F3 Knoxville

The Narrow Road

THE SCENE: Felt a little hot, but nice overall.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSHs x20 IC
LB Arm Circles x12 each side IC
Michael Phelps for a bit
Cherry Pickers x8 IC
THA-THANG:
Four cones were set up in a rectangle across the grinder. Each person started at a different cone and did the first exercise there. Then they moved clockwise to the next cone by either bear crawling (shorter side of the rectangle) or doing a defensive slide (longer side of the rectangle). They then did the first exercise at the next cone and so on until they finished the first exercise at all four cones. Each time we completed four exercises, we ran up the troll bridge and did 10 bodybuilders before going back and moving on to the next set of exercises.

Exercises at each cone:
Cone #1

    • Goblet Squats – 20
    • Overhead CMU Lunges – 20 each leg
    • One Leg Deadlifts – 20 each leg
    • Step Ups – 20 each leg

Cone #2

    • Three Part Merkins – 10
    • CMU Chest Presses – 30
    • Hand Release Merkins – 20
    • Wide Merkins – 20

Cone #3

    • Bent Over Rows – 25
    • Tricep Extensions – 20
    • Curls – 30
    • Chest Ups/Pull Ups – 15

Cone #4

    • WWII BBS – 30
    • Boxcutters – 20 4 Count
    • Flutter Kicks – 20 4 Count
    • V-Ups – 20

MARY:
We did a little ring of fire holding an Al Gore while each person did a burpee. For round 2 we each did 2 burpees before time ran out.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
16 PAX Strong today
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Matthew 7:13-14 says “Enter by the narrow gate, since the road that leads to destruction is wide and spacious, and many take it, but it is a narrow gate and a hard road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”

I feel like this verse is applicable to anything we do in life. As F3 men, we walk a narrow road each day when we decide to wake up early and workout. We have to strive to take the narrow path in each and everything we do. Comfort and ease are the barriers to happiness and success.
MOLESKIN:

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Rinse, Repeat, Repeat Again

THE SCENE: Nice warm morning
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSHs x20
LB Arm Circles x12 each side IC
Michael Phelps for a bit
Squats x15
Cherry Pickers x10
THA-THANG:
Do each round 3 times with a 15 second rest between, then move on to the next round.

Round #1
20 Jump Squats
15 Lunge Punches (each leg)
10 Plank Jacks (4 count)

Round #2
12 T-Merkins
20 Plank Twists (knee to opposite elbow)
20 Crunches

Round #3
12 Low/High Plank to Merkins
20 Dips
12 Pull-ups (or chest-ups)

Final Round
Tabata Burpees – 4 sets of 25 seconds on, 15 seconds rest

Lt. Dan a little less than halfway across the grinder and then do 20 butt kicks. Lt. Dan back and do 20 high knees.

Bear crawl across grinder and do 15 dry docks, then bear crawl back and do 10 merkins.

We then repeated Rounds #1 and #2 twice and cashed out with the tabata burpees.

MARY:
25 Boxcutters
10 side tri rise (each side)
20 WWII Situps
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
12 Pax this morning, no FNGs
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
I wasn’t very prepared for my Q today. I fell short with everything from drinking enough water so I could operate at my best to having enough planned to fill the whole hour. Lately I have either not shown up for a Q or I have been late. Luckily, F3 gives us something more than great workouts. We also get an amazing group of guys to keep us accountable and bring us back in when life starts pulling us away. By leaning on our brothers we can make it back in the gloom and be better men for it.
MOLESKIN:

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Good Ole Deck of Cards

THE SCENE: Little warm, but no rain.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

LB Arm Circles x12 Forward IC
LB Arm Circles x12 Reverse IC
Michael Phelps for a few seconds
Cherry Pickers x10 IC
Squats x10 IC
Bodybuilders x2 IC (to make sure everyone knows how to do them)
THA-THANG:

We did a deck of cards, all the way through. The number on the card equals that amount of reps, face cards are 10 and Aces 15. I pulled 4 cards at a time and after each round of 4, a different person called out cadence for 10 SSHs.

Spades = Squats
Clubs = BBS
Diamonds = Merkins
Hearts = Bodybuilders
Jokers = Run to scrapyard and do 5 pullups, 10 dips, and 16 (8 each leg) step ups.

