F3 Knoxville

JUCO Parking Lot Pain

THE SCENE: Pleasant 63 degrees – very nice.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH
1 Burpee
Tempo Squat
2 Burpees
Tempo Merkin
3 Burpees
Freddy Mecuries
4 Burpees
Imperial Walkers
5 Burpees

THA-THANG:

Mosey to the large parking lot
10 Thrust Merkins
9 Iron Mikes
8 Elbow Planks
7 Body Builders
6 Squat Jumps
5 Should Taps
4 Round the Clock Merkins
3 Monkey Humpers
2 Big Boy Situps
1 Diamond Merkin
Run to the other side of the Large Parking Lot
Knock off the last exercise
Repeat forever…or until about 6:10

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Job 38: 1-11

1Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said:
2“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
3 Dress for action like a man;
I will question you, and you make it known to me.
4“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell me, if you have understanding.
5Who determined its measurements—surely you know!
Or who stretched the line upon it?
6On what were its bases sunk,
or who laid its cornerstone,
7when the morning stars sang together
and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
8“Or who shut in the sea with doors
when it burst out from the womb,
9when I made clouds its garment
and thick darkness its swaddling band,
10and prescribed limits for it
and set bars and doors,
11and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther,
and here shall your proud waves be stayed’?

MOLESKIN:

F3 = Unit Cohesion – Appreciate the fitness, but cherish the fellowship, encourage others to take up the mantle of leadership with the Q community

Trust in our sovereign Lord – He is in control of everything even we don’t see/feel it

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Booster mentioned going to the Quacken on Wed evenings to support the AO.

A Waxjob Classic

THE SCENE:  50 and a little drizzly.  Perfect!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  Administered
WARM-O-RAMA:

Cherry pickers
Michael Phelps
Knee Tap Merkins x 10 IC
Mountain climbers

Quick mosey – stop for flutter kicks

Quick mosey – stop for Hello Dolly

THA THANG:

(Hat tip to Waxjob – he led this Q two years ago)

Mosey to the Tomo courtyard with a couple of stops along the way.

Split into 2 teams. Each team has an list of exercises.

One die with numbers 1,2,3.

One team rolls the die. That’s the number of laps up the stairs and back around.

While that team runs the laps, other team works through the exercises until laps are completed.

When entire team returns from laps, other team rolls.

When list is complete, set up a cone as a counter and start again.

See how many times each team can work through the list.

Exercises:

  • 15 Merkins
  • 15 4-ct Monkey Humpers
  • 15 Carolina Dry Docks
  • 10 Iron Mikes (each leg)
  • 20 Flutter Kicks
  • 10 Squat Jumps
  • 20 BBS
  • 10 Burpees
  • 20 4-ct Mtn Climbers

Mosey to the guardrail for 15 chest-tap merkins + 25 dips

Then to the big lot.  Sprint to 10 islands, stopping at each for a burpee

MARY:

Single file shuttle run back to the flag.  Every 10 seconds, front man falls off and does freddy mercury until the back of the line passes.  As you pass the man on the ground, shout out his F3 name.

Sleeping hillbillies L&R IC

Boat and canoe – Waxjob Classic

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

17 for the bootcamp + 2 rushers

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Almost 2 years ago, I came to my first JUCO F3 bootcamp and Waxjob led that awesome workout.  I was hooked – and JUCO has been a special part of my life ever since.  The Word this morning was about how unique and special this group is…

Early in the biblical story of Daniel, the nation of Babylon besieges Jerusalem – plundering the Temple of God and kidnapping some members of noble families.  Among the captives brought back to Babylon, where they would be taught to rule like Babylonians, were Daniel and his three friends; Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.  Once in captivity, they were given Babylonian names in order to conform to the culture; Belteshazzar, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego – and they were placed into service of Babylon’s King Nebuchadnezzar.

Two years later, Nebuchadnezzar had a nightmare and issued a threat to his sorcerers and counselors (whom Daniel/Belteshazzar was then among), “Tell me what my dream was and what it means – or you’ll be torn limb from limb and your houses destroyed…”  Picking up in Daniel 2:17-18, “Then Daniel went home and told his friends Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah what had happened.  He urged them to ask the God of heaven to show them his mercy by telling them the secret, so they would not be executed along with the other wise men of Babylon.” .  Daniel urged his friends to pray with him in his time of need.  Did you catch what Daniel called his friends?  When he needed true friends, Daniel found the men whom he knew in a special way.  He had a history with these men, and he called them by the names that few others in Babylon knew them as; Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.

At JUCO, we call you by another name and we know you as few others do.  The only people who call you by your F3 name are the men who come out in the gloom with you…and they know you as a man who pushes himself to be better each day.  Those men do burpees in the rain with you…they sweat with you… they challenge you…they pray with you….  It is such a unique and special thing, and I don’t know of a better group of men out there.  Nowhere else do you see men doing what we do out here.

My challenge this morning was simple: To get all the benefits of F3, be engaged with this unique tribe.  It’s not about showing up for workouts, but about really having a community of men to live your life with.  If you’re not now, then how?  Start by sticking around after the photo to talk with another HIM about something besides the workout – family, life, struggles, victories, vacation plans – whatever…  Text some of these men throughout the week.  Post something on Slack for all of us to see.  Share a meal with another HIM – preferably including your families.  Live life together.

F3 JUCO is a special community of special men.  I’m grateful to know you all and want to you feel like part of a unique team.

Proverbs 27:17

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

MOLESKIN:

Prayers for Booster’s father and mother-in-law.  Prayers for Sty’s employee.

Cosmo is the Trivia King.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Keep the donations for Safe Haven coming through the end of the month!

