F3 Knoxville

THE SCENE: Brisk morning at the Arsenal
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSHx10
THA-THANG:
2 part workout  started with 11s from the basketball baseline to the sidewalk at the top of the AO with T merkins and BBS. Second part was a mosey on the greenway, stopping at every 4th light post for pt

  • 10 burpees
  • 20 4 count flutter kicks
  • 30 squats
  • 40 shoulder taps
  • 50 calf raises.

repeated on way back to AO

MARY:
Dealers choice of abs
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
6 including a 2.0, Webelo
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
The 4 minute mile was considered impossible until Roger Bannister ran it in 3:59.4. That record only lasted for 6 weeks before someone broke it. Sometimes impossible is an artificial barrier. Once broken, progress can be made
MOLESKIN:
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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CMU Modify

THE SCENE: Partly cloudy, 30 degrees (record low for April 22nd), 88% humidity
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Side straddle hops, Bulldog drill, Baby Arm Circles, Jog length of the grinder, Skip back.
THA-THANG:
5 Rounds (2 minutes work, 1 minute rest)

10 burpees over CMU followed by CMU shoulder press AMRAP to the two minute mark.

Waxjob Hill 7’s

Merkins at bottom, WWII Situps at top. Finish early – alternate 5 Merkins & 5 WWIIs until entire PAX completes the 7’s.

5 Rounds (2 minutes work, 1 minute rest)

10 bench jump ups or 15 step ups followed by CMU Russian Swing AMRAP to the two minute mark.

(Modification: The CMU tended to get very heavy so Bent Rows, Curls, Presses, and Lawn mowers were substituted on some of the 10 total rounds.)

MARY:
Box cutters, Big Boy Sit ups, Flutter Kicks, LBCs
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
15 HIMs plus one 2.0 (Webelo)
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
The nations supply chain has been severely disrupted due to Covid 19.  That hasn’t gone unnoticed by a patient individual like myself.  My whole working career was spent in manufacturing so I understand the fine balance that exists in getting inventory levels right and meeting delivery targets.  I admit that not all my finest traits have shown through when an item I have ordered takes weeks to receive rather than days I have come to expect.  Recently I was taking to Nadine about an item on order for my truck from the company she works for.  I placed the order in early March and initially was told that it might take 15 to 20 days to receive.  6 weeks after order date she tells me that it will take another 6 or more weeks to receive.  My response surprised Nadine.  I had a little bit of a chuckle, told her that I understood that the entire nation is trying to climb out of a disruptive supply situation, and my light hearted response with her told her that I was not upset about it.  She stopped me in mid sentence just to tell me how much she appreciated my attitude.  Too often she is on the wrong side of a phone conversation from an angry customer.  I told her that I was sorry she had to be exposed to that kind of abuse and we ended our phone time with goodwill coming from both sides.  Actually, she made my day as she felt I had made hers.  Kindness and love isn’t required but it sure makes life more bearable.

The exchange with Nadine reminded me of a verse from 1 Peter 4:8 “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.”  Our loving God cared enough for us that He sent His Son, Jesus, and Jesus loved us enough to die for us to cover a whole lot of multitudes of sins.  The least we can do while on this earth is recognize this and pass it along in all types of way – even during short phone conversations.

MOLESKIN:
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Stealing CMUs

THE SCENE: Rainy, cool morning at the Bombshelter
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSHx10 and then a mosey around the park, coming back to the grinder
THA-THANG:
Split the PAX into 2 teams at each end of grinder, each with their own pile of CMUs. One member at a time ran to other end of grinder and brought back CMUs. No rules on how you brought them back, as long as you didn’t break them. 20 burpee penalty for broken CMU (thankfully we didn’t have to enforce this). The rest of the teams performed exercises while the one member got the CMUs, changing exercises each time a member got back. 5 burpees were performed between exercises

  • Gorilla humpers
  • Peter Parkers
  • Merkins
  • Iron Mikes
  • Al Gore
  • Bench dips
  • Mountain Climbers

After twenty minutes, the team with the most CMUs won and took a victory lap of the park while the losing team did burpees.

