Expanding Circles of Suck

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YHC has always held the Vortex AO in high esteem – mostly due to the brutality faced by the epic workouts led (with Assisi’s kind intensity) there.  YHC had never Q’d Vortex, and finally had the courage to try to lead a workout that was worthy of that simple brutality held in YHC’s mind. 13 […]

We Can’t All be Like Champ

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After a late cancellation from Champ, who is spending his January in the gym drinking brotein shakes, YHC took the Q with excitement.  In an effort to keep up with Champ’s muscle building we focused our work on functional strength.  It was pretty simple, just carry some heavy stuff around and it will prepare you […]

Lopsided Pyramid

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10 PAX were is enjoying the warm 35 degree morning and were to be treated to a perfectly timely pyramid that would end at 6:15 on the mark. Unfortunately for all those present, things often don’t go as planned when YHC has the Q. Let’s just say the second step on our pyramid was a […]

Cold as Ice at the Vortex

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How cold was it? It was so cold I had to chisel my dog off a fire hydrant. It was so cold, cops are tazing themselves. It was so cold, Dunkin’ Donuts is serving coffee on a stick. 16 degrees and 9 PAX on a frigid morning at Vortex. Warm Up Fellowship jog around the […]

Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Animals

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Among modern holiday cinematic offerings, one film reigns supreme: Home Alone.  A tale of independence, of family, and of resilience and courage in the face of catastrophe, the film embodies much of the spirit of F3–including showing the desperate need we all have for community and support.  Inspired by KEVIN!’s VQ at Bastille last week, […]

Banned from Vortex Q

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peach, beano, shakeit and YHC enjoyed mini-murph (AKA Cindy) EC. Two of us wrapped it up at 12 rounds, which equates to 60 pull-ups, 120 merkins, and 180 squats. Warm Up Lap SSH x30 Willy Mays Hayes x10 Imperial Walkers x20 Mountain climbers x20 The thang On the goal line Bearpees (4 count bear crawl, […]

Man-Maker Pyramid Attempt

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Warmup SSH x 20 WMH x 10 IW x 10 Mountain Climber x 10 So this is where I attempted an 8-count man-maker (learned from Adolphus) pyramid, and failed. It is hard enough keeping up with the cadence count on successive 8-count man-makers. When you combine that with trying to keep up with the pyramid […]

Vortex, Served Cold with Cheese

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I like F3 so much.  Today’s workout was fine, and I’ll write about it.  But all of the things surrounding the workout—the camaraderie, encouragement, off-the-field connections, etc.—were the best.  Fully aware that I risk sending the cheese factor through the roof, here’s a report on each. YHC knew the weather man had missed it again […]

Thankful to be Right Here

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Thirteen thankful pax showed up at the Vortex ready to put in some work before the highest caloric intake holiday of the year.  Two for EC mini-Murph (nice work Shakeit and Beano).  After a quick warmup lap we circled up to start the fun.  YHC offered a word of encouragement for the Pax to be […]

Getting to Know You

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On another mild November morning, 24 PAX showed up for the Vortex.  We tried to mix in a bit more 2nd F into the workout this time.  Unfortunately, pulling back on the throttle enough that everyone had 3-8 min during the workout in which they could talk meant that it might not have been as […]