Merkin Mile with Gus

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AO: Burleson Park
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:

WARM-O-RAMA:
Merkin mile
Every .25 mile 25 merkins

THA THANG:
Buprees x50
Overhead Caps x100
Merkins x150
Big Boy Sit ups x200
Squats x250

Mosey to flag pole
60 seconds of affirmation

Mosey to soft top

MARY:
Crunchy frogs IC x30
Canoe, Boat IC x15
Hello Dolly IC x15
Rosalita IC x15
Marge, Homer, Bart
Pickle pounders IC x10
Forearm plank 1 min

Victory Mosey Lap around Burleson Park
The Ratchet (named for a PAX in Knoxville, TN)
15 Over Head press
15 thumbs up over head (similar overhead clap)
15 thumbs down
15 Over Head press
15 thumbs to shoulder blades (bend at elbows)
15 thumbs to small of back

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: F150, AlrightAlright, Teasip, Chairman Mao, Coach K, Wolf, Gold Digger, Sleeveless, Icebox
QIC: Gus

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
The uniqueness of F3 being across the country where men can go to a city and find a good beatdown.

MOLESKIN:
Gus came in to Dallas for a wedding and gave the PAX of F3 Dallas a workout. There was much mumblechatter occurring about Graduation and all the SMU students being up early and dressed. Gus introduced the PAX to 60 seconds of affirmation/encouragement. Great beatdown by a visiting Nant’an.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. VAPE dinner May 29
2. GrowRuck Memphis Sept 21-23

Where is Williams Park anyway?

AO: Williams Park
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x25
Imperial Stormtrooper x20
Windmill x10
Carolina Drydocks x10

THA THANG:
Williams 10×5:
Squats x10, Merkins x10, WWII x10, run up ladder and go down slide. 5 rounds

Bear crawled around a bit with burpees every now and again (25 burpees total)

Walking lunge / burpee ladder. Follow the trees around the park doing increasing number of burpees at each tree. (9 trees total)

Dirty McDeuce:
Claymakers x12 each leg
Irken/Merkins/Derkin x12
OHD Claps x12

More burpees, cause why not?

MARY:
LBCs x15
Scissors x15
Penguin Crunch x15

More burpees, cause, again, why not?

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: F150, Gold Digger, Teasip
QIC: Coach K

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

MOLESKIN:
Omaha Q because some people needed their beauty rest. Felt like a trap being led to a new AO, but it all worked out.

PAX were a big fan of the Williams Park slide, which is about twice as high and steep as those at Caruth. Add some fresh rain and you’re knee high to a grasshopper. We gave Teasip a solid 8.25 for sliding on his feet and sticking the landing (minor buckle of the left knee docked him some points). I even ended the workout with a final trip down the slide to compensate for the 90 burpees.

Minor complaints about the number of SSH to kickoff the workout. I wanted to embrace the spirit of the original Q and his passion for the exercise. Granted 25 isn’t a lot, so complaints were promptly ignored.

I did regain credibility by saying we’d do 100 burpees but only did 90. As always, I’m here for the people, so I do what I can.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Guest Q tomorrow, Gus from Memphis, at Burleson Park 0700
2. VAPE dinner May 29
3. GrowRuck Memphis Sept 21-23

Inspiration for the Spartan

AO: Caruth Park
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:

WARM-O-RAMA:
Training Montage 

THA THANG:
Bogore, Salad Dressing – plank + merkin with “sauce” 35

Busta Rhymes, Girlfirend – P1 flutter kicks P2 run to end of tennis court and back twice

Alice Morton, No Roots – hold Al Gore + jump forward and backward in position on “Roots” 27

Devo, Whip It – SSH + burpee with “whip” 21

Usher, Yeah! Freddy Mercury’s + hip thruster with “yeah” 72

Echosmith, Over My Head – t claps or overhead presses + squat with “over my head” 52

Daniel Bedingfield, Gotta Get Thru This – suicides

Dead or Alive, You Spin Me Round – Superman + t merkin with “round” 45

Imagine Dragons, Thunder – back plank + dip with “thunder” 69

Chingy, I like that – side plank + hip raise with “I like that”, alternate side every 5, 45

Yellow Claw, DJ Turn it Up – P1 overhead presses P2 down tennis court and back twice

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MARY:
Beyoncé, Halo – penguin crunch + rugby sit-up with “halo” 69

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Aaarrrggghhh, AlrightAlright, Chairman Mao, Coach K, Hotty Toddy, Special Sauce, Spread, Oo-De-Lally, Sambuca, Princess Turtlehead, SpiderMan, Boney Expeess, Teasip, Q*bert
QIC: Icebox

