New tricks.

Q: ’88

Pax: Rapid, Captain, Ponch, Hobo, Rabbit, Sparky

YHC is back from a family trip to the Pacific Northwest and posted 2 times with the pax of F3 Puget Sound. Several of this week’s exercises are from the trip. 

The Thang:

Capri lap

High knees half field

Karaoke half field

Side shuffle half field

Side shuffle other side half field

Karaoke half field

High knees half field

Capri lap

Puget Sound Triangle 50 yards

Broad jump/Burpee

Bear crawls

Lunges

Repeat-O X2

20 Imperial Walkers

10 Jillian Michaels

Thor hammers 

1/4, 2/8, 3/12, 4/16, 3/12, 2/8, 1/4

Overhead claps IC 75

Pax choice. 20 reps of any exercise they choose

-Merkins

-Superman

-Tree Hugger Squat

-Modified Bonnie Blairs

-20 seconds of sprinting

-YHC fails to recall the other exercise

Mosey to baseball bleachers

Superset of:

5 uneven pushups right high

5 uneven pushups left high

10 diamond pushups

15 dips

Mosey to Stanford Ranch Blvd (The hill)

Mosey up the entire hill. While just under 0.4 of a mile its a burner in terms of elevation gain. 

Exercise was to run 2 street light poles then back pedal 2 light poles and repeat to the top. 

Count o rama, Name o rama, COT

Naked Moleskin:

YHC finds it awesome we are continuing to see 5+ pax each week in the winter months. Keep EHing guys you know and lets give it away!

Announcements:

F3 California Dads Camping Weekend is Feb 8-10. Rabbit will have the Q that weekend at Thunder Dome. 

Rabbit’s 2.0 is selling Girl Scout Cookies hit him up on Band for any orders. 

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Royal Rumble – F3 Style

28 Jan 2019

Q: Priorities

So y’all might not know this but YHC is raising up 3 kids to be die hard WWE wrestling fans. What might be more surprising is that M Priorities is actually the driving force behind this. Forced to watch WWF Monday Night RAW (still going btw) by her older brother as a kid, she became the world’s biggest fan of the Heart Break Kid, Shawn Michaels. Fast forward 25 years to last night and the entire Priorities family was screaming at the tv watching the 2019 WWE Royal Rumble!

So if you don’t know, the Royal Rumble is a match where a new wrestler enters the ring every 90 seconds. The only way to be eliminated is to be thrown over the top rope and both feet hit the floor. The last person left in the ring wins the match and goes on to headline WrestleMania! If you watch only one wrestling match every year it is this one. Fan or not, you should check it out next year. In case you missed it, we reenacted the event at Table Top the next morning. Here’s what went down:

A new exercise every 90 seconds. First two rounds were SSHs and Arm Circles to warm up, 90 seconds AMRAP. Every following round, 1 pax sprinted around the “ring” (perimeter of the soccer field). Any time left on the clock when the sprinter returned was rest for everyone. Repeat 30 times.

COT:

“Every man’s heart one day beats its final beat, his lungs breathe their final breath and if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them believe deeper in something larger than life, then his essence, his spirit will be immortalized. “

– Ultimate Warrior

This is one of the most motivating speeches in the history of wrestling. Ultimate Warrior came on Monday Night RAW and gave this speech 2 days before having a fatal heart attack. As #HIM we should continually be looking for ways to inspire others around us, not for our own legacy but in service to our community.

NMM:

If you’re reading this, you need to join our Slack channel! Click here. It is the best way to trash talk and get a little information of course. Be prepared with your best facial hair picture for your profile pic!

Still time to join us on the F3 California camping trip Feb 8-10. Let someone know by any means necessary right now!

Lots of spaces open on the Q schedule. Get it done.

Welcome FNG Hogsbreath!!

