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Blackcat

Circuit Training

5 PAX posted on a clear 68 degree morning. Wapner, Shamu, Daisy, T-Bone-er, Piper(QIC)

Warmup: Arm stretch OYO, Leg stretch OYO, and Motivator from 7.

Thang: Circuit Training consisting of 6 exercises.

3 amigo’s x 2

Kettle bell swings x 20

10 lbs. Sledge hammer tire strikes x 20 (10 right hand, 10 left hand)

Maestro Lap x 1

Pull ups x 5

2 Block farmer carries x 40 paces

Mary: Bicycles x 25 forward

Bicycles x 25 reverse

Crunchy Frog x 20

V up Roll ups x 25

Moleskin: No NOR today, missing our FNG. Thankful for the 5 men that showed up today.

The Hill

6/18/2019 – Ying Yang Workout with Logger and Cosmo

Warm Up:

20 Side Straddle Hops

10 Kick with twists

10 Weed pickers

10 Windmills

20 Seal Jacks

Thang

1st line sprint

20 Speed Planks

20 Dead Squats

20 Hand Release Merkins

20 Crab Cakes

20 Mt Climbers

1st and 2nd line spring

20 Side lunges

20 Dipps

20 Jump Squats

20 Carolina Dry Docs

20 Monkey Humpers

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Line sprint

20 JLo

20 Flutter Kicks

20 Pickle Pounders

20 Crunchy Frogs

20 LBC’s

Mosey back to the cars

Stretch Head to Toe (H2T)

COT

Moleskin

Low 60s, overcast and humid

PAX:  Clubber, State, Maize, Nomad, Snooki, Motorboat, Cornwallis, Khaki, Headlock, Logger (co-Q), Cosmo (co-Q)

Moleskin

12 PAX for a Ying Yang workout with Logger and Cosmo co-Qing.  Logger took the warmup and beatdown while Cosmo took the cool down and stretch.  All PAX worked hard and were glad to see the cool down and stretch as Logger was ‘smoking’ the Pax with a very solid beatdown.  Mumblechatter was acceptable, YHC always appreciates grumbling during the stretch…means is working.

Overall great time and great performance put in by all PAX.

Keep it going and keep giving it away!

Always a privilege, 

Cosmo (with Logger)

The Hill

Progressive Beefsteak Beatdown

Weather: 60ish, clear and a little humid

12 PAX:  Logger, Nomad, Headlock, Cosmo, State, Thumper, Motorboat, Maize, Clubber, Kindergarten Cop, Snooki, Beefsteak  

Disclaimer:  Not an expert, modify as needed.  F3, North View Church, and I are not responsible for you.

Warm Up: SSH x20, Kick w/twist x10, Weedpickers x10, Mountain Climbers x10

The Thang – Progressive with a run after each round of exercises.

5 Burpees, 10 Thigh Masters, 15 Merkins, 20 Lunges (10 each leg), 25 Dips, 30 SSH, 35 LBCs (IC), 40 Squats, 45 Flutter Kicks (2 count), 50 Cindy Crawfords (25 each side)

Slosey Back for a little stretch.

Recover Recover

Moleskin:  Kudos to Motorboat for flying through this one.  Mumblechatter was minimal except for PAX lamenting Burpees.  Thanks for the work out men!

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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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Take it Easy

6 PAX posted for a relaxed workout.  67F.

IM, Piper, T-Bone(r), Humdinger, Popeye, Shamu

Warmup:
Arm Stretching
LBAC x 10 each direction
Leg Stretching
Hand release Merkins x 10
Scorpions
Grass Pickers x 11
Mosey around animals with high knees, butt kickers, backwards run, and frolicing thrown in.

Thang:

1 minute jump rope
Lunge walk to pool house grass
Imperial Walkers back
10x hand release merkins
1 minute jump rope
bear crawl
Frankenstein back
10x hand release merkins
1 minute jump rope
Mosey around 1/3 mile loop
25 x lbc’s
crab walk
duck walk back
1 minute jump rope

General Yoga exercises for 8 minutes

Mary:
Hurricane hoedown from 7 to 5
20 x Leg Lifts
LBC’s x 25
Pickle Pounders x 10
ABC’s
Pickle Pointers x 10

Mumble:
Welcome Shamu to the F3 gang.  Former Seaworld employee.  Glad to have the 6 that were able to make it out.  Busy week of vacations for most.  Everyone have fun!

