F3 Knoxville

Hill Yeah

[ The Scene ]

  • Muggy
  • Hot
  • THICK air

[ Welcome/Disclaimer ]

  • Welcome to F3: Fitness-Fellowship-Faith
  • My name is Steam and I’m honored to be your Q this morning
  • Any FNGs?
  • Couple of things before we begin:
    • (1) I’m not a professional
    • (2) You’re here on your own volition
    • (3) You know your body better than anyone so if you need to modify anything we do in the next 45 minutes feel free to do so, but push yourself and the men around you.
  • I’ll have water, my phone, and med gear in my ruck so feel free to toss anything like your keys/wallet/phone in there before we step off

[ Warm-o-Rama ]

  • SSH: 25 x 4
  • Baby Arm Circles: 20 x 4 (forward & Backwards)
  • Man-Maker: 15 x 8
  • Tempo Squat: 10 x 4

[ The Thang ]

(1) Cash-In w/Ring of Fire with All Benches

    • Pick a bench
    • Long sides: 5 incline merkins
    • Short sides: 5 dips
    • Mosey clockwise to the next bench
    • Rinse & Repeat until you get around to your OG bench
  • We Warmed Up?

(Mosey to the bottom of colorful stairs)

(2) 25s by 5s

    • Here: burpees
    • Up the hill at the top before Maplehurst apartments: Lower LBCs
    • Only 5 reps at each station
    • 25 total – end here
      • Done? Pickup the 6 with someone else —> Abort went full BEAST MODE and swept the crew

(20 count)

(Mosey down to the light and across the street – American Indian style – headed back to WFP)

(Turn R into WFP at the entrance)

(4) 25s

    • Every lightpost from here to the security building on the left under the bridge: 
      • 5 squats
      • 5 merkins
      • 5 SSHs
      • 5 Shoulder Taps (4 count)
      • 5 SSHs

(Mosey back BTTW to the AO)

[ Mary ]

(1) Quarter Pounder – 25

    • Flutter Kicks: 25 x 4
    • LBCs: 25 x 4
    • American Hammers: 25 x 4
    • Hello Dolly’s: 25 x 4

(Light stretching to finish out the 60 seconds)

[ COT ]

  • # off
  • Name o Rama
  • FNGs
  • BOM

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive”

John Eldridge, “Wild at Heart” 

Rain Plans

THE SCENE: Lower 70’s, started with a drizzle ended with a downpour
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH, Arm Circles, Shoulder Taps, Tempo Squats, Rockettes
THA-THANG:
Went to the coupon pile by L&N and got ourselves a brick. Moseyed with our bricks over to the 11th street garage. Here we had 4 cones spaced out on the opposite end of the garage. We did suicides, running to the 1st cone and back, then to the 2nd cone and 1st cone and back, and so on til we hit all 4. Each cone had an exercise assigned to it.

  • Round 1 (with our rocks): Cone 1= 15 curls, 2= 15 tricep extensions, 3= 15 shoulder presses, 4= 15 goblet squats
  • Round 2 (without our rocks): Cone 1= 15 LBCs, 2= 15 Merkins, 3= 15 American Hammers (4ct.), 4= 15 Hand Release Merkins
  • Intermission: Took a break from suicides with 1 minute wall sits, 5 reps of slow merkins, then another minute of wall sits and 5 more reps of slow merkins
  • Rinse and Repeat: We did all the above one more time through

MARY:
Ran back to under the bridge, did some flutterkicks and grasshoppers, ended with the word there and then took our rocks back
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Mr. Wedgie talked about being a bit of an overplanner at the Quacken yesterday. I had been reading Proverbs earlier and one of my favorite verses that Wedgie reminded me of is “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps” (Prov. 16:9) I think this can often sound like “My plans are useless because at the end of the day God decides what happens”, but the accurate way to hear this is “my plans succeed because the Lord allows them to”. My campus ministry has made all sorts of plans to accommodate for the restrictions on campus in order for us to continue to minister to UT students, but at any point in the future we could be told to limit our numbers even more, to no longer meet on or near campus, or that we aren’t even allowed to come to campus at all. So right now we’ve been spending a lot of time praying about and reminding ourselves that our plans are worth pursuing, but that should our plans change we should be content and remember that the Lord is still sovereign. So I encouraged all of us to continue to put effort and thought into our plans, but to hold onto them open handed and be willing to see them change

