F3 Knoxville

“Fall”

THE SCENE: balmy not cool
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Side Straddle Hops

Cherry Pickers

Count of 1’s and 2’s
THA-THANG:

  • Indian run to Sophmore hill.
  • two locations to work out
  • Group 1
    • 11’s squats and merkins
  • Group 2
    • 11’s overhead press and 4c pickle pounders
  • After completing 11’s the groups switched locations
  • Mosey to drive through and 25 count reverse crunch
  • Run back to Flag

MARY:
Bug splats
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
21 HIM’s
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Work hard and complete the tasks set before you men. Like our Savoir who worked perfectly to complete his task and said “it is finished”

IPC Week 3 at The Project

THE SCENE: Clear, warm, perfect for IPC week 3
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

A quick warmup before starting the challenge:  10 SSH, 8 Windmill, 10 Moroccan Night Club
THA-THANG:
Mosey to the playground for the IPC week 3 challenge.  This one was a total reps challenge in 43 minutes.

  • 10 pull-ups
  • 15 burpee coupon jump overs
  • 20 coupon curls
  • 25 squat thrusters
  • 30 gas pumps (reverse crunches)

AMRAP until time was called.

MARY:
Walk to the shovel flag with the CMUs?
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
7 HIMs today at the Project
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Matt. 7:1-5 – The Iron PAX challenge has gotten a lot of banter between PAX on Twitter.  This got me thinking about accusing someone of being dishonest or any thing in that arena.  The idea of this challenge follows a standard of form for each exercise.  We can judge each other to this standard and help each other make corrections.  Following the standard is up to each PAX and their proctor.  The Bible teaches us that we are to judge each other by the true standard:  the Word of God.

No Burpees, just Belches

THE SCENE: Slightly cool, but too humid for it to matter
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER Yep
WARM-O-RAMA:

Cherry Pickers x6, SSH x30, Hairy Rockettes x10, Tempo Merkins x 10
THA-THANG:
Mosey to the large south side parking lot.

Belches: Crossed the large parking lot as a group sprinting to each line. Once at the line, hit the ground and wait for the six to arrive before completing 5 merkins. Pop-up and sprint to the next line. Repeated across entire parking lot. approx. 10 times.

Mosey to Sophomore Hill for some suicide ladder.

Suicide Ladder: Perform 5 Bobby Hurleys at the bottom and 5 Diamond Merkins at the top. Bernie up and run down the hill. Add 5 reps after each set for four rounds.

Mosey to Courtyard.

Remedial Dora 1-1-1: Battle buddy up for a remedial Dora workout (she never learned past 1). One partner runs down to the ERC building and crawl-bears up the stairs before sprinting back to courtyard to relieve partner who is working on:

  • 100xBBS
  • 100xStep Ups
  • 100xDips

Once finished, PAX performed some Mary until the six arrived.

Reverse Indian Run: The PAX then took the long way round back to the shovel flag with a reverse Indian run. Two lines were formed with the front man counting to 5 before dropping for 5 merkins and joining the back of the line.

MARY:
Pickle pounders…
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
20 HIMs with 1 FNG. Welcome Altar Boy! The only EH I’ve ever had tell me that 5:30am was “Perfect!”. 

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
When Paul wrote to the church in Corinth in 1 Corinthians, he criticized them for not diggin deeper into the word. When he helped establish the church there, he fed them the “milk” of the word and in the years since they had never moved onto the “meat” of the word. Those of us that have received the milk are expected to move onto the meat. If you have not taken it upon yourself to study the scriptures more deeply, I challenge you to do so. We cannot grow without proper nutrition, spiritually and physically.

MOLESKIN:
Today’s Q ended up being much more merkin heavy than I intended..oh well.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Iron PAX Week 3 on Friday

IPC Week 2 + Tyranny Over the Mind of Man

THE SCENE:  Cool and clear.  A gaggle of joggers today!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  Administered 
WARM-O-RAMA:
OYO
THA THANG:

IronPax Challenge Week 2
Two waves of HIMs – one starting at 0500 – another at 0530

4 Rounds for Time (Elapsed time scoring):

Round 1:

  • 10 CMU Manmakers
  • 20 CMU Overhead Presses
  • 30 CMU KB Swings
  • 40 CMU Goblet Squats
  • 50 Incline Block Merkins
  • 1600 meter run

Round 2:

  • 10 CMU Manmakers
  • 20 CMU Overhead Presses
  • 30 CMU KB Swings
  • 40 CMU Goblet Squats
  • 50 Incline Block Merkins
  • 1200 meter run

Round 3:

  • 10 CMU Manmakers
  • 20 CMU Overhead Presses
  • 30 CMU KB Swings
  • 40 CMU Goblet Squats
  • 50 Incline Block Merkins
  • 800 meter run

Round 4:

  • 10 CMU Manmakers
  • 20 CMU Overhead Presses
  • 30 CMU KB Swings
  • 40 CMU Goblet Squats
  • 50 Incline Block Merkins
  • 400 meter run

MARY:

This and that while the six comes in.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

21 HIMs

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Last week, I took the family to Washington D.C.  For the first time in my life, I visited the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, just south of the National Mall.  It honors a true HIM among HIMs.

