Johnny Mnemonic

28 degrees cold and windy at the hill. 6 PAX posted from only 3 cars. New world record. Headlock Knee High, Logger, Marshall, State, and Wolverine.

Warm-O-Rama:

Invisible Jump Ropes: 20 x 3 in Cadence

Tex Rex Taps: 20 x 3 in Cadence

Side Straddle Hops: 20 in Cadence

On your invisible ropes again: 20 x 3 in Cadence

 

Thang:

Johnny Mnemonic

Q has a hard time remembering OYO exercises so he made up a mnemonic to remember this one. It’s kind of a Death Star Lite. On the basketball court, start in the center ring (middle). Move out to an edge, then back to the middle, then rotate. Exercises at each station:

Mericans in the Middle: 10

Burpees in the Back: 5

Climbers in the corners (Mountain Climbers): 20

Get out of the fart sack (jump squats at the sidelines): 10

Finish when you complete the circuit. High plan ’til everybody’s done

 

Fatty McGee’s Stairs

Being a fan of Adam Sandler in the 90’s, this one is dedicated to the beloved Fatty McGee character, who insisted on taking the stairs even though it made him hyperventilate.

Bear crawl up the stairs

Pull ups on the rails

Decline Mericans at the top of the stairs

Red Headed Step Mericans at the bottom (inclines)

 

Moleskin:

For my 3rd Q, I wanted to incorporate a little more of my Title Boxing days, so added the invisible jump rope and the T-Rex taps (jab punches).

Clubber Lang

8 PAX posted to shadowbox in the sleet

WARM UP
Cross leg standing stretches
Grass Pickers x15
Tricep Stretches
Sidestraddle Hops x20

THANG
Mosey to Bridge

  • Shadow Boxing:
  • Jab: x30
  • Jab Cross: x30
  • Jab Cross Hook: x30
  • Jab Cross Hook Body Blow: x30
  • Jab: x40
  • Jab Cross Hook Body Blow: x50

MARY

  • Squats x20
  • LBCs x20
  • Carrot sit ups x20
  • Lunges x20
  • Chuck Norris ‘Mericans: As many as you can do in one minute (How many mericans can Chuck Norris do? All of them.)

It was fun to get back into boxing. Morning was cold with some iced rain.

Frozen Corners

10 PAX posted for a frozen Q at 23 degrees

WARM UP
-Calf Stretches R/L L/R x2
-Grass Pickers x15
-Tricep Pretzels x15
-Motivator from 8

THANG
-1st Corner 10 Burpees
-2nd Corner 10 Burpees + 20 Groiners
-3rd Corner 10 Burpees + 20 Groiners + 30 Lunges per leg
-4th Corner 10 Burpees + 20 Groiners + 30 Lunges per leg + 40 Squats

Mozy to Bridge
-Mike Tyson Merkins x10 x8

Mozy to Hill
-Seal Merkins x5 start decline, horizontal, incline, horizontal
-Square Merking x5 start decline, horizontal, incline, horizontal

Mozy to Parking
-LBC x30
-LBC feet stay on the ground x30
-LBC feet crunch with head stationary x30
-Low Dolly x30

Post Stretch

It was extra crispy out this a.m. with minimal chatter. Basic Q for a last minute beatdown.

Thankgiving @theHill

Weather: 28 Degrees

PAX:

  1. State
  2. Skins
  3. Snickers
  4. Logger

Disclaimer:

  • We’re not professionals.
  • We don’t know your fitness level.
  • F3/North View Church isn’t liable.
  • Dangerous ground.
  • Modify.

Warmup:

  • 30 SSH
  • 10 Kick w/twist
  • 10 Windmills
  • 20 Seal Jacks
  • 10 Week Pickers

Thang: Cover as much of the Hill as possible. We mosey’d between each set.

  • 20 Hand Release Mericans
  • 20 Kettle Ball (Rock) Swings
  • Wall Sit
    • 20 – Overhead Clap
    • 20 – Moroccan Night Clubs
  • 20 Dirty Hook Up
  • Bear Crawl across Basketball Court
  • Crab Walk Back
  • 20 – Dips
  • 15 – Burpees IC
  • Leg Blasters From 10 to 5
  • Hill Sprint
  • 10 – Curls w/ rock
  • Pass Rock to right and 10 more curls
  • Lunges between lamp posts
  • 20 – Calf Raises

Mary

  • 15 – Crunchy Frog
  • 15 – LBC
  • 15 – Flutter Kick
  • 15 – Heal Touches
  • 15 – Low Dolly

Recover Recover

Moleskin:

State and I saw 2 minivans circling the grounds looking for the workout as we pulled up. We waved them down and met Snickers and Skins. With just the 4 of us, we spent time chatting, learning Thanksgiving plans and enjoying the company. No Mumblechatter about the workout, but I noticed that Skins and Snickers have more hills than us because they were booking on the hill sprint.

