F3 Knoxville

Ink Blot Testing at the Asylum

THE SCENE:  It was 64 degrees with 90%+ humidity.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Yes, all the things.
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH, Tie Fighter, Tempo Merkins, T-Merkins, Downward Dog Stretch, Sumo Squat, Windmills, Rocky Balboas, Loop Around the Parking Lot.

THA-THANG:

  • 10 Boxcutters at the bottom of Baby Everest Run to the Top for 3 Man Makers
  • Route 66
    • Big Boy Sit-ups – going up
    • Froggy Squats – going down
  • A Pictogram Circuit BLIMPS Progression – Parking Lots to Circus Maximus
    • Six (6) Stations that Add a Workout to the Series:
      – Bearpees (5)
      – Lt. Dan’s (10)
      – Imperial Squat Walkers (15 – 4 Count)
      – Merkins (20)
      – Plank Jacks (25)
      – Sumo Squats (30)

MARY:
Not needed.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
12 HIMs, Including an FNG named Elmer
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Isaiah 57:14 – “…Remove the stumbling block out of the way [of the spiritual return] of My people.” – In other words, we should get out of the way of God’s plan and work to further His Will. Less me and more Him.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

IRON PAX Week 3 Challenge

THE SCENE: JUCO at Sophomore Hill
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Tempo Squats (had to get going)

THA-THANG:
IRON PAX WEEK 3 CHALLENGE:

10 (low bar) pull ups
15 burpee coupon jump overs
20 coupon curls
25 coupon thrusters
30 gas pumps

AMRAP within 43 minutes

MARY:
No time

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Colossians 1:10:  so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,

  • A call to grow spiritually, take inventory, and ensure that we’re living a life worthy of the calling of the Lord

No B.S. Assessment: Send It!

THE SCENE: 60s, cool, sunrise on the way.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:

Welcome to F3: Fitness-Fellowship-Faith! My name is Steam and I’ll be your Q this morning. I am not a professional and you are here on your own volition, with means you chose to be here this morning, just like the man on your left and right – so let’s make it count! If you need to modify any of the exercises we do this morning feel free to do so – but push yourselves and those around you. Lets keep the mumble-chatter and the morale at a high today!

[ Q introduces FNG Eric ]

WARM-O-RAMA:

Side-Straddle Hop (SSH): 11×4 in cadence

Windmill: 11×4 in cadence

Hillbilly: 11×4 in cadence

Baby-Arm Circles: Forwards 11×4 in cadence & Backwards 11×4 in cadence

3 burpees on your own

THA-THANG:
PAX formed up 2 lines in front of the AO – mosey’d to Asylum playground

  • 1 For 1 (and so on)
    • Get in battle buddy teams
    • 1 box jump on the bench
    • run down to end of playground parking lot
    • do 1 merkin
    • Rinse & Repeat – adding 1 rep each time
      • 2 box jumps & 2 merkins, etc

About halfway through, Q calls for recover at the playground

Does a morale check with PAX – asks some of PAX for a morale status report: All’s well.

PAX forms 2 lines and mosey’s back to car parking lot/AO area

Q leads PAX in F3 cadence call – Q calls something out – PAX repeats

    • “F3!”
    • “Good For You!”
    • “Good For Me”
    • “HUH!”
    • “HA-HA!”
    • “1, 2, 3!”
    • “I love F3!”
    • “4, 5, 6!”
    • “Pickin Up Sticks!”
    • “7 and 8”
    • “F3 is great!”
    • “9 and 10!”
    • “Let’s Do It All Again!”
    • “HUH!”
    • “HA-HA!”

 

  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
    • PAX get’s in new battle buddy teams
    • Bottom of hill by AO: 5 battle buddy sit-ups(BBSs) each
      • BBSs = one battle buddy hold the other’s feet, while they execute sit-ups with fingers interlocked behind their head
    • Top of hill by AO: 5 side straddle hops (SSHs)
    • Rinse & Repeat- adding 5 reps each time until each battle buddy does 25 BBSs at the bottom and 25 SSHs at the top

 

  • Recover at the AO
    • Q leads PAX in 15×4 cherry-pickers in cadence
    • Asks for a 10-count from PAX
    • Q describes what a “No B.S. Assessment” is (See Moleskin at the bottom of this back-blast) and asks various PAX to give one
    • Pusher & Fabio & Umbro give solid No B.S. Assessments
  • Q leads PAX towards the pavilion with picnic tables towards the back of the AO

 

  • The Final Countdown (7 minutes left)
    • PAX gets in new battle buddy teams
    • 1 battle buddy does 5 incline merkins + 1 Man-Maker (8-count merkin) under the pavilion while the other battle buddy runs to a dugout and executes 1 good pull-up/chin-up.
    • Rinse & Repeat – adding only an extra Man-Maker each time
    • Q calls for a 15 count and leads PAX back into the AO

 

  • PAX Circle Up inside AO
    • 15 Side-straddle hops (SSHs)
  • And boom goes the dynamite – that’s it!

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
22 PAX (1 FNG – Eric Alley/Globetrotter)

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Talked about an F3 Knoxville HIM, Brandon Rabun/Cupcake, being deployed to Afghanistan this morning, and the Latin phrase “Nil desperandum” = do not despair. If I’m being honest with myself, I don’t always live out of a nil desperandum attitude. And I’m not even being shipped overseas or risking my life day to day.

