F3 Knoxville

Full Circuit Sweat

THE SCENE: 55 and fine
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER Full disclaimer
WARM-O-RAMA:

Baby Arm Circles in cadence

Side Straddle Hop in cadence

Cherry Pickers in cadence

Some of Those, Some of These
THA-THANG:
Pick up CMU and mosey to beginning of route.

Drop coupon at the boats and begin the circuit.

Route: from the marina exit (station 1) mosey up to pavilion then back down and turn left go into the entrance of the marina then past the steps and back around to coupons. Single exercise on each station except CMU station 1 where we do 5 burpees each lap.

Station 1 CMU

  • 5 Burpees (each lap)
  • 25 Curls
  • 15 Overhead Press
  • 15 Skull Crushers

Station 2 at the marina entrance

  • 15 Merkins
  • 15 Wide Merkins
  • 15 Diamond Merkins

Mosey to the Boneyard (pull up bars) do 5 pull ups (every lap)

Mosey up the Matterhorn on the first lap, bear crawl up the Matterhorn second lap, Bernie Sanders third lap

Station 3 at the pavilion

  • 15 Big Boys
  • 20 Crunches
  • 15 Freddy Mercury

Station 4 at the steps

  • 20 Skaters
  • 15 Prayer Squats
  • 20 Lunges

After all 3 laps mosey coupon back to AO

Finished with 2 min plank

 

MARY:
NA
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

  • CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:Through our struggles together we become brothers. Embrace the struggle and the failures in life because they lead to success.
  • MOLESKIN:Prayers

CMU Campus tour

The Scene

28 Degrees 

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

Fitness, Fellowship, Faith, Free, Modify, Not Professional, Own Volition, Social Distance, Phone

Warm-O-Rama

SSH

Merkins

Tempo Squats

Toe Taps

Hairy Rockettes

TN Rocking Chair

Tha-Thang

Mosey to CMU pile and grab 2 for a trip around campus (Modify with 1 if necessary)

 

Suitcase carry CMU’s to first location (Mouth of CMU alley)

2 rounds/12 reps

CMU Swings/Air squats (Booty touching CMU)

 

Suitcase carry CMU’s to the second location by the covered walkway

2 rounds/12 reps

CMU deadlift to sprawl/Iron Mikes (6 e/s)

 

Suitcase carry to next location by the Fathers house (Garage door was open, weird)

2 rounds/12 reps

Thrusters/Merkins on CMU (Try to get chest below the CMU)

 

Brick by Brick in the back parking lot. Each member of the pax will take one CMU at a time to the next parking lot line. After both CMU’s are back together, then run to the starting point and back. (Repeat will we get to the other end of the parking lot) 

We then moved our CMU’s via American Hammers about 30 yards.

Freestyle carry CMU’s back to the CMU pile and mosey back to the AO

Mary

No Time

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

8 and 1 2.0 for the beatdown

COT/BOM

Spoke about the weight of Good Friday and even though we carry burdens throughout our lives (Much like those CMU’s around campus) that Jesus carried the ultimate burden for us so that we could have eternal life. 

MOLESKIN:

I wanted to thank the PAX for bearing with me throughout the beatdown. Was not feeling well. It is interesting to see how the temperament of the Q dictates that of the rest of the PAX during the beatdown. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

For the month of April, we are going to be collecting items at the AOs for Safe Haven, a program of the World United Ministries (www.worldunitedministries.org) led by Laurence Williams in East Knoxville. The ministry is in the trenches trying to steer the really at risk kids in the Austin-East community into good choices and away from gang life.  Safe Haven, a donated house on Magnolia Avenue, is meant to be a place where kids can go and hang out, and also escape violence when needed – it has bunk beds available.  F3 Knoxville will be providing them with the following items:

                                                                     

* individually wrapped snacks

* individual bottles or cans of soda, Gatorade or water

* paper towels, Clorox wipes, trash bags

* toilet paper

* Visa gift cards in small denominations ($10-20) 

* Bath towels and twin bed linens. 

Shamrock – Valley of Despair

THE SCENE: 55F perfect
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Motivators: starting at 7

On your back Side Straddle hop x25 

Twinkle Toes  (IC) 4 CT x 10

Cherry Pickers: 5

THA-THANG:

Line up at one end of parking lot. 

Round 1: Bear Crawl to the 1st line and do 1 merkin, BC to next line 2 merkins, BC to next line 3 merkins all the way to 10

Round 2: Pregnant Crab walk with stone on stomach to the 1st line and do 20 American Hammers single count, using your rock. Repeat at each line all the way to line 10 for a total of 200 reps. 

Mosey to the valley of despair. 

Battle buddy up

Partner A: Dealer’s choice – merkins or big boys ( switch between the 2 when you burn out ) 

Partner B runs to the bottom, 10 squat jumps, run up the other side, 10 monkey humpers, back down for 10 more jump squats, Bernie back up to partner. Switch. 

3 rounds of this for 10-15 minutes. 

