F3 Knoxville

eleven PAX doing elevens

THE SCENE: 45* – getting back to nice weather
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Tempo lunge x10 IC
Merkins x10 IC
Windmills x8 IC
Burpees x5 OYO
SSH x20 IC
THA-THANG:

Mosey out of start point to amphitheater.  Assemble in front of stage for some super sets.  Do first three exercises in a row, OYO, with no rest in between.  Plank on stage and wait for everyone to finish.  Then back to the front of the stage for the next three exercises.  As quickly as possibly OYO and plank waiting for everyone to finish.

  • Left leg step ups x11
  • Right leg step ups x11
  • Box jumps x11

Plank and wait for everyone to finish, then straight into:

  • Derkins x11
  • Dips x11
  • Merkins x11

Plank and wait until last man finished.  Back at it and repeat all six exercises in the same fashion.  Recover and 10 count.  No mosey to the next routine, stay at the amphitheater stage for Super 11’s (11 seems to be the number of the day).  Perform 11 BBSU’s, run the stairs to the top, perform 11 pull ups on rails.  Return to the bottom and go from 10 to 1 reps on both exercises.  When finished, plank it up on the stage. Recover and 10 count.

Mosey back past the start point to the front of L&N Stem Academy.  Everyone grab a rock (or two if they want some fun).  Rock exercises as follows:

  • Curls x30 and rest with rock pressed overhead
  • Squats x30 with rock pressed overhead
  • Curls x30 and rest with rock pressed again overhead
  • Arms straight out, rock lifts x30
  • Overhead press x30
  • Curls x30
  • Situps x30 with rock pressed overhead

Mosey back to start point.

MARY:
Had about three minutes left upon arrival, and Q only had one thing left to do.  Boat/Canoe.  After a few iterations of plain holds, 5 on 4 count flutter kicks while in canoe, then 5 on a 4 count OH claps in canoe.  A few more iterations of regular holds.  30 seconds left Q told PAX all we had was 30 seconds, and to hold canoe for that long or until they had to drop.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
11 Strong, including one flying headlock who departed early: Mark (FEH), Swanson, G6, Bareback, Cowbell, The Voice, Rousey, Half Caf, Amazon, Pfeiffer, Abort
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
I’ve kind of had a recurring theme in my word, which is struggling with failure.  Constantly worrying about failing at my job, failing as a friend, failing as a future spouse and father.  Then I read things that say if you’re not failing at something then you’re not trying hard enough or trying new things and that failure is the best way to learn.  So failure is always there, be it good or bad.  However I came across a quote which really struck me, so I decided to share it.  From Francis Chan:

“OUR GREATEST FEAR SHOULD NOT BE OF FAILURE, BUT OF SUCCEEDING IN THINGS IN LIFE THAT DON’T REALLY MATTER.”

Read me like a book

THE SCENE: 35* and NO RAIN
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Imperial walker x10
  • Bat wing
    • BAC forward x20
    • BAC reverse x20
    • OH Claps x20
  • Tempo squat x10
  • 4 count merkin x10
  • SSH

THA THANG:

Ascending curb crawl 1-13. Bear crawl from one curb to the other, do 1 merkin. Bear crawl back to the original side, 2 merkins. Continue up to 13 merkins.
Decision time: 5 exercises at 5 different places, PAX choose rep count of 10, 20, 30, 40, 50. PAX choose the reps before knowing the exercise, and once they’ve used a number they can’t use it again.
  • Star jumps @ Big Ball (50)
  • Sit ups @ stage (40)
  • Burpees @ fountain (10)
  • Curls with rocks @ L&N (30)
  • SSH @ South end of park (20)

PAX read me like a book, burpees only 10 reps. G6 called it before we ever got there too.

20 sprints. Do 20 of exercise, sprint to the other end of the road and continue reps of said exercise until everyone has made it. Call a new exercise and repeat.
  • Diamond merkins
  • Squats
  • Sit ups
  • Wide merkins
  • Plank jacks
  • Burpees (10)

MARY:
Flutter kicks x20
Sit ups x20
Box cutters 10
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
10 Strong (get to keep my beard): G6, Reverb, The Voice, Amazon, Rousey, Passport, Cowbell, Duggar, Swanson, Abort
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
The Einstellung Effect: the negative aspect of having experience.  We all usually think having experience and even success somewhere is a good thing, and it is.  However, this effect describes the type of confirmation bias that arises from having success at something: you might not consider other options which might be even better or more beneficial.  Challenge to myself and other PAX to not only try to get better at things which they struggle with, but also occasionally take a look at things you do well, and consider that you might have another option.  My personal challenge is to try to find a way to love my family and friends in a better way. AYE!!
MOLESKIN:
Continue to pray for Passport and that hopefully he can avoid another back surgery, for G6’s son Rick who still has a fever following his operation, and for Swanson and his wife and family.

