F3 Knoxville

Daggum Dung Beetles

THE SCENE: Pleasant morning cool, but with the feeling of humidity that protends a puddle of sweat dripping off your nose later.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Classic Zero Burpee Warmup:
0 Burpees OYO
25 SSH IC
2 Burpees OYO
20x LBAC each way followed by OHC
4 Burpees OYO
15 4-ct Monkey Humpers IC
6 Burpees OYO
10 Tempo Merkins IC
8 Burpees OYO
15 Hammie Crampers (each side) IC
10 Burpees OYO

THA-THANG:
Insert information about the workout.
Transition to the Pee Rock Pile and pick one.
Teams of 3, one man at each end of the parking lot and one in transition.
Perform reps of exercise until relieved by transition man.
Low end of lot:
Curls
Rows
Crunches
Fwd Raises

Upper end:
Tricep Ext.
OHP
Thrusters
KB Swings

Transitions:
Downhill – Snowplow (like bear crawl, but hands on pee rock and push fwd)
Uphill – Dung Beetles (like reverse bear crawl, with feet on pee rock and push backward)

Continue until all PAX have completed each exercise.

Just a few minutes left for some Kraken on the tennis courts. 6 stations, 30 reps per station. After completing a station, run one lap then proceed to next station.
Merkins
Squats
CDD
Monkey Humpers (single count)
Freddy Mercury(4-ct)
Iron Mike (count each leg)

MARY:
Nope, not today.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
7 strong today
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
John 13:35 – By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
Lots of hate today being shown on both sides. Jesus didn’t say we’d be known by our convincing arguments or our persistence in presenting them. It’s by our love. Let’s show who we belong to.
MOLESKIN:
Dung Beetles 100% suck. Entomologically, it would probably be more correct to use large exercise balls and roll them instead of sliding pee rocks. At any rate, I think Tweet-E was the only HIM to complete a full transition in Dung Beetle before modifying to Snowplow…
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Off the Chain coming up next month!

Five in the Nave

THE SCENE: Clear and still cool – Promise of a beautiful day! Let’s get it started right!

Mystery Q this morning… Nobody signed up! Let’s see if a Q materializes.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

While we wait for a Q to show up, each PAX picks an exercise:

Waxjob – SSH x25 IC
Charger – Merkins x25 OYO
Mayberry – Cherry Pickers x5 IC
Wall Ball – This and That stretches
Biscuit – Imperial Walkers x15 IC

THA-THANG:

Still no Q…. Let’s get on the mosey. Maybe Q will arrive and catch up.

Pit stop at the concrete bleachers. YHC suggests 11s while we wait for the Q. Box jumps at the bottom of the hill, V-ups at the top.

11s complete, back to mosey. Pit stop at the restrooms – Charger suggests another set of 11s while we wait for the Q. Easy-ups and Merkins.

11s complete, Wall Ball suggests holding pattern in the parking lot: Bear crawl to the top, 25 merkins, lunge back, and 25 squats.

Still no Q, back to mosey. Biscuit suggests 5 merkins and 5 big boys at every light post, to keep us from moving too fast for Q to catch up. Followed this pattern all the way from the restrooms around the park by the flagpole to the AO.

Still no Q. Mayberry suggests rolling the exercise die while we wait. Many planks.

Hey, it’s 7:00. Oh well. No Q ever showed up. Maybe next week!

MARY:
Planx and Planx and Planx
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
5 PAX today
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Garrison Keillor sign-off: “Be well, do good work, and keep in touch”. Plus, in light of his harrassment scandal: “Keep your hands to yourself”. Which is also appropriate in today’s environment.
MOLESKIN:
Extra kudos to Charger… Right up until 6 it looked like a choice between a beatdown and donuts. Charger picked a beatdown.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Murph on Memorial Day at the Pound. 10th anniversary at Cape Fear in January.

COVID by the Cove

THE SCENE: 40s and clear. Atypical May morning. Isn’t that funny? Simply adding or removing a space completely reverses the meaning of that sentence….
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x20 IC
Cherry Pickers x5 IC
Rockettes x15 IC
Hammy Crampers x10 IC each leg
Monkey Humpers 4ct x20 IC
LBAC x 20 each way
OHC x 20

THA-THANG:
Grab a CMU and head to the bottom of the Matterhorn

COVID-19 workout – 19 reps of each:
Curls (4ct)
OHP (one arm, 19 each)
V-Ups
Iron Mikes
Decline merkins

Of course, COVID-19 leads to Respiratory Distress:
AYG to the top of Matterhorn.
30s stargazer OYO, then plank for the 6.

