stands for Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith
      -Our mission is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.
      -Our Core Principles are: – Our workouts are:
      Are free of charge.
      Are open to all men.
      Are held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold.
      Are led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion.
      End with a Circle of Trust.
      The Disclaimer – You against you modify if too easy, too hard, or too stupid!
      The Beatdown:
      1 Mile Run
      100 Pull Ups
      200 Merkins (Push Ups)
      300 Squats
      1 Mile Run
      17 PAX: Venom, Peach, Popeyes, Ringo, Meatloaf, Zelda, Casper, Isosceles, Geppetto, Stark, Patriot, Bourbon, Enron, Hannibal, Coconut, Vila (FNG), Huffy (Q)
      Great turnout for a beautiful morning!! Awesome effort by all!!
      We ended in the COT Isosceles was the 6. Thank you for your insight in what F3 means to you and does for you!! Very thought provoking words as always!! Also thanks to Isosceles and Patriot for the extra push on the 2nd mile. Training is not effective unless you push yourself out of your comfort zone and you guys did that for me today!! We ended in anouncements and prayers!! I would like to thank God for the awesome men that He brought in to my life through F3!!

    114. 08/04/2020 – Scenic Route:

      Date: 08/04/2020
      Time: 5:30 – 6:30 AM
      Location: The Levy – Perrysburg School Board Offices

      Q: Bourbon
      PAX: Van Gogh, Jennay, Fossil, Coconut, and Bourbon (Q)

      F3 Mission: Fitness, Fellowship, Faith; To plant, grow, and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership

      Principles of F3:
      • It must be free of charge
      • It must be open to all men
      • It must be held outdoor, rain or shine, hot or cold
      • It must be peer led in a rotating fashion by men who participate in the workout, with no training or certification necessary
      • It must end with a Circle of Trust (COT)

      Disclaimer

      Beatdown: Run
      • Leave The Levy parking lot with a right on E 5th Street
      • Right on Louisiana Ave.
      • Down Hood park ramp and left onto the path
      • Follow path to The Wall and run up the ramp
      • Continue down Front Street
      • Right on West Boundary toward the water treatment plant
      • Left on trail to Orleans Park parking lot
      • Continue on trail toward river and under bridge to come out on other side of the road
      • Up the ramp and take a right on Rt 20 heading in the direction back to The Levy
      • Right on West Boundary
      • Left on 2nd Street
      • Follow all the way to hang a right on East Boundary Street
      • Right on 6th street
      • Right on Elm Street
      • Left on E 5th Street and return to AO

      Count-O-Rama and Name-O-Rama.

      Learn about the 6. Fossil.

      Announcements.

      COT / Prayers and Intentions.

    115. Q: Meatloaf
      PAX: Geppetto, Ponzi, Peach, Flo, Isoceles, Coho, Popeyes, Lego, Huffy, Bootleg, Ringo, Enron

      Ruck: We rucked ~45 minutes and stopped 3 times – 20 Air Squats, 20 Imperial Walkers, 10 Lunges

      Discussion Questions:
      1. What have you done well during quarantine?
      2. How could you improve or do better during this time?
      3. If quarantine lasted another 2 years, what do you want your life to look like at that point?

      BOOM

    116. Q 8/4/2020:
      F3
      – Fitness Fellowship Faith

      Mission:
      – To plant, serve and grow men’s small workout groups, in order to invigorate male community leadership.

      5 core principles :
      1. It’s always free
      2. It’s open to all men
      3. It’s always held outdoors, rain, shine, snow
      4. It is always led in a rotating fashion by the men of F3 – no professional training, you vs. You, modify as needed
      5. It always ends with a Circle of Trust

      CoT (Count-o-rama)= 13
      1. ThaiGuy (Q)
      2. Nimbus
      3. Bonze
      4. Myron bowers Tupac
      5. Huckleberry
      6. Funky monkey
      7. Chanel
      8. Dr banana
      9. Hannible
      10. Shawshank
      11. Chubbs
      12. Meatloaf
      13. Dutch

      The Thang:
      – Theme: boombox Beatdown
      – Workouts in cadence to songs

      PAX can choose 1. upper body, 2. lower body, 3. core or 4. full body and we will do a workout to a song for that body part.

      Warm up: windmills and run around the clock.

      1. Upper body Exercise: merkins / half burpee
      Song: Roxanne, The Police  (3:15)
      27 (Roxane) Merkin
      26 (red light) half burpee
      Start and hold plank, Every time we hear Roxanne, do a merkin. Every time we hear Put On The Red Light, we do a half burpee.

      Break 10 seconds

      2. Core Exercise: LBCs (little baby sit ups) and hold LBC.
      Song: I love the Way You Lie, Eminem and Rhianna  
      Every time Rhianna sings, freeze in a held LBC. Every time Eminem raps, do constantly-moving LBC’s. Lyrics like “Just gonna stand there and watch me burn” become very relevant.

      Break – 10 seconds

      3. Leg Exercise: Squats
      Song: Flower, Moby (3:30).
      Bring sally up 30 reps
      Every time the song says ‘bring Sally up’ you stand, and every time it says ‘bring Sally down’ you squat and hold until it says ‘bring Sally up’ again and so on.   

      Break – 10 seconds

      4. Full body Exercise: Burpees and side straddle hops
      Song: Thunderstruck, AC/DC  (4:54)
      33reps (#of times they say thunderstruck)
      Every time you hear ‘thunder’, drop down and do a full burpee. Anytime in between do side straddle hops.

      Break – 10 seconds

      5. Core. The song: ‘circle of life’ The Lion King
      Guantanamo’s
      Sat in a circle with feet up and ran Guantanamo throughout the entire song… one person runs around the circle pushing the PAX feet down then the next person goes and so on until the song ends.

      Break – 10 seconds

      6. Full body. The Song: ‘Best of You’ by Foo Fighters
      Start in plank
      Half burpee
      Full burpee
      Start from a full plank position. Every time we hear “best,” do a half burpees. And every time we hear the word “you,” we do a full burpee.

      End:
      – Side straddle hops to the song jump around

      COR – 13
      1. Nimbus
      2. Bonze
      3. Myron bowers Tupac
      4. Huckleberry
      5. Funky monkey
      6. Chanel
      7. Dr banana
      8. Hannible
      9. Shawshank
      10. Chubbs
      11. Meatloaf
      12. Dutch
      13. ThaiGuy

      NOR

      Six – Chanel

      Announcements: Tupac talked about the cherry street opportunity, huckleberry talked about duck drop fundraiser, Dutch talked about giving blood option one GroupMe.

      Prayers: For those seeking new jobs / interviews in place, ThaiGuys girlfriend diagnoses / treatments / fast recovery, for all those affected by COVID,

    117. Sheldon Cooper Time!

      PAX: Lonzo, Bongo, Footloose, Vila, Coconut, Peach, Meatloaf, Stark, Charlotte, Beaker, Casper, Hannibal, Tupac, Ticket, Bourbon, Mercy, Popeyes, Ringo, Dropout

      QiC: Dropout

      The Thang:
      -Mission and Principles
      -Sheldon Cooper
      – 0.25 mi lap followed by 10 merkins, 10 burpees, 10 Big Boy Situps, and 10 Air Squats
      – Complete another lap and then do 9 of each exercise. Continue pattern until down to 1.
      – If finished early, work way back up the ladder from 1.

      Tclaps to Stark and Coconut for working back up to rung 6 on the ladder!

      End with COT

    118. 08/06/2020 – Birthday Bash:

      Date: 08/06/2020
      Time: 5:30 – 6:15 AM
      Location: The Wall – RiverSide Park
      Q: Bourbon

      PAX: 12 PAX – Huffy, Dutch, Charmin, Lego, Geppetto, Huckleberry, Peach, Van Gogh, Hannibal, Enron, Fossil, and Bourbon (Q)

      F3 Mission: Fitness, Fellowship, Faith; To plant, grow, and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership

      Principles of F3:
      • It must be free of charge
      • It must be open to all men
      • It must be held outdoor, rain or shine, hot or cold
      • It must be peer led in a rotating fashion by men who participate in the workout, with no training or certification necessary
      • It must end with a Circle of Trust (COT)

      Disclaimer

      Warmup:
      • Warmup with 21’s. As many rounds as it takes to complete together. 5 burpee penalty for each missed round.
      o Three attempts. Three fails. We attempted and failed twice more during the beatdown. Ouch.

      Beatdown: One turn around the circle for Birthday Bash; repeato with more Birthday Bash with a date different than PAX’s own birthdate.
      • Birthday Bash: PAX form a circle. Start with one PAX who gives his birth month and day. Each month corresponds to an assigned exercise; each day corresponds to a number of reps performed. Entire PAX suffers the same routine based on each birthday given and gives 100% until 50% of PAX completes the exercise reps. Once 50% complete, we move to the next member of the circle and repeato.

      o January – Stalking Awareness Month:
       Bonnie Blairs; days = # reps
      o February – American Heart Month:
       Stair sprints – up the stairs, down the ramp; days 1-9 = 3 reps; days 10-19 = 5 reps; days 20-29 = 7 reps
      o March – National Athletic Training Month:
       Burpees; days = # reps
      o April – National Keep America Beautiful Month:
       Diamond Merkins; days = # reps
      o May – National Guide Dog Month:
       Loop sprints; days 1-9 = 1 rep; days 10-19 = 2 reps; days 20-31 = 3 reps
      o June – National DJ Month:
       Jump Squats; days = # reps
      o July – National Cell Phone Courtesy Month:
       Hand-Release Merkins; days = # reps
      o August – National Wellness Month:
       Plank Jack Shoulder Taps; days = # reps
      o September – National Honey Month:
       Bear crawl half of loop and sprint other half; days 1-9 = 1 rep; days 10-19 = 2 reps; days 20-30 = 3 reps
      o October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month:
       Merkins; days = # reps
      o November – Academic Writing Month:
       Captain Thors (big boy sit-up to American hammer [4-count] = 1 rep); days = # reps
      o December – National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month:
       Lieutenant Dans; days = # reps

      • Actual workout:
      o 21 x Side Straddle Hops
      o 5 x Burpees
      o 21 x Side Straddle Hops
      o 5 x Burpees
      o 21 x Side Straddle Hops
      o 5 x Burpees
      o 6 x Captain Thors
      o 18 x Hand Release Merkins
      o 19 x Burpees
      o 24 x Diamond Merkins
      o 16 x Plank Jack Shoulder Taps (2 is 1)
      o 28 x Plank Jack Shoulder Taps (2 is 1)
      o 5 x Jump Squats
      o 27 x Jump Squats
      o 3 x Sprints – Up the Stairs, Down the Ramp
      o 7 x Captain Thors
      o 21 x Side Straddle Hops
      o 5 x Burpees
      o 25 x Lieutenant Dans
      o 19 x Merkins
      o 2 x Bonnie Blairs (2 is 1)
      o 1 x Bear Crawl/Sprint
      o 21 x Side Straddle Hops
      o 5 x Burpees

      • Totals:
      o 105 x Side Straddle Hops
      o 44 x Burpees
      o 44 x Plank Jack Shoulder Taps (2 is 1)
      o 32 x Jump Squats
      o 25 x Lieutenant Dans
      o 24 x Diamond Merkins
      o 19 x Merkins
      o 18 x Hand Release Merkins
      o 13 x Captain Thors
      o 3 x Sprints – Up the Stairs, Down the Ramp
      o 2 x Bonnie Blairs (2 is 1)
      o 1 x Bear Crawl/Sprint

      Count-O-Rama and Name-O-Rama.

      Learn about the 6. Huckleberry.

      Announcements.

      COT / Prayers and Intentions.

    119. 8/8/20 – Pareto Principle
      Q – Jennay
      AO – The Fortress/The Suck
      Pax
      Charmin, Crank, Heisenberg, Huffy, Lego, Casper, Enron, Venom, Peach, Gepetto, Cocnut, Fossil, Biggie, MulanStark, Huckleberry, Flo

      Open – Mission/5 Core Principals/Disclaimer

      Thang
      Explanation on Pareto Principle – 20% effort accounts for 80% of outcome. 4 Pax was roughly 20% of the total for the beatdown. For each exercise, when we hit 20% completion (or 4 pax) that would end the exercise. Whoever was 1, would come to the inner ring and be excluded from the 20% eligibility. This gave all other pax an increased opportunity to be in the 20% contributing to the end of the exercise (40 Reps or Failure).

      Exercises
      Merkins
      Jump Squats
      Big Boy Sit-ups
      Carolina Dry Docks
      Plank – Failure
      Lt. Dans
      Burpees
      Flutter Kicks – Failure
      Prisoner Squats
      Imperial Walkers
      Hand Release Merkins
      Bonnie Blairs
      Tuck Jumps
      Bicycle – Failure
      Pickle Pounders
      Smurf Jacks
      Monkey Humpers
      Mercury Hammers

      Close – NOR – COR – The 6 (Casper) – COT

    120. Leadership Ruck and Run
      Ruck PAX: Geppetto, Flo, Casper (Q)
      Discussed components of a shared leadership team and the responsibilities of the leaders and team members.

      Run PAX: Jennay, Stark

    121. QIC – Stark
      PAX – Lonzo, Footloose, Slurpee, Flo, Buttermaker, Chalupa, Isosceles, Mercy, Beaker, Coconut, Dropout, Simmons, Bongo, Coho, Woodstock, Meatloaf

      The Thang – The T’Challa Shufflr

      A little “See ya when I see ya” concept kudos to Momma Moose (FiA and my M)
      Partner up. Perform workout set then run around grassy knoll. Wherever you meet your partner around the loop that is where you perform next set/ Then turn and go back the other way and meet partner back on other side of loop. The faster PAX will get more distance and push each other to stay equal on the run as much as possible.

      Workout sets at each meeting were a pyramid of the following themed workouts for the new “Wakanda” AO

      1-Panther Pushup (Yes I know we call them Merkins but it doesn’t have the alliteration sound)
      2-Jaguar Jumps (aka surfer get ups) Which by unanimous response were a killer new move
      3-Cougar Crunches, a V-up but instead of a V crunch you bring knees and elbows together like a kitty cat playing with a ball on a strong.

      Then
      2,4,6
      3,6,9,
      ….
      10, 20, 30
      Repeat Level 10 and come back donw.

      Most teams only got to about 10 as the max. The surfer get ups were like a sneaky harder burpee move. Blasted the core more then anyone excepted. **Thanks FiA Toledo Southside**

      COR, NOR, Chalupa was the six, prayers for our schools, kids, and teachers as they try and figure out the best solution for this crazy 2020 school year and COVID’s impact. Prayers for Geppetto and his dad’s open heart surgery recovery.

      Thanks to Simmons and Beaker for coming down from F3 Toledo

      Always an Honor
      Always My Pleasure
      ~Stark

    122. Runners: Bourbon, Woodstock, Shawshank
      Ruckers: Mercy (Q), Bongo, Dropout, Meatloaf, Footloose, Jimmy Dean

      The runners ran, and the ruckers rucked. Rucking > Running. Brisk pace, 3ish miles, solid times with some solid ruckers.

      We did a big loop around Fallen Timbers and out along Stitt Road, down around the new cookie cutter development, and back to the Flag.

    123. Drowning Herschel Walker
      Intro, Principles, Mission.

      Bourbon, Jimmy Dean, Wipers, Footlose, OPEC, Bongo, Bluto, Dropout, Patriot, Woodstock, Shawshank, Mercy (Q)

      The Q had the bright idea of incorporating Hershcel Walker’s approach to fitness, and then put on the back end a mental challenge.

      Started with a quote from Herschel Walker about how you can do anything, no matter your age. Described Walker’s approach to fitness – massive amount of reps, 5 main exercises – merkins, pullups, sprints, situps, and squats.

      Circled up in the field, with 4 cones set up near us for the sprints.

      We did merkins, situps, and squats in cadence, and ran 2 suicides at the end of the cadence round.
      For the HIIT round, we did 40 seconds on, 20 seconds off – 4 rounds for each exercise. 2 suicides at the end of the HIIT round.

      During the HIIT round, the Q turned up the Taylor Swift tunes. The PAX enjoyed.

      For the mental challenge, the Q borrowed from a GORUCK cadre-led workout. Each pax grabbed 2 (ice cold) water bottles, emptied one by drinking it or pouring it out.

      We proceeded to do exercies with water in our mouths. A gulp from the full bottle, exercise, spit water into empty bottle.
      Burpees, squats, Lt. Dans, Situps, lunges, bear crawls – a wide variety of exercises, with an attempt at a challenging number of reps, the Q finally shut up 2 of the biggest mouths in F3 – Bourbon and Bluto. With water in mouth, one had to focus on breathing through nose and staying calm. Some exercises were more difficult than others, such as burpees and bear crawls. Bear crawls were Bourbon’s ide.

      Finishers: Route 66 – bear crawls and merkins, then 2 rounds of 30 seconds jump squats, 30 seconds jump lunges. Mercy put on some Van Halen and shut down the Taylor Swift for the jumping exercises.

      COT:
      Count-o-rama
      Name-o-rama,
      the 6; BONGO
      Announcements and prayer intentions.

      it was good to see some PBurg and Sylvania PAX, and Bluto’s words to us at the end of the beatdown were heartfelt and kind. It’s always good to see Bluto.

    124. The Levy on 8/11/2020

      PAX in attendance: Buttermaker, Jennay, Stark, Spaulding, Isoceles, Mile High (6), Coconut (Q)

      Intro: Mission and Core Principles
      Discussion– 2 ways to run faster: Increase the distance covered with each step or increase the number of steps taken/minute. Today the focus is on steps/minute, aka “Turnover”
      Workout description:
      2+ mi warmup at a moderate pace through the neighborhoods around the Levy, ending at the fortress. During the warm-up, the Q called a 1 min. time interval, in which the PAX counted their steps to establish a baseline of steps/minute. Did this twice to get an average.
      Most runners have a baseline turnover rate in the 150-170 range. Increasing turnover is easy to do with practice. Our PAX were all in this range, mostly around 160-165.

      From a baseline of 160, going to 175 steps/minute is almost a 10% increase. If the stride length is the same, this goes straight into speed. But it takes getting used to, so a runner will start increasing turnover by reducing stride length and increasing frequency. Over time, stride length will return ‘naturally’ as the pushoff gets stronger.

      PAX ran the woodland park loop (0.83mi) 2x, once with a 175 and once with a 180 beats/min metronome, attempting to keep their footfalls on rhythm with the beat.
      Discussion between loop, and observation of how the increased turnover feels in the body. Recommendations on individual practice.

      Warmdown jog along 6th st back to the levy.
      End with a brief yoga routine, especially lunge stretches for the hip-flexors–critical muscle group for running with higher turnover.

