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.

Don’t Wait Another Day!

THE SCENE: 55 and awesome!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Cherry Pickers (IC) 4 CT X 7
  • Windmills (IC) 4CT X 7
  • Overhead Claps X 10 (IC)
  • Tempo Squats (IC) X10
  • Tempo Merkins (IC) X 10
  • Tennessee Rocking Horse X 10
  • Indian Run To Coupon Pile (lead runner drops & does 5 merkins)

THA-THANG:

4 Corners in Parking Lot Near Coupon Pile

  • CMU Bentover Rows Per Corner X 20
  • CMU Overhead Press, Curls & Squats Per Corner X 20
  • Merkins, Big Boys, Lunges, Per Corner X 20
  • Wall Squats
  • Mosey To Shovel Flag

MARY:

Imperial Walkers X 20

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

15 men

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Don’t let wait until it’s too late to tell someone you love them or mend fences with friends and family.  We never know when our time on this Earth is up so be intentional with great, good and terrible relationships.

  • Jesus said, “If you enter your place of worship and, about to make an offering, you suddenly remember a grudge a friend has against you, abandon your offering, leave immediately, go to this friend and make things right. Then and only then, come back and work things out with God.” — Matthew 5:23-24(MSG)
  • A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense. — Proverbs 19:11(NIV)
  • Jesus said, “First get rid of the log from your own eye; then perhaps you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.” — Matthew 7:5(NLT)
  • Do everything possible on your part to live in peace with everybody. — Romans 12:18(TEV)
  • Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” — Matthew 5:9(NIV)

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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Did not count

THE SCENE: 65 and prefect
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Explained that YHC can’t do 3 things at once.  Exercise & Count & Pray for ya’ll and the day.  So today we just worked out based on time it took others to do stuff.  No counting required.

High Knees -while: Explained the above
Side Straddle Hop-while: Each HIM did 1 Burpee in sequence
Plank (High, Right, Left, 6 inches)-while: Each HIM ran the outside of the circle 1 at a time
Moroccan night club, Overhead clap, Arm circles -while: Each HIM ran the outside of the circle 1 at a time
Flutter Kicks -while: YHC Bear Crawled the inside of the circle
THA-THANG:

Mosey to the close guardrail where one HIM did prison-cell-merkin-burpee’s while everyone else did guardrail dips. Then Clap Merkins on the guardrail while each him did one burpee.

Mosey, with a little Bernie, to the coupon pile (which was nicely cleaned up) where we played “Simon Hey Ho He”  Each guy added one CMU exercise to a sequence and if we got it wrong we had to do a burpee (which in the end seemed far easier than the sequence, and made counting seem super simple.)

Dora

Mountain Climbers While partner:
Pull Ups AMRAP
Advanced CPR Leg Lifts
BBS Wall Touch
Merkins Tree Touch
Wall Hang on brick wall with holes Sprint for Sign

MARY:
Let others try out the inner circle bear crawl while they called out a Mary Exercise.  Hello Dolly, Flutter kicks, Freddie Mercury, Low plank

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

22 quality HIMs: 7 were rushers

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Today we didn’t count exercises but I want to talk about making today count.

My good friend from college, Julien, does an awesome job of making every day count.  He is perhaps the smartest guy I know and when he isn’t turning a company around or becoming the CEO of a bio tech company he is rehabbing a 300 year old barn by hand.  The guy works amazingly hard.

A few years back he was down in Mexico at a conference and took some clients out deep sea fishing.  They didn’t catch anything.  When they returned to the harbor they see a local fisherman and his son in a tiny dinghy with 3 huge fish.  Julien, impressed at the catch asked him: “Sir, How did you do that?  How long did it take you?”

“Señor, it’s what I’ve done for years.  My son and I caught these in a little less than an hour.”

Julien responded, “That’s amazing!  Are you going out to catch more?”

“No Señor.  This is more than enough for my family and I’ll sell one at market.  Tomorrow is soon enough.”

Julien, a bit confused but intrigued by this mindset asked, “Can I ask, what do you do with your time?”

The Mexican fisherman replied, “I get up early and spend some time with God, fish a little, play with my children, take siesta with my wife, stroll into the village each evening where I sip a glass of wine and play guitar with my amigos: I have a full and busy life, señor.”

Julien offered to help the fisherman make a business of this man’s fishing talent.  “My name is Julien and went to the best business school in the US.  I’m a CEO and love making business succeed.  I want to invest in you.  Can I help you build a business of this?  You could take clients fishing, get a bigger boat, heck a fleet of boats, then make a business of it.  We’d sell the extra catch direct to the distributer, cutting out the middle man, you could make millions!”

“What would this take señor?  How long would it take?”

“You’d move to Mexico city and run the business, in 15, no maybe only 10 years, you bring the company public, huge IPO!  You’d have enough money to do whatever you want.  What would you do with that kind of freedom?”

The Mexican fisherman looked off to sea and smiled as he thought of the possibilities.  Then locked eyes with Julien. “Julien, I know just what I’d do.  I’d move to a small coastal village, much like this one.  I get up early and spend some time with God, fish a little, play with my children, take siesta with my wife, stroll into the village each evening where I sip a glass of wine and play guitar with my amigos.”

And from that day on, Julien lived his life differently.

Okay, I’ll admit, most of that isn’t a true story.   Julien is a real friend, talented hard working CEO. I don’t know if Julien has ever been to Mexico. The parable, you may have heard before, I heard years ago.  But it speaks to the scripture I want to share for today:

Psalm 90:12 “So, Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.”

