F3 Knoxville

Fight the Good Fight

THE SCENE: 52 degrees and a bit cloudy. Perfect February weather.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Start with 25 SSH on 4ct

12 Seal Claps on 4ct, 10 Cherry Pickers on 4ct, 10 Tempo Squat, 10 Monkey Humpers on 4ct
THA-THANG:
Grab a battle buddy and a CMU, head to baby hill by AO

Bottom of hill is 200 CMU curls, 150 CMU chest press, 100 CMU squats. While one partner does reps the other runs to top of hill (4 burpees) then back down to relieve buddy.

 

When done, mosey to top of dragon tail hill and preform 2 reps at every light pole to cross walk then run back to top.  Exercises consisted of Bobby Hurley’s, Big Boys, and Plank Jacks

MARY:
Put the CMU’s back where they belong and finish up with 20 R and 20 L side planks
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Ready 1 Timothy 6:11-12

But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness.  Fight the good fight of the faith.

What does it look like to fight the good fight?  We are either fully devoted soldiers for Christ or we are choosing the things of this world.
MOLESKIN:
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2 For Tuesday

THE SCENE: Cloudy and chilly around 33 degrees
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Warm up consisted of 25 SSH, Cherry Pickers x10, Baby Arm Circles F and B with overhead clap x10 on 4ct, finish with Windmills x10
THA-THANG:

Mosey from AO to stop sign down from Asylum 15 4ct Mtn Climbers regroup and Mosey to base of Everest…

Exercises of day Merkins, 4ct Flutters, Squats, and Dry Docks

25 reps of each exercise at bottom of Everst, travel up with 25 reps at top…Rinse and repeat.

10 count after 2nd trip up Everest and reps complete mosey back to stop sign for 15 4ct Mtn Climbers

Mosey to Top of Dragons Tail…12 light poles total…Light Pole 1- 10 merkins Light Pole 2 10 4ct flutters.  So on until each is completed 3 x’s

Mosey back to AO line up on baseline.  Lunge down jog back.  Next time down bear crawl with push up at every parking space line.

Circle Up

MARY:
Finish up with abs 25 4ct American Hammers, 25 4ct Freddy Mercury, Side Crunch L and Side Crunch R x10
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Mostly God whispers he doesn’t yell.  If we want to know what he’s saying to us he uses his word more than anything else.

James 1:5

If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you.  He will not rebuke you for asking.
MOLESKIN:
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Block Party

THE SCENE: Round freezing and foggy
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Warm up with obligatory SSH x20 on 4ct, Windmills x10 4ct, Rockette x10 4ct, Overhead claps x10 4ct, Rocky Balboa’s x20 4ct
THA-THANG:
Mosey to the “Christmas Tree” to pick up Santa CMU’S that were left to play with. Mosey to lower parking lot.  Obviously, when you get a new toy you don’t want to put it down so…

Run with CMU’S to 4 stations

  • Rows 20,15,10,5 reps
  • Triceps 20,15,10,5 reps
  • BIG BOYS 20,15,10,5 reps
  • Cinder Swings 20,15,10,5 reps
  • Mosey around parking lot after each set of 20,15,10, and 5

Mosey to docks Reps of 20 Freddy Mercury on 4ct and 20 Hello Dolly 4ct bailed after…too icy

Mosey back to pick up CMU’S then back to AO. Ran up and down Baby Hill x3 with 5 Merkins at top each time.

Recover to AO

MARY:

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Spoke about Giving.  Shared Luke 6:38 as an example of what it looks like to give.  Realized I am to selfish and don’t give of my time, money, and resources the way I should.  Giving is an act of love and is an ACTION.  It’s something we must physically do.

Soggy Cards

THE SCENE: Cold steady rain, around 40 degrees
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Warm up in the dry of the pavilion

20 SSH on the 4ct, 10 Windmills on 4ct, 10 cherry picker, 10 Freddy Mercury, 10 tempo merkins, and 10 tempo squats
THA-THANG:
14 rep cards various rep numbers and 14 exercise cards with 14 exercises. Flip for rep and exercise.

Exercise cards as follows

  • man makers
  • burpees
  • Big boys
  • Run up baby hill and back x3 cards
  • Hand release merkin
  • dips
  • table rows
  • 1 min wall sit
  • 4ct squat
  • pull ups
  • smurf jacks
  • freddy mercury

MARY:

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
3 HIM’s made it out on a nasty cold rainy tuesday.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Talked about how Christ surrounded himself with brothers during his ministry.  Talked about how important accountability and fellowship is to us as men.  Challenge to pray for each other and reach out to someone you haven’t talked to in a while to be an encouragement to them.
MOLESKIN:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

4th Tuesday In October

THE SCENE:

Chilly and foggy, about 45 degrees

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Started out with 25 SSH (4ct), 10 Tempo Merkin, 10 Tempo Squat

