F3 Knoxville

Son of a Preacher Man

THE SCENE: Y’all knew it was going to be cold and wet, and you dragged yourselves out there anyway. Q’s got to up his game on a day like that.  
WARM-O-RAMA:

I don’t know anything at all about working out except what I learned from the pax, so SSH (thanks every single Q ever), Cherry Pickers (no thanks to whoever mis-named them), Rockettes, The Junk Science (my humble contribution; you’re welcome), and in honor of the high desert’s very own Preacher, we did The Preacher. Bumped from 10 to 15 after a fittingly profane text from Tucson.
THA-THANG:
A little Route 66 inspired by Lily. The Cloud gave us some Box Baby Boxes, and because there is apparently some unresolved conflict in my life, we visited with my old buddy Jack Webb.

Light rain and a light mosey towards Cardiac but not quite to Cardiac. Picked up some babies by the side of the road and shared them with our buddies. Shout out to Honeydew for carrying the two of us through the Doras.

There comes a time in a man’s life when whatever’s inside has to come out, and Cardiac is built for just such a purpose.

What happens during the Crawdad Comeback is both private and communal; a man experiences his limitations and his freedom; there is running forward and in reverse. It is a time of paradox and, potentially, vomit.

The great Mickey won the final sprint to the AO, and by an embarrassingly wide margin. *Author’s note, he donated the winner’s proceeds to Jumbo, who had wisely saved his energies for his forthcoming 100m breaststroke domination in Kingsport today.

It being the weekend, we cashed out like men, and then we limped away.

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
“Man has places in his heart which do not yet exist, and into them enters suffering in order that they may have existence.” Leon Bloy, with thanks to John Stone.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
AE soccer game at Regal stadium Thursday. There was a Jinx sighting at Thursday’s board meeting! Word on the street is that High Heels prefers his lake house to sweating with us on Saturdays from now until like October.

Roy’s Birthday

THE SCENE: Cool at circle up…around 38 degrees.  We warmed up quick
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Started out with 20 SSH on 4ct then mosey to curb…10 tempo merkins, mosey to other side, 10 4ct plank jacks, mosey back, 10 baby arm circles front, mosey back, 10 baby arm circles back, mosey back…10 Imperial walkers on 4ct
THA-THANG:
Mosey to Circus Maximus.  Descending ladder that started out with 10 exercises then two laps.  Drop an exercise every time circuit is complete. Exercises were… (Oh, it was all done to Roy Orbison’s greatest hits to celebrate his birthday!)

  • Merkins
  • Dry Docks
  • Skaters
  • Peter Parkers
  • Jump Squats
  • Lunge
  • Plank Jacks
  • OH Claps
  • Burpees
  • Diamond Merkins

All done at 10 rep single count

Completed about 4 rounds then mosey to the cloud for some 11’s (dips and incline merkins)

Then an ab session of 20 4ct freddy mercury, 20 4ct flutter, and 20 4ct LBC’s

Mosey to bottom of baby everest for 3 trips up with 5 squats at the top each time.

MARY:

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Bonhoeffer:

I can no longer condemn or hate a brother for whom I pray, no matter how much trouble he causes me.

If anyone should have a reason to hate or resent an enemy it was Bonhoeffer, who was arrested by the Nazi’s for opposing Hitler and refusing to incorporate Nazi teachings into his church.  He was executed for his resistance.  Christ calls us to pray for our enemies, and Bonhoeffer makes a great case that in doing so it changes our hearts towards them.  Pray for your enemies.

 

Leg Day

THE SCENE: Asylum…clear but chilly
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Lets do this thing

WARM-O-RAMA:
Cindy Gets Eaten by A Bear: partner 1 completes a round of Cindy( 5 table rows, 10 merkins, 15 squats) while partner 2 does the Bear Complex. Alternate for 10 minutes

THA-THANG:
Leg Day 2021 pyramid o pain

  • 10 pistols
  • 20 step ups
  • 30 weighted lunges
  • 40 weighted calf raises
  • 50 weighted butt touches
  • 40 sumo deadlift high pull
  • 30 back squats
  • 20 Bulgarian bench dips
  • 10 pickle pounders

RInse and repeat

MARY:
Circle Merk to the Crue

Bring Sally Up squats
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Jeremiah 2:13

God is waiting patiently for us. With Living water.  All we would ever need.

