F3 Knoxville

Destroy the Death Star

THE SCENE: low 50s
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Imperial Squat Walkers

C3P0s – cherry pickers 3 count x 10

Hi-Low Rens – tempo squats x 10
THA-THANG:
3 different missions all with a partner

Mission 1- Training on Dagobah

With 1 partner with BTTW seated position counts out the reps of the partner.  The exercises are as follows:

  • CMU Curls x 20
  • Overhead press x 20
  • Big Boy sit-ups x 20

Switch and repeat x 3

Mission 2 – Destroy the Death Star

10 cones are in a big circle.  Start by doing with your partner:

  • Merkins x 10
  • AT-AT Walk (bear crawl) to next cone
  • Dry Docks x 10
  • BB8 (somersault) to next cone
  • Merkins x 10
  • AT-AT Walk (bear crawl) to next cone
  • Dry Docks x 10
  • BB8 (somersault) to next cone

After completing one round run a victory lap. After finishing the second and final time run 2 victory laps.

Congrats you destroyed the Death Star!!!!

Mission 3- Chewy Carrying C3P0

1 partner carries 2 CMUs to the end of the grindstone and leaves them and runs back to their partner.  While the one partner carries the other does:

  • Round 1 – Burpees
  • Round 2 – Squats
  • Round 3 – Shoulder Taps

Rinse and Repeat until recover.

 

MARY:
Chewbacca claps (overhead claps) until time.
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-Rama

13 Hims were strong with the force.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Top 8 wise advice/quotes from Yoda
MOLESKIN:
Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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The Day We All Were Q

THE SCENE: it was nice.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

4 of us took turns being the Q.

20 SSH, 5 wide/normal/dimond merkins, 10 imperial squat walkers, 5 cherry pickers

THA-THANG:
Grab 2 “half” cmu and on to Mt. Suckmore.

Stop sign PT on the way. Some blockees. Some BBS. Etc.

At Suckmore, 5, 10 15 20 top and bottom

  • Drifter: Back Flys and Apolo Ono, Burnie up
  • Espy: Single arm press and body builders, Burnie up, bear crawl for the 20s
  • Smokie: curls and merkins, bear crawls stay
  • Lumberjack: elf on the shelf and wide merkins, bear crawls still…

Mosey back with stop sign PT

MARY:
American Hammer 20, flutter kicks with blocks over head 20, box cutters 20, ww2 with cmu 10
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
3 HIM and 1 2.0
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
We each reflected on something meaningful to us. Our moms were top of mind as well as other moms we cherish.
MOLESKIN:
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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Mega Pax Roulette

THE SCENE: Just on the low end of warm. Enough to get a good sweat going
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

Motivators from 7, Merkins IC 10, Side plank each side, reverse plank leg raise 10
THA-THANG:
Split PAX in 2 groups. On the big lower loop, send one group one way and the other in the opposite direction.

  • Whenever you meet someone running the opposite direction, stop and do side straddle hops
  • Whenever you pass a pair of guys doing side Straddle hops, call out an exercise for them to do 40 reps of.
  • Whenever you complete 40 reps, continue on your run

MARY:
10 imperial squat walkers, 10 hand release merkins, 10 plank leg lifts, 10 hello dolly, 10 leg lifts, LBC for time
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
13 PAX
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
This exercise was a little bit like my story. I drifted into F3 completely by accident. Since then, I’ve had an amazing group of guys who have build me up in different ways and even helped me through a deep struggle with pornography. The circle was the first time I made that struggle public and it was the first time I really began to heal. Not saying anyone needs to, but you all should know that if ever you do need someone to help you with an internal struggle, we are all out here wandering in the wilderness with you, and whether you need help or your giving the help, reach out to one another.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Prayers for thos facing loss in our group, and praise for the answers to prayers in our group!

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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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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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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