July 4th Convergence at PHOP- Word of the month: Sacrifice

    • When: 07/04/2018
    • QIC: Iron Sight, PCH, Bill Nye
    • The PAX: The Riddler, Speed Racer (R), Pad Eye, Tinker Toy, Chuckie (R), Face Off, Sapper, Mr. Rogers, Smokey, Whitney, Roxanne, Blueprint, The Big Fundamental, Kashmir, Teddy, Slow Pitch, Kenyan (R), Mayflower (R), Ripcord, Smiley Face (R), Hawkeye (RRR), United, Cutter, Rocky, Pac Man, Italian Job, Mr. Big Stuff, Apache, Schrute, Ripstick, Daffy Duck, Pescadore, 8 mile, Ponytail (R), Romeo, Hops, Frying Pan, Anchor bar (R), Peach (R), Pencil pusher, White Hat, Fairy feet, Lion (R), Watson, Captain Kangaroo (RR), Toot Toot, Rasta, Taken (FNG), Pin stripe, Jelly, Crackerjack, River rat, Catfish, Red October, High Pockets, 3 and Out, Kingpin, Speedball (FNG), Kelvin, Fellini (R), Burgundy

T-Claps to the guys who pre-ran and pre-rucked this morning. We had at least 20 guys getting after it well before the workout started.

Then we gathered together and disclaimed. We are not professionals. Modify as you need to. Our FNG was recognized and warned.

A quick (read fast) Iron Sight called warm up set the tone for the beating that was about to ensue.

All of the men took a 1 mile trip up and then down the hill, which is where we collected our second FNG.

From there the workout was divided into three parts. Gear, boot camp, and hay bale.

The gear portion:

  • We did 45 seconds AMRAP and then 15 seconds of rest. We had 12 stations total.
  • Curls, Burpees, Tire flips, Weighted squats, Cindy carries, Cindy hoists, Hammer strikes, Weighted LBCs, Bear crawls, American hammers, Overhead sandbag tosses, and a Forearm plank.

The boot camp:

  • SSH, Seal Jacks, and Mountain climbers- IC
  • 10 merkins, 10 wide arm merkins, 10 diamond merkins
  • 10 Carolina dry docks, 20 Moroccan night clubs, 10 Steeple press
  • 10 Low slow squats, 10 overhead claps while in squat position, 10 rip stick squats
  • 15 flutters, LBCs, American Hammers
  • 10 Burpees oyo

I know that one group accidentally wound up beside the road doing monkey humpers. It was not on the weinke, I don’t know how it happened…

The Q’s had a devious plan for the final section. Hay bales.

  • A quick run down a dirt road lead to a field where PAX worked in groups of 2 or 3 to roll and flip the bales into a line. Scattered in among the bales were opportunities to do Merkins, Ripstick squats, Seal jacks, Bomb jacks, and American hammers.
  • Once the bales where in a row the PAX were given the opportunity to hop over the bales on the way out.

We gathered back at the AO where Apache lead us in the pledge.



Name our two FNGs: Speedball and Taken. Welcome to the gloom brothers, we were glad to have you today and look forward to seeing you again.

Chuckie closed us in prayer.


The theme for the month is sacrifice. Freedom is not free. Pretty much nothing is. But we are fortunate to live in a time and place where our cost has been paid by so many others. 242 years ago a group of men gathered and declared their independence with an eloquence and fervor that changed human history forever.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

242 years ago men fought and died for the ideas expressed here. But men and women died fighting for these thoughts this year too.

We live in a time where it is easy, and even lauded, to vilify and ridicule those that we disagree with. These men and women did not struggle and die so that we could mock those that we do not see eye to eye with though. They did it so that we could not see eye to eye with one another without either side fearing for their lives. They did it to ensure that the United States of America became and stayed a beacon of freedom, hope, and a guiding light in the world.

We truly stand on the shoulders of giants. Remember that next time someone around you tries to act in a way that is small and petty. We can be bigger and better than that. We should be bigger and better than that. Remember, the goal of F3 is to invigorate male community leadership by growing leaders though small group workouts.

We have worked out. Now it is time to show the leadership part by standing out. Be the change you wish to see in our community.

#PHT #MoreThanAWorkoutGroup

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