F3 Knoxville

Humble Yourself

THE SCENE: Nice and humid, foggy summer morning.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

15 Mountain climbers, 10 Tempo Merkins, 15 Moroccan night club, little this and a little that, Michael Phelps, 20 Flutter kicks IC
THA-THANG:
Mosey to the recruitment center and grab a block. Perform each round of exercises twice, carrying the block to the opposite end of the parking lot after each exercise.

  • 20 Merkins
  • 10 Staggered block merkins each side
  • 20 Heavy Freddies (2-CT)
  • 20 Curls
  • 20 Bent over rows
  • 20 Heavy big boys
  • 20 Overhead presses
  • 20 Tricep extensions
  • 20 Hello Dolly

Core burnout: 15 of LBCs, reverse LBCs, 6″ LBCs, and full-grown LBCs.

Mosey back to the shovel flag.

MARY:
Half Mucho Chesto: 10 Merkins, wide Merkins, diamond Merkins, stagger left Merkins, and stagger right Merkins.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
7 HIMs this morning.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
“A man’s pride will bring him low, But a humble spirit will obtain honor.”
Proverbs 29:23 NASB
“When pride comes, then comes dishonor, But with the humble is wisdom.”
Proverbs 11:2 NASB
“Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you.”
James 4:10 NASB
Pride is probably one of the world’s greatest evils. Just recently I witnessed a very prideful individual who it seemed wanted nothing more than exalting themselves. But then it hit me, I am walking a dangerous line myself. I was thinking to myself, as I noticed this person, “I don’t have that problem”. When I had this thought, I was exalting myself as better than them. Instead, I should be recognizing my own shortcomings and working on my own humility. It is not up to us to lift-up ourselves up or praise ourselves for the things we accomplish. We need to instead give God the glory and He will exalt us when the time comes (James 4:10).
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
July 7th YHC will be handing off the shovel flag to Snaggletooth, who will be taking over as site Q.

Off The Chain CSAUP at the Dogpound July 18th.

Forgiveness

THE SCENE: Humid summer morning
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

harry Rockettes, cherry pickers, SSH, tempo merkins, downward dog, tempo squats
THA-THANG:
Mosey to the recruitment center for heavy day. Grab a block and circle up. We performed a series of 2 exercises starting with 25 reps each and then scaling down by 5s.

  • Curls and big boys
  • Tricep extensions and squats
  • Rows and American hammers

For the last round, we started with 30 reps:  merkins and 4-ct flutter kicks

MARY:
Dealers choice around the circle: SSH, heels to Heaven, lunges, mountain climbers
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
9 HIMs today.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC (Erector) will try to recount the word from Chaco this morning. Here is a quick summary (sorry for the lack of detail). Nelson Mandela is a great example of the embodiment of forgiveness. He was imprisoned for 27 years for standing up for his ideals. He didn’t stew on this punishment, but instead moved on to do great things. To see forgiveness in this way, is to see something like an embodiment of divine forgiveness. Keep this in mind when you consider forgiveness.

Beast mode

THE SCENE: dry and 60s
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

15 SSH, 15 mountain climbers, 10 tempo merkins, 15 Moroccan night club, 10 harry Rockettes, 10 tempo squats
THA-THANG:
Mosey to the stairs behind the theater. Perform 3 rounds of the following exercises at the bottom and then run to the top of the stairs after each exercise.

  • 25 merkins, up and down the stairs, repeat x 3
  • 25 squats, same as above
  • 25 heels to Heaven, same as above
  • 10 burpee bonus single round

Mosey to the amphitheater. 3 sets of 15 box jumps and 15 dive bombers.

We had to add one more thing because of the beasts crushing the workout this morning. Bear crawl up the hill and do 10 burpees and mosey back down.
MARY:
Ran out of time.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
7 HIMs including FNG Mathlete
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6‭-‬7 NASB

The power of prayer is incredible. YHC struggles with truly utilizing this power. This verse states that we can’t comprehend the peace that God can give us with a strong prayer life. However, we can’t develope this relationship without spending time in prayer. Just like we won’t be able to cultivate a strong relationship with those we care for without time spent together, our relationship with God can’t grow without time spent in prayer. The word today is to challenge everyone to evaluate their prayer life and make it stronger to reach its full potential.

Super Suicides

THE SCENE: Sticky but then cooled down by the rain.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

15 SSH, 15 Imperial Walker, 15 Moroccan Night Club, 10 tempo merkins, 10 tempo squats, 15 harry Rockettes
THA-THANG:
Mosey to the big parking lot east of campus and line up perpendicular to the aisles.  This is a suicide style workout.

  • Run to the first line and do 10 merkins, 10 squats, and 5 burpees
  • Return to start
  • Run to the second line and perform the same exercises
  • Return to start and then run to the third line, etc., until you reach the end
  • After the return from the last line, start scaling back down.

MARY:
No time
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Lucky 13 this morning!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Proverbs 15:1 – “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

So much can be said about how to apply this verse and I encourage you to meditate on it.  My M set me straight a long time ago, but that doesn’t mean I don’t struggle with this.  She told me to “let her cool off first” after we would get irritated at each other.  Before she wanted to work through it, she wanted to make sure that our emotions were down and we could have a rational, beneficial discussion.

I think about how I sometimes get frustrated when my children don’t listen.  For some strange reason, I think that if I bear down on them by raising my voice, it will end the frustration.  What have I done? I have taught my children to respond to their emotions when they get frustrated.  Quite the opposite impact I was hoping for.

What other aspects of our lives do we let our emotions take over? How could a “gentle answer” have a stronger impact? Think on this.

MOLESKIN:
Kudos to everyone for pushing hard this morning through a non-stop beatdown!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Continue to fill up the Q calendar. Betty VQ on Wednesday!

Bearing Burdens

THE SCENE: clear and mid 50s

Welcome & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

15 SSH, 15 Imperial walker, 15 Moroccan night club, 10 mountain climbers, 10 tempo Merkins, 10 tempo squats, 15 Harry Rockettes
THA-THANG:
Mosey to the recruitment center parking lot. Grab a block. Each exercise below is performed at on end of the parking lot or the other. After completing one exercise, take your block to the other end and perform the next exercise. AMRAP!

  • 20 Merkins
  • 10 Staggered Merkins on block each side
  • 20 Overhead presses
  • 20 Tricep extensions
  • 20 Curls
  • 20 Rows
  • 20 Squats
  • 20 Lunges (10 each leg)
  • 20 Heavy Freddie’s (2-ct)
  • 20 Heavy big boys

MARY:
15 Flutter kicks IC, 15 Heels to Heaven IC
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
5 crushed it today!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Galatians 6:2 – “Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.”

YHC can be really selfish sometimes when it comes to building relationships.  I expect others to come to me and ask me how I am doing.  This verse helps remind me that the opposite is the goal.  I should be reaching out to others to develop relationships.  Then, we will be comfortable with sharing each other’s load.  I encourage you to reach out to people often to check on them, especially while we are more isolated than usual.  Let’s build each other up!

MOLESKIN:
Chaco, we miss you!  Will Samaritan return from the Fartsack sometime this summer?