Weather Policy

Weather Policy:

For the safety of the PAX we have a developed a Temperature Rating to determine CANCELLATION or proposal of alternative AO where temperature rating can be met.

F3 LEHIGH VALLEY TEMPERATURE RATING = 0 DEGREES Fahrenheit

Temperature rating is determined by taking Actual Temperature in F degrees and subtracting wind speed. We will do our best publish ratings for workouts and propose alternative locations ASAP so we can keep meeting, stay safe, and maintain F3 core principals.

EXAMPLE: If 20 degrees F with 20 mph winds, Temp rating = 0, means we workout out at scheduled AO. If 19 degrees F with 20 mph winds, Temp rating = – 1, cancellation or alternative AO set.

Lake Champion

Lake Champion Men’s Retreat

F3 Workout on Saturday October 7th, 2017

The numbers don’t lie. There were 26 men who vacated the fartsack and attended the F3 workout that morning. A group of High Impact Men looking to live third behind their creator and their community. In order for men to be high impact they must be sharpened by other men and that is exactly what we did that weekend. Below are my thoughts after the weekend and what it all meant to me.

Heading into the weekend I did not have any expectations as this was my first time in attendance. The weekend is very well put together with the right mix of levity and spirituality. There was definitely some fun and sleep was hard to come by, especially in my cabin. On Saturday morning I got to workout with the men below and it was amazing. What an opportunity to share F3 with some brothers. On Saturday night I sat and listened for 15 minutes. Nothing happened! This concerned me and encouraged me at the same time. First I was concerned that God and I were so far disconnected that we were not to have a conversation. That could very well be the case. The encouragement came when someone said to me that maybe God did not have anything to say to me. Ok, errrr ….. not sure that helps. Then I was asked if it seems like the devil is trying to ruin my plans. The answer is yes. My friend told me that the closer we get to God the closer the devil gets to us. I tell you all of this to encourage those who did not have a conversation with God that evening. Maybe there was nothing to say. Continue to seek his face and humble yourself. Amen.

After the weekend I feel rejuvenated and alive. That weekend relly put things into perspective for me and I can’t wait until next year.

Flame

P.S. For those who do not know me I am in the front row on the right with red and black kicks on.

 

It’s a sign!
WW1 Sit-ups will get you up every time.
The PAX, men who have taken the DRP and posted.

 

 

All In Championship Workout

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Saturday, 10/7/17 – Lake Champion, NY

Priority One Guy’s Weekend

SPECIAL AO: https://lakechampion.younglife.org/Pages/default.aspx

Slim and I planted the shovel flag over 24 hours in advance of workout with the following note taped to it…. “F3 Boot Camp Workout Saturday! Meet here @ 6:15am”
The retreat director further planted the seed with an announcement to the 337 men after dinner. Lots of mumble chatter and EH’ing continued as we approached the gloom.

A brief welcome was given by YHC and introduction of Chip Hawkins who came out of his wheel chair and with oxygen to sing for us God Bless the USA! YHC transitioned DISCLOUSRE to Flame.

WARMARAMA

A mosey through the sprinklers to the soccerfield. Circle up for a brief instruction on cadence. Sungods, Abe Vagoda, Grass Pickers, Mountain Climbers, Merkins, Peter Parker, SSH, Monkey Humpers, Hill Billies, Alabama Ass Kickers, Crab Cakes

THE THANG

Part 1 – Log Pile

Mosey down past the maintenance shed to the log pile. Some guys picked up trees, others cut fire wood, and some buckets of soil up to top of hill. (1/4 mile). Some guys flipped logs down hill and off cliff. Other guys went up and down hill with buckets and firewood. SSH and Monkey Humpers until 6.

Part 2 – Ascending Partner Suicides

Spaced out two cones about 110 yards part. Both partners start at same spot.

P1 – Bear Crawl as far as possible; while P2 10 merkins, P2 sprints to switch with P1
P1 – Crab Walk as far as possible; while P2 20 monkey humpers, P2 sprints to switch with P1
P3 – Inch Worm as far as possible; while P2 30 SSH, P2 sprints to switch with P1

Thang 3 – The Wall

Mosey to the wall down by the lake.

1. Urkins
2. Derkins
3. Dips
4. Step Ups

MARY

Crunchy Frog, WWI sit-ups, Plank Twists, Freddie Mercury, Snow Angels, Flutter Kicks

CoRama – 26

NoRama – 15 FNG’s maybe more. Crotch Rocket, Destiny Child, Flipper, Sumo, Duece, Over Easy, Tap Out, Black Hawk, Monkey Wrench, Selfie, Big Blue, Snoop, Pappa Bear, Dr. Feel Good, and Napoleon

CoT

Lord thank you for bringing us all together this weekend to learn more about what it means to go ALL IN as men for you. The battle is real and don’t fool yourself. You need a brother to walk with you to push you and encourage you to give your best. We know we are living 3rd; behind you and our family.

