Q Source Beatdown – 1/9/2021

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Splash, Alright Alright, Chairman Mao, Agnes, Special Sauce, Whoops, Dirtbag, Classified, Teasip, Kitty, Big Tex, DFib, Avril, Icebox, Nicky Roth, Siesta, Sound Machine, Cougar Bait, Plus One, Oatmeal
QIC: PowPow

AO: Burleson
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
One warm-up exercise for each Foundation Q Point

F1 Disruption: “Disturbance to the Status Quo”
Slaughter Starter – 20 Burpees OYO

F2 Language: “The Lexicon of Virtuous Leadership”
IST x 15 IC (During which Alright Alright explained to the PAX the meaning of a few words in the F3 Lexicon, I figured since he talks incessantly through the warm-up anyway, I might as well put his words to good use).

F3 Group: “A Voluntary Combination of Two or More People”
Native American run around park

F4 Leadership Development Process: “The Process Employed by a Group to Develop New Leaders”
SSH x 15 IC – Led by Big Tex

F5 Preparedness: “Getting Ready for the Expected While Being Ready for the Unexpected”
Mosey to field to get in position for Tha Thang

THA THANG:
As a group, five minute sets of five exercises, 1 minute AMRAP each. Four different sets of exercises, one for each quadrant of the Q Source. Exercises drawn from the fitness test. Run a lap around the park after each set

Q1 Get Right – The The Pursuit of Proper Personal Alignment
Burpees / Calf Raises / Ski Abs / Merkins / Squats

Q2 Live Right – Dedication to Purposefulness
LBCs / Carolina Dry Docks / Russian Hammers / Nipplers / Jump Squats

Q3 Lead Right – The Practice of Virtuous Leadership
Mtn Climbers / Shoulder Raises / Dollies / Hindu Merkins / Squat Jacks
* YHC cut the Hindu Merkins due to lack of time

Q4 Leave Right – Construction of Legacy
Groiners / Burpees / Burpees / Freddie Mercury / WWI Situp

MARY:
Done during workout, particularly Q4 as YHC Omaha’ed the Q4 set to Groiners/Freddie Mercury/WWI Situp, due to time (ie no Burpees).

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Twenty-one PAX is probably an all time record for one of YHC’s Qs. It was an honor to lead today and thanks to the PAX for indulging me to run a workout that involved so much talking by the Q. I spoke a lot from the heart today because I am passionate about the Q Source because it can be such a positive force for improving men’s lives.

MOLESKIN:
It was a pretty cold day, so having a lengthy warm-up that was broken up by mini-speeches explaining the Q Source and the Foundational Q Points was a bit painful for the PAX I’m sure. YHC had originally planned to do a timed plank for F5 Preparedness, but scrapped that in favor of getting to the main part of the workout. Thanks to Alright Alright and Oatmeal for helping with the explanations of the three groups within F3’s leadership model during the Native American run.

Big Tclaps to Big Tex for stepping up to help demonstrate the Leadership Development Process (LDP), he had no advance warning that I would put him on the spot and he did very well – it’s time for him to begin preparing for his VQ, I think. The mistake he made in starting the count without saying “Exercise!” was perfect because it helped demonstrate the fourth step in the LDP (1. Schooling; 2. Apprenticeship; 3. Opportunity; 4. Failure). In F3 (and in all other dynamic, effective organizations) we don’t just accept failure as part of our development process, we court it. Failure is a critical part of the learning process.

The PAX found a mini-football on the field at Burleson and entertained themselves by throwing it back and forth across the 50 foot wide Circle of Pain while waiting for the lagging Q to announce the next exercise and get his timer started. Several PAX impressed the crowd with their throwing accuracy and tight spirals. The breaks between exercises and the fact that we stayed in a group almost the whole workout meant there was an enormous amount of Mummblechatter this morning – unfortunately YHC can’t remember jack sh*t, so it will remain unreported. You just had to be there.

