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IPC Week 3 – Simple Training

THE SCENE: Mid 60’s 👌👌
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Warm up before on your own, tight schedule for IPC 2020 Week 3.
THA-THANG:

IPC 2020 Week 3: https://f3greenwood.com/2020/09/13/2020-ironpax-challenge-week-3-keep-it-simple-stupid/

MARY:
Run with the 6 to finish the challenge
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

17 strong

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Titus 2:11-12

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,

  1. It starts with the grace of God, Jesus Christ. Rom 3:23 tells us all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. We have no standing with God except for his grace. Good news, Jesus has appeared, and not just for the self righteous or physically fit, but for all people. Accept his grace and salvation.
  2. The grace is not only our salvation. Not only a one time application but it trains us to live. We are bent toward this world, toward ungodliness. Just like we train in the gloom for our physical fitness, we must training for our spiritual fitness. Training to turn from worldly passions and toward upright and godly lives.
  3. Lastly, our hope is not in this world. This present age is where live and struggle and train but our bodies will all fail and pass away. Our hope is not in these bodies or this training but in the grace of God and his restoration of  the world in the age to come.

Don’t only train physically, but train with the grace of God for eternity.

MOLESKIN:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Burp’n Up Abs

THE SCENE: Not too bad.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER✔
WARM-O-RAMA:

Cherry Pickers, Windmills, TN Rock’n Chair, Temp Squats, Temp Merkins, 50%, 75% Sprints across parking lot
THA-THANG:
Mosey to small upper parking lot.  10 Ab stations – Partner Up – Each Partner completes assigned exercise at a station then runs to Light Pole for 5 Burpees followed by a Sprint to second Light Pole (approx 100 yards) for 5 more Burpees (always staying together). Mosey back to another Ab station.  Rinse and Repeat for AMRAP.  Stations:

  • LBCs (100)
  • BBS (50)
  • Mountain Climbers (100)
  • Flutter Kicks (100)
  • Pickle Pounders (50)
  • 6 inch LBCs
  • Alphabet
  • Plank for 90 sec
  • Freddie Mercury (100)
  • Side Crunch (25 per side)

MARY:
N/A
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
20 Strong, including RUSH
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Read a few verses from Romans 9 – an amazing piece of Scripture.  God is totally sovereign and molds each human being like clay into anything He desires: some for special purposes, some for ordinary purposes, and even some for evil so he can demonstrate to believers His glory in overcoming that evil.  We have no complaints and need to be humble in accepting what he makes us into.
MOLESKIN:
N/A
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Hardship Hill, IPC on Friday – early start time of 0515

Protect Your Critical Infrastructure

THE SCENE:  72 and clear.  Perfect for an IPC beatdown.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  Skipped. 
WARM-O-RAMA:
 Warmup OYO while we talk through the workout.
THA THANG:  IPC Week 2
MARY:  None
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:  23 of the best men I know

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

We remembered this morning, the 2,977 lives which were taken 19 years ago in New York City, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania.  That number incudes 343 firefighters and 60 police officers who worked desperately to evacuate 25,000 people from the World Trade Center buildings before they collapsed.  Those lost were not just our countrymen – citizens of 78 different nations died in those tragedies.  It was a solemn day for the world.

After we mourned our dead, our challenge was to learn and apply lessons from that tragic day.  The events of Sept 11 exposed vulnerabilities in the national systems which protect us.  The Department of Homeland Security was created and charged with preventing future terror attacks – and the FBI has cataloged at least 42 major domestic terrorist attacks which were prevented in the nineteen years since 9/11.  In February 2003, a year and a half after the Sept 11 attacks, the White House released a report titled, “The National Strategy for the Physical Protection of Critical Infrastructure and Key Assets”.  Airports, interstates, powerplants, bridges – can you imagine a nation without them?  No, they are critical infrastructure – and they are vulnerable.  After the crisis that we went through, federal leadership recognized that we must dramatically improve how we protect these important assets from disaster and sabotage.

Let’s talk an application to your life, a specific challenge to think about, and a plea…

  • The Application:  Think about your personal “critical infrastructure”.  I’m not talking about your house…  I’m talking about your mind, your heart, your eyes, and your mouth.  These are essential to your vitality.  Can you imagine your life without them?  No – and they are vulnerableWe must dramatically improve how we protect these important assets from disaster and sabotage.
  • The Challenge:  What do you need to do to better protect your critical infrastructure?  Which one of these resonates with you?  Maybe you’re like me and they ALL hit home…
    • Your Mind: Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things”.  What are you filling your mind with?  What do you think about day in and day out?  How do you allow your thoughts to persist – constructive or destructive?  What changes are needed for you to better protect your mind?   
    • Your Heart:  Proverbs 4:23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life.”  What do you spend your energy, time, and treasure on?  What are you devoting yourself to?  Is that thing or cause worthy of your heart?    What changes are needed for you to better protect your heart?   
    • Your Eyes: Matthew 6:22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light”.  Do you feel full of light? What do you watch for leisure? Murder, adultery, pride – these are things that our God hates.  Are you consuming them as entertainment?  Do you gulp through your eyes fake pictures of fake naked women and fill your body with that counterfeit romance?  What changes are needed for you to better protect your eyes?   
    • Your Mouth: Proverbs 13:3 “Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin”.  Proverbs 15:4, “Gentle words are a tree of life; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.”  Do the words that come out of your mouth bring life and sweetness to a conversation?  Are you careful with your tongue – or do you wield that powerful weapon like a fool?  What changes are needed for you to better protect your mouth?   
  • The PleaDON’T WAIT UNTIL DISASTER HITS BEFORE YOU EVALUATE YOUR CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND MAKE THE NEEDED IMPROVEMENTS.  Don’t wait until you’ve been gut punched before you protect your mind, heart, eyes, and mouth.  Don’t wait until your marriage is falling apart before you finally admit that consuming pornography is mental adultery – and it has a very real and terrible impact on your relationship with the most important woman in your life.  Don’t wait until your kids are grown, gone, and want nothing to do with you before you realize that you were foolish with your tongue and that the destructive words you spoke over them brought death to that relationship. Don’t wait until you are laying on a bed one day breathing your last, to look back with regret and realize that you spent your thoughts and gave your heart to things which have no significance in eternity.

