F3 Knoxville

not going to ruin your day

THE SCENE: 78* and about 114% humidity, perfect recipe to smoke some goo
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Squat and reach x10
Shoulder taps x15
Tempo lunge x10
3 point merkins x10
THA-THANG:
Short mosey out of start point and over to base of Big Ball.  Routine all start with 1 rep of exercises, and increase each round by 1 rep until Q calls time.  This sucked…

  • 1 pull up on Big Bal
  • Crawl bear the steps to the big landing
  • 1 Burpee
  • Lunge flat ground to cone (roughly 15-20 yards)
  • 1 Hand release merkin
  • Sprint to stairs and return to Big Ball

Lather rinse repeat increasing reps of pull ups, burpees, and hand release merkins.  I think our Jack Rabbits got to 7 or 8.

Short mosey to pedestrian bridge over the pond.  Lt. Dan’s across the bridge to even out our legs a little bit: Four lunge steps, four air squats all the way across and Al Gore waiting for the six.

Another short mosey into the amphitheater and everyone on their six for quick ab work:

  • Flutter kicks x15
  • American hammers x15
  • 3 minutes of plank, alternating between high and low plank at 30 second intervals (its fun to pour sweat while not moving)

Quick set of Sevens on the amphitheater steps, starting with six sit up ups at the bottom and one jump squat at the top, running through the routine.

Short mosey back to start point.

MARY:
No time for Mary today
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
10 Strong: Butterfly, Swanson, The Voice, Ariel, G6, Orkin, Carrot, Steam, Reverb, Abort
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
I woke up this morning and hadn’t set any of my stuff out (risk waking my M up), didn’t lock one of my house doors, and realized I left a load of laundry in the washer last night (which until now I’d never done in my life).  Two years ago, I would have absolutely let this ruin my day.  I could have talked all day about how bad a morning I had, then let it dictate the rest of my day until I had a horrible day.  Because of the discipline and lessons learned from F3, I really couldn’t help but laugh at myself and just know that I can fix all of those things in two or three minutes.  AND, it will make me stop letting routine things be so routine and I will pay more attention.  The point is, don’t let the little things ruin your day or week or even more.  Don’t let a bad 5 minutes turn into a bad day.

Lots of prayer requests this morning: Butterfly and his job search and his friends who had someone crash into their house, Carrot’s father diagnosed with cancer, Reverb’s brother (and ours) Church Mouse struggling with mental health issues, The Voice’s mother with her sight and continued health issues.  Lets lift our guys up!! Aye!!

Short Notice

THE SCENE: 44 and clear
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Baby arm circles 12 forward/back on 4 count

A little of this/that.   Michael Phelps

Cherry pickers x 5

SSH x 25 on 4 count

Tempo squats x 10

Tempo merkins x 10

THA-THANG:

  •  Mosey to the playground for some CMU work.  25 curls, overhead presses, BBS, Tricep extensions, bench press, rows.
  • Mosey towards the Big Ball.  3 laps around the pond with 4 stations of exercises.  5 burpees under the bridge, 10 big ball pull ups, 15 merkins on the bridge, 20 squats under the amphitheater.
  • Mosey to Candy Factory for Dora’s:  50 BBS, 100 merkins, 150  flutter kicks (4ct), 200 squats.  While partner performs exercises, the other Pax is running up the hill towards the art museum ( Bernie Sanders  the first half and sprint the second)
  • Mosey back to AO for Aiken Legs:  20 squats, 20 box jumps, 20 lunges (10 each leg), 20 split jacks (10 each leg).

MARY:
Edward Scissor leg x 20 (4 ct)

Flutter kicks x 15 (4 ct)

Side to Side pickle pounders x 15 (4 ct)

 

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
3 HIMs

Fishers of Men

THE SCENE:   37 degrees, clear.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

F:  Flutter Kicks x20 (4ct)

I:  Imperial Walkers x 15 (4ct)

S:  SSH x 25

H:  Hand release merkins x 15

THA-THANG:

  • Aiken Legs:  20 squats, 20 box jumps, 20 lunges (10 each leg).  20 split jacks (10 each leg).
  • Mosey to Big Ball and pick up your fishing equipment.  Pole (10 pull-ups), tackle box (15 hand release merkins), boat (boat/canoes)
  • Mosey towards convention center parking lot along Third Creek.  Catch me if you can.  Partner up.   Fist Pax Bernie Sanders across the lot while second Pax does 3 burpees then sprints to catch Pax 1.  Then switch.  Rinse and repeat.
  • Mosey to Volunteer Landing to catch some “BASS”.  B: 50 body builders,  A: 100 4ct American Hammers.  S: 100 sit-ups.  S:  100 squats.  One Pax runs performing 10 merkins at end point before returning while partner performs exercise.  Repetitions are cumulative.
  • Mosey back to AO.  Any time you encounter water, Pax yell Go Fish and its time to catch more “BASS”. 5 body builders, 5 4 ct American Hammers, 5 Sit-ups,  5 squats.  We ended up doing 4 rounds.

MARY:
No time.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
6 strong with one FNG, Matt Durant “Catheter”
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Luke 5:1-11
“On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking. They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.”
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MOLESKIN:
Prayers for Soot who is being deployed to Kuwait soon.

Iron Sharpens Iron

THE SCENE: damp but just about perfect temp!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER – certainly not a professional

WARM-O-RAMA:
– 20 Big Boy Sit-ups – oyo
– 20 tempo squats – ic
– 10 tempo Merkins – ic
– 30 Side straddle hops – 4-count ic
THA-THANG:
mosey to base of the big ball

4 circuits with one lap around the pond between each circuit. Everything completed with a Battle Buddy.

Circuit 1
– 50 squats
– 40 Merkins
– 30 shoulder taps (Left, Right = 1)
– 20 dips
– 10 squats with knee lift to elbow (Left, Right = 1)

Circuit 2
– 50 burpees
– 40 reverse lunge with twist (20 each side)
– 30 Cross Body Mountain Climbers (Left, Right = 1)
– 20 high knees
– 10 inchworm Merkins

Circuit 3
– 50 jump squats
– 40 Ranger Merkins
– 30 bicycle crunches (Left, Right = 1)
– 20 superman flies
– 10 donkey kicks (Left, Right = 1)

Circuit 4
– 50 alternating scissor jumps
– 40 wide squats with heel raise
– 30 Plank knees to elbows (Left, Right = 1)
– 20 single leg deadlift (touch the ground/10 each side)
– 10 clams

MARY:
no time for miss mary
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

the 2 reasons that i continue to return to F3 are the ideas of 1)no man is left behind, yet no man is left where they were found, and 2)Iron Sharpens Iron. I have never felt “put down” for how out of shape I was/am at F3, only encouraged to keep going and to get better. We do a good job of sharpening each other physically, my challenge is to shift that in to our every day life. We did every exercise with a battle buddy this morning, we need battle buddies in our relationships, our workplace, in ever day decisions. We so often isolate ourselves; lets break out of that isolation in 2019!

Kraken of the Fountain

THE SCENE: Mid-low 40’s, overcast.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Tempo squats x 10 IC
1 burpee
Squats x 10 4-count IC
2 burpee
Squat touch jumps x 10
3 burpee
Tempo merkins
4 burpee
Merkins x 10 4-count IC
5 burpee
Clap merkins x 10
6 burpee
THA-THANG:
Kraken of the fountain
2 different sets of exercises to alternate each round:
First round
1. Merkins 2. Squat touch jumps 3. Mt climbers 4. Burpee 5. Lunge 6. V-up 7. Diamond merkin 8. Split squat
Second round
1. Dry dock 2. Squat 3. Ww2 sit-up 4. Derkin 5. Deadlift touch 6. BBS 7. Door frame pulls 8. Plank jack
Most of us got 3-4 laps around.
Sprints across the field x 7 with 20 LBCs at the end of each.
MARY:
Side v-ups 15 each side
Hello angel x 15 4-count IC
Repeat x 2
40 seconds of LBC
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
10 men woke and slayed the kraken of the fountain. Welcome to Huey from Rwanda!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go – T.S. Eliot

This is my mantra for 2019. I want to push myself way past my comfort level and break that voice in my brain that tells me to stop. This is mostly about physical endurance for me but if I can break through that wall in my brain I see it bleeding over into work and relationships. At work I want to push myself to be the most productive I can be in my time there. With my wife I want to push my vulnerability to her past my comfort level to the point we are one person in mind.
MOLESKIN:
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