F3 Knoxville

Shamrock Jailbreak Tour II

  • Welcome:  Perfect Friday … to get our butts kicked!
  • Warmup:  10 of each of:
    • SSH
    • Windmills
    • Cherry Pickers
    • TN Rockin Chairs
    • Harry Rockets
    • Imperial Squat Walkers
    • Tempo Burpees (3 count down on squat, 3 count merkin, 3 count slow squat rise)
    • Parker Climbers
    • Shoulder Taps
    • Plank (with alternating arm  and leg raises)
    • Rainbow Drops
    • Pickle Pounders
    • Snow Angles
    • Hello Dollys
    • Flutter Kicks
    • Freddy Mercuries
  • Workout:   Jailbreak Tour
    • One person draws a random card from the Jailbreak deck.
    • Jailbreak to the location
    • Do the Exercise printed on the card.
    • Somebody do a ten count while the next random person draws the next card.  Today we did
      • @ Fox Lonas First Entrance – Do 20 Smurf Jacks
      • @ Fox Lonas & Cedar Bluff Entrance for All Saints – Do 30 Monkey Humpers
      • @ Picnic Tables – do 50 Dips and 30 Dirkens
      • @ CMU Pile – Do 20 Blockees
      • @ CHS Entrance – Do 30 Pickle Pounders
      • @ Church Main Door – Do 20 Star Jacks
      • @ Soccer Field – Crab Walk 1 full length
      • @ All Saints Entrance Pillars – Do 10 Handstand Pushups
      • @ All Saints Cedar Bluff Sign – Do 50 Single count Side Straddle Hops.
  • Wrap-Up:
  • Announcements:
    • Ten reasons to sign up to Q
      1. God gives you a good word to share
      2. You get a funny crazy idea for a workout
      3. You haven’t Q’d in a Month
      4. There is an empty slot on the Q calendar
      5. You want to change things up
      6. You want to repeat an old workout you’ve done before.
      7. You want to help a brother Co-lead a Q
      8. It’s your first time to lead a Q
      9. You don’t want Trolley to take an open Q slot
      10. You want to improve your time in doing 100 Burpees
      11. You want to improve your time for the 1 mile.
    • Don’t Forget Save Haven Donations Drive

Two Years

THE SCENE:   60 and calm.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  Administered
WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Moroccan nightclub
  • Seal jacks
  • Abe Vagoda
  • Cherry Pickers
  • Mountain climbers
  • Merkins
  • Projectivator

THA THANG:

Short mosey to the Friendship Bell

  • Raccoon crawl around the perimeter
  • 11s – Chest tap irkins and box jumps

 

Mosey to K-25 Hill.  Pair up.

  • Partner 1:  Up the hill
    • 1st time – Sprint
    • 2nd time – bear crawl
    • 3rd time – Bernie
  • Partner 2 – Exercises
    • 45 burpees
    • 45 BBS
    • 45 lunges (2-ct)
    • 45 squats
    • 45 Merkins

Mosey back.

5 jump squats, 10 wall-ups, 5 jump squats, 15 inverted rows.  Repeato.

MARY:

Sprints – winner leads core exercise.  Repeato until we are all whipped.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

8 of the best men I know

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Two years…  Two years ago, I was the FNG when Snaggletooth led the incredible workout that we repeated this morning.  I am so thankful for this group and grateful to the men who come out day after day to challenge each other physically, spiritually, relationally – I’m a better father, husband, and friend because of F-3 Project.

The reflection that I had for us this morning is from 1 Corinthians 13 – The Love Chapter

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

We zoomed in on those last few words, “…endures all things”.  In the original Greek, the word rendered in English as “endures” is hypomenei.  The word literally means, “remaining under the load” – but suggests something more like a military force that is being besieged and ordered to dig in! Defend the stronghold! Repel the enemy!  What are the enemies of love that we need to repel?  One is complacency.

Complacency is the subtle and silent enemy of your marriage.

