F3 Knoxville

The Gauntlet

  • Welcome – 1 & all – Free all day every day
  • Warmup
    • Plank hold 6″.  Downward dog . Upward Dog. 20 Windmills . Sky touch . Toe Touch . Burpees
  • Workout: “The Gauntlet”
      • Bring 4 CMUs over to rocks marked with signs.  Those signs have your exercises on them to do in place and across the parking lot straight across to the opposing parking stall.  Do
        • 25 Curls X4—>Dead Bunny
        • 25 LBC X4—->Crab Walk
        • 25 Lunges X4—>Lunge
        • 10 Blockees x4—->Riffle Carry
        • 25 Bench Press x4—>Dead Bunny
        • 25 Flutter Kicks 4ct  x4—>Bear Crawl
        • 25 Squats x4—->Side Squat Spin
        • 10 Blockees X4—>Riffle Carry
        • 15 (2x Rows) x2—->Farmers Carry x2
        • 15 Big Boy Block x2—>Farmers Carry x2
        • 10 Overhead Squats x4—>Crab Walk
        • 25 Dead Blockees x2—->Farmers Carry 2x
      • For example in the first parking stall, do 25 burls with one block, then dead bunny drag it across the parking lot. Go back to your three cmus, do another set of 25 curls, then dead bunny drag that cmu across. Then go back to your two cmus, do another set of 25 curls, then dead bunny drag that one across.
      • So you care carrying and moving your 4 cmus through all the above stationary and traveling exercises.  Once you finish one “Lane” of the parking lot then progress (move) your four CMUs to the next Lane (lane = two parking stalls that appose each other).  The rocks & signs form a zig-zag over the square parkinglot.
      • Once you get to the, then carry your CMUS to the beginning and start again.
      • Each exercise is 1 count.   If there is a 2x by the exercise (or carry) then do the exercise with 2 CMUS at a time.  If there is a 4x by the exercise then do the exercise with one cmu but do it four times.
  • Warm Down – worked out till the end.
  • Word
    • Guess how many parts are in an average car?  ~30,000 parts
    • I just spent 2k cost to fix my truck – and that was only a few pieces. It’s expensive.
    • Guess who is the Richest man alive? Answer: Jeff Bezos at 177 billion
    • Guess which is the richest country in the world? The US at 20 trillion GDP.
    • What can neither Jeff Bezos nor the US BUY?? You!Your body is more expensive and has more parts than any car or machinery out there.

      No country can buy you or replace you. Jeff bezos or the us cant.

      No machine or animal can do what many of did last saturday at Hardship hill.

      And yet you have no plastic and no metal in you.

      You are amazing.. and extremely complicated. Let peter and Jesus explain it.

      “Peter said, “I don’t get it. Put it in plain language.” Jesus replied, “You, too? Are you being willfully stupid? Don’t you know that anything that is swallowed works its way through the intestines and is finally defecated? But what comes out of the mouth gets its start in the heart. It’s from the heart that we vomit up evil arguments, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, lies, and cussing. That’s what pollutes. Eating or not eating certain foods, washing or not washing your hands—that’s neither here nor there.””
      ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭15:15-20‬ ‭MSG‬‬
      https://bible.com/bible/97/mat.15.15-20.MSG

      Where is your heart focus? Fast to find out. The fasting is a tool to stir the heart to find out whats in there. Is your heart feeling dull? Are you out of touch with your heart? Try a fast and you will see what bubbles up and out and what is in your heart.

      But your heart is not the end of the conversation (and complication) is it?