Mosey to CMU pile

Stopped along the way to do 7 burpees, then 6, 5 , 4, 3, 2, 1.  28 total. 

25 Curls

50 Bench press

Repeat for 3 rounds. Total of 75 curls and 150 bench press. 

Mosey back to AO flag

Stopped along the way to do 7 burpees, then 6, 5 , 4, 3, 2, 1.  28 total.

MARY:
4 minutes of abs and merkins
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

14 – Anchorman, Betty, Brick, Cheatsheet, Curveball, Dumpster Dive, Interpol, Jenner, Kick-Flip, Mermaid, Osteen, Slappy, Trolley, Vanna

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Compliment. A polite expression of praise or admiration.

 I have never been great at giving or receiving compliments. F3 has given me a lot of practice the past couple of years. There are countless high impact men that show up here and other AOs who are excellent leaders. They see the good in you and me and point it out. 

“Way to kick some ass today, you really pushed it”

“Great Q man” 

“Man that was a killer pace on that run you did yesterday” We are all saying that about Osteen right now and want to know what his secret is. 

“Mermaid, thank you for leading this AO in such a positive and fun atmosphere while at the same time pushing us hard to get better physically, spiritually and as a brotherhood.” 

“Trolley!!!! Thank you for teaching us how to push ourselves way out of our comfort zone”

“Betty, thank you for always having a positive attitude.”

“Jenner, thank you for educating us with real life stories about veterans and walking us through some of their heroic actions” 

“Baby Boomer, thank you for injecting humor in this group and for your creative Qs that are full of painful challenges.” 

“CheatSheet, thank you for my sore upper body and for all the words of encouragement that you preach to us”

“Curveball, thank you for making this awesome location possible for us”

“Kick-Flip, thank you for writing the book on leadership. Your laser focused drive to constantly ask more men to join F3 is impressive”

I could go on and will keep trying to do a better job of handing out compliments. 

I want to challenge us to keep that up. It makes a huge difference, so thank you guys for what you bring to the table / parking lot. 

Also, let’s take the compliments and spread them out beyond F3 to our families, friends and strangers. 

MOLESKIN:

Trolley’s job, my buddy Jordan, my nephew Ian

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Doubt It

THE SCENE:   60 and calm.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  Administered
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Cherry pickers
  • Moroccan nightclub
  • Seal jacks
  • Mosey to the recruitment center

THA THANG:

9 stations set out.  Each station has an exercise and a “PAR” number of reps.  Every 50 seconds, a whistle will sound.  Rotate to the next station and perform as many reps as possible.  Keep track of your score against the PAR.  The timer never stops – the faster you move to the next station and start, the more time you’ll have to get your reps in.  Hustle!

Front 9 exercises were:

CMU Split Squat (Left) PAR:  15
CMU Split Squat (Right) PAR:  15
Farmer Carry Stair Climb (up and down) PAR:  8
Pull-ups PAR:  5
Squat Slam PAR:  10
CMU Swing PAR:  20
Tire Flip PAR:  10
Bench press PAR:  25
CMU Curls PAR:  25

30 second rest then on to the Back 9

Exercises were:

Single-Arm Thruster (Left) PAR:  10
Single-Arm Thruster (Right) PAR:  10
Stack Squat PAR:  20
Chin-ups PAR:  5
Chest Throw (2 space min) PAR:  10
Blockee PAR:  5
Tire Hit PAR:  25
Weighted step up PAR:  20
Overhead Triceps Extension PAR:  25

What was your score?

Quick mosey around the building

Now REPEAT THE WHOLE THING AGAIN (backwards) – beat your score from the first time!

MARY:

No time!

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

7 men

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
When I was 10 years old, I had my mind blown.  It was a Saturday night, and my family was at the historic Fox Theater in St. Louis, MO.  We were there to see one of my childhood idols, David Copperfield.  We sat about 30 rows back in the theater and watched Copperfield perform this illusion… He parades around the stage to dramatic music…two beautiful assistants hold a sheet in front of him…and when the sheet drops, the dude is gone!  A moment later – it couldn’t have been more than 5 seconds – he shows up right behind me, sitting on a Harley Davidson in the middle of the audience.  DUDE!  Mind blown!

It was on April 8th thirty-eight years ago that David Copperfield performed what has been called the greatest illusion of all time.  In front of a live audience on Ellis Island, he made the Statue of Liberty disappear! (Then reappear!)  When I watched that illusion on a recording, despite my awesome personal experience with David Copperfield – and despite the awestruck reactions of the live witnesses on Ellis Island, I remember thinking as a boy, “I doubt it.  I doubt he actually made the Statue Disappear”.

I started thinking about “doubt” on Sunday.  At our breakfast table, I was reading the Easter story to my kids.  Mary and Mary find the tomb empty, and an angel instructs them, “tell the disciples to meet Jesus in Galilee”.  The disciples go and scripture records the encounter between them and Jesus, “When they saw him, they worshiped, but some doubted” (Mathew 28:17).  Doubted?  The disciples, who had spent years with Jesus and seen countless miracles, they doubted?