There are outliers on either side – but experts say that, on average, it takes about 2 years for the “Honeymoon Phase” of a marriage to taper off.  In the beginning of our relationship, we are smitten with our spouse, wanting to always be around her, wanting to always please her and impress her.  Over time – around 2 years – that feeling tends to wane and a sense of complacency about our marriage can take hold.  What was once fascinating can become familiar.  Where we were once passionate, we can become passive.

Dr. Skip Moen, Academic Dean of Master’s International Divinity School, suggests that the word hypomenei could be understood as, “to stand firm…or to stay alive…”  So, the challenge issued this morning was to do something intentional today to keep alive (or breathe fresh life into) the spark in your marriage.  Don’t overcomplicate it.  It can be simple, like…

  • Ask her more questions
  • Be playful
  • Be spontaneous
  • Make room for quality time together
  • Play a game together
  • Schedule more sex
  • Put a flower on her pillow
  • Share a fantasy with her
  • Greet her with a bear hug after work today
  • Send her a text
  • Pray with her about her struggles
  • Laugh and make her laugh
  • Write her a note
  • Change your pattern of initiating sex
  • Express gratitude and show appreciation for her

Pick one…or a few…. Do it today!

Love….endures…”

MOLESKIN:

Today was a repeat of the incredible workout Snaggletooth led two years ago.  Here’s his bb; https://f3knoxville.com/45-2/

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Collecting donated items for Safe Haven through the end of the month

Moving Impediments

THE SCENE:

Clear Temperature Humidity Feels like Wind Speed Wind Direction
49 ℉ 67% 47 ℉ 5.3 mi/h SW

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER.
I am not a professional.

WARM-O-RAMA:

20 – SSH
10 – Tie Fighters 10 forward 10 backward.
3 – Cherry Pickers

THA-THANG:
Mosey to CMU pile and have everyone grab two. Using parking lot, place a CMU on each side of the parking lot. Starting at one CMU#1, do an exercise, mosey to CMU#2 do exercise, mosey back to CMU#1 do exercise, mosey to CMU#2 do exercise, and then mosey back to start CMU#1. While waiting for six, do second exercise. Finally, when six has finished doing first exercise four times, do third exercise in cadence. So, first exercise 4 times with CMUs, second exercise while waiting, and third exercise as group.
1, 15 CMU Merkin walk-overs, Squats, Jump Squats
2, 15 Overhead CMU Press, Big boys, Flutters
3, 20 CMU Curls, Calf Raises, Twinkle Toes
4, 25 CMU Bench Press, Hello Dollys, LBCs
5, 15 CMU Triceps, Lunge, Jump Squats
6, 15 CMU Rows OR CMU Kettle Bells, LBCs, Box Cutters. Due to time, PAX was given a choice. And Recover was called cutting this short.

Circle up PAX, grab two workout dice. Die one has 6 different merkin variations. Die two has rep counts. Roll the dice and perform the rep count of the merkin type. Mosey a bit towards AO. Circle up and roll dice again. Mosey to AO, roll again. And for fun, roll again.

MARY:
10 – 4 count Flutter Kicks.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
14 men.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.”

Marcus Aurelius

 

MOLESKIN:
For the sick and elderly.  For our brothers battling illness and their wives.  For those starting Ramadan and all striving to better themselves.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Shamrock – Valley of Despair

THE SCENE: 55F perfect
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Motivators: starting at 7

On your back Side Straddle hop x25 

Twinkle Toes  (IC) 4 CT x 10

Cherry Pickers: 5

THA-THANG:

Line up at one end of parking lot. 

Round 1: Bear Crawl to the 1st line and do 1 merkin, BC to next line 2 merkins, BC to next line 3 merkins all the way to 10

Round 2: Pregnant Crab walk with stone on stomach to the 1st line and do 20 American Hammers single count, using your rock. Repeat at each line all the way to line 10 for a total of 200 reps. 

Mosey to the valley of despair. 

Battle buddy up

Partner A: Dealer’s choice – merkins or big boys ( switch between the 2 when you burn out ) 

Partner B runs to the bottom, 10 squat jumps, run up the other side, 10 monkey humpers, back down for 10 more jump squats, Bernie back up to partner. Switch. 

