F3 Knoxville

Eleventy Three @ Truck Stop

THE SCENE: Mild temp, heavy humidity, and an amazing sunrise

Some stretching followed by 20 yard there-and-backs of the following movements: jog, bernie, karaoke, lateral squat shuffle, jog, bernie
Mosey to the Upper field and complete 3 rounds of 11’s.  After each round, run a lap counterclockwise from the field, down towards the AO, past the ballfield bleachers, to the bathhouse ramp, and back around the the Upper Field –

Round 1 – Monkey Humpers and High-Plank Rear Leg Raises (2=1)

Round 2 – Plank Toe Touches (2=1) and Reverse Lunge Front Kicks (2=1)

Round 3 – Air Taps and Good Mornings

Finished on time
4 HIMs and 2 2.0s

Psalm 19:1-2: The heavens above declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.  Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.
Sign up to Q at the Truck Stop.  We have a great location in the middle of a community that’s currently underserved.  It’s a great opportunity for growth, but we have to have leaders.

Thurs 7-14-22 at Dog Pound – We have pull-up bars??

THE SCENE: Full moon, still air, damp

Done, including the 5 pillars

Feet together – touch toes and hold for 20s.  SSH IC x 15.  Moving Imperial Walkers up to the road.  10 Lateral Plank walks to the left, then 10 to the right.  Mosey to the Back Bone for today’s BD.
PAX use various forms of movement between 3 stations, each with it’s own prescribed movement:

1 – Pull-Up / Merkin 11’s – perform one Pull-Up / Merkin super-set (starting reps = 10/1)

  • Crawl Bear downhill to the cones

2 – 10 Reverse Crunches

  • Sprint up the hill to the next set of cones

3 – 10 lunges (5 each leg); 10 downhill facing Squats

  • Mosey back to Back Bone for next Pull-Up / Merkin set

Once a PAX completes his last Pull-Up / Merkin set (1/10), he proceeds to the 2nd station to join in with whoever he finds there, and completes the workout with them at their pace.

Indian Run back to the AO
14, including 2 down-rangers – Boomer (Tuscaloosa) and Walter (London)

We must be diligent in the spiritual warfare that wages on every day, especially as it relates to our children and online media.  This is not something to be trifled with.  Our children’s innocence is not something to be laid on the line in exchange for our own personal convenience.
The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Kids Age Zero to Eight – https://www.commonsensemedia.org/sites/default/files/research/report/2020_zero_to_eight_census_final_web.pdf

– Some Stats:

  • According to the census report, kids watch an average of 39 minutes a day of online videos, more than double the amount of time devoted to online videos in 2017, when the survey was last conducted.  34% of children 8 and under watch online videos every day.  46% of 2-to-4 year olds and 67% of 5-to-8 year olds have their own mobile device (tablet or smart phone)
  • When looking at the sample of online videos viewed on YouTube, 95% of early childhood videos included some for of advertising, and one in five videos viewed by children 8 and under contained ads that were not age-appropriate.  Inappropriate ads ranged from violent video games, lingerie, alcohol, and politics.  Even in age-appropriate videos, inappropriate ads appeared 9% – 22% of the time.
  • The study also found that young children are primarily watching entertainment, not education content.  Almost a quarter of videos were classified as educational, thought most only touched on basic educational concepts, or filled the videos with toys or vicarious experiences.  Only about 4% of videos had a high educational value, meaning they taught topics at a developmentally appropriate level and went beyond simple or surface concepts.  Roughly three-quarters of videos children watched have weak or no educational value.
  • The amount of content is almost unfathomable, and YouTube isn’t monitoring it because there’s no way that they could be.  500 hours of content is uploaded every minute of every day.
  • The risk/reward of giving a young child access to YouTube is way out of whack

1 Peter 5:8 – Be sober-minded; be watchful.  Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Phillipians 4:8 – Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

August 6 service opportunity – work day at the Cerebral Palsy Center near downtown

Truck Stop Saturday 6-11-22

THE SCENE: Low humidity.  Ideal temp.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: added a rapid fire pre-workout name-o-rama and struggled to remember all 5 F3 Pillars

EV.1 – PAX mosey’d to the upper field to complete the Ab Circuit below – 4 exercises; 4 sets per exercise before moving to the next; 30 seconds of work and 15 seconds of rest

