TUT Climbing the Mountain

 

It was a beautiful morning to do something stoopid.  YHC rolled into GI behind Schaeffer at 5:29 (You know Citadel men have to be early) to see a large crowd awaiting.

Warm Up

Green Acres had requested a little Roxanne the night before so YHC couldn’t disappoint.  Started the warmup with 20 side straddle hops followed by Roxanne Burpees (Played The Police – Roxanne and did a burpee every time the word “Roxanne” was sung).

By this point, everyone seemed warmed up so we headed over to the block pile.

The Main Thang

A mixture of TUT (Time Under Tension) and Mountain Climbers.

Everyone grabbed their blocks and circled up with YHC in the middle.

For the TUT, YHC picked the exercise to perform in cadence (1-2-3 on the up & 1-2-3 on the down).

40 Count TUT Curls

1 Minute of Mountain Climbers

40 Count TUT Overhead Presses

1 Minute of Mountain Climbers

40 Count TUT Bent Rows

1 Minute of Mountain Climbers

40 Count TUT Chest Presses

1 Minute of Mountain Climbers

40 Count TUT Curls

1 Minute of Mountain Climbers

20 TUT Merkins

There was a lot of mumble chatter and crop dusting during the Main Thang.  YHC was surprised to hear the PAX’s excitement over Mountain Climbers (will have to add more of those to YHC’s Qs in the future).  Evel Knievel obviously felt cheated from YHC’s Q since he held his block overhead between exercises making El Jefe extremely proud of his 2.0.

 

After the Main Thing was completed, the PAX did a jailbreak back to the CoT.

Mary

30 Flutter Kicks (Requested by Green Acres)

 

Devotion

“Remember Failing and Grace”

Mark 14:72 “And Peter remembered. . . And he broke down and wept.”

 

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Snatch

Snatch–Quickly seize in a rude or eager way

Since most of the blocks have been reduced to 1/2 size, YHC came up with a few exercises to incorporate them.  Here’s what you missed.

Conditions

Cold and breezy

Warmup

SSH, Merkins, copperhead squats

The Main THANG

Mosey to brickyard, grab ½ block and 2 bricks, line up at first island

At each island (with ½ block)

  • 20 1-arm snatches (10 each arm)
  • 20 russian twists (single count)
  • 20 merkins (10 each arm on the block)

Lunge walk between islands.  Down and back (7 total islands)

At each island (with bricks block)

  • 10 manmakers with bricks
  • 10 overhead claps
  • 10 jump lunges each leg

Brick bear crawl between islands.  Down and back (7 total islands)

Mary-

Flutter kicks, dollies, box cutters, v-ups

Announcements

Sign up for Fox by Jan 30 to get tshirt, SOB party Saturday night

Moleskin

Romans 7:14-25

Even Paul struggled.  We will continue to fail, but keep working and there is hope.

Aye!

Groundblind

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F3 Hartsville Presents the 5th Edition of The Fox #CSAUP

F3 Hartsville Presents the 5th Edition of The Fox #CSAUP

B.L.U.F. – It’s hard. You’ll get better. Sign up HERE

It’s baaaack!

Mark your calendars now F3 Hartsville’s 5 year anniversary and The Fox CSAUP! Back for the 5TH consecutive year on Saturday February 8th the PAX of F3 Hartsville will host the #CSAUP that F3 Nation will be talking about the rest of the year…The Fox!

You’ve heard of The Goat and The Mule and some little fun run called The Yeti…well The Fox eats Goats, Mules and Yetis for breakfast!  That’s probably not true but after cementing The Fox into the #CSAUP Hall Of Fame last year, YHC and team have raised the bar yet again. Through each stage of planning we have erred on the side of “choosing the hard thing”. You’d think we would be experienced by now…but no, we still don’t exactly know what we’re doing so it will definitely be Completely Stupid and Utterly Pointless.

What is The Fox?