Huge turnout for Coffeeteria at Bubba’s, despite the nearly freezing temps.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Q Source study launch
2. Splash’s fastest F3-er workout on January 20th – includes a clothing donation drive. Look for info on Band.
3. 4 x 4 x 24 CSAUP on February 5 – 6th – See Special Sauce’s post on Band (Notices section) and start preparing!
4. Texas Independence Day 18K CSAUP on March 6th – Mark your calendars!
5. Grow Ruck Alamo – April 9th – 11th – Mark your calendars and start learning what Grow Ruck is all about –

New Year’s Day 2021

#backblast #attendancepost
F3 Nation’s 10th Birthday

PAX: Dirtbag F150 Ina Oatmeal Plus One Rump Roast Slushii Teasip
QIC: Alright Alright

Warmorama:
Mosey to top of parking deck
Side Straddle Hops x75 (as a penalty for six lagging)
Side Straddle Hops x10 (for good measure)
Imperial Storm Troopers x15
Merkins x10
Squats x10
Monkey Humpers x10

Tha Thang:
Jacob’s Ladder – run down two ramps, burpees (1:5), run up two ramps, burpees (5:1)
Mosey down three ramps
Jacob’s Ladder Repeato – same as before but 3:1 and 1:3 on burpees instead

Disguised Dirty McDeuce – Mosey to benches (yes, benches)
Derkins x6 (double count)
Box Jumps x12
Irkins x12
Australian Mountain Climbers x12
Mosey to the Quad
11 burpee penalty
Mosey to “Stonehenge”
Derkins x6 (double count)
Box Jumps x12
Irkins x12
Australian Mountain Climbers x12
Mosey to Centennial Quadrangle in front of Laura Lee Blanton Building
Bear Crawl lap around Centennial Quadrangle
Crab Walk lap around Centennial Quadrangle
Derkins x6 (double count)
Box Jumps x12
Irkins x12
Australian Mountain Climbers x12
Mosey back to Burleson Park, Native American run when picking up the 6

3 Minutes of Mary:
LBCs x12
Flutter Kicks x15

COT:
10 years ago Dredd and OBT led the first ever F3 beatdown. Today, F3 is in close to 30 states and there are 2900 workouts each week. Men around the nation need F3 for all three F’s, Fitness, Fellowship and Faith. It is our responsibility to share this gift with every man we come in contact with. No more excuses men. EH all men. #AlwaysBeEHing #GiveItAway

Mumblechatter:
Very quiet group today, but they did respond properly to every request to “grab a bench.”

Slushii argued that it should only be a 45 minute workout since it is Friday. YHC told him that since it was a holiday we would be doing a full 60 minutes. The exact stunt that was pulled on Plus One at his first workout ever 6 years ago today.

Happy F3 Birthday Plus One. F3 Dallas probably wouldn’t exist today without your leadership and commitment. There’s no way I could have persevered in those early months without you.

Rump Roast courageously fought through some serious back pain to finish this one. #tclaps for an incredible effort.

Dirtbag is quickly climbing the fitness charts. I thought he was going to beat Oatmeal on the Jacob’s Ladder. Everybody is going to have to post regularly and push themselves to try to keep up with this dude.

It was so cold that Ina had to put on a pullover.

F150 gave it everything he had on the crab walks despite some tricep cramping. He wasn’t gonna modify that’s for sure. Great work!

Oatmeal was full of energy after getting chased away from Klyde Warren Park by security last night.

Teasip put in a really impressive crab walk too. I thought he was gonna catch me at the end. It was closer than I like.

Always have gloves for a F150 workout

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

PAX: Big Tex, Oatmeal, Alright Alright, Plus One

QIC: F150

AO: The Harbor

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:

WARM-O-RAMA:

21 SSH, 21 IST, 21 Arm Circles F &  4 R, 21 Annies

THA THANG:

Wounded Bear Crawl parking lot

Mosey to playground

Humpty Dance – 100 Balboa, 100 step ups, 50 curls

Murder Merkins 50 yard and back (10 murder bunnies, 10 Manmaker Merkins)

Mosey back to flag

MARY:

60 sec of A-Rods (J Lo, Pickle Pounder, J Lo)

Box Cutters x10

Hello Dolly x10

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

No matter what our view on Covid-19, remember our families may differ. We need to think creatively on how to engage our families and encourage them during this time. 

