F3 Knoxville

Track Day at Shamrock

THE SCENE:   33 and clear.  Perfect for a beatdown.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  Administered
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Phelps
  • KCP
  • RFTS/LIH
  • Seal squats
  • Merkins
  • Mountain climbers

THA THANG:

Mosey to the track.

5 Rounds

Each Round perform these exercises then run.

  • 10 Burpees
  • 20 LBCs
  • 30 Merkins
  • 30 SSH
  • 20 Hello Dolly
  • 10 Bobby Hurley

 

Round 1 – 1 LAP

Round 2 – 2 LAPS

Round 3 – 3 LAPS

Round 4 – 2 LAPS

Round 5 – 1 LAP

 

MARY:

PAX choice

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

Me and 12 of the best men I know.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Esse Quam Videri (EQV) – To be, rather than to seem.

Strive for authenticity.  Strive to be a HIM and do the things we talk about during the BOM, don’t just listen and let no application take root in your life.

James 1:22-25, “But be doers of the word and not hearers only…the one who looks intently into the perfect law of freedom and perseveres in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer who works — this person will be blessed in what he does.”

MOLESKIN:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

JUCO Circuit

THE SCENE:   25ish and clear.  Perfect for a beatdown.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  Administered
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Phelps
  • RFTS/LIH
  • Turkey wings
  • Projectivator
  • Grady corns
  • Squatting Grady
  • Merkins
  • Bouncing Y

THA THANG:

Mosey to the big lot.  Sprint across, turning 90 degrees at each line.  (sprint, side shuffle, bernie, side shuffle). Mary at the end.

Mosey to sophomore hill.

  • 10 iron mikes
  • 15 star jacks
  • 20 squats
  • Sprint to the pull-up bars – max pull ups.
  • Sprint to the coupons
  • 20 shoulder presses
  • 25 curls
  • 30 triceps
  • Sprint back the beginning
  • Repeat the circuit

 

Mosey to freshman hill – tip the scale

10 burpees, run up the hill, 10 merkins, run down the hill

9 burpees…11 merkins

8 burpees…12 merkins, etc. until recover is called.

 

Mosey to the docks.

10 carolina dry docks – jump off the dock and run to the other

10 bobby hurleys – jump off the dock and run back to the other.

Repeat a few times.

 

Mosey to the courtyard.  Broad jump the length of grass.  Bear crawl back.  Repeat.

MARY:

Guantanamo

PAX choice

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

Me and 11 of the best men I know.  One 2.0

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

From Psalm 78, “I will utter dark sayings from of old, things that we have heard and known, that our fathers have told us.  We will not hide them from their children but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and His might, and the wonders that He has done.”

The Word this morning was repurposed from this week’s F3 newsletter.  The newsletter talked about how the purpose of F3 is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of YOUR leadership – in your communities, churches, workplaces, and – most importantly – in your home.

Whether or not he intends to, every father is discipling his children to something.  What we want to be doing is discipling them to virtue.  To know the character and instructions of God.

I shared part of my story – how for years I felt like a failure at discipling my family.  I would begin reading them Scripture or a Bible study…then stop when circumstances interrupted our routine or when it no longer “felt right”.  I would pray with them regularly…then have long seasons of drought.  I felt unsure of what exactly I was supposed to be doing – and unqualified to do what I thought family discipleship meant.  In my confusion, I became resentful about the whole thing.  I knew I was not leading my family well but couldn’t find a form and rhythm that felt like it worked.

Can any of you relate?

It’s just a little thing – but what finally clicked for me a few years ago started with a book.  A short story that is meant to be read during the Advent season – one chapter every night.  Our family developed a routine: everyone gets a blanket, a hot drink, and piece of candy, then gathers on the couches in the living room.  I’d read one chapter from the book, Jotham’s Journey.  Each reading also includes a few questions related to the narrative – but also tying in discussions about God, living righteously, and Jesus’s birth.

We enjoyed that time so much, we did not miss a single night during Advent.  And here’s the key…at the end of those 25 straight nights, our family had formed a new habit.  We sustained our rhythm after that Advent season and to this day – five years later – we follow roughly that same pattern almost every evening.

