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! Here are some of the most common F3 terms you’ll hear in the Austin 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 Iron Horse 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.

Black Ops / EC (Extra Credit)

This is a workout that is not officially listed as an AO on our F3 Nation map. It's usually an informal or last minute gathering. Or it could be a group of guys who meet regularly but aren't 100% sure yet then can commit to an official AO.


Staying around after the Fitness for some Fellowship. This usually involves someone bringing coffee to share after a morning workout, or relocating to a nearby coffee shop. It usually lasts 15-30 minutes and gives guys a chance to catch up.

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.


A weighted object used to enhance a workout. Most men grab a $3 cinderblock from Home Depot, but you can use anything heavy and hold-able that you have lying around the house.


When you workout with an F3 group outside of your home region. For instance, if you live in Austin but do an F3 workout while visiting family in Dallas.


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 posted at Sasquatch last week."


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 F3 Austin Region uses to communicate with each other and post announcements and backblasts.