F3 Knoxville

Reverse Suicides (Stage Hand Co-Q)

THE SCENE: Lower 60’s and foggy, ended up sunny and warm by the end

SSH, Arm Circles, Michael Phelps, This and That, Stagehand’s new groin stretch, Quad stretches
Moseyed around to the front of the conference center by passing the amphitheater and crossing the bridge. At the conference center we had 4 cones set up about 10 yards a part with a total of about 50-60 yards from start point to last cone. We did five rounds of reverse suicides, meaning 1st set we ran to the furthest cone and did an exercise and ran back, then 2nd set we ran to the furthest cone and then the second furthest cone and then ran back. We did this until each cone was hit, each of which had different exercises

  • 1st Round: Cone 1 – Merkins x 10, Cone 2 – Big Boys x 10, Cone 3 – Plank Shoulder Taps x 10 (4 count), Cone 4 – Lunges x 10 (each leg, 20 total)
  • 2nd Round: Cone 1 – American Hammers x 10 (2 count), Cone 2 – Carolina Dry Docks x 10, Cone 3 – Squats x 10, Cone 4 – Burpees x 10
  • 3rd Round: Cone 1 – Overhead Claps x 10 (4 count), Cone 2 – Flutterkicks x 10 (4 count), Cone 3 – Cobra Merkins x 10, Cone 4 – Little Baby Crunches x 10
  • 4th Round: Cone 1 – Edward Scissor Legs x 10 (4 count), Cone 2 – Hand Release Merkins x 10, Cone 3 – Freddie Mercury x 10 (4 count), Cone 4 – Walkout Merkins x 10
  • 5th Round: Asked each of the guys what their favorite exercise was and assigned each to a cone, we came up with: Cone 1 – Oblique Crunches x 10 (each side, 20 total), Cone 2 – Merkins x 10, Cone 3 – Broad Jumps x 10, Cone 4 – Squats x 10

Finished this quicker than expected, so we moseyed over to the amphitheater to do 11’s for the remainder of the time. Body Builders at the bottom, Pull Ups/Inverted Rows at the top

Talked about how recently I’ve been reading a bit about the importance of how we use our time, but have been hearing about opposite ends of the spectrum. On one hand we have so much grabbing our attention and demanding our time that we need to relearn how to not be preoccupied, or even how to be content with boredom. While on the other hand, our time is valuable, it was bought with the blood of Christ and our days are numbered, there’s nothing we can do to earn or win back more time. So I encouraged us to be thinking through where in our lives should we dial back our usage of time and be more present to whats in front of us, rather than needing to constantly be working or distracted, and also where in our lives should we rethink how to make more of the time we give to things, acknowledging that our time is valuable

F3 Morristown official launch is two weeks from today I believe

7’s and 11’s

THE SCENE: Perfect – Upper 50’s, clear skies

SSH x 15, Arm Circles x 10 forwards and backwards, Shoulder Taps x 10, Michael Phelps, Tempo Squats x 10, Cherry Pickers x 5

  • Sunsphere: 11’s – Pull ups at the bottom on the Sunsphere and Edward Scissor Legs at the top of the stairs
  • Bridge over Cumberland: 7’s – Big Boy Sit Ups at the start of the bridge, bear crawl across, Sumo Squats at the end of the bridge, bear crawl back
  • Parking Lot: 11’s – Merkins at one end of lot, Carolina Dry Docks at the other end
  • Field by the Fountains: Partnered up, one partner started bear crawling across field while the other did 5 body builders then ran and caught up to bear crawler. After catching up, swap roles

Talked about how in Jeremiah 29 God tells the Israelites, before being taken into slavery by the Babylonians, to build houses, plant gardens, eat of their fruit, get married, and pray on behalf of the city you’re being taken to. So essentially, instead of sitting around and waiting for liberation, God told His people to live well in captivity while also looking forward to freedom. With this quarantine I’ve done the exact opposite. I’ve sat around and moped and waited until things get better rather than tried to make the most of the season the Lord has us in. So my encouragement for us this morning was, even though we’re transitioning back to normal slowly, to be thinking of how we can live well right now in quarantine rather than sit around and just wait for things to be better

Leg Day

THE SCENE: Cold, ~35 degrees, Sunny

SSH x 25, Baby Arm Circles x 15 forward and x 15 backward, Tempo Squats x 10, Tempo Merkins x 10, Cherry Pickers x 8

  • Lunges across the festival lawn (forward, sideways and backwards, alternating every 10 steps)
  • Mosey to Sunsphere. 11’s at the stairs. Squats at bottom and BBS at top
  • Mosey towards parking lot. “Indian Run” on the bridge. Everyone does BBS in line while back of line lunges to the front until we’ve crossed the bridge
  • Doras at parking lot. 200 squats, 150 smurf jacks, 100 American Hammers (4 count), while partner runs to and from end of lot
  • Mosey to Amphitheater. Doras again. 100 squats, 100 BBS, 100 flutter kicks (2 count), while partner runs up and down stairs
  • Mosey back to AO, sprint across the festival lawn to end the workout