This is a team event.  Put your three or four man team together considering speed, strength and endurance will be equally relied upon in this challenge. Don’t have a team? That’s fine, sign up anyway and we will put you on a team!  We’re changing things up this year and giving options for one, two or three laps of a 4.5 mile loop course.  Sign up and compete in the 1 lap (Arctic Fox) or 2 lap (Gray Fox) division and if you’re feeling froggy go ahead and sign up for the full 3 lap (Red Fox) division.  All ruckers will do 3 laps and will go off first, staggered start times for other divisions.  The course will be hitting a few of Hartsville AO’s with some extra pain stations along the way.  We will start and end at Prestwood Country Club (because we’re classy like that, and Tater Salad is on the board.)  A major change is that this year the course will be all paved and dry unless it rains. (no “Killing Fields” from 2018 or the “Black Lagoon” from 2019.)

The Fox 2nd F

Barfly is in charge of the entertainment this year.  His favorite types of music are death metal and Mexican mariachi so who knows what will happen.  No matter what the music is, immediately following the event there will be some solid Second F at the club with beer & food provided (bring your own lawn chair). This is really what makes the event worthwhile, sharing war stories from the event with your brothers, new and old alike. Winners for each class (ruckers, runners, and dead ass last) will be announced during this time so be sure to stick around.  I hear there may even be prizes!

The Fox 2.0 Race

Be sure to bring the whole family! We will have a Fox 2.0 course set up for the young guns (boys and girls)! Race will start at 11 am.  Course will be approximately 2 miles with several “obstacles”. We will put 2.0’s on teams based on age or they can form their own team if preferred (sign them up as any racing class…it doesn’t matter) and each team will be accompanied by an adult (certainly your M or yourself are welcome to run as well). You don’t want to miss out on this part! T-shirts will be given to all who register!

The Why

Why give 3-4 hours of your Saturday to such a pointless and stupid event?  Because it’s actually the opposite of that.  You will push yourself to new heights and relish in the victory with your brothers of completing an event as tough as this!  And…because it’s not about you.  It’s about the guy who will be on your team that needs you there so that he can reach the next level.  Don’t let him down!

Who Are The Event Q’s?

Bow Tie, Ground Blind, Ragtop and Divac

Is It Ruck Friendly?

Heck yea!  We can’t promise there won’t be other heavy things to lift but this will be great training for anyone preparing for a GoRuck challenge.

What Kind Of Equipment Do I need?

Flippers, goggles, one of those triathlon unitard things….No really, normal workout gear should suffice.

How Long Will This Take?

Well that depends on how fast you move…Wheels up at 0700 for ruckers, running divisions will stagger start times after that.  Expect everyone to be done by 11:00 and enjoying some solid 2nd F.

What Does It Cost?

Nothing, zero, zilch, nada to participate.  BUT…it does cost to put the event on.  Last year we broke even, almost to the dollar! This year we are donating anything above cost to the local Boy Scouts. (Website Here)  So if you are so inclined please send a donation (in the amount of your choice, even $5 helps!) via PayPal to blake_faucette@yahoo.com  Please use “friends and family” method and indicate “The Fox” in the comments section.  Or Venmo at: @abfaucette  All registrants (including 2.0’s) will get an event T-shirt.

Who Is Invited?

All men 18+.  All of F3 Nation is invited and this could be a good chance to get some FNG’s, if they like a challenge.

Do We Need Volunteers?

Yes. We will need volunteers for pain stations, hydration stations, photography, chase car and probably more that we haven’t thought of.  If you or your M or 2.0 would be willing to volunteer, please contact one of the Q’s, indicated in the comment section at the end of the post, or sign up here.

What Is The Route?

Now that would spoil all the fun…

Where Do I Sign Up?

Please sign up here.  Sign up as an individual or a team.  If you know your team make sure that each member includes the SAME team name.  If you sign up without a team we will group individuals together the best we can.

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Finish the JOBB

 

TheWarzone hosted the 3rd teaser workout from 2018 in preparation for the Iron Pax challenge.  8 PAX showed up for work and complete their JOBB’s.

Conditions

Muggy

Warmup

SSH, Windmills, LBAC’s, etc.

The Main THANG

Mosey to block pile and retrieve 1 block per pax.

JOBB’s

  • 15 Jump Over Block Burpees
  • 50 Hand Release Merkins
  • Broad jump out 10 yds & back
  • 14 Jump Over Block Burpees
  • 50 Goblet Squats with coupon
  • Broad jump out 10 yds & back
  • 13 Jump Over Block Burpees
  • 50 Leg raises with coupon over head
  • Broad jump out 10 yds & back
  • Continue repeating rounds for 30+ minutes, dropping 1 JOBB each time

Mary-

Superman & Canoe

Announcements

Iron Fox signup, Travis Manion 9/11 5K in September

Moleskin

Prayers up for those battling cancer:  Laura Bannister, Geoff Connor, Pepe le Pew, Dylan Adams major surgery today

From an interview with Stephen Colbert and Anderson Cooper

Cooper asks Do you really believe you should be grateful for suffering.

Colbert replies “It is a gift to exist, but with existence comes suffering.  Theres no escaping that, so be grateful for suffering”

Paraphrasing:  When we suffer, it allows us to understand others’ pain which in turn makes us more fully human.

Romans 5:3-4

Not only so, but we[a] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope

Aye!

Groundblind

 

 

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Do Lemmings Have Integrity Or are They Just Stupid?

“If a group of people do something like lemmings, they all do the same thing as someone else even though it may be stupid, harmful, or dangerous.”

YHC accidentally performed a social experiment this am by parking in a different row than normal.  One by one all the other vehicles start parking in the same row which is at least 40 feet further away from the grass.  If you want to create some Mumblechatter, park in a weird spot and see what happens.

Pretty sure Paperboy’s next devo will incorporate how “Life is a Parking lot”.   What happens in parking lots, you say?

  • you have to pay more for the best spots
  • you wander around looking for the best spot, then someone cuts you off
  • you get screwed
  • you step in mess
  • you get sideswiped by a-holes

Barfly and Judge Judy just whined about having to walk all the way to the grass.

Conditions

Muggy

Warmup

SSH X 20 IC waiting on Baby Beasley and Karate Kid to get out of the bathroom

Demonstrated proper form (hahahaha!) then did 10 IC Air Sqwat, BBS, Merkins, Jump lunges, & Burpees.  This took a solid 10 minutes of Q&A.

YHC may have hurt some feelings showing all the wrong ways to perform those exercises.

Mosey to track for a repeat of last year’s Iron Pax workout #1.

The Main THANG

4 rounds for time

  • 50 Air Squats
  • 40 BBS
  • 30 Merkins
  • 20 Jump Lunges EL
  • 10 Burpees
  • 400 meter run

Do some stuff waiting on the 6 and mosey back to parking lot.

Mary-

Box cutters and crunchy frogs

Announcements

  • Iron Pax signup (http://f3greenwood.com/),
  • Travis Manion Ruck/run 5K (https://www.travismanion.org/community-engagement/911-heroes-run/2019-hartsville-sc/)
  • Pre at Warzone Friday

Moleskin

Prayers up for Laura Bannister, Geoff Connor, Pepe le Pew

This workout turned out to pretty tough if you’re giving 100%.  And if you do things the right way, although slower, you get a lot more out of it.

Mentioned the importance of integrity not just at our AO’s, but also in our lives.

“I would prefer to fail with honor than win by cheating.”  Sophocles

Aye!

Groundblind

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Farsight Fox Preview

The Fox is coming up, so YHC took this opportunity scout out the other AO’s while building up some excitement.  A solid group of 11 showed up and YHC wondered aloud if the fire ants and mosquitoes were still biting.  Karate Kid piped up and said that’s “just part of the pain of suffering.”  I like the attitude.

