F3 Knoxville

Opt-In at Shamrock

THE SCENE:

Partly Cloudy Temperature Humidity Feels like Wind Speed Wind Direction
69 ℉ 99% 71 ℉ 3.1 mi/h NNE

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER.
I am not a professional.

WARM-O-RAMA:
25 SSHs.
10 Baby Arm Circles forward.
10 backward.
10-15 Double bounce Squats.
THA-THANG:
Mosey to main parking lot.  While running laps, each lap PAX has to complete exercise from below list.  First lap, however, was 50 burpees.  So, 50 burpees while doing lap.  Then next laps were as chosen from below list.

Chest Arms
120 Merkins
75 Dive Bombers
100 Carolina Dry Docks
60 Jumping Spiders
100 Diamond Merkins
Legs
150 Squats
100 Monkey Humpers
80 Bonnie Blairs (Jumping Lunge)
150 Calf Raises
Core
75 BBS
80 LBC
100 Pickle Pounders
75 Box Cutters
80 Dolly Partons
60 War Hammers (BBSU with Amer Hammer at Top)

Mosey to coupon pile.  Grab a CMU.  Lined up on edge of parking lot. Gorilla Complex.  As many rounds as possible.  All with CMU except Merkins and Mosey.

  • 8 Curls
  • 8 High Pulls
  • 8 Overhead Press
  • 8 Tricep Extension
  • 8 Merkins – sans CMU
  • Mosey to other side of parking lot and back.

At time, recover and mosey back to AO.
MARY:
2 minutes of ab work including:
30 Flutter Kicks
15 Dolly Partons
25 or so Bicycles ending at high rep rate.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

18 HIMs
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Kyle Korver is an 18 year veteran of the NBA.  He wrote an article entitled ‘Privileged’ back in April of 2019.  The article tells of his relationships with his fellow players and talks of his thoughts concerning the Privilege he has because he is white.  The privilege is described as the ability to opt-in or opt-out when it comes to things related with Black Lives Matter.  I appreciated reading it.  Kyle Korver – Privilege.
MOLESKIN:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Hardship Hill work day this coming Saturday.  See Slack for details.

VQ for Honeydew

THE SCENE: Clear morning, low humidity, temp in the mid 60’s
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER 

I’m not a professional

Modify your workout for your injuries

Keep social distancing in mind during the COVID pandemic

It’s my first Q so bear with me.

WARM-O-RAMA:
20-Side-straddle-hops IC

15-Baby Arm Circles forward IC

15-Baby Arm Circles Backwards IC

5 Cherry Pickers IC

20 Merkins IC

THA-THANG:
Mosey over to the CMU pile near the buses. Each person grabbed 1 CMU and proceeded to the adjacent parking lot. 4 stations were set up and a speaker was in place to begin a time using the Tabata Timer App. 3 exercises at each station. the first exercise was done for :45 seconds with a :10 second rest x 3 sets then moved to the next station and repeated :45 seconds of work :10 second rest for 3 sets for all stations. CMU is carried to each station and.

  • Station 1
    • Decline Merkins
    • Vertical Press (From Iron PAX video)
    • Overhead Press
  • Station 2
    • Goblet Squats
    • Rocky Balboas
    • Lunges
  • Station 3
    • Curls
    • Alpos (From Iron PAX video)
    • Dips
  • Station 4
    • Big Boys
    • Plank
    • Freddie Mercury

MARY:American Hammers 4 Count x 15 back at the AO

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Use the TAGS on right-side to record PAX (BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOURSELF) in attendance. Be sure to select the AO in CATEGORY above TAGS and then delete these notes!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM: Treat others with respect and lead by example. I would not be where I am today without a positive role model in my life. By being good examples and role models we can help end racism, sexism, and hate.
MOLESKIN:
Being raised in home with 2 working parents in a small town in southern West Virginia my parents didn’t have resources like a daycare, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club or anything like that.  My parents relied on a a baby sitter, a black lady named Lucille. This lady was a woman of God and very religious and treated me as one of her own children and I often referred to her as my other mother. She was a leader in her church and when I met her family everyone knew who I was because she kept up with my achievements in the paper and would continue to guide me long after being my babysitter.  When Lucille passed away I was unable to attend the funeral but discovered through her obituary that she had made me one of her God Children. My parents weren’t even aware of this fact, but we took it as an honor and privilege. For this reason I never thought someone was different because of their color, heritage, or religious belief. This role model never told me to not hate she showed my how to be good to people and how to treat people with respect. When my daughter was born I was so happy and honored to that my wife agreed and allowed my daughter to be named Lucille, because my wife could see how much love I had for this great lady. Sorry if this is too long again my first time doing this, but thanks again for giving me the opportunity to lead today and thanks for all the guys to push me to lead this workout today

Duck Duck Goose

THE SCENE: Wet and steamy 70’s

WARM-O-RAMA:

4ct SSH x 25 (IC); 4ct Tai Fighter Combo (forward, reverse, front clap, and overhead clap) x 10 (IC); 4ct Plank Medley (plank jacks, shoulder taps, Catalina wine mixers, and merkins) x 7 (IC); Temp Squat Jumps x 7 (IC)

THA-THANG:
Don’t stop the fun… Indian-style: PAX mosied over to back corner of high school and formed a COVID-friendly single file line along the curb; Exercises began and 6-man sprints to the front while PAX moves; Next HIM follows suit and so on and so forth making our way ultimately around to the AO; AMRAP exercises performed along the way as a group were 1) Rocky Balboas, 2) Merkins, 3) Big Boy Sit Ups, 4) Squat Jumps, 5) Carolina Dry Docks.