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Pyramid of Pain

1-24-2019

QIC: Leatherman

A/O: CHOP, Milton DE

PAX: Ruxpin, Chappie, Wildwing, Summit, Fireplex, Chattahoochee, Chairman, Semi, Leatherman

Warm-O-Rama: 15 SSH- 15-Wind Mills- 15 CherryPickers-15 Moroccan Night Clubs

Snake Run with Coupon ( cinder block ) Overhead to the Car Wash.

The Thang :

5 Merkins-5 Big Boys-10 Coupon Swings

10 Merkins- 10 Big Boys – 10 Coupon Swings

15 Merkins – 15 Big Boys – 10 Coupon Swings

20 Merkins – 20 Big Boys – 10 Coupon Swings

25 Merkins- 25 Big Boys – 10 Coupon Swings

20 Merkins- 20 Big Boys – 10 Coupon Swings

15 Merkins -15 Big Boys- 10 Coupon Swings

10 Merkins – 10 Big Boys – 10 Coupon Swings

5 Merkins – 5 Big Boys – 10 Coupon Swings

Break for 3rd F :

The 3 Rs of Habit Forming The reminder the routine the reward

Reminder The cue a trigger that starts the habit

Routine The action you take. The habit itself

Reward The benefit you gain from doing the habit

The Reminder for us setting the Alarm !!!

The Routine for us POSTING , Working hard and Completeing the Exercise set for us !!

The Reward for us Bonds formed ,Healthy body and Mindset.

Quote: We don’t Grow when things are easy: we grow when we face challenges.

Quote: Don’t limit your challenges. Challenge your limits

If you are unwilling to Risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary . Jim Rhone

For us the unusual 5:15am workouts HOT-COLD-SNOW-RAIN-ICE the ordinary a boring gym life.

Thang Part 2:

Mosey with Coupon back to A/O and stack the Blocks at the wall.

All PAX line up wall sits pass the blocks down the line and back

Second Round first man 10 block curls while PAX stay seated on the wall. Pass block and so on once last man is done come back down the line 15 block curls. All finished stack blocks

Number-Rama, Name-O-Rama, COT.

Yours Truly

Leatherman.

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Setting Records

19 Pax w/ 6 FNGs

20190126

Q: You Betcha

Pax: Priorities, Burgundy, Sharkbait, Bru Ha Ha, Jagger, Flea, Croc, Beach, Mr. Rogers, Cleveland Rocks, Red Alert, Heckler, FNG Sherman, FNG ABC123, FNG Tiny Lumber, FNG King Friday, FNG Trolley, FNG Science Guy

Warm Up:

SSH

Imperial walkers

Hill billies

The Thang:

Started off easy…

25 hand release merkins

50 yard bear crawl

20 burpees

50 yard crawl bear

25 hand release merkins

50 yard crawl bear

20 burpees

50 yard bear crawl

25 hand release merkins

2 laps around the track to cool down.

A tribute to Week 2 of the 2018 IronPaxChallege

Partner up with a coupon

          Thrusters w/ coupon. Partner runs 50 yards and back. Swap. Conitnued for 8 minutes with a ~2 minute rest.

            Curls w/ coupon. Partner runs 50 yards and back. Swap. Conitnued for 8 minutes with a ~2 minute rest.

8 minutes of abs.

            Flutter kicks

            American hammers

            Dolly

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Winter is Here

Date: 1/24/19
Location: Kindleberger
Q: Stardust
Pax: Dig & Dory
Weather: Cold & icy
To start it was difficult to find a spot with no ice, we did find a spot with minimal ice. I gave the five core principles and disclaimer.
Warm-Up20 SSH IC15 Cherry Pickers IC20 Windmills IC15 Seal Jacks IC10 shoulder taps OYO 15 plank jacks20 arm circles (10 forward & 10 reverse)
WorkoutBaba O’Reilly (Imperial walker during entire song Baba O’Reilly)
4 X 4’s (4 sets of 4 merkins & 4 mountain climbers)
Shoulder Presses with block/ruck, LBC, High knees, & MerkinsStarted with 10 reps and went all the way down to 1 rep
Sally’s Cousin (squats ups when the song flower says Sally up otherwise do a squat hold)
Mary30 seal sit ups
COR = Count-o-RamaNOR = Name-O-RamaCOT= Circle of Trust
Thanks,
Stardust 

