One year down…

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Sex Panther, Flo(w) (Down range from JAX), AlrightAlright, Ina, Spread, Coach K, Aaarrrggghhh, Plus One, Sally, Sting Ray, Special Sauce, Pow Pow, Ultra, F150
Conspicuously Absent: Pepper (Happy birthday!)
QIC: Oatmeal

 AO: Caruth Park
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given after a reminder from Coach K

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 10IC
IST x 10IC
Cotton Pickers x 9 IC 

THA THANG:
YHC lead PAX on a mosey to Turtle Creek at which point we performed one exercise at each intersection up to Coffee Park.  Moseyed around the park and worked our way back down to the start.

We performed the following exercises ~x30 followed by a run, backward run, karaoke or, following the merkins, a bear crawl to the next intersection.
Merkins
Gorilla Squats
Dancing Bears
Groiners
Ski Abs
Freddie Mercury’s
Reverse Lunges
LBC’s
Monkey Humpers
Superman
AL Prom Dates
Moseyed back to Caruth given the time remaining to perform
Burpees

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC prayed us out.

MOLESKIN:
Mumblechatter was random and at times muted based on exercises.  Bear crawl over the first block of Turtle Creek was a crowd pleaser and something about merkins today and Mustang tomorrow. We may have also offended an HP walker with our reps of AL Prom Dates, for which someone shouted apologies.  But I apologize for nothing in my work out!!  Workout was centered on Pepper’s milestone birthday (happy 30th) and YHC’s one-year anniversary hence the 30 reps of each exercise at 12 intersections.  Unfortunately, we ran out of time to complete a total of 365 reps.  YHC shared his thankfulness for F3 and the men in Dallas for making him a better man both physically and mentally.  Without the men of F3 YHC would still be a sad clown looking for a spark so I thank God every day for bringing me to this organization.  Also, YHC reminded the PAX to always be EH’ing other men to change them for the better.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  1. QSource tonight at CFA on Hillcrest @ 1800.  Topic: TARGETING
  2. Leadership dinner @ Torchy’s tomorrow night beginning at 1745 to ??? Come seek out leadership opportunities as we continue to expand in the Metroplex
  3. Registration forthcoming for Dallas Marathon Relay teams. Stay tuned to Band for more details.

OG SVT

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Spread, Draper, Sex Panther, Rump Roast, Coach K, Irwin (FNG), Mayflower (FNG), Icebox, Aaarrrggghhh, Alright Alright, Pepper, Hotty Toddy, Rabbit, Neutered, Stingray, F150
QIC: Sally

AO: The OG (Caruth Park)
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Performed. Also got to preach about form :).

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 20 IC
IST x 15 IC
Windmill x 10 IC

THA THANG:
First up:
Run to the back side of the tennis courts, adding 4 stops/exercises along the way:
5 merkins after bridge 1
5 pull-ups at the playground
5 merkins after bridge 2, and
20 rocking horses each leg upon reaching the tennis courts (rocking horses are a two-part exercise – 1. one-legged reverse lunge, touching both hands to ground, 2. bring that leg up and through, grabbing your knee to your chest)

Wheel of taps and merkins:
Everyone grab a section of curb.
Curb taps (both feet up and down is one rep) x 10, Irkins x 10
Rotate 90 degrees. Side curb taps x 10, curb split merkins x 10
Rotate another 90 degrees. Back curb taps x 10, derkins x 10
Rotate another 90 degrees. Side curb taps x 10, curb split merkins x 10

“Rest” exercise 10 good mornings IC

Laparoo:
Starting at the rear of the tennis courts, run 3 laps around to the north side, through the playground, and back over the bridge.
During the 1st lap, stop and do 8 pull-ups and 8 step-ups (each leg)
During the 2nd lap, do 7 pull-ups and 7 step-ups each leg
During the 3rd lap, do 6 pull-ups and 6 step-ups each leg.

Get inside the tennis court.

Burpee the lines:
Essentially, 2 burpees and 2 turnarounds at each doubles and singles line across the courts. Down and back.
More details: starting at one court’s outermost doubles line (or “the baseline”), perform a burpee on the outermost side of the court. Then jump over that (doubles) line, turn around, and perform another burpee, keeping your hands on the inside side of the line. When you stand up and jump, jump back over the line. Then turn around and move on to the next line. Drop into a burpee and begin again.

“Rest” exercise: Good mornings x 10 OYO

Get up the lines:
Divide into 4 similarly-sized groups. Each group begins at the bottom-left most part of a half-court.
Perform 10 get-ups (lie completely flat on your back, and get up to standing), then run paint the lines for that court.
Move on to the next court.
#ExtraCredit modification – do not use your hands on the get-ups.

“Rest” exercise: 10 good mornings OYO, 10 groiners OYO

Partner Lazy IMPS:
50 reps of Imperial Storm Troopers, Merkins, Plank Jacks, and Squats
Partner 1 performs exercises
Partner 2 flutter kicks (4-count) to 20, then switch.
Only got to Merkins due to time.

