F3 Knoxville

Imprompt-Q

THE SCENE: 52* and clear, slightly cool start but the sweat is coming
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:
Led by Swanson
SSH x25 IC
Little of this and a little of that
Windmills x10 IC
Tempo squat x 15 IC
Tempo merkin x15 IC
8 Counts x5 IC
THA-THANG: Led by Abort
Gather keys and phones and mosey out of start point over to amphitheater.  Assemble at the stage for 11s’s big brother, 25’s.  Same concept as 11s except increase/decrease by 5 reps.  Start at the stage and do 20 feet elevated crunches (legs straight out and 6″ off the ground, hands on head and crunch), run up the stairs to the top and do 5 pull ups/inverted rows on rails.  Return to the bottom for 15 crunches/10 rows, etc. working up and down in count.

Mosey to pedestrian bridge south of amphitheater for Welsh Dragons (thanks Filter).  Take 4 bear crawl steps, do 1 merkin, 1 two-count shoulder tap.  Take 4 bear crawl steps, do 2 merkins, 2 two-count shoulder taps.  Increase reps every 4 steps, I think we got to 7 or 8 reps of each depending on how big your bear feet are.

Return to start line for Galway Hookers.  Same scenario as before but exercises are different.  Take 4 lunge steps, do 1 super-squat (deep squat, then calf raise after coming up).  Take 4 lunge steps, do 2 super-squats.  Increase reps every 4 steps.  Exercise extended further because people decided to take giant lunge steps.  Again we made it to about 8 reps.

Led by Swanson

Short mosey to round pull off near convention center. Everyone spreads out and finds a column barrier to start out with.
– First round: Pistol squats on left leg x10, bear crawl to center, pistol squats on right leg x10, then bear crawl back to outside and hold
– Second round: Incline merkins x10, bear crawl to center, decline merkins x10, bear crawl back to outside and hold
– Third round: Lunge to center, dips x20, lunge back to outside and hold

Short mosey over to the base of the Big Ball for Swanson pyramid.  Each round you multiply the exercise times the round you’re on (never math in public..).  Exercises done at Big Ball, middle landing of stairs, and top of stairs.

  • Pulls ups x1 on Big Ball
  • Big boy sit ups x3 on middle landing of stairs
  • Merkins x5 at top of stairs

So round one you do 1 pull up, 3 sit ups, 5 merkins and run back down.  Round two you do 2 pull ups, 6 sit ups, 10 merkins. Etc. etc. up to round 5.

Mosey back to start point.

MARY: Led by Abort
Flutter kicks x25 IC (mixed tempo)
Boat/canoe and variations for 90 seconds
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
13 Strong: G6, Cheesesteak, 2×2, Gesundheit, Swanson, Reverb, Frank, 3Peat, Singlet, Sneaky Pete, Mulligan, Steam, Abort
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Gesundheit spoke about getting out and being consistent with F3 and his physical job, and how they have helped with his overall energy level and his outlook.  I seconded that.  I’ve had issues getting up especially on Mondays.  I got up Monday and didn’t on Tuesday this week.  That extra hour or two of sleep seems like a great idea until you miss a workout.  I almost always regret sleeping in, and I never regret actually coming to F3. AYE!!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Hardship Hill OCR this weekend, still time to register or volunteer.

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.

Impact and enunciate

THE SCENE: 41* which was nice and toasty in comparison to the last few days
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Shoulder taps
Tempo lunge
ANGLE ANGLE ANGLE grinders

SSH

THA-THANG:

Mosey out of the SP and toward the Big Ball.  Lots of chalk at the base of the stairs for the escalator.  Each exercise is 10 reps, picking up a new exercise each iteration through and running the stairs to the top of the Big Ball after completing each exercise.  Final iteration is 10 reps of all six exercises followed by the run to the top and back down for Mary.  Exercises as follows:

  • Imperial squat walkers
  • Merkins
  • Pickle pounders on 4-ct
  • Alternating shoulder taps on 4-ct
  • Crab cakes on 4-ct
  • Tricep dips

Short mosey up to the middle platform of the stairs beside big ball.  Circle up for contra burpees.  Start with normal burpee, then add a merkin each repetition until you reach 10 merkins at the bottom of the burpee.  Recover back down to the bottom of the big ball to pick up laundry.