      “Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts. Don’t talk out of both sides of your mouth; avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip..”
      ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭4:23-27‬ ‭MSG‬‬
      https://bible.com/bible/97/pro.4.23-27.MSG

      “A wise heart takes orders; an empty head will come unglued.”
      ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭10:8‬ ‭MSG‬‬
      https://bible.com/bible/97/pro.10.8.MSG

      ““The heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful, a puzzle that no one can figure out. But I, God, search the heart and examine the mind. I get to the heart of the human. I get to the root of things. I treat them as they really are, not as they pretend to be.””
      ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭17:9-10‬ ‭MSG‬‬
      https://bible.com/bible/97/jer.17.9-10.MSG

      The mind leads the heart.
      The heart might say i want to stay in bed .. but the mind knows the goodness that comes from a good F3 workout and devotion and says ‘ yes we are getting up and going”

      And theres more than just the gut and heart and mind.  The Holy Spirit can inform, question and commentate on the other sysytems (Gut, Heart & Mind).
      “Hey go apologize, that wasn’t very nice.”
      Or
      “Hey go say hi to that person over there”
      Or
      “ Hey go help that guy”

      We are complicated by design but we are not without help. Praise the Lord that we are PRICELESS creations of God, irreplaceable,  wonderfully made, and complicated.  We are virtual symphonies of complicated interacting symphonies of physical and spiritual systems intertwined in infinite ways. You are more complex and far better than any plastic or metal machine or animal.  No animal or machine can go through the sand, climb over an inverted 15 foot ladder, swim in the water, climb through a mud pit and do it for 6 hours… AND MAKE IT FUN!!  But it’s even better.  We are not just amazing priceless, irreplaceable physical creatures – we are also spiritual saints endowed with the Holy Creator Spirit who guides protects and gives.   Truly amazing.  Don’t let any Doctor or Engineer or PHD person tell you otherwise.

Bear Crawl Crazy 8’s

  • Welcome: it could rain … 
  • Warmup
    • Yoga with Trolley. Windmills, Cherry Pickers, Toe touches, Sky reaches,  SSH, Upward Dogs, Splits, Right side, left side toe touches.
  • Workout
    • Bear Crazy 8’s all around Campus.   The Crazy 8 consists of:
      • Fast pace run of figure 8 route. Start in middle of 8 and go clockwise.
      • Back at starting of 8, bear crawl half of the eight (ending back at the middle)
      • Fast pace run of figure 8 route starting in the direction where the crawl left off.
      • Back at starting of your crawl end, bear crawl the second half of the 8.
    • We repeated this four times around different terrain on campus.   We hit some stairs, some grazzy knolls, some long parking lots and the inner Sanctum!
  • Warmdown
    • 50 LBCs
    • 50 Flutters
    • 20 Side Crunches Left side.
    • 10 Side Crunches Right side.
  • Word
    • One of the best sermons I’ve heard anywhere was here at Fellowship Knoxville yesterday.  https://middlebrook.fellowshipknox.org/live-mb (Sept 19, 2021).  Often we hear sermons on Faith, Hope and Love, but not as often on Honesty, Gentleness, and Honor.  Please Please listen to this sermon if you can. It will do your heart, spirit and soul good.
  • Wrap-up (Announcements)
    • Hardship Hill Sign up.
    • Q Sign Up
    • IronPax Challenges.

Shamrock Jungle Safari – Tabatta Style

  • welcome: all are welcome – the strong disciplined few show up – 70 degrees – felt like 90.
  • warmup:
    • Inchworms
    • bear crawl
    • lunge
    • spinning side squat
    • burpee broad jumps
    • reverse lunge
    • crab walk
    • spinning side squat
    • reverse inchworms
    • imperial lunge walker
    • reverse bear crawl
    • broad jumps
    • reverse crab walk.
  • workout:
    • in a single file line repeat the above warmup exercises tabatta style.  45 seconds of work, 15 seconds of rest.  1 exercise per tabatta set.  so 45 seconds of inchworms + 15 seconds of rest.  then bear crawl for 45 seconds + 15 rest.  repeat… etc.
    • We made it almost a mile around campus – going around trees, up hills, …
  • warm-down: mosey back to ao.
  • wrap-up: Struggle share time – go around circle , share what God is doing in each persons life.  What challenges you faced last week and what are looking at this week.  Close in prayer – we all have great challenges – challenges of purity, integrity, discomfort, deepening faith, stepping up to leadership, extending physical self discipline challenges, patience challenges, endurance & perseverance challenges, focus challenges.  We all in it the thick of it!  The hill is steep but our God is victorious over all.
  • announcements:
    • Hardship Hill,
    • IronPax,
    • Knoxville Pre-Order F3 t-shirt orders.
    • Q-sign up

