Big Tex VQ

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Classified, Teasip, Icebox, Alright Alright, Slushii, Armpit, Stingray, Oatmeal, Draper, F150, Swiper, Meatball
QIC: Big Tex

AO: The Harbor
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
15 SSH, 10 ISP, 10 Vegetable Pickers

THA THANG:
Mosey to the Pavilion

10 bench dips, 10 step ups, 10 Freddie Mecuries

Mosey to high school tennis court

7 of Diamonds: 7 burpees each corner, 14 double count flutter kicks ec, 21 merkins ec, 28 squats ec, 21 SSH ec, 14 LBC ec, 7 Bonnie Blairs ec

Mosey back to the Harbor parking lot

MARY:
Penguin crunches, Outlaws, American Hammers, Mountain Climbers, Rosalitas

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC thanked everybody for coming and prayed us out.

MOLESKIN:
I’m sure there was plenty, but between not trying to screw up and trying to survive Slushii’s poisonous output, I don’t recall.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. 4X4X24 starting Friday, Patriot Run, Texas Independence 18K, Grow Ruck, F3 Golf

 

A Walk on the Wild West Side

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Aaarrrggghhh, Classified, Cougar Bait, D Fib, Rump Roast, Slushii
QIC: Teasip

AO: Coffee Park #west side
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x20, IST x15, Vegetable Pickers x10, run a warm up lap

THA THANG:
3x5x5 (Pull ups, Swerkins, Squats)

Partner up, Partner 1 runs a lap while Partner 2 bear crawls a short lap. If Partner 2 finishes the  bear crawl lap, switch to crab walk. Flapjack and repeato until both Partners ran 2 full laps. 

Dirty McDeuce: Dips x12, Rugby Sit ups x12, Burpees x12, T Merkins x12. Run to largeish, bigish tree and back. 3 total laps.

Squats til time

MARY:
Done during McDeuce

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out

MOLESKIN:
A few F bombs on the Rump scale, especially during the bear crawl laps and burpees during the McDeuce. I’m sure there was other mumblechatter, but I forgot since I was delinquent with my BB. Sorry guys.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. 4x4x24 next Friday-Saturday
2. TID 18K March 6 at 0700
3. GrowRuck April 9-10
4. F3 Golf coming soon

Rump & Co. With DJ Icebox Take Over Lindsley:

Date – 1/29/2021
Weather – 40° and clear skies

Count-off & Name-O-Rama:
PAX –  DJ Icebox, Slushii, Oatmeal, Classified, Siesta, Big Tex, Agnes, & Swiper
QIC –  Rump Roast
AO – Lindsley Park
Disclaimer – Given 
 
Intro/ Warm-o-Rama:
21x SSH
15x IST
10x Veggie Pickers

The Thang:
– Run a warmup lap
5 Rounds of: 
– 25x SSH’s (SC)
– 20x Squats (SC)
– 15x Burpees (SC)
– 20x Merkins
– 25x Mountain Climbers
Sprint/Run the field and Bear Crawl back in between rounds

I’ll be honest, after the 5 rounds, all the rest was “on-the-fly”. We ran another lap, did some “Beee-inth” work and Mary to wrap it up.
 

Circle of Trust (CoT):
YHC prayed us out

Playlist:
fail

Moleskin:
Right off the bat, YHC heard mumble chatter about the amount of running. To be clear, while I’m not great at running, and it’s not my favorite thing to do… I’m trying to get better at it and believe I do a fair amount of running at most of my Q’s.  SO don’t be surprised when you show up to a Rump Roast beatdown and there’s running.  I asked the DJ Icebox for a “war” playlist and have to admit I should have elaborated what my “vision” was because the playlist was a turd floater for sure! 

There was lots of talk about Special Sauce not being there. Classified was so worried that it wasn’t like Sauce, he believed we should send a search party. “I don’t expect this from him”, Classified exclaimed at one point. Overall it was a great morning and start to the weekend with a group of guys I could not be more proud to be a part of. 

Lindsley Park Warriors Only Friday

Date: 1/15/21


PAX: AlrightAlright, Classified, Sound Machine, Avril, Teasip, Icebox, Meatball, Oatmeal, Special Sauce, Big Tex, Siesta
QIC: Dirtbag (disclaimer given
AO: Lindsley Park

WARM-O-RAMA:
Big lap around park
SSH – 15
Windmills – 10
Baby arm circles – 10 (front)+ 10 (back) + 10 (cross)

THA THANG:

Round 1

Coupon Curls x12
Coupon Upright row x12
Coupon Squats x15
Big lap – Net Burpees 5 Teasip actually tied AlrightAlright but we wanted the work

Round 2
Coupon Curls hold in position half way then full curl x 20
Coupon Upright row hold at top x 13
Coupon Squats hold at bottom x 15
Big lap – makeup burpees


Round 3
Benches box jumps x12
Irkins x 13
Jump squats x12
Dirkins x10
Big lap – makeup burpees


