Burnouts and Reaching out at The Patriot

    • When: 05/30/20
    • QIC: Bill Nye
    • The PAX: Mayhem, Pac Man, Peach (R), Schrute, Kindergarten Cop, Cornerstone, Red October, Roxanne, River Rat

SSH, Hill Billy Walkers, Imperial Walkers, Low slow squat

Grab a coupon and head down to the track.
25 curls, 25 bent over rows, 25 tricep extensions


I don’t know what a set like this should actually be called. Two exercises, back to back, fairly up tempo, in cadence for the first one and oyo for the second. 5 rounds of one set, jog the track, get the six, then move to the next set. I specifically picked combinations and an order that would work the full body over time.

10 SSH IC, 10 merkans single count
10 flutter kicks, 10 big boys
10 Carolina dry docks, Makhtar N’Diayes
10 6 count burpees, 10 hand release merkans

Return to the coupons for 25 curls, 25 bent over rows, 25 tricep extensions

Lunge walk across the football field with the coupons overhead the whole trip

25 curls, 25 bent over rows, 25 tricep extensions

Put away the coupons with just enough time for another round of burpees and hand release merkans

As our region comes back together after our covid inspired dissemination I think that it is important to highlight why we missed F3, why we are different from a gym, and what we fundamentally stand for. Our core values are at the heart of who we are as an organization.

1- Free of charge
2- Open to all men
3- Outdoors
4- Led by men with no training or certification required
5- End in a COT

These are our principals. When we fail to stand for them we no longer represent the articulated purpose of our group. We can disagree as men, but it needs to be handled appropriately. There are as many opinions about how to handle any issue as there are men gathered in COTs.

That is good. Bigger circles can do more and see things that one man cannot.

It stops being good when you use your opinion to belittle one of the other PAX for having a differing opinion. We are open to all men, not just men with whom we agree. We end in a circle of trust, but there can be no trust where there is no genuine dialogue or attempt to understand. It was said that we need to stop and breathe for a moment before replying. Five minutes of cooling off can prevent words that may cause permanent damage.

Something as simple as being present can help keep your brothers accountable, even if no words are spoken.

We build up our bodies and minds so that we can uplift our brothers, not so that we can push them down harder.

Reach out to anyone who has not posted lately, tell them that you miss them. If our isolation has showed us nothing else, it should have showed us how valuable community is. How positive a support system is. How important trust is.

People need people.

As leaders we should do the hard thing.




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