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

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.

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

Dbl Time/MRM – 11/16/20

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: AlrightAlright, Special Sauce, Pow Pow, Chairman Mao, Plus One, Stingray (lone rucker) 
QIC: Oatmeal

AO: FPH
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

THA THANG:

5 mile run

2.5 mile ruck (Stingray)

MOLESKIN:
Good running weather and it showed as many PAX posted various PR’s throughout run.  

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

QOY competition is coming soon! 

YHC prayed us out.

Iron Pax Week 3: Take Two

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Alright Alright, Isaiah, Oatmeal, Plus One, Stingray
QIC: Teasip

AO: The Harbor
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given quickly, as YHC was a little late

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x10, IST x10, Produce Pickers x5

THA THANG:
IronPax Week 3

Run 400m
100 merkins
Run 400m
90 squats
Run 400m
80 merkins
Run 400m
70 squats
Run 400m
60 merkins
Run 400m
50 squats
Run 400m
40 merkins
Run 400m
30 squats
Run 400m
20 merkins
Run 400m
10 squats
***Run 800m***

MARY:
None

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out

MOLESKIN:
Not a lot of mumblechatter as everyone was either sucking wind or counting the reps.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Golf with F3 Fort Worth October 3
2. F3 10 Year Anniversary in January

MRM is Back!

#backblast

AlrightAlright and Plus One joined YHC and Maverick for this AM’s ruck. Temp was awesome, company even better.

Topics of conversation covered who’d you want to see 5 days in a row, Pepper was high on the list, but I’d love to see anyone 5 days in a row these days…Iron PAX cheaters and the shoulder/quad obsessed Greenwood PAX…who would be on the F3 Dallas All-Star Ruck team (where were you this AM F150??)…the meeting Oatmeal and I need to have with the M’s so we can make show up on the same day and make the Lindsley Park AO a reality

Good pace today, 15:21, motivated by not wanting to be lapped by PowPow

MRM is back, look forward to the coming weeks!

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

#backblast Burleson 8/22. Siesta VQ

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:

PAX: Isaiah, Island Time, Shifty McCoy, Rump Roast, Chairman Mao, Oatmeal, sound machine, Draper, PowPow, Plus One, Fluoride, Whoops, Classified, DFib

AO: Burleson

F3 WELCOME AND DISCLAIMER: given

WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x 17 IC

IST x 17 IC

Windmill x 10 IC

Indian run across the park (2 full laps)

THA THANG:

16 burpees (the goal was to complete 46 overall, but some things got in my way)

Mosey to the track field (supposedly it was opened)

Stop to grab some benches on our way there for 46 reps overall:

16 box jumps

15 side lunges (left leg)

15 side lunges (right leg)

F3 relays

Once we got to the track filed it was closed –> crap!! :-(. But siesta got a plan B, doing the same F3 relays on the quad. 

The idea was to make teams of 3/4 PAX, spread out evenly around the track at four stations, each station with an assigned exercise, then run between stations as in a relay race. After some confusion, Chairman Mao and Oatmeal step up to clarify directions and we were able to complete 2 full laps.

Station 1 – Monkey Humpers (nobody seemed to like those)

Station 2 – Merkins

Station 3 – Carolina Dry Docks

Station 4 – Overhead Claps

Hopefully, this idea will work better when the track field is opened back.

Mosey back to the playground with a stop for:

8 Durkins

16 deeps

Mary

16 Rosalita

No time for more, but at least I had time for some bilingual counting.

We still owe 30 burpees, that will be done on my next Q (first F3 anniversary, followed by a beer salute this time)