There are a thousand different ways you can intentionally mentor your sons and daughters about the most important things in life.  This is just one thing that worked for me after a hundred other things failed.  Establishing a lasting routine.

If you are, as I was for a loooong time, confused and frustrated with trying to find a routine to lead your family, maybe you’ll try the path that worked for me.  I have five of those books to give away.  There is nothing special about this book – but I’m sentimental about it because of my own experience.  If five men will read them to their families, please take them.  Advent starts on Sunday.  Read it every night with your kids until Christmas.  Work to have a new family habit take root.

It does not have to be profound or complicated.  Read a passage of Scripture – do one of the hundreds of free family studies on the YouVersion Bible app.  Find a way to lead your family in virtue.

MOLESKIN:

If you didn’t get a book and want one, DM me on Slack with your address and I’ll have it shipped to you.   

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Christmas party at Butterknife’s home Dec 3rd – sign up!

Christening the Big Top

THE SCENE:  63 and drizzly.  Perfect for a beatdown.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Tried to skip it, but this is a by-the-book kind of crew and they really wanted one.  Kinda gave it to ‘em a half-hearted…    
WARM-O-RAMA:
 

  • RFTS / LIH
  • Phelps
  • Projectivators
  • Down/up dog
  • Merkins
  • Mosey

THA THANG:

Half the PAX do 30 squats while the other half do max pull-ups.  Switchero.

Repeat with 20 lunges…

 

Mosey to the “Big Top”.  Totem Pole:  Do all exercises in the set then run.

Next time, skip the highest rep exercise and repeat sequence until finished.

Exercises were;

12        Burpees

11        Squats

10        Werkins

9          LBCs (4-ct)

8          Flutter kicks (4-ct)

7          Hello Dolly (4-ct)

6          Bobby Hurleys

5          Carolina Dry Docks

4          Broad jumps

3          Diamond Merkins

2          Donkey kicks

1          Clap Merkin

RUN!

 

Picnic table – 10 step-ups, 20 chest-thump merkins, 30 dips

 

Line-up at a light pole.  30 seconds Al Gore, 30 squats, sprint to another light pole.  Repeat  

MARY:

Play the song “Turn It Up” by Oh the Larceny.  SSH in tempo with the music, burpee every time the lyrics say “Turn it Up”.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

Me and 6 of the best men I know

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Repeated the Word from Shamrock on Wednesday….

The inspiration for the Word came from Caveman.  Last time I led at Shamrock, I talked in the BOM about legacy.  Living in such a way that we leave the legacy that we want to leave.  After the workout, he made the comment, “What we do with our ‘dash’ matters….”.  What was he talking about?  He meant, that one day your body will be ash and there will be a tombstone with your name on it.  It will have the day you were born and the day that you died – and in between, there will be a DASH.  That dash represents today, this week, this year.  You are living that DASH.  What we do with our ‘dash’ matters.

  • Are you doing your utmost to use your precious few years wisely?
  • Perhaps there is a hatchet that needs to be buried
  • Perhaps there is a neglected relationship that needs investment.
  • Perhaps there is a bad habit you need to put to death
  • Perhaps there is a good habit you need to build into your lifestyle
  • Are you using your precious few years wisely?

Psalm 39:4-5, “Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered— how fleeting my life is. You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you; at best, each of us is but a breath.”

Psalm 90:12, “Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts.”

MOLESKIN:

Loved being out there with you men!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

“What we do with our dash matters”

THE SCENE:   50ish and clear.  Perfect for a beatdown.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  Administered
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Phelps
  • RFTS/LIH
  • Finkle swings
  • Willy Mays Hays
  • Merkins
  • Down/Up dog
  • Quick mosey

THA THANG:

11s at the hill.  Star jacks, up the hill, derkins

 

Mosey to the field

Starting in the endzone – 10 burpees, 10 merkins, 10 (4-ct) LBCs.

Sprint to the other endzone and decrease rep count by one – 9 burpees, 9 merkins, and 9 LBCs

Repeat until you finish 1 burpee (10 rounds).

 

Mosey to the 50-yard line.  Guantanamo

 

Mosey to the 20-yard line:

  • 5 monkey humpers
  • 4 shoulder taps
  • 3 diamond merkins
  • 2 donkey kicks
  • 1 broad jump
  • Repeat until you get to the endzone.

