F3 Knoxville

Been a while

THE SCENE: It was threatening rain all morning but we stayed dry. It was around 50° when we started and dropped down to about 45.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

warmup basics
THA-THANG:

Mosey to the splash pad
3 stations
1) “Jump rope” x100
Imperial Burpees x10 (5 Ct IW between)
CMU squats x30
Bear crawl splash pad and mosey around outhouse, rocks and back then move to next station
2)Merkins-10 wide, 10 reg, 10 diamond, 10 shoulder taps
Bobby Hurley’s x20
Bear crawl up snake
Bear crawl splash pad and mosey around outhouse, rocks and back move to next station
3)Toe touch Merkins x20
LBCs x50
Cobra Kai Merkins x 20
Bear crawl splash pad and mosey around outhouse, rocks and back.

mosey to the intersection and repeat first two stations (minus toe touch Merkins) crawling up the snake and moseying around the island.

Mosey to the flag and to get in the toe touch Merkins, flutters x32

mosey to tennis courts for some suicides and head back to the AO
MARY:
Freddy Mercurys, box cutters and Merkins
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
5 pax
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:3‬ ‭NIV‬‬
Put other people first
MOLESKIN:
It was my first time back in a long time to the equalizer aside from the anniversary. I miss the guys here and need to get out more often.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Kickball tournament

Private Property

THE SCENE: Perfect.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

The regular stuff. And we learned a new exercise…the squat rockette. (Do a squat before each toe touch)
THA-THANG:
Mosey to the boat.. Run around the loop going up to Dwayne Johnson and around the entrance to the tavern. At each cone do…

  • 5 burpees
  • 10 side lunges (per side)
  • 15 Merkins
  • 20 squat rockettes
  • 25 dry docks

sprint between double cones.

rinse and repeat knocking off the highest number exercise each lap. Cheetahs start back up when done adding exercises till Q yells recover.

MARY:

Flutter kicks x32 and a sad attempt at Marge Simpsons. LBCs for a minute

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
12 in the PAX today
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Be friendly. Wave at people. Smile at people. Give complements to people. Make someone feel special.
MOLESKIN:
So it was interesting that the BOM was about being friendly to people today. As I was setting up the work out, I was approached by a gentleman who jumped out of his car and raised his voice at me and said “what are you doing?” I told him that I’m part of a workout group and that I’m just setting up some cones to run between. He said “i figured you were part of that workout group. I’ve told you guys not to come up here.” He was very aggressive in his tone. My reply was very calm and apologetic. Although he started off very direct and pretty much rude, I kept my cool and was nothing but nice and agreeable with him. He has worked at the tavern for 20 years and doesn’t want anyone getting hurt on their property. I told him I can understand that and that we wouldn’t do exercises in the upper parking lot anymore. I was able to let him give us permission to run up the hill and through the property just not do exercises on the property. By the end of our conversation he was somewhat calm, but I wonder how the conversation would have gone if he didn’t start off so aggressive. I think we need to give people the benefit of the doubt that they are doing something good and not something bad. In his case I don’t think he thought I was doing anything bad as he knew I was part of the workout group, but I think he just wanted to show his chest and let me know who was in charge. I did However did forget to ask him if he would like to join us. If I see him again I certainly will.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
I forgot to mention this, but we have a charity kickball tournament on May 15 I would love to see an F3 team or two.

Watch your step

THE SCENE: 34 degrees and clear with a cool looking moon above
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

warmup stuff
THA-THANG:

mosey to the woods for a little trail circuit around the 1mile Main line loop trail.

stopping to do calf raises on worthwhile roots, lunges up the big hill and squat walks down the steep hills. At each trail junction we did the following. 1) 5 burpees, 10 squats, 15 Merkins. 2) same but add 20 dry docks, 3) add 25 lunges. 4) add 30 SSH

