December 3, 2021//Stinson Park//AO-Brickyard//42 degrees//

21 Pax: Double Dip, Mufasa, Hoser, Black Lung, Grassroots, T.C. (Respect), Thomas, Santiago, Invictus, Animal House, Duracell, Girl Dad, Bovine, Ruxpin, Huffy, Betamax, Bloodshot, Stella!, Safe Ride, Spacebar, and Folsom.

Q: Folsom

The PAX gathered at the Shovelflags, while Folsom welcomed the PAX with the mission statement, the 5 core principles, the F3 Moto, and a disclaimer that he was not a professional at cinderblock based exercises, even though in his mind he is, and an admonishment to modify as necessary so that no one gets hurt by their coupon. Then he began the beatdown thusly:

Warm O’ Rama (10 minutes)

  • Mosey around the “track”
  • Copperhead Squats ICx12
  • Sobriety Style Sun Gods, forward and backwards, ICx12
  • Tappy Taps, ICx12
  • Cherry Pickers ICx12
  • LL Cool J’s ICx7

The Thang: Puberty (30 minutes) Folsom had set up 4 stations to work the muscles of the PAX so savagely, their bodies would produce enough testosterone to enter puberty again, hopefully, again for everyone. The four stations were set up 25 yards apart and as described below.  (We got through the list 2 times before Folsom showed mercy and called Omaha.)

Station 1: 10 Blockees, 15 Big Boys with feet in coupon, 20 bent over rows, bear crawl with coupon to next station.

Station 2: 10 Thrusters, 15 American Hammers with coupon, 20 Curls, Murder Bunny to next station.

Station 3: 10 Blockees, 15 Big Boys with coupon on chest, 20 Kettlebell Swings, crawl bear with coupon to next station.

Station 4: 10 Thrusters, 15 LBC’s with coupon above chest, 20 Crush Curls, Bunny Murder to next station.

6 MoM: No time for Mary today, we got it in the beatdown!

Mumblechatter: There was a lot of groaning and I’m pretty sure I heard Mufasa crying. Voices definitely cracked and more than a few of the PAX commented on finding new chest hair post beatdown. The Q, himself, chewed out a group for merely walking with their coupons to the next station. Then he gladly got down on all fours and drug his coupon along to demonstrate that Crawl Bear with a coupon was indeed possible, despite their claims to the contrary. The Q ended his verbal beatdown of the modifying group by telling them if they wanted easy this morning they should have went to the Woodshed. Modify as NECESSARY, not as wanted. Huffy told the Q that this was the first time in a long time he actually sweated at Folsom Q.

Announcements/Prayer Requests: First Friday Lunch today! Give blood! The CSAUP is coming soon!

COT: I’m going to tell you the exact opposite at my Q next week at the Battlefield. I’m going to tell you it’s about discipline, not motivation. I’m going to tell you to just post. Every damn day. I don’t care that it’s cold, I don’t care that you have the sniffles, I don’t care that the holidays are so busy, and you’re exhausted. Just post. But that’s next week. Today, today I’m telling you that there are things more important than F3. I didn’t post yesterday, and some will say that I fartsacked. But I say that I smartsacked. Look at your Concenrtica, what’s in the middle? Not F3, not fitness, fellowship, not even faith. The center is family. Pay attention to your M, your kids, whoever it is in the center of your world and when they need extra attention, give it to them! I skipped yesterday because my girlfriend skipped her workout, she wasn’t feeling well and as much as I wanted be in the gloom with my brothers, as much as I wanted to remain disciplined, I stayed in bed with her for some much needed quality time. We don’t get enough of it and I took advantage of a rare opportunity to sleep in together. Don’t loose sight of what’s important.

Aye- Folsom

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