      Closing
      COR, NOR, 6 (Mile High), Announcements, Prayer Intentions

    125. Velocity Ruck

      Pax
      Casper
      Bootleg
      Raven
      Meatloaf
      Lego
      Hazmat
      Peach
      Geppetto
      Enron
      Ponzi
      Flo (Q)

      Mission & Principles

      The Thang

      Rucked 3.2 miles under 16:30 pace to the Commodore Perry statue through Riverside Park back to The Necropolis.

      COR 11
      NOR
      Six was Hazmat
      Announcements
      Prayer

    126. PAX: Huffy, Stark, Crab Legs, Gepetto, Enron, Peach, Coconut, Bourbon, Spaulding, Bongo, Meatloaf, Villa, Hannibal, Woodstock

      QiC: Woodstock

      3 F’s, Mission, Principles, disclaimer all covered by YHC.

      YHC somehow ended up with Q’s for M, Th, and Sa so the plan is to do a 3 part series hitting targeted muscle chains. Monday was part 1 – the Wings (lats, traps, rear delts, and arms).

      Originally planned as a real OYO burner, the HC’s kept rolling in and attendance was higher than planned so YHC had to modify on the fly to a partner exercise (as always – plan for the best but prepare for the worst/or weird situations). Here we go:

      Counted off and paired up.
      Partner 1 – sets of 5 pullups until Partner 2 finishes.
      Partner 2 – suicides with the following: sprint to cone 1, 10 bent over coupon rows. Sprint back to cone 0. sprint to cone 1, carry coupon to cone 2 and do 10 deadlifts. carry coupon to cone 1 and do 10 more rows. sprint to cone 0. sprint out to cone 3, do 20 air presses, sprint to cone 0 and then switch with partner.

      Did this until 6. then did an bicep/tricep/back burn down session.

      COT – Peach was the 6 and crab legs had jokes.
      Prayers up for the sick, their families, Gepetto’s new job, Smokey’s recovery, and parents/teachers for this jacked up school year.

    127. Backblast – August 11, 2020
      AO: The Commons – Levis Commons Clocktower – Perrybsrug, OH
      QIC: Geppetto
      PAX: Tupac, Shawshank, Dropout, Hannibal, Ponzi, Chanel, Mjölnir (2.0), Charmin, Megaladon (2.0), Geppetto, Huckleberry
      Workout: BLIMPS

      No FNG’s so right into Mission and Principles:
      F3 – Fitness, Fellowship, Faith
      Mission – Plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.
      The core principles of F3 are that it must:
      Be free of charge
      Be open to all men
      Be held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
      Be led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary. You versus you. Modify or stop an exercise if you need to. The most important thing is that nobody gets hurt.
      End with a Circle of Trust

      Warm up:
      -(15) Side Straddle Hops (IC)
      -(15) Chain Breakers (IC)
      -Jog as a group 50 yards and back

      The Thang:
      Partner up and while one PAX runs 50 yards down and back, the other PAX performs the designated exercise. Once partners finish, they help motivate the remaining PAX.

      (50) Burpees
      (100) Leg Lifts (2=1)
      (150) Imperial Walkers
      (200) Merkins
      (250) Plank Jacks
      Time called
      (20) Four count squats in cadence to finish

      We circled up for:

      Count-O-Rama – Eleven
      Name-O-Rama
      Sharing of the six – Shawshank. Joined F3 in 2018. Posted a dozen or so times. Life changes prevented him from posting. Going through a relationship change right now and has really benefited from the male fellowship and fitness. Aye!

      Announcements: Footloose is VQ’ing the Maumee Ruck on Saturday. YHC asked for PAX to step up and Q or post in Grand Rapids while Smoky is on the mend.

      Ball of Man – Prayers for Thai Guy’s girlfriend Vee, Ponzi’s health, Smoky’s recovery and for all the administrators, teachers and students going back to school in the coming weeks.

      Spreadsheets from the Gloom: Mid 80’s, humid. Awesome to see Charmin and Chanel bringing their 2.0’s out to the workout! Led Zeppelin provided the soundtrack tonight. It was and always is an honor to lead

    128. 08/12/2020 – ABSolute Fun!:

      Date: 06/24/2020
      Time: 5:30 – 6:15 AM
      Location: Field of Dreams – Rolf Park
      Q: Bourbon

      PAX: 17 PAX – Vila, Mile High, Coconut, Enron, Hannibal, Woodstock, Popeyes, Peach, Isosceles, Meatloaf, Lonzo, Charlotte, Footloose, Landslide, Crab Legs, Lavar, and Bourbon (Q)

      F3 Mission: Fitness, Fellowship, Faith; To plant, grow, and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership

      Principles of F3:
      • It must be free of charge
      • It must be open to all men
      • It must be held outdoor, rain or shine, hot or cold
      • It must be peer led in a rotating fashion by men who participate in the workout, with no training or certification necessary
      • It must end with a Circle of Trust (COT)

      Disclaimer

      Warmup:
      • Warmup with 21’s. As many rounds as it takes to complete together. 5 burpee penalty for each missed round.
      1. We failed on the first try and had to do the burpees. QIC decided to move on for sake of time.

      Beatdown:
      • Ab exercise for 50 reps then XX merkins, single arm curls, standing skull crushers (start with 10 count then add one rep after each ab exercise) then sprint to cones and back. Repeato.
      • Exercises:
      1. 50 Leg Levers
       10 Merkins
       10 single arm curls (count each arm; alternating if possible)
       10 standing skull crushers
       Sprint
      2. 50 Alternating Heel Taps (count one heel)
       11 Merkins
       11 single arm curls (count each arm; alternating if possible)
       11 standing skull crushers
       Sprint
      3. 50 Big Boy Sit-Ups
       12 Merkins
       12 single arm curls (count each arm; alternating if possible)
       12 standing skull crushers
       Sprint
      4. 50 Freddie Mercury’s (count one knee/leg) (bicycle kicks)
       13 Merkins
       13 single arm curls (count each arm; alternating if possible)
       13 standing skull crushers
       Sprint
      5. 50 LBC’s (crunches)
       14 Merkins
       14 single arm curls (count each arm; alternating if possible)
       14 standing skull crushers
       Sprint
      6. 50 Oblique Crunches (each side)
       15 Merkins
       15 single arm curls (count each arm; alternating if possible)
       15 standing skull crushers
       Sprint
      7. 50 Flutter Kicks (count one leg)
       16 Merkins
       16 single arm curls (count each arm; alternating if possible)
       16 standing skull crushers
       Sprint
      8. 50 American Hammers (each side; use weight if you want)
       17 Merkins
       17 single arm curls (count each arm; alternating if possible)
       17 standing skull crushers
       Sprint
      9. Max Plank Hold – Run the Plank
       Hold plank for as long as possible when you can’t hold any longer, sprint to cones and back on repeato until all PAX collapse plank

      Count-O-Rama and Name-O-Rama

      Learn about the 6: Woodstock.

      Announcements.

      COT / Prayers and Intentions.

    129. 4 Men showed up on this beautiful morning to get better.

      Q: Hannibal
      Isosceles
      Crackshot
      Merida

      Started off with some Side Straddle Hops, then some arm circles for warm up.
      2 Rounds of:
      20 Merkins
      20 Leg Lifts
      20 Merkins
      20 Little Baby Crunches
      20 Merkins
      20 American Hammers
      20 Merkins
      20 Big Boy Sit-ups
      20 Merkins
      20 Flutter Kicks
      Run the circle over the bridge, down the path, back over far bridge, down alley back to park.
      Similar to before but with squats instead of merkins.
      20 Squats
      20 Leg Lifts
      20 Squats
      20 Little Baby Crunches
      20 Squats
      20 American Hammers
      20 Squats
      20 Big Boy Sit-ups
      20 Squats
      20 Flutter Kicks

      CoT to close with Crackshot as the 6th.

    130. PAX: Bourbon, Lego, Mile High, Popeyes, Beaker, Charmin, Jennay, Peach, Hazmat, Fossil, Spaulding, Casper, Huffy, Hannibal, Woodstock
      QiC: Woodstock

      Woodstock Part 2: The Foundation.

      Core and Leg Focus.

      Covered 3 F’s, 3/5 Principles and then all 5 Principles, Disclaimer.

      Warmed up with some cadence SSH and Windmills, then broke down into 4 groups:

      1) step up and squat. Using only your right leg, step up on the ledge then step down, then squat. Repeat 10 times, then switch legs. Keep repeating R/L until Station 2 finishes.

      2) Run down to Hood Park and back. This is the timing group and called switch when back. Audible on round 2 to 10 walking lunges then LT Dan around the outside arc.

      3) Steps. Simple and awful. Climb the stairs on repeato.

      4) Box jumps (jump squats if not able).

      Made it through 1.75 rounds before calling and switching to a COP for core. Planks (45 count), plank jacks in cadence. Imperial walkers IC, then Imperial Squat Walkers (with only a mostly jacked cadence) IC. Flutter kicks IC, then hello dolly IC. Leg levers OYO. LBC’s OYO.

      Ended in a COT, Jennay was the 6 and he loves us. Prayers up for healing, health, patience, and grace.

    131. Hard Ruck Café

      VQ: Footloose 🕺

      PAX: Simmons, Mercy, Lonzo, Footloose

      – Mission
      – 5 Principles
      – Ruck: out and back through Fallen Timbers and SideCut Metro Park. Stopped twice for some PT with coupons (squats/ presses)

    132. Counterfeit Leadership Ruck

      Pax
      Lego
      Woodstock
      Casper
      Flo (Q)

      Mission & Principles
      Rucked 2.5 miles contrasting effective leadership vs virtuous leadership. Character traits of virtuous leadership were reviewed

    133. Pax: landslide, peach, Lego, biggie, fossil, doubt fire, Spaulding, flo, nimbus, Chanel, Casper, Mulan, woodstock
      QiC: Woodstock

      Covered 3fs, mission, and principles + disclaimer

      Warmed up with ssh, chain breakers, arm circles, and a quick lap.

      Broke up into groups of 2.

      Part 1:
      Partner 1 does Paula Abdul’s – Spiderman Merkins for 2 steps forward (https://www.verywellfit.com/spider-walk-exercise-4688489) then 5 Mike Tyson’s (alt bear crawl and 10 Mike tysons). Walk back 1 and do 3 absolutions. Partner 2 runs ~ 50yards out and back, then 10 block curls and 10 block presses. Repeato until partner 1 reaches cone then switch. AMRAP for 15 minutes.

      Part 2:
      Dora. 100 burpees, 200 HR Merkins, 300 American Hammers (1 is 1). Partner 1 runs 50 out and back while partner 2 does work. Everyone picked up the 6 once they finished.

      CoT – Chanel was the 6
      Made sure to cover #IronPAX registration, Q school, GrowRuck, Metropark Friday, and other topics.

      Sign up for IronPax here: https://f3greenwood.com/2020/08/06/2020-ironpax-challenge-preblast/

    134. Pre-Ruck:
      Q: Mealoaf
      PAX: Hannibal

      Beatdown
      Q: Meatloaf
      PAX: Hannibal, Smoky, Crackshot, Merida

      50 Austrailian Merkins
      100 Tricep Dips
      150 Imperial Walker (2 is 1)

      Ran a lap ~0.25 mile

      On the street we ran up and down the main block in town
      -Going out: at each light post do 5 squats
      -Coming back: 5 Side Straddle Hops

      Remaining Time: Dice Game

      1. 20 merkins
      2. 15 LT Dan’s
      3. 10 burpees
      4. 30 big boy situps
      5. 15 Carolina dry docks
      6. 40 air presses

      We did multiple of most, ironically (God graces us) – NO BURPEES

    135. Backblast for 8/15/2020 at the battlefield
      Brought to you by Coconut

      Welcome to F3, who’se mission is to plant, grow, and serve small workout groups for men, to invigorate male community leadership. That’s done through 5 core principles of all F3 workouts.
      Always Open to all Men
      Always Free
      Always held outdoors
      Led in a rotating fashion by members who are not professionals
      And ends in a circle of trust.

      PAX in attendance: Wipers, Charlotte, Vila, Mercy, Lonzo, Footloose, Wall-E, Coconut (Q), Chopstick (Coconut-2.0). Simmons was present but rucked as alternate workout.

      The Thang.

      Setup:
      Placed pieces of the shovel flag in 3 ‘Treasure’ locations. Laid out three choose your own adventure courses, each leading to one of the pieces.

      Warmups
      SSH, Alligator Merkin, Mountain Climbers

      Counted off the PAX by threes and assigned one team to each course.

      Course 1–Woods of Woe
      >>Duck Walk 2 blocks to first decision point.
      >>Choice of spider crawl or run. Spider Crawl results in pitfall with penalty BBSU and go back to the beginning (repeat duck walk) Run passes to next stage
      >>Lunge walk from run end to next waypoint (pick up the 6 by reverse lunge walk)
      >>Broad jump across clearing
      >>Choice of Windmills or Imperial walkers. Windmills results in pitfall–go back to do the imperial walkers with penalty jump squats. Imperial walkers moves on
      >>Success: Claim the wand of Wisdom (flagpole) and complete course with ~0.5 mi indian run back to base.

      Course 2–Mountain of Madness
      >>Bear crawl an obscene distance to first decision point.
      >>Choice of more bear crawl or crawl bear. Crawl bear leads to pitfall with penalty air presses and have to restart. Bear crawl becomes ladder of bear crawl with hand-release merkins across parking spaces. Crawl bear and repeat ladder to pick-up 6.
      >>Bear Crawl/HRM ladder becomes dragon walk/swimmer ladder for another 17 parking spaces.
      >>Group mosey to next waypoint for choice
      >>Choice of sprint towards yeti or parking space suicide away. Sprint leads to pitfall with penalty freddy mercury’s and go back and do the suicide. Suicide leads to next waypoint.
      >>backpedal across parkinglot past yeti.
      >>Team count Mountain Climbers (200)
      >>Team mosey to recover the Sword of strength (shovel) and march back to base

      Course 3–Swamp of Sufferin’ Succotash!
      >>Alligator Merkin an awful amount to first choice point
      >>Choose broad jump burpees, or continue alligator merkin. Burpees lead to pitfall with penalty decline merkins and restart. Continued alligator merkin leads to next waypoint.
      >>Ape Hop across field.
      >>Monkey humper until all team members have completed 50
      >>Sprint to next waypoint
      >>Low Lunge Walk to next waypoint
      >>Choice of Dirty Hookups or Box Jumps. Dirty hookups lead to pitfall with penalty gas pumps (200 as a team). Box Jumps (3×10) lead to next choice point.
      >>Choice of area to investigate: a leads to pitfall with 10 rounds of short stairs and go back to choice point. b leads to treasure find. Claim the Banner of Brilliance (flag) and Indian run ~1/4 mi. back to base.

      All teams contribute their treasures to reassemble the shovel flag.

      Still a little time left, so we did COP with additional Gas Pumps, Imperial Walkers, HRMs.

      COR, NOR, 6 was Lonzo who has been seriously bringing it with the thursday thou.

    136. Backblast – August 18. 2020
      AO: The Necropolis
      QIC: Geppetto
      PAX: Flo, Hazmat, Bootleg, Vila, Peach, Enron, Ponzi, Raven, Geppetto, Meatloaf, Lego
      Workout: Ruck PT

      No FNG’s so right into Mission and Principles
      F3 – Fitness, Fellowship, Faith
      Mission – Plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.
      The core principles of F3 are that it must:
      Be free of charge
      Be open to all men
      Be held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
      Be led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary. You versus you. Modify or stop an exercise if you need to. The most important thing is that nobody gets hurt.
      End with a Circle of Trust

      The “Thang”:
      Ruck 1.2 miles from Fort Meigs to Orleans Park
      Ruck PT – 20 flutter kicks (2=1) w/ruck overhead, 20 American Hammers (1=1) w/ruck, 20 yard ruck drag bear crawl. Repeato for 15 minutes.
      Ruck 1.2 miles back to Fort Meigs

      Ended with:
      Count-O-Rama – Eleven
      Name-O-Rama
      The Six: Hazmat – Keeps coming back for accountability. Motivated by other men in the group. Made a commitment to post to a workout everyday this week.

      Announcements: Q School Sept 12th.
      Ball of Man – Prayers of thanks for the ability to rise each morning and exercise. Prayers for Ponzi, for Mountain Mentors kids going into the military and for the military in general.

      Spreadsheets from the Gloom: Beautiful cool morning! Honored to lead this group!

    137. Pax- Bongo, Meatloaf, Footloose, Slurpee, Dropout, Coconut, Lavar, Mercy, Chalupa, Lonzo
      Q- Isosceles

      The Thang:
      Did a progressively more difficult workout, all CSAUP

      1 minute: 20 calf raises, 10 Merkins
      2 minutes: Seal crawls
      3 minutes: duck walk with Cindy
      4 minutes: dirty hook ups
      5 minutes: Curl, swings, skull crushers 20 reps each on repeato
      6 minutes: ape hop with Cindy 10 hops, 10 squat thrusters
      7 minutes: Wolverine makers
      8minutes: (actually on had 4 minutes left) Walk jog sprint

    138. PAX: Stark, Woodstock, Geppetto, Huffy, Coconut, Spaulding, Bourbon, Meatloaf, Hazmat, Enron, Peach, Popeyes, Mile High, Ringo
      Q: Isosceles

      The Thang:

      Stole the week 2 iron workout from 2019 called the meatloaf crusher.

