So I waited over a year to do my first Q, but why not do another just two weeks later? With the weather getting colder I assumed the numbers would be down a bit. I guess the previous days and days of rain made gave some the “cabin fever” and we had 23 strong in attendance.
Mosey to the front of the school, Big 10’s (SSH), Jimmy Dugan’s (just some stretches while avoiding the clap), merkins, and Imperial Walkers
Partner up and head to the back of the school. One partner runs to Transporter’s shed while the other starts hitting lights with merkins and squats. Partner one return and swap until we reach the shed together. At the shed we did some donkey kicks and Mike Tysons. From there we headed over by the football stadium for more partner work. 100 supines (is that a word?), 200 jump squats,
300 200 merkins as a team split up by partners running to the cirlce. From there we ran some more, stopped for Speed Skaters, Sit-ups, Air presses, Jabs and then Step ups.
I’ll be honest with you, I’d like to believe that there should be some humor in these but I’m going on vacation and I wanted to make sure it got out. My first Q didn’t have much complaining, but we made up for it this time. I think I had a bit too lofty of expectations for the number of reps that were appropriate along the way. Might of been too much running too, as Deadwood said he like the amount of running we were doing. I appreciate the work these men put in and thank you all for the opportunity to lead the pack. Great to see Mad Dog back out there, thanks to him for taking us out
21 Men participated in the 2018 Flash Weight Loss Competition and a combined 275 lbs were dropped equaling a 5.74% loss over the last 8 weeks. Great Job all around but now it is time to announce our winners and podium finishers:
Top % Loss:
Top Total LBS Lost:
Now let’s see review the recap of where each of the 21 participants finished and who will be required to complete the 200 burpee punishment:
It’s been over a year grinding at the sweat factory without every trying a go at being foreman. Try as I might to continue this streak, my will was finally broken and I found myself leading a group of 20 (7 for 54 seconds, the other 13 for 45 minutes) around the Cuthbertson campus. By using the term “leading”, I mean I ran in front (for the most part) of them and mumbled incoherently my plans for the next exercise. Much to my dismay, the only time anyone heard me was when I couldn’t count to three.
Pretty uneventful, just some Big 10’s (SSH) and seven random dudes crashing your party. One had a flag celebrating the World Series win of a certain professional sports team last night another with a toddler echo microphone to shove in my face in hopes to amplify my whispers. I considered doing the Fuse Box v. Exercise Dice, but thought of the small child who’s day I might ruin.
Cliff notes version:
25 SSH, 20 Imperial Walkers, Jimmy Dugan’s, Plank Stretch stuff, then Merkins
We started with some stuff and then did some more. Not enough? Ok:
Determined to make these guys run we went a full 50 feet to the first lamp on the back side of the middle school. We Paul Abdul’d it with Merkins and Burpees over to Transporter’s shed, followed by some Mary as the 6 filed in. Upon their arrival we moseyed on over to the cul-de-sac next to the football field. The (well spoken and clear) announcement was made that we’d be doing 3 sets of deep fence squats at the top and jump squats at the bottom. We began to run again and I heard many a “What did he say we’re doing?”, they must’ve been joking let’s just go. 2 sets in I decided to audible down to only 2 sets, then proceeded to head towards a third. Ha! Suckers, just proved that you guys only pretend not to hear me. Like that episode of the Brady bunch when that awful Mr. Duggan faked those injuries and damages when he had that small fender bender with Mrs. Brady. Thank goodness for Mr. Brady throwing his briefcase and foiling his plan.
Sorry, that’s something I do. Just randomly start talking about things and going on and on….and like REALLY loudly.
We moseyed some more over to the benches for a dip ladder where the counting problems spread to the PAX on this bus. We fuddled through and ran over for some step ups. Apparently Dana went to the Moneyball Q school because the old “For each leg?” question reared it’s ugly head. We ran some more found a wall for some jabs and air presses. We ran some more and did light to light merkins. We ran some more and ran some more, rounding the first lot Indian Run style. Some tried to slow the bus down but we did two laps at a fast Clydesdale pace. From there we circled up to Mary until I could say that I was officially done with my VQ.
Is it inappropriate to use the term “butt holes” in a backblast? Asking for a friend. Anyhowser, a special thanks to that small group of dudes that I hold so near and dear to my heart for continuing to “encourage” me to step up and lead. It really wasn’t that terrible, at least for me, I can’t speak to the poor PAX who tried to figure out what I was suggesting. It was great to see Fuse Box nowhere near the 6 all day and everyone else push throughout the post. Foundation promised to keep his knee out my back and let me get some sleep now that I’ve Q’d Flash (I’ll believe it when I see it). I only finally broke down because of how great you guys all are.
Let’s not hold our breath waiting for my next one though…..
10 men enjoyed a full homage to perhaps Tom Hanks’ best work, Forrest Gump. The 11th wandered in the middle of the “Something Bit Me” scene. Here goes:
Short mosey to front of school. Disclaimer given
Jimmy Dugans Middle/Right/Left
Scene 1: Magic Shoes- Moneyball says they’ll take me anywhere
In lieu of my lengthy absence, I needed to test out the ol’ calf. Pax had the privilege of joining me. Light Mosey up to entrance of Middle School and Back to Light posts along front drive (approximately .6 of a mile). At this point some of the Clydesdales began to balk at “all the running” and “thought the running group already left”. I paid it no mind as Zinfandel and Dough Boy were flanking me left and right. Dough Boy said, “If I’m up here, it ain’t too fast.” On we went to complete the scene.
