Fort Meigs Ruck (The Necropolis)

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Date(s) - 08/07/2018
5:30 am - 6:30 am

The Q:
Buttermaker & Flo

Fort Meigs


Perrysburg, ruck

What the ruck is a ruck?  A hike with a weighted backpack (approx 30 lbs) while stopping along the brisk walk to do some invigorating exercise. Excellent 1st F (fitness) and 2nd F (fellowship). If an FNG (Friendly New Guy) is a bit timid to post for a workout the ruck is a great intro to the pax.

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  1. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Workout title: #rucklyfe
    Date: August 7, 2018
    Time: 5:30am to 6:30am
    Location: The Necropolis…aka Fort Meigs Ohio’s 1812 Battlefield
    Q: Raven
    PAX: 9 total. Q*Bert, TuPac, Buttermaker, Coal, Jennay, Ponzi, Montoya, Casper
    No FNG’s, so right into Mission and Principles.

    F3 – Fitness, Fellowship, Faith

    Mission –Plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.

    The core principals of F3 are that it must:
    • Be free of charge
    • Be open to all men
    • Be held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
    • Be led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary. You versus you. Modify or stop an exercise if you need to. The most important thing is that nobody gets hurt.
    • End with a Circle of Trust


    The Thang.

    All ruckers this morning, no runners.
    Quick instructions were given before heading out. The ruck would have 3 segments. The first segment we would ruck while
    every 2 minutes (on my timer via wrist watch) we would stop for 5 merkins, packs on. The second segment would be a break for some PT and the third we would again ruck, this time we would stop every 2 minutes for 10 reps of Monkey Humpers.
    We began the ruck in the parking lot and headed west in front of the Ft. Meigs Museum. When we reached Ft. Meigs Rd. we turned right and headed toward the back of the fort, veered left and headed down the hill. I intentionally choose to ruck mostly in the grass and definitely up and down the hill as much as possible. Let the let the vertical gain and gravity help make us better men.
    So, down the hill and to the left toward the river then right to the asphalt parking lot for our PT break. Exercises in cadence: Flutter kicks while holding ruck sack above our chest, arms extended, ‘Merican Hammers, Ruck curls and prayer squats w/packs on.
    Back to the trail. This time we stopped every 2 min for 10 Monkey Humpers. I always enjoy Monkey Humpers in a workout; it is fun to watch HIM who are not familiar with the exercise. It is also fun to say the term Monkey Humpers out loud (go ahead give it a try, that’s right, nice little chuckle huh?). After again ascending the hill we headed back toward the parking lot with one little surprise on the way. We stopped on a small but steep hill to complete 10 Derkins for good measure.

    Upon returning to the parking lot we completed a COR, NOR and COT.

    Raven humbly and gratefully lead in prayer.

    It was an honor to serve these HIM on this fine morning. It is difficult to put into words what leading a group of HIM can do for one’s confidence and mental fortitude. If you are reading this and have never Q’ed before, quit waiting. Put down your excuse and get to it!!



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