YHC challenge the PAX to think who in the LH and surrounding area we need to be EHing. Some sad clowns will not cross 75 because of its mystical powers to those who live on either side of it to not cross it. There have only been a few brave Eastsiders to cross the mystical barrier. We have averaged 6 PAX for The Harbor workouts in 2020, there are men who need F3 in and around LH and surrounding areas it our job to EH them.

MOLESKIN:

A lot of mumblechatter from Alright Alright about it would have been nice to know we were going to have coupons at this workout. YHC purposefully didn’t ask the PAX to bring coupons in the preblast, always bring gloves to a workout YHC leads. You never know if YHC will have coupons or not. Something about Starbucky hands was muttered, but YHC quickly ignored. Plus One mentioned that when he read the preblast he figured there would be coupons. Not sure what gave him that idea, except that YHC challenged the PAX to know who would HC. It was more for knowing what to plan for the workout. 

Even with the slight mist/rain it was a good workout. We can’t 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

New Year’s Eve CSAUP workout – Dec. 31, 11:59 PM

7 AM New Year’s Day workout

February 5th-6th CSAUP

MRM/DT

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Princess Turtlehead, AlrightAlright, Stingray, Big Tex
QIC: Oatmeal

AO: Flag Pole Hill
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Ooops

WARM-O-RAMA:
None

THA THANG:

Princess Turtlehead, AlrightAlright and YHC ran the 2.5m loop x 2

Stingray and Big Tex rucked the loop once

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out. 

Jan 1 @ midnight: Oatmeal’s Completely Unplanned and Utterly Solo workout at Klyde Warren Park

Feb 5/6: Sauce’s 4x4x24.  Even if you cannot run every four hours, show up and ruck, walk, bear crawl, duck walk the four-mile stretches!

MOLESKIN:
Obviously no mumble chatter between the runners.  Ruckers, I assume were on the verge of solving for world peace.  I’ll let them comment if there was anything less pithy. 

Run, Run Rudolph!

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: AlrightAlright, Pepper
QIC: Oatmeal

AO: La Madeleine (KTT)
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 15 IC
Kim Jong Il’s x10 IC
IST’s x 15 IC

THA THANG:

KTT Mosey to Hillcrest and then north on Hillcrest to the Christmas tree in Snider Plaza stopping at random corners to perform the following exercises (rep counts are approximate since YHC omaha’d on the fly)

Jump squats x 10 OYO
IST’s x 20 IC
Nipplers x 10 OYO
Groiners x 15 IC
Lunges x 15 IC
Elf on a Shelf x 20

Once at the Christmas tree, YHC and PAX performed the following with a run up to Rosedale and back:

Reverse crunches x 20 IC
Up downs x 20
Derkins x 10 IC
Overhead press x 20 IC
Little merkin boy*
Pretzel stick x 10 IC
Hurpees x 20

* Listen to Bing Crosby’s Little Drummer Boy in plank position.  For every Pa rum pum pum pum do 2 merkins.  About 3:00 plank with 42 merkins

 MARY:
Jingle balls with remaining 2 minutes

 CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out and reminded us the real meaning of the Christmas season and to continue hopeful as we approach 2021.

MOLESKIN:
YHC literally arrived with bells on and a Christmas hits list for the workout.  While not up to the level of Icebox’s Christmas hits list, YHC threw in some old school soul classics along with a few Latin carols to spice things up, which included the workout theme song: Run, Run Rudolph!  With a PAX vote, we agreed to extend the workout to an hour and with that we were off.  As we rounded the turn at Hillcrest and completed the jump squats, Pepper was visited by the ghost of Christmas poo and made a bee line to 7 Eleven for his first-round matchup with Mr. Hankey.  Once at the foot of the Christmas tree, we commenced YHC’s Rudolph exercises and were nearly run over at one point.  There was random talk until YHC rolled out Little Merkin Boy, which sounded too easy with a single merkin for every pa rum pump pum pum so YHC called for two.  It sucked!  Then AlrightAlright piped up about the pretzel crunch YHC had planned equating it to an Uptown crunch, so YHC audibled to a pretzel stick, which added to the suck and will be rolled out again in the future.  At this point, Pepper went to round two with Mr. Hankey and missed the round of hurpees, so YHC and AA graciously agreed to complete another 20 with him before we all began to mosey to Burleson to catch the Second Choicers before they finished their peppermint lattes.  YHC had them join in a few extra Jingle exercises before Pepper, AA and me ran it back to La Mad with two minutes to spare!

