F3 Knoxville

Crawl bear up the ladder

Big Ball
Workout Date: 11 Oct 2019
QIC: Abort

THE SCENE: Low 60s again, just having perfect gloom weather

3-point squats
BAC Forward
OH Claps
BAC Reverse
Grab keys and mosey out of the pavilion, out of the park and across the street to the parking lot of Fountain City United Methodist Church.  Routine is going down Jacob’s ladder.  Start in the lower parking lot, where you always do 5 BBSUs.  Run up the parking lot until you reach the split, and crawl bear up the storm drain to the upper parking lot.  Once you reach the upper lot, you have 10 eight count bodybuilders, then run out to the sidewalk and back down the hill to the lower lot.
The five BBSUs at the bottom remains the same for every iteration, but you decrease your reps of eight counts at the top.  Rounds 10-6 are eight counts, rounds 5-1 switch to diamond merkins at the top (this felt generous).

Everyone finished mostly at the same time, after which I thought we needed some lower body work.  Has been a while since I’d thrown in leg blasters, so we knocked out a round of that.  All exercises done together in cadence with no rest in between:

  • 20 squats
  • 20 lunges
  • 10 jump squats

I forgot how fun it is to run after doing those.  The plan was to reverse the ladder and do 10-6 with diamond merkins and 5-1 with eight counts, but time was a little short and I wanted to hit the escalator.  So we moseyed around to the parking lot adjacent to the duck pond.  I stole Swanson’s idea for the escalator without running from Tuesday.  Exercises as follows:

  • Imperial walkers (left right one)
  • Hello Dolly (4 count)
  • Alternating shoulder taps (left right one)
  • Crab cakes (left right one)
  • Dips on curb
  • Hand release merkins

Start at 1 rep of each, work down the list and return to the top.  Increase reps each time on the way to 10.  I think we finished 8 before time ran out.

Crunches with feet elevated 6″
Flutter kicks
5 Strong: Filter, Duggar, Manilow, Toucan, Abort
Cap’n had sent a text with the following passage from The Daily Stoic: “When the standards have been set, things are tested and weighed.  And the work of philosophy is just this, to examine and uphold the standards, but the work of a truly good person is in using the standards when they know them.” – Epictetus
To me, one of the standards I need to both set and make sure that I am upholding is making my actions and decisions come from a place of love.  That doesn’t mean to always be nice, because as we’ve learned from the Q source you have to be able to tell people the difficult truths in life.  However, sugarcoating a problem or ignoring it also is not upholding the standard.  I need to make sure my actions are always based in love and to leave no doubt that that is the case.

Can drive for Second Harvest and Brolympics on November 9.