Feels Like the First Time

Shoshin (初心) is a word from Zen Buddhism meaning “beginner’s mind.” It refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level, just as a beginner would. The term is especially used in the study of Zen Buddhism and Japanese martial arts. […]

Oh, and once I saw a B.L.I.M.P.

YHC was supposed to have hip surgery July 25 but went and got COVID, so surgery postponed until Aug. 22. Trying to take advantage of this stay of execution by posting as much as possible before going on the shelf for six weeks or so. Empty slot on The Eagle Q sheet was a golden […]

4 Years Later

It was 4 years (and 2 days, if we’re being technical) ago that YHC made his first post at #theeagle. Ocho was the Q that day, and YHC didn’t really know what to expect. YHC felt pretty good for the first few minutes, which he learned later were “The Warmup.” 45 minutes later, YHC was […]

06/27/2022 The Eagle – Full Body Beatdown

Mondays are essential for many reasons, but the most important is setting the tone for the week, especially if someone has just eaten and drunk the entire weekend. Today we worked on every muscle from the toe to the head and tried to engage the mind and strength. Warm-a-Rama SSH – IC 25 5 Burpees […]

06/13/2022 The Eagle – Circling Back Home

The PAX got together in the last few hours of 70-degree weather before Churham was expected to turn into a scorcher. This was Week 2 of the Triple Play/Grand Slam Challenge. Two PAX who did the Grand Slam challenge the prior week were back for more. Warm-O-Rama: SSH x 20 Imperial Walker x10 Hillbilly x10 […]

05/09/2022 The Eagle – Paying Tribute to All the Mothers Out There (YHC’s VQ)

YHC's F3 journey began with the smell of delicious ribs on January 1, 2022. I was strolling my 2.0 around the neighborhood and saw Castaway and Cherry Baked huddled around a large grill in the communal neighborhood picnic area. My nose couldn't resist the temptation and I slowly made my towards the smell that emanated […]

May-Day May-Day

May Day marks the midway point between spring equinox and summer solstice, celebrated around the world with games, parties, and dancing  around a May pole    May Day also commemorates America 1889 – International workers day.  Haymarket Massacre – which resulted in changing the 10 hr work day / 6 days a week to an […]

03/28/2022 The Eagle – Ancient Indian Strength Work

Today was YHC’s Mom’s 69th birthday and thought it would be great to honor the occasion by sharing with the group some of the exercises The Rents tried to impress upon me as a kid. These are the exercises they grew up doing when they were kids and, of course, my sister and I laughed […]

03/21/2022 The Eagle – Wrestle-mania

Acknowledging the 2022 NCAA Wrestling Championship over the weekend. NC State 10th place overall. UNC sent a 15th seed to the finals. Penn State won with 5 individual national champions. Our exercises could be found in a wrestling practice and there were no exercise that put us on our backs. Warmup Ssh Hillbilly Arm circles […]

03/14/2022 The Eagle – March Madness F3Churham Style

The 2022 NCAA Men's & Women's Basketball Tournament Participants were announced last night and the timing inspired YHC to create a March Madness Themed workout to The Eagle AO. Warm-up SSH IC x 68 (number of teams participating) Squat x 36 (NCAA Tournaments reached by Coach K at Duke – surpassing Jim Boeheim for most […]