F3 Knoxville

The EKG

THE SCENE: Pre Rain and warm.  Around 60 degrees or so at circle up.
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30 SSH on 4ct while we waited on Showcase.  Then curb for baby arm circles, mosey to other end to reverse them.  Mosey back down for rockettes, mosey to other end for imperial walkers (all at 10 on 4ct) Last did a down and back with tempo merkins and plank jacks…
THA-THANG:
Mosey to bottom of cardiac.  Ran up to benches.  Six up then went back down to first light pole.  Went back up cardiac but this time Bernie up.  Wait on six then back down to first light pole.  3rd time up cardiac 10 merkins at bottom, first bend, second bend, and top.  Waited on six then did 10 4ct flutters on way down at top, 2 bends and bottom.  Then…

Mosey towards Circus Maximus for reverse Route 66 with 4ct plank jacks at every pole.  When six was up, mosey to Pavilion for 2Rounds of 20 table rows/20 dips and 20 step ups and 20 Bulgarian squats.

Ab sesh with

20 4ct freddie mercury

20 4ct heel touches

20 side crunch (10R and 10L)

Mosey to Little Everest…up 2x’s with 5 squats at top each time.

Circle up

MARY:
She wasn’t there
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
It was my 18 year wedding anniversary.  Message was serve your wife.  Love her and serve her without looking for something in return.  We are to love her like Christ loves the Church.

Treat all your relationships this way.

Roy’s Birthday

THE SCENE: Cool at circle up…around 38 degrees.  We warmed up quick
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Started out with 20 SSH on 4ct then mosey to curb…10 tempo merkins, mosey to other side, 10 4ct plank jacks, mosey back, 10 baby arm circles front, mosey back, 10 baby arm circles back, mosey back…10 Imperial walkers on 4ct
THA-THANG:
Mosey to Circus Maximus.  Descending ladder that started out with 10 exercises then two laps.  Drop an exercise every time circuit is complete. Exercises were… (Oh, it was all done to Roy Orbison’s greatest hits to celebrate his birthday!)

  • Merkins
  • Dry Docks
  • Skaters
  • Peter Parkers
  • Jump Squats
  • Lunge
  • Plank Jacks
  • OH Claps
  • Burpees
  • Diamond Merkins

All done at 10 rep single count

Completed about 4 rounds then mosey to the cloud for some 11’s (dips and incline merkins)

Then an ab session of 20 4ct freddy mercury, 20 4ct flutter, and 20 4ct LBC’s

Mosey to bottom of baby everest for 3 trips up with 5 squats at the top each time.

MARY:

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Bonhoeffer:

I can no longer condemn or hate a brother for whom I pray, no matter how much trouble he causes me.

If anyone should have a reason to hate or resent an enemy it was Bonhoeffer, who was arrested by the Nazi’s for opposing Hitler and refusing to incorporate Nazi teachings into his church.  He was executed for his resistance.  Christ calls us to pray for our enemies, and Bonhoeffer makes a great case that in doing so it changes our hearts towards them.  Pray for your enemies.

 

The Taxman Cometh

THE SCENE: Weather was nice, around 50 degrees at circle up
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WARM-O-RAMA:

Start off with 20 SSH on 4ct, Tie Fighters x10 4ct L and R, Imperial Walkers x10 on 4ct, A little this and that, Some regular stretching, Cherry Pickers x6, Tempo Merkins x10 on 4ct, Plank Jacks x10 on 4ct
THA-THANG:
No Mosey, we put in work at the lot.  The idea was 1 minute of exercise, 1 minute of suicides.  End result was 24 minutes-12 minutes of exercise and 12 of suicides

  • 1 Min Merkin
  • 1 Min Suicide
  • 1 Min Plank Jacks
  • 1 Min Suicides
  • 1 Min Jump Squats
  • 1 Min Suicides
  • 1 Min Peter Parkers
  • 1 Min Suicides
  • 1 Min LBC
  • 1 Min Suicides
  • 1 Min Dry Docks
  • 1 Min Suicides

Rinse and Repeat

Once Second Set was done mosey to Tail of the Dragon- Lunge to Light Pole, Then Bear Crawl to the next…Repeat to the top of the hill.  Then 20 4ct LBC’s and back to AO

MARY:
Had enough time for 20 4ct Freddie Mercury
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Talked about what it means to be a true friend and what the scriptures tell us about it.  We are called to transparency and consistency.  We are to bear each others burdens (Galatians 6:2) Should be there through thick and thin (1 Thessalonians 5:11) sharing their goods  and their lives with each other if there is need (Hebrews 13:16) Friends must encourage each other through honor and affirmation (Romans 12:3-6) They are to identify and call out one another gifts, strengths, and abilities.  They are to build each other up in faith through common worship.

-Taken from Tim Keller’s “The Meaning of Marriage”

This is our calling.  Our job as brothers doesn’t stop when we break the COT and get in our cars and go home.  It’s an every day effort of growing friendships and being there for each other.  Pointing each man back to our creator.

Good Friday CMU Tour

THE SCENE: A little Chilly around freezing at circle up
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Started with 20 SSH, Baby Arm circles F and B x10, OH Claps and Front Claps x10, Tempo Merkin x10, Plank Jacks x10 ***ALL ON 4 COUNT***  Finished out warm up with 20 Rocky Balboa’s
THA-THANG:
Grab a CMU for a 5 station 5 exercise 30 seconds at a time AMRAP

Exercises were

  • Curls
  • OH press
  • Blockee’s
  • Squats
  • 4ct Flutter

We went form Circle up to base of Everest, up Everest and back around

5 stations in all 1. At First Stop sign 2. At bottom of path towards Everest 3. bottom of Everest 4. top of Everest and 5. back to stop sign.

MARY:

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

The object of the Q was to get a feeling for what Christ went through (on the smallest of scales) on Good Friday.  We carried our CMU’s only a bit further than Christ and Simon carried the cross member that day.  The idea was to honor the sacrifice.

Isaiah 53:5

 

Love Thy Neighbor and Dora

THE SCENE: Breezy but nice…around 50 degrees at circle up
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WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x 25 on 4count, Tie Fighters L and R x 10 on 4count, Imperial Walkers x 10 4count, 10 4count Plank Jack, 10 4count Tempo Merkin, 6 Cherry Pickers….
THA-THANG:
Mosey to Field and Hill off the dragon and partner up for DORA’s

Split 50 BURPEES, 100 MERKINS, 150 FROGGY SQUATS while partner 2 runs up the hill for 5 single count SSH’S

Mosey to Overlook: One Right side bear crawl in between trees (6 Peter Parker’s at tree) all the way to center

On Left side Lunge in between trees (6 squats at tree) all the way to end…Mosey back to tail of the dragon

Caught Route 66 on the way down the dragon doing 4ct LBC’s on the way down.

Mosey back to the AO

MARY:
Time left for 20 4count American Hammers, 20 4count Hello Dolly’s, 20 4count Freddie Mercury, and cash out with some ATM’s
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Talked about Christ’s charge to us to Love our Neighbor:

“Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him.”

C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

To truly love is more than a feeling.  It’s an act.  Emotions come and go.  If we act out love, we become what Christ intended us to be.