Happy 11s Day

[ Welcome/Intro/Safety-Brief ]

  • Welcome to F3: Fitness/Fellowship/Faith
  • Name is Steam and I’m honored to be your Q this morning
  • FNGs?
  • Couple of things before we begin:
    • Not a professional
    • You’re here on your own volition – meaning that you made a conscious choice to be here – you’re here on purpose
    • I don’t know any injuries you may or may not have – you do. If there’s anything you need to modify this morning feel free to do it. We start and end with the same number. Push yourselves and the men around you.
  • Do something a little different today:
    • Posted in Johnson City a few weeks ago and they did this at the beginning and I thought it was really cool.
    • (1) Pray over the men and our time

[ Warm-Up Xs ]

  • SSH: 11 x 4 IC
  • Rockette: 11 x 4 IC
  • Cherry Picker: 11 x 4 IC
  • Imperial Walker: 11 x 4 IC
  • Little bit of this (arms/back stretch)
  • Little bit of that (arms/back stretch)
  • 5 burpees

Pre-step off: Ruck has med gear, water – feel free to throw anything in. I’ll have my phone throughout as well

[ PT ]

(Mosey to Big Ball stairs)

1 – 11s

(Split up the group in 2 if need be for #s)

  • At the base: 1 Squat
  • 1st plateau: 10 man-makers
  • R & R (9/2, 8/3, etc)
  • Group 1: go counter clockwise
  • Group 2: go clockwise

(11 SSHs)

(11 count)

(Mosey to bridge across water to Amp)

  • across the bridge: walking rockette = walkette
    • Kick leg up and touch with opposite hand

(Mosey to amphitheater)

2 – 11s (Ping Pong – Down)

  • Stage: Box jumps (or step-ups) – make sure to stand up it you can (good form)
  • Top: pull-up/chin-up
  • After you complete whatever # of pull-ups /chin-ups you’re on each time — run around your respective side back to the stage
  • start with 11 box jumps — 11 pull-ups/chin-ups
  • 10:10
  • 9:9
  • So on and so forth
  • PAX finished with 11 up/down incline merkins on the stage + running up to the top of the amp and knocking out 11 pull/chin ups

(11 SSHs)

(11 count)

(American Indian run back to AO)

[ COT ]

  • # off – 11
  • Name o Rama
    • Postman, PDA, Jenner, Clark, Bilko, Swanson, Walrus, Magic Mic, Half Calf, Abort, Steam
  • FNGs – none
  • BOM
  • Has 2020 been hard? Have you ever found it hard to lead in your marriage or relationship or job?
  • Quote from a young man who just graduated that G-6 and I both know that’s now serving dutifully in the Army full-time and he dropped this knowledge on us sometime last year and I’ve always kept it close because it’s relevant and makes sense:

“Leadership should be a burden, if should be hard.”

            – Tanner Swanner

  • Leadership is not always easy, it’s just not. But do you have enough in the tank and enough grit to lead yourself so that you can lead others?
  • Spoiler alert: you do.

This verse ties in well along this topic, and the 4 different versions below say it a little differently but there are a few words I want to draw out/point out:

    • “strength of soul”
    • “greatly emboldened me”
    • “encourage me by giving me strength”
    • “made me bold with strength in my soul”
  • Psalm 138:3 (ESV): “On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased”
  • (NIV): “When I called, you answered me; you greatly emboldened me.”
  • (NLT): “As soon as I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving my strength.”
  • (NKJV): “In the day when I cried out, you answered me; and made me bold with strength in my soul.”

