F3 Knoxville

Putting in the Miles

THE SCENE:  A little humid but beautiful

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

WARM-O-RAMA:

  • SSH IC x 20
  • Cherry Pickers IC x 10
  • Merkins IC x 10
  • Tempo Squat IC x 10
  • Baby Arm Circles (front/back) IC x 13

THA-THANG:

Simple circuit with 4 stations – 1 exercise at each station. 1st lap = 10 reps of each exercise, 2nd lap = 9, 3rd lap = 8, and so on. Complete the reps at each station, run to the next station, and continue until recovery.

  • Station 1 = Next to the light pole on the grinder; Exercise = Big Boy Sit Ups
  • Station 2 = Top of Little Baby Hill; Exercise = Merkins
  • Station 3 = Covered structure over there near the Chapel; Exercise = Jump Squats
  • Station 4 = Playground; Exercise = Burpee Box Jumps

MARY:

Some Flutter Kicks, SSH’s, American Hammers, and Plank to finish up

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

40 strong this morning, including 1 FNG; welcome Bratwurst

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

From Four Pillars of a Man’s Heart by Stu Weber:

“Any servant-king who thinks he doesn’t need help is deceiving himself. We do need help, truckloads of it. Remember, it was God who said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone.’ But unless the burden of ultimate leadership falls on the man, then a man’s wife and even his children are not sure what role he is playing and how to support and help him. However, when the servant-king is clearly on his throne of accountability and responsibility, then those around him can better determine how to serve his need to be and function as God designed. But when he is on the throne, then off the throne, on and off, leading and then not leading, it becomes almost impossible for those around him to know how to help him.”

 

The Battle Buddy Beatdown

THA-THANG:

Buddy Circuit x3

  • Buddy Presses x10
  • Leg Throwdowns x15
  • Buddy Lat Raises x10
  • Buddy Derkins x15

Alternate between Buddy Carries and Wheelbarrows between stations.

Descending Cardio Ladder

  • 1:00 Sprint, Burpees, Sprint
  • :45 Burpees, Sprint, Burpees
  • :30 Sprint, Burpees, Sprint
  • :15 Burpees, Sprint, Burpees

8-Count Merkins x12

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
41 PAX
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Choose lasting meaning over temporary happiness. Don’t make happiness and pleasure your aim in life. We do what is hard to get strong. We are strong to help carry others out of the depths.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
4 AUG- 2nd F at the Anders

11 AUG- 3rd F at the Outlook

Burpees, 11s, and round-house kicks in the throat

Asylum 4/25
THE SCENE: Finally dried out. 50s. Couldn’t be better.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 25 IC 4 CT
This and That
2 Burpees OYO
Tempo Squats x 20 IC 4 CT
Michael Phelps
4 Burpees OYO
Merkins x 10 IC 4 CT
1 lap around the parking lot
6 Burpees OYO

THA-THANG:
Mosey to the playground, find a bench
11s: Dips and BBS
11s: Box Jumps and Derkins
Mosey to the open air chapel, plank
Mini Grinder, 4 stations per loop
Chapel: American Hammers 4CT
Cloud: BBS
AO: Burpees
Top of Baby Hill: Merkins
Lap 1: 20 reps/station (then laps of 15, 10, 5)

MARY:
Called it just in time for 1 more thing, the hill
Sprint to the top, 2 burpees OYO, back to the AO

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
25 got better today.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Don’t take your days for granted. If you love your family, if you love your friends, TELL them. Words have power. I love the men of F3, and it’s an honor to lead as we push ourselves to be better in all areas of life.

Credit to Creeper for the title.

100% Dry Beatdown.

THE SCENE: Warm-ish/light rain
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

Welcome to F3: Fitness – Fellowship – Faith. 

My name is Steam & I’ll be your Q this morning
I am not a professional
You are here on your own volition
Which means I don’t know any injuries you may or may not have so if you need to modify any of the exercises we do this morning feel free to do so BUT
Push yourself and those around you


WARM-O-RAMA:

  1. Side-Straddle Hop (SSH): 10 x 4 in cadence
  2. Flutter Kick: 10 x 4 in cadence
  3. SSH: 15 x 4 in cadence
  4. Little Baby Crunch: 10 x 4 in cadence
  5. SSH: 20 x 4 in cadence
  6. Merkin: 10 x 4 in cadence

THA-THANG:

Steam & Frank identified the 2 options for PAX

Steam: Cardio intensive workout \\ Frank: Core intensive workout

Steam’s Group

  • Mosey to Rock Pile @ Asylum Building
    • Every stop sign = 10 merkins on your own (1 count)
  • 12s @ Rock Pile
    • TOP (Rock Pile) = Rock Chest Presses
    • Bottom (Big ol Tree) = Burpees
    • 1 Rock Chest Press \\ 11 Burpees
  • Proton led PAX in squat circle until all recovered
  • American Indian style mosey back to AO
    • Every stop sign = 10 merkins on your own (1 count)
  • Last .25 mile –> sprint to the AO

