F3 Knoxville

Deck of Chaos

THE SCENE
43 and clear but wet

F3 Welcome & Disclaimer

THE THANG
COP
SSH 4ct x30 IC
Tempo Squats 4ct x15 IC
Tempo Merkins 4ct x15 IC
Imperial Squat Walkers 4xt x15 IC

Line up on curb for the following…
Rocky Balbos x20 IC
BAC Fwd x10 IC
BAC Bkwd x10 IC
Rocky Balbos x20 IC

Line up on the curb.

Deck of Chaos
The deck of cards determines our destiny!
For all suits with a card value of 2-6 = Suicides based on the value of the card.

  • Example: draw a number 4 card (4wo Cone touches): Run to Cone 1, back to Start, run to Cone 2 and back to start. run to Cone 3, back to Start, run to Cone 4, back to start. Done.

For the rest of the deck, perform the number of reps based on the value of the card according to the list below:

  • Face Cards = 15 reps
  • Ace = 21 reps
  • Jokers = run to the top of the hill and back to the curb.

The exercises are as follows:

  • Hearts: Burpees
  • Spades: 4c Squats
  • Clubs: 4ct Flutter Kicks
  • Diamonds: 4ct Merkins

We were just 6 cards shy of finishing the deck, that’s my bad.  Next time will probably stick with single count rather than 4ct on the exercises (except for Flutter Kicks).  That should put the PAX right where we need to be to finish the whole deck

COT
Number off and Name-O-Rama – 30 PAX including 1 FNG – Zillow

BOM
Grit – Grind – Grace

For me, they sum up the mindset a HIM needs to wake with each morning to make sure he takes his DRP and gets better.

  • GRIT – Defined as “courage and resolve; strength of character”, this is the mindset a HIM has to have if he is going to have the impact on the world that he longs for.  Everything starts in the mind.  There will always be 10 reasons to not do what is good and right…GRIT finds that one reason to press forward and makes it happen.
  • GRIND – This is where we do the work to get better.  Where we put GRIT to work.  It’s not enough to think about, we need to get dirty.  It’s not easy, it’s not supposed to be.  The challenge is what fuels growth.  Whether it is physical, mental, relational or spiritual if we are going to get better we MUST put in the work.  The GRIND is where a HIM applies his GRIT to get better and makes his world better for others.
  • GRACE – This final point reminds us that none of us are perfect, that we all need outside help.  No man reaches his full potential alone, no one.  The very life we live is a grace.  No greater display of grace in all of history than Christ on the cross.  The key for a HIMs is to see the GRACE that surrounds him and draw strength from it and then be an agent of grace in the lives of those around him.  GRACE fuels humility, teachability and flexibility, three key attributes of very good leader.  Today we got through by ensuring that the man on our left and right got through.  The Fellowship of Suffering is a extreme grace in our lives that hones us to be the best we can be.  As we both receive and extend grace in every area of life we mature into men of impact.

Every day this week we have an opportunity to exercise GRIT, GRIND and GRACE.  The thing is, no one can force it upon you.  You have to choose it, commit to it and then see it done.  So let’s do this.

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Cap’n Crunch

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

Bump n run on hump day

THE SCENE: 22 degrees and clear
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

jog across the parking lot x 2, High knee skip x2, but kiss x2, monkey humpers x15 IC, Bac forward and reverse x 10 IC, 7’s at baby hill but more like 4’s…Monkey humpers at the bottom and burpess at the top. I wanted to get into the thang so I cut it short but it was a thigh burner as we Bernie sanders up the hill between exercises.
THA-THANG:

Bump n Run

  • number off and split into 3 groups
  • Group 1 started at Hairburner station. with each group, pax partnered up in 3s. one pax is pushing a plate across the parking lot to the other side. once they get to the other side, pax that is on that side pushes the plate back across to the 3rd pax. Whille the plate is being pushed back and forth, one side the pax is doing HR merkins and the other side is doing monkey humpers. Go back and forth like a relay until Group 3 bumps you
  • Group 2 is at the pavalon doing 10 box jumps and 10 bench pull ups, AMRAP until group 1 bumps them to the next station
  • Group 3 or the 3rd station is ABS. 10 LBC on the 4 ct IC and 10 Flutters on the 4ct IC. This is the station that sets the pace or the duration of each station. When they get get done, they run over to relieve the group at the next station, thus bumpin them off and sending them to the next station to bump that group.
  • We got in about 3 rounds

MARY:
Flutter kicks by Hot tub IC

captain thor to 5:20

boat, canoe, catamaran with a sail
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
21 pax
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
F3 is about making us as men better in all facets but we cant do it alone:

Ecclessiastes 4:9-1

Two are better than one, because they had a good reward for their labor. For if they fail, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth, and hath not another to lift him up.

MOLESKIN:
Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Give it away at the Wesley House tonight at 5 pm.

Burpee Dan meets Fat Amy…

THE SCENE: It was a Balmy 16 Degrees.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • SSH X 20
  • Imperial Squat Walkers x 20
  • Little baby arm circles Front x 15 and back x 15
  • Cherry Picker x 10
  • Run 2 laps

THA-THANG:

Burpee Dan’s

  • Burpee Dan, down and back, down and back , 4 lunges /4 burps, 4/3, 4/2, 4/1

Fat Amy
1- 50 Squats

10 Burpees
40 BBS
10 Burpees
Run to the top of the Hill
2 – 10 Burpees
20 Star Jacks
10 Burpees
Run to the top of the hill

3- 10 Burpees
20 Star Jacks
10 Burpees
Run to the top of the Hill
4 – 10 Burpees
40 BBS
10 Burpees
50 Squats

MARY:
Hands of Time

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Bring snacks for Wesley House!

This loop is looking familiar

THE SCENE: Low 40’s and clear
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • 2 laps around the parking lot
  • SSH IC x 20
  • Tempo Squats IC x 10
  • Baby Arm Circles (Forward/Reverse) IC x 12
  • Cherry Pickers IC x 10
  • Merkins IC x 10

THA-THANG:

Moseyed to the oval parking lot for some laps. 4 stops along each loop, each with an assigned exercise. Complete 20 reps of each exercise, then run to the next stop.

Lap 1:

  1. Merkins
  2. Wide Merkins
  3. Narrow Merkins
  4. Carolina Dry Docks

Lap 2:

  1. Squats
  2. Lunges
  3. Jump Squats
  4. Iron Mikes

Lap 3:

  1. Flutter Kicks (4 ct)
  2. American Hammers (4 ct)
  3. Hello Dollies (4 ct)
  4. LBC’s

Rinse and repeat. We managed 9 total laps, so completed each of the exercises 3 times.

MARY:
No time for Mary

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
25 HIMs including 3 FNG’s; welcome to Burgundy, Scrum, and Flo

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

It seems like the last few weeks have been filled with story after story of tragic accidents and loss of life. It’s easy to get caught up in our own lives and worry about the “stresses of tomorrow” – discounting the blessings of today by worrying about what we may face tomorrow. However, we aren’t guaranteed tomorrow. Worrying about tomorrow doesn’t take away those troubles; it simply steals the joy from today.

I’m terrible about taking today for granted and worrying about what tomorrow may bring. It’s usually when I’m confronted with a story about tragic loss of life that makes me momentarily realize how precious today really is. I use the word “momentarily” because it typically lasts for a day or so and then I’m right back to worrying about tomorrow.

Let’s celebrate the blessings of today.