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

MOLESKIN:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. 2ndF Scotch Club May 17, bring $20
2. Guest Q this Saturday, Gus from Memphis, let’s show him a big D welcome
3. VAPE dinner May 29
4. GrowRuck Memphis Sept 21-23

AMRAP Dash

AO: Glencoe Park
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:

WARM-O-RAMA:
Side Straddle Hops IC x13
Baby Arm Circles IC x13 each way
Hillbillies going right IC x13
Prisoner Squat IC x13
Daisy Pickers IC x13

THA THANG:
Mosey to field
AMRAP Dash
PAX line up spread down the benches, one at a time move to light stick and do exercise, and Bernie Sanders back to PAX. PAX do AMRAP while awaiting their turn. All Exercise x13 in 4 count

Rd. 1
PAX: AYG; We’re Not Worthy Praises (Front raises w/ CMU)
Group: Mountain Climbers (Mod on knees)
Rd. 2
PAX: Lunge; Goblet Squat
Group: Worst Merkin Ever (Werkin, Merkin, Diamond Merkin) (Mod on knees)
Rd. 3
PAX: Lt. Dan; Colt 45
Group: LBFlutter Kicks
Rd. 4
Run to glow sticks and back
13 monkey humpers

MARY:
Crunchy Frog IC x20
Uptown Crunch IC x13 Both sides
Hello Dolly IC x13

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Eruzione, Teasip, Gold Digger, Boomer, Oo-De-Lally, AlrightAlright, Wojo, Q*Bert, Coach K, Aaarrrggghhh
QIC: F150

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
During YHC’s time in Scripture this morning I came across Matthew 9:35-38. This famous passage is the one of the labors and the harvest. For the harvest is plentiful and the labors are few. When Jesus saw the crowds, He had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless. For compassion is not pity men but it is to be sympathetic consciously of other distress together with the desire to alleviate it. In our jobs do we see people as a means to an end or as people we walk with daily. Are we seen as compassionate? YHC challenged the PAX to different and lead with compassion as Jesus did.

MOLESKIN:
This gloom was a humid morning. YHC has been challenged with the need to make sure to respect the time given of men. For it is a F3 thing to start on time and end on time. Doing so respects mens time and other commitments to the day. We had two Willy Loman join us Wojo and Q*Bert for this morning’s beatdown. Teasip and YHC worked to find a place where the shovel flag could be placed in the ground…this stinking no rain has caused all the ground to be tough. So it was planted in the woodchip playground.

YHC enjoys the use of the coupon and brought a few for us to use this gloom. This worked out well in our beatdown until one of the coupons go the upper hand of BOOMER and it sidelined he and ultimately sent him home early. Gold Digger aided him in the care of his hand and rejoined the PAX at MARY. There was much room for mumblechatter during THA THANG and mentions of an excerise called the Alabama Prom Date?!? Multiple modifications where made as each round took a while with a coupon…and there was as normal AlrightAlright comments about Q doing the workout. YHC can handle anything thrown out and that I lead, modifications have to be made when we have good numbers show up and exercises take longer than expected. That’s a good problem, but challenge accepted and welcomed to be pushed harder.

Counting was again pointed out that YHC used cadence different than intended…some fast…some slow and some mixed. YHC will do a better job in consistence in the future but hey it was unexpected and kept all PAX on their feet.

During the Name-o-Rama F150 missed Eruzione which drew immediate reaction from the PAX and Coach K issued penalty Burpee‘s with the truth if any were to be had for anything it was for missing a PAX. To which penalty Burpee‘s were executed.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Guest Q on Saturday – Gus from Memphis
2. 2nd F Scotch Club May 17
3. VAPE dinner May 29
4. GrowRuck Memphis Sept 21-23

Spartan Inspired Black Ops

AO: Germany Park
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH IC x15
Windmills IC x10

THA THANG:
Spartan workout OYO

Burpees x 30
800 m run
Burpees x 30
800 m run
Burpees x 30
800 m run
Burpees x 30
800 m run

Total burpees: 120 (4 failed obstacles on race day)
Total : 2 mile

MARY:
Walk half lap to high jump for abs
LBC x 10
Toe touch x 10
Rugby x 10

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: AlrightAlright, Coach K
QIC: Ina

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Ina prayed out the PAX with a prayer for thanksgiving for our mothers.