I am thankful for each of you and the time I get to spend with you. I always look forward to it.

ICEE

Weather: 31 Degrees, Icy ground with ice coming down.

PAX:

  1. Headlock
  2. State
  3. Wolverine
  4. PVC
  5. Swayzee
  6. Logger

Disclaimer:

  • We’re not professionals.
  • We don’t know your fitness level.
  • F3/North View Church isn’t liable.
  • Dangerous ground.
  • Modify.

Warmup:

  • 30 SSH
  • 10 Kick w/twist
  • 10 Windmills
  • 20 Seal Jacks
  • 10 Week Pickers

Thang: Had to modify due to ice

  • 100? yds of Broad Jump Burpees
  • 2 rounds of Plank Circles
  • 2 Rounds of Lunge circles

Mosey

  • 2 minute Wall Sit

With small rock

  • Kneeling military press
  • Bird Dog (Flamingo) row
  • One arm chest press

Mary

  • 20 – LBC
  • 20 – American Hammer
  • 10 – Low Dolly
  • 10 – High Dolly
  • 20+ – Flutter kicks

Recover Recover

Moleskin:

Surprised and excited to see 6 men out in the icy mess. We stayed off the pavement as much as possible to avoid falling. Mumblechatter mostly revolved around how this wasn’t a good idea. It was very noisy as we ran around on crunch grass. When we laid on our back there was real concern that we’d freeze to the ground and be found dead hours later.

Thanks Men!

F3 Card Deck VQ

Weather: 28 degrees with a cold wind.

PAX:

  1. Brickyard
  2. Cornwallis
  3. Cosmo
  4. DC
  5. Khaki
  6. Logger
  7. Wolverine
  8. State (VQ)

Disclaimer was given

Warmup:

  1. Bend & Reach (IC)
  2. Arm Stretches (AKA the woodchuck stretch)
  3. Mosey to the garage area and out of the wind

THANG: Today was our V experience at the Hill with the F3 Workout Deck.  I shuffled, but Logger cut so he was ultimately responsible for the pain.

Draw a Card – Aces 100 reps, face cards 25 reps, all others number plus 10 reps.

9♠️ Low, Slow Squat

3♥️ Sprint up the nearby hill and back (Recover, Recover)

A♦️ Arm Circles

Q♣️ Freddie Mercury

2♥️ Sprint up the hill, slowsy/walk back

7♠️ Monkey Humper (DC’s favorite, so he led us)

8♥️ Squat Thrusters (pick your own rock or pebble to thrust)

J♥️ Plank Jacks

4♠️  Alternating Side Squats

Q♥️ Burpees-10 count

10♠️ Lunge Walk 100M or so

9♦️ Ranger Merkins

3♣️ High, Slow Flutter Kicks

3♠️  Wojo Squats

J♣️ Shoulder Taps

6♥️ Backward Run

Q♦️  Diamond Merkins

J♦️  Dips

5♠️ Standing Lunges

60 Second Wall Sit

Mosey back to the cars

 

Mary:

LBC 25x IC

Low Dolly 15x IC

Rosalita 15x IC (Cornwalis brought us home)

RECOVER, RECOVER

 

Moleskin:

What a great group of men!  Thank you all for your patience and for the appropriate amount of ball busting during today’s VQ.  Much respect to Brickyard for defending the VQ!  In all seriousness, thank you for pushing me (forcing me) to take the reins.  It was a privilege.  And a big thank you to Logger for asking several times over the course of a year to come out for 5:30AM workout in the gloom with a bunch of strangers.  See y’all on Thursday!

 

 

 

 

 

30 for 30

9 PAX posted for 30 exercises for Zamboni’s 30th. Disclaimer was necessary, but short – we had work to do.

  1. SSH
  2. Shoulder Pretzels
  3. Bend and Reach
  4. Mountain Climbers
  5. Air Squats
  6. Weed Pickers
  7. Windmills
  8. Overhead Arm Claps
  9. Alt Lunge Jumps
  10. Merkins
  11. LBC
  12. Jump Knee Tucks
  13. Death Plank (Elbows in line with head)
  14. Crab Walk to Curb
  15. Rocky Balboas
  16. Bear Crawl Inch Worm
  17. Hot Foot
  18. Broad Jumps
  19. Mosey with Variation to hill
  20. Slow Scissors (Slowsors)
  21. Feel the Bern (5 laps facing down)
  22. Apollo Burpees
  23. Crunchy Frog
  24. Duck walk to fishbowl 
  25. Chin ups
  26. Dips
  27. Low Dolly
  28. Motivator
  29. American Hammer
  30. Bay City Scissors 

Recover!

As I’m getting old and my body is starting to fall apart, I’m glad for groups like F3 to speed up that process. Special thanks to Logger and Cornwallis and PVC for pushing me to sign up for the birthday Q at our last HDHH. Prayers for all PAX who are on IR that they can recover soon & for patience and understanding God’s plan for PAX and family.

Honored,

Z