F3 Knoxville

Intent matters

THE SCENE: 34 and cool
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Everyone needs a coupon

A Burpee

A Blocky

Some of these some of those

cherry pickers

THA-THANG:
Insert information about the workout.

  • 4 stations with a partner AMRAP one partner does the exercise while the other runs up and back to the next station.
  • first station
    • Curls
    • OHP
    • Murder bunnies
  • Second station
    • lunges
    • Wojo Squats
    • Mountain Climbers
  • Third station
    • Burpee’s
    • man makers
    • Hand release merkins
  • Fouth station
    • Freddie mercury’s
    • V-ups
    • Pickle Pounders

MARY:
Live with Intention in our lives. A friend of mine is struggling with stage 4 cancer and now is paralyzed. He wants to live with intent for the remainder of his life. even if it’s short. Because this life it work laying aside for the glories that Christ. Live with Intent this week.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
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TRIP TO COLOMBIA

THE SCENE: 40s and damp
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER👌
WARM-O-RAMA:

OHC, LBAC(f), LBAC(b), Cherry Pickers, Windmills, Temp Merkins, Mountain Climbers, Tempo Squats, SSH
THA-THANG:
Mosey to small Hill on the East side of the Park:

  • COLOMBIAN NECK-TIE: PAX do varying distance runs and back with increasing colombian neck-ties upon each return to start. Each did about 13 rounds on avg.
  • Mosey to Playground for Aiken Legs: 20 Box Jumps, 20 Lunges, 20 Iron Mikes, 20 Squats
  • Mosey to CMU Parking Lot.  4 Corners: sets of 10,15,20,25 of the following exercises with CMU:
    • Merkin Overs
    • Curls
  • Line up on curb and Battle Buddy Up for DORA: 50 Burpees, 100 Flutters (4ct)

MARY:
No time
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
26 Strong
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Proverbs 1: The beginning of wisdom starts with the fear of the Lord.  Do you fear the Lord, or man?
MOLESKIN:
N/A
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Arsenal Launch.

Pyramid and chance

THE SCENE: 55* and rainy, but not a total downpour in the amphitheater
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Tempo merkins
  • Mountain climbers
  • Shoulder taps
  • Rockettes
  • Forward reverse lunges
  • Squat and reach

THA-THANG:

Reverse pyramid WOD. After each set of 10 of whatever exercise, PAX choose a number, 1-10 for 10 reps of exercise from list (they just choose the number, the exercise is unknown)
  • 50 sit ups
  • 40 merkins
  • 30 box jumps
  • 20 pull ups
  • 10 dips
  • PAX CHOOSE #7 for hand release burpees
  • 40 sit ups
  • 30 merkins
  • 20 box jumps
  • 10 pull ups
  • PAX CHOOSE #1 for burpees
  • 30 sit ups
  • 20 merkins
  • 10 box jumps
  • PAX CHOOSE #4 for hand release release merkins
  • 20 sit ups
  • 10 merkins
  • PAX CHOOSE #3 for Catalina wine mixers
  • 10 sit ups
  • PAX CHOOSE #8 for sit up ups

There was a slowzy lap in there somewhere, but I can’t recall after which set. Read the crowd, and myself, and needed a break.

  1. Burpees
  2. Star jumps
  3. Catalina wine mixers
  4. Hand release release merkins
  5. Pistol squats (each leg)
  6. Supermans
  7. Hurpees
  8. Sit up ups
  9. Canoe pulses 4-ct
  10. Iron Mikes

Had two more PAX choose numbers, and I added the last one, for a five minute EMOM.

  • 5 pistol squats each leg
  • 10 canoe pulses on 4-count
  • 10 iron Mikes

We had two exercises from the list, so went ahead and knocked them out, 10 star jumps and 10 Superman’s

MARY:

  • Flutter kicks
  • Gas pumps

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
8 strong: Huffy, Swanson, Livestrong, Reverb, G6, Postman, Drive Thru, Abort
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
“A life lived without ever tasting the tears that come with desperation is a life that also will never know courage” Courage is the result of a decision made out of desperation, and they’re actually one in the same. Rarely is a decision made to be courageous, it’s usually not even a decision at all. It’s an action performed when there is no decision to make, only desperate action which is the result of dire circumstance.

Those desperate circumstances (and therefore courageous acts) aren’t always someone running into a burning building. Sometimes it’s a father working every minute of overtime available to make sure his kids eat. Courage isn’t always loud, but we need to recognize the acts and how they’re made and what desperation the person was in and the struggles they were facing.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Maryville new AO launch this Saturday at Sandy Springs

Rainbow Connection

THE SCENE: 50 with a steady drizzle.  Perfect weather (to head to the Pav-a-Lon!)
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER You know the drill.
WARM-O-RAMA:

We get the music started early.  It’s time to celebrate Rainbow taking the shovel flag, so celebrate we shall.  Did you know Rainbow was named after his favorite My Little Pony? I did!  First song:  “Rainbow” by Sia from the My Little Pony, the Movie Soundtrack.  Did you know there was an actual My Little Pony Movie? I didn’t!

Let’s get the burpees out of the way, shall we?  Burpee ladder: SSHx 10; 2 burpees; BAC-forward x 10; 4 burpees; BAC-backerds x10; 6 burpees; ISW x 10; 8 burpees; Rockets x 10; 10 burpees.
THA-THANG:
As Robert Plant belts out “Rainbow” from his Digging Deep: Subterranea album (not exactly Now and Zen), we head climb another ladder: Run a lap around the pav-a-Lon building, perform a table row and dip.  Run another lap, completing 10 laps total.  After each successive lap, add a table row and dip up to 10 reps each.  Enjoy Kacey Musgrave singing her song . . .you guessed it, “Rainbow.”

As we finish the ladder, “Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll” by Rainbow starts blaring.  Freshly energized as only heavy metal can do, we mosey at a fast clip to the Narthex.

At the Narthex, we mellow things out.  We’re descending a ladder of Froggy Squats then regular squats, starting at 10 each, down to 1.  It’s Froggy Squats + Rainbow celebration, so that means one song only:  “Rainbow Connection” by Kermit The Frog.

The Pax wets its feet from the Narthex to the Chapel, finding a dry spot on the floor, for a Hurricane Hoedown.  That’s flutter kicks x7 in seated position with hands over head, flutters x7 in reclining “power T” position, and then regular flutters x 7.  We work our way down from the set of 7 to 6, then 5 . . . .to 1, while we enjoy the pop stylings of Rainbow Kitten Surprise performing “American Shoes” followed by “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by the big Hawaiian Ukulele dude Israel Kamakawio’ole.

Seeing that the far pavilion by the baseball fields was ocupado, we stayed put for some 25s of Merkins and BBS overwhelmed by even more Rainbow “Since You Been Gone.”  We mosey back in the rain to the vocal stylings of even more Ronnie James Dio and “Rainbow in the Dark” to the Pav-a-Lon, where we close out 3 minutes of high knee step ups and then 2 minutes of plank with Elvis crooning “Pocketful of Rainbows” (From the G.I. Blues movie, btw).

MARY:
I guess the planks should be here.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
A conspiracy is an agreement between 2 or more people to act in harmony toward a common end.  While we think of that word in a negative context, being the AO Q has shown me it can be positive.  Many HIMs at the Asylum have conspired to act together to make us all better.  I’ve not been a leader so much as just a part of a conspiracy to lead.  Being part of that has humbled me beyond belief.  Rainbow has been part of the conspiracy for many years.  Now, he’ll be the one directing us.  I couldn’t be more excited for our AO than I am right now.  Thanks to all for pushing me to be better every day.
MOLESKIN:
More from the Q Source:  What is required for men to conspire with each other to move themselves and others toward Advantage?  Trust.  How do we gain trust?

1) Candor (i.e. honesty with ourselves and others);

2) Commitment (toward the common goal);

3) Consistency (showing up regularly so that others know they can count on you);

4) Contentment (demonstration of stability of emotion regardless of the situation);

5) Courage (to do what is uncomfortable – to challenge yourself and your brothers).

We have that in spades at the Asylum, men!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Please bring napkins, 55 gallon trash bags and copy paper for Hope House.  Also, Saturday at Sandy Springs Park, we have a new Maryville AO kicking off!).

Escalator vs Stairs

THE SCENE: Warmish (relatively) and clear
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER   Check!
WARM-O-RAMA:
Abe Vigoda x 7, Cherry Picker x 8, SSH x 20, Tempo Merkin x 10
THA-THANG:
Mosey back to the new parking lot in front of Sophomore Hill.

Escalator workout with the following exercises:

  • 10xBurpees
  • 20xBBS
  • 30xHand Release Merkins
  • 40xSquats

Start with just the 10 then run one lap, then do 10 and 20 and run a lap, continue until you’ve completed all 4 exercsies and 4 laps. For the laps the PAX had the option to pick their own distance with the shortest of the three options being .1 mile and the longest ~.25 mile. The goal was for each man to pick the lap distance that would keep them even with the rest of the PAX. Erector was so far ahead even using the longest lap that nobody had a chance. Should’ve added a 1 mile lap option.

Mosey over to the coupon pile and grab your coupon. Surprise JAILBREAK! halfway there.

More escalators, but this time with stairs! Perform the following in the same fashion as above.

  • 10xPicture Hangers
  • 20xTricep Extensions
  • 30xCurls
  • 40xRows

Run up to the pull-up bars for max pull-ups in between sets.

Recover back to the shovel flag.

MARY:
Flutterkicks x 50
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
12 men riding the escalators at JUCO
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
March JUCO monthly challenge:

The challenge for March is to set aside a block of 10 minutes every day for prayer/meditation. If you would like to join the challenge, like the post in the JUCO slack page and I’ll add you to the JUCO monthly challenge channel.

MOLESKIN:
Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Launch of the new AO “The Arsenal” is next Saturday at 7am in Maryville