Its Spring Break! The kids are ready to go have fun……So this BB will be Short and Sweet.
Quick version—-We started with some intense merkins, air squats..and rifle carrys etc……..moved on to partnering up for 150 Curls, Overhead Presses, Chest presses, Squats …while the other partner–you guessed it Rifle Carries….Our upper body was toast. We moved on to some more exercises and Centerfold said “Sugar Daddy if we do more rifle carries I will shoot you with the rifle”…that was the “nice” version…….so guess how I ended the workout????????
With only 6 pax it was a great time to let loose and have some fun–and get a tough workout in…. Mumblechatter is one of the great things I really enjoy about F3…today the Pax were funny, working hard and having great fellowship! Thanks to Centerfold, Brutus, Elmers, Mayhem, and Chastain for the laughs! and getting the weekend off to a great start. Awesome effort today by everyone!
Mayhem-possible company switch—interview’s today
Good health for Centerfold’s Mom…..
Continued fellowship today at Stacks with Centerfold and Mayhem—-great guys!
WTF is May 1st
Its Chiseled——time to break out the Cooooooupons.
One nice thing about F3 Waxhaw is the variety of workouts. Yesterday , I was at Waxhaw Express (all running) So, I was more than happy to be able to Q at Chiseled today and work on the muscle of our colletive pax—- and they delivered…… Hardworkers in the crowd today!
Warmup (after Diccs of course)
Instructed the pax there would be lifting today—so the opening mosey would be long and slow to get loose—and lots of stretching focusing on the lower back. The above 40 crowd definitely approved with the groans –thanks Schneider and gang…. Breadbowl and Swamp are probably still confused with the positive groaning that sounded x-rated
Time to work–
This was a hard working group!
-Schneider, Draper, Chainsaw, Rick Bobby—Respects that just put in the work. Appreciate you guys. -Flanders, Fuse Box, Loafer, Ex-Lax, Ackbar, Legal Zoom— Great effort as usual—OH YEAH – The Mauls!! Doughboy, Breadbowl, Swamp–How cool is that to workout with your two boys at your side …great leadership, – -Showgirl–Just met you this week (Lycan and today)- Great work- The Pax are glad you’re back! Keep coming.
Thanks for allowing me to lead you guys today. Great group that came to work!
Off the Chain— New Mountin Biking AO starts tomorrow evening at Walnut Creek . Contact Rockwell for more specific details, WTF–coming soon…May 1st sign up on Groupme
6th man Ackbar: EH’d by Ice9 after a sermon he gave (he’s a pastor) where he descibed how he used to workout. Got his name because he is a Star Wars fanatic……Best Line: My Life is better because of you guys (F3).
Prayers for our F3 brother Premature as he will soon be getting a biopsy for possible prostrate cancer. Prayers are with you my friend…..Schneiders friend Mike in motorcycle accident
Ackbar prayed for these men and took us out.
Great morning of camaraderie….When I joined F3 last July I watched a 90 second video of Dredd explaining in brief terms the concept of F3… He described the “2nd F” as the “Glue”. (Fellowship- Consistent Male Friendship)
Today, I really saw that concept in action. This was my first time attending NW…. I have read how it is a great way to get to know your “brothers” better and have meaningful dialogue. All of that is TRUE…plus just a good time!
It was fun learning a little about each person there….the hour flew by…amd really you just skimmed the surface….The fellowship is great…the needling is fun….laughs mixed in with a little serious conversation.
I will keep this short and say I truly enjoyed today…I highly recommend it….This is is a great format. I look forward to doing it again and if you havent tried NW yet….give it a shot! F2 is real.
Brand new week…ready to crush it. (even with sore Waxtravanganza legs)
Since Ignition is a high intensity running workout, I fully came to Q today expecting only to see 1 maybe 2 pax that may not have made it to Waxtravaganza…..To my pleasant suprise we had 6 pax today. Special kudos to Gerber, Carbload, and Premature for overcoming their “Waxtravaganza Legs ” and posting today.
