Archives: The Bean (Sat) 3/14

Date: Saturday March 14, 2020

Time: 07:00





In the words of our leaders…

Men, THIS is the kind of thing that we were made for. THIS is the kind of thing that you’ve been getting ready for by posting and living third.” – Dark Helmet

Tomorrow at the Bean we will sharpen our iron together as men and prepare ourselves for the leadership our communities may need from us.


9 Men emerged in the gloom on this grey morning not truly knowing what to expect. COVID-19 had canceled parades, closed schools, closed museums, and know to the discovery of the Pax had claimed the Bean as well. No matter, F3 men can perform a workout on any street corner under almost any conditions. Kodak threw down a gauntlet on Friday night informing the downtown pax that YHC might be bringing the heat, hopefully the challenge was met and expectations were exceeded. Today’s theme 27:17…

Conditions: Cool, mid 30’s, grey

The Thang:

SSH x 27 IC

Imperial Squats x 17 IC (34 total)

Straight Leg sit-ups x 27 OYO

Slow count merkins x 17 IC

Dips x 27 OYO

Burpees x 17 OYO

Mosey toward Butler Park, pause in front of the Art Institute for 2 minutes Air Chair

Plant Flag at Butler Park and circle up for…

Carolina Dry Docks x 27 OYO (hold plank for 6)

Dive Bombers x 17 OYO (hold plank)

Shoulder tap Merkins x 27 (hold plank)

Sphinx merkin x 17 (hold plank)

Pax run 1 lap on Butler track and circle up for…

Squats x 27 IC (54 total)

**At this point the question was asked, “why 27:17” which YHC posed to the group, what is the significance of 27:17? After some pause and nervous non-eye contact, Kodak was able to answer, Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another”

RA Lunges x 17 OYO (hold air chair for 6)

Squat Jumps x 27 OYO (hold air chair for 6)

Monkey humpers x 17 IC (34 total)

Run 2 laps on Butler track and circle up for…

Sky up x 27 OYO (hold 6 inches for 6)

Crunchy Frog x 17 OYO (hold 6 inches for 6)

Pulse ups x 27 oyo (hold 6 inches for 6)

Heel tap crunches x 17 OYO (hold 6 inches)

Move to the open field for an introduction to The Beast…

4 cones laid out 20 yards from each other. Pax run to cone 2 and do 6 of an exercise, run to cone 3, perform 6 of same exercise, same at cone 4, back to cone 3, back to cone 2, and finish with 6 of the same exercise at cone 1, for 6 reps at 6 cones (ideally with 6 different exercises).

Exercise 1: Burpees (36 reps)

Exercise 2: Lunges (6 each leg for 72 reps)

Exercise 3: Diamond merkins (36 reps)

(Planned but not completed…Sit-ups, In & Outs, Tuck Jumps)

Mosey back to Panera for COT and BOM.

Naked Moleskin:

For those counting at home, that is 584 total reps in 60 minutes with 2.12 miles running, solid work

These are odd times we live in. A week ago we were unsure how COVID-19 would impact us, if we would see any effect at all. In 7 days time our regular operations have changed completely. During these tumultuous times, pax need to search for normalcy in their life. F3 can provide that and it is exactly our purpose to continue to sharpen each other for the challenges that lay before us. F3 teaches the skills necessary to lead in hard times. We are men prepared in the forges of the gloom that do not shy away from hard work and hard times. Let us allow our lights to shine brightest in times of community struggle and be the models for leadership in our neighborhoods. Continue to sharpen one another during this time.