1 – Elbow Plank     2 – Flutter Kick     3 – Full Range Freddie Merc     4 – Dead Bug / X-Up

EV.2 – 1-Mile Mosey around the perimeter greenway

EV.3 – Bleacher E.M.O.M – prescribed rep count for each exercise, every minute on the minute for 10 minutes

1 – High Stepper x 10 (2=1)     2 – Air Squat x 5 (10 for some)     3 – Imperial Walker x 10 (2=1)

  • after the 10th minute – PAX scaled the bleacher and charged up the hill to the greenway, then mosey’d back to Field 1 for EV.4

EV.4 – Touchdowns – 4 rounds of the following – perform the rep-count of the round’s exercise on the end line of the field, then run to the other side of the field and do the same before running back to the start.  Early finishers circle back for the Six

– Round 1 – 20 Merkins (Lunge to the Six)

– Round 2 – 15 Reverse Crunches (Bear Crawl to the Six)

– Round 3 – 10 Prisoner Get-Ups (Run to the Six)

– Round 4 – 5 Burpees (Encourage the Six)

Group Merkins in Ring-of-Fire Format (3,2,1,1,2,3)
9 HIMs and a 2.0 (Champ)
Invite Christ into the areas of your life that are holding you back.  That’s where He wants to be.  Break the cycle.
2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.   The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
July 2nd convergence at JUCO.  No Truck Stop (or any other workouts) that day.

Lab Leak @ The Equalizer 5-27-22

THE SCENE: Cool and damp with mostly clear skies

SSH IC x 20; Windmills IC x 10; mosey to the Splash Pad
EV.1 – 7 minute EMOM – perform 10 reps of the following, every minute on the minute

– High Stepper (2=1)

– Air Squat

– Imperial Walker (2=1)

EV.2 – CMU Tabata at the basketball court

20 seconds on, 10 seconds off, 6 sets per exercise, 30 seconds reset between exercises

1 – Dead Lift —> Straight Arm Front Raise

2 – Halo

3 – Curl

4 – Leg Hammer

5 – Press Jack

6 – Lateral Toe Tap

7 – Goblet Squat

8 – Overhead Press


Finished on time
17 strong
There is no such thing as a legislative or political solution to a spiritual problem.  In America we have a spiritual problem, and as Christians we are called to treat such a problem introspectively rather than with finger pointing and blame.

2 Chronicles 7:14 – If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

– Rampart AO (Kingston) official launch on Memorial Day at 0530 at Fort Southwest Point Park

– F3 Knoxville convergence on July 2 at JUCO

– 45 Minute channel on Slack – make the commitment to 45 minutes of exercise every day, and submit to accountability of iron sharpening iron.  Message myself or Judge Judy to join.

Wrong Way Bunny Slope – The Equalizer 5-9-22

THE SCENE: Mid 50’s with a clear sky and wet grass

First ever attempt at a Warm-O-Rama in motion.  The PAX filed in behind the Q as we made our way towards the Smokehouse while knocking out the warm-ups below:

– Imperial Walkers; Lateral Plank Walks x 10 each way; Grady Corn IC x 5; Walking Lunge x 5 (2=1); Super Marios x 5 (2=1); Toy Soldier x 5 (2=1)

The PAX was divided into random pairs to complete AMRAP of the “laps” below in 30 minutes, with the start/finish line at the base of Bermuda Triangle

  • “A” Lap
    • Rifle Carry to the Rock Pile
    • Murder Bunny up the hill from the Rock Pile to the Picnic Pavilion
    • Complete 4 Over-The-Top Merkins at the Grill Pad (side > middle > side = 1 rep)
    • Rifle Carry to Bathhouse and complete 4 Pull-Ups
    • Rifle Carry to the finish and hand off the CMU to your partner before embarking on “B” Lap
  • “B” Lap
    • Run to the Full-Court, following a path that leads up the steep slope at the baseline
    • Complete 10 Reverse Crunches and 10 Merkins
    • Run to the Playground and complete 10 Dips
    • Bear Crawl from the Playground to the Road
    • Run to the finish before relieving your partner of the CMU and embarking on “A” Lap

0.75 lap around the track and two consecutive 10-counts at the AO
12 Monday HIMs
Don’t shy away from high standards.  Identify areas in your life where you’re checking the box too quickly.  In the workout, maximum effort was required in order to take a short break.  In life, you must have the discipline to only break once the work is complete.