F3 Knoxville

Who’s the Q?

THE SCENE: Confusion..no Q….Is it spring?… 57 degrees with a slight breeze ended up being a perfect morning.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: DONE

WARM-O-RAMA: 
warm-up: 25 4xSSH, 25 Imperial Walkers, a bunch of baby arm circles and overhead claps (burning!). 5 bur-pees
THA-THANG:
Did a little mosey around the park with 3 sets of light poles to light pole including lunges, jog, high knees, jog karaoke one way, jog, karaoke the other way with 5 bur-pees to top it off x3

We conveniently ended up at Everest:

  1. Everest at 50% to the top
    1. at base we did (all 4x) 20 Freddy Mercuries, 20 box cutters, 20 flutter kicks
  2. Everest Bernie style with 2 15 step sprint break (turn around sprint 15 steps and then burn again repeat)
    1. Plank workout with all variations of knee to elbow, hands and feet out and up
  3. Everest All the way to the Rock pile with what you have left(there is not rock pile, Rogero took our rocks WTH!!!)
    1. Al gore till 6 arrived and knocked out 5 bur-pees while heart was pounding!

We mosied on down and around the loop back to the cloud. Took a couple breaks to perform 5 squat jumps, 5 star jumps with 5 bur-pees to top it off.

Cloud: 2 sets of 10 incline merkins/10 box jumps/10 decline merkins/10 triceps dips

MARY:
Plank and Superman to end off the session
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
9 including Boomer our FNG of the day brought to us by the internet…welcome Wade!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Secrecy and Unity. Talked about how we as brothers need be unified and remember when you gain someones trust and the share keep their secrets a secret. Sometimes we even need to withhold details from the M and keep it between you them and God!
MOLESKIN:
Prayed for G6s son as well as Quickbooks friend
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
n/a

Trials and Wall Sits – One and the Same

THE SCENE: Extra gloomy – 40 degrees with dense fog

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • SSH IC x 25
  • Tempo Squats IC x 10
  • Cherry Pickers IC x 10
  • Baby Arm Circles IC (forward & reverse) x 13
  • Merkins IC x 10

THA-THANG:

Mosey to the pavalon for a little bench work. Grab a battle buddy – one partner does wall sits while the other does the following 2 exercises on the bench:

  • Bench Rows (12 reps)
  • Tricep Dips (12 reps)

When the partner on the bench finishes his reps of both exercises, switch (partner 1 does the bench exercises and partner 2 does wall sits). Total of 5 sets each. After that, same thing but switch up the exercises on the bench:

  • Derkins (10 reps)
  • Box Jumps (10 reps)

Total of 5 sets each. Once completed, one more round with Bulgarian Squats – 10 reps each leg and 5 sets total again.

Mosey over to the parking lot next to the playground for a set of 11’s – Merkins at one end and Jump Squats at the other end.

MARY:

Just enough time for 20 Flutter Kicks IC, 12 Supermans IC, a little plank work, and Cap’n Crunch finishing it off with some ATM’s

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
22 strong – no FNG’s

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

James 1: 2 – 4 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

We all worship

THE SCENE: Beautiful morning

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • 20 SSH IC
  • 12 Tempo Squats IC
  • 10 Merkins IC
  • 10 Cherry Pickers IC
  • 12 Baby Arm Circles (Forward & Reverse) IC

THA-THANG:

Escalator style workout: Each light pole has an exercise with an assigned number of reps. Go to Light Pole 1, complete the exercise, and run back to the start line. Run back to Light Pole 1, do the exercise, run to Light Pole 2, do the exercise, and run back to the start line. Light Pole 1, then 2, then 3, and back to the start line. Rinse and repeat until you make it to the last light pole (total of 8 light poles). The exercises/reps were as follows:

  • Light Pole 1 = 5 Hand-release Merkins
  • Light Pole 2 = 10 Jump Squats
  • Light Pole 3 = 15 Carolina Dry Docks
  • Light Pole 4 = 20 Lungs (10 each leg)
  • Light Pole 5 = 25 LBC’s
  • Light Pole 6 = 30 Iron Mikes (15 each leg)
  • Light Pole 7 = 35 Hello Dollies (single count)
  • Light Pole 8 = 40 SSH (single count)

Followed that with a little Indian run action – traditional and then with lunges and then with bear crawls. Mosey over to the cloud for the following:

  • 10 Burpee Box Jumps
  • 10 Tricep Dips IC
  • 10 Derkins
  • 10 Tricep Dips IC

MARY:

  • 20 Flutter Kicks IC
  • Plank hold into Mountain Climbers
  • 20 American Hammers IC

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

24 HIM’s got better today. Sharky & Potter came out as well (no tag)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

One of our pastors shared the following quote with us a couple Sundays back. The message is that we all worship something. If we’re not finding our identity in Christ, then we’re finding it somewhere else. Because of sin, we are all broken cisterns. If we find our worth in money, power, the approval of others, fame, glory, etc., we will never have enough. Those worldly idols were never meant to fill the void in our hearts caused by sin – no matter how much we have, we will always want more because our souls will never be satisfied with worldly possessions. A relationship, through faith, with our Father is the only sustainable source of life.

While David Foster Wallace (the man who coined this quote) wasn’t a Christian, his message regarding worldly idols is relevant to our daily struggles.

“In the day-to-day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship. And the compelling reason for choosing some sort of god or spiritual being to worship – be it Jesus Christ or Allah, Yahweh or the Wiccan Mother Goddess, or some inviolable set of ethical principles – is that pretty much anything else you worship will eat you alive. If you worship money and things, if they are where you tap real meaning in life, then you will never have enough, never feel you have enough. It’s the truth. Worship your body and beauty and sexual allure and you will always feel ugly. And when time and age start showing, you will die a million deaths before they finally grieve you. On one level, we all know this stuff already. It’s been codified as myths, proverbs, clichés, epigrams, parables; the skeleton of every great story. The whole trick is keeping the truth up front in daily consciousness. Worship power – you will feel weak and afraid, and you will need even more power over others to keep the fear at bay. Worship your intellect, being seen as smart – you will end up feeling stupid, a fraud, always on the verge of being found out. And so on.”

BIZ NAS time

THE SCENE: Asylum, moist and delicious
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSHx20, cherry Pickersx5, donkey kicks x5

THA-THANG:
Mosey to the paver parking lot.

8 stations, start with reps of 15 each exercise. After each lap remove one rep. Audible: substrat 2 reps. Go till Tank says stop

  • Low Squat Jumps
  • Merkins
  • Lunges
  • Inch worms
  • Rocketttes
  • Shoulder Tap merkins
  • Side lunges with a hop
  • dry docks

mosey to da playground…ya know

box jump burpees for 1min, 10 sec rest, incline merkins 1 min, 10 sec rest, dips 1 min. Repeat

mosey to AO

MARY:
Flutter kicks x25 and slutter kicks x15

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
24 In attendance
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
White lies, although we think that they are not harmful, they dissolve trust with others including our coworkers, friends and spouses. Challenging the PAX to cut out the white lies and be honest in all that we do.
MOLESKIN:
Apparently I didn’t get the message about it being a casual dress code today. 🙁
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Prayers for cheatsheet and his daughter, and friends struggling with chemical dependency.

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.”