F3 Knoxville

In honor of Mom turning “72”!!

THE SCENE: Temp in the 60’s, clear
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH IC x 25

Merkins IC x 10

American Hammer IC x 20

Flutter Kicks IC x 17

For a total # of reps = 72
THA-THANG:

  • Mosey to rock pile to choose a coupon and return to yard area
    • With a battle buddy, completed 72 reps of each exercise with coupon
      • Squats
      • Overhead press
      • Curls
      • Pull ups
  •  Without coupons, Lunge x 40 then Bear Crawl x 32 across field
  • 4 corners:  High Knees, Squats, Crunches, Merkins x 18 each with 3 burpees in center of field between each corner.
  • Mosey to curb for Wheel of Merkin.  10 Merkins at each position on curb.
  • Mosey back to rock pile to deposit coupons.
    • Ring of fire of merkins

MARY:
Flutter kicks x 18

Box cutters x 18

Imperial walkers x 18

8 count body builders x 18
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
When we go anywhere we represent someone.  Either our family, company, church, etc.  Through our speech, actions, attitudes, etc. let’s represent well.  More importantly, if we are followers of Christ, be aware that we represent Him and to make sure our words, attitudes, actions, etc represent Him well to others.
MOLESKIN:
Prayers for Soot as he’s deployed.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

Smokey tour around campus

THE SCENE: 52 degrees, clear skies, full hearts.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x25 IC

Little Bit of This, Little Bit of That

Cherry Pickers x10

Moroccan Night Clubs x10
THA-THANG:
Smokey Tour!

Mosey to the Engineering Quad to see Smokey VIII

  • Body Builder Burpees x8

Mosey to Gate 21 at Neyland to see Smokey I

  • 21s (reduced to 11s for time)
    • 1 Smokey squat by Smokey I (hands on your ears)
    • 20 Good Boy Situps (hands on your ears)
    • reverse til time

Mosey to Ped Walkway Bridge to see Smokey X

10x of each of these 10 exercises

  • Merkins
  • Plank Jacks 4CT
  • LBCs
  • American Hammers 2CT
  • Burpees
  • Diamond Merkins
  • Wide Merkins
  • Kobra Kai Merkins
  • BBS (good boy situps – hands on ears)

Mosey to The Hill to see Smokey IX

  • Show Smokey how to cross the street….
  • Bear crawl across street, do 3 derkins
  • Crab walk back, do 3 derkins
  • Repeat 3x.

Mosey back to the AO as fast as possible b/c YHC ran over time… sorry!

MARY:
Never heard of her
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
14 HIMs got better together!

Operation, SiPad, Abort, Swanson, Quarantine, Petey, Stinky Pete, 2×2, The Voice, Cowbell, Singlet, G-6, Brooks, Filter
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. – Ann Landers
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Hardship Hill on May 18. Powell HS 5K on May 4 – hit up Herbie for more info.

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.

Always got 10 in you

THE SCENE: 60* and not muggy, perfect morning
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Moroccan night club x20 IC
Even/odd static stretch – middle/left/right
Tempo merkin x10 IC
SSH x15 IC
THA-THANG:

Mosey out of start point and over to amphitheater for some escalator action.  Start with first exercise, run a lap around the amphitheater (no stairs, take the long way).  Return and do first exercise and add second, continue adding each exercise after the lap.  Exercises as follows:

  • Plank jacks x10 on 4 count
  • Squat jumps x10
  • Pull ups on rails x10
  • Mountain climbers x10 on 4 count
  • Lunges x10 each leg
  • 8 count bodybuilders x10

Jackrabbits do ab exercises on the stage waiting for everyone to finish.  Everyone recover and 10 count.  Mosey out of amphitheater continuing away from start point, left over pedestrian bridge, and up beside the convention center and Big Ball.

Set up is for four cone drill.  Reps and walks, lather rinse repeat.

  • Round 1: Lizard walk between cones, 10 superman swims at each cone
  • Round 2: Crab walk between cones, 10 big boy sit ups at each cone
  • Round 3: Crawl bear between cones, 10 merkins at each cone

Recover and 10 count.  Mosey back to start point.

MARY:

Flutter kicks x25 IC
Edward scissorlegs x25 IC
Captain Thor up to 5:20
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
9 Strong:
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Workout was a very similar repeat of one I led last year, one that Preacher absolutely let me know he was not a fan of.  In all fairness, I made some of the exercises easier this time haha.  But I repeated a workout that reminded me of him, and the word was similar to one he gave after one of his Q’s.  He talked about first starting F3 and always being at the back, but that getting out there and doing something was better than nothing.  I specifically made the reps for the main part of the workout as no more than 10 of any given exercise.  Because no matter how tired you are, how worn out, you always have 10 reps in you.  You can always knock out 10 merkins, 10 situps, even 10 burpees or bodybuilders.  Apply that to your life in other ways, where something always better than nothing, you always have the ability to knock out 10 “reps”, and by doing so and just getting started you’ll be amazed at how much you end up accomplishing.

Aye!

Bomb Shelter can have Amy back

THE SCENE: High 30’s and clear – warmed up real quick!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER Yup still not a professional!
WARM-O-RAMA:
25 side straddle hop – 4 count/IC

15 Baby arm circles – forward/backward – 4 count/IC

20 Tempo Squats – 4 count/IC

10 Merkins – OYO

THA-THANG:
Mosey to Big ball

Lunge/Burpee – 4/4, 4/3, 4/2, 4/1, 4/2, 4/3, 4/4

and then Amy showed up!

50 Squats

  • 10 burpees

lap around convention center loop

40 BBS

  • 10 burpees

lap around convention center loop

30 lunges (Alternating)

  • 10 Burpees

Lap around Convention center loop

20 Merkins

  • 10 burpees

lap around convention center loop

10 bear crawls between enter and outer bollard post of convention enter loop

  • 10 burpees

lap around convention center loop

once complete, we went back up the ladder starting with bear crawls. we do half the reps on the exercises and kept the burpees and lap the same.

MARY:
boat/canoe for about 45 seconds & that’s all she wrote

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Persistence – Nelson Mandela was arrested before he could finish his law degree. He spent 36 of the 37 year he was in prison trying to complete his degree.  Despite many obstacle, he persisted an completed his degree month before he was released from prison after the fall of apartheid government.

This isn’t just another, “keep your resolution post”, this is a persistence post. there are opportunities everyday to give up; Don’t give up! we all want to at time, yet in those moments of weakness we need to press in to the goal or task. We also need to have men around us that can keep us accountable of those goals.
MOLESKIN:
Image result for nelson mandela prison letters
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.