THE SCENE: Clear early Fall morning.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
F3 (Fitness. Fellowship. Faith) workouts:
- Are free of charge
- Are open to all men
- Are held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
- Are led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion
- End with a Circle of Trust
- “The Mission of F3 is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership”
- F3 Credo: Leave no man behind, and leave no man where you find him.
- NOT A PROFESSIONAL
- Don’t know your injuries – take care/modify as needed.
- Side straddle hops – 20 IC
- Tempo Squats – 10 IC
- Cherry Pickers – 5 IC
- LABCs – 10 IC (foward and backwards)
1 person does exercises, the other runs suicides:
- 1 burpee at first cone, back,
- 2 burpees at second cone, back,
- 3 burpees at third cone, back.
Switch. Pick up where partner left off
- 100 merkins
- 200 lbcs (little baby crunch)
- 300 squats
Rinse and repeat.
Didn’t manage time well so we had no time for Mary.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
“Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.”
“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”
1 Timothy 4:7-8 NIV
Excerpt from Disciplines of a Godly Man – R. Kent Hughes
PAUL ON DISCIPLINE
The word “train” comes from the word gumnos, which means “naked” and is the word from which we derive our English word gymnasium. In traditional Greek athletic contests, the participants competed without clothing, so as not to be encumbered. Therefore, the word”train” originally carried the literal meaning, “to exercise naked.” By New Testament times it referred to exercise and training in general. But even then it was, and is, a word with the smell of the gym in it – the sweat of a good workout. “Gymnasticize (exercise, work out, train) yourself for the purpose of godliness” conveys the feel of what Paul is saying.
In a word, he is calling for some spiritual sweat! Just as the athletes discarded everything and competed gumnos – free from everything that could possibly burden them – so we must get rid of every encumbrance, every association, habit, and tendency which impedes godliness. If we are to excel, we must strip ourselves to a lean, spiritual nakedness. The writer of Hebrews explains it like this: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” (Hebrews 12:1). Men, we will never get anywhere spiritually without a conscious divestment of the things that are holding us back. What things are weighing you down? The call to discipline demands that you throw it off. Are you man enough?
Parkinson’s Run coming soon.