F3Lanco 1 Year Anniversary

1 year ago we launched F3Lanco with 2 guys willing to meet me at a park to workout. 3 PAX Strong in the beginning to have 19 PAX strong in the summer. We had the pleasure of F3-Lehigh Valley & F3-Valley Forge join us today in celebration. With the celebration we had another 19 PAX strong ready for a solid beatdown. Here is what we did…

PAX: Eagle, Uptown Girl, Side Effects, Open House, Inspector, Tattoo, Skater, Squared, Turnpike, Dos Equis, Spike, Excel, Long Haul, Hershey Kiss, Fridge, Herbie, Flame, Wheels, Sunspot (Q)

WARM-UP: Short Mosey

Finkle Swings x10ic/leg

Annie x10ic/arm

The Motivator 10-1

THE THANG:

Bear Snake

Decline Burpees/Squats 10-1 w/ Quadrifilia up hill

Monkey Humpers x15ic

Merkin Time Bomb x10

Tunnel of Love

Diamond Merkins x15ic

Flying Squirrel x10ic

Mosey to back of park

Step ups x20ic

Calf Raise x10ic

Derkins x15ic

Gorilla Humpers x10ic

Mosey to front of park

Burpees x10oyo

Merkins x15ic

MARY:

Flutter kicks x20ic

Box Cutters x20ic

Freddie Mercury x20ic

LBC x30 oyo

I can’t even begin to say how much all of you MEN mean to me! It’s a pleasure each and every Saturday to work out with you guys! I love seeing the camaraderie among the PAX and everybody challenging each other to be better than they were yesterday. Thanks for the love from the PAX from Lehigh Valley & Valley Forge! Can’t wait to converge on your location for your anniversaries! This is yours to #GiveItAway and keep EH’ing your connections as we all know LOTS of men that need F3. What better way to start your weekend than sharpening iron with your fellow man! 

Until next time, Sunspot OUT!

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Captain Thor

October 18, 2018

The cold hit us hard for a chilly game of Captain Thor poker.  We warmed up with a mosey around the block, some cherry pickers, and windmills.  

Next was The Thang.  Here are the rules.  We divided into 4 teams.  Each team started with 3 cards.  The goal is to get the best poker hand.  There were 2 decks of cards to draw from.  We did a modified Captain Thor while working our hands in between.  We started with 15 big boys and ran to the center of the parking lot.  In order to draw a card, you have to roll the ball of suck (a dice with a bunch of exercises on it).  After doing the exercise you rolled, you can draw a card for your hand.  Next you run to the other end of the parking lot for 60 American hammers single count.  You run back and forth doing the captain Thor descending while rolling the ball of suck and working our hands.  Vanilla and summit won the game and the losers had to do 20 jump lunges.  The fastest team got down to 4 big boys and 16 American hammers.  

The F3 message was about parenting. Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. 

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Goodyear nope just Blimps

6 HIM posted in lewes this morning for the beatdown

Warmup-  25 SSH, 20 CHERRY PICKERS, 20 SEAL JACKS, all in cadence then a little annie 10 circles each arm while in plank position

THE THANG

Mosey to parking lot by bike shop for 3 rounds of blimps with a ten count between rounds

B   5 burpees 

L.  10 lunges each leg

I.   15 imperial walkers 4 count

M  20 meekins

P 25 plank Jack’s

S 30 squats

Mosey to lot by drawbridge for just a little ab workout

25 flutter kicks, 20 4count freddies, 20 boxcutters all IC then 30 LBC oyo

Mosey to and up second street and back to AO for a round of mary which I do not recall all 6 exercises

The message for today were a few qoutes from Eric thomas

1 which was I’ve got a dream worth more than my sleep

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William Wallace and Friends

October 16, 2018, Milton, DE

9 PAX posted

Q: Chairman

Warmup: 20 SSH, 15 Cherry Pickers, 10 Finkle Swings each leg, 10 Nancy Kerrigans each leg.

