F3 Knoxville

Walter and Abraham

THE SCENE: 73* (I really can’t remember that is a guess, warm and humid and perfect)
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:
I started the warm up by telling the story from this past weekend at the 9/11 Memorial in NYC.  I walked up to the north memorial and placed my hand on a name: Abraham Zelmanowitz.  I remembered the name just because of how unusual it is.  Later in the museum, as fate would have it I saw his name again, along with his story.  He refused to evacuate his building because his friend and coworker, Ed Beyea, was a quadriplegic and could not evacuate in the stairs.  He waited with his friend along with an FDNY firefighter for help and perished when the tower collapsed.  This man died before he’d leave a friend behind.

  • SSH
  • Three point squat
  • Shoulder taps from plank
  • Moroccan night clubs

THA-THANG:
Mosey to the Big Ball stairs for 9/11 WOD: Perform 9 reps at bottom, at first landing, and at top for 11 rounds: 9 merkins at bottom, 9 squats at first landing, 9 BBSUs at top.  Repeato x11.  Stop random person from walking away with the key bag and all our stuff.

On the ground, I had written the fallen first responders broken down into their jobs:

  • 8 EMTs
  • 23 NYPD
  • 37 Port Authority
  • 343 FDNY

These people charged into fire and unknown to provide aid to people they’d never met before.  So we are going to honor them with exercises.
EMTs – Eight, 8-count bodybuilders
NYPD – 23 plank jacks
Port Authority – pull ups
FDNY – 343 flutter kicks as a group

Return to SP

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
10 Strong: Operation, Casper, Wings, Swanson, Alter Boy (LexSC), Passport, Carrot, Quarantine, Ripper, Abort
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
My second person I wanted to honor did not perish on 9/11.  Though that was the day that ultimately determined his fate.  Walter Greene Jr, who was a Connecticut state trooper and Marine Corps veteran, passed away on May 31, 2018 from cancer caused from his involvement in the recovery efforts directly following the 9/11 attacks.  Trooper Greene was a canine handler, and was part of the search and rescue effort.  The search and recovery effort was a 24 hour a day operation that lasted 8 months.
We are losing first responders every day, STILL.  People who disregarded everything in an attempt to save just one person.  We cannot let the heroes of that day fade away.  We must tell their stories and learn of more, and repeat them to people who may not know.

Litton BOMBS

THE SCENE: Mid-60s. Very nice. Very very nice. Clear.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x25 IC 4CT

BAC x10ea front and back
OHC x10 IC 4ct

Seal Claps x10 IC 4ct

Cherry Pickers (the Amazon kind) x til it hurts

Cherry Pickers (the misnomer kind) x10 IC 4CT

THA-THANG:
Mosey to Litton’s for some BOMBS. Partner up. One partner runs to post office and back while the other does exercise. Flapjack til done.

  • B – Body Builder (8 count) Burpees – 50
  • O – Overhead Claps (1 count) – 100
  • M – Merkins (1 count) – 150
  • B – Big Boi Situps – 200
  • S – Squats – 250

Mosey back to AO for time

MARY:

  • Name your exercise
  • Waxjob – side situps x20 (10 each side)
  • Swanson – heaven legs (???) x20
  • Time!

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Waxjob, Swanson, Squints (FNG!), The Flash, Herbie, Filter
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
2 Timothy 1:7 – For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-discipline.

Root!

THE SCENE: Warm
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER almost forgot it
WARM-O-RAMA: intro to Spread Eagle Merkins 

THA-THANG:
Mosey to the trail head.  Hit the trail with flashlights on a mosey, stopping to do 20 3-ct merkins. High knees when we hit the grass at Admiral park.

5 station loop. Stop at each cone and do (reg,wide,diamond and spread eagle merkins) qty of 20 on first lap, 10, 5. On each lap stop at pavalon for 10 pull-ups.

Take a lap with only pull-ups and finish with flutters to 30. Take another lap w/o exercises.

Mosey back doing imperial walkers thru grass then mosey Thru woods back to CC Park. Stopping for 20 tempo squats and some rocketts. Bernie once out of the woods from pole to pole and then snake around the trail back up to the splash pad for 20 dips, 10 inclines and 10 declines. Snake around to the AO.

MARY:
100 LBCs, circle of pain with 5 Merkins
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

8 in attendance

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

“Be careful to thank God what you ask for”  many times we are quick to ask God for  things that will help us or others, we tend to forget about going back and thanking God for his intervention. Let’s  make a greater effort to appreciate what God does for us and thank him for his many answered prayers.

 

 

MOLESKIN:
Don’t leave a Q in drafts or someone will stalk you. I found this message in my Q notes.

Tank, I’m watching you….always watching you! Waaa ha ha ha.

Im guessing it’s Woodshack or Doubtfire
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Dad camp, dirt circuit, TTTP.

Fountain City Four Corners

THE SCENE: Insert info about the weather, etc.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

ssh – 20
Tempo Merkins – 10
ssh – 20
Tempo squats -10
ssh – 20
Tempo Merkins – 10
ssh – 20
Tempo squats – 10

THA-THANG:
Mosey to Jane Allen and complete one loop showing each corner exercise
Bernie Sanders up the hills
Battle buddies will go opposite direction When you pass your battle buddy = 5 burpees ea

Corner one (bottom of Jane Allen) – 20 flutter kicks

Corner two (top of Jane Allen) – 20 bbs

Corner three (top of Gresham) – sand bag toss cone to cone

Corner four (bottom of Gresham) – 15 Curls & 15 OH triceps ext. with coupon

completed 2.5 rounds

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

“Deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised.” – Aragorn
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Passing of the Grey Company, The Return of the King

 

F3 500

THE SCENE: Misty wet morning, perfect for early morning beatdown
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

20 Side Straddle Hops on a 3 count, 10 Cherry Pickers, 10 mountain climbers on a 3 count, 10 Manly Arm Rotations forward, 10 Manly Arm Rotations backwards

THA-THANG:
Mosey over to the Amphitheater for the F3 500. Battle buddy up. Battle buddies collectively do 100 Incline Merkins, 100 Big Boy Situps, 100 Pull Ups, 100 Flutter Kicks on a 3 count, 100 Overhead Claps on a 3 count. While one buddy is doing exercise the other is running a lap around the amphitheater. Once completed we moseyed over to Big Ball stairs. Bear Crawl to the top, 10 mountain climbers at the top and run back down. Mosey back over to the under the bridge. Lunge from one side to the other. 1 minute wall sit into lunge back across to 10 air squats. 20 flutters on a 3 count. 15 Cobra’s. Mosey back to the amphitheater for some mary. Then reconvene at AO.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Building off Abort’s COT talk about inertia I came across this quote about quitting. “If you quit now… you’ll end up right back where you first began, and where you first began, you were desparate to be where you are right now. Keep going.” Whether it be F3, work or life goals, don’t give up. My M compares me to a boulder on a hill. Super hard to get going but once you give it that push and it comes to the point where the slight bit of momentum catches it going forward it’ll be hard to stop. Let’s be the boulder, be tenacious in going after our goals.

MOLESKIN:
Grossly underestimated the time it would take to finish the 500. Need to plan more exercises to have in the back pocket just in case.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
TTTP