F3 Knoxville

CMUesday→CMUs-day

THE SCENE: Clear and crisp… Perfect amount of chill to keep comfortable during the workout.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x30 IC
Travoltas x10 IC each side
Tie Fighters x10 IC each way
Cherry Pickers x7 IC
Hindurkins x10 IC
Monkey Humpers x20 IC

THA-THANG:
Such a lovely pile of CMUs just begging to be used. We’ll use as many as we can! 2 CMUs apiece! Hence the slight modification of today’s spelling…

Farmer carry to the base of baby Everest.
Battle Buddy up for some Dora-style work.
Running partner goes to the top for 2 burpees while the other does reps.
Uphill styles:
-Farmer Carry
-Bernie the Farmer
-Overhead Carry
-Overhead Bernie

Exercises:

  • 50 Popup Merkins (alternate merkins with hands on 2 blocks/hands on the ground
  • 100 Squat Thrust
  • 100 OHP (audible… What was I thinking? Right after squat thrusts?)
  • 150 Lawn Mowers
  • 100 CMU BBS
  • 100 Fwd Raise
  • 200 Curls

There were more, but I think that’s all we got through…

Mosey on back and put the toys away.
MARY:
Threw down a few flutter kicks while the CMUs were being stowed.

One CMU made it through the workout but didn’t survive restocking.
Broke into 4 pieces x5 burpees per piece makes 20 Burpees OYO!

20 4-ct crunches to cash out

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
20 CMUs got some love from 10 HIMs this morning… Plus Pfeiffer and Gibbler showed up to put in the miles.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
1 Cor. 3:6 – I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase.
All good farmers know this one. When you feel that soreness in your shoulders later today, remember that and look for places God may want you to do some planting or watering and let Him make it grow!
MOLESKIN:
Snitch needs to check the GroupMe or the calendar or something before he posts or he’s gonna keep ending up at Waxjob Qs…
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
2nd Annual Brolympics is less than a month away! And December is the quarterly 3rd F. Location is Lenoir City at 2 Rivers Church.

Must Be Fall Break

THE SCENE: Finally feels sort of fall-like… About 60 and cloudy.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x30 IC
Travoltas x15 IC each side
Imperial Squat Walkers x15 IC
LBAC x20 each way IC
Hindurkins x10 IC

THA-THANG:
Cuper Cimple CMUesday recipe:

10 Burpee w/hop over block
1 lap

10 Burpee w/hop over block
20 One-Hand OHP (10 each side)
1 lap
1 more lap

10 Burpee w/hop over block
20 One-Hand OHP (10 each side)
30 Lunge w/ Twist
1 lap
1 more lap
Plus an additional bonus lap

10 Burpee w/hop over block
20 One-Hand OHP (10 each side)
30 Lunge w/ Twist
40 CMU Swings
1 lap
1 more lap
Plus an additional bonus lap
Recovery lap

20 One-Hand OHP (10 each side)
30 Lunge w/ Twist
40 CMU Swings
1 more lap
Plus an additional bonus lap
Recovery lap

Time’s running short…
20 CMU BBS
Bonus lap
Recovery lap

MARY:
Flutter kicks x50 IC

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
2 PAX this morning, plus some creepy guy who sat in his truck the whole time, his beady eyes and puffy face eerily illuminated by the dim yellow-green glow of Flappy Bird flitting across the screen of his iPhone X.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Brief… Goes along with the EH cards I brought. As Abscess mentioned this week, don’t stop the EH when an FNG shows up. Reach out and continue to encourage! (also, Q.)
MOLESKIN:
Well, OK the dude in the truck wasn’t necessarily creepy. And made up all the detail. Couldn’t see that much… But he was on his phone just about the whole time, except when I went over to put on the ol’ EH. He was asleep. Left a card on his windshield…
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
BroLympics!!!!! November 9! More info to come…

Eat better than that

THE SCENE: Quite pleasant, actually. Clear, cool and not too humid.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x30 IC (last 10 or so slooow)
Cherry Pickers x5 IC
Cossack Squat x14 IC
Hindurkins x10 IC
Hand Release Merkins x10 OYO
Failure to Launch x7 IC
Asphalt Kissers x10 IC

THA-THANG:
Start out on the grinder.
Half the PAX hold Peter Parker (up position) while the other half run to the other end. Drop to 6″ while they run back.
Swap places and repeat.
Swap again, this time with other leg
And once more to round it out.

Blacksnake lap around the park

10x Tempo Squats IC upon return, then mosey to Waxjob hill

Buddy up.
Groucho walk down the hill
10 burpees each
Wheelbarrow back up.
20 Squat Jacks for the front man, 20 merkins for the back
Repeat, swapping places for the wheelbarrow.