Sandbagging It

December 17, 2020

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

AO: La Madeline / Katy Trail
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Delivered

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 15 DC IC // IST x 10 DC IC

THA THANG:
PAX 1 picks up 120 lb GORUCK sandbag and starts mosey to tennis courts behind CVS. Remaining PAX jailbreak to tennis courts and back to PAX 1. First PAX to reach PAX 1 picks up sandbag and continues mosey to tennis courts.  Remaining PAX repeat jailbreak to tennis courts and back to PAX with sandbag. Repeato until sandbag has arrived at tennis court.

Let’s get warmed up with gassers and BLIMPS (no sandbag):

Gasser across the five courts to the other side – Burpees x 5

Gasser two lengths (other side and back) – Lunges x 10

Gasser three lengths – ISTs x 15

Gasser four lengths – Merkins x 20

Gasser five lengths – Plank Jacks x 25

Gasser six lengths – Squats x 30

 

Sandbag work

PAX 1 pick up sandbag and mosey across courts and back. When PAX 1 returns to start, he drops the sandbag for the next PAX down the line to pick up.

When not carrying the sandbag PAX cycle through rounds of BLIMPS: run across courts and back – Burpees x 5 – run again – Lunges x 5. Repeato through to squats and then start again on Burpees.

Reverse the sandbag carry / jailbreak to return to La Madeline.

MARY:
Flutters x 20 IC // Alabama Prom Dates x 20 IC

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC thanked the PAX for the inspiration they provide by living true to F3’s mission and purpose and exhorted the PAX to keep thinking about the impact they are having at home, with their friends and in their community.

MOLESKIN:
Alright Alright was not happy to see the sandbag laying on the sidewalk when he got out of his truck, and to be fair the sandbag is approximately 80% of Alright Alright’s body weight so he’s at a disadvantage for sure.  YHC promised there would be a lot of running despite the inclusion of a sandbag, and with 3.5 miles YHC believes he made good on the promise.

We discovered that at 0530 the smell of bagels coming from Shug’s is very prominent on the tennis courts. YMMV as to whether it’s pleasant or just makes you feel weirdly hungry during the beatdown.

After the beatdown Special Sauce showed us the form we *should* have been using to Clean and Press the sandbag to get it in position on our shoulders.  YHC takes responsibility for that error, as the Q YHC should have demonstrated the form at the beginning.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Food drive – get your donations to PowPow this week! See the notice on Band
2. Holiday gathering at Glencoe on Sunday 12/20 at 1pm. Wear F3 gear, bring a gift for the gift exchange

Q of the Year Semifinal 1 – Old Fashioned Cage Match

AlrightAlright Aaarrrggghhh sound machine Meatball Oatmeal PowPow Rump Roast Slushii Special Sauce Stingray joined Teasip and YHC for the QOTY Semi Final Cage Match

Teasips’s Beatdown:
One PAX carries a coupon around tennis courts

WDW
WW1
Elvis meets Forrest

Carolina Dry Docks, then suicide
E2K, then suicide
Newton’s Cradle, then suicide

Mac Tar Jie’s
Alabama Ass Kickers
Not so lazy boys
ISW
All in

YHC’s Beatdown:
Suicide long to short – suicide short to long
Bear crawl court one, 10 merkins
Crawl bear back, 10 mountain climbers
5 burpees, run down and back, 5 burpees
Mrs Icebox Arms – 2 min
Suicide short to long, long to short
Crab walk forward court one, 10 Freddy Mercury’s
Crab walk backward back, 10 flutter kicks
Pilate Plank Routine – 2 min

If there was mumble chatter I didn’t hear much of it as the socially distant lineup along the tennis courts didn’t allow for a lot of interaction among the PAX

Stingray fulfilled his prophecy of showing up late and having to do penalty burpees and t claps to Rump Roast for doing them with him when no one else did

AlrightAlright figured that the Beatdown was going to be mild and decided to wear his ruck vest during the whole thing, and on top of that called out the PAX on the crab walks for being slow (someone is still getting over his #upsetalert vs Teasip last week).

