F3 Knoxville

12 Rounds at the Pound

THE SCENE: Clear, cool, comfortable (for now)
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x20 IC
Cobra Burpees x5 OYO
Windmills x10 IC
Hindurkins x10 IC
Standard Burpees x5 OYO
Crabettes x10 IC

THA-THANG:
Everybody grab a CMU and come back to the circle. We have a Weinke with 12 exercises. All are 20 reps.
After each exercise, take a lap around the outhouse and come back for the next one.
Exercises:
Squat Thrust
BBS with CMU
Up & Over Merkins (10 per side)
Alpos
Overhead Press (10 per arm)
Weighted calf raise
Flutter Kicks
Weighted Squats
Lawn Mowers (20 per side)
Box jumps (performed at the outhouse retaining wall)
Curls
Front Raise

When you get done, R&R

MARY:
Just a few LBCs while the slowpokes put up their CMUs
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
14 strong with one FNG. Welcome Aladdin’s EH Abu!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
When Your Burden is Overwhelming (from utmost.org)
We must recognize the difference between burdens that are right for us to bear and burdens that are wrong. We should never bear the burdens of sin or doubt, but there are some burdens placed on us by God which He does not intend to lift off. God wants us to roll them back on Him— to literally “cast your burden,” which He has given you, “on the Lord….” If we set out to serve God and do His work but get out of touch with Him, the sense of responsibility we feel will be overwhelming and defeating. But if we will only roll back on God the burdens He has placed on us, He will take away that immense feeling of responsibility, replacing it with an awareness and understanding of Himself and His presence.

Many servants set out to serve God with great courage and with the right motives. But with no intimate fellowship with Jesus Christ, they are soon defeated. They do not know what to do with their burden, and it produces weariness in their lives. Others will see this and say, “What a sad end to something that had such a great beginning!”

“Cast your burden on the Lord….” You have been bearing it all, but you need to deliberately place one end on God’s shoulder. “…the government will be upon His shoulder” (Isaiah 9:6). Commit to God whatever burden He has placed on you. Don’t just cast it aside, but put it over onto Him and place yourself there with it. You will see that your burden is then lightened by the sense of companionship. But you should never try to separate yourself from your burden.
MOLESKIN:
Pouring one out for the CMU pile at the Asylum….
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Donations this month for Safe Haven ministries!

Full Circuit Sweat

THE SCENE: 55 and fine
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER Full disclaimer
WARM-O-RAMA:

Baby Arm Circles in cadence

Side Straddle Hop in cadence

Cherry Pickers in cadence

Some of Those, Some of These
THA-THANG:
Pick up CMU and mosey to beginning of route.

Drop coupon at the boats and begin the circuit.

Route: from the marina exit (station 1) mosey up to pavilion then back down and turn left go into the entrance of the marina then past the steps and back around to coupons. Single exercise on each station except CMU station 1 where we do 5 burpees each lap.

Station 1 CMU

  • 5 Burpees (each lap)
  • 25 Curls
  • 15 Overhead Press
  • 15 Skull Crushers

Station 2 at the marina entrance

  • 15 Merkins
  • 15 Wide Merkins
  • 15 Diamond Merkins

Mosey to the Boneyard (pull up bars) do 5 pull ups (every lap)

Mosey up the Matterhorn on the first lap, bear crawl up the Matterhorn second lap, Bernie Sanders third lap

Station 3 at the pavilion

  • 15 Big Boys
  • 20 Crunches
  • 15 Freddy Mercury

Station 4 at the steps

  • 20 Skaters
  • 15 Prayer Squats
  • 20 Lunges

After all 3 laps mosey coupon back to AO

Finished with 2 min plank

 

MARY:
NA
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

  • CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:Through our struggles together we become brothers. Embrace the struggle and the failures in life because they lead to success.
  • MOLESKIN:Prayers

Private Property

THE SCENE: Perfect.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

The regular stuff. And we learned a new exercise…the squat rockette. (Do a squat before each toe touch)
THA-THANG:
Mosey to the boat.. Run around the loop going up to Dwayne Johnson and around the entrance to the tavern. At each cone do…

  • 5 burpees
  • 10 side lunges (per side)
  • 15 Merkins
  • 20 squat rockettes
  • 25 dry docks

sprint between double cones.

rinse and repeat knocking off the highest number exercise each lap. Cheetahs start back up when done adding exercises till Q yells recover.

