F3 Knoxville

No B.S. Assessment: Send It!

THE SCENE: 60s, cool, sunrise on the way.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:

Welcome to F3: Fitness-Fellowship-Faith! My name is Steam and I’ll be your Q this morning. I am not a professional and you are here on your own volition, with means you chose to be here this morning, just like the man on your left and right – so let’s make it count! If you need to modify any of the exercises we do this morning feel free to do so – but push yourselves and those around you. Lets keep the mumble-chatter and the morale at a high today!

[ Q introduces FNG Eric ]

WARM-O-RAMA:

Side-Straddle Hop (SSH): 11×4 in cadence

Windmill: 11×4 in cadence

Hillbilly: 11×4 in cadence

Baby-Arm Circles: Forwards 11×4 in cadence & Backwards 11×4 in cadence

3 burpees on your own

THA-THANG:
PAX formed up 2 lines in front of the AO – mosey’d to Asylum playground

  • 1 For 1 (and so on)
    • Get in battle buddy teams
    • 1 box jump on the bench
    • run down to end of playground parking lot
    • do 1 merkin
    • Rinse & Repeat – adding 1 rep each time
      • 2 box jumps & 2 merkins, etc

About halfway through, Q calls for recover at the playground

Does a morale check with PAX – asks some of PAX for a morale status report: All’s well.

PAX forms 2 lines and mosey’s back to car parking lot/AO area

Q leads PAX in F3 cadence call – Q calls something out – PAX repeats

    • “F3!”
    • “Good For You!”
    • “Good For Me”
    • “HUH!”
    • “HA-HA!”
    • “1, 2, 3!”
    • “I love F3!”
    • “4, 5, 6!”
    • “Pickin Up Sticks!”
    • “7 and 8”
    • “F3 is great!”
    • “9 and 10!”
    • “Let’s Do It All Again!”
    • “HUH!”
    • “HA-HA!”

 

  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
    • PAX get’s in new battle buddy teams
    • Bottom of hill by AO: 5 battle buddy sit-ups(BBSs) each
      • BBSs = one battle buddy hold the other’s feet, while they execute sit-ups with fingers interlocked behind their head
    • Top of hill by AO: 5 side straddle hops (SSHs)
    • Rinse & Repeat- adding 5 reps each time until each battle buddy does 25 BBSs at the bottom and 25 SSHs at the top

 

  • Recover at the AO
    • Q leads PAX in 15×4 cherry-pickers in cadence
    • Asks for a 10-count from PAX
    • Q describes what a “No B.S. Assessment” is (See Moleskin at the bottom of this back-blast) and asks various PAX to give one
    • Pusher & Fabio & Umbro give solid No B.S. Assessments
  • Q leads PAX towards the pavilion with picnic tables towards the back of the AO

 

  • The Final Countdown (7 minutes left)
    • PAX gets in new battle buddy teams
    • 1 battle buddy does 5 incline merkins + 1 Man-Maker (8-count merkin) under the pavilion while the other battle buddy runs to a dugout and executes 1 good pull-up/chin-up.
    • Rinse & Repeat – adding only an extra Man-Maker each time
    • Q calls for a 15 count and leads PAX back into the AO

 

  • PAX Circle Up inside AO
    • 15 Side-straddle hops (SSHs)
  • And boom goes the dynamite – that’s it!

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
22 PAX (1 FNG – Eric Alley/Globetrotter)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Talked about an F3 Knoxville HIM, Brandon Rabun/Cupcake, being deployed to Afghanistan this morning, and the Latin phrase “Nil desperandum” = do not despair. If I’m being honest with myself, I don’t always live out of a nil desperandum attitude. And I’m not even being shipped overseas or risking my life day to day.

A verse that came to mind that Cupcake and I have talked about before is Isaiah 6:8 = “And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.”” Now, not all of us are called to serve in the military, or overseas like Cupcake, but where is the Lord asking you to serve dutifully this week in your own life? I wished I lived more like Isaiah 6:8, being all in. As we try to live life as High Impact Men and humble servants of the most high king, I invite and encourage and challenge firstly myself, I need to hear this more than anyone (funny how that works when you’re delivering a BOM sometimes huh?), and all of us to be all in for the God we serve and live out of a place of “Here I am Lord! Send me where you will have me this week. Send me to those hard conversations, send me to be a better husband, brother, father, boyfriend, send me to be your messenger, help remind of the cross so that I may never forget who it is that sends me into the day.” Men, I pray that each one of us puts the full armor of God on this day and this week as we prepare to be sent where he will have us. I pray for eyes to see His beauty, ears to hear His truth, lips to speak His love, and hands and feet to go and serve Him.

Keep the Faith & Fight the Good Fight!

MOLESKIN:
No B.S. Assessment = Asking someone to give a real, non-sugar coated check-in/assessment about how they really are doing where they are physically, emotionally, spiritually, mentally, etc. There is a certain intentionality behind a No B.S. Assessment – to not just go through the motions of checking in with other High Impact Men/people in our spheres of influence, but to really ask for a check-in/assessment without the B.S.

Example: “Hey, how are you? –> “I’m good I guess.”

Example of a No B.S. Assessment: “Hey Mac, I notice you haven’t been around in a while man, give me a no B.S. Assessment.” –> “Wow, thanks for asking. I guess I’ve got a lot going on with the family, kids, you know how it is.”

