F3 Knoxville

Deck of Chaos

THE SCENE
43 and clear but wet

F3 Welcome & Disclaimer

THE THANG
COP
SSH 4ct x30 IC
Tempo Squats 4ct x15 IC
Tempo Merkins 4ct x15 IC
Imperial Squat Walkers 4xt x15 IC

Line up on curb for the following…
Rocky Balbos x20 IC
BAC Fwd x10 IC
BAC Bkwd x10 IC
Rocky Balbos x20 IC

Line up on the curb.

Deck of Chaos
The deck of cards determines our destiny!
For all suits with a card value of 2-6 = Suicides based on the value of the card.

  • Example: draw a number 4 card (4wo Cone touches): Run to Cone 1, back to Start, run to Cone 2 and back to start. run to Cone 3, back to Start, run to Cone 4, back to start. Done.

For the rest of the deck, perform the number of reps based on the value of the card according to the list below:

  • Face Cards = 15 reps
  • Ace = 21 reps
  • Jokers = run to the top of the hill and back to the curb.

The exercises are as follows:

  • Hearts: Burpees
  • Spades: 4c Squats
  • Clubs: 4ct Flutter Kicks
  • Diamonds: 4ct Merkins

We were just 6 cards shy of finishing the deck, that’s my bad.  Next time will probably stick with single count rather than 4ct on the exercises (except for Flutter Kicks).  That should put the PAX right where we need to be to finish the whole deck

COT
Number off and Name-O-Rama – 30 PAX including 1 FNG – Zillow

BOM
Grit – Grind – Grace

For me, they sum up the mindset a HIM needs to wake with each morning to make sure he takes his DRP and gets better.

  • GRIT – Defined as “courage and resolve; strength of character”, this is the mindset a HIM has to have if he is going to have the impact on the world that he longs for.  Everything starts in the mind.  There will always be 10 reasons to not do what is good and right…GRIT finds that one reason to press forward and makes it happen.
  • GRIND – This is where we do the work to get better.  Where we put GRIT to work.  It’s not enough to think about, we need to get dirty.  It’s not easy, it’s not supposed to be.  The challenge is what fuels growth.  Whether it is physical, mental, relational or spiritual if we are going to get better we MUST put in the work.  The GRIND is where a HIM applies his GRIT to get better and makes his world better for others.
  • GRACE – This final point reminds us that none of us are perfect, that we all need outside help.  No man reaches his full potential alone, no one.  The very life we live is a grace.  No greater display of grace in all of history than Christ on the cross.  The key for a HIMs is to see the GRACE that surrounds him and draw strength from it and then be an agent of grace in the lives of those around him.  GRACE fuels humility, teachability and flexibility, three key attributes of very good leader.  Today we got through by ensuring that the man on our left and right got through.  The Fellowship of Suffering is a extreme grace in our lives that hones us to be the best we can be.  As we both receive and extend grace in every area of life we mature into men of impact.

Every day this week we have an opportunity to exercise GRIT, GRIND and GRACE.  The thing is, no one can force it upon you.  You have to choose it, commit to it and then see it done.  So let’s do this.

Submitted by,
Cap’n Crunch

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THE SCENE:

50 and clear

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:
SSH x 20
Imperial squat walkers x10
Baby Arm circles forward x 10
Baby Arm circles backward x 10
Hand claps x10


THA-THANG:

Grab a partner and go to block pile
Exercise 1 – One partner does farmer carry while the other bearcrawls across parking lot. (switch at opposite end or as needed.)
Catch me if you can(Squats) to top of hill complete 5 Bro-Pees with partner then back to CMU pile
Exercise 2 – Complete exercise 1 then add Brickbarrow(2 parking spaces
Run to top of hill complete 5 Bro-Pees with partner then back to CMU pile
Exercise 3 – Complete exercise 1&2 then add back to back curls with CMU
Catch me if you can(Squats) to top of hill complete 5 Bro-Pees with partner then back to CMU pile
Exercise 4 – Complete exercise 1,2&3 add 15 4 count CMU Flutter kick
Run to top of hill complete 5 Bro-Pees with partner then back to CMU pile
Exercise 5 – Complete exercise 1-4 and add 10 Hand release partner mericans
Catch me if you can(Squats) to top of hill complete 5 Bro-Pees with partner then back to CMU pile
10 CUM squat Press

MARY:
Captain Thor x 5
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
21
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

How different would our lives look if we put others needs before our own.  Show someone love today especially those who might not have show it to you.
Let each of you look out not only for his own interest but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:4

​Welcome Buns and Glitter 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Hardship hill sigh up DO IT!

This loop is looking familiar

THE SCENE: Low 40’s and clear
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • 2 laps around the parking lot
  • SSH IC x 20
  • Tempo Squats IC x 10
  • Baby Arm Circles (Forward/Reverse) IC x 12
  • Cherry Pickers IC x 10
  • Merkins IC x 10

THA-THANG:

Moseyed to the oval parking lot for some laps. 4 stops along each loop, each with an assigned exercise. Complete 20 reps of each exercise, then run to the next stop.