 

 

 

Warmup/The Main THANG

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Announcements

Fox-need signups if you want tshirts, water coolers, $$, volunteer

 

Moleskin

Live for today.  Matthew 24:36 & Matthew 6:34

 

Aye!

Groundblind

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Operation Legacy AAR

Between the hours of 0500 and 0900 on 20190420 EST, Operation Legacy was successfully completed.

GORUCK and the Travis Manion Foundation teamed up and put forth a challenge to the GORUCK Ruck Clubs to carry out service projects in honor of Fallen Heroes. The standards were to have at least 5 members in a team, ruck a few miles, complete a service project of any size, and tag it all using social media.

I started planning as soon as I got the first email on 20 March. I knew I could get 5 to do something but, I wanted it bigger. I saw a post from Carolina’s Kids that was shared by Krispy Kreme that showed empty shelves. That tugged at my heart. I had found our objective.
I started posting information once or twice a day on either GroupMe or Facebook. While thinking of who we could honor, I realized that there were names on the wall at my unit of 3 KIA i did not know. Anyone Hero would due but, it bothered me that i didn’t thier sacrifice. Names easily forgotten.

By the first deadline on 01 April I had 25 registered. I was excited. My standard for this event was going to be fill a ruck with donations and ruck that as the weight. Even that amount would have helped our objective.

Judge Judy started talking up the donation drive for the AO’s to support. That surprised me. He hadn’t even registered. Oliver Segars started collecting money donations towards a pallet of canned goods. I knew then my standards had to change.

Fox and Arrow was my main focus. But, other F3 Hartsville PAX were making a huge dent on this objective with thier own donations towards the TMF, the AO bucket collection, and the pallet.
39 donations were pledged on our TMF link which totaled to $425. The money towards the pallet actually became 2 pallets. The total weight of the food from the AO’s, rucks, and pallets came to around 2200lbs. Wow!

The actual event had a welcome party, a tactical movement with 3 improvised litters, PT sessions, and time hacks. I even involved the regular Convergence crowd. As much as i like sharing about those 4 hours, it goes against my principles of Silence, Violence, and Silence i use for my Operations.

I want to focus on the impact of this event. Andrea Pulling told me this was very touching to her. Spring Break is a rough time for these kids. We were able to plus them up from that need and secure enough food for the rest of the school year. That’s a job well done and some bellies filled. Thank you all for helping and donating to this event.

I use the word “I” a lot in this BB. It was not me, it was Him. I have felt the hand of God throughout this project. I am glad God saw fit to have me lead this. And I am grateful for everyone who stood in this gap with me.

Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart. And, may God continue to bless you.

Aye!
KLINGER

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GridIron 04162019

So our great and fearless leader NanTan GreenAcres was begging for help with his GridIron crowd. He said they were scared to sign up for Q and were being pansies about the rain, cold, and pollen that you have to deal with  by being outside. To help out with 1 issue YHC signed up to Q this morning. Low and behold it was a nice 43 and clear out this morning.

But no GreenAcres. He tried to play it off by saying he was “planting corn”. Funny how that tractor was parked in the field at 0515 with no lights on or people around it. He must have been on a quick break and definitely not in the Fartsack. That goes for the other 24 on the GridIron chat too.

WarmUp
15 IC LoveMe’s
15 IC Frankensteins
15 IC Reach Thru’s

10 IC Merkins
Beastie’s Groiners 2 rounds each leg

The Thang
4 cones were set up in approximately the middle of the soccer fields in a square 15 yards apart
Start at a cone, run out to a corner, do exercise and run back.
When you return you Bear Crawl from the cone you started at to the next then run out to corner and perform next exercise until time called.

Exercises
12 Burpees
20 2-count FlutterKicks
25 Merkins
40 LBC’s
We ran until 6:07, called Recover and circled up for COT
All PAX covered at least 2 miles this morning (the last few out and backs may have been “louder” since Goldie was hollering something about being hit by a bus would be more fun)
Name-o-rama, CountOff, Announcements

Devo was on accountability to your brothers in F3 which should lead you to be accountable to others in your life and don’t let excuses get in the way.

