This morning 9 PAX continued in the “wonderful” A-Z Exercise Challenge going through the Exicon from f3nation.com. Mumble chatter was relatively low despite some really good material with weird exercises and early 2000s’ music. We made it through the following 10 exercises:
|Blades of Steel||Start in plank position with hands directly under shoulders, keeping arms as straight as possible. Slowly perform merkin with only your shoulders doing the movement, no bend in your elbows. At your lowest position your shoulder blades are close together, with elbows and back still straight. Slowly raise your body with only your shoulder blades pushing away from your spine. Your shoulder blades will be slightly rounded at top once complete. Suggested to move slow.|
|Blimps||Circuit||5 burpees, 10 lunge each leg, 15 imperial walker, 20 merkins, 25 plank jacks, 30 squats. Rinse and repeat as needed. Can be done to cross a field or lot.|
|Block a Dock||Coupon||Where applicable with a loading dock. Place Cinder block at your feet close to the dock. Pickup the block set it on the dock and put it back down.|
|Block Webbs||Coupon, merkin||A #Jack Webb using a concrete block incline merkin & a block press instead of an air press.|
|Blockee||Coupon||Burpees with cinder blocks. With your cinder block drop down and do a Merkin on the cinder block. Return to the standing position and press the cinder block above your head to complete one rep.|
|Blockorama||Routine, Coupon||A #Routine done with concrete blocks. Invented by some ancient Greek probably, but popularized @TangoDelta, who is kinda sorta a modern-day Greek.|
|Blocktanamo||Routine, Coupon, Partner||PAX, in a circle, hold standard 8x8x16 concrete blocks straight out in front of them while one PAX sets down his block to run inside the circle pressing down on the others blocks. The next PAX sets his block down as soon as the guy next to him is on the move. Ends when the final PAX completes his lap. Works both clockwise and counterclockwise. A modified version of a PAX favorite, Guantanamo.|
|Blue Falcon||Pax is divided into two teams teams have 30 sec to come up with a plan then each team has 3 min ( how ever log Q decided) to do their own workout at the end of the workout you trade workouts and the other team has 3 min to complete the other teams workout. This can be done single or multiple rounds at the end of each round loser has a punishment (20 burpees) or something like that if both teams complete the excersies it can be a tie. Or since this is America first one to complete others workout plan wins.|
|Boat / Canoe||Mary||The Boat position would be while on six with legs pulled up to chest and arms beside body. Canoe is when legs and back are straightened while keeping both off the ground. Q calls out Boat or Canoe.|
|Bobby Hurley||When one does a squat and slaps the ground with both hands like a Duke basketball player, then jumps up and raising arms as if taking a jump shot.|
|Bodies Hit the Floor||Music||This is done to the song Bodies by Drowning Pool (3:21). Start in plank position. When the song says “Let The Bodies Hit The Floor” do a Donkey Kick (26 Total). When the song counts (1, 2, 3, 4) do a Merkin (21 Total). Always plank when not doing Donkey Kicks or Merkins and never let your Bodies Hit The Floor.|
Some notes along the way:
- Blimps were done around the pond, stopping at gazebos for each exercise.
- In the absence of a loading dock, we used the planter for Block-a-dock
- Blocktanamo was easily the dumbest exercise YHC has experienced in his ~3 months of F3. Maybe we were doing it wrong?
- Bevo was struck with inspiration (insanity?) for the Blue Falcon workout exchange that led to us doing an Indian Run with the leader exchanging a coupon. Running with a cinderblock is about as easy as it sounds.
- Boat position was done while sitting on the coupon, with arm circles IC: 10 forward/9 back (because YHC was an English major and cannot count).
- The song “Bodies” by Drowning Pool is frustratingly difficult to understand when played from a smartphone and when you are listening to it for workout cues.
Ended Bodies hit the floor at precisely 6:15am, moseyed back to flags for countarama and namearama. Welcomed/named two FNGs: Meathead (Greg) and Sterling (Mike, who merited double respect).
YHC forgot to write anything down for COT, but being a pastor was able to quickly pull up the following verse on his phone:
So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us. (1 Thess. 2:8)
While “affectionately desirous” can sound weird in the modern age (read: love and like), Paul was writing to the Thessalonians saying how much he loved them. He wanted to make it clear that he not only treated them like a project/something to succeed at by sharing the gospel with them (he was a missionary after all), but that he shared his own life with them, knitting himself together with them in fellowship. YHC then related this to the purpose/practice of F3.