Friday Fun @ Lindsley

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Pow Pow, Siesta, Teasip, Dirtbag, Meatball, Big Tex, Icebox
QIC: Oatmeal

AO: Lindsley Park
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
IST x 15 IC

Mosey

SSH x 15

THA THANG:

Coupon mosey from park down Shadyside, stopping midway for a continuation of warmup with SSH.  Continued mosey to the People’s Hill.  

Murder Bunny up hill, walk back down, 10 irkins on the block

Sprint up hill, jog down, 5 burpees

Repeato

Mosey to empty lot off Shadyside for a Jacob’s Ladder

Cusak walk/rifle carry about 25 yds

6x-1x man makers

Cusak walk back 

1x-6x flutters with block

Mosey to Lindsley & Tennison Memorial intersection

Sprints to Blair and jog back

Winner: x3 coupon curls 

Loser: x10 burpees

All others: x7 coupon curls 

Repeato x3 subbing in some OHP’s and burpees as YHC saw fit.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out thanking the good Lord for the physical ability to get up and out, men of F3, accountability, and that we may have an impact on our families, communities and workplaces.

MOLESKIN:
YHC had a brilliant idea last night.  How would Murder Bunnies work on the People’s Hill (so named until we get a better nickname)?  Well, this morning the PAX found out (I also found out who reads the preblasts).  Tclaps to Teasip who correctly guessed why we were heading to the hill with coupons.  I know, tough one to figure out.  YHC quickly began to feel the love from the PAX with all the grumbles that followed the revelation.  However, several PAX commented that the MB’s up the hill weren’t that bad and in fact, the block helped pull them up.  This was not repeated going up the second time!  However, this stimulated the workout sadist in me and who knows what I will brew up to top it.  The Jacob’s Ladder further ingratiated YHC with the PAX as several commented that YHC was putting them through the Cusak hell to prepare for his trip to GrowRuck Alamo.  YHC responded by inviting the PAX to join!  A few sarcastic comments were uttered with the announcement of sprints up Lindsley insulting YHC’s ability to judge distance because of one small miscalculation when we completed our inaugural run up that hill.  Again, I will remember this in the future to really inspire the PAX.  With each sprint, the winner was rewarded with fewer reps and the loser paid a penalty, but was allowed to start the next sprint off the “Ladies Tee” aka head start.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1) F3 Golf

2) CSAUP – 4x4x24 in February

3) Patriot Run “Run Ranger Run” in February – get signed up!

4) Q source lunch today – Ozonas @ 11:30am

5) TID 18k – March

6) Grow Ruck San Antonio – April — COMMIT!

7) PEP clothes donation – BRING  TO JAN 30th WORKOUT

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

Harbor Frost

PAX: F150, Swiper, Big Tex, Dirtbag 
Q: Icebox

Warmup

SSH, IST, veggie pickers

The thang:
Mosey to closest playground
10 pull-ups
10 dips
10 rugby sit ups
Short lap
Repeat twice

Mosey to sloped parking lot
Jacob’s Ladder: burpees and squats
Mrs Icebox Arms

Mosey to tennis courts
Pilates leg circuit
Run to the end of the 4 courts and back
Bear crawl to court 1, crab walk to court 2, bear crawl to court 3, crab walk to court 4, run back to start

Mosey to playground 2
10 irkins
10 slow elevated big boy sit ups, like real slow
10 dirkins
10 slow elevated big boy sit ups
10 dips

Mosey back to start for some Mary
Plank leg lifts
Ring of fire with hollow hold + rugby sit-up to 41
Slow Freddy Mercury’s
Uptown crunches

8 burpees to kill the last minute

YHC was disappointed to not see the #subarucrew after I promised light jogging and mumblechatter

Dirtbag was second guessing his decision to come out this AM when the first thing I asked him was “what do you want to do today”, admittedly YHC spent more time on building a playlist than thinking about the beatdown

Was a small intimate crowd, like when I used to spin acoustic covers at Glencoe back in the day but we got after it hard in the gloom

The ground had some frost on it so I announced at the start that we won’t be messing with that nonsense. F150 said that he wished Teasip would’ve been so observant yesterday

Not a lot of mumblechatter as we kept moving from spot to spot quickly to stay warm, solid full body workout

T claps to Big Tex who slayed the workout leading the PAX in just about every exercise we did today!

Announcements: CSAUPs are coming

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.

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.

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.

 

Bad Luck Friday the 13th

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Sound Machine, Classified, Big Tex, Gummi Bear, Swiper, Pow Pow, Agnes, Dirtbag, Meatball
QIC: Oatmeal

AO: Lindsley Park
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 15 IC

Hillbillies x15 IC

Deep Squats x 10 IC

Windmills x 10 IC

THA THANG:

Split into teams of 3 and performed the following:

 P1: Sandbag carry around small lap on south end of park +1 OHP at each corner

P2: Run big lap on north end of park

P3:Exercises x 13 reps each          

PAX alternated through each phase sandbag carrier delivered the cargo

Box jumps onto table top (modified to benches as needed)

            Air squats

            Derkins

            LBC’s

            Uptown Crunches

            Carolina Drydocks

            Knipplers

Repeato exercises

PAX choice Mary for last three minutes.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

YHC prayed us out

MOLESKIN:
Since teams were in various stages of the circuit, mumble chatter varied throughout workout.  Box jumps onto table tops garnered some gasps, but the modification was gladly accepted by some.  The “silent K” nipplers also generated a few laughs/groans.  Sandbags elicited comparisons to coupons, noting they were much heavier.  Big Tex asked if the 80’s hair band playlist was an homage to the 80’s classic Friday the 13th, and YHC affirmed the choice noting creating a fun and spooky playlist was outside my wheelhouse and I found but one or two songs that would fit the bill.  Overall a good workout on a nice blustery morning.

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