Four Strong

Consistent 4

PAX: Skip (LIFO), Snip, Thriftshop, and Xbox (Q)

DATE: 29JUN2018

Warmup: Ran away as Skip joined late – felt guilty and went back for him….he is my boss after all – over to the baseball field as Field 5 was taken over by huge tents.

  • 20 IC SSHs
  • 10 IC Windmills
  • 10 IC Cotton Pickers
  • 10 IC Merkins
  • 15 IC Arm-circles and then flapjack

Thang: Red barchetta

  • 100 SSHs
  • 75 Mountain Climbers
  • 50 LBCs
  • 25 Merkins
  • 10 Burpees

….all after running to the percentage field line from the baseline each time.

Ran back over to the grassy area near Field 5 since that was where YHC stashed his work badge and phone…

Partnered up and did a modified Dora 1-2-3

  • 100 Lunges
  • 200 American Hammers (2 count)
  • 300 Merkins of any flavor (Diamond, Regular, or Wide arm)

PAX was pretty tired out at this point, so we did some planks to rest…for about 2.5 minutes high, and then 2.5 minutes low.

6 MoM….ha!  Not many of the PAX was aware what MoM stood for, so YHC explained, all while the PAX got a rest.  Aye.  Snickered me for a rest period while YHC bantered.

  • 25 IC Rosalitas
  • 25 IC Dollies
  • 15 IC Flutters

….and done

Moleskin: Snip has become a consistent member of the Field 5 PAX.  Very happy to provide another opportunity to get involved in the PAX sir; YHC knows that mornings are difficult while taking care of family.

While Thriftshop lives out in Duvall, it is also difficult for him to be in many workouts.  He has been a very consistent, OG PAX member, and my backup Site Q since inception.  Happy to see you every week.  Thanks for the running push every week sir!  #runwithfastermen

As an admitted Sad Clown (SAD CLOWN: A man with Decelerating Fitness (only because of knee surgery), Fellowship (normal 40 year old problem where we work too much and neglect our social life) and/or Faith), Skip has been a welcome competitor and very consistent through the short time of Field 5 existence.  YHC is very happy to share the F3 experience with him and excited for the opportunity to see him included in other F3 events\workouts.

WoW: YHC read a quote by Angela Ducksworth on grit that YHC found inspiring:

Taking a lesson from child psychology, Angela advocates the use of “proximal development”: “…give somebody something that they’re just able to do with support, then once they’re able to do that [on their own], you give them the next thing they’re just able to do, and that’s how they grow.”
Do something hard men.  Put support around yourself and get to 100% where you are just short of ability.  In F3 land, Q!!  Ask for support and do it!
Thank you for the honor of leading men.  Peace.

Return of Ickey

THE RETURN OF ICKEY! DT Bellevue, 6/2 Backblast

7 men, one clad armor and two that probably shouldn’t have, got after it in pursuit of their Redwood patches.

Dilfer, Blue, Spotlight, Xbox, FSBO, Ickey, Dig Dug (Q)

CoP- x20 SSH, x 10 Squats, x10 Cotton Picker, x10 Good Morning

Snag the bags and mosey to pool.

Partner up. P1 AMRAP exercise, P2 run a lap around the auditorium and then flapjack. Squats, Merkins, Lunges, Bent-over Row, Flutter

Mosey to the tree.

Partner up. P1 run 400m with sandbag, P2 balls to the three. Flapjack. Repeato.

Leave the bags, mosey to short-wall.

Line up for decline plank. Man in the back bear crawls to front. Repeat until every man has bear crawled. Repeat with Stiff Legged Bear, Table Crawl, and Crawl Bear.

Crawl Bear back to the bags.

Partner up. Wheelbarrow 100m. Empty wheelbarrow back.

Mosey to start.

ABORT MOSEY! – Operation find Spotlights keys.

Keys found. Resume Mosey.

Blue leads us in 6MOM of Butterfly Situps, Flutter, and Upright Flutter.

Blue in his weight vest is a sight. A 200 pound beast of man in armor, carrying an 80lb sand bag running around … yeah, that drew some looks.

Dilfer, with his “eff this wheelbarrow junk” opting instead to fireman carrying Dig Dug like he was a twig was a special moment.

Ickey’s return was made official with his “Really? Crawl-bear all that way?” mumblechatter

FSBO while crushing out bent-over-rows looked up to find his partner (YHC?) not moving gave a special brand of encouragement with his “Get running!” comment.

Dilfer’s response to aid while clearly looking like he was going to splash with “No, it’s fine. I’m just dizzy.” showed the spirit of a true fucking warrior.

From Ickey- Sometimes, we don’t realize how good we’ve got it. Ickey recently experienced this firsthand with being IR for the last 3 months and unable to participate in F3. Besides Ickey clearly growing rotund and out-of-shape, the real hit was on the 2F. Don’t take it for granted.