3 rounds of this for 10-15 minutes. 

Mosey to CMU pile

Stopped along the way to do 7 burpees, then 6, 5 , 4, 3, 2, 1.  28 total. 

25 Curls

50 Bench press

Repeat for 3 rounds. Total of 75 curls and 150 bench press. 

Mosey back to AO flag

Stopped along the way to do 7 burpees, then 6, 5 , 4, 3, 2, 1.  28 total.

MARY:
4 minutes of abs and merkins
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

14 – Anchorman, Betty, Brick, Cheatsheet, Curveball, Dumpster Dive, Interpol, Jenner, Kick-Flip, Mermaid, Osteen, Slappy, Trolley, Vanna

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Compliment. A polite expression of praise or admiration.

 I have never been great at giving or receiving compliments. F3 has given me a lot of practice the past couple of years. There are countless high impact men that show up here and other AOs who are excellent leaders. They see the good in you and me and point it out. 

“Way to kick some ass today, you really pushed it”

“Great Q man” 

“Man that was a killer pace on that run you did yesterday” We are all saying that about Osteen right now and want to know what his secret is. 

“Mermaid, thank you for leading this AO in such a positive and fun atmosphere while at the same time pushing us hard to get better physically, spiritually and as a brotherhood.” 

“Trolley!!!! Thank you for teaching us how to push ourselves way out of our comfort zone”

“Betty, thank you for always having a positive attitude.”

“Jenner, thank you for educating us with real life stories about veterans and walking us through some of their heroic actions” 

“Baby Boomer, thank you for injecting humor in this group and for your creative Qs that are full of painful challenges.” 

“CheatSheet, thank you for my sore upper body and for all the words of encouragement that you preach to us”

“Curveball, thank you for making this awesome location possible for us”

“Kick-Flip, thank you for writing the book on leadership. Your laser focused drive to constantly ask more men to join F3 is impressive”

I could go on and will keep trying to do a better job of handing out compliments. 

I want to challenge us to keep that up. It makes a huge difference, so thank you guys for what you bring to the table / parking lot. 

Also, let’s take the compliments and spread them out beyond F3 to our families, friends and strangers. 

MOLESKIN:

Trolley’s job, my buddy Jordan, my nephew Ian

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

This Ain’t A Picnic

THE SCENE: Clear and 45 degrees
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Slow jog with cadence change up and high knees

Circle up:  SSH, Front Arm Circles, MorrocanNightClub

Dynamic stretches: 

  1. Twist flexors
  2. Scoop da rice

Indian Run to CMUs:

  1. Side shuffle til line passes
  2. Burpees til line passes
  3. Calf jumps til line passes

No recovery,  Grab 1 CMU – curl CMU up to chest and lower gradually to full extension, as PAXes jog back to the picnic tables

THA-THANG:  Circuit training using 4 Picnic tables, no recovery pauses.

Run timer – (target =approximately 1 minute run)  Modify = carry block

  1. Burnees out, recover jog back 
  2. Butt kicks out, recover jog back 
  3. High Skips out, recover jog back

“Merder-kin” table – Modify = Use different levels of table

  1. Merkins or Derkins
  2. Dips (Mods = lift one leg, use one arm)
  3. Plank with Oblique crunches

 Legs Table – Modify = Use different levels of table, carry block

  1. Box jumps
  2. Bulgarian split squats
  3. Squat/thrust with jump

Table of Abs-olution

  1. Jack Knives
  2. Windshield wiper
  3. V-up

Noodlegs Table – Modify = carry block

  1. Side step /knee up /thrust
  2. Forward step /knee up/ thrust
  3. Repeat Side step

COOL-O-RAMA:

Jog CMUs back to stack, Jog to CoT.

MARY:

PAXes crushed the Table of Abs-olution, so no Mary today.  Sweet!

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Word – Jesus is Lord.  John 6:29  “This is the work of God – that you believe in the One He has sent.”

MOLESKIN:
Thanks for your amazing encouragement and participation on this my VQ.