F3 Knoxville

Pelli Pond Circuit

THE SCENE: A bit cool for this time of year, but all good

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH
Windmill
Merkins
Mt Climbers
Catalina Wine Mixer
Tempo Squat
Captain Thor
Burpos

THA-THANG:

Indian Run/Last Man Up
– Circuit Training at the Pond
— Station 1 = 10 Burpos
— Station 2 =10 Catalina Wine Mixer
— Station 3 = 10:40 Captain Thor
— Station 4 = 20 Merkins
4 laps

MARY: No Time

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Prov 6:16-19
16There are six things that the Lord hates,
seven that are an abomination to him:
17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 a heart that devises wicked plans,
feet that make haste to run to evil,
19 a false witness who breathes out lies,
and one who sows discord among brothers.

MOLESKIN:
Anger should be controlled except in the area of sin; we should hate sin as much as God does.  Direct your anger towards sin (not the sinner) and realize how important that is in part of the sanctification process – abhor sin in the way our Father does and we’ll be less likely to repeat it.

 

Be Peculiar

THE SCENE: low 30s on this fine April morning.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

20 SSH, 15 Moroccan night club, 10 tempo Merkins, 10 tempo squats, 15 Imperial walkers, 5 cherry pickers
THA-THANG:
Indian run to the coupon pile. Circuit workout prepared by YHC.

  • 20 overhead presses and run up the stairs
  • 10 pull-ups or as many as you can with bar hang or modification as needed
  • Mosey around the corner to the Sophomore
  • 20 merkins and run to the corner diagonal from present location
  • 20 squats
  • Mosey back toward the coupon pile but stop at the intersection
  • 10 burpees and mosey to the corner of the maintenance building
  • 20, 2-ct flutter kicks
  • AMRAP

MARY:
15 Hello Dolly, 20 side crunches (total), 10 pistol crunches (total), protractor
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
11 took on this “pain and simple workout” (See what I did there?)😜
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
I Pet. 2:9-10 NASB

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a hold nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of the darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”

The King James renders “a people of God’s own possession” as “a peculiar people”. We are set apart and different because we belong to God. Therefore, what should be look like? Should we act differently than those who are not God’s possession? The Bible teaches that we should be different. Think about how you behave around people who are not believers. Can they tell that you act differently? That you have a higher moral standard? If there is nothing about how we present ourselves to the world that looks different, then we have some work to do. We should stand out in a crowd in the way that we act. This is my challenge. Ask yourself this, “Do the people around me know that I am a follower of Christ by the way I act? If the answer is “no”, then work on making changes to make yourself “peculiar”.

When You Run, Let Go of Your Burdens

THE SCENE: Mid-40’s. Mostly dry (rare for a recent Pool Boy Q)
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Administered + COVID
WARM-O-RAMA:

IC Tennessee Rocking Chair x 6 (sorry I had to cut it 1 rep short for Ribbed)
IC Tempo Squat x 10
IC Monkey Humper x 10
OYO Lunges x 5 each leg
IC Pickle Pointer x 10 IC
OYO Burpee x 5

Grab CMU from the trunk of Pool Boy’s Dead Dinosaur-consuming Yaris-resembling vehicle.

OYO Goblet Squat x 10
OYO Monkey Humping Goblet Squat x 5
Demonstration Bulgarian Split Squat
IC Glute Bridge (aka Pickle Pointer) w/CMU x 10
OYO Blockee x 5

THA-THANG:
Stop #1 – Crossing before the overhang
Monkey Humping Goblet Squat x 10
Blockees / Burpees x 5
Lap around median (not Guardrail’s 2.0)
Recover + 30 count
Mosey with CMU to stop #2

Stop #2 – Modified Aiken legs w/ or w/o CMUs
10 Goblet Squats
10 Step Ups
20 Lunges (10 each leg)
20 Bulgarian Squats (10 each leg)
Run around Triangle Loop
Recover & Mosey to Stop #3

Stop #3 – From the Bottom to the top (Bernie Up, Run/Jog Down)
Bottom – 10x Rows
Top – 10x Pickle Pointers (bonus points for taking the CMU up – S/O to Dart Gun, Erector, Spotter, & Butter Knife!)
Bottom – 10x OHP
Top – 10x Side crunch (really side plank but I said side crunch so some did each). Do the other side on the 2nd time through
2x through (4x up & down) the hill then 10 x Rows + 10x OHP
Flutter Kicks x 25 IC led by Spotter. Recovery count led by Survivor
Mosey to CMU Pile

Stop #4 – Wall sit while PAX put up CMUs at CMU pile
Falling Indian Run back to the Shovel Flag. Every 5 seconds the PAX at the front of the line steps off to the side and does Squats (1st time through) / Merkins (2nd time through) until the back of the line gets to the PAX and then he falls in. 2x through then we made it to the Shovel Flag.

MARY:
Mary-Go-Round (not yet in the Exicon but I’m going to keep submitting it!)

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
16 PAX including 3 2.0s – Kickflip, Wanderer, Survivor (2.0 Bolt), Hound Dog, Butter Knife, Erector, Ralph, Borg, Spotter, Mustard, Dart Gun (2.0’s Blow Dart & FNG Lawn Dart), Ribbed, Pool Boy

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Over the past little while, I’ve been wrestling with what to do with Q’s. I get crazy ideas that don’t work and have to rework a lot of what I say and do as well as modify mid-Q sometimes. But there’s one thing that I have been constantly working for and toward: shedding things I don’t need.

Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

I hope my Q’s to serve the PAX and to do that best I try to think is brief but only as brief as needed.
As Einstein said “Everything should be as simple as possible, but no simpler.”

So the question is – today, what are you holding onto that you need to lay down? We have a cloud of witnesses surrounding us (whether you believe that is those who have gone on to be with the Lord before us or your F3 brothers here in the Gloom with you each morning).