Stay Off My Lawn – Big Ball

THE SCENE: Clear and a cool 43 degrees…90% humid
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-UP

  • 45 SSHs
  • shoulders shoulders shoulders- baby arm circles, overhead clamps, seal claps, cherry pickers, morracan night clubs

THA-THANG:

  • Mosey to the Amphitheater
  • 11’s up the stairs with inclined merkins and rows
  • Mosey to Hot Tub Time Machine where we found match game from our childhood
  • Burpees
  • iron mikes
  • hand release merkins
  • squats
  • mtn climbers
  • LBCs

When made a match, we took a lap around the LAWN….during which G6 ran into the LAWN CLOSED sign. Thus, stay off my lawn

Out of time when we got back to AO

MARY:
Insert information about any additional post-THANG work (if applicable).
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Use the TAGS on right-side to record PAX (BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOURSELF) in attendance. Be sure to select the AO in CATEGORY above TAGS and then delete these notes!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
OLD TESTAMENT- punishment, killing, vengeance

NEW TESTAMENT- love and forgiveness
MOLESKIN:
Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

surf and turf ruck

THE SCENE: 52* and rainy, great day to build some character
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Gear inspection and move out, no warm up here.  Gear included: all ruckers with rucks at challenge weight + water, one 60 pound sandbag (Irene), one 80 pound sandbag (Black Betty).  Ruck up and move to Emerald Youth soccer fields.

Quick warm up there:
Tempo squats
BAC forward
Chinooks (or Sudokus)
THA-THANG:

Workout began with pushup and situp test from APFT/Heavy PT test.  Partner up and hold each other’s feet, then fist on the ground for pushups while partner performs 2 minutes max pushups and 2 minutes max situps.  PAX to try to remember and see how they improve after 2 month winter challenge from Charity Challenges.

Next was to dine on some surf and turf, stolen from Brickyard workout A-Rod posted last week.

  • 100 yard bear crawl
  • Take a break with 5 rounds of Amazon complex with 60 pound sandbag
  • 100 yard crab walk (this was funnnn)
  • Another break with 5 more rounds of Amazon complex (burpee over bag, strict curl, clean, squat, press toss to next man)

Ruck up and move back towards start point.

Once back at start point for false finish, take sandbags off shoulders and hold them in front for some extra distance carries.  Basically walking and kicking the sandbag while smoking already toasty shoulders.  Trade out sandbags at even intervals.

No time for Mary, which was nice since it was soaking wet (though we already were too).

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
4 weirdos: Swanson, Pfeiffer, Amazon, Abort

Nightmare after the Super Bowl

THE SCENE: Cool and crisp. Nice morning.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

BAC x10 IC
Little bit of…
Sumo Shoulders x10 IC
Tempo Squats x10 IC
Merks 4ct x10 IC
5 Bodybuilders IC

THA-THANG:
Shoulder Shredder – 100 4ct OH Claps

Approach big hill near AO start. Going uphill: Bear crawl 12 paces, crawl bear 6 paces. Repeat until reaching the top

Mosey down to new lots.

Escalator using 4 corners: Perform exercises at Corner 1, run lap, Corner 1 + Corner 2, run lap, keep building for 4 corners
Corner 1: 10x Bodybuilders, 10x Merkins
Corner 2: 10x Bodybuilders, 10x Sit-up-ups
Corner 3: 10x Bodybuilders, 10x Crab Cakes
Corner 4: 10x Bodybuilders, 10x Angle Grinders

Mosey back to AO

MARY:
Shoulder Shredder again

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Discussed Jim Collins 20 mile march concept. Choose a goal and consistently move toward it instead of balls to the wall on good days and no movement at all on bad days. Apply this to the push-up/sit-up charity challenge and don’t get behind.  https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/whats-your-20-mile-march/ 

MOLESKIN:
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
2nd F lunch Wednesday @ Jamaica Sunrise in Maryville
CSAUP at Bomb Shelter this Saturday