Author: f3motorboat

The Hill

Mata Mile

66 with a good sunrise. low humidity. Excellent for a workout

Pax: Cosmo, Bloomer, and Motorboat as Q.

Disclaimer given

No warm up as we were going to get warm in the workout.

Thang: The Mata Mile.
Ruck 400 meters
3 min Max squats with ruck
Ruck 400 Meters
3 min Plank hold – props to Cosmo for keeping his ruck on the whole time
Ruck 400 meters
3 min lunges
Ruck 400 meters
3 min Flutter kicks – props again to cosmo for keeping ruck overhead the entire time

Grab sandbags (110, 40, 20) and complete another mile switching sandbags as needed.

Finish the morning with just a little yoga stretching.

Recover Recover

COT

Moleskin: Excellent morning getting to talk with Cosmo and Bloomer and learn more about them. This is one of the 4 workouts for the GORUCK august challenge. Earn a free patch for doing the work outs this month. Sad to see that we only had 3 people this morning. Hopefully with school starting back up we can get more men at the workouts. Get healthy and get right. See you in the gloom!

–Motorboat

The Hill

12 Steps of exercise

Weather: 80 with a nice fog to start with

11 Pax posted: Maize, DC, Cornwallis, Nomad, Brickyard, Zamboni, Short Story, Snooki, State, Khaki, and Motorboat as QIC

Disclaimer given

QIC started immediately with a nice run around the church down the back parking lot to the street to the long drive and hill. We did various arm circles, jumps, and reaches while jogging to warm up. As we ran up the long drive, we could see the various stations that were set up.

This work out was borrowed and adapted from something YHC had seen with F3 Grand Rapids back in May and had been waiting to pull it out.

Start at station 1 and then sprint to the top of the hill. jog back down and complete station 2 and then station 1 and then sprint to the top of the hill. continue down the hill. QIC knew that we would not hit every station but planned out plenty just in case. After completing the first 4 stations, any repeat station’s reps were cut in half.

Station 1 – 10 hand release merkins, sprint to top of hill
Station 2 – 20 4ct Mountain Climbers, bear crawl to #1
Station 3 – 30 2 ct lunges, run to #2
Station 4 – 15 Deadlifts with one of 2 sandbags (100ish pounds). backwards run to #3
Station 5 – 15 burpees, run to #4
Station 6 – 20 Shoulder to Shoulder press (20#, 30#, 40#, 50ish# plates and sandbags- Pax choice), run to #5
Station 7 – 20 Makhtar N’Diayes, Bear crawl to #6
Station 8 – 30 2ct lunges, Run to #7
Station 9 – 20 4ct Mountain Climbers, Run to #8
Station 10 – 20 Hand Release Merkins, Run to #9
Station 11 – 25 4ct Flutter Kicks, Run to #10
Station 12 – 20 Makhtar N’Diayes, Run to #11

I think the fastest Pax got through station 6 before QIC had everyone jog to Station 12. We did station 12 IC and moved to Station 11. We picked up the cones, paper, and weights as we went back up the hill. QIC picked random stations and random counts as we moved back up the hill to get in some good core work prior to COT.

COT – make sure to meet with your partner for the month for a 2nd F meetup. Nomad is changing companies so that he doesn’t have to move any more, congrats! Short Story graduated high school and is having an open house on the 27th. Check slack for details. YHC thinks old people should bring good gifts.

Moleskin: Mumble chatter was good this morning. Zamboni had to wring out his shirt prior to getting in the car. YHC has terrible cardio and will continue to make beatdowns work on the things he needs improvement with, including cardio. Thanks for pushing me and pushing yourselves. Continue to be HIM!

The Hill

243 years later

July 4, 2019

Weather: upper 70s with mild humidity.

10 Pax posted for a popcorn workout.
Motorboat, Cornwallis, Tulip, Nomad, Thumper, Quick, Headlock, PVC, Doozie (DR from Richmond), and DC

Disclaimer given

Cornwallis started with 243 SSH IC that were separated every 50 by mericans, imperial storm walkers, windmills, and something else YHC cant remember.

PVC then added 10 cheery pickers

Headlock took us for a quick lap of the parking lot and then 40 dips on the curb.

Motorboat had everyone head to the fishbowl for a 4.7.1776.
4-8ct man makers
7-Woodchucks (merican that goes side to side in the down position)
17- modified pull ups OYO
76 – Squirming turtles (heel touches)

Nomad rescued us with a mosey to the hill. Sprint down the hill and back up. 25 squats. Down the hill and back up. 25 lunges. down the hill and back up. 26 mericans.

