September 20, 2018 – Higgins

Date: 9-20-2018

AO: Higgins

Q: Wilson

You may have noticed my FedEx hat from Tuesday. No, they are not a sponsor. I worked for FedEx when I posted to my first workout in Columbus back in January. In the COT following that first workout, the Pax were drilling me for personal info to come up with an appropriate F3 name for me. When I mentioned I worked for FedEx, Crossgrain piped up with “Wilson”, from the Tom Hanks movie “Castaway.”

Yes, I’ve been named after a volleyball.

I decided I didn’t want to do the normal stuff, so I began by rucking in the opposite direction. The pull up bar is exactly half a mile from the start/finish point.

  • Toes to the bar X 6
  • Chip ups X 6

Back to the flag. Rinse, repeat.

Total miles = 2 + 20lb. pack.

I have totally embraced the Wilson moniker. We both have the same hair style. And I hear about as well as he does….



September 20, 2018 – Falcon Hill

AO: Falcon Hill

Q: Burt Macklin FBI

PAX: Tails, Captain Planet, Heater, Bone Daddy



1/4 mile warm up run

10 P/U; 60 m Sprint; 10 P/U; 60m Lunges; 10 P/U; 60 m Suicide Sprint; 1 min rest

10 S/U; 60 m Sprint; 10 S/U; 60m Bear Crawl; 10 S/U; 60 m Suicide Sprint; 1 min rest

10 Squats; 60 m Sprint; 10 Squats; 60m Broad Jumps; 10 squats; 60 m Suicide Sprint; 1 min rest

10 Jumping Jacks; 60 m Sprint; 10 Jumping Jacks; 60m Inch Worm; 10 Jumping Jacks; 60 m Suicide Sprint; 1 min rest

5 Burpees; 60m Sprint; 5 Burpees; 60 m Sprint; 5 Burpees; Suicide Sprint

1/4 mile cool down jog



Count o Rama

Name o Rama

September 18, 2018 – Higgins

DATE: 9-18-2018

AO: Higgins (Cloud Park)

Time: 0530

Q: Wilson

Once again I was not alone on my morning ruck. Now, full disclosure compels me to state that I’m not sure that the occupant(s) of the other vehicle were awake, but the point remains…..

Ready to ruck, reciting the F3 mission and disclaimer, I headed down the trail with a faint fog covering the field.

  • Parallel bar swings
  • Chip up bar levers

Regardless of the original condition of the other auto’s inhabitants, they were in the process of vacating the premises as I concluded the mile.

Lots of wrist and shoulder work:

  • 3# club mills
  • Wrist twirls
  • Round the worlds

Graduate to 7# sledge hammer

  • Club mills
  • Round the Worlds

Cossack squats

Other than that, it was just a walk in the park.



Scheduling note: You are always welcome to come and join me, but you will not find me at Higgins (Cloud Park) on Thursday, September 27th, or Thursday, October 11th.

September 17, 2018 – Higgins

AO: Higgins (Cloud Park)

Time: 0530

Q: Wilson

PAX: Cobra, Heater, Tails

Although humid and 73 degrees, the breeze made it comfortable. And once the light rain started, we forgot about the humitity.

Warm up:

  • 30 SSH IC
  • 20 Windmills IC
  • Arm Circles Forward
  • Arm Circles Reversed

The Thang:

Four workstations, with twenty seconds exercise, ten seconds rest as we rotated for five rounds, ten minutes each set:

Set 1

  • Tail Gate Dips
  • 20# Ruck Push Press
  • 50# DB Goblet Squat
  • 25# Triceps Extensions

Set 2

  • 25# DB Left Arm Bent Over Row
  • 25# DB Right Arm Bent Over Row
  • Merkins
  • LBCs

Group Planks, 2 sets 10 counts:

  • High Plank
  • Plank Right
  • Plank Left
  • Low Plank

Finished with

  • Monkey Walk Right
  • Monkey Walk Left
  • Bear Crawl
  • Crab Walk



September 15, 2018 – DeHavilland

44 Special

DATE: September 15, 2018

AO: DeHavilland (Delco Park – Kettering, OH)

Q: Zebra

PAX: Wilson, Wrong-Way, Ulrich, Floater, Swobbles, Faucet, Rosey, Cub Scout, Sox, FNG Trend

I named this beatdown 44 Special in honor of my upcoming 44th birthday for which I will be out of town. The number 44 and 4 were significant in what went down. Eleven HIM greeted me at 0700 this fine morning. After a quick recital of the F3 mission, we moseyed to the Dock House for the COP:

Side Staddle Hops IC x 11

Merkins IC x 11

Air Squats IC x 11

Burpees OYO x 11

Total = 44

Zebra Butt-Kicks OYO x 22/leg = 44

Then we moved on to…

The Thang:

The number 44 and delegation to inspire leadership were the name of the game. Picking up the 6 was also noted as a major theme – beatdown to be completed as a team. The PAX then embarked on a 44 minute run around the track during which each of the 11 HIM named the exercise every 4 minutes (11 PAX x 4 min = 44). Each exercise was performed for 44 reps:



Air Dead Lifts

Flutter Kicks

Freddie Mercuries

Dying Cockroaches

11 sec rest, 11 sec left side plank, 11 sec right side plank, 11 sec low plank

Imperial Walkers

Left side plank x 22 sec, right side plank x 22 sec

Mountain Climbers

Divided into 2 teams: as a team, completed 44 reps of one-legged squats and 44 reps of 44 pull-ups

Total Run Distance: 3+ miles


NAMEORAMA: Named 3 new HIM: Wrong-Way (Andrew), Ulrich (Mike) , Rosey (Brian)

COT: Sox shared appreciation for positive influence of F3. Prayed for those affected by Hurricane Flo and F3 brothers running the AF Marathon.


September 15 2018 – Oakgrove

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It wasn’t a full house but I still had a workout up my sleeve for these jokers.

DATE: September 15, 2018

AO: Oakgrove

Q: Elroy

PAX: Who Dey, FNG Jason



Warm up

In Cadence:

Jumping jacks

High knees

3 point touch

3 rounds


Slow Squats

Slow ‘mercans


Wildcard Workout

2 Teams

Till deck is gone or 25 minutes

♥️ Leg raises

♣️ Squats

♦️ Sit-Ups

♠️ Pushups

Face Card = 5 Burpees

Joker = Team Quarter Mile Run



Lonely Hearts Club 180914

DATE: September 14, 2018

AO: Lonely Hearts Club (Epiphany Lutheran – Austin Campus)

Q: BoneDaddy

PAX: Gold Star, Pepper, Brody

Warm Up:

10 yards – ish of each:

Knee Huggers

Quad Stretch

Hamstring Stretch

Leg Swing

Lung with Twist

Reverse Hurdle Step over

The Thang:

150 Cinder Block Swings For Time*

*every time you break (stop good continuous swing)

Run 200 meters

10 Hand Release ‘Merkins

10 Thrusters


Gold Star – 7:36

Bone Daddy – 9:13

Brody – 11:48

Pepper – 13:25

Death by Air Squat with the remaining time.

EMOM Air Squat x 2, Increase by 2 each minute.


ANNOUNCEMENT: Buy and bring a jump rope next Friday. Nothing fancy just some rope to jump. (Currently $3 a Wal-Mart). If you haven’t already bought yourself some blocks, you should probably do that too. These items are not that expensive on purpose. INVEST IN YOURSELF.




September 13 – The Higgins

Date: 9-13-18

Time: 0530

AO: Higgins

Q: Wilson

“Bear Crawls, Monkey Walks. Why the heck would I want to join you in such juvenile activities?”

Well, maybe this is not for you. It’s certainly not for everyone. Let me tell you why it is for me.

After buying our house a year ago, a plumber we had to hire reported the exhaust pipe from the furnace in the attic was disconnected. I was already paying the plumber and I did not need another bill for something that was within my skill set. The bad news: the pitch of the roof is low, so even at the tallest point I cannot stand up. I could only move while in a squat position. But you know what?

I can do that.

The Thang:

  • 1 mile ruck, 20#
  • Extended PVC shoulder workout
  • Cossack squats
  • Monkey walk

If you have the money and that’s where you want to spend it, feel free. But I learned a long time ago that while I can spend my money any way I want, I can only spend it once.

People grow old and feeble. Old in mandatory.

Feeble is optional.



September 11, 2018 – Falcon Hill


AO: Falcon Hill

Q: Brody

PAX: Tails, Stamp, Goldstar, Johnny5, Burt Macklin FBI, Heater, Swobbles


Forward bad boys

Bad boys

Moroccan night clubs

Small to big arm circles forward

Small to big arm circles backward

On your six

Touch your toes

Ankle on knee

Pax pick up blocks and carry to first memorial.

Flight 93

Assemble the dredd sled

Individual pax pull sled distance of rope while remaining pax perform air squats.

Follow path to next memorial

Twin towers

Team sand bag carry to top of FTH. Five burpees at top carry bag back down.

Remaining pax use blocks

Curls, overhead press, row, skull crushers

Until all pax completed team sand bag Carrie’s x2

Reassemble dredd sled. Each pax pulled individual. remaining pax side straddle hop, merkins, air squats, burpees.

Pax each removed block again shouldered and climbed FTH to the twin towers again. Bernie Sanders with block twice.


Q informs group of event coming up and short back story.

Pax reassemble dredd sled team pull back to base.


Name o rama

Glamour shot.