“I Felt Like Running w/ Lt. Dan”

2 Feb 2019

Q: Dirty Jobs

The morning started out like any other with a westward gust, an eastward rain, and crisp but damp 51 degrees; reminded us of Greenbow, Alabama. As such, what better way to start the weekend than to pay homage to Forrest and Lt. Dan in a way that we will surely remember, for at least 3-5 days. And so, the workout known as “I just felt like running with Lt. Dan” was born. 

“I’m a leg guy, and if you’re not, find a friend who is because they’re the best!” – Dirty Jobs


  • 200 yd jog
  • 50 yd high knees, 50 yd butt-kickers, 100 yd jog
  • 100 yd walking toy soldiers
  • 100 yd skips (heart of a child)
  • 10 4-ct Merkins
  • 21s w/ 15 burpees (for good measure)
  • (5) 5-ct Tempo Squats

The Thang:

  • W/ Partner
    • Dead Leg – partner 1 begins repping 200 Air Squats, 150 Alternating lunges, 100 Single leg deadlifts, while partner 2 is running 100 yds, switch out until all repetitions complete.
    • High Tide – partner 1 high plank, partner 2 100-yd crab walk followed by 100-yd bear crawl, switch and have fun!
    • Run thru the wall – partner 1 wall sit, partner 2 sprint 400-meters, switch x 3 laps each or whatever.


“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway

Welcome FNG Fujiyama!!



The sites are booked for the F3 CA camping trip coming up next week!! Let me know if you are interested. Feb 8-10 at Sunset State Beach near Watsonville. Plenty of room available. Sign up here. Turn off Netflix and come do some man stuff!

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Lights, Camera, Burpees

19 Jan 2019

Q: Priorities

Pax: Red Alert, Chips, Flea, Sharkbait, Jagger, Bru Ha Ha, Sawdust, Dirty Jobs, FNG Heckler, Croc, FNG Butter Knife, Burgundy, Cleveland Rocks, Priorities

14 pax put on a show in Monterey as KSBW Action News filmed the action. No cheating on form, we have it all documented!! Here’s how it went down:


  • 10 Burpees
  • 9 SSHs
  • 8 LBCs
  • 7 IWs
  • 6 Merkins
  • 5 Sun gods
  • 4 Flutter kicks
  • 3 Copperhead squats
  • 2 Lunges
  • and…
  • 10 Burpees
  • From OBTs playbook, sometimes you’re ready to do one thing, literally 1 thing, and life throws you 10 Burpees instead. Be ready.

The Thang:

Indian Run – 2 laps

Mosey to amphitheater steps

  • 1st step: AMRAP Calf raises
  • 2nd step: AMRAP Dips
  • 3rd step: AMRAP Derkins

repeat up to the top and back to the bottom. Each pax took a turn doing 5 burpees to time when we switched steps.

Mosey to pick up coupons, place them at goal line. Mosey to other side of the field. From the other goal line we got back to our coupons repeating the following:

  • Sprint forward 40 yards
  • Sprint backwards 30 yards
  • Bear crawl forward 20 yards
  • Crawl bear back 10 yards
  • repeat

Back at the goal line we paired up for coupon Dora’s. YHC was a little to ambitious calling for 100 manmakers, 200 kettle bell swings, 300 presses.

Had to audible to 50 manmakers and ended the swings early. Ran out of time….

Words of Wisdom:

YHC referenced an article from the Boston Globe from a few years ago. The biggest threat facing middle-age men isn’t smoking or obesity. It’s loneliness. Loneliness has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and Alzheimer’s. A 35 year study at BYU found a 26 to 32% increase in premature death for those lonely or living in isolation. Experts say the best way to combat loneliness and to forge and maintain friendship is through regularity, something always on the schedule.

Here is your regular schedule: 1545 weekly workouts across F3 nation. At that moment, 287 Saturday workouts were taking place. We were 14 of thousands of other men across F3 Nation out in the gloom, getting better.



