14 PAX posted at #TheHogg for the 0600 workout. T’Claps to those who made it out this morning!


YHC is not a professional instructor #IPlayOneOnTv. F3 workouts are voluntarily and free of charge. It is important to use good form to complete the exercises, so ask for a demonstration if you need one. Take breaks if/when needed and/or modify exercises if you need to. The goal is to push yourself, but don’t hurt yourself. #YouAgainstYou  Notify the Q of any serious medical conditions.


48° and chilly #winterinhouston but at least it wasn’t wet!

Warm Up/COP

No warm up #MoseyIsYourWarmUp

The Thang

Classic Sting-O-Pearls around the loop

  • Mosey out the back out the parking lost towards the rent-a-cop #HandsUpDontShoot and make a right towards the pool.
  • Make a right turn into the pool parking lot and climb the road block and pile of pine straw #SpartanTraining
  • Continue out towards ECR and hang a left to start the loop

Pain stations along the loop

  • Merkins – x10 IC (20 total)
  • Derkins – x11 IC (22 total) Q Fail
  • Dips – x11 IC (22 total) Q Fail turned to Q Win
  • duck walks starting at Mt Houston to first light pole
  • Bear crawl from 2nd light pole to 3rd light pole
  • LBC’s – x15 IC (30 total)
  • 3 sets of Australian Pull Ups – x10 (30 total) LBC’s while we waited
  • Box Jumps – x10 OYO (20 total)
  • 2 sets of In & outs –  x15 IC (60 total)

Ended the run with a variable speed mosey back to the flags

  • Starting at the fun deck we alternated between running and recovery pace every 2 street lights


14 PAX, 1 FNG (Oxy)


  • 1 FNG. Welcome Oxy! Now come back for a #SecondHelping #NoOneNightStands
  • Shout out to Buble for the EH #ProudPapa.
  • Brothers, we have great momentum getting FNGs out! Keep up the strong Emotional Headlocking work! #GiveTheGiftYouHaveBeenGiven Always Be Headlocking #ABH

Ball of Man

Circle of Trust, Ball of Man and Thoughts and Prayers

  • Reminder announcements made about 5k Race for Colorectal Cancer, the Spartan Race and F3 gear order deadline. (more info on both below)


  • Solid 0600 workout that went a little further than expected #SorryI’mNotSorry
  • Highlights from the Gloom. 
    • For those keeping track at home we did nice 3.6 miles (new record?)
  • Spartan Race. Please sign up for the first official F3 Texas(Houston, Dallas and San Antonio Pax) #CSAUP  Quick summary, expect 4-5 miles with 20-23 obstacles, and lots of burpees. See link for more details on the race:  https://www.spartan.com/en/race/detail/1880/overview?filter=sprint  Key info:
    • When: Sunday, May 21, 2017
    • Where: Reveille Peak Ranch|105 CR 114 Burnet, TX 78611
    • Event Q:We need one for the F3 Houston Pax. #leadership opportunity. Who wants it?
    • Registration Info:
      • Event:Spartan Sprint (NOT the Super)
      • Heat: Sunday Morning, 1115-1200 Heat
      • Team Name: F3Texas 
      • Password: Fish61
    • Why:#CSAUP Races are signature events for the F3 Nation. The Spartan Race is a excellent chance to test your Fitness, growth in Fellowship and deepen your Faith (believe me, you will be praying during the race…) Ask any Pax who has done one, and they will tell you that #CSAUP events are their favorite F3 activity!!! #seeforyourself
  • SCOPE 5K: Run for Colorectal Cancer. This is the next F3 Houston #CSAUP event. Pace Car and Cruiser are the Event Q’s. Colorectal cancer is bad news and especially prevalent in men. The plan if for an F3 workout before the run starts, and then crush the race. Some details are still being finalized, but here is what we have so far. See link for more details on the race:https://thedriven.net/event.race_reg/eid/7514234679?
    • When: Saturday, March 25, 2017
    • Where: Texas Medical Center, 1220 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX
    • Start Time: 0800
    • Event Q:Pace Car and Cruiser #Tclaps
    • Registration Info: https://thedriven.net/event.race_reg/eid/7514234679?
    • Team Name: F3 Nation (Make sure you register under our team)
    • Donations: Pace Car and Cruiser are accepting donations. The goal is to reach $1000 to obtain Silver Level Sponsorship, which will put the F3 logo on the back of the race shirt.
  • F3 Apparel. T’claps to the Pax who are already sporting their own F3 logo gear. For the rest of you, I quote Cramer on Mad Money – “Buy, Buy, Buy!” #flythecolors The Official Gear Store of F3 Nation is Mud Gear (www.f3.mudgear.com). Only 1 week left to order the two suggested items via links below:
  • @F3_250.What the heck is this?!? Well, it is a challenge to the Pax to make a personal commitment to working out 250 times in 2017. F3 workouts count, as well as any 30+ minutes exercise sessioin you complete (yes, even with your M if you can last that long!?!). T’claps to Duggar who just completed the #F3twofiddy challenge this week. The Bishop, Britney, Cruiser and Duggar Hard Commits #HC for 2017. Time for YOU to step up for your own @F3_250 #accountability
  • F3 COMZ. Because we are only working out together 3-4 hours a week, communication between the Pax is a key way to build our Fellowship as a group. #CommunicationIsKey There are multiple ways to stay in touch:
    • Twitter. YHC highly encourages the PAX to get on Twitter. It’s not a scary as it sounds, and it’s a great source of real-time updates, #MumbleChatter and hilarious (and occassionally horrifying!?!) images from the PAX. If YHC can do it, then trust me that anyone can. Suggested Twitter handle: @F3[F3name].
    • f3nation.com. This is the key resource for all things F3, but especially for the Backblasts, a written account of a Workout or Event that the Q Posts to a public forum. You can find the #BBs for F3 HOU here: http://f3nation.com/locations/houston-tx/
    • Facebook. F3 Houston has both public and private pages (Duggar can get you access to the latter). It is a great place to look at pics and videos from our workouts.
  • Word of the day – WAR BABY: The youngest man at an Event.#informative