Burpee Baseball @ Shamrock

  • Welcome: 1 and all.
  • Warmup: A little bit-o-this, little bit-o-that.
  • Workout: Burpee Baseball
    • Two Teams (split up as even as possible).
    • Player at bat throws a ball (from home plate) into the outfield as hard as can then runs around the bases doing two burpees per base (of the specified type) and then run home to get a point.
    • Player from oposing team goes an fetches the ball (starting from home plate) and must do 5 burpees of the specified type at the ball and then run to home to get a point.
    • The player who gets home first wins the point (ball).
    • Teams switch “At bat” turns every three runs (plays/at bats/competitions)
    • Both teams in the “Dug outs” do matching burpees of their player who is in the current play.  So if your player is running to fetch a ball then you do 5 of the burpees (of specified type).  If your teammate is throwing the ball then you do 6 burpees (of the specified type).
    • The team with the most balls wins the game.
    • We almost got through 20 balls and had one home run (Nice huck @Jenner!)
    • Third game of Burpee baseball ( Game 1, Game 2)
    • The Type of burpee is written on the ball itself and is one of the following
      • Burpee with plank jack
      • Burpee with one leg
      • Burpee with Iron mike
      • Burpee with Donkey Kick
      • Burpee with Double Squat Jump
      • Burpee with Parker Climbers
      • Burpee with Lunge
      • Burpee with Frog
      • Burpee with Big Boy
      • Burpee with Release Merkin
      • Burpee with Double Merkin
      • Burpee with Imperial Walker
  • Warmdown:  None.
  • Wrap up Word: 
  • Announcements:
    • Dad Camp
    • Of the chain (CSAUP)
    • Hard ship Hill

TMF / TCE @ Shamrock

  • Welcome & Warning:
    • Despite this being a totally Free workout, we are Amateurs and so are you – so take heed – be ware. workout, zit, zot, ping pong..zap zork — dang it’s early.
    • Why am I up again? Oh, yeah, to get Total Muscle Failure & Total Cardio Exhaustion….
  • Warm Up
    • Super slow and long cherry pickers…
    • A little Burpee + increasing 1,2,3,4,5 merkin additions practice
    • aaaaannnd onto the Beatdown.
  • Workout (Total Muscle Failure + Total Cardio Exhaustion )
    • Start at left side of far corner of football field. Do
      • 1 Burpee
      • 1 Burpee with two merkins
      • 1 Burpee with three merkins
      • 1 Burpee with four merkins
      • 1 Burpee with five merkins
      • Run down the line to the next 5 yard marker and do the same 5 excercises above. Then run directly across the field on the 5 yard line and repeat all the above until you reach the end of the field. (break up into criss crossing teams if we have enough people 10 or more).
      • We made it to the 50 yard line for a total of 55 Burpees and 110 Merkins.  Then we ran the same pattern zig zagging accross the field to the end zone.
    • At the locker room wall
      • With back to wall, walk your feet up the wall. Hold a handstand for 10 seconds.
      • Repeat 4 times.
  • Warm Down
    • 20 Freddy Mercury’s
    • 20 Mountain Climbers
    • 20 Freddy Mercury’s
    • 20 Mountain Climbers
    • Leg Lift ring of fire ( tight HIM circle legs facing out – hold a leg lift as successive HIMs run around the circle and thrown down the lifted legs)
  • Wrap Up
    • We need to strengthen our second F. Fellowship. We went around the circle and announced our real name and shared a tid-bit about each other that the others probably didn’t know. Some shared prayer requests, some shared how they got their F3 name.  Norm, Daniel, Chris, Nathan, Barry, Matt, Jake, Dan, Bradly, Brad, Joshua.    We learned about swimming, going to med school, fainting, lots of kids, and all sorts of good stories.   Love you guys!  Thanks for comin out and bringing light into the darkness.