MARY:
Done in the IMPS

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Completed. Welcome to Irwin (FNG, brought by Stingray) and Mayflower (FNG, brought by Rabbit while he is here to help with Rabbit’s move). Gave thanks for F3 and the impact it has had on many of our lives; asked for guidance and support, and to keep our thoughts on the right path.

MOLESKIN:
No repeats of Hannigan’s Bridge today.
Curb taps are a great agility exercise.
So are burpees. Burpee the lines was a ton of fun, and seemed like a nice little (dare I say it?) competition.
Get-ups are becoming a PAX-wide favorite exercise.
No Longhair sightings this morning. Or in the last few weeks. Maybe he was intimidated by his run-in with AlrightAlright.

17 guys this morning, continuing an excellent attendance run this week. Keep coming out and getting better. And keep bringing out friends or family (well done, Rabbit) who could benefit from F3. Remember our mission is “To plant, grow, and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.” #GiveItAway.

Speaking of leadership, we can use everyone’s passion and talents. Whatever you are passionate about and good at, there’s a way you can make a significant difference for the men of F3 Dallas, and for Dallas more broadly. A simple solution is to think about what you like about F3, and grow that.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1. Special July 4th beatdown tomorrow. 0700 at the flag at Flag Pole Hill. We’ll do a beatdown then a run afterward.
2. No QSource this week.
3. Safe travels to everyone travelling.

F3 Mental Health Day

PAX: Aaarrrggghhh, AlrightAlright, Ant Man, Chairman Mao, F150, Ina, Myspace, Oatmeal, Princess Turtlehead, Sex Panther, Special Sauce, splash, Spread, Stingray (FNG) Teasip, Thunderlips
QIC: Coach K
AO: Caruth Park

*Due to anonymity concerns, stories/NMM have been removed

Pre-Q:
PAX were instructed to arrive 5 minutes early this morning, and all were present right on time. F3 Nation dedicated workouts today to raising awareness about men’s mental health, specifically suicide and depression. Given that most suicides are middle-aged men…it’s something we can’t keep ignoring.

Tha Thang:
Dirty Mc-Cuss Word of Choice

Two full suicides: start short for the first one; start long for the second
Burpees x10
Hand-Release Merkins x12
Burpees x10
E2K x12
Burpees x10
Lunges x12
Burpees x10
Plank Jacks x12

Repeato 2 more times
Burpees x9

All in all – we did 129 burpees, one for every person that will kill themselves today.

Mumblechatter:
As with most of YHC’s Q’s, mumblechatter was restricted by the nature of the beast. splash promised us a burpee-free Q next Wednesday. AlrightAlright broke the tension with a penis joke on the “start short finish long” suicides. Him and Special Sauce tried making a truce on the third round of suicides, which fell through pretty quickly. Spread was the only one man enough to embrace the final 9 burpees without whining. Princess Turtlehead reminded the PAX that I warned everybody it wasn’t an ideal workout for a new guy. Disclaimer was given. Some moans and groans throughout as PAX figured out the pattern, but I definitely wouldn’t rank this amongst the worst of my Qs.

We wrapped up with the naming ceremony of our FNG Craig, now Stingray. He’s from Mississippi, owned a copy of “Flaming Lips” as his first CD, and was a journalist in college. Welcome, sir.

My name is Sally O’Malley and I’m 50!

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
PAX: Princess Turtlehead, Splash, Special Sauce, Ina, Oatmeal, Chairman Mao, Gold Digger, Thunderlips, Sex Panther, Ma Bell, MySpace, Alright Alright
QIC: Spread

AO: The original…Caruth

F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Not a professional, but been doing this a lot longer than you.

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 17 (Q b day St Patty), 20 burp, 10 storm, 20 burp, 10 fat ballerinas, 10 burp

THA THANG:
Mosey to Coffee Park

Slow and low for all: 20 globe abs, 10 irkins, 10 dips, 10 gorillas, 10 dirkins, 10 step up left, 10 step up right, 10 dirkins, mosey

burps x 10 at each intersection for another 50, mosey to tennis court

burps x 7 (tricentennial – 7/4/2076), ski abs x 10, in-n-out x 10, bear crawl bear court x1, mosey to field, 50 yard sprint

circle – offset pushup x20, diamonds x 10, dolphins x10, slow and low x10

SSH x 17 to wrap

MARY:
No protractor to keep pax off guard.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Low O2 – many in pax struggling at this stage.