Group paused half way for a little F3 Duck, Duck, Goose (Dora-style)… PAX formed a COVID-friendly circle and each worked OYO to finish 100 Iron Mikes (Q accidently called them Magic Mikes), 200 Carolina Dry Docks, and 300 SSH; meanwhile each HIM would run around the circle back to their starting point and then the next HIM would take a lap; much panting and groaning followed.

Continued the Indian-style conga line back toward the AO: Again the PAX performed AMRAP exercises while 6-man kept advancing to the front; group exercises were 1) SSH, 2) Lunges, 3) Rocky Balboas, 4) Lunges; PAX paused just before reaching AO and ran some 40yd sprints back and forth with 5 merkins on each end (AMRAP and OYO).

MARY:
Alternated 10 merkins then 10 SSH for about 3 minutes (OYO)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Talked about the unique benefits of flying in V-formation as geese: 1) Group can fly 70% farther than an individual goose using the same amount of energy, 2) If they fall out of formation, they quickly realize the benefits of the group, 3) Leader of the formation rotates back and each goose takes a turn leading, 4) Each goose honks to encourage the group to push beyond their limits and remind others they are there, 5) If a goose is injured or sick and falls out of formation, at least two of the geese will drop out with them to encourage them and protect them while vulnerable.

Talked about the parallel between geese and F3 PAX.  Talked about Genesis 2:18 and how God declared “it is not good for man to be alone”.  Paired that with Galatians 6:2 that says we should “bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ”.  Encouraged the PAX to be like the geese and lead, encourage, and help those in their sphere of influence.  Encouraged those hurting or isolated or struggling to reach out for help – if no one else, call me – and that there were men in the circle that would step up for them.

ShieldLock

The Scene

Humid and Foggy

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

Fitness, Fellowship, Faith, Free, Modify, Not Professional, Own Volition, Social Distance, Phone

Warm-O-Rama

10 Tempo Squats

10 Imperial Walkers

8 Cherry Pickers

10 Baby Arm Circles Forward

10 Baby Arm Circles Backwards

SSH Count in cadence to 5 out loud then to 15 silently all ending at the same time

10 Predator Jacks

10 Toe Touch Merkins

 

Tha-Thang

We split into groups of 3-4 that represented our shield locks for the morning

Indian Run (With lead man doing a Bernie) to the large CMU pile by the buses

Each shield lock worked through the following exercises. If one member of the team finished the reps before the others they could contribute up to 5 reps to another member of their shield lock to accelerate the group through the workout. In between each exercise, there was a short recovery run to the opposite curb and back. 

10 Burpees

20 Predator Jacks

30 Toe Touch Merkins

40 CMU Rows

50 CMU Deadlift to Overhead Press

40 Goblet Lunges

30 Froggers

20 Shin Huggers

10 CMU Swings

3 groups finished all reps and went to help the 4th shield lock through the last 3 sets.

Mosey back to AO

Mary

6 inches and the ABC’s (the group got to P all capital letters)

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

13 HIM’s for the beatdown

COT/BOM

Inspired by this article in the Q Source https://f3nation.com/shield-lock-q1-7/ 

We have many different types of relationships Wife, Children, Co-workers but many men neglect the horizontal relationship with other men. 

A healthy community will have multiple shield locks, groups of 3 to 5 men who form the horizontal relationships that protect and enrich a man’s life.

A man who cultivates a shield lock is ensuring that his blind spots are covered and helps him be prepared for the unexpected in life and to continue to accelerate through life. 

Characteristics of a healthy shield lock (3P’s):

-Proximity (must be geographically close)

-Purpose beyond mere companionship (Help each other be prepared for the peaks and valleys of life)

-Periodic (the shields must lock periodically for preventative maintenance) 

By locking shields with other men, the HIM hedges his brother’s peak against his own valley, and vice-versa.

MOLESKIN:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Sign up for the IRON PAX challenge. It is 4 beatdowns that you will more than likely be at anyway. Shamrock and JUCO will be taking these challenges on every Friday in September.

Shamrock 8/21/2020

THE SCENE: Gloomy with a slight hint of Fall. Upper 60s
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Cherry Pickers, SSH, BOCs

THA-THANG:

Mosey to CMU pile…

Line up on practice football field sideline with battle. While HIM1 does exercise, HIM 2 runs across field and back.

  1. CMU squats
  2. Back Rows
  3. Merkins
  4. Shoulder press    (do 3 rounds of each)

Return CMUs

Mosey to parking lot….

One exercise station at each corner of lot. HIM 1 runs left, HIM 2 runs right —>doing exercises at each corner. When you pass your battle buddy, you give a high five then do 5 burpees. (Do this for the remainder of the time.) 

4 Exercises are:

  1. Dry Docks (20)
  2. Mike Tysons (20 4ct)
  3. Squat Jumps (20 4)
  4. Flutter Kicks (20 4 ct)

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

17 HIMs.

Music City, Cheatsheet, Pringle, Bekky, Flower Pot, Mermaid, Trolley, Fabio, Honeydew, Anchorman, Slappy, Key Fob, Slim Reaper, Dumpster Dive, Sparrow, 15-Love, Curry.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Encouraged men to think about what they could do today that would matter in 100 years and in eternity.