Disclaimer given and we are off…..Long Mosey to get the Waxtravaganza legs warmed up…. Various regular stretches for the legs —and some not so often used leg stretches– i.e. “The Hurry Stretch” -which is good for the IT Band (Iliotibial band)…Premature now swears by this stretch and it’s his new favorite.
Rooster Training Part II
Last week at Ignition Bottlecap started Rooster training—A timed one mile run from the start of Champion Forest to the end of the cul-de-sac. So, we did Part II of the mile run today.
Next, we turned up one of the side streets for some “sprints” up to the top and jog back– with Dry Docks at the top and Squats at the bottom.
Time to head back to campus—10 merkins at every light pole on the left.
Run around campus until we reach the two roundabouts—Start at top circle with 5 burpees –run to the bottom circle for 10 squats and 10 merkins–run to the benches for 20 dips –and then to the cafeteria benches for 20 leg ups—rinse and repeat for 3 rounds.
Time to finish up–start at RS and “give it all you have” back to COT—-6:15
Great group of guys to workout with today. Thanks to all of you for letting me lead you today…. Amazed at the quality of men in this F3 Waxhaw group.
Carbload and Premature– Great job pushing through any soreness today and both of you crushed it. It was great seeing both of you out here today and running with me!
The Gazelles– Hurry, Gerber, Ice9—Is it possible you guys are getting even faster! All three smoked the mile run….They are Rooster ready…..Great to see Hurry back in action.
Did Carbload say he is already thinking about another CSAUP! Wow ….I will say he did a great job and everyone had an excellent day!
Gerber–6th man–always great to find out more about each pax…Nice to hear how important F3 is to you…. Thanks for sharing.
Goodfella took us out in prayer.
So does the cop who sits at the top not care at all? Or was he just taking a nap? Eating breakfast? Checking GME ‘s current stock price? Or does he know its just the ole F3 guys at this time of morning?….so leave them alone? Thankfully, one of the above is true! (He never budged) Maybe it was Enos —remember him–Waxhaw cop– use to workout at F3 last Summer for a short while.
Anyway, Diccs were given….Its 9 seconds until 5;15 am– were ready to roll and all a sudden we all look up and there is a car coming in on two wheels—can’t make out yet what kind of vehicle -then someone yells out “IT’S ZIN”—and we all perk up seeing if he is going to get nailed—WHEW!!!! …we mosey around and pick up Zin as he get out of his Jeep.
I got to admit that got us all fired up and it was great seeing Zin and he put us all in an amped up mood on an otherwise cold boring morning,…Thanks for the adrenaline rush Zin. (We couldn’t have planned it any better)
Long mosey across the front of the schools to the parking lot by the football fields for some SSH, MNC, IW, and various stretching to get ready to run….
Headed to Champion Forest to take advantage of the long stretch of road to the first cul de sac…run the entire length doing 10 merkins at each lightpole on the right side then 10 merkins at the bottom—that will equal 100 merkins when finished.
Go to the second street for some gassers up the hill and jog back down —do 5 Dry Docks at top and 10 squats at bottom–rinse and repeat for three rounds.
Head back on same street stopping at every other stoplight on the left for 3 burpees. Then back on campus.
Get a few ab exercises in at the rock to rest a little before we mosey to the stadium parking lot and then run the hill up the parking lot until you get to the island then jog back down and repeat 4 times. Everyone pushed it and is gassed right now! Great work by each Pax.
Mosey for more ab work—-each Pax calls out an ab exercise—-time to head to Rudy’s shed to prepare for the final push back to COT.
Stop at first two lights-and complete 5 merkins –then give it everything you have back to COT.
I want to thank- you men for coming out and for the support today—I was thinking with the 20 ish degree weather it may have been just me….You all crushed it today!
Zin: Thanks for making it fun right from the get-go! Also, man you are killin it in January—and you killed it today.
