F3 Knoxville

Field Circuits

THE SCENE 63 and Clear

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

10-9-8-7-6 Burpees OYO
Forward Baby Arm Circles x12 IC
Reverse Baby Arm Circles x12 IC
Narrow Squats x20 IC
5 Burpees
Diagonal Lunges x10 each leg IC

Mosey to open field and line up at the first cones

– Partner with Battle Buddy of similar fitness level.
– There are six stations, each has an exercise to be completed on the spot and an exercise involving shuttles
– One Battle Buddy from each pair completes a shuttle while the other Battle Buddy completes the exercise on the spot.
– As soon as the shuttle is completed, tag your Battle Buddy and swap exercises.
– Two minutes at each station, 30 seconds to move to next station (1 cycle = 6 stations)

Station        Shuttle Exercise        Exercise on Spot
1                  Sprint (x2)                 Diamond Merkins
2                  Bear Crawls              Star Jumps
3                  Lunges                      Burpees
4                  Sprint (x2)                 Dry Docks
5                  Bear Crawls              Jump Squats
6                  Lunges                      Burpees

After first cycle…4ct Flutter Kicks x20 IC, 4ct American Hammers x20 IC
Repeat Cycle

Mosey to SP

4ct Flutter Kicks x25 IC
Hello Dolly x20 IC

Number Off and Name-O-Rama

We talk often of being a man of impact (HIM) at F3. Something that has been helpful toward this end for YHC is a definition of manhood I learned over a decade ago.  Definition of Manhood – Reject passivity, accept responsibility, lead courageously and expect a greater reward.  HIMs impact their world, they are men who move toward chaos and conflict and bring positive change.  To do this we must distinguish between interest and commitment.  We can show interest in something, but never act.  Commitment requires action, and often sacrifice.  I speak with a lot of guys who are interested in coming to F3, but when 5:00am rolls around they are more committed to sleep.  HIMs aren’t just interested in doing the right thing, they are committed to it.

This morning, the men in the COT have already won a victory…they committed to being there with their brothers in the gloom and came through.  That’s what being a HIM is all about…showing up.

Take stock of your world.  Is there an area where you need to move from interest to commitment?  Take the momentum of the morning and roll it over into home and work.  Leave a mark!

The men of WFP know how to show up and work hard!  We hit the ground running and didn’t let up until we started numbering off.  TClaps to everyone who came out to get better!

Around the World

THE SCENE 62 and clear

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

SSH x15 (IC)
Baby Arm Circles x15 (IC)
Reverse Baby Arm Circles x15 (IC)
Michael Phelps (OYO)
Squats x15 (IC)

Gathered the PAX to challenge them to think about the world and the role HIM’s can play. PAX numbered off 1-4 and let them know that at each of the 4 stations was associated with a country and prayer requests to pray if they chose to do so. It’s so easy to think about “nothing” while working out, but challenged the group to pray/consider these requests this morning.

Gather at your station

Myanmar Merkins x1:40 (rotate-50 second transition)
Swedish Single-Leg Step Up’s x1:40 (rotate-50 second transition)
Djibouti Derkins x1:40 (rotate-50 second transition)
Jordanian Jump Lunges x1:40 (rotate-50 second transition)

PAX gathered at mid-field and reminded them that this is the 34th anniversary of the World’s Fair. So we celebrated by doing the stations again counter-clockwise with 34 reps at each station.

Myanmar Merkins x34 (OYO)
Swedish Single-Leg Step Up’s x34/leg (OYO)
Djibouti Derkins x34 (OYO)
Jordanian Jump Lunges x34/leg (OYO)

Choose a battle buddy, mosey to amphitheater.

Battle buddy 1: 10 Inch work push ups
Battle buddy 2: Reverse pulls until BB finishes
AMRAP for 7 minutes

Mosey back to AO

Sprinters x20 each side (IC)
Fat Man’s 1 minute
Star Gazers

Number off and Name-O-Rama

Faithfulness. What does that look like in our lives? Often times, we have pictures in our minds of faithful people that you can count on at any time, yet still, these people will let us down. Whether it’s a spouse, friend or family member, at some point they’ll let us down or not follow through on what they said they would do. In 1 Corinthians 1:9, the apostle Paul writes, “God, who has called you into fellowship with his son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.” As we think about what this looks like in our lives, we can always remember that no matter our hardship or worry, that God is faithful. For several years, I raised my own salary and the faithfulness of God to provide literally for my every need was humbling. Trusting God and His faithfulness can be a challenge, but let us rest in this attribute. The “Jesus Story Book Bible” describes the faithfulness of Jesus as  a “Never stopping, never giving up, unbreaking, always and forever love.” May be find comfort in this!

The 15 PAX showed up ready to work on what felt like a fall morning. It’s easy to forget that for several months in 1982 Knoxville was “on the map” around the world. I wanted us to remember that in the same moment we’re doing our Merkin, that there are famine, wars, and persecution happening at that exact time. Hopefully the stations reminded us of this. It was a fun VQ and hope to continue to put the EH on many others who live in the downtown area!

