F3 Knoxville

Private Property

THE SCENE: Perfect.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

The regular stuff. And we learned a new exercise…the squat rockette. (Do a squat before each toe touch)
THA-THANG:
Mosey to the boat.. Run around the loop going up to Dwayne Johnson and around the entrance to the tavern. At each cone do…

  • 5 burpees
  • 10 side lunges (per side)
  • 15 Merkins
  • 20 squat rockettes
  • 25 dry docks

sprint between double cones.

rinse and repeat knocking off the highest number exercise each lap. Cheetahs start back up when done adding exercises till Q yells recover.

MARY:

Flutter kicks x32 and a sad attempt at Marge Simpsons. LBCs for a minute

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
12 in the PAX today
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Be friendly. Wave at people. Smile at people. Give complements to people. Make someone feel special.
MOLESKIN:
So it was interesting that the BOM was about being friendly to people today. As I was setting up the work out, I was approached by a gentleman who jumped out of his car and raised his voice at me and said “what are you doing?” I told him that I’m part of a workout group and that I’m just setting up some cones to run between. He said “i figured you were part of that workout group. I’ve told you guys not to come up here.” He was very aggressive in his tone. My reply was very calm and apologetic. Although he started off very direct and pretty much rude, I kept my cool and was nothing but nice and agreeable with him. He has worked at the tavern for 20 years and doesn’t want anyone getting hurt on their property. I told him I can understand that and that we wouldn’t do exercises in the upper parking lot anymore. I was able to let him give us permission to run up the hill and through the property just not do exercises on the property. By the end of our conversation he was somewhat calm, but I wonder how the conversation would have gone if he didn’t start off so aggressive. I think we need to give people the benefit of the doubt that they are doing something good and not something bad. In his case I don’t think he thought I was doing anything bad as he knew I was part of the workout group, but I think he just wanted to show his chest and let me know who was in charge. I did However did forget to ask him if he would like to join us. If I see him again I certainly will.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
I forgot to mention this, but we have a charity kickball tournament on May 15 I would love to see an F3 team or two.

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!!!

Watch your step

THE SCENE: 34 degrees and clear with a cool looking moon above
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

warmup stuff
THA-THANG:

mosey to the woods for a little trail circuit around the 1mile Main line loop trail.

stopping to do calf raises on worthwhile roots, lunges up the big hill and squat walks down the steep hills. At each trail junction we did the following. 1) 5 burpees, 10 squats, 15 Merkins. 2) same but add 20 dry docks, 3) add 25 lunges. 4) add 30 SSH

We finished in the woods earlier than I thought so we did some sprints x4, side shuffles and karaokes in the parking lot to finish up.
MARY:
Flutter kicks and Freddy mercurys
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
14 pax attended
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Stop complaining
MOLESKIN:
As we entered the woods I felt I needed to tell people to be very careful on roots etc and don’t fall or twist an ankle. I fell immediately after saying it. They didn’t know that I am secretly training to be a stuntman and I meant to do it. Once in the woods there was a little troll that led the way. His name was something I couldn’t understand so he said just refer to me as the nightman. So I followed him and he led us up to the top of the hill where he asked for a troll toll. I offered up one of the PAX and the Nightman was delighted. Frosty…not so much. We could hear Frost’s screams as we moseyed further into the woods….Or so we thought. Coming up behind us at a furious pace was Frosty with a smile on his face. He defeated the Troll and was now wearing the Trolls killer looking shoes. They were pointy and had golden tassels on them. As we stood there admiring the new shoes that Frosty acquired, Tweet-E unceremoniously climbed one of the trees and started jumping from tree to tree shouting “do you think I do Peter Parker‘s just for fun. It’s training you numbskulls! If you did them correctly like I do, you could do this as well”. Bowflex pulled out his backpack full of Bowflexes and boomeranged  one at Tweet-E in mid air. He fell to the ground and landed in a perfect Peter Parker position. “It must’ve been the Zen Evo that gave you this ability to land so swiftly” quipped Bowflex as he caught the returning Bowflex and placed it in his backpack.
“We must move on as there are scary things in these woods” said Junk as he grabbed a squirrel off a tree limb and ate him whole. “Yes, we must move on, I have brownies baking at home and I don’t want them to burn” said Aladdin. La-z-boy, Ribbed, and Medic moaned “B-r-o-w-n-I-e-s” in unison. As we continued on our journey Cavalier mentioned that he was hungry and picked up a mushroom from the forest floor. “I wouldn’t eat that!” said Mayberry. Cavalier ignored the warning and took a bite giving some to Turtle. They both immediately grew wings and flew away. Perplexed at what we just witnessed we reluctantly moved on. We had made it to the end of the trail and somehow Biscuits sneaked by us along the way and was standing there with a basket. It was blossoming with beautiful big buttered biscuits. Proton exclaimed, “that is a big ole biscuit and took a nap in the parking lot using the giant biscuit as a pillow taking a small bite once and a while in his sleep.
6:15 had approached us quickly so it was off to work or for some of the Pax. Others stayed behind to have what they thought was coffee. Why would they assume a black liquid stored in a coffee pot is coffee? That’s on them, not me.
I hope you enjoyed reading about our adventures this morning. Till next time…drink more Ovaltine.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
None

Lighting the Arsenal’s Cannons

THE SCENE: Low/Mid 30’s with some sunshine
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
This is F3, Stands for Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith
It is a FREE workout
I am not a professional
You are here on your own volition
I have no knowledge of any injuries or your fitness considerations
It is your individual responsibility to be safe and to modify exercises if you need to, we all do it
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • SSH – 15 (IC)
  • LBAC – F/B – 10 (IC)
  • Air Squat – 10 (IC)
  • Merkin – 10 (IC)
  • BBS – 10 (IC)

Active Warm-O-Rama – Ring of Fire:

  • While Pax are still in circle have everyone alternating between plank and Al-Gore. 1 Pax will run to the center of the circle and burnie back. Once they return to the plank position the next Pax member goes. Rinse and repeat until all Pax have run to the center and back.