PVC then added a backwards mosey to the bridge for motivators from 7. Bearcrawl across the bridge while we sang the pledge of allegiance and then the star spangled banner. Headlock has some pipes on him!

Thumper added 20 “skiers” and 20 apollo ohno (SP?). YHC is a terrible speller.

Mosey back for Mary with DC.

Modified Windshield wipers with low holds spaced in.

Recover Recover.

COT

Moleskin: good to have a DR guy join us for this independence day workout. The popcorn style workout was a lot of fun and allowed for some different exercises. Always fun to see everyone including: DC who has been gone for a month and Quick for a weekday workout!

Coffee afterwards for several of us.

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Motorboat’s Birthday Q

June 29th, warm, upper 70s. clear skies

Pax: Marshall, PVC, Thumper, Knee high, FNG, Snooki, Uncle Reco (Naperville), Maize, Motorboat

Disclaimer given
Started Movement
4 of the 9 Pax showed up as we were leaving.
Disclaimer given again
grabbed rucks and headed to Inlow park (~.6mile)

YHC felt that we should take it easy and do a pyramid workout. Start with a single rep of the first exercise and then move up to 2 reps of the next exercise. He announced it should be easy with the goal of getting up to 33 reps and then back down. He had not attempted this at home……

  1. Kick with twist
  2. 8ct man maker
  3. Motivator
  4. Wacky Jack
  5. Single Arm ruck swings (5 each side)
  6. Absolution
  7. Burpee
  8. Star Jumpers
  9. Crunchy Frog
  10. Arnold Press
  11. American Hammer
  12. Merkins
  13. Windmills
  14. Lougains (big boy sit-up with weight)
  15. Monkey Humper
  16. Makhtar N’Diayes (plank, to elbow)
  17. Shoulder to shoulder press
  18. Heavy Freddie
  19. WWII sit-ups
  20. High Pulls
  21. Squirming turtle (Dying cockroach)
  22. Pickle Pounder
  23. Imperial Walker
  24. Dips
  25. Thrusters
  26. Lunges
  27. Overhead squat
  28. Mountain Climbers
  29. Hello Dolly
  30. SSH
  31. LBC
  32. Flutter kicks
  33. Overhead claps

Q changed up a couple at the end to keep us on our 6 as we were running out of time and then we went back and finished the reps. Q smoked himself and changed a lot of exercises to OYO instead of IC as he couldn’t keep the cadence. We did not make it back down the pyramid as we were behind schedule. Grabbed rucks and headed back.

COT and Name-o-rama. FNG Elliot is now “Ace” Welcome.
YHC’s 2.0 Zeke is doing great. Surgery was better than expected and he was home within 48 hours.

Moleskin: Q will try and do his own workout prior so that he knows how to do it better, haha. It’s always a pleasure. Be well and do great things with epic people.

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Audible OYO

Preblast: Rumors of a downrange guy that may be there with several of the regular Monday Pax unable to attend.

Weather: clear, 68F, with high humidity.

YHC as Q gave the disclaimer. With no one else present, I called an audible and decided to do a personal beatdown session instead.

Warmup: 30 SSH

The Thang: do exercise with ruck on if possible. take sandbag between exercises and do 2 bear complexes or 2 tosses

30 Mericans
30 Air squats/OHS
30 Crunches
10 Burpees
30 Arnold press (15 each arm)
30 Push-ups
30 Mountain Climbers
30 Flutter kicks
10 Burpees
Single arm ruck swings (15 each arm)
30 Thrusters
30 SSH
30 Flutter Kicks
10 8-ct Body Builders

Recover Recover.

Moleskin: more people should come out on Mondays. it was a good work out. see you in the gloom tomorrow

-Motorboat

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Emancipation Proclamation

Preblast: Bring a weight bearing caribeaner. and a prolaclamation

Weather: 70 and overcast. wet from the night before and will be wet later but looked clear for the workout.

Pax: 9 men posted. Tulip, Thumper, Snooki, Brickyard, PVC, Cornwallis, Buckshot, Quick, Motorboat as Q.

Disclaimer given

Today’s workout was inspired by Juneteenth – the day that slavery was abolished in Texas.

The Thang: Attach rucks to a length of rope that had loops every 2ish feet. Designed to be awkward. Grab sandbags and head towards the large field (.75ish miles). Change sandbags every .25 miles. The Q read the Emancipation Proclamation as we moved to the field;

January 1, 1863

A Transcription

By the President of the United States of America:

A Proclamation.