Mosey across bridge and over to the amphitheater.  Line up across the front of the stage.
15 Bulgarian split squats (15 each leg), 15 wide merkins
15 jump squats, 15 Carolina dry docks
15 side step ups (15 each leg), 15 legs on stage sit ups and touch stage

Recover and mosey the long way around and up behind the amphitheater heading back to start point for Mary.

MARY:
Recliner flutter kicks (not laid back completely)
Recliner Edward scissor-legs
Boat/Canoe
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
12 strong including a visitor from Charlotte: Operation, G6, Singlet, SiPad, Careless, Swanson, Brooks, Amazon, Reverb, Cowbell, Red Writer, Abort
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Impact is forcible contact to strong effect.  Thank the PAX for the impact they have all had on me recently, where I know I’ve taken small things from each of them and emulated to try to improve my character.

Big Ball Circuit

THE SCENE: cool but warmed up quickly
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER – Done
WARM-O-RAMA:
25 – Side Straddle Hop, A little bit of stretching, and I cant count to 8 while doing body builders
THA-THANG:

  • Disclaimer
  • Warm up
    • Side Straddle hop – 25
    • Stretching
  • 8 count Body builders – 5
  • Mosey to the big ball
  •  Circuit 1 – lap around pond after circuit with bear crawl down stairs, R & R
    • Toe touch sit ups – 12/15
    • Plank – 30/45 sec
    • Jump squats – 12/15
    • CDD – 12/15
  • Circuit 2 – lap around pond after circuit with bear crawl down stairs, R & R
    • Squat thrusters – 12/15
    • Bear crawl shoulder taps – 12/15
    • Plank row – 30/45 sec
    • Hello dolly – 12/15 4 count
  • Circuit 3 – lap around pond after circuit with bear crawl down stairs, R & R
    • Frog squats – 12/15
    • Flutter kicks – 12/15 4 count
    • Plank one arm – 30/45 sec
    • Pull-ups – 12/15
  • Mosey to fountain

MARY:
7 FNG’s
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
be present in someone’s life. take the time to find out what is going on.

Leg day at the ball

THE SCENE: 73 or so (I think) and not too muggy
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Tempo squat x10 IC
Tempo merkin x10 IC
Michael Phelps
SSH x21 IC
THA-THANG:
Take a hot lap around the WFP infield.  Upon getting back to the fountains, line up along the edge of the sidewalk.  Lt. Dan (4 lunges, 2 squats) to the cones about halfway across the infield.  Hold Al Gore waiting for everyone else to make it to the cones.  Then all PAX Devin Hester to the far side of the infield and then jail break all the way across.  Recover and 10 count.

Mosey out of the fountains and toward the lots where we park, across the railroad tracks, and to Preacher’s parking lot (at The International).  Five cones set up, routine is the reverse suicide ladder.  PAX line up across the parking lot, run to the furthest cone and perform exercise at the cone.  Run back to the start line.  Run to the furthest cone, again performing exercise and pick up the exercise at the next cone, then return to the starting line.  PAX continue routine, picking up one more exercise set each iteration until they’ve done all five exercises on the way back.  Exercises as follows:

  • Hand release merkins x10
  • Jump squats x10
  • Burpees x10
  • Air squats x20
  • SSH x30

Jack rabbits perform Mary and then instructed to start the regular suicide ladder (going to first cone, perform exercise, run back.  Then pick up an exercise each time going a cone further, but performing half the number of reps at each cone).  Once the six has completed the routine, recover and 10 count.

Mosey back to the fountains and find a bench.

  • Left leg step ups x15
  • Right leg step ups x15
  • Calf raises x15 (on the ground)

Rinse and repeat through again.

MARY:
Flutter kicks x25 IC
Hello Dolly x25 IC
Pickle pounders x20 IC
Boat/canoe and variations (flutter canoes, OH clap canoes) until PAX hates me
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
18 STRONG: Red Writer, G6, Amazon, Passport, Filter, The Voice, Frank, Duggar (Lexington Duggar), Half Caff, Swanson, Wilson, Steam, Petey, Sneaky Pete, Quarantine, Singlet, Purple Rain (FNG), Abort
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
If you believe in Santa Clause for 8 years of your life, you can believe in yourself for 45 minutes.  Or longer.  We’ve all been new guys and we’ve all had to grind through things we didn’t think we could.  Believe in yourselves and see what you can accomplish.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
AO challenge workout of the month is the HR merkin.  F3 anniversary party and F3 Olympics will be November 3-4.  Big Ball needs Q’s to sign up for next week, encourage all to sign up and ask for Co-Q if they haven’t led before.