Texas Two-Steppin’

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Aaarrrggghhh, Alright Alright, Gambler, Ina, Teasip
QIC: Coach K

AO: La Madeleine
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH and IST x15 each

THA THANG:
Mosey to track for a lil two steppin

Without a break running clockwise:
800m run
400m backward run
800m run
400m backward run
(two steps forward, one back – get it?)

Partner lifts, turns, and spins:

Partner up and run the turns, partner carry the straight aways

Partner 1 runs left while Partner 2 runs right. Do an exercise when you meet in the middle and finish the lap. Rounds included:
-Partner Merkins
-Partner Sit Ups
-Squats and Merkins
-Burpees

One final native American lap bringing us to 3 miles on the track before moseying back

MARY:
None

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
We regrouped with Chairman who shared some general words of encouragement about picking each other up. We don’t always know what’s going on in each other’s lives, but being there for each other is what this group is about – letting people know they have somewhere to go and someone to listen if they need it.

MOLESKIN:
YHC came in hot this morning. Hindsight it was probably the loss to Syracuse this week that did it this morning. After settling in, we watched Chairman run off on his long distance run while the rest of the PAX followed YHC to the track probably expecting an easier #katytrailthursday before I announced a 1.5 mile segment out the gate.

Teasip, apparently the only real Texan, was the only one that got the two forward, one back reference. YHC thought it was clever, and PAX quickly learned how underutilized parts of the quads are on the backwards run. Alright Alright was like a horse seeing an open field for the first time on the longer portion, and YHC begrudgingly brought up the six trying to make himself better.

Not too much mumble chatter per the usual ktt, but the track atmosphere was nice to constantly see everyone’s position even if you fell behind the group. Splitting the quarters with reps was an interesting take on the running, but the PAX seemed okay with it as a “very different type of hard cardio”. YHC will take it. All in all, we covered about 3.5 miles on the day, which is well beyond YHCs expected capacity.

Shout outs to Aaarrrggghhh and Mile High for pushing people and YHC to get better this year. YHC will bitch about it every second of the way but deep down appreciates y’all’s encouragement. Y’all were the motivation behind the 1.5 miles from hell.

End of the workout wrapped up with a lot of talk about kids…a lot. Cliff notes edition: YHC’s love life is a traveshamockery, the “Dirty Thirties” are right around the corner for a few PAX, kids make everyone sick, and changing diapers is nasty.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Q source meeting tomorrow at 1130. Taco Joint in Preston Center
2. CSAUP event March 2, mark you calendars now
3. Run Ranger Run sign-ups

Escalating Intervals

Backblast for 1/10 Katy Trail Thursday

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Ina, Aaarrrggghhh, Alright Alright, Chairman Mao, Special Sauce, The Gambler, Coach K, Candy Land, F-150, Rump Roast
QIC: Mile High

AO: Katy Trail
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x20

ISS x15

Windmills x10

Cotton Pickers x10, nice and slow

THA THANG:
Rump Roast and F-150 took off on a ruck while the remaining PAX moseyed over to the Katy Trail

Having attended the first Q Source meeting the night before, YHC encouraged the PAX to disrupt their status quo. Anything done habitually or with high frequency can easily become the status quo, so YHC challenged the PAX to push themselves on the intervals, go harder on the beat down, etc.

¼ mile run

Merkins x12 IC

CDD x12 IC

½ mile run

Overhead claps x12 IC

Calf raises x12 IC

¾ mile run

30 sec. plank

Crab cakes x12 IC

¼ mile Native American run

Alternating shoulder taps x12

Rugby sit-ups x10

½ mile run

10 count

¼ mile Native American run

10 count

¼ mile run

American hammer x 12

¼ mile run burning whatever is left in the tank

Mosey back

Miles Covered: 4.2 miles

MARY:
None, YHC went past 6:15 with Tha Thang.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC reminded the PAX of comments made at the beginning of the beat down: habitual and high frequency activities easily become the status quo. This can be especially true of the relationship with your wife. For YHC, it is a unique challenge to define what it means to create movement towards advantage (F3 definition of a leader) in his marriage, exhorting each PAX to determine what this means for their own marriages. A place to start is to review the vows made to your wife during your wedding. YHC encouraged the unmarried PAX to consider what they may vow when they marry. Expressions of emotion, such as, “I have loved you since first sight,” is not a vow. The old fashioned, “in poverty and wealth, in sickness and health, till death do us part,” is a promise made and a standard to which one must hold. Each man should share leadership within his family with his wife; however, being the NANTAN (see the Lexicon if unfamiliar) of his marriage, it is the responsibility of each man to set the vision and communicate it in such a way that inspires his wife to follow.