Scene 2: Something Bit Me- Forrest Gump takes a bullet in the butt cheek
At each light pole do 10 Speed Skaters. Be sure to touch the ground so you get that real burning feeling like Forrest had when he took the bullet. Do these all the way to last pole just past Moneyball Hill (I like the name, don’t like the hill). It was at Pole 10 we picked up a pax. My Life Alert pager buzzed letting me know we had a Silver Alert. No sooner had it buzzed did Recalculating show up. Turns out the urge to talk to a man about a horse at Transporter’s office came up during Ignition’s opening mosey. Upon conclusion of said negotiations, he decided to join the Flash mob instead. From what I gather in what Foundation put them through, you made a wise choice.
Scene 3: Forrest and Bubba taking fire in the jungle – Deconstructed Burpees in the alcove
All together – 10 Squats, 10 In/Outs, 10 Merkins, 10 In/Outs, 10 Squats – do this progression until complete. Modified to only even numbers because
I was gassed conversations were being affected.
10/8/6/4/2 Mosey to parking lot lines
Scene 4: The Jenny’s – Jenny’s life always seemed like 1 step forward and 2 steps back
Start at 2nd to last parking line. Shuffle up 1 line and back 2. Be sure to touch the lines. Turn and face the other way after each touch and go . Up 1 Back 2. I thought it pretty simple, but perhaps not.
Scene 5: “But you ain’t got no legs Lt. Dan…” – Lt. Dan Taylor Time
Think of it as a more sadistic Jack Webb. 1 Squat and 4 Walking Lunges. We made it to 7 before
I audibled we ran out of real estate.
Scene 6: Waiting at the Bus Stop – People’s Chair with Jabs and Overhead Presses
Simple as it sounds, chair it up. First 30 seconds jabs, second 30 seconds air presses. 1 minute total sit. Funny thing was, an actual bus driver walked past us while we were doing it. I thought it was funny, anyway.
Scene 7: I Started Running (Admittedly this scene title is a stretch)
Starting at Transporter’s Office, alternate at each light pole, 10 Squats and 10 Merkins back to lot
Scene 8: Ping Pong (Q-Fail) – Squat-O-Rama
Tried to initiate what was in my mind to look like a ping pong match of dueling squats. It turned out to be a disaster. Pax opposite one another. Didn’t work. Worth a try. Audibled to 1 minute of continuous squats as Ignition boys pulled into the garage.
Great effort by the Flash Mob this morning. Minimal (but expected) complaining during some of it. Fuse Box beat me during Scene 2 and Zinfandel beat me during Scene 7. The Clydesdales’ weight loss efforts are having significant positive effects on pace and push. Keep up the great work, men.
Personally, it was great getting back out there with you guys. F3 is good for the soul…at least it is for mine. I hated not being in the mix (as evidenced by my blatant #NoPostNoPost GroupMe violations late last week). Keep showing up. Win that war between the ears today and every day. If you can force yourself to get up to work out at 5:30 in the morning, you can force yourself to accomplish just about anything!
Week 5 is in the books and the Top 6 continue to push the pace and create separation with remainder. This week saw some big losses from few, many with no change or afraid to record weight, and few that added some back on. Either way all those that record a loss this week vs. last are safe from our weekly punishment. Everyone else who failed to weigh in or added additional weight back in preparing for the fall weather are rewarded with 250 Bobby Hurleys.
Below is overall standings as of 10/8/18
|Rank||Name||Team||Total % Lost||Lbs Lost||Weekly % Lost||Penalty (Y/N)|
|13||Shake & Bake||Millbridge||-2.65%||-6.0||0.00%||Yes|
|Community||Total Top 4|
No surprise as Briarcrest has Top 3. Lawson may cause Union County to lose active community designation unless further losses are found in upcoming weeks.
As I type this I’m already over 24 hours late on getting this back blast out. (As I post this on behalf Rockwell we are now over 48 hrs late) I’ll make it short and sweet.
Let’s jump right in.
Here’s what went down:
SSH x 20
Potato Picker x 10
Plank Jack x 20
Mountain Climber x 10
Run down to the end of sidewalk. Stop at each light pole for 5 Merkins
Partner up and get a lifting rock (1 rock per group)
Curls – Partner 1 Curl / Partner 2 run to the crosswalk do 3 Burpees then flap jack – 15
Tricep Press – Partner 1 Tricep Press / Partner 2 run to the crosswalk do 3 Burpees the
flap jack – 100 combined
Shoulder Press – Partner 1 Shoulder Press / Partner 2 run to the crosswalk – 3 Burpees
then flap jack – 75 combined
Mosey to the benches – Dips then run on sidewalk to the tables for Step Ups — 20 of each, the
10 of each.
Mosey to the hill in front of the school – Clock Merkins – 12:00 / 3:00 / 6:00 / 9:00 / 12:00 – 5
Merkins in each position
Mosey to the front of the middle school for some Mary before heading back to start.
It was a great morning for a workout with perfect temperatures and a great group of guys working har
With Ignition starting 15 minutes before us and the start of Asylum I was impressed to still see some
good numbers. I’m convinced it was the guarantee that we would be motivated by hair band music
throughout the morning! Lots of hard work!
I always enjoy seeing guys push themselves and encouraging their brothers. It was an awesome effort
by all and it’s an honor each time I get to lead this group of great men.
Thank you for the Shampoo Crew donations! Keep them coming!
Opportunity to do Career Day at Cuthbertson Middle School. October 19th. 8:30-12:00. See
Bottle Cap if interested.