F3 Knoxville

The Switchgrass and Squirtle show: In Rememberance

THE SCENE: 60s Sunny and Windy
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER 
WARM-O-RAMA:

15X Little Baby Arm Circles (front then backwards)

22X 4ct Side Straddle Hops

Little Bit of This

Little Bit of That

22X Jump Squat

Run the Space Needle

22X Jump Squat

THA-THANG:
Switchgrass has the Mic:

2 Rounds

1st Round:  (Bottom of Everest) 22 Merkins, 22 Big Boy Sit Ups, 22 Air Squats

(Midway Up) 22 Burpees

(Top of Everest)  22 Calf Raises, 22 American Hammers / Durkins, 22 Hello Dollys

2nd Round:  (Bottom) 44 Merkins, 44 Big Boy Sit ups, 44 Air Squats,

(Midway) Still 22 Burpees

(Top) 44 Calf Raises, 44 American Hammers / Durkins, 44 Hello Dollys

 

Squirtle Takes the Mic:

Mosey over to the amphitheater. (Workout modification to share space with other park patron running his dog)

Bottom of hill 5 Merkins, Bear Crawl up hill, 10 Merkins, Mosey back down hill, 15 Merkins, Bear Crawl up then 20 Merkins, Mosey back down.

Repeat same workout but with Carolina Dry Docks.

Repeat but with Diamond Merkins and Crab Crawl or Reverse Bear Crawl

Repeat with Hand Release Merkins and Crab Crawl or Reverse Bear Crawl

Mary: 22 Hello Dollies in Cadence, 22 Box Cutters, 22 Reverse Box Cutters

 

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
13 Pax no Fngs.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

In memory of and making aware that 22 Veterans commit suicide everyday. Even if they aren’t a vet please reach out and help pull a brother or sister out of darkness. Show and give them hope that people really do care. – Switchgrass

We all feel from time to time that we are in a bad place, a place that hurts, a place that makes you want to quit. But there is a light at the end of that dark tunnel. God knows and cares about your situation, your pain and your life.

He has a gift for you: Encouragement

We find that many people in the bible, like us, had been easily discouraged, depressed, and felt like giving up.

Moses for example, before he was used by God to deliver the Israelites from slavery, he wanted to give up at several points when circumstances didn’t meet his expectations.

Imagine getting to a stage in your life where you think you are too old and the idea that freeing the Israelites was a mistake. And then God showing up in a burning bush to revive your desire, power and might to accomplish that task.

If you’re still breathing, God’s not done with you. Your life has purpose and meaning.

  • Condensed from the You Version Holy Bible App, 13 Reasons to Keep Going, daily devotional plan.

 

MOLESKIN:
Keep Austin East and Jinxy in our prayers. Remembering Jetlag, Squirtle’s and other Pax’s friends and family members who fell victim to suicide.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
No announcements

throwing some rocks

THE SCENE: 41 degrees and clear
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

SSH x20, Imperial Walkers x15, BAC x 10, Tempo Squats x10, Cherry pickers x5.

THA-THANG:
Mosey to rock pile to grab a rock and then to the splashpad.

8 pain stations around the splashpad. Once you finish all 8, take your rock for a run around the parking lot.

  • 15 pull-ups
  • 20 hand-release merkins
  • 30 step-ups w/ oh press
  • 20 box cutters w/ rock over your head
  • 30 squat press
  • 30 curls
  • 5 Tom Brady’s (throw the rock as far as you can 5 times in the field)
  • 25 Big Boys w/ rock

MARY:
A few cobra kais to stretch out the back.

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
43 rThus the LORD gave to Israel all the land that he swore to give to their fathers. And they took possession of it, and they settled there. 44 sAnd the LORD gave them rest on everyside just as he had sworn to their fathers. tNot one of all their enemies had withstood them, for uthe LORD had given all their enemies into their hands. 45 vNot one word of all the good promises that the LORD had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass.

MOLESKIN:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Collecting items for Safe Haven.

99th Day of the Year = 99 Problems

THE SCENE: Mid to upper 50s, no rain
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER
WARM-O-RAMA:

The PAX was rambunctious this morning.  Chapter 11 emerged from his vehicle asking Doubtfire “you got those gloves” as if there was some kind of deal going down.  Then, the whole PAX disrespected the Q by talking over the intro.  So, we started with 5 burpees.

SSH x 20 (4 ct)

Tempo hokey pokeys x 10 (5 each leg)

Tempo squats

5 more burpees because Doubtfire asked about them

Little baby arm circles forward x 10 (4 ct)

Little baby arm circles backward x 10 (4 ct)

Some Michael Phelps

A little bit of this and a little bit of that

THA-THANG:

Mosey to the flag pole

99 Problems

Do 99 reps of the following exercises:

Merkins

Squats

Carolina Dry Docks

Dips

Big Boy Sit-ups

Decline Merkins

Froggy Squats

Carolina Dry Docks

Dips

Big Boy Sit-ups

In between each set of 99, run across the field to the bleachers, touch the bleachers, and run back.

