10 angry bears came out of their caves this morning to rage against mother nature as she continues to relentlessly refuses to allow spring to sprout.  Somehow during a post bear crawl mosey mumblechatter session, it was inquired as to what a bear might look like with no hair, a la fuzzy wuzzy.  Thanks to the research diligence of one Mr. Utah, now we know (see pic).  Turn out for St. Baldrick’s on Sunday at 1:00 at Lynnwood Grill to find out what J. Utah, F. Disk and C. Li look like with no hair, hopefully better than the bear….  Here’s a bulleted recap of what went down this morning at True Grit, other than pondering some of life’s grand questions:

Warm Up – SSH 20x -> Windmill 20x -> Imperial Walker 20x -> Brisk Mosey to base of Pullup Hill

The Thang:

  • Pullup Hill Burpee Ladder (20-8-6-4-2)
  • Mosey to Warm Up Hill
  • Warm Up Hill Starburst Ladder (20-16-12-8-4)
  • Mosey Downhill to base of Dam and pick out big rock
  • Rock Complex (romanian deadlift->curl->press) 20x
  • Ascend Dam Hill and Descend opposite side in bear crawl
  • 10 downhill merkins
  • 10 uphill merkins
  • bear crawl back up hill
  • mosey back around to the base of the dam
  • Rock Complex (romanian deadlift->curl->press) 20x
  • Ascend Dam Hill and Descend opposite side in bear crawl
  • 20 downhill merkins
  • 15 uphill merkins
  • bear crawl back up hill
  • Mosey over to the Dock*
  • Super Derkins 20x
  • Knee Ups 20x
  • Super Derkins 15x
  • Russian Hammers 20x
  • Incline Merkins 15x
  • LBCs 30x
  • Reverse LBCs 40x
  • Low Plank Hold – 10 ct around the horn

*exercises and counts on the dock are deemed reliable but not guarranteed accurate



‘Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.’  -Calvin Coolidge


  • Congrats to Howard for a very succesful launch this morning of the new FNG friendly workout ‘The Forge’ at Pullen Park.  In order to maintain overall marketability for F3 Raleigh and increase efficiencies via elimination of redundancies, True Grit is no longer FNG friendly, ever (figuratively of course, new dudes always welcome, just warn em).  Come get your iron sharpened.
  • Thoughts and prayers go out to our brother Money Hose as his boys battle the flu .  Hope everybody feels better soon bud.
  • St Baldricks – 1:00 – Lynnwood Grill – 4/7
  • Lots of FNGs popping up, F3 Raleigh is getting legs, it’s all of our responsibility to keep it moving.  We all know what this is doing in our lives.  We all know a man who could use it.  Tell em all.  We need them and they need us.