F3 Knoxville

Be Ruthless

THE SCENE:   High 50s and calm.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMERAdministered
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • LBAC F/B
  • Seal jacks
  • Projectivator
  • Squat baby pumps
  • Merkin baby pumps
  • Hillbilly mountain climbers

THA THANG:

Mosey to the guardrail.

  • 20 dips + 15 derkins + 10 split squats left. Bear crawl to the curb, crawl bear back.
  • 20 dips + 15 derkins + 10 split squats right. Bear crawl to the curb, crawl bear back.

Mosey to Jucomanjaro.  Grab a block.

First, do all exercises and run to Cone 1 and back.

Each successive round, drop the highest rep exercise – and run one cone farther

Exercises were;

  • 40 Tricep extensions
  • 35 Goblet squats
  • 30 Curls
  • 25 Rows
  • 20 Derkins
  • 15 Thrusters
  • 10 CMU swings
  • 5 Blockees

So…

Round 1:  40 + 35 + 30 + 25 + 20 + 15 + 10 + 5 + Run to Cone 1

Round 2:  35 + 30 + 25 + 20 + 15 + 10 + 5 + Run to Cone 2

Etc…

Round 8:  5 burpee jumpovers + Run to Cone 8

 

MARY:

Sprints – winner leads 10-ct of core exercise

Jail break!

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

15 of the best men that I know

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
What is something baby Moses and baby Jesus had in common?  In two incidents separated by more than a thousand years, they each survived the mass murder of their contemporaries.  In both cases, a paranoid monarch degreed shortly after their birth that all male babies be slaughtered.  Those in power were fearful of losing that power.  Pharaoh saw that the Israelites were growing in number and decided to cull their population to preserve his reign.  Likewise, after being told that a mighty king had just been born but not yet identified, Herod had all the baby boys killed to protect his throne.

Their strategy was coldblooded and cruel…  Why did they have babies killed?  Because they knew this to be true – that if you can kill something in its infancy, then it never grows to maturity.  It is far easier to snuff something out when it is tiny, because it is more vulnerable.  If that ruthless tactic can be used for evil, then it can be used for good.  Brothers, I want us to steal this strategy away from our enemy and use it to fight our battles.  Every day, we war against sin and temptation.  But what if we could kill them as babies, so that they never grow up to destroy us?   

In Genesis chapter 4, we find Adam and Eve’s sons after they have each made sacrifices to God.  When God favors Abel’s offering instead of his, Cain becomes envious and bloodthirsty.  God meets him in that moment and says, “…watch out, because sin is crouching at the door, ready to pounce on you! You must master it before it masters you.” (Genesis 4:7, The Voice translation).  That imagery of sin… crouching…pouncing…makes me think of a lion getting low in the grass so that his prey either does not see him – or if they do, they think he is just a harmless little thingPounce, you’re dead.

Is there baby sin crouching in your life?  So small that you cannot see it unless you’re really looking… Whimsically tiny and apparently harmless… A little anger?  A little jealousy?  A little lust?  A little arrogance?  Each of these, when it is all grown up, can bring RUIN to a manBe ruthless and KILL that vulnerable baby sin before it grows up and is far harder to kill.

One example from my life:  During a season, I was consumed by a lust for images of fake women.  Mercifully, I’m not fighting that particular battle this week, this month, this year… But here’s something that I’ve just recently noticed.  Every time I open Facebook on my phone, I see fitness videos and pictures.  Three times out of four there’s a woman working out in see-through yoga pants, or a sports bra, or – I kid you not – when I was preparing for this, I opened Facebook and the very first video that popped up was a woman working out in a thong bikini (what kind of person works out in a thong?!).  Baby lust.  Baby sin.  Facebook, “stop showing me crap from this group…”.  It’s such a ridiculous little thing – but I had to snuff it out before that baby lust grew up and enslaved me (again).

God, help me to hate all sin in my life with a righteous and passionate hatred.

Search out the baby sin in your life.  While it is little and vulnerable, KILL IT.  

“You must master it before it masters you.”  Genesis 4:7

MOLESKIN:

Prayers for JJ’s family, for Josh’s family, and for Andrew’s family.

Hat tip to Levi Lusko

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Lean on HIM but also me when you need help!