Apologies for needing to b line it out as soon as the clock struck 0615 but the Jeep was about to turn into a pumpkin and I had 10 minutes to get home before the M changed the locks on me!

YHC is humbled to make it to the finals and look forward to an all-timer against either Special Sauce or Coach K, let’s all find the motivation to fight the fart sack and deal with some colder temps, I can guarantee that the Q’s this week will get us up and moving quickly!

Reminder: see PowPow’s post on the food drive, if able try to find a way to contribute to those less fortunate

Arctic Blast DT/MRM

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: AlrightAlright (DT), Special Sauce (DT), Swiper (DT), Icebox (Ruck), F150 (Ruck)
QIC: Oatmeal

AO: Flag Pole Hill
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given via telepathy (All PAX were veterans)

THA THANG:
Four PAX took off on a DT run around the normal course.  

Two PAX took off with their rucks sans mutts as it was deemed too chilly for the pooches.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out

MOLESKIN:
YHC was proud to keep AlrightAlright in his sights for most of the run, something that is normally not the case.  YHC set a new PR, to which I attribute to some R&R over Thanksgiving.  AA attributed his sub-par performance to a full weeks worth of workouts and no rest, which proves that even the studs among us need rest!

Christmas Spirit is Here

PAX: DFib, Dirtbag, Ina, Plus One
Q: Alright Alright

Warmorama:
Mosey with Coupon from the park to Quad

Tha Thang:
Crawl Bear up the stairs, Bear Crawl down

Odd Man Out (1 PAX runs a lap around the fountain, other PAX exercise, when runner returns other PAX run, and first runner exercises, repeato and rotate runner)

Curls
Hillbilly
Rugby Sit-ups
Irkins
Squats
T-merkins
———Crawl Bear, Bear Crawl stairs again
Man Makers
American Hammers
Side Straddle Hops
———Crawl Bear, Bear Crawl stairs again
Crab Cakes
Hand Release Merkins
Rugby Sit-ups
Imperial Storm Troopers
Supermans
Thrusters
———Crawl Bear, Bear Crawl stairs again
Man Makers
Alabama Prom Dates
Squat Jacks

Mosey to Benches with Coupons

Odd Man Out (1 PAX does 10 box jumps, other PAX exercise AMRAP)
Overhead Press
Curls

Australian Mountain Climbers x10

Mosey to park

Dying Cockroaches x10
Dancing Wilt Chamberlains x10
Crab Cakes x10

Turkey Bowl and a Beatdown

PAX: Classified, Dirtbag, Ina, Rump Roast, Shifty McCoy, Siesta, Sound Machine, Splash, Whoops
Q: Alright Alright

Warmorama:
Side Straddle Hops x10

Tha Thang:
Mosey
Imperial Storm Troopers x10
Mosey
Merkins x10
Mosey
Side Straddle Hops at Stop Light
Mosey to Christmas Tree at Snider Plaza
Irkins x10
Derkins x5
Dips/Irkins ring around the rosey (alternate dips and Irkins while PAX take turns running a lap around the Christmas tree, exercise is finished when each PAX has run a lap)
More moseying
More side straddle hops
More moseying
Reverse Lunges x16
Mosey
Crawl Bear up library stairs
Bear Crawl down library stairs – the overall grade for the PAX on this was N for Needs Improvement. Guess we’ll have to practice it….
Mosey to benches by Hot Box
Dirty McDeuce (3 rounds of 4 exercises with 12 reps in each round): Box Jumps, Dips, Australian Mountain Climbers, Heels to Heaven
Mosey to Burleson Soft Top
Rugby Sit Ups x15

Ultimate Football:
Rump Roast and Ina were named Captains as the only members of the group that didn’t modify the crawl bears and bear crawls (YHC excluded because… all together now: if you can’t do it don’t Q it).

Team Meat:
Classified, Sound Machine, Splash, Shifty

Team Math:
AA, Dirtbag, Siesta, Whoops

We played for 20 minutes and Team Math came out on top: 4-2. We all agreed that it was spectacular cardio and should be done again soon.

Over the course of the workout we covered about 2.5 miles.