F3 Knoxville

Baptism: What Are You Waiting 4?

THE SCENE: 44
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x 10, Cherry Pickers x 10, Burpees x 10
THA-THANG:
This was a 4 Corners (C1,2,3,4) Jubilee, using three different parking lots

  • Parking Lot 1: Merkins C1x50, C2x40, C3x30, C4x20 – brutal
  • Parking Lot 2: Squats C1x50, C2x40, C3x30, C4x20
  • Parking Lot 3: Tricep Extensions C1x50, C2x40, C3x30, C4x20. While half were doing triceps, other half did curls using the bars then groups switched
  • Parking Lot 2: Monkey Humpers C1x50, C2x40, C3x30, C4x20

MARY:
4 Corner Abs @Parking Lot 1:  C1 Mountain Climbers x50, C2 Hello Dollies x 50, C3 6inch LBCs x 50,  C4 Pickle Pounders x 50.  Repeat at reps of x40 (most made it to C3 before time ran out).
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA 16 Strong.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Today was my earthly birthday but I wanted to share what was on my mind, my spiritual birthday, the day I was baptized, November 14, 2010. My earthly birthday doesnt even compare in importance.  I came to Christ late in life, a result of a string of different events, having a Godly wife, surrounding myself with Godly men and mentors, and reading the Gospel. I know Chrostians who have never been baptized, usually they claim it doesn’t save (true, faith does), they just have never gotten around to it, or ask why it matters.  i shared two crucial reasons why baptism is really importantt and does matter: 1) Jesus commands it in Matthew 28 (need I say more?) and 2) it is a symbol of our unity with him in his death and resurrection, a public profession that you are on his team.  if you are a believer and have never been baptized, what are you waiting for?
MOLESKIN:
Some guys really got into the pickle pounders.  Disturbing.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Real Men meeting later with Captain Crunch

DOG TURDS AND PICKLE POUNDERS

THE SCENE: Low 50’s
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Tennessee Rockin Chair, Cherry Pickers, Good Mornings, SSHs
THA-THANG:
Mosey to strip center stairs and patio across street from campus, stopping for 10 Burpees along the way.  Form teams of 3..  P1 – Exercise, P2 – Run Stairs, P3 – (timer) runs “L” of parking lot.  When timer P returns, Ps rotate roles. Repeat until team goals reached.

Watch out for the pile of dog turds Onesie’s dog left in the parking lot!….. Goooooood boy.

  • Exercise Goals: 100 Burpee Squats, 200 Werkins, 300 Jump Squats
  • Mosey to Maple Street parking lot
  • 4 Corners – 2 Rounds, Reps of 50 round 1, 40 round 2.  Exercises were MCs, Hello Dollies, 6inch LBCs, and Pickle Pounders (strategically right by the road).

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
13 HIMs
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Focused on one leadership trait we can learn from Christ’s example: Integrity.  Maintain it. Leaders who lose it, lose the trust of those being led. Constantly study your heart and compare actions to God’s instruction and Christ’s example.  A great resource from pastor John Piper: desiringgod.org
MOLESKIN:
Kudos to Spotter for making the Pre-Ruck.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
3rd F

B.O.M.B.S. OVER JUCO

THE SCENE: Low 40’s and gloomy – perfect weather to continually cut the wrong wire and set off a bunch of B.O.M.B.S. – No man was left the same this morning.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Cherry Pickers, Tennessee Rocking Chair, SSHs, Tempo Squats
THA-THANG:

  1. Mosey to Parking Lot – Route 66 style grinder: At each Pole (6 total) perform exercises.  First 3 poles – 15 Merkins, 15 Plank Jacks, 15 4ct Mountain Climbers.  Second 3 poles – 10 Merkins, 10 Plank Jacks, 15 Bobby Hurley’s.
  2. Mosey to the JUCO Gym (Coupon Pile behind creepy loading dock) and battle-buddy up.  Perform B.O.M.B.S. workout – each team performs 100 Burpees, 150 Overhead Tri-Extensions, 200 Merkins, 250 BBSs, 300 Squats.  While one partner is doing exercise, other performs weighted run up and around concrete border wall WITH a coupon.  Had to modify a tad because of time.  Most teams made it about halfway thru the BBSs before we trimmed the numbers down to 100 reps for each exercise.  No one made it to squats, so when everyone thought we were done – PAX did 50 squats in civilian cadence.
  3. Mosey back to AO, JAILBREAK for the last 150 yards of so.

