If you’ve been around F3 for more than a minute you know we have a crazy name for everything. If you’re not familiar with our terminology it can be a bit overwhelming. F3 Nation put together a global Lexicon to help people understand what people are saying. It’s great! But a lot if it you won’t hear local. Here are some of the most common F3 terms you’ll hear in the region.

If you heard a term and aren't sure what it means, scroll down or use your browser's Find functionality to find it on here. If you don't see it here, try the F3 Nation Lexicon: https://f3nation.com/lexicon/.


Area of Operation. This is a location where we meet to work out.  You may hear someone say "I post at The Eagles Nest AO".


After a workout, the workout lead (called a Q) will post a summary of the workout in Slack.  This will contain when it was, who was there, what the workout was, and if there were announcements or prayer requests.  These backblasts are ingested into a database and used to generate stats for our region.


A workout.  Just another name for a workout.

Circle of Trust (COT)

Every F3 workout ends with a Circle of Trust. It includes getting a count of men present, naming any FNGs, announcements, and shout outs/praise or words of wisdom.  What is said in the Circle of Trust stays within the Circle of Trust.


A weighted object used to enhance a workout. Most often to describe a rock pile which the Q suggests the PAX pick from.


When you workout with an F3 group outside of your home region. For instance, if you live in Rock Hill but do an F3 workout while vacationing in Myrtle Beach.


Emotional Headlock. The process of talking with a guy and getting them to come to an F3 workout.


Friendly New Guy.  Someone at their first workout.  Everyone at F3 has a nickname, but you don't get it until the end of your first workout. So from when you show up at your first workout, until you get an F3 name, people will refer to you as FNG.


Pre-dawn.  Most people are asleep, but not us.  We're up, working out, and fellowshiping.  "See you in the Gloom" is a common tag line people will use.


Hard Commit. Committing to showing up to a workout. This is done on a day-to-day basis. Most often it is done by responding to a pre-blast with the HC emoji.


High Impact Man. A man who is embracing the F3 pillars and making a positive impact in his neighborhood.


An F3 participant.  The term has military roots.  Pretty much anyone with a F3 name (which excludes FNGs).


It's a verb. When you post to an AO, it means your showing up for a workout. Example: "Yeah, I'm posting at Old Town tomorrow."


The person leading the workout.  Responsible for creating the workout, making sure no one gets left behind, and making sure the workout ends on time. 


A workout where you carry a weighted backpack or some other weights around with you.


A mobile and web app that we use to communicate with each other and post announcements and backblasts.