F3 Knoxville

IRON PAX Week 3 Challenge

THE SCENE: JUCO at Sophomore Hill
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Tempo Squats (had to get going)

THA-THANG:
IRON PAX WEEK 3 CHALLENGE:

10 (low bar) pull ups
15 burpee coupon jump overs
20 coupon curls
25 coupon thrusters
30 gas pumps

AMRAP within 43 minutes

MARY:
No time

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Colossians 1:10:  so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,

  • A call to grow spiritually, take inventory, and ensure that we’re living a life worthy of the calling of the Lord

Heavy B-Ball

THE SCENE: Still hot, still humid
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER Yep
WARM-O-RAMA:

Cherry Pickersx7, Hairy Rockettes x15, LBAC fwd/bck x15, SSH x20, Tempo Squat x10, Tempo Merkin x10
THA-THANG:
Reverse Indian Run: Ran to the dock reverse Indian run style. Front man drops for five merkins then pops up to join the back of the line. Next HIM counts to five and does the same.

Suicide Ladder: In the parking lot adjacent to the dock, performed a suicide ladder of Mtn Climbers and American Hammers (both 4-count). Perform 5 mtn climbers in the top lot, run down the hill, perform 5 Am. Hammers, Crawl-Bear up the hill, rinse and repeat adding 5 reps each round until you complete the round of 25’s.

Mosey to the basketball court for a little game of Heavy B-Ball.

Heavy B-Ball: Performed some circuit training on the court with the following exercises.

  1. 20lbs Slam Ball – Ten shots at the basketball goal. All PAX move to the next exercise once ten shots were attempted. Each miss = 1 burpee during transition for the whole PAX. Each shot made = 1 merkin
  2. BBS
  3. 30lbs DB – Kettlebell Swings
  4. 60lbs Sandbag – Over the shoulder toss
  5. CMU – Overhead Press
  6. 30lbs Sandbag – Sandbag Slams
  7. 30lbs Ruck Plate – Curls
  8. Gas Pumpers
  9. Iron Mikes

We completed one full circuit of the above workout. Shooting the ball was harder than most PAX expected and we got plenty of burpees in.

Mosey back towards the Shovel Flag with the weights.

Completed one lap around the soccer field to cool-down.

MARY:
Doubtfire led some Imperial Walkers
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
9 HIMs with 1 FNG. Welcome Training Wheels! This guy already has the HIM part of F3 down to a science, glad to have him on board.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

At our church’s family retreat this weekend one of the speakers discussed the differences in the needs of men and women, specifically as they relate to marriage. The top 5 emotional needs for men and women are very different and when we don’t take that into consideration in our marriages it is easy to neglect the needs of our spouses. Below are the top needs identified by the author of His Needs, Her Needs:

Become aware of each other’s needs and learn to meet them.

  • Men’s 5 most basic needs from his wife:
    • Sexual fulfillment
    • Recreational companionship
    • An attractive spouse
    • Domestic support
    • Admiration
  • Women’s 5 most basic needs from her husband:
    • Affection
    • Conversation
    • Openness and honesty
    • Financial security
    • Family commitment

MOLESKIN:
Thanks ToeBox and Doubtfire for joining me on the pre-run. It was great to hear Doubtfire talk about F3 Dad’s camp. I’m really looking forward to taking my little one here in a couple years.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
None?

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:
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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

9-11 Memorial Workout

THE SCENE:  Clear and comfortable

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

3 count Moroccan NIght Club x 10, 5 Burpees Cherry Pickers x 10, 4 Burpees, Little Baby Arm Circles-Front x10, Little Baby Arm Circles-reverse x10, 3 Burpees, Tempo Squats x10, 2 Burpees – Mosey

THA-THANG:

Mosey to Mt. Jucomajaro. Proceeded to attempt 4 ascents to the top, 1 ascent is equal to approximately 25-30 flights of stairs. The goal was to attain 110 flights, equal to 1 of the World Trade Center Towers. some PAX added burpees , etc. at the top of each lap to add to their challenge. a few completed 4 laps. most got a solid 3 to 3-1/2 in.

MARY:
Group finishing their last lap at base of Mt. Juco held an Al Gore until most arrived, Flutter Kicks x20, Freddie Mercury x20
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Shared Matthew 5:38:39 in light of the days significance. See the link to the youtube video I mentioned.https://youtu.be/VV6BtdNaI8E

Matthew 5:38-48 English Standard Version (ESV)

Retaliation

38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic,[a] let him have your cloak as well. 41 And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. 42 Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you

MOLESKIN:
Prayer Requests for Mermaids moms surgery and Trolleys family member with a Thyroid issue. (Apologies Trolley, I forgot the person you mentioned name)
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.