      10 Manmakers
      20 shoulder presses
      30 kettle swings
      40 goblet squats (squat with Cindy)
      50 block Merkins
      1 mile run

      Repeat reps of 10, 20, 30, 40, 50

      0.75 mile run

      Repeat reps of 10, 20, 30, 40, 50

      0.5 mile run

      Repeat exercises

      0.25 run

    139. Pax- Stark, Bourbon, Woodstock, Fossil, Coconut, Doubtfire, Landslide, Callahan (FNG), Jennay, Mile High, Spaulding
      Q- Isosceles

      The run

      Dynamic stretching
      Warm up run to Woodlands Park
      Run 1 mile at 5k pace
      2 minute rest (slow run or walk)
      Run 1 mile at 5k pace
      2 minute rest (slow run or walk
      Run 1 mile at 5k pace
      Run back to the Levy

    140. Q: Meatloaf
      PAX: Bourbon, Woodstock, Coconut, Gepetto, Popeyes, Landslide, Hazmat, Isoceles, Ringo, Mile High, Hacksaw, Vila, Crab Legs, Simmons, Lonzo, Mercy, Peach, Footloose, Enron, Huckleberry

      Beatdown: be on a field (Soccer/Football)

      Part 1: 30 minutes

      4 exercises at 5 stations
      -Stations are ~20 yards apart from each other

      Exercises:
      10 LT Dan’s
      20 Merkins
      40 Squats
      80 Air Presses

      On your way “out” you bear crawl to the next station
      On your way “back” you lunge

      Part 2: Extra exercises
      We did Side Straddle Hops, Windmills and Chain Breakers

      PEACE

    141. Q: Houdini
      PAX: Charmin, Nimbus, Huckleberry, Huffy, Hannibal, OK, Fallout, Tupac, Shawshank, Chubbs, Meatloaf, Chanel, Bonds

      The Thang

      Stations:

      1: 16 Alabama Azz Kickers
      36 LBCs

      2: 16 Absolutions
      46 Klinger Kicks

      3: 16 Peter Parkers
      36 Imperial Walkers 2 is 1

      4: 16 Lt. Dans
      16 Monkey Humpers

      5: 16 Burpees
      26 High knees

      Cadence work:
      10 Rocket Squats
      21s. (SSH)
      Elevator Merkins
      38 Birthday Lunges 2 is 1 for Bonds

      COR
      COT

      Respectfully Submitted
      Houdini

    142. Q: Smokey
      Crackshot
      Merida

      We did two rounds of this

      ABCs at the light post
      Bear crawl to swings
      25 Australian pull UPS
      Ap walk to bush
      25 American hammers
      Alligator merkins to tree
      25 Monkey humpers
      Karaoke to bridge
      25 Carolina dry dock
      Mosey to the back corner of townhall
      25 pickle ponders
      Lunge walk back to the light post
      Plank for 6

      We finished out the morning doing a lap around front street:

      10 if each going east
      Lamp post – merkins
      Tree – squats
      Trash can – burpees
      10 of each goin west
      Lamp post – air press
      Tree – lunge
      Trash can – SSH

      COT we prayed for merida and all the other teachers and students that are starting back to school and that they will have a smooth go.

    143. Workout: I Got A Fever!
      Date: 8/22/20
      Location: The Battlefield – Shops at Fallen Timbers – Maumee. OH
      QIC: Geppetto
      PAX: 13 – Bourbon, Dutch, Geppetto, Woodstock, WALL-E, Mercy, Isosceles, Simmons, Raven, Bongo, Coconut, Hacksaw, Lavar
      F3 – Fitness, Fellowship, Faith
      Mission –Plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.
      The core principles of F3 are that it must:
      Be free of charge
      Be open to all men
      Be held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
      Be led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary. You versus you. Modify or stop an exercise if you need to. The most important thing is that nobody gets hurt.
      End with a Circle of Trust

      The Thang: Exercises that begin with the letters DAILY RED PILL:

      D.aft Punk – 12 count lunges. Left leg forward, back to center. Left leg to the side, back to center. Left leg back, back to center. Right leg back, back to center. Right leg to the side, back to center. Right leg forward, back to center. Around the world. Get it? 10 reps OYO
      A.be Vigoda – Slow arm circles
      I.ndian Bear Crawl Line up head to toe in plank, guy at the end bear crawls to the front, then the next guy etc. While waiting PAX are doing Merkins. One time through the PAX.
      L.t. Danger Lt. Dan’s with a Merkin. The sequence goes lunge-lunge-squat-merkin. 10 reps OYO
      Y.ul Brynner-(seven different Merkins) Carolina DD, Wide Arm Merkin, Merkin, Ranger Merkin, Diamond Merkin, Crucible Merkin, Chuck Norris Merkin 10 each OYO

      R.E.D. Barchetta
      100 yds. – 100 SSH – 100 yds. Plank for six
      75 yds. – 75 Mt Climbers – 75 yds. – Plank for six
      50 yds – 50 LBC’s – 50 yds – Plank for six
      25 yds – 25 Merkins – 25 yds – Plank for six
      10 yds – 10 Burpees – 10 yds – Plank for six

      P.eople’s Air Presses Sit against a wall and do air presses. Three sets of 10 in cadence
      I.ndian Crab Walk While lined up on your six, the guy in the back crabwalks to the front, then next guy, etc. Guys on 6 are doing LBCs while waiting. One time through all the pax.
      L.a La Leggy – squats, calf raises, squat jumps, and calf raises (10, 4 count each in cadence)
      L.eg Wreckers Separate groups 25 yards apart. Group 1 does Lt. Dan’s until they reach Group 2. Group 2 holds Al Gore. Upon arrival, Group 1 holds Al Gore while Group 2 Lt. Dan’s back. Three cycles. The song “Stayin’ Alive” was playing so we finished up with John Travolta’s (10 reps each side OYO).

      Called time and circled back at the flag for:

      Circle of Trust with Count-O-Rama, Name-O-Rama, The Six, Announcements and Prayer. Count o Rama – 13. The Six – Hacksaw. EH’d by Bluto, named by Froman. Loves this group because of seeing men grow and lead their families, communities, at work, etc.
      Announcements: QSchool Sept 12th, Sex traficking run sign up, FloRuck Oct 24th
      Prayers for families, students, teachers, etc going back to school. Prayers for my wife as her father passed away.

      Moleskin/Spreadsheet from the Gloom:
      Beautiful morning for a workout
      Blessed to be a part of this group
      Shared that my wife and her father were estranged and his passing has brought many emotions to the surface. Anger, sadness, regret, etc. Tomorrow is not guaranteed. Reach out to friends and family who you may not have talked to in a while. You never know when they will be gone.

    144. Workout: Ruck PT
      Date: 8/22/20
      Location: The Battlefield – Shops at Fallen Timbers – Maumee. OH
      QIC: Geppetto
      PAX: 12 – Runners: Bourbon, Woodstock, WALL-E, Lavar
      Ruckers: Dutch, Geppetto Mercy, Isosceles, Simmons, Raven, Bongo, Hacksaw
      F3 – Fitness, Fellowship, Faith
      Mission –Plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.
      The core principles of F3 are that it must:
      Be free of charge
      Be open to all men
      Be held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
      Be led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary. You versus you. Modify or stop an exercise if you need to. The most important thing is that nobody gets hurt.
      End with a Circle of Trust

      The Thang: Pre running and rucking

      Runners did their thang.

      Ruckers rucked one mile at a sub 16 minute pace and stopped for 15 minutes of the following PT:
      10) American Hammers with ruck
      10) Merkins with ruck on
      10) Ruck overhead squats
      Repeato

      Finished with another mile ruck.

      Called time and circled back at the flag for 2nd F before the start of beatdown.

      Saved COT for after beatdown.

    145. Mirror Therapy
      PAX # 7
      Q: Simmons
      Landslide, Meatloaf, Footloose, Charmin, Merci, Simmons from another mother, Lonzo
      Warm up: 15 Side straddle hops
      Mosey around the High School
      Partner up
      The Thang: Complete 1st exercise then mirror your partner in running/sprinting/skipping/high knees…whatever they choose.
      Complete 1st and 2nd exercise then mirror your partner in running/skipping/high knees…
      Complete 1st/2nd/3rd exercise then mirror
      Ten reps of:
      1. Lt Dans
      2. Crunchy Frogs
      3. Stump Huggers
      4. Carolina Dry Docks
      5. Star Mans
      6. Plank Jack Shoulder Taps
      7. Catalina Wine Mixers
      Bear Craw back to the flag
      Count O rama
      Name O rama
      The 6 was Lonzo. Appreciated being challenged by fellow pax members as well as accountability.
      Announcements: Iron pax
      Pray Requests: jobs for fellow pax members
      End in COT
      Honor to lead this group of men this morning. Thanks for the opportunity

    146. QIC – Stark
      PAX – Thai Guy, Wipers, Charmin, Flo, Peach, Shooter, Casper, Huckleberry, Shakira, Hazmat, Landslide, Enron, Lego, Doubtfire, TuPac, Heisenberg, Meatloaf, Hannibal, OK, Chanel, Fossil, Mulan

      The THANG
      New Kids on the Block
      Round 1 (22 Mins)
      10 – Jump Over Burpees
      15 – Bent Over Rows
      20 – Squat Thrusters
      25 – Declined Merkins
      30 – Curls
      Half Gasser with block
      REPEATO!

      Round 2 (22 Mins)
      10 – Jump Over Burpees
      15 – Block Squats
      20 – Surfer Get Ups
      25 – KB Swings
      30 – Inclined Merkins
      Half Gasser with block
      REPEATO!

      COR, NOR, Brought Shooter in for the SIX as a transplant from our F3 Toledo brothers. Prayers for our schools, kids, teachers, Thai Guy and his girl friend, Shawshank, and everybody still trying to make sense of this new world we live in.

      Always an honor
      Always My Pleasure
      ~Stark

    147. 08/24/2020 – The First:

      Date: 08/24/2020
      Time: 5:30 – 6:15 AM
      Location: The Gauntlet – Rivercrest Park
      Q: Bourbon

      PAX: 20 Total – Huffy, Spaulding, Isosceles, Meatloaf, Geppetto, Woodstock, Stark, Crab Legs, Bongo, Shawshank, Peach, Okay, Mile High, Casper, Stalker, Mercy, Popeyes, Ringo, Enron, and Bourbon (Q)

      F3 Mission: Fitness, Fellowship, Faith; To plant, grow, and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership

      Principles of F3:
      • It must be free of charge
      • It must be open to all men
      • It must be held outdoor, rain or shine, hot or cold
      • It must be peer led in a rotating fashion by men who participate in the workout, with no training or certification necessary
      • It must end with a Circle of Trust (COT)

      Disclaimer

      This beatdown is designed after the very first F3 beatdown back on 01/01/2011 with slight modifications for AO, etc. This is a little history before Q School that will be held on 9/12.

      Beatdown:
      • Today’s beatdown is not the exact workout performed by the men at the first post, but inspired by it. Unless specified otherwise, all exercises will be to a 34 count in recognition of the 34 men posting at that first workout back in 2011.
      • Mosey to the small loop around the soccer fields by the hill.
      • In Order (plank or Al Gore when finished until the 6th finishes):
      o Merkins
      o Wide-Arm Merkins
      o Diamond Merkins
      o Military Merkins (knuckle push-up with your elbows in tight to your sides)
      • Run the small loop
      • In Order (plank or Al Gore when finished until the 6th finishes):
      o Hydraulic Squats (squat- right knee down- left knee down- right knee up- left knee up- stand up)
      o Dolly (on your 6 with legs 6” off ground- spread apart- bring together)
      o Flutter Kick (4 count)
      o LBC’s
      • Run the small loop
      • In Order (plank or Al Gore when finished until the 6th finishes):
      o Side Straddle Hop
      o Burpees
      o Mountain Climber
      • Howling Monkeys (Circle up- 10 monkey humpers each around the circle like dominos- when done you hold it until everyone gets a turn to do theirs… faster is better here.)
      • Mosey back to the shovel flag

      Count-O-Rama and Name-O-Rama.

      Learn about the 6: Woodstock.

      Announcements.

      COT / Prayers and Intentions.

    148. Q: Meatloaf
      PAX: Flo, Shakira, Casper, Charmin, Hazmat

      Rucked to Hood Park

      -15 Ruck sack swings
      -10 Squats with Ruck sack on
      -15 Tricep dips with Ruck sack on

      Rucked back to Fortress

    149. War Beatdown
      The basic concept of the beatdown is that PAX are split into two teams. We tried a few variations, but landed on a champion representative from each team telling the Q how many reps of an exercise they would do. Their teammates would continue to do reps until the representative finished. The team who opted for the higher number could choose a ‘punishment’ for the other team. Based on the card game, but numbers could go as high as PAX wanted.

      PAX:
      Dropout, Mile High, Spaulding, Stark, Tupac, Bourbon, Ringo, Lego, Huckleberry, Geppetto, Peach, HazMat, Hannibal, Fossil, Coconut, Casper (Q).

    150. 10 men and myself got together to ruck.
      Q: Hannibal
      Ringo
      Popeyes
      Peach
      Bongo
      Enron
      Meatloaf
      Geppetto
      Hazmat
      Bootleg
      Ponzi

      Start with a circle with mission and principles.

      Rucked for a total of 2.53 miles with some PT involved.
      Bear Crawled up a hill behind the Fort.
      Continued on to Orleans and stopped for PT
      Squats, Merkins, Shoulder presses w/ruck, curls.
      Rucked on back to the Fort and up “Agony Hill” back to the parking lot for some PT to finish.
      Lunges, American Hammers with Ruck, and hold plank with pushup on your count.

      count-o-rama, name-o-rama, announcements, prayers

      Great Morning!

    151. Backblast for The Levy (run) on 8/25/2020

      Intro: Mission & core principles
      Run description:
      Speed is a combination of stride length and turnover (strides/time). Discussed how to increase turnover by shortening and quickening stride.
      Took warm-up jog from the Levy to Bicentennial park (~1.8mi. Counted steps/min 2x during the job. PAX were around 156-178.
      At Bicentennial park, Pax did a short loop ~600m, with a 170BPM cadence tapped out by metronome. Then a full 800m loop counting steps to get a baseline on stride length.
      Finally, putting it all together, one timed loop of 800 m while counting steps.
      Example data from Coconut:
      baseline steps/min ~170
      baseline steps/800m 686
      Uptempo steps/800m 520 (about 5’/step)
      Uptemp turnover ~194

      Also discussed power as energy/time with PAX and that each individual has a ‘burn rate’ or power level he can sustain over time. Improving speed can be done by improving a PAX’s sustainable burn rate, or by improving efficiency…turnover of 180 typically brings big efficiency benefits compared to ~165.

      Cooldown jog back to the Levy.
      COR, NOR, (Flubber was 6).
      Announcements, Prayer intentions.

      Always an honor to lead a run workout, and see the dedication and work PAX are willing to put in. Congrats to all the men!

    152. The Q: Lavar

      The PAX: Simmons, Popeyes, Huckleberry, Lonzo, Drop Out, Bourbon, Mercy, Shawshank, Enron, Villa, Mile High, Meatloaf, Peach, Coconut

      “Pull Your Weight”

      Concept was the reinforce how important it is to give it your all, whether at a beatdown or in life, because other people rely on you and you set an example for the world to see.

      Warmed up with some 4 count air presses and 4 count air squats.

      Broke into 4 teams. Each team competed in a Bearpee relay race. Had 4 cones set up about 7 yards apart. At each cone, 2 burpees. After final burpees, spring back. While waiting to do bearpee, each PAX did side straddle hops without stopping.

      Each team then had the choice of 4 workout combinations. Picks were made in the order of Bearpee race finish, with each exercise combination done by one team only.

      Choices were 500 merkins, 150 lt dans, 25 there and back sprints (starting line to final cone and back); 500 two is one flutter kicks, 200 two is one bonnie blairs, 25 there and back bear crawls; 150 burpees, 1,000 little baby crunches, 25 there and back crab walks; 100 absolutions, 150 carolina dry docks, 25 there and back lunge walks.

      If a team finished, the members joined the other teams to help them finish. At the end, everyone was doing crab walks. It was a sight to behold!

      We then did rooster relays, with each team member running a rooster (100M sprint) and then planking, al gore, side straddle hops, pickle pounders, or monkey humpers while waiting.

      Ended in the COT. No FNG’s. Q School on 9/12 reminder. Prayer requests included Shawshank’s brother in his fight with addiction and Mile High’s son’s physical healing. Ended with a prayer highlighting that everything is God’s and that if we let Him transform our hearts, His Power is unstoppable within us.

    153. QIC – Stark
      PAX – Huckleberry, Peach, Raven, Flo, Doubtfire, Coconut, Jennay, Spaulding, Hannibal, Casper, Fossil, Lego, Shawshank, Mile high, Popeyes, Ringo, Callahan, Mercy

      The THANG:
      A “STARK” Original
      AMRAP

      S – 15 Surfer Get ups
      T – 20 Tennessee Rocking Chairs *
      A – 25 Angle Grinders**
      R – 20 Rosalitas***
      K – 15 Katydid Burpees****

      Run up Steps
      Perform 5 Burpees at Top of the Wall
      Run Down Ramp
      Rinse and Repeato!

      Each Circuit is 100 reps! Can you get 400, 500, 600?…more?

      *Tennessee Rocking Chair
      1) Bending only at the waist, touch toes. 2) Bending only at the knees, drop to a squat position. This should rotate your torso back to vertical and arms horizontal. 3) Straighten the knees, returning to toe-touch position. 4) Return to starting position
      **Angle Grinder
      Starting in plank position angle your body up (pike position) while touching your hand to the opposite knee perform a merkin then touch the other knee and perform another merkin. This exercise is performed 8 count.

      1. Touch knee 2. Return to plank 3. Down Merkin 4. Up Merkin 5. Touch opposite knee 6. Return To Plank 7. Down Merkin 8. Up Merkin
      ***Rosalita
      Ab exercise done laying on back, legs raised to 90 degrees. Keeping legs perpendicular to ground, separate legs outward then return to start. A hello Dolly with feet in the air.
      ****Katydid Burpee

      Start in standing position, bring hands to feet and jump feet back to plank position. Merkin. Then inch worm hands to feet and broad jump back to starting position. Repeato. Credit to my M (Katie aka Mama Moose). Oh no she didn’t! Oh YES Katydid!.

      COR, NOR, Coconut with a really strong 6 calling us to be leaders, telling us we are leaders, sharing that he felt alone in the good fight until he found his brothers in F3. Prayers continued for Thai Guy and his girlfriend and Doubtfire’s leap of faith with his brother today!

      Go be better men now ya hear!

      Always an Honor
      Always My Pleasure
      ~Stark

    154. F3 Black Swamp
      Q: Rick “Huckleberry” Thielen
      8/25/2020 @ 6 PM
      The Commons

      PAX:
      Isosceles
      Chanel
      Hannibal
      Dr. Banana
      OK
      Fallout
      Shawshank
      Thai Guy
      TuPac
      Bonds
      Huffy
      Moana
      Q: Huckleberry

      F3 (Fitness, Fellowship and Faith)

      Mission:
      To plant, serve and grow men’s small workout groups, in order to reinvigorate male community leadership.

      Principles:
      Free of Charge.
      Open to all Men.
      Held Outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold.
      Led by Men on a rotating basis who participate in the workout with no training or certification-meaning you must be aware of your own limitations.
      We end with a Circle of Trust.

      Circle Up and Count Off (1-13)

      The Thang:

      Warm Up
      In Cadence
      21-Side Saddle Hops
      21-Windmills
      21-Squats

      I M P A C T :

      I: Imperial Walker (2 is 1)
      M: Merkin
      P: Plank Jack
      A: American Hammers (2 is 1)
      C: Crunches (2 is 1)
      T: T-Merkin (4 count)

      After each set (I-T):

      Run to Cone, then
      Lunge-Walk back

      Start the first set, doing one each, then run.
      Second, set is two each, then run.
      1-10
      10-1.

