F3 Knoxville

Reverse Suicides (Stage Hand Co-Q)

THE SCENE: Lower 60’s and foggy, ended up sunny and warm by the end
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH, Arm Circles, Michael Phelps, This and That, Stagehand’s new groin stretch, Quad stretches
THA-THANG:
Moseyed around to the front of the conference center by passing the amphitheater and crossing the bridge. At the conference center we had 4 cones set up about 10 yards a part with a total of about 50-60 yards from start point to last cone. We did five rounds of reverse suicides, meaning 1st set we ran to the furthest cone and did an exercise and ran back, then 2nd set we ran to the furthest cone and then the second furthest cone and then ran back. We did this until each cone was hit, each of which had different exercises

  • 1st Round: Cone 1 – Merkins x 10, Cone 2 – Big Boys x 10, Cone 3 – Plank Shoulder Taps x 10 (4 count), Cone 4 – Lunges x 10 (each leg, 20 total)
  • 2nd Round: Cone 1 – American Hammers x 10 (2 count), Cone 2 – Carolina Dry Docks x 10, Cone 3 – Squats x 10, Cone 4 – Burpees x 10
  • 3rd Round: Cone 1 – Overhead Claps x 10 (4 count), Cone 2 – Flutterkicks x 10 (4 count), Cone 3 – Cobra Merkins x 10, Cone 4 – Little Baby Crunches x 10
  • 4th Round: Cone 1 – Edward Scissor Legs x 10 (4 count), Cone 2 – Hand Release Merkins x 10, Cone 3 – Freddie Mercury x 10 (4 count), Cone 4 – Walkout Merkins x 10
  • 5th Round: Asked each of the guys what their favorite exercise was and assigned each to a cone, we came up with: Cone 1 – Oblique Crunches x 10 (each side, 20 total), Cone 2 – Merkins x 10, Cone 3 – Broad Jumps x 10, Cone 4 – Squats x 10

Finished this quicker than expected, so we moseyed over to the amphitheater to do 11’s for the remainder of the time. Body Builders at the bottom, Pull Ups/Inverted Rows at the top

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Talked about how recently I’ve been reading a bit about the importance of how we use our time, but have been hearing about opposite ends of the spectrum. On one hand we have so much grabbing our attention and demanding our time that we need to relearn how to not be preoccupied, or even how to be content with boredom. While on the other hand, our time is valuable, it was bought with the blood of Christ and our days are numbered, there’s nothing we can do to earn or win back more time. So I encouraged us to be thinking through where in our lives should we dial back our usage of time and be more present to whats in front of us, rather than needing to constantly be working or distracted, and also where in our lives should we rethink how to make more of the time we give to things, acknowledging that our time is valuable

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
F3 Morristown official launch is two weeks from today I believe

Team Hoyt Mentality

THE SCENE: 45*, clear, and perfect
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER Did that
WARM-O-RAMA:

Squat and reach
4-count merkins
Windmills
SSH
8-count bodybuilders
THA-THANG:
Quick mosey over to the long, straight sidewalk adjacent to the convention center. Six cones are set up down the length of the sidewalk, spaced 15-20 yards apart.  Each cone has an exercise and rep count, simply run between cones knocking out the exercises.  After completing the last exercise, lunge walk to first cone (fifth from start) and sprint the remainder.  First man back instructed to pick an exercise and knock it out until everyone returns.

  • Cone 1 – 10 burpees
  • Cone 2 – 15 tuck jumps
  • Cone 3 – 20 CDD
  • Cone 4 – 25 merkins
  • Cone 5 – 30 squats
  • Cone 6 – 35 leg lifts

Rinse and repeat, only this time grab a battle buddy.  You both still do all the reps, but you’re not alone.  Quick 10 count and mosey over to the base of the Big Ball stairs. Routine as follows:

  • 10 sit up ups at the bottom
  • Crawl bear up the stairs to the first big landing
  • 10 supermans
  • Wall sit until everyone completes

Assemble in front of the Big Ball, grab a different battle buddy from before.  One man knocks out pull ups on the Big Ball while their buddy does 25 squats.  Flapjack until both have done one round of each exercise.  Reassemble in front on the stairs, repeating the previous routine with another battle buddy.  Again, both doing all the reps, just not alone:

  • 10 sit up ups at the bottom
  • Crawl bear up the stairs to the first big landing
  • 10 supermans
  • Wall sit until everyone completes

Back to the Big Ball, doing pull ups until your partner relieves you.  Squats were substituted for Army quality 4-count merkins before relieving your partner.

