It’s history, yo…

  • Workout Date - 10/07/2017
  • Q In Charge - Benign
  • The PAX - Grrr, Sammy, House, Repeat, The Muff, Benign
  • AO - The Station

The great #HIM of Greer welcomed YHC to the Station to experience a history lesson at the Cadillac AO. Even Grrr, the de facto mayor of Greer, ended his Saturday morning  workout boycott; he apparently thought it was Tuesday.

 

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

 

Disclaimer:  It is a scientific fact that no man who cut his F3 teeth amongst Pitchfork weirdos is a professional.  Look it up.

 

Warm-up:

-SSH x 20 IC

-IW x 20 IC

-Monkey jumpers x 15 IC

 

Thang:

Mosey to the amphitheater for our first history lesson:

Greer High School is one of 14 public high schools in Greenville County.  It was founded in 1895.  In the 122-year history of the school, it has won 4 state championships in football, most recently in 2003.

In honor of those 4 state titles, the PAX did a burpee on each step of the amphitheater and then box-jumped to the next step.  Upon arriving at the top step, the PAX bear-crawled back down and did 4 diamond derkins on each step on the way down.

Mosey to the Mims Law Firm at the corner of Poinsett and Main for our second history lesson:

Mims Law Firm was originally the site of First National Bank of Greer and is one of 40 buildings in Greer listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  These buildings are collectively referred to as “Greer Station” and were built between 1900 and 1940.

In honor of those 40 buildings, the PAX did a series of 40 repetitions:

-40 merkins (10 regular merkins, 10 diamond merkins, 10 wide merkins, 10 regular merkins)

-40 double-count LBCs

-40 squats

Mosey up Main Street to Memorial United Methodist Church and pick up coupons for our third history lesson:

Memorial UMC is one of dozens of churches in Greer.  It was founded in 1882 and has faithfully served its community for 135 years.

In honor of ’82, the PAX did an ascending/descending block DORA.  PAX 1 did the exercise while PAX 2 ran a lap around the parking lot, then flapjacked.

-82 overhead presses

-182 curls

-282 squats

-182 upright rows

-82 merkins

Mosey back to Greer City Park for our final history lesson:

John Greer, Sr. arrived in present-day Laurens County sometime before 1750.  Prior to the American Revolution, the area now known as Greer was part of the Cherokee Nation.  In 1777, it was added to the state of South Carolina.  John, Sr.’s great-grandson, James Manning Greer, settled his family near Greenville in the mid-1800s.  In 1873 the Richmond and Danville Air Line Railway (now the Norfolk-Southern Railway) established a rail line between Atlanta and Charlotte and added a train stop on land belonging to James Manning Greer.  The stop was named Greer’s Station.  The Town of Greer’s was established at and around the station in 1876; the town name was changed to Town of Greer in 1976.

In honor of 1776 (because ‘Merica), 1876, and 1976, the PAX planked on their elbows for 76 seconds.  They then moseyed to the City Hall building for 7’s (burpees and BBSUs with lunge walks between).  After much complaining and mumble chatter, they then moseyed to the playground for Mary.

 

Mary:

-Flutters x 25 IC

-Air humpers x 15 IC (though a group of mostly women attending a yoga/cross fit class were nearby, the Greer Police Department did not have to be called for indecent exposure)

-Captain Thor (1:4 ratio BBSUs to American Hammers) up to 6:24

 

Circle of trust:

Announcements:

-5K benefiting My Little Brony’s 2.0 Drake coming up next Saturday 10/14.  PAX are encouraged to run or donate.

-Spinx RunFest coming up 10/28

-The recent untimely death of Bigwheel in Houston after an F3 workout is a reminder to everyone to be safe and pay attention to warning signs of occult medical issues.

Prayers:

-Sammy’s continued recovery (T-claps to him for pressing on!)

-Andrew Brunson (American missionary unfairly imprisoned in Turkey for the last year)

-Success for new AO coming soon to Fountain Inn.

 

YHC is grateful to be welcomed to the Station for a Saturday beatdown sesh.  The men of Greer have a great thing going and are impacting their community in a positive way.  Any sad clown living in or near Greer would benefit greatly from joining the F3 Greer men on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings.

 

SYITG,

Benign

 

 

 

 

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