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Ring Around Ropey

QIC Iverson
Pax: ping, stardust, dig, probert 

Warmup: 
SSH x20 IC
Squatty chest fly SSH x20 IC
Gorilla Humpers x20 IC
Merkins x10 IC
Plank to down dog stretch 

Mosey through snow
Wait, OMAHA! Through the gate routine over and back x a lot. Continue mosey to back of park 

Ring around ropey 
=(lunges and frog hops for the other 4 pax) all rotating through the large rope swing circuit twice. 

Ascending curb bear crawl (Derkin)
1-10 back and forth. 

Mosey back, 40 min when by quick!!

Focused on our word for 2019:
Went around COT: foundation, discipline, faith. 
-3rd F devotional “stop behaving” starting up lead by Stardust for 6 weeks. 
-New simplified schedule out, eliminating a few parks and consolidating tues/wed/thurs and Saturday schedule in portage and kzoo. Preparing for growth with leaders in place and doing a passion rather than a “task”. 

Peace!
Iverson

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Bear Crawls, Crawl Bears, Iron Mikes’; OH-MY!!!

1-26-2019

QIC: Ruxpin

AO: Aegis, Georgetown DE

PAX: Leatherman, Chappie, Semi, Waterfall, Ruxpin

Warm-O-Rama: 25F Beautifully calm but frost covered Gloom. SSH-20 IC, Horseshoe Crab Flipper (Cherry Picker)-20 IC, Windmill-20 IC, Moroccan Nightclub-20 IC, Plank Shoulder Taps-20 IC.

Thang Part-0.5: G-Town Circle broken into 0.25 cent pieces. Lt. Dan to 10 Bench Dips; Butt Kicks to 10 Bench Dips; Lunges to 10 Bench Dips; High Knee to 10 Bench Dips.

Thang Part-1: Mosey to Library (0.5ish miles), 1 set of 11’s curb to curb, Bear Crawl to Erkins to Crawl Bear to Iron Mikes’ (squat thrust w/merkin).

Thang Part-2: Mosey to Middle School (0.25ish miles), 1/2-3/4 speed Jail Break (fast Mosey) to 2nd light post then Nur back to start 4x. Stopping at 2nd light post for 50 SSH 1x, 40 Squats 1x, 30 Merkins 1x, 20 Big Boys 1x.

Break for 3rd F; 3 Lies men believe about themselves (All Pro Dads) It all happened in twenty seconds. Nick Foles was the starting quarterback for the Rams, who had just lost two games in a row. He sat in a game planning room with quarterback coach Chris Weinke, and backups, Case Keenum and Sean Mannion. Suddenly Head Coach Jeff Fischer burst into the room. He thanked Foles for his service but announced he was no longer the starter. After that, the Head Coach left as quickly as he entered, leaving Foles blindsided. By the end of that season, just two years after being selected for the pro bowl, Nick Foles had lost his love for football and decided to retire. Game Over. How did he go from that moment to being Super Bowl MVP just two years later? He shares in his book, Believe It: My Journey to Success, Failure, and Overcoming the Odds, The 3 Lies many men believe about themselves. Lie 1: I Am What I Do: Believing this lie will make you (in your mind) as good as your last performance. If you win, you are a winner. If you lose, you are a loser, plain and simple. This lie was at the core of Nick Foles’ belief. He felt as good about himself as his last game. When he realized that he was not the sum of his successes and failures he finally experienced freedom. Regardless of his performance, he came to realize that God loved him unconditionally, and that was his true identity. After that, football was no longer about achieving a sense of self-worth. It was just about using his God-given gifts to play the game. Lie 2: I Am What People Say About Me: Believing this lie will make you as good (again, in your mind) as the last thing someone said to you or about you. This causes a lot of men to abandon their authentic self in favor of someone they think others will accept. They end up creating a person they think others want. It’s posing, rather than living. Are you in constant need of affirmation? When someone says something negative about you, does it send you spiraling? We are all in need of encouragement, and certainly, negative feedback hurts. However, until you can be honest and embrace who you are you will be a shell of a person. Lie 3: I AM What I Have: Believing this lie will make you as valuable as the sum of your possessions, your name, or sphere of influence. It will make you greedy because we can never have enough to feel full. It will make you fearful and anxious to hold on to what you have. And it will make you insecure as you compare yourself to others. Your wealth (or lack of) and your job (or lack of) does not define you. The amount of power or influence you have on society (or lack of) does not define you.

