05/18/2022, 5:15 AM | The Danger Zone | 64 degrees, 96% humidity, great weather

VQ: Black Tuesday

23 PAX: Animal House, Baby Shark, Bayside, Belding, Black Tuesday, Borat, Chernobyl, Couch Potato, Duracell, Echo, Feeny, FireWalker, Fun Dip, Girl Dad, Low Flow, Mortar, Mulch, Q Tip, Schrute, Strangle Hold, Supe, Sweet Roll, Sweet Sweet

QIC:  Black Tuesday

4:40 AM      Pre-runners: Animal House, Bayside, Borat, Girl Dad, FireWalker, Fun Dip, Schrute

Rucker:  Q Tip

5:15 AM      Black Tuesday welcomed the Pax to F3 – reminding them of the F3 Mission: Plant, Grow and Serve small workout groups of men for the invigoration of male community leadership.  

Black Tuesday then recited the 5 core principles of F3.  1) Free of charge 2) Open to all men.  3) Held outdoors, 4) Peer led in a rotating fashion and 5) Ends with a Circle of Trust (COT).

Black Tuesday then informed the group that he is not a professional and to modify as necessary.

The PAX then moseyed to north end of parking lot for the Warm-O-Rama, and associated top gun trivia question:

What was the US Fighter Pilot Kill ratio in the Korean War?

Answer:  12:1


  • Side Straddle Hops x12 IC
  • Cherry Pickers x12 IC
  • Sun Gods x12 IC
  • Tappy Taps x12 IC
  • Big Ones x12 IC

The PAX then moseyed to the south end of the school and partnered up (1, 2), and got ready for the next Top Gun trivia question:

What were Maverick and Goose doing while in the 4G inverted Dive with the MIG-28? 


  1. Partner 1 – Balls to Wall
  2. Partner 2 – making eye contact, perform the following, switching places after each exercise
    1. LBCs x15 IC
    2. Mercury’s x15 IC
    3. Low Dolleys x 15 IC
    4. Burpees x 5
  3. Plank to the 6

Pre-Thang: Top Gun Core (not official name, just taking a shot!)

  • 1 Partner started on the wall (Balls to the Wall), while opposite performed exercises IC.  Partner on ground counted IC while Partner on the wall counted reps till the set ended.  Switch places after each exercise, until both partners performed each exercise.
    • LBCs x15 IC
    • Mercury’s x15 IC
    • Low Dolleys x 15 IC
    • Burpees x 5
  • Al Gore to the 6 for all groups

We then moseyed to the football field, just as the dawn was starting to come about.  Cones were placed on each goal line, and the PAX expressed concerns about the distance between the cones.


  1. Numbered off into groups of 3s
  2. 1’s to North, 2’s to south, 3’s were the push
  3. Push Team member – 300 yard sprint/mosey combo (sprint to 50, mosey to GL – repeat X3)
  4. Team members on Goal Line – AMRAP till push gets to you (unless you get 36! 36 Reps, Reward = Recover to push, or head start on next exercises)
    1. Merkins
    2. Big Boys
    3. Air Squats
    4. Shoulder Taps (IC)
    5. Flutter Kicks (IC)
    6. Bobby Hurley’s
    7. Carolina Dry Dock’s
    8. Groiners
    9. Alternating Side Squats
    10. Mahktar N’ diayes
    11. Wobbly bananas
    12. Monkey humpers (IC)
    13. Diamond merkins
    14. E2K (Elbow 2 Knee)
    15. Air Drama (Johnny Drama to Air Squat = 1)
    16. Werkins
    17. Dying Cockroach (IC)
    18. Burpees!

For most groups “OMAHA” was called while doing Monkey Humpers or Wobbly Bananas

The PAX then moseyed to the 50-yard line for Mary:

  • Sarpy Slammers, 23 of them to be exact.

Name-a-rama occurred


  • Announcements
    • Brick builder on saturday
    • Triathalon first weekend of June, in honor of Ferdinand’s cousin Ethan
    • Coupons needed next week at the DZ.
  • Prayers
    • Zach – mortars buddy lost his battle to PTSD
    • Dennis, Animal Houses, dad for surgery
    • Dig it – prayers as he awaits news on his heart condition
    • Gobbler’s family for their lost love one.
    • Chernobyl’s M for upcoming back surgery


YHC detailed out why the beatdown had the level of complexity that it had, because I’m an electrical engineer and feel the need to over complicate simple tasks.  From there dove into an analogy that we can all keep in mind to be the best that we can be:

  1. Signal Vs Noise
    1. Electrical noise is the result of random electrical signals getting coupled into circuits where they are unwanted, i.e., where they disrupt information-carrying signals. 
      1. Whats the point and the analogy?  NOISE DISRUPTS THE MESSAGE or INTENT
    1. Electrical Engineers have developed filters to block/clean out noise in signals – we need to find ways to do the same with our everyday “noise” or distractions.
    1. As leaders – Concept applies to everyday items as well
    1. Professional:  Strong leaders are very good at filtering out the noise.
    1. Personal:  Lots of noise that we experience everyday
      1. Financial
      1. Work
      1. Family/Kids/M’s
      1. Internal
    1. Personal noise can lead you to lose focus on the big picture.
    1. Need to find ways to re-focus/filter out the noise
    1. Focus on the overall signal, not the noise

Thank you for the support thus far and posting for my VQ!!! Keep accelerating and remember to focus on the message not the noise!!  BT

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