F3 Knoxville

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:

Return the ring to Mordor

THE SCENE: 72 degrees. Heckin sweaty
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH – x25 IC

Cherry Pickers – x10 IC

Annie’s – x7 ea front and back IC

Imperial Walkers – x15 IC 4CT

Captain Thors – x5 IC

THA-THANG:
Indian run with the One Ring (my 3-y/o’s hula hoop) held high over head to the bridge that crosses the creek below the hill. Welsh Dragon across the bridge. Mosey to bottom of Stairs to Mordor for some Dora.

  • 150 LBCs
  • 150 Merkins
  • 150 American Hammers 4CT
  • 150 Jump Squats
  • 1 PAX does the exercise while partner runs to the top of the stairs for 1 burpee and then back down to pick up where partner left off. Repeat until finished.

Indian run back to AO with the One Ring – stopping at bridge to Welsh Dragon across.

MARY:
Flutters – x15 IC 4CT

Edward Scissorlegs – x10 IC 4CT

Boat / Canoe for time

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Half Caff, Swanson, Abort, Reverb, Jenner, The Voice, Cowbell, Filter, Amazon on ruck.
MOLESKIN:

From Gandalf –

“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule.”

 

Full Bird Beatdown

THE SCENE: 76* and humid as crap.  A few different Misfires listed in GroupMe, this Misfire is Colonel Mike Anders. At least the fourth of the Anders clan to ring the second bell and Q in Knoxville.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Bend and reach stretch
Row stretch (arms extended overhead and flat, then sit up while also crunching your knees in, then holding)
Squat and reach
Crunchy twists (can’t remember what he called them, 4 count exercise with legs up like you’re going to crunch, but rotate knees together to each side)
Merkins

THA-THANG:
Top 40 countdown around the World’s Fair Lawn.  At each corner of the lawn, there is an exercise listed and on the longer sections a method of movement.  Instructed to do 4 laps, starting with 40 of each exercise, then 30, etc.  So 40/30/20/10 but the movement between remained.

  • Merkins – then lunge over halfway down the long side, run at the line to next corner
  • Squats – run to next corner
  • Mountain climbers – power skip/jump halfway, then run to next corner
  • Prisoner squats (hands behind head, feet pointing outward as much as comfortable) – run to next corner

Repeat four laps with decreasing reps.

Form up in field for Jane Fonda 5:1 for each leg, just to completely destroy what was left of our legs.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
9 Strong: Casper, Duggar, Misfire, Cowbell, The Voice, Jenner, Reverb, Passport, Abort
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
(Doing my best to remember) Character versus competency.  We all strive to do our jobs and perform daily tasks with competency, to do the best job we can do.  However, always be aware of risking your character to get the job done.  We can always change careers, but our character should remain unflinching and unbroken. Aye!

Bomb Shelter can have Amy back

THE SCENE: High 30’s and clear – warmed up real quick!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER Yup still not a professional!
WARM-O-RAMA:
25 side straddle hop – 4 count/IC

15 Baby arm circles – forward/backward – 4 count/IC

20 Tempo Squats – 4 count/IC

10 Merkins – OYO

THA-THANG:
Mosey to Big ball

Lunge/Burpee – 4/4, 4/3, 4/2, 4/1, 4/2, 4/3, 4/4

and then Amy showed up!

50 Squats

  • 10 burpees

lap around convention center loop

40 BBS

  • 10 burpees

lap around convention center loop

30 lunges (Alternating)

  • 10 Burpees

Lap around Convention center loop

20 Merkins

  • 10 burpees

lap around convention center loop

10 bear crawls between enter and outer bollard post of convention enter loop

  • 10 burpees

lap around convention center loop

once complete, we went back up the ladder starting with bear crawls. we do half the reps on the exercises and kept the burpees and lap the same.

MARY:
boat/canoe for about 45 seconds & that’s all she wrote

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Persistence – Nelson Mandela was arrested before he could finish his law degree. He spent 36 of the 37 year he was in prison trying to complete his degree.  Despite many obstacle, he persisted an completed his degree month before he was released from prison after the fall of apartheid government.

This isn’t just another, “keep your resolution post”, this is a persistence post. there are opportunities everyday to give up; Don’t give up! we all want to at time, yet in those moments of weakness we need to press in to the goal or task. We also need to have men around us that can keep us accountable of those goals.
MOLESKIN:
Image result for nelson mandela prison letters
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

One more 18 beatdown

THE SCENE: Low 50s, perfect temp to sweat
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Windmills x12 IC
Shoulder taps x12 IC
Tempo merkin x12 IC
Tempo lunge x12 IC
SSH x31 IC
THA-THANG:
Collect keys and mosey out of the A.O. toward the amphitheater.  Run under the bridge and through the seldom used part of the park, pausing at the statue for a round of leg blasters.  20 squats, 20 lunges, 10 air squats all done in cadence and no break in between.  Shake your legs out and continue Mosey.  Cross Cumberland Avenue and run up Estabrook behind the engineering buildings until reaching the stairs of Mordor.

Partner up for a Dora workout.  One man performs exercise while the other runs to the stop of the stairs, performs two burpees, and runs back down the stairs to relieve his partner.  Flap jack, all exercises cumulative between partners. 150 reps of each exercise:

  • Bulgarian split squat (using benches)
  • Ranger merkins
  • American hammers on 4-count
  • Overhead claps on 4-count

Recover and 10 count.  Routine took up the entire workout (glad I didn’t say 200 reps of each) so we head back to A.O. for Mary.

MARY:
Flutter kicks x20 IC
Captain Thor up to 5:20
Q favorite of Boat/Canoe until time ran out
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
16 Strong including 2 FNGs: Swanson, Cowbell, Half Caff, The Voice, Stagehand, Passport, Reverb, Rousey, Soot, G6, Hot Topic (FNG), Amazon, Blackout (FNG), Jenner, Huey, Abort
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
New years always bring about resolutions of people trying to set goals, some of which are too vague or too difficult to be obtainable (nothing wrong with resolutions, or setting high goals).  During this time of year, challenge everyone to think of one word they can choose to try to improve different aspects of their life, this stolen from an F3 podcast I listened to.  Examples of words I heard or found were Present, Change, Joyous, Purposeful (what I’m leaning towards).

The point is to let that word improve all aspects of your life instead of just choosing one thing you may or may not do.  In my case, to be purposeful with what I do.  Move and workout with purpose, love those around me with purpose, perform my job with purpose.  LIVE with purpose.
MOLESKIN: Continue to pray for Butterfly and his wife Chelsea and she tries to figure out what has been causing her medical issues; pray for Soot, Huey, and Hot Topic as they return back to station and for Soot’s possible deployment; pray for the Corcoran family who lost their son in a car accident Saturday night; pray for Stagehand as he travels to Florida to be present with his family; pray for our community and our brothers as we close out this year and begin 2019.