F3 Knoxville

My Back!

THE SCENE: High 60’s, 905 Humidity
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

30 SSH, 5 Cherry Pickers, 10 Tempo Merkins, 10 Temp Squats, 30 Second Dying Cockroach (lying on your back, extend your arms to reach your straightened legs)

THA-THANG:

  • Mosey to the coupon pile near the buses. With coupons:
    • 20 bent over rows, 20 straight leg deadlifts, 20 squats, 20 curls, 20 Raisers (raise the block on hips straight in front of you to eye level) Dying cockroach until the 6 finished
    • 15 bent over rows, 15 straight leg deadlifts, 15 squats, 15 curls, 15 Raisers Dying cockroach until the 6 finished
  • Mosey to the large parking lot. With a partner:
    • Combined 100 Imperial Walkers (4 count) while your partner Bernies to the middle and jogs back, trade
    • Combined 100 Swimmers (4 count) while your partner Bernies to the middle and jogs back, trade
    • Combined 100 Mountain Climbers (4 count) while your partner Bernies to the middle and jogs back, trade
    • Combined 100 (2 count) while your partner Bernies to the middle and jogs back, trade
  • Mosey back to the AO

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Ask yourself these two questions every day. In the morning, am I a physical being having a spiritual experience or a spiritual being having a physical experience? Before bed, was I a physical being having a spiritual experience or a spiritual being having a physical experience today? This change in perspective can have a profound effect on how we react to circumstances. Philippians 4:10-13 10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned before, but you lacked opportunity. 11 Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. 12 I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. 13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Live above the circumstances. 

MOLESKIN:
Prayers for Pom-Pom’s courage as he prepares to leave for bootcamp in a couple of weeks.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Valley of Death

✔ THE SCENE:  75 degrees but a boat load of humidity.

✔ F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER + covid & cell phone

✔ WARM-O-RAMA:

  • 10 SSH
  • 10 Parker Climbers
  • 10 Cherry Pickers
  • 5 Burpees
  • 10 Imperial Squat Walkers

The Thang: The Valley of Death

Mosey to CMU pile – get a CMU.

A 40 minute AMRAP of

  • On the high side of one hill do 10 Blockees (Burpee + Thruster)
    1. Run down hill to valley
    2. lunge to middle of valley
    3. Do exercise marked on cone
    4. lunge to base of apposing hill
    5. Run up hill
  • On the High side of other hill do 10 Burpees

The hills are facing each other in a 90 degree angle, the line of cones bisects the angle at a 45 degrees on the valley floor. We progress through the next cone when you complete a round. So the lunging distance becomes larger as you progress.

The cones are marked with:

  • 25 Squat Jumps
  • 25 Big boys
  • 25 LBCs
  • 25 4ct Flutter Kicks
  • 25 4ct Hello Dolly’s
  • 25 Gas Pumps
  • 25 4ct parker climbers

Put back CMUs.

MARY:  (Sprint to pickup all cones – He with the most cones wins)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.[a]
    He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness[b]
    for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,[c]
    I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Surely[d] goodness and mercy[e] shall follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell[f] in the house of the Lord
    forever

This world and perhaps you, might be going through the valley of the shadow of doubt. But I love Ps 23, it never seems to get old.  Most people only remember the “valley of death” part, but it’s primarily marked and filled with blessings:  Still waters, green pastures, no fear, restored soul, banquet, anointing, overflowing cup, goodness, comfort, mercy, and being in the house of the Lord forever.  Rejoice in the valley Gentlemen – for HE is with us through and through – now and until the end — and even beyond “the end”.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: https://www.f3knoxville.com/category/announcements/
Slack signup: https://f3knoxville.slack.com/

Hill Flutter Pumps

✔ THE SCENE:   75 degrees and clear.. Pretty darn nice!

✔ F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Non-pro, free, f3, scale, trolley, covid, cell phone.

✔ WARM-O-RAMA:

  • SSH + Burpees
  • Tempo Flutters
  • Tempo Gas Pumps
  • Flutter Pumps – Adding a gas pump on the fourth count of a flutter kick
  • Cherry Pickers
  • Merkin Hand motions ( diamond, regular, wide, alter left, alter right)
  • High Knees + Burpees
  • 5 different merkins of the day ( diamond, regular, wide, alter left, alter right)

The Thang:  Hill Flutter Pumps

For each hill (8 of them) do 4 rounds of :

At bottom of hill

  1. Diamond Merkin
  2. Merkin
  3. Wide Merkin
  4. Left Arm Alter Merkin
  5. Right Arm Alter Merkin
  6. Diamond Merkin
  7. Merkin
  8. Wide Merkin
  9. Left Arm Alter Merkin
  10. Right Arm Alter Merkin
  11. Run to top of hill
  12. 10 Flutter Pumps at top of hill. (3 single flutter kicks + 1 gas pump)

@ These Hills:

  1. Next to AO
  2. Next to All Saints entrance
  3. South Cedar Bluff Elementary Entrance
  4. North Cedar Bluff Elementary Playground
  5. At the cross
  6. Soccer field fence
  7. At Football field sign
  8. South football field sign

We ran out of time at hill four and had to high tail it back home.

