F3 Knoxville

May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

THE SCENE: Low 70s and approximately 1000% humidity

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER


WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x25; LBAC x10 both directions; Imperial Squat Walkers x10

THA-THANG:
Grab your CMU and mosey to the Oval Office. Deck of cards on the track at the top of the stairs. Each man would draw a card that determined what exercise he would do then after completing it would run about halfway down the straightaway and back before drawing another card.

  • 2-5 – Run Splash Mountain that many times (stairs)
  • 6-10 – Do double that number of burpees
  • Jack – Chest Press x25
  • Queen – Goblet Squat x25
  • King – Lion King x25
  • Ace – Thruster x25

MARY:
Hello Dolly x10; LBCs for time

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
5 HIMs tested their luck this morning

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
“Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways.” Proverbs 28:6

We need to make sure that our integrity is more important than gaining earthly possessions. Taking a shortcut or cheating someone is never worth getting ahead in our job or any part of our life. It will eventually lead to our downfall so hold on to your integrity.

MOLESKIN:
Swerve in his time management this week as he gets back into his normal routine. Smuggler’s wife in a possible job promotion.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
2.0 workout this Saturday at the Arsenal at 8:30 – Open to boy and girl 2.0s

The Long Way Around

THE SCENE: Hot and humid

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER


WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x15; LBAC X10 (forwards and backwards)

THA-THANG:
Indian run carrying Dwayne (a 19 pound rock) the long way to the Gravel Pit. (Turn right off grinder, left on Best St, and left on Montvale Station)

Partner up where one partner runs down the hill to the street and Bernie back up hill while other partner works through a series of exercises with 100 reps per excersise.

  • WW2 Sit Ups
  • Shoulder Taps (2-ct)
  • Mountain Man Poopers
  • Hello Dolly
  • Merkins
  • Jump Squats
  • Boxcutters
  • Mountain Climbers (2-ct)
  • Iron Mikes (2-ct)

MARY:
Mosey back to the Grinder

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
8 HIMs including guest, Cockpit from F3 Greenville, SC

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
A few quotes from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson this morning:

  1. “Success isn’t overnight. It’s when every day you get a little better than the day before. It all adds up.”
  2. “Success isn’t always about ‘greatness,’ it’s about consistency. Consistent, hard work gains success.”
  3. “All success begins with self-discipline. It starts with you.”
  4. “Success at anything will always come down to this: focus and effort. And we control both.”
  5. “The single most powerful thing I can be is to be myself.”

MOLESKIN:
Pray for Fins as they will be closing on their house soon and leaving to travel in their RV for a year on the 18th.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Rainy 50

THE SCENE: 70 degrees and rain … lots of rain

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER


WARM-O-RAMA:

Side Straddle Hops x25; Little Baby Arm Circles F/B x10 each direction; Ballerina Squats x10

THA-THANG:
Workout was ten rounds of exercises. Started at first line and moved forward to do the exercise x5 at the next line, x10 at the line after that, and x15 at the last line. After the last line run to the end of the grinder and do 5 pullups then Bernie back to the last line and do in reverse back to the beginning. When doing exercises with CMU move forward doing Murder Bunnies and backwards doing Resurrection Bunnies. When doing exercises without CMU move forward doing Bear Crawl and backwards doing Crawl Bear.

  1. CMU Curls
  2. Merkins
  3. CMU Thrusters
  4. Big Boy Situps
  5. CMU Swings
  6. Ballerina Squats
  7. Bent Over Rows
  8. Mountain Climbers
  9. Grave Diggers
  10. Burpees

MARY:
Overhead Claps x50; Box Cutters x10; LBCs for time

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
5 HIMs came out and braved the rain this morning

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
“Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.” Proverbs 12:25

Today was my 50th post with F3 and to say that when I started I thought I would get here would have been a lie. When I first came on March 3rd of this year I actually left before the workout was over. I was anxious and out of shape and just plain gave up. It was the encouragement of Swerve and my wife that got me to come back and the encouragement of the PAX that has kept me coming. F3 has become a source of a good word that makes me glad. I have not only grown stronger physically, but more importantly mentally and spiritually thanks to F3.

MOLESKIN:
Pray for Swerve and the mission team from his church as they leave tomorrow. Pray for the community around the Bomb Shelter that they will not give into the division that our world breeds but will instead look for ways to show love even when they disagree.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

Blockees, Burpees, and Bears … Oh My!!

THE SCENE: 72 degrees and 94% humidity = Ugh!!

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER


WARM-O-RAMA:

Grabbed our CMUs and moseyed to the Oval Office. Stopped along the way to do CMU Shoulder Shrugs x10; Upright Rows x10; Bent Over Rows x10

THA-THANG:
Pax partnered up with someone they felt was about as strong as they are. Starting at first line do 10 Blockees than bear crawl to the second line. At the second line do 10 Burpees than bear crawl back to first line. For the first time up and back both partners did bear crawl and then from then on did it Bear Brawl style where one partner pushed on the others shoulders while they crawled. Change the partner bear crawling and the partner providing resistance on each trip.

MARY:
Let the PAX choose and we did a bunch of ab exercises, can’t remember all of them.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
8 HIMs literally pushed each other to be better this morning.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
We can compare our life to a chest of drawers. We have a drawer for family, work, hobbies/activities, God, church, and other things. When we give the Sunday School answer we feel like we should order them something like God, family, hobbies/activities, and work. When we are real with ourselves it is probably more like work, family, hobbies/activities, God, and church. The problem is that those are both wrong. God deserves to be more than a drawer in our life. He should be the chest that the drawers are in. We can’t be the father and husband we are called to be unless we are in Christ. We can’t be the worker we are called to be unless we are in Christ. We can’t be the leader in our church and community we are called to be unless we are in Christ. So look inside yourself and ask, have I given God a drawer in my life or is He the chest my life is contained in?

MOLESKIN:
Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

HIMs on Mission

THE SCENE: Low 60s and humid
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER


WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH (4-ct) x 15; Ballerina Squats x10; Bear Crawl Snake halfway down grinder then mosey to the end

THA-THANG:
Ran a kraken around the apex loop. Do exercise at a station then run full lap passing the station you just did to get to the next station. The stations were:

  • Gorilla Humpers x50
  • Big Boy Sit Ups x25
  • Mountain Climbers x50
  • Iron Mikes x25
  • Ballerina Squats x50
  • Diamond Merkins x25
  • Side Straddle Hops x50
  • Burpees x25

All PAX were somewhere in the second go round of doing the stations except Drifter who showed us all up and was on his third round when recover was called.

MARY:
Let the PAX pick the exercises and regretted it. We did Hello Dolly (4-ct) x50; Boat to Canoe x10; Overhead Claps (4-ct) x50; ABCs

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
6 HIMs conquered the kraken this morning

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
We are getting ready to start VBS at my church tomorrow. I am teaching the missions class to the 1st-5th graders this week and I have had missions on my mind this week. We often think about missions as going to some far off place like China, Africa, or South America. The truth is mission start right where we are now. Our first mission field is our family. We must lead our wives and children first before we lead anywhere else.

MOLESKIN:
Praise that Drifter’s kids are feeling better, pray for Smuggler’s wife as she starts a new job on Monday, pray for Rep Sleepy’s family as his wife prepares to quit her job to be a stay at home mom in August.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.