F3 Knoxville

Smile! You’re on Candid Camera!

THE SCENE: Low 70’s, high humidity.  Easy to get the muscles warm.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x 25 (4 ct); Imperial Squat Walkers x 15; mosey around the circuit for a preview of each station

THA-THANG:
Divide into 5 groups, 1 group per station as follows:

Station 1: Baby Cardiac.

Bernie up the hill.  3 burpees.  Back down.  3 burpees. Sprint up the hill.  3 burpees.  Back down.  Wagon wheel to pick up the 6 and finish together.  Mosey to Station 2 and bump that group on.

Station 2:  Brickyard Bearcrawl:  Bearcrawl across parking lot, 1 derkin with feet on curb.  Bearcrawl back, 2 derkins. Bearcrawl across again, 3 derkins.  Etc till you reach 10 derkins.  Then Flutters x 25 (4 ct).  Repeat till you’ve been bumped.

Station 3:  Doras in the opposite parking lot.  Partner up for 50 man makers, and then as many monkey humpers as you can get before you’re bumped.

Station 4:  The cloud for 11s of Box Jumps/ Dips and then BBS/CDD.  Rinse and repeat till bumped.

Station 5:  CMU station.  With 2 CMUs set up, dips to a sitting position and then back up.  At the highest point, touch head with one hand, then another dip.  Next up, touch head with other hand.  Do 20 of these, then 25 curls.  Rinse and repeat till bumped.

I believe everybody got through one circuit at every station.

MARY:
Boat/Canoe for 4 minutes.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
We focused on Lou Gehrig and the type of character demonstrated over a lifetime to feel like you are “the luckiest man on the face of the Earth” in the face of adversity like being diagnosed with ALS in the prime of your life.  It was inspired by listening to an F3 podcast about Crablegs (from the Raleigh area, not our own Crablegs) who has been diagnosed with ALS and is on a tour of the country visiting F3 AOs and MLB ballparks with his family, all while demonstrating the same strength of character we saw with the “Ironman” and his famous speech at Yankee Stadium.  Gehrig gave his famous speech on July 4, 1939.  He died less than 2 years later, June 2, 1941.  If you want to watch his speech some of his speech and the background , there’s a nice segment here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLoq_st_JEo

MOLESKIN:
Thanks to Filter for following us around to get some great photos and his work on updating our website and social media.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

47 Problems…

Warm-o-rama

  • Side Straddle hop X 47
  • Imperial Walkers x 20
  • Little baby arm circles Front x 25 and back x 15, overhead 20
  • Burpees x 5

47 Problems

2 Sets 47 each exercise and take the hill between

  • Merkins
  • Get-ups
  • Curls w/ CMU
  • Squats (sit on CMU)
  • 4-count Mountain Climbers
  • Triceps extensions w CMU

Burpees

  • 4 x and 7x Burpees

Aborama

  • Flutter Kick x 25
  • Box Cutter x 10
  • Peter Parker x 10

Expectations

Expectations can rob you of your Joy.    At some point in life you are going to be let down by the things that the world holds on to so tightly.  A job, a spouse, a child, a parent, money,….you fill in the blank.  We are designed by the creator in such a manner that none of these things will ever fill the need we have for Christ.  If we are looking for Joy and expecting to get fulfillment in life from any of these things we will be let down.   Christ is the only thing that we can rely on to fulfill and sustain us through good times and bad.   It is easy to fall into the trap of setting our hope and expectations on things of this world both big and small.   I pray that we would all have our foundations in Christ and Christ alone and that he would help us to right size our expectations on the things that we hold on to the tightest

Ab Biscuit and Monkey Howler together again

THE SCENE: Clear, full moon and a balmy 70 degrees
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x 20 , Tempo Merkins x 20.  That’s it

THA-THANG:
Mosey to the back brick parking lot for Ab Biscuit, variation on Sea Biscuit

