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Q School Rocks

It was a great turnout for another round of Q School. 16 PAX posted for a glorious gloomy day of schooling. The workout was just an attempt to not screw up and if YHC did, it would be a lesson on what not to do. Good thing we had our correctors there, Bucky, Mighty Mite and of course my side-Q-ick for the day, General.

The one thing that YHC has learned over the last 5 1/2 years (in F3) is that the men in F3 will always have a passion to lead. They are all leaders wanting to get better, wanting to progress their knowledge and skill in an effort to pass it on to someone else – whether it be a fellow PAX, their family or their community. That is what makes us better and that is what F3 is all about.

I will say this, if you are someone that doesn’t post often or post all the time but doesn’t Q – strive to Q more. Talk to a Site Q and get on the list. If you are someone that Q’s a lot but has never been a Site Q before – look for opportunities to Site Q. The list goes on and so should your passion to lead and lead virtuously beyond anything else. Let us continue to build a culture that through the love of the PAX encourages consistency, compassion, correction and courage. I call on all of you to have a little courage today and if you have not Q’d before, step up and lead.

With that being said, this is what we all did and hopefully took away from that day.

YHC began by asking a few key things that F3 (as a culture) will continue to live by.

First the F3 Mission: to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.

5 Core Principles:

Are free of charge

Are open to all men

Are held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold

Are led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary

End with a Circle of Trust

The F3 Credo is: Leave no man behind, but leave no man where you find him

With that covered we Mosey’d over to medical plaza for COP which consisted of the typical warmup: side straddle hops, merkins, mountain climbers and Imperial Walkers. Picked on our youngest poster for the day to lead us in Imperial Walkers by asking the group who had never Q’d before. Should have known that our 17 year old Garbage Plate would be chosen. Let me tell you what though, without fail he ran right through the instructions without missing a beat and did an excellent job. Pocahontas has trained him well.

Shortly after we Mosey’s down the lot to the elevation parking lot for more COP. More merkins. Mosey’d on and did some bearcrawls and crawlbears – PAX favorite. Lesson I stumbled upon here was to watch when most of the PAX have stopped. Good indication to move on. So we did.

Next up we moved on to a series of Burpees and LBC’s with some running in between. Did that 3 times and YHC handed the Q over to General for the MUCH better portion of the workout.

General quickly took us to Jack Webb with burpees. Who does this? Luckily the count was only to 5.

Mosey’d back over to the Elevation parking lot for a series of partner work that included Partner 1 doing and exercise while Partner 2 ran over to the picnic tables and completed a series of derkins, irkins, and dips.

As we Mosey’d back to COT we took one detour to complete some more exercises and then wrapped it up and head back to base.

Thank you all for posting to what I would call a very successful Q school overall. With the combination of the workout and the 101 and 201 sessions, each PAX that posted continues to show what F3 is all about. Leaders leading leaders and desire to always GET BETTER.


Sign up for the holiday party. Deadline is 11/10. We all want to see your beautiful wives faces and hear your ghastly voices. This one will be for the record books. Especially if Might Mite continues to break out the hits.

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