Suicides Come to Smackdown

QIC:  Blue

Date: 11/16/2021

PAX: Bada Bing, Blow Pop, Jorts, Manscaper, Mansiere, Pomade, Prosciutto, Recycle, Rubberneck, Yellow 5, 8 Mile

AO: Smackdown


A very surprisingly warm 50-ish degrees with nary a cloud in the sky. Orion was clearly visible in the clear morning sky. Most of the PAX were surprised at how warm it was on top of the mountain this morning, compared to the valley, aka my house where it was 37* when I walked out the door.


A “few” SSH’s to start, then some Imperial Walkers, followed by some 3rd Grade Exercises, then some stretches and some more SSH’s, throwing into the mix some shoulder blasters, and that the warm up

The Thang

“Suicides Are Painless”

Round 1

-1 Resurrection Burpee (a burpee with a block, doing a CPR at the top) and each “cone line” of the suicide course, rifle carry coupon to travel, hold Al Gore for the 6, or pick up the 6

-Mosey Lap all together

-Circle Up

-25 Burpee’s OYO

-50 Squats OYO

-75 LBC’s OYO

Round 2

-5 Inchworms w/ a merkin at each “cone line” of the suicide course, mosey to travel, hold Al Gore for the 6, or pick up the 6

-Mosey Lap all together

-Circle Up

-20, 2 Merkin Burpee’s OYO -TIME

(- 40 Straight Leg Deadlifts)

(- 60 Imperial Walkers – Hard Count)



Our culture/society has perpetuated the LIE that we are supposed to have “IT” all together and be “PERFECT” all the time. The only way I see to combat this is to start swallowing our pride and telling the truth, allowing ourselves to be VULNERABLE. F3 is a Leadership organization, that is teaching men to be better leaders, in our communities, our churches, our families, our work, etc. Stop pretending to everyone around you that things are “Fine” when they are most definitely not. I personally opened up a year ago about how I struggle with the death of my father, some 20 years ago. Not one single PAX ever laughed or was anything but 100% SUPPORTIVE!!!!!!! Swallowing my pride and opening up was the best decision I could have ever made. Stop the LIE, and allow yourself to be VULNERABLE.


Not really much to say here, other than Prosciutto has a thing for the number 69. I did learn the importance of punctuation when calling out the exercise, “20, 2 Merkin Burpees”. When “heard” it could be taken to mean multiple things. 8 Mile pointed this out with the statement, “Come Eat Grandma”. Proper comma/pause placement is crucial.


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