Ice, Gerber, and Dasher—The Gazelles just doing their thing!!! Way to lead!
Carbload and Premature- Representing the Antelopes in fine fashion today—- I know you guys racked up the miles yesterday at Pursuit so I appreciate you working hard again today!
Blue Screen!- Great work -You had one helluva week—Turned 62 , showed your compassion at Rice N Beans, then crushed it today.
It was truly my pleasure and alot of fun to get to workout with each of you this morning. Thanks for letting me lead your workout.
Blood Drive tommorrow! Congrats to the Dryuary guys.
CSAUP on Feb 6th—Downtown Waxhaw
Continued prayers for Shop Dawg and his family.
Ackbar took us out.
If you have seen the picture that Gerber posted last night look again at the kids….they made it FUN!!!!! Also, I think Gerber summed it up well when he noted below the picture “the pandemic has made pax hungry for fellowship, hungry for exercise, hungry for family time, hungry for positivity. Nowhere, is that more evident than by the explosive growth of these evening 2.0 friendly workouts”. Well said Gerber!
He is right! As the pax (and 2.0’s) made their entance last night a different vibe was in the air. It was a fun vibe. An exuberant vibe. A happy vibe. A positive vibe. The adult pax were in turn all smiling and we were all taking in the youthful enthusiam, energy, and exhuberance of the kids!
DICCS given- we have cell phone, CPR trained, reminder for non- related pax to keep socially distanced -its go time!
Mosey down the trail– to keep the energetic pax together I interrupted the usual mosey with 10 SSH at every 3rd light—this kept our big group together (still socially distanced) until we reached Rudy’s shed and circled up for some more exercises and light stretching – SSH. IW, Moroccan NC, LSS etc..more of the usual suspects.
Kids vs Adults—- Guess who won??????
I wanted to make it fun! What do kids like to do for fun? Compete and Win!!!!
We moseyed to the two roundabouts and it was kids vs adults- like we normally do circle the two roundabouts doing 5 merkins at each one—fastest back to the start wins. (kids only have to reach the roundabouts-not circle them—distance shorter) Ready go!!!!!….They were pumped to beat the Adults! Baby Gazelles are off. Adults are smiling then gettting gassed as this is hard. Kids win round one. Adults are punished with MERKINS.I wanted to get a good w/o for the adults while stimulating the kids. No rest for the Adults —Round 2 begins. Time for revenge??? No–Kids win again. More MERKINS for the adults. The THANG was to have the adults run as hard as they could and still lose-made possible by the much shorter distance for the kids without being too obvious to them —then Merkins for the Adults. Kids were happy.
Time to mosey and bunny hop our way to the Stadium parking lot…..It is now time for the Adults to pair up with the kids and LEAD them in 4 corners –they needed guidance on where to go and what exercise to do—-it was so great seeing all the adults (parent or not) LEAD the kids—Then lineup on the parking lot lines for bear crawls, frog jumps, backward run etc…. Now race to the lightpole—Who won? Did more kids win or did more adults win? KIDS win again….more MERKINS for the adults—Kids do five adults do 15 rinse and repeat…..Kids win again.
Mosey back to the roundabouts for exercises down to Rudy’s shed to finish the evening—Adults time to call out different exercises—-then its time to (5 Minutes)-to race back up to COT—finshed!!!
FUN:…lots of energy.
IMPRESSED and HUMBLED: I witnessed Pax in a different environment. I saw some really terrific Dads! You are good men! Great Leaders to your kids! Very inspiring!
Special shout out to Posse, Rudy and Driveby—They were 3 Pax without their own kids tonight—they were HIMS tonight—each of them helped lead the kids and assist and got a great workout in…Selfless. Great job men,
High Hat, Zinfandel, Gerber, Cobbler, C3PO, Carbload, Rubbermaid—it was easy to see what your priorities are in life! All your kids look up to you and I could see the love and respect.