F3 Knoxville

BIG 3 BEATDOWN FRIDAY

THE SCENE: 60s and misty

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER – Complete + COVID

WARM-O-RAMA:
Cherry Pickers x7 (IC), Windmills x7 (IC), Tempo Squats x7 (IC), Tempo Merkins x7(IC)
THA-THANG:
Divide PAX  (24) into 3 teams.  Mosey to bottom of Mt. Juconte.  Three stations separated by a comfortable distance.  Each team starts at a different station.  Teams rotate stations (1-2-3) every time station 1 is completed.  Stations:

  • Station 1 (cardio) – Mosey up Juconte, 3 Burpees at every tree (21 Burpees total). When complete, mosey to Station 2 and bump that team to Station 3.
  • Station 2 (core) – At one cone perform 100 LBCs, Frog Jump to next cone and perform 100 Flutters. Repeat until Station 1 team is done. When “bumped” by Station 1 team, mosey to Station 3 and bump that team to Station 1.
  • Station 3 (strength) – 6 trees in the median.  Teams work their way up one side performing 10 merkins at every tree, then back down the other side performing 10 squats at every tree. Repeat until bumped to Station 1.

Each team got to do each Station twice.  Mosey back to shovel flag parking lot.

JELLY ARMS/JELLY LEGS – (ARMS) PAX hold six inches for time, then perform reps of merkins as called by the Q (three rounds), PAX hold an Al Gore for time, then perform reps of squats as called by the Q (three rounds).

MARY:  Freddy Mercury (assist from Erector – thanks, dude!), Flutter Kicks

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
24 HIM

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Words are powerful.  God says so.  Throughout the Bible we see a constant theme where gossiping, talking too much, and careless mouths are warned against.  This is something that I struggle with.  It is very easy to get sucked into gossip, especially if it’s true.  But does truth matter when we are using our words to tear someone down? Let’s look at Scripture:

Proverbs 18:21 “The tongue has the power of life and death”

Ephesians 4:29 “Let no unwholesome talk come our of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their deeds, that it may benefit those who listen”

Exodus 23:1 “Do not spread false reports”

James 1:26 “Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves”

Proverbs 10:19 “Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues”

Proverbs 11:9 “With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors”

Proverbs 16:28 “A perverse person stirs up conflict”

Psalm 141:3 “Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips”

As you can see, the Lord treats our words and the intent behind them very seriously, even if what we are saying is true.  I would encourage each of you to consider your words wisely, use them to build others up (even if we “feel” they deserve to be torn down).  There is a lot of wisdom in keeping our mouths shut, living a quiet existence and letting our actions speak for us.  There have been so many times in my 39 years I’ve wished I could take something I said back.  Be mindful of what you speak and learn to tame the tongue.

ISI……….

MOLESKIN:
Prayers for Kick-Flip and his family.  We are with you, brother.  Psalm 34:18 “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.”

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Sign-up for meal train for Farragut mother and son.

Leg Day in the Dry

THE SCENE: Pouring rain when I woke up, but it cleared off before the beat down.  Mid 50’s and wet
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Motivator from 8
Cherry pickers 5
Weighted arm circles forward/backward
Weighted candy corns 10
Tempo Merkins 10
Temps Squats 10
Burpees 5

THA-THANG:

Mosey to the church, where we can work under cover in case of rain
Find your own column, this is your workspace for the day
20 lunges hold a 30 second wall squat
reduce by 1 lunge each time, and maintain 30 seconds on the wall until we reduce all the way to 0
Take a short lap to loosen up the legs
Attempt Balls to the Wall Merkins
5 merkins feet on ground
5 merkins feet on wall
5 merkins with feet at 45 degrees
5 merkins near vertical with feet as high as possible, just hold plank if no merkins
5 each side, merkins with one hand on the column

MARY:

20 BBS
20 LBC’s
20 Hello Dollies
20 Pickle Pounders
20 4 count flutters in cadence

We did this under cover where we worked out before heading back to the AO
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

God Sized Risks
Matthew 14:22-33
Peter took a risk, and when he fell, he reached for Jesus.