Repeat above, mosey instead of Groucho, partner drag instead of wheelbarrow, and BBS/Monkey Humpers at the top

Back to the grinder for a miniature Let’s Make a Deal
6 cards with reps, 6 exercises. Flip top card of each. Can swap to next card (reps, exercise, or both), but if flipped you can’t go back to the first.
Ended up doing:
40 Star Jacks
30 4-ct Monkey Humpers
50 Dry Docks
25 LBCs
15 Mtn Climbers
35 Squats

We have time left on the clock! 7s: Hand Release Derkins and Pullups

MARY:
30 Flutter Kicks IC
15 Side Crunches IC
10 left-right-middle crunches IC
2 rounds of Row your Boat
20 box Cutters IC
Peter Parkers

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
8 strong… Not bad for fall break
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
I just installed some cabinets in my basement. I ordered online from Home Depot, and when they came in I started having second thoughts. They looked pretty flimsy, and wobbled pretty bad. However, once I screwed the six units together, they became much more solid. Then, after I anchored them to the wall studs and put a countertop on them, they were rock solid. As a PAX, we support one another, and strenghten one another as we lock shields. But our ultimate support comes from the anchor in Christ.
MOLESKIN:
I didn’t eat well or hydrate last night, and I really felt it this morning. By the end of the beatdown I could barely mosey across the grinder. Not a good feeling! Nutrition and Hydration!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
F3 Brolympics in November, 3rd F in December!

Let’s Make a (Bad) Deal

THE SCENE: Still way too warm for late September, daggummit!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x26 IC
TN Rocking Chair x15 IC
Asphalt Kissers x10 IC
Imperial Squat Walkers x15 IC
LBAC fwd and back x15 IC
OHC x20 IC

THA-THANG:
Wouldn’t be CMUesday without CMUs! Head over and grab one.

Each corner of the parking lot has 3 cards. One has a number of reps on each side. One has an exercise on each side. One has a traveling exercise on each side.
Only one side of the card is visible… Content of the other side is unknown.
PAX take turns choosing for each card to take what’s face up, or make a deal and switch to the unknown side…

Station 1:
Tricep Extensions/(Squat Thrust), 30/(45), Crawl Bear/(Inchworm Merkins)
Choices: Kept the Tri’s, Snitch switched the reps to 45 (groans all around), traded Crawl Bear for Inchworm Merkins (pushing CMU ahead)!

Station 2:
CMU Big Boys/(CMU Merkins), 30/(60), Twist Lunge/(CMU-icide)
Choices: Kept the reps and the exercise, but flipped over Twist Lunge to reveal the CMU-icide (suicide with CMU carry)

Station 3:
On the Shelf/(One-hand OHP), 30/(20), Pregnant Crab/(Blockee Broad Jump)
Choices: Kept On the Shelf, missed a reprieve by keeping the 30 reps. Nobody liked the Pregnant Crab idea… Until we found out what was on the other side.

Station 4:
Burpee Hop-Over/(8-Count Blocky Builder), 25/(10), CMU-icide/(Bunny Hop)
This one was the spirit-breaker. After the Blockee Broad Jumps, nobody wanted to touch the Burpees. But we ended up with the 8-Count Blocky Builders instead! 25 showing… Nobody brave enough to make the deal that would have cut the reps to 10. Let’s knock ’em out! Everyone happy to run the CMU-icide, so Bunny Hops remained hidden.

One lap completed! Time for another lap, this time with the excercise/rep combos that were NOT chosen last time:

Station 1:
Squat Thrust revealed. Only 30 since we did 45 last round… Snitch gets apologies from the PAX. Interminable Crawl Bear dragging the CMU.

Station 2:
Merkins on the CMU – 60 of ’em! That’s a lot… If you need a breather, take a mosey down the parking lot and back.

Had to call time halfway through Station 2… Back to the pile with the CMUs

MARY:
Flutter kicks x30 IC.
Cash out with LBCs OYO until time.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
11 strong this morning. Welcome to Frat Boy from F3 Fort Mill!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Isaiah 1:18
“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord:

though your sins are like scarlet,

they shall be as white as snow;

though they are red like crimson,

they shall become like wool.”

Most of the deals I offered today kinda sucked. Some just worse than others. And you didn’t know what you were going to get. God lays it all out there. Here’s His deal: Trade your sins for His righteousness through Christ!

MOLESKIN:
Pray for Helga’s family as he heads off to “play army” for a month!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Brolympics coming in November!

Bloom ‘n’ Idiot

THE SCENE: Mid 60’s. Mix of clouds and sun reflected off the moon.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x25 IC
TN Rocking Chair x10 IC
Hindurkins x10 IC
Monkey Humpers x10 IC
Asphalt Kissers x10 IC
LBAC x15 each way IC

THA-THANG:
Mosey over to the playground
Max strict pullups. When chin can’t get over the bar, hold bent-arm hang until fatigue and gravity tag team you to the ground.
Run a lap around the parking island, head to the corner of the soccer field

Figure 8:
Traverse the field in a figure 8 pattern – 8 legs, 8 corners.
For the traverse legs, alternate between mosey and bear crawl.
At each corner, alternate between 20x 4-ct Monkey Humpers and 20x Merkins

Back to the playground – Repeat max pullups and bent arm hang

Mosey to the concrete bleachers – 10x Triple Step-Ups

Broad Jump/Bunny Hop all the way up the hill, Bear Crawl back down

MARY:
25x Flutter Kicks IC
10x Side Crunches each side IC

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Just two today… Driftwood (Bloom) and Waxjob (Idiot)
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Short word today… Isaiah 6:8 – And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for cus?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” Listen for his call. Volunteer!
MOLESKIN:
The lactic acid burn of Monkey Humpers is really something else… Especially after the squat thrusters of the IPC yesterday.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: