Nine PAX posted at #TheGeneral for a 5-Star beat down in the #Gloom.
YHC is not a professional instructor. F3 workouts are voluntarily and free of charge. Modify as needed. #YouAgainstYou. Notify the Q of any serious medical conditions. Aye!
72 degrees with 94% humidity. It seemed pleasant unless you needed to breath. The playing fields were locked down for holiday R&R so YHC had to improvise. No problem! While burpees are more pleasant in the grass, concrete parking lots work, too.
Mosey around the school and playing fields looking for an open playing field. Agility runs along the way: back peddle, high knees, butt kickers, Carioke L/R.
We circled up on the high ground at a soon-to-be heav(il)y-armed undisclosed location.
SSH 10x IC, Seal Jack 10x IC;
LBAC/flapjack, BBAC/flapjack ~10x each, Moroccan Night Club 10x IC;
Merkins 10x IC, 5 burpees OYO;
Plank Thrusts 10x IC, 5 burpees OYO; and,
Squat Jumps 10x IC, 5 burpees OYO.
The PAX had to move around a bit to find the right terrain to #EmbraceTheSuck.
(Deconstructed) Death Star Suicides
10 burpees OYO, run to designated landmark in the distance (varied ~40-70 yards), return. RnR 5x. If the soccer field had been open, this would have been a Death Star Suicide but we made it work by breaking it up around the school and varying the distances.
Mosey south out of the parking lot. Circle up at the first patch of grass in the SW corner of the school block. YHC was thoughtful enough to bring a 10-lbs medicine ball (aka, The Meteor) this morning.
#1: PAX cycled through 4-count Merkins, planks, side planks L/R, and more planks while taking turns sprinting (ahem) counterclockwise around the outside of the circle with The Meteor.
#2: Same as above but exercises in reverse order and runners going clockwise.
Little Chuckie Bronson
The sweet, gentle nephew of Charles Bronson, who co-starred in the silver screen military classic The Great Escape. We used the south yard of the school, where Point A was the side walk; Point B was short black fence about 40 yards from Point A; and Point C was the (birch?) tree about 10 yards from Point B.
#1: 15 burpees OYO at Point A, sprint to Point B, army crawl to Point C. Mosey back to Point A.
#2: 10 burpees OYO at Point A, same as above.
Mosey back to the Flag, finishing off with a jail break (YHC was sucking wind but it sounded like Cannon called it?)
It’s not just a Clint Black song, it’s a means to an end:
10 squat jumps, 5 burpees, 20 LBCs, and 6 burpees – all OYO.
CountORama and NameORama
9 PAX. No FNG’s
Discussion of the progress many of us have made in the last three months, and exhortation to EH #Resolutionists as we approach the New Year. We discovered that in some ways F3 is not free – Cruiser (RR) has needed buy new pants and shirts, as he is down 15 lbs and several inches. Duggar and Bishop encouraged the PAX to sign up for F250, which is a commitment to work out 250 times in 2017; more details and technology forthcoming. The Bishop issued a reminder that the Convergence is nearly upon us and that disposable shirts are encouraged.
Thanks to Whiskey for taking us out with simple and powerful words.
We posted #TheGeneral this morning, so in the spirit of that great American General and later President, George Washington, I cannot tell a lie:
#1: There were lots of 10 Counts today. YHC and not a few of the PAX needed frequent breathers before resuming our burpee-infused work out.
#2: Despite passing middle school Algebra, I’m must not be a numbers guy. Thanks to The Bishop for accurately assessing the burpee count so we could break 100 today.
In addition to 101 burpees, we did a combined 20 deconstructed burpees. YHC did not have it in him to work an additional 30 deconstructed burpees into the Meteor Shower. If you can’t do it, you can’t Q it…something to work towards!
T’Claps to Duggar for helping YHC wrangle up The Meteor and unused Conitas.
Thursday: Back to #TheHogg at 0530
Saturday: 0600 and 0700 #TheHogg
The New Year:
#1: 1/2/(F)3 Convergence. Downtown on The Bayou. Rumor has it that The Bishop is going to play Born on The Bayou by CCR on repeat for 90 minutes. Ear plus are optional, but you should wear an old t-shirt. Other details to be provided.
#2: F3 Houston needs to Hard Commit (HC) for the Spartan Sprint, which the AOs of F3 Texas will be converging on May 21. Check it out: https://www.spartan.com/en/race/detail/1880/overview
CORE PRINCIPLES: F3’s only rules, that every Workout must be:
- Free of charge
2. Open to all men
3. Held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
4. 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
Thank you for the opportunity to lead.