YHC offered prayer.

MOLESKIN:
Alright Alright, Ina, and YHC were the first to congregate and speculated about the current temp. Official starting temp was 41 degrees, but all agreed it felt warmer. Overall, the mumblechatter was at a minimum. Howdy’s and Good morning’s were exchanged with passers by on the trail and there was the occasional trash talk between PAX during the intervals. Coach K and YHC had a chat on the next to last interval of Coach K’s love for running. Having already signed up to Q next Thursday’s beat down, Coach K assured YHC that it would enjoyable for all involved, likely involving less running.

Those at the back of the pack on the mosey back exchanged pleasantries with a runner going in the opposite direction. It is probable that she did not appreciate a group of beat down men running on the right side of the road. Hopefully her day improved from there.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Run Ranger Run – Gambler said he was going to claim one of the two remaining spots, leaving one more spot
2. 2nd F Happy Hour at Ozona on Friday

3. Friday Q Source at 11:30, Taco Joint in Preston Center

Caruth 1/09

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:

PAX: Alright Alright, Chairman Mao, Coach K, F150, Gambler, Icebox, Ina, Oatmeal, Rocket Man, Rump Roast, Special Sauce and Spread

QIC: Aaarrrggghhh

AO: Caruth Park

F3 WELCOME AND DISCLAIMER:

Done said it

WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH, IS, Windmill, Side Lunges, Slow Squats, Slow Merkins, Freddy Mercury uphill/downhill

THA THING:

Mosey to soft top for a Caruth 3x3x3:  3 grown a** man pull ups, lunge across the bridge, 3 burpees and repeat 3 times

Dirty McDeuce: 12 reps of dips, pull up under bench thing single count, alternating step-ups, dirkins single count, run around the soft top park and repeat 3 times. Mosey to tennis courts

4 CORNERS (kind of): 10 hand release merkins, lunge to next corner, first exercise plus 20 gorilla squats, bear crawl to next corner, first two exercises plus 30 flutter kicks, reverse lunge to next corner, first three exercises plus 40 arms raises.

Lined up for one round of burpee dans (four lunges followed by a burpee) across both courts and back

MARY:

Mosey to soft top: American Hammer x 12, rugby sit-ups x 12, reverse crunches x 12, about 8 seconds of six inches

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

We need to continue on working on improving ourselves and doing things right. This can be doing pull-ups like a grown a** man, counting slow on exercises, being better husbands, being a better father or working on whatever goals you might have.

MOLESKIN:

Yeah yeah yeah, still continuing bench mark week. Wasn’t planning on doing a repeat of Teasip’s Q at Glencoe, but thought the Caruth guys needed a reminder of a standard workout. This is why we always need guys to sign up to Q to keep things different, this is one of many reasons I enjoy coming to F3 beat downs.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Without a formal vote, we can assume F3 Happy Hour will be at Ozona’s this Friday (1/11) at whatever time you can get there. Sign up for Run Ranger Run, two spots available. Get a $20 raffle ticket from Sally for his upcoming mission. Put March 2nd down of our ruck event.

Mutt Ruck and Dribble Ball

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: F150, Icebox, Ina
QIC: Coach K

AO: Flag Pole Hill

THA THANG:
We walked places. Did some squats. Pace was 16:28 if I heard correctly, but PAX are welcome to correct me.

MOLESKIN:
Kicked off with a couple of Parkey jokes. Glad he finally won the Eagles a game. Lots of college basketball talk this morning as YHC didn’t have his public accounting PIC. Discussed the new NFL rule where colleges can restrict access to their coaches (Kingsbury the first to get slapped with this). Mentioned light up sneakers making a comeback. Maverick out and about despite low T from his operation.