“200 miles in the books! Got an excuse? Who doesn’t, but we control whether or not that excuse controls us and allows our mind to keep us from reaching our goals. Just Do It!!!”

I found the above quote on my phone yesterday and it dated back to the 2017 Palmetto200. Don’t let the excuse you used this morning to sleep in be the same excuse you use in the morning or Thursday morning.

Goldie closed us out in prayer and a little extra love was sent Fudger’s way.

 

Dumper

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SB’s Improv Q

The night before, Green Acres asked who had the Q for the gloom, and you could hear a pin drop.  Q sheet was blank.  No one antied up, but surprisingly there were a lot of HC’s.  YHC rolled into Gridiron right at 0829, and being last in won YHC the honor of Qing.

 

Conditions :

No Rain, 60 degrees

 

Warmup:

30 SSH  IC

30 Cherry Pickers IC

10 Windmills  IC

10 Arm Circles Forward / 10 Backwards IC

 

The Main Thang :

During the warm-up,  YHC tried to count how many PAX posted while doing warm-ups IC.  Hooker seemed impressed that YHC was multi-tasking, but being from el cid, YHC struggles to count higher than 3.  YHC counted 7 pax (although there were 8) so that determined we would not share the workload since there was an odd number.  Not so impressed now are you, Hooker?  Trying to decide where to begin, YHC brought a block to add to GI’s block pile, so why not begin there? We moseyed over to the block pile where there was the perfect number of blocks for every PAX to have their own.  We took our blocks over to the tennis court and got to work.

 

20-15-10-5 goblet squats. Ran a lap around the tennis court in between each set.

Lunged blocks to the light post /  block sliders back to the starting line.  Hooker pushed his block with so much force it caused the block to split in half.  Saw it with my own eyes.  Now our perfect number of blocks was one short, so Hooker took two halves and made a whole.

20-15-10-5 overhead press.  Ran a lap around the tennis court in between each set.  Added 5 burpees after running each lap.

10 curls IC just for fun.

At this point, YHC was running out of ideas since we’d already done all the exercises that really matter (curls).  Luckily it was 0605 and time to mosey back to the COT for some Mary.

 

Mary:

30 Flutter Kicks IC

30 Hello Sally IC

20 Pickle Pounders (One of the PAX let everyone know this was his second time pounding his pickle for the day, awkward)

10 Slow HH IC

Devo:

Being an improv Q, YHC hadn’t prepared a devo.  The first thing that came to mind was YHC’s favorite podcast (Team Never Quit) that YHC listened to the day before.  A former Navy SEAL discussed his battle with opioid addiction after getting out of the teams.  After seven overdoses and trying to end his life multiple times, he finally had an awakening.  The main thing that was causing problems in his life was his ego.  He felt that being a Navy SEAL, he had to act a certain way.  This caused him to treat his loved ones poorly, eventually pushing them all away.  While we may not have an ego this extreme, it’s important to be humble in all aspects of life.

 

Announcements:

The FOX on 5/11

It was great seeing some new/old faces.  Great push by all the PAX in attendance.

Aye!

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F3 Hartsville Presents the 4th Edition of The Fox #CSAUP

B.L.U.F. – It’s hard. You’ll get better. Sign up HERE

It’s baaaack!

Mark your calendars now! Back for the fourth consecutive year on Saturday May 11th the PAX of F3 Hartsville will host the #CSAUP that F3 Nation will be talking about the rest of the year…The Fox!

You’ve heard of The Goat and The Mule and some little fun run called The Yeti…well The Fox eats Goats, Mules and Yetis for breakfast!  That’s probably not true but after cementing The Fox into the #CSAUP Hall Of Fame last year, YHC and team have raised the bar yet again. Through each stage of planning we have erred on the side of “choosing the hard thing”. You’d think we would be experienced by now…but no, we still don’t exactly know what we’re doing so it will definitely be Completely Stupid and Utterly Pointless.