  • BBS x 10
  • Hello Dollys x 20 (4ct)
  • American Hammers x 30
  • Run lap
  • Repeat ab exercises, run 2 laps
  • Repeat ab exercises, run 3 laps
  • Repeat ab exercises, run 4 laps
  • Now back down to one lap
  • LBCs x 50 (4 ct) while waiting for the 6

Mosey to the playground for 25s – Decline Merkins and Flutters (4 ct)

MARY:
Monkey Howlers:  Circle up and get into Monkey Humper pose.  Hold the pose while each of the PAX takes turn doing 10 Monkey Humpers till we make it all the way around the circle.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Yesterday was Father’s Day.  Remember that our children are reflections of who we are as fathers.  Are we a reflection of our Heavenly Father?
MOLESKIN:
Prayers for Cheatsheet’s girlfriend, who lost her father yesterday (on Father’s Day).

Pyramid Scheme

THE SCENE: A nice reprieve from 2 days of rain with plenty of humidity to go around.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Side Straddle Hop x 20
  • 1 Burpee
  • Imperial Squat Walker x 15
  • 2 Burpee
  • Merkin x 10 (4 ct)
  • 3 Burpee
  • Baby Arm Circles x 15, Over head Clap x 10
  • 4 Burpee
  • TN Rocking Chair x 15

THA-THANG:

Mosey to the lower parking lot, See Skunk, Stop abruptly, fast mosey…

Pyramid Scheme.    Partner up with someone of similar speed.  Run in the opposite direction and every time you meet do 25 of the following exercises with the exception of burpees which are x 10

  • lap 1 merkins
  • lap 2 merkins, superman
  • lap 3 merkins, Superman, mtn climbers
  • lap 4 merkins, Superman, mtn climbers, Bobby Hurley
  • lap 5 merkins Superman mtn climbers, Bobby Hurley and burpees
  • lap 6 Superman, mtn climbers , Bobby Hurley’s , burpees
  • lap 7 mtn climbers , Bobby Hurley , burpees
  • lap 8 Bobby Hurley’s , burps
  • lap 9 burps
  • lap 10 victory lap

Mosey to the Cloud.

  • 7’s with Box jumps and Bulgarian squats

Mosey through the start point to the base of baby Everest….sike.  No, we are not going to circle up for mary.

  • Grinders x 3 
    • Sprint up the hill 2 burpees
    • Reverse up the hill 4 burpees
    • Sprint up the hill 6 burpees

MARY: Flutter kicks by 30, BBS x 20

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Be Proactive in life not Reactive.   If you only react to the day you will be subject to the circumstances that come your way.   Working out in the am before the sun comes up ensures you will get it in.   We can proactive in our spiritual lives and relationships as well.   “Play the ball before the ball plays you”

That Skunk Was Ready For Us

THE SCENE: Kinda humid
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x 45. You can’t get anything past Catgut; he knew what was up.

15 Baby Arm Circles + 15 Overhead Claps + 15 Reverse Arm Circles

Windmills

A lap and a half

THA-THANG:
CMUs felt abandoned after Tuesday’s CMU-free workout, so we gave them some love.

45 reps of anything Q could think of, followed by a little run, 2 burpees, and a Bernie back. Lots of sweating.

Mini-mosey to The Cloud, where we did 3 rounds of Box Baby Boxes, 15 reps each. Once again, Catgut knew what it all added up to.

Our unwelcome guest Jack Webb showed up again today.

3 rounds of 45 second wall sits. 15 PAX, 3 rounds…it all just kind of fell into place today. Must’ve been destiny.

We were headed to Cardiac when Eagle Eye Hands spotted our little striped friend waiting to ruin our week. Skunks do not keep us from Cardiac. We took a more scenic route. Up Cardiac just one time, and back to the AO.

MARY:
Who has time for Mary when Jack Webb visits?
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
15 men and one uppity skunk.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
For a man turning a year older, an excerpt from Wendell Berry: “Every day you have less reason not to give yourself away.”
MOLESKIN:
Deep thanks to all the men of F3 for Qing us and for showing up every morning. What a great gift.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Maybe only young guys should take birthday Qs.