F3 Knoxville

Snaggletooth VQ

THE SCENE: muggy & overcast
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH 20x, tempo squat 20x, “pineapple pickers” 10x, baby arm circles fwd/bkwd 20x, 4-count squats 25x, burpees 10 (OYO), mosey to upper parking lot

THA-THANG:

Partnered up with battle-buddy. Stick together for 21s:

  • run 50 yards to end of parking lot
  • 21 merkins
  • run back – 21 BBSU
  • run back – 20 merkins
  • run back – 20 BBSU
  • rinse & repeat…
  • we finished up with our squats for the monthly challenge and our leftover burpees from Speedo’s Q on Wednesday.

MARY:
No time for Mary.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Fast/Easy, Sty, Doubtfire, SAP, WaxJob, Sweeper, Bartman, Speedo, Trolley, Snaggletooth

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Hebrews 12:1-3

MOLESKIN:
In the same way a battle buddy sticks with you, Jesus – the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, sticks with us, knowing us and knowing the way. Keep your eyes on Jesus. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
LOTS OF STUFF GOING ON…

Duck Poop Deck of Death

THE SCENE:

Seven men assembled for the inaugural JUCO Wednesday morning beat down.  The rain held off and the Q tried to bring some Florida sunshine, but unfortunately could not find his Florida oranges.  The PAX had to summon energy from within to tackle the Deck of Death.

The LORD’s Prayer

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Leg and upper body stretches
  • 25 SSH  (F3 count)
  • 15 Merkins (F3 count)
  • Mosey thru PSCC

THA-THANG:

Deck of Death:
Broke into two teams to sweat it out in front of an angry group of ducks.
Groups alternate Merkins/Flutter kicks while group member runs to get a card
Exercise (reps according to card, face card-10, Ace-11)
Hearts: Mtn. Climbers (F3 count)
Diamonds: Man Makers (8 count) [The PAX favorite!]
Spades: Air Squats
Clubs: Shoulder presses w/ rocks

The two teams were neck-and-neck on card count to avoid the 20 burpees for the losing team.  Due to time limits, an IOU had to be taken for the burpees.  The Q was puzzled on what happen to the Joker cards.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

Booster, Fast-and-Easy, Chaco, Trolley, Snaggle-tooth, Waxjob and Speedo

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

We were reminded of the Fellowship part of F3 and the importance of friends while balancing family, jobs, and life in general.  The Q read an excerpt of a bio of Major Stephen Reich from a recent Operation Red Wings GRT in Tallahassee:

Major Stephen Reich was born on May 22, 1971, in Cleveland, Ohio. He entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on June 28, 1989, and was commissioned a 2nd Lt in the U.S. Army on May 29, 1993. He was killed in action during Operation Red Wings when the MH-47 helicopter he was piloting was shot down by an enemy rocket-propelled grenade on June 28, 2005.

A plaque rests on the back of a stone bench near the Shepaug River in Hidden Valley, part of Steep Rock nature preserve. The bench and a nearby bridge were dedicated in Stephen’s honor. The top of the plaque reads: “If you would seek his monument, look about you.” The quote is derived from the monument of Christopher Wren in St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.

MOLESKIN:

The PAX is doing well.  Prayers were sent out for those gearing up for school.  Also requests made to keep those battling addiction and continued healing and recovery in our hearts.  Congrats to Trolley on his 13 year anniversary!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • August 4 – 2nd F event
  • August 11 – 3rd F event

Colonel Forbin Ascends Again…. and will be again later

THE SCENE: 70 or summthin Clear skies
WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 15 IC
Little Baby Arm Circles Forward and Back x 10 IC
Tempo Squat x 10 IC
Cherry Pickers x 10 IC
5 Burpees OYO
OYO Stretch
THA-THANG:
1/2 Ran up Jucomanjaro while the other half did exercises at base camp
Base camp exercises- 30 Merks, 30 squats, 30 4 ct. Flutter kicks
Little swimmin in there with some other ab stuff before we made our way to the AO
Boxcutters IC x 30
Merkins IC x 15
Mosey to nearby lot
7s
BBS and 4 ct. Monkey Humpers
Merkins IC x 15 to finish it off
MARY:
Mary was there in bits
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