Spoke about discipleship. We often look to Paul and Timothy for models of this relationship, but we also see it in Moses and Joshua. Moses brought Joshua to Mt Sinai with him, Moses passed leadership on to Joshua, Joshua sends spies into Canaan just like Moses did, and gives a farewell address similar to the one Moses gave. A lack of discipleship between the old and young generation in Canaan leads to a generation who knew neither God or the things He did in the wilderness. How are we playing a part in building up the next generation?
3rd F coming up December 7th, Wedding Singer is putting together a half marathon team for the Knoxville Marathon if you’re interested contact him


THE SCENE: Cloudy, 60-ish

SSH x 20 (4 count)

Baby Arm Circles x 15 (4 count) forward and backward

Shoulder Taps x 15 (4 count)

Cherry Pickers x 10 (4 count)

Little of this, little of that

  • Mosey to amphitheater for 11’s – Box jumps onto stage, inverted rows at top of seats
  • Ring of Fire on stage – American hammers adding a rep each revolution from 1 to 5
  • Mosey to lower parking lot at edge of park for Doras – 150 merkins and 150 big boys total per duo
  • Mosey back to amphitheater for Ring of Fire – Same as earlier but with squats instead of hammers
  • 11’s again with choice of exercises – Any ab exercise on stage, any chest exercise at top of seats
  • Easy Mosey back to fountains – 10 more merkins + 10 flutterkicks (led and picked by Duggar and Midas)

7 Total
Spoke about the use of the term “remember” in Genesis. As a verb the Hebrew word “Zakar” means “to remember”, but as a noun it means “male”. We were made to bear the image of God and to remember Him, but the Old Testament gives a detailed record of Israel’s failure to do so. So just as we remember to set alarms and set out clothes, we should be men who remember God and who we were designed to be
Pray for Drive Thru and his wife as they are trying to conceive and have just begun therapy, Midas for exam grades, and myself and my wife as we try to buy our first home.

One more 18 beatdown

THE SCENE: Low 50s, perfect temp to sweat

Windmills x12 IC
Shoulder taps x12 IC
Tempo merkin x12 IC
Tempo lunge x12 IC
SSH x31 IC
Collect keys and mosey out of the A.O. toward the amphitheater.  Run under the bridge and through the seldom used part of the park, pausing at the statue for a round of leg blasters.  20 squats, 20 lunges, 10 air squats all done in cadence and no break in between.  Shake your legs out and continue Mosey.  Cross Cumberland Avenue and run up Estabrook behind the engineering buildings until reaching the stairs of Mordor.

Partner up for a Dora workout.  One man performs exercise while the other runs to the stop of the stairs, performs two burpees, and runs back down the stairs to relieve his partner.  Flap jack, all exercises cumulative between partners. 150 reps of each exercise:

  • Bulgarian split squat (using benches)
  • Ranger merkins
  • American hammers on 4-count
  • Overhead claps on 4-count

Recover and 10 count.  Routine took up the entire workout (glad I didn’t say 200 reps of each) so we head back to A.O. for Mary.

Flutter kicks x20 IC
Captain Thor up to 5:20
Q favorite of Boat/Canoe until time ran out
16 Strong including 2 FNGs: Swanson, Cowbell, Half Caff, The Voice, Stagehand, Passport, Reverb, Rousey, Soot, G6, Hot Topic (FNG), Amazon, Blackout (FNG), Jenner, Huey, Abort
New years always bring about resolutions of people trying to set goals, some of which are too vague or too difficult to be obtainable (nothing wrong with resolutions, or setting high goals).  During this time of year, challenge everyone to think of one word they can choose to try to improve different aspects of their life, this stolen from an F3 podcast I listened to.  Examples of words I heard or found were Present, Change, Joyous, Purposeful (what I’m leaning towards).

The point is to let that word improve all aspects of your life instead of just choosing one thing you may or may not do.  In my case, to be purposeful with what I do.  Move and workout with purpose, love those around me with purpose, perform my job with purpose.  LIVE with purpose.
MOLESKIN: Continue to pray for Butterfly and his wife Chelsea and she tries to figure out what has been causing her medical issues; pray for Soot, Huey, and Hot Topic as they return back to station and for Soot’s possible deployment; pray for the Corcoran family who lost their son in a car accident Saturday night; pray for Stagehand as he travels to Florida to be present with his family; pray for our community and our brothers as we close out this year and begin 2019.