We…I…need to stop building our own cisterns that hold our own water. They will crumble and all will be lost.

Christ is right there for us. Always. If you seek him

MOLESKIN:
prayers for our community and especially for Safe Haven
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Gibbler no longer smells

The Taxman Cometh

THE SCENE: Weather was nice, around 50 degrees at circle up
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Start off with 20 SSH on 4ct, Tie Fighters x10 4ct L and R, Imperial Walkers x10 on 4ct, A little this and that, Some regular stretching, Cherry Pickers x6, Tempo Merkins x10 on 4ct, Plank Jacks x10 on 4ct
THA-THANG:
No Mosey, we put in work at the lot.  The idea was 1 minute of exercise, 1 minute of suicides.  End result was 24 minutes-12 minutes of exercise and 12 of suicides

  • 1 Min Merkin
  • 1 Min Suicide
  • 1 Min Plank Jacks
  • 1 Min Suicides
  • 1 Min Jump Squats
  • 1 Min Suicides
  • 1 Min Peter Parkers
  • 1 Min Suicides
  • 1 Min LBC
  • 1 Min Suicides
  • 1 Min Dry Docks
  • 1 Min Suicides

Rinse and Repeat

Once Second Set was done mosey to Tail of the Dragon- Lunge to Light Pole, Then Bear Crawl to the next…Repeat to the top of the hill.  Then 20 4ct LBC’s and back to AO

MARY:
Had enough time for 20 4ct Freddie Mercury
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Talked about what it means to be a true friend and what the scriptures tell us about it.  We are called to transparency and consistency.  We are to bear each others burdens (Galatians 6:2) Should be there through thick and thin (1 Thessalonians 5:11) sharing their goods  and their lives with each other if there is need (Hebrews 13:16) Friends must encourage each other through honor and affirmation (Romans 12:3-6) They are to identify and call out one another gifts, strengths, and abilities.  They are to build each other up in faith through common worship.

-Taken from Tim Keller’s “The Meaning of Marriage”

This is our calling.  Our job as brothers doesn’t stop when we break the COT and get in our cars and go home.  It’s an every day effort of growing friendships and being there for each other.  Pointing each man back to our creator.

Suicide Corner

THE SCENE: Mild and Springy.  Gloom rolling in.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: I am not a professional, but I have had my first Corona Shot.
WARM-O-RAMA:
This being my birthday, we did:

  • 49 SSH, IC.
  • 20 Moroccan Night Club + 19 T-Claps

To the base line

  • High Knees across the lot, mosey back
  • Butt Kickers across the lot, mosey back
  • Side Step across the lot, mosey back
  • High Skip across the lot, mosey back
  • Bear Crawl across the lot, mosey back.

Are ya warm yet?
THA-THANG:
We stayed at the AO today, but set up some suicides around the corners.

Do 4 reps at the first corner
Run to the 2nd corner and do 10 reps, run back to the start
Run to the 3rd corner and do 15 reps, run back to the start
Run to the 4th corner and do 20 reps, run back to the start

  • Merkins
  • Squats
  • Big Boys
  • Plank Jack (4ct)
  • Iron Mike
  • Hello Dolly (4ct)
  • Rocky Balboas (4ct)
  • Superman.

MARY:
We did the Bicycle Race.  Of course we did.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA:
16 strong
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
“You all know your injuries” past, present and future. But an injury doesn’t mean you can’t come out in the morning. An injury means “Modify If You Have To”, and if all you can do is walk, then we’ve all pledged that No Man is Left Behind so we’ll walk with you, or we’ll wagon wheel, or we’ll bear crawl alongside.  If you can’t do an exercise for what ever reason, talk to me, talk to others. I’m sure we’ll be able to come up with something suitably grueling that doesn’t involve shoulders, or hips, or knees.
Posting consistently is the name of the game, not what you do when you get here. Getting out of the Fartsack is the first step in mending the injury be it physical, mental, or spiritual. Just because you are injured, doesn’t mean you aren’t accountable.
MOLESKIN:
Keeping the routine and doing one armed SSH for the last few weeks has helped me get over my shoulder knack.

The playlist is here
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Bring drinks and snacks for Safe Haven