The Thang 1: Mosey up Union Street to 16 and back Mulberry Street to Shipbuilders field. William Wallace: 4 Corners with  Teams of 2 with Q jumping in as a 3rd wheel! Round 1: Corner does LBCs while teammate sprints to middle of field and does 25 Burpees and sprints back; Round 2:Corner Plank & Middle Field 25 Merkins; Round 3: Corner American Hammers & Middle Field 50 Squats; Round 4: Corner Plank & Middle Field 25 Hand release Merkins. 10 Count and break for F3 message.

F3 Message: Friendship. We all have friends but do you know your true friends? Proverbs 12:26 The godly give good advice to their friends; the wicked lead them astray.  Proverbs 16:28 A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends.  Proverbs 17:17 A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.  Ecclesiates 4:9-12 Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.

We have a lot of aquaintaices but we need to know who are true friends are.

The Thang 2: Mosey back up Mulberry, cut over to Union with jail break at end. 10 Count.  Super Toy Soldier Set 50 LBCs-30 E2Ks-20 Big Boys. 15 Ranger Merkins 15 Diamond Merkins 15 Wide Armed Merkins 25 Flutter Kicks.  Toy Soldier led ABCs lower case and Hideous led 4 Count Freddie.

Count off followed by Name-O-Rama.  Circle up.  Thanks to all those that posted and be with those who didnt post.  Prayers and thanks for Toy Soldiers friends Dad Sandy pulling through coma and continue to be with him and his famiy, continued prayers for Qs mom, prayers for healing of Hideous’s ankle and Chappie’s chest, and prayers for all those in harms way on daily basis whether our troops or 1st responders.

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Steps of Fire

October 4, 2018

9 PAX: Chappie, Fireplex, Chattahoochee, Ruxpin, Toy Soldier, Summit, Leatherman, Semi, Skipper

Q: Chairman

Warmup: 20 SSH, 15 Cherry Pickers, 15 Moroccan Night Clubs, and 15 Windmill all in cadence

The Thang 1: Mosey to fire house.  Run up 21 fire house steps and run down.  21 Merkins. Repeat running up and down steps with descending Merkins count from 21 to 1.  Mixed in some ranger and diamond merkins from 8 count down to last rep being a hand release burpee.

F3 Message: Thinking about Darth Visor and dealing with Tragedy.  Everyone has to deal with tragedy when someone dies unexpectedly, whether mother, father, sibling, child, friend, etc.  During those times we put our faith in God.  The bible says: Psalm 55:22 “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” Psalm 56:3 “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”

The Thang 2: Mosey back to AO. 10 Burpees.

Number-O-Rama and Name-O-Rama with all PAX giving shout out to Darth Visor.  Video file size too big to upload.   My apologies for forgetting all the prayers and announcements due to lag in posting backblast.

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Worry-Free Beatdown

10/10/2018

QIC: Vanilla

AO: Primis: Lewes, DE

PAX: Chattahoochee, Chairman, Ruxpin, Vanilla

Warm-O-Rama

SSH – 15 IC

Seal Jacks – 15 IC

Smurf Jacks – 15 IC

Cherry Pickers – 15 IC

Windmill – 15 IC

The Thang: Classic String of Pearls

Mosey to Canalfront Park Benches

20 Merkins, 20 Derkins, 20 Irkins, 35 Squats, 50 LBC’s

Mosey to Zwaanendael Park

20 Dips, 20 Shoulder Taps IC, 30 Step Up’s (Alt. Legs), Hold 60 Count High Plank

Mosey to 2nd Street

30 yard Lt. Dan

Mosey to St. Peter’s Wall

20 Seated Overhead Claps, 20 Count by Chattahoochee, Drop 2 inches, 20 Count by Chairman, drop 2 inches, 20 count by Ruxpin