A verse that came to mind that Cupcake and I have talked about before is Isaiah 6:8 = “And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.”” Now, not all of us are called to serve in the military, or overseas like Cupcake, but where is the Lord asking you to serve dutifully this week in your own life? I wished I lived more like Isaiah 6:8, being all in. As we try to live life as High Impact Men and humble servants of the most high king, I invite and encourage and challenge firstly myself, I need to hear this more than anyone (funny how that works when you’re delivering a BOM sometimes huh?), and all of us to be all in for the God we serve and live out of a place of “Here I am Lord! Send me where you will have me this week. Send me to those hard conversations, send me to be a better husband, brother, father, boyfriend, send me to be your messenger, help remind of the cross so that I may never forget who it is that sends me into the day.” Men, I pray that each one of us puts the full armor of God on this day and this week as we prepare to be sent where he will have us. I pray for eyes to see His beauty, ears to hear His truth, lips to speak His love, and hands and feet to go and serve Him.

Keep the Faith & Fight the Good Fight!

MOLESKIN:
No B.S. Assessment = Asking someone to give a real, non-sugar coated check-in/assessment about how they really are doing where they are physically, emotionally, spiritually, mentally, etc. There is a certain intentionality behind a No B.S. Assessment – to not just go through the motions of checking in with other High Impact Men/people in our spheres of influence, but to really ask for a check-in/assessment without the B.S.

Example: “Hey, how are you? –> “I’m good I guess.”

Example of a No B.S. Assessment: “Hey Mac, I notice you haven’t been around in a while man, give me a no B.S. Assessment.” –> “Wow, thanks for asking. I guess I’ve got a lot going on with the family, kids, you know how it is.”

Sometime’s it’s hard to ask for a No B.S. Assessment and maybe even harder to be asked for one. The purpose of No B.S. Assessment is to go beyond the question or even the formality of the question of “How are you” for example – but to intentionally ask and care for the deeper part of the individual and their heart.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Several open Q’s for this week on the website – let’s encourage each other to step up and lead!

Circuit Work

THE SCENE: No rain but humid
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • SSH
  • Tempo Squats
  • Baby Arm Circles (Forward/Reverse)
  • Cherry Pickers
  • Merkins

THA-THANG:
Circuit with 6 stops – 2 exercises at each stop; first lap is 15 reps of each exercise, then decrease by 1 each lap (14, 13, 12…..)

  1. Iron Mikes (4 ct) / Big Boy Sit Ups
  2. Flutter Kicks (4 ct) / Supermans
  3. Merkins / Jump Squats
  4. Derkins / American Hammers (4 ct)
  5. Bench Rows / Tricep Dips
  6. Overhead Press / Bicep Curls (w/ the CMUs)

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
38 HIMs including 1 FNG – Welcome ‘Goober’

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Crucifixion Love is the love that Christ showed us. He loved us even though we didn’t deserve it. His Love for us was not predicated on us first loving Him.

Reciprocation Love is loving someone because they’ve first loved us or loving someone with an expectation of something in return. Examples: 1) I’m going to unload the dishwasher so that my wife will notice and that will hopefully lead to sex later on tonight. 2) I’m going to help out with the kids this morning so that my wife will let me go golfing next weekend (and if she says ‘no’, I’ll remind her of how helpful I was with the kids the other day). 3) Or maybe it’s simply that you’re hanging out with someone or being friendly towards them because you’re expecting something in return – you hope to close a business deal, be seen in a certain crowd, you want them to approve of you, etc….

Although we’ll constantly fall short of it in our fleshly bodies, we are called to love others with crucifixion love. Love others even when they don’t deserve it. Love others with no expectation of anything in return.

Peaks and Valleys

THE SCENE:  Low 60s and clear.  i.e. perfect.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x25, Imperial Squat Walkers x 20, Line up on baseline, high skip across parking lot, 50% run back, karaoke across and back, butt kickers across, 75% run back.

THA-THANG
Mosey to playground and grab some bench.  Proceed to 25s – start with 20 box jumps, then 5 Hello Dollies, 15 box jumps, 10 Hello Dollies, etc.

Mosey to pavalon.  25s:  Table rows and calf raises on the steps

Mosey to back parking lot.  4 laps with 25s at the end of each lap.  In middle of doing the lap, stop for 10 burpees.  The 25s at the end of each lap:

Merkins/BBS

Iron Mikes (2ct)/Flutter Kicks (4ct)

Carolina Dry Docks/Squats

LBCs (4ct)/something else that I’ve already forgotten

Mosey back to AO

MARY:
Just enough time for some Captain Thors.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Do you like the mountains for the valleys, or do you like the valleys for the mountains.  I heard that question some time ago.  The fact is, you can’t have one without the other.  Life is full of peaks and valleys.  But God is with us either way.  “The God of the Mountain is Still God in the Valley.”  1 Kings20:23-27.  When we are stuck in a valley, God sends us F3, family, friends to help us get up to the moutain top.  And being in the valley makes the mountain top all that much sweeter.
MOLESKIN:
Thanks to Worm for stepping up for the Q on Friday!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Hardship Hill!