MOLESKIN:
Pax was expecting the “typical Spread” rings – I did not accommodate.  Expecting “typical Spread” protractor – NO again.  Getting old and shifty at 50.  Thanks to all for posting – was a privilege to lead the group to commemorate my big milestone.  Looking forward to 57 more.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Check band

Candy Cane Returns

PAX: Ina, Alright Alright, Icebox, Oatmeal, Gambler, Special Sauce, Rump Roast, Splash, Rocket Man, Coach K, Spread, Sally, Thunderlips (FNG)

QIC: Candy Cane

AO: Caruth Park – The OG AO

Tha Thang:

Warmup

Burpee Pyramid 1 to 10 back to 1

Merkins, Lunges, Planks, Suicides, more of the same

The Dora that never ends

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

PAX: Aaarrrggghhh, Ina, Splash, Spread, Princess Turtlehead, Candyland, AlrightAlright, Rocket Man (Charlotte, NC), Bing (Hickory, NC), Gold Digger, Coach K, Special Sauce

QIC: Mile High

AO: Caruth Park

F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME: Given

WARM-O-RAMA:

IST x20

Cotton Pickers x15

Willie Mays x12

Mountaineer Motivators x10

THA THANG:

A roundabout mosey over to the field

Duration Dora – traditional Dora (merkins, squats, LBC’s) but instead of counting reps, it was done continuously for 20 minutes. Each exercise was done AMRAP (as many reps as possible) with a focus on form. When form started to fail, modifications should were made. Each partner rotated through the exercises after each swap.

11’s – CDD and burpees running across the field in between sets (10 CDD’s and 1 burpee, run,  9 CDD’s and 2 burpees, run, etc.)

Mosey back

MARY:

American Hammer x32

Homer/Marge

Rugby situps x15

Flutter kicks x15

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Accountability is submission to standard through enforcement and consequence (having someone tell you that your form is off, getting pulled over for speeding, etc.). Discipline is monitoring yourself for adherence to a standard (knowing your form is suffering and fixing it or modifying appropriately, making time to study scripture regularly, etc.). We should all look for areas of weakness where we need accountability and utilize the areas in which we are well disciplined to help build up another man.

MOLESKIN:

There was a healthy amount of mumblechatter during the warm-o-rama. Many PAX found the mountaineer motivators to be an entertaining dance routine, some even incorporated additional hand movements. The Duration Dora provided PAX with an opportunity to focus on their form without the pressure of keeping up with a rep count. Some incorporated clever modifications like Splash who used the small hill behind us to turn the merkins into irkins.

YHC’s explanation of the 11’s created a little bit of confusion, but everyone figured it out after the first set. Considering the amount of burpees done the day before, several PAX complained about burpees being one of the exercises in the 11’s. YHC took the complaints as a compliment. PAX should be grateful that we ran out of time for the bear crawl set YHC had planned.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  1. Run Ranger Run – log miles
  2. Bourbon tasting on Thursday. Bring diapers.
  3. There might be a happy hour on Friday. Chairman Mao is championing that cause.

Kicking It at Caruth

BB courtesy of Hi-Liter – DR from F3 Carpex. Thanks for the Q, sir. Look forward to having you back.

Pre-Blast

  • 19 HIM at Caruth Park in Dallas, TX did some work CarPex-style. 1 for the Hi-Liter Heatup EC. Welcome FNG, Plinko!

The Warmup (Hi-Liter)

  • Pledge of Allegiance at the flag.
  • Run out of the park and around to the tennis court entrance, circle up at the ball diamond for: 5 Good Mornings, 10 Windmills, 15 SFAC, 15 OH Claps, 15 Seal Claps, 15 RSFAC

The Thangs

  • Jack Webb (1 to 4) Merkins and Hallelujahs.
  • Find a partner.
  • Dora 2-3-4: 200 Merkins, 300 Squats, 400 LBCs; Partner 1 does exercises while Partner 2 sprints across the field to the tree line and back.
  • Mosey to the tennis courts.
  • Wall of Fire: everyone in People’s Chair while one man at a time comes off the wall for 3 Burpos.
  • Back with your partner.
  • Australian Suicides: Partner 1 does AMRAP Australian Mt. Climbers while Partner does a three station Suicide run across the double tennis court. Flap jack. 2x.
  • Mosey back to the field.
  • AYG to the tree line.
  • 30 Boxcutters IC
  • 20 Side Plank Star Crunches.

COT

NMS

  • So honored to lead today, Dallas. Thanks for making room for YHC.
  • Awesome 3rdF pre-beatdown. Keep it up!

Splash got bb done

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:

PAX: Alright Alright, Icebox, Rump Roast, Candy Land, Princess Turtlehead, Spread, Aaarrrggghhh, Coach K, Special Sauce, Ina, Chairman Mao
QIC: Splash

AO: Caruth Park
F3 DISCLAIMER & WELCOME:

WARM-O-RAMA:

side straddle hops, storm troopers, seal jack, splash arch touches, mountain climbers, inch worms, uptown crunch, rugby’s, high knees, butt kicks

THA THANG:

chairman special (irkens, dips, dirkens, step-ups)
Tennis courts – bear crawls, crawl bears, pliei squats, repeat
Walking lunges, front and back
Crab walks
Assorted exercises…blah…blah…full body workout
49er (modified 69) – 7 minutes of 7 burpees

MARY:

MOLESKIN:

the Q took a lot of heat from the pax for his random counting. The Q subscribes to muscle confusion to make positive changes. Good to hear candyland loft up his M.

That is all I got – I’m almost on track for 50 F3s in 2019…#goals

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.