F3 Knoxville

Keep it Simple, Make it Hurt…

54 and clear

Welcome & Disclaimer

SSH x30 (IC)
Mosey to far side

Windmill Merkins x15 (IC)
Imperial Squat Walkers x12(IC)
BAC Fwd x10 (IC)
BAC Bkwd x10 (IC)
Mosey back to SP

Circuit Circus
Divide up and head to 4 Stations
S1: Side Lunges / Dry Docks
S2: Rocky Balboas on the benches / Bench Dips
S3: Iron Mikes/ Superman Swims
S4: Shuttle Run (run to cone, 1 burpee, rinse and repeat adding 1 burpee each time)

Completed rounds of all 4 stations,
R1: 120 sec (change exercise at 60 sec except for shuttle run)
R2: 90 sec (change exercise at 45 sec except for shuttle run)

Mosey to far side near Sunsphere.  Divide into two groups

HIIT & 30s
Group 1: HIIT (8 Intervals)
– R2 1: Ranger Merkins
– Rd 2: Squats

Group 2: 30’s on Stairs
– Bottom: Flutter Kicks (4ct)
– Top: Squat Jumps

When Group 1 finishes switch

Mosey back to SP

Number off and Name-O-Rama (22 PAX)

3 Overlooked Qualities of a HIM: Humble, Teachable & Flexible

Humility is the quality of having a modest view of one’s own importance, rank or abilities. It includes a recognition that you don’t have all the answers, that you may be wrong at times and that others may have better insights, wisdom and abilities in certain areas than you do.
Proverbs 18:12 – Before destruction a man’s heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.

Teachability is the quality of being able, willing and eager to learn from others. It includes an appreciation for the gifts, abilities and experiences of others and a recognition that you can benefit and grow by listening to and learning from them.
Proverbs 19:20 – Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.

Flexibilty is the quality of being able to easily modify your own opinions, goals and actions. It includes the ability to adapt to new information, change course, compromise on non-moral issues, and value other’s interests as highly as your own.
Proverbs 22:3 – The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.

The PAX at Big Ball never disappoint!  We pushed hard an nonstop for 45 minutes and got better.  Great morning with great men…

Burpback Mountain

70 and humid

Welcome and Disclaimer

SSH x20 IC
Divebombers x10 IC
Toy Soldiers x10 IC
Calf raises x12 IC
Baby Arm Circles x20 IC

4 Stations
Four stations set up in the four corners of the parking lot.  Progress from one station to another as follows:
1. Shoulder Press with coupon. Bear Crawl to Station 2
2. 20 merkins. Crab walk to Station 3
3. 20 Big Boy Sit ups. Duck walk to Station 4
4. 20 squat jumps. Broad jump back to Station 1

Rinse and repeat x3

Mosey to Everest for some Burpback Mountain.

Burpback Mountain
Pick a partner DORAs. While one partner does burpees, other partner runs Everest twice.  At the top each time he does 5 American Hammers.  Once your partner comes back from the second run, partner 2 runs Everest and partner 1 does burpees.  Repeat until you have combined for 100 burpees.

Mosey back to AO for Abs

Boat/Canoe led by Bookworm
American Hammers x25 IC (led by Dial Up)
Number Off and Name O Rama

Find time with the Lord and rest with Him. Don’t be afraid to pray for big and great things, because we are meeting with a big and great God who wants the best for us.

The PAX was focused and ready to work. It was good to see some newer faces staying consistent and coming out on a Friday. PAX tackled Burpback Mountain and crushed it, returning to the AO in high spirits.

Circuit Stations

72 and foggy with rain at the end

Welcome & Disclaimer

SSH x30 (IC)
Diagonal Lunges x10 each leg (IC)
Dive Bombers x15 (IC)
Imperial Walkers x15 (IC)
Arm Circles Forward x15 (IC)
Arm Circles Backward x15 (IC)

Circuit Stations
Each PAX grab a Battle Buddy. Battle Buddies will then head to one of the stations outlined by the Q. When Q yells “go” all teams will complete the station. At each Station, while waiting for team member other members will alternate between plank and Al Gores. Upon completion of the Station the team will run together to the next station. Continue rotating until Q says stop and recover at launch point.

