F3 Knoxville

Never Give Up – Shamrock

THE SCENE: Low 70s little humid
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Baby Arm Circles forward then backwards (IC) 4 CT x 15 each

Side Straddle hop (IC) 4 CT x 25

On your back Side Straddle hop 25 

Twinkle Toes  (IC) 4 CT x 15

THA-THANG:

Mosey to the CMU pile next to the field. 

Grab a CMU. 

25 Curls

25 Slow twists 

50 Bench press 

Mosey to the track. 

Line up on the 0 yard line. 

25 Curls + 25 Slow Twists then move your CMU forward to the 5 yard line

Run 1 lap

25 Bench Press + 25 Big Boys then move your CMU to the 10 yard line

Run 1 lap

25 Curls + 25 Slow Twists then move your CMU forward to the 15 yard line

Run 1 lap

25 Bench Press + 25 Big Boys then move your CMU to the 20 yard line

See how far you can go. 

Before returning CMUs we did 60 more bench presses 

MARY:
We had 1 minute left over to do merkins until 6:15AM
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Betty, Mermaid, Pom-Pom, Free Fall, Curry, Key Fob, Dumpster Dive, Slim Reaper, Sparrow, Slip-n-Slide, Music City, Cheatsheet, Curveball, Baby Boomer, Anchorman,
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

The Word:

Some quotes from my grandfather from about 25 years ago at his 50th wedding anniversary.

“Never Give Up”    He was talking about his 50 years of marriage and also his walk with Christ. He said there will be peaks and valleys. The pain we suffer when we are in the valleys makes us appreciate the mountain tops. 

“Be There”!    He looked around at over 100 family members and friends that came to celebrate their 50th anniversary. He praised us for being there, but said this may be the last time that we are all together, but it won’t be the last time up there. 

I was just a dumb 12 year kid, but his speech stayed with me my whole life. He had such a great perspective on life. He was eternally focused. I want to challenge us to be eternally focused as well.

MOLESKIN:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Revenge of CMU Later

THE SCENE: Perfect low 70’s and just a bit of steam in the air


WARM-O-RAMA:

4ct SSH x 20 (IC); 4ct Starfish Crunches x 7 (IC); 4ct Tie Fighter x 10 (IC) F&R; 5ct Catalina Wine Mixers x 5 (OYO)

THA-THANG:
Mosey to the big CMU stack in the alley and load up for some fun – encouraged to grab 2 CMU’s but allowed to modified some took only 1; Farmer’s Carry toward the top of Detention Hill with a stop half way to wait for the 6 (and to regain some feeling in the shoulders); Work stations marked with chalk to help us keep separated where PAX broke into groups of 3

CMU Hill of Pain:  2 HIMs worked through several exercises at the top while the 3rd HIM runs to bottom of Hill to perform 10 single count SSH then Bear Crawls back up Hill to rotate;  3 HIMs combine reps in order to finish all of the exercises collectively; 50 Clock Pendulums (1 block), 100 CMU Merkins (2 blocks), 150 Block Squats (2 blocks), 200 Bent Over CMU Rows (2 blocks), and 250 Blocky Balboa’s (1 block) completed by most

PAX redistributed for some COVID Shuffle – groups of 3 sent 1 HIM to each corner of a triangle course along the parking lot but the 3rd leg going down into the Gloom Valley and back up Detention Hill; Each HIM performed 10 SSH, 10 Squats, and 10 LBC’s (single count) at each corner then ran to the next corner; Kept moving until at least 4 station rotations; Farmer’s Carry to move CMU’s back to pile

PAX mosied over to Saint Patty’s Circle for some speed round exhaustion; Spread around the circle wall and several benches, PAX did 5 Dips and 5 Jump Ups/Step Ups over and over for 3 minutes;  Mosey back to the AO

MARY:
Returning to AO, had 1 minute to work in some Pickle Pounders to end the fun

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
3 FNG’s: @Slim Reaper, @Flower Pot, and @Macho Man

@Dragon Slayer not on system

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Genesis 32 story of Jacob wrestling with the God-man and not willing to stop without being blessed; Jacob’s hip was injured and ailed him the rest of his life – a scar and a reminder of his close encounter with God; Jacob was alone and fearful and trying to control his world of chaos but came face-to-face with the only thing that could truly bless him and change his circumstances; Encouraged the PAX to wrestle with God in the weighty matters of life and trust Him for change.