We should all take some faith based risks like Peter did when he walked on water.  When he lost faith, he started to sink and Jesus reached out to him.  We should follow Peter’s lead and be willing to go out on faith, to take that first step.  If we are following Jesus, and we trust him when he says “come”, then he will be there to catch us when we fall.

MOLESKIN:
Pray for Willow (Cheat Sheet’s daughter)
Pray for Baby Boomer’s daughter as she has surgery today
Pray for Hooptie’s friend who lost his battle to cancer
Pray for Shawn, Commission’s friend who is celebrating one year of sobriety
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
We need HIM’s to step up and fill the Q calendar.
Coffeeteria will be Friday at Dunkin after Anchorman beats us down.

IMPROMPTU BEAT DOWN

THE SCENE: 50s and no Q in sight.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Completed
WARM-O-RAMA:

LBACF, LBACB, OHC (ALL IC, x25), Tempo Merkins x20, Cherry Pickers x7,  Tempo Squats x20, High Knees with a Burpee x3
THA-THANG:
Separate into two groups of 9 and mosey to assigned parking lot for 4 corners (1 Exercise, 40-30-20-10). Once corners are complete, switch parking lots and do another 4 corners of different exercise.  We did Merkins/Squats, Hello Dollies/4ct Flutters, Mountain Climbers/SSH.

Stay in assigned parking lots, groups travel across lots as called by the Q.  We did 3 rounds of Bear Crawl down, Lunge Back.

MARY:
Burpees! x10, x8, x6
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
18 Strong
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Commission volunteered to do the BOM.  What is God calling you to do that you keep giving an excuse (a “but”) NOT to do? We see this several times in the Bible and the results that come from not following God’s call.
MOLESKIN:
Fingerfood’s alarm let him down!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Sign up to Q!

The Shamrock Road

THE SCENE: Cool, low 40’s and clear
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER   It’s been so long I got the order wrong on F3, as a result we all did 5 burpees.
WARM-O-RAMA:

The Aforementioned 5 Burpees
Motivators from 5
Cherry Pickers (5)
Baby Arm Circles Forward (10)
Baby Arm Circles Backward (10)
Overhead Claps (10)
Moroccan Night Club  (10)

THA-THANG:

We broke the group of 20 into 5 smaller groups, and spread out to 5 stations that were marked around campus.

Station 1- The Shamrock Road
Perform 1 Burpee at every Shamrock that is painted on the ground (total 34)

Station 2 – Mosey to the circular wall with a statue
At the wall do 5 rounds of 20 dips followed by 20 Merkins

Station 3 – Mosey to the covered walkway at the Church
Perform 20 lunges followed by a 30 second wall squat
Perform 18 lunges followed by a 30 second wall squat
Perform 16 lunges followed by a 30 second wall squat
Perform 14 lunges followed by a 30 second wall squat
Perform 12 lunges followed by a 30 second wall squat
Mosey to Station 4 near Fox Lonas

Station 4 – “Detention Hill”
Perform 20 calf raises at the top of the hill, run to the bottom and do 20 squats, then ran back up the hill.
Repeat x 5

Station 5 – A/O Home of the Shovel Flag
20 BBS followed by 20 Merkins
20 LBC’s followed by 20 Merkins
20 Hello Dollies followed by 20 Merkins
20 Flutter Kicks followed by 20 Merkins
20 Box Cutters followed by 20 Merkins

Run to station 1 and repeat as time allows.  Every completed each station 1 time and at least began to repeat their “1st” station.

