F3 Houston has grown leaps and bounds since its launch on the 1st of October 2016. If you are new to F3, or considering posting with us for your first workout, you may be asking yourself a few questions.
Here are the Top 10 FAQs we have put together for you. Feel free to reach out to us any time if you have any other questions - or simply, join us. Posting with us for a workout is really the only way to learn more about what F3 is all about.
Why is F3 so focused on expansion?
"The mission of F3 is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership." Therefore, it is pretty straight forward to us - no gimmicks & no costs, except sweat and tears. Did we mention it's FREE? Learn more about us here.
We like to say we want to "give it away" to the community - since we have all seen the great impact F3 has had in our own lives. Join us.
Learn more about bringing F3 to other Regions here.
Bring one FNG - bring all FNGs... EH away, brothers. #ABH (Always Be Headlocking)
How do I learn what is going on with F3 Houston?
F3 Houston uses BAND for our main Comz Channel. BAND is a 100% free app packed with useful features for managing groups. This will be our main Comz Channel going forward for anything related to F3 Houston. You can download the desktop or the mobile app here. Our BAND group is brilliantly called "F3 Houston" - logon with your F3 handle and join to learn what is going on. BAND is also where we will track Q schedules (check out the events calendar). We encourage everyone to participate, this works similarly to other social platforms, but has MORE useful features and you don't have to be on Twitter or Facebook to keep in touch with your F3 Brothers and F3 News & Entertainment. Join the Mumble Chatter today!
Twitter is the “official” Comz Channel of F3 Nation. You can check Twitter for last minute updates, get to know other Pax and learn more about what is going on in F3 Nation. Make sure to follow @F3Houston, @F3_Katy, @F3SugarLand, and @F3Nation. If you have not got your handle yet, we highly recommend it - nice and easy way to be in the know with other F3 regions.
How do I become a Q?
F3 is peer led and F3 hopes that you will step up to lead ASAP. To become the Q for a particular workout, just announce it - either during a workout, afterwards during the COT, or you can contact us with the date and Area of Operation (AO) for which you want to lead and you'll officially be the Q. Most importantly, make sure to click here for our Q-101 page, which will give you all the background and tools you need.
You can always share the Q with a fellow Co-Q. Ask around; we know anyone would be happy to co-Q with you! The Exicon is a great start to get your ideas flowing of what exercises to use - you can also go to older BBs to get ideas, and ask other Brothers for help. Everyone is nervous at the start of their Virgin-Q (you will be lucky to get sleep the night before you'll be so excited), but you'll be a Pro by your 2nd time around - just like everything else.
** IMPORTANT Q-POINTS ** Post your BackBlast (#BB) on the BB/Blog Page here & on BAND, post the #F3Counts on Twitter & BAND for each WO with total number of Pax, and get all the FNG'(s) contact info updated in our records (contact us for details on FNG updates).
What/when are the upcoming #CSAUPs?
Go to our Events Page to find out the latest Completely Stupid and Utterly Pointless events (#CSAUPs) coming up.
Why should I get up so early to post when I could just cozy up in my FartSack?
First off, think of the FNG(s) that will post - they need you there for the full support of the Pax!
Also, here is a fantastic list of excuse killers that F3 Nation has put together. Take a look any time you need your own reminder, or to help you prepare for your future EHs. It includes an answer to the #1 excuse we all hear, “I need to get in shape before I come work out with you guys” - and Dredd's terrific analogy: "Would you get drunk before going to a bar to meet your buddies?"
Who's in charge?
The Q is in charge of all things related to that day's workout, but in general - nobody, and everybody... This is a perfect segue to recommend you go check out the book, Freed To Lead, written by F3 co-founders, Dredd & OBT.
It is a great and quick read that will: explain the method behind F3's madness, motivate you to stick with the workouts & help you understand why you'd want to, reveal the history behind the explosive impact of F3 Nation Men's Workouts, and provide you with many more gems for life in general.
F3 is intended to be led by the PAX, meaning each man who is in F3 should consider himself willing and ready to lead — or “Q,” in F3 parlance — a workout, event, or any other initiative consistent with the mission and core principles of F3.
How can I learn about all the crazy F3 lingo / jargon?
The Lexicon is a the place to start - and the more you Post at the WOs, the more you'll learn.
What are the five core principles of F3 Workouts?
1. Are FREE of charge
2. Are open to all men
3. Are held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
4. Are led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary
5. End with a Circle of Trust
How often should I try to workout with F3?
Our favorite line to use, which says it all, is: "Push yourself, but don't hurt yourself!" We have over a dozen AOs (Area of Operations / workout locations) each week (and growing all the time)... you have plenty of opportunities to join us!
How do I get my hands on some F3 Gear?
We have several baddass shirts for F3 Houston and you can also get your name on the Wait List for the National Race Jersey or any other version you find at the F3 Gear site... can't wait? You can get the standard F3 logo shirts any time at the F3 Shirts Site. Once we have 12 Hard Commits (HC) for one of our specific designs, Team Mudgear will open up the page for our orders... it just takes an Order-Q to start a headcount, and get the ball rolling.