F3 Knoxville

Pillar Strength

THE SCENE: Clear skies, 75 degrees F, 86% Humidity (Spook was workout Q)
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Power/Core/Prehab – clapping pushups x 5; side plank; 90-90s x5 – 3 rounds
THA-THANG:

Strength – lateral lunge with block; single arm block chest press; shoulder taps (10 reps each side)

Strength- single leg RDL (10 per side); single arm block rows (10 per side); glute marching (10 per leg)

Grinder – split leg squats x 8, block pullovers x 8, single arm block carry 100 yards, 150 yard shuttle run

MARY:

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
A total of 10 HIMs including Spook from Fredericksburg, VA
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Jeremiah 29:11  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

This verse is not intended to be a security blanket to us. God will not take away suffering.  Rather this verse reminds us with true, gospel confidence that He will give us hope in the midst of it.  Trust God and His perfect will for us.

MOLESKIN:
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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Freedom

THE SCENE: Clear skies, 67 degrees F, 97% humidity
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH, Imperial Squat Walkers, Arm Circles, Cherry Pickers

Grinder Run

Grinder Bernie

THA-THANG:
13 stations each named after an original colony.  One HIM carries a 40# sandbag and the AO shovel/flag and runs down to the road and back while the remaining PAX picks one of the 13 stations.  HIM with the flag exchanges with the one behind them in the rotation and all perform the workout in Kraken style. Happened to be the perfect number (14) so that one person was at a colony while one was running.  Each person completed the flag bearer run and each of the 13 colonies.

Delaware Dips

Pennsylvania WWII Sit Ups

New Jersey SSH

Georgia Dry Docks

Connecticut Box Jumps

Massachusetts Merkins

Maryland Bent Rows

South Carolina Squat Thrusts

North Carolina Curls

New Hampshire Triceps Extensions

Virginia Body Builders

New York Russian Swings

Rhode Island Flutter Kicks

Push Pull

Two Groups with one starting with Merkins and the other with Pull ups.

13 Merkins followed by 13 Inverted Pull ups or 7 strict Pull ups (3 Rounds)

Waxjob Hill 7’s

1 Box Cutter

Bear Crawl Up Hill

6 Dry Docks

Run Down Hill

MARY:

Box Cutters, X’s and O’s, and LBCs

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Total of 14 including Spook from Fredericksburg, VA
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Started the morning with the Stars Spangled Banner version by Jimi Hendrix.  It was played at Woodstock almost 50 years ago on August 18, 1969.  Some believe it was and is an irreverent rendition but I always liked the fact that his guitar playing brought out the chaos that Francis Scott Key must have seen when he wrote the words “rockets red glare” and “bombs bursting in air.”

The main part of THA-THANG with the colony stations involved an AMRAP while the flag bearer was running and each HIM had the “freedom” to do as many of each exercise.  As with each F3 workout, we have the freedom to come out and to give as much or as little as we want.  Suffice to say, everyone wore it out this morning but it was an individual decision to do so.  (OK, we all have a great ability to overtly or covertly push each other.

We all should appreciate the freedom we have that was started in 1776 and resulted in 1% of the colony’s citizens giving their life to attain it.  We should also be overwhelmed with gratitude for the sacrifice of Jesus to gain eternal freedom with God the Father.  In the end of this earthly life that is what will ultimately matter.  For as 2 Corinthians 3:17 says, “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”

MOLESKIN:
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Four for the Fourth

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

A little jumping and some jogging on the Grinder 50%, 75%
THA-THANG:
Rinse and Repeat (4 Times)

  • 40 Curls
  • 20 Mtn Climbers
  • 30 Mr. Spectacular
  • 20 Mtn Climbers
  • 20 Bent Rows
  • 20 Mtn Climbers
  • 10 Burpees

Run to the troll bridge (10x 4 Count Squat Walkers)

MARY:
Rotate between (Hanging Leg Raises  & LBC’s) [4 Rounds – 1 Minute Per Exercise]
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
4 HIM’s did some hard work on the 4th….Butterfingers, Drifter, Pup, Woodshack
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM::
Lately I’ve been doing a little introspection, and I came across this quote regarding the power of silence.  I hope you like it.

If you have a gift with words, learn to keep your mouth shut; when you speak, punctuate with a pause; and when you have nothing to say, say nothing.

Your silence passes many messages; one is that you are somebody, but nobody, a person able to face a crowd and to wait.  This is an almost biological power of the big secure animal looking at harmless ones.  People understand or better said they feel.  After this you have a better chance to be listened to.

I don’t think we always consider silence as a tool for conversation, but sometimes it’s exactly what we need.  This applies to our personal and work relationships.  Lately, I have been trying to be more deliberate with my conversations, and I think the impact can be pretty profound.  Sometimes  just not saying anything can be the best policy.

 

Columbian neck tie mission complete

THE SCENE: 45, windy and crisp w a slight drizzle
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Tempo squats x10

tempo merkins x10

proton Parker’s x10

jog the grinder a few times

imperial squat walkers x 23 ic
THA-THANG:
Mosey to the base of kiddie slope for Columbian neck tie

  • Run to the first cone run back to base and do 1 neck tie
  • Run to cone 2, run back to base for 2 neck ties
  • Continue until up to 20th cone , run back for 20 neck ties
  • Total of 220 Columbian neck ties and close to 4 miles of distance covered

MARY:
None
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

14 pax
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
God will give you more than you can handle but he will be there to help you get through it.
MOLESKIN:
At the halfway point during the workout, I  hit a wall, I went dark and thought to myself , this is too hard , I don’t know that I can complete all 20 cones… I knew that we had 20 cones but a few only saw 17-18 cones, which created some mumble chatter once they saw that there was more to do ! Seeing ALL THOSE cones lined up the hill really puts your mind in a place you don’t want to be. Knowing what we went through today , suffering through the workout, we or let’s say I found a way to get through and complete the planned workout. Last time we tried , we fell short of time. We fell short on official F3 time but were so close to completing the mission ! I really appreciate everyone staying a few minutes past so we could complete the workout! Everyone persevered through the workout ! Thank you and rest assure, we won’t need to do it again now that we finished what we started!

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Route to the Plateau of Pain

THE SCENE: Mid 40s. A little damp. Didn’t really start raining until the BOM.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

High knee skips across parking lot and back
Butt kicks across parking lot and back
20 4-count hillbillies
THA-THANG:
Mosey around the fountain and back to road and stop at greenway by Crumpet.
Route 66:
Dry docks
V-Ups
Iron mikes 2-count
While waiting On the six, run up crumpet and back down for 20 4-count flutter kicks.
Mosey to Plateu of Pain
Colombian necktie
Start with run to nearest cone. Grab cone and run back for 20 burpee squats and decrease burps each time.
We run at the same time every round. In between BBS.
MARY:
Sun salutation
Warrior 1
Sun salutation
Warrior 1 other side
Sun salutation
Warrior 1, 2
Sun salutation
Warrior 1, 2 other side
Sun salutation
Warrior 1, 2, Reverse Warrior
Sun salutation
Warrior 1, 2, Reverse Warrior other side
Sun salutation
Chair 30 seconds
Boat, single leg right, single leg left, boat
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
8 men put in the work.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Again, I gotta say – it’s all about attitude. A guy at my work spoiled my attitude and I let it ruin a day and half for me. I made a conscious decision to be positive (or not negative) and it completely turned things around for me. Just enter every situation, every new day, every greeting with positivity. Smile, great pleasantly, banish negative thoughts and you will feel so much better.
MOLESKIN:
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