After my usual complaining we started off with the usual warm up, laps around the light pole with some SSH and IW mixed in.
With that we were off to Davie park… one caveat:
Each minute a burpee is done.
1 min: 1 burpee
2 min: 2 burpee
3 min: 3 burpee
So the running was constantly interrupted by an increasing number of burpees leaving less and less time before the next whole minute rolled around!
Then to the playground for a little pull-up/burpee action. 5 sets… on each minute do 5 burpees/5 pullups -> up to 5 minutes
After that, we grabbed a lifting rock did 5 thrusters and ran one lap around the short track (about 100m) and rested. EMOM and repeat for 5.
Run back to the AO same thing… burpees on the minute.
Little bit of Mary, and time!
17 degrees is about my limit. maybe I am soft but holy smokes my face was frozen!
Swinging Kb’s can get a little bit boring. So… YHC decided to switch it up a little bit.
We got the pleasantries out of the way and started on to the real business..
The PLAN: Partner up
Stop 1: Parking lot: 100 swings
Transition: Partner 1 carries both bells, partner 2 does 10 merkins and chases them down. Carry bells to stop 2 (approx 400m away)
Stop 2: Church doors: 100 Flutter presses
Stop 3: Circle in front of stairs: 100 suitcase squats, partner does 2 flights of stairs comes back and switch.
Stop 4: back to church doors: 100 flutters presses
Head back home for 100 Burpees to finish. ****
HERE IS THE CATCH! You can’t let your bell touch the ground for the whole time.
*** For every group of 2 that does not let their bell touch the ground… you get to subtract 10 burpees from the final exercise of 100 burpees.
WE actually had EVERY group make it through the whole exercise without dropping their bell. It was a cool workout. Major bonding happened. Forearms are still sore.
Shoutout to Fireman Ed for knowing how the Mary Circle is supposed to go… but catching crap for it anyway.
Yeti was gaming the system, good for him… use the brain not the brawn.
Smokey is timeless. I think he said hes like 47 or something. Thats ridiculous. I hope I look like him at 35.
Love the group out there at skunk, grateful to lead!
Big thanks to Skywalker for the May convergence and talk. He shared about suffering in silence and I know that it touched many that attended.
This month we are converging on Sept. 20.
Location: Anvil AO – @Calvary Church
Date: Sept. 20
Time: 530 workout – 630-7am talk (Starbucks Coffee provided)
Speaker: Bliss Steele
If you have never heard Bliss speak, it is an incredible experience. Do not miss it! We have been averaging 30-40 guys a month – be on the lookout for guys to EH, this is a great event for FNGs.
Looking forward to seeing you guys there!
YHC is a young F3’er (just celebrated my 2nd anniversary with the Nation). I have heard once or twice the words Meat & Potatoes… frankly, it was usually accompanied by more PAX showing up… in a little preblast tweet I threw it out there. Full disclosure – no idea what it actually means.
Anyway here is what we did:
4 sets of 5 steps lay in the middle of the AO. This winding staircase was at the center of all things DV today.
Little warmup – blah blah.
Find a partner.
Partner 1: goes up the stairs runs 30 yards returns down the handicap path. Repeats.
Partner 2: Other partner runs to the baseball field does called exercise returns.
4 rounds: 2 sets of 25 each of Supine pullups. Dips. Burpees.
Next, 5 rounds up the stairs:
Everyone- up the stairs around the track back down the handicap path x2.
All in all, a little over 3 miles. Does that count as Meat and Potatoes . . . I dont know. But what I do know:
The next speaker in our convergence series is (SkyWalker) Jim Fagan!
Workout kicks off – 5:30 am
Workout ends – 6:15 am
Coffee/Talk – 6:30-6:50am
Coffee will be served under the pavilion at Calvary by the soccer fields. Meet for the workout by the glass entrance doors.
Dollywood will be on Q!
Hello glorious PAX of Area 51,
I am writing you today to inform you that there will be a Convergence on April 12th with Anvil @Calvary Church.
But wait, there is more!
Immediately following the workout we will be heading inside (or staying under the pavilion depending on weather) to fellowship, drink delicious coffee, and hear from an absolute legend: the Bill Grier aka JEDI.
This is the man that F3 Co-Founder DREDD considers his first Mentor and credits with bringing him to Jesus.
He will be sharing his testimony and highlighting the importance of male community in our lives.
We will start @630 sharp and be finished @650, but feel free to stick around for the fellowship!
Convergence @Anvil 4/12
Coffeevergence to follow 630-650
See you there,
Orange Whip was down in the back. Dollywood to the rescue. After a little text chatter and Dollywood reaching for his bag of tricks, a plan began to take shape for the gloom to follow.
16 PAX and 2 FNGs in tow.
After the anti-professional announcement,, the predictable happened:
20 x SSH
20 x EW
10 x Merks
Off to Davie park we went. Following some planking at the top of the park, DW’s bag of tricks materialized and up to the soccer field we went.
Partner up, get a ball and stand behind the cones 20 yards away from the goal. THE GOAL – you get six shots to hit the crossbar: three kicking and three throwing. THE KICKER – partner two has to bear crawl to retrieving your sailing balls (and most did sail over the goal and down the hill – SUCK!).
Once the bar was hit or the number of attempts was tried, the pair had to sprint a
lap. Rinse and Repeat till each person had four cycles.
Mosey back to COP. PAX called Mary exercise: Spackler (big week for this guy – more later) called dollies, Jet Fuel called Freddy Mercuries, and Puddin Pop called Rosalitas in espanol.
Two FNGs were named: Kozar and Dunkin. Welcome. It seems that both were EHed by
Dollywood. Kozar played soccer at Messiah and is Dolly’s brother in law and Dunkin was a goalie at Wake.
This crossbar thing separated the men from the boys. Who knew… Spackler could kick a ball. OF all people!! I mean I knew he could hit a golf ball and I guess there are some similarities, but … I call it luck. It is a shame that luck did not transfer to the gamecocks. It is my understanding that Spackler was present in Arizona wearing loud gamecock pants documented by several media outlets! Anyway, Spack & JetFuel smoked the competition finishing above several collegiate athletes including a few accomplished ones and one former pro (shout-out Busch)
ChinMusic was a pro too – Heard he played with Chipper jones or something like that, pretty legit, but not the same skillset for this competition, I digress.
Header is still on that kick for the Half marathon – what a legend.
Other notable performances include:
– SweenyTodd officially registering 3 posts in a row @DeathValley, come on!
– Carlton knocking out his 2nd week in a row!!
Weather: Cold. Too cold for this many people to be out running in the wind. Somewhere in the 30s
Mosey around the parking lot, start with a warm up
20 Side-straddle hop IC
15 Imperial Walkers IC
10 Low slow Squats IC
10 Merkins IC (+2 more before I could get the breath to bring everyone to a halt)
5 burpees OYO
Run to Davie Park, with 6 jump squats at each light pole
Partner up, mosey to the bottom of the park entrance hill.
P1 runs to the top and completes 5 burpees, increasing the merkins at the bottom by 1 each rep (burpee count 1-5, total of 15 merkins). P2 is at the bottom of the hill in plank. Swap and repeat.
P1 runs to the top and completes 5 burpees, starting with 6 merkins at the bottom and increasing by 1 each rep (burpee count 6-10, total of 40 merkins). P2 is at the bottom of the hill with flutter kicks. Swap and repeat.
P1 runs to the top and completes 5 burpees, starting with 11 merkins at the bottom and increasing by 1 each rep (burpee count 11-15, total of 65 merkins). P2 is at the bottom of the hill with squats. Swap and repeat.
Stay in partners. Run to the parking lot and grab one rock per group.
P1 completes 20 presses with the rock while P2 does big boy sit-ups AMRAP. Switch and repeat, decreasing the presses by 1 down to 15.
P1 completes 20 curls with the rock while P2 does V-up sit-ups AMRAP. Switch and repeat, decreasing the curls by 1 down to 15.
Run back to SCMS, completing 6 jump squats at each light pole.
Circle up back in the parking lot.
In total, a lot of merkins and a lot of jump squats.