Slowsey to middle parking lot- Cherry Pickers x8 on sidewalk then mosey down to end of parking lot and back with 2 burpees in middle.  Big Arm Circles Front and Back with mosey down to end of parking lot and back with 2 burpees in middle.  Mosey to playground
THA-THANG:
11’s On the Playground

3 Set’s of 11’s- 1. Box Jumps and Dips 2. Derkins and Incline Merkins 3. Squats and 4ct Flutters

Mosey down to end of parking lot and back with 2 burpees in the middle of parking lot after finishing every set of 11’s

Mosey to Cardiac…

Up cardiac stopping at each bend for 10 CDD’s hold at top.  Once 6 was up knock out 15 American Hammers then back to AO.

Cash out at AO with ATM’S
MARY:

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
9 PAX PACMAN, SNITCH, GIBBLER, KENTUCKY, BLUEBIRD, CRABLEGS, SHARKY
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Spoke about the Tennessee/Alabama game and how Tennessee and it’s team resembles our lives a lot more than Alabama.  That sometimes our hard work doesn’t turn out the way we desired.  That obstacles and hardship don’t mean we’re being punished.  God just asks us to show up and be faithful.  To trust him no matter what is going on at any given time.  That he has a plan and sometimes it doesn’t look the way we wanted or thought might be best for us, but God sees the whole picture.
MOLESKIN:
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Initiation Not Procrastination

THE SCENE: Feeling a bit fall-ish, temps in the 60’s.  Great morning at the Asylum
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Break the circle and line up on the curb…20 SSH on 4ct then jog down back

Windmills x12 on 4ct jog down and back

Tempo Merkin x10 jog down and back

Tempo Squat x12 jog down and back

THA-THANG:

Mosey to base of little hill…Bear Crawl up to gate.  Perform Flutters on 4ct x20 Back on Mosey

Mosey to Rock Pile at Asylum. Perform 11’s with rock curl at pile and jump squat at stop sign. Recover back at top Perform Tempo Squats x10 and SSH x20 Mosey…

Mosey to Pavilion Perform 20 Table Row/ 20 Dip/ 30 Second wall sits Rinse and Repeat x3

Recover back to A/O

Hello Dolly on 4ct x40 and Finish with American Hammers x15 on 4ct

 

MARY:
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COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
11 HIM’s at Asylum this am counting myself.  Shout out to Snitch, Archie, Full House, Gibbler, Flopper, Assfault, Kentucky, Crab Legs, Waffle House, and QVC
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Talking about the “Sin of Passivity” and taking initiative.  Being a leader.  That often times we know how to lead at work or lead a home improvement project, but we don’t take initiative to lead at home.  Initiate in conversations, in our finances, initiate with our children and wives, and most importantly initiate a conversation with our Creator.

Challenge to think of 4 ways to Initiate This week…

 

Simple but Brutal

THE SCENE:  Cloudy, Breezy, around 72 degrees
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Start with 30 SSH on 4ct

Jog from curb to other end of lot…Michael Phelps with some of this and that jog back

Perform 10 Windmill in cadence jog back to other end of lot perform 10x Rockette jog back

Finish warm-o-rama with 10x Cherry Pickers
THA-THANG:
Had 2 different sets of Exercises

Set 1 Legs/Abs

20 Squat, 20 lunge, 20 BB’s, 20 flutters

Set 2 Chest/Back/Shoulders

20 merkin, 20 CDD’s, 20 Superman, 20 overhead clap

 

Ran a circuit loop with 5 stops from AO around up dragons tail and back.  Perform Set 1 at all 5 stops then loop back and perform Set 2 at all 5 stops.  Goal of getting in 100 reps of each exercise.  Mission Accomplished.

MARY:
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COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
9 PAX  Hands, Jail Bait, Pac Man, Waffle House, Husker, Crab-legs, Waffle- House, Kentucky, Full House
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
We talk all the time about getting better.  We get better physically and we push ourselves on the first “F”.  I wanted to challenge all of us to focus on a few more “F’s” this week…

Fellowship: Contact a brother you haven’t seen.  Reach out.  Be a friend.  Pursue.  Friendships aren’t easy.  We have to work at them.  Do that this week.

Faith: Prayer is something so simple, but we lose focus often.  Challenge to have meaningful prayer in the morning, in the middle part of your day, and in the evening.  Do that this week.

Added F is Friendship:  Focus on our spouses and the friendship we have with them.  Pursue them.  Court them.  Send them flowers.  Do that this week.

Added and last F is Fatherhood:  Be engaged with your kids.  Put the phone down when you’re at home.  No social media.  No fantasy football.  Say “yes” and don’t be so quick to find a reason for a “no”.  Do that this week.

