Swiper VQ – 1/20/2021

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Oatmeal, Big Tex, F150, Avril, Stingray, Walmart, Alright Alright, Ice Box, FNG (Matt Hall)
QIC: Swiper

AO: The Harbor
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given 

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH – 12 – IC
Hillbilly Walkers – 12 – IC
Daisy Pickers – 12 – IC

THA THANG:
Mosey to the sloped parking lot

Jacob’s ladder – 8:1
Merkins at the bottom
Mountain Climbers at the top

Native American Run on LH Trail to Royal Highlands Dr.

34 Dirkins – Using Curb – IC
34 American Hammers OYO

Mosey to Tennis Courts

Lunge to third court, run back, sprint to fourth court, run back – Repeat 3x

Mosey to other playground w/big knee wall
34 Irkins – IC
34 Penguin Crunch – OYO

Mosey back to Parking Lot

MARY:
34 Burpees – group count off to 34, SSH while you wait
34 IST – IC

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out asking us to be better husbands, fathers, co-workers, friends, family, etc. and prayed for a quick end to COVID and new normals to resume. 

MUMBLECHATTER:
Good mumblechatter throughout, PAX were given a quick history lesson on Hershel Walker, the greatest running back in college football history and should have learned what his jersey number was while playing at UGA.  His workouts were primarily abs and pushups, which was also incorporated.  

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
4x4x24 

Cleanup hosted by Walmart Saturday at 75/Royal

TX Independence Day 18k

Grow Ruck – San Antonio

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

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! 

Friday Fun at the Harbor

#Backblast – 01/08/2021

COUNT OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
PAX: Sound Machine, Big Tex, Ant Man, F150
QIC: Stingray

WARM-O-RAMA

SSH x 15
Cotton Pickers x 10
IST x 10

THA THANG
Mosey to parking lot entrance

Merkin Escalator – 10x merkins at one entrance; run to the other entrance; 9x merkins… Repeato until 0x merkins

Mosey to the White Rock Trail hill

Jacob’s Ladder – Run Backwards up, 6 diamond merkins, Run down, 1 gorilla squat… Repeato until…. 1 diamond merkin…. 6 jumping bean squats

Mosey to LHHS Tennis Courts

Modified CATS
20x Carolina dry docks at one corner
Bear Crawl length of one full court to second corner
20x American Hammers at second corner
Mosey length of two full courts to third corner
20x T-Merkins at third corner
Bear Crawl length of one full court to fourth corner
20x Squats

Repeato for a Round of 19

Mosey to practice football field
Stingray Sling – PAX alternates throwing/punting football as far as they can; while the ball is in the air, PAX sprints toward the ball; once it lands, PAX lunge walks to where the ball landed; first PAX to get the ball throws it next

Mosey back to parking lot

MARY: 20x LBCs

MOLESKIN: Despite the chilly breeze, the PAX came ready to work. Good group w/ comparable fitness levels that kept everyone in the same group for the most part. As promised by YHC in the #preblast, the Stingray Sling provided some fun and smiles.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM: Completed – YHC prayed us out

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. CSAUP
2. 18K

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

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!

Veterans Day – Chad 1000X

November 11th, 2020

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Oatmeal, Big Tex, Stingray, Draper, F150
QIC: PowPow

AO: The Harbor
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSHx15 // ISTx15

Short mosey with rucks to pavilion

THA THANG:
Step Ups x 25 IC – Remove ruck – mosey to handball court

Dirty Hookup (aka London Bridge)x10 IC // Chicken Peckersx8 IC – mosey back to pavilion and put on ruck

Steps Ups x 30 IC – Remove ruck – mosey SE to path near volleyball court

Merkins x 10 IC // OH Claps x 10 DC IC // Carolina Dry Dock x 10 OYO – back to pavilion

Steps Ups x 30 IC – Remove ruck – mosey to wheelchair path on west edge of park

Underdog on handrail x 15 DC IC – back to pavilion

Steps Ups x 30 IC – Remove ruck – mosey east to grass on far side of pool

LBCs x 20 DC IC // Crab Cakes x 20 IC – back to pavilion

Steps Ups x 40 IC – Remove ruck – mosey to handball court

Mtn Climbers (w/ feet on wall) x 10 DC IC – back to pavilion

Steps Ups x 45 IC – Remove ruck – mosey SE to path near volleyball court

Merkins x 10 IC // OH Claps x 10 DC IC // Carolina Dry Dock x 10 OYO – back to pavilion

MARY:
Fluttersx15 DC IC // Freddie Mercuryx15 DC IC // Rosalita x 15 DC IC

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Before the workout, YHC spoke about the purpose behind the PAX performing, as a team, the Chad 1000X WOD. Chad Wilkinson was a US Navy Seal who served his country for 21 years and who took his own life in 2018 due to the effects of traumatic brain injuries, blast wave injuries and PTSD; all suffered due to his numerous combat deployments. His friend and fellow Navy Seal, Dave Castro, created this Hero WOD to honor Chad upon hearing that he trained to climb Mt. Aconcaqua with this workout: For time – 1000 x 20″ box step ups w/ 45 pound ruck.

Veterans Day is a day to honor our veterans and thank them for their service.  GORUCK partnered with the Navy Seal Foundation to promote the Chad 1000X for Veterans Day to  honor Chad’s life and legacy and to raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention. We contributed to this mission in a small way through our participation today. For more information visit: https://www.goruck.com/pages/chad-1000x

YHC prayed us out with the Peace Prayer (or Prayer of St. Francis).

MOLESKIN:
Each PAX completed 200 step ups during the workout, for a team total of 1,200. Getting to 1,000 individually would be quite a beatdown and very CSAUP-y, we should definitely try it sometime! Oatmeal demonstrated excellent leadership by example by picking up litter around the park during our moseys.

Not much mumblechatter, Draper joked that the Chicken Peckers (look it up in the Exicon) should only be done with Fluoride around….pretty good advice actually.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Turkey Trot coming up on 11/21

The Harbor – It’s Over (at least hopefully the ads are)

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
PAX: Meatball, Icebox, Stingray
QIC: F150
AO: The Harbor
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:

WARM-O-RAMA:
12 SSH, 12 IST

THA THANG:
Mosey to tennis courts
Jog to each line and do the exercise

Overhead claps x10 per line (4 courts)
Jog back to start and plank or pick up the six

V-ups x10 per line Court 1
E2K x10 per line Court 2
Ranger Merkins x10 per line Court 3
Jog back to start

Batwings x10 per line Court 1
IST x10 per line Court 2
Dan Taylor x10 per line Court 3
E2K x10 per line Court 4
Nolan Ryans x10 per line Court 4

Mosey back to the flag

T-Merkins x2
Ranger Merkins x2
Uptown Crunch x2 per side
Monkey Humpers x2
Pickle Pounders x 2