MARY:

Flutter kicks x32 and a sad attempt at Marge Simpsons. LBCs for a minute

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
12 in the PAX today
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Be friendly. Wave at people. Smile at people. Give complements to people. Make someone feel special.
MOLESKIN:
So it was interesting that the BOM was about being friendly to people today. As I was setting up the work out, I was approached by a gentleman who jumped out of his car and raised his voice at me and said “what are you doing?” I told him that I’m part of a workout group and that I’m just setting up some cones to run between. He said “i figured you were part of that workout group. I’ve told you guys not to come up here.” He was very aggressive in his tone. My reply was very calm and apologetic. Although he started off very direct and pretty much rude, I kept my cool and was nothing but nice and agreeable with him. He has worked at the tavern for 20 years and doesn’t want anyone getting hurt on their property. I told him I can understand that and that we wouldn’t do exercises in the upper parking lot anymore. I was able to let him give us permission to run up the hill and through the property just not do exercises on the property. By the end of our conversation he was somewhat calm, but I wonder how the conversation would have gone if he didn’t start off so aggressive. I think we need to give people the benefit of the doubt that they are doing something good and not something bad. In his case I don’t think he thought I was doing anything bad as he knew I was part of the workout group, but I think he just wanted to show his chest and let me know who was in charge. I did However did forget to ask him if he would like to join us. If I see him again I certainly will.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
I forgot to mention this, but we have a charity kickball tournament on May 15 I would love to see an F3 team or two.

Easter week beat down

THE SCENE: 40 and clear

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

quick run, SSH, Merkins, Burpees, Cherry Picker, Arm Circles, stretch

THA-THANG:

Migrating workout from site to site with a goal number of reps, and moving to SSH as we held to move until the entire group was done.

  • 75 Rock curl to press
  • 75 Dips
  • 40 elbow elbow hand hand Merkin Merkin
  • 100 Iron Mikes
  • 100 imperial walkers
  • 75 Dry Docks
  • 25 mtn climber burpee
  • 30 Pull ups
  • 100 ankle taps

MARY:

Stretch

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

15 strong today

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

The thing we would remember from meeting a truly gospel-humble person is how much they seemed to be totally interested in us. Because the essence of gospel-humility is not thinking more of myself or thinking less of myself, it is thinking of myself less. -cs Lewis

Try to really think about what really bothers us. So much of it is about identity. How do we see ourselves? How do we measure ourselves? Remember that we are all saved by something we didn’t earn, and that should be what defines us.

MOLESKIN:

Prayer requests – ribbeds wife, Covid, davis, jinxy, biscuits dad

Watch your step

THE SCENE: 34 degrees and clear with a cool looking moon above
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

warmup stuff
THA-THANG:

mosey to the woods for a little trail circuit around the 1mile Main line loop trail.

stopping to do calf raises on worthwhile roots, lunges up the big hill and squat walks down the steep hills. At each trail junction we did the following. 1) 5 burpees, 10 squats, 15 Merkins. 2) same but add 20 dry docks, 3) add 25 lunges. 4) add 30 SSH

We finished in the woods earlier than I thought so we did some sprints x4, side shuffles and karaokes in the parking lot to finish up.
MARY:
Flutter kicks and Freddy mercurys
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
14 pax attended
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Stop complaining
MOLESKIN:
As we entered the woods I felt I needed to tell people to be very careful on roots etc and don’t fall or twist an ankle. I fell immediately after saying it. They didn’t know that I am secretly training to be a stuntman and I meant to do it. Once in the woods there was a little troll that led the way. His name was something I couldn’t understand so he said just refer to me as the nightman. So I followed him and he led us up to the top of the hill where he asked for a troll toll. I offered up one of the PAX and the Nightman was delighted. Frosty…not so much. We could hear Frost’s screams as we moseyed further into the woods….Or so we thought. Coming up behind us at a furious pace was Frosty with a smile on his face. He defeated the Troll and was now wearing the Trolls killer looking shoes. They were pointy and had golden tassels on them. As we stood there admiring the new shoes that Frosty acquired, Tweet-E unceremoniously climbed one of the trees and started jumping from tree to tree shouting “do you think I do Peter Parker‘s just for fun. It’s training you numbskulls! If you did them correctly like I do, you could do this as well”. Bowflex pulled out his backpack full of Bowflexes and boomeranged  one at Tweet-E in mid air. He fell to the ground and landed in a perfect Peter Parker position. “It must’ve been the Zen Evo that gave you this ability to land so swiftly” quipped Bowflex as he caught the returning Bowflex and placed it in his backpack.
“We must move on as there are scary things in these woods” said Junk as he grabbed a squirrel off a tree limb and ate him whole. “Yes, we must move on, I have brownies baking at home and I don’t want them to burn” said Aladdin. La-z-boy, Ribbed, and Medic moaned “B-r-o-w-n-I-e-s” in unison. As we continued on our journey Cavalier mentioned that he was hungry and picked up a mushroom from the forest floor. “I wouldn’t eat that!” said Mayberry. Cavalier ignored the warning and took a bite giving some to Turtle. They both immediately grew wings and flew away. Perplexed at what we just witnessed we reluctantly moved on. We had made it to the end of the trail and somehow Biscuits sneaked by us along the way and was standing there with a basket. It was blossoming with beautiful big buttered biscuits. Proton exclaimed, “that is a big ole biscuit and took a nap in the parking lot using the giant biscuit as a pillow taking a small bite once and a while in his sleep.
6:15 had approached us quickly so it was off to work or for some of the Pax. Others stayed behind to have what they thought was coffee. Why would they assume a black liquid stored in a coffee pot is coffee? That’s on them, not me.
I hope you enjoyed reading about our adventures this morning. Till next time…drink more Ovaltine.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
None