F3 Knoxville

Stepping Up

THE SCENE: 45
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: DONE
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x15
Tempo Squat x10
Tempo Merk x10
Mtn Climber x10
Moroccan x10
OH Clap x10
Projectivator x8
Mosey to Parallel bars for 5 dips/5 lunges each leg
Mosey to Pool Wall for 5 wall-ups/5 squats
Mosey to Playground for 5 pull-ups
Mosey to Recruiting Center to pick up 1 CMU/pax
Mosey to Tinseltown Side Stairs

THA-THANG:

HEAVY STAIRS: 1 CMU/10 reps of each exercise, then top of stairs – WITH OR WITHOUT CMU
1. 10 Single-arm Rows each side
2. 10 Lunges each leg
3. 10 Good Mornings+10 BBS
4. 10 Uneven Merkins each side
5. 10 Kettle swings+10 Calf raises
6. 10 Incline merks+10 pliomerkins (single count)
7. 10 Thrusters+10 Squats
8. 10 Curls+10 Overhead Press
9. 10 V-ups+10 Flutterkicks (4-ct)
10. 10 Tri Ext+10 Basilisk

Return CMU to Recruiting Center
Mosey back to Shovel Flag

MARY:
PAX Choice: Hello Dolly, something else, and Row-Row-Row Your Boat

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
LUCKY 7: Biohack, Kickflip, Mathlete, Rocket, Waxjob, Snaggletooth, and FNG Cliche

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

I shared this morning about how I asked my work for a sabbatical leave. On the 10th anniversary of our senior pastor, I asked our Personnel Committee to grant him a sabbatical leave. On the 10th anniversary of our student minister, I asked our Personnel Committee again to consider granting the same to him. And so on my 10th anniversary last month, I also asked for myself.

What is a sabbatical and why is it important? It is an extended time of leave – mostly in academia – every 7 years for rest, but often for reading/studying/writing. For me, I’m connecting it to visiting family in Hawaii, but I also wanted time for reflection and reading, extended time in prayer and seeking counsel to look at the last 10 years of service, revisit my sense of calling, and to dream about what the next season may hold. This is for spiritual reflection and health.

2020-2021 has been one hell of a year for everyone: global pandemic, national violence, political turmoil, isolation, interrupted routine, and the list goes on for each person’s circumstances. My soul needs time and space.

Sabbatical leave was not granted necessarily but I informed my pastor that I was prepared to take my own PTO in addition to my vacation for extra time away from my post. And someone from my team is willing and able to fill in for me. Talk about “invigorating male community leadership” – a page right out of the F3 Mission.

Good to be back

THE SCENE: 28 and dry.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Check, check, and check.
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Lap around the parking lot and straight to Recruiting Center.
  • SSH
  • tempo Squats
  • LBAC (fwd/back)
  • Cherry Pickers X5
  • Whatever other warmup/stretch you need while I set up the workout.

THA-THANG:

  1. 20-15-10 (Reps with CMU)
  • Curls
  • Thrusters
  • Tricep Extensions
  • Squats
  • LAP around parking lot w/CMU

2. FLORA 1-2-3

  • 100 Merkins while partner holds plank
  • switch every 10
  • LAP around parking lot w/CMU
  • 200 LBC while partner holds 6″ leg lift w/CMU (directly overhead or extended back)
  • switch every 20
  • LAP around parking lot w/CMU
  • 300 Squats w/CMU while partner holds CMU Gore
  • switch every 25
  • LAP around parking lot w/CMU

3. 10’s
• 10 Single arm rows (each side) – Mosey CMU to curb and back
• 10 Lunges (each leg) – Mosey CMU to curb and back
• 10 Good Mornings + 10 BBS– Mosey CMU to curb and back
• 10 Uneven Merks (each side) – Mosey CMU to curb and back
• 10 Kettle swings + 10 Overhead Calf Raises – Mosey CMU to curb and back
RECOVER FOR TIME – MOSEY BACK TO SHOVEL FLAG

MARY:
We had some time for a few: Freddy Mercury, Dolly, Basilisk.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
CRAZY 8 – special shoutout to Wanderer and Miss Fire – welcome back to The Project – way to crush it!

