Burp, Merk, the Rubiks, and Fortitude.

Date: 10-2-2020

Location: Leland, NC

Conditions: A cool 55ish degrees

Pax: Blockhead, Big Tuna, Snickers, Brady, Brexit, Waldo, Foo Foo, Beretta, Zoolander, Coffee Break

Q In Charge: Circuit Breaker

The mission of F3 is to plant grow and serve small workout groups for men and for the invigoration of male community leadership.

  1. Workouts are always free
  2. Are open to all men
  3. Held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
  4. Lead by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification needed.
  5. End with a Circle of Trust (COT)


Warm O Rama: We began our warmup with Grady Corns, and the always manly tappy taps, side straddle hops, and the always awkward speed humpers.

Workout: The work out consisted of Bataan Death March, Circle Burp, Pump Jacks, Mucho Leg – O, Mike Tysons, and London Bridges. We ended the work out with 6MOM- crunchy frogs, Flutter Kicks, Leg Raises, and LBC’s, rinse, and repeat.

COT: Announcements, Name o Rama, and Count O Rama. We were all amazed and astounded at the amazing feat of Blockhead showing us why he is called Block Head. He can complete a Rubik’s cube in under a one minute. He was not planning this. Brady called him and out and tossed him a Rubik’s cube and he nailed it. We also discussed the meaning of “fortitude” and I recommended a great book by Navy Seal and Congressman Dan Crenshaw Called Fortitude. I read an excerpt from his book that embodies everything F3 stands for. You can see the excerpt below. After this we followed up with prayer request and closed in prayer.

Fortitude Excerpt

“I told you before about the SEAL Ethos. Perhaps we now need an American Ethos. Perhaps it goes something like this: I will not quit in the face of danger or pain or self-doubt; I will not justify the easier path before me. I decide that all my actions, not just some, matter. Every small task is a contribution toward a higher purpose. Every day is undertaken with a sense of duty to be better than I was yesterday, even in the smallest of ways. I seek out hardship. I do not run from pain but embrace it, because I derive strength from my suffering. I confront the inevitable trials of life with a smile. I plan to keep my head, to be still, when chaos overwhelms me. I will tell the story of my failures and hardships as a victor, not a victim. I will be grateful. Millions who have gone before me have suffered too much, fought too hard, and been blessed with far too little, for me to squander this life. So, I won’t. My purpose will be to uphold and protect the spirit of our great republic, knowing that the values we hold dear can be preserved only by a strong people. I will do my part. I will live with Fortitude.”

Crenshaw, Dan. Fortitude (pp. 243-244). Grand Central Publishing. Kindle Edition.


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