Return to the bottom of the hill, R&R

Mosey back to AO, curls and OHP on the way.
MARY:
4-ct crunches IC x25
Flutter Kicks IC x25
Side Crunch IC x15 each side

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
<10 plus a couple spares.... CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Urban legend says it takes 21 days to form a habit. Of course, this is an overgeneralization, but… Lockdown was more than 21 days. What habits did you form? Maybe some good, maybe some bad… Step back and evaluate. As things loosen up over the coming days/weeks, make the effort to keep the good and do away with the bad!
MOLESKIN:
One of my bad habits was not working out… That second trip up the matterhorn this morning was a painful reminder of that.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

ImpromQ

THE SCENE: Great. Just great. No, really, it was great. Like I’m not being sarcastic or whatever, really nice. I swear! Dropped my daughter off at the Chapel for FiA, and started walking up to the AO. Nobody on the calendar… Looks like it’s time for a Waxjob surprise beatdown!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Made up on the spot, so I may not be remembering this right:
32 SSH IC (just until Swimmies decided which daggum shirt he wanted to wear)
5 Cherry Pickers
10 Tempo Merkins
20 LBAC each way
20 Overhead Claps
10 Tempo Squats
10 Crabettes

THA-THANG:
Mosey over toward Baby Everest. Make a quick 180 around the truck in the parking lot and back to the AO because I forgot my phone… Now on to Baby Everest for realz

11s – Start with one squat jump at the bottom, 10 merkins at the top. Bernie up (of course)
10x V-Ups
10x Wide Merkins
5x Diamond Merkins
Mosey around to the bottom of the hill.
Back up the hill! This time, Crawl Bear.

Mosey back to the AO just to pick up the Exercise Die, and head down to the playground for random Tabata.
Roll an exercise and do 4 rounds of 20s on, 10s rest:
Burpees
Crab Walk
Merkins
Plank (did this one for two rounds of a full minute each)
Water Break! (Run to the water fountain. It’s too close. Add 5 burpees)
Calf Raises (single leg)

MARY:
Just a little time left…
20x LBCs (4ct IC)
A tiny bit of Row your Boat

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
5 strong today
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Not much due to the short planning period… Received more than I gave. Thanks guys!
MOLESKIN:
Kudos to Gibbler and Hot Tub on the pre-ruck!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
JUCO Convergence! March 28! Be there!

Triple Trash Trot

THE SCENE: Clear, around 40, nice and breezy.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x25
Tempo Merks x10
LBAC x20 fwd and back
OHC x20
Failure to Launch x6 (Q must have been counting slow)
Crabettes x10

THA-THANG:
Mosey to the large back parking lot

Starting in the first aisle, we have:

Merkins
Mtn Climbers
Dips
CDD

Start with 20 Merkins, run to the end of the lot and back.
Then 20 Mtn Climbers and 15 merkins and take a lap.
Then 20 dips, 15 mtn climbers, 10 merkins, lap.
Then 20 CDD, 15 dips, 10 mtn climbers, 5 merkins, lap
Then 15 CDD, 10 dips, 5 mtn climbers, lap
etc…
With every run, pick up one piece of trash from the parking lot and drop it in the can!

Two more aisles to clean up, with two more sets of excericses following the same ladder pattern:

Set 2:
Squat Jumps
Lunges
Calf Raises
Monkey Humpers

Set 3:
V-Ups
Pickle Pounders
Supermans
Box Cutters

MARY:
Not sure anyone made it to the Box Cutters, so we went ahead and did 30 of ’em IC
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
20 PAX, including one FNG, plus a pup showed up!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
I came out to scout the place last night. I’m not generally particularly observant, but I did happen to notice how much trash there was in the parking lot. So I threw some cleanup into the workout. We filled a can up over the course of the beatdown and the lot looked much better than we found it, for almost zero extra effort. Of course, not everything has that simple of a solution, but the first step is always recognition. Try to keep your eyes open for those opportunities to do good. Sometimes even small actions can have a large impact in someone’s life.
MOLESKIN:
It was definitely a pleasant surprise to see 20 HIMs in the gloom this morning. With 20 men x 7 laps per set x 3 sets, that’s over 400 pieces of trash picked out of the parking lot. It was getting kind of sparse there toward the end…

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Opportunity for doing good: Wesley House snacks extended to Monday. Check GroupMe for deets.
JUCO convergence and 3rd F March 28
Hardship Hill May 2
All-TN F3 Convergence October 17 weekend in Nashville. Hoping to pull Dredd from Charlotte for a speaker!