Date:  11/27/18

AO: Milton, De.

QIC:  Fireplex

Warm up

SSH – 20 IC

Cherry Pickers – 15 IC

Windmills – 15 IC

Bolt 45’s – 15 squats full up to half way down, 15 squats half way down to full down, & 15 squats full motion.  All completed IC as a 4 count.

Mosey approx. ½ mile to “Oh Hill No” amidst “joyful” grunts and groans of anticipation from all HIM…J…

The Thang

Lovingly dubbed  “Leftovers” as the routine refers to the completion of a previous Q that was stopped short due to time, high temperatures and humidity.

The Sheldon Cooper was completed utilizing the hill.  Each PAX Completed 10 Burpees, 10 Squats, 10 Merkins & 10 Big Boys.  Nur up the hill and mosey down to complete 9 Burpees, 9 Squats, 9 Merkins, & 9 Big Boys.  Descending until reaching a set of 5 of the exercises.  Some PAX worked ahead and completed down to the round of 1 in the designated time.  When the 6 was in at the set of 5, we took a break for the F3 Message.

Mosey back ½ mile to the AO.

Count-O-Rama, Name-O-Rama, and the Circle of Trust.  Prayers were offered for multiple needs within the attending PAX, but please keep all our HIM in your thoughts and prayers.

 F3 Message – 11/27/18

Q shared a message from Crosswalk.com that spoke to being thankful and grateful for what God has provided and how we should all have a heart of thanksgiving.  The message was written by Debbie McDaniel who is a writer, pastor’s wife, mom to three amazing kids (and a lot of pets).

Excerpts from the post by Debbie McDaniel:   

“We have so much to be grateful for in this life. Each and every day. But reality is that sometimes constant life demands, struggles, and worries give more room to defeat than to a heart of thanks. Or we forget, in the midst of busyness and pressures, just to pause and give thanks, for all that God has done, and continues to do in our lives.  Sometimes it really is a sacrifice to offer praise and thanks. We may not feel like it. We’re struggling. We’re weary. Or maybe, we feel like He let us down. We think God seems distant, like he’s far away, or doesn’t really care about what’s troubling us. Painful life blows and losses might have recently sent us spiraling.  But here’s what can make a lasting difference. We have a choice, every day, to give him thanks. And with a heart of thanksgiving, we realize that no matter what we face, God doesn’t just work to change our situations and help us through our problems. He does more. He changes our hearts. His power, through hearts of gratitude and focused minds on Him, releases the grip our struggles have over us. We’re strengthened by His peace, refueled by His joy.  God’s Word is filled with many reminders of how powerful and vital a thankful heart can be in this world.”

The Power of a Grateful Heart, 7 Things It Can Do:

-“It gets our eyes off ourselves, and helps us to focus back on God”.

– “It reminds us we’re not in control, but that we serve a Mighty God who is. It keeps us in a place of humility and dependency on Him, as we recognize how much we need Him.”

– “It helps us to recognize we have so much to be thankful for, even all of the little things, which often we may forget to thank Him for…but they really are the biggest, most important things in this life. It takes our attention off of our problems and helps us instead to reflect on, to remember, the goodness of His many blessings.”

-“It reminds us that God is the Giver of all good gifts. We were never intended to be fully self-sufficient in this life. A grateful heart reminds us that ultimately God is our Provider, that all blessings and gifts are graciously given to us by His hand”.

– “A heart of gratitude leaves no room for complaining. For it is impossible to be truly thankful and filled with negativity and ungratefulness at the same time.”

– “It makes the enemy flee. The forces of darkness can’t stand to be around hearts that give thanks and honor to God. Our praise and thanksgiving will make them flee.”

– “It opens up the door for continued blessings. It invites His presence. Our spirits are refreshed and renewed in Him. God loves to give good gifts to His children. He delights in our thankfulness and pours out His Spirit and favor over those who give honor and gratitude to Him.”

“O Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.”  Ps. 95:1-3

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.” Ps. 100:4-5

“Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love endures forever.” Ps. 118:29

Respectfully Submitted,




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bear crawl bridge

11/7. Lewes, De. Nugget on Q.

Warm Up. 20 SSH. 20 windmills. 20 cherry pickers. 20 clock work planks. 10 oppo planks.

Indian run with last man doing scissor jump to bridge

Bear crawl bridge. Partner 1 bear crawls while partner 2 does 10 merkins, 10 squats, 10 lbcs then runs to other side of bridge before picking up and continuing to bear crawl where partner 2 was. Partner 2 runs to start and does exercises. Rinse and repeat until there and back.

Wosey to Second St. C2C (corner to corner). Short sprint from start of Second St to Shipcarpenter Square, stopping and planking in-between each roadway/intersection. The sugar rays hold a plank until 6 is in then sprint to next stop.

3rd F on “all it takes is all you got”

AYG (all you got). One pax gets in middle of circle and calls an exercise for all pax to do until he gives AHG (all he got). We did merkins, 6 inches, four count freddys and x’s and o’s.