Thang Part-3: School parking lot next to bike rack; Over the Wall to 10 LBCs wash, rinse, repeat 5x. Mosey back to Circle (0.75ish miles).

Number-Rama, Name-O-Rama, COT.

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Happy Birthday Croc! Wait, where is Croc…?

23 Jan 2019

Q: Priorities

Rumor is it was the anniversary of Croc’s birth on the big ball. Was he here to confirm? No. Were others there to help celebrate? Yes. Seven in fact. Welcome FNG Cooncat! Apparently it’s the state pet of Maine. Don’t tell me you came to Bash at the Beach this morning and didn’t learn anything!!

YHC was a little nervous that it might just be limited numbers this morning due to the extreme weather. The ole temperature thermometer (on my new Apple Watch…) said it dipped down to 40 degrees this morning but to my surprise, we were 7 strong to play around in the sand. Delighted in the turnout, I texted Dreamliner about our great workout. His response:

“That’s so cool. Very happy to hear you all are really growing. 

That said. You are complaining about 40 🤦‍♂️”

Well, the morning turned out to be beautiful despite being a little crisp. Here’s how it went down…

Disclaimer: “My practices aren’t designed for your enjoyment” – Norman Dale

Warmup:

  • SSHs IC x33
  • Copperhead squats IC x15
  • Moroccan Nightclubs IC x33
  • Its IC x20
  • Paint the lines

The Thang:

Catch me if you can – Lunges in the sand version – We started with 1 pax carrying two jugs lunge walking toward the pier. When caught, the pax carrying the jugs does 5 burpees and sprints to catch the jugs again. With 7 pax, the jugs never moved forward since there was always a line of pax waiting to take over. So an audible was called to have 2 pax lunging at a time carrying 1 jug overhead. Brutal.

Once we hit the pier, we split up into 3 groups. 1 group doing wall sits, 1 doing box jump, and 1 sprinting around 50 yards with the jugs and back. Once the jugs made it back to the pier, rotate. Each 3 rotations, we swapped groups.

Last, we had to get the jugs back to the flags. So we all lunge walked back passing the jugs in a line as necessary.

COT:

YHC happened to watch Hoosiers yesterday. Apparently I’m the only fan of 80s sports movies…

“If you put your effort and concentration into playing to your potential, to be the best you can be, I don’t care what the scoreboard says at the end of the game, in my book we’re going to be winners.” – Norman Dale

If we’re giving our best, truly our best, to our jobs, our marriage, our family, our concentrica, then it doesn’t matter what the score is, we’ll be winners.

Count/Names/BOM

Announcements:

The sites are booked for the F3 CA camping trip coming up in a couple weeks! Let me know if you are interested. Feb 8-10 at Sunset State Beach near Watsonville. Plenty of room available. Sign up here.

F3 CA has started using Slack as an easy means of communicating. It’s a really convenient app that will help reduce the number of emails and texts. Please check it out here.

Check out the Spartan Race here, June 1-2.

Follow @f3monterey and @f3nation on twitter.