      Circle of Trust:
      Count Off (1-13)
      NOR
      Six was Fallout
      Ask for Announcements: Q-School on 9/12/20
      Prayer Intentions: Thai Guy and his girlfriend (Vee), Thai Guy’s Mom, Shawshank and Isosceles and Chanel (Back to School Teachers)
      Prayer

      Concluded at 7:15 PM

    155. PAX – Geppetto, Footloose, Chalupa, Woodstock, Dropout, Simmons, Meatloaf, Slurpee
      Q – Lonzo
      Fitness – Fellowship – Faith
      The Mission of F3: To plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.
      5 CORE PRINCIPLES OF ALL F3 WORKOUTS:
      Free of charge
      Open to all men
      Held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
      Led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary
      End with a Circle of Trust

      The Thang

      2020 IPC Week 0
      4 Rounds for time

      50 Air Squats
      40 Big Boi Sit-ups
      30 Merkins
      20 Bonnie Blairs
      10 Burpees
      400 Meter Run

      Once one finished they caught their breath and helped the rest until they finished or continued with the Thursday thousand Merkins. It was great having everyone finish the last pax run together.

      We got some pictures and had cookies to celebrate.

      COT
      Simmons was the 6. He let us know that Needle (who hasn’t shown up in while) got him out, but he lives only a few houses down from Mercy. Since starting F3 he got see what the crazy guy with a beard and backpack was doing.
      Closed with a short prayer.

    156. The Battle of Fallen Timbers Ruck

      Pax
      Dropout
      Simmons
      Slurpee
      Footloose
      Wrong Way
      Mercy
      Hazmat
      Moana
      Flo (Q)

      Mission & Principles
      COR 9

      Rucked 2.7 miles stopping at the battle memorial to discuss the pre-battle dissension between Chief Little Turtle and Chief Blue Jacket and its impact on the British and Native American coalition.

      NOR & COT done after beatdown.

    157. “12 x 25” Dirty Dozen Beatdown

      Welcome
      One FNG
      Mission
      Principles

      Pax
      Dropout
      Simmons
      Slurpee
      Footloose
      Wrong Way
      Mercy
      Hazmat
      Moana
      Isoceles
      Woodstock
      Rockwell (FNG)
      Flo (Q)

      Warmup
      25 SSH in cadence
      OYO arm circles, twists & squats

      The Thang
      25 reps of 12 exercises using 25-35lb coupon
      Lower body
      Upper body
      Core

      Swings
      Merkins
      Hammers (2 is 1)
      Run 100 yards
      Squats
      Rows
      Flutter Kicks (2 is 1)
      Run 100 yards
      Lunges
      Presses
      Big Boys
      Run 100 yards
      Deadlifts
      Curls
      LBCs
      Run 100 yards

      Repeato for 45 minutes

      Cool down

      COR 12
      Six was Wrong Way
      NOR
      FNG “Rockwell”
      Announcements
      COT

    158. Leadership Ruck
      Mostly discussed upcoming Louisville Growruck and preparation for that as well as best way to rejuvenate pre-ruck interest Saturday mornings.
      PAX:
      Meatloaf, Geppetto, Raven, Casper (Q)

    159. Box of Fun
      8/29/20
      0645-0745

      PAX: Lego, Houdini, Smoky, Crackshot, Merida, Pennywise, Bongo-Q

      Mission Statement
      5 Core Principles
      Disclaimer

      Warm up:
      All in cadence:
      Side straddle hops X 15
      Willie Mays Hayes X 10 each leg
      Imperial Walkers X 10

      The Thang:
      4 stations were set up by the Q, hence “Box of Fun”!

      Station 1: The Park
      10 Manmakers Burpees with coupon
      10 Squat Thrusters with coupon
      15 Curls wit coupon
      15 bent over rows with coupon
      10 tricep extensions with coupon
      Duck walk across bridge

      Station 2: The Towpath
      10 Big Boi Sit-ups
      15 Air Squats
      10 Merkins
      20 Side Straddle Hops
      Mosey 400 meters to The Smoke Stack

      Station 3: The Smoke Stack
      15 Dips
      25 Incline Merkins
      30 Step Ups (2 is 1)
      25 Decline Merkins
      Lunges walk across bridge

      Station 4: The Alley
      25 Big Boi Sit-ups
      30 Air Squats
      25 Merkins
      30 Side Straddle Hops (2 is 1)
      Mosey back to park, repeato

      After most PAX (except Houdini, who had made it to round 3) completed 2 rounds, Q sent PAX back to the park, and directed them to hit the wall in wall sit position, for some “People’s Shoulder Presses”, which were completed in cadence, and the Q’s pace, changing pace as he went.

      Q called beatdown after this, and circled up the crew.

      COR
      NOR
      Know the 6- Pennywise was the 6, talked about his need to get back out in the gloom, that he missed the interaction.
      Announcements: Q-school, IPC, Floruck
      Prayers: Houdini’s wife and continued healing, Pennywise and his job search, Bongo’s SIL Jackie and cancer, patience and compassion for our nation and to let her heal!

      Moleskin:
      Scary morning, close to cancelled due to lightning. But 60 degrees, low humidity, but wet conditions made for some wet backsides.
      Tough beatdown for those that completed IPC beforehand, and plenty of mumble chatter took place regarding this. Q was please that he finally “brought the pain”!

    160. 8/29/20 Q Heisenberg and Mulan.
      Fortress/Grace
      5250 VanHalen style
      23 PAX

      Casper
      Logan. Shawshank
      Josh Biggee
      Micheal Doubtfire
      John. Huffy
      Dutch
      Scott Geppetto
      Ben. Floater
      Jake Jannay
      Jesse. Fossil
      Alex. Meatloaf
      Vangoh
      Bob. Raven
      Alan Coconut
      Andrew. Peach
      Bourbon
      Rick. Huckelberry
      Jason. Tieguy
      Jason. Enron
      Chris Charmin
      Jamey Birson. Two Buck Chuck
      Chris. Heisenberg
      Dave. Mulan

    161. Date: 8/31/2020

      Time: 5:30 AM – 6:15 AM

      Location: The Gauntlet – Rivercrest Park

      Q: Dutch

      PAX: 19 total:
      Ringo, Stalker, Crab Legs, Enron, OK, Gypsy, Van Goh, Casper, Huffy, Bourbon, Gepetto, Woodstock, Meatloaf, Charmin, Viva, Stark, Popeyes, FNG – Riverdance, Dutch(Q)

      F3 Mission: Fitness, Fellowship, Faith; To plant, serve and grow men’s small workout groups, in order to invigorate male community leadership

      Principles of F3:

      • It must be free of charge

      • It must be open to all men

      • It must be held outdoor, rain or shine, hot or cold

      • It must be peer led in a rotating fashion by men who participate in the workout, with no training or certification necessary

      • It must end with a Circle of Trust (COT)

      Disclaimer

      The Thang: What the F3?

      Started off with the 10 minute burpee challenge. Then switched to deconstructed burpees.

      Deconstructed burpees – start with 5 reps and increase by 5 with each lap.
      Corner 1 – plank tuck
      Sprint to next corner
      Corner 2 – Merkins
      Sprint to next corner
      Corner 3 – Jump Squats
      Sprint to next corner
      Corner 4 – Air Press
      Sprint to Corner 1

      Then we got a taste of IPC week 1
      EMOM
      First minute – 3 burpees, Hand release release Merkins
      Second minute – 3 burpees, leg raises
      Third minute – 3 burpees, jungle boy squats
      Fourth minute – 3 burpees, big boy sit ups
      Fifth minute – 3 burpees, standing forward lunges

      Then we circled up for COT (Count-O-Rama, Name-O-Rama, The 6 and naming FNG).

      The 6: Gypsy

      Q spoke about international overdose awareness day.

    162. PAX: Coconut, Stark, Doubt fire, Shawshank, Fossil, Landslide, Jennay, Woodstock

      QiC: Woodstock

      3Fs, Mission, Principle and Disclaimer were covered.

      YHC had the glorious idea to continue with the advanced running training (aka tap into the knowledge of folks who run a lot without falling). We have done intervals, fartleks, strides, and cadence work. We have also done hills in the past, but not quite like this.

      Warm up easy run to Hood Park and down the road. Hard run up to the top, loop around and back down. At the bottom, immediate run backwards to the top, loop down and hit the trail to the mid point. Come back to Hood and repeato (hard run, backward run, flat run). We did this for about 30 minutes, then went to the Wall for some chutes and ladders style running. Down ramps /up stairs, alternating each time as every step or skip step. Repeato for about 15 minutes, return to the Levy.

      Ended with COT, Landslide was the 6 and he likes the word *asshole. And F3. Especially F3.

    163. PAX: Huckleberry, Houdini, Bongo, Dr Banana, Hannibal, Isosceles, Meatloaf, Moana, Luigi, Okay, Chanel, Chubbs Fallout, Charmin, Nomad, and VanGogh
      Q: VanGogh

      Warmup stretches:

      Workout:
      As a pair: one does a lap around the loop while other does as many reps as possible. Work together to hit the numbers.
      200 merkins
      300 big boi sit ups
      400 squats
      500 arm raises
      600 1 is 1 American hammers
      700 1 is 1 lunges
      Meatloafs bday so did 26 burpees and 26 lt Dans
      COT
      6: Meatloaft

    164. Bootleg VQ Ruck(Fast Pace) on 9/1/2020
      Q: Bootleg (co-Q Ponzi)
      Pax: Bootleg, Ponzi, Meatloaf, Bambi, VanGogh, Enron, Lego, Ringo, Popeyes, Hazmat, Stalker, Raven, FNG Dave Ramsey ( F3 Name: Lyman)

      Mission and Core Principles
      2.89 mi Ruck Necropolis to Maumee River and Back
      Time: 48.32 min

      COT

    165. 09/02/2020 – The Triangle:

      Date: 09/02/2020
      Time: 5:30 – 6:15 AM
      Location: Field of Dreams – Rolf Park
      Q: Bourbon

      PAX: 24 PAX – Raven, Vila, Peach, Stalker, Mercy, Geppetto, Huckleberry, Dutch, Bongo, Shawshank, Hacksaw, Woodstock, Ringo, Meatloaf, Doubtfire, Simmons, Landslide, Coconut, Lavar, 5 Wood (FNG), Popeyes, Pennywise, Lonzo, and Bourbon (Q)

      F3 Mission: Fitness, Fellowship, Faith; To plant, grow, and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership

      Principles of F3:
      • It must be free of charge
      • It must be open to all men
      • It must be held outdoor, rain or shine, hot or cold
      • It must be peer led in a rotating fashion by men who participate in the workout, with no training or certification necessary
      • It must end with a Circle of Trust (COT)

      Disclaimer

      Warmup:
      • Warmup with 21’s. As many rounds as it takes to complete together. 5 burpee penalty for each missed round.
      o PAX nailed it on their first try!

      Beatdown:
      • Three cones in an equilateral triangle. Each cone representing a year of F3 for Bourbon as today mark’s YHC’s three-year anniversary with F3.
      • Start at 15 reps of exercise at cone 1, sprint to cone 2 and complete 15 reps of exercise, etc. until you finish back at cone 1.
      • Drop reps by one each cycle through and get as low as you can.
      • Cone 1 = Absolutions
      • Cone 2 = Captain Thors
      • Cone 3 = Burpees
      • After each set of cones, run the small loop/field
      • Repeato and drop by one rep each cycle through

      Count-O-Rama and Name-O-Rama

      Learn about the 6: Geppetto.

      Announcements.

      COT / Prayers and Intentions.

    166. PAX – Simmons, Dropout, Footloose, Bagels, Lyman, and Stalker
      Q’s – Meatloaf and Lonzo
      Missing Q – Woodstock 😢
      Fitness – Fellowship – Faith
      The Mission: To plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.
      5 CORE PRINCIPLES OF ALL F3 WORKOUTS:
      Free of charge
      Open to all men
      Held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
      Led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary
      End with a Circle of Trust

      The Thang
      Meatloaf improvised and came up with the beatdown below on the fly. He did this with Lyman and Stalker.
      20 Incline Merkins
      20 Dips
      20 Toe Taps
      20 LBC’s
      Lap around field
      Repeato

      Lonzo led IPC week 1 with Simmons, Dropout, Footloose, and Bagels.
      EMOM (called by app)- 3 burpees

      3 Burpees (Begins Rd & EMOM timer)
      50 Hand Release Release Merkins
      100 Leg Raises
      150 Jungle Boi Squats “2Spoonz Style”
      200 Big Boy Sit-ups
      250 Stationary Lunge Steps (ct ea leg as 1 rep)

      COT Dropout was the 6 and mentioned how he was EH’d by a pretty cool guy and Hacksaw came up with his name because he looks like Zuckerberg. Which is funny because he is still in school. He keeps coming out because of the accountability and people checking in on him.

      Closed with a short prayer.

    167. Backblast for ‘The Wall’ on 9/3/2020

      PAX: Peach, Shawshank, Calahan, Stark, Fossil, Jennay, Landslide, Hannibal, Enron, Popeyes, Ringo, Coconut (Q)

      The Thang:
      Intro–Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith. Mission. 5 core principles.

      Warmup. In cadence–Smurf Jacks, Smurf Sticks (New), Travoltas, Trepak (New)

      The Work: Crazy Eights. Figure 8s on the stairs and ramp at Perrysburg’s finest AO.
      Reps at the bottom of the wall, ascend the ramp–first leg of ramp bearcrawl, 2nd leg to midpoint of stairs duck-walk, stairs to top–reps at the top of the wall, high knee run to the end, mosey down ramp and steps, creating a figure 8 design.
      At the bottom–20 reps of a different exercise each lap.
      Lap1-Hand release Merkins
      2-carolina dry docks
      3- Spider Climbers (2=1)
      4- Absolutions
      5- Plank-jack, shoulder tap (2=1)
      6- Travoltas (10/side)
      7- Donkey Kicks
      8- Dirty Hookup

      At the top, 20 reps of a different exercise each lap.
      1st lap- air squat
      2- Bonnie Blair (2=1)
      3- Lt. Dan
      4- Smurf Jacks
      5- Cheerleaders
      6- Smurf Sticks (2=1)
      7- Box Jumps
      8- Trepak (2=1)

      COR, NOR, COT (Jennay 6)

      This beatdown kept the PAX moving non-stop, always changing up the motion and bumping the intensity with reps at the top and bottom of the hill. All the PAX really gave a good push.

      Soundtrack for the work was songs with Crazy or Eight in the title.

      2 new exercises were introduced:
      Smurf Stick is a relative of Twinkle Toes–low squat position, but instead of calf raises, you move one foot to heel and the other to toe, like you were riding a ripstick. 4 count cadence–Right toe, left heel–back to center–Left Toe, Right Heel–back to center.
      The Trepak is a simplified motion from the folk dance of the same name. from a low squat position, in 4 ct cadence–extend left leg straight in front (or slightly out to the side)-1–Bring back in to low squat-2–extend rt leg straight in front (or slightly out to the side)-3–Bring back in to low squat-4.

      An honor and a privilege to put in the work with such a fine group of men.

      -Coco

    168. The Q: Lavar
      The PAX: Woodstock, Mercy, Lymon, Rockwell, Wrong Way, Wall-E, Hacksaw, Footloose

      Warmup: Butt kickers and high knees, 20 yards there and back

      Round 1
      5 cones. At cone 1, 10 burpees, run to cone 2, 20 merkins, back to cone 1, 10 burpees, to cone 2, 20 merkins, run to cone 3, 30 Carolina dry docks, back to cone 2, 20 merkins, to cone 1, 10 burpees, to cone 2, 20 merkins, to cone 3, 30 Carolina dry docks, to cone 4, 40 2 is 1 flutter kicks, back to cone 3, 30 Carolina dry docks, to cone 2, 20 merkins, to cone 1, 10 burpees, to cone 2, 20 merkins, to cone 3, 30 Carolina dry docks, cone 4, 40 2 is 1 flutter kicks, to cone 5, 50 air squats, then to cones 4, 3, 2, and 1 doing each of the assigned exercises again.

      Ab work for a quick rest. In cadence we did varying numbers of LBC’s, American hammers, hello dollys, and big boi situps.

      Round 2
      Same deal with the cones as before except numbers of exercises were 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 respectively. All exercises done with a cinder block. Cone 1 was squat thrusters, cone 2 kettle bell swings, cone 3 was shoulder presses, cone 4 was curls, and cone 5 was tricep presses.

      Finished with more ab work doing flutter kicks and levers in cadence in varying numbers.

      Ended in the COT with Rockwell as the 6.

    169. Q School Prep

      Mission
      Principles

      Pax
      Bourbon
      Casper
      Jimmy Dean
      Raven
      Meatloaf
      Flo (Q)

      The Thang
      Rucked 2.7 miles discussing the F3 leadership development process (LDP).
      The four components of the LDP:
      Schooling
      Apprenticeship
      Opportunity
      Failure

      COR, NOR & COT at the beatdown.

    170. The Fortress 300

      Pax
      Van Gogh
      Doubtfire
      Huffy
      Casper
      Raven
      2 Buck Chuck
      Meatloaf
      Landslide
      Heidelberg
      Lego
      Enron
      Nimbus
      Bourbon
      Chanel
      Fudd
      Boyz 2 Men
      Jimmy Dean
      Jennay
      Callahan
      Biggie
      Hazmat
      Mulan
      FNG (Nitrous)
      Flo (Q)

      Welcome
      Mission
      Principles

      Warm up
      SSH (25)
      Arm circles OYO
      Twists OYO

      The Thang
      25 reps per exercise w/ coupon
      Swings
      Merkins
      Hammers (2 is 1)
      Run (suicides)
      Squats
      Rows
      Flutter Kicks (2 is 1)
      Run
      Lunges
      Presses
      Big Boys
      Run
      Deadlifts
      Curls
      LBCs
      Run
      Finish run as a group

      COR 24
      NOR
      Six was 2 Buck Chuck
      Named FNG “Nitrous”
      Announcements
      Prayer

      Honored to lead 24 HIM! #ISI

    171. QiC: Dropout
      Pax: Ruck- Dropout, Footloose, Wrong Way
      Run- Woodstock, Wall-E

      Mission and Principles
      2.3mi Ruck
      COT after beatdown

    172. Q – Meatloaf
      PAX: Popeyes, Ringo, Bereta, Mile High, Woodstock, Lavar, Bongo, Landslide, 5Wood, Wicked, Vila, Enron, Geppetto

      Introduction – Welcome to F3
      Fitness, Fellowship, Faith

      Mission: Our mission is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership

      5 Core Principles
      1. Always free
      2. Open to all men
      3. Always outdoors
      4. Led in rotating fashion of non-professionals
      5. Ends in a CoT

      Disclaimer: You v You

      Warm-Up
      1. Chain Breakers x15
      2. Windmills x10

      Beatdown:

      We will be working out in a line, completing a set of exercises, moving out to a certain point, returning, and repeating.

