F3 Knoxville

Fake Doras

THE SCENE: Humid, very humid
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Additional disclaimer:  the Q went to a concert last night and is now deaf (and tired)
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x 20 IC; 10 burpees OYO; Tie Fighter baby arm circles F&B IC; high knees and butt kickers across parking lot; karaoke across and back.
THA-THANG:
Mosey up the hill toward Everest Base Camp.  Stop at each stop sign and go up the ladder.  Add one of the following with each stop:  10 BBS; 20 Merkins; 30 squats (4 ct)

From Base Camp, sprint to midway tree for more BBS, Merkins and Squats; back down to base camp

All the way up Everest, continuing on to the top of the space station. At the base of the base station, hold plank while waiting for the 6.

Mosey past the old rock pile (short moment of silence) down the west side of the drive about midway.  Find a battle buddy and do fake Doras.  One partner runs, the other does sets of 10 man makers and then LBCs until the partner returns.  Swap out.  Rinse, repeat x3.

Run back up to top of Everest, over to other side.  Real Doras:  100 merkins and 100 LBCs (4ct) while partner runs to stop sign and back up.

Start back down the ladder with BBS, Merkins and Squats

Realize we’re about out of time and quick mosey back to AO

MARY:
Cat Gut led in a little Boat/Canoe
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Followed up on Cap’n Crunch’s 3rd F message:  Find a Paul, Barnabus and Timothy in your life.  Have to reach out to do it.  I need to do a better job of intentionally mentoring those in my life.
MOLESKIN:
Lift up Timber’s M and family for some surgery this week.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
CSUP – Trucking to the Pound plug.

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:

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”

No B.S. Assessment: Send It!

THE SCENE: 60s, cool, sunrise on the way.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:

Welcome to F3: Fitness-Fellowship-Faith! My name is Steam and I’ll be your Q this morning. I am not a professional and you are here on your own volition, with means you chose to be here this morning, just like the man on your left and right – so let’s make it count! If you need to modify any of the exercises we do this morning feel free to do so – but push yourselves and those around you. Lets keep the mumble-chatter and the morale at a high today!

[ Q introduces FNG Eric ]

WARM-O-RAMA:

Side-Straddle Hop (SSH): 11×4 in cadence

Windmill: 11×4 in cadence

Hillbilly: 11×4 in cadence

Baby-Arm Circles: Forwards 11×4 in cadence & Backwards 11×4 in cadence

3 burpees on your own

THA-THANG:
PAX formed up 2 lines in front of the AO – mosey’d to Asylum playground

  • 1 For 1 (and so on)
    • Get in battle buddy teams
    • 1 box jump on the bench
    • run down to end of playground parking lot
    • do 1 merkin
    • Rinse & Repeat – adding 1 rep each time
      • 2 box jumps & 2 merkins, etc

About halfway through, Q calls for recover at the playground

Does a morale check with PAX – asks some of PAX for a morale status report: All’s well.

PAX forms 2 lines and mosey’s back to car parking lot/AO area

Q leads PAX in F3 cadence call – Q calls something out – PAX repeats

    • “F3!”
    • “Good For You!”
    • “Good For Me”
    • “HUH!”
    • “HA-HA!”
    • “1, 2, 3!”
    • “I love F3!”
    • “4, 5, 6!”
    • “Pickin Up Sticks!”
    • “7 and 8”
    • “F3 is great!”
    • “9 and 10!”
    • “Let’s Do It All Again!”
    • “HUH!”
    • “HA-HA!”

 

  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
    • PAX get’s in new battle buddy teams
    • Bottom of hill by AO: 5 battle buddy sit-ups(BBSs) each
      • BBSs = one battle buddy hold the other’s feet, while they execute sit-ups with fingers interlocked behind their head
    • Top of hill by AO: 5 side straddle hops (SSHs)
    • Rinse & Repeat- adding 5 reps each time until each battle buddy does 25 BBSs at the bottom and 25 SSHs at the top

 

  • Recover at the AO
    • Q leads PAX in 15×4 cherry-pickers in cadence
    • Asks for a 10-count from PAX
    • Q describes what a “No B.S. Assessment” is (See Moleskin at the bottom of this back-blast) and asks various PAX to give one
    • Pusher & Fabio & Umbro give solid No B.S. Assessments
  • Q leads PAX towards the pavilion with picnic tables towards the back of the AO

 

  • The Final Countdown (7 minutes left)
    • PAX gets in new battle buddy teams
    • 1 battle buddy does 5 incline merkins + 1 Man-Maker (8-count merkin) under the pavilion while the other battle buddy runs to a dugout and executes 1 good pull-up/chin-up.
    • Rinse & Repeat – adding only an extra Man-Maker each time
    • Q calls for a 15 count and leads PAX back into the AO

 

  • PAX Circle Up inside AO
    • 15 Side-straddle hops (SSHs)
  • And boom goes the dynamite – that’s it!

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
22 PAX (1 FNG – Eric Alley/Globetrotter)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Talked about an F3 Knoxville HIM, Brandon Rabun/Cupcake, being deployed to Afghanistan this morning, and the Latin phrase “Nil desperandum” = do not despair. If I’m being honest with myself, I don’t always live out of a nil desperandum attitude. And I’m not even being shipped overseas or risking my life day to day.

A verse that came to mind that Cupcake and I have talked about before is Isaiah 6:8 = “And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.”” Now, not all of us are called to serve in the military, or overseas like Cupcake, but where is the Lord asking you to serve dutifully this week in your own life? I wished I lived more like Isaiah 6:8, being all in. As we try to live life as High Impact Men and humble servants of the most high king, I invite and encourage and challenge firstly myself, I need to hear this more than anyone (funny how that works when you’re delivering a BOM sometimes huh?), and all of us to be all in for the God we serve and live out of a place of “Here I am Lord! Send me where you will have me this week. Send me to those hard conversations, send me to be a better husband, brother, father, boyfriend, send me to be your messenger, help remind of the cross so that I may never forget who it is that sends me into the day.” Men, I pray that each one of us puts the full armor of God on this day and this week as we prepare to be sent where he will have us. I pray for eyes to see His beauty, ears to hear His truth, lips to speak His love, and hands and feet to go and serve Him.

Keep the Faith & Fight the Good Fight!

MOLESKIN:
No B.S. Assessment = Asking someone to give a real, non-sugar coated check-in/assessment about how they really are doing where they are physically, emotionally, spiritually, mentally, etc. There is a certain intentionality behind a No B.S. Assessment – to not just go through the motions of checking in with other High Impact Men/people in our spheres of influence, but to really ask for a check-in/assessment without the B.S.

Example: “Hey, how are you? –> “I’m good I guess.”

Example of a No B.S. Assessment: “Hey Mac, I notice you haven’t been around in a while man, give me a no B.S. Assessment.” –> “Wow, thanks for asking. I guess I’ve got a lot going on with the family, kids, you know how it is.”

Sometime’s it’s hard to ask for a No B.S. Assessment and maybe even harder to be asked for one. The purpose of No B.S. Assessment is to go beyond the question or even the formality of the question of “How are you” for example – but to intentionally ask and care for the deeper part of the individual and their heart.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Several open Q’s for this week on the website – let’s encourage each other to step up and lead!