MOLESKIN:
There was not a whole lot of room for #mumblechatter during the workout as the PAX were spread out after the initial start of 30 burpees. Coach K and AlrightAlright we’re glad they joined as this was good preparation for next Sunday’s Spartan Sprint.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. 2ndF Scotch Club May 17
2. VAPE dinner May 29
3. GrowRuck Memphis Sept 21-23

Over and Under

AO: Burleson Park
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:

WARM-O-RAMA:

THA THANG:
Chumbawumba burpee
mosey to the soft top
Iron Hulk
Flutter Kicks – ring of fire
mosey to the tennis court
10 merkins
suicide, inside out
10 merkins
suicide outside in
10 merkins

mosey to the parking deck

DORA – 100 merkins, 200 squats, 300 LBCs
Dirty McDeuce – Irkins, Merkins, Derkins, Dips (with one set of Burpee Diamond merkins mixed in)

Mosey back to start point

MARY:

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Teasip, AlrightAlright, Chairman Mao, Q*bert (Lake Wylie), Buhlakay, Icebox, F150, Ant Man, Isaiah, Wolf, Coach K
QIC: Pepper

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

MOLESKIN:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. 2ndF Happy hour Tonight
2. 2ndF Scotch Club May 17
3. VAPE dinner May 29
4. GrowRuck Memphis Sept 21-23

Roll of the dice

AO: Mockingbird Station
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:

WARM-O-RAMA:
Side Straddle Hops IC x21
Imperial Squats IC x12
Imperial Lunges IC x12
Hand Release Jiminy Cricket OYO x10

THA THANG:
Mosey to first level parking garage

Pop the Pig dice: None – Skip; Green – Bear crawl; Yellow – Bernie Sanders; Orange – Imperial Lunge Walk; White – Lt Dan 1:4; Multiple – All You Got (AYG)

Dice (Exercises)
1 – 1 min AMRAP Bobby Hurley
2 – Bridge Merkins (feet on shoulder of other pax)
3 – BLIMPS
4 – Crowd Pleasers (1 Merkin to 1 Groiner)
5 – DREW
        D – dirty hookup – plank facing a wall, four count…1 right hand against that wall, 2 left hand against the wall (now in a horizontal plank), 3 right hand down, 4 left hand down.
        R – Reverse Plank Dips
        E – Elf on a Shelf
        W – Worst Merkin Ever (Wide, Regular, Diamond = 1)
6 – ATM
        Alternating Toe Touches X15
        Tempo Merkin (4,3,2, Up on 1) X10
        Merkins Fast X10

We were able to get through 6 rounds and covered 3 levels. (most exercises were done according to what level we were on…example level 1 means 1 of each BLIMP, level 2 means 2 of each):
Rd. 1 Imperial Lunge Walk & BLIMPS
Rd. 2 AYG & Crowd Pleasers
Rd. 3 Bear Crawl & Crowd Pleaser
Rd. 4 Bernie Sanders & Crowd Pleasers
Rd. 5 Skip & Dirty Hookup (Q substitute due to too many Crowder Pleasers)
Rd. 6 Imperial Lunge Walk & 1 min AMRAP Bobby Hurley

Mosey to outside loading area near vehicles.

MARY:
Forearm Plank 1 Min
Flutter Kicks IC 15

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Coach K, Teasip, Pepper, Oo-De-Lally, AlrightAlright
QIC: F150

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
F150 shared about how Jesus revealed Himself to women first at the resurrection and sent them as the first evangelist to tell about His resurrection. We are to honor the women in our lives…our spouse, mother, those we work with, those some date, and women in general. It will catch them off guard when we desire to be men that lead and honor them with nothing expected in return. BE MEN HONOR WOMEN! They were made in God’s image as well.

MOLESKIN:
There was much mumblechatter this gloom and it started right out of the gates with the counting of F150…thinking through the Imperial Lunges could have been better. When the dice came out and each of the PAX learned what each of the colors meant there was someone (AlrightAlright) desiring Bear Crawls. At one point there was a concern by the Q and some PAX mentioned that the dice might be weighted as the same exercise came up multiple times, Q Omaha’d to give some variety when the 4thCrowd Pleaser came up. Coach K reminded the PAX of the counting ability of F150 and AlrightAlright brought up the penalty burpees encouraged by F150 for a missing shovel flag on Tuesday’s beatdown. Coach K was not appreciative of the penalty burpees obviously…#wegetbetteritnevergetseasier. It could have been that Coach K was just ornery because the PAX were enjoying our Bobby Hurley expercise.

The stairs were used on most returns to the first level to roll the dice again. However, the PAX asked to run down the ramps instead of being stuck in the stale air of the stairs and something about gas of other PAX.