The “so” points back to the first 11 verses that give us God’s perspective on time.  He was before the mountains were formed and our lives are but a breath.  But then it goes on to ask for God’s favor, wisdom – for Him to satisfy us and make us glad and see Him for who He is.

God’s perspective on time is very important to ponder. Take some time today to realize God’s eternal nature and his perspective.  What are you striving after? Your past doesn’t matter; you plans don’t matter.  What matters: Where is your heart with Jesus right now and are you willing to do more with Him?
Maybe that means to spend extra time with your wife or kids. Maybe it’s difficult, but life altering conversations.  Maybe it’s just helping a neighbor in need.

Read Psalm 90 and consider these things.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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Two Announcers

  • Welcome: Brrr.  37 degrees..  ready for summer
  • Warm Up:
    • A Taste of things to come, Flutters, SSH, Scissors, Sprints, Burpees, Hello Dollys.
    • Then a little humility tour
      • Pickle Pounders at High School Entrance
      • Monkey Humpers at Church Entrance
      • Smurf Jacks at Park Main Sign
      • SSH at All Saints Entrance
  • Work Out:
    • AMRAP until the end.
      • Run between the two Announcer Boxes (Football and Baseball) – with some exercises in between each Announcer Box.   Starting from the Football Announcer Box at top of bleachers
        • 10 Hello Dollys (4ct) – on bleachers
        • 10 Flutter Kicks (4ct) – on bleachers
        • 10 Scissor Kicks
        • 10 Dips
        • 10 Dirkens
        • 10 Burpees at 20 yard line
        • Sprint Across field
        • Lunge Up to Baseball Announcer Box
        • 10 Imperial Squat Walkers
        • 10 Rocky Balboas at first stair tier
        • 10 Rocky Balboas at second stair tier
        • 10 Burpees
        • Sprint Across Field  (That Completes One round)
    • With about a 20 minute time span I think we all had around four rounds completed.
  • Wrap Up & Warm Down:
    • With all the usual focus being on strength training and toughening each other up – I contrasted that with an encouragement towards gentleness and softness.  Handed out Lyrics to David Crowders new song “He Is”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvvKa9vyixw .   We stretched out during the playing of the song as we read the lyrics.  Do not forsake or forget Jesus’ gentleness and kindness.  As High Impact Men we are often encouraged to be tough – and though that is important – I believe it is our gentleness and softness that is the most attractive and alluring and inviting to others.
    • If you’re troubled
      Heavy hearted
      Come to Jesus and find your peace
      If you’re run down
      Empty handed
      Come to Jesus and find your strength
      He is Hope for the hopeless
      Rest for the weary
      Help for the hurting
      He is, He is
      Mending the broken
      Bearing the burdens
      All that you’re needing
      He is
      If you’re wandering
      In the darkness
      Come to Jesus and find your way
      If you want freedom
      Need forgiveness
      Just come to Jesus and find His grace
      He is Hope for the hopeless
      Rest for the weary
      Help for the hurting
      He is, He is
      Mending the broken
      Bearing the burdens
      All that you’re needing
      He is
      Comforter, Counselor, Prince of Peace
      Author and Maker of everything
      Defender, Deliverer, King of Kings
      He is, He is
      Helper and Healer forevermore
      Savior and Shelter through every storm
      My Refuge, Redeemer and Lord of Lords
      He is, He is
      Child of Heaven and Son of Man
      Provider, Protector, the Great I AM
      Alpha Omega, Beginning and End
      He is, He is
      Hope for the hopeless
      Rest for the weary
      Help for the hurting
      He is, He is
      Mending the broken
      Bearing the burdens
      All that you’re needing
      He is
      All that you’re needing
      He is”

Take the stairs

THE SCENE: Perfectly cool and dry 
WARM-O-RAMA:

4ct SSH x 25 (IC); Merkins x 10 (OYO); Tai Fighters x 10 F/B (IC); Merkins x 10 (OYO); 4ct Flutter Kicks x 15 (IC); Merkins x 10 (OYO); Mosey to track… stop for Rocky Balboas along the way
THA-THANG:
Dora Goat Trails:  pick battle buddies; HIM1 runs in bleachers for 1 stack of stairs while HIM2 works toward 100 Merkins then swap; next do 2 stacks of stairs while the other works toward 200 LBCs then swap; lastly do 3 stacks of stairs while the other works toward 300 Side Squats then swap; mosey to patio by stadium gate

11’s by the rock:  spread out along short wall; perform 10 wall jumps (or step ups) then run to and around shamrock rock back to wall and do 1 incline or decline merkin; run back to and around the rock to the wall and continue by reducing wall jump by 1 and adding 1 to merkins

Speed round: battle buddies again… 1 wall sits while other sprints to fix location and back; swap and repeat until Q is satisfied; repeat with lunges replacing sprint; mosey back to AO

MARY:
Howling monkeys around the circle; box cutters led by Mermaid
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
“Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him! Fear the Lord, you his godly people, for those who fear him will have all they need. Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34:8-10‬ ‭NLT‬‬
MOLESKIN:
Went to Vegas on a business trip this week and everyone I mentioned it to laughed and said stuff like “sin city”, “what happens there stays there”, and “try not to lose your shirt” in an approving and joking manner.  Having battled sexual sin and the temptation of pornography in media most of my life… I see sin as no laughing matter.  As a believer and follower of Jesus Christ, I choose to battle my sin on my knees looking to a good and loving Savior who willfully died a brutal death on the cross to free me from the power of sin.  Encouraged the PAX to pray for and help those fighting various sin and temptations in their lives.
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