What is The Fox?

This is a team event.  Put your three or four man team together considering speed, strength and endurance will be equally relied upon in this challenge. Don’t have a team? That’s fine, sign up anyway and we will put you on a team!  We will classify teams in four groups and each group will have a staggered start time; Gazelles(6-8 min/mile 10K pace), Thoroughbreds(8-10 min/mile 10K pace), Clydesdales(10+ min/mile 10K pace) & Mules(If you plan to RUCK the event. Minimum weight requirement is 30 lbs).  The course is approximately 11-13 miles (ish) around town hitting at least 5 AO’s full of pain with some extra pain stations built in along the way.  We will start and end at Prestwood Country Club (because we’re classy like that, and Tater Salad is on the board) and the course will be both on and off pavement (WAY off pavement at times).

The Fox 2nd F

Bowtie is in charge of the entertainment this year.  His favorite types of music are death metal and Mexican mariachi so who knows what will happen.  No matter the band, immediately following the event there will be some solid Second F at the club with beer & food provided (bring your own lawn chair). This is really what makes the event worth while, sharing war stories from the event with your brothers, new and old alike. Winners for each class will be announced during this time so be sure to stick around.  I hear there may even be prizes! 

The Fox 2.0 Race

Be sure to bring the whole family! We will have a Fox 2.0 course set up for the young guns (boys and girls)! Race will start at 11:15.  Course will be approximately 2 miles with several “obstacles”. We will put 2.0’s on teams based on age or they can form their own team if preferred (sign them up as any racing class…it doesn’t matter) and each team will be accompanied by an adult (certainly your M or yourself are welcome to run as well). You don’t want to miss out on this part! T-shirts will be given to all who register!

The Why

Why give 3-4 hours of your Saturday to such a pointless and stupid event?  Because it’s actually the opposite of that.  You will push yourself to new heights and relish in the victory with your brothers of completing an event as tough as this!  And…because it’s not about you.  It’s about the guy who will be on your team that needs you there so that he can reach the next level.  Don’t let him down!

Who Are The Event Q’s?

Bow Tie, Ground Blind and Divac

Is It Ruck Friendly?

Heck yea!  We can’t promise there won’t be other heavy things to lift but this will be great training for anyone preparing for a GoRuck challenge.

What Kind Of Equipment Do I need?

Flippers, goggles, one of those triathlon unitard things….No really, normal workout gear should suffice.  I would recommend some high socks to protect your shins.  Remember, it’s both on and off pavement.

How Long Will This Take?

We’re not sure.  I would budget for AT LEAST 2.5 hours for the Gazelles (and that will be smoking it!)  Wheels up at 0630 for ruckers and we hope all will be enjoying some Second F by 1100.

What Does It Cost?

Nothing, zero, zilch, nada to participate.  BUT…it does cost to put the event on.  Last year we broke even, almost to the dollar! This year we are donating anything above cost to Cypress Adventures.  If there were a youth form of F3 & FIA, this would be it!  These kids are learning about leadership and doing most if it through experiences outside (sound familiar?)  (Website here)  So if you are so inclined please send a donation (in the amount of your choice, even $5 helps!) via PayPal to blake_faucette@yahoo.com  Please use “friends and family” method and indicate “The Fox” in the comments section.  All registrants (including 2.0’s) will get an event T-shirt.

Who Is Invited?

All men 18+.  All of F3 Nation is invited and this could be a good chance to get some FNG’s, if they like a challenge.

Do We Need Volunteers?

Yes. We will need volunteers for pain stations, hydration stations, photography, chase car and probably more that we haven’t thought of.  If you or your M or 2.0 would be willing to volunteer, please contact one of the Q’s, indicated in the comment section at the end of the post, or sign up here.

What Is The Route?

Now that would spoil all the fun…

Where Do I Sign Up?

Please sign up here.  Sign up as an individual or a team.  If you know your team make sure that each member includes the SAME team name.  If you sign up without a team we will group individuals together the best we can.

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