F3 Knoxville

Untitled Ambitious – Part Deux

THE SCENE: Extra hot and muggy.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

So, our fearless leader, Erector, smartsacked this morning because he needed to take care of his health. I Q’d last week and, because I have no sense of timing, we had way too much workout for the time allotted. Some of the guys said, “Hey – we’ll just do the rest of it next week.” I’m like, “Sure, I can do that.” But I decide that I’ll let someone else sign up if they want and I’ll just save it for the next time I’m on Q. Come Sunday, Erector signs up since I didn’t sign up and no one else did either. But he’s been coming down with something and last night sends out a group-me to say that he may need to smartsack. Archie says, “We’ll just do the rest of Snaggletooth’s workout. But I’ll be ready just in case.” So here we are – Untitled Ambitious – Part Deux.

Warm-Up: SSH x15, Tempo Merkin x10, Moroccan Nightclub x15, 5 Burpees OYO, Mosey to Playground

THA-THANG:
1. Little bit of recap from last week: 10 Pull-ups @ Playground/10 Dips @ Parallel Bars – 2 Rounds/Hold Al Gore for 6. Mosey to East Parking Lot.

2. Burpee/Bear Crawl: 5 Burpees – Bear Crawl to 1st Grass Island – 10 Burpees – Bear Crawl to 2nd Grass Island – 15 Burpees – Bear Crawl Back to 1st Grass Island – 10 Burpees – Bear Crawl back to Startex – 5 Burpees. Hold Al Gore until 6. Mosey to West Parking Lot.

3. BEAST (Right out of Q101 Playbook, aptly named because it’s a beast of an exercise, and because it is 6 reps of 6 exercises, and 6 rounds: 666). Sprint to 1st grass island, 6 merkins, sprint to 2nd island, 6 merkins, sprint to far curb, 6 merkins, sprint back to 2nd island, 6 merkins, sprint back to 1st island, 6 merkins, sprint back to startex, 6 merkins. Rinse and repeat with LBC, Squats, Werkins, American Hammer, and Burpees. We completed the cycle of Werkins before time was called. PAX did an excellent job.

MARY:
Kickflip led our Mary exercises. He’s Qing tomorrow morning at JUCO with several new exercises and we were his guinea pigs. I will not steal his thunder by putting them here. Suffice it to say, these exercises will get you in places you would have thought F3 already got to, but haven’t…YET.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Here are the 5 CHAMPIONS (after our AO-Q, Erector/Jason Champion) of the Project this morning: Archie, Chaco, Kick-Flip, Rocket, and me, Snaggletooth.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Kick-Flip has consistently shared insightful and challenging COT/BOM with his Q, particularly his recent Q on International Friend Day (NOT a friendly workout involving a “friend” – read as, CMU). A friend not only holds his friends’ feet to the fire, but he also “unbosoms his soul,” or shares his heart. It’s easy not to. More often than not, this is our MO as guys. But nothing risked, nothing gained. It’s better to risk sharing your heart with a friend who will encourage and pray for you. 

MOLESKIN:

I am blessed by the caliber of guys that I get to work out with in the mornings. F3 is one of the best things I’ve done in the last 20 years. I didn’t know how much I needed it, nor how much I would enjoy getting up before 5AM to exercise but I’m better – 20 years better – because of it. Faafetai, uso (Samoan for “Thanks brother”)

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Those who experienced The Convergence shared some take-aways from Saturday and links to pictures as well as Capt Crunch’s challenge. Also 2nd F Lunch @ Oak Ridge Salsarita.

Untitled (Ambitious) Workout

  • THE SCENE: 67 and humid – good for sweating
    F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
    WARM-O-RAMA:

    SSH (IC) – 15
    Tempo Merkins (IC) – 10
    Burpees (OYO) – 5
    Imperial Squawkers (IC) – 15
    LBAC (IC) – 10 (FWD/BWD)
    Cherry Pickers (IC) – 5
    Mosey to Playground/High Knees/Butt Kickers/Lunges
    THA-THANG:
  • 1. 5:40 (5 min)Pull-Ups @ Playground/Dips @ Parallel Bars
    • 3 Rounds 20 – 15 – 10
    • Hold Plank @ Parallel Bars when done
    • Mosey to Amphitheater
  • 2. 5:45 (10 min) Doras @ Amphitheater
    • 100 Merkins, 200 BBS, 300 Squats on Stage
    • Hold Al Gore @ Stage when done
    • Mosey to East Parking Lot (near library)
  • NO TIME FOR BURPEE BEAR CRAWL OR THE BEAST – SO WE BEAR CRAWLED TOWARD SHOVEL FLAG WITH A FEW BURPEES SPRINKLED IN. SAVING THOSE PUPPIES FOR NEXT TIME!

MARY:
No time for Mary. We had to squeeze in some LBC on the way back to the shovel flag.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
5 HIMS got Tuesday off to a good start. Some of us were still moaning about Erector’s workout yesterday. Hopefully, we got a chance to balance out all those descending ladder of squats… Good job Archie, Erector, Kick-flip, and Samaritan for pushing through and not outright rebelling against me and leaving the AO altogether!