Sometime’s it’s hard to ask for a No B.S. Assessment and maybe even harder to be asked for one. The purpose of No B.S. Assessment is to go beyond the question or even the formality of the question of “How are you” for example – but to intentionally ask and care for the deeper part of the individual and their heart.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Several open Q’s for this week on the website – let’s encourage each other to step up and lead!

Leave it all

THE SCENE: Humid, 72 degrees
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Side Straddle Hops, baby arm circles (forward and backward), Mountian climbers

double Indian run to the “animal trail:

THA-THANG:
We started at a light post at the bottom of the “loop Parking lot.” At every other pole there was an exercise written in chalk. These exercises were done down and back.

  • Bear Crawl
  • Bunny Hop
  • Crab Walk
  • Frog Jumps
  • Lunges
  • Duck Walk

We moseyed to the Pavillion for Burpee Sprint Ladders

1 burpee – sprint down and back, 2 burpees – sprint down and back. etc. for 3 rounds. 45 sec., 1 min., 1:30.

Circled up in the pavilion for 7 x 3. We did 2 rounds of 6 exercises. The exercises were grouped together in pairs. seven reps of each exercise were completed back to back to back, as many reps as you could complete in 45 seconds with 15 seconds for rest.

  • Star Jumps, Jump Squats
  • Mountain Climber (4 count ), High Knees (4 count)
  • Jump Lunges, Side Kick outs

Roxanne by the Police – push up at Roxanne, half burpee at “put on the red light”

Surrenders: 4, 30-second rounds of 2 excercises. Move 1: Pax started on all fours. Hands directly under sholders. Knees at a 90-degree angle 2 inches off the ground. this was held for 30 seconds. Move 2: the Same position except hands was directly out from shoulders pushing against a wall. This was held for 30 seconds as well.

MARY:
Boat Canoe, Cross Crawl

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
17
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
As created creatures of the LORD, we are dependent. Dependent on life, breath, food, abilities, and talents. Let us know be deceived into thinking that the very things we are dependent on the Lord for creating independence in us.

Highway 45

THE SCENE: Beautiful weather
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • SSH
  • Tempo Squats
  • Baby Arm Circles (Forward/Reverse)
  • Cherry Pickers
  • Merkins

THA-THANG:
Went down to the oval parking lot – 9 light poles total on the perimeter of the oval. 1 Lap for each of the following exercises, stopping at each light pole and doing 5 reps of the exercise (total of 45 reps each lap):

  1. Burpees
  2. Flutter Kicks (4 ct)
  3. Diamond Merkins
  4. Jump Squats
  5. Mountain Climbers (4 ct)
  6. Star Jacks
  7. Wide Merkins
  8. Hello Dollies (4 ct)
  9. Carolina Dry Docks
  10. Victory lap for the ones who finished

Back up to the AO for bear crawls across the parking lot, stopping at each line to do 1 Merkin. Back across the parking lot with lunges, stopping at each line to do 1 squat. Then, reverse lunges across the parking lot with bear crawls on the way back.

MARY:
Just enough time for one set of American Hammers

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
27 HIMs – no FNGs

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Make the most of the day you’re given. It’s easy to look ahead to the next weekend, next vacation, next milestone, etc., but God has given us today. Today is a gift – be intentional with it.

Asylum Q = 1 : Elevation Patch = 0

THE SCENE: 46 and Clear
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x 30, Baby Arm circles forward and back x 10

THA-THANG:
Grab a partner and a CMU

Round 1  – Mosey to the top to the Pathway just past Everest, One partner goes down one side of the hill with the other goes down the opposite side.  When at the bottom run back to the top and do 2 partner mericans, repeat until you reach 8 partner mericans

Round 2, Same as round one except one partner carries CMU up the hill(Everest site)  4 trips up the hill with 5, 10, 15 and 20 4 cnt LBC,  if your partner is not up the hill when you are done with LBC’s burpees while you wait.

Return back to AO the quick way(up Everest), trade of CMU with partner half way up.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
24 PAX
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Do the right thing, Love your neighbor like yourself and don’t ignore Bunny on group me(or we will take CMU’s to Everest)

 

Ultimate Redemption

THE SCENE: Cool and around 40 degrees.  Won’t be many more like this for a while.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Started out with 20SSH on 4ct, Cherry Pickers x10, Tempo Squats x10 head to baseline 20 Rocky Balboa’s jog down and back, 20 more Rocky Balboa’s…
THA-THANG:
Mosey to lower parking lot, regroup and perform 20 4ct Hello Dolly

Mosey to Pier, Reps performed on pier 25 merkin, 25 squat, 25 calf raise, 25 LBC’s then run .25 mile loop…rinse and repeat 4x’s.

Mosey to Cardiac

Run up Cardiac with stops at every bend for 10 jump squats at each spot repeat 2x’s

Mosey back to AO

 

MARY:
Back at AO perform American thor’s, 25 hello dolly, 10 side crunch each side, Monkey humpers x10, and cash out with ATM’S.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
7 beat the Tuesday gloom
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Talked about preparation for Easter and the ultimate redemption story.  We are to celebrate the great gift that Christ has given us by dying for us.  As everyone was celebrating and captivated by the redemptive story of Tiger Woods winning the Masters, it pales in comparison to the thing we are to celebrate on Easter Sunday.  The Ultimate Redemption story.