Quick ring of fire with merkins, going around doing 1 rep, then 2, etc up to 5 reps.  Recover and mosey back to SP

MARY:
45* situps on each side
Freddy Mercury
BOAT/CANOEEEE!!!
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
12 Strong: Butterfly, G6, Hoops (FNG), Half Caff, Postman, 8 Seconds, Dovetail, Steam, Jenner, Backdraft, Swanson, Abort (QiC)
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Use the Hoyt mentality.  Rick Hoyt was born with cerebral palsy, and despite doctors telling his parents he would be nothing but a vegetable his whole life, his family didn’t give up on him.  They continued working with him with a computer he gained the ability to communicate and eventually went on to graduate college.  Team Hoyt began in 1977 when Rick Hoyt asked his father if they could run in a race together to benefit a lacrosse player at his school who had become paralyzed.  He wanted to prove that life went on no matter your disability.  Dick Hoyt was 36 years old and not a runner.  After their first race, Rick said, “Dad when I’m running, it feels like I’m not handicapped.” This team has completed 257 triathlons, 6 of which are Ironman, 7 Half Ironman, and 72 marathons with over 30 being the Boston marathon.

We were in multiple two man teams this morning, and in that case you are either the fast man or the slow man.  Dick Hoyt would have never began his journey without his slow man.  They have went on to inspire countless people (YHC included) because the push from the slow man.  NEVER DOUBT YOUR IMPACT regardless of how you perceive your abilities.  Also, if you happen to be the fast man, you better be sure you’re bringing someone along.  Dick Hoyt carried his son between events, towed him while swimming, pushed him on the bike and in the wheelchair.  Without his son, he was just another competitor.  With him, a legend.

Team 1 vs. Team Kill

THE SCENE: Dry, around 25 degrees, sunny by the end of the workout
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x 25, Baby Arm Circles x 10 forwards and 10 backwards, Shoulder Taps x 10, Tempo Squats x 10, Cherry Pickers x 5
THA-THANG:
We split into two teams of three, Team 1 and Team Kill. Each of the following exercises was a team competition and the winner of each workout got to choose an exercise for us all to do afterwards

  • Sunsphere: Best two out of three; Everyone on each team would do an exercise at the bottom of the stairs while one person from each team ran to the top of the stairs, did 10 reps of an exercise and ran back down. then the next person on the team would go, first team to finish won. First round was holding a plank at the bottom with 10 merkins up top, second round was holding an Al Gore at the bottom with 10 Cobras up top. Team Kill won the first two rounds and chose to do 10 pull ups
  • Under the Bridge below Clinch: Everyone held a wall sit while one person from each team bearcrawled across to the opposite wall and backwards bear crawled back, then the next person went. Team 1 won and chose to have everyone do shoulder taps in a plank while one person at a time ran around the wall
  • Amphitheater: Best two out of three; Everyone on each team would do an exercise at the bottom of the stairs while one person from each team ran to the top of the stairs, did 10 pull ups/inverted rows and ran back down. then the next person on the team would go, first team to finish won. First round was dips at the bottom with 10 pull ups up top, second round was incline merkins at the bottom with 10 pull ups up top, third round was box jumps at the bottom with 10 pull ups up top. Team 1 won and chose to do a ring of fire of boat canoes
  • Bridge over Cumberland: Everyone held a plank at one end of the bridge while one at a time one person from  each team bear crawled across and held a plank on the opposite end. once the entire team was across, the whole team would bear crawl back together. First team back won. Team 1 won and chose 25 Big Boy Situps
  • Rock Pile by Neyland Dr: Each team shared a rock and tried to get the most reps of an exercise in a minute. Best two out of three. Round one was curls, two was overhead presses, three was a combination of both. Team 1 won and chose 15 partner shoulder presses
  • Then we moseyed back to the AO