** Have Pax number off by 1s and 2s. 1s will go with Drifter to the Baseball Field and 2s will go with Moses to the Football Field.

THA-THANG:

Baseball Field: Bleacher Work
5 Minute AMRAP:

  • Step-ups – 10 each leg
  • Incline Merkins – 10 (4ct)
  • Dips – 10 (4ct)
  • Step-ups – 10 each leg
  • Decline Merkins – 10 (4ct)
  • Dips – 10 (4ct)

Mosey to Outfield:

  • Suicides – 30 seconds
  • LBC – 20 (4ct)
  • Suicides – 30 Seconds
  • BBS – 10 (4ct)

Rinse & repeat until other group is done

Football Field Work

Place cones at 10, 20, 30, and 40 yards. Pax will run to first cone, complete the exercise and run back. Then run to the 2nd cone complete the exercise, run back. 3rd cone exercise, run back. 4th cone exercise, run back. Rinse and repeat.
5 Minute AMRAP

Circuit 1: Legs

  • 1st cone 10 lunges in place
  • 2nd cone 5 burpees
  • 3rd cone 10 squats
  • 4th cone 5 burpees

Circuit 2: Abs

  • 1st cone 10 BBS
  • 2nd cone 10 American Hammers (count only one side)
  • 3rd cone 10 Hello Dolly (single count)
  • 4th cone 30 LBC

Suicides on cones 1-4 until 15 minutes is up.

Q2 and Q1 Groups flap jack and repeat circuits.

Merge Groups and mosey to Shovel Flag and present the flag

The shovel flag is one of the classic symbols of F3. No matter where you are within F3 Nation, the Shovel Flag is the one true physical link that connects us all. Just like we leave no man where we find them, the Shovel Flag is portable so that it can be carried forward and shared with others.

This shovel flag represents Respect: respect for country, respect for those who hae served and currently serve to protect our freedoms, and respect for the other AO’s across F3 Nation where similar flags are planted ever week

It represents Hard Work: it bears witness to the blood, sweat, and tears of the men of F3 who gather together at some obscene early hour to get better physically while finding new mental limits. Men getting stronger, fit, and conditioned to handle life’s challenges – most of which are not physical at all – Hard Work

This flag also represents the lives of men being changed. Men are moving from being passive participants in life, to being present. Present in our families, present in our places of work and worship, and present in our communities.

Mosey to SP (Smuggler leading the way carrying the flag)

MARY:

We returned with a little extra time to spare so we decided to push through a few more variations of Merkins!

  • Regular Merkin 10(IC)
  • Wide Merkin 10(IC)
  • Dimond Merkin 5(IC)
  • 6” Crunch 10(IC)
  • Gas Pumps 15(OYO)
  • Ankle Touches 20(IC)
  • LBC for time!

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
48 Pax! Included (2) 2.0s and (1) FNG – Welcome ‘That Guy’
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

F3 has always been and will always be more than a workout.  We definitely want to push ourselves and each other physically, but we also want to grow relationally and spiritually.  The PAX is unique in many ways, But the one that is most important to remember is that we are not out here to compete against each other, but collaborate together to grow as husbands, fathers, sons, employees, employers, friends, and neighbors.  We are bound together under a high power for a greater purpose. And I pray that this group of men will continue to lead they way in setting the example for others.

MOLESKIN:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Don’t stop truckin

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

Insert information about the warmup.
THA-THANG:

Mosey to Field 2 for some Krakken
cone in center of field. Cones at 4 corners and 2 on each sideline. Do exercise and qty listed at cone then run to center cone and more to next cone. Keep going till you do two laps or Q says stop. Exercises are:
Imperial walkers 3 ct  x25, merkins x40, SSHx50, , dry docks x40, low squats x20, dips on bench x20, wide Merkins x25,  toe touch planks x20
After completing 1st round run around the perimeter of field and then start second round.

Mosey back to the AO to play some memory. Make a match just do the exercise once and run down to the other end of the parking lot. Don’t make a match, do both exercises and run down to the end of the parking lot.

MARY:
Stuff on  the ground
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

6 pax quidditch not tagged

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Make a list of how you serve others. Are you happy with it? Is your obituary going to be a few sentences or a few paragraphs?
MOLESKIN:

this week I was asked why we do back blasts. And my answer was so people can see what we did and pretend like they’re going to do it at home if they missed. Or people want to see who was at the work out, or they would like to use it another time, or for no reason at all. I told him I’d like to do backblast because I like to write all kinds of weird stuff like the fact I saw a cat that was the largest cat I’ve ever seen this morning. It was white with black spots. it looked like a friendly cat. If I was a cat I think we would be friends. I often wonder about being a cat myself. What would I look like. Would I have a personality like a cat or would I have a personality like a dog. I think I would like to be a cat with a dogs personality. I think that would be funny. Do you like funny things? I like to laugh. Laughing is good. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha. Do you like soup? Soup is delicious. I’m just kidding I don’t like soup. I like sandwiches. F3 is fun except for when it’s really hard. Then it’s not so much fun. Sometimes I feel like I’m a bird and I can fly way. Again I am kidding, birds creep me out, I’d much rather be a dragon. I hope you have enjoyed reading this. Adios amigos.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Meal train- Butters, Maryville launch