Whereas, on the twenty-second day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, a proclamation was issued by the President of the United States, containing, among other things, the following, to wit:

“That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons, and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom.

“That the Executive will, on the first day of January aforesaid, by proclamation, designate the States and parts of States, if any, in which the people thereof, respectively, shall then be in rebellion against the United States; and the fact that any State, or the people thereof, shall on that day be, in good faith, represented in the Congress of the United States by members chosen thereto at elections wherein a majority of the qualified voters of such State shall have participated, shall, in the absence of strong countervailing testimony, be deemed conclusive evidence that such State, and the people thereof, are not then in rebellion against the United States.”

Now, therefore I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested as Commander-in-Chief, of the Army and Navy of the United States in time of actual armed rebellion against the authority and government of the United States, and as a fit and necessary war measure for suppressing said rebellion, do, on this first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and in accordance with my purpose so to do publicly proclaimed for the full period of one hundred days, from the day first above mentioned, order and designate as the States and parts of States wherein the people thereof respectively, are this day in rebellion against the United States, the following, to wit:

Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, (except the Parishes of St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. John, St. Charles, St. James Ascension, Assumption, Terrebonne, Lafourche, St. Mary, St. Martin, and Orleans, including the City of New Orleans) Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia, (except the forty-eight counties designated as West Virginia, and also the counties of Berkley, Accomac, Northampton, Elizabeth City, York, Princess Ann, and Norfolk, including the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth[)], and which excepted parts, are for the present, left precisely as if this proclamation were not issued.

And by virtue of the power, and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves within said designated States, and parts of States, are, and henceforward shall be free; and that the Executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authorities thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons.

And I hereby enjoin upon the people so declared to be free to abstain from all violence, unless in necessary self-defence; and I recommend to them that, in all cases when allowed, they labor faithfully for reasonable wages.

And I further declare and make known, that such persons of suitable condition, will be received into the armed service of the United States to garrison forts, positions, stations, and other places, and to man vessels of all sorts in said service.

And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution, upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of mankind, and the gracious favor of Almighty God.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington, this first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the eighty-seventh. By the President: ABRAHAM LINCOLN
WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State.

YHC encouraged the group to think about what the words meant and how we were at civil war. 620,000 people were killed in the war. it took all of the other wars the US has been involved in until vietnam to add up to the same number of deaths. Outside the civil war the current death count is about 645,000 total. As we moved towards the field YHC also read the Gettysburg address; “Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives, that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate—we cannot hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Arrived at field. Took off rucks. To earn the right to unclip your ruck you had to do an exercise to standard. First up: The Burpee. 40 Burpees in 60 seconds. All of us failed. 2nd attempt: 65 WWII sit-ups in 2 minutes. 3 Pax completed to standard. They were allowed to help other members reach their total count of the 3rd exercise; The hand-release ‘merican. 55 in 2 minutes. All Pax were able to complete.

3 exercises to do in any order:
100 ft rope drag of the 2 sandbags (~100 pounds)
150ft total farmers carry of 2 rucks
150ft total of burpee broad jumps

Grab sandbags and head back to the AO.

YHC reminded the pax that the war lasted 4 years but nearly 100 years later, there was still inequality. YHC read a speech by MLK Jr that was delivered almost 100 years to the day from the gettysburg address as we moved back to the AO (side note: this was much harder than expected).

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself in exile in his own land. And so we’ve come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.

In a sense we’ve come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked insufficient funds.

But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. And so we’ve come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice.

We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.

It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. 1963 is not an end, but a beginning. And those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.

But there is something that I must say to my people, who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice: in the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.  We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny, and they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone.

And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back. There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, “When will you be satisfied?” We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality.  We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro’s basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating for whites only. We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote, and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive. Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed : “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of “interposition” and “nullification”, one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

This will be the day, this will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning: “My country, ‘tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring!”

And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania. Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado. Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California. But not only that: Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia. Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee. Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

YHC did not remember ever listening to the entire speech and it was much more personally moving now that I am older and understand more.

Quick Mary:
Keep feet up for everything, even between exercises and stay IC
20 4ct flutter kicks
12 4ct Hello Dollies
10 Freddie Mercury
Leg raises (6 inches off ground) until Q’s watch beeped

Recover Recover

COT: PVC is back after having a stent placed. If he has chest pain, needs to take a nitro that is in the little bottle he carries. Repeat every 5 minutes for a total of 3 doses if needed. This is so we can help him if needed.