MARY:
Hello Dollys x 20 (4 ct)

Boat/Canoes for about a minute

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
11 HIMs

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Talked about Jesus asking God to take his cup from him before his crucifixion.  Shows humanness and that, if it is okay for Jesus to struggle with God’s plan, then it’s okay for us to struggle as well.  But, the key is the rest of Jesus’ prayer that God’s will be done and not his own.  Keep in mind that your will may not be God’s will and that we should try to focus our prayers on God’s will, not our own.

MOLESKIN:
Prayers for Stripped’s wife, Ribbed, Ribbed’s wife, Lillydipper, Jinxy, Training Wheels, Lazy Boy, and the scout trip to the Virginia Creeper

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Collection for Safe Haven

Passing the Torch!

THE SCENE:  A couple of degrees below freezing…

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:

Forgot to mention that I am not a professional…  However I am sure the PAX is aware of that by now!

WARM-O-RAMA:
30 SSH

10 Tempo Merkins

10 Tempo Squats

Baby Arm Circles Forward/Reverse

THA-THANG:

Drawed the number 2 with GPS with 3 stations located in the park.

Station 1 – Bear Crawl around the tennis court with 5 Burpees at each corner.  Run and touch gate then proceed to Station 2.

Station 2 – at the back parking lot I placed some modified CMU’s in the grass next to the trail entrance.  We used these CMU’s for 20 Curls and 20 Overhead Presses.  Then run over to the boat ramp.

Station 3 –  We did 20 Dry Docks facing downhill on the ramp.  Then starting at the water, 20 Squat Jumps up the ramp.  Then we ran back to the Tennis Court.

Rinse and Repeat as many times as you could.

MARY:
ATM closeout led by Cap’n Crunch

CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:

Passed the Flag over to Stripped, he is a wonderful asset to the Equalizer.  Not only is he accountable at the workouts, he is also accountable to reach out to brothers that are needing help outside of the workouts.  I am grateful that the Equalizer is in good hands!

“Leadership is not about a title or a designation.  It’s about impact, influence,  and inspiration.”

MOLESKIN:
Was one of the most boring workouts I have put together but drawing the 2 for our 2 year anniversary was very important for me.  However it did turn into a pretty good beatdown, so I plan to use it again soon!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Hardship Hill 10/2!!!

Back in the Saddle

THE SCENE
28 and Clear

COP
Run to lower front parking lot
SSH x35 IC
Merkins (4ct) x10 IC
Imperial Squat Walkers x10 IC
Baby Arm Circles Fwd x12 IC
Baby Arm Circles Bkwd x12 IC
Run to HGTV Area

THA-THANG
Tree Trunks
– Squats x10
– Fwd & Bkwd lunges (same leg then switch) x10 each leg
– Side Lunges x10 each leg
– Jump Squats x10

Rinse and repeat

Run to parking area under the HGTV Area

Countdown
Partner up. One person performs the routine while the other jump ropes.

Routine:
One man runs to far cone perform x20 reps, run back to first cone perform x15 reps, run to the second farthest cone and perform x10 reps, run back to first cone perform x5 reps. Partners does jump rope while waiting.

Exercises:
1. Diamond Merkins
2. Dry Docks
3. BBS
4. Squats
5. Wide Merkins

Mosey to playground (The Cloud)
* Stop on the way at the parking lot, do 5 Wolverines

Bench 11’s
11’s on benches: Bench Squats and Dips

Run to end of parking lot, do 5 Wolverines, run back to the playground and do LBCs while waiting in the six.

Run to lower parking lot at far entrance to the trail. Take the trail to the SP, do Route 66 along the way.

Route 66
Run the trail stopping at each light pole to do merkins. Start with one rep and add step at each light pole until you get to the end.

At the SP, circle up for MARY

MARY
American Hammers (4ct) – x20 IC
Superman Swims (4ct) – x12 IC
Box Cutters (4ct) – x15IC
Superman Swims (4ct) – x12 IC
Flutter Kicks (4ct) – x15 IC

COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA
23 PAX

COT/BOM

“For this is the will of God,
that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.
Live as people who are free,
not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil,
but living as servants of God.”

1 Peter‬ ‭2:15-16 ESV

Honor – Adherence to what is right or to a conventional standard of conduct

“Honorable men refuse to wallow in the small and the bitter.
Honorable men refuse to hate life because something once went wrong.
Honorable men don’t build monuments to their disappointments, nor do they let others brand them and curse them to their destruction.
Honorable men seek out the highest definition of their lives, the nobler meaning granted by heritage, by their ancestors’ dreams and their parents’ hopes.
Honorable men cry out to God until curses are broken and a grander purpose is achieved.
Honorable men don’t settle for lives of regret.”

Stephen Mansfield, Mansfield’s Book of Manly Men

As we push ourselves physically each week it is important to remember that we must also be pushing ourselves mentally, emotionally and spiritually…to grow as HIMs. Physical fitness is important, but character, virtue, integrity and leadership are paramount. Our world is starving for men with these characteristics. Men of honor who live beyond themselves. Men who are life-givers, not life-takers. I believe there is a direct correlation between strenuous physical exercise and the strenuous pursuit to live a life of honor, integrity and impact. Both take effort and focus. Both take intentionality, consistency and daily commitment. Both are met with resistance from the status quo and our own passivity. Both can’t be pursued alone and require me to surround myself with like-minded men who inspire, encourage and challenge me along the
journey.

Each morning in the gloom