THE SCENE: 55 & rain…pretty perfect for the gloom
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Mosey for cover at the Clayton Center
  • Cherry Pickers (IC) 4 CT X 10
  • Windmills (IC) X 10
  • Baby Arm Circles Forward X 10 (IC) w/ Michael Phelps
  • Baby Arm Circles Backward X 10 (IC) w/ Michael Phelps
  • Overhead Claps (IC) X 10
  • Tempo Squats (IC) X 10
  • Tempo Merkins (IC) X 10
  • Tennessee Rocking Horse X 10
  • Mosey to the Library

THA-THANG:

Library

  • 20 Merkins, 20 Big Boys, 20 squats X 3 rounds
  • 10 Diamond Merkins, 10 lunges per leg, 10 4-ct Flutter Kicks X 3 rounds
  • 20 Wide Merkins, 20 reverse lunges, 20 American Hammers X 3 rounds w/ running the courtyard in between
  • Any Upper Body, Core & Lower Body Exercise OYO X running the courtyard in between (3-5 laps on average)

MARY:Part of Q

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

10 men trying to get better

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Asking for help doesn’t mean you’re weak, but it means you are strong and wise. Being proud is a sin and that is why many people fail to ask for help even when they desperately need it. Continually ask the Lord for help and strength daily realizing it’s impossible to live the Christian life without Him.

We also need to lean on each other, ask for help, prayers, etc.  We are not and should not feel alone but occasionally we do.  Let’s all realize that we can and should lean on each other when needed.

James 1:5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.

Psalm 121:2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Proverbs 11:14 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellers there is safety.

Proverbs 15:22 Without advice plans go wrong, but with many advisers they succeed.

Proverbs 20:18 Plans succeed through good counsel; don’t go to war without wise advice.

Proverbs 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

Psalm 10:4 In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.

Proverbs 11:2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Sign Up To Q/VQ
  • Street Hope Project – copy paper, napkins & 55-gallon trash bags
  • New AO in Blount County – The Arsenel – starts this Saturday at Sandy Springs Park

Another Lap

THE SCENE: 37°F  and an Amazing Moon set to watch
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER Administered
WARM-O-RAMA:

Cherry Pickers, Hill Billy Walkers, Plank Dips 10 each side, Side Straddle Hops, 12 Clockwork Merkins
THA-THANG:

2 line indian run to Sophomore Hill, Bernie up the hill to Pull up bars.  6 stayed at the bars and did

  • 5 Pull Ups
  • 10 Leg Raises
  • 15 BB sit ups

Mosey down the stairs to where the first team started for

  • 5 4 count Australian Mountain Climbers
  • 10 Heavy Squats
  • 15 (or till the group finished) CPR (Curl, Press, Tricep ext)

2 Rounds of that.  Then everyone grabbed 2 CMU’s and headed to the bottom of the stadium hill

Hot lava across the street (stepping from one cmu to move the other and never touching the street)

Carry 1 CMU up the hill for 10 Diamond Merkins on the block. Run to the top corner of the stadium for 20 Squats

Crawl bear down the hill to run the curb:  Then do it in reverse, Bear Crawl, Squats, Diamond Merkins, Hot Lava over and back and then back as time allowed.

We made it farther than last time then ran to the big parking lot and did merkins on each line, leaders doing more till the PAX was all together.

This time we had time for guardrail dips OYO, then bear crawl together across the street and finished with 10 guardrail dips in cadence.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
20 HIMS (8 were rushing)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Repeated a Q from 2 weeks ago… because:

1) Leading doesn’t have to be hard – redo something you did or enjoyed doing, sign up and make it awesome
2) It’s also a picture of our spiritual walk
Consider the 3 main disciplines: Prayer, Reading the Bible and Worship
A) Prayer
Familiar (in a good way) or caught in a routine rut?   1 Thes 5 17 Pray without ceasing
Repeating yourself; been there done that attitude; or persevering, improving? Even if it feels like the same thing God wants to hear your heart. Consider the honor: You are communicating with God

2) Read God’s word: Psalm 119:16 I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.
Is it life giving or If it’s routine or boring ? Move from discipline>Desire>Delight
You don’t stop because it’s hard and you didn’t always love doing this

