F3 Knoxville

Anders Brothers Beatdown

THE SCENE: Perfect weather at the Big Ball.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Squat benders x 10, Rows x 10, Obliques x 10
THA-THANG:

With battle buddy, worked through stations.  While one team was going through stations the other teams did “brick planks” (In plank position each person taking bricks off raised board and placing them back).  When the first team returned from stations they switched with another team.

Stations:

  • Carry buckets / cinder blocks
  • Drop buckets/ cinder blocks and curl x 20 water filled pipe
  • Drop pipe, bear crawl to last cinder block and overhead press x 20
  • Bear crawl/lunge back to pipes, curl x 20
  • Carry buckets/cinder blocks back to beginning and switch with another team.

Mosey around pond stopping for flutter kicks, LBC’s, Merkins, stairs at the big ball with 8 count body builders.  Returned to AO to rinse and repeat stations with slight modification of 10 reps instead of 20.

One more mosey around the field and back to AO for Mary.

MARY:
Rows, Jane Fonda’s, Overhead claps with bricks, should taps, arm raises with bricks, ATM’s
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
John 15:2 “Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.”  We all have things in our lives that needs to be pruned.  It’s never comfortable or easy but necessary.  What in your life needs to be pruned so that you are more fruitful and Christ-like?
MOLESKIN:
Prayer requests:  Friends family whose baby passed away at 5 months old, Aborts friend who lost their Dad in an drowning accident, and Bear Traps daughter going on a mission trip with Samaritans Purse.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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!

pretty simple routine

THE SCENE: 75* and humid, perfect for watering the sidewalk with sweat
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Moroccan night clubs x25 IC
Tempo lunge x10 IC
High knees x25 IC
OH claps x25 IC
Static stretches – middle, left, right for 20 sec each
THA-THANG:
Fairly simple this morning, mosey out of start point and over to the amphitheater.  Routine is the eight exercise escalator.  Do the first exercise, run a lap out of the amphitheater (heading away from start point), left across pedestrian bridge, left by the Big Ball and back around the pond to the amphitheater.  Do first exercise and add an exercise each lap.

  • Plank jacks x20
  • Merkins x20
  • Box jumps (or step ups) x15
  • Pull ups on Big Ball x10
  • Lunges x20
  • Burpees x5
  • Dips x20
  • American hammers x20

Had to call an audible at lap 4 (the loop was too long).  All things stayed the same except the loop was to run out the flat part of amphitheater, turn right and run up the ramp to go to the high side, do inverted rows instead of pull ups, then run down the other side and return to the amphitheater stage.

MARY:
No time for Mary, the escalator took too long.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
5 strong in the sweat box: Cowbell, The Voice, Misfire, Amazon, Abort
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Friday was the 14th anniversary of Operation Red Wings, which led me to look up lessons learned from that event (depicted in the book and movie Lone Survivor).  Marcus Luttrell detailed one of his experiences not of those events particularly, but it stuck with me.  That is, that we have a tendency to put ourselves in a pecking order by comparing ourselves to those around us.  “That guy can lift more, he can solve the Pythagorean theorem faster, etc etc.”  In Luttrell’s case, during Hell Week of his BUD/s course the strongest swimmer in the class tapped out.  His immediate thought was, if that guy can’t make it, there is no way I can make it.

But courage, grit and determination are much harder to quantify to allow you to place yourself in a pecking order.  Just because someone might be more talented, doesn’t mean you can’t beat them.  The man that is hard to beat is the one who won’t quit.
MOLESKIN:
Continue praying for Carrot and his 2.0, and for Crawdad and his M.

eight counts with a rock

THE SCENE: 41* – a little cooler than lately but clear and no wind.  Perfect weather.  Amazon and Abort Co-Q shooting from the hip.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

BAC Forward x10 IC
BAC Reverse x10 IC
Moroccan night club x15 IC
Tempo squats x10 IC
8-ct bodybuilder x5 IC
SSH x15 IC
THA-THANG:
Mosey out of start point in the direction of the amphitheater, running through it (not uphill and around for some reason…) and across Cumberland Ave, stopping on the bridge.  Everyone down for some early ab work, flutter kicks x25 IC and American hammers x20 IC.  Back up and continue mosey to parking lot of Church Street United Methodist Church.  Everyone grab a rock and get ready to roll.

  • 8 count body builders (OH press rock going up) x10
  • Curls (for the girls) x10
  • Squat thrusters x10
  • Sit ups with rock pressed x10

After each round of PT, place rock on ground and run up the hill to the Church, high five the church, and return to rocks.  Repeat for 3 rounds total.  Quick 10 count and change up exercises, same routine.  Go through 4 exercises of PT, drop rock and run to the church and return.  Three rounds of second set as well.

  • Rock overhead squats x10
  • OH tricep extension x10
  • American hammers (left right 1) x10
  • Front lateral shoulder lift x10

Recover, replace rocks in pile and mosey in the direction of the Big Ball. Quick repeat of Dead Hang Dora.  Pair up, one man dead hangs from the beams of the Big Ball, while the other man knocks out merkins.  When the partner drops, they swap and cumulatively knock out 150 merkins.  This sucks BTW.  Recover and mosey back to start point.

MARY:
All done in succession with no rest, because Abort is a jerk:
Box cutters x10
Edward scissor legs x15
Flutter kicks x20
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
13 Strong, including some faces that haven’t been seen in a bit: Operation, The Voice, Cowbell, Swanson, 2×2, G6, Duggar, Petey, Rousey, Quarantine, Misfire, Amazon, Abort
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Operation and Misfire spoke about consistency.  One quote Operation shared was “Don’t choose what you do well, choose what you do consistently.”  He may correct me on that, but it was the idea.  Great word to think about.  We were also fortunate to have Misfire, Soot’s father, speak about Soot’s recent deployment and how F3 was a positive thing to give consistency outside of the military and how we as men NEED that.

Also big thanks to Petey who picked up a card for us all to sign to send to Soot, great stuff there.

Finish

The Scene: 59 degrees, light wind…

F3 Intro and Disclaimer

Warm-O-Rama

SSH x 10

Imperial Walkers x 10

BBAC x 10

The Thang:

DORAS-

100 Burpees

200 LBC

300 Merkins (as partners finish help other groups finish)

ESCALATORS-

10 Burpees

10 Burpees, 20 Squat Jumps

10 Burpees, 20 SJ, 30 Merkins

10 Burpees, 20 SJ, 30 Merkins, 40 Squats

 

11’s-

LBC/Flutter Kicks

Ab-O-Rama

Dealer’s Choice- Marge/Homer, American Hammers, Change the Dial….

The Share (BOM):

FINISH was the word of the day and the topic. Finishing strong takes passion, desire, guts. The PAX was encouraged to finish strong this day, this month… and encouraged that we are not a “finished” product. God is not done with us!