F3 Knoxville

CMU, CMMe… CM4always, That’s the Way It Should Be

THE SCENE: There was weather.  I think.  It might have felt a little cooler than recent, I forget.  Once we got going, sweat volume was unchanged.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x25 IC
CherryPickers x9 IC
Imperial Squat Walkers x15 IC
Tempo Merkins x15 IC (reduce cadence speed after each 5)
Go get some CMUs and circle back up!
Round-the-Blocks merkins to the right, then to the left (11 each way)
Blockee Hop x5 OYO (demo exercise for later) – Burpee with hands on CMU, leave it on the ground and hop over.
Blocky Hurley x5 OYO (demo exercise for later) – Bobby Hurley holding CMU
Merky-Derky x5 OYO (demo exericse for later) – Merkin on block, bear crawl forward, derkin with feet on block, bear crawl back (that’s 1)

THA-THANG:
Mosey with blocks over to the Dragon and pair up in groups of 3.
One PAX up the hill (with CMU), one at bottom (with CMU) one in transition.
Do each exercise until relieved by PAX in transition. Advance to next exercise in list upon return.

Transition:

Uphill: Bernie Sanders
Downhill: Bear Crawl

Top of the hill:
Overhead Press
Pull-over
Lawn Mower
Upright Row
Forward Press
Merky Derky
Curl

Bottom of the hill:
Squat
Step-up (onto vertical CMU)
Overhead Lunge
Calf Raise
Blocky Hurley
Blockee Hop
Lunge (back foot on block)

PAX complained about lack of preparation for Q by YHC – Grass on the hill had not been adequately dried off in advance, leading to somewhat slippery conditions.
MARY:
Dagnabbit, outta time again.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
11 PAX came out for this CMUesday!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
This week marks the second anniversary of my first Q. I encourage everyone, if you’ve not tried it, take the plunge. It’s leadership, it’s service, and it’s fun!
MOLESKIN:
The AO was a bit of a mess this morning due to someone firing off a bunch of fireworks in the parking lot. Thanks to everyone for hanging around afterward and cleaning it up!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Watch for info about 3rd F coming next month!

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:

Be Present

THE SCENE: Soggy but no rain, bit on the humid side 69degrees at circle up…
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Start with SSHX30 on 4CT, Baby Arm circles front/back/and overhead claps x10 each, Windmills x10, Tempo Merkins x10, Jog down and back in parking lot then mosey…
THA-THANG:
Mosey to front entrance of Asylum alternating between bear crawls and crab walks by light pole to the base of everest.  11 Poles total.

At Everest perform 1min of exercise then sprint up to Tree and back.  Exercises consisted of Merkins, Overhead claps, Mountain climbers, SSH, Carolina DD’s, and Squats

Once completed summit Everest with 15 tempo squats at top

Mosey back to AO

 

 

MARY:
Perform Captain Thor’s x26/Hello Dolly x20
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
7 HIM’s @qvc @snitch @crab-legs @music city @gibbler @hands
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Shared article about a counselor from a Nursing home who shared what people at the latter part of their lives longed to go back and do.  What do they regret, if anything?  Almost all responded that they would go back to the time in their lives when they’re kids were home.  When life was crazy and uncertain.  Chaotic.  We always seem to be thinking about the next thing.  It is a challenge to stop and realize we are in a special spot in our lives.  To be present and in the moment.

Heavy Things I Cannot See

THE SCENE: Upper 50s with a light breeze a.k.a freakin’ gorgeous
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

10 burpees OYO

9 burpees OYO

8 burpees OYO

7 burpees OYO

6 burpees OYO

5 burpees OYO

4 burpees OYO

3 burpees OYO

2 burpees OYO

10 burpees OYO

The PAX caught on to this quickly and whined consistently, but once you start Shock & Awe you can’t let off the throttle!
THA-THANG:
I requested the PAX bring some heavy things to play with today and they delivered a variety of coupons including medicine balls, a cannonball, some sandbags, dumbbells, and CMUs. We assembled into a straight(ish) line with every other PAX holding a coupon.

The PAX moseyed along until the poor soul carrying the 60# sandbag went silent. We then stopped to swap up who was carrying coupons. Each time we stopped to pass coupons we performed 40 reps of merkins, squats, dry docks, or star jacks at the Q’s discretion.

This continued until we reached the staircases. We dropped our coupons and Crawl Beared up the steps and then ran to the top. Once the 6 arrived, we bear crawled back down (including the steps, thanks to Mayberry’s good example) and picked up our coupons to continue towards the Pa-va-lon.

Inside the Pa-va-lon we performed 3 sets of the following

  • 10 x pull-ups
  • 15 x box jumps
  • 20 x dips
  • 25 x derkins

We picked up our coupons from here and rolled back to the AO with a few coupon swaps and then rocked a set of Shoulder Blasters for good measure.

MARY:

I really regret we didn’t have time to shred our core. Guess I’ll make up for this on the next Q…
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

https://f3nation.com/2019/03/17/shorties-q1-6/

“The IMPACT (for good or bad) that a man has on his children cannot be underestimated

The quality of a man’s relationship with his children defines the quality of their relationships with everyone else for the rest of their lives. If he is absent, they will be distrustful. If he is capricious, they will be unjust. If he is cold, they will be withdrawn. But, if he is present, just and warm the HIM will have imprinted upon his children’s hearts a template of relational success upon which they can rely throughout their lives. They will in turn pass it on to their Shorties. In this way, the IMPACT is infinite.”

I discussed these words with the PAX and highlighted how important this relationship is. We often take the blessings of our 2.0s for granted amongst the stress and anxiety that comes with them, but it’s impossible overvalue how critical our relationship with our kids (and with our fathers, for that matter) really is.

MOLESKIN:
Lot’s of new faces from the Aslyum and one PAX from Chicagoland. Thanks for trekking out to the Dog Pound, gents! Also, Shooter is welcome for the Phish reference in the title.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Harness your spirit animal

THE SCENE: humid low 70s
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

10 cherry pickers in cadence

10 baby arm circles in cadence 10 reverse baby arm circles in cadence
THA-THANG:

Sloth crawl to parking lot then 10 supple hip squats

Bear crawl back with high knee lunges 10

Gorilla hops to end then mountain climbers 10  4 count cadence then jog back

3 rounds beat the clock 15 minutes

10 CMU press

10 inch-worms

10 lunges with CMU

20 spider merkins (10 per side)

20 side straddle hops single cadence

We made it in 7:32 seconds

3 Bears bear hug relay

3 people  bear hug carry a sandbag of differing weights  to end of parking lot and back while others are doing an exercise until all have completed their run carrying each bag

Hold my Bear:

4 rounds

Bear crawl with CMU pull throughs

10 CMU bearpies

MARY:

Clean-up

50 Squat

25 LBCs

40 SQuat

20 LBCs

30 squat

15 LBCs

40 squat

20 LBCs

50 Squats

20 LBCs

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Hands Assfault Cheatsheet lillydipper Pele Flashback Waffle House Husker
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Be a wolf
Be a Lion

Take nothing for granted Set goals

Be a better person