F3 Knoxville

The Pav-Maker (Patent Pending) + Some Other Character Building Stuff

[ The Scene ]

    • 70s
    • About as humid and muggy as it can get

[ Welcome/Disclaimer ]

    • Welcome to F3: Fitness – Fellowship – Faith
    • My name is Steam and I’m honored to be in your company and be your Q this morning
    • FNGs?
    • Couple of things before we begin:
      • (1) Contrary to popular belief I am not a professional
      • (2) You’re here on your own volition
      • (3) If you need to modify anything we do this morning – feel free to do so as you need but push yourself and those around you.
      • No man left behind – no man left the same
      • COVID measures are still in place so as much as you can let’s try and keep 6ft if possible.

[ Warm o Rama ]

    • SSH: 25 x 4 IC
    • Half-Burpee: 20 x 4 IC
    • Rockette: 15 x 4 IC
    • Shoulder-Tap: 10 x 4 IC
    • Cherry-Picker: 5 x 4 IC

[ The Thang ]

(Mosey to Pavilion by Flag)

(1) – 4 Corners Dora

  • Battle-Buddy up
  • Here at the Pav: Pav-Makers(Patent Pending)
    • Incline Merkin + Box Jump + Dip (8 count?)
  • AO Parking Lot:
    • Corner 1 (closest): 25 SSHs (1 count)
    • Corner 2 (top R): 25 squats (1 count)
    • Corner 3 (top L – farthest): 25 American Hammers (1 count)
    • Corner 4 (bottom L): 25 Rocky Balboas on curb (1 count)
    • (Counter-clockwise)
    • Each BB will complete all 4 corners – 1 at a time – recovering the BB doing Pav-Makers down here in between
  • When each you both have complete all 4 corners – regroup here and wall-sit it up
  • 3-8 count Pav-Makers

(10 count)

(Mosey to lightpost path by AO car lot Via through playground)

(2) – 10s

  • Every lightpost up to the top:
    • Alternating merkins and Imperial Walkers
    • All on a 1-count
  • Separate into 2 waves for space
    • Wave 1 – you’re with me going up first — when we reach the top we’re going to knock out 50 SSHs on a 1 count together
    • Wave 2 – (appoint TL) 50 SSHs on a 1 count together on the front end to let us get some ground in
  • Execute.

(10 count)

  • SSH: 100 x 4 (Shoutout to Charmin)

(Mosey to AO for Mary)

[ Mary ]

(1) – 4 COREners (Ha-ha….)

  • C1 — 20 Lower LBCs (1 count)
  • C2 — 20 V-Ups (1 count)
  • C3 — 20 Cockroaches (1 count)
  • C4 — 20 Freddie Mercury’s

(Toe the line on the curb when done)

[ Post-Thang ]

(1) Lateral moves across AO parking lot to loosen up post-thang

    • Karaoke
    • Walking Rockettes
    • Imperial Walkers
    • Top downs

(2) – Cash-Out with ATMs

  • 15 shoulder taps (4 count)
  • 10 slow merkins (4 count)
  • 10 merkins (1 count)

(3) Dynamic Stretching

    • Lower back
    • Neck/shoulders/Triceps
    • Lower Body

[ COT ]

    • # off = 13
    • Name o Rama
    • BOM

For my BOM this morning I just wanted to share a verse from the Bible I was introduced in the past month or so that has stood out and kept entering into my thought patterns.

Setting the stage: In 1 Chronicles 12:23 these groups of men are introduced, who came to King David armed for battle to turn Saul’s kingdom over to him as the Lord had said.

1 of these groupings specifically stood out for a couple reasons, and not because of the numbers they brought to the table like the other groups (6,800, 7,100, 4, 600, 3,000, 20,800, 18,00 50,000 for example)

1 Chronicles 12:32 —> “from Issachar, men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do – 200 chiefs, with all their relatives under their command”

Another version reads: “from Issachar, men who understood both the times and Israel’s duties — 200 leaders with their families”

And I want to specifically draw attention to a couple things about these men

  • (1) They were faithful – came to David ready for battle – faithful to what the Lord had said
  • (2) They were classified both as men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do and as chiefs — Because they were faithful this was the reputation they were given. They knew who they were and what they were about.
  • (3) They had people that were under their command of leadership and looked to them to lead – specifically all of their relatives and families.

2,000 years or so later — the world still needs men like this. Men like this still exist in the world. What we would call the High Impact Man. 

    • As HIM we should want to both understand the times with wisdom and faithfulness, as well as recognize the people who fall under our command and the sound of our voice.
    • You are the men of Issachar. Call that out in one another. Remember that for yourself as well.

Shamrock 8/21/2020

THE SCENE: Gloomy with a slight hint of Fall. Upper 60s
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Cherry Pickers, SSH, BOCs

THA-THANG:

Mosey to CMU pile…

Line up on practice football field sideline with battle. While HIM1 does exercise, HIM 2 runs across field and back.