1 John 2:16 says “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”

Which of (if not 2 or all 3 of) these things do you need to lay down?
1. Lust of the flesh – sex, food, physical cravings.
2. Lust of the eyes – money, cars, clothes
3. Pride of life – power, arrogance, self-focus

Bonus material – Watch a talk from Andy Stanley on controlling your appetite from Passion 2011.

MOLESKIN:
Prayed for Ribbed’s M, Ralph’s cousin’s husband, and for us all to seek more and more reconciliation amid the tensions of all ethnicities.

S/O to Mustard for running the ~1/2-mile each way to get it and then doing a hand off since I left my BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW PHONE (yes, I lost my old one this week) AND MY WEINKE at the bottom of Sophomore Hill. Mustard did this while I was having some post-workout mumblechatter with my sponsorRibbed. #SecondMileService
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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March Madness with 2.0s

THE SCENE: 50s, dense fog to drizzle
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Reach for the sky
  • Let it hang
  • Neck Rolls
  • Arm Circles Forward, Backward, Morrocan Night Clubs, OH Claps x 10 each
  • Hip Circles in cadence
  • Cherry Pickers
  • Side Straddle Hops
  • Tempo Merkins

Find the curb – then Lunge and Twist, Toy Soldiers and Elbow to Instep

THA-THANG:
Mosey to the “Court”yard of paradise for March Madness Doras

  • Bobby Hurleys x 200
  • Dips x 150
  • Bonnie Blairs x 100
  • Merkins x 50
  • Bobby Hurleys x 200 because coach said to do more freethrows when you are tired.

Mosey, wagonwheel, jailbreak back to the flag

MARY:
Flutterkicks x 25

Sidestraddle hops x 25
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
18 HIMS, 3 named 2.0s and 10 FNG 2.0s
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Happy St. Patricks Day!  Did you know that St. Patricks Day is not about Irish Traditions, it is about the spread of the Gospel by St. Patrick in Ireland after he was kidnapped at age 16 from Britain, forced to work in Ireland, escaped slavery only to return to plant churches all over Ireland.  The truth can be lost some 1600 years after things happen.  So lets talk about Lies — what is the worst that can happen when we think about Lies?  The Pax correctly answered, “We can believe them.”

Satan, the enemy, Jesus said is the father of lies – John 8:44.  Jesus said, “I am the way, the TRUTH, and the life.” John 14:6.  Let’s talk about one of God’s important truths — the fruits of the Spirit — love, joy, peace patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (of which against there is no law)  Think about where God put Adam and Eve — in the Garden of Eden.  We are constantly surrounded by manmade homes, buildings and materials, but when we get into nature, we see how God makes things.  This is how it works inside our souls.  God granted me a great peace that passes understanding in my greatest time of need, and I believe it was because of my love for God and belief that my faith mattered.  The agricultural theme throughout the Bible is not just for the people of the day to understand, but it is how God works.

MOLESKIN:
I encourage you all to read Matthew 13:1–23, Mark 4:1–20, Luke 8:4–15 — the Parable of the Sower of the Seed.  We cannot earn the fruits of the Spirit but we can resist the lies of the enemy, deceitfulness of wealth and world systems, and desire of the flesh to live when faced with persecution.  We can also prepare our soil through unity with God.  The oneness with God thru Jesus Christ gives us light from the fierce fiery love of God and saturates us with the River of Life from the throne room of God.  This COT is a continuation of a Q previously: Psalms 37:4, “Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”  Decided to read this literally, by delighting in the Lord, HE will literally give me the pure, holy desires in my heart (not give me what I desire).  Desire is the fuel that waters Passion, and Passion is the soil from which Purpose can Grow  =   Abundant Life.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Please pray for my friend, Nick Osborn’s healing from cancer and salvation.

Recruiting Mission 2.0

The Scene

52 Degrees 

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

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

Warm-O-Rama

Motivators from 8

Prisoner Squats

Tempo Merkins

Mountain Climbers

Imperial Walkers

Tha-Thang

Mosey to Anytime Fitness Parking lot for a recruiting mission

20 SSH in cadence and 5 burpees OYO in front of the gym

 

Mosey to the light pole in the far corner of the Spring Bluff Way shopping center

We used 5 light poles close to the building transitioning between light poles with the Sneaky Gorilla 

Light Pole 1- 10 Hand Release Merkins

Light Pole 2- 10 Prisoner Squats

Light Pole 3- 10 Mountain Climber Toe Taps

Light Pole 4- 10 Imperial Walkers

Light Pole 5- 10 Shin Huggers

 

Plank for the 6. In between round 1, we went up Mt Juconte with 2 burpees at each tree and a crab walk halfway down. After the second round, we still did 2 burpees at each tree on the way up then crawl bear halfway down. 

 

We got through 3 light pole rounds and 2 trips up Mt. Juconte

 

We made one last recruiting attempt on the way back to the AO with 10 SSH in cadence and 5 burpees OYO. 

On our way back to the AO we stopped on Hardin Valley Rd for 20 4-count monkey humpers with a nice flow of traffic to perform for. 

Mary

Archie chose American Hammers (20 4-count)

Survivor chose flutter kicks (20 40count) 

Betty chose 2 burpees

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

10 HIM’s

COT/BOM

Spoke about how March 14, 2020 was the 1 year anniversary of joining F3. A similar recruiting mission (February 2020) to Anytime Fitness led by Judge Judy was the EH I didn’t know I needed. I am thankful for the men I have met and the accountability that comes along with being apart of this crazy group of guys. 

 

Joshua 1:9

“Haven’t I commanded you: Be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” 

MOLESKIN:

ANNOUNCEMENTS: