30-Day Challenge – Pull-up Pre-Blast

30-Day Challenge – Pull-up Pre-Blast

Tired of having pull-ups announced during a workout and dreading the exercise? Ready to build that muscle that has been eluding you this entire time. This is the challenge for you!

What:

30-day pull up challenge. The next installment in the 30-day challenge series from F3 Hartsville

When:

The challenge starts on Feb, 12 and ends March, 12. But you will need to set a baseline and get that number to Judge Judy before we start

What we need from you:

Go to a close pull-up bar location, War-zone, Farsight, The Clinic etc. they all have a bar/playground. Use proper form, palms out people, we are doing pull-ups not chin-ups. I will be at Farsight 5:00am and Revolution 5:15pm Tuesday 2/6, and War-Zone 2/8 at 5:00am to get your baseline numbers and demonstrate good form. If you can’t make it to one of these then get your baseline (as described below) and let me know the number.

How you will get your numbers;

We will go to the pull-up bar and demonstrate form followed by as many as you can do before you Stop/Struggle/Cant get quite above the bar. From there I will assign CHALLENGES and a training program for each person.

This challenge is for everyone who wants to get better whether you can do ½ or 20 you will get better and be victorious if you give it all you got.

Training instructions will be given after your individual baselines have been established. Everyone should be advancing as the challenge continues.

What is success:

Stick with the program for all 30 days (no, not every single day) and show progress to complete this challenge.

Await further instructions IYAFYL

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Bobby Fuller meet the Temple

The Run club met at the Temple for a little mosey AMRAP.  YHC tried to create a plan for all abilities so no one could make up an excuse to bail.  In sales classes they teach you to handle objections like these:

  • “It hurts my knees or calves to run down Woodland”.  Fine, we’ll go down the gentler slope of Law St. and come up Woodland Dr.
  • “I can’t keep up with you guys”  If you can run a 32 minute mile you can run this route.  You just might get passed.

The theme today was “consistency”.  Set a pace on the first lap and maintain it or beat it.

The route:  Start at Temple, head down Home turn left on Law, left on Greenwood, left on Prestwood, up Woodland Dr. for a 1.4 mile loop.  Based on your pace, do this as many times as possible for 45 minutes.  If you have a few minutes to spare at the end, finish with hill repeats waiting on the 6.

  • 8 min/mile pace–4 laps
  • 10 min/mile pace—3 laps
  • 16 min/mile pace—2 laps
  • 32 min/mile pace—1 lap

Announcements

  • The Fox 2/4/17.  EVERYONE needs to sign up to run or volunteer
  • Greenacres Grandmother, Arnold Mother-in-law, Woodchip new baby
  • Good luck to Arnold, Bowtie, and 2.0 in the Charleston Half Marathon tomorrow

Devotion

Talked about being consistent spiritually as well as physically.  Audit closed us out in prayer.

Moleskin

  • Tclaps to prerunners Arnold, Coxswain, and YHC.  Also spotted Valleyboy and Mutt running down Home
  • Upon realizing FIA was there doing their Temple thing on Fridays, Audit and Arnold immediately remove their shirts.  The FIA girls didn’t stay long after that.
  • This is a GB approved course because of the bathroom facilities available at Prestwood (presently out of TP), the Portapotty in front of Stallions house, and Benchwarmers gracious invitation to use his house if necessary.
  • Notable Fartsackers from the neighborhood include Wall-E, Bowtie, Stallion, Schafer, Tater Salad, Heart Attack, Dipstick, Pusher as well as other sad clowns like Dee Brown, Jack Bryan, Hal Cummings, Taters Bro-in-law, etc.

Aye!

Groundblind

 

 

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30 Day Challenge: Holiday Prayer Challenge

This challenge is designed to help us grow in our spiritual life with God.

Many of us have our days scheduled. For example, we all schedule our time at work, at play, with family, and the times of our exercises with our F3 brothers. Do we schedule in time to be in prayer with God? This challenge is not difficult. It does require commitment. The commitment is to spend time with God both speaking to God and listening to God.

The Challenge:

  1. Schedule a time each day for reflection and listening for God.
  2. Find a place to be still and quiet, free from distractions.
  3. Quiet one’s mind by talking with God. Pray to God first, and then wait quietly for God’s response.
  4. As the challenge moves forward add one minute every six days following this schedule.
  • Monday, November 27th – Saturday, December 2nd – 5 minutes
  • Sunday, December 3rd – Friday, December 8th – 6 minutes
  • Saturday, December 9th – Thursday, December 14th – 7 minutes
  • Friday, December 15th – Wednesday, December 20th – 8 minutes
  • Thursday, December 21st– Tuesday, December 26th – 9 minutes

We will have a GroupMe page for all participating. Keep track of your own progress and share your experience on the chat to encourage others. The goal is 20 out of 30 days.

Two other important points:

  1. It may take some time at first to get the thoughts of the day clear from one’s mind for conversation with God.
  2. If you miss a day, don’t worry, start again the next day and keep on the schedule. God will still listen.
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Are You Up For The Challenge

ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE??

One of the great things of F3 is the #CSAUP. Whether it’s the Marine Core Mud Run (#F3Superbowl), GoRuck Challenge, P200 or the ultimate test of strength and endurance in what is known as The Fox. CSAUP’s are great for 2 main reasons. 1) They push the Pax to train hard in preparation for the crazy stupid and utterly pointless event that will always take a man beyond what he thought he was capable of. And 2) It brings together Pax who don’t normally see each other at the Tues/Thurs workouts. THE ONLY PROBLEM WITH THE #CSAUP is….there isn’t enough of them! Thus the F3 Hartsville 30 Day Challenge was born.

