F3 Knoxville

2 For Tuesday – A Celebration Unlike Any Other

THE SCENE: Character-Building weather – 70s

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

  • My name is Steam and it is an HONORED to be your Q this morning
  • A few things
    • 1) I’m not a professional
    • 2) You’re here on your own volition – you made a conscious decision to be here this morning
    • 3) You know your body better than anyone – if you need to modify something we do this morning – do it. Work hard and smart at the same time. 
    • With that being said – push yourselves and those around you this morning. I don’t know why you decided to come out this morning, I don’t know where you work, I don’t know what you do when you leave here, but you are here – right now – for a reason. And so are they – so make it count. Aye? 

WARM-O-RAMA:

  • SSH: 20×4 IC
  • We are actually celebrating a holiday today – in case you were unaware – so happy Two For Tuesday. let’s celebrate accordingly
  • SSH: 20×4 IC
  • Cherry-Picker: 20×4 IC (Arms)
  • Cherry-Picker: 20×4 IC (Arms)
  • Calf-Raises: 20×4 IC
  • Calf-Raises: 20×4 IC
  • Bobby Hurley: 20×4 IC
  • Bobby-Hurley: 20×4 IC

THA-THANG:
Happy 2 For Tuesday!

  • Mosey to Bridge by amphitheater (big ball on the left)

    *Under Bridge*

    • Wall sit
      • 20×4 seal claps IC 
    • Curb facing the water
      • 20×4 Irish step dancers IC 
    • Rinse & Repeat both exercises 

    Mosey to bridge by amphitheater 

    Bear Crawl across bridge 

    [ 20 count ]

    Two for Tuesday R&R

    • 1 Al Gore Overhead Clap
    • Sprint to bridge overlooking Cumberland 
    • 19 situps on the rail facing UT 
    • Same as 11s

    [ 20 count ]

    Mosey to the side of the pond facing the amphitheater 

    • Irish tap dancer: 20×4 IC
    • Incline merkins: 10×4 IC
    • Irish tap dancer: 20×4 IC 
    • Decline wall merkins: 10×4 IC

    Mosey back towards AO 

    Cash out with ATMs

    COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
    The Divine 9: 8 PAX, 1 FNG

  • FNG Will –> Named Sweeper. Notified by Judge Judy that there is already a Sweeper – rename with burpees from the Q (me) on Thursday at Reverb’s Q
    CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
  • Stand. Remember. Fight. Build.
  • These words ring true and are nothing less than a reminder of what we are called to do as HIM.
  • Stand – stand up. Get out of the fart sack. We are not guaranteed breath in our lungs tomorrow. Stand up for yourself, stand up for your family, stand up for those who can’t stand up for themselves. In the words of the great country music song You’ve Got To Stand For Something: “You’ve got to stand for something, or you’ll fall for anything.”
  • Remember – Remember where the Lord has met you in your life. Where He CONTINUES to meet you. Remember how far you’ve come. Remember what He’s doing in your life. Don’t forget the ebeneezers in your life.
  • Fight – As men, we’re called to fight for those who can’t fight for themselves. Fight for your family, fight for your spirituality, fight for your life. We are in a very real war called life – whether we choose to see it or not. The fighting is done in the heart and mind and soul – and sometimes in the physical realm. In the words of Samwise Gamgee:“It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo, the ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were, and sometimes you didn’t want to know the end, because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened?

    But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come, and when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you, that meant something, even if you were too small to understand why.

    But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back. Only they didn’t, because they were holding on to something…That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.” 

  • Build: We were created to build as men. Our creator designed us to build communities and strengthen them (mission of F3), build each other up, and build life. Build the kingdom one day at a time. You don’t have to do it alone – take heart in that – LOCK SHIELDS with High Impact Men and Women that will help build and further the kingdom with you.
    ANNOUNCEMENTS:
    Truckin To The Pound is Sept. 14 (0600 – 0930) or around that time. Check GroupMe or DM Swirlie for more info. EH some guys to come out with you and lock shields for a badass event.