What does Jesus think about those who doubt him?  Is he offended?  Is he petty?  Does he kick doubters off the team and exclude them from his mission?  We can read about Jesus imploring his followers not to doubt – but when they inevitably do, what then?

Let’s look at an earlier time when Jesus was in Galilee.  In Mathew 11, we read that John the Baptist was in prison.  John sends his disciples to confront Jesus and ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?”  John the Baptist…Jesus’ cousin…the man who baptized Jesus…who heard the voice of God and saw the Spirit descend from heaven and land on Jesus…he had doubts.  You’d think if Jesus was going to be incredulous with anyone for doubting him, it would be John.  But how does Jesus react?  Immediately after being confronted with John’s doubt, he says “I tell you the truth, of all who have ever lived, none is greater than John the Baptist” (Mathew 11:11).  There is no hint of pettiness.  There is no condemnation for skepticism.  Quite the opposite, Jesus expresses his adoration for John after being publicly doubted by him. 

Reverend Henry Drummond said, “Christ never failed to distinguish between doubt and unbelief. Doubt is can’t believe. Unbelief is won’t believe. Doubt is honesty. Unbelief is obstinacy.  Doubt is looking for light. Unbelief is content with darkness.”  Doubt is looking for light…  Healthy doubt can be a catalyst to the growth of your faith.  It has been called “the incentive to truth” and the “twin brother of faith” (hat tips Hosea Ballou and Kahlil Gibran).  It can be a motive to explore your faith and to quarry for truth when you are unsatisfied with superficial answersThe foundations and truths of our faith WILL hold up to my doubts and your doubts.  Healthy doubt can ultimately lead you to a stronger and deeper faith.

Sometimes doubting is not a lack of faith, but an expression of it. Sometimes to doubt is to merely insist that God be taken seriously not frivolously, to insist that our faith is placed in and upheld by something other than seeming conjuring tricks.” – Mark Buchanan (Jinxy?! 😊)

Back to the doubting disciples – what happens to them?  As they are doubting him, Jesus assigns them the Great Commission, “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations…” and promises them, “I am with you always, to the end of the age”.  No condemnation.  You’re still part of the team.  You’re still part of God’s plan.

Thank you, God, for not condemning us because our doubt.  Help us use that doubt as a springboard to explore the depths of your heart.  Increase our faith!

MOLESKIN:

Prayers for Snagg, Biohack, and Colonel.

Good to have Wanderer and Miss Fire out for some heavy PT!

5:30 am is too early for all that mental math!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The two-headed monster

THE SCENE: Warm mid 50s
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

10 SSH (IC), 8 Imperial Squat Walkers (IC), did a quick mosey through circuit 2 with 5 reps of each exercise, but only two body builders.
THA-THANG:
This was a battle-buddy style beatdown from start to finish. Two circuits were in place, one with CMUs, while the other was running + PT. After AO loop was completed, PAX switched and picked up where left off.

Circuit 1: each Pax had 2 CMU, PT was completed with 1 CMU, farmer carry both CMU 10m to next station:

  • Blockees x10
  • Thrusters x20
  • Curls x30
  • CMU swings x15
  • Tricep extensions x20
  • CMU flutter kicks x50

Circuit 2: Run from AO to Apex, complete AO lab with the following PT nested within:

  • 15 Mountain Man Poopers
  • 15 Diamond Merkins
  • 40 1x Iron Mikes
  • 20 Merkins
  • 20 Jump Squats
  • 10 Body Builders

Modified MARY:
We kept up with the BB theme. One PAX completed the following core work while the other participated in a CMU wall sit. We did this for 10 minutes.

  • 15 Box Cutters
  • 20 1x Peter Parker
  • 15 WWII

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Scoutmaster, Drifter, Taco, Smoky, Postpone, Veep, Rep Sleepy, Radioshack, Clothesline, Toad, Avocado, Limbo, Swerve, Webelo (2.0), Hellbender
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
“About thirty years ago there was much talk that geologists ought only to observe and not theorise; and I well remember some one saying that at this rate a man might as well go into a gravel-pit and count the pebbles and describe the colours. How odd it is that anyone should not see that all observation must be for or against some view if it is to be of any service!” — Charles Darwin

I was asked to interpret this quote last Friday. While it’s intended for science, the applicability of this quote has relevance to this time. Every day we make observations, but many times we let them stay as observations. Sometimes this is okay.. but if we extend this quote to our lives today, I think what Darwin is linking is the connection between observation and action. Observations of rocks are useless without taking action into how and why the observations matter. In the same way, F3 nation seeks to inspire HIM who not only can make observations, but transform those observations into actions to make our communities a better place. Let’s not be passive, but instead take a stand for justice and truth in our communities, and inspire others to do the same.

MOLESKIN:

The mumblechatter was high today! Good work everyone.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Drifter moving party next week.