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.
Week 4 is in the books and as a group the total weight loss is over 176 lbs. THis week penalty for those who are required – 200 Smurf Jacks
No change in the Top 5 this week as Zinfandel continues the push with a strong outing this week. He is quickly closing in on the 20 lbs down mark. No penalty this week for our leader.
Fuse is hot on his tail, but is facing an uphill challenge this week due to travel at work. Will he have the will power to order the salad and abstain from the extra calories via cocktails only time will tell.
Doughboy checks in as the top Lawson participant and is within striking distance, unfortunately does not have a drafting partner from neighborhood to help him as he seems boxed in between the next set of Briarcrest boys.
Chicken Little is manning the #4 spot and is ready to go. Based on scales pics he is “all in” as he even removed the socks for this latest weigh in. (note to self delete scale pics from phone as my groupme chats are starting to look like Rex Ryan Love Bunyon’s chatrooms).
Coming in at #5/6 are Dana (Briarcrest) and Wedding Singer our first non Briarcrest/Lawson entry and the last of the double digit weight loss group thus far. Wedding Singer made big push this week and is safe from penalty, but unfortunately Dana is our 1st victim who has to perform this week’s penalty.
#7 – 9 features Run Flat, Damascus, and Foundation all who had slow weeks this week and also are victims to this week’s punishment. If this group is not careful they will quickly be surpassed by Jingles/Banjo who are in 10th and 11th and have commenced a late rally to get into the top half of the group.
#12 is the first of the 2.0 Tupperware who we have recently found out does not run for charity or weigh in for competitions. For this you are to serve this weeks penalty.
#13 Shake & Bake with yellow jersey for this week. Must have been the Speed for Need event that you ran in that caused the big improvement. Great job
#14 Maple Syrup even while in IR continues to participate and working to help Lawson in group competition
#15-16 Eli/Breadbowl – unfortunately did not record weights for them this week so will serve penalty. Even with no weight do not sleep on these 2 as they have ability to sneak up on others in upcoming weeks. We have them noted on our Sleeper Report ready for breakout week #5
#17-18 Schneider/Southern Belle – after attending Asylum and putting in work, these 2 are silent killers ready to strike. Schneider will have to serve penalty due to no weight this week. With Southern Belle’s Dawgs easy win this week over UT he did not have to stay to end to watch and drink/eat at the tailgate. See if the Dawgs are challenged in weeks to come if that impacts his chances to compete here.
#19 Posse – avoided the penalty and lives to fight another day.
#20/21 – Rubbermaid/Dancing Bear must have enjoyed the weekend as they reveresed the trend and needed to use the expandable waist band this week. But I guess after watching OSU squeek by PSU and Dancing Bear enjoying his Ravens win last night it is to be expected. Just sets up for layup in week #5 for weekly.
|Name||Team||Total % Lost||Lbs Lost||Weekly % Lost||Penalty (Y/N)|
|13||Shake & Bake||Other||-2.65%||-6||-2.65%||No|
Briarcrest cruising out in front, with the “Others” passing Lawson for #2.
|Community||Total Top 4|
Returning after the bye week we have a new leader of the pack. Zinfandel has taken the yellow jersey with an impressive 6.34% and 16 lb loss and appears to be determined to continue to push the pace even if it means mockery from the family when he orders tofu for dinner. Not far behind is fellow Briarcrest member Fuse Box (6.22% and 15.8 lbs) who we believe has no more layers of clothing to shed and has kicked the weight loss into high gear. From rumblings at Flash it appears he is looking to chase down the lead. Rounding out the top 3 is Doughboy (Lawson) who has the highest total lbs lost at 16.9 and is within striking distance at 6.04% loss. Could the Q juice push a few extra lbs out this week time will tell.
Additionally, we have Chicken Little and Dana who both have reached double digits in lbs loss in 3 weeks. Great job fellas!
In the team rankings Briarcrest has taken a commanding lead with a 12 to 35 advantage based on overall ranking of the top 4 from each. Could Briarcrest crew continue for the entire race or will Lawson make a late push to close the gap. Time will tell, but right now it does not appear close.
Overall the group has lost a combined 144 lbs and approx 2.77% – so great job by everyone.
Now for the weekly punishment which is based on the performance of only this past week vs. the previous weigh in recorded.
The following are all safe and do not have to perform additional 150 merkins at their next post.
|Name||% Loss week|
The following are below the 50% line and must complete the 150 merkins at next posting:
|Name||% Loss week|
|Shake & Bake||0.00%|
Below are the overall rankings after Week 3
|Overall standings after Week 3|
|Name||Community||% Loss||Lbs Lost|
|Shake & Bake||0.00%||0|
The 1st week is in the books. We have already seen a bunch of guys shed a whole lot of
clothes weight resulting in some impressive week 1 numbers.
Below are the preliminary standings.
|Week 1 Standings||Total Loss|
|23||Shake & Bake||0||0.0%|
All right fellas we will begin our weight loss competition this week and it will run through end of October. The finial initial weights must be received by end of day Monday. We will have the scale Monday at Flash (Reminder: 6:30 AM Start) on 9/3. If unable to make it – send initial weight to me via GroupMe
Below is link where we will keep track of weights and weekly rankings:
Feel free to make any side wagers or challenges.
16 PAX showed up today ready to work and attempt to beat the calorie count record. Unfortunately, we were missing Recalc, so we do not have an official measure on the crapple watch. But, based on Rubbermaid’s analysis (more mileage and equivalent elevation change), we will deem that the record was broken today.
At the hill we did 16 intervals of 1:30 of up/down hill and 0:45 of called exercise
Headed back to start scraped Deflated off of the ground and completed:
10 x SSH
10 x SSH
and then said goodbye to Big10