The mission of F3 is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership.
Introduction: YHC just came off a CSAUP (The Palmetto 200) and was looking for a little ruck therapy. The Q turned out to be a simple one that seemed to crush the soul as we went along. Just like how YHC likes them.
Conditions: 44F and Clear
FNGs: none, but disclaimer given
- 10 LBAC IC
- 10 Big Arm circles IC
P1: 20 (or max) ruck push-ups
Ruck 1/4 mile
Ruck Burpees 10x
Broad Jump 10x
Ruck 1/4 mile
Ruck Thrusters 10x
Ruck Curls 15x
Ruck 1/4 mile
100 jumping jacks (no ruck)
100 ruck flutter kicks
Ruck 1/4 Mile 50 pace Shuffle step, 50 pace walk
Mary: 40 WWI Sit-ups On Q
Namerama: Tinker, Rabbit Ears, Grindr, Suds, KY
Pledge and COT
Announcements: Mud Run (sign up!), overnight ruck coming April 7, The Oak
Devo: “True Grit”
“Blessed is the man who keeps on going when times are hard. After he has come through them, he will receive a crown. The crown is life itself. God has promised it to those who love him.” James 1:12 NIRV
James talked about a single-minded stick-to-itiveness come hell or high water. In a word: grit.
That’s the fifth virtue of manhood. Grit is the place where passion and perseverance meet. It’s resilience in the face of rejection, fortitude in the face of fear. It’s a no guts, no glory approach to life, even in the face of impossible odds.
I certainly believe in the power of prayer. We must pray like it depends on God. But I also believe that a good old-fashioned work ethic honors God. So you have to work like it depends on you.
Even if you’re hanging on by a thread, you hang in there. No matter how many times you’ve been knocked down, you get back up! You keep on keeping on no matter what, no matter when, no matter how.
Today I want you to consider the idea that men should actually seek out situations where they’re going to have to activate their grit if they are going to accomplish anything.
Truth is, I’m more and more convinced that men need an element of danger. It’s one way we come alive. It’s one way we discover who we really are. Without danger, our sense of manliness atrophies. We become like caged animals. If there isn’t a healthy and holy outlet for our testosterone, we often find unhealthy and unholy outlets.
“What does not kill me,” said Friedrich Nietzsche, “strengthens me.”
The way you gain strength is by breaking down your muscle fibers. Then, with the help of protein, those muscle fibers grow back even stronger. What’s true physically is true emotionally and spiritually. When you go through a season of stress, think of it as an emotional workout. It might feel like a breakdown, but God is building up your emotional fortitude! Maybe it’s time to set a stretch goal.
We must choose to do things that push us past our previous limits.
It takes tremendous grit to go after your dreams. It takes tremendous grit to fight for your marriage. It takes tremendous grit to be a true friend, a true father. But that is precisely the point.
It takes a man.
It makes a man.