Why do we pick up the six?

Date: 06-12-2021

Time: 0700

AO: DeHavilland

Pax: Armstrong, Crockett, Ditka, Faucet, Fence Post, Swobbles, Zebra

Q: Wilson

Pick up the six is a phrase we use all the time at an F3 workout. I thought about it a lot this past week and wanted to explore it with the Pax. So after opening with the mission and core values, I instructed the Pax to take up a plank position.

“In addition to our mission and our values, a common expression we use is that we pick up the six,” I stated. I paused, then continued: “Why do we pick up the six?”

Silence. I can hear the thinking: What is Wilson doing? This is not our normal routine!

“Because we leave no man behind or leave him where we found him,” offered Armstrong.

“Sure,” I replied. “But, why?”

Oh, man! I came for a workout and this guy is making us think??!!

“As a group we are stronger than any individual?” posited Fence Post.

“Oohh!!” said I. That’s getting close.

Ditka jumped in, “Because we keep together during a workout.”

“OK,” I said. “Let’s combine those thoughts into an easy to remember slogan. Why do we pick up the six?

“Because we are a team.”


  • SSH
  • Imperial Walkers
  • Windmills
  • Pickin’ Taters

The Thang:

Multi Round

17 reps (68 total reps – Wilson’s New Age): After each set, mosey to the marker, return to the starting point. Rinse/Repeat. After the 4th set, pick up a Pax who hasn’t finished and work with them.

Exercises (Mosey to the opposite end of the field between each exercise):

  • Merkins
  • Air Squats
  • LBCs
  • Heels to Heaven
  • BreakDance


We concluded with our June challenge of average/Pax of LBCs.

Come join team F3 Dayton. How? Show up. Work out. Be a part of our team.

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