F3 Knoxville

Do or Do Not…There is No Try!

THE SCENE: Mid to high 30s with a less-than-desirable breeze
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Overhead Claps x 50 IC
  • Rockette x 20 IC
  • High Knees Ring of Fire with Burpees

THA-THANG:
PAX moseyed to the path where we began a Route 66 with BBS at each light pole until we reached the bleachers.

At the bleachers we smoked 20 merkins, 40 squats, and 60 dips OYO.

We continued the Route 66 BBS until we reached the playground. We did a set of 11s with derkins at the bottom of the hill and burpees at the top. The catch is that each trip up the hill was a sprint “Pickett’s Charge” style with the whole PAX staying in sequence.

Following the 11s we moseyed on to the MRSA-laden soccer fields where we lined up on the base line. One PAX called out an exercise of choice and then side-shuffled along the boundary line while the stationary PAX performed that exercise. We did everything from side straddle hops to asphalt kissers.

We eased our way back along the Route 66 (with pistol squats this time) and paused at the bleachers for 20 merkins, 40 squats, and 60 dips.

MARY:

  • Plank 30 seconds
  • Hello Dolly x 20 IC
  • Plank 30 seconds
  • Flutter kicks x 20 IC
  • Plank 30 seconds
  • Box Cutters x 20 IC

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
“Do or do not. There is no try.” Yoda coined this phrase years and years ago, but I never stopped to think about what it meant until I listened in on F3’s 43 Feet podcast about time management. They suggested removing the word “try” from your vocabulary. It sounds incredibly simple, but I have found that saying “I WILL do something” in lieu of “I’ll try to do something” makes a tremendous difference in how much I promise, how serious I am about that promise, and how efficiently I spend my time.
MOLESKIN:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Mark your calendars for pull-up bar install day at the Dog Pound. Contact La-Z-Boy with any questions. WE WILL DO PULL-UPS IN 2020!

LOOK, A GIRAFFE.

THE SCENE:  A balmy 20 degrees
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

LBAC f/b, OH Claps, Tempo Merkins, Tempo Squats, Calve Raises
THA-THANG:
Mosey to business strip center. Perform 5 rounds of the following exercises with a mosey (1/2 of the strip center) between each round: 10 Burpees (50 total), 20 Jump Squats (100 total),  20 Merkins (100 total) 30 Monkey Humpers (150 total), 20 2ct MCs (100 total).

Mosey to shovel flag. Line up along curb. Run to each parking line (5 total) and back, stopping at each line for 5 Diamond Merkins, 5 Merkins, 5 Werkins. MARY:
No time
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
26 strong including 8 JUCO Monday Motherruckers.


CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Music is powerful. It can set your mood, stir up thoughts (both good and sinful, inspire people, etc). I recalled the time frame when I first began to come to saving faith in Christ (late 20s). There was a Christian radio station in Houston doing a 30 Day Challenge to anyone interested. The challenge was to listen to Christian radio for 30 days straight. I took part in the challenge and it changed my life in a good way.  I challenged the F3 JUCO men to do this. and suggested several Knoxville radio stations to listen to.  I also discussed what an awesome witness this can be to your children while in the car, on the way to school or wherever.

Phillipians 4:8 states, ” Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

MOLESKIN:
Waxjob……..in a giraffe suit…..
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
N/A

Gentleness in Strength

THE SCENE: Low 40’s and too nice
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

LBAC f/b, Tempo Merkins, Tempo Squats, Calve Raises
THA-THANG:
Mosey the Running Path, stopping at each pole for either 5 Diamond Merkins + 5 Merkins + 5 Werkins, or 5 Narrow Squats + 5 Squats + 5 Summo Squats – QIC’s call.  (14 Poles total I believe)

Arrive at Soccer Field. Perform directed exercise/reps at one end, mosey to other end, repeat, mosey back and repeat, until 5 rounds of the exercise/reps are complete. We did Burpees x10, Jump Squats x20, Merkins x20, Monkey Humpers x30.

Mosey to Playground. Perform Grinder of 5 pull-ups, 10 Merkins, 15 Dips – Mosey short distance and do 2 8ct BBs, Mosey back and repeat until time called.

Mosey to Bridge. Perform Indian style Slowsy with PAX forming a line, shoulder to shoulder in Al Gore. Last man chooses exercise to the front (Bear Crawl, Frog Jump, Mall Walk, Burpee Broad Jump, etc.). Rotate thru until bridge is traversed. MARY:
Cosmo led some Flutter Kicks.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
13 Strong


CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
See Weekly Email (01/19). Spoke about the importance of cultivating the virtue of gentleness and the stumbling block that can hinder our gospel witness if we lack gentleness. “Blessed are the meek. They shall inherit the earth.”
MOLESKIN:
Some of my favorite HIMs showed up for this one, to include Toto. What a blessing it was to lead and fellowship with these men. Awesome group.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
N/A

Lake Quarters

Warm o Rama

  • Start Super slow to increasing to super fast on ALL these:
  • 10x Dancing Burpees (3 ct High Knee + Burpee on 4)
  • 10x Cherry Picker
  • 10x Ferris Wheel (4ct @ 9 , 12, 3, 6) Wide stance – huge stretch.
  • 10x Side 2 Side (4ct Toe Touch – like Speed Skater )
  • 10x Freddy Mercuries (4ct – long stretch)
  • 10x Moon Dancers (4ct – inverted Freddy Mercuries)
  • 10x 180 Leg Lifts (4ct 90, 180, 90, 0 )
  • 10x Merkin Rolls (3ct)
  • 10x Bruce Lee’s (Side Kick with rear elevated dismount) 4ct (1 side kick. 2-3-4 by 4 your foot is behind you after being spun back around behind you all the while in the air at the same level you kicked)
  • 10x Rocky Balboa’s (4ct punches – in fighter stance – Jab cross jab cross) @ rep 5 switch to Jab cross jab upper-cut.