Jelly Legs:  30 second Al Gore, 30 squats, sprint.  20 second Al Gore, 20 squats, sprint.  10 seconds Al Gore, 10 squats, sprint.

Bear crawl

MARY:

Mary – PAX choice

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

Me and 9 of the best men I know.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

The inspiration for the Word came from Caveman.  Last time I led at Shamrock, I talked in the BOM about legacy.  Living in such a way that we leave the legacy that we want to leave.  After the workout, he made the comment, “What we do with our ‘dash’ matters….”.  What was he talking about?  He meant, that one day your body will be ash and there will be a tombstone with your name on it.  It will have the day you were born and the day that you died – and in between, there will be a DASH.  That dash represents today, this week, this year.  You are living that DASH.  What we do with our ‘dash’ matters.

  • Are you doing your utmost to use your precious few years wisely?
  • Perhaps there is a hatchet that needs to be buried
  • Perhaps there is a neglected relationship that needs investment.
  • Perhaps there is a bad habit you need to put to death
  • Perhaps there is a good habit you need to build into your lifestyle
  • Are you using your precious few years wisely?

Psalm 39:4-5, “Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered— how fleeting my life is. You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you; at best, each of us is but a breath.”

Psalm 90:12, “Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts.”

MOLESKIN:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Howl

THE SCENE:  Cool, moist, dark
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  Administered
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Phelps
  • LIH
  • Moroccan Nightclub
  • Werewolves
  • O.A.T. Planks
  • Doubletap squats

THA THANG:

Mosey to King College lot for “Toss O’ War”.  Form 2 teams for a competition.  There are two lines of cones separated by 200’, and a 20# medicine ball in the middle.  Perform exercise at your cones, sprint to the ball, and throw it as far as you can toward the other team.  You cannot touch the ball while it is in the air, but once it hits the ground you can stop it.  Play for 5 minutes, then call a winner.  Exercises were;

  1. 25 Carolina dry docks
  2. 30 O.A.T. Planks (15 each side)
  3. 25 4-count flutter kicks
  4. 20 Iron Mikes
  5. 40 Merkins
  6. 20 Doubletap squats
  7. 20 mountain climbers
  8. 35 LBCs
  9. 15 Shoulder taps (4 ct)
  10. 30 Imp lunges (15 each side)
  11. 25 Star Jacks
  12. 15 Donkey Kicks

Mosey to AWW Hill for “Wolves Hunt the Rabbit”.  There are 14 trees going up the hill.  One PAX – the “rabbit” – starts at tree #5 and does 2 burpees per tree, then sprints to the next.  The rest of the PAX – the “wolf pack” start at tree #1 and does 1 burpee per tree and sprint to the next.  Will the wolves catch the rabbit?

Mosey to the steps to nowhere.  One PAX names a core exercise, then sprints to the top of the steps and back.  Continue until all PAX have gone.

2 rounds of Howling Monkeys.  Run back down.

Run back for another round of Toss O’ War.

MARY:

2 minutes left – dealers choice

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

Me and 15 of the best men I know

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Wolves are both fierce and tenderhearted.  We should be as well.

  • “The righteous are bold as a lion” (Proverbs 28:1).
  • “Blessed is the one who remains steadfast under trial” (James 1:12).
  • “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong” (1 Corinthians 16:13)

When life requires it of you, be ready to spring into action with zealousness – fierceness – intensity! You should be alert, vigilant, fearsomely protective, fiercely loyal to your pack…   Continue to be strong in the ways that count.

But simultaneously

be soft in the ways that count.

  • Be tenderhearted with your loved ones (Ephesians 4:32).
  • Show humility.  Have sympathy for those less fortunate.  (1 Peter 3:8)
  • Avoid arguing.  Speak evil of no one.  Be gentle and courteous (Titus 3:2)

Be approachable and relatable for your kids – and be patient with them.  Show affection and make yourself emotionally available to your wife – pamper her.

To be a wolf is to be a fearsome warrior, but it is also to be tender nurturer.  You are called to be both.

MOLESKIN:

Prayers for Wanderer and his father, Solomon

Prayers for Data

Prayers for Booster and his family

Hat tip to Levi Lusko

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