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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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A cornucopia of exercises

10 Pax posted on a cool, nice, 55 degree morning. Wapner, IM, Jay-Z, Oompa Loompa, Daisy, Gas Man, Maestro, Pew Pew, FNG, Q Popeye.

Rolling Warm Up:

20 Ssh ic, 20 Mountain Climbers ic

Mosey

20 Merkins ic, 20 Squats ic

Mosey

20 LBC’s ic, 20 Peter Parker’s ic

Mosey

20 Freddie Mercury ic, 20 calf raises ic

Mosey

20 Carolina Dry Docks ic, Bat Wing ic

Mosey to playground

Thang: 3 sets of 5 pull-ups, 5 derkins, 5 incline merkins.

Dead Hang. Half of group holds themselves up by swing chain. Half run a lap around the playground then switch.

Mosey to shelter house pair up for 150 dips and 100 alternating shoulder taps.

Mary

30 sec. side plank both sides

30 sec plank

Mosey to Happy place as time expired.

Lots of chatter about the rolling warm up. Workout was a little heavy in the arms and shoulder department today. Great to have double digits and also another FNG. Hopefully we will have a Name-O- Roma soon.

The Hill

Duke of York

Weather:  66 degrees, a few rain drops

PAX:

  1. Motorboat
  2. Tulip
  3. Clubber
  4. Headlock
  5. Cornwallis
  6. State
  7. FNG – Thumper
  8. Maize
  9. Snooki
  10. Nomad
  11. Logger

Disclaimer given

Warm Up:

  • 20 Side Straddle Hops
  • 10 Kick with twists
  • 10 Weed pickers
  • 10 Windmills
  • 20 Seal Jacks

Thang: The Duke of York

Mosey to bottom of the Hill

  • 10 Squats
  • Run 1/3 the way up the hill
  • 20 Monkey Humpers
  • Run 2/3 the way up the hill
  • 30 Merkins
  • Run all the way up the hill
  • 40 Flutter Kicks
  • Run 2/3 the way up the hill
  • 50 (25 Mt Climbers & 25 Merkins)
  • Run 1/3 the way up the hill
  • 40 ?
  • Run 2/3 the way up the hill
  • 30 Low Dolly
  • Run all the way up the hill
  • 20 ?
  • Run 2/3 the way up the hill
  • 10 Greenbay Packers
  • Run 1/3 the way up the hill
  • 20 ?
  • Run 2/3 the way up the hill
  • 30 ?
  • Run all the way up the hill and back to the Shovel Flags

Warmup:

Recover Recover

Moleskin – Beater was going to Q and kick our butts but sick family members needed his attention. He text me a general overview of what he was thinking. It looked like a bad choice with a great theme so we did it. Modifications with each of the attending PAX responsible for choosing an exercise. There was a lot of tension when Clubber was choosing what we were doing 50 of – he made a smart decision by splitting it up into 2 groups of 25. We welcomed Thumper to the group, driving all the way up from Greenwood.

Thank you men!

Blackcat

Motivators are painful

10 Pax posted for a humid morning

Maestro wapner IM fng jay z Oompa loompa Popeye Piper crabypo humdinger

Warm up

Arm Circles IC both directions x15

Willy Mays Hays

Arm stretches- right over left/left over right

Mosey to the happy place

Thang

alarm action

Motivator from 6, merkin x15, 10 big boys

Lap around the shelter house-bathroom path

Motivator from 6, wide merkins x15, 25 LBCs – Lap around the shelter house-bathroom path

Motivator from 6, ring of fire al gores

Burpee Mile

10 Burpees followed by one lap around the petting zoo X4 — only made it 3 with the IM exception- nice work

Mary

Flutter kicks IC 25

Knee up 15 OYO

Bicycle IC 25

Big boys 10 OYO

Planks for 45sec with 15 sec rest x2

Moleskin

Welcomed in our FNG (Kyle Bruton) for the workout. It was great to see us get to double figures this morning. The mumble started off with the motivator making more than one appearance in the workout. Underestimated the burpee mile and the amount of suckness that came along with it. We made sure to mention Pew pew and his family- hope all is well. Great overall workout this morning that included NO stairs.

The Hill

Monday Ruckday

Weather:  66 degrees, and some rain

PAX:

  1. Motorboat
  2. Tulip
  3. Logger

Disclaimer given

Thang:

Motorboat, Tulip, and Logger set out for a Ruck. We headed North through a neighborhood and around to get in 2.62 miles at a 17:16 pace.

Recover Recover

Moleskin – We got a little wet on the way but the light rain was good for how thick and muggy it was outside

Thank you men!

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