F3 Knoxville

Sprints and Merkins

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F3 Welcome and disclaimer

Side straddle hop x25 IC
Burpies x10 OYO
Baby arm circles x10 IC
Michael Phelps x10 IC
4ct Squats x10 IC
Carolina Drydocks x10 IC

Start at one curb, sprint to opposite curb, fast walk back.
Rinse and repeat x10

Merkin Sprints
Sprint to far curb, 20 merkins.
Sprint back, 19 merkins.
Continue to sprint back and forth performing 1 less merkin until down to 1.

Mosey to cardiac hill

Cardiac Hill…Like a Beast
Bear crawl to first turn, perfrom20 merkins.
Bear crawl to second turn, perform 20 merkins.
Crab walk down to first turn perform 20 merkins.
Crab walk to bottom, perform 20 merkins.
Sprint up cardiac to benches, fast walk back to AO.

Tunnel of Love
Finish up with a little tunnel of love

Number off and Name-O-Roma: 29 PAX, 5 FNGs

Yes, in a tennis match love means “nothing”—–15-love, 30-love, 40-love. But to a Christian and a HIM (High Impact Man) love is everything. Jesus commands us to love one another. Sometimes this is not easy to love others who are not like us, don’t treat us well, or don’t believe the same as we do. Matthew 22:37 Jesus was asked which commandment was the greatest. He replied “love the Lord your God with all your heart, your soul, and your mind. And the second is like it, love your neighbor as yourself”. How do we love God with all our heart? Obey His commands, spend time in His word, spend time meditating and in prayer. How do we love our neighbor? Look for opportunities to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Just for today make the decision to be less selfish and more Christ-like—–encourage others, engage with those around you and help them however you can. Serve others, love on your wife and kids, love on your parents and friends—-love them well!!!!


The Coupon Death March

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Welcome and Disclaimer

Side straddle hop x20  (In Cadence)
Rockettes x10  (In Cadence)
High Knees x20 (In Cadence)
Baby Arm Circles Forward x10  (In Cadence)
Baby Arm Circles Backward x10  (In Cadence)
Dry Docks x20 (on own)

The Coupon Death March
Description: Running up the hill by AO and down cardiac hill with coupons. 7 exercise stations along the way. Then, reverse it, doing same exercises on way back. 1 lap is when you’re back at coup stack. 2 laps total (Audible called after 1st lap for time, exercises cut to x10 and stopped at burpees).

Station 1: Coups Stack
Exercise: Merkins w/ rows (each arm) x15

Station 2: Parking Lot

Station 3: Gate
Exercise: Big Boy Sit-ups w/ coupon x15

Station 4: Top of Cardiac Hill by Benches
Exercise: Burpees x15

Station 5: Upper Switchback
Exercise: Big Boy Sit-ups w/ coupon x15

Station 6: Low Switchback
Exercise: Squat & Press w/ coupon x15

Station 7: Base of Cardiac
Exercise: Merkins w/ rows (each arm) x15


Return coups. Mosey to grassy area between pavilion and ball field. Line up and number off: 1s, 2s, 3s

Bermuda Triangle
Description: 3 groups at different spots each doing 15 reps. When done, rotate to next spot.

Group 1 – Pavilion
Tricep Dips on Benches x15

Group 2 – Dugout
Pull-ups x15

Group 3 – Curb by stairs
Box Jumps x15

Superman / Bananas on Q
Pickle Pounders x20 (IC)
Planks 60 seconds

Number off and Name-O-Rama

John 13 – Jesus washed his disciples feet. Real men serve others. A mark of a man is to serve others. To carry the burden, physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well. To give credit and take the blame. To love the annoying guy at work. To do the hard thing when you just really don’t want to. Remember Jesus – God of universe – laid aside his glory to serve others. Let’s do the same, brothers!

It’s getting warmer, but the PAX keeps on doing work!  It was brutal running Cardiac Hill with coupons, but not only did everyone make it they made sure the men on their left and right made it as well.  Great morning and great way to get ready for the holiday weekend!