Round 4
Coupon Curls x 15
Rapid bench press in cadence x 20
Grave diggers x 12 (need to work on cadence)
Big lap – makeup burpees


Round 5
Rapid bench press x 20
Squats and overhead press x 12 OYO
Skull crushers x 12 OYO
Hold coupon out in front until failure Special Sauce Won at 25 seconds could have gone for another 12 mins probably 
Big lap – makeup burpees


Round 6
Sprint on Santa Monica road to trail and back 
Mosey to picnic area and finish with Freddy M’s and planks (flat, right, left)

MOLESKIN:

A lot of mumble chatter today for those who chose to battle today over Rump Roast pilate slayer class on west side. Big time warrior mentality was shown by all. 

We welcomed the return of AlrightAlright who may be experiencing early effects of fatherhood fitness levels due to his break (or lack of sleep), no question it will be back to par in no time. 

Special Sauce set the alarm 30-45 seconds too late but made up ground quickly. 
T claps to Teasip for keeping net burpees low today for the group and Big Tex for the continuous display of fitness improvement and excellence. Also shout out to Oatmeal for continuing to remain in the front of the pax (will catch you eventually).

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  1. Next Wednesday 1/20business casual/professional/interview clothing donations to splash
  2. 4x4x24 CSAUP Feb 5-6 starting at 1900 Sauce to assign accountability groups
  3. Texas Independence Day 18k March 6 at 0700
  4. Grow Ruck April 8-10, bring the Dallas wave
  5. F3 golf

Coffee

COUNT OFF & NAME O RAMA

PAX: Agnes, Bleep, Classified, Sex Panther, Slippy & Slushii

QIC: Aaarrrggghhh

AO: Coffee Park

F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA: SSH, IST, Veggie Pickers

THA THANG: Made our way to the Caruth Park tennis courts down Turtle Creek Blvd. and stopped at end of each block and completed the following: 

  1. Squats & reverse crunches x 12
  2. Loiners & WWI sit ups x 12
  3. Merkins & Rugby sit ups x 12
  4. Turkish get ups x 12
  5. Hand raises x 12
  6. Burpees  x12

Tennis Court Suicides: 

Round 1) Run to long end and bear crawl/crab walk back

Round 2) Run to long end and lunge/broad jump back

Mosey back to Coffee Park with same set of exercises between blocks. 

MARY: Reverse crunch, big boy sit ups, rugby sit ups x 6

MOLESKIN: Beautiful crisp morning. We did start out beat down with GAMS (grown ass men skipping) and were called out by neighborhood runners. It was great to hit the courts again at Caruth and look forward to future rings and things workouts once that AO opens again. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

  1. Wednesday 1/20 please bring any suits, slacks, button ups that are no longer in use to you but still have life in them. Splash is collecting to support a great cause. 
  2. 4x4x24 CSAUP Feb 5-6 starting at 1900 on Feb 5.
  3. TID 18K March 6 at 0700
  4. GROWRUCK April 8-10 in SA
  5. F3 Golf

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

2021 Oatmeal Birthday Beatdown

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: PowPow, F150, Sound Machine, DFib, Classified, Aaarrrggghhh,

QIC: Oatmeal

AO: Germany Park
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 45 IC

THA THANG:

Mosey to stairs on west side of track

Burpees x23
1x 400m
Irkins x45
1x 400m
Russian twists x45 SC
1x 400m
Travoltas x45 SC
1x 400m
Hillbilly squats x45 DC
1x 400m
Derkins x45
1x 400m
Alt shoulder taps x45 DC
1x 400m
Yeah thrusts x45
1x 400m

Bolt 45’s (high half squat x15 DC, low half squat x 15 SC, jump squats x 15 OYO)

1x 400m

Did first set of half squats and then ran.  Finished other 30 squats after run.  Didn’t quite get to the 4500m that I wanted us to cover, but did a good job anyway.

Burpees x22
+1 to grow on

 CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out by thanking God for 45 great years and hopefully many more to come.  Thankful for the men who showed to celebrate and all those in F3 that keep me and other PAX accountable.  Prayers for ArightAlright and the M as they welcome Baby AA into the world!

MOLESKIN:
Start time was on us quickly upon arrival. YHC broke out his best of ’76 playlist to which DFib asked if it was all disco.  Mumble chatter was sparse with the exercises and then the 400’s, but there were occasional comments such as when Sound Machine heard Shake Your Booty by KC & the Sunshine Band and said that was the first album he ever purchased (For you millennials, that’s a flat round object made of vinyl from which you can play music, not to be confused with a CD or compact disc).  Or the various comments about how Classified could finish the Yeah Thrusts so quickly (ask his wife about that one).  Special thanks goes out to PowPow for correcting YHC’s senility when it comes to spelling Birthday!  All in all, the PAX thought they had completed KTT on Monday and therefore could skip the real KTT this week.  YHC reminded them the mileage is necessary as we approach 4x4x24!  Normal west siders were conspicuously absent this morning.  Slushii at least texted me this am and I assume Bleep was out because his driver was on gone.  Missed you boys! 