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
What lessons are you still learning from the events of 2020-2021? With the world overturned by the pandemic, politics, social upheaval and violence, I have felt the deep need for more inner silence and stillness. However, being cooped up last year with continuing implications to the present day are no guarantee that we have achieved stillness or silence in our hearts and minds. We know this to be true. Out of the lessons that God is teaching me, I have felt pressed to keep leaning into these lessons which have become promises and blessings of God’s presence and peace. I have to keep rehearsing them, speaking them, reaffirming my faith in God’s strength, wisdom, and grace. In keeping with this practice of speaking blessing and promise over my life, my wife and I pray this blessing adapted from Deuteronomy over our children: “God, we ask that you would cause him [her/us] to flourish; cause him to be above and not below, the head and not the tail, a leader and not a follower, a giver and not a borrower; may he be blessed in order to be a blessing to others.” What do you need to speak out loud over your life? Over your marriage, children, and home? Over your work and your ministry? Learn your lessons. Speak blessing over all whom God has given you.

MOLESKIN:
Just turned 47 – respect is just a few years away! Can’t say how much it means to work out with these guys.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Coffeeteria @ Dunkins!

The April Fool

THE SCENE: Awesome for HEAVY PT
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Yep, yep, and yep.
WARM-O-RAMA:

(1) SSH – 10 x 4 IC
(2) Tempo Squats – x10 IC
(3) Baby Arm Circles – 10 x 4 each side IC
(4) Imperial Walker – 10 x 4 IC
(5) Tempo Merkin – 10 x 4 IC
(6) Mountain Climbers – x10 IC
(7) Cherry Pickers – x5 IC

Mosey to Pool Wall – 5 wall-ups

Mosey to Recruiting Center – 5 burpees before crossing road

The Thang – Brickwork (1 CMU/PAX)

1. GOOD MORNING
10 GOOD MORNINGS
10 SINGLE-LEG SQUAT (BOTH SIDES)
10 GOOD MORNINGS
10 PLIO-MERKS (EACH SIDE)
10 GOOD MORNINGS
10 SINGLE-ARM ROWS (EACH SIDE)
10 GOOD MORNINGS

2. CMU 4 Corners (Move through corners clockwise)
Corner 1: 25 CURLS (5 blockees — CMU LUNGE to next corner)
Corner 2: 25 SQUATS (5 blockees — MURDER BUNNY to next corner)
Corner 3: 25 OHP+TRI EXT (5 blockees — CMU BEAR CRAWL to next corner)
Corner 4: 25 CMU SWINGS (5 blockees — RIFLE CARRY to next corner)

(10 count)

3. 4 STATIONS:
1. 20 Pull-ups (TIME KEEPER)
2. TIRE FLIP
3. CMU THRUSTERS
4. CMU LUNGES
ROTATE UNTIL ALL PAX HAVE BEEN TO EVERY STATION.

MARY:

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
6STRONG

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

MOLESKIN:

Prayed for Biohack’s surgery and family

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Borg’s VQ, Colonel’s last day, Coffeeteria @Chick-Fil-A next Thursday

RISK

THE SCENE: 54 AND OVERCAST!

DISCLAIMER: 
Welcome F3 (Fitness – Fellowship – Faith)
Slow Squats OYO during Disclaimer: Snaggletooth – not a professional, FREE workout, MODIFY as needed, COVID PRECAUTIONS, Cell phone in case of emergency.

Warm-o-Rama
1. SSH – 10 x 4 IC
2. Imperial Walker – 10 x 4 IC

3. Baby Arm Circles – 10 x 4 each side IC

4. Tempo Merkin – 10 x 4 IC
5. Mountain Climbers – 10×4 IC

Follow the Leader – mosey, side-step, karaoke, hi-knees, butt kickers to Amphitheater – Mucho Chesto (10 merkins + 10 werkins + 10 diamonds + 10 stagger right + 10 stagger left)

Mosey to Recruiting Center – 5 burpees in parking lot – 1 CMU/PAX

THE-THANG 
1. GOOD MORNING

  • 10 GOOD MORNINGS (CMU BEHIND HEAD)
    10 SINGLE-LEG SQUAT (BOTH SIDES)
    10 GOOD MORNINGS (CMU BEHIND HEAD)
    10 PLIO-MERKS (EACH SIDE)
    10 SINGLE-ARM ROWS (EACH SIDE)
    10 GOOD MORNINGS (CMU BEHIND HEAD)

2. CMU 4 Corners   (BORROWED FROM STEAM AND TWEAKED – THANKS STEAM!)

  • Corner 1: 25 CURLS (5 blockees — CMU LUNGE to next corner)
    Corner 2: 25 SQUATS (5 blockees — MURDER BUNNY to next corner)
    Corner 3: 25 OHP+TRI EXT (5 blockees — CMU BEAR CRAWL to next corner)
    Corner 4: 25 CMU SWINGS (5 blockees — RIFLE CARRY to next corner)

Mosey back to Shovel Flag for time.