Transition to Lake: Indian Race Run

The indian race run is like the indian run but with two races added. The last person in line sprints up to front and back to back and keeps going around back up to the front. So each person does two loops around the train. When that sprinter gets to the back the first time, the next person in line races him back up to the top. Upon reaching the beginning the first person stops and the second person begins his loop to the back where the next last person will race him up to the top. (Repeat).

The Thang – Big Quarters

An AMRAP around the lake for time 20 Minutes. At each quarter mark around the lake there is one exercise. Each one increases by 25.

  • @3 O’clock do 25 Burpees
  • @12 O’Clock do 50 Merkins (or 2ct Iron Mikes)
  • @9 O’Clock do 75 Flutter Kicks (single count)
  • @6 O’Clock do 100 LBC’s
    Start at 6 O’Clock with no LBC’s.

Transition to State Farm Stairs:

  • Merkin Centipede: In single file plank line. AS FAST AS POSSIBLE. Last person does merkin roll (from warmup) and sprints to the front of the line. As soon as the sprinters feet passes the next persons head, the next person Merkin rolls to the side to a sprint to the front. (Repeat).
  • Baby Merkin Centipede: Same thing but on elbows.
  • Sun Bathing Centipede: Same thing but in reverse plank (belly up – or stiff straight crab)

Mary – Thor Slappers

  • At top of small stairs do 10x Thors (BBS + 4 Hammers)
  • Run to top of big stairs
  • At top of large stairs do 10x Clap Jacks (clapping merkin + Star Jack)

Transition back to AO: Three lines with this JODY

  • F3 F3 – F3 Beatdowns are the best
    Always Free but you give up some rest
  • F3 F3 – Jesus Christ is His Name
    Givin Glory to Him is our Aim
  • F3 F3 – High Impact Men Givin glory to His Name
    Day by Day We give Christ the Fame
  • F3 F3 – I hope my wife don’t get mad today
    Cause I woke her up goin to F3
  • F3 F3 – We hope our wives don’t get mad today
    Cause I’ve gone to F3 five times this week
  • F3 F3 – Gettin up before dawn is what we do
    It don’t seem right if it ain’t in the gloom
  • F3 F3 – Iron Sharpens Iron Day by day
    Sprints and Burpees all the way
    Sprints and Burpees all the way
  • F3 F3 – God Help us Trolley’s on Q, 200 Burpees is what he wants us to do.

BOM

Jumping Into Risk

When you can’t do anything dumber…Totally redeem yourself

THE SCENE: post rain – 53 degrees and clear.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

15 SSH, 5 Cherry pickers, 5 tempo merkins, 5 tempo squats
THA-THANG:

  • Indian run with back two men racing to the front (ran to the rear parking lot in front of the ‘Stadium’ hill.
  • 3 x Circuit Breaker – broadjump two parking stalls, lunge one parking stall to the end of the parking lot. Alternate sprinting forward, shuffle, bernie, shuffle, burpee in each parking lot stall until reaching the start point.
  • 11s on Stadium Hill – Hip thrusters on the parking lot, sprint up the hill, monkey humpers at the top of the hill.
  • Dora – 100 merkins, 200 Squat Rockettes (Squakettes), 300 American Hammers (cut short on time), partner runs with CMU up the stairs and slapped the Rec Center wall.
  • Mosey back to AO.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
31 total: 26 Pax//5 FNGs

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Classic scene in Dumb and Dumber – Just when I think you can’t do anything dumber, you go out and totally redeem yourself! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnkefjCES-4

Matthew 5:23-2423 Therefore if you are presenting your offering at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your offering there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering.

When things are wrong, whether it is your fault or not, we must be about making things right. This is not an obstacle, it is an opportunity. I shared a story from my time as an officer in the Navy. A sailor opened the door to a pressurized space and it caused the door I was opening to slam, nearly taking off the fingers on my right hand. I rushed at the sailor and got about two inches from his face and started berating him. He was in the wrong and I outranked him. In the middle of yelling at him, I look down to see another sailor that I had been studying the Bible with. Seeing her replaced my anger with shame. I walked away and cooled down. About an hour later, I found the sailor I had yelled at and I apologized to him for embarrassing him and for the things I had said. Two hours later, I found the female sailor that I had previously studied the Bible with. I owned what I had said and done and shared that I had apologized to the other sailor. I shared that the anger she saw in me was the man that I had to die to daily, the man whom Christ has helped me change from. She said that she knew I had apologized because the whole crew was talking about it (it’s rare for an officer to apologize to an enlisted sailor). 15 years later, we are still close and I saw her over Thanksgiving. She is married to a preacher and they have two kids.

Just when I couldn’t do anything dumber, I totally redeemed myself in her eyes and we are both better for it. Make wrongs right and see obstacles as opportunities.