F3 Knoxville

Hurt Lap

THE SCENE: Perfect
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • SSH IC x 20
  • Windmill IC x 10
  • BA Circ IC x 5
  • Twist the Trunk OYO
  • Stretch it out

THA-THANG:
First Nation Run to the track. This fell apart quickly… Run 1 lap (Hot Lap) – perform exercises – Run 2 laps perform exercises. Repeat until Recover is called. Exercises are below:

  • 5 Burpees
  • 10 Merkins
  • 15 Squats
  • 20 Crabbettes
  • 25 American Hammers

MARY:
10 Merkins, 10 BBS – Descending to 0 (9,9,8,8 etc.)
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
A Hand full of dudes +1
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Junk delivered this:

Don’t be religious
When people in our society use the word “religious“ they think it means for someone to have faith in something or to be involved in one religion or another. That’s not what it means.
Humans by their very nature are constantly measuring themselves, most frequently against other humans. We can’t help it. It’s built into how we see the world and it’s part of why we have such a hard time relating to God, because we can never measure ourselves against him.
Instead we constantly measure ourselves against each other, choosing to see the things that make us look the best and ignore the things that make us look the worst. We make excuses for our shortcomings and pat ourselves on the back for our perceived areas of success or excellence.
This is religion. Religion requires rules and a constant measuring of oneself against a standard. The biggest challenge with that is that very quickly we begin measuring other people against the standard of us.
This happens in every religion. They’re not in an offer in escape from this, save one.
Jesus came to abolish religiosity in favor of rebirth, transformation of how we think. God doesn’t want more religious people, he wants converts. People who’s understanding and outlook on the world is fundamentally changed to one that seeks to glorify God instead of oneself. Men and women who recognize we can never earn salvation and therefore he’s not breeding us based on how many rules we have followed and how well we “toe the line.” Jesus said this clear as day. Man looks on the outward appearance (the rules, the way we look, posturing, judging)… but God looks on the heart. He cares about who you are not what you look like or the facade you put out there. He wants your heart, a renewing of your mind and a filling with His spirit – the behaviors follow naturally.

MOLESKIN:
5 exercises and Run laps to avoid a mile long burpee broad jump Mayberry penalty Q. Deal.

Lots of talk about getting Woke this morning. Felt the most woke about Junk’s word on acting religiously.

The Hot Lap turned into the Hurt Lap courtesy of Excite.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Work Day coming up & Off the Chain!

Welcome to TabaTa!

THE SCENE: Rainy – Meet at the Pav-A-Lon
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

I forgot my Weinke in the car so Tweet-E & Ribbed helped out. Then finished with some Tempo Merkins & of course – Cherry Pickers.
THA-THANG:
Welcome to TabaTa! Tabata = 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest. Each Tabata is 4 minutes or 8 total rounds. We did two exercises per Tabata. Each Tabata had a 1 minute Interlude in between.

  • Tabata 1
    • Imperial Walkers & Shoulder Taps
  • Tabata 2
    • Single Leg Burpee (no merkin) & Dips
  • Tabata 3
    • Pull-ups (assisted or hangs) & HRR Merkins
  • Tabata 4
    • Squat Hops & Crabbettes (I want to call it the Crab & Grab)
  • Tabata 5
    • Plank Reach Throughs & Side Raises (surprisingly difficult)
  • Tabata 6
    • American Hammers & Mountain Climbers
  • I’m out of Tabatas so let’s run up to the gate and back. Also gives us street cred for working out in the rain.
  • Tabata 7 (from the hip)
    • DOMO Squats & BBS

MARY:
Broga – Stretch those hips & glutes out
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Four Horsemen
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
From As a Man Thinketh – “A change of Diet will not help a person who will not change his thoughts. When a person makes his thoughts pure, he no longer desires impure food.” – James Allen

Stress eating, grazing, overeating, overindulging – call it what you will. This is something that I have struggled with for my entire life. Judge’s comments in the weekly newsletter motivated me to talk about it in the COT. A devotional or article that I came across in the last couple of months told me that when we surrender to Christ that we are FREE from all SIN in our life. Whatever we are holding onto is something that we haven’t yet surrendered. This is my stress eating habit. I was praying into it and felt like I was given permission to eat “all that is Holy”. What is all that is Holy? I ask God in a jokingly manner – “everything you pray over” is what came to mind next.

Man, what a realization!!?! I never pray over the handfuls of candy, or scoop(s) of peanut butter that I find myself eating. I never pray over my 3rd or 4th cup of coffee and never I have asked God to bless a 2nd helping of Ice Cream.

What if instead of just impulsively eating whatever carbohydrate or sugar laced item I can find… I said a prayer and asked God to bless it? Can it really be this simple? I tell you, like most rewarding things in my life. It is that simple, at least it seems to be, but it’s not easy. I wish I could tell you that I have absolutely mastered it and have given this sin away to be free once & for all from it’s grasps. Instead I tell you, that I’m in the middle of the fight. I’m in the battle. I’m still getting beat up. But… I’m glad to be in the fight!

According to James Allen, it starts with making my thoughts pure.

MOLESKIN:
Tabata is great way to push yourself. It’s only 20 seconds of work… how hard could that be? Apparently there are some good Tabata Timers out there and I don’t have to use the prerecorded, covers that these dudes were jazzed about.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Wesley House workday coming up, Off the Chain – keep your brothers in your Prayers!