We finished in the woods earlier than I thought so we did some sprints x4, side shuffles and karaokes in the parking lot to finish up.
MARY:
Flutter kicks and Freddy mercurys
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
14 pax attended
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Stop complaining
MOLESKIN:
As we entered the woods I felt I needed to tell people to be very careful on roots etc and don’t fall or twist an ankle. I fell immediately after saying it. They didn’t know that I am secretly training to be a stuntman and I meant to do it. Once in the woods there was a little troll that led the way. His name was something I couldn’t understand so he said just refer to me as the nightman. So I followed him and he led us up to the top of the hill where he asked for a troll toll. I offered up one of the PAX and the Nightman was delighted. Frosty…not so much. We could hear Frost’s screams as we moseyed further into the woods….Or so we thought. Coming up behind us at a furious pace was Frosty with a smile on his face. He defeated the Troll and was now wearing the Trolls killer looking shoes. They were pointy and had golden tassels on them. As we stood there admiring the new shoes that Frosty acquired, Tweet-E unceremoniously climbed one of the trees and started jumping from tree to tree shouting “do you think I do Peter Parker‘s just for fun. It’s training you numbskulls! If you did them correctly like I do, you could do this as well”. Bowflex pulled out his backpack full of Bowflexes and boomeranged  one at Tweet-E in mid air. He fell to the ground and landed in a perfect Peter Parker position. “It must’ve been the Zen Evo that gave you this ability to land so swiftly” quipped Bowflex as he caught the returning Bowflex and placed it in his backpack.
“We must move on as there are scary things in these woods” said Junk as he grabbed a squirrel off a tree limb and ate him whole. “Yes, we must move on, I have brownies baking at home and I don’t want them to burn” said Aladdin. La-z-boy, Ribbed, and Medic moaned “B-r-o-w-n-I-e-s” in unison. As we continued on our journey Cavalier mentioned that he was hungry and picked up a mushroom from the forest floor. “I wouldn’t eat that!” said Mayberry. Cavalier ignored the warning and took a bite giving some to Turtle. They both immediately grew wings and flew away. Perplexed at what we just witnessed we reluctantly moved on. We had made it to the end of the trail and somehow Biscuits sneaked by us along the way and was standing there with a basket. It was blossoming with beautiful big buttered biscuits. Proton exclaimed, “that is a big ole biscuit and took a nap in the parking lot using the giant biscuit as a pillow taking a small bite once and a while in his sleep.
6:15 had approached us quickly so it was off to work or for some of the Pax. Others stayed behind to have what they thought was coffee. Why would they assume a black liquid stored in a coffee pot is coffee? That’s on them, not me.
I hope you enjoyed reading about our adventures this morning. Till next time…drink more Ovaltine.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
None

Don’t stop truckin

THE SCENE: Insert info about the weather, etc.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Insert information about the warmup.
THA-THANG:

Mosey to Field 2 for some Krakken
cone in center of field. Cones at 4 corners and 2 on each sideline. Do exercise and qty listed at cone then run to center cone and more to next cone. Keep going till you do two laps or Q says stop. Exercises are:
Imperial walkers 3 ct  x25, merkins x40, SSHx50, , dry docks x40, low squats x20, dips on bench x20, wide Merkins x25,  toe touch planks x20
After completing 1st round run around the perimeter of field and then start second round.

Mosey back to the AO to play some memory. Make a match just do the exercise once and run down to the other end of the parking lot. Don’t make a match, do both exercises and run down to the end of the parking lot.

MARY:
Stuff on  the ground
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

6 pax quidditch not tagged

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Make a list of how you serve others. Are you happy with it? Is your obituary going to be a few sentences or a few paragraphs?
MOLESKIN:

this week I was asked why we do back blasts. And my answer was so people can see what we did and pretend like they’re going to do it at home if they missed. Or people want to see who was at the work out, or they would like to use it another time, or for no reason at all. I told him I’d like to do backblast because I like to write all kinds of weird stuff like the fact I saw a cat that was the largest cat I’ve ever seen this morning. It was white with black spots. it looked like a friendly cat. If I was a cat I think we would be friends. I often wonder about being a cat myself. What would I look like. Would I have a personality like a cat or would I have a personality like a dog. I think I would like to be a cat with a dogs personality. I think that would be funny. Do you like funny things? I like to laugh. Laughing is good. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha. Do you like soup? Soup is delicious. I’m just kidding I don’t like soup. I like sandwiches. F3 is fun except for when it’s really hard. Then it’s not so much fun. Sometimes I feel like I’m a bird and I can fly way. Again I am kidding, birds creep me out, I’d much rather be a dragon. I hope you have enjoyed reading this. Adios amigos.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Meal train- Butters, Maryville launch

Touching Dwayne and doin laps

THE SCENE: BEAUTIFUL. PERFECT.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

We did some side straddle Hops because it is mandatory at every F3 work out, we did some push-ups we did some Rockettes, and we did some cherry pickers for the old men including me.
THA-THANG:
X marks the spot (for not necessarily pain stations but slightly uncomfortable stations that some people may not find that uncomfortable, but some people might so we’re going to call them not necessarily pain stations.)

at every exit along the loop you do the following exercises adding one quantity at each X. Start with Merkins and do one on first X 2 on second X etc. Total of 10 Xs. at X 5 run up hill to touch Dwayne (The Rock) and back down to continue loop. Change exercise each lap. They are:

  • Merkins
  • Squat jumps
  • Shoulder tap Merkins
  • Lunges per leg
  • Arm raise Merkins

MARY:
We circled up for some plank ring around the Rosie. Doing push-ups each time someone completes a lap. Then we did some leg raises and V ups.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
10 pax
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
I didn’t have anything formally prepared but I wanted to speak to the packs about service. We have a God given gift as men to help others. Often times we don’t look for ways to serve but wait until they’re given to us. I challenge them in to look at Waze this week and try and find opportunities to serve someone else. Whether it be talking to someone that needs help, bringing food to someone, whatever. Just look for opportunities. Then butters shared about a woman he met through his work that needs help With food while she is down with a hip injury.
MOLESKIN:
It has been several weeks since I have been out to the dog pound or any F3 work out for that matter, and before that I was very sporadic. I’ve been dealing with several injuries as well as straight up laziness. I miss the camaraderie and they work out very much. My day was so much better after working out although I am pretty darn sore today. It was also great to see @underhand out there again after a two-year hiatus.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Maryville launch announcement,