February 15, 2020//AO-ThePit//21 degrees.
9 PAX: Safe Ride, The Plague, Jean Claude, Firewalker, Gipper, Gunner, Crab cakes, Lemon Law, Beta Max

Q: Beta Max
BetaMax kicked things off at 7:00 a.m (although he stated it was 6:00 a.m…. it is disorienting doing beatdowns so late on the weekend). After confirming that there were no FNG’s, Beta Max gave the F3 mission statement and core principles. After spotting ice on the mosey around the parking lot, on the way to Goose Island, he added the disclaimer that he was not a professional.
• Sun gods (forward) x 15 IC
• Sun gods (reverse) x 15 IC
• Hairy Rockettes x 20 IC
• SSH x 10 IC
• Tappy Taps x 15 IC
Mosey to the corner of Halleck Park Road & Lincoln Street
Squat, squat, go!
Based on Duck, duck, go – the PAX formed a circle. When the person who was “it” tapped each HIM on the head while walking in a circle, each HIM tapped began doing air squats. Like traditional duck, duck go, the person who was “it” sprinted to the opening before the person they tagged could catch them. This continued until everyone got a turn to be “it.”
Mosey to the next parking lot, in front of the large play structures.
Wheel of Fortune
Beta Max prepared a massive white board and came prepared with a huge Sharpie. PAX took turns guessing the letters that spelled a two part solution. First word x 4 letters, second word x 5 letters. When an incorrect letter was guessed, the PAX did 20 reps of an exercise beginning with that letter. The correct guess was provided after 10 minutes of punishment.
• A(irsquat) x 20
• R(anger merkins) x 20
• Z(ombie kicks) x 20 IC
• *Incorrect guess (FART SACK) – 20 burpees
• I
• E(lbow to knee crunch) x 10 on each side IC
• H
• S(ide straddle hops) x 20 IC
• L
• C
• B(onnie blairs) x 20
• N
• *Incorrect guess – 20 burpees
• *Correct guess – WIND CHILL
Mumble chatter: Most of the PAX believed both Jean Claude and The Plague knew the guesses they provided were inaccurate and they just wanted to do burpees… if only they knew what the Q had planned for the rest of the workout .
Mosey to the corner of Halleck Park Road & Lincoln Street
I can do anything better than you
Beta Max totally ripped off Ponzi’s “I can do anything better than you” from last weekend and combined it with the ninja themed workout from The Woodshed last week. The PAX made a circle and began performing Howling Monkeys (everyone did Monkey Humpers for a very, very long time). Each HIM took turns entering the middle of the circle and attempting to outperform the previous HIM with their sweet moves. Notable shout outs:
• Crab cakes did impressive hand clap merkins
• The Plague did some sort of crazy rotating, while kicking burpee combo
• Pickle pushers, merkinss, oh-yeahs and the like were performed by many but with flair and awkward mumble chatter at points
• Beta Max nearly sent Gunner to the hospital while doing a ninja roll and kick with no account for the limited space in the circle
Mosey to parking lot near Volunteer Field
Team sprints & flip cups
The Q had placed 50 Red Solo Cups into three rows. The PAX was divided unevenly into two groups (one of five and one of four). Each team began doing squats while each HIM sprinted as fast as possible to the end. The four person team had to have a member run an extra lap. The slowest team had to do 20 burpees, but it was a tie.
Next, each team was instructed to flip the cups in the direction of their team:
• 1’s flipped the cup up
• 2’s flipped the cup down
Those with the most cups in their direction has to do 20 burpees and the losers had to do 40 burpees. It was a lot of burpees!
Mosey to walking trail around the pond
Games of chance
Flat orange cones with an exercise dice were placed evenly around the walking path. Tall orange cones with two normal dice were placed between each of the flat cones as a stopping point.
The two teams started at different locations on the walking path and each HIM took turns rolling the exercise dice and completing the activity described. Each team sprinted to the tall cone and took turns rolling the two dice. If doubles were rolled (e.g. 2 and 2, 3 and 3, etc.), the team sprinted to the next exercise cone to perform another set of exercise. If two different numbers were rolled (e.g. 5 and 6, 4 and 6, etc.) that was the number of burpees that each HIM on the team had to complete). Teams rolling doubles were encouraged to celebrate with shouts of joy which happened several times through this particular game. *The exercise dice are $3/each at the store 5 Below.
Omaha was called at 7:53 so the PAX could knock out 30 American Hammers (IC) and a few minutes of Marge & Homers.
Name-o-rama (Safe Ride had to depart a few minutes early and The Plague did an amazing job representing Safe Ride, which you can check out on the video posted to Twitter).
F3 Blood Drive is February 28th. Checkout Slack to access to Google sign up sheet.
The F3 Omaha bible study is open to all men and can be done virtually if you cannot attend on Tuesday mornings at Coram Deo Church at 0445. See Slack for details.
Beta Max’s high school coach always told him that second place was the first loser. After many years of reflecting on this, eta Max disagreed with my coach. He failed at many things in life and learned from each of those failures. Heck, he even learned from failing at Q’ing. Unless you train, prepare and do your best, you will never know what you are truly capable of. God loves you and the men of F3 love you, regardless of any shortcomings, failures or even if you are the six at every single workout. We’ve got your back and if you are accelerating and taking baby steps forward, you are winning; even when you are not, the process of engaging and beginning to apply the accelerator to becoming a better man is all that matters.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
Coffee-teria at the HyVee Starbucks.

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