Steam’s Group & Frank’s Group Link Back Up @ AO

  • Frank led core work for all PAX at AO (5 minutes)

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
PAX Count = 31

FNG = 1 —> Dreamer
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

” I see you” – Jim Branch/God
– I recently had the pleasure of hearing Jim Branch speak and he talked about how God sees us.
– He volunteers as a chaplain for one of the high school football teams in Knoxville and he would see that during practice, one of the seniors who was on the sidelines would call out to the players on the field when they did something good that went un-noticed.
– And he would yell – “I see you – okay, I see you” – letting them know that the efforts they were making were not unseen or un-noticed.
– He went on to talk about his son running track in high school and seeing the other kids run around the track and feeling the excitement for them but when HIS son came around, he saw him from a distance and kinda stood up on his feet because he saw him. He saw his son coming around the track and was filled with so much joy!
– That’s how God sees us. He sees you and is so delighted and overjoyed because you are His son. I love that we have a heavenly father that sees us like that
– This week I want to challenge all of us to see each other. I challenge you to see someone this week. Be that voice of affirmation – “I see you” And also understand how our heavenly father sees us.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Hardship Hill is coming up men! Show out to rep F3 Knoxville in F3’s first OCR event in Knox! Here is the link!

https://www.visitknoxville.com/event/hardship-hill-obstacle-course-race/8079/

Sprints Anyone?

THE SCENE
40 and Clear

Welcome and Disclaimer

WARM UP
COP

  • SSH x30 IC
  • 4ct Tempo Squats x12 IC
  • 4ct Windmills x12 IC
  • Burpees x5 OYO
  • 4ct Dive Bombers x10 IC
  • 4ct Mountain Climbers x15 IC
  • Little Arm Circles x12 each Forward and Back IC
  • Run a lap around the parking lot.

Line up on the side of the parking lot.

THA THANG
Ascent
Each person will complete the following three exercises for the prescribed about of time per round with 20 second break between rounds. Each person chooses which cone they will sprint to: Yellow = normal, Orange = advance.

Exercises (FORM MATTERS!):

  • Dry Docks
  • BBS
  • Jump Squats

Rounds:

  • Rd 1: Complete each exercise for 10 seconds then sprint to the cone, 2 burpees and back.
  • Rd 2: Complete each exercise for 20 seconds then sprint to the cone, 2 burpees and back.
  • Rd 3: Complete each exercise for 30 seconds then sprint to the cone, 2 burpees and back.
  • Rd 4: Complete each exercise for 40 seconds then sprint to the cone, 2 burpees and back.
  • Rd 5: Complete each exercise for 30 seconds then sprint to the cone, 2 burpees and back.
  • Rd 6: Complete each exercise for 20 seconds then sprint to the cone, 2 burpees and back.
  • Rd 7: Complete each exercise for 10 seconds then sprint to the cone, 2 burpees and back.

Mosey to new parking lot on the other side of the playground

Endurance Sprinter
Men will run the following 5 rounds doing the exercises listed…

Rounds:

  • Rd 1: Perform exercise 1, sprint to the first cone then sprint back.
  • Rd 2: Perform exercise 2, sprint to the first cone and back, second cone and back.
  • Rd 3: Perform exercise 1, sprint to the first cone and back, second cone and back,
    third cone and back.
  • Rd 4: Perform exercise 2, sprint to the first cone and back, second cone and back,
    third cone and back, fourth cone and back.

When you finish your round, hold plank positions and do shoulder taps until six arrives.

Exercises (Reps = x10, x15 or x20):

  • Rd 1: Wide Merkins
  • Rd 2: Narrow Squats
  • Rd 3: Wide Merkins
  • Rd 4: Narrow Squats

Rinse and repeat with the following exercises (Reps = x15)

  • Rd 1: BBS
  • Rd 2: Squat Jumps
  • Rd 3: BBS
  • Rd 4: Squat Jumps

Mosey to SP

MARY

  • 4ct Flutter Kicks x30 IC
  • Side Crunches Rt x25 IC
  • Sdie Crunches Lf x25 IC
  • 4ct Hello Dolly x20 IC

Cash Out: ATMs

COT
26 PAX including 1 FNG – Knee High

BOM
A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
Proverbs 22:1

Over the last two and half years we have seen literally hundreds of men come through F3 Knoxville.  No matter whether they’ve stayed or moved on, they have contributed to what it means to be a part of F3, what it means to be a HIM.  When we wear the “F3” it means something.  It symbolizes a pursuit to reject passivity, accept responsibility, lead courageously and expect a greater reward.  It is worn by everyday men who are seeking to live extra-ordinary lives as men of impact.  Every day we have an opportunity to grow and help others grow as well.  This is both a gift and a stewardship.  My prayer is that as each of us leave there this morning, we will choose to be men of integrity, courage, humility and love.  That we will not only live up to, but contribute to the reputation this PAX has built over the last two years.

Now let’s get after it!

 

Submitted by Cap’n Crunch