Moleskin: “Nothing Great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” Ralph Waldo Emerson.
This past week has been a time of profound reflection for YHC and I was hoping to pass some of the inspiration that affected me on to everyone else. Remember great things that took generations to make happen started with a single high impact man but needed the effort of many to make them work. Find the mark you want to leave on the world and go after it.

2nd F time followed at Starbucks.

Always great to start my day you guys.
–MotorBoat

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Preblast: YHC forgot that he was leading Tuesday and not Thursday. Had already told people to bring coupons for Thursday but asked that they bring them for Tuesday (very late Monday night).

Weather 55, brisk with clear skies and a great sunrise

Pax: Logger, Headlock, Nomad, Maize, State, Snooki, Clubber, Marshall, BeefSteak, MotorBoat QIC

Disclaimer Given
Warmup:
Motivator from 5
Windmills IC 10
Imperial Storm Walker IC 10

The Thang:
Grab coupons and the extra 4 sandbags and mosey to the top of the hill
2 lines and each team 6 deadlifts of big sandbag (80-100ish pounds), 4 lateral tosses with small sandbag (40-55ish pounds), overhead squat while everyone gets there turn.
20 Mercians IC
30 LBC IC
20 Thrusters IC
10 Burpees IC
2 lines again with bent-over rows and shoulder to shoulder press with the sandbags.
30 Arnold press (15 each arm) OYO

Mosey down the hill together
30 2ct Mountain Climbers
30 4ct Flutter kicks
Run up the hill and then 5 burpees on your own then deadlift and lateral tosses again
20 coupon swings
Mosey down the hill
30 Star Jumpers or SSH OYO
10 8ct Body Builders IC
Run up the hill
30 Coupon High pulls
Deadlift and lateral toss again
30 Lunges
Gather all weights and head back to the start point

Brief Mary:
20 Hello Dolly
10 American Hammers

Recover Recover

COT, Name-o-rama

Moleskin:
Q was very excited to get to use heavy sandbags for the workout.
Q needs to pay more attention for when he signs up
Beautiful sunrise and an honor to get to lead today. Keep up the good work!


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Cardio Beatdown

16 May 2019

13 Men posted to the Hill on this gorgeous 55 degree morning
Khaki, Headlock, Nomad, Cosmo, DC, Cornwallis, Brickyard, State, Groupie, Strudel, Kindergarten Cop, FNG-Padre, Motorboat as Q

Disclaimer

Warmup
Seal Jacks x15 IC
Mosey with high knees, butt kicks, and Frankenstein walks
Abe Vigoda x10IC
grab coupon and head down the hill a little

The Thang
Cardio work: 5 rounds each lasting 3 minutes
25 jump lunges
20 squats with a press of the coupon
15 V-ups
10 Burpees
If you finished all exercises you got a break. 10 second break after each round and then repeat

Slow walk recovery
Tombstone with bench press x12 IC
Partner up. 1 partner in pushup position, 2nd in starting run position. sprint 3 sets of parking rows. repeat x3
Winner moves down the hill, Loser moves up the up
Repeat sprints x3

Move to hands in grass and feet on asphalt.
Plank position.
Absolution. 2IC then 15 on your own

Grab coupon and move back up the hill for Mary
American Hammer x10 IC with coupon
Flutter kicks x15 IC with coupon over chest
Australian snowangles x12 IC
Hello Dolly x12IC

Recover Recover
Stretching

COT and naming of FNG now known as Padre.

Moleskin:
Lots of mumble chatter about the difficulty of the workout. It was full of cardio suck and the Q was sucking wind for sure.
The Q messed up the sprints. Should have had the front guy in pushup position and the second guy ready to sprint when the pushup guy started to get up. My bad!
The Q needs to explain the circuit a little better but on the plus side, we did have some music to help it go faster.
Great work men. Always fun to get to lead.

Aye!

The Hill

May the 4th be with you

Weather: Low to Mid 50s. cloudy and started with a very very light sprinkle. Rain held off until we were done.

Warm up:

Slow Mosey. Butt Kicks. High Knees. Reach down to left and right while running. Jump while running. Frankensteins. Disclaimer remembered as we were doing the warm up (Whoops! my bad). Seal Jacks. Really tried to warm up as we were still feeling a little sore from this weeks workouts (well done guys).

Thang:

Ruck up. Grab sandbags (6ish #, 40#, 45#, 60#,80#,95ish#). I required the large sandbag to be carried by two people which added a level of difficulty for the rest of the workout. Move to the top of the hill by the barn. Drop 3 heaviest bags at top of hill and move to bottom. separate into 2 groups.