Remembering the Iron Pax Challenge

THE SCENE: warm and humid
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Baby Arm Circles forwards and backwards

Overhead Claps

Cherry Pickers

Rockettes
THA-THANG:
Mosey to Watt Road

4 cones spaced about 25 yards apart.  Complete 4 rounds of:

Walking lunges to cone 1, 25 squats

Broad Jump to Cone 2, 25 merkins

Walking lunges to cone 3, 25 jump squats

Broad jump to cone 4, 25 wide merkins

Bernie to the beginning.

 

3 cones spaced about 10 yards apart.  Inch worm merkins between cones.  At each cone do;

10 burpees, 10 iron mikes, 10 BBS

Repeat 4 rounds

(This one became heavily modified due to time and other factors!)

Mosey back to AO
MARY:
Gibbler lead us in flutter kicks and boat/canoe

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
FNG – Willy Wonka
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Insert the WORD here.
MOLESKIN:
Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

Another Lap

THE SCENE: 37°F  and an Amazing Moon set to watch
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER Administered
WARM-O-RAMA:

Cherry Pickers, Hill Billy Walkers, Plank Dips 10 each side, Side Straddle Hops, 12 Clockwork Merkins
THA-THANG:

2 line indian run to Sophomore Hill, Bernie up the hill to Pull up bars.  6 stayed at the bars and did

  • 5 Pull Ups
  • 10 Leg Raises
  • 15 BB sit ups

Mosey down the stairs to where the first team started for

  • 5 4 count Australian Mountain Climbers
  • 10 Heavy Squats
  • 15 (or till the group finished) CPR (Curl, Press, Tricep ext)

2 Rounds of that.  Then everyone grabbed 2 CMU’s and headed to the bottom of the stadium hill

Hot lava across the street (stepping from one cmu to move the other and never touching the street)

Carry 1 CMU up the hill for 10 Diamond Merkins on the block. Run to the top corner of the stadium for 20 Squats

Crawl bear down the hill to run the curb:  Then do it in reverse, Bear Crawl, Squats, Diamond Merkins, Hot Lava over and back and then back as time allowed.

We made it farther than last time then ran to the big parking lot and did merkins on each line, leaders doing more till the PAX was all together.

This time we had time for guardrail dips OYO, then bear crawl together across the street and finished with 10 guardrail dips in cadence.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
20 HIMS (8 were rushing)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Repeated a Q from 2 weeks ago… because:

1) Leading doesn’t have to be hard – redo something you did or enjoyed doing, sign up and make it awesome
2) It’s also a picture of our spiritual walk
Consider the 3 main disciplines: Prayer, Reading the Bible and Worship
A) Prayer
Familiar (in a good way) or caught in a routine rut?   1 Thes 5 17 Pray without ceasing
Repeating yourself; been there done that attitude; or persevering, improving? Even if it feels like the same thing God wants to hear your heart. Consider the honor: You are communicating with God

2) Read God’s word: Psalm 119:16 I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.
Is it life giving or If it’s routine or boring ? Move from discipline>Desire>Delight
You don’t stop because it’s hard and you didn’t always love doing this

3) Worship: Gal 5:25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.
Personal and Corporate worship: are we being Spirit led?
Was it your favorite or was it not not what you wanted it to be?
Not seeing the growth you want? Maybe it isn’t about you. Phll 2 In Humility, consider others of greater importance than yourself.
For Jesus Christ to be the main thing you can’t be the main character. Get okay with that and love others well like He did

The best corporate worship is when individual worshipers come together and magnify the name of Jesus together. Bring your best to the Lord; prepare your heart John 4:24 God is Spirit and those who worship Him must worship in Spirit and Truth

Don’t let Church be the only worship time of your week. If you only worked out once a week it’s not going to grow you. Likewise, find ways to worship God in Spirit and Truth all the time.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
New AO location in Maryville coming early March

Eskimo Shoulder Shutter

THE SCENE: Low 20’s
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Side straddle hop x 25, Cherry pickers x 5,  Tempo merkins x 10, Tempo squats x 10 , Wine Mixer x 10
THA-THANG:

  • Up the hill and grab fist sized rocks at the shopping center
  • Motivator – 12
  • 30 sec wall sits on the minute with arms in front
  • Dora – Bear crawl down, Bernie Back

    150 Hillbillies (four count)

    150 Swimmers (four count)

    150 Twinkle Toes (four count)

    150 Flexors (single count)

    150 Kickbacks (single count)

  • 4 corners (only got 3)

    10 burpees

    10 squats

    10 four count American hammers

MARY:

  • Arm circles forward, over head clap, seal clap for last minute

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
17 HIMs – 11 Juconians, 6 Rushers
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Exodus 17:8-13 8 Then Amalek came and fought against Israel at Rephidim. 9 So Moses said to Joshua, “Choose men for us and go out, fight against Amalek. Tomorrow I will station myself on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand.” 10 Joshua did just as Moses [i]told him, [j]and fought against Amalek; and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 11 So it came about, when Moses held his hand up, that Israel prevailed; but when he let his hand [k]down, Amalek prevailed. 12 And Moses’ hands were heavy. So they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it; and Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side and one on the other. So his hands were steady until the sun set. 13 And Joshua [l]defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

When you get tired battling for the Lord, who is your Aaron, who is your Hur? Who places a stone under you. Who will support your hands so that they will be steady until the sun sets? No one is called to fight the good fight alone. Spend yourself in battle yet surround yourself with good men who will support you so that we always take the fight to the enemy. Today, if you feel the fatigue in your shoulders, say their names, the names of those who support you. If you don’t have someone YET, then pray for a name to be revealed and the confidence to bring them alongside you.

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