MARY: no time.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

In this time of covid I’ve been skipping church and missing worship.  After church I watch the sermons but fast foreword through worship. This is not good. God caught my heart with some awesome songs by Jeremy Camp over the weekend and it brought me to worship quickly.  I miss worship greatly and once I started to worship it really lifted my heart.  I encourage you my brothers to not forsake worship.. Your heart needs it.  During our workout today I brought around a little speaker and played some rockin worship. I hope it inspired you to press on through the tough times. There are some awesome Christian artists out there today producing great songs. I highly recommend  Jeremy Camp, Sanctus Real, Zach Williams, Unspoken, David Crowder, Austin French, Toby Mac, Big Daddy Weave.  Those were the artists of the playlist we listened to while working out. Then at the end I handed out the lyrics of “Indestructible Soul” by Jeremy Camp.

My flesh may fail me, but my future is secure. These lies may break me down, But one thing is for sure. I will fight again, Find the fire again, For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.  I give it all away, ‘Cause these worldly things will not be the end of me
I know my soul is indestructible
When I’m standing in Your love My fear, it turns to dust
I’ve got this hope, and it’s unbreakable
No power strong enough, Nothing can overcome
My indestructible soul
My indestructible soul
I’m walking in the truth that life is in Your hands, Knowing You go before me helps me understand. That You’re my defense, What can stand against.
I know the darkness has no chance. How You lift me up. Keep my eyes above, And now I’m running free.
I know my soul is indestructible
When I’m standing in Your love, My fear, it turns to dust
I’ve got this hope, and it’s unbreakable
No power strong enough, Nothing can overcome
My indestructible soul
My indestructible soul
There’s no fire, there’s no pain That can take my peace away. There’s no wall I can’t climb, When it’s You that leads the way. There’s no fire, there’s no pain That can take my peace away There’s no wall I can’t climb When it’s You that leads the way
My soul is indestructible
When I’m standing in Your love My fear, it turns to dust
I know my soul is indestructible
When I’m standing in Your love My fear, it turns to dust
I’ve got this hope, and it’s unbreakable
No power strong enough Nothing can overcome
My indestructible soul
My indestructible soul
My indestructible soul
My indestructible soul
My indestructible soul

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Pom Pom and GiJane for Wednesday.  Welcome FNG “West Coast”!!

Tabata Chest and Arms

THE SCENE:

Partly Cloudy, 70 ℉. Feels like 72 ℉. Humidity 100%. Wind 2.1 mi/h from NE.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA: 

  • 25 –  4 count SSH
  • Michael Phelps

THA-THANG:
Mosey to CMU pile stopping a couple times doing 5-6 burpees while waiting for the six.

First activities follow a Tabata timing structure. So, using a phone or second hand or an actual tabata application.

  1.  Tabata timing 20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest for 4 minutes. CMU press while laying on ground. AMRAP each of the 20 second work periods.
  2. Mosey about 50 yards out and back.  Shake out the arms.
  3. Tabata timing 3 sets of 3 cycles, 20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest each cycle.  20 seconds rest in between sets. Each set consists of a cycle each of:
    1. Standard Shoulder Press
    2. Curls
    3. Overhead Tricep Extension
  4. Mosey about 50 yards out and back.  Shake out the arms.
  5. 10 tempo Merkins on CMU in cadence.  Really slow.
  6. 10 tempo curls with CMU in cadence.  Slowly.  Last 5 emphasizing the negative.
  7. Put up CMUs and Mosey to bleachers.
  8. Run to top of bleachers and back down followed by 25 Monkey Humpers. Rinse and Repeat until six has completed 3 sets.
  9. Up bleachers and down but now with 25 Squats.  Rinse/Repeat 3 times.
  10. Mosey back to AO stopping halfway, grabbing the curb to do 50 heal raises.

