F3 Medina

The Hive

Mon., Feb. 13, 2023


Mon., Feb. 13, 2023 / 06:00 am - 06:45 am / Medina High School



Typical mobility variety plus a motivator down from 8.


In a salute to the Super Bowl the workout was B.Y.O.P.: Bring Your Own Pain. Each participant brought a bodyweight workout to share with the group. The workout began at the NW corner of the stadium. One man Bearcrawled toward the opposite endzone while the Pax took off for a lap. The leader of the Pax (let’s call him @Shugah) ran until he met the bearcrawler and the yard line he was on at the time he was caught dictated the number of reps of that exercise. The circuit consisted of the following:

@Dash: 45 LBCs
@Padre: 60(ish) Air presses
@Radio: 65 flutter kicks
@Shugah: 77(ish) monkey humpers
@Squealer: 49 American Hammers
@Wall-E: 80 alt plank raises
@Dash: 46 LBCs


20 Big Boys and a one minute plank hold


February 12, 1809 is the birthdate of Abraham Lincoln. A man whose history and folklore has made him revered throughout history had to overcome many challenges. Many of his contemporaries (even several of his allies) believed he was not up for the challenge of leading the country through the Civil War. There are modern historians who fault Lincoln for coming to the abolitionist movement more pragmatically and for sharing many ideas that were fairly commonplace in his time about the limitations of the black race. However, this undermines his very meaningful contributions to the abolitionist movement, which predate his time in the White House. Most notably, his “House Divided” speech which put him on the national political map and opened with the following sentiments:
A house divided against itself, cannot stand.”

I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free.

I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided.

It will become all one thing or all the other.

Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become lawful in all the States, old as well as new — North as well as South.
Lincoln, while perhaps undeserving of the prophet status that was bestowed upon him in the decades following his assassination, nonetheless remains a shining beacon of the great things America and Americans should aspire to be.  Happy birthday, Abe!