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.

The Shamrock ARM and HAMMER

THE SCENE: You know that scene in the Shawshank Redemption?…yeah, it was like that.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

15 SSH
6 “Puddle” Pickers
15 Baby Arm Circles
15 Rev. Baby Arm Circles
15 Tempo Squats

THA-THANG:

Prep:

  1. Get CMU from CMU pile
  2. Take to parish awning.
  3. Pair off.

ARM AND HAMMER (DORA):

  1. 200 Curls4Girls (partner Bernie’s around half the parking lot and swap)
  2. 200 American Hammers (partner sprints around the whole parking lot swap)
  3. 200 LCMUCrunches (LBCs with CMU) (partner lunges around the fish and swap)
  4. 400 Freddie Mercs (partner bear crawls the fish and swap)

MARY:
Drop of CMUs and run to awning.
Mary favorites:
10 Burpees (Betty)
20 Big Boys (Curveball)
50 Merkins (Baby Boomer)
Pickle Pounders until time (Pool Boy)

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
11 strong (and wet) this morning!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
[1Co 15:1-4 ESV] 1 Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, 2 and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you–unless you believed in vain. 3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.

Paul knew the Gospel. He knew how to articulate it, it was of first importance to him. How well do we? Can we articulate the gospel? A good litmus test: try to articulate the gospel with a friend or family member in 60 seconds. Is it hard/easy? If you have children, do you share it with them? Are they prepared to give an answer to this fallen world, if they are believers? We want to keep the first things first, so let us press in, before workouts, working hard at our jobs, and even with our families, to know the Gospel and be prepared to share it. Here are a couple of documentaries that I have found incredibly helpful in understanding the history of, attacks against, and a clear picture of the true, Gospel in America. I can’t recommend them enough.

http://www.americangospelfilm.com/watch-christ-alone-ag1

http://www.americangospelfilm.com/watch-christ-crucified-ag2.html

MOLESKIN:
Pool Boy’s boss has Covid and needs Christ. Curveball’s daughter is interviewing for an internship today. Waxjob’s family is looking for a new caregiver. We were encouraged by Jenner sharing that, while the “church” numbers in America have gone down, much of the true evangelical population is still there, it’s mostly churches that have abandoned the Gospel that are shutting their doors.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
None today!

They that wait upon their partner

THE SCENE: Clear, upper 30s, nice view of the moon. Not too many cool mornings like this left this season!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x25 IC
Cherry Pickers x5 IC
Cobra Burpees x5 OYO
Windmills x10 IC

THA-THANG:

Everyone grab 2 CMUs each and farmer carry to the Cloud

Today’s workout is Ruck-Friendly. We have 8 stations, each with a Workout and a Wait. Each Workout has a Ruck and Slick option.
Battle Buddy up, spread out, and attack the stations. While one partner does Workout, other partner holds the Wait. Then switch.
Once both partners have done the Workout, farmer carry to the next station.

Stations:
Knees to Chest (from plank position, feet in swing, pull knees to chest)
Ruck: x20 / Slick: x25
Wait: CMU Rifle Hold

Weighted Squats x15
Ruck: Ruck on, hold 1 block / Slick: Hold 2 blocks
Wait: Canoe

8-ct Body Builders
Ruck: x8 / Slick x10
Wait: Al Gore

Step-ups x10 each leg. Use one CMU on bench to add step height.
Ruck: Ruck on / Slick: Hold block
Wait: Plank

Curls x25
Ruck: Curl CMU or ruck / Slick: Curl CMU
Wait: Rifle Hold

Bench Lunge x5 each leg.
Ruck: Wear ruck / Slick: Hold block
Wait: Canoe

Merkins
Ruck: x15 / Slick x25
Wait: Al Gore

Swings
Ruck: Swing CMU or ruck / Slick: Swing CMU
Wait: Plank

After completing circuit, farmer carry out to the end of the parking lot and back, then repeat circuit.

After second circuit, time’s up! Return CMUs to the pile

MARY:
Out of time today.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
10 strong this morning!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
The wait portion of this morning’s Thang reminded me of Isaiah 40:39:
Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.

Obviously, we didn’t gain new strength waiting on our partner this morning, at least not in the short term. But “waiting” in this sense is not about sitting around and twiddling your thumbs until something happens. It’s trusting, hoping, listening, watching for Him to speak or move, and then obeying. In this, you will find you have the strength you need to do all things through Christ.

MOLESKIN:
Good luck to Lebowski on the GORUCK Basic in Asheville this weekend! Hopefully today was some prep for the welcome party…
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Thanks for supporting Street Hope TN this month!

Are you sure this is a Waxjob Q?

THE SCENE: 50s and not raining… Other than that, not so memorable.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x25 IC
Cherry Pickers x5 IC
Cobra Burpees x5 OYO
Hindurkins x10 IC
LBAC x15 each way IC
Rockettes x15 IC

THA-THANG:
Bump & Run with 4 corners:
-Merkins
-Lunges
-BBS
-Squats

After 2 full rounds, change up the exercises and do 2 more rounds:
-Mtn Climbers
-Carolina Dry Docks
-Rainbow Drops
-Monkey Humpers

Recover to the outhouse for Mayberry’s Corner – Inverted. Still feet up on the wall, but crab position instead of plank.
Pretty sure nobody actually did this one except YHC…

MARY:
Side Crunches x15 each side
LBCs until time.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
7 sparse spartans on this spring break Tuesday.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Sunday was Spring Forward, where we “Lose an hour” or whatever… We play our little games and make our silly rules about time, but we can’t actually do anything to change it. All of time is a gift from God. How are you using His gift today?
MOLESKIN:
Pretty straightforward, boring Q this morning. Decent workout, but lacking in Waxjob panache. May have something to do with batflippers yesterday… Will try to get back on my game next time!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Still gathering donations for Street Hope Tennessee: Napkins, copy paper, 55gal trash bags!

Loco-Motion

THE SCENE: 50s and breezy
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x25
Cherry Pickers x5
TN Rocking Chair x15
Failure to Launch x10
Crabettes x15
I forget what else…

THA-THANG:
Today’s workout is all about the journey. All exercises are movements:
Mosey to the CMU pile
Lunge across CMU parking lot back down to the road
Bear crawl across opposite parking lot to the curb
Duck walk back to the road
Mosey past the construction barriers
Inchworm Merkins across parking lot to covered walkway
Carioca the full length of the double parking lot, switch sides halfway
Burpee Broad Jump half the double lot
Bernie all the way to the Cedar Bluff entrance
Crawl bear from speed bump to speed bump
Side lunge half the double lot
Crab walk back
Broad jump back again
Gorilla Shuffle half the double lot, switch sides halfway
Heading back toward the AO, Rev. Lunge from speedbump to speedbump
Fluffy Bunnies (Murder Bunnies with no CMU) to the next speed bump
Jailbreak back to the AO!

MARY:
Out of time today!
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
9 including Honeydew’s 2.0: Paintbrush
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Repeat BOM from Asylum last week:
Psalm 37:23, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.”
The way is the thing. Of course, the destination is good, but the way is how we get to know Him. Sometimes it seems the way sucks. Sometimes we won’t get to understand, sometimes we won’t get to see why. Sometimes it seems we’re moving backward. But that’s OK, because the one who is ordering our steps knows best.
MOLESKIN:
Good to have Pringle back in the gloom this morning!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
This month: Donating paper napkins, copy paper, and paper 55 gallon trash bags for Street Hope Tennessee!