Lap 1:

  1. Merkins
  2. Wide Merkins
  3. Narrow Merkins
  4. Carolina Dry Docks

Lap 2:

  1. Squats
  2. Lunges
  3. Jump Squats
  4. Iron Mikes

Lap 3:

  1. Flutter Kicks (4 ct)
  2. American Hammers (4 ct)
  3. Hello Dollies (4 ct)
  4. LBC’s

Rinse and repeat. We managed 9 total laps, so completed each of the exercises 3 times.

MARY:
No time for Mary

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
25 HIMs including 3 FNG’s; welcome to Burgundy, Scrum, and Flo

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

It seems like the last few weeks have been filled with story after story of tragic accidents and loss of life. It’s easy to get caught up in our own lives and worry about the “stresses of tomorrow” – discounting the blessings of today by worrying about what we may face tomorrow. However, we aren’t guaranteed tomorrow. Worrying about tomorrow doesn’t take away those troubles; it simply steals the joy from today.

I’m terrible about taking today for granted and worrying about what tomorrow may bring. It’s usually when I’m confronted with a story about tragic loss of life that makes me momentarily realize how precious today really is. I use the word “momentarily” because it typically lasts for a day or so and then I’m right back to worrying about tomorrow.

Let’s celebrate the blessings of today.

Deck the Asphalt

 

THE SCENE
34 and clear

Welcome & Disclaimer

 

THE THANG
COP
SSH 4ct x30 IC
Chinooks Squats 4ct x15 IC
Tempo Merkins 4ct x15 IC
Line up on curb
Rocky Balbos x20 IC
Merkins  x 4ct 10 IC
Rocky Balbos x20 IC
BAC Fwd x10 IC
BAC Bkwd x10 IC
Rocky Balbos x20 IC
One lap around the parking lot

Line up on the curb.

 

Deck the Asphalt
The deck of cards determines our destiny!
For all suits with a card value of 1-6 = Suicides based on the value of the card

  • Example: draw a number 4 card (4wo Cone touches): Run to Cone 1, back to Start, run to Cone 2 and back to start. run to Cone 3, back to Start, run to Cone 4, back to start. Done.

For the rest of the deck, perform the number of reps based on the value of the card according to the list below:

  • Hearts: Burpees
  • Spades: Squats
  • Clubs: 4ct Flutter Kicks
  • Diamonds: Merkins
  • Face Cards = 15 reps
  • Jokers = run to the top of the hill, perform 1 burpee and back to the curb.

Finishing deck results in: 85 Merkins, 85 Squats, 85 4ct Flutter Kicks, 85 Burpees, 20 suicides and 1 Hull Run in under 45 minutes.

 

COT
Number off and Name-O-Rama – 24 PAX

 

BOM
Golden Rule: Do to others as you would have them to do to you. (Matthew 7:12)
Golden Result: In general, people will treat you in the same manner that you treat them.

The importance of knowing the Golden Result is it reminds us that in many ways we are creating the world around us.  When it seems like everyone around us is “out to get us” that’s a cue to look inward and reflect on how you are relating to others.  As a HIM we seek to be men of impact, not men of excuses.

Today, be the type of person that changes the relational temperature of the room. Bring grace, humility and love where every you go and see if it is not returned back to you 10 fold.

Submitted by
Cap’n Crunch

A neat workout at Asylum

THE SCENE: Low 40’s at the Asylum and no rain!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

15 SSH, 15 Moroccan night club, 15 mountain climbers, 10 tempo merkins, 10 tempo squats, 10 windmill
THA-THANG:
Mosey to the parking lots south of the where the shovel flag is supposed to be and gather in the southeast corner.  Start with 20 merkins, run to the next corner, 10 burpees, run to the next corner, 20 diamond merkins, run to the next corner, and 10 burpees.  Repeat once.

Mosey on the greenway toward Cardiac hill.  Stop about 5 lights shy of the intersection.  Bear crawl between each light and do 10 leg lifts at each light.  Continue mosey to Cardiac hill.  Run up the hill stopping at the corners for 20 squats and then 20 lunges.  Run to the top and do 20 flutter kicks on a four count.  Repeat once.

Mosey to the playground.  Do 3 rounds of 15 box jumps at the playground and 15 supine pull-ups on the park benches under the pavilion.

MARY:
Apollo Creed style one arm push-ups in a circle.  One arm on your brother’s shoulder and one on the ground.  5 each arm.  After completion, YHC said “that was neat”.  Not sure where that came from, but a good finish to the workout none the less.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
18 PAX today
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Ephesians 6:1. “Children, obey your parents…”.  That one is easy for the parents, but here is the tough one.  Verse 4 “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”  YHC constantly struggles with this one.  Sometimes the kiddos don’t think I love them when I discipline them.  Make sure you are not disciplining your children when angry. Cool off for a minute first.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Cleveland launch Saturday. Upcoming canned food drive for Second Harvest with FIA.