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.”

My Back!

THE SCENE: High 60’s, 905 Humidity
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

30 SSH, 5 Cherry Pickers, 10 Tempo Merkins, 10 Temp Squats, 30 Second Dying Cockroach (lying on your back, extend your arms to reach your straightened legs)

THA-THANG:

  • Mosey to the coupon pile near the buses. With coupons:
    • 20 bent over rows, 20 straight leg deadlifts, 20 squats, 20 curls, 20 Raisers (raise the block on hips straight in front of you to eye level) Dying cockroach until the 6 finished
    • 15 bent over rows, 15 straight leg deadlifts, 15 squats, 15 curls, 15 Raisers Dying cockroach until the 6 finished
  • Mosey to the large parking lot. With a partner:
    • Combined 100 Imperial Walkers (4 count) while your partner Bernies to the middle and jogs back, trade
    • Combined 100 Swimmers (4 count) while your partner Bernies to the middle and jogs back, trade
    • Combined 100 Mountain Climbers (4 count) while your partner Bernies to the middle and jogs back, trade
    • Combined 100 (2 count) while your partner Bernies to the middle and jogs back, trade
  • Mosey back to the AO

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Ask yourself these two questions every day. In the morning, am I a physical being having a spiritual experience or a spiritual being having a physical experience? Before bed, was I a physical being having a spiritual experience or a spiritual being having a physical experience today? This change in perspective can have a profound effect on how we react to circumstances. Philippians 4:10-13 10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned before, but you lacked opportunity. 11 Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. 12 I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. 13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Live above the circumstances. 

MOLESKIN:
Prayers for Pom-Pom’s courage as he prepares to leave for bootcamp in a couple of weeks.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Hill Flutter Pumps

✔ THE SCENE:   75 degrees and clear.. Pretty darn nice!

✔ F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Non-pro, free, f3, scale, trolley, covid, cell phone.

✔ WARM-O-RAMA:

  • SSH + Burpees
  • Tempo Flutters
  • Tempo Gas Pumps
  • Flutter Pumps – Adding a gas pump on the fourth count of a flutter kick
  • Cherry Pickers
  • Merkin Hand motions ( diamond, regular, wide, alter left, alter right)
  • High Knees + Burpees
  • 5 different merkins of the day ( diamond, regular, wide, alter left, alter right)

The Thang:  Hill Flutter Pumps

For each hill (8 of them) do 4 rounds of :

At bottom of hill

  1. Diamond Merkin
  2. Merkin
  3. Wide Merkin
  4. Left Arm Alter Merkin
  5. Right Arm Alter Merkin
  6. Diamond Merkin
  7. Merkin
  8. Wide Merkin
  9. Left Arm Alter Merkin
  10. Right Arm Alter Merkin
  11. Run to top of hill
  12. 10 Flutter Pumps at top of hill. (3 single flutter kicks + 1 gas pump)

@ These Hills:

  1. Next to AO
  2. Next to All Saints entrance
  3. South Cedar Bluff Elementary Entrance
  4. North Cedar Bluff Elementary Playground
  5. At the cross
  6. Soccer field fence
  7. At Football field sign
  8. South football field sign

We ran out of time at hill four and had to high tail it back home.

MARY: no time.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

In this time of covid I’ve been skipping church and missing worship.  After church I watch the sermons but fast foreword through worship. This is not good. God caught my heart with some awesome songs by Jeremy Camp over the weekend and it brought me to worship quickly.  I miss worship greatly and once I started to worship it really lifted my heart.  I encourage you my brothers to not forsake worship.. Your heart needs it.  During our workout today I brought around a little speaker and played some rockin worship. I hope it inspired you to press on through the tough times. There are some awesome Christian artists out there today producing great songs. I highly recommend  Jeremy Camp, Sanctus Real, Zach Williams, Unspoken, David Crowder, Austin French, Toby Mac, Big Daddy Weave.  Those were the artists of the playlist we listened to while working out. Then at the end I handed out the lyrics of “Indestructible Soul” by Jeremy Camp.