Inscribed in the rotunda are these words, “I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man”.  He wrote these words specifically about religious freedom – that no one should be forced into a belief in an ideology.  But since reading them, I’ve replayed them over and over in my mind, “eternal hostility against EVERY form of tyranny over the mind of man

Oppression – domination – subjugation…  Ask yourself this – “Is there tyranny over your mind?”.  What holds you back from your potential as a man?  What limits your effectiveness as a father? What restricts the love you give as a husband?  What keeps you distant from your creator?  What stops you from being a great friend?

Maybe you bend the knee for our preferred tyrant in the 21st century, Busyness, and are ruled by your calendar and commitments.

Perhaps you devotedly serve a tyrant with a 5-inch screen (your smartphone) – to be endlessly entertained instead of engaging with a world that desperately needs your presence.

Maybe your tyranny is Self-Sufficiency – which is a source of your pride, but also the cause of your isolation and loneliness.

Or maybe you’re ruled by Idleness – rather than reading a book about growth as a father or husband, you’d prefer to Netflix and chill every night of the week.

Or maybe you have no idea what authentic lovemaking looks like, because you have greedily lapped up the lies of a tyrant named Pornography.

Or, perhaps you are like me – haunted by all of these and many more, and often ruled by a heartless tyrant named Selfishness.

That thing which keeps you from investing in relationships…from studying…from praying…from improving day-by-day…from becoming the best version of yourself – that is the tyranny of your mind.  It has dominion over your life.  Regardless of how good it may feel to serve that tyrant, IT IS YOUR ENEMY.

I challenge you to follow Jefferson’s example – pledge eternal hostility against that tyrant which you have served.  Resent and cast off that oppressor which has ruled you and held back your potential.  Refuse to let it govern your life and legacy.

Fighting your enemy will be hard.  You will at war with yourself.  But there’s good news – many men have gone before you and they have provided resources for you.  Study up on strategies to defeat your enemy (read a book about your struggle), form alliances with others who are fighting the same fight, and you can seek wisdom from those who have found success before you.

Romans 8:5-6, “For those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit have their minds set on the things of the Spirit.  Now the mind-set of the flesh is death, but the mind-set of the Spirit is life and peace.”

MOLESKIN:

Follow-up challenge.  One of the best strategies to combat a tyrant of the mind is to form alliances with like-minded men.  You and I need accountability in order to overcome our entrenched adversaries.  After you unmask that thing which has been holding back your potential (your tyrant) – do something courageous and post about it in JUCO GroupMe.  Answer these two questions:  What is the thing that has oppressed your mind and limited your potential as a man? – AND – What step(s) are you taking to overcome it?  Form alliances with others who are in the same fight – pray for, encourage, and provide accountability for the men around you.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Submit your scores on https://f3greenwood.com/ironpax-form/

TTP tomorrow
2.0 Workout in two Sundays

Pull-ups!

THE SCENE: The Project, clear, not too humid
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

15 SSH, 15 mountain climbers, 10 tempo merkins, 15 Morrocan night club, 10 windmill
THA-THANG:
Mosey to the playground (YHC’s favorite spot!).  Perform 10 pull-ups each circuit

  • After pull-ups, run to the amphitheater and perform 20 derkins.
  • Run up the hill and perform 20 squats
  • Run around the loop northeast of the amphitheater stopping at the turn point for 20 heels to Heaven
  • Return to the playground for round 2 (repeat previous).
  • Round 3:  after pull-ups, 20 box jumps
  • Run up the hill and perform 20 merkins
  • At the loop turn point, perform 20 big boy sit-ups
  • Return to the playground for round 4 (repeat previous).
  • Cash out with burpees and pull-ups:  2, 4, 6, 4, 2 of each

MARY:
15 Freddie Mercury, 15 American Hammers, 8 side crunches each aide
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
6 HIMs today
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
The words we use are impactful. How we react in certain situations and even our typical presentation of ourselves says a lot about who we are. If we are to be true HIMs, we have to be different than the rest of the world. Proverbs 17:27-28 says that even a fool is considered wise when he keeps silent. Know when to speak and choose our words wisely. YHC’s main concern is serving God. If I can’t be identified as a follower of Christ by those around me because of how I conduct myself, I have a lot of changes to make. I recommend everyone evaluate themselves and make sure you are presenting yourselves as different than those that are only concerned about worldly matters.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Iron PAX week 2 at JUCO Friday, TTTP Saturday