I hate running

9 pax posted in the morning. Warner Jay-z IM Daisy crabyPo Humdinger Popeye Pew-pew Meistro

Warmup

Arm circles x10 reverse x10 IC, Grass pickers x15 IC, Leg stretches OYO, Meistro lap

Thang 1

Mosey over to the front side of the pool- 3 light poles 1 burpee, Run back 2 then 2 burpees– ending in 10 burpees completed and a ten count

Thang 2

Mosey to the tip. Half of the group- Catalina wine mixers-4 of them/ other half 8 box jumps each group complete each station twice

Thang 3

Mosey to the stairs– stairway to seven. Start with 1 squat, down the stairs, then 1 Irkin– to 7

Ring of fire in the big shelter house– 10 squats-al gore, 5 merkins- plank, 10 dips- hold starting position.

Thang 4

Mosey to happy place for a leg blaster and a motivator from 7

Ending with an 1 1/2 lap Indian run around petting zoo

Mary

LBC IC x25, low and slow flutter kicks IC x10, American hammers

Moleskin

Good number out this morning. Burpees seemed to be the theme for today. And nothing like a little mumbling about the motivator being out of place today and not in the beginning.

Diamonds Aren’t a Man’s Best Friend

Weather 1, clear, slick

PAX:

Daisy

Piper

Crabby PO 

Jay-Z QIC

Wapner QIC

Warmup:

Mosey around playground and back to main shelter

Grass pickers IC x15

SSHs IC x25

Shoulder pretzels IC x20

Sprinklers IC x15

Tempo squats IC x10

Tempo incline merkins IC x10

Thang:

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

J♣️ Shoulder taps 

9♣️ High plank (90 sec.)

Q♠️ Monkey humpers

10♠️ Lunge walk

3♦️Chuck Norris merkins

J♦️ Dips

6♦️ Wide-arm merkins

9♦️ Ranger merkins

2♦️ Hand clap merkins 

7♦️ Derkins 

K♦️ Merkins 

2♠️ Bulgarian split squats 

Q♥️ Burpees

2♣️ WWII sit-ups 

5♠️ Standing lunges

A♦️ Arm circles 

4♣️ Heels to heaven

5♦️ Hand-release merkins

10♦️ Incline merkins 

7♣️ LBCs

8♦️ Merkins 

6♠️ Jump lunges

K♠️ Squats

4♦️ Carolina dry docks

K♣️ American hammers

Q♣️ Freddie Mercury

K♥️ Mtn. climbers

A♠️ Calf raises

J♠️ Smurf jacks

A♣️ Flutter kicks

8♠️ Backward lunges 

Mary:

No time for Mary (got plenty with the cards)

COR, COT

Moleskin:

Wapner reporting for Jay-Z on the joint Q.  “Warmer” than expected as temperature was actually above 0. Arrived to Daisy wandering around the park hoping for anyone else to post. Relieved as five men braved the elements while several others remained in the cozy warmth of the fartsack (including one PAX that will remain nameless “liking” GroupMe post but not posting). Learned in warmup that grass pickers might also be useful to clear out space after a big meal. Got through 31 cards with 12 out of 13 diamonds (including a run of 7 in a row) – definitely heavy on the arms. Total of 179 merkins of different variations along with dips and LBACs with Piper to blame for the cut of the cards. An icy cold morning for a workout, but now we know the hardest part of the day is behind us. 2ca69037-376a-44b1-8556-b5340e898a0e

 

Blocks, Box Jumps & More

Weather 31 and clear

PAX:

IM

Bambi

Maestro 

Popeye

Huffy

Jay-Z

Piper

Crabby PO

Wapner QIC

Warmup:

Abe Vigodas IC x10

LBACs IC x20

Arm stretches 

Sprinklers IC x15

Grass pickers IC x10

Willie Mays Hayes OYO

Tempo squats IC x10

Thang:

  1. Blocks at the barn – 20 block curls, farmer carry two blocks around flag and back, 20 skull crushers
  2. Legs at the tip -10 box jumps, 10 step up and through to high knee (each leg)
  3. Circuit at the pool – 10 crunchy frogs, 20 mountain climbers (4 count), 30 LBCs, 40 SSHs

Mosey from one station to the next around the petting zoo and repeato repeato 

Block Mary:

Wall sit with block

Flutter kicks IC x25

Block presses IC x10

Hello Dolly IC x15

Block presses IC x10

COR, COT

Moleskin:

Q scouted location ahead of time and yesterday’s heat wave melted enough snow off of the road to allow for a circuit around the petting zoo. Shovel flag came in handy at the tip to clear some snow for box jumps and step ups. Clear and calm morning was quickly forgotten working through a simple but quite effective workout with a surprising amount of cardio. One PAX was even sighted stripping off an outer layer but thankfully stopped there. Enjoyed the last reprieve before the weather rolls in – will be a fun one on Monday!

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So this is what cold weather feels like

12 PAX posted in the 7F gloom for some High Intensity Interval Training.
IM, Crabby PO, Jay-Z, Wapner, Pew Pew, Huffy, Piper, Popeye, Humdinger, Maestro, Gas Man, Daisy

Warmup: Skipped the Maestro lap do to ice.
20x SSH
Stretch everything
10x Side to Side Squats
10x Lunge/Drop Lunge each side

Mosey (without falling) to big shelter house

Thang: HIIT x 8 rounds of 2 exercises 4 times through each exercise
Jump Lunges, Squats
Dips, Merkins
Wide Mountain Climbers, Jump Squats
Crunches, Leg Lifts
High Knees, Calf Raises
Hand Release Merkins, Plank Jacks
SSH, Single Leg Squats
Burpees, Butt Kickers

Slowesy back to flag

Mumble:  Definitely a cold morning but luckily had no wind.  Great turnout with 12 guys.  Almost doubled the temperature with the number of men that showed up.  Heavy complaining during the HIIT until around 5 or so.  Either everyone just gave up and settled into the inevitable or just rain out of air to complain.

Diddly Squats

10 Extremely excited PAX, including 1 FNG, posted in a tornado for a “fun” running workout.  26F with 23mph winds.
IM, Bambi, Daisy, Wapner, Crabby PO, Jay-Z, Piper, Popeye, Pew Pew, FNG

Warmup:
Maestro Lap
6x Plank walkouts with Merkin
10x Shoulder Pretzels front
10x Shoulder Pretzels behind the head
15x Tempo Squats
Leg Stretches

Mosey a few feet to the north side of pool.

Thang:

Diddly Squats x8- Run to the stop sign (.15 miles) at your own pace. When first PAX reaches it, everyone turns around and runs harder back.  First one back to start gets to choose an exercise.  Repeat until you are out of time.
Exercises – 25x LBC’s, 25x Flutter Kicks, 25x Freddy Mercuries, Bruce Lee cycle 20 reps each, 10x Burpees, 1 minute Plank, 15x Tempo Merkins

Slowesy to Flag

Mary:
2 times through Bruce Lee’s at 20 reps each except do 100x 100’s

Mumble:
Definitely a windy one today.  The first turn around on the diddly squats was brutal.  Lots of mumble from Jay-Z about just repeating the same thing over and over.  Surprised he could talk since he could barely breath.  ~2.75 miles completed by Piper.  Thanks Daisy for the new run exercise name.

