F3 Knoxville

Suicide Corner

THE SCENE: Mild and Springy.  Gloom rolling in.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: I am not a professional, but I have had my first Corona Shot.
This being my birthday, we did:

  • 49 SSH, IC.
  • 20 Moroccan Night Club + 19 T-Claps

To the base line

  • High Knees across the lot, mosey back
  • Butt Kickers across the lot, mosey back
  • Side Step across the lot, mosey back
  • High Skip across the lot, mosey back
  • Bear Crawl across the lot, mosey back.

Are ya warm yet?
We stayed at the AO today, but set up some suicides around the corners.

Do 4 reps at the first corner
Run to the 2nd corner and do 10 reps, run back to the start
Run to the 3rd corner and do 15 reps, run back to the start
Run to the 4th corner and do 20 reps, run back to the start

  • Merkins
  • Squats
  • Big Boys
  • Plank Jack (4ct)
  • Iron Mike
  • Hello Dolly (4ct)
  • Rocky Balboas (4ct)
  • Superman.

We did the Bicycle Race.  Of course we did.
16 strong
“You all know your injuries” past, present and future. But an injury doesn’t mean you can’t come out in the morning. An injury means “Modify If You Have To”, and if all you can do is walk, then we’ve all pledged that No Man is Left Behind so we’ll walk with you, or we’ll wagon wheel, or we’ll bear crawl alongside.  If you can’t do an exercise for what ever reason, talk to me, talk to others. I’m sure we’ll be able to come up with something suitably grueling that doesn’t involve shoulders, or hips, or knees.
Posting consistently is the name of the game, not what you do when you get here. Getting out of the Fartsack is the first step in mending the injury be it physical, mental, or spiritual. Just because you are injured, doesn’t mean you aren’t accountable.
Keeping the routine and doing one armed SSH for the last few weeks has helped me get over my shoulder knack.

The playlist is here
Bring drinks and snacks for Safe Haven

Four Corners

THE SCENE: Dry & cool & in the 30s.  Like your Q <cough>.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: I’m still not a professional.  You are allowed to kiss Code Brown only, as he has been vaccinated.  But watch out for the beard.

  • SSH IC x 25
  • Tie Fighters IC – 12 each leg
  • From the Baseline, across the car park:
    • High Knees, mosey back
    • Butt Kickers, mosey back
    • High Skips, mosey back
    • Bear Crawl, mosey back
    • Caraoca, Caraoca back.

There were lists of exercises at each of the four corners of the AO car park.  We ran a ladder – 1 side of the lot, then 2 sides, 3 sides, 3, 2, 1 – then did the next exercise on the list at that corner.  As a curveball – when the play list hit the right song we circled up and did said routine:

  • Queen – Bicycle Race – Freddie Mercury’s in time to the music with a Big Boy on every ‘Bicycle’, or ‘Bike’.
  • James Brown – Sex Machine – Start in Al Gore, then up-squat on every Get Up!  We switched up to Plank and Merkin at the Bridge, with added Pickle Pounders on “shake your money maker”.
  • Corner 1
    • Merkin x25
    • Carolina Dry Dock x25
    • Plank Jack (4ct)  x25
    • Jack Webb (1 merkin : 2 air press) up to 6
  • Corner 2
    • Big Boys x25
    • Hello Dolly (4ct)  x25
    • American Hammer (4ct)  x25
    • Flutters (4ct)  x25
  • Corner 3
    • Squat x25
    • Bonnie Blair x12 Each Leg
    • Lunge x12 Each Leg
    • Iron Mike x25
  • Corner 4
    • Rocky Balboas (4ct)  x25
    • Crab Jacks (4ct)  x20
    • SSH (4ct) x25
    • Get Ups x12

We did Heels to Heaven, to Flower by Moby.  Heels at 6″- Heels to Heaven on “Green Sally Up”.
14 Strong
Goals are easy to set, but hard to achieve.  Instead I’ve been trying to make habits out of the behaviours of the person I want to be – I’m doing what thin people do, rather than set a goal weight.  Give yourself a micro-reward every time you carry out the behvaiour to help make the habit stick.  I’m putting an X on a chart of daily progress to see the days I managed to not eat a donut.
Today’s playlist is here. Including Waffle House’s favourite, Madonna.
Bring in Trash Bags, Copy Paper and Napkins for Street Hope TN.