Break for Third F Message

So often we find ourselves paralyzed by worry when God reminds us that worrying adds no value, fixes no problem, and ultimately creates more damage in difficult situations. Surrendering our burdens to God doesn’t mean that he will fix every problem like a genie in bottle, but it does mean that he hears our concern and wants to carry our burden for us. We need to cast our cares and have the faith that God truly cares for us. Whether the challenge is finances, health, family, relational, etc., we need to remember that worry adds zero value and only intensifies the issue at hand. Living worry free does not mean that you are “care-free.” We must work like it depends on us and pray like it depends on God. There is true freedom in prayer, petition, and thanksgiving.

Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Luke 12:25-31

25 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life[a]? 26 Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

27 “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! 29 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them.31 But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.

Back At It!

Mosey to Canalfront Park Steps for “Deep Sea Diver” (Dive 4 steps, 5 reps IC per step)

Mosey back to AO – 20 Flutter Kicks IC, Alphabet A-M, Toy soldier set (35-25-20)

Ended with Number-Rama, Name-O-Rama, & COT/BOM

Humbly Your QIC,

Vanilla

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Sore without Thor !

Date: 10/11/18

AO:  Milton, De.

QIC:  Fireplex

Warm up

SSH – 25 IC

Cherry Pickers – 20 IC

Windmills – 20 IC

Squats – 15 IC (4 Count)

The Thang

Patriot run to two pain stations.  We didn’t make it to the Toy Soldier or the Captain Thor stations as time became a factor.  Q will save the second two stations for a future beat-down.

  1. Patriot Run .4 tenths of a mile to Food Lion. Bear Crawl across parking spaces (@82 ft.) and complete ATM’s – 15 alternating shoulder taps (4 count), 10 tempo Merkins, and 10 fast merkins.  Crawl Bear back (@82 ft.) and complete another evolution of said ATM’s.
  2. Patriot Run .4 tenths of a mile to Ace Hardware. Completed a round of Super 21 without any recovery exercises between the rounds. 1 merkin, 1 big boy.  2 merkins, two big boys, etc. ascending to 21.  Brutal….a lot of grunting and wind breaking.

Patriot Run .3 tenths of a mile back to the AO

Total: 1.1 mile overall patriot run

F3 Message

Several excerpts below from Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Courage for the Unknown #8180

“Our word for today from the Word of God in 1 Thessalonians 5:24. “The One who calls you is faithful and He will do it.” Your Heavenly Father says, “Look, I got you onto this road. Take hold of My hand because I’m going to lead you and I’m going to take care of you all the way.”  Listen to Moses’ summary of what God does for us when He is leading us into the unknown. “Do not be terrified…the Lord your God, who is going before you, will fight for you. In the desert you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries His son…He went ahead of you on your journey…to show you the way you should go” (Deuteronomy 1:29-32).  Well, there’s your guarantee. You can keep walking confidently into the unknown because your Father is committed to coach you as to where to step next, to carry you when you can’t go any farther, to cover you with His protection from harm, and to care for you, providing every need. He’s called you. He’ll do it!  So no matter how dark the road ahead looks, no matter how many bears there are, no matter how scared you feel, would you just grab hold of your Father’s hand and just keep walking in the direction that He is leading. “

Q also shared a favorite poem along the same lines that reminds us that our Lord never leaves us or forsakes us even when we think we are going about things on our own…very comforting !

Footprints

“One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
“Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You’d walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me.”

He whispered, “My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you.”

By Mary Stevenson

Count-O-Rama, Name-O-Rama, and the Circle of Trust.  Continue to lift up Chappie, Chairman’s Mom, and Chattahoochee as they face various medical issues and procedures.  Please keep all our HIM in your thoughts and prayers.  Also, keep those in the path of Hurricane Michael lifted up.