      Beatdown: 30 minutes
      1. Legs – Jump Squats x20
      2. Core – Plank Jacks x20
      3. Chest – Wide Merkins x20
      4. Move out – Bear crawl
      5. Move back – Sprint

      Cool Down: 100’s
      1. Air Presses
      2. Merkins
      3. LBC’s

      Close

      Count-a-rama
      Name-a-rama
      FNG naming?
      6 – Mile High
      Announcements
      Prayer

    173. QIC – Stark
      Pax – Huckleberry, Isosceles, Simmons, Coconut, Crackshot, Chopstick

      The Thang
      Hammertoned

      Tabata style workout. 45 seconds on, 15 seconds rest. Each round had 4 sets. All with sledgehammers!

      1.) Hammer Punches
      2.) Squat with row
      3.) Shoveling
      4.) American Hammers
      5.) Driving a Fence Post
      6.) Squat Thrusters
      7.) Tree chops
      8.) Hammer Lunges
      9.) Bicep Curls
      10.) Knee Strikes

      NOR COR, YHC forgot to let Huckleberry do the 6. Ma bad! Thanks to the support from our Pburg and Maumee PAX leading out here and Smokey for starting it. Now lets get those GR folks leading and building it up so those boys can run with it!

      Always an Honor
      Always a Pleasure
      ~Stark

    174. PAX – Landslide, Lyman, Simmons, Bongo, Woodstock, Meatloaf
      Q – Lonzo
      Fitness, fellowship, faith
      Mission statement
      Principles
      The thang
      Team Murph
      Ran a little over .6 miles, stretched and then paired off and completed murph PT together, 100 pull-ups, 200 merkins, 300 air squats.
      Mosey back to cinder blocks and completed F Covid 2+
      19 reps of
      Flutterkicks
      Up Downs
      Carolina Dry Docks
      Kettle bell swings with block
      Crucible Merkins
      Outlaws
      V up roll ups
      Imperial Squat Walkers
      Dirty Girl Man Makers (3 merkins, 3 curls, 3 presses = 1)
      COT
      Several announcements for Q school, 9/11 stair flight challenge, and Iron Pax.
      Closed with a short prayer

    175. 14 HIMs met up at the Necropolis for a change of scenery this Q-school week.

      Q: Hannibal
      Popeyes
      Spaulding
      Enron
      Coconut
      Stark
      Mile High
      Beretta
      Ringo
      Jennay
      Fossil
      Geppetto
      Gypsy
      Peach

      Started with Mission and Principles.
      A few exercises in cadence: SSH, Merkin, Windmills

      Then starting with 10 Merkins then run down the parking lot and do 1 Starfish Sit-ups then run back and drop to 9 merkins and raise up to 2 Starfish and so on…
      after about 20 minutes moved the cones closer and did another 10 to 1 starting with 10 Imperial walkers and 1 Squat and a bear crawl between cones.

      Got in a circle on our six’s and held legs raised off the ground and did a leg raise as each PAX ran past until everyone did one circle.

      Finished with a circle of trust.

      Thank you!

    176. 9/12/20 – Q School Beatdown
      Q – Jennay/Smokey/Mercy
      AO – The Fortress

      Pax
      Simmons, Gepetto, Woodstock, Dutch, Ponzi, Callahan, Meatloaf, Venom, Dropout, Huffy, Homeslice (FNG), Huckleberry,Megaphone (FNG), Thai Guy, Landslide, Fossil, Enron, Wipers, Doubtfire, Rockwell, Hannibal, Stark, Mulan, Bourbon, Flo, Hacksaw, Bongo, Van Gogh, Shawshank, Isosceles, Coconut, Casper, Nimbus,
      Co-Q: Mercy, Smoky, Jennae

      Open
      Mission – Jennay
      5 Core Principles – Smokey
      Disclaimer – UvU – Modify as needed – Mercy

      Thang
      Warmup – Smokey
      21’s

      Explanation of beatdown – Jennay
      Several stations around large track
      3 Main Stations will be split between site Qs to teach concept
      Cadence – Modifications – Pickup the 6

      Count O Rama – Split Groups (3 Groups) – Mercy

      Cadence
      4 Count Merkins
      4 count Flutter Kicks
      4 count Mt Climbers
      4 count squats
      8 count man makers

      Modify
      Air Squats
      – Modify down – Treehuggers
      – Modify up – Squat Thrusters
      Plank jacks
      – Modify up – plank jack shoulder taps
      – Modify down – plank
      Merkins
      – Modify up – hand release
      – Modify down – go to knees/ on a pole or tree
      Burpees
      – Modify down – merkin + tempo squat
      – Mid level – no merkin
      – Modify up – add squat jump
      The 6
      – Burpees – after 15 Burpees find a partner and do them with him until everyone is done
      – Absolution – after 15, pick up the 6
      – Lt Dans – after 15 pick up the 6
      – Repeato – 10 of Each exercise (10 burpees, 10 absolutions, 10 Dans) then pick up 6
      – Hard Sprint to next station, pick up 6

      Close
      Count O Rama
      Name O Rama
      The 6 – Callahan
      FNG – Homeslice / Megaphone
      COT

    177. We’ve been Thunderstruck!! CANCELLED due to a lightning storm that just wouldn’t quit!!
      The Beatdown was ready to go with 4 stations that we designed with the intent to get the best of the PAX to complain (which is always one of my main goals)!!
      Q tip #1 If they ain’t complaining they ain’t training, and they sure as heck ain’t getting any better! Design the beatdown to challenge the best, but won’t leave the six behind! We can all modify if necessary!
      I won’t post the actual beatdown here because I want to use and maybe slightly modify for a future beatdown.
      Note: Meatloaf might have posted a pirated copy, but with his work ethic its hard to not to turn over the top secret documents (plus give him the ok to post said pirated document).
      The decision to cancel was pretty easy after the second line of storms rolled in. All kidding aside, the safety of the PAX is most important.
      God Bless Ya’ll!!!
      Huf

    178. Backblast – September 12. 2020

      AO: The Fortress
      QIC: Geppetto
      PAX: Flo, Geppetto, Bourbon, Ponzi, Homeslice (FNG)
      Workout: Leadership Ruck

      F3 – Fitness, Fellowship, Faith
      Mission – Plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.
      The core principles of F3 are that it must:
      Be free of charge
      Be open to all men
      Be held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
      Be led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary. You versus you. Modify or stop an exercise if you need to. The most important thing is that nobody gets hurt.
      End with a Circle of Trust

      The “Thang”:
      This ruck was designed to be a QSchool Week style ruck with tips and tactics on how to Q an effective ruck.

      Wear reflective clothing, have a headlamp and gloves, incorporate PT, ruck at a good pace (16-17 min/mile), rotate left side line so guys get an opportunity to chat with multiple PAX, have a watch/times for PT intervals and to make sure you finish on time, finishing early is better than finishing late, be safe at intersections, have crossing guards.

      Every five minutes we stopped for (10) reps of PT: merkins, squats, overhead presses, upright rows, curls. We rucked a total of 1.95 miles.

      Spreadsheets from the Gloom: Beautiful morning for rucking! Welcome Homeslice! Honored to lead this group!

    179. 13 Men joined me to start the week out right with there DRP!

      Q: Hannibal
      Geppetto
      Huffy
      Bourbon
      Enron
      Peach
      Lego
      Zelda
      Casper
      Popeyes
      Beretta
      Ringo
      Mile High
      Van Gogh

      We did the Murph!

    180. QIC – Stark
      PAX – Woodstock, Coconut, Jennay, Peach, Hacksaw, Spaulding, Isosceles, Mile high, Dutch, Lego, Landslide, Fossil, Stalker

      Double Thang –
      Set up two simultaneous Workouts so the Iron Pax competitors could give week 3 a go and so the non Iron Paxers could have an interval run around the track.

      Iron Pax Week 3
      400m Run, 100 Merkins
      400m run, 90 Squats
      400m Run, 80 Merkins
      400m run, 70 Squats
      400m Run, 60 Merkins
      400m run, 50 Squats
      400m Run, 40 Merkins
      400m run, 30 Squats
      400m Run, 20 Merkins
      400m run, 10 Squats
      800m Run

      Interval Run,
      4 Laps warm-up
      4 Laps, sprint the straights and jog recovery the curves
      4 laps, High knee the first cone section, sprint to second cone, recover on the straights
      4 laps, High Skip the first cone section, sprint to second cone, recover on the straights
      4 Laps recovery cool down

      COR NOR and Coconut was the 6. Gave strong words on the bonding and coming together of our core group with the Iron Pax. Prayers for Raven and the loss of his father unexpectedly yesterday.

      Always An Honor
      Always my Pleasure
      ~Stark

    181. Q: Meatloaf
      PAX: Casper, Geppetto, Enron, Bootleg, Ponzi, Popeyes, Ringo, Bongo, Better Offer

      Ruck: We rucked… for 3 miles.

    182. 13 Men joined me on this great evening for a fun time!

      Start with mission and principles.

      Q: Hannibal
      Chanel
      Tupac
      Huffy
      Huckleberry
      Chubbs
      Luigi
      Nomad
      OK
      Fallout
      Moana
      Bagels
      Steveo (FNG – Tupac – Random off the street)
      Twiggy (FNG – Tupac – Random off the street)

      10 Burpees
      Run around small oval island
      10 Squats
      Run around small oval island
      10 Merkins
      Run around small oval island
      10 Big Boys
      Run around small oval island
      Bear Crawl 10 Yards and back
      Run around small oval island
      10 Lunges (2 is 1)
      Run around small oval island
      10 Carolina Dry Docks
      Run around small oval island
      10 Crunchy Frogs
      Run around small oval island
      Repeat-o

      On your six in a big circle with legs out held 6ish inches off the ground as PAX run by you lift them up, next PAX runs after one ahead of you get 3 people away. Each PAX did two laps.

      CoT to finish

    183. BYE BONGO

      Woodstock, Landslide, Lonzo, Chalupa, Simmons, Flo, Bongo, Rudy, Footloose, Lyman, Mercy (q)

      INTRO, MISSION, PRINCIPLES

      Bongo last beatdown with Black Swamp before moving to Texas is 9/19/2020. His first post was 3//9/2019. THis post was #254.

      MOSEY to other side of High School -spot had good grass, sidewalk, wall and plenty of parking lot space, and was well lit

      The thang:
      Cones Set out 20 feet off sidewalk. Exercises coordinated with the letters BYE BONGO

      Bear Crawl
      Yul Brynner (of the Magnificent 7 – 7 types of merkins is 1 Yul Brynner – Carolina Drydock, Wide merkin, Merkin, miltary aka Ranger merkin, crucible merkin, Chuck Norris Merkin – on knuckles.)
      Everest – lunge step, lunge step Squat.

      Burpee
      Outlaws – circles with legs extended on your 6
      Nipple scarper merkins – use curb knees to one side, hit curb with one nipple. Rotate sides
      Gorilla humpers – wider stance monkey humper
      OP – over head claps in people’s chair (aka wall sits)

      Pair up in groups of 2. As a pair, the goal was 254 reps of each exercise – the number of posts Bongo has had.

      While one partner was doing the Bongo exercises, the other partner did BYE out to the cone and back. Bear crawl to cone – Yul Brynner, Everest back.

      For the burpees, counted the total burpees of the group, then moved to next exercise. For exercises that 254 was reasonable for 1 pair to hit, once a pair hit 254, we moved to the next exercise as a group. Fortunately Simmons and Woodstock were paired up.

      PAX made it through all 5 exercises while a playlist curated for Bongo played – miss you songs, plus songs about Texas – https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7pNE4pVsZjrRnCFTjNP0Gc?si=SV-M6ewlRE2Z_MjG_HeIdA

      Mosey back to start point.

      COR, NOR, the 6 happened to be Bongo, announcements, prayer intentions.

      Always fun to lead. Always great to be out with the PAX. Made some last minute adjustments to approach to reps on the fly. 254 is a big number.

      Respect to Bongo for hitting that Number. Bongo was a staple at the Battlefield when it started. Battlefield started the week after his first post. Bongo’s cheery disposition and encouragement to everyone will be missed.

    184. Breaking Down Your Walls – The Beatdown
      Another Huffy Production!
      A perfect morning for a Beatdown with 11 of my F3 PAX Brothers (12 Total).
      The PAX Include: Huckleberry, Popeyes, Ringo, Beretta, Stark, Hannibal, Peach, Spaulding, Fossil, Meatloaf, Callihan, and Huffy (Q).
      We started on the COT. Did the Mission Statement and Core Principles:
      -F3 stands for Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith
      -Our mission is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.
      -Our Core Principles are: – Our workouts are:
      Are free of charge.
      Are open to all men.
      Are held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold.
      Are led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion.
      End with a Circle of Trust.
      The Disclaimer – You against you modify if too easy, too hard, or too stupid!
      We got into 4 groups of 3 and jumped right into the beatdown without demo-ing the Progressive BBS, the Superman Merkins, the Calf Raise Jump Squats, or the Imperial Squats. Sorry boyz!! Just lost track and got too excited about the Beatdown!!
      We did all 2 or 3 exercises at each station and went on to the next one. The Beatdown was:
      Station #1
      A Burpees 15 Reps
      B American Hammers 20 2 is 1
      C Step Ups / Box Jumps 20 Reps
      Proceed up the Hill Side

      Station #2
      A Superman Merkins 20 Reps
      B Big Boy Shoulder Press (Progressive Count) 20 Reps
      Lunge to the Corner

      Station #3
      A Decline Merkins 25 Reps
      B Calf Raise Jump Squats 25 Reps
      Down Stairs and Ramp to Hand Rails

      Station #4
      A Austrailian Push Ups 25 Reps
      B Incline Close Grip Merkins (on the bar) 35 Reps
      Run to the Docks at Hood Park

      Station #5
      A Dips 35 Reps
      B Bicycles 35 2 is 1
      Run Up The Hill

      Station #6
      A Imperial Squat Walkers (Step,Step,Squat) 25 Reps
      B Merkins (Head Down Hill for Added Difficulty) 35 Reps
      Run to the Station #1 at Riverside

      Repeato

      I was overjoyed at hearing some of the HIMs I respect complaining about the exercises during the beatdown! Music to my ears!! I love hearing the PAX pushing themselves to their limits!!

      We ended in the circle of trust. Everyone made it back! Did a Counterama / Namerama. Peach was the 6 and talked about how F3 is like being on a competitive team that pushes him to get better. Since Peach has joined F3 he’s been killing it!! Much respect to you Brother!! (And looking forward to a Peach Q). Prayers we for Raven’s family as they morn his father and Bongo on his relocation. Before I end this thing, I would like to challenge the PAX to continue to strive to get better and to become the Man you were created to be (or the best version of you) daily!!

    185. F3 BEATDOWN
      Q: Rick “Huckleberry” Thielen
      9/19/20 @ 6:30 a.m.
      The Fortress (Grace United Methodist Church Parking Lot)

      PAX:
      Thai Guy
      Venum
      Wipers
      Doubtfire
      Spaulding
      Mulan
      Two Buck Chuck
      Heisenberg
      Fossil
      Crank
      Stark
      Q: Huckleberry

      F3 (Fitness, Fellowship and Faith)

      MISSION:
      To plant, grow and serve small workout groups for the men for the invigoration of male community leadership.

      PRINCIPALS:
      1. Free of charge
      2. Open to all men
      3. Held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
      4. Led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary
      5. End with a Circle of Trust

      CIRCLE UP AND COUNT OFF: (1-12)
      FNG (Friendly New Guy): None

      THE THANG:

      Burpee Jumps to Cone: 30’
      Broad Jump then a Burpee
      Lunges to next Cone: 30’

      10 Merkins
      Push Ups.
      4: 20 V-Up Roll Up (4 Count = 1)
      Start laying flat on back with arms extended above head. Do a full sit up and touch your toes. As you are returning, when mid back hits the ground, raise the legs to 45 degrees and hold legs and crunch up and touch your toes. 4 count = 1.
      5. 30 LBC’s
      Crunches while on your six.
      6. 40 Squats
      Standing position, arms crossed chest, back straight then bend at knees down as deep as you can into a sitting position and return to standing position.

      8. Burpee Jumps to next Cone: 30’
      9. Lunges to next Cone: 30’

      10. 10 Up Downs
      High Knee for each knee then you drop so your chest hits the dirt and bounce back up to standing position.
      11: 20 Imperial Walker (2 is 1)
      Standing with hands on head as if you are doing a sit up. Lift your knee to the opposite arm”s elbow. Repeat with other knee and opposite arm’s elbow.
      12. 30 American Hammers (2 is 1)
      While on your six in partial sit up position with heels just off the ground, twist at the waist so that both hands held together almost touch the ground beside your waist, alternating in cadence from side to side.
      13. 40 Big Boy Sit-ups
      While on your on your back with knees in partial sit up position and your hands behind your head, raise up to touch your chin to your knees and then back down.

      14. Burpee Jumps to next Cone: 30’
      15. Lunges to next Cone: 30’

      16. 10 Diamond Merkins
      17. 20 Lt. Dans
      18. 30 Bicycle Kicks (2 is 1)
      19. 40 Hello Dollies

      20. 1 Suicide Run (each Cone and Back)

      21. Sprint full length back to starting line (180’)

      22. Repeato…

      Final 10 minutes:
      Circle up and in Cadence: Individual PAX selection 15 reps each.

      CIRCLE OF TRUST:
      Count Off
      NOR
      Six was Mulan
      Ask for Announcements
      Prayer Intentions: Bongo, Raven, Teachers/Students/Schools, Thai Guy and Vee, General Intentions
      Prayer

      Concluded at 7:30 a.m.

    186. PAX- Bongo, Hazmat, Flo, Houdini, Ponzi, Footloose, Moana, Huffy, Lego, Meatloaf
      Q – Isosceles

      We talked about qualities that described Bongo. Loyalty and Accountability were the two qualities we focused on. I used the Q source to guide the discussion. We also planned to do 256 x 2 = 512 reps to honor the 256 Bongo posts. The X2 was to show Bongo we will be with him for the next 256 posts.

      10 sets of 51 were planned. We did squats, mountain climbers, 51 yards of rifle carries. Then we ran into a planted coupon….the big barn beam. Several shoulder sets of shoulder presses and upright rows later, we decided to carry the beam back to the battlefield. Got back to the battlefield in plenty of time to have a nice discussion about accountability and general “what we like about F3” talk. Ended with countarama, namarama, and a prayer.