10 PAX
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Frankl writes from Man’s Search for Meaning-
“Let us first ask ourselves what should be understood by “a tragic optimism.” In brief it means that one is, and remains, optimistic in spite of the “tragic triad,” as it is called in logotherapy, a triad which consists of those aspects of human existence which may be circumscribed by: (1) pain; (2) guilt; and (3) death. This chapter, in fact, raises the question, How is it possible to say yes to life in spite of all that? How, to pose the question differently, can life retain its potential meaning in spite of its tragic aspects? After all, “saying yes to life in spite of everything,” to use the phrase in which the title of a German book of mine is couched, presupposes that life is potentially meaningful under any conditions, even those which are most miserable. And this in turn presupposes the human
capacity to creatively turn life’s negative aspects into something positive or constructive. In other words, what matters is to make the best of any given situation. “The best,” however, is that which in Latin is called optimum—hence the reason I speak of a tragic optimism, that is, an optimism in the face of tragedy and in view of the human potential which at its best always allows for: (1) turning
suffering into a human achievement and accomplishment; (2) deriving from guilt the opportunity to change oneself for the better; and (3) deriving from life’s transitoriness an incentive to take responsible action.”
This is why I love F3 and all of you men. It seems that all of this applies to my time with you all.

Link to the pdf of the book is below. http://www.fablar.in/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/Mans_Search_for_Meaning.78114942.pdf
MOLESKIN:
Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Kickball tourney ~18th
Anniversary Nov 3rd + 4th will be a picnic
Truckin to the Pound is ~ 8/25

Spinnin the HIITs in Mt. Juco

THE SCENE: warm and clear
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

.Baby arm circles forward

Baby arm circles Back

Hurdlers stretch

Quad stretch

Mercans

Bboys 

Superman banana

Hurdlers and quads again

Mercans

LBCs

Mercans

Box cutters

Hurdlers and quads

THA-THANG:
moseyed over to mighty Mt  Jucomanjaro for 8 reps of high intensity interval training up the hill.  Performed 3 times a week this type of workout can improve many physiological parameters of fitness and only takes 18 minutes of your time.   It can be done in many forms including elliptical machine, the dreaded burpees etc .

  • 30 second sprint up the hill
  • Like being chased by a rabid dog
  • 90 second recovery walk back down
  • Repeat 8 times
  • moseyed back to the AO.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
booster

speedo

trolley

snaggletooth

rocket

stye

shooter

waxjob

pinkeye

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Living in God’s presence:  What we consider sin is not really sin but the symptoms of our sinful state. The essence of sin is the willful turning away from God.  And the opposite of this is repentance, or turning back to Him.  Left to our own devices we tend to  pull away but the Spirit draws us back . God is always calling us to Him and we have the gift of His presence and the option to turn away.
MOLESKIN:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Q-nniversary

THE SCENE: As expected. Hot. It’s summer.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Today is the 1 year anniversary of my very first Q…
3x: Burpee, HR Merkin, Failure to Launch, Donkey Kick
6x: Burpee, HR Merkin, Failure to Launch, Donkey Kick
5x: Burpee, HR Merkin, Failure to Launch, Donkey Kick

THA-THANG:
Mosey to cones and partner up.
Broken wheelbarrow: only one handle. Other leg flaps in the breeze.
BW to first cone, 3 merkins. Second cone, 6 merkins. Third cone 5 merkins. Switch legs and repeat for cone 4, 5, 6.
Switch partners and BW back
Lots of modifying going on, including the Q. Next time switch partners too instead of just switching legs.

Grab 2 hand-size rocks and mosey to the maintenance building, stopping halfway for overhead reach with coupons x10 IC.

At the maintenance building, grab 2 landscape CMUs for Rock the Block merkins:
Start in plank with hands on 2 blocks (rough side up). As called, keep plank and rotate blocks forward, backward, in, or out followed by a merkin.
Follow Q until smoked.

Pair up in groups of 3. One man carries CMU to top of hill, one man keeps hand-size coupons, one man running.
Dora style exercises, 165 each. Makes Three hundred and sixty fives.
Top of the hill:
Fwd raise
Bent over row
Tricep Extension

Bottom of hill:
Flys
Side raise
Shoulder press

Mosey back to the AO, stopping halfway for overhead reach with coupons x10 IC.

MARY:
Dagnabbit, outta time!
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Almost had 13 PAX on Friday the 13th… Until Trolley rolled in.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Nothing profound, just encouragement to step in and Q. The hardest part is signing up. After that, anyone will be happy to help you out however much you need. It’s good for us, good for you!
MOLESKIN:
Appreciate the Super Ocho folks rolling through today! Some of you guys are starting to look tired…
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
3rd F coming up soon! Details to follow.