What:

A series of 30-day challenges (goal is 6 per year) that focus on a specific muscle group or discipline. A goal will be defined at the beginning and a Q will be assigned. Each man will keep track of his progress, with the “encouragement” of the other Pax participating of course. Challenges could require double downs and/or solo work. After a Pax has completed 3 challenges within a 12 month time frame he will earn the exclusive F3 Hartsville Challenge Trifecta shirt or patch. Other key pieces of information include:

  • Regional 1st FQ (Goldilocks) will be the program Q with individual challenge Q’s taking the lead on the different 30 day challenges
  • Only one challenge will be active at a time
  • Challenge ideas should be presented to 1st FQ (Goldilocks) for “approval”. Requirements: it must be hard, it must be accessible to all men, there must be a clearly defined goal (preferably relative to a mans starting point)
  • Other stuff as we think of it….

Why:

Did you not read the 1st paragraph! We are not here to maintain the status quo. This is an opportunity for all Pax to go beyond their routine and comfort zone then relish with their brothers in the collective sharpening of our 1st and 2nd F.

Who:

All Pax. No excuses. Everyone is invited regardless of your starting point.

When:

Read below for launch dates of the first two challenges. After that it’s open but challenges must be approved by 1st FQ (Goldilocks).

Where:

Up to the Q. Some will be double down at the site determined by Q. Some will require solo work as well.

How:

Tab will be added to the Q sheet for Pax to sign up. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TPKwHL8WNM73wsfy3vw6VHu98irlhHxYVXPdbMesuCI/edit?pli=1#gid=2077069414

When the challenge starts, show up and do the work. #DFQ

Schedule:

  • Oct 10th – Kettle bell Challenge
  • Challenge Q – Green Acres
  • Goal – 10,000 swings in 30 days

 

  • November (date TBD) – Pull Up Challenge
  • Challenge Q – Divac
  • Goal – 3 pull up workouts/wk – rep specific goal based on starting point
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3 AOs in 1

Conditions: Hot, humid and just right

Friday just before 5, YHC noticed that no one had stepped up to take the Q for Convergence. Since I had a new appreciation for life, thanks to Klinger for almost killing me Friday morning, I decided to share some love with the PAX.

I arrived 20 minutes early to the newly established “Nude Beach” AO, population Lil Sweet and Dumper. I walked over to the topless pair and they said they ran a few miles before hand, and Lil Sweet said that I didn’t have to worry about getting “kicked in the nuts” because he broke a sweat on his mosey. Whew…

3 minutes til, there were only about 6 PAX there, and by the time we got started 6 more showed up. Valley Boy has no time for sissy warmups so he got there just after we finished. Anyway, here is what went down.

I had this idea that a lot of the guys around Hartsville miss out on a lot of the non-Tuesday/Thursday AOs so I brought those to them at Convergence.

 

Warm-up:

20 IC SSH

20 IC Reach Thrus

20 IC Imperial Walkers

I instructed the PAX to head over and grab a block and circle back up. (Enter Valley Boy)

 

The THANG:

Each AO was around 20 minutes except BC.

1st AO: Brick City

We did exercises starting with 50 reps and decreased by 10 each round. At the end of the round you had to complete 10 burpees and then hold air-chair before moving to the next set. It went like this:

Curls – 50-40-30-20-10

Overhead press – 50-40-30-20-10

Chest Press – 50-40-30-20-10

Upright Rows – 50-40-30-20-10

You did all 50s, 10 burpees, all 40s, 10 burpees etc

We made through the sets of 20 before having to move to the next AO. Time was called and the PAX lined up on the sidewalk by the road and set their blocks aside.

2nd AO: Temple (Crowd Pleaser)

We obviously didn’t have that God-forsaken hill, so we had to modify.

20 reps of Merkins, Squats and LBCs

Run to the other end of WARZONE, but stop and do 3 burpees in the middle (coming and going)

3rd AO: Currahee

Upon hearing the name of the 3rd AO, the PAX let out a collective sigh and started complaining.

Obviously, we didn’t have rucks so we simulated the “suck” with our blocks.

Using the trees, we bear-crawled to each tree while dragging/throwing our blocks and did 10 Merkins at each tree. Once you arrived at the end of WARZONE, you had to complete 20 block burpees.

To get back, you had to lunge with your block and do 10 Goblet Squats at each tree. Then, 20 block burpees

Time was called, we put our coupons up and circled back up.

 

DEVO:

I left my DEVO at home on a different paper, so I rehashed my DEVO from Clinic Thursday. Read it, it was much better. You can click the link below to see it.

The Clinic: 300s

 

Announcements:

8/26 – F3 Manning Big Bang – Goldi is heading up the clown car for it

9/2 – F3 Hartsville has the Q. Contact Goldi if you are interested in posting

Prayer Request:

Radar – having a procedure done

The Gutry Family – Asked the Lord to be with each of them

Jim Nelson – Smooth transition for his new adventure

 

NMS:

  • After about 10 minutes Goldi said, “It’s about time to stop this B#^#@!” Language Goldi! I expect that trash from the Clinic, but come on man! Only 4 of us posted today!
  • T-Claps to Lil Sweet for doing some weird toe touch burpees during the Temple AO
  • You lost that T-Claps when Radar had to come help you carry your block during the Currahee AO…
  • Before the warmup was over, Dumper took his shoes and socks off. Must be a WARZONE thing
  • Thanks to Dumper for bringing out a bucket of ice water and having water bottle for the PAX. After the workout, he poured it on himself. Lil Sweet was staring at this in daze. One can only imagine what was running through his mind
  • Thanks for coming out Divac! Haven’t seen you post in over a month!
  • Lovebug created a new workout. I’ll let him name it, but it simulates a dog scratching his butt on a carpet.

 

In all seriousness, great push to yall. Hard work was put in by everyone today.

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