THE SCENE: Hot enough to melt your face off… think of that scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark when the bad guy sees the ark’s contents. 97 degrees at LEAST with probably a 110 degree heat index. It sucked.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
Introduced myself as Q and Lilydipper as Co-Q for a Q101 beatdown that will include some commentary during the workout to reinforce the F3 standards of what we do and why we do it.
Done, with explanations as to what the components are and why we do it, including:
– Call out TIME WARNING (2 mins, 1 min) and START ON TIME.
– Carry a WATCH and PHONE!
– WELCOME to F3! FITNESS, FELLOWSHIP, AND FAITH!!
INTRODUCE yourself! You will be leading these men for the next 45 minutes to an hour, establish yourself as their Q!
– IDENTIFY ANY FNGs
- Make sure they understand the disclaimer (get a nod of understanding)
- Make sure you demonstrate exercises that may be unfamiliar to them.
- Make them feel welcome! Pay special attention to their status during the workout.
– Include LEGAL DISCLAIMERS:
- I am not a professional
- You are here on your own volition, and participating at your own risk
- F3 is a free program open to all men
- Know your limits, and modify if you need to, but do the best you can! ALWAYS GIVE 100%… UNLESS YOU’RE DONATING BLOOD! Ha Ha Ha.
- Additional COVID-related disclaimers. 1. Limit of 50 PAX, 2. No sharing of equipment; gloves recommended, 3. If you’ve been sick, or around someone who’s sick, please stay home. 4. Maintain social distancing.
Performed exercises that would demonstrate various counts and focused on 1.) getting the heart rate up, 2.) stretching the legs, and 3.) stretching the arms.
– TAKE CHARGE!
- Make eye contact
- Use your “outside voice”
- Use GOOD FORM
- Bring great ENERGY and ENCOURAGE!
– The Warm up usually consists of 4 to 5 exercises designed to get the heart rate going and provide some stretching of the arms and legs. Call out:
- The NAME of the exercise
- Whether it’s single count or in cadence
- “Ready position”… “Exercise!”
- Change cadence on the final rep.
-20 Side Straddle Hops (4-ct), in cadence
– 10 Cherry Pickers (4-ct), in cadence
– 10 Steve Earls (4-ct), in cadence
– 10 calf raises, SINGLE COUNT
– Little of this and that
THA THANG is the main part of the workout, and usually consist of 3 to 5 “stations”, where you mosey to and then do an exercise (“String of Pearls”). Keeps the PAX together and provides some variation.
– PLAN OUT the workout ahead of time!
– Keep an eye on your TIME
– EXPLAIN CLEARLY and ENCOURAGE
– If you can’t Q it, don’t do it! Not a “clipboard” program where the Q sits out
– Be FLEXIBLE!
– Make sure everyone is always ACTIVE! Give the rabbits something to do if they finish first.
– Situational awareness! Pay attention to the PAX. Sweep back to get the 6. NO man left behind!!
MOSEY to the parking lot below the Coliseum.
DORAS: These are a common type of exercise used in F3 where you pick a battle buddy and work towards a cumulative goal, like reps of an exercise. RABBITS, Help out with the reps of others!
One partner runs a loop up the stairs and around while the other starts the exercises. Each pair shall complete the total number:
- 100 Carolina Dry Docks
- 100 Big Boy Situps
- 100 Lunges (2-count; only count the left leg)
** Turned the beatdown over to the great and powerful Lilydipper!!**
Mosey to the shaded parking lot across the street from the Northern Ball Fields Entryway parking lot.
We will do four corners with the following exercises:
Corner 1: 20 Star Jumps. Then Bear Crawl to Corner 2.
Corner 2: 20 Big Boy Sit-Ups. Then Bernie Sanders to Corner 3.
Corner 3: 20 Merkins. Then Lunge to Corner 4.
Corner 4: 20 Flutter Kicks (4 ct). Then Sprint to Corner 1.
Rinse and Repeat.
Next we will take a short mosey to beginning of the Dragon Tail. We will do Route 66 up the Dragon Tail with the following exercises. (Note: Those finishing the last light of the Dragon Tail will sweep men back to start the Dragon Tail again with the next exercise.)
- Squat Jumps
- Dive Bombers
- Iron Mikes (both legs = 1)
(We only finished the first one due to time). Mosey to Shady Tree area by stoplight at northeastern corner of Admin Bldg. 20 American Hammers.
Mosey to AO.
20 Hello Dollies
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Use the TAGS on right-side to record PAX (BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOURSELF) in attendance. Be sure to select the AO in CATEGORY above TAGS and then delete these notes!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
One thing that many of us worry about in regarding to Q’ing a workout is giving the message, the BOM, at the end of the workout. We might think “I can’t speak the way that some people can.” “I don’t have anything wise or good to say.” “I’m not religious enough.” “I will screw it up.”
You don’t have to deliver a long speech for the BOM. Also, you need not know the bible well or deliver a message that must pass religious muster. Just speak about something you have learned, something important to you, something that might help others. Not everyone will respond the same way but I can almost guarantee that some of your brothers will get something out of your message. I personally love hearing what different brothers have to say, the little pearls of life wisdom they can share with me. And, as for your ability to speak well, thing about Moses, the great leader of the Israelites that led them from Egypt to Isreal:
From Exodus 4: 10-12
10 But Moses said to the Lord, “Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue.” 11 Then the Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? 12 Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.”
As to worrying about screwing up, your brothers are on your side no matter what. And, screwing up is what we do. Think of Abraham Lincoln. The following list is from an article by Ron Kurtus:
A common list of the failures of Abraham Lincoln (along with a few successes) is:
- 1831 – Lost his job
- 1832 – Defeated in run for Illinois State Legislature
- 1833 – Failed in business
- 1834 – Elected to Illinois State Legislature (success)
- 1835 – Sweetheart died
- 1836 – Had nervous breakdown
- 1838 – Defeated in run for Illinois House Speaker
- 1843 – Defeated in run for nomination for U.S. Congress
- 1846 – Elected to Congress (success)
- 1848 – Lost re-nomination
- 1849 – Rejected for land officer position
- 1854 – Defeated in run for U.S. Senate
- 1856 – Defeated in run for nomination for Vice President
- 1858 – Again defeated in run for U.S. Senate
- 1860 – Elected President (success)
The fact is that we are supposed to screw up as leaders. That is how we learn and how we grow.
GrowSchool to immediately follow the workout. CSAUP this week-end at the Dog Pound, 6:30 am Saturday. Asylum PM is trying to break the attendance record on Tuesday to send Title IX out in style!