Email us at f3monterey@gmail.com


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The Fire Pit

1/22/2019

QIC: Vanilla

AO: CHOP: Milton, DE

PAX: Chappie, Chattahoochee, Chairman, Fireplex, Leatherman, Ruxpin, Semi, Summit, Vanilla, Wildwing

Temperature: 18 F

Real Feel: 14 F

Summary: It was frigid this gloom. Numb Fingers and Toes were experienced by all but warmth was found at every “Fire Pit” along the way. These 10 PAX pushed hard and it was an honor to “Lift The Lid” with them!

Warm-O-Rama

SSH – 20 IC

Seal Jacks – 20 IC

Moroccan Night Club – 20 IC

Cherry Pickers – 20 IC

Windmill – 20 IC

Windshield Wipers – 10 IC (New Addition: Lay on your back and swing right foot to left hand, left foot to right hand. Oh So nice on the hamstrings!)

Rearview Wipers = 10 IC (New Addition: Same format but laying on your stomach)

FIRE PIT 1: “FIRE DRILL”

PAX in a circle, chopping feet. Each PAX calls out “Fire,” all PAX hit the ground, roll right, Merking, roll left, another Merkin, then back up Chopping. Rinse and repeat until all PAX have called “Fire.”

Mosey to Mercer-Sydell Dental for FIRE PIT 2

FIRE PIT 2: “BEAR CRAWL RING OF FIRE”

Begin by bear crawling around in circle until Q says stop. Upon stopping, first Pax completes 10 merkins while other Pax plank, then next pax in line completes 10 merkins while other pax plank. Keep going around until all pax have completed the 10 merkins. Rinse and repeat with 10 Wide Merkins, then 10 Diamond Merkins

Mosey to Shipbuilders for FIRE PIT 3

FIRE PIT 3: “JOHNNY CASH”

PAX in a circle all holding 6 inches. First PAX completes 10 Big Boy Sit-Ups while others hold 6, then next pax in line completes 10 big boys, so on and so forth. Second Round, switch to high plank paired with 10 LBCs. Final Round, back to holding 6 inches paired with 10 Flutter Kicks.

Prison Break back to AO!

Break for Third F: “Leadership is spelled E-X-A-M-P-L-E”

“People need a model to follow, not a motto to say”

“Your actions speak so loud that what you say, I can’t hear.”

It’s interesting to note that the Christian trend of the WWJD bracelet in the ’90’s was “What Would Jesus Do” not “What did Jesus Say” or “What would Jesus Say.” Jesus is the greatest Leader that has ever lived. Regardless of your faith, you cannot deny his loyal following for centuries after His death. More have died and lived for His name than any other in the World’s history. There’s a lot of reasons for this but I believe it is because of His flawless example. Jesus gave us a model to follow, not just a motto to say. Even Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 11:1, “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” In Ephesians, Husbands are charged to “love your wives, just as Christ loved the church.” It’s not a charge to love our wives because Jesus said so. It’s a true example to emulate. As leaders of our homes, workplaces, F3 Beatdowns, etc….it is vital that we lead by example. Talk is cheap. The only way to truly lead is from the front, giving those behind you a model to follow.

Back at it for Fire Pit 4

Fire Pit 4: “Wall of Fire”

PAX all holding People’s Chair. First PAX breaks hold and completes 10 Burpees, returns to Chair, next PAX takes on the Burpees, so on and so forth. Rinse and Repeat with 10 Squats and then 10 Split Jacks. OUCH!

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

Humbly Your QIC,

Vanilla

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Supermoon Spartan

20190121

Q Sharkbait

Pax Priorities & Burgundy

Warm Up

SSH

Imperial Walkers 20

Hill Billies 20

Abe Vigoda Slow Stretch Wind Mill 20

CooperHead Squat Lower 3 count up on 4

Annie Plank and One Arm circular 10 each

The Thang

Spartan

PAX enjoyed lining up and sprinting 100 yrds ish, doing 10 merkins at the finish and walking back to the start all together. 30 rounds.

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