F3 Knoxville

Passing the Torch!

THE SCENE:  A couple of degrees below freezing…

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:

Forgot to mention that I am not a professional…  However I am sure the PAX is aware of that by now!

WARM-O-RAMA:
30 SSH

10 Tempo Merkins

10 Tempo Squats

Baby Arm Circles Forward/Reverse

THA-THANG:

Drawed the number 2 with GPS with 3 stations located in the park.

Station 1 – Bear Crawl around the tennis court with 5 Burpees at each corner.  Run and touch gate then proceed to Station 2.

Station 2 – at the back parking lot I placed some modified CMU’s in the grass next to the trail entrance.  We used these CMU’s for 20 Curls and 20 Overhead Presses.  Then run over to the boat ramp.

Station 3 –  We did 20 Dry Docks facing downhill on the ramp.  Then starting at the water, 20 Squat Jumps up the ramp.  Then we ran back to the Tennis Court.

Rinse and Repeat as many times as you could.

MARY:
ATM closeout led by Cap’n Crunch

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Passed the Flag over to Stripped, he is a wonderful asset to the Equalizer.  Not only is he accountable at the workouts, he is also accountable to reach out to brothers that are needing help outside of the workouts.  I am grateful that the Equalizer is in good hands!

“Leadership is not about a title or a designation.  It’s about impact, influence,  and inspiration.”

MOLESKIN:
Was one of the most boring workouts I have put together but drawing the 2 for our 2 year anniversary was very important for me.  However it did turn into a pretty good beatdown, so I plan to use it again soon!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Hardship Hill 10/2!!!

March Madness

THE SCENE: Cool, clear, and perfect
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH, 4 ct x 20
Merkins, 4 ct x 10
Windmills, 4 ct x 10
30s stretching
Cherry Pickers x 5

THA-THANG:
Mosey around to lower field stopping for merkins, bbs, and Bobbey Hurleys

  • 5x each
  • 10x each
  • 15x each

Count off in 2s. Shuttle run competition, 1s vs 2s. 3 rounds.
Winning team each round does 5 burpees
Losing team does 10

Mosey to outhouse
20 each easy ups, squats, 4ct American Hammer

Mosey back to AO with merkins, bbs, and Bobbey Hurleys

  • 15x each
  • 10x each
  • 5x each

Agility dribbling:
Serpentine through cones, around the last, and pass to next PAX in line.

Shooting practice: Around the world
Each PAX shoots from a cone. 3 reps if missed. 2 if made.
Merkins, iron mikes, bbs, dry docks, calf raises
Backward overhead toss from free throw line: 1 burpee if missed, 0 if made

Relocate to the Junkyard for Mary and Coffeeteria

MARY:
20 4ct hello dolly’s
20 4ct box cutters
Finish out with a round of Gotcha
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
7 in attendance
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Be flexible and accommodating. We have to be ready and willing to adapt and change while standing firm in our faith. Christ and the disciples were always witnessing to diverse crowds. We are no different. We have to be willing to meet people where they are and change accordingly to maximize our effectiveness. Take today for example, we modified the Q and location to make sure we could include a PAX that was unable to post otherwise. Don’t be rigid and unmoving. Be flexible. Be accommodating. Meet people where they are. Share His love and joy.
MOLESKIN:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Collections for Street Hope

WHY DO WE SUFFER?

THE SCENE: Foggy but nice.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER✔
WARM-O-RAMA:

Cherry Pickers, Windmills, TN Rock’n Chair, Tempo Merkins, Temp Squats, Dancing Bear
THA-THANG:
The warm-up came to an end quickly.

  • AO-Flag Parking Lot Circuit – 25 Burpees, Run a Lap, 50 Merkins, Run a Lap, 75 Squats, Run a Lap, 100 SSH, Run a Lap.
  • Soccer Field DORA: Battle-Buddy Up – 200 Merkins, 150 Seal Squats – Recovery Run to Mid-Field and back.
  • Concrete Bleachers: Stairway to Calve Heaven – 25 Calf Raises every step (4 total), Box Jumping to next step every time. 3 Rounds for a total of 300 calf raises.
  • Mosey to Playground – Same Battle-Buddies – One runs length of parking lot and performs 3 Double Burpees before returning to start.  Other partner performs 10 Pull-ups, 15 Merkins, 20 Dips. 2 Rounds each.
  • Soccer Field: Bear Crawl entire length of field.
  • Long mosey back to AO Flag

MARY:
Nope
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
15 Strong + 2 FNGs
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
It’s an age old question and one of the biggest reasons why people reject God – the problem of suffering.  If God were so loving, why would He allow us to suffer? You hear a lot: “Well, I just don’t know why this is happening to me” or “God just doesn’t answer the question of why we suffer” or “I don’t deserve this.” There are times (I believe few) when we just don’t know why we are suffering but to say God does not answer this question is just plain false. Don’t trust me – my words have little weight.  Trust the God of the Universe – His do:

1) Because of SINRomans 3:12, Mark 10:18.  There are no good people, not even one He says.  There is a song out by Luke Bryan that states “I believe most people are good.”  Luke Bryan doesn’t know Scripture.  God says not only the opposite but that NO ONE is good. All have turned away.  Sometimes I’ll hear “I just don’t deserve this.”  That’s right, you deserve worse. In my own life, I’m not shocked by the suffering when it comes.  What I’m shocked by is His overwhelming grace.  We deserve His wrath.  We do not deserve His grace.  King David’s life was filled with sin and the awful consequences of it – loss of an infant, wars with his children, never got to see the temple built.  Sometimes we suffer because of our sin.