Blame it on the Rain…that never came

THE SCENE: Perfect
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Take a lap around the island
  • SSH IC x 20
  • Squats (4ct) IC x 10
  • Merkins (4ct) IC x10
  • BA Circ FWD/BWD IC x 5
  • Cherry Picker IC x 5
  • Free Stretch – Whatever serves you best

THA-THANG:
Mosey to the Far Soccer Field

  • Cones are set up 10 yards N/S 30 yards E/W – Perform exercise and run the remaining length of the field to finish. The movement from cone to cone resembles a switchback or a level in Donkey Kong.
    • Round 1
      • Run N/S – Gorilla Shuffle E/W
    • Round 2
      • Bear Crawl N/S – Karaoke E/W
    • Round 3
      • Burpee Broad Jump N/S – Smurf Jack E/W (looked more like a squatting bird)
  • Unbroken – All PAX starts at the corner of the soccer field. Perform Exercise to failure and then take a lap around the field. Perform each exercise x3 before moving to the next. AMRAP 20 Minutes
    • Shoulder Taps to failure x3
    • Squat Hops x3
    • Heel Tap Mountain Climbers x3
    • Exercise cadence looks like this:
      • Shoulder taps to failure
      • Run a lap
      • Shoulder taps to failure
      • Run a lap…
      • You get it!!
  • Mosey back to the AO
    • Perform the Following exercises & reps OYO
      • 50 Squat Hops
      • 100 Walking Lunges
      • 150 SSH
      • 100 BBS
      • 50 Squat Hops

MARY:
The BBS checked this box.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
A Dirty Dozen – One PAX downrange from Denver…North Carolina – Welcome Mater!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Picked up the Q Source for some inspiration. The last section in the QS is all about growing an effective Lizard Organization. A couple of key notes are: Effective Organizations are built through Relationships – Not Rules. A Man who is Freed to Lead only needs Purpose to drive him forward. Too many rules are like shackles. Q Source gave the example of how Jesus was the original model of a Lizard Organization. In Matthew you can read about Jesus’ 2 Commandments that he gave. (Paraphrasing) Love the Lord God with all of your Heart, your Soul & Mind. 2nd – Love your neighbor as yourself. Matt 22:34-40

Driving to Coffeeteria I realized that I missed the opportunity to talk about reflection in our organization. AKA our family unit. Are we building our family unit through relationship or through rules? Is our family purpose so big and clear that our M’s & 2.0’s are “Freed to Lead”? Or do we just have rules? The next circle would be our job or place of employment. Although we may not be able to affect change from the top down in our work organizations, we can vow to maximize relationships where we’re at. We can create and grow healthy relationships with our co-workers and team.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

MOLESKIN:
We had a solid showing of PAX this morning. Including our Unicorns Doubtfire & Tank. The PAX were completely ready to be Merkining ourselves silly, while having buckets of rain poured on us. However, it was beautiful, sunny and amazing morning to be outside with some sweaty dudes.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Wesley House Workout, Work day & Off the Chain CSAUP – Check slack for details.

10 is enough

THE SCENE: Cozy 40ish and drizzly
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Big Arm Circles FWD/Back IC x 5
  • SSH IC x 20
  • Windmills IC x 10
  • Tempo Merkin IC x 10
  • Cherry Picker IC x 5

THA-THANG:
Grab a CMU & Head to the Hockey Rink

  • Round 1
  • Each is exercise is Ascending 1 of each, 2 of each up to 10
  • Merkins/Presses – no CMU
  • Field Goal Squats/Smurf Jacks – CMU for squat distance only
  • Rows/Curls – CMU
  • Weighted Flamingos – CMU
  • Lateral Burpees – 10 only
  • After each completed set take a lap
  • Round 2
  • Same Exercises – start at 10 and work your way down

MARY:
Mayberry led us in Freddie Mercury’s & Flutter Kicks

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Word for the year is something I’ve used for the last few years. 2020 was Celebrate, proof that God has a sense of humor. I had an idea of what Celebrate was going to look like and it was completely changed. What did happen though is at times it became a rallying cry during hard times. I could ask myself, “What is there to celebrate, even though the whole world is on fire?”. It also led to a Family dinner ritual that my daughter calls Happy/Crappy’s. We name 3 things we are Happy about from the week and 1 thing that was Crappy. It was important for us to not glaze over the struggles from the week too. This year, my word is Freedom. I have an idea of what that might look like but, I guarantee that God also has an idea of that will look like!!

Happy New Year!!!

MOLESKIN:
Field Goal squats were a real crowd pleaser!! Good to see some familiar faces out there today!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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Into The Unknown

THE SCENE: 100% Humidity, Dark
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • SSH IC x25
  • Tempo Merkin IC x10
  • Temp Squat IC x10
  • Cherry Picker IC x5

THA-THANG:
Partner up for 4 stations up Matterhorn, 3 exercises each. Partner A runs to the next station while Partner B performs exercise with perfect form. Twice through the exercises then move to the next station. Scratch that, PAX audibled for 1x through and move to the next station which worked out great for time.

  • Station 1 – Power T Merkins, Mountain Climbers (Old School for Tweet-E) & Thruster Merkins
  • Station 2 – Squat Hops, Bobby Hurley’s (Get Low), & Skaters
  • Station 3 – Burpee Pull-ups (Thank Yo-yo), Jumping pull ups & Knees to chest
  • Station 4 – American Hammers, Side Planks & Box Cutters

MARY:
Flutter kicks IC x25 – Hello Dolly IC x25
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
My family and I have been in a state of transition over the last two months. Both my wife and I are changing jobs and we just moved into a new neighborhood. We felt like we have been making these decisions through walking in Faith. Through trusting that God has a plan and we are following it. I’m going to need your encouragement along the way and if you feel that God is pulling you in any direction, take a step into that faith walk with HIM.
MOLESKIN:
Had a lesson on how to Wagon Wheel today. Pr
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
3rd F – Check Slack