F3 Knoxville

Old Fashioned Family Beatdown

THE SCENE: 68 Degrees and oddly pleasant
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Little o’ this
  • Little o’ that
  • Little o’ Michael Phelps (exc. Ratchet who hates that stretch)
  • Cherry Picker x 10 IC
  • Imperial Squat Walker x 10 IC

THA-THANG:
I had the PAX count off into three equal groups; one lucky group got to run over and pick up CMUs from the pile.

Group 1 stood shoulder-to-shoulder at Cone A and Group 3 stood should-to-shoulder at Cone B. Groups 1 and 3 began an exercise while Group 2 traveled between them as instructed. When Group 2 reached Group 3, the PAX rotated and ran back to Group 1, where the rotation continued. Exercises are below:

Set 1: World’s Greatest Merkin/CMU Run/Freddie Mercury

Set 2: Squats/Sprints/CMU Curls

Set 3: Burpees/Bernie Sanders/CMU Press

Each set lasted approximately 10 minutes with minimal rest between sets.

MARY:

  • Plank Jacks x 25 IC (4 ct.)
  • LBCs x 25 IC (4 ct.)
  • Mountain Climbers x 25 IC (4 ct.)
  • Oblique crunches x 15 IC (single ct., each side)
  • Flutter Kicks x 25 IC

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
22 PAX including 1 FNG – strong showing!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Gerald Swindle is a professional bass angler that has been on the circuit for quite a while. He competes at the highest level in a stressful sport and yet he almost always seems collected, deliberate, and positive. I shared with PAX a quote that Swindle wrote regarding his personal slogan of “Positive Mental Attitude”:

“That’s the way my personal slogan of PMA (positive mental attitude) works in life. One of the PMA principles is that today’s bad news leads to tomorrow’s good news. You have to believe that today’s bad unexpected will lead you to tomorrow’s good unexpected.”

I really like what he’s getting at here. We will constantly have entropy in our lives, and we have to be intentional about embracing that and moving forward as HIMs.

MOLESKIN:
Felt good to be back with the PAX after several tumultuous weeks off-kilter schedules!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Don’t forget about kickball, Truckin’ to the Pound, and several F3 events coming up in October & November!

Hydro Dog Biscuit

THE SCENE: Overcast with low humidity
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

WARM-O-RAMA:
No Warmup
THA-THANG:
1-mile run with CMU

100 Burpees

211 yard low crawl

100 Burpees

1-mile walk with CMU

Bunny mosey

THE SCENE: 57 and clear
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Stretched on our own.  Swirlie came in on two wheels but made the start.
THA-THANG:
Mosey the long way to the cush field:

  • High skip knees x 2, mosey back to start
  • Side hop x 3, mosey back to start
  • Sprints x 5, mosey back to start
  • Frosty can’t draw a bunny?!??

Continue mosey around the park until time is up.

Depending on whose watch you believe it was anywhere from 4.33-4.6 miles in total.

MARY:
No abs here

MOLESKIN:
Frosty is recovering from a hammy pull during Woodshack’s beatdown on Saturday.  So while the rest of us did sprints he went off on a private walkabout.  Turns out he tried to draw a bunny using Strava maps, but in the end even the most intuitive modern art scholar would say it looked like crap.  It was a good effort though, and he kept moving which was the most important thing.  Ironically we discussed GPS watches on the last two laps of the park, including which ones worked better with Strava, unaware of Frosty’s failed attempt at bunny drawing.

Sprints and Hills

THE SCENE: 40 and damp
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

We stretched on our own
THA-THANG:

  • mosey the long way to the soccer field
  • sprint the length of the field and mosey back on the sidelines x a lot
  • mosey to the paved hill
  • up the hill to the bench and back down x a lot

MARY:
No Marys here, just a bunch of dudes tired from wind sprints
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
We really should start doing this.  If you were there and I missed you sound off.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

MOLESKIN:
Swirlie kicked all our butts and then embarrassed us more by saying he was going home to lift.  I hate that guy.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Smurfs & Unicorns

THE SCENE: Mid 30s and clear

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Oyo stretches, this/that
  • 4 ct merkins IC x 10
  • tempo squat IC x 10
  • Calf raises with CMU – pax choose reps, 15-20ish.  Just want to warm up.

THA-THANG:

  • Suicides.  Pax draw exercises at random from the bucket and we run the 5 cone suicide course doing the exercise in the card.
    1. Burpees x 3
    2. Bear Crawl to 2nd & 4th cone
    3. SSH x 10
    4. CMU lunge to 2nd & 4th cone
    5. CMU OH press x 15
  • Elevators.  Run to the farthest cone between rounds.
    1. 10 burpees
    2. 10 burpees, 20 Goblet Squats
    3. 10 burpees, 20 Goblet Squats, 30 OH Press
    4. 10 Burpees, 20 Goblet Squats, 30 OH Press, 40 Reverse Crunch holding CMU overhead.
    5. Rounds 5-9 are going back down the escalator.  Drop burpees first, then squats, etc until finished.

MARY:

  • 4ct LBCs IC x 20
  • Box cutters x 20

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

Mayberry, Frosty, Ratchet, La-Z-Boy, Butters, Ribbed, Hydro, Flanders, Podium, Smoker, Boones, Bartman

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
A piece of advice that’s served me well for many years:   Normally you know the right thing to do, but for those times when you really don’t know the “right” thing to do, simply choose the more difficult of your options.  That will usually put you on the right path.

MOLESKIN:
Frosty we all agreed that Sadie needs a F3 nickname.

Mayberry we all admire your courage to admit to owning a smurf & unicorn trampstamp

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
OCR coming up May 19th