June 3, 2021|Memorial Park | AO – Futurama | 59°

PAX [14]:  Port-a-John, Sportiva, Beeps, Demogorgon, E-85, Polaroid, Two-Step, Doll Face, Dome, U-Haul, Othello, Stitches, Hipster, Bovine, The Plague

Q: The Plague

Welcomed 14 PAX to a beautiful morning at Futurama.

This is F3 – Fitness, Fellowship and Faith. F3 is a national network of free, peer-led workouts for men. Our mission is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.
Core principles:

  1. Are free of charge
  2. Are open to all men
  3. Are held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
  4. Are led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary
  5. End with a Circle of Trust

Disclaimer: The Plague is not a professional – PAX need to modify as necessary.

Othello mentioned that a previous workout YHC led at Futurama was one of his favorites, so YHC decided to bring back that same workout from 11/7/2019. As it would turn out, YHC has become softer since then…


PAX moseyed to Remembrance Memorial for warm-a-rama

  • SSH 20 IC
  • Box Jumps 10 on up
  • Mountain Climbers 20 IC
  • Box Jumps 10 on up
  • Sun Gods 20 IC (10 each direction)
  • Alternating Shoulder Taps 20 IC
  • Box Jumps 10 on up


PAX found an open spot on the wall to perform the following exercises:

  • Australian Mountain Climbers 15 IC
  • Merkins 15 on down
  • Australian Mountain Climbers 10 IC
  • Merkins 10 on down
  • Australian Mountain Climbers 5 IC
  • Merkins 5 on down

THE Thang

PAX paired up for a simple, yet effective pyramid beatdown

PAX completed same number of reps for all 3 exercises then bear crawl around the circle back to start and climbed up the pyramid in number of reps. Bear crawl around the circle after each round of three exercises.

Exercises included Bobby Hurleys, Makthar N’Diayes, & Hand Release Merkins.

Repetition pyramid as follows:

6MOM – not following traditional rules at Futurama but PAX needed to work the core for the Summer

  • Big Boy Situps – 15
  • Peter Parkers – 15 IC
  • LBCs – 15 IC
  • American Hammers – 15 IC
  • Gas Pumpers – 15 IC

Mosey back to shovel flags.

Circle of Trust:

  • The Plague called out Othello and his leadership as the Site-Q at Futurama this past year
  • The Plague shared on the Leadershift of Perks to Price from John Maxwell
    • Price Point Reality – Leaders recognize that everything worthwhile is uphill
    • No one ever coasted to success, no successful person ever experienced accidental achievements, nothing of value is easy, quick or downhill
    • What we can’t do vs what we won’t do, what we won’t do will keep you from being successful more than what you can’t do – poor choices, not lack of talent and ability, are the greatest hindrances to most people’s success, if we want to succeed we must do what we don’t want to do so we can do what we need to do
    • There is no success without sacrifice, if you succeed without sacrifice it is because someone has suffered before you and if you sacrifice without success it is because someone will succeed after you
    • How do you prepare for this leadership journey?
    • Navy Vice Admiral James Stockdale – pilot spent 8 years in prison in N. Vietnam – shot down during the war, tortured and abused
      • His imprisonment was the defining moment – never lost faith in the end of the story, never doubted he would get out or that he would prevail
      • His body was broken but his spirit was not – who didn’t make it out?
      • The optimist – they were the ones that said they’d be out by Christmas, but Christmas came and went, then Easter, then Thanksgiving, and so on – died of a broken heart
      • You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – which you can never afford to lose – with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.
      • Stockdale Paradox: Retain faith that you will prevail in the end, regardless of the difficulties. AND at the same time, confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.
  • The excerpt from Leadershift relates to Othello’s leadership on many levels:
    • Othello has led F3Omaha through difficult discussions around racial issues
    • Othello has set the tone for AO-specific legacy and documenting history of his site as an example for other Site-Qs
    • Othello has personally invested in connecting with the men that attend his AO and has established an effective process for preparing and supporting PAX that Q and VQ at Futurama
    • Throughout his leadership, Othello has remained positive while helping encourage PAX to have difficult conversations about issues that have true impact and meaning.
    • We’re all better because of Othello and his leadership – this is what a High Impact Man looks like!
  • Announcements
    • 6/12 – F3Foundation Event – Brick Builder – Click Here for more info
    • 6/10 – Futurama Shovel Flag Pass – Othello > Mac N’ Cheese
    • 6/18 – Blood Drive – details in Slack
    • 6/18 – Northstar event – BBQ and Kick Ball at Northstar – details in Slack
  • TAPS
    • Prayers for health and protection of our PAX and their families
  • Coffeteria at Scooter’s Coffee


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Our mission is to plant, grow and serve small (free) workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.


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