The mission of F3 is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership.
Conditions: Warm, muggy, no breeze
COP: None…jumped straight into The Thang
-Did a circuit of nine exercises, 30 seconds per exercise. Had a 30-second rest period after each set of nine. Repeated the circuit until time was done (9 total circuits). The exercises were:
3. Monkey Humpers
4. Mountain Climbers
5. Hold High Plank
8. Ray Charles
9. Flutter Kicks
Mary: None…ran out of time
Namerama: Easy In, Mayhem, The Colonel, Splinter, Fish N Chips, Defib, Spooky, Sakrete, Chum, Waldo
Pledge and COT
Announcements: Tectonic will host this week’s rotating Saturday workout. Old Flame will be doing a 100 mile run in full gear.
Devo: ‘If you can’t do it, don’t Q it’. This motto held me back for a while…I didn’t want to Q for the longest time, because I was always worried I’d struggle at some point during a workout and not be able to hold up that end of the bargain. But over time, I’ve developed ways to work around my weaknesses in order to fulfill that motto, but I wasn’t always bettering myself. So sometimes you have to be willing to take some heat from the Pax in your attempts to better yourself. I struggle with merkins, but if I never put them in a workout, I’ll never improve. So in a ‘do as many as you can in 30 seconds’ type of workout, I can push myself, but not hold other Pax back. There are ways to structure a workout that will let that happen, and I appreciate the pax for pushing me to keep my form on the plank or to not hold up my end of the deal while Qing.
Moleskin: To honor the start of September, the ninth month of the year, I decided to build a workout around the number 9. I then realized you could fit a 9X9 circuit workout (30 seconds per exercise) into a 45 minute time slot exactly when you add in 30 seconds of rest after each circuit. So I gave it a shot, and the pax didn’t hate me nearly as much as I expected, yet I still think we got some good work in.