We then did 11s across the grinder with dips and flutter kicks in cadence.

MARY:
Box Cutters x20
Side Crunches x10 each side
Side tri rise x10 each side
BBS x20
Plank knee circles led by Pinocchio
Little baby crunches to cash out

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
9 Men strong!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Lately things have been going great for me. I got my CPA license, got a big promotion at work, got a nice raise, scheduled a couple vacations for next year already, took a couple vacations this summer. Things are going really well. When I read the Gospel yesterday, it happened to be Matthew 6:19-23. Verses 19-20 read: “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal. But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.” This got me thinking of the story of Job and how he had it all. He had money, a family, status, and all of these other great, earthly things. Satan believed that if Job lost all of these things that he would stop worshiping God. Even after Job lost all of his money, his family was killed, and he lost his health and became ill, he still praised God. We all need to remember, no matter how wealthy we become or how great out earthly possessions are, to focus on God and where our true treasure lies.
MOLESKIN:
That beatdown was brutal. Thanks to everyone there who helped me call cadence! Doing 101 bodybuilders sure wears you out…
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

On the Fly

THE SCENE: Pretty much perfect weather
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x20 IC
LB Arm Circles x12 each side IC
Cherry Pickers x8 IC
Quick run down troll bridge and back around

THA-THANG:

Do Suicides on the grinder. Run to the first cone and back, do exercise number one, then first cone and back and second cone and back, exercise number one and two, and so on for 6 cones total.

  1. Goblet squats x10
  2. American Hammers with CMU x20
  3. CMU press into Tri x10
  4. Overhead CMU Flutter Kicks x20 (2 count)
  5. CMU Swings x10
  6. Burpee Curl Press x10

Once done with that, do 11s. Dips at the pavalon and pull-ups at the scrapyard.

Sprints from the scrapyard to the bathrooms with 15 BBS at one side and 10 merkins at the other.

MARY:
Woodshack led us in Captain Thors up to 8-32
Side Tri rise x10 on each side
Box Cutters x25
Little baby crunches until time, about one minute.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
14 Pax showed up this morning with one FNG, Six Pack!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Many people make goals and think that they are on the right track to reach those goals when, in reality, they are doing all of the wrong things. At one point when I was trying to get fit, I thought I was eating really well. There was a day or two when I was really busy or had some other excuse and I stopped for food, but I wrote those off as unimportant because overall I was doing good. When I looked at my bank account, I realized that I had a lot more fast food than I thought. Because my focus was on the few good things I was doing and I made excuses for the many bad things, my mind believed that I was on track. I encourage you to not only make goals, but to examine your progress on those goals in a realistic way. Spend 5 or 10 minutes focusing only on your progress towards those goals and do it often.
MOLESKIN:

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3rd F on Saturday after Asylum beatdown.

Mt. Suckmore Fun

THE SCENE: warm, wet, and muddy
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x20 IC
LB Arm Circles x12 each side IC
Tempo Squats x12
Cherry Pickers x10 IC

THA-THANG:

Each person grab a partner and one CMU between the two of you. Slingshot to Mt. Suckmore (partner 1 does 5 squats while partner 2 is running with the CMU. Partner 1 runs to catch up and they switch).

Partner 1 does bears and blocks up Mt. Suckmore and 3 burpee presses at the top, then goes back down and runs to the playground. When partner 1 gets back, partner 2 runs to Mt. Suckmore and does the same. Partner 2 does the following exercises at the playground until relieved by partner 1:

  • Burpee Pullup x5
  • Diamond Merkin x10
  • Squat Jump x15
  • Wide Merkin x20
  • Lunges x26 (13 each leg)
  • BBS x30

Continue repeating this until time, then we all ran back to the AO together.

MARY:
Not much time left, but we did get in 18 boxcutters IC before 8.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
8 men strong
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
I saw this on Facebook the other day and I think it says it all:

“Monday doesn’t suck. The weather doesn’t suck. Your job doesn’t suck. Your partner doesn’t suck. Your negative mindset sucks. Your lack of self-worth and self-love sucks. Stop complaining about what’s missing from your life and go manifest the crap out of your dreams.”

MOLESKIN:

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