20 PAX* were shocked and awed at F3 Houston’s first Father’s Day Convergence at #TheHogg ahead of Camo’s beatdown for the 2.0s and Ms.  When you warm up with 64 burpees, where do you go next?  Read on to find out…

*Original post-WO posting called out 21 PAX.  Must’ve been a mistake by YHC, or a few PAX who bolted early to pick up Ms and 2.0s for the Father’s Day Convergence.

Hot.  Humid.  Wet.  Gross.

YHC is not a professional instructor #IPlayOneOnTV. F3 workouts are voluntary and free of charge #YouAgainstYou. Modify as needed. Notify the Q (or Weedwacker) of any serious medical conditions #PushYourselfButDontHurtYourself. Aye!

Warm Up – Circle of Pain (COP)

  • Shock and Awe #StartThingsOffStrong
    • Burpees x10 OYO (YHC call)
    • Burpees x9 OYO (YHC call)
    • Burpees x8 OYO (random PAX call)
    • Burpees x7 OYO (random PAX call)
    • Burpees x6 OYO (random PAX call)
    • Burpees x5 OYO (random PAX call)
    • Burpees x4 OYO (random PAX call)
    • Burpees x3 OYO (random PAX call)
    • Burpees x2 OYO (random PAX call)
    • Burpees x10 OYO  (random PAX call #ShockedAndAwed)
  • SSHs x20 IC
  • Abe Vigoda x10 IC
  • Seal Jacks x20 IC
  • Grass Grabbers x10 IC
  • Smurf Jacks x19 IC #QFail

The Thang
Mosey from the Shovel Flags past GoT to the bleachers, carrying 2 SFs to plant near GoT along the way #ClaimOurGround

  • Pull-Ups x5 OYO on the back of the bleachers
  • Merkins x20 IC (up/down)
  • Pull-Ups x5 OYO
  • Squats x20 IC (up/down)
  • Pull-Ups x5 OYO

Mosey from the bleachers through the parking lot, down the running trail to the Fun Deck

  • In-n-Outs x30 IC
  • Dips x30 IC
  • American Hammers x20 IC
  • Step-Ups x15 each leg OYO
  • In-n-Outs x20 IC
  • Dips x20 IC
  • American Hammers x15 IC
  • Incline Merkins x15 IC
  • Step-Ups x10 each leg OYO
  • In-n-Outs x15 IC
  • Dips x15 IC

Quick water break and mosey back to the shovel flags for CoT a bit early to meet Ms and 2.0s for some Father’s Day fun


CountORama and NameORama
20 PAX, 1 FNG (Magnum P.I.) – t’claps to Scalpel for bringing his 2.0 out to the 0700 beatdown #GottaEarnThatBeer

T’claps to Scalpel for taking us out

Naked Man Moleskin
YHC wanted to bring something back from GrowRuck 03 in NOLA for the rest of the PAX, and this was one of his favorites.  OBT kicked off the Saturday AM WO in NOLA with a Shock and Awe – apparently this is popular on the east coast.  What better way to get warmed up and get the heart pumping that by knocking out your daily dose of burpees in the first 5 minutes?  YHC can’t think of anything better.  Shock and Awe may have found a new home here in Houston.

YHC also knew he was on to something good when he noticed Duggar watching from the safety of the DuggarVahn to see the shock on the faces of the PAX as they began their “warm-up” with full body burpee assault.  Next time Duggar!

Knowing we were going to cut the WO a bit short, and having started a few minutes late following the 0600 beatdown from Cruiser, YHC was focused on packing some more high-quality calorie burn and sweat into 45 minutes.  YHC succeeded with ~570 calories gone and ~2.0 miles run #EarnYourBeerAndDonuts  Nothing better than giving your M and 2.0s a big sweaty hug right after a satisfying beatdown.

T’claps to the PAX for taking their DRP this morning.  Once you’re nice and warmed up, everything else is easy!  It was great to mix some of the PAX from The Yard with regulars at The Hogg.  We put on a strong show for the crowds that began to convene at The Hogg for other Father’s Day celebrations – men’s (?) softball tournie with massive bbq cookout and the regular Camp Gladiator.


Houston Tough Mudder > Nov 11-12th, 2017 > 5 Miles, 13 Obstacles, 1 Extraordinary Experience. Even dirtier than the Spartan Race, but just as much of a 2nd F team building experience.  More info here.  #CSAUP

Houston Spartan Sprint > March 24th, 2018 > 3-5 miles, 20-23 Obstacles. The Reebok Spartan Sprint: This is our shortest distance. It is perfect for athletes of all levels; from Spartan first timers to seasoned racers. The race is a fantastic test of your physical ability, but an even better 2nd F experience.  More info here.  #CSAUP

Twitter/BAND: We have a good comms system going for F3 Houston via Twitter and BAND.  Get on either and look up F3 for regular updates and #Mumblechatter. Inferno or one of the other PAX (YHC included) can also help get you hooked up.

Thank you as always for allowing me to bring the pain