F3 Knoxville

CMU Shuffle

F3 Q – 9/14/2020

Asylum AO

0530-0615

[ The Scene ]

70s and dark – groggy but alive and well

[ Welcome/Disclaimer ]

  • Welcome to F3: Fitness – Fellowship – Faith
  • My name is Steam and I’m honored to be in your company and be your Q this morning
  • FNGs?
  • Couple of things before we begin:
    • (1) I am not a professional
    • (2) You’re here on your own volition
    • (3) If you need to modify anything we do this morning – feel free to do so as you need but push yourself and those around you.

[ Warm-o-Rama ]

(1) SSH – 10 x 4 IC

(2) Baby Arm Circles – 10 x 4 each side IC

(3) Imperial Walker – 10 x 4 IC

(4) Merkin – 10 x 4 IC

(5) Windmill – 10 x 4 IC

[ The Thang ]

(1) CMU 4 Corners

—HIM get CMUs—

—Move through corners clockwise—

  • Corner 1: 25 curls (1 count)

(Run up the hill — 10 V-Ups — run back to CMU — carry to next corner)

  • Corner 2: 25 chest presses

(Run up the hill — 10 V-Ups — run back to CMU — carry to next corner)

  • Corner 3: 25X4 Rocky Balboas on CMU 

(Run up the hill — 10 V-Ups — run back to CMU — carry to next corner)

  • Corner 4: 25 CMU swings

(Run up the hill — 10 V-Ups — run back to CMU — carry to next corner)

(10 count)

(2) CMU Lunges/Pull-ups

  • Men circle up with CMUs in the middle of the parking lot
  • 5 lunges with CMU on one shoulder or above head
    • Switch shoulders every 5 lunges
  • Run to Pav — execute 10 pull-ups
  • R & R until you reach the other curb
  • Recover with 25 Big Boy Sit-ups with your CMU when you’re done
  • Men take CMUs back and Charming leads PAX in 30×4 flutter kicks

(3) Nickel/Dime/Quarter x2

  • PAX mosey to playground
  • All PAX find a bench (all my benches)
  • Round 1
    • 5 Dips
      • 10 Box Jumps/Step-Ups
        •  25 1-leg squats on bench
  • Round 2
    • 5 1-leg squats on bench
      • 10 Dips
        • 25 box jumps/step-ups

 

  • BTTW back to the AO

[ Mary ]

  • Slow 25
    • 5×4 Flutter Kicks
    • 5×4 American Hammers
    • 5×4 LBCs
    • 5×4 Cockroaches
    • 5×4 Little LBCs

PAX stretch down to the ground – raise 1 vertebrae up at a time – execute some shoulder shrugs – done. Boom.

[ COT ]

  • # off – 16 + 4 Ruckers = 20
  • Name o Rama
  • FNGs – none 
  • BOM
  • I wanted to start the week off for us with a slap on the back and vote of confidence.

[ From the QSource  – by DREDD ]

  • Foundation4 (F4) — Leadership Development Process (LDP)

Here’s the chapter – worth the read.

1. Great Leaders Develop New Leaders

While leadership is critical to all groups, leaders are always in short supply in most groups because only a few groups employ a systematic Leadership Development Process (LDP = the process employed by a group to develop new leaders). What separates those few groups from the rest is simple: they are led by great leaders.

Great leaders are intent on leaving a legacy that will resound to their groups’ advantage long after they have gone. Knowing their leadership tenure is limited by human mortality, they get prepared for the expected event of their departure by developing new leaders. Because they cannot predict the precise time of their departure, they stay ready for the unexpected by ensuring that the leaders they develop are ready right now instead of sometime tomorrow. Great Leaders are constantly working themselves out of a job. 

Great Leaders develop new Leaders systematically, through an LDP that is tailored to the needs of the group they lead. They see this as a primary part of their responsibility as a leader, not something they also do if they can find the time.

For great Leaders, developing new leaders is leadership, of the highest caliber. 

2. The LDP has four steps: schooling, apprenticeship, opportunity and failure

Healthy communities, effective organizations, and dynamic teams each employ some form of an LDP that is periodically adjusted to suit their unique need for leaders and the manner by which they develop them. While every LDP reflects the purpose and character of the particular group in which it is housed, every useful process has a form of the same four components:

  • First, there is some kind of Schooling, the didactic instruction that the potential leader receives on the timeless fundamentals of leadership.
  • The second component is Apprenticeship, where the new leader is given the chance to develop the skills he learned from his Schooling  under the watchful eye of a more experienced Leader.
  • Third comes Opportunity, the chance for the growing leader to put what he has learned into practice under conditions where he is directly responsible for the outcome. While Schooling + Apprenticeship creates a Leader with the potential to be effective, Opportunity is the required element for the man’s skill to become kinetic and have actual impact on his group. 
  • The fourth component is Failure. A lizard uses its LDP to intentionally court minor disaster in order to fully develop its Leaders, because it is from Failure that Leaders learn the most. Success teaches far less because it does not isolate what works from what does not the way Failure does.