Evaluate your critical infrastructure and make the needed changes.  Break habits and start habits today.

MOLESKIN:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Valley Church is launching this Sunday – 5:00 pm at HVA.  See Booster for details.

JUCO: Iron PAX Week 1

THE SCENE: 70ish and muggier than a dark alley in NYC
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

6x Cherry Pickers, Sample of challenge exercises: Hand Release Release Merkins, Leg Raises, Jungle Boi Squats, BBS, Lunges, and Burpees

THA-THANG:
Iron PAX Week 1 Challenge

EMOM (Every minute on the minute) do 3xburpees. After burpees are complete work through the following:

  • 50 x Hand Release Release Merkins
  • 100 x Leg Raises
  • 150 x Jungle Boi Squats (2 Scoopz Style)
  • 200 x Big Boy Situps
  • 250 x Lunges (Forward)

MARY:
Definitely not, some PAX sat on the curb
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
20 HIMS with one FNG. Welcome Skybox! You picked an awesome day to start F3!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Be accountable. Told the story of PGA player Brian Davis in a playoff against Jim Furyk at Harbour Town. Brian hit his approach shot onto the beach (a hazard area). In a hazard area, your club cannot move anything out of the way on the backswing. Brian hit a great recovery shot onto the green, but was 99% sure that he had brushed one single reed out of the way during his backwing. Without hesitation he called over a rules official and notified them that he would be taking the penalty. As a result he lost the tournament. Brian was the only person in the world that knew about the infraction, but he had no second thoughts about calling it on himself. We need to hold ourselves accountable even when no one else knows about our failures. Strive to be more accountable to yourself, seek God’s help and forgiveness in those times that you have failed in private.

MOLESKIN:
The Iron PAX is a great challenge to push ourselves as hard as we can physically, but I view it more as a test of personal standards. F3 Greenwood continuously pushes for every PAX to strive for perfect form, which is a tough test in and of itself. My goal during the Iron PAX is to hold myself accountable on my form, I’m not perfect, but I’m gonna do my best to be. Understandably, some PAX will need to modify the workouts due to injuries or time constraints, but if you are able to complete it with perfect form, then do it!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Hardship Hill is October 3rd, we’ll need to schedule a date to build the obstacles that JUCO is responsible for.

Median’s VQ

THE SCENE: 70° and breezy
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: VQ by @Median (guardrail’s 2.0)
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Cherry pickers & Reach for the stars
  • 10 High knees
  • 10 Side straddle hops 
  • 10 Jungle Boi squats 
  • Baby Arm Circles (forward and back) w Michael Phelps
  • 10 Donkey Kicks On your own
    THA-THANG:
    Black snake Mosey through the courtyard to the parking lot

10 of each of the following at the stations, looping, 12 for the second lap

  • Merkin –>Burpee –> Bernie
  • Ranger Merkin –>Burpee –> Bernie
  • Wide Merkin –> Burpee –> Bernie
  • Diamond Merkin –> Burpee – Coupon Pile (no grass)
  • CPR “Curl Press tRIcep”
  • Bent over row
  • Pull ups
  • Flutter Kicks
  • Leg Raises
  • Box cutters
  • Hello Dolly
  • Jungle Boi Squats
  • Calf Raises

MARY:
Dealers choice: plank, Merkins, American Hammers, box cutters
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Jesus is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. Colossians  1:15 

We need to keep God in the center of our life. That’s hard to do because God is an invisible God. The things we can see are much easier to put our attention on.  But if you always keep God in the center of your mind you will see God moving in so many ways. But how do you know that God is the center of your life?  If you think about a thing more than God you have that in the center of your life instead of God. 

I challenge you to look at how you are spending your free time, does it reflect God?  If your thoughts are always on

  • School (for some of us) 
  • work (most of you ) 
  • or a hobby, 
  • or worrying about COVID 
  • or even your next F3 workout 

–that may be a sign that Christ isn’t the center of your life.  

Instead if your thoughts are on Jesus and His Kingdom and loving others well, you have Christ as the center of your life.  Thank you for being men in my life who help me put Christ as the center.

MOLESKIN:
@Median, Luke Brown, at 12yrs old felt the call to lead and bring a tough word to a tough and awesome group of HIM’s.  Very proud to call him my 2.0.  – Guardrail
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Welcome FNG “Jolly GG”

Iron Pax challenge week 1 Friday. Come early 5:15.