BAMA Beatdown

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Armpit, Avril, Classified, F150, Gambler, Oatmeal, Rump Roast, Slushii, Sound Machine, Special Sauce
QIC: Teasip

AO: INSERT
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x52, IST x12, Hillbilly x12 (52-24 final score in the Natty), then a warm up lap

THA THANG:
Mosey over to the football field with coupons. As YHC mentioned, you have to pick your poison when playing Alabama, but it is “suicide” to leave Devonta Smith uncovered.

Thus, we did some coupon suicides. Run to the first light pole, come back and do 3 reps, then run to the next light pole and back and do 6 reps. Continuing until you get to the other goal line and back to do 12 reps (for the 12 catches Devonta had in the Natty)

Bicep Curls
All the way down Squats while holding coupons
Manmakers
Abs (curls while holding the coupon)

Since Bama when through the ringer of an all-SEC schedule (some say the toughest ever and the best final AP poll #4 team in human history) we did an OH press Ring of Fire to 55 (closest full round to 52)

MARY:
Rugby Situps x12, Rosalita x12, Freddie Mercury x15

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out

MOLESKIN:
YHC checked Band while clearing the mechanism in the AM and saw that Alright Alright became a father and thus was disappointed he was not there to post in the gloom. Special Sauce and several other PAX agreed and questioned Alright Alright’s commitment. 

YHC announced in the preblast that the beatdown would be Natty themed and the PAX realized once we passed 20 on the SSH that we would probably be going to 52 for Bama. YHC didn’t even have to point out the obvious that Ohio St lost by the exact same score as A&M and they didn’t even have to deal with a fully armed and operational Alabama offense like the Aggies did.

Several choice words from Rump (even said them via proxy through Sauce) during the suicides. Special Sauce also mentioned that Devonta Smith only played a half, so shouldn’t the suicides only be half of the workout, but YHC did not oblige. 

During the ring of fire, several eyerolls ensued from the PAX when YHC mentioned the toughness of an all-SEC schedule and how the Big 12 played defense now (from the flag bearers Oatmeal and Classified) and then some ACC comments too from Slushii.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. 4x4x24 CSAUP Feb 5-6 starting at 1900 on Feb 5
2. TID 18k March 6 at 0700
3. GROWRUCK April 8-10 in SA

Dropping LBs at Germany

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Cougar Bait, D-Fib, Pop Up (Willy Loman from Bellevue), Rump Roast, Slushii, Sound Machine
QIC: Teasip

AO: Germany
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x15, IST x15, Vegetable Pickers x10

THA THANG:
Split into 3 groups. Group 1 does 5 pull ups, then goes to relieve group 2 who is doing AMRAP Squats. Group 2 then relieves group 3 who is doing AMRAP Rugby sit ups, and group 3 goes to do pull ups. 3 rounds.

Mosey to the track and do a lap. Dirty McDeuce (3 rounds of 12 reps of the following: Irkins, Step Ups, Derkins, Dips) with running across the football field and back in between each set. 

Do an LB’s lap: Lunge walk 100 M, Backwards Run 100M, Bear Crawl 100M, Burpee Broad Jump 100M

Mosey to the tennis court for Bolt 45’s, then some Mary

MARY:
LBC x20, Low Dolly x15, Flutter kicks x10, Freddie Mercury x15

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out.

MOLESKIN:
YHC went across the tracks to the West Side to Q at Germany and complete the first part of his #icicle. The first guy to show up was Pop Up, who got the name in St. Louis since he said he liked to read and the PAX assumed he read pop up books. Loved having him. Lives in Bellevue, but is here now with his wife since they had a kid a few months ago, her family lives here, and he can work remotely. Will be curious to see if it takes others (*cough* Ultra *cough*) three months to post after having a baby.

No Bleep this morning, which Slushii mentioned his text to Bleep in the morning was green and not iMessage blue so maybe his phone didn’t charge? Slushii debated knocking on his door, but decided not to. Rump was kind enough to keep the caravan going by letting Slushii still chauffeur him to the workout this morning.

YHC has decided that Sex Panther meant he would skip 200 workouts instead of attend 200 when he posted his goal of 200 for the year, so he is on a good pace for that.

Had some airplane talk during the warmup, including Sound Machine recounting a flight where he was asked to grab a ladies leg if the plane were to crash, and Rump remembering a time when a fellow passenger got a garbage bag for a barf bag. Otherwise, not a lot of mumblechatter during the workout, though got a few choice words from Rump doing the last part of the McDeuce and during the LBs lap.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. 4x4x24 CSAUP Feb 5-6
2. Grow Ruck in April

Turkey Hunting for T-day

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Alright Alright, Bleep, Classified, Gambler, Icebox, Oatmeal, Rump Roast, Slushii, Sound Machine, Special Sauce 
QIC: Teasip

AO: Glencoe #glencoefasho
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x20, IST x20, Vegetable Picker x10

THA THANG:
Mosey to the field to start the Thanksgiving festivities. Had to start by finding and killing a turkey.