Station 1
Run to hill next to parking lot.
Each member runs up hill with CMU. At the top, place CMU down and do 5 burpees. Run back down.
Repeat x3

Station 2
Run to parking lot.
Run suicide sprint. Then each member completes x15 CMU Swings, x15 CMU Presses, x15 CMU Squats.
Repeat x3

Station 3
Run to far dugout.
Each member of team completes 10 pull-ups, 20 Carolina Dry Docks and then runs two laps of stairs.
Repeat x3

Station 4
Run to covered area.
Each member completes x10 Box Jumps, x15 Derkins and x10 Let Me Ups and 1 Suicide Sprint
Repeat x3

Station 5
Run to parking lot near playground.
Run to each cone and do x10 of stated exercise and run to next cone (in a zig zag pattern). At the last cone run on the outside of the parking lot to start line.
Cone 1 – 4ct Flutter Kicks
Cone 2 – Narrow Squats
Cone 3 – Merkins
Cone 4 – Hello Dolly
Cone 5 – Jump Squats
Cone 6 – Shoulder Taps
Cone 7 – Diamond Merkins
Cone 8 – Burpees

Repeat x2

BBS x30 IC
American Hammers x15 IC
Bicycles x10 IC

Number off and Name-O-Rama

Micah 6:8 – “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”

The PAX came out and worked hard this morning.  We were greeted by a nice fog and departed in a steady downpour.  It was a good morning!

Circuit Frenzy

69 and foggy

Welcome & Disclaimer

SSH x 25 (IC)
Wide Merkins x15 (IC)
Imperial Walkers x12 (IC)
Toy Soldiers x10 (IC)
Arm Circles Forward x10 (IC)
Arm Circles Backward x10 (IC)
2 Laps Around the Parking Lot

Mosey to flag pole near covered area.

Circuit Circus V2
Divide up and head to 5 Stations.  Complete each station and run to the next one.
S1: 15 Burpees / 20 Reverse Pickle Pounders
S2: 20 Superman Swims/ 20 4ct Flutter Kicks
S3: 10 Chin-ups / 25 Prisoner Squats
S4: Shuttle Lunge/Crawl/Run (lunge to 1st cone, bear crawl back, sprint to 2nd cone and back)
S5: 25 Merkins / 20 Let Me Ups

Compete AMRAP in 25 min.

Mosey to parking lot.

Cash out
ATM + 30 BBS
Rinse and Repeat

Number off and Name-O-Rama (23, 1 FNG – Lazarus)

YHC shared the preface from “Tribe” by Sebastian Junger.  We are not made to walk through life alone.  Throughout history people have gathered in tribes to not just survive, but thrive. A tribe not only looks out for us, but won’t allow us to just skate by with minimal effort.  Our tribe-mates push us to reach our full potential and never settle for less than 100%.  We become better as we understand we have are responsible for the man to our left and right.  F3 gives us an opportunity to connect to something larger than our everyday world.  Each morning we are reminded that we live in a war zone and our engaged in a battle for the hearts and minds of those we love, but we are not alone!

Hebrews 10:24-25

The PAX continues to push and work hard every single workout.  Our FNG, Lazarus, shared a little bit of his story and blew us all away.  Thankful to have him join the PAX, and look forward to continue to get better together!

Total Merkin count: 30 + n*15 + n*25 + 40 (n = number of times you completed that station)

Merkin Mania

64 and Sunny

Intro and Disclaimer

Side Straddle Hops ICx20
Cherry Pickers ICx10
Frontward Arm Circles IC x10
Backwards Arm Circles   IC x10
Merkins IC x10

Super 21s
Start with 20 merkins and work down to 1
Start with 1 BBS and work up to 20

Elevens on the Playground
Derkins- 10
Dips- 1

**Possible audible with Step-ups instead of Dirkins**

Sky Pounders IC x15

Back to AO for

Dealers Choice ABS and 15 Merkins

Count-off and Name-O-Rama

2 Corinthians 4: 16-18

Total Merkins= 300.  The PAX came to battle this morning and conquered Merkins Mania! I could not do what we do without the support of my brothers! Have a great day men!