Overall a great workout in the gloom!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1.2ndF Happy hour May 11
2.2ndF Scotch Club May 17
3.VAPE dinner May 29
4.GrowRuck Memphis Sept 21-23

Teasip…I can’t feel my shoulders

AO: Glencoe Park
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:

WARM-O-RAMA:
10 penalty burpees for no flag
Side Straddle Hops IC x15
Imperial Stormtrooper IC x15
Cotton Pickers IC x10

THA THANG:
Spider-Man Crawl across both tennis courts, then 20 OH claps.
Lounge walk back, then Bolt 45s
Don Brown (12 merkins, crab walk to between the two courts, 12 diamond merkins, crab walk to end and 12 T merkins)

Paint the Lines, followed by 10 body builders

Followed with Suicide Ladder, which involved a suicide and doing increasing Carolina Dry Docks by 5 each time you came back to the starting line

Did a suicide (regular) and 12 Newton Cradles

Finished up with one round of Caterpillar (only one single file line)

MARY:
James Bond for two rounds
Penguin Crunch x12

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Aaarrrggghhh, Coach K, F150, Gold Digger, Hippy, Icebox, Oo-De-Lally, Pepper, Waterboy, Oompa Loompa (Charlotte)
QIC: Teasip

MOLESKIN:
Some annoyance with the Burpees though the blame should fall to the flag owner for not ensuring the flag would be at the workout. Not much complaining again until the Suicide Ladder where the PAX seemed to think they got their shoulder work in for the week. Got to see the rare sight of Pepper showing up for a workout where he didn’t Q.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Shout out to Oompa Loompa for joining us from Charlotte. Great seeing Waterboy back out there.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Happy hour May 11
2. Scotch Club May 17
3. GrowRuck12 (Memphis, TN) Sept 21-23

Pepper’s Black Ops Kicks Monday in the Mouth

AO: Caruth Park
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:

WARM-O-RAMA:

THA THANG:
Chumbawumbaburpee – SSH with Burpees every time they say “I get knocked down”
Bodies hit the floor – Irkins on Bodies Hit the Floor, Dips on counting, mountain climbers in between
Bring Sally Up w/ duck walk – Squats on Bring Sally Up/Bring Sally Down w/ duck walk in between
ThunderTruck – Merkins on Thunder, plank the rest
Roxeanne – modified for Mary: flutter kicks throughout, Big Boy Sit Ups on Roxanne, Dolly on Red Light
Bearway to Heaven (the original, no modification) – bear Crawl to each line, crawl bear back

MARY:
4 minutes of flutters and elbow planks

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: AlrightAlright, Teasip, Aaarrrggghhh, Coach K, Sambuca
QIC: Pepper

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

MOLESKIN:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Yes we just ran 3.9 miles on Saturday

AO: Burleson Park
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 10
Walk Backs x 10
Inside/Out Merkins 2×5

Native American run to Dallas Hall (we took the long way, by way of Hillcrest)

THA THANG:
C-I-N-C-O
Cherkins (Clapping Merkins) x 50
Imperial Storm Walker (Squat followed ISTs) x 100
Nothing starts with N, so we’re doing Mountain Climbers x 150
Crunches x 200
Overhead Claps x 250

Partner 1 runs around flagpole and back while partner 2 knocks out the reps. Rinse and repeat until all complete

Tag Team Kentucky Derby
Side Shuffle around fountain, switch direction of shuffle half way. Tag partner in to complete lap 2 of the race. T-claps to Boomer for powering through a tweaked groin.

Mosey to Park area with the stone benches.
Irkins x 5
Dips x 5
Claymakers x 5 each leg
Box Jump Squats x 5

Rinse and repeat 3x

Mosey to Parking Deck

Alright Alright vs the World

2 deck bear crawl race. Alright Alright started at the bottom, rest of the Pax started halfway up ramp 1. 11 burpees were on the line. For each person Alright Alright passed, 1 burpee was taken away and given to the rest of the Pax. Final count was 6 Burpees for AA and 5 for the rest of us.

Mosey to the Soft top for Mary

MARY:
Rosalita 2×10
Alternating Leg Toe Touches: 2×5 each leg

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Chairman Mao, Oo-De-Lally, Podcast, Rabbit (Memphis), F150, Antman, AlrightAlright, Boomer, Sleeveless, Coach K
QIC: Special Sauce

MOLESKIN:
There was no lack of competition this gloom as we prepared for the Kentucky Derby and celebrated Cinco de Mayo. All counting was done in Spanish.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Shout out to Rabbit for joining us from Memphis.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Happy hour May 11
2. Scotch Club May 17
3. GrowRuck12 (Memphis, TN) Sept 21-23