MARY:
Cornucopia of Flutterkicks (IC led by Erector), Dead-Bugs (or something like that, IC, led by Bartman), Heals to Heaven (IC, led by the Q), and the 6inch Alphabet (led by the Q)
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
11 Strong
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
1) Be thankful to the Lord for what he has blessed you with.  2) Concentrate this week on turning from your own interests and paying attention to those people in your inner circle and their happiness, specifically, what you can do for them that might not only increase their joy, but might open doors to sharing the Gospel.  “The noblest art is that of making others happy.” – P.T. Barnum

MOLESKIN:
Bartman had a house full of young men over the weekend and 5 of them accepted Christ (after a full blown background investigation and polygraph by Bartman).  Now THAT is something to be joyful about!

Kudos to Waxjob for attending the Full Smokey Pre-Ruck.  We need more of you motherruckers to step out of your comfort zone and hike the tallest point in Florida every M-W-F,  wheels up from AO @0440hrs – contact Judge Judy with questions.

 

THIRSTY

THE SCENE: Low 50s and damp.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

(IC) – SSHs, Tennessee Rocking Chair, Cherry Pickers, Windmill
THA-THANG:
Mosey to CMU pile by loading dock, stopping halfway for some Burpee Broad-Jumps.

Perform the following exercises using CMU (except Monkey Humpers):

  • Monkey Humpers x30
  • CMU Squats x30
  • CMU Swings x30
  • CMU Curls x30
  • CMU Overhead Press x30
  • CMU Calve Raises x30
  • CMU Bent Over Rows x30
  • 10 Burpees (cash out)
  • Short Distance Run and back

Repeat rounds with amounts descending to x25, x20, 15, x10, x5 for each main exercise. Burpees and Run remain same.

Mosey to Large Parking Lot.  Partner up at line.  One partner runs length of parking lot while other is on six doing Freddy Mercuries at line.  When Partner returns from run, he locks arms underneath sitting partner, performs rescue carry/drag approx. 15 yards to next parking line, roles  repeatedly switch until teams make the length of parking lot.
MARY:
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COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
9 strong
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
QIC shared a story of being at Salsarita’s with his daughters and noticing all of the soda selections.  Point was made that only water truly quenches someone’s thirst.  Similarly, there are many options out there when it comes to “religion” but only one person can quench the thirst that is inside all of us for “something more”:  Jesus Christ who provides living water.

QIC shared an excerpt from a 60 minutes interview of Tom Brady back in 2005 where Brady stated his concern and exhaustion of constantly struggling with the thought that something more has to be out there for him but he doesn’t know what the answer is (even though he has everything: super bowl rings, married to a super-model, etc.).  The answer is Jesus.  We all have something inside of us that seeks and needs Him and are condemned, un-reconciled to God without him. Those of us that are in Christ know the peace and assurance that we have.  There is no struggle to find something more, His “yoke is easy and His burden is light.”  He is everything, the only essential in life, the only thing that will quench our soul’s thirst.
MOLESKIN:
Special thanks to Spotter for being present for the Pre-Ruck.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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TRUCK STOP BAPTISM

THE SCENE:  50 degrees, down-pour, and flooding.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

All IC: SSH, Tennessee Rocking Chair, Squat Failure to Launch (like our careers), Merkin Failure to Launch, Parking Lot Mosey Lap

THA-THANG:

11s at trash can hill: CDDs at bottom + Squat Jumps at top……..Mosey to MRSA breeding ground zero (soccer field).

3 rounds of: Merkin Exercise at one end (x20), sprint to mid-field, 5 Double Burpees, Lunge rest of way to opposite end, Squat Jumps (x20), (PAX then switch to Reverse Gear), Bernie back to mid-field, 5 Double Burpees, Backward Lunge to Start. Repeat. (Ends Included Merkins, Squat Jumps, Diamond Merkins, Wide Merkins)……..Mosey to concrete bleachers.

7’s: Incline Merkins at bottom, Derkins at top. **Sick Twist: on way up- Jump and do 10 Calve Raises each stair……..Mosey to Playground Hill.

AMRAP: At bottom of hill: 20 Monkey Humpers, 20 4ct MCs, run to top of hill. At top: 20 Pull Ups, 20 BBSs, run back down hill. (did 3 or 4 rounds)………… Only one way back to AO – Mosey through the newly created lake (thigh high water) all the way back to AO.  Keep those knees up to maximize splash! (Junk was almost giddy about this part – thank you for your enthusiasm, brother!)

MARY:
One minute of Burpees. Out of time.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
9 Strong
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
2 practical techniques to battle sinful thoughts when they enter the mind: 1) focus on the cross – the ultimate price that was paid for you. This helps supply the motivation to dedicate our mind, bodies, actions and words to Him. We are not our own, we were bought with a price!  2) Rest in the absolute conviction that His ways are infinitely BETTER than ours. We see this proven time and time again throughout the Bible and history.
MOLESKIN:
These guys were awesome today. Very proud of this crew! Thank you for allowing me to serve you this morning!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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