F3 Knoxville

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

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.

Monday at Big Ball – Hightower (The Capitol) on Q

Hightower (The Capitol) On Q

WARM-O-RAMA:

Couple of Rickie Bobby Laps around field, then circled up to stretch & continue warm-up.

30 cadence count SSH, Hill Billies, Good morning, Baby arm circles forward & reverse, downward dog and cobra stretches, ending with Mountain Climbers.

THA-THANG:

  • Explained the Sept 11 stair climb challenge, 110 stories which was the height of World Trade Center tower.
  • Mosey over to World Fair steps for partner BOMBS.
  • Partner 1 runs to top is steps, does 2 Burpees, then runs back down. While partner 2 does exercises.
    • Overhead arm claps
    • Merkins
    • Big Boy sit-ups
    • Squats
  • Each pair performs 150 reps of each, while partners trade off running steps/burpees.
    Active recovery of wall sits, while passing ruck back & forth twice.
    Finally jog back to fountain area to start Mary.

MARY:

Explained to group to Ring of Fire Mary, each PAX select their own Core exercise then led the group.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

Pfeiffer, Drivethru, PDA, Swanson, Hellbender, Jenner, Postman, Petey, Bilco
& HT

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Grateful for F3 for what it’s provided to my life. I joined with F3 in Churham, NC, then we moved up to DC in early 2018. At that point F3 did not exist in DC, but there was a small group trying to get it started. Once I joined that group, I had instant friends for support. F3 became live in DC the summer of 2018, and we now have 9 AOs running 7 days a week.

If you’re ever traveling up in DC or northern VA, please hit me up. Would love for you guys to post with us, before Covid we’d have weekly DR PAX posting from all over the country.

Very grateful to post with you guys, to learn more about Knoxville and to see the sunrise over downtown. Truly Amazing, very grateful.

Pfeiffer ended with a group prayer.

 

‘Ballin on #2ForTuesday

THE SCENE: THICK air. Like real thick.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

  • Welcome to F3: Fitness – Fellowship – Faith
  • My name is Steam and I am stoked to be your Q this morning
  • Couple things before we begin:
    • FNGs?
    • Not a professional
    • You’re here on your own volition = you’re here on purpose
    • 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 the men around you
    • $free.99


WARM-O-RAMA:

  • SSH: 21 x 4 IC
  • Windmill: 10 x 4 IC
  • Squat: 10 x 4 IC
  • 4 count Merkin: 10 x 4 IC

(2 For Tuesday – Rinse & Repeat Warm-Up Xs)

  • Announce ruck with med gear and phone and water

THA-THANG:

(Mosey to Amphitheater)

  1. #2ForTuesday Numero Uno
  • 11 incline merkins on the stage
    • jump up and sprint across the stage
  • 11 decline merkins

(#2ForTuesday — rinse & repeat)

—10 count—

(#2ForTuesday — 2nd 10 count)

  • 9 dips on the stage
    • sprint up to the top of amphitheater and execute 1 pull-up

(#2ForTuesday — Rinse & Repeat)

—10 count—

(#2ForTuesday — 2nd 10 count)

(American Indian run mosey to Big Ball AO track)

2. #2ForTuesday Numero Dos

  • 10 4-count Merkins in cadence
  • take a lap
    • Halfway around: 10 squats (1-count)
  • R & R – #2FT
  • Recover here in a forearm plank

(10 count)

(#2FT – 2nd 10 count)

(Mosey to bridge overlooking Cumberland Avenue)

2. 2FT Special Numero Dos

  • 15 1-count big boy sit-ups on the rail
    • Mosey to parking lot to the left
  • 15 lunges across a parking space line
  • R & R – #2FT
  • Recover here in a forearm plank

(10 count)

(#2FT – 2nd 10 count)

(Mosey to Big Ball stairs)

  1. 2FT Special Numero Tres
  • 5 burpees
    • sprint up the stairs to the top
  • 5 SSHs
  • R & R – #2FT

(Mosey back to AO)

 

MARY:

Pick a bench, any bench

  • 10 LBCs (1 count)
  • 10 box jumps
    • run to the bench to your right — execute the same 2 exercises

#2ForTuesday — R & R

Go out the same way we came in —- SSH: 10 x 4 IC

( Dynamic Stretching led by Steam )

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

13 PAX including Hightower (Capitol F3 in D.C.)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Shoutout to a HIM doing HIM stuff — Swanson.

It can be easy to get lost in all that’s going on in the world and get caught up, frustrated, upset, agitated, etc etc. It happens to me wayyyyy more than I’d like to admit. When I do get lost in all that, it can prevent me from using correct discipline, judgement, and discernment about what I say and do, and especially what I post for people to see. Like Hebrews 12:1 says below – we’re surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses.

So last week I re-posted something on my social media (Facebook/Instagram) from an account I follow that was satirical and meant to be a funny yet sad reality check of what’s really going on in the country at the hands of certain government officials. While it was a view point of truth, my re-posting of it lacked a few things:

    • Discernment
    • Judgement
    • Wisdom
    • Responsibility

And so as High Impact Men are expected to do – I was called out and called higher by Swanson. I would expect nothing less from a true HIM. And it wasn’t shaming or negative – it was verbatim “You’re better than this.”

Dang.

A fellow HIM knows I’m better than this reaffirmed that. Swanson stepped up into his rightful position of leadership as a high impact man and held me accountable and called me higher. That’s HIM stuff. And I had to check my own pride and ego at the door (not always easy).

I knew Swanson was right. Why? Because time and time again he’s proven to be a trustworthy HIM of wisdom. While that may have been a little tough for me to hear and recognize, I knew that he was right and that he was calling me higher. I trust Swanson. He was helping remind me of who I truly was – why? Because High Impact Men hold High Impact Men accountable. I needed to hear that.

We all need a Swanson in our lives – someone who’s going to keep us accountable, call us higher, and remind us of who we are.

MOLESKIN:

 

  • “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,”
    • ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭12:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬
  • “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.”
    • Colossians‬ ‭3:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬

 

My Biceps Are Screaming

THE SCENE: Perfect morning. Low 80’s, low humidity. Stayed in the shade
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

1. Shoulder circuit (no rest):
– 15 manly arm rotations forward + backward
– 15 Moroccan night clubs
– 15 shoulder taps
– 15 OH claps
– 15 shoulder taps
– 15 Moroccan’s
– 15 manly arm rotations backward + forward
2. Cobra merkins
3. Little bit of…
4. Tempo Squats
5. Rockettes

THA-THANG:
Mosey past amphitheater and stop on pedestrian bridge over Cumberland

17 burpees, 13 3-pt situps
Crawl bear bridge
17 burpees, 13 3-pt situps
Bear crawl bridge
Calf raises (3 ways) 7-7-7

Mosey to rock pile parking lot beside river & grab large coupon

Biceps (3 ways) – 7-7-7 …. 3 sets
Shoulders (3 ways) – 7-7-7 …. 3 sets
Back (3 ways) – 7-7-7 … 3 sets
Combine all of it for 1 set of 7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7

Take coupon to 1 end of parking lot by river:

25 curls, sprint to other end 5 burpees, recovery jog back
20 curls, sprint, 4 burpees, recovery jog
etc
5 curls, sprint, 1 burpee, recovery jog

Grab coupon again

13 thrusters (2 sets)
13 good mornings with rock finishing overhead

Return coupon. Mosey back to AO

MARY:
No time….people were dying

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
8 PAX
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Be kind. Don’t be a d-bag. Cut out the BS in your life.
MOLESKIN:
Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.