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.

Bomb Shelter can have Amy back

THE SCENE: High 30’s and clear – warmed up real quick!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER Yup still not a professional!
WARM-O-RAMA:
25 side straddle hop – 4 count/IC

15 Baby arm circles – forward/backward – 4 count/IC

20 Tempo Squats – 4 count/IC

10 Merkins – OYO

THA-THANG:
Mosey to Big ball

Lunge/Burpee – 4/4, 4/3, 4/2, 4/1, 4/2, 4/3, 4/4

and then Amy showed up!

50 Squats

  • 10 burpees

lap around convention center loop

40 BBS

  • 10 burpees

lap around convention center loop

30 lunges (Alternating)

  • 10 Burpees

Lap around Convention center loop

20 Merkins

  • 10 burpees

lap around convention center loop

10 bear crawls between enter and outer bollard post of convention enter loop

  • 10 burpees

lap around convention center loop

once complete, we went back up the ladder starting with bear crawls. we do half the reps on the exercises and kept the burpees and lap the same.

MARY:
boat/canoe for about 45 seconds & that’s all she wrote

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Persistence – Nelson Mandela was arrested before he could finish his law degree. He spent 36 of the 37 year he was in prison trying to complete his degree.  Despite many obstacle, he persisted an completed his degree month before he was released from prison after the fall of apartheid government.

This isn’t just another, “keep your resolution post”, this is a persistence post. there are opportunities everyday to give up; Don’t give up! we all want to at time, yet in those moments of weakness we need to press in to the goal or task. We also need to have men around us that can keep us accountable of those goals.
MOLESKIN:
Image result for nelson mandela prison letters
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

Everyone loves Doras

THE SCENE: Insert info about the weather, etc.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:
BAC x10 IC
Little bit of…
Sumo Shoulders x10 IC
Tempo Squats x10 IC
Monkey Humpers x10 IC
Tempo Merks x10 IC
5 Bodybuilders IC

THA-THANG:
Shoulder Shredder – (100 OH Claps + cherry pickers)

PAX mosey to steps behind the hill that connect to the large parking lot

Partner Up: Doras
50x – Bodybuilders
100x – Cobra Merkins
150x – Squats
Run down, across, then to top of stairs, 2x burpees

Mosey back near AO

Bear crawl / Crab walk ladder curb to curb
PAX line up along the curb. Bear crawl forward across, 1 merkin w/ hands on curb, crawl bear back, 2 merkins w/ feet on curb. Go to 5. Flip over for crab walk. Crab walk forward, 5 dips with feet on curb, crab walk backward, 4 dips with hands on curb. Back down to 1

MARY:
Shoulder shredder

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
15 including 1 FNG (Amelia)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Sometimes you need to drag your friends out of bed to get them to F3. Keep bugging them. They’ll come around.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
2nd F on Wednesday

3rd F Prep Work

THE SCENE: Brisk morning, temp in the 30’s
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH, A little of this and a little of that, Tempo Squats, Tempo Merkins
THA-THANG:

Mosey to Sunsphere to tackle the stairs.

  • Bear crawl up stairs with 5 Merkins at the middle and top
  • Lunge up stairs with 5 squats at the middle and top
  • Repeat

Mosey to parking lot S7.  Divide up into 4 teams for a relay.  One man runs the length of lot while others do flutter kicks.  Each man takes a turn running.  Recover.  Same thing with plank/Merkins.

Mosey to parking lot C15.  Everyone grabbed a coupon for the following:

  • Curls x 10 – run up stairs and back
  • Presses x 10 – run up stairs and back
  • Flutter kicks with coupon over head x 10 – run up stairs and back
  • Squats x 10 – run up stairs and back

Recover then everyone does American Hammer with coupon x 10 IC.  Also a round of circle burps without coupons.

Mosey to amplitheater for some SSH IC.  Mosey back to AO while Steam lead F3 cadence. Wrap up with a round of “leg pushes” (not sure if it has a name, everyone on their backs, legs up pointing outside circle. Each man runs around pushing everyone’s legs down.)  Over head claps x 25
MARY:

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
22 HIM’s total with 3 FNG’s
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Philippians 2:3-4  Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.  Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

We can all be selfish with our time and resources.  Let’s humble ourselves and seek to serve others in a way that glorifies God.  Put others first and seek to do what we can to meet their needs and not just our own.
MOLESKIN:
Everyone keep in mind the Fountain City AO that they are trying to get started.  If anyone can attend some of those workouts it would be greatly appreciated especially to the Mend House guys who have been coming out.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

3rd F event immediately followed.  Great job to the guys who spoke!!  Very encouraging and insightful.