MARY:
Included in station 5 of the workout.  Although Judge led us in seemingly endless pickle pounders until the last PAX returned to the A/O.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Add a tag for Half Sheet, 20 in attendance today.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Abscess spoke about growth of F3, Asulym, Juco, and how it spawned into Shamrock through the leadership of Booster & Judge Judy.  Mermaid spoke briefly about the origin of Shamrock after the Shovel Flag was passed to him.  St. Patrick is a Saint recognized by the Catholic Church.  He was a missionary to Ireland, and as legend has it, he used the Shamrock and it’s three leaves to teach the Irish people about the trinity (Father, Son, Holy Spirit).  F3 also has three branches (Fitness, Fellowship, & Faith).  I like the symbolism of the Shamrock, and it is a reminder to us, as it is found all over the campus.
MOLESKIN:
Cheet Sheet’s Daughter
Mailbox’s coworker Steve and his battle with cancer
Gump & Spotter’s Mom and her battle with cancer
Pool Boy’s parents are both having surgery this week
The world, as we continue to deal with the ripple effects of Covid 19.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
N/A

Being Content

THE SCENE: 47 degrees & beautiful today…no gloom
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Cherry Pickers (IC) 4 CT X 10
  • Side Straddle Hops (IC) X 20
  • Baby Arm Circles Forward X 10 followed by Michael Phelps
  • Baby Arm Circles Backward X 10 followed by Michael Phelps
  • Windmills (IC) 4 CT X 10
  • Hand Release Merkins – OYO X 10
  • Tempo Squats (IC) 4 CT X 10
  • Mosey

THA-THANG:

McWherter Parking Lot (Light Pole to Light Pole)

  • PAX will run to each parking stripe and do various exercises from light pole to light pole
  • Early finishers will plank or Al Gore
  • Exercises included rounds of:
    • diamond push-ups X 50
    • wide merkins X 50
    • plank squats X 50
    • merkins X 50
    • squats X 50
    • Little Baby Crunches X 100
    • Burpees X 25
    • American Hammers X 100
    • Mountain Climbers X 50
    • Donkey Kicks X 25
  • Mosey to Bagwell Center

Bagwell Center – Dips & Step Ups

  • 3 Rounds of 15 Dips and 20 Step Ups/Box Jumps
  • Mosey back to AO

MARY:

  • Flutterkicks (IC X 25)
  • LBCs (IC X 20)
  • Pickle Pounders (IC X 21)

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

10 HIMS at the Bootcamp & 13 HIMS at RUSH led by Edit

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Content – In a state of peaceful happiness

I’m typically not very flexible. I’m a planner and like to be organized. This pandemic has been terrible but a blessing.

Obviously, 70,000 people in the United States have died from the Coronavirus and the numbers will continue to grow.

I can’t travel for work, I’m now a home school teacher so I have learned to be more flexible and patience.

Last night, we tried to order Mexican food for Cinco de Mayo and couldn’t get through to anywhere so we decided to go to Taco Bell. All Taco Bell’s were packed!  We ended up getting our daughter Chick Fil A & my wife and I ordered wings from Wild Wing Café. We rode around listening to music and realized it was the first time the three of us had been in the car together for more than a month!  It was a great night.  We had fun and I felt blessed that we had food on the table.

Our youngest daughter, Alex, was going to Illinois for a week but my wife’s cousin, Mary, called last night that she and one of her sons have the Coronavirus. They’re sick but not feeling too bad. So, Alex isn’t going to Illinois next weekend but we’re hoping sometime in the next couple of months to see her cousins. I was honesly looking forward to a week without homeschooling so I could work a bit. However, that’s not in the cards so I’ll suck it up and just appreciate that I have a healthy daughter and enjoy the time I have with her and pray she will enjoy our time together and eventually get to visit her cousins in Illinois later this year.

Phillippians 4:11-13 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

MOLESKIN: 

It was good to be on Q but no F3 for a couple of months & me travelling so much over the last 6 months definitely made me a little rusty on leading the Warm-O-Rama & BOM.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
MOTHER’S DAY IS THIS SUNDAY – TAKE CARE OF THE MOTHER’S IN YOUR LIVES