2)  To Warn Others1 Kings 2.  As David did on his deathbed to his son, Solomon. “Be strong, act like a man, and observe what the Lord your God requires: walk in obedience to Him, and keep His decrees and commands, his laws and regulations…..”

3) To Affirm Our Commitment to Christ – 2 Timothy 3:12, 1 Peter 1:6-7.  If you are trying to live a Godly life, you WILL face persecution.  When it comes, you shouldn’t pray for the suffering to go away but that God will give you the boldness to do what He has called you to do.

4) To Produce Steadfastness, Endurance and Character – James 1:2-3. Have you ever considered that suffering may be for your own good?  “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking in anything.” Want to get a good workout in spiritually, try suffering.

5) To Recalibrate Our Focus on Heaven – Romans 8:18-19.  Suffering can make us yearn for our real home – Heaven, with Jesus as King. “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.  For creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.”

6) To Humble Us – 2 Corinthians 12:7.  The Apostle Paul was shipwrecked, beaten, imprisoned, mocked, rebuked by his kinsmen, and ultimately beheaded for Jesus.  “Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me. I pleaded with the Lord three times to take it away from me.  But, He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

When suffering comes we have two options: 1) We can reject God or 2) We can run to Him, embrace Him, and allow Him to transform us.  I REALLY like option 2.

MOLESKIN:
N/A
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
HH

Around the World

THE SCENE: Nice and cool
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x20 (4ct IC)
-hip flexors
-tempo squat x5 (8ct IC)
-some of these/some of those
-a little of this/a little of that

Mosey around baseball fields

THA-THANG:
Partner suicides x1
-one partner burpees
-one partner does parking lot suicides

Workout
Go while people on Kenya are running

America – Navy seal burpees/merkins
Turkey – Turkish get ups/pistol squats
Romania – Romanian deadlifts/up-downs
Bulgaria – Bulgarian split squats/walking lunges
Eqypt -shpynx push ups/tricep push ups
India -hindu push ups/CCD
Kenya -run around the field/jump rope
Russia – full KB swings/ Russian KB swings
Canada – bear crawl across field/hold low bear position
Ireland -“bar”bell snatches/cleans/highpulls

MARY:
Australia – Handstand holds 3x30seconds/elevated pike
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Enter to worship, leave to serve

The happiest of people don’t have the best of everything, they make the best of everything

MOLESKIN:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Taking the ‘Next Step’

THE SCENE:

Nice and warm
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

– Cherry pickers (4ct IC) x5
– SSH (4ct IC) x20
– some of these/some of those
– bent over back stretch

-Mosey

5 T-merkins
5 Navy seal burpees

-Mosey

THA-THANG:

-field suicides (end line, 18 yard, 50 yard, opposite 18 yard, full field)
-> navy seal burpees (5)
-> bear crawl
-> T merkins (10)
-> run back
-> Navy seal burpees (5)
-> bearcrawl
-> air squats (50)
-> run back
-> Navy seal burpees (5)
-> lunge
-> T merkins (10)
-> run back
-> Navy seal burpees (5)
-> run full field
-> Navy seal burpees (5)
->Run back
-> abs until six gets back

 

60 seconds on 20 seconds off

->Abs

->Tire flips

->Abs
->Rope tire pulls

->Abs
->Weighted jumping jacks with battle rope

->Abs
->Plate ground to overhead

->Abs
->Single arm KB clean

->Abs
->Overhead DB lunges

->Abs

->American hammers

MARY:

3 sets of 30 sec handstand holds

Variations: Handstands, Elevated pike position, CDD

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Today I wanted to get everyone doing something different than what we normally do. One of the key points of F3 is to grow ourselves and help others grow.

We focused on that ‘Next Step’ today, being better than we were yesterday. I bet if I asked you yesterday if you could do the workout you just did that you would say that you couldn’t do it. This was meant to be the “progress, not perfection mentality”.

To often do we find ourselves becoming comfortable with where we are and not taking that next step. Just because we feel like we aren’t getting closer to that next plateau. We are farther than we were.

So an example I saw that really had a profound effect is the distance we have to get to God. So every time we take that step toward God, so does God. So even though we are still some distance away from God, we are much farther away from Sin than we were. And every day we can take this next step and be somewhere that we thought was impossible.

MOLESKIN:
Clothing donation for Mend’s house. Ask Tank or Doubtfire.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Welcome FNG Freshman