#Benchmark Fitness Test 2019

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Chairman Mao, Coach K, F150, Ina, Isaiah, Pebbles (F3 Tallahassee), Pepper, Rump Roast, Sally, Special Sauce, Teasip
QIC: Alright Alright

AO: Burleson Park
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x10

IST x10

THA THANG:

Burpees – 100

Calf Raises – 150 (50 regular, 50 toes pointed in, 50 toes pointed out)

Ski Abs – 100

Merkins – 100

Deep Squats – 100

LBCs – 200

Carolina Dry Docks – 100

Russian Hammers – 100

Nipplers – 100

Jump Squats – 100

Mountain Climbers – 100

Shoulder Raises – 200

Dollies – 200

Hindu Merkins – 100

Squat Jacks – 100

Groiners – 100

Burpees – 100

Burpees – 200

PAX Results:

Alright Alright – Shoulder Raises 150

Chairman Mao – Dollies 100

Coach K – Mountain Climbers 55

F150 – Nipplers 50

Ina – Nipplers 71

Isaiah – Nipplers 100

Pebbles – Nipplers 70

Pepper – Nipplers 32

Rump Roast – Nipplers 30

Sally – Nipplers 45

Special Sauce – Dollies 71

Teasip – Mountain Climbers 100

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out, thanking God for a new year and the ability to set benchmarks and improve each year.

MOLESKIN:

Great to have Pebbles join us from Tallahassee.  He drove all the way in from Mansfield to post.

The #mumblechatter was plentiful this morning.  It more than made up for the lack thereof on Thursday and Friday.  Where should we begin?

The music… our resident DJ, Icebox, was absent, so Teasip, being the High Impact Man that he is, offered to bring his speaker and a playlist.  YHC was quite pleased with the country music playlist that our DJ selected as it provides the perfect pace at which to do 100 burpees, and the rest of the exercises quite honestly.  Unfortunately, the other PAX have less sophisticated taste and quickly requested some music that has unintelligible lyrics.  The PAX were satisfied for a few songs, but quickly turned on their DJ when things got a little too old school and less workout friendly.  Teasip was not surprised at how fickle the audience was.

The burpees… many PAX expressed concerns prior to the #beatdown.  They were appalled that we would be ending the workout with an additional 300 burpees.  YHC quickly informed them that no one would make it that far.  YHC was correct.  The first 100 burpees were truly a #crowdpleaser though.

The merkins… immediately cries rained down about Teasip having led the Murph yesterday and YHC having led the Mustang the day before.  It made #benchmark week a very difficult week.  But isn’t that what we want?

The nipplers… if you don’t know what this is you really missed out, and YHC is sure the PAX will be willing to explain it to you when you ask.  These kicked everyone’s butt.  The majority of that was probably due to the number of merkins that had been completed this week, but it was also a fairly unfamiliar exercise.  It is quite clear that we all need to improve in this area, so let’s do some more of those this year.

The coffeteria… Sally attempted to protests Bubba’s by suggesting Chick-fil-A multiple times, and then said that Chick-fil-A is better than Bubba’s.  We heard later that F150 agreed with him.  All YHC knows is that these guys should be grateful there isn’t an Inquisition going on right now because that is utter heresy.  PAX from around the nation have agreed that Bubba’s is the greatest #coffeteria AO in F3 Nation.

The social media… we had conversations this morning about how other exercise groups have grown through social media, specifically through influencers.  In case anyone was wondering, the 2018 Q of the Year, Special Sauce, has the most Instagram followers of any of our PAX with 614.  Apparently, some guy named Podcast has the most Twitter followers.  Not sure who he is though.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Run Ranger Run
2. Q Source starts this week

3. CSAUP on March 2nd

The Mustang 2019 Benchmark

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Ant Man, Coach K, Gambler, Icebox, Ina, Mile High, Oatmeal, Sally, Special Sauce, Teasip
QIC: Alright Alright

AO: The Mustang
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given (includes the Flu)

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x11

IST x10

Mosey to The Mustang

THA THANG:
The Mustang…

Timer set for 30 minutes.

Run up ramps to top, 20 merkins, run down ramps to bottom, 20 LBCs, run up stairs to top (touch every stair), 20 merkins, run down stairs, 20 LBCs, run across parking deck to other stairs and up the stairs to the top, 20 merkins, run down the stairs, 20 LBCs, run back to start and repeato with 19 reps, then 18, etc.

Final Numbers:

Alright Alright: Completed round of 17 for 444 reps

Ant Man: Completed round of 18 for 342 reps

*Coach K: Completed two full sets of 17 for 410 reps (need confirmation)

Gambler: Completed round of 17 for 444 reps

Icebox: Completed one full set of 17 for 376 reps

Ina: Completed two full sets of 17 for 410 reps

Mile High: Completed round of 18 for 342 reps

*Oatmeal: Completed two full sets of 17 for 410 reps (need confirmation)

Sally: Completed round of 18 for 342 reps

Special Sauce: Completed round of 17 for 444 reps

Teasip: Just shy of completing the round of 17 for 437 reps

YHC told the PAX prior to the start gun that completing a set of 16 would put them in world record territory.  No one was able to accomplish that today, but based on today’s results YHC expects that record to fall in 2019.

The worst part of the workout might have been the mosey back to La Madeleine in the middle of a monsoon.

MARY:
Plenty of LBCs during the workout

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
A brief prayer as we were all ready to get out of the cold and the rain.

MOLESKIN:
YHC didn’t hear much #mumblechatter, but it is possible that some of the small pods of PAX were conversing, unlikely, but possible.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. #QSource groups will begin meeting next week. Wednesday 1/9 @ 6:00 PM at Chick-fil-A on Hillcrest.  Friday 1/11 @ 11:30 AM at Preston Center, restaurant has not yet been determined.
2. Sign up for #RunRangerRun on our F3 Dallas Alpha team.

3. Begin preparing for #CSAUP on 3/2/19 (Texas Independence Day).  Planning meetings will begin soon.  Reach out to YHC if you are interested in assisting with planning.

DJ Icebox Greatest Hits Vol 1

Backblast

Aaarrrggghhh AlrightAlright Walmart F150 Coach K Ina Teasip Gambler joined YHC for DJ Icebox’s Greatest Hits Volumes 1

Here’s the set list:

Rocky Montage – warmup

Badger badger badger, Mr Weebl – monkey humper + plank position with “mushroom” or “snake” (35)

Billy Idol, Mony Mony (67 Mony’s) – hold back plank + dip

Daniel Bedingfield, Gotta Get Thru This – suicides

MC Hammer, Can’t Touch This – high knees + burpees (when he says can’t touch this, 28 Times)

Kevin Gates, I don’t get tired – mountain climbers + merkin (when he says tired, 42 times)

Unk, Walk it Out- flutter kicks + LBC’s with “walk” (110)

Til I Collapse, Eminem/Nate Dogg – sprints

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

Big Sean, Go Legend – Freddy Mercury’s + WWII’s with “legend” (58)

You Can Do It, Ice Cube – Superman + t merkin with “do it” (52)

Impressive showing for January 2nd and 33 degrees and raining, but the PAX know that I Q like Newman from Seinfeld and avoid inclement weather at all costs so we quickly moseyed to the parking garage and got to it. Not a whole lot of mumble chatter today but as always Ina in long sleeves raises eyebrows and Walmart did his best splash impersonation by working out with his hood up the whole time.

Teasip cleared the parking deck at the end of the workout by having something die inside him so didn’t get a chance to pray it out.

Happy New Year to everyone, the weather sucks right now but let’s start out the year strong and encourage our friends to join us in the gloom instead of joining Planet Fitness, we might workout early but you don’t have to fight anyone for a treadmill or weight machine. Remember, there are two types of people, those who wipe down gym equipment after they’re done with it and the worst people in the universe.

Announcements:

Run Ranger Run, See Oatmeal’s posts for more details

CSAUP, volunteer to help organize it so AlrightAlright doesn’t get to do whatever he wants

#dadbodsfor100 Oo-De-Lally Isaiah BOOMER Ant Man let’s see if we can get the new dads in the top 10 in attendance for 2019!

https://open.spotify.com/user/martijos/playlist/3biNeWlBEoDOWjYZnf1eWY?si=I2_AqeG3SCe0fAgs_bFi-Q