F3 Knoxville

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:

  • Sign up for May JUCO Challenge

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:
Get those Save Haven donations in before the month is up and check out Spotter’s May challenge- I encourage you to join.

Burpeelicious 2.0

THE SCENE: mid 30s and clear
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

15 SSH, 15 Mountain climbers, 10 tempo Merkins, 15 Moroccan night club, 10 tempo squats, 10 harry Rockettes, 5 cherry pickers
THA-THANG:
Mosey towards the Sophomore stopping halfway for 5 8-count body builders.  Continue mosey. 15 flutter kicks in cadence. At the Sophomore, perform the following exercises (one at each corner). Burpees and breaking down the burpee.

  • Bernie Sanders up the hill
  • 20 squats and run to next corner
  • 20 merkins and run down to the next corner
  • 20 leg thrusts and run back to start for 10 burpees
  • repeat 2 more times

Mosey to coupon pile and complete 15 squat, curl, press, and tricep extensions in one motion. Complete 5 Prison Cell Merkin burpees and run up the stairs for 5 pull-ups.  AMRAP.

Mosey towards the flag. Stop part way for some Freddie Mercury and continue mosey. Line up for a bear crawl inch worm. Jailbreak to the flag.

MARY:
No time
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
11 at JUCO this morning.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Passivity can be both a good and a bad quality. It can be a peace-keeping quality between spouses or other family members. It is a submissive quality when it comes to submitting to the will of God or submitting to a fellow Christian’s preference on a matter of opinion.

“and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously;”

1 Peter 2:23 NASB

Passivity is a bad quality if it prevents you from the action that may be necessary. Action is needed when standing up for the truth or when disciplining children. Also, when supporting your M and being the husband God calls us to be. This is something that YHC struggles with. I tend to be passive a lot of the time. I prefer to stay away from confrontation. I have come to realize that this may have stifled my growth as a follower of Christ. So, I challenge all of us to be men of action. Whether that be taking action to stand up for what is right or making an active choice to submit, be men of action.

MOLESKIN:
Reach out to those you haven’t seen in a while.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Don’t forget about the donation opportunity this month.

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!

We didn’t melt…

THE SCENE: A wet 55 degrees.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
Good morning!
You gentlemen are here for F3. That stands for fitness, fellowship, & Faith. This is a free workout. You are here on your own volition. I do not know your injuries. Modify if necessary. Modification does not always mean backing down if something is too easy, I encourage you to add on. Covid guidelines make sure you maintaining 6 feet of space and we will not be sharing equipment. Let’s get started!

WARM-O-RAMA:
Side straddle hop in cadence 20
10 Windmills in cadence
10 tempo merkins
Arm rotations thumbs up in cadence
Reverse thumbs down in cadence
Cherry Pickers
Side straddle hop in cadence 20
THA-THANG:

  • Mosey to the large parking lot w/ the person up front falling off for 2 burpees after a 5 count
  • Soccer drill on the curb
  • Walking lunges to the next line 1 burpee
    Bernie back

    Sprint two lines 2 burpees
    Bernie back

    Bear crawl back to the 2nd line
    Flutter Kicks x20
    Repeat from new starting point

  • Mosey with the person in the back weaving to the front to the coupon pile
  • 10 Blockees run up the stairs and do 5 pull ups
  • 20 Thrusters run up the stairs and do 5 pull ups
  • 30 Curls run up the stairs and do 5 pull ups
  • Flutter kicks in cadence
  • Mosey to the flag stopping for flutter kicks and Freddy Mercury

MARY:
Mucho Chesto

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
Use the TAGS on right-side to record PAX (BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOURSELF) in attendance. Be sure to select the AO in CATEGORY above TAGS and then delete these notes!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
So what’s the #1 commandment? Put God first.
What did Jesus say was the 2nd most important commandment?
Love thy neighbor as much as you love thyself.
Why is this so difficult?! That’s a question. Why?!
Our neighbor doesn’t necessarily mean our next door neighbor. It could be anyone we encounter.
The truth is, we don’t know what someone is going through and a simple act of kindness or a smile can be a game changer.
I challenge you to be kind to everyone you encounter this week. Volunteer your time to help someone , give blood, a simple smile can go a long way. Do it even if you don’t get a “Thank you” or a smile back. That’s not why you’re doing this!
MOLESKIN:
Matthew 22:34-40
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.