**Didn’t have time for these little beauties here – but believe you me, they are a-comin’.***

3. 4 STATIONS:

  • 1. 20 Pull-ups (TIME KEEPER)
    2. TIRE FLIP
    3. CMU THRUSTERS
    4. CMU LUNGES
    ROTATE UNTIL ALL PAX HAVE BEEN TO EVERY STATION.

4. Nickel/Dime/Quarter x2 – PAX mosey to Amphitheater

  • Round 1
    5 Dips
    10 Box Jumps/Step-Ups
    25 1-leg squats on bench
  • Round 2
    5 1-leg squats on bench
    10 Dips
    25 box jumps/step-ups

MARY: PAX choice

COT – RISK.

I’m not a natural risk-taker. But in this season of Lent, I’ve been challenged to risk something that brings me closer to God, that makes room for Him. You see, risk requires faith. Faith pleases God. Hebrews 11:6 says, “Without faith, it is impossible to please God.” Faith is the only thing that has ever impressed Jesus. Look at Jesus’ interaction with the Roman centurion (Luke 7:1-10). Check out Mark 7:24-30 to see Jesus’ most uncharacteristic interaction with a Syrophoenician/Canaanite woman – as if he was just pressing her faith to keep risking, keep trusting that He is exactly Who she thinks He is, and can do exactly what she thinks He can do. Will you risk courage in a decision, vulnerability in an important relationship, leadership in a situation that requires it, making the tough call even if it costs you personally?

Father of the modern missionary movement William Carey’s motto: “Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God.”

Lent is here – Spring is coming. What will you risk IN FAITH moving into the new season?

MOLESKIN:
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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PAUSE

THE SCENE: 48 and wet
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Yep – all the stuff.
WARM-O-RAMA:

• SSH – IC X7
• Squats – IC x5
• Imperial Squawkers – IC x5
• Mountain Climbers – IC X5
• Tempo Merkins – IC X5
• Overhead Clap – IC X5
• LBAC (fwd/back) – IC X5 (bigger)
• Moroccan Nightclub – IC X5
• Hi Knees/burpees x3
• Projectivators x5
• SPRINTS – Parkside to Library and back
• Mosey to Parallel Bars – 5 dips/5 lunges each leg
• Mosey to Pool Wall – 5 wall-ups/5 squats
• Mosey to RC

THA-THANG:

1 CMU mosey to Tinseltown Side Stairs
• 10 single-arm rows each side – CMU stairs
• 10 lunges each leg – CMU stairs
• 10 good mornings + 10 BBS – CMU stairs
• 10 uneven merks each side – CMU stairs
• 10 kettle swings + 10 calf raises – CMU stairs
ROUND 2:
• 10 narrow merk + 10 plio-merk – CMU stairs
• 10 thrusters + 10 squats – CMU stairs
• 10 curls + 10 OHP – CMU stairs
• 10 V-up + 10 flutterkicks (4-ct) – CMU stairs
• 10 tri-ext + 10 overhead side-side (2-ct) – CMU stairs
• 6:05 – return CMU/Pool Wall (5 wallups/squats) to Parallel (5 dips/lunges)/JAIL BREAK TO SHOVEL FLAG

MARY:

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
6 MEN: Erector, Borg, Biohack, Mathlete, Rocket, and Snaggletooth

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
“Be still [again] and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10

Still learning the lesson from 2020 – “Be Still” – A resource that I have been using may be a helpful tool to each of us in this time is the Pause App. It’s a simple 1 minute meditation. There are options for a 3-minute, 5-minute, and 10-minute meditation that you can do anytime during the day to come back to God in the midst of the rat-race that is often our workday.

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