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Presidential Fitness Challenge

  • When: 05/21/19
  • QIC: Spud
  • The PAX: Tick, Indy, BCR, The Count, Scout, Mayweather, Phidip, Popeye, Sherlock, Backdraft, Gunny, Cupid, Luthor, Mighty Mouse, Grandmaster, Trick Daddy, El Ab, Homeland, Private Ryan, Spud

19 brave souls joined the Q this morning to seek betterment on a humid 60 degree morning, and this is how we did it:


  • SSH x 20 (IC)
  • mountain climbers x 15 (IC)
  • Hillbillies x 10
  • Cotton Pickers x 5


Modified version of the presidential fitness test that plagued us all as children, which included the following:

  • Mile run down Kingsport, back around AO around CCM to smooth gazebo
  • 10 situps at Gazebo
  • 10 core killers at Gazebo
  • 10 pull-ups OR 20 pushups at pull up bars
  • 50 foot shuttle run in lower lot
  • repeato until Mary called at 6:08 and all Pax gathered up around 6:12.


  • LBC x 35 (IC)
  • shoulder taps x 20
  • Light Broga


Solid crew today.  Turned 35 on sunday, so wanted to put down a good beatdown to commemorate the occasion.  All pax completed 2 circuits with a few front runners finishing up a third, along with some solid core and pull-up work.  The beatdown allowed everyone to go at their own pace on the run, YHC registered a tick under 3 miles, with many logging more.

The Presidential Fitness Test tortured all of us during our childhoods, so I figured on my first beatdown on which I could run for President, I would bring it back for us to conquer.  Per YHC’s extensive research, the fitness test was promulgated by Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson in response to concerns for the younger generations’ lack of fitness.  Perhaps YHC could have requested a sit down with Indy who surely remembers when the test was put into place.  The program was discontinued in 2012 (Thanks Obama!) and now kids are fat, dumb, and sensitive.  It’s up to us HIMs to make sure that our 2.0s are fit, smart and tough. I see it as a big part of why F3 is so valuable, because it gives us the leadership tools to help our younger generation be the High Impact people that will be sorely needed in the future.

Prayers up for Jester in his move to Charleston, Deertick’s father-in-Law dealing with health issues, Luthor’s 2.0 who is going in for surgery later this year to deal with some GI issues, and Mayweather as he and his family begin plans to welcome a new addition after a tough 2018 following the loss of their daughter.

Great coffeeteria group as always.  Great to see Sherlock and The Count posting regularly, Grandmaster working back to normal after his health scare and ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE BACKDRAFT.  Always great to start my day with F3, no better way to prep for what the world’s got on deck.



“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” – JFK

  • On May 21, 2019

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