    187. PAX- Simmons, Mercy, Bongo, Vila, Woodstock, Popeyes, Peach, Huckleberry, Ringo, Mile High, Bourbon, Meatloaf, Geppetto
      Q – Isosceles

      6:30 Opening/Quick Stretch
      6:35 Cadence Work
      6:40 Cadence Work
      6:45 Viscious Square
      6:50 Viscious Square
      6:55 Viscious Square
      7:00 Grip, Rip, and Roll or
      7:05 Walk Like an Egyptian
      7:10 COT
      7:15 End

      Cadence Work
      1) Plank Jack Shoulder Taps
      2) Mountain Climbers
      3) Stationary Ape Hops
      4) J-los
      5) Turkish Get Ups
      6) Box Cutters
      7) Absolutions

      Vicious Square
      First 8 minutes
      – As guys are walking around the square with rifle carry, the first two walk to the center and perform 15 up downs

      Last 7 minutes
      – As guys are shuffling around the square with rifle carry, the first two walk to the center and perform 15 squat thrusters

    188. Pax: Ponzi, Ringo, Popeyes, Bootleg, Raven, Casper, Geppetto, Enron, Dropout, Meatloaf, Dropout (Q)

      2.92 mile ruck into Pburg
      COR
      NOR
      COT

    189. Music Factory

      Lonzo, Simmons, Homeslice, Stalker, Lego, Bongo, Hazmat, Meatloaf, Houdini, Dropout, Huffy, Moana, ROckwell, Shawshank, Flo, Landslide, Wall-e, Rudy, Ponzi, Isosceles, Footloose (Q), FNG:

      Intro, Mission, 5 principles

      Girls: Beastie Boys Imperial walkers whole song. Side Straddle hops on the word GIRLS.
      RUN to C4 pole and back
      Flower: Fat boy Slim Start face down on ground Merkin up on UP and down on DOWN. Hold plank in between
      RUN to C4 pole and back
      Step by Step: New Kids on the Block Lung and squat on the word STEP. hold squat. Rotate legs
      RUN to C4 pole and back
      Push it: Salt n Peppa. Lay on back. Vertical Chest press with coupon on the word PUSH.
      RUN to C4 pole and back
      Blur: Song 2 Burpee on WOOHOO. High knees while waiting
      RUN to C4 pole and back
      Crawling: Lincoln Park Bear crawl on CRAWLING. LBC while waiting
      RUN to C4 pole and back
      You can’t touch this: MC Hammer Plank shoulder taps on the word TOUCH. Hold plank.
      RUN to C4 pole and back
      Whoomp! There it is: Tag Team Monkey humpers on the word WHOOMP. Air press while waiting.
      RUN to C4 pole and back

      COT:

      Countoramma
      Nameoramma
      6 – Bongo
      Presented gift to Bongo for last post with Black Swamp/Toledo before moving to Texas.
      Announcements
      Prayer

    190. VQ = Logan “Shawshank” Scheurer

      PAX=

      – Alan “coconut” Davies
      – Charlie “Flubber” Wickersham
      – George “Dutch” Bertz
      – Jeff “Spaulding” Lonsbrough
      – Matt “Stark” Yarder
      – Mark “Landslide” Trimble
      – Jonathan “Bourbon” Burns
      – Jessie “Fossil” Miller
      – Dan “Mile High” Cordell (name/spelling from backblast is inaudible????)

      Thank you for the opportunity and great feedback.

    191. Q: Meatloaf
      PAX: Gepetto, Mercy, Lonzo, Simmons, Woodstock, Vila, Peach, Tupac, Isoceles, Spaulding, Ringo, Popeyes, Mile High, Rudy, Footloose

      Beatdown is organized where there is a “Home Base” where exercises are completed, then PAX go out to different stations where exercises are completed there. After each Station, PAX return to Home Base, complete HB exercises and move on to next Station.

      Home Base:

      40 Side Straddle Hops
      40 Air Presses

      Station #1:

      10 Jump Squats
      20 Wide Merkins
      30 American Hammers 2:1

      (Home Base)

      Station #2:

      10 LT. Dan’s
      20 Merkin Shoulder Taps 1:1
      30 Jump Tucks

      (Home Base)

      Station #3:

      10 Jungle Boy Squats
      20 Hand Release Merkins
      30 Plank Jacks

      (Home Base)

      Complete rotation until time is called. We went for approximately 35 minutes.

      COT
      6: Simmons
      Prayer

    192. Q: Smokey

      PAX: Crackshot

      we want simple after the push for IPC we did some hill work run to the top of the hill did 30 flutter kicks(2 is 1) then at then ran back down the hill and did 30 presses repeato counting down 2s. Then started over doing big boi sit ups at the top and curls at the bottom.

      COT we prayed for the safety of out law enforcement and that school will continue to push through during these trying times.

    193. The Site: Wakanda
      The Q: Lavar
      The PAX: Woodstock, Lyman, FNG (Fraction), Simmons, Landslide, Meatloaf, Footloose, Rudy, Lonzo, Tupac

      The Thang “Pyramids”
      4 cones approximately 5-7 yards apart. We rifle carried our cinder blocks from the shovel flag to cone #1. At cone #1, we did 4 core exercises, LBC’s, Freddie Mercuries, American Hammers (2 is 1 with the block), and then Penguins (aka Toe Touchers). We started with 2 LBC’s, then 4 FM’s, then 6 AH’s, then 8 Penguins, and so on up to 20 and then down by 2’s from 20 to 2. Great core burn. When finished, you had to stand up with your block extended over your head. Then rifle carry the block to cone #2. At cone #2, same rep sequence but we focus on chest with merkins, decline merkins, incline merkins, then block chest presses. Rifle carry to cone #3. Same rep sequence except focus was on legs. We did squats, 2 is 1 lt dan’s, monkey humpers, and stationary 2 is 1 lunges. Onto the final cone where we had to cut it short due to the time. We did 10 manmaker burpees followed by 10, 4 is 1 mountain climbers.

      In the COT Simmons was the 6. The camaraderie and the push keep him coming back. He is just a week away from his 1 year anniversary! Our FNG was named fraction as he is the 10th out of 11 kids. Toledo native who was homeschooled but is now working as an engineer at Pilkington.

    194. F3 Blackswamp
      Fun with Ponzi 9/22/2020
      @The Commons

      Pax: Charmin, Magladon, Nomad, Fallout, Ok, Luigi, Tupac, Flo, Houdini, Shawshank, Huckleberry, Chanel, Moana, Chubbs, Ponzi (Q)

      Mission
      Principles

      Warmup Stretch: 20 of each Armcircles, Windmills, 21’s, airjumps, squats

      Main workout to reach 100 in 100 days challenge – merkens and kettle bell swings

      2 sets of 52 of the following: Merkens, then LBC’s, then kettle bell swings, Lunges and final if time Big Boy situps

      Final exercise , Sally Up Sally Down 3min

      COT

    195. 09/26/2020 at the fortress
      a ‘Cindy-tronic’ remix of some IronPax exercises from 2020.

      PAX (22): Chopstick, Stark, Nitrous, Dutch, Huffy, 2 buck chuck, Lego, Charmin, Jennay, Ponzi, OK, Nimbus, Heisenberg, Enron, Huckleberry, Shawshank, Flo, Callahan, Wipers, Fossil, Moana, Coconut (Q)

      In the misty morning fog, PAX gathered around the shovel flag with Cinder blocks (Cindy) in hand for some work and play.
      Intro: F3 is Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith. the mission is to plant grow and serve small workout groups for men to reinvigorate male community leadership. This is through 5 core principles–1) open to all Men and 2) always free. 3) always held outdoors and 4) led by a member of the group in a rotating fashion. 5) we end in a circle of trust.

      THE THANG:
      Warm-up
      SSH in cadence
      Windmills in cadence
      Alpos in cadence
      Goblet squats in cadence
      NEW EXERCISE–Globetrotters in cadence: for globetrotters, take a one handed (R) hold on the top of the block, swing it behind your back and pass to your left hand, then swing it the rest of the way around to the front where you pass back to R. For cadence, count each time the block switches hands, so 2 complete circles will be 1. Switch directions half way.

      PAX counted off into 4 teams of 5 or 6 and each team was given a frisbee golf disc and instructions. Teams scattered to a 4-hole mini-loop of the course at Woodlands park for a shotgun start. The basic idea was some block work before each throw, and rifle carry between throws and holes.
      prior to 1st throw: 20 block curls
      prior to 2nd throw: 20 kettle bell swings
      prior to 3rd throw: 20 alpos
      prior to 4th throw: 20 goblet squats
      prior to 5th throw: 20 big boy sit-ups–feet in block
      prior to 6th throw: 10 manmakers

      if the team can complete the hole in < 6 throws, additional work can be skipped. rifle carry to the next hole and begin again with curls.

      After completing the 4 hole circuit (or when time is short) return to the shovel flag for a wrap up circle of congratulation (# reps of an exercise = to each team's worst hole score).

      COR, NOR, 6 was two-buck Chuck, announcements and prayer intentions.

      Glorious September Saturday in NW Ohio, and an honor and privilege to lead these fine men.

      ##Coconut

    196. Leadership Ruck
      Quadrant 2: Live Right (Purpose)

      F3 Mission
      Principles
      Pax:
      Meatloaf
      Jennay
      Moana
      Geppetto
      Huffy
      Flo (Q)

      Rucked 2.5 miles in pairs discussing the live right quadrant.
      Live right requires self-sacrifice and the Sky Q and others before self attitude and mindset.
      Where are you on the Survivor Servant continuum (the Sur Ser Continuum)?

      Discussed takeaways
      COT after beatdown

    197. Pax: Wall-E (Run), Lonzo, Rudy, Footloose, Stalker, Mercy, Fraction, Lyman, Dropout (Q)

      The Thang: 2.45 mile ruck. Every 5 min, drop down to Smurf squat position and continue rucking for 30 sec…or until Q’s legs started to burn, whichever came first.

    198. Pax: Lonzo, Rudy, Footloose, Mercy, Fraction, Lyman, Fat Amy, Landslide, Simmons, Wall-E, Rockwell, Dropout (Q)

      The Thang: Pax had to work through grades 1-12 to see if they could graduate. Each grade added a new exercise to be done with all previous grades exercise. Grade level finished with a lap. Total reps for each exercise in parentheses.

      1. SSH (144)
      2. Big Boys (132)
      3. Plank jacks (120)
      4. Flutter kicks 2is1 (108)
      5. Merkins (96)
      6. LBCs (84)
      7. Curls (72)
      8. Squats (60)
      9. Imperial Walkers 2is1 (48)
      10. Rows (36)
      11. Lunges 2is1 (24)
      12. Burpees (12)

      Graduating class took a picture after beatdown.

    199. QIC – Stark
      PAX – Spaulding, Hannibal., Callahan, Flo, Cocnut, Fossil, Huckleberry, Popeyes, Barretta, Mile High, Casper, Lego

      The THNAG
      Running Man at the Wall.

      We all started at top for a change in view. Each pax had to perform each round of exercises to exhaustion OYO. Once form broke and muscles hit exhaustion then they had to perform the active rest exercise and then go back into the main exercise.

      Exercise / 10 count Active Rest
      Round 1 – Merkins / SSH
      Round 2 – Squats / Freddy M’s
      Round 3 – Diamond Merkins / SSH
      Round 4 – Bonnie Blaires / Freddy M’s
      Round 5 – Traveling Merkins / SSH
      Round 6 – Smurf Jacks / Freddy M’s

      The timer for each round was one of the PAX. They could choose to either run the entire ramp down and up. Or take the shorter stair path and perform 10 burpees at bottom and then head back up.
      We were able to run through each round twice and each pax got to be a timer. Lego was our last so we had to alternate between absolutions and burpees to exhaustion until he returned.

      COR, NOR, Fossil was the six. And I am sure it was a good one because he stood in the middle for a while and talked…but the ENTIRE time he started talking a non stop stream of traffic rolled by and we couldn’t hear a damn thing!

      Always an Honor
      Always My Pleasure
      ~Stark

    200. QIC – Stark
      PAX – Geppetto, Isosceles, Shawshank, Spaulding, Meatloaf, Bourbon, Peach, Huffy, TuPac, Coconut, Vila, Enron, Ringo, Popeyes

      The Thang
      TOP GUN Workout (Thanks FiA)

      In Cadence warm up to show a few new moves: Narrow Squat Twist, Raggedy Anns, Plank Moguls

      !0 min EMOM workout
      Rotate through 10 reps of 5 different exercises on repeato. Every minute on the minute you hit a danger zone exercise then get back into the work you left off.

      Round 1 – Legs
      10 reps each of:
      – Jump Squats
      – Alternateing Runners Lunge
      – Raggedy Anns
      – Narrow Squat Twist
      Danger Zone – 2 Lt. Dangers

      Then to get a little cardio in we ran our flight path. 5 mountain climbers to rev up our engines then lap around the parking lot for a fly by and end with 5 burpees

      Round 2 – Core
      – V-Ups
      – Rosalitas
      – Leg Levers
      – Plank Moguls
      – Kick Throughs
      DZ – 2 reps of 8 Count Body Builders

      No time for another fly by so we did a 6 min round of arms
      Round 3 – Arms
      – Mike Tysons
      – Carb Kicks
      – Declined Merkins
      – Carolina Dry Docks
      – Lying Tricep Press

      COR, NOR and Peach was the Six with a great message of the glue the Iorn Pax brought to the Black Swamp once again this year. Prayers for our county, Life Saver in FiA and her family, and Little Katelyn and her fight with cancer.

      Alway an Honor
      Always My Pleasure
      ~Stark

    201. 3 of us gathered to get better this Saturday in the gloom!

      Q: Hannibal
      Crackshot
      Smoky

      The things
      10 Lunges w/block of not
      20 Decline Merkins
      30 Big Bois
      40 Curls
      Run (down towpath and back down alley)
      10 Squats w/block of not
      20 Incline Merkins
      30 Flutter Kicks (2 is 1)
      40 Shoulder Presses w/ block
      Run
      10 Calf Raises w/block of not
      20 Bench presses w/ block
      30 Leg Raises
      40 Tricep Extensions w/block
      Run and Repeat

      Beautiful morning!

    202. PArt 1
      PAX: Lyman, Fraction, Mercy (Q), Peach, Footloose, Lonzo, Stalker, Meatloaf, Landslide

      Intro, Mission, 5 Principles

      The second best day after the Lord’s Day, is Leg Day. Legs are the largest muscle group, and if the sky’s out, thighs out. Part 2 is Thursday at Wakanda with Woodstock, and if you are present at Part 1, you are legally obligated to attend Part 2.

      The thang:
      Warmup – SSH, Windmills, Imperial Walkers in cadence.

      Ruck/coupon welcome

      Round 1:
      Circle up – 40 seconds on, 20 second rest. Jump squats, rest, Jump lunge, rest.
      5 rounds

      Round 2:
      11s: 10 standard squats 1 end, lunge to other end, 1 prisoner squat, Lunge back
      9 squats, lunge walk, 2 prisoner squats. Progression continues

      Round 3
      10 Calf raises on curb, 5 bulgarian split squats each leg, 5 Lt Dans.
      for 5 minutes

      Repeat Rounds 1- 3 as desired.

      Finisher: single leg glute bridge

      COT,
      Announcements: 10/24 FloRuck
      Prayer intentions – Bongo, Jobs, COVID,

    203. Boat Launchers run at the levy 9/29/2020.
      PAX: Mile High, Bourbon, Doubtfire, Stark, Woodstock, Fossil, Landslide, Jennay, Spaulding, Coconut (Q).

      Started off with Mission and core principles.

      Quick discussion of running ‘gate’ or body carraige. Prime example is footstrike, with the braking effect of exaggerated heel striking contrasted with the efficiency of forefoot strike.

      Warm up down 5th st. to Maple and then North on maple all the way to the end at the Maumee river boat launch. There’s a decent size hill there and the PAX did repeats of a 1/4 mile segment from bottom to top, alternating a normal running gate and a ‘heels off’ gate to accentuate the forefoot strike.
      AFter 5 or 6 reps on the hill, we circled for quick comments on hill push–start before the incline, maintain on the incline, and then push over the top. Then moseyed back to the Levy.

      Once back, PAX tried out form strides across the field using an easy-medium-hard progression, forefoot striking all the while. 2 sets of 3 closed out the run with good extension.

      COR, NOR, 6 (Spaulding).
      Lots of announcements.
      Prayers for FiA group, Jennay travelling, Lucas county students headed into the classroom.

    204. Addednum:

      This is the LEG day that the Lord hath made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.

      Glute Bridges were used as active rest between rounds.

      Complete PAX List

      Lyman, Fraction, Stalker, Footloose, Peach, Popeyes, Rudy, Landslide, Simmons, Mile High, Woodstock, Lonzo, Gepetto, Mercy (Q)

      Announcements: 10/24 FloRuck, 10/2 3rd F Leadership at Rolf Park Pavilion, Thursday eves at the La Biblioteca in maumee.

    205. 11 Men today at the Wall to put in some work

      Q Mile High
      Ringo
      Beretta
      Popeyes
      Hannibal
      Stark
      Raven
      Lego
      Fossil
      Spaulding
      Callahan

      Some warm ups, SSHs, Squats, Neck circles, arm circles, hip circles.

      4 Stations with 2 exercises each
      1: Run to Hood park, 25 T Merkins and 25 2 is 1 Toe Taps on the curb
      2: Run back the the Wall, 1 partner holds high decline plank with feet on bench while other does 25 squats, switch and repeat
      3: Bottom of ramp, 1 partner holds Al Gore while the other does australian merkins, switch and repeat
      4:Top of stairs, 1 partner does SSHs while other does 25 box cutters, switch and repeat

      And back to one

    206. Pax: Lyman, Lonzo, Landslide, Simmons, Schlissel (FNG, Lonzo), Meatloaf, Fraction, Mercy, Coconut, Footloose, Rudy, Woodstock
      QiC Woodstock

      Part 2 was an all upper body beatdown response to Mercys claim that he could smoke legs more than I could smoke upper body. He did a great job, but I am pretty sure it was a draw. Besides, no one cares about legs when you are flexing in a mirror, except Mercy and his Ranger Panties.

      It was cold and gloomy, perfect day to get on some of the apparatus available at Wakanda. 12 men with an FNG (unfortunately he is a Xichigan fan, but we let him stay). Other than Coconut joining us from across the river, it was a full body of Maumee PAX which was outstanding.

      The thang:
      Intro – 2 minutes

      Warm up – michael phelps, arm circles, mosy with blocks to work out cone.