 

MOLESKIN:
Shout out prayers to Hands son Grant as he heads to Austria for a semester abroad.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Fog-o-Rama

THE SCENE: 72 degrees, humid, with a nice gloomy fog
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

20 SSH 4CT

Cherry Picker x8

Windmill 4CT X15

Tempo Merkin x10

Tempo Squat x10
THA-THANG:
Mosey to 3 way Stop 15 plank jax while waiting on six. Roll on to base of Everest.  Wait for the skunk to move on, then mosey up to top of Everest Rock Pile.

Pick a rock

1 .perform 20 curl then mosey to stop sign at base of hill 20 4ct hello dolly then back up to pile

2. perform 20 row then mosey to stop sign at base of hill 20 LBC then back up to pile

3. Perform 20 tricep extension then mosey to stop sign at base of hill 20 4ct flutter back up to pile

4.  Perform 20 overhead mosey to stop sign at base of hill 20 leg lower then wait on six

Mosey to steps next to Asylum…Bear crawl up stairs mosey to path in front of Asylum, Bernie around flag pole, Rinse and repeat x4

Mosey Back to AO

Cash out at AO with some ATM’s

MARY:
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COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
13 HIMS No FNG’S
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Being an example for Christ in what we do and how we react.  We are constantly faced with decisions, obstacles, and trials.  They are inevitable.  It’s part of living on this side of heaven.  Though we can’t stop these things from happening, we can control how we react to them.  Challenge of showing Christ through our circumstances.  Using Paul and his imprisonment as an example of choosing joy in the midst of our circumstance.

 

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MOLESKIN:
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The Hills Are Alive…

THE SCENE: Cloudy, a bit on the humid side…about 70 degrees.  Good morning to get after it.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Start with 20 SSH on 4ct., 20 Windmill on 4ct., Cherry Picker x10, Baby Arm Circle front and Back x8, Lap around A/O x2
THA-THANG:
Mosey to top of Cardiac, perform 25 reps of Merkin’s at top, 25 at curve 1, 25 at curve 2, and 25 at bottom then run back up to top.  100 reps total…Then perform the same routine with squats, DD’s,  and LBC’s.  When complete flutter kicks till 6 is up.

 

Mosey back to A/O but not done yet!  4 corner workout with same 4 exercises as on cardiac.  Corner 1 Merkin x15, Corner 2 Squat x15, Corner 3 DD’s x15, Corner 4 LBC’s x15, then run up little hill…rinse and repeat until time called.

MARY:
Dose of American Hammer’s x20 on 4ct and then 2 min plank hold (1 min in regular plank, 30 sec right hand in air, 30 sec left hand in air) Recover…
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Big Tuesday crowd! 18 PAX came out to get better… Wouldn’t let me tag Petro, or Thread Count so shout out to u both

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Word today was on Anxiety and how it is present in all our lives and how God calls us to be anxious about nothing but instead pray about everything.  That we are constantly under attack by the things of this world and that we must always be re-calibrating our minds like Philippians 4:8 instructs us “Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”  An awesome word from Paul who had every reason to be anxious and worried about his future when he sat in shackles in prison.  Instead, he saw his state as a way to praise and spread the kingdom.
MOLESKIN:

Rain Dodgers

THE SCENE: Rain mixed in with a little harder rain, around 55 degrees, the definition of gloom
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

WARM-O-RAMA:
After brief disclaimer in the rain mosey to pavilion for warm-o-rama

x25 SSH on 4ct, x20 Rockette on 4ct, Baby AC forward/back x10, Tempo Merkin x10, Tempo Squat x10

THA-THANG:
Rain Dodger: Circuit WorkOut 1 min per exercise AMRAP’s

Spot #1 Pavilion

1. Table Row (1 min AMRAP) 2. Wall Sit (1 min AMRAP) 3. Flutter Kicks (1 min AMRAP) 4. Plank Jacks (1 min AMRAP) Rinse and Repeat

Mosey

Spot #2  Church

1. Merkin (1 min AMRAP) 2. Wall Sit (1 min AMRAP) 3. BB SitUp (1 min AMRAP) 4. Carolina DD (1 min AMRAP) 5. Bobby Hurley’s (1min AMRAP)

Mosey back to pavilion

  1. Dips (1 min AMRAP) 2. Decline Merkin (1 min AMRAP) 3. Hello Dolly (1 min AMRAP) 4. Squats ( 1 min AMRAP) 5. Skaters (1 min AMRAP) 6. American Hammers (1 min AMRAP)

MARY:
Cashed out with some ATM’s…
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

Carney, Bluebird, Pacman…and myself

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Talked about being the Body of Christ and what that looks like.  That F3 men go out every day and infiltrate our community and that we are charged with doing Christ’s work.  Charge to go out, reach out, and encourage one another.  Let Christ be your power-source for making a difference.
MOLESKIN:
Appreciate a few men showing up and supporting me on a nasty morning…
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