Fun and Games at the Park

72 and the grass was dewy!

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

Squats x10 IC
Imperial walkers x10 IC
Imperial Squat Walkers x10 IC
BAC and RAC x10 IC
Merkins x20 IC

Mosey to playground

Playground Warm-up
–  Pull ups x5-10 (3 sets)
–  Alternating with LBC x15 (3sets)

Mosey to the Field of Dreams

It’s Football Time in Tennessee!
–  Bear Crawl relays 25 yards x2
–  Cones  about 15+ yards apart. Lunge to the first cone, high knee to the 2nd, high knee skip to the 3rd,karoake to the 4th, back peddle to the 5th, turn and sprint to the 8th. RINSE and Repeat x4
–  Kick off return relay 100 yard dash w football in hand turn back 100 yard dash and hand off
–  Football Doras Parterner up, 100 merkins, 200 LBC, 300 squats. While P1 performs reps of said exercise, while P2 carries the football on one side while running and touchning the ground on the other side, alternating the ball in hand as your running, switch until total reps are complete.
OMAHA!! Almost finished the squats, but with time running out and YHC wanting to finish up with ABS, we moseyed back for some 6MOM.

–  Flutter kicks x10, LBCx10, and dollys x15

Oxygen mask! You need to put on your oxygen mask before you can help others. In short, F3 is the perfect stepping stone to make yourself better in mind body and spirit which in turn help you serve others!

Sons ‘o Fear and a Walk in the Park

84 degrees and humid

F3 Welcome & Disclaimer

Side Saddle Hop        ICx20
Baby Arm Circle        ICx15
Reverse Arm Circle   ICx15
Squats                        ICx15
Calf Raises                  ICx15

Quick mosey around the perimeter of World’s Fair Park and back to the grassy area near the fountains

Wrestle Mania 2016
PAX divided up into four groups and gathered at one of the four cones set up around the field.  Instructions were to bear crawl counterclockwise around the “ring,” stopping at each cone to perform the following:
10 burpees
20 merkins
30 squats

Rinse and repeat for 15 minutes

Mosey to stairs near Sunsphere

11’s on the Stairway to Heaven:
Increasing merkins (starting with one) at the base of the stairs; decreasing StarJacks at the top of the stairs (starting with ten).

Indian Run back to the AO

Tricep dips                 20 OYO
Incline merkins         20 OYO

Rinse and repeat for four minutes

Ab-O-Rama:  Dealer’s Choice
Hello Dolly
Lance Armstrongs
Flutter Kicks

Number off and Name-O-Rama

YHC read from John 8:12.  He talked about the iconic Sunsphere and how it represented “energy” in the 1982 World’s Fair.  This passage from John encourages us to be a “light” to the world…and we should be lights in our community, our workplace, our church and our home.

YHC then prayed us out.

Wow!  31 PAX participated in the inaugural beat-down at the World’s Fair Park.  Lots of spirited mumblechatter and laughter.  This location offers much for future workouts, including lots of fields, stairs, water and greenway routes.

This AO will help us reach potential PAX both downtown and in East Knoxville.  No sadclown or fartsacker is safe in Knoxville, men.  Let’s keep it going.

Rings of Fire

68 and Clear

Welcome and Disclaimer

Line up at the base line for warm up drills
High kicks for 25 yards
Quad Pulls for 25 yards
Calf Bows for 25 yards
Run down and back in the parking lot 3 times.

The PAX formed one line for a Hallelujah Indian Run. This is an Indian Run completed with hands raised above the head.

Once in far field the PAX circled up for a Merican Ring of Fire.

Merkin Ring of Fire
The exercise begin with a clockwise bear crawl until the Q stopped the PAX. Typically this was halfway around the circle.

At halt, the PAX would complete a standard merican Ring of Fire. One PAX would knock out 10 Mericans while the remain PAX would count for him while holding a plank. This would continue around the cirlce until the entire PAX had completed 10 mericans

The PAX completed 2 more rounds of bear crawls with Werkins (wide grip mericans) and Diamond mericans in between.

The PAX completed 5 Dive Bomers

The PAX formed two lines for another Hallelujah Indian Run back to the AO. They retrieved two coupons on the way back.  Back at the AO, the PAX again circled up to prepare for a Squat Ring of Fire

Squat Ring of Fire
The PAX started by lunging counter clockwise.

At the Q’s leading the PAX stopped for a round of Jump Squats. Each PAX did 10 Jump Squats while the remaining PAX cheered him while holding an Al Gore.

Another round of lunging was completed followed by a Star Jump Ring of Fire.

PAX laid on his back on the ground. His arms were extended over his head to grab the 2 coupons. With straight arms the coupons were extended over the body to the waist at a slow pace focusing on stabilizing with the core.

20 American Hammers with a Coupon in hand.

Number off and Name-O-Rama

Quickbooks brought to light inconsistency in his life. The effects of his own striving in every corner of his life.

Quickbooks encouraged us to seek the Lord while he can be found and to fully surrender to the Lord. Fight for Steadfast faithfulness and lean on each other.

“Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.”Romans 12:2