A Walk on the Wild West Side

PAX: Aaarrrggghhh, Classified, Cougar Bait, D Fib, Rump Roast, Slushii
QIC: Teasip

AO: Coffee Park #west side

SSH x20, IST x15, Vegetable Pickers x10, run a warm up lap

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

Done during McDeuce

YHC prayed us out

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.

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

Monday at Germany

Date – 1/25/2021
Weather – 68 degrees, windy, and poured down rain. The definition of The Gloom!

Count-off & Name-O-Rama:
PAX –  Dfib, Cougar Bait, Bleep, Slushii, & Sound Machine
QIC –  Rump Roast
AO – Germany Park
Disclaimer – Given 
Intro/ Warm-o-Rama:
20x SSH
15x IST
10x Veggie Pickers

The Thang:
Mosey 1x lap around the track
At the wall/bench:
12x Erkins
12x Prisoner Squats
12x Step Ups
12x Derkins
Ran half lap
Sprinted across muddy field back to wall/bench
Another round of 12 minus the step-ups
Mosey to Tennis courts
Partnered up for B.O.M.B.S.
  50x Burpees
100x Overhead Claps
150x Merkins
200x Big Boi Sit-ups
250x Squats
Finished up with a few minutes of Mary. 20x LBC’s and I let Slushii give us some J-lo’s to finish it.
Circle of Trust (CoT):

YHC prayed us out

None today

Pretty normal day for the most part, I hear Dfib comment on the lap that we’d already done more running than he expected. Then the rain started and while it was fairly steady it wasn’t too bad until the Big Boi Sit-ups. Not only was there water standing on the tennis court by that time it start coming down in buckets. Everyone seemed to have a good time and I heard Slushii report he got 3mi. I got 2.72 so a pretty good day. 

A lot!

Q Source Beatdown – 1/9/2021

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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 –

Dropping LBs at Germany

PAX: Cougar Bait, D-Fib, Pop Up (Willy Loman from Bellevue), Rump Roast, Slushii, Sound Machine
QIC: Teasip

AO: Germany

SSH x15, IST x15, Vegetable Pickers x10

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

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

YHC prayed us out.

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.

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

Germany Park 12/28/2020

PAX: Bleep, Cougar Bait
QIC: Slushii

AO: Germany Park

SSH x 15
IST x 15
Hillbilly x 15
Windmill x 10

Lap around track
20 of each exercise on the concrete bleachers – derkins, irkins, step up kicks, box jumps, plank jacks
Lap around track
20 of each exercise on the concrete stairs – WW1 sit-ups, LBC, jump squats, monkey humpers, JLo’s
Lap around track

Mosey to tennis courts
7’s (merkins and LBC) – lunge walk between lines
DORA – 100 merkins, 200 Freddie Mercury, 300 lunges

Box cutters to time

Thankful for each man and prayed for all of the fartsackers that didn’t show up

YHC was a bit worried when we pulled into Germany Park. Bleep said “it might just be me and you today Slushii”. We saw a guy wandering around looking like he was looking for someone. We got out of the car and Cougar Bait immediately said “are you guys with F3?”. Was excited to have another PAX join the #westside crew this morning since all of our fellow #westsiders decided not to show up. 

1. F3 Golf
2. NYE workout at midnight