Cleaning up the Big Ball

THE SCENE: 68 degrees, slightly muggy.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

0 Burpees.

SSH x25 IC 4ct

1 Burpee

BAC x10 IC 4ct

2 Burpees

Cherry Pickers x10 IC

3 Burpees

Tempo Merkin

4 Burpees
THA-THANG:
Mosey to Waterfall Bridge with 30# baby. Relay Run.

Partner up to Vacuum Cleaner across bridge. 1 partner on ground while other partner holds legs in wheelbarrow position. Walk across on hands. Do 10 merkins on opposite side while in wheelbarrow position. Flapjack to return to start.

Mosey to Ampitheatre stage with 30# baby. Relay Run.

11s

  • V-up at the bottom on stage
  • LBC at the top of stairs

Escalator! – Do a lap around the ampitheatre after each set

  • 10 Box Jumps – run a lap
  • 20 Burpees – run a lap
  • 30 Merkins – run a lap
  • 40 Squats – run a lap
  • 50 Lunge-Walks – run a lap
  • Plank when done

Mosey back to AO with 30# Baby. Relay Run.

MARY:
Fire Drill!

All PAX circle up and do chop feet. 1 PAX yells “FIRE!”. Everyone drops, rolls right, does 1 merkin, rolls left, and back on their feet. Repeat with a new PAX shouting fire for time.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Abort, Orkin, Ariel, The Voice, Clerk, G-6, Steam, Operation, Red Writer, Swanson, Hokie, Apollo, Reverb, Casper, Filter
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
From Jocko Willink – BEGIN – This is where it begins. In the darkness. Before the sun and the birds and the world. Every day. When the alarm sounds. IT IS TIME. Rise – Despite fatigue and soreness. Curse the warmth of the bed. Curse the comfort of the pillow. Fight the temptation of weakness. Get up and go. Do it quickly, without thought. Do not reason with weakness. You cannot. You must only take action – Get up and go.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
TTTP is coming up on Sept 14!

not going to ruin your day

THE SCENE: 78* and about 114% humidity, perfect recipe to smoke some goo
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Squat and reach x10
Shoulder taps x15
Tempo lunge x10
3 point merkins x10
THA-THANG:
Short mosey out of start point and over to base of Big Ball.  Routine all start with 1 rep of exercises, and increase each round by 1 rep until Q calls time.  This sucked…

  • 1 pull up on Big Bal
  • Crawl bear the steps to the big landing
  • 1 Burpee
  • Lunge flat ground to cone (roughly 15-20 yards)
  • 1 Hand release merkin
  • Sprint to stairs and return to Big Ball

Lather rinse repeat increasing reps of pull ups, burpees, and hand release merkins.  I think our Jack Rabbits got to 7 or 8.

Short mosey to pedestrian bridge over the pond.  Lt. Dan’s across the bridge to even out our legs a little bit: Four lunge steps, four air squats all the way across and Al Gore waiting for the six.

Another short mosey into the amphitheater and everyone on their six for quick ab work:

  • Flutter kicks x15
  • American hammers x15
  • 3 minutes of plank, alternating between high and low plank at 30 second intervals (its fun to pour sweat while not moving)

Quick set of Sevens on the amphitheater steps, starting with six sit up ups at the bottom and one jump squat at the top, running through the routine.

Short mosey back to start point.

MARY:
No time for Mary today
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
10 Strong: Butterfly, Swanson, The Voice, Ariel, G6, Orkin, Carrot, Steam, Reverb, Abort
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
I woke up this morning and hadn’t set any of my stuff out (risk waking my M up), didn’t lock one of my house doors, and realized I left a load of laundry in the washer last night (which until now I’d never done in my life).  Two years ago, I would have absolutely let this ruin my day.  I could have talked all day about how bad a morning I had, then let it dictate the rest of my day until I had a horrible day.  Because of the discipline and lessons learned from F3, I really couldn’t help but laugh at myself and just know that I can fix all of those things in two or three minutes.  AND, it will make me stop letting routine things be so routine and I will pay more attention.  The point is, don’t let the little things ruin your day or week or even more.  Don’t let a bad 5 minutes turn into a bad day.

