The Ultimate Beastmaster

The Ultimate Beastmaster

The weathermen set the stage for a snowfall of epic proportions with the storm beginning precisely at 0530 when the F3 athlete warriors would go to work.  11 strong posted to take on this beast of a morning.  The PAX were informed that YHC had awards for after the workout.  Disclaimer was given as the cold rain fell.  Off we went to attack this vast campus and determine who would walk away with the title of the Ultimate Beastmaster for 01/17/2018 Anvil workout.


Mosey through the parking lots of the AO and circle up.


SSH x 10 IC

IW x 10 IC

Low Slow Squat x 10 IC

Mountain Climber x 10 IC

Merkin x 15 IC

Alternating Shoulder Tap x 10 IC

Alternating Rib Tap x 10 IC

Mosey to Rock Pile.  Grab a lifting Rock.

Rock Set

10 x Thruster/10 x Curl/10 x Tri Extension.  Repeat

AYG to Hot Box.  Jump Squat to wait on six.

Bench Set

10 Step Up/15 Derkin/5 Hand-Release Burpees.  Repeat.  Jump Squat to wait on six.

AYG to courtyard of Life Center

People’s Chair

Alternating Leg Lift x 30 IC.  Right Leg High.  10 Count.  Left Leg High.  10 Count.

Civilian Cadence Merkins x 10 each: Regular/Stagger Left/Stagger Right/Crucible

Low Plank Jack x 15 IC

AYG to Basketball Goals.

Burp and Merk

10 Burpees.  Increase merkins from 1 to 10 per Burpee.


6 inches/Flutter x 10 IC/Heels to Heaven x 10 IC/6 inches/High Flutter x 10 IC

Mosey to Avenue of Trees

9 trees on right side.  6 x called exercise at each tree.  Purell asked to call the exercise.  Merkin called.  Complete 6 x Merkin at each tree.

At finish, AYG back to Rocks.  Repeat Rock Set x 2

Jump Squat to wait on six.  Return Rocks.  AYG to Hot Box.

Repeat Bench Set x 2

Mosey to Avenue of Trees

Snuka’s call: 3 Burpees per tree.  Jump Squat to wait on six.

AYG to launch lot.


American Hammer x 25 IC/LBC x 15 IC

Snuka called and counted Freddie Mercury x 20 IC

Flutter x 24 IC



YHC writes this backblast while watching the Netflix original show Ultimate Beastmaster with 2.1 Samuel.  Think Ninja Warrior, but with a beast theme.  Contestants from around the world represent their respective countries and try to conquer the obstacle course that mimics the insides of a mythical beast.  Obstacles are named after the innards of the beast.  Digestive tract is an example.  Contestants proudly wear colors of their county’s flag and announcers from each country are present to add commentary for their potential beastmasters, both men and women contestants.  The US announcers are some guy YHC never heard of and Tiki Barber.  Fun fact, Sylvester Stallone is an executive producer.  Today, Bin Fang of China trounced the competition.  He trains multi-disciplines, including rock climbing, Parkour (look it up), and hog-hunting, using a primitive bow and arrow.  Quite the beastmaster.

We had 11 strong and tough men present to crush the Calvary campus this morning.  YHC was hopeful for snow, right at 0530 when we launched.  Unsure of the conditions, sets at several locations were on the weinke with the potential for several combinations, should audibles be necessary due to the weather conditions and, of course, keeping the safety of the PAX at the forefront.  Icy conditions could have kept us on the rock work.  Heavy rain could have equated to more Hot Box work.  Turns out, conditions were actually very comfortable with a light, cold rain.  Perfect to move about at a quick pace, crush the short sets, and move on.

YHC encouraged good Thruster form while doing Rock work.  Champagne proceeded to inform YHC that his form was not quite right.  Adjustments made.  Still not right.  YHC tried.  Champagne experienced JOY in providing constructive feedback.  #FormPolice

Rachel, Snuka, Brilleaux, Turkey Leg out front when given the chance to open it up on AYG runs and Avenue of Trees.  Purell taking it easy due to calf tweak.  Purple Haze steady and fast when he chose his moments.  Uncle Phil showing some speed out there and helping out with a 10-count or two.  We usually count down from 10 rather than up from 1, but got the job done.  Either way, Uncle Phil is getting stronger and faster.  Thunder Road pushing hard.



His name alone wins him this title.  He pushed hard through the workout.  Keep posting Wolfman.  Well done.


YHC’s mom picked up Age Group awards for Joe Davis Run for Recovery.  Today, Turkey Leg and Purell received their awards for stellar performances.  Purell completed the 5K in 10ish degree temps in 18:02.  Turkey Leg was 20:30.  Both good for Age Group podiums.  Well done men.

T-claps to Brilleaux for the takeout prayer.


We continue to pray for Bout Time’s son, Jennings, and the family.  Jennings is battling Leukemia and undergoing another round of chemo.  He will need a bone marrow transplant.  Please pray for Jennings and the Palmer family.

Men, F3 Credo: Leave no man behind, but leave no man where you find him.  The fellowship of F3 is powerful.  We do this together and we leave no man behind.  Keep an eye on the men around you.  Bring a phone if going off-campus.  #safety

Stay safe today men


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GooniePosted on2:10 pm - Jan 17, 2018

Mermaid – any talk of a bone-marrow drive for Jennings, or do they already have a match?

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