Mosey to courts for COT and handing the shovel flag and site Q responsibilities to Leatherman!

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QIC: Vanilla

AO: CHOP: Milton, DE

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


SSH – 20 IC

Seal Jacks – 20 IC

Smurf Jacks – 20 IC

Plank Jacks – 20 IC

Cherry Pickers – 10 IC

Windmill – 10 IC

Patriot Run to “The Hill”

The Thang: OH HILL NO! 3.0

Prison Break (Spring) Up, Mosey Down

10 Burpees

Nur Up, Mosey Down

9 Burpees

Bear Crawl Up, Mosey Down

8 Burpees

Crawl Bear Up, Mosey Down

7 Burpees

Boo Boo Bear Up, Mosey Down

6 Burpees

Lt. Dan Up, Mosey Down

5 Burpees

Prison Break Up, Mosey Down

4 Burpees

Inchworm w/ Merkin Up, Mosey Down

3 Burpees

Side Shuffle Up, Mosey Down

2 Burpees

Side Shuffle Up (Switch), Mosey Down

1 Burpee

Third F

“There’s a tenacity to persistence that’s easy to overlook. Day after day it just doesn’t let go regardless of obstacles. Dad (Truitt Cathy) was joyfully persistent; with his principles and his focus on excellence. The persistent leader is quietly tenacious and delightfully determined.” -Dan Cathy (CEO Chick-fil-A)

In my own life, I feel that I’ve always been persistent. However, to be joyfully persistent is a whole different story. I’ve spent most of my ambitious life “pissed-off persistent” if anything. I recently heard an Entrepreneur talk about the moment when he realized that he was committed to finishing what he started. He explained that if he was committed to finishing, than he might as well quit being angry through the process and choose to be joyful. Being “quietly tenacious and delightfully determined” takes an internal decision to choose “Joy” even in obstacles. So, with that, lets be joyfully persistent, quietly tenacious, and delightfully determined  to finish this and every beatdown! Aye!

Mosey Back to AO

Toy Soldier Set (30 LBC- 20 E2K- 15 Big Boys)

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

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Merkin Mosey

Date: 10-24-2018

QIC: Leatherman

Warm Up:


Cherry Pickers

Wind Mills 

Moroccan Night Clubs 

Arm circles forward and backward

The Thang:

Mosey down to the Canal Public Parking we did 25 Merkins 

Mosey a few stopped and did 25 Derkins

Mosey a few stopped and  did 25 Erkins

Mosey did Wide Merkins

Mosey over to a Picnic Table near the Docks 25 dips some where in between these and the LBCs we had 3rd F message read below.  

From there we mosey 25 LBCs

Mosey for some wall sits 

Mosey to the water and did Some Carolina Dry Docks  or as we called them the (Lewes Dry Docks ) stayed there for leg raises and E2Ks 25. 

Finished with mosey back to the A/O .

We had COT and Name-O-Rama, welcomed FNG Wildwing 

3rd F: 


Whatever you hold in your mind will tend to occur in your life. If you continue to believe as you have always believed , you will continue to act as you have always acted. If you continue to act as you have always acted , you will continue to get what you have always gotten. If you want different results in your life or your work, all you have to do is change your mind. 


So get rid of your old neg thoughts challenge yourself everyday. Do something you would have not done the yesterday. Keep showing up in the Gloom and striving to be better hen you were the day before. 

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Good Grief

Date: 10/23/18

QIC: Chappie

This Backblast is so titled because as YHC was preparing his Weinke, he discovered it had been nearly a month since he Q’d a workout. Whaaat! GRIEF? Yeah, maybe a little grief because Q’ing is awesome fun and we all look forward to bringing the heat. There’s nothing like bringing a well-appreciated (chatter-filled/good grief) beatdown, and so when you don’t get to pull out the Weinke for a while…well, you COULD get a case of butt hurt (grief). GOOD? You betcha! The reason YHC hasn’t Q’d for nearly a month is because we’ve got a good flow of Q’s in the pipeline and the Q Schedule is packed. That is awesome, good grief! Fact is, Ruxpin has already gotten in his warmup VQ and tomorrow (Sat. 10/27) at the Aegis (potentially in a Nor’easter) he’ll be getting in a full VQ, thereby putting him in rotation on the Q list. Calling all PAX – if you can make it in the Gloom, POST!

In the meantime, here’s YHC’s catchup from Tuesday’s workout: YHC went back to what has become a bit of a standard of measure for workouts at CHOP: The 4×4 – we keep going back to this one because it does show a measure of advancement. PAX can look back and [hopefully] say, “This time it wasn’t as bad as last time!” You against you! It doesn’t get easier, you get stronger. This workout is made up of 4 COP’s on 4 corners around the block. Here’s an image of the block…


  • Disclaimer claimed
  • SSH – 18 IC
  • Windmill (Windsock if you’re watching Chairman!) – 10 IC
  • Low/Slow Squat – 18 IC
  • Cherry Picker/Crab Flipper – 18 IC 
  • Shoulder Tap – 10 OYO

4×4 Introduced – Mosey to corner #1

The Thang:

Merkins Corner — Tobin & Union Streets:

  1. Wide-Arm – 5 OYO
  2. Diamond – 10 OYO
  3. Regular – 15 OYO
  4. Erkins (chest to curb) – 20 OYO

     *All Merkins done continuously

Transition to next corner: Lt. Dans to light post (approx. 40 yds.), mosey to next corner.

