AO: Clinic

When: 08/12/2020


Number of Pax: 19

Pax Names: Babe, Brad Pitt, Brady Bunch, Butterfly, Careless Whisper, Chancellor, Driftwood, Exile, Jitterbug, Neon, Saluki, Sasquatch, Slow Burn, Smurfette, Snot Rocket, Subzero, Sundance, Wally,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Exile

Mosey up the stairs and back, finishing on the stage with 50 SSH’s, a few WP’s, Merkins, and some instruction on the 5 Core Values:

F3 workouts are always:

  1. Free of Charge
  2. Open to All Men
  3. Held outdoors rain or shine, hot or cold
  4. Peer led in a rotating fashion by non-professionals with no special training
  5. End in a circle of trust

Then the PAX reviewed how to count and were introduced to the idea of a “crock pot” beatdown. Snot Rocket jumped to the top of the class to demonstrate some mighty fine counting. He might go for valedictorian.


THE THANG: Everybody loves a group project! Right?

Split up into groups of 5 for our project – which was to run the field then climb the terrace. Each terrace would have the next assignment of 5 exercises. Each PAX would lead 10 reps of an exercise at each station.

Movement is all in cadence as a group:
station 1 exercises (rotating lead) then run to touch the stage wall
Station 1 exercises + Station 2 exercises, then run back to touch the stage wall.
And so on progressing up the terraces for a total of 4 possible stations, each PAX getting plenty opportunity to apply their leadership and counting skills and just as importantly receive feedback and correction from the group.
This continued until time was up.



Learning how to count, and the value of using specific repeatable commands/communications is really valuable not just in our workouts but leading in any capacity. See what specific language provides the best clarity in a context then lean into that!

I think the correction from the group is just as valuable, if not more so. It’s easy to believe that leading flawlessly is the goal. But a good leader practices humility for the good of the group: the correction from the other PAX is a good thing! Striving to avoid imperfections dulls our empathy and listening skills. Leaning into correction from our peers builds the relational strength of any group and is a more effective method of accomplishing best results!

The best way to grow is to practice. And leading a beatdown is a gift to your fellow man and excellent leadership practice for developing us as husbands, fathers, and leaders in our community and workplace! And also it’s a hell of a good time! 😀

Go get you on the Q sheet, boys!

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