Respectfully Submitted,

Fireplex

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Monkeying Around

10/3/18 Leatherman on Q

PAX: Leatherman, Ruxpin, Chattahoochee, Chairman

Warm Up: 

SSH 15 I/C

Prison Squats 15 I/C

Cherry Pickers 15 I/C 

The Thang: 

4 HIM went for a mosey around Lewes stopping throughout for some fun exercises. We made our way to Bethel Church stopping along the way for 10 Derkins . Mosey to the Church Steps for 10 Erkins. Picked back up and Mosey across Savannah Rd. for a little Nur to Kings Highway found a little grass and did 15 Big Boys Mosey back towards BeBe and did 10 Monkey Humpers on Savannah Rd to give the hospital a show. Mosey to empty parking lot lunged across parking spaces and Lt. Dan back. Mosey over to the graveyard for some Mummy Walks arms extended out  kicking legs straight out Left leg to Right Hand and so on alternating steps down the parking lot. then to the wall for Dips feet on the ground and Dips feet on parking block. Mosey back to Graves Uniform Parking Lot for some more Monkey Humpers.  We picked back up and went down on the docks for some AB work Hanging off the docks we did Leg Lifts and Gas Pumpers. Bear Crawls from the dock up to Pilot Town Rd. Mosey back to the Compass by The Overfall Ship and did plank work. Wosey back to A/O.

Ended with CoT . 

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Ultimate football

10/2 Nugget on Q. 


Warm up. 20 each. SSH. Plank jack. Cherry picker. Windmill. Tempo merkins. Tempo squats. Tempo big boys. (Kinda). 


Ultimate football!
Like ultimate frisbee. Can only take two steps once caught. If team with possession drops they have to do 2 burpees while opposing team can move down field. When team scores they call out exercise all PAX do BUT the team that got scored on does double the reps! Play for 30 minutes!
3rd F. On the platform we have and I used the Eagles as an example for when they won the Super Bowl and glorified all the glory to God rather than beating their chest.

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Petros back to back Q!

Date: 10/1/18 Monday Evening at 7PM
Q: Petros
PAX: Petros, Ryder, Stardust, T. Probert, PeeWee, Sunshine

Date: 10/2/18 Tuesday Morning at 5:15AM 
Q: Petros 
PAX: Petros, Ryder, Stardust, Iverson, Ping 

MONDAY NIGHT – X 2, 5 Gallon bucket Ruck

The Thang:

With Rucks on our backs and no warm up needed, we jumped right in by teaming up with a 40 lbs bucket of salt. Teams of three took a turn bear hugging buckets and running across field. When PAX reached light pole they completed 5 bucket Squats then bear crawled back to other two PAX who were AYG on Mountain climbers. Rinse and repeat, this time other two PAX AYG on Merkins

Mosey to Playground

One PAX grabbed both 40 lbs buckets and Farmers Carried them well over 200 yards while remaining PAX complete a static circuit of Pull up holds, Planks, Dips, Squats. Also Threw in some flutter kicks for fun.

Once all PAX complete their 200 yard Farmer Carry. PAX took off on a Ruck while taking turns Farmer Carrying the buckets! 

Tuesday Morning – AHHHH another set!!!

Warm Up:
Mosey down hill to parking lot.
Cherry Pickers – IC x 20
Four Corner – High Knees and Butt Kickers
SSH – IC x 25
Four Corners Kindergarten Fitness Test – Forward Shuffle and High Knee Skips

The Thang:

20x20x10x10
20 reps squat jacks
20 reps each leg speed skater
10 reps Mary Catherine Burpee
10 Rep High knee Jump Burpee
Run up hill to water tower and back (Approx 300 yards) 

We completed 4 rounds, by the 4th round the PAX was begging Petors to Modify the workout! Modification was x20 squat jacks, x20 speed skater, X10 mary Catherins lungs, x10 Merkins, x10 High Knee Jumps.

Mosey back to water tower and completed a around of 4 count low plank alternating punches.

PAX was smoked to say the least.

both Workouts Finished with CoT

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