Abs Corner – Mulberry & Tobin Streets:

  1. X & O’s – 20 OYO
  2. E2K’s – 20 each leg OYO
  3. Dying Cockroaches – 60 OYO
  4. 4-Count Freddies – 35 IC 

Transition to next corner: Bearcrawl to 1st Pole, Dragoncrawl to 2nd Pole

10 Count. Wosey to hidden pile of sandbags – a special stash for Leatherman! Partner up and share coupon for rest of 4×4 workout. Mosey to next corner…

Legs Corner – Willow & Mulberry Streets:

  1. Smurf Jacks – 18 IC
  2. Calf Raises – 30, toes in w/ Sandbag; 30 toes out w/o Sandbag OYO
  3. Coupon Squats – 15 w/ Sandbag; 15 w/o Sandbag OYO
  4. MJB’s – 30 OYO

3rd F Message:

Recently YHC was sharing with someone about doing some of the longer distance rucks (not to mention the usual 5k Rucks on Fridays) and the times we start, and their response was, “WHY?”

YHC has gotten the same response to EH’ing during my few years of doing F3 workouts, and you have too, when you tell someone the time we meet. It’s all good, their interest is peaked, they express interest, and may even say, “It sounds like just what I need.” Then the inevitable happens: You tell them the time and often even their countenance changes, right before they ask the same question: “WHY?”

There are practical reasons for why. The most obvious being the fact that we all have busy lives with family, church, work, school, hobbies, etc. The time we meet, 05:15 (a.k.a. O-Gawd-Thirty), is about the only time any of us have available to break free to get in what we enjoy here: some Fitness, Fellowship, & Faith. That’s probably THE practical reason.

One of the other reasons we meet at this time is simply because it is tough. It is hard to get up and out of the fartsack. That’s the reason WHY we do this thing…WE’RE NOT LOOKING FOR COMFORT!! Actually, we might be, but as I mentioned a while back, we make decisions against ourselves. Playing the part of King David in A Tale of Three Kings, Gene Edwards says nearly the same thing: “I judge my heart first and rule against its interests.” That’s because we’ve set our minds to do the hard thing, to “embrace the suck,” and it IS in fact the hard thing that most others simply will not do.

The whole concept translates easily to other areas of leadership in our lives, whether at home, the workplace, or where we’re serving in our communities. That’s why Paul compared self-discipline in ministry to the self-discipline an athlete must have to compete well and to win. In 1 Cor. 9:27 he said, “but I buffet (discipline) my body and make it my slave…” Also, what we do is comparable to the narrow gate Christ spoke of in Matt. 7:13, “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it.” Of course, He was talking about entering real life, eternal life. But it also applies in the sense that we’ve essentially decided against taking the broad or easy way.

YHC’ll wrap with a quote he recently wrote down because it aligns with all we do in F3: “If you want to build mental toughness you have to inconvenience yourself. …the early morning workouts; if you hate early morning, …the late night workouts; …the snowy, the cold (F3 principle: rain of shine, hot or cold)…the worst conditions you can get, put yourself in them, and make it really inconvenient. And then you start to get a genuine expectation of winning/overcoming in relation to the price you had to pay.” ~Chael Sonnen

(Btw, this is ALL long term stuff!) Think about one final thought when you face that daily battle, that first battle…and think about it every time you EH yet one more guy: “Do not regret the fight, pity those that never knew the privilege of it.” (The warrior Oath)


Back to work. Transition to final corner: Mosey 50%, 75%, 100%

Full Body Corner – Union & Willow Streets:

  1. Burpees – 10 OYO
  2. Plank Jacks – 10 OYO
  3. Flying Squirrel – 10 OYO
  4. Mule Kicks – 10 OYO

     *This last corner of the 4×4 always brings YHC near Splash mode

4×4 Complete, mosey back to the AO


  1. Number-Rama: 11 PAX
  2. Name-O-Rama 

BOM: Announcements/Prayers

There you have it! Good chatter throughout and at the end. YHC will take that as a compliment. Thanks to Site Q, Chattahoochee for putting YHC on the Q Schedule! Yet, its never a problem to pass it on to the new guys to make sure they get regular experience. YHC loves that we keep building a strong list of Q’s — that’s leadership. Leaders leading leaders. Yet, YHC is always happy and humbled to Q an awesome group of HIM. Thanks for posting men!

Chappie, 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


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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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 !


“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.

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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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