The mission of F3 is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership.
Intro: A group of F3 Summerville’s finest are taking on a GORUCK Extortion Tough/Light event in a couple weeks. Now that YHC’s foot woes are behind him, it was time to pay the support he got for the D-Day event forward and help get these men ready. Today’s winkie was designed to crush the PAX with weight via 200% coupons and nearly unreasonable time hacks. The PAX was instructed to bring their ruck weighted with 10# over challenge weight to simulate a fully stocked ruck for a Tough event.
YHC wanted to spend a little time gauging the readiness of the PAX with this Winkie. Spoiler alert: they are ready.
Conditions: 70F, Humid like crazy
The Pile of Pain: 2 60# sandbags, 45# ruck plate, 45# bumper plate, 2 40# sand bags, 2 44# kettle bells, 20# ruck plate. That’s nearly 400#’s for you keeping score at home.
Grab a coupon
Go to fountain, get feet wet (cause wet feet are terrible).
- Ruck OH Flutter Kick IC (20x)
- Shoulder taps IC (20x)
- Ruck OH Flutter Kick IC (20x)
- PAX Choice – OH Ruck Squats on Q (15x)
Gather coupons, back to garage
Move all coupons to the bottom level of the garage.
Get them all to the top; all 5 levels. Time Hack. (results: 1:20 admin/3:20 move time vs 4:00 move time target). YHC stayed out of this movement, so 3 men moved the weight up by themselves.
Move down level by level. Time hack, reduce time. Penalty for missing the time hack: increase reps by 5 for the remainder of the floors
At each level…
- 10 Squats
- 10 Merkins
- 10 OH press
No penalties were issued, all time hacks were met with the PAX decreasing their time for every evolution.
Mary: Peter Parkers IC (15X)
Namerama: City Slicker, High Stick, Cheetah, KY
Pledge and COT
- GORUCK TL – 8/10-8/11
- Old Flame’s Charity Birthday Run – 8/11
- GORUCK TLL – 10/5-10/7
- GORUCK TL – 11/9-11/10
Devo: The PAX discussed their Why. Our Why drives us and keeps us accountable, especially when the Darkness sets in. Spend time with your Why. Become intimate with it. Nurture it. That Why is why we do epic stuff.
Moleskin: The PAX today are among the best of the best in F3 Summerville. They came together quickly as a team with a laser focus on the objective. It is always interesting to see how a team comes together and how they interact. YHC approached the winkie as a quase Cadre just to observe the PAX while working in the six of the group and let them work through the challenges they were presented. It was interesting to see the role each person played in the team and how they approached the challenge at hand. Each person had their unique strategy and they got it to work in unison. At first, there was some confusion on those roles. As YHC put pressure on them to perform faster, they found those roles even faster. Almost instinctually.
As a leader in my business, it is up to me to do the same with my team. Spend more time observing and guiding than directing or dictating. When the team works by themselves with an understanding of my direction (Commander’s Intent, for those of us who have read Extreme Ownership), their performance is amplified. They own the decisions. They own the execution. And they perform as the best of the best.