The 4th Estate was on hand to document the movement taking place on the Central Coast. Stay tuned for a KSBW news story in the next few weeks. Thanks for coming out and filming us Shannon!

Welcome FNGs Heckler and Butter Knife! Great to have you with us!

F3 Camping Trip February 8-10 at Sunset State Beach in Watsonville. Sign up here.

Spartan Race at Toro Park June 1-2. Stay tuned for details.

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The BEAST Revisited (aka “This Sucks”)

Q: Flea


PAX: Burgundy (Respect), Sawdust, Croc, Sharkbait, Bruhaha, Jagger, Priorities, Cleveland Rocks, Beach, You Betcha.

Cherry Pickers
Abe Vigoda
Imperial Walkers
Hill Billies
Arm Circles – Infront [Forward/Backward] – Overhead [Forward/Backward]
400m Lap


The BEAST (6 reps – 25yd run – 6 reps – 25 yd run – 6 reps)

Used the great F3 Beatdown Deck to determine the workout, extremely wet turf as we just had rain the previous day. Small Note: The following are not in order.

Side-Straddle Hops
Carolina Dry Dock
Freddie Mercury [4 counts]
Wide-Arm Merkin
Monkey Humper [4 counts]
Plank Jack [4 counts]
Diamond Merkin
WWII Situps
High, Slow FlutterKick [4 count – in cadence]
Hand-Release Merkin
American Hammer [4 counts]
Backward Lunge [each leg]

DORA 1-2-3-4s (Only got to 3s)

Two partners performed this workout, one would be exercising while the other did a 400m lap.

100 – Aussie Merkins
200 – WWII Situps
300 – WOJO Squats
400 – Calf Raises

Ended with Number-O-Rama, Name-O-Rama, COT, followed by coffeteria.

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The Bronson

Q Sharkbait
Pax Burgundy, Sawdust, Croc, Flea and Priorities

Side Straddle Hops
Imperial Walkers
Copperhead Squats
Abe Begotas
Hill Billies

The Thang

The Charles Bronson = 50 reps, 100 yard sprint, 30 yard Bearcrawl & Mosey back to the start.

50 Side Straddle Hops
Sprint 100 yards Bearcrawl 30 yards and Mosey back to the start.

50 Merkins- rinse repeat.
50 Burpees rinse repeat
50 4 Count LBC’s rinse repeat
50 Jump Squats rinse repeat

6 Minutes of Mary
2 Rounds
Flutter Kicks In Cadence
Gas Pumps IC
Dolly’s IC

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Split Q

Q: (Split) Breu Haha 40 Sharkbait 20

Warm Up
Imperial Walkers 25
Hill Billies 25
Abe Vigoda Slow 20
CooperHead Squat 20
Prison Cell Merkin Burpees PCMB’s 10 count
Annie Plank 10
3 Rounds
Pulse Row 20×3
On belly hands at sides lift hands up
Supermans 20×3
Hey Watch Iss
Burpees 10, Jump Squats 10, Jack Knifes 10, Copperhead Squats 40, Scissor Kicks 5
“Failure cannot cope with persistence.” – Napoleon Hill
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
One proud father here. Breu Haha led the extended 40 minute “Warm Up”. His brother was present for his 3rd F3 workout and requested an F3 shirt after. Fish on.
Sad news our brother Powder is off to Washington State August 10.
Light Pax as we had a 2nd F last night celebrating Priorities Birthday. Super fun especially watching those who had PreGamed (You Betcha).
Sharkbait Out.

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Escalator Beach Blast

Q: Sharkbait

Warm Up
Imperial Walkers 25
Hill Billies 25
Abe Vigoda Slow 20
CooperHead Squat 20

The Thang
Escalator with Laps; Jump Ups, Burpees, Merkins, Squats, Elevated Squats.
The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to me.

Fun Hump Day Beat Down.  Always an adventure when the Sandominium Residence engage.

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