MARY:
Jack Webbs to 10 and then a few ab exercises to handle last couple minutes. (American Hammers, Dolly Parton’s, Freddy Mercurys)

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
15 PAX

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

A Prayer for Submission to God’s Will
Lord God, my Refuge, I am frustrated and fed up with life right now. I need Your help. Remind me that You are sovereign and in control. Help me to let go and to trust You. I am sorry for trying to control every aspect of my life and I give over the driving seat to You. Keep me from feeling upset about things I cannot control and give me a new trust in Your promise to work everything for my good. Thank You that You love me. Amen.

MOLESKIN:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Don’t Believe the Fishing Lies – This One Was Easy

THE SCENE: 70 degrees and muggy like a guy with a ski mask and knife
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER + COVID
WARM-O-RAMA:

Cherry pickers, tempo squats x 6, high knees with 3 burpees, butt kickers with 3 burpees
THA-THANG:
Mosey to the sanctuary parking lot

Fell in mud (just me)

  • Down and Back – From the sidewalk, run to the first parking island – 10 merkins, 10 squats, 5 burpees and return to the sidewalk. Advance to the second island, repeat. Continue to work at remaining islands up to the far sidewalk and then hit descending parking islands for a total of 9 stops+.
  • Using the posts of the covered walk to the sanctuary:
    • 10 squats (touch the ground with one hand) and then lunge to the next post (repeat for 5 min)
    • 30 second wall sit
    • 3 burpees per post and then bear crawl to the next post (repeat for 5 min)
    • 30 second plank
    • 10 Monkey Humpers and walk on your tip toes to the next post (repeat for 4 min)
    • 10 American Hammers and Imperial Walkers to the next post (repeat for 4 min)
    • 10 Twinkle Toes and Bernie to the next post (repeat for 4 min)
  • Mosey to the AO

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

17 HIMS – Butter Knife, Slappy, Curry, War Zone, Trolley, Pringle, Cheatsheet, Dumpster Dive, Bekky, Mermaid, Waxjob, Curveball, Pom-Pom, Tuba, Baby Boomer, Music City, Dogbite, Commission.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

The people of Nineveh were wicked and God intended to bring his wrath upon them. Before he did though, He told Jonah to go to the city and warn them to repent. Jonah tried to physically hide from God by boarding a ship and fleeing to another city. The ship soon found itself in a great storm; the crew and the passengers were all in a panic with the exception of Jonah. He was found resting in the hull of the ship. The others, rightfully bewildered about his lack of concern pressed him for an answer regarding his non-action. He confesses that this storm is his fault and that if they just through him overboard, the waters will calm. They throw him over, the the storm passes and a massive fish swallows Jonah whole.

Jonah spends three days in the belly of the fish where he repents and readies himself to carry out God’s will. The fish vomits him up on the beach and the Lord calls upon him a second time to preach repentance to the wicked citizens of Nineveh. The city is large, about three days of walking from one side to the next. Jonah walks for a day, 1/3 of the way into the city and begins preaching that God intends punish the Ninevites. In a wicked city, you’d expect Jonah to be mocked, beaten, surely run out of town but the people of the city had their hearts pricked by his message. From the least to the greatest, they repented. The King himself issued a decree that no man or animal was to eat or even drink water for three days and that they were to remove their garmets and wear sack cloth in hopes that God would forgive them. The Lord saw their hearts and he indeed forgave them.

If you have ever tried to talk to a large crowd (much more a whole city) about God, it NEVER works that way! Yet here an entire city repents and draws near to God. Surely Jonah was out high fiving, strutting around the city, weeping tears of joy…Jonah Chapter 4:1 But it greatly displeased Jonah and he became angry. 2 He prayed to the Lord and said, “Please Lord, was not this what I said while I was still in my own country? Therefore in order to forestall this I fled to Tarshish, for I knew that You are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, and one who relents concerning calamity. 3 Therefore now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for death is better to me than life.”

Whaaaaaat?! Why would he…how could Jonah feel that way? Didn’t God just show you mercy and forgiveness a couple of days ago?

1 John 4:20 If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.

Don’t think it is enough to just not hate your brother, this scripture says that if you do not love him, you cannot love God. How can you love someone you have not seen if you don’t love the person you have seen? There is no greater love than spiritual love; we have to be thoughtful about studying and sharing with others. There is no shortage of physical love that needs to be shared as well. We cannot turn a blind eye to hurt, injustice or suffering. We are HIMs – we see a need, we fill a need.

MOLESKIN:
We prayed for our nation and we prayed for Mermaid’s coworker, Rick, who is still in ICU.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Keep it real!