3) Worship: Gal 5:25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.
Personal and Corporate worship: are we being Spirit led?
Was it your favorite or was it not not what you wanted it to be?
Not seeing the growth you want? Maybe it isn’t about you. Phll 2 In Humility, consider others of greater importance than yourself.
For Jesus Christ to be the main thing you can’t be the main character. Get okay with that and love others well like He did

The best corporate worship is when individual worshipers come together and magnify the name of Jesus together. Bring your best to the Lord; prepare your heart John 4:24 God is Spirit and those who worship Him must worship in Spirit and Truth

Don’t let Church be the only worship time of your week. If you only worked out once a week it’s not going to grow you. Likewise, find ways to worship God in Spirit and Truth all the time.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
New AO location in Maryville coming early March

Eskimo Shoulder Shutter

THE SCENE: Low 20’s
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Side straddle hop x 25, Cherry pickers x 5,  Tempo merkins x 10, Tempo squats x 10 , Wine Mixer x 10
THA-THANG:

  • Up the hill and grab fist sized rocks at the shopping center
  • Motivator – 12
  • 30 sec wall sits on the minute with arms in front
  • Dora – Bear crawl down, Bernie Back

    150 Hillbillies (four count)

    150 Swimmers (four count)

    150 Twinkle Toes (four count)

    150 Flexors (single count)

    150 Kickbacks (single count)

  • 4 corners (only got 3)

    10 burpees

    10 squats

    10 four count American hammers

MARY:

  • Arm circles forward, over head clap, seal clap for last minute

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
17 HIMs – 11 Juconians, 6 Rushers
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Exodus 17:8-13 8 Then Amalek came and fought against Israel at Rephidim. 9 So Moses said to Joshua, “Choose men for us and go out, fight against Amalek. Tomorrow I will station myself on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand.” 10 Joshua did just as Moses [i]told him, [j]and fought against Amalek; and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 11 So it came about, when Moses held his hand up, that Israel prevailed; but when he let his hand [k]down, Amalek prevailed. 12 And Moses’ hands were heavy. So they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it; and Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side and one on the other. So his hands were steady until the sun set. 13 And Joshua [l]defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

When you get tired battling for the Lord, who is your Aaron, who is your Hur? Who places a stone under you. Who will support your hands so that they will be steady until the sun sets? No one is called to fight the good fight alone. Spend yourself in battle yet surround yourself with good men who will support you so that we always take the fight to the enemy. Today, if you feel the fatigue in your shoulders, say their names, the names of those who support you. If you don’t have someone YET, then pray for a name to be revealed and the confidence to bring them alongside you.

MOLESKIN:
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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Support Your Brothers

THE SCENE: 30’s and thankfully dry
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

15 SSH, 15 mountain climbers, 5 cherry pickers, 10 harry Rockettes, 10 overhead claps, 10 Moroccan night club
THA-THANG:
Mosey up to Maple Street building for 4 corners. Do 2 rounds of the following:

  • 20 squats
  • 20 Mountain climbers (2-ct)
  • 20 Merkins
  • 10 burpees

Mosey to the base of JUCOmanjaro. At every other marked line, stop and do the 1st exercise below. Next time do the 2nd exercise and so on. Repeat to the top.

  • 20 merkins
  • 20 squats
  • 20 Freddie Mercury (2-ct)
  • 5 burpees

Mosey back down and back over to Maple Street for another round of 4 corners. Repeat until time is called.

  • 20 jump squats
  • 20 diamond merkins
  • 20 Iron Mikes (total)
  • 20 dips

MARY:
LBC burnout. 10 LBCs, 10 reverse LBCs, 10 6″ LBCs, and 10 full grown LBCs.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
14 in the PAX this morning at JUCO.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
YHC has been following a Bible reading plan to go through the Bible in a year. It is a chronological study and I just finished up Job. The book of Job has a lot of great lessons. Lessons about struggle and trusting in God. This morning, I wanted to focus on Job’s friends. His friends came to him in a time of need. They sat with him for 7 days and the Bible says that no-one spoke during this time. When they did speak, they started trying to figure out what Job most have done wrong to bring on the agony that he had experienced. In fact, Job had done nothing wrong. His friends, though their intentions were most likely good, they were not exactly encouraging. The message this morning was to encourage those around us when they are going through difficult times. We as men often try to fix things when we think there is something that can be fixed. More often than not, all it takes is making it known that we are there to support our brothers.
MOLESKIN:

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