Last and certainly not least, Chip took us out with the singing of the Star Spangled Banner.

F3 HOF Log

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What exactly is the F3 HOF Log?

A log in and of itself is just a piece of wood however, this log is so much more. This log will become a good friend to many of you, me included. It is called the HOF, or Hall Of Fame Log for the very simple reason the log will be engraved with the names of F3 Lehigh Valley’s Hall of Fame class.

So how do you get your name on the HOF Log? Post to 50 workouts, that’s all. Oh and there is the actual 50th workout. At that workout the log, appropriately named Lady Glittersparkles, will accompany the newly minted HOF entrant throughout the workout.

This log must never touch the ground during the workout and the HOF entrant must always be touching the HOF Log. If the HOF Log touches dirt there is a special reward for ALL the PAX, Burpees! The first time the log touches the Big Ball the reward is 10 Burpees. For each additional touchdown there are 2 Burpees added (10 + 2 = 12). At the end of the workout the HOF entrant will receive a certificate and a lot of pats on the back.

How do we track the number of workouts? On the website is a “tag cloud“. The number next to your name is increased each time you post to a workout (as long as a Back Blast was written). It is your responsibility to notify Flame before you get to 46 post so the Log can be engraved.

What if the Backblast was not posted? Contact the Q of that workout.

When does the counting start? It already has. When F3 Nation went away from one website and we started our own. The numbers have been accumulating since the middle of July.

How long will this take me? If you post to 3 workouts a week it will take 16 2/3 weeks to complete.

I pray that you will embrace the suck of this challenge and rise to the occasion. Sound off in the comments below and let everyone know who is in.

This idea is being repurposed in the Lehigh Valley from the Hampton Roads (VA) Region. The picture is from their Twitter account.

MANNIVERSARY

Go to F3lehighValley.com/manniversary for all the details.

Manniversary

Sometimes God seems far away and invisible in your life. This morning was the opposite of that. The High Impact Men of F3 Lehigh Valley converged on the Allentown Rescue Mission for a Labor Day morning to remember. The purpose of this workout is to raise money for the Allentown Rescue Mission who helps so many men get back on their feet. The very light of this organization in this dark world is a reason for hope and encouragement.

Twenty six men, 8 of which are FNGs gathered for a workout to introduce F3 to the men at the rescue mission. Some men showed up early with workout gear to give to those men that showed for the workout. The rest of the gear was collected and distributed to men who signed up for a future workout.

Uptown Girl started the event on time with an introduction to F3 that included the mission, core principles and disclaimer. At the point Flame took over for the warm up that started with a mosey to a nearby soccer field. The warm up then included SSHs, arm circles, huggie bears, monkey humpers, and merkins. The Q torch was then passed to Neon for the Thang.

The Thang

Mosey to the sideline of the field. A series of traverses across the field included bear craw, crab walks and backward run. We then circled up for some more punishment including plank jacks, shoulder taps, and merkins. We moseyed back to the shovel flag for a few minutes of Mary.

Uptown Girl then closed up with announcements, Count-A-Rama (26 PAX) and Name-A-Rama.

The whole group then joined the rescue mission for breakfast and fellowship. We offered F3 to some guys and 8 guys signed up for future workouts. These workouts will be setup with the rescue mission according to their schedule.

After breakfast raffle tickets were sold for a chance at prizes. The winners were:

Allentown Rescue Mission T-Shirt: Hurricane

Allentown Rescue Mission Sweatshirt: Cooter

F3 Shirt: Billy Ray

Wawa shortie gift cards (4): Sensei

Wawa shortie gift cards (2): Thing 1

Burpee Challenge winner (Allentown Rescue Mission Sweatshirt): Sensei

 

Burpee Challenge

We then conducted the burpee challenge. The men were asked in advance to get sponsors for their burpees with a suggestion of $1/burpee. The challenge lasted for 15 minutes and 14 men participated. By the looks of some of the pictures it was joyful. When it was all said and done these 14 men completed 1909 burpees in 15 mintues. Amazing. For those counting here is the tally:

  • Thing 1: 155
  • Dr. Suess: 100
  • Cooter: 108
  • Colombia: 171
  • Sensei: 223
  • Uptown Girl: 157
  • Drop Box: 100
  • Neon: 201
  • Tree Hugger: 205
  • Mulligan: 75
  • Zebra: 115
  • Tiny Bubbles: 101
  • Capone: 138
  • Slim: 60

The total raised by the burpee challenge, ticket sales and donations is $3119!

At the end of the day men will be helped in a big way by the event this morning.

AMEN