Backblast #134 – The FNGs Outnumbered Us


For our monthly evening workout, YHC led a classic POAS workout, with varying difficulty levels for each exercise, allowing PAX to modify up or down as needed.

AO – Founder’s Brewing

Weather – 50F and Sunny

[1800 – Core Principles recited. Disclaimer given to 15 PAX] – Roid Rage, Bald Eagle, Radio, Fresh Cream, Snoop, Soft Spot, FNG (Motorboat), FNG (Reboot), FNG (Elvis), FNG (Sham Wow), FNG (Buzz Saw), FNG (Yard Sale), FNG (Ric Flair), FNG (Tardy), and Kraut (QIC)


Mosey to Engine House No 6

15 High Knees IC


10 Mountain Climbers IC

10 Cherry Pickers IC

The Thang

Mosey to Grand Rapids Station

15 Merkins

Mosey to green space south of station

15 Squats

Mosey to Pacific Pride Gas Station

15 SSH

Mosey to corner of Pleasant and Ionia

10 Alternating Lunges

Mosey to Downtown Market Lower Parking Lot

15 Ranger Merkins

Mosey to Downtown Market Upper Parking Lot

15 Dips

Mosey to Wealthy Overpass

15 SSH, 15 Merkins

Mosey to Heartside Park Pavilion

10 Step Ups

Mosey to US Signal

15 Squats

Mosey Cherry and 131 Entrace

Al Gore until the cross walk turned

Mosey to 131 Overpass

15 Derkins

Mosey to Custer Parking Lot

6 MoM

20 LBCs

20 American Hammers

10 BBS

20 Flutter Kicks

10 Merkins

Leader’s Message:

The mission of F3 is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.

Excerpt from Citizenship in a Republic


It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

Count-O-Rama / Name-O-Rama / FNG Naming

After the beatdown the PAX gathered for a HDHH at Founder’s, and a chance to meet some of the crew.

Kraut – Out