AO: Paradise – Respect 5:30
April 29, 2021, Weather: 48 degrees, with humidity at 87%.
Wait Time, Double Nickel, Patton, Cyclone, TC, Hipster, Chiclets, Baskin, Samples, Khakis- All with Respect- Even Wait Time.
TC and Double Nickel joined YHC for a Pre-run of the traditional Paradise run – without pain stations but with pleasant conversation.
I covered the disclaimers and reminded everyone that I am not a professional. Please modify today as needed.
The Mission of F3 is to plant, grow, and serve small men’s workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership.
5 Core Principles: 1) It’s free; 2) open to all men; 3) always held outdoors; 4) peer led in a rotating fashion; and 5) ends in a circle of trust.
The theme of the day revolved around the number 37 – Reason to be revealed at the end of the Beatdown. To start this beatdown we started Warm-A-Rama near the normal area as there were still some PAX coming in Hot. I didn’t want to lose anyone as we would be spending most of the workout on the south Lot. After a couple of rounds we mosied over to the south lot to finish Warm-A-Rama.
Side Straddle Hop 37 IC.
High Knees – Or medium Knees – 37 IC
Big Ones – 19 to one side, 18 to the other (Sorry 37 doesn’t divide evenly for exercises)
Downward Dog and Howl at the Moon back stretches.
Hang to touch toes – Roughly 37 count.
This was followed by a Mosey around a portion of the Regency parking area at a leisurely pace.
Really didn’t have one today
Cone rows were set up 37 yards out and then another 37 yards out. As a group we started at line 0 and did move exercise to 37 yards out- performed exercise, moved to next row, performed exercise then went back to 37 line, performed exercise, then to line 0 and started next heat.
Exercises were as below:1. Move: Sprint, Exercise 37 Cherry Pickers with calf raises per stop2. Move: Back Pedal (challenged by garbage truck), Exercise 37 Arm pulses per stop3. Move: Side shuffle, Exercise: 37 Chinooks with vertical pickle pushers per stop4. Move: Karaoke, Exercise: 37 Merkins per stop
Low Dollys: 19 On the Open
Box Cutters: 18 IC
American Hammers: 37 IC
Announcements:• Workouts with 2.0s on May 8th. Announcements coming• Foundation Event June 11 for families. More to come
Prayer Requests:• In our Hearts today
COT and Prayer:
I had recently read an article indicating that 37 years old is the actual middle age based on current median life span for men in the US. There were a number of questions posed to 37-year-olds about lifestyles, quality of life and general health, both physical and mental. Generally, most of the male population is not in good shape at that age – in really any category.
Respect members in F3 Omaha seem to defy these stigmas and I personally am grateful for being exposed to this group of HIM that help me improve also. Of particular note, is that according to the survey, most men – 64%- prefer to workout alone. Maybe that solitary approach contributes to some of the other problems – just an assumption on my part. This is the exact problem that F3 addresses at the root of what we do. You just need to take the pill.
I closed us out in prayer.
We followed up with some Respect Q-Source discussion on Health and Lifestyle tips for men over age 50. By the way – You 37 Year Olds could learn a few things from us.