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
• As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. (Prov. 27:17, NLT)
• A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. (Prov. 17:17, NIV)
• A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. (Prov. 18:24, ESV)

MOLESKIN:

I’m very blessed and count myself fortunate to have brothers and friends like these guys at F3. I am a better man for being a part of such great company. And I believe that my marriage and family, my work and ministry, and my relationships and outer concentrica all benefit from this hour I spend with you guys. Many thanks to all of you.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Convergence at Big Ball on Saturday 7:00-8:00, 3rd F at Redeemer Church following Convergence 8:30-9:30, Abscess on Q at JUCO tomorrow

Tabata Tuesday @The Project

THE SCENE: muggy but not the rain we could have had – perfect for F3 workout
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Cherrypickers – SSH – Arm Circles – Tempo Squats – Tempo Merkins – Mosey over to Playground

THA-THANG:  (“A String of 3 Pearls…”)

3 sets of Playground Pull-ups (10) Alternating w/Parallel Bar Dips (10)

Mosey over to Outdoor Amphitheater for 3 Cycles of Tabatas (20s ON/10s OFF)

  • Cycle 1 – 8 sets of High Knees Running in Place
  • 30s Recover
  • Cycle 2 – 8 sets of Squats (or Lunges)
  • 30s Recover
  • Cycle 3 – 8 sets of BBS (or LBC)
  • 30s Recover

Move to Other Stage of Amphitheater for

11’s of Box Jump/Step Up on Stage + Bernie Up Hill to Platform for Burpees.

MARY:
NONE FOR TIME

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Good job, Erector and Chaco. It would have lonely there without you guys…

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
MOLESKIN:
 ANNOUNCEMENTS:

45

THE SCENE: Beautiful…50s and clear
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

The usual…SSH, Merkins, Mountain Climbers, Tempo Squats, Cherry Pickers

THA-THANG:
Unexpected closure of my favorite pull-up place… so we found a wall with a good height for muscle-ups.

(15 muscle-ups+15 dips) x3 rounds=45 muscle ups and 45 dips

Moseyed over to K-2(5) – K2 like the summit and K25 like the nuclear facility – our modest hill along ORAU Drive (staying away from the ORAU parking lot as Spotter and I were told not to use it without permission).

Partner up for Doras to work on the following:

  • 45 burpees
  • 45 BBS
  • 45 lunges (2-ct)
  • 45 squats
  • started on merkins until time.

Partner runs up K-2(5): 1st time – sprint up, mosey down; 2nd time – bear crawl up, mosey down; 3rd time – bernie up, mosey down. Rinse and repeat until all exercises are complete.

MARY:
The usual: flutter kicks, Freddy Mercury, box-cutters – until time

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
7 HIMS worked on The Project today and got it DONE: Erector, Trolley, Rocket, Samaritan, Archie, FNG – Kick-flip (WELCOME), and Snaggletooth

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Turned 45 this weekend and feeling it! But we’ve found a way to renew our strength – even in old age!

He energizes those who get tired,
    gives fresh strength to dropouts.
For even young people tire and drop out,
    young folk in their prime stumble and fall.
But those who wait upon God get fresh strength.
    They spread their wings and soar like eagles,
They run and don’t get tired,
    they walk and don’t lag behind. (Isaiah 40:30-31, MSG)

MOLESKIN:
Make time – take time – spend time waiting/hoping/trusting in the Lord. Not multitasking our quiet time. Solid, one-on-one time with HIM. And you’ll find you have the strength for everything you are called to.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Hardship Hill and Abridged

Best Way to Beat the Cold

THE SCENE: 20s – cold and crispy @ The Project (AKA, the ‘Kridge)
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH, Tempo Squat, Merkins, BBS, 5 Burpees OYO, mosey to Playground

THA-THANG:
3 Rounds of 10 Pull-ups, mosey to Parallel Bars for 10 Dips – Then mosey to Amphitheater to hold Plank.

11’s: Boxjumps on Stage, Bernie Uphill to Platform for Squats. Hold Al Gore till the 6. Mosey to Library Parking Lot.

11’s: BBS on one end of Parking Lot/V-Ups on other end.

MARY:
Mary? Mary who? Ain’t nobody got time for Mary today…

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
7 STRONG: Erector (AOQ), Boxcar (RESPECT-RESPECT), Chaco (RESPECT), Trolley (RESPECT), Samaritan, Rocket, Snaggletooth

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Ephesians 1:5 – “God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.” (New Living Translation)

We are each chosen, loved sons of God through Jesus. It brings the Father great pleasure and delight to have chosen us, and to continue choosing us as his adopted sons. We belong to HIM and we have meaningful work to do with HIM (special task and mission for which we are specially chosen and fitted to accomplish) – all because we are chosen sons.

MOLESKIN:

Inspired by the stories of guys at The Project and JUCO who have shared their journey of discovery and breakthrough as adoptees meeting their biological parents. They have a special grasp on God’s choosing of us.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: