F3 Knoxville

5 Round CMUesday

THE SCENE: A warm early fall morning. Not as cool as I’d like.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x20 IC
Cobra Burpees x5 IC
Tempo merkins x10 IC
Crabettes x10 IC
TN Rocking Chairs x10 IC

THA-THANG:
Carry CMUs over to the corner of the parking lot where the stash used to be, just for nostalgia sake.

We have 5 rounds of 20 reps of each exercise:

  • Squat Thrust
  • 4ct Curls
  • BBS (CMU on chest)
  • Up/Over Merkins (each side = 1)
  • Alpos

After each round, take laps around the parking lot. Round 1 = 1 lap, Round 2 = 2 laps, etc.

If you finished, it was 100 reps of each, plus 15 laps around the parking lot. YHC didn’t quite finish.

MARY:
Barely sneaked in 30x 4ct LBCs
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
9 CMUs plus 2 ruck plates = 11 PAX
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Repeat of James 3. Because I still haven’t got mine tamed yet:
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. 2 For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. 3 If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. 4 Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. 5 So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things.

How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life,[a] and set on fire by hell.[b] 7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. 10 From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers,[c] these things ought not to be so. 11 Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? 12 Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water.

MOLESKIN:
Really looking forward to when it finally gets cool… That was not today.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Hardship hill is just ahead!

More Back and Forth

THE SCENE: Quite pleasant… I wouldn’t actually say there was a chill in the air, but it was certainly cool.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x25 IC
Cobra Burpees x5 IC
Imperial Walkers x15 IC
Tempo Squats x10 IC
LBAC x15 IC each way

THA-THANG:

Repeat of a Q I did at the Asylum a couple weeks ago. Except these light poles are spaced considerably further out!
Mosey around the south field to about the midpoint…
There are 20 cards, one at each light pole.
Start at the middle (pole #10), do the exercise on the card, then go to pole #11, then pole #9, then pole #12 etc.
Exercises (probably not in the right order…)
20 4ct Mtn Climbers
15 Merkins
15 4ct Monkey Humpers
10 Squat Jumps
15 CDD
20 BBS
10 Burpees
10 Iron Mike each leg
20 Flutter Kicks IC
(R&R)

Running short on time, so we skipped the last few cards. But we got 4.5 miles!

MARY:
30x 4ct LBCs IC
10 Merkins OYO
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
More miles than men this morning… Just 4 came out on this holiday weekend!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
James 3:1-12 — Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things.

How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water.

MOLESKIN:
I hate running. Still.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Harship Hill Oct 2!

Back-And-Forth

THE SCENE: Muggy with a little fog.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x20 IC
Cherry Pickers x5 IC
5 Burpees OYO
LBAC x15 IC each way
Tempo sissy squats x10 IC
Calf raises x20 OYO

THA-THANG:
Mosey on up the trail to about the middle of the path between the AO and the base of Everest.
There are 18 cards, one at each light pole.
Start at the middle (pole #9), do the exercise on the card, then go to pole #10, then pole #8, then pole #11 etc.
Exercises (probably not in the right order…)
20 4ct Mtn Climbers
15 Merkins
15 4ct Monkey Humpers
10 Squat Jumps
15 CDD
20 BBS
10 Burpees
10 Iron Mike each leg
20 Flutter Kicks IC
(R&R)

Running short on time, so we skipped the last couple of cards – Flutter Kicks and Burpees… sorta.

MARY:
Remember those Flutter Kicks and Burpees? Yeah. Did ’em.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
14 strong this morning!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Philippians 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.

Where are your thoughs pinned? When everything goes slack, when you have downtime, when you’re pumping gas or driving the kids to school, where does your mind go? Train your mind’s muscle memory to go back to the things mentioned above.

MOLESKIN:
I hate running.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Harship Hill Oct 2!

Life, the Universe, and Everything

THE SCENE: A bit cooler than it has been recently. Might rain… (but it didn’t)
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x42 IC
Cherry Pickers x4 IC
TN rocking chairs x15 IC
Cobra burpees x4 OYO
Regular burpees x2 OYO
Crabettes x10 IC

THA-THANG:
Pax has a choice: “42” beatdown at the AO, or “Over the hill” beatdown at the boats.
“Over the hill” won by a landslide (over Choirboy’s warnings), so let’s grab a CMU and head off!

Stations are set up by the hill with the boats. First station is the timing station – Carry the 90lb sandbag up and over the hill, coming back around by the road.
Remaining stations are AMRAP:
Twist lunge
Tricep extensions
Squats
Blockees
Calf raises
Curls
Up & Over Merkins
LBCs
Ice skaters
Alpos

Didn’t think about the fact that our FNG may not know the lay of the land… He ended up taking a wrong turn, and we had to send out a search party. He was 80% named at that point (Waldo). The W got changed to a B during the COT due to cranial physique.

MARY:
Out of time today. Thanks Abu and Tank for teaming up to bring the sandbag back to the AO!
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
11 helped YHC kick off the 43rd trip around the sun. Welcome to FNG Baldo!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Short word of gratitude to the PAX for the fellowship, encouragement, help, and accountability over the last four years
MOLESKIN:
Thanks to everyone who brought blowers to clean off the AO. Not sure why everyone then decided to leave the AO for the beatdown…
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Hardship Hill coming up – Sign up! Plus help build some obstacles.
Off the Chain on the 21st!

Sandbaggin’ it

THE SCENE: Muggy. Just muggy. Started sweating just doing Cherry Pickers.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

For possibly the first time ever, YHC started out with something other than SSH:
5x Cherry Pickers IC
15x Tn Rocking Chairs IC
10x Tempo Merkins IC
10x Tempo Lunges IC
5x Cobra Burpees OYO

THA-THANG:
Everyone grab a CMU and mosey over to the Dragon. There are 16 cardboard stations laid out a couple feet apart along the path, with a 90lb sandbag at the end.
Starting at the sandbag, everyone mans a station with no skips, leaving the ones at the end unmanned (YHC was prepared for a crowd…)
First PAX schleps the sandbag straight up the grass hill and back down around the path while everyone else does the exercise at their station AMRAP until he gets back.
He hands the sandbag to the next PAX while everyone moves up a station, and then goes to the last manned station.
Once everyone has done each station and carried the sandbag, everyone goes down to the end where the unmanned stations are, grabs a cardboard, and brings it back where they were. Repeat the AMRAPS/Sandbag carry.
For the third round, there are now two options at each station. Each PAX picks which exercise to do at each station.
Round 1:
Calf Raise
Twist Lunge
OHP
Ice Skaters
Curls
V-ups
Squat Thrust

Round 2:
Wood Choppers
Blockees
Squats
Tricep Extensions
Bent Rows
Up/Over Merkins
Alpos

Round 3:
To each his own.

MARY:
Bring the blocks back to the AO. Props to Repeat for schlepping the sandbag and Lebowski for doubling up on the CMUs!
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
8 PAX managed to avoid drowning in the wet air.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
My mother in law passed away from Alzheimers about a month ago. As the disease progressed and took more of her mind, she forgot who anyone was. But she never forgot the Lord, and still talked to Him and about Him to all of us. At her Celebration of Life service, we played the old hymn “It Is Well”, because even until the end she knew that it was well with her soul. Ended the COT by singing that hymn.
MOLESKIN:
Thanks to Matlock for calling out the CMUs! The PAX moved a lot of weight today!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Off the Chain coming up August 21st! Sign up! Also sign up for Hardship Hill… This will be year 4 and it’s bigger and better every year!