F3 Knoxville

Merkin Circuit

  • THE SCENE: Wet
    F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
    WARM-O-RAMA:

    SSH, cherry pickers and examples of merkins below
    THA-THANG:
    Mosey by Indian run past the boat to lot. Looping course of merkins and LBCs. Do merkin type and qty and 10 4-count LBCs at each cone.
  • Reg merkins x10
  • Cobra merkins x5 each side
  • Wide merkins x10

run up hill to the Rock and back

  • Diamond Merkins x5
  • eagle merkins x5
  • BBS rolling merkins x5
  • dry docks x10
  • superman Merkins x5 each arm
  • T merkins x5 each arm

throw in a faster mosey lap around without the exercises, and a speed round doing only one rep and running to next

mosey back stopping for burpees at each light pole.

MARY:
Dealers choice, Box cutters, hello Dolly’s and another hello dolly thing with legs in the air, more merkins
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
10 pax with one FNG Tadpole.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
God has this, ask him.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:6-7‬ ‭NIV‬‬
MOLESKIN:
Great effort today, some serious sweat angels were out today. Coffeteria was good to connect afterwards. Great to see my man Booger out this morning!!!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Trucking to the pound, F3 dad’s camp

7 of Diamonds

THE SCENE: Humid with some rain

WARM-O-RAMA:

  • 4 mile pre-workout run
  • 21 SSH
  • Some random stretching then mosey to tennis court.

THA-THANG:
4 cones around the track. Do the first exercise then run to next cone and continue with that until the 4th cone. Increasing each exercise amount until 28 then decrease by 7 until you are back to 7 reps.

  • 7 – Burpees
  • 14 – Up and under (per side)
  • 21 – Rosalitas
  • 28 – Plank and Sprint – 4 count to 28 and then sprint to next cone
  • 21 – Superman/reverse superman (21 Mississippi count then roll to 6 for the same count)
  • 14 – Imperial Squat Walker
  • 7 – Mountain merkins (right, left, right, left) then 2 merkins; equals 1 rep.

MARY:
She wasn’t there today.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
4 Pax
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Pray for you enemies or anyone you don’t like for that matter. Matthew 5:4

MOLESKIN:
Prayed for Knoxville and Ladyjunk
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CMU, CMMe… CM4always, That’s the Way It Should Be

THE SCENE: There was weather.  I think.  It might have felt a little cooler than recent, I forget.  Once we got going, sweat volume was unchanged.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x25 IC
CherryPickers x9 IC
Imperial Squat Walkers x15 IC
Tempo Merkins x15 IC (reduce cadence speed after each 5)
Go get some CMUs and circle back up!
Round-the-Blocks merkins to the right, then to the left (11 each way)
Blockee Hop x5 OYO (demo exercise for later) – Burpee with hands on CMU, leave it on the ground and hop over.
Blocky Hurley x5 OYO (demo exercise for later) – Bobby Hurley holding CMU
Merky-Derky x5 OYO (demo exericse for later) – Merkin on block, bear crawl forward, derkin with feet on block, bear crawl back (that’s 1)

THA-THANG:
Mosey with blocks over to the Dragon and pair up in groups of 3.
One PAX up the hill (with CMU), one at bottom (with CMU) one in transition.
Do each exercise until relieved by PAX in transition. Advance to next exercise in list upon return.

Transition:

Uphill: Bernie Sanders
Downhill: Bear Crawl

Top of the hill:
Overhead Press
Pull-over
Lawn Mower
Upright Row
Forward Press
Merky Derky
Curl

Bottom of the hill:
Squat
Step-up (onto vertical CMU)
Overhead Lunge
Calf Raise
Blocky Hurley
Blockee Hop
Lunge (back foot on block)

PAX complained about lack of preparation for Q by YHC – Grass on the hill had not been adequately dried off in advance, leading to somewhat slippery conditions.
MARY:
Dagnabbit, outta time again.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
11 PAX came out for this CMUesday!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
This week marks the second anniversary of my first Q. I encourage everyone, if you’ve not tried it, take the plunge. It’s leadership, it’s service, and it’s fun!
MOLESKIN:
The AO was a bit of a mess this morning due to someone firing off a bunch of fireworks in the parking lot. Thanks to everyone for hanging around afterward and cleaning it up!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Watch for info about 3rd F coming next month!

Smile! You’re on Candid Camera!

THE SCENE: Low 70’s, high humidity.  Easy to get the muscles warm.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x 25 (4 ct); Imperial Squat Walkers x 15; mosey around the circuit for a preview of each station

THA-THANG:
Divide into 5 groups, 1 group per station as follows:

Station 1: Baby Cardiac.

Bernie up the hill.  3 burpees.  Back down.  3 burpees. Sprint up the hill.  3 burpees.  Back down.  Wagon wheel to pick up the 6 and finish together.  Mosey to Station 2 and bump that group on.

Station 2:  Brickyard Bearcrawl:  Bearcrawl across parking lot, 1 derkin with feet on curb.  Bearcrawl back, 2 derkins. Bearcrawl across again, 3 derkins.  Etc till you reach 10 derkins.  Then Flutters x 25 (4 ct).  Repeat till you’ve been bumped.

Station 3:  Doras in the opposite parking lot.  Partner up for 50 man makers, and then as many monkey humpers as you can get before you’re bumped.

Station 4:  The cloud for 11s of Box Jumps/ Dips and then BBS/CDD.  Rinse and repeat till bumped.

Station 5:  CMU station.  With 2 CMUs set up, dips to a sitting position and then back up.  At the highest point, touch head with one hand, then another dip.  Next up, touch head with other hand.  Do 20 of these, then 25 curls.  Rinse and repeat till bumped.

I believe everybody got through one circuit at every station.

MARY:
Boat/Canoe for 4 minutes.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
We focused on Lou Gehrig and the type of character demonstrated over a lifetime to feel like you are “the luckiest man on the face of the Earth” in the face of adversity like being diagnosed with ALS in the prime of your life.  It was inspired by listening to an F3 podcast about Crablegs (from the Raleigh area, not our own Crablegs) who has been diagnosed with ALS and is on a tour of the country visiting F3 AOs and MLB ballparks with his family, all while demonstrating the same strength of character we saw with the “Ironman” and his famous speech at Yankee Stadium.  Gehrig gave his famous speech on July 4, 1939.  He died less than 2 years later, June 2, 1941.  If you want to watch his speech some of his speech and the background , there’s a nice segment here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLoq_st_JEo

MOLESKIN:
Thanks to Filter for following us around to get some great photos and his work on updating our website and social media.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Leg Day

THE SCENE:   Humid
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

WARM-O-RAMA:

squats x10, imperial walkers x10, Imp squat walkers x20, plank, merkins x10, alternating superman’s x10, rinse and repeat
THA-THANG:

  • 11s with Hydraulic squats and American hammers
  • mosey to the tennis courts and run, shuffle, Bernie both tennis court main lines
  • Calf raises at the pavilion , 20 ic 4ct straight, 20 4ct duck, 20 4ct pigeon
  • mosey to the hill in front of the splash pad for 11s with monkey humpers at the bottom and big boys at the top, Bernie up the hill each time. good for the QUADS!
  • mosey to the playground for a quick round of pull ups and squats. started off as 11s but cut it short. All did at least 20 pull ups
  • Mosey to the field for 60-75 yard jogs, runs, and finished off with 2 good AYG sprints!

MARY:
nunya
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
8 pax
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
let your actions speak louder than words. nuff said
MOLESKIN:
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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