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
A couple days ago one of my students mentioned learning about cascading failure, meaning one unchecked problem leads to another, which leads to another, and so on. He said he feels like he sees that happen in his own life. My initial response was to point out that that doesn’t necessarily apply to us, since we aren’t machines and not all aspects of our lives are related to one another. But then I realized that I’m currently allowing myself to experience cascading failure. I’ve been having some serious pain in my stomach, which led to me not working out for a month, which led to me not getting up early, which led to me not going to bed early, which led to me wasting time on things like TV at night instead of reading and getting good rest, which has also led to me eating less healthy, which all of this has led to me being more irritable towards others and to spending less time in the Word. Taking time off from exercise to recover is fine, but it doesn’t mean I have to give up getting up early and eating well and getting good rest. So I encouraged the guys not to allow what Paul calls “a thorn in our sides” to become a cascading failure

Big Ball Burnouts

THE SCENE: Warm, cloudy, a bit windy, 62 degrees
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x 15, Baby Arm Circles x 15 forward and backward, Tempo Squats x 10, Cherry Pickers x 5, Imperial Walkers x 10
THA-THANG:
At each location we did 4 rounds of one different exercise for 1 minute each followed by another exercise. I.E. 1 minute of burpees followed by a run up the stairs

  • Sunsphere: Burpees, Merkins, Cobras, Carolina Dry Docks; each followed by a run up and down the stairs
  • Bridge over Cumberland: Squat Jumps, Smurf Jacks, Sumo Squats, Side Lunges; each followed by bear crawls across the bridge and a walk back to the starting point
  • Amphitheater: BBS, Flutterkicks, American Hammers, Jane Fondaes; each followed by crabwalks across the stage and a walk back to the starting point
  • Then we rinsed and repeated all the above, except we did it at the sunsphere and fountains and did 30 seconds of each exercise instead of 1 minute

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Shared a bit about the Sabbath as a spiritual discipline. Typically when I think of the Sabbath I think of how Jesus said that man was not made for the Sabbath, but that the Sabbath was made for man. I think we did to use this as a reason to not engage with the topic of Sabbath rest, saying that Jesus said we didn’t have to do it, which is true that He didn’t command it, but I think Jesus said this not to discredit the Sabbath but to point out its purpose. It was made specifically for man, meaning it is worth while and beneficial to us. The Sabbath is not only one of the Ten Commandments but is also the most elaborately described of the Ten Commandments. I also encouraged us to prioritize our rest and not to wait until we felt burnt out to stop, since waiting until the point of failure to stop and rest typically leads to unfruitful rest
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
None

Post Christmas Calorie Burn

THE SCENE: Cold but clear
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH, Overhead claps, Manly Arm rotations, Shoulder taps
THA-THANG:

Mosey to Sunsphere for a game of luck of the draw: either 10, 20, 30, 40, or 50 reps depending on what was drawn.

  • Exercises:
    • Merkins
    • Squats
    • Flutter kicks
    • LBC
    • SSH
    • Burpee
    • Lunge
    • Am. Hammer
    • Calf Raises
    • Jane Fonda
  • Mosey to Amplitheater:
    • 100 reps total of
      • Merkins/Squats
      • Lunge/Dips
      • LBC/Step ups
  • Mosey back to fountains and divide into 2 teams.  Each team did Boat/Canoes while one team member ran with coupon down the street and back, tagged the next man, until everyone had carried the coupon.
  • Circled up with coupons for a ring of fire.
    • Held “Al Gore” while coupon was passed doing 5 overhead presses each x 2 rounds.

MARY:

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
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CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
“Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways.” Proverbs 28:6
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