F3 Knoxville

Shoulder Day @ Shamrock

THE SCENE: Its starting to get Hot

the usual motivators from 7
Cherry Pickers
Tempo Merkins
Tempo Squats
Baby Arm Circles Forward & Backward

11’s were the theme of the day.  We went to the covered area near the church.  We used an open wall and columns in the covered area for the two locations.

Rd 1 wall e’s (single count)  (plank to feet on wall) and the opposite, plank to markin to hands on wall (single count)
Rd 2 Elevated shoulder taps (4 ct) and the dirty hookup (4 ct)

ab exercises called out by a pax in the circle followed by 10 merkins.  We left 10 minutes to hit these muscle groups hard.

Ephesians 5 15-16
Proverbs 6 6-11
Ecclesiastes 11 4-6
Don’t be lazy, trust God
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Shamrock Memorial Day

It was a lowkey day, only three showed up and we went around campus and performed our favorite workouts in different areas of campus.  During our BOM, we took time to reflect and remember that it is Memorial day and being free comes with a cost.

Don’t Over Indulge

THE SCENE: Crisp but Coolish June Morning

Tie Fighters
Cherry Pickers
Arm & Shoulder Stretching


1st & 10
Start at goal line, do 11’s.
end zone 1 pickle pounders (4ct)
end zone 2 LBC’s (4ct)
do 10, sprint to endzone and do 1, slowsey back to 10
do 9 at 10 YL, sprint to endzone, do 2, slowsey back to 20
do 8 at 20 YL, Sprint to endzone, do 3 and slowsey back to 30
do 7 at 30 YL, Sprint to endzone, do 4 and slowsey back to 40
do 6 at 40 YL, Sprint to endzone, do 5 and slowsey back to 50
do 5 at 50 YL, Sprint to endzone, do 6 and slowsey back to 40
do 4 at 40 YL, Sprint to endzone, do 7 and slowsey back to 30
do 3 at 30 YL, Sprint to endzone, do 8 and slowsey back to 20
do 2 at 20 YL, Sprint to endzone, do 8 and slowsey back to 10
do 1 at 10 YL, Sprint to endzone, do 10 and slowsey back to the last guy and finish with him
Aiken Legs
Repeat this combo with no rest
20 squats, 20 box jumps, 20 lunges (10 ea leg), 20 twinkle toes

We did Aiken legs 2x then did 75 merkins.  25 wide, 25 regular, and 25 diamond
We circled up and a Pax would call out an ab exercise and lead us, then we would flip over and perform 10 merkins.  We did this for the last 10 minutes of the workout.  We were 5 people short of making it all the way around the circle.

Referenced Judges newsletter topic of Gluttony and explained how that struck a chord with me.  Don’t be a Glutton, and don’t do things in excess.  Eating, drinking, working, etc in excess can become a sin.  We did a lot of Ab work today so that we may have sore abs and remember to make better choices about what goes into our bodies.

We need Q’s and coffeeteria.

Taking Out the Trash

THE SCENE: Low 50’s, clear, and otherwise wonderful

Motivators from 5
Tempo Merkins 10
Tempo Squats 10
Baby Arm Circles Forward 10
Baby Arm Circles Backward 10
Moroccan Night Club 10

Run to different areas of campus.  Pick up a piece of trash and put it in the box.  Rinse and repeat until the area is tidy.
After the area is clean do one of the following: Merkins (25), Squats (25), LBC’s (25).  Run to a new area.

In total we did 13 areas, so we started on our 4th round of exercises.
Merkin total 125
Squat total 100
LBC total 100

The PAX called an AB exercise, we did that followed by 10 merkins each time.  We made it through 8 PAX, here are the exercises.
25 Snow Angels
15 Heels to Heaven
25 Pickle Poundes
50 single count Flutter Kicks
20 Freddie Mercuries
20 Box Cutters
25 Pickle Pointers (Hip Thrusters)
20 Captain Thor’s (BBC with 4 count American hammer at the top)

Total 80 merkins

12 in attendance
Take out the trash.
We listened to Christian rap today during the workout.  As we physically removed trash form the Catholic campus, we spiritually removed trash from our lives.  Garbage in = Garbage out.  I challenged each of us to find the trash in our lives that impedes us, and to remove it.

John 2:13-22

Jesus overturned tables in the temple.  He took out the trash.  When confronted with things in our lives, look at how Jesus handled situations, and model your response after his.  If something is not right, we should follow his lead.
Pray for East Knoxville.
We are collecting for Safe Haven.  There is not a more appropriate   time to consider helping the East Knox Community.  Here is one way we can assist.

Hey Fellas. For the month of April, we are going to be collecting items at the AOs for Safe Haven, a program of the World United Ministries (www.worldunitedministries.org) led by Laurence Williams in East Knoxville. The ministry is in the trenches trying to steer the really at risk kids in the Austin-East community into good choices and away from gang life.  Safe Haven, a donated house on Magnolia Avenue, is meant to be a place where kids can go and hang out, and also escape violence when needed – it has bunk beds available.  F3 Knoxville will be providing them with the following items:
* individually wrapped snacks
* individual bottles or cans of soda, Gatorade or water
* paper towels, Clorox wipes, trash bags
* toilet paper
* Visa gift cards in small denominations ($10-20) 
* Bath towels and twin bed linens.

Measuring Progress & Celebrating Birthdays

THE SCENE: 60 degrees and wet from the overnight rain, but otherwise favorable.

10 SSH
Thai Fighters x10 each leg
Tempo Squats 10
Cherry Pickers x 5
Arm Stretches

Start 30 minute timer
run 1 mile for time
then repeat as many times as possible the following:
5 burpees
10 merkins
15 sit ups
20 squats
record progress and mile time to repeat workout later and measure progress

I may add everyone’s mile time and progression through the exercises at a later date.
No time for Mary
11 this morning

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

I am weak in my prayer life, and this verse is a reminder that if we humbly ask God, through prayer and thanksgiving, that he will guard our hearts and minds.  We are told to rejoice and don’t be anxious.  He can help with our anxiety about the problems in our life, all we have to do is follow the lead of these verses.

Pray for Pool Boy’s bosses who have Covid, and that through this experience they will seek Jesus.
Pray for Dumpster Dive’s client, Mr. Thompson, who needs to wrap up his claim and after the arduous fight he is battling depression.
Continue to Pray for Jenner and his MCAT/Med school hurdles.