The Need to Engage

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At the time, which is to say in the beginning, which for YHC was in August of 2017, it seemed oh so peculiar… a group of men with names like Full Monty, gathered together under the cover of darkness, doing exercises with names such as Monkey Humpers and Pickle Pounders… “It’s F3!” McDreamy said. “Try […]

Of Love & Letters

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The sad news this week of the loss of Dollar Bill’s father stirred some memories in YHC. It was almost nine years ago to the day that my father passed, and a hard-to-believe 34 years since the death of my wife’s father. As DB noted, death comes fast, and sometimes suddenly as well. My father-in-law […]

Another Amazing Day at The Farm

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We worked: * Warm-up exercises * A little moseying * Tabata core * Weight work We named three FNGs: * Ground * Lu-Kane * Cop Buster We reviewed John, Chapter 4: * Love one another. That’s one YHC would do well to remember at the start of each day. Dismiss the pettiness, the stupidity, the […]

Planting Seeds at the Farm

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In the week leading up to Memorial Day, I reached out to some friends who were veterans of the Navy and the Marines. I was hoping they’d know how F3 could help a vet or a family that had lost someone in service of the country. They made some calls, but nothing surfaced. Saigon Sam […]

Station Work

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Stations were the order of the day given YHC’s no-running decree. While Snaggle was not present to wax on about The Ohio State University, Sushi did his best to aggravate YHC by wearing a Tennessee Volunteer shirt. YHC was tempted to respond in kind with 50 burpees but the slate was already full… Off we […]

No Running, But Still Loads of Fun!

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Good evening, Badlanders! Slash Radio is back on the air! Exciting news about tomorrow’s Q at Hard Nocs — no running! If you can’t do it, don’t Q it, so we’ll be staying around the flagpole. We’ll do a bunch of stations focusing on the upper body, core and legs, with a special surprise / […]

Block Party

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Good turnout this morning at HN. With running off the menu and Van Halen playing in the background (and yes, that’s long-time VH producer Ted Templeman saying, “C’mon Dave, give me a break” on Unchained), we focused on strength work with a series of coupon-infused Dora-cides, including: • Farmers Walk: P1 walks with two blocks […]

We Are Our Brother’s Keeper

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We started off Hard Knocks with a recitation of March’s Core Value: “We are our brother’s keeper, engaging in each other’s lives beyond the superficial to move from friendship to fellowship.” Let that one mentally marinate, gentlemen, especially the “beyond the superficial to move from friendship to fellowship” language. It takes two to make that […]