Rite Aid Guest Q

Weather 35 and rainy

PAX:

IM

Daisy

Popeye

Porkchop

Gasman 

Pew Pew

Crabby PO 

Wapner 

Rite Aid (NE TN) QIC

Disclaimer

Warmup:

Maestro Lap

SSH x 39 IC

HR Merkins x 10 IC

Imperial walkers x 39 IC

HR Merkins x 10 IC

Hillbillies x 39 IC

HR Merkins x 10 IC

Prisoner squats (slow) x 39 IC

Merkins x 9 IC

 

Mosey to steps close to shelter house #1

 

Crawl bear up the two flights of stairs x 1

 

Mosey to shelter house #1

 

1 Burpee then gasser to shelter house #2 for 40 HR merkins, then mosey back to SH#1

2 Burpees then gasser to shelter house #2 for 40 LBCs, then mosey back to SH#1

3 Burpees then gasser to shelter house #2 for 40 jump squats, then mosey back to SH#1

4 Burpees then gasser to shelter house #2 for 40 Rocky Balboas IC, then mosey back to SH#1

5 Burpees then gasser to shelter house #2 for 40 hello dolly’s, then mosey back to SH#1

6 Burpees then gasser to shelter house #2 for 40 Carolina dry docks, then mosey back to SH#1

 

Dealers choice Mary

Flutter kicks x 40 IC

American hammers x 40 IC

 

COR, COT

Moleskin:

This is what I shared with the pax of F3 IronHorse on my recent 40th BDQ.  It is equally applicable to the men of F3 Frankfort.  Keep up the good work fighting the good flight against complacency

 

What might have been.

Were it not for F3, I might have given in to my gluttonous self.  It’s a continual battle, but I’m winning now.

Were it not for F3, I might have put all of my eggs in my career basket.  That’s not happening, and I’m grateful for that fact.

Were it not for F3, I might have been a worse role model for my kids in the area of self-discipline and taking care of my earthly body.  I’m in the best shape of my life, and my kids are watching.

Were it not for F3, I might not have loved my wife as deeply, nor she me.  Our marriage is stronger than ever.

As I reflected on my current lot, I was quick to understand that F3 is the conduit.  Y’all are the wiring.  And the wiring is what carries the voltage.  It’s because of you that I’m hitting 40 in my prime.  And for that I’m very grateful.  Thanks for your investment in me.  Thanks for showing up here at the butt crack of dawn day in and day out.  Thanks for challenging me to work harder than I would on my own.  And thanks for encouraging me along the way.  God knows we need it. I love you all and count you as blessings in my life.  Thanks for celebrating 40 with me. Here’s to many more F3 years.

Last Minute Pinch Hit Q

Weather 53, balmy and clear, ground extra moist

PAX:

Jay-Z 

Crabby PO 

Wapner QIC

Warmup:

Maestro lap

Shoulder pretzels IC x20

Abe Vigodas IC x10

Grass pickers IC x15

Slow squats IC x15

Motivator from 6

Thang:

Mosey to Happy Place 

ATM 10/10/10

Leg blasters 

Mosey to main shelter

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

5♣️ Oblique crunches

6♥️ Backward run

8♠️ Backward lunges 

K♥️ Mtn. climbers

A♣️ Flutter kicks

2♥️ Sprint 200 M.

5♥️ Karoake

A♠️ Calf raises

Q♣️ Freddie Mercury

4♣️ Heels to heaven

10♠️ Lunge walk

Q♠️ Monkey humpers

9♣️ High plank (90 sec.)

K♣️ American hammers

4♦️ Carolina dry docks

K♠️ Squats

K♦️ Merkins 

Q♦️Diamond merkins

3♣️ High, slow flutter kicks 

4♥️ Sprint 400 M. 

Mosey to flag

Mary:

No time for Mary 

COR, COT

Moleskin:

Morning started with message from Daisy that he got called in to work, leaving the Q to YHC. No problem at all – that’s why the official F3 workout deck is always in the car. Another light turnout with some PAX traveling this week and many others working through injury or otherwise fartsacking away the week after Christmas. Went to the main shelter to avoid moist ground but to no avail – yesterday’s 50 mph winds blew the rain everywhere. The Rossville ladies were back but almost certainly won’t return after no Piper and no pickle pounders. It was agreed that we’ve all gotten out of shape through the holidays and need to get motivated with some sort of challenge for the new year ahead. Everyone rest up this weekend and let’s get a good turnout for Rite Aid on Monday – F3 wouldn’t be in Frankfort without him. Aye!