Plunger’s Revenge…

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Welcome and Disclaimer

Side-straddle Hop x20 (IC)
Imperial Walkers x15 (IC)
Rockettes x 10 (IC)
Blast-off Merkin x15 (IC)
Baby Arm Circles Forward x10 (IC)
Baby Arm Circles Backward x 10 (IC)

Line up on the curb on one end of the parking lot

Parking Lot Runs
Jump Squats x25
Dragon Walk across parking lot

Dry Docks x25
Mario Lunges across parking lot

Merkins x25
Backwards Bear Crawl across parking lot

Mountain Climbers x25 (4-count)
Duck Walk across parking lot

Mosey to bottom of Everest

Mt. Burpee
10 Burpees
Run up and down Everest
9 Burpees
Run up and down Everest
8 Burpees
Run up and down Everest
continue until Q calls time

Mosey back to AO

Sit ups x30 (IC)
“You can’t worship God as a means to anything. That is, the affections of the heart for God are an end in themselves.” -John Piper
21 PAX got up to “punch Friday in the face.” The workout proved to be pretty difficult, but the PAX worked well to encourage each other throughout the morning. Not much mumblechatter on Everest, but I assume that’s because no one could breath (including myself). Lots of sitting at the end of abs indicates a solid beatdown.

Squerkins…The Stuff Nightmares are Made of!

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Welcome and Disclaimer

Squats x15 IC
SS Hops x20 IC

Partner up and head to curb of parking lot

Wheelbarrow Squerkins
Start at one end of the parking lot.  Wheelbarrow crawl to first parking line, do 10 Squerkins.  Wheelbarrow to next parking line, do 9 Squerkins and so on until you get to 1.  Then switch places and head back to the starting line.

Mosey to covered area

Alternating Picnic Bench Circuit
Partner 1 does Dips while Partner 2 does Let Me Ins,
Round 1: 60 sec each
Round 2: 30 sec each

Mosey back to curb of parking lot

Partner 1 bear crawls to end of parking lot and back while Partner 2 does exercise then rotate
100 Carlina Dry Dock
200 Squats
300 Merican Hammer

Running Merkin Ladder
Start at one end of parking lot, run to far end do 10 Merkins.  Run back and do 9, continue running back and forth until you get to 1 Merkin.

3 Min Iso Squats
5 sec hold and rest, 10 sec hold and rest, 20 sec hold and rest, 30 sec hold then back down.

Number Off and Name-O-Rama

Proverbs 12:11, Being diligent in working the land God has you in

Mid-week Beatdown

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Intro and Disclaimer

Side Straddle Hops x20 (IC)
Rockettes x15 (IC)
Michael Phelps’ x15 (IC)
Windmills x15 (IC)
Arm Circles x 15 (IC)

Mosey to lacrosse field.  Pick up coupons on the way

Line up on end line of lacrosse field and partner up.  Complete the following reps of each exercise each round as a team.
1st Round: 200 Squat Jumps with Coupons
2nd Round: 150 Merkins
3rd Round: 100 Lunges (Audible to 50)
4th Round: 30 Man Makers

Mosey to top of Cardiac Hill (return coupons)

Flutterkicks x25 (IC) then run to the bottom of Cardiac Hill
Inclined BBS x25 (IC) then run up Cardiac Hill
Heel Grabbers x20 (IC)

Mosey back to parking lot

Count Off and Nama-O-Rama

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuJTqmpBnI0 (Beauty and the Beast- Gaston “the Man”- The world tells us that to be a man we have to be like Gaston. Strong, good looking, skilled, have girls falling at our feet etc. Even the Disney movie Beauty and the Beast portray a manly man in this manner. Larry Crab, famous author, says, “The only way to be manly is to be Godly,” and being Godly looks extremely different than how most men act today. To be Godly is to live a life modeled after Jesus, who freely gave to all of us by sacrificially coming to earth to give himself away, so that through him we may have life. Now, that is MANLY! Giving our life away to others, instead of taking, and trying to live out the life of a “man” that this world portrays.

“There is a way that seems right to man, but in the end it leads to death”- Proverbs 14:12

The pack was ready to get going this AM with several new FNGs in the house to take on their first F3 workout. The PAX hung tough on the LAX field, even in some dark and gloomy conditions and chased after the stars to complete a great DORA workout. Cardiac Hill never disappoints, but only doing it once this morning was a slight tease, more to come later at the next Bandwagon Beatdown!

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