No PAX Left Behind
A great F3 Workout is not one that has a few SugarRays running away from a long straggle of Clydesdales. Nor is it so brutal a BeatDown that half the PAX are laying on the ground or SplashingMerlot. That proves nothing. A great Workout is one where everybody gets smoked and no man is left behind. To do that, a good Q will go Corner To Corner (C2C) with his POAS. In a C2C, the Q runs the String as hard as he can with the SugarRays to a predetermined corner (or identifiable spot of some kind) where he intends to form his COP. While the Clydesdales and FNGs are catching up, the PAX at the corner hold the plank position or do some kind of exercise until the Six arrives. At that point, the Q forms the COP and hits his Pearl with all the PAX. When the Pearl is done, the Q dissolves the COP and launches on another String to the next corner in the C2C. Lather, rinse, and repeat.
C2C seems too simple and obvious to work, but it does. By the time the Q works his way through his POAS back to the ShovelFlag, the SugarRays and the Clydesdales will be equally smoked, even though they have done the Workout at different rates and exertion levels. The workout is not dumbed down or slowed down, but no man is left behind. This is a key F3 ethic. We do not leave a man behind. Less experienced Qs will sometimes (in their exuberance) lose sight of that, but there should always be a call from a vet in the PAX to “watch the Six.” In other words, don’t forget the men working to catch up.
Don’t leave anyone behind. We do not do that.
Every Workout should get progressively and incrementally more difficult over time as the general fitness level of its PAX increases. An effective Q uses C2C to keep everyone progressing together. It works, and that is the only criteria we have in F3 for doing anything. If it works, do it. If it works really well, pass it on.
Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand