F3 Knoxville

Curbside service at the Big Ball

THE SCENE: Low 40s. Clear-ish.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

10 PAX!
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x25 IC 4ct

Overhead claps x15 IC 2ct

Seal claps x15 IC 2ct

Cherry Pickers x10 IC

Annie’s x7 each arm

BBS x 15 IC

THA-THANG:
11s at the AO – curb to fountain blocks

  • 10 dips at the fountain blocks
  • 1 curb jump across the street
  • repeat until numbers reversed

Relay run all the way from the AO with the shovel flag to the circle at the convention center crossing behind the amphitheater in the process. Return to the stage at the amphitheater.

Amphitheatre Circuit: 6 stations, 3 laps (didn’t finish for time), 25, 30, 35 reps each lap, respectively. Each station alternates between being at stage level and being at the top of the back part of the amphitheater.

  1. Merkins (floor right) – 25, 30, 35
  2. LBC (top of stairs right) – 25, 30, 35
  3. Imperial Walkers 2ct (bottom of stairs center) – 25, 30, 35 —
    1. Welsh Dragon between stations 3 and 4.
  4. Squats (bottom of stairs left) – 25, 30, 35
  5. Pull-ups (top of stairs left) – 25, 30, 35
  6. American Hammers (bottom of stairs left) – 25, 30, 35
    1. Run back to #1

Mosey back to AO

MARY:
Ain’t nobody got time for that today.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
10 PAX! – Cowbell, The Voice, Quarantine, Duggar, Wilson, Swanson, SiPad, Casper, G-6, Filter
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

MOLESKIN:
“That man is perfect in faith who can come to God in the utter dearth of his feelings and desires, without a glow or an aspiration, with the weight of low thoughts, failures, neglects, and wandering forgetfulness, and say to Him, “Thou art my refuge.” – George MacDonald
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

eleven PAX doing elevens

THE SCENE: 45* – getting back to nice weather
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Tempo lunge x10 IC
Merkins x10 IC
Windmills x8 IC
Burpees x5 OYO
SSH x20 IC
THA-THANG:

Mosey out of start point to amphitheater.  Assemble in front of stage for some super sets.  Do first three exercises in a row, OYO, with no rest in between.  Plank on stage and wait for everyone to finish.  Then back to the front of the stage for the next three exercises.  As quickly as possibly OYO and plank waiting for everyone to finish.

  • Left leg step ups x11
  • Right leg step ups x11
  • Box jumps x11

Plank and wait for everyone to finish, then straight into:

  • Derkins x11
  • Dips x11
  • Merkins x11

Plank and wait until last man finished.  Back at it and repeat all six exercises in the same fashion.  Recover and 10 count.  No mosey to the next routine, stay at the amphitheater stage for Super 11’s (11 seems to be the number of the day).  Perform 11 BBSU’s, run the stairs to the top, perform 11 pull ups on rails.  Return to the bottom and go from 10 to 1 reps on both exercises.  When finished, plank it up on the stage. Recover and 10 count.

Mosey back past the start point to the front of L&N Stem Academy.  Everyone grab a rock (or two if they want some fun).  Rock exercises as follows:

  • Curls x30 and rest with rock pressed overhead
  • Squats x30 with rock pressed overhead
  • Curls x30 and rest with rock pressed again overhead
  • Arms straight out, rock lifts x30
  • Overhead press x30
  • Curls x30
  • Situps x30 with rock pressed overhead

Mosey back to start point.

MARY:
Had about three minutes left upon arrival, and Q only had one thing left to do.  Boat/Canoe.  After a few iterations of plain holds, 5 on 4 count flutter kicks while in canoe, then 5 on a 4 count OH claps in canoe.  A few more iterations of regular holds.  30 seconds left Q told PAX all we had was 30 seconds, and to hold canoe for that long or until they had to drop.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
11 Strong, including one flying headlock who departed early: Mark (FEH), Swanson, G6, Bareback, Cowbell, The Voice, Rousey, Half Caf, Amazon, Pfeiffer, Abort
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
I’ve kind of had a recurring theme in my word, which is struggling with failure.  Constantly worrying about failing at my job, failing as a friend, failing as a future spouse and father.  Then I read things that say if you’re not failing at something then you’re not trying hard enough or trying new things and that failure is the best way to learn.  So failure is always there, be it good or bad.  However I came across a quote which really struck me, so I decided to share it.  From Francis Chan:

“OUR GREATEST FEAR SHOULD NOT BE OF FAILURE, BUT OF SUCCEEDING IN THINGS IN LIFE THAT DON’T REALLY MATTER.”

Read me like a book

THE SCENE: 35* and NO RAIN
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Imperial walker x10
  • Bat wing
    • BAC forward x20
    • BAC reverse x20
    • OH Claps x20
  • Tempo squat x10
  • 4 count merkin x10
  • SSH

THA THANG:

Ascending curb crawl 1-13. Bear crawl from one curb to the other, do 1 merkin. Bear crawl back to the original side, 2 merkins. Continue up to 13 merkins.
Decision time: 5 exercises at 5 different places, PAX choose rep count of 10, 20, 30, 40, 50. PAX choose the reps before knowing the exercise, and once they’ve used a number they can’t use it again.
  • Star jumps @ Big Ball (50)
  • Sit ups @ stage (40)
  • Burpees @ fountain (10)
  • Curls with rocks @ L&N (30)
  • SSH @ South end of park (20)

PAX read me like a book, burpees only 10 reps. G6 called it before we ever got there too.

20 sprints. Do 20 of exercise, sprint to the other end of the road and continue reps of said exercise until everyone has made it. Call a new exercise and repeat.
  • Diamond merkins
  • Squats
  • Sit ups
  • Wide merkins
  • Plank jacks
  • Burpees (10)

MARY:
Flutter kicks x20
Sit ups x20
Box cutters 10
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
10 Strong (get to keep my beard): G6, Reverb, The Voice, Amazon, Rousey, Passport, Cowbell, Duggar, Swanson, Abort
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
The Einstellung Effect: the negative aspect of having experience.  We all usually think having experience and even success somewhere is a good thing, and it is.  However, this effect describes the type of confirmation bias that arises from having success at something: you might not consider other options which might be even better or more beneficial.  Challenge to myself and other PAX to not only try to get better at things which they struggle with, but also occasionally take a look at things you do well, and consider that you might have another option.  My personal challenge is to try to find a way to love my family and friends in a better way. AYE!!
MOLESKIN:
Continue to pray for Passport and that hopefully he can avoid another back surgery, for G6’s son Rick who still has a fever following his operation, and for Swanson and his wife and family.

Circle Drill at Big Ball

THE SCENE: Low 30s, calm.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH – x25 IC 4CT

Imperial Walkers – x10 IC 4CT

Annie’s – x10 forward arms, x5 backward arms. IC

Cherry Pickers – x10 IC

THA-THANG:
Mosey to the Big Ball stairs

  • 25 BBS OYO at the bottom level
  • 30 Merkins OYO at middle level
  • 35 LBCs OYO at the top level

Mosey to Circle by Convention Center entrance

  • Do 1 lap after every set. Go down the list and then work your way back up the list. Flutters or BBS when done.
  • 35x Cobra Merkins
  • 35x LBCs
  • 35x Plank Jacks 1CT
  • 20x Man Maker Burpees
  • 35x American Hammers
  • 35x Squats

Mosey to top of Big Ball stairs.

  • 35 LBCs OYO at the top level
  • 30 Merkins OYO at the middle level
  • 25 BBS OYO at the bottom level
  • Plank when done for some plank exercises and 1 tempo merkin.

Mosey back toward AO –

  • Mosey backwards for half the long stretch of road by the park
  • Sprint second half

MARY:
Choose your own adventure – 20 reps of an exercise from each of the PAX. I was so tired I’ve already forgotten them all… Burpee drill until time at the end.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
The Voice, G-6, Abort, Ivy, Reverb, Filter
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Pat Summitt’s Definite Dozen – Be accountable! To one another, to yourself, admit your mistakes.
MOLESKIN:
G-6’s son, Filter’s MIL, Aunt-in-law, and mom, Swanson and fam,
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
The Quacken launch on Friday, March 1 at 5:30am.

Ringing the B.E.L.L.S.

THE SCENE: Nice and crisp – feelin’ like a spring day!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • 15 Baby Arm Circles – Reverse it
  • 25 SSH
  • 10 cherry pickers
  • 15 tempo squats
  • 10 tempo Merkins
  • 10 MTN climbers

THA-THANG:
Mosey on offer to the hill near the ‘ol Chocolate Factory, grab a partner and tackle the Burp Back Mountain.  100 total burpees.  While one partner does burpees the other sprints to the top of the hill, turns, and runs back.

Mosey over to the stairs beneath the glorious wig housing Big Ball and get ready for Elevens!  Start at the bottom of the stairs with 10 squats, run to the top, and perform 1 8-count bodybuilder.  Run back down the stairs for 9 squats, run up, 2 8-count bodybuilders… Keep going until 1 squat and 10 8-count bodybuilders.

Mosey over to the bridge beyond the big pond. Make your way across with Lt. Dans. Lt Dans = Lunge with right leg, lunge with left, squat… Repeat until halfway down.  Turn and mosey back towards the AO.  Stop just underneath the Big Ball and SPRINT back to the AO.

  • Burpback
  • Elevens
  • Lunge
  • Lunge
  • Sprint

= B.E.L.L.S.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Use the TAGS on right-side to record PAX (BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOURSELF) in attendance. Be sure to select the AO in CATEGORY above TAGS and then delete these notes!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Joan Cronan was the Athletic Director for the Lady Vols and worked with Pat Summit to help oversee much of the women’s athletics program’s success.  I once saw her give a talk about ensuring that every day you ring your B.E.L.L.S.  The B.E.L.L.S. are

  • Bible
  • Exercise
  • Learn
  • Letter of gratitude
  • Special project

These are daily habits that help ensure a well rounded and focused mind. Spend time in the Word, take care of your body daily, learn something new (as simple as a new word), let someone know you are grateful for them (read Ephesians 1:16 – pray for them by name), and take 5 minutes to straighten a junk drawer or toss old food out. That few minutes of chipping away at a bigger thing helps you eat the elephant one bite at a time.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
CSAUP with the Bombshelter on Saturday! On a personal plug: fundraising pint night at Elkmont Exchange on Wed for Cystic Fibrosis 5-9pm