Searched for turkey tracks with Lieutenant Dans out to midfield, then reverse Lieutenant Dans back. Didn’t find much, so Bear Crawled out to get closer to the ground, and Crawl Beared back. Unfortunately, we ran into a BIG OL BEAR and had to sprint the full football field, then sprint back to escape.

Finally found a turkey, so did a turkey hunt: Partner 1 squat walks with coupon while Partner 2 does 10 curls (to get the guns ready), then run and chase Partner 1. Flapjack when Partner 2 catches Partner 1. Go to midfield and back. 

We had to next “murder” the turkey, so did murder turkeys/bunnies to midfield, then did “Annies” to season the turkey and Ring of Fire to start the heat and cook the turkey.

Next, we got to work on the sides/dessert. Partner up and do the following exercises (Partner 2 runs to midfield and back while Partner 1 does the exercises, then flapjack):

Man Mashed Potato Maker – 30
Stuffing Squat Thrusters – 30
Grip, Rip and Rolls – 30
Gobble Gobble Goblet Squats – 30
Pie Plank Jacks – 30

We had to go back for seconds as well (5 reps of each exercise).

MARY:
None/done during the workout

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
We all went around and expressed what we are thankful for, as well as prayer requests.

MOLESKIN:
Several PAX come wheeling into the parking lot at 0529, and Gambler even showed up a little late. More talk about the flatulence from the West Siders the day before. Rump let out a couple bombs even though the running was minimal and he destroyed everyone except Sauce on the first sprint away from the BIG OL BEAR (#tclaps to Alright Alright and Classified for being the only P1s in attendance). A fun workout with lots of groans throughout, so YHC will definitely be bringing this workout back in the future.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. F3 10 Year Anniversary

What is Teasip Spelling?

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Alright Alright, Aaarrrggghhh, Ina, Oatmeal, Special Sauce
QIC: Teasip

AO: Katy Trail #katytrailthursday
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x20, IST  x15, Hillbilly x15

THA THANG:
Mosey to the Trail for quarter mile intervals with the below exercises

OH Claps
LBC
Derkins

Irkins
Step Ups

Dips
Outlaws
Personal Burpees
E2K

Imperial Squat Walkers
Rugby Sit Ups
Carolina Dry Docks

MARY:
Rosalita
Freddie Mercury

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed the PAX out, including praying for our F3 brother Nomad

MOLESKIN:
YHC rolled into the parking lot at 0515 and was still undecided on whether to hit the Trail or maybe head over to the Bridge. Oatmeal showed up a few minutes later and, after some discussion on the auditor-client relationship and hostility, mentioned the betrayal Aaarrrggghhh had felt the previous Thursday when the PAX didn’t go to the Trail, so YHC decided if Aaarrrggghhh posted, the destination would be the Trail. Aaarrrggghhh did show up, so we moseyed over to the Trail for the beatdown.

YHC had some exercises in mind, but Special Sauce quickly wondered aloud what YHC was spelling when the first exercises was OH Claps, so YHC came up with the exercises for the rest of OLD IS DOPE (The first four were already planned, just had to switch the D and I).

The E2K was apparently a new exercise to Aaarrggghhh, as he was unsure of what to do and YHC didn’t demonstrate since it had been many times over the past four years. YHC will send the Exicon to Aaarrrggghhh and wonders if YHC needs to demonstrate a Merkin or a Plank Jack to Aaarrrggghhh next time. 

The last 1/4 was a backwards run which was probably not the smartest move given that is a high traffic area, but thankfully no collisions or injuries occurred. YHC will be sure to do that at a different quarter next time.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. F3 Blood Drive (link on Band)
2. Give2Give (link on Band)

Teasip Visits the West Side

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Blue Apron (FNG – Welcome!), Bleep, Pow Pow, Slushii, Sound Machine
QIC: Teasip

AO: Germany Park #westside
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given, with COIVD disclaimer

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x20, IST x15, Vegetable Pickers x12, Merkins x20

THA THANG:
Run a lap, then to the football field for Jacob’s Ladder (Monkey Humpers and Burpees)

Lunge walk across the field, 10 merkins, then reverse lunge walk back and 10 diamond merkins.

Bear crawl across, 10 squats, then crawl bear back and 10 more squats.

Mosey to the bleachers/stone area for a modified Dirty McDeuce. 4 rounds of the below:

10 Irkins, 20 Step Ups, 10 Derkins, 10 dips, with a run across the field and back between each set. 

Run a lap around to the entrance and mosey to the tennis courts for Mary.