3. The LDP depends upon decentralized execution to a central purpose.

F3 is an organization whose purpose is to invigorate male community leadership. Not surprisingly, since our mission is leadership development itself, F3 needs a very deliberate LDP to be effective. However, because the organization is comprised of thousands of small teams that are not in proximity, that deliberate process cannot restrict the individual initiative and genius of its Leaders. We are absolutely dependent upon our great Leaders to be about the business of developing our new Leaders.The execution of the LDP is in their hands because it is their hands that are physically upon the new leaders. 

As  a result, we do not dictate the precise manner in which our Leaders are to execute F3’s LDP but rather encourage and focus them upon our central purpose. They must know the “why” of the LDP before they can perform it’s “what.” Also, they must be affirmed in their efforts to be incentivized to continue them. 

This model, decentralized execution toward central purpose, is not something unique to F3 or a theory that we invented. It is the LDP methodology employed by the great Leaders of healthy communities, effective organizations and dynamic teams and always have been.

4. Takeaways

  • Great Leaders develop new Leaders
  • The LDP has 4 steps: Schooling, Apprenticeship, Opportunity, and Failure
  • The LDP depends upon decentralized execution to central purpose

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  • “For great leaders, developing new leaders is leadership, of the highest caliber.”
    • And I see all of you as high caliber, high impact men that have done that for me for the past 4 years or so. You all have a power inside you to do that. Something that drives you to be the high caliber, high impact men you are.

 

  • I came to F3 as a lost college kid trying to figure it out 4 years ago. When I say F3 has been, and continues to be, a Gamechanger in my life, I mean it. I’ve experienced F3 Knoxville’s LDP in the past 4 years and am a better, more equipped and confident man thanks to YOU MEN – men of the highest caliber and quality – Great Leaders as the QSource chapter talks about. And I just want to say thank you. You all have done more for me and my journey towards being a HIM than most of you will ever know.

 

  • From a young leader to a Great Leader – thank you.

When Dan Met Amy: The Reunion

THE SCENE: It was almost not unbearably humid.  Almost.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSHx20, 4ct, IC; Imperial Squat Walkers x15, 4ct, IC; Tie Fighters, forward and back; 4ct, IC x 10 each; CP x 5, IC; Run two laps around the AO parking lot
THA-THANG:
Burpee Dan

  • Lunge 4 times then 4 burpees, then lunge, burpees, etc. across the parking lot, run back;
  • Repeat with 4 lunges, 3 burpees across; run back
  • 4 lunges, 2 burpees across
  • Finally, 4 lunges, 1 burpee across.
  • Mosey to bottom of Baby Everest

Fat Amy:  4 rounds, each ending with a run or Bernie up Baby Everest and back down.

  • Round 1; 10 burpees; 50 squats; 40 BBS; 10 burpees; run up Baby Everest;
  • Round 2:  10 burpees; 20 star jacks; 10 burpees; Bernie up BE;
  • Round 3: 10 burpees; 20 star jacks; 10 burpees; run up BE;
  • Round 4: 10 burpees; 50 squats; 40 BBS; 10 burpees; Bernie up BE
    Early finishers mosey to the Cloud for 11s (Derkins and Bulgarian Squats)
  • MARY:
    Hands of Time; Hello Dollies and ATMs.
    COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMACIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
    The Lord tells us “a friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” – Proverbs 17:17.  Are there times in your life that God maybe puts someone in our path that needs encouragement, a brother born for adversity and you’ve side stepped it?  I know I have.  My prayer is that I can find the strength to accept the challenge of stepping into the breach with my brother who is going through a rough time and help them through it, even if it is simply a word of encouragement.
    MOLESKIN:
    A couple of notes:  I stole this Q from one that Proton did a few years ago.  We miss Proton.  Also, Veggie and Jumbo posted as well, but don’t appear to have tags.
    ANNOUNCEMENTS:
    Swanson is heading up a work day at Moreland Heights Elementary School on Aug. 8.

Maximus Suicidae

THE SCENE: A little too warm, a little too humid to be perfect. Meh…
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: I am not a professional.  Do not snot on each other.

WARM-O-RAMA:
Side Straddle Sprint of Fire – PAX do SSH IC while each PAX in turn runs round the group observing social distancing.
From the baseline, do high skips across the lot, then mosey back.
Asymmetric Merkins (with one hand on the kerb) 10 each side OYO.
High Knees across the lot, then mosey back.