Group 1: 1 person farmers carry the 2 40# bags to the top of the hill. 10 deadlifts with 95# bag. 10 rows with 80#. 10 lift to shoulder and toss over back with 60# bag. Rotate to do all the exercises. Move back to bottom of hill.

Group 2: 30 Arnold press with ruck (15 both arm). 5 C3P0 push ups with ruck on (very slow up and down). 20ft R2D2 walk (squat with ruck on front and squat walk).

Switch and do the other groups work.

Regroup at bottom of hill and then move to the top. Q gave poor directions and 2 people still needed to do the farmers carry. As they did the carry, the rest of the group did: Side lunge balance 5 to each side, slick (no ruck). 5 WoodChucks, named after our good buddy who is going to be deployed soon, (‘mercan down then side to side and then back up).

Grab weights and move down to the b-ball court by way of the dumpster. Drop Sandbags at center court. Backwards bear crawls up the stairs (crawl bears). Back down to the court. Tombstones x20. drop rucks and tighten the circle. Squat and pass the 40# sandbag and then stand up. continue the down, pass sandbag, and back up until the bag has gone around 4 times (2 times both directions). Grab ruck and pivot swing 20 times. Take a knee and chop wood with the ruck 10 times to each side.

Ruck up and grab weight. Move to the paved path down the hill to the road and back up through the lower parking lot. Get back to the upper parking lot and start Mary. 25 4 count flutter kicks with rucks overhead and 10 low Dollys with ruck overhead.

Recover Recover
Name-o-rama
COT

Moleskin: The Q struggled with a plan to use the sandbags as he didn’t know how many bags we would have or how many people would show up. Q had plenty of exercises on his “sheet of pain” as backup if needed. Next time, should include a short cool down and stretch at the end of the workout. We hit it hard this week and were feeling it this morning. Glad the rain held off during the workout.

The Hill

MotorBoats Virgin Q

The Hill

MotorBoat’s Virgin Q

Weather: 34 and clear. Sunrise 4 minutes into the workout. Some wind that decreased throughout the morning. 

Q: MotorBoat

Pax: Cornwallis, Zamboni, PVC, Nomad, Maize, Brickyard, Wood Chuck, Kodak, Thick Burger, Quick, FNG, FNG, Cosmo

Disclaimer

Warm O Rama

  • Motivators starting at 5
  • Mosey
  • High knees
  • Butt kickers
  • Frankensteins

The Thang

  • Grab Flags, Rucks, and Sandbags (40lb, 50lb, 60ish lb, 90ish lb)
  • Ruck 0.63 mile to cheery tree park
  • Divide into 3 lines with the smaller sandbags
  • Front person cleans the bag and then tosses it as far as they can.  Next person in line repeats until we get across the field. Rotate lines half way across the field. 
  • 1 person on each sandbag and does 10 “bear complexes” (clean, front squat, back squat, repeat).The rest of the Pax does the following exercises until the 10 are done:
    1. Duckwalk with ruck in front
    2. Monkey Humpers
    3. Planks and some Pickle Pounders in cadence
    4. Squats with ruck in front
  • Pax Circles up and squats
  • Move the sandbags 2 times around the circle to the right
  • 30 second rest
  • 2 times around to the left
  • 3 lines and move the sandbags back across the field

Rucks off, make a shoulder to shoulder line while sitting alternating the direction facing. Everyone does a sit up together. Sandbags passed down the line. Repeat with sandbags going to opposite direction

Form up in 2 lines with flags up front, then heavier 2 sandbags, then lighter 2 sandbags. Return ruck to the Hill. Indian run from the back of the line every so often and have everyone rotate back through the fun

COT

MoleSkin:

-It was an honor to get to Q my first workout.  Although new to the F3 scene, I’ve done a couple of rucks before.  Thanks for letting me Q!

-Some mumble chatter about the heavy bag that I am going to name El Diablo.  The difference in the bags was very apparent but made for a good change in the workout.

-Two FNGs today who kicked some major butt, especially having never rucked before.  Please welcome Lead Pipe and Bay Watch

-I’m grateful that I’ve meet all of you and get to work out with an awesome group of dudes.  I appreciate you pushing me to be a better person daily.  

-T-claps to Marshall and Tulip.  Tulip did a 6 mile ruck last night, a new record for him! Marshall busted out a 20 miler overnight and needed some rest this morning.

-Recover, hydrate, and eat well.

AYE!

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