  1. CMU squats
  2. Back Rows
  3. Merkins
  4. Shoulder press    (do 3 rounds of each)

Return CMUs

Mosey to parking lot….

One exercise station at each corner of lot. HIM 1 runs left, HIM 2 runs right —>doing exercises at each corner. When you pass your battle buddy, you give a high five then do 5 burpees. (Do this for the remainder of the time.) 

4 Exercises are:

  1. Dry Docks (20)
  2. Mike Tysons (20 4ct)
  3. Squat Jumps (20 4)
  4. Flutter Kicks (20 4 ct)

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

17 HIMs.

Music City, Cheatsheet, Pringle, Bekky, Flower Pot, Mermaid, Trolley, Fabio, Honeydew, Anchorman, Slappy, Key Fob, Slim Reaper, Dumpster Dive, Sparrow, 15-Love, Curry.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Encouraged men to think about what they could do today that would matter in 100 years and in eternity.

The Longest Mary Ever

THE SCENE: Low 70’s and clear with relatively low humidity
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH to 10
Cherry pickers 5
Baby arm circles forward/backward
Tempo Merkins 10
Temps Squats 10
Mosey to large CMU pile, get 2 CMU’s

THA-THANG:

20 blockees
40 Thrusters
60 Renegade Rows
80 Goblet Squats
100 Merkins
When finished put the blocks away
Turn left and run to the first speed bump.
Do a burpee, run to the 2nd speed bump, add a burpee.
Run back to the first speed bump, add a burpee.
Repeat until you get to 5 burpees.

Total Merkin count today
warmup 10
Blockees 20
merkins 100
Burpees 15
Mary 100
Total 245

MARY:

We went around the circle and each PAX led us in a 4 count 10 rep ab exercise
After each exercise we did 10 merkins.
We had 11/13 PAX call out and lead ab exercises.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
James 1:12
Those who stand firm during testing are blessed.  They are tried and true.  They will receive the life God has promised to those who love him as their reward.

We are living through a test in 2020, there is a blessing but as God promises, we have to love him to take advantage of the reward.  To love God, we need a relationship, prayer time, studying his word, etc  How do you demonstrate love?  We need to put that into practice so that as we are tried or tested during this time or others, that through our love of God, we can receive the blessings.
MOLESKIN:
2 FNG’s that came with Free Fall… named Geico and Gnome (originally Jar Jar, but that was taken)
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
IRON PAX coming up in September.

Being Neighborly with a Jelly Legged Welsh Dragon

THE SCENE: It’s August.  In Knoxville.  So, you know, warm.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x 15 (4ct IC); 2 burpees; Imperial Walkers x 15 (4ct IC); 4 burpees; Cherry Pickers x 10ish (IC); 6 burpees; Tie Fighters, forward and back x 12ish; 8 burpees.
THA-THANG:
Jelly Legs.  Line up on the baseline.

  • Round 1: 10 second squat hold; 10 squats, run to other side for 2 burpees, and then back;
  • Round 2:  20 second squat hold; 20 squats, run, 2 burpees.
  • Round 3, 30 second squat hold; 30 squats, run, 2 burpees (see the pattern?)
  • Rounds 4 and 5

Welsh Dragon

  • Bear crawl x 4; 1 4 ct shoulder tap (tapping each shoulder once); 1 merkin
  • Continue with 4 step bear crawl and add a 4 ct shoulder tap and additional merkin each time up to 10;
  • Turn around and work back to the beginning, going down in reps, starting from 10, back to 1.

Cardiac

  • Mosey from AO up Baby Everest, to Cardiac, down to Cardiac, wagon wheeling for the 6;
  • 10 burpees at the bottom; Bernie to the first turn for 10 burpees; mosey to the next turn for 10 burpees, sprint to the top as hard as you can.
  • 25 dips

Some flutters waiting on the 6.  Mosey back to the AO

MARY:
High Heels led something (flutters? Hello Dollies?); then 25 tempo LBCs.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
 

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Here’s the full post of my friend, which I stole for the BOM:  “In the gospel of Luke, a dude skilled in the day’s cultural/religious law approached Jesus to “test him” asking, basically, ‘What do I need to do to be considered right before God?” And Jesus turns it around and asks, ‘Well, what’s written in the law about this topic?’ Dude repeats the Golden Rule, which says, in part: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

Jesus says, ‘Looks like you got it. Do that and you’re cool’  But dude pushes for clarification: ‘Okay, but who exactly is my neighbor?’  Then, Jesus answers the very precise question by telling a story that most everyone on the planet now knows well – the parable of the Good Samaritan.