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 –

Black Diamond

#backblast #blackdiamond #attendancepost
PAX: Classified, Dirtbag, Icebox, Meatball, Oatmeal, Siesta, Special Sauce, Swiper
Q: Alright Alright
AO: Lindsley Park

WARMORAMA:
Side Straddle Hops x10
Imperial Storm Troopers x10

THA THANG:
The team has four bombs to diffuse. They must select a Captain to choose people for specific roles throughout the workout. They elected Icebox the Captain.

Run to Icebox‘s house. Diffuse Bomb #1:
20 Burpees & 20 Merkins for each PAX (PAX can share burpees). One PAX must do all 20 Burpees with the bomb (coupon). Another PAX must do 20 nipplers on the bomb instead of their merkins. (diffusers: Classified, Dirtbag)

Run to opposite side of Grand and up the hill to touch the guard rail. 5 Burpees for each PAX to kill the enemy that is shooting at us.

Captain Icebox was KIA. (He could no longer speak strategically, but was still responsible for his reps)

Oatmeal takes the lead. Appoints himself, but the PAX don’t disagree and there’s no time for argument or speculation of some possible friendly fire that might have taken Icebox out.

Run to Oatmeal‘s house. Diffuse Bomb #2:
Same Exercises (diffusers: Oatmeal, Special Sauce)

Captain Oatmeal was KIA.

Dirtbag takes the lead.

Run down Ash and down Santa Monica to the Santa Fe Trail to return to the battlefield at Grand. Repeato the fire fight.

Run to Icebox‘s house. Diffuse Bomb #3:
Same Exercises (diffusers: Special Sauce, Alright Alright)

The bomb needed to be delivered to the Combat Outpost for further investigation, so Captain Dirtbag sent Oatmeal and Special Sauce to take the bomb to Lindsley. Not sure how he got the dead man to do it, but we didn’t have time to discuss.

Run to Oatmeal‘s house. Diffuse Bomb #4 or not…. we were working through the diffusion when it was clear that we weren’t going to get it done in time, so we decided to get the bomb away from civilians and back to the Outpost to diffuse it. We arrived at the Outpost at 6:14 and were able to get some of our burpees done, but not all of them. MISSION FAILURE

Punishment for failing: 54 burpees (6 per PAX) and 180 merkins (20 per PAX). The PAX decided to complete these before COT.

Mission Totals: 3.78 miles (Strava told me it was a 7:57/mile running pace), 90 burpees and 80 merkins.

Thanks to the PAX for putting up with my creativity or lack thereof for this one. The goal of this Black Diamond workout was to put in some serious miles in preparation for the CSAUP on February 5th and 6th. Future Black Diamond workouts might be more stationary or involve shorter running distances. The key for Black Diamond is to get the whole group to push themselves beyond a regular workout.

Happy 6th F3 Birthday Plus One and Glencoe

PAX: Big Tex, Bleep, Classified, Oatmeal, Rump Roast, Slushii
QIC: Alright Alright, Plus One

8 PAX posted this morning and 6 were surprised and perhaps disappointed to find out that Teasip had delegated this morning’s Q to Your Humble Correspondent and Plus One. Conveniently, this week is the sixth anniversary of Plus One’s first F3 workout and the first F3 workout at Glencoe Park. We decided that we would throw it back (sort of) to the theme from that day six years ago…

YHC led the PAX to the football field for Warmorama…
Side Straddle Hops x15
Upright Rows x6
Curls x6
Kraken Burpees x6
During the Kraken Burpees, Classified made a comment about my loss in the Q of the Year Quarterfinals …. and I took that personally (insert MJ meme)… so I scrapped the original plans and decided to punish the PAX.

Fast mosey to The Bridge with #burpeerule in effect.
17 Burpee Penalty.
12 Jumping Spiders OYO, run across The Bridge. 12 Burpee Penalty.
12 Freddie Mercury’s IC, run across The Bridge, 12 Burpee Penalty.
12 Merkins Single Count, run across The Bridge, 6 Burpee Penalty to be made up later.
Run Back to Glencoe Park and our Coupons. (We were supposed to complete American Hammers, Monkey Humpers and Jump Squats, but ran out of time)

Plus One took the reins from there.
Rifle Carry 50 yards
31 Curls
7 Merkins
Murder Bunny 50 yards
31 Overhead Presses
8 Merkins
Rifle Carry 50 yards
30 Curls
9 Merkins
Lunge Walk 50 yards
31 Curls 10 Merkins
30 LBCs
11 Penguin Crunches
12 something else…

6 Penalty Burpees

Only 8 men in attendance today with lots out of town and lots exposed to COVID. Keep checking on each other. And keep working out OYO if you have to. You don’t want to just take a week or two off. You will feel the pain.