My flesh may fail me, but my future is secure. These lies may break me down, But one thing is for sure. I will fight again, Find the fire again, For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.  I give it all away, ‘Cause these worldly things will not be the end of me
I know my soul is indestructible
When I’m standing in Your love My fear, it turns to dust
I’ve got this hope, and it’s unbreakable
No power strong enough, Nothing can overcome
My indestructible soul
My indestructible soul
I’m walking in the truth that life is in Your hands, Knowing You go before me helps me understand. That You’re my defense, What can stand against.
I know the darkness has no chance. How You lift me up. Keep my eyes above, And now I’m running free.
I know my soul is indestructible
When I’m standing in Your love, My fear, it turns to dust
I’ve got this hope, and it’s unbreakable
No power strong enough, Nothing can overcome
My indestructible soul
My indestructible soul
There’s no fire, there’s no pain That can take my peace away. There’s no wall I can’t climb, When it’s You that leads the way. There’s no fire, there’s no pain That can take my peace away There’s no wall I can’t climb When it’s You that leads the way
My soul is indestructible
When I’m standing in Your love My fear, it turns to dust
I know my soul is indestructible
When I’m standing in Your love My fear, it turns to dust
I’ve got this hope, and it’s unbreakable
No power strong enough Nothing can overcome
My indestructible soul
My indestructible soul
My indestructible soul
My indestructible soul
My indestructible soul

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Pom Pom and GiJane for Wednesday.  Welcome FNG “West Coast”!!

To Infinity and Beyond

THE SCENE: Low 70’s but a beat steamy; perfect beat down weather

WARM-O-RAMA: 4ct SSH (IC) x 25; 4ct Plank Jacks (IC) x 10; 4ct Iron Mikes (IC) x 5

THA-THANG: Mosey toward upper lot in figure 8 pattern stopping for plank jacks and squats at various intervals.

Infinite pain stations in upper lot – 6 cones spread out in upper lot creating a figure 8 course, PAX ran (OYO) to each cone and performed the workout listed – began at 20 reps and reduced by 1 at each cone; Cone 1: SSH, Cone 2: BBS, Cone 3: Plank Jacks, Cone 4: Iron Mikes, Cone 5: Squat Jumps, and Cone 6: Carolina Dry Docks.

Saint Patty Circle of Pain – PAX spread out around short brick circle wall; round 1: 1 HIM at a time performed 5 dips while the rest of the PAX did jump ups/step ups; Round 2: 1 HIM ata a time performed 5 incline merkins while the rest of the PAX did dips (or squats once arms were dead).

Bonus push – Indian plank train headed back toward AO; all PAX lined in single file line doing plank, HIM at 6 runs to front of line and resumes plank, rinse and repeat to move the train forward; paused for Rocky Balboa’s for 90 seconds; mosied back through the figure 8 circuit near AO pausing occasionally for plank jacks, SSH, and LBC.  Arrived back at the AO with just enough time for some cherry pickers to end with a stretch.

MARY: No time for this.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM: Rambled a bit about the weight and magnitude of standing before other men and proclaiming the words given to us by our Almighty God, Savior, and Heavenly Father – humility should be felt and care should be had.  Mentioned the imperfection of those sharing wisdom in our worlds, whether it is CNN, FOX, or Snapchat… they do not know all and are sinful people with bias.  The only perfect man with all truth was Jesus and He is our only hope.  So instead of seeking wisdom and guidance and opinion-verification from sinful, passing men, we would do better to humble ourselves before a benevolent and grace-filled Heavenly Father.  Shared Psalm 139:23-24. Prayed for mercy, grace, and healing in our communities and throughout the whole world.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Coffeeteria to follow at Dunkin on Cedar Bluff.