Lots of prayer requests this morning: Butterfly and his job search and his friends who had someone crash into their house, Carrot’s father diagnosed with cancer, Reverb’s brother (and ours) Church Mouse struggling with mental health issues, The Voice’s mother with her sight and continued health issues.  Lets lift our guys up!! Aye!!

Prime day without Amazon

THE SCENE: 70* and humidity down, perfect weather
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH
Squat and reach
Calf raises
Wide merkins
Tempo merkins
THA-THANG:
Mosey north out of start point towards parking area, across the railroad tracks and over into the Preacher lot (parking area beside the International) and grab two rocks per person.  Pretty simple routine written on the ground of 5 exercises.  We start with just the first exercise, do 30 seconds as many reps as possible.  Drop the rocks and run about 25 yards to a cone in the parking lot, knock out 2 burpees, then run back to your rock.  Then we do 30 seconds of the first exercise and 30 seconds of the second exercise, drop rocks run for burpees and come back.  So on and so forth until we are doing all 5 exercises for 30 seconds.  Then we start removing one exercise each round and working our way back down.  Exercises as follows:

  • Curls
  • Side raises
  • OH press
  • OH squad
  • OH rock claps

Teased everyone with more rock work after we’d finished our last round, but return rocks to the pile and mosey back across the train tracks and to the start point.  Not a ton of time left, so we all found benches and knocked out some exercises:

  • 20 box jumps or step ups
  • 20 decline merkins
  • Run a lap around the fountains
  • 20 box jumps or step ups
  • 20 dips
  • Run a lap around the fountains

Jump in the middle for Mary

MARY:
Just enough time for 15x flutters and 15x hammers
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
8 strong: Passport, Duggar, Reverb, G6, Apollo, Wings, The Voice, Abort
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
I just noticed myself reflecting on the past year as we all do on milestones.  Be it our own birthday, an anniversary, a child’s birthday (overheard The Voice mentioning his son was nearly a year old) we tend to reflect backwards and think about things we might have accomplished or failed, people we’ve met or lost and that sort of thing.  The most noticeable thing to me is people.  People who might have moved away or I haven’t seen (Preacher, Soot, Careless, now Cowbell) and on a better note a lot of people who we’ve now added to our group.  Challenge to myself and others is not just look backwards, but forward to the next year and to ensure the lessons we’ve learned from our brothers get passed on to those we are lucky enough to still be around.

Return the ring to Mordor

THE SCENE: 72 degrees. Heckin sweaty
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH – x25 IC

Cherry Pickers – x10 IC

Annie’s – x7 ea front and back IC

Imperial Walkers – x15 IC 4CT

Captain Thors – x5 IC

THA-THANG:
Indian run with the One Ring (my 3-y/o’s hula hoop) held high over head to the bridge that crosses the creek below the hill. Welsh Dragon across the bridge. Mosey to bottom of Stairs to Mordor for some Dora.

  • 150 LBCs
  • 150 Merkins
  • 150 American Hammers 4CT
  • 150 Jump Squats
  • 1 PAX does the exercise while partner runs to the top of the stairs for 1 burpee and then back down to pick up where partner left off. Repeat until finished.

Indian run back to AO with the One Ring – stopping at bridge to Welsh Dragon across.

MARY:
Flutters – x15 IC 4CT

Edward Scissorlegs – x10 IC 4CT

Boat / Canoe for time

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Half Caff, Swanson, Abort, Reverb, Jenner, The Voice, Cowbell, Filter, Amazon on ruck.
MOLESKIN:

From Gandalf –

“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule.”