Practice Makes Permanent: Big Ball Edition

THE SCENE: Sunny, clear, mid 70’s
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH, Arm Circles, Michael Phelps, This and That, Tempo Squats, Cherry Pickers
THA-THANG:
For the workout we did one minute of each of the following exercises, with a short break after each exercise. I encouraged all of us to spend that minute focused on performing each exercise with as close to perfect form as possible, not worrying about how many reps we got done. Better to do 10 perfect push ups than 20 half hearted ones here.

  • Amphitheater: 1 minute of: Burpees, Incline Merkins, Decline Merkins, Inverted Rows
  • Bridge: 1 minute of: Bear Crawl Toe Taps across the bridge
  • Parking Lot Rock Pile: 1 minute of: Curls, Shoulder Press, Tricep Extensions, then all three combined. Then after a short break, 1 minute of: Curls, Shoulder Press, Tricep Extensions
  • Ramp Up to Park: Everyone grabbed a partner that would push them, someone about the same speed as them. Then in pairs we did 10 merkins, 10 big boys, followed by a near-sprint run up the ramp
  • Parking Lot Near Church: 1 minute of: Squats, American Hammers, Lunges, LBCs
  • Bridge1 minute of: Bear Crawl Toe Taps and Big Boys
  • Amphitheater: 1 minute of : inverted rows, Decline Merkins, and Incline Merkins
  • Road Next To Event Lawn: Got back with our partners for 10 merkins, 10 big boys and a near-sprint run back to the AO

MARY:
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Recycled my word from a workout at the Quacken

I was reminded not too long ago of a coach I had in high school who would always say to us “Practice doesn’t make perfect, practice makes permanent. Only perfect practice makes perfect.” If we spend every workout doing rushed, poor-formed exercises then we’re only training ourselves to continue to do rushed, poor-formed exercises. That mentality applies to the rest of our lives as well. If we approach our families, marriages, churches, jobs, etc. with rushed, poor-formed actions we’re only cultivating flawed families, marriages, churches, jobs, etc. So not only in our workouts, but also in our lives as well, lets all focus on going through the entire motion, digging deep, taking the time to do things right, and training ourselves to do the right thing, since we know that practice makes permanent, not perfect.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Workday next Saturday, Swanson’s got the details. Welcome to Boss Hog.

When Dan Met Amy: The Reunion

THE SCENE: It was almost not unbearably humid.  Almost.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSHx20, 4ct, IC; Imperial Squat Walkers x15, 4ct, IC; Tie Fighters, forward and back; 4ct, IC x 10 each; CP x 5, IC; Run two laps around the AO parking lot
THA-THANG:
Burpee Dan

  • Lunge 4 times then 4 burpees, then lunge, burpees, etc. across the parking lot, run back;
  • Repeat with 4 lunges, 3 burpees across; run back
  • 4 lunges, 2 burpees across
  • Finally, 4 lunges, 1 burpee across.
  • Mosey to bottom of Baby Everest

Fat Amy:  4 rounds, each ending with a run or Bernie up Baby Everest and back down.

  • Round 1; 10 burpees; 50 squats; 40 BBS; 10 burpees; run up Baby Everest;
  • Round 2:  10 burpees; 20 star jacks; 10 burpees; Bernie up BE;
  • Round 3: 10 burpees; 20 star jacks; 10 burpees; run up BE;
  • Round 4: 10 burpees; 50 squats; 40 BBS; 10 burpees; Bernie up BE
    Early finishers mosey to the Cloud for 11s (Derkins and Bulgarian Squats)
  • MARY:
    Hands of Time; Hello Dollies and ATMs.
    COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMACIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
    The Lord tells us “a friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” – Proverbs 17:17.  Are there times in your life that God maybe puts someone in our path that needs encouragement, a brother born for adversity and you’ve side stepped it?  I know I have.  My prayer is that I can find the strength to accept the challenge of stepping into the breach with my brother who is going through a rough time and help them through it, even if it is simply a word of encouragement.
    MOLESKIN:
    A couple of notes:  I stole this Q from one that Proton did a few years ago.  We miss Proton.  Also, Veggie and Jumbo posted as well, but don’t appear to have tags.
    ANNOUNCEMENTS:
    Swanson is heading up a work day at Moreland Heights Elementary School on Aug. 8.