Marginal Gains

THE SCENE: Weather advisory – super gloomy.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: I don’t know what I’m doing.  Go home.  Don’t kiss me.
25 SSH IC.
PAX got their funk on.
Starting in Al Gore, we listened to James Brown – Sex Machine with a reverse squat on every ‘Get Up’.  We took it to the bridge and switched it up for Plank with Merkins then moved onto a low plank and did pickle pounders when required to “shake your money maker”.  Once warmed, we went ahead, hit it and quit.
A circuit around the AO, the parking lots of Circus Maximus and the Pavalon with Pain Stations along the journey.  25s (Two exercises at each station to a total of 25 reps).

  • AO – Rocky Balboas & Asymmetrical Merkins
  • Entrance to cloud – Big Boys & Hello Dolly (4ct)
  • Far end of lot – Plank Jacks (4ct) & Crab Jacks (4ct)
  • Top of Circus Maximus – Squats & Iron Mikes
  • Bottom of Circus Maximus – Captain Thors & Heels to Heaven
  • Pavalon – Dips & Table Rows

We made it to 3.5 loops.

There was a tech breakdown so we had to make do with

  • 20 Big Boys IC
  • 25 Freddie Mercurys (4ct) IC
  • 15 Side crunches (4ct).

16 Strong
Sir David Brailsford revolutionized the UK cycling by making them focus on Marginal Gains.  Big changes are hard.  Instead, look for lots of small change that you can compound over time to make change a process.
Hat Tip to Bunny for praying us out.
CSAUP’s coming.

Alphabet Soup

Frosty with increasing Gloom.

I am not a doctor.  Keep your brothers distant and your snot to yourself.

SSH x 21 IC.
BBQ Squats x10 IC
Mosey around the parking lot to collect Archie, and head down to the block paved lots

The Q presented a sheet of 26 exercises – 1 per letter.  With a battle buddy, for more mumblechatter and letters, PAX worked their way through each F3 name with a run to the top of Baby Everest between each letter.  At the top of B.E. do one more merkin than last time, then back down to the start.

e.g. K=10 x Windmills, ascend Baby Everest, 1 merkin
E=Bear Crawl to other side of the road, ascend Baby Everest, 2 merkins
N=10 Merkins (4ct), ascend Baby Everest, 3 merkins,
T= etc…

If this is a Kentucky workout, we have to finish with the Bicycle Race.  Freddie Mercurys to the tune of Bicycle Race, with a Big Boy every time FM sings Bike, or Bicycle.
To the eternal shame of the Mall Walkers, they watched and didn’t join in.

16 Strong, including 5 Mall Walkers, who couldn’t manage a single Freddie between them.

Eddie the Eagle was an Olympic Athlete and example to us all.  He was bad at ski jumping (relatively), but kept going to matter what.  As Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the Olympics said “The important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle, the essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.”  Fight well my bothers, fight well!

CSAUP at the end of the month.  Order a new Asylum T-shirt to show off at the event!

Maximus Suicidae

THE SCENE: A little too warm, a little too humid to be perfect. Meh…
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: I am not a professional.  Do not snot on each other.

Side Straddle Sprint of Fire – PAX do SSH IC while each PAX in turn runs round the group observing social distancing.
From the baseline, do high skips across the lot, then mosey back.
Asymmetric Merkins (with one hand on the kerb) 10 each side OYO.
High Knees across the lot, then mosey back.

Mosey down to Circus Maximus for Suicides.  PAX run to the first cone and do 5 of said exercise, then run back to the start.  Then to the second cone for 10 and back, then third for 15, forth for 20 and the far end of the lot for 25.  The exercises were:

  • Merkins
  • Hello Dolly (4 ct)
  • Squats
  • Crab Jacks (4 ct) – that turned out to be a lot…
  • Heels to Heaven
  • No one made it to the Iron Mikes.

We moseyed back to the AO, just in time for Mary

My new favourite ending…  The Bicycle Race.

PAX do Freddie Mercurys to the tune of Bicycle Race by Queen.  Every time you hear Bicycle, or Bike throw in as Big a Boy as you have left.

12 strong
Amelia Earhart was born on this day in history.  She said The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity. We showed that by getting out of bed.  The rest was just moseying up and down a parking lot.  Good job men.
I learned today to kill the Bluetooth on my phone before I give Bunny his speaker back.  So he can’t use Siri to call my M at 6:30!