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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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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6 Week Weight Loss Challenge – Spring 2019

Need to lose some weight but don’t have accountability? Love competition and winning money? Here’s your chance. If you’re like me and have been wanting to drop a few pounds, there’s absolutely no reason for you to say no to this challenge.

What: It’s simple. $20 buy in. Whoever loses the highest percentage of weight in 6 weeks wins the pot.

When: 04/11/2019 – 05/23/2019

Where: You must bring your cash to me on April 11th and we will all weigh in and out on the same scale that I provide. No exceptions. There will be three opportunities on the weigh-in and weigh-out days.

  • 5:00am @ The Clinic (This will be quick so you can make it back to your AO)
  • 5:15pm @ Revolution
  • 6:45pm @ Mac’s for Happy Hour

Details: Yes, there will be a chat and you will be added at weigh in. Yes, it will be gone when this challenge is over. You can direct your questions to the chat or me directly. If you fail to weigh in or out on the same day, you forfeit your chance at winning and it will go the the next in line.

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Fools in the Rain

Pretty sure Pirates don’t like sailing ships in the cold wind and rain.  But it’s Piratesville, for goodness sakes.  You’re supposed to get wet.  That’s what makes it FUN!  Upon arrival, the PAX hastily headed for the shelter of the bathroom building and huddled up like a bunch of sheep. YHC had a master plan involving a lot of coupons and team work.  However, after hearing the steady downpour this am and fearing a poor turnout and possible mutiny, YHC quickly went to work on a backup Q.  Some of it was planned and some of it was improvised.

Weather

Wet, cold, and windy

Hears how it went down….

Warmup

SSH x 50, Windmills x 20 IC, Mountain climbers x 20 IC, Striking cobras x 20 IC, Merkins x 15 IC, Leg raises x 20, Flutter kicks x 20 IC, run a lap around the parking lot.

Barely a drizzle at this point, but Mumblechatter King wannabe Barfly starts whining about the wind and rain and the concrete and burpees.

The Main Thang

AMRAP

  • 20 Burpees
  • 20 Merkins
  • 20 Jump Lunges (each leg)
  • 20 BBS
  • 20 Monkey Humpers
  • 20 Mountain climbers (2 count)
  • Run lap around parking lot

The PAX completed 3-4 rounds.  Multiple PAX, especially Mumblechatter runnerup Barfly requested a reduction in reps each round.  Request DENIED.  Suck it up.

Judge Judy, still bristling from his 1st loser of the 1st F award, was on a mission.  He dominated this event.  Clearly Judy got spread too thin vying for the fashion, mumblechatter and 1st F awards.

Divide into 2 teams.  Complete the team reps, run a lap and move on to next round.

  • Round 1–100 merkins
  • Round 2–200 monkey humpers
  • Round 3–300 Freddie mercuries 2 count

Winkles threw Judge Judy and YHC on his back and crushed the 4 man team of Paula Dean, Bowtie, Stepshow, and Barfly.

Mary

An assortment including Dollies, Box cutters, Planks

Count-o-rama, Name-o-rama

Announcements

Oyster Roast recap, FOX May 11

Devo/Moleskin

Ecclesiastes 4:8-12

8There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother.
There was no end to his toil, yet his eyes were not content with his wealth.
“For whom am I toiling,” he asked,“and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?”
This too is meaningless—a miserable business!

Two are better than one,because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.  A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

The message I glean from the first few verses is that we are not meant to be alone.  Whatever we do alone will be in vain and we will never find joy. The second half of the passage reveals how much stronger we can be when we depend on others.  Like most men, I don’t like asking for help and I want to fix my own problems.  But that is not how we were designed.  Be willing to offer a helping hand and be open to receiving a helping hand as well.

Aye!

Groundblind

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Operation Legacy Spring 2019: Hartsville, SC/GORUCK DONATION Info

 

Alright PAX,

We had 25 brave souls sign up for this event.  We have 1 female, 1 F3 Florence PAX, and 2 dudes I do not know attending this craziness.  They will probably quit life after 4 hours with me.  But, that does not include everyone that has donated to this cause.  There are a couple of Unsung Heroes out there.  To The Travis Manion Foundation you have donated $425.  That is awesome!  Now comes the actual event.

I emailed everyone who has registered more details about the event.  The only weight requirement in the bags is whatever donations they can fit inside it.  So if it is all canned spaghetti, that is roughly 20#.  This is your chance to Blue Falcon the Hell out of these 25 goons.  Judge Judy dropped off blue buckets with each AOQ to be filled up with donations.  That will help bring some pain but, we are also looking at getting a pallet of goods too.  If you want to donate to that and make nightmares come true, the information is posted below.  Yes, this is the fun part.

We are currently at $180 towards this pallet.  That’s 300 cans.  So, even a $5 donation helps make this event super special for the registered.  And if not to bring pain to your fellow man, think about this.  There are probably children that live next to you that struggle with hunger and you wouldn’t know it.  those little faces may smile at you in Church, at the grocery store, and when you are picking your 2.0’s up from school.

I thank everyone that has supported this so far from the bottom of my heart.  Now, let’s go the second mile.

Hit me or any of the ruckers up if, you want to drop items off.  Other than that,  the 19th and 0445 on the 20th is when we look to collect the donations.

Again, thank you very much.

Osegars@gmail.com is PayPal
Oliver Segars is venmo

“If not me, then who?”
Klinger

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