      Round 1: 8 minutes then switch
      Group 1 Back/Bi’s: 3 pullups, 5 curls, 7 rows (repeat – 5 sets), then bear crawl to cone and back, repeat.

      Group 2 Chest: 5 HR Merkins, 7 Decline Merkins, 9 dips (repeat, 5 sets), crab walk to cone and back, repeat.

      Switch

      All: Core – plank jack, flutter kick, lbc, american hammer, mtn climber – 10 each, repeat for 5 minutes

      Burn down: 10 merkins, 10 upright rows, 10 presses, 10 tricep press, 10 curls – all with pause reps/slow reps – active rest between – bear crawl/lunge walk, or sprint field.

      Welcome fng Schlissel, Simmons was our 6, and 4 pax stayed after to knock out 100 Merkins.

    207. VIVA 10/1/2020

      Q Moana

      Pax: Isosceles, OK, Luigi, Chanel, Shawshank, Houdini, ticket and lavar

      Warm up:
      20 SSH

      Between each exercise 50y sprint
      All exercises done in cadence

      Round 1
      10 burpees
      20 merkins
      30 squats
      40 big boy sit ups

      Round 2
      10 burpees
      20 Carolina drydocks
      30 rev. lunge
      40 Freddie Mercurys

      Round 3
      10 burpees
      20 Diamonds
      30 rocket jumps
      40 heels to heavens

      Round 4
      10 burpees
      20 hand release merkins
      30 glute bridges
      40 mountain climbers

      Round 5
      10 burpees
      20 merkins
      30 squats
      40 big boy sit ups

      COT

    208. Q: Smokey

      PAX: Crackshot, Merida

      The thang

      Each stop you do one exercises then you rifle carry to the next stop once you get to the end carry your bock back to stop one and do the next exercises on the list. 

      At park Bridge

      20 curls

      20 overhead arm extension

      20 presses

      Rifle carry to shelter

      20 squats

      20 lunges(1 is 1)

      20 calf raises

      Rifle carry to blue bell Bridge

      20 big bois

      20 American hammers(2 is 1)

      20 each side wood chops

      Carry block back to park bridge

      COT: we prayed for crackshots grandma whos not doing well and smokey great uncle who is also not doing well and for everyone to be safe as the weather starts to change and gets colder

      It was an honner to lead this men this mornong

    209. Pinch Hitter Ruck

      Mission
      Principles

      Pax
      Simmons
      Schlissel
      Mercy
      Footloose
      Lonzo
      Flo (Q)

      The Thang
      Rucked 2.25 miles discussing the Q Source Leadership Development Process:
      Schooling
      Apprenticeship
      Opportunity
      Failure

      NOR

      COT @ Beatdown

    210. A review of this years iron pax (in 45 mins)

      F3 Mission & Core Principles

      Warmup:

      Side straddle hops
      Phelps
      Arm circles

      1st act: week 2 & 3

      40 pushups
      Around the theatre
      30 squats
      Around the theatre
      20 pushups
      Around the theatre
      10 Squats
      After everyone finished their last squat we did a combined 10 man makers per Pax (110 in total). But, Every 5 per pax and we rifle carried 20 yds to the next line and did 5 more till completed

      Whole group is done together.

      Act 2: week 1 & 4

      Murder bunny out 20 yds
      10 blockee push ups
      Murder bunny back
      20 jungle boy squats
      Murder bunny out
      30 big boy sit-ups
      Murder bunny back
      20 curl/press
      10 blockee jump burpees

      When done, find a pax and bring them home. Then find another one. Whole group done together.

      Encore Act:

      10 total – 5 each, Murder Bunny out 20 yds and rifle carry back.

      Whole group done together

      Curtain call:

      All slow jog around the Theater (Together)

      Closing – COT

      Pax:
      Rockwell
      Rudy
      Footloose
      Fat Amy
      Schlissel
      Landslide – six
      Wall-e
      Lonzo
      Lyman
      Mercy
      Simmons -Q

    211. BB for this past Saturday’s workout Peach VQ with Stark at The Fortress.
      @Allen “LEGO” Reinmeyer, @Tommy “Callahan” Geary, @George “Dutch” Bertz, @John ‘Huffy’ Peer, @Bryan “OK” New, @Jeff “Spaulding” Lonsbrough, @Myron “Tupac” Bowers, @Daniel 👻Casper👻 Kubacki, @Douglas “Nougat” Mallette, @Scott ‘Mr. Glass’ Kurth , @Jay “Wipers” Meents, @Dave “Flo” Walbom, @Matt “Stark” Yarder (co Q), 🍑 (co Q)

      Team Competition – 10 exercises (5 bonus exercises) + 2 pax running (alternating). 50 rep allocated per each pax.
      1. Knerkins
      2. Van Goghda
      3. Supermans
      4. Wojo Squat
      5. Absolutions
      6. Crunchy Frog
      7. Lunges
      8. Captain Morgans
      9. Monkey Humpers
      10. Nolan Ryan’s

      Bonus Exercises if Finished with above
      1. Burpees
      2. Raggedy Ann’s
      3. Diamond Pushups
      4. Hammer Twists
      5. Hello Dolly’s

    212. Date: 10/5/2020

      Time: 5:30 AM – 6:15 AM

      Location: The Gauntlet – Rivercrest Park

      Q: Dutch
      Pax: 17 total:
      Mile High, Ringo, Beretta, Popeyes, Vila, Landslide, Peach, Lego, Patriot, Meatloaf, Huffy, Enron, Woodstock, Spalding, Stark, Isosceles, Dutch(Q)

      F3 Mission: Fitness, Fellowship, Faith; To plant, serve, and grow men’s small workout groups, in order to invigorate male community leadership.

      Principles of F3:
      – It must be free of charge
      – It must be open to all men
      – It must be held outdoor, rain or shine, hot or cold
      – It must be peer led in a rotating fashion by men who participate in the workout, with no training or certification necessary.
      – It must end in a circle of trust (COT)

      The Thang: Murph
      1 mile run
      100 pull ups
      200 merkins
      300 squats
      1 mile run

      5 Pax were able to complete this workout in the allotted time: Stark, Spalding, Isosceles, Woodstock, and Peach.

      COT (Count-O-Rama, Name-O-Rama, and the 6)

      The 6: Landslide

      Q Spoke about Lt. Murphy. Then he spoke about finding your 3rd F and living it. Creating a better environment for the community around you.

    213. Backblast – October 6. 2020

      AO: The Necropolis
      QIC: Geppetto
      PAX: Meatloaf, Jeopardy, Ponzi, Peach, Popeyes, Ringo, Stalker, Better Offer, Lego, Geppetto
      Workout: PT Ruck

      F3 – Fitness, Fellowship, Faith
      Mission – Plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.
      The core principles of F3 are that it must:
      Be free of charge
      Be open to all men
      Be held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
      Be led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary. You versus you. Modify or stop an exercise if you need to. The most important thing is that nobody gets hurt.
      End with a Circle of Trust

      The “Thang”:
      Ruck with PT stops every five minutes;
      1st stop: (10) Merkins, (10) Squats
      2nd stop: (10) upright rows, (10) overhead presses
      3rd stop: (10) lunges (10) Imperial Walkers
      4th stop (10) flutter kicks, (10) American Hammers
      5th stop (10) merkins, (10) squats
      6th stop (20) curls, (10) overhead presses

      Spreadsheets from the Gloom: Beautiful cool morning for rucking! PAX put in some nice work today Honored to lead this group!

    214. We had 6 hardy souls come out today! They were Jeff Spaulding Lonsbrough, Jessie Fossel Miller, Alan Coconut Davies, Matt Stark Yarder, Daniel Mile High Cordova and the Q Mark Landslide Trimble. We ran Landslide’s Loop if you could make it with a couple of twists. We first ran to Hood Park where everyone ran up the hill at 3/4 speed and back down 5 times and then went on the loop. We were to meet up at Hood on the way back at 6:15. We kind of did that but most made it and we got 2 more hill runs in. We ran back to the Levy and ended in a circle of trust.

    215. 15 Men gathered today at the Commons for some work.

      Q: Hannibal
      Fallout
      Luigi
      Nomad
      OK
      Chanel
      Huckleberry
      Mr. Glass
      Flo
      Tupac
      Charmin
      Huffy
      Thai Guy
      Dutch
      Houdini

      Opening run for warm up.

      1st and 10s: 10 Merkins & 1 Burpee run 100 yards jog back 90 yards, 9 Merkins & 2 Burpees run 90 yards jog back 80, 8 Merkins & 3 Burpees Run 80 yards jog back 70… conitnue this way until 1 Merkin & 10 Burpees.

      Circle up for core work: Leg Climbers, box cutters, Freddie Mercurys, side crunches, super mans, plank circle with merkin on your count, on 6 hold feet 6″ off ground count off and left legs on your count.
      Also threw in some JUMP squats for Eddie Van Halen’s passing

      Thank you all!

    216. PAX: landslide, stalker, Mercy, Lavarr, home slice, dutch, Lyman, meatloaf, Bourbon, Footloose, Simmons, Mile High, Popeyes, Ringo, Coconut, Rudy, Isosceles, Peach, Villa, Spaulding, Tupac, Woodstock

      QiC: Woodstock

      3Fs, Mission, Principles, and Disclaimer covered.

      YHC – with a LOT of help from my friends – planted our first beatdown at FoD as Black Ops a long time ago. There were 6 PAX that were Wednesday regulars back then – Bourbon, Jennay, Landslide, Bambi, Tupac and YHC. Shakira, Rooster, and a host of others dropped in often. We played a lot of Ultimate Frisbee, did a lot of Tabatta, and high level cardio based beatdowns – lots of sprinting. Things change, people come and go, but it is great the of that core 6, 4 of us were present today to witness 22 PAX show out.

      Those who know the history of FoD – the “hottest” AO on record – got a kick out of my method for determining reps and sets. It was a good laugh. I will admit I didn’t plan on 22 PAX though. Here is the Thang:

      Rep count 1 (x) will be based on total # at FoD, count 2 (y) will either be a 2nd exercise or set count (up to 4) based on # who showed up at the last second.

      With the block
      1st cone – x squats in cadence * y sets, run to far end of the field and back (mod: bear crawl to next cone and back)
      2nd cone – x flutter kicks (block overhead) in cadence * y sets, run to far end of the field and back (mod: bear crawl to next cone and back)
      3rd cone – x decline merkins in cadence * y sets, run to far end of the field and back (mod: bear crawl to next cone and back)
      4th cone – x block swings not in cadence * y sets, run to far end of the field and back (mod: bear crawl to next cone and back)
      5th cone – x curls not in cadence * y sets, run to far end of the field and back (mod: bear crawl to next cone and back)
      *We didn’t do this one, would have been awful* 5th cone – x manmakers, y thrusters, run to far end of the field and back (mod: bear crawl to next cone and back)
      5th to 4th cone – walking lunges.
      4th to 3rd cone – murder bunnies
      3rd cone to 1st cone – rifle carries

      CoT: Ringo was the 6 – really awesome to see this young man show up and push himself, even though he claims his dad has to roll his ass out of bed. Looking forward to watch him grow as a leader in our area and beyond.

      Prayers and announcements.

      Coconut, Landslide, Simmons, Meatloaf, and YHC stayed after to knock out 100 additional clean form reps of Merkins.

    217. F3
      Q: Rick “Huckleberry” Thielen
      10/08/2020 @ 5:30 a.m.
      The Wall-Perrysburg

      “Balls to The Wall”

      PAX:
      Spaulding
      Callahan
      Fossil
      Mr. Glass
      Hannibal
      Jennay
      Mile High
      Bretta
      Lego
      Ringo
      Popeyes
      Peach
      Q: Huckleberry

      F3 (Fitness, Fellowship and Faith)

      Mission:
      To plant, serve and grow men’s small workout groups, in order to reinvigorate male community leadership.

      Principles:
      Free of Charge.
      Open to all Men.
      Held Outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold.
      Led by Men on a rotating basis who participate in the workout with no training or certification-meaning you must be aware of your own limitations.
      We end with a Circle of Trust.

      Circle Up and Count Off (1-13)
      FNG (Friendly New Guy): None

      The Thang:

      Warm Up:
      20 Side Saddle Hops in Cadence lead by Spaulding
      20 Lt. Dan’s in Cadence lead by Jennay
      20 Windmills in Cadence lead by Hannibal
      20 Squats in Cadence lead by Mile High

      Station #1:
      50 Australian Pull Ups (railing)
      50 Big Boy Sit Ups
      Bear Crawl up ramp to Station #2

      Station #2:
      50 Burpees
      50 Mountain Climbers (2 is 1)
      Lunges up ramp to Station #3

      Station #3:
      50 Lt. Dans
      50 LBC’s
      Run up ramp to Station #4

      Station #4:
      50 Imperial Walkers (2 is1)
      50 American Hammers (2 is 1)
      Karaoke to Station #5

      Station #5:
      50 Scissor Kicks
      50 Hello Dollies
      Run down the stairs to bottom to Station #6

      Station #6:
      50 Merkins
      50 Air Pumps
      Run up the stairs to top to Station #7

      Station #7:
      50 Squats
      50 Side Saddle Hops
      Run back to Station #4, down the ramp back to Station #1 and the COT

      Circle of Trust:
      Count Off (1-13)
      NOR
      Six was Jennay
      FNG: None
      Ask for Announcements and Prayer Intentions
      Prayer

      Concluded at 6:15 a.m.

    218. Cover Your Six

      QIC – Stark
      PAX – Dropout, Landslide, Lyman, Coconut, Chanel, Fraction, Rudy

      66 Burpee Ending. Can reduce number of burpees by naming correct original artist and cover band for each song on the playlist throughout the workout. Teams of 3-4.

      6 Sets, 4 Rounds of EACH exercise Per set, 2 Exercises Per round
      Tabata – 35 second work, 10 seconds rest. 30 seconds rest between Sets.
      Set 1 – SSH, Opposite Knee Mountain Climbers
      Set 2 – High Knees, HRR Merkins
      Set 3 – Jungle Boi Squats, Kick Throughs
      Set 4 – Plank Moguls, Alternating Cougar Crunch
      Set 5 – Speed Skaters, Raggedy Ann’s
      Set 6 – Speed Bag with Kickout, Mike Tyson’s

      Songs
      Cover Band Original Artist
      1. Beat It – Fall Out Boy Michael Jackson
      2. Lollipop – Farming Henley Lil Wayne
      3. The Day I tried to Live – Sevendust Soundgarden
      4. Behind Blue Eye – Limp Bizkit The Who
      5. Rebell Yell – Dope Billy Ido
      6. In the Air Tonight – Nonpoint Phil Collins
      7. Somebody Told Me – Motionless in White The Killers
      8. Knocking on Heavens Door – Guns & Roses Bob Dylan
      9. No Scrubs – Weezer TLC
      10. We Will Rock You – Maria Brink, Lizzy Hale, Taylor Momsen Queen
      11. Pony – Far Ginuwine
      12. I Don’t Care Anymore – Hellyeah Phil Collins
      13. Word Up! – Korn Cameo
      14. Come Together – Aerosmith The Beatles
      15. Bad Company – Five Finger Death Punch Bad Company
      16. Fell on Black Days – Halestorm Soundgarden
      17. Faint – Memphis May Fire Linkin Park

      Had a blast with this one. Ran long. Had to much fun playing with the trivia. COR, NOR, Fraction was the six. It was really cool leading today. 50% of the PAX were newer to the group that I hadn;t worked out with before. Great to see the growth! Keep it up boys!

      Always an Honor
      Always a Pleasure
      ~Stark

    219. Q: Smokey
      PAX: Merida, crack-shot

      the thang:

      Outdoor games

      CORNHOLE(3 tosses at most)
      If it goes in the hole – 5 burbees, 5 Lt. dans, 5 Absolutions
      On the board – 15 merkins, 15 big bois, 15 squats
      On the ground – 25 curls, 25 Air presses, 25 later exts

      Bowling
      0 – 100 side straddle hops
      1 – 2 pins – 50 calf raises
      3 – 4 – 40 flutter kicks(1 is 1)
      5 – 6 – 30 leg raises
      7 – 8 – 20 hello dollies
      9 – 10 – 10 plank jacks

      Ladder toss(3 tosses at most)
      no bars – 100 side straddle hops
      Top bar – 30 count high plank
      Middle bar – 30 count wall sit
      Bottom bar – 30 count Al gores

      COT prays for covid and everything going on and for smokey and the deaths going on in his family. ended with one of my life mottos:

      “accept you past without regrets, handle your present with confidence, face your future without fear”

      it was an honor to lead these guys

    220. Drop Dead Legs – The Beatdown! Another Huffy Production
      Cast (or (23) PAX):
      Heisenberg, Mulan, Enron, Wipers, Coconut, Chopsticks, Okay, Mr. Glass, Peach, Isosceles, Flo, Jenay, Landslide, Huckleberry, Spaulding, Lykan (FNG), Stark, Calihan, Lego, Doubtfire, Fossil, Two-Buck Chuck, Huffy (Q)
      Started off in the COT where we went through the F3 Info:
      1st F stands for Fitness, 2nd F stands for Fellowship, 3rd F stands for Faith
      The mission of F3 is to plant, grow and serve small men’s workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership.
      The workouts are:
      – free of charge
      – open to all men
      – held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
      – led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary
      -And end with a Circle of Trust
      The Disclaimer: Remember I am not a professional, and it’s you verse you, you’re the only one who knows your capabilities so modify if necessary.
      With that said I demonstrated a couple of the new cinderblock moves and thoroghly confused everyone on my first explanation of the Beatdown. The workout consist of 5 lines, a starting line and 4 more spaced ten yards apart. A gave a starting number and exercise. At each station you double the number you do. An example would be 2 cinder curls. You do 2 cinderblock curls at the starting line, 4 at the next line, 8, at the next line 16 at the next line, and finally 32 at the last line. That’s 31 reps if you start at 1, 62 reps if you start at 2, and 124 reps if you start at 4. We also did suicides after ever 3 exercises. Simple Right?!? Once we started I heard grumblings over starting with 2 reps on certain exercises, and heard the PAX grunting to get through the later sets to a point where it sounded like Arnold Schwarzenegger working his way through a line in an action scene. I love the effort!! Total music to my ears!! The exercises were the following:
      Start # Double Count at Each Cone
      4 Staggered Squats
      2 Cinder Curls
      1 Man Maker
      Suicide
      1 Rock Star (Jump Tucks) No Cinderblock (Sprint Back)
      2 Staggered Cinder Merkins
      4 Cinder-Bent Rows
      Suicide
      2 Thrusters
      2 Incline Merkin Hands on Cinderblock
      1 Cinder Swings
      Suicide
      2 Jump Squats
      2 Lower Half Cinder Curls
      2 Decline Merkins Feet on Cinderblock
      Suicide
      1 Overhead Press
      2 Upper Half Curls
      4 Smurf Jacks No Cinderblock (Sprint Back)
      Suicide
      2 Merkins No Cinderblock (Sprint Back)
      2 Upright Rows
      2 Imperial Walk Squats (1 is 1) No Cinderblock (Sprint Back)
      Victory Lap – Repeato Yay!!
      Nobody finished the beatdown but Stark and Spaulding made it the farthest. We ended in the COT. Chopstick was the 6 (probably the youngest 2.0 6 at any regular beatdown). He did an awesome job letting us know how he enjoyed the hard work. He handled himself very well for one of our younger PAX!! Great Job Chopstick!! Next we named our FNG Lykan. He comes from Howell, MI. You connect the dots. Announcements for the Flo Ruck!! 2 Week away!! Prayers for the Sylvania Officer that past and that we as men in the community step up and litf the souls of our brothers and sister, and that our country is lifted up into Gods favor and that he gives us the discernment and wisdom to see the good and the evil and give us the strength to choose and act on the good!!
      Thanks for all the support brothers!! I am humbled by your great efforts and all of your friendships!! A sincere thanks to each and every one of you!! May you all be as Blessed as I feel in and out of F3!!