Story goes, in a nutshell: “Guy traveling was jumped by robbers who stripped and beat him and left him to die. Two dudes who were socially privileged (a priest and Levite) came along, noticed the guy, but peaced-out.  Then, a Samaritan (not considered to fully belong to the dominant culture), noticed the guy lying there and decided to stop and interrupt what he was doing. The Samaritan then spent his time and his money making sure the guy was going to be alright.”

Then, this is the epiphany moment: Jesus didn’t ask, “Which of these three would you consider to be your neighbor?” Instead, he asked: “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the guy who nearly got waxed?” Dude responds: “The one who showed mercy.” (i.e., the Samaritan).  Jesus: “Go and do likewise.”

In other words, Jesus was saying: “You’re asking the wrong question – ‘who is my neighbor?’ The question itself  isses the point and implies a primary concern with exclusivity and tribalism. – instead, you should be asking, ‘What should I do to be a neighbor?’” So, instead of asking, “Whose life in particular should matter to me?”

Go and observe who is truly in need and show those persons mercy. A human in need.

 

A human who has been treated unjustly.

 

In order to be a neighbor, you should concern yourself with *that individual* or *those individuals* regardless of attributes such as color, beliefs, religion, political affiliation, occupation, or social standing.

 

Indeed, Jesus assigned no other attribute to the person other than that he was in need.

 

Look for needs and heal them – even and especially if you’re a Samaritan.

 

MOLESKIN:
Prayers for Doubtfire and his family with his mom’s passing.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Clean Your Room

THE SCENE:

Cloudy Temp Humidity Feels like Wind Speed Cloud Ceiling Dew Point Pressure Visibility
72 ℉ 95% 84 ℉ 0 mi/h 34400 71 ℉ 30.15 inHg 6 miles

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • 25 –  4 count SSH
  • Moroccan Nightclub
  • Michael Phelps

THA-THANG:
Mosey to the football field and half-wall between bleachers and concession stands. In celebration of my 2.0’s birthday, we are going to clean our room.  So, throughout workout we collect trash as we go.

  1. B.O.M.B.S – Modified.  Working with partner.  PAX#1 begins exercises.  PAX#2 head up bleachers or within 50 yards and collect a piece of trash and do 10 Squat Jacks.  Return trash to trash can and then flap jack.  Exercises:
    1. 180 – Derkins
    2. 180 – Incline Merkins
    3. 100 – LBCs
    4. 180 – Dips
    5. 180 – Reverse Merkin
  2. Mosey to middle of main parking lot.
  3. 5 points – 4 corners with center circle.  PAX move from corner 1 to 2, 2 through middle to 3, 3 to 4, 4 through middle to 1.  PAX can start anywhere or center and move around at their pace until stopped.  At each corner and the circle do the exercises.  Each time at the middle 5 burpees.  If PAX brings trash back to circle, they can skip the burpees.
    1.  – 1) 50 Calf Raises.  2) 40 Monkey Humpers
    2.  – 1) 20 Big Boys.   2) 20 Freddy Mercury’s 4-ct.
    3.  – 1) 20 American Hammers.  2) 30 Pickle Pounders
    4.  – 1) 50 Squats   2) 30 Lunge Squats
  4. Route 66 back to AO.  11 significant trees between parking lot and AO between buildings.  Jump Squats.

MARY:
Too bad.  But no time left for MARY.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
12 strong.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Today – July 24th is my daughter’s 18th birthday.  Her favorite verse is Matthew 6:34.  With a bit of context:

  • Matthew 6:31 So do not worry; do not say, “What are we to eat? What are we to drink? What are we to wear?”
  • Matthew 6:32 It is the gentiles who set their hearts on all these things. Your heavenly Father knows you need them all.
  • Matthew 6:33 Set your hearts on his kingdom first, and on God’s saving justice, and all these other things will be given you as well.
  • Matthew 6:34 So do not worry about tomorrow: tomorrow will take care of itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

5-Prayers for our daughters

Let her learn early in life that to obey You, God, is the best way to the life her heart truly desires, (1 Samuel 15:22).

May she find comfort in Your ability, God, to reach her, hold her, and rescue her, (2 Samuel 22:17-18).

Let her find confidence in You, God, even when hard times come and she doesn’t know what to do, by keeping her eyes fixed on You, (2 Chronicles 20:12).

May she keep herself under control and not give full vent to people and situations that anger her, (Proverbs 29:11).

Let her walk in the security of Your assigned worth to her. Give her a strong work ethic and health to accomplish all her tasks. Give her a heart that desires to extend her hand to those in need. Protect her for the right husband, a man of respect and godly honor. And let her be a woman of joy and laughter whose Christ-centered character is what makes her most beautiful, (Proverbs chapter 31).

MOLESKIN:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

It is also @Pringle’s born on date.  And Amelia Earhart and J-Lo’s. I learned the Earhart fact thanks to @Kentucky’s BB from today.