MARY:
LBC x20, Rosalita x10

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out

MOLESKIN:
Not much mumblechatter this morning. Slushii was quick to give A&M props for the win, and proceeded to put on his lab coat to walk us through the Dak injury and recovery (prognosis is good from Dr. Slushii). YHC found out Bleep doesn’t count so much as grunt in cadence. Still #tclaps for being on rhythm I suppose. The naming for Blue Apron was relatively quick (he is a chef/owns a private chef company). Some possibilities included Rachel Ray, Flay, Fieri, and Martha. YHC couldn’t remember the company that Martha Stewart got busted for insider trading with, so Blue Apron won out. Bleep also did 13 more F3 t shirt burpees today. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. F3 Foundation has kicked off giving in October!
2. Pow Pow & Siesta are going to host a Paella, tentatively scheduled for 11/7
3. F3 10 Year anniversary
4. Grow Ruck in April

Iron Pax Week 3: Take Two

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Alright Alright, Isaiah, Oatmeal, Plus One, Stingray
QIC: Teasip

AO: The Harbor
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given quickly, as YHC was a little late

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x10, IST x10, Produce Pickers x5

THA THANG:
IronPax Week 3

Run 400m
100 merkins
Run 400m
90 squats
Run 400m
80 merkins
Run 400m
70 squats
Run 400m
60 merkins
Run 400m
50 squats
Run 400m
40 merkins
Run 400m
30 squats
Run 400m
20 merkins
Run 400m
10 squats
***Run 800m***

MARY:
None

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out

MOLESKIN:
Not a lot of mumblechatter as everyone was either sucking wind or counting the reps.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Golf with F3 Fort Worth October 3
2. F3 10 Year Anniversary in January

Arms and Abs

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Bleep, Classified, Rump Roast, Shifty McCoy, Slushii, Sound Machine
QIC: Teasip

AO: Glencoe Park #glencoefasho
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given w/added COIVD disclaimer

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x20, IST x15, Don Quixote x10

THA THANG:
Divide into three groups and start with a 3x5x3 (5 pull ups with the other two groups doing squats and step ups, wait for the pull ups to finish to rotate).

Mosey to the bleachers for a coupon Dirty McDeuce (Curls, Bent over rows, Dips, Upright rows) with a run across the field and back in between rounds.

Ab work – LBC x20, Uptown Crunch x12 each leg, Penguin crunch x15, Flutter kicks x15, Homer to Marge with some Rosalita and Low Dolly added in.

Finish with 10 Burpees and a few squats since we had a minute left.

MARY:
Done during the workout

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out.

MOLESKIN:
There was some relief when YHC announced there would be no rifle carry or squat thrusters during the beatdown after all the fun of IronPax last week. Shifty defended his dad’s honor by telling Bleep to “can it old man” which got some chuckles. Overall, a good time had at the beat down and hopefully it didn’t destroy anyone for IronPax tomorrow.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. F3 Golf 10/3.
2. F3 10 year anniversary in January.

College Football Kickoff

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Ant Man, Classified, Dfib, Dirtbag, Fanny, Icebox, Oatmeal, Plus One, Pow Pow, Siesta Sound Machine, Splash, Whoops
QIC: Teasip

AO: Burleson
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given, with the added COVID disclaimer

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x25, IST x15, Produce Picker x12, then a warmup lap and end up at the field

THA THANG:

Fingertip Merkins x12
Oh Claps x14
Outlaw with 10 circles clockwise and counter clockwise
T-Merkins x14
Burpees x10
Alternating Side Squats x14)
LL Cool J x14

Alabama Ass Kickers x14
Carolina Dry Docks x14
Cheerleaders x14

Big Boy Sit Ups x10
I
mperial Squat Walkers x10
Get ups, Prisoner Style x10

Squats x14
E2K x14 each leg
Circle Burp (go around in a circle with each PAX yelling “down” to do a burpee. Chop your feet while in between).

Next started the running across the “football field” portion of the workout.

Plank Hurdles
DMC
Suicides, but wait at each point for all the PAX (chopping your feet while you wait) then everyone does a Burpee together. Continue with suicide.

Red Barchetta – run 1/4 of the way down, 25 merkins, run back. Then run 1/2 way down, 50 squats, run back. Run 3/4 of the way down, 75 Mountain Climbers, run back. Run all the way down, 100 SSHs, then run back.

Finished it up with some forward and backwards arm circles, as well as some burpees.

MARY:
LBC x24, Rugby Sit Ups 14 OYO, Rosalita x14

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out

MOLESKIN:
Not a lot of mumblechatter that YHC could hear, though he was right next to the speaker that was blaring different fight songs for different schools. Oatmeal asked DFib to sing Boomer Sooner, but Dfib declined. Splash correctly identified several fight songs. May have to do a contest at some point.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. F3 Golf confirmed for October 3rd. 
2. F3 10 year anniversary in January

Adieu to Bachelorhood

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Classified, D fib, Draper, Fluoride, Isiah, Island Time, Oatmeal, Plus one, Rump Roast, Sally, Shifty McCoy, Siesta, Sound Machine  
QIC: Teasip

AO: Burleson Park
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given with COVID disclaimer

WARM-O-RAMA:
8 Vegetable Pickers, 16 ISTs, 20 SSHs (Wedding date is 8/16/20)

THA THANG:
Run a short lap around the field, then Squats x16, Pickle Pounders x16, Alabama Prom Dates x16, Monkey Humpers x8

Merkins x16
Apple Turnover (bear crawl half the field, switch to crab walk the rest of the way. Then reverse crab walk halfway back, switching to crawl bear halfway)
Reverse Crunch x16
Rugby Situps x16 OYO
Imperial Squat Walkers x16
ATMs (15 Alternating Shoulder Taps, 10 Tempo Merkins, 5 regular Merkins)
Groiners x16 OYO
E2K x8 each leg

Another lap around the field

We all ran a suicide with 4 stops and 5 burpees when you got back each time
Everybody do lunges across the field
Duck Walk halfway across the field and duck walk back
Double Merkin Burpee x16
Indian Bear Crawl
Nolan Ryan x16
Gorilla Humpers x8

Same suicide as earlier, but 4 merkins each time back (16 total), followed by more Pickle Pounders and Alabama Prom Dates x16 each

MARY:
Done during the workout

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC thanked the PAX for being there with him these last 3.5 (or 4.5, YHC can never remember) years with F3 and the improvement YHC has made in fitness (tummy fat loss) and general manhood. YHC would not be where he is today, about to marry the woman of his dreams without F3. Thank you

MOLESKIN:
The jokes were funny and frequent of course. Several PAX mentioned YHC should only need about 3 reps of pickle pounders for the big night and there were probably wasn’t a need for any other type of exercise. During the Apple turnover, YHC mentioned to stop at second base, to which Sally and Draper responded “no now you can go all the way to home base” and the continuation of bases reached was asked to which YHC had no response. Draper requested I note these for the backblast, so feel free to comment if I missed some jokes. When lunges were announced, Draper had some not kind words for Oatmeal after their EC was apparently heavy on the legs with them carrying their coupon and ruck for over 2.5 miles. So #tclaps to them and PowPow (who had to leave early) for doing the EC. There was a heavy dose of Rump F-bombs today, which YHC always likes to hear since it means the workout is tough. The Double Merkin Burpees produced quite the groaning, as well as the burpee suicide. YHC appreciated everyone coming out to show support as YHC bids adieu to the single life.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Siesta VQ next Saturday, 8/22 at 0700. Come out and support him!
2. 2.0 workout to follow at 0900, should be about 30 minutes.
3. GrowRuck SA has been moved to the weekend of April 9-10

No Brooks, some Biceps

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Aaarrrggghhh, Alright Alright, Bleep, Classified, Double Pane, Draper, Froggy, Plus One, Rump Roast, Shifty McCoy, Slushii,  Sound Machine, Special Sauce
QIC: Teasip

AO: Glencoe Park #glencoefasho #makeglencoefunagain
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given, including COIVD disclaimer

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x20, IST x15, Windmill x10

THA THANG:
Mosey to the Playground for a quick circuit:

Group 1 does 5 pull ups, then relieves Group 2 (doing Squats AMRAP) who relieves Group 3 (doing LBCs AMRAP) who relieves Group 4 (doing Step Ups AMRAP) who goes to do 5 pull ups. Complete 4 rounds.

Mosey to the football field for some football suicides with coupons. The markers were each of the three lights on the far side and the far goal line.

Suicide 1: Going from short to long with increasing Bicep Curls (3,6,9,12)

Suicide 2: Going from long to short with decreasing Man Makers (12,9,6,3) 

Bear Crawl to the first pole and Crawl Bear back. 12 OH Press when back

Suicide 3: Going from short to long with increasing Squats (3,6,9,12)

MARY:
Done a little during the circuit at the beginning

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out

MOLESKIN:
With Brooks not showing up on Sunday, YHC decided to go heavy on the running. YHC was originally going to do the Suicide Special, but decided to modify it with coupons and football field. Special Sauce and a few others were curious if we were going to repeat the Bill Murray Caddyshak/Groundhog Day workout, but quickly found that was not the case. Rump was none to pleased and let YHC know it early and often. Overall a solid turnout and YHC was happy to have so many post in the Gloom. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Ultra is rucking to raise  money for Doctors Without Borders in their support of Beirut this Wednesday starting at 1800 and going to midnight. Come join him for all or some of it and donate.
2. 2.0 workout to take place next Saturday, August 22 at 0900 after Siesta’s VQ.