THA-THANG:
Mosey down to Circus Maximus for Suicides.  PAX run to the first cone and do 5 of said exercise, then run back to the start.  Then to the second cone for 10 and back, then third for 15, forth for 20 and the far end of the lot for 25.  The exercises were:

  • Merkins
  • Hello Dolly (4 ct)
  • Squats
  • Crab Jacks (4 ct) – that turned out to be a lot…
  • Heels to Heaven
  • No one made it to the Iron Mikes.

We moseyed back to the AO, just in time for Mary

MARY:
My new favourite ending…  The Bicycle Race.

PAX do Freddie Mercurys to the tune of Bicycle Race by Queen.  Every time you hear Bicycle, or Bike throw in as Big a Boy as you have left.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
12 strong
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Amelia Earhart was born on this day in history.  She said The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity. We showed that by getting out of bed.  The rest was just moseying up and down a parking lot.  Good job men.
MOLESKIN:
I learned today to kill the Bluetooth on my phone before I give Bunny his speaker back.  So he can’t use Siri to call my M at 6:30!

Short Circuit

THE SCENE: Thick and Humid 71 degrees at circle up
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

As always 25 SSH on 4CT then 10 Windmills on 4ct, baseline jog down 10 tempo merkin, jog back 10 tempo squat, jog back baby arm circle forward x8, finish up with jog back down baby arm circle reverse x8
THA-THANG:
Mosey to middle parking lot perform 5 rounds of

Round 1- Fake Burpees x10 run down and back

Round 2- Fake Burpeesx10, Merkin x25  run down and back

Round 3- Fake Burpee x10, Merkin x25, Lunge x50 run down and back

Round 4- Fake Burpee x10, Merkin x25, Lunge x50, Big Boys x100 run down and back

Round 5- Fake Burpee x10, Merkin x25, Lunge x50, Big Boys x100, Squats x150 run down and back

Mosey to pavilion

3 rounds of 20 table row/20 dips

Mosey to the bottom of little everest- Bernie up/5 monkey humpers at top

Back to AO

 

 

 

MARY:
Finished out with 25 Freddy Mercury on 4ct and LBC AMRAP for final minute…
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Matthew 22:37

You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and all your mind.  This is the first and greatest commandment.  A second is equally important: Love your neighbor as yourself.

Don’t over complicate what we are here to do.  Christ lays it out for us in Matthew.  In all that is going on and all the craziness Christ asks us just to love.  Love our neighbor as ourselves.  This simple task will go so much further than we ever thought it would to initiating change.

 

How to Kraken a CMU

THE SCENE: Muggy with a capital “M”
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH (4 ct IC) x 25; BAC (4ct IC -forward and reverse) x 10; OH Claps (4 ct IC) x 10; This and that; Tempo squats (IC) x 15.
THA-THANG:
This morning, we battle the Kraken with CMUs.  So, grab your CMU and make your way to one of 8 stations.  Complete the exercise at the station and then do a lap around the AO parking lot, past your last station to the next.  Each station’s exercise has a high rep or low rep choice.  You are free to pick either option.  You must carry your CMU on your lap around, alternating carry as follows:

Westbound:  Overhead carry (Cusak carry);

Southbound: Farmer carry, right hand

East bound: Tray carry out front;

Northbound: Farmer carry, left hand.

The stations are as follows (incl. rep choices):

  • Overhead press (25/40);
  • Froggy Crunches, 4 ct (15/25);
  • Curls (25/40);
  • Kettle Bell swings (25/40);
  • CMU Merkins (25/40);
  • Flutter Kicks w/ CMU held up (25/40);
  • Blockies (10/20); and
  • Goblet Squats (20/30).

I think we had enough time for everybody to complete one circuit. Very little mumblechatter today.  I’m guessing this was because the Pax was disappointed in how easy it was.  I’ll ramp it up next time.
MARY:
25s of Reverse Lunges and BBS, running Baby Everest in between.  Cut it short to gather at the top and watch a beautiful sunrise for a moment.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
On this day in 1954, Elvis made his debut on local Memphis radio with “That’s Alright Mama.”  It is a reminder to me that big things start small.  We don’t need to focus on some great challenge or goal all at once.  God gives the ability do great things by simply taking that small first step.  ” I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20).  The smallest seeds planted with faith still produce huge trees.  Let’s keep striving, regardless of how small our efforts seem.  They will bear fruit.
MOLESKIN:
Prayers offered today for Snag’s father and continued healing and recovery.  Prayers offered also to Snitch’s 2.0, Ava for a quick recovery from her accident, so that she won’t have any complications, and praises that it wasn’t more serious.  Also, we enjoyed quite the sunrise this morning with a beautiful rainbow.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Don’t forget “Off the Chain” CSAUP at the Dog Pound on the 18th.  Sign up!