    221. Q: Hacksaw

      Principles

      Pax: Mercy, Homeslice, Lonzo, Footloose, Simmons, Rudy

      The Thang:
      Explained the ruck and the competition

      1. Ruck 1.25 mile
      2. With the first two laps around the mall, the Pax was inspired by a spirited possum that walked right in front of us and held its ground while we passed by.
      3. With sack on, race for 21/15/9 thruster, situp w/ pack, bag facing burpee. Mercy, Lonzo, Simmons and Hacksaw had the privilege of being the top 4 in the race so they had the privilege to get better at the beatdown by keeping their ruck sacks on and scaling up.
      4. Jog .5 mile
      5. Indian run .7 mile

      NOR

      COT @ Beatdown

    222. Q: Hacksaw

      Pax: Mercy, Patriot, FNG (Orange Kilt), Lonzo, Schlizzle, Simmons, Rudy, Homeslice, Wrongway, Footloose,

      F3 Mission & Core Principles

      The Thang:

      Setup 4 station down the crappy grass at the Battlefield. Paid homage to the Iron Pax week 4 workout (because Hacksaw missed it :() by bringing back Murder bunnies to each station.

      Lonzo, Simmons, Mercy and Hacksaw got the privilege to get better by keeping their ruck sacks on during this workout because they were the top 4 in the competition in the ruck portion.

      Murder Bunny to
      Station 1:
      3 rounds
      21 thrusters with block
      21 Cinder block bent over row

      Murder bunny to
      Station 2:
      3 rounds
      15 right hand dead-lifts with cinder block grabbing middle slot only
      15 left hand dead-lifts with cinder block grabbing middle slot only
      15 pike pushups (Carolina dry docks)

      Murder bunny to
      Station 3
      5 rounds
      Run around cinema
      15 OHS with bag
      15 block facing burpee

      This station is where PAX were gassed and we timed capped out needing to get back to COT for FNG naming.

      We murder-bunnied back home and didn’t get to station 4 which was to be

      Station 4:
      50/40/30/20/10
      Hops over block
      Sit-ups with block
      10 8 6 4 2
      Block cluster

      COT
      Mumble-chatter after beat-down was gratifying with some people saying it was the hardest two hour beatdown they have encountered:)

    223. Attendance at the RUCK this morning. Thanks to all who came.

      Q- Mr. Glass
      PAX:
      Ringo
      Popeyes
      Mike Macintyre (sp?) 59 – FNG – Gherkin
      Huffy
      Home Slice
      Venom
      Ponsi
      Lyman
      Peach
      Enron
      HuckleBerry
      Stark
      Geppetto
      Meatloaf
      Stalker

    224. PAX- Flo, Huckleberry, Callahan, Casper
      Q- Isosceles

      Cover the q source topic of Team Accountability.

      Great discussions were had. Both runners and ruckers discussed what makes accountability work. Came up with three words/phrases to describe accountability.

      1) Candor with love
      2) living 3rd
      3) trust/mutual competence

    225. Pax: Woodstock, Crab Legs, Bourbon, Lyman, Mile High, Ringo, Popeyes, Tupac, Peach, Spaulding, Coconut, Fraction, Vila, Landslide, Geppetto, Mercy, Dropout (Q)

      The Thang:

      AMRAP during song duration for each exercise except Death March.

      Eisenhower- Angle Grinders- Video killed the Radio Star
      Moore- American Hammers- A View to Kill
      Wooden- Monkey Drill- UCLA fight song

      Baatan Death March

      Landis- Freddie Mercury- Bicycle
      Usher- Hand Release Merkins- Yeah!
      Jackson- Bobby Hurley- Space Jam

      COT: Ringo was the 6. Ended with short talk on lollipop moments.

    226. Q: Houdini
      PAX: Nomad, Charmin, Nimbus, Moana, Fallout, O.K., Luigi, Bonds, Hannibal, Flo, Tupac, Huffy, Bagels, Dutch, Huckleberry, Chanel

      The Thang:

      Cadence work with low and slow reps:
      Merkins
      Squats
      Little Moseying
      New Movement? Topsy Turvys (Plank Position, continue with merkin. When in the up position; flip over(left or right) to an inverted plank.(Dip position) then do a dip. Repeat

      Now the real work begins.
      7 OF DIAMONDS(modified)
      4 rounds. At the end of the fourth round. wash, rinse, repeat in reverse order.
      4 Station setup in a diamond.

      First “Base” (7)
      Burpees every round

      Second Base (14)
      1 Mike Tysons
      2 Heels to Heaven
      3 Lunges
      4 High Kicks

      Third Base (21)
      1 B.B.S.U.
      2 Crunchy Frogs
      3 American Hammers 2 is 1
      4 Gas Pumps

      Home plate (28)
      1 Mountain Climbers 2 is 1
      2 Peter Parkers 2 is 1
      3 Diamond Merkins
      4 Knerkins (Chuck Norris Merkins)

      C.O.R.
      C.O.T.

      Respectfully Submitted,
      Houdini

    227. 10/13/20 – Don’t Fear the Rooster
      Q – Jennay
      AO – The Levy
      Pax
      Jennay, Doubtfire, Woodstock, Coconut, Bourbon, Fossil, Spalding

      Open – Mission/5 Core Principals/Disclaimer

      Thang
      We did about 1 mile run to Woodland Park where we went over instructions. Pax would sprint roughly 1/4 mile around the small track and return to the starting position to catch their breath. Repeato 4X
      We then ran back to the AO and did a lap around the block to get some pax to 5 miles.

      Close – NOR – COR – The 6 (Woodstock) – COT

    228. we had 13 hardy young men attend this fine easy workout this glorious morning!They were Tommy Callahan Geary, Chris Charmin Tracy, Allen Lego Reinmeyer, Jessie Fossil Miller, Jonathon Bourbon Burns, Scott Geppetto Schutt, Billy Hannibal Stark, Jeff Spaulding Lonsbrough, Myron Tupac Bowers, Scott Mr Glass Kurth, Daniel Mile High Cordova, Kevin Popeyes Connors and the Q, Mark Landslide Trimble.We started off with a little run to Hood Park, While at Hood Park, we bear craweled up the hill stopping at 5 different times and did 10 merkins at each stop. When 6 of our team reached the top, the remaining members run up the hill. We then ran down the hill and did a repeato. But, instead of doing merkins, we did 5 burpees at 5 different stops. We ran back to the Wall where we did the following workout; ran up the stairs, did Big Boy sit ups until exhaustion, carry okied down the wall where we did star fish sit ups to exhaustion, ran down the ramp where we did australian merkins until exhaustion, then at the bottom did 250 rotations of jump rope and then dips until exhaustion. That preatty much expended our time so we ended in a circle of trust.

    229. 46X2=92=Harrison=Pain
      10/8/2020 Backblast
      Q: Chanel
      PAX: Lavar, Footloose, OK, Fallout, Luigi, Stalker, Houdini, Isosceles

      On each side of the field we did a set of exercises. The rep count was 46 on each side.
      Between each side we ran to the first set of cones, karaoked to the second set of cones and then bear crawled to the third set of cones.
      On the back side we did a different exercise with a rep count of 46.
      Once we finished the second set we ran back to the other side and did the next exercise.
      Repeato if you finish the whole set
      These were the exercises. Everyone completed the whole beatdown, while three people started another round.

      Side 1:
      Side Straddle Hop- 4 is 1
      American Hammers- 2 is 1
      Big Boy Sit Ups
      Jump Squats
      Jungle Boy Squats
      Bonnie Blairs- 2 is 1
      Burpees

      46 Reps Each

      Side 2:
      Merkins
      Imperial Walker- 2 is 1
      Mountain Climber- 2 is
      Flutter Kicks- 2 is 1
      Shoulder Tap Plank Jacks
      LBC’s
      Hand Release Merkins

      46 Reps Each

      Field Work:

      Run to first set of cones
      Kareoke to second set of cones
      Bear crawl to third set of cones

      We ended with Count-o-rama, the six (Stalker), announcements and the Circle of Trust.

    230. Leadership Ruck Q 1.7 Shield Lock

      Pax
      Enron
      Lego
      Moana
      Casper
      Huckleberry
      Flo (Q)

      Mission
      Principles

      The Thang
      Rucked 2.5 miles discussing Shield Lock Q 1.7. Why it’s important. How it’s different from a club. The 3 P’s of a good Shield Lock are proximity, purpose and periodic.

      Check out the F3 Q Source resource for more helpful information. Honored to lead!

    231. Q: Enron
      Pax: 11 total:
      Woodstock, Coconut, Mile High, Linemen, Hannibal, Lego, Patriot, Bourbon, Peach, Huffy, Enron (Q)

      F3 Mission: Fitness, Fellowship, Faith; To plant, serve, and grow men’s small workout groups, in order to invigorate male community leadership.

      Principles of F3:
      – It must be free of charge
      – It must be open to all men
      – It must be held outdoor, rain or shine, hot or cold
      – It must be peer led in a rotating fashion by men who participate in the workout, with no training or certification necessary.
      – It must end in a circle of trust (COT)

      The Thang:
      Lap around the cones between each round
      Round 1 – 5 burpees
      Round 2 – 5 burpees, 10 Merkins
      Round 3 – 5 burpees, 10 Merkins, 15 LBCs
      Round 4 – 5 burpees, 10 Merkins, 15 LBCs, 20 Dry Docks
      Round 5 – 5 burpees, 10 Merkins, 15 LBCs, 20 Dry Docks, 25 squats
      Round 6 – 5 burpees, 10 Merkins, 15 LBCs, 20 Dry Docks, 25 squats, 1 min Plank
      Round 7 – 5 burpees, 10 Merkins, 15 LBCs, 20 Dry Docks, 25 squats, 1 min Plank, 35 Manson Twist
      Round 8 – 5 burpees, 10 Merkins, 15 LBCs, 20 Dry Docks, 25 squats, 1 min Plank, 35 Manson Twist, 40 Shoulder Presses in People Chair
      Round 9 – 5 burpees, 10 Merkins, 15 LBCs, 20 Dry Docks, 25 squats, 1 min Plank, 35 Manson Twist, 40 Shoulder Presses in People Chair, 50 Side Straddle Hops

    232. Q: Enron
      Pax: 9 total; Peach, Geppetto, Casper, Hannibal, Meatloaf, Ponzi, Lego, Popeyes, Enron (Q)

      F3 Mission: Fitness, Fellowship, Faith; To plant, serve, and grow men’s small workout groups, in order to invigorate male community leadership.

      Principles of F3:
      – It must be free of charge
      – It must be open to all men
      – It must be held outdoor, rain or shine, hot or cold
      – It must be peer led in a rotating fashion by men who participate in the workout, with no training or certification necessary.
      – It must end in a circle of trust (COT)

      The Thang:
      Ruck 3 miles to the wall and back

    233. Einstein’s Revenge – The Beatdown
      Significance – Einstein defected from Nazi Germany to the US in 10/17/1933. Einstein’s theory of relativity brought the world nuclear power as well as the nuclear bomb.
      PAX; Smokey, Crackshot, Patriot, and Huffy (Q)
      Started off in the COT where we went through the F3 Info:
      1st F stands for Fitness, 2nd F stands for Fellowship, 3rd F stands for Faith
      The mission of F3 is to plant, grow and serve small men’s workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership.
      The workouts are:
      – free of charge
      – open to all men
      – held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
      – led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary
      -And end with a Circle of Trust
      The Disclaimer: Remember I am not a professional, and it’s you verse you, you’re the only one who knows your capabilities so modify if necessary.
      We started out running the stations and showing the work to be done at each. The beatdown consisted of 4 stations with a different exercise to do each round.
      The Beatdown:
      Station #1
      Run a Lap Every Round

      Station #2
      Rnd 1 – Decline Merkins 20
      Rnd 2 – Incline Merkins 25
      Rnd 3 – Dips 25
      Rnd 4 – Knerkins 25

      Station #3
      Rnd 1 – Broad Jumps Round Trip 1
      Rnd 2 – Calf Raise Jump Squats 25
      Rnd 3 – Bear Crawl / Crawl Bear 1
      Rnd 4 – Heisman Round Trip 1

      Station #4
      Rnd 1 – Bicycle (2 is 1) 50
      Rnd 2 – High Kicks (15 Each Leg) 30
      Rnd 3 – Alternating Jab Big Boy Sit-Ups 30
      Rnd 4 – Australian Swing Pushups 25

      Repeato
      Everyone made it through at least 6 rounds!! Nice work gentlemen!!
      We ended with the COT where Crackshot was the 6. He told us how he wanted to get in workouts and also get out in the community where in F3 provided both. Went through announcements where Crackshot also informed us that people coming into the Wood County Hospital with Covid did not have a fever as a symptom making it tougher to screen people. Also talked about the Flo Ruck and the other new AO in Tontagany. Prayers were in thanks for what we have, and for those families that have recently lost someone, and for us to become the men we were created to be.
      As always, it was a pleasure to lead the PAX down at the Smokehouse!!!

    234. BackBlast for Wakanda on 10/15/2020

      PAX: Lyman, FNG (FreeTime), Stark, Fraction, Mercy, Orange Kilt, Woodstock, Isosceles, Coconut (Q)

      The men gathered with their cinder blocks at the shovel flag for a prompt 5:30 start with Mission and core principles. FNG was introduced to the group.

      6 exercises to be used in the workout were demo’d:
      – American Hammers—2 is 1 with cinder block
      – Manmakers
      – Blocky Crossovers—2 is 1: plank position with one hand on block and other on ground, shift sideways to switch block- and ground-hand, then go back.
      – Globetrotters—100 each way. Pass the block behind your back from one hand to the other, and bring around to the front, then reverse direction and go back around the other way.
      – Curls
      – Step-Ups—100 each leg

      ~32 minutes of hard work.
      Stations were set up around the field. at each station, one exercise was called for, and targeted at 100 reps. Go to burnout if you don’t get to 100, then move to a different station (PAX choice) and perform the requisite move there. Any time you finish a station, i.e. achieve the 100th cumulative rep, take a victory lap around the block.

      COR, NOR. Orange Kilt gave a great 6–this is a man, who, new to F3, was already accelerating and is bringing new energy to the group. Chat him up about his cancer awareness work and other community involvement!

      FNG Rob Parcell entered the circle and gave some background on himself–when asked about hobbies, he responded that he just doesn’t have any free time, and hence received his name.

      The group dispersed into the early morning drizzle to a great day of making an impact. An honor and a pleasure to serve this group, as always.
      -coco

    235. PAX: Charmin, Moana, Geppetto, Villa, Huffy, Peach, Spaulding, Jimmy Dean, VanGogh
      Q: VanGogh
      Workout: Run around half of lap as a warmup.
      In parking lot. Used 4 corners for workout.
      The four workout were merkins, squats, imperial walkers, lunges.
      Started with 5 reps of each then 10 then 15 etc.

      At 6 am we went to pavilion did derkins, one leg squats, and LBCs.

      COT
      6: Jimmy Dean.

    236. QIC – Stark
      PAX – Cobra, OK, Luigi (OK’s 2.0), Lavar, Chanel, Moana, Steamer (Stark 2.0), Kick-flip (Cobra’s 2.0)

      The Thang
      A little Paula Abdul with some trivia mixed in.
      50 Burpees will be due at the end of beatdown LESS the number of artists correctly guessed, as a team, from the night’s playlist. They were all cover songs from a previous beatdown. So each correct orginal artists or cover artist reduced the burpee ending.

      Round one –
      2 cones up – 25 Jungle Boy Squats
      1 Cone back – 25 Smurf Jacks
      Movement between cones – Ape Hops

      Ones half the group finished we ended the round at far end. Suicide back to start

      Round Two –
      2 Cones up – 25 Shoulder Tap Merkins
      1 Cone back – 25 Kick Throughs
      Movement between Cones – Running

      Ones half the group finished we ended the round at far end. Suicide back to start

      Round Three – Lightning Round
      2 Cones up – 15 Surfer Get Ups
      1 Cone back – 15 Plank Moguls
      Movement between Cones – Running

      Ones half the group finished we ended the round at far end. Suicide back to start

      COR, NOR, Lavar was the six and shared how he has translated his leadership confidence from F3 into his every day life as a father or leader in his company.

      Always an Honor
      Always my Pleasure
      ~Stark

    237. Q: Meatloaf
      PAX: Simmons, Isoceles, Mercy, Footloose, Rockwell, Fat Amy

      Beatdown

      Section 1: Run to firepit area
      -Opening
      -Side Straddle Hops
      -Merkins
      -Flutter Kicks

      Leadership Discussion: you would know if you were there

      Section 2: run to East side of movie theater
      -Bear Crawl out & back w/ exercise in between
      -10 burpees
      -20 Little Baby Crunches
      -30 Bonnie Blair’s 1:1 (jogged out & back instead of bear crawl)

      Leadership Discussion: again, if you were there, you’d know

      Section 3: field in front of movie theater
      -Merkins
      -Pick cherries
      -Squats
      -Pick cherries
      -Flutter Kicks
      -Air Presses
      -Pick Cherries
      -Carolina Dry Docks
      -Pick Cherries

      -Iso did Absolutions
      -Mercy did something leg related (can’t remember)

    238. PAX: Coconut, Doubtfire, Spaulding, Stark, Woodstock, Jennay, Flubber, Fossil, Mile High, VanGogh.
      Q: VanGogh
      Workout: run to woodland park. Run laps around woodland park and then run back.
      COT.
      6: Jennay