 

Thing 2: 11s with CMU thrusters at grinder and flutter kicks at troll bridge

MARY:
Dealers choice. Bodybuilders were well represented
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
2.0s Webelo and lumberjack joined the fun
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.
MOLESKIN:
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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War Against A Bear

THE SCENE: Low to mid 40s, perfect morning

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER


WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH (4-ct) x20; Cherry Pickers (4-ct) x8; Little Baby Arm Circles F/R (4-ct) x10 both directions; Imperial Squat Walkers (4-ct) x10

THA-THANG:
Grab CMU and mosey to the tennis courts

Battle Buddy up to fight the WAR this morning

One man bear crawls two widths of the tennis courts than sprints the other two widths, does 10 Burpees, than Bernie back two widths and crawl bear back two widths.

Other man spells WAR with his exercises. Doing WW2 Situps, American Hammers (holding CMU), and Release Merkins. Rep count starts at 10 per exercise and increases by 5 each time around until reaching 30 than stays there. Battle Buddy picks up where other man left off when he gets back.

Mosey back to the Grinder

MARY:
PAX Roulette for 10 minutes

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:28-31

We may be physically weary after a workout but these verses are talking about a weariness of the mind, spirit, and our emotions. There are many things that could have us weary, maybe it is our work, our boss, our children, our spouse, or something else. Waiting on the Lord is the answer to all these things that cause us to be weary. We wait on the Lord by spending time reading His Word, just like we are consistent in working out we should be consistent in reading the Bible every day. We wait on the Lord by spending time in prayer. we should pray about the things that have us weary and for others that need to know God. We wait on the Lord by being in fellowship with other believers. We need to have men around us to encourage us and hold us accountable. We need to be part of a local church.

MOLESKIN:
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RSS Meets F3 BS

THE SCENE: Low – Mid 50’s…Rather enjoyable really

6:15am RSS (Team of 4) Step Off:
Team jog down Dalton Rd to the Alcoa Middle School Playground. Team finds area suitable for burpee pull-ups and completes the following:

10 Min AMRAP
Ruck Burpee Pull-ups (Goal of 50+)

Slick mosey around middle school for recovery.
Acquire rucks and mosey back towards AO; completing 10 Merkins and 10 Squats along the way.
Remove Rucks and Pick up F3 Pax.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
7:00am WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Overhead Claps (IC x15)
  • Tempo Squat (IC x10)
  • Cherry Picker (IC x5)
  • Merkin (IC x5)
  • CMU Overhead BBS (OYO x10)
  • CMU Overhead Press (OYO x15)

THA-THANG:
Mosey to plateau of pain and complete as many rounds of the following:

  • (x5) Burpees (baseline)
  • 40yd Bear Crawl CMU Drag (1st cone)
  • (x15) CMU Overhead BBS
  • Leave CMU, Jog back to baseline
  • (x5) Burpees
  • 40yd Bear Crawl (1st cone)
  • (x15) CMU Overhead BBS
  • 40yd Crawl Bear CMU Drag (2nd Cone)
  • (x25) CMU Swings
  • Leave CMU, Jog back to baseline
  • Burpees (x5)
  • 40yd Bear Crawl (1st Cone)
  • (x15) BBS
  • 40yd Crawl Bear (2nd Cone)
  • (x25) CMU Swings
  • CMU Overhead Carry back to baseline

**RINSE & REPEAT **

GOAL OF 2 ROUNDS

Totals (1RD/2RD):
200/400 Yards of Bear Crawl/ Crawl Bears
15/30 Burpees
30/60 CMU Overhead BBS
15/30 BBS
50/100 CMU Swings

MARY:
Mostly protractors and mumble chatter
some BBS, Plank Variations, and Mountain Climbers to finish it off.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
10 Pax
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Take care of yourself! We come out and put in work every morning to become better mentally and physically, pushing each other to the next level of discomfort. But we rarely take the time to prep ourselves and our bodies for the work. We take shortcuts in stretching and spending time listening to our bodies. If you feel like your not limber or embarrassed to do yoga it’s simply because you haven’t practiced it enough! We were not all great at working out our first time, but we have become better at it and the same will happen with stretching and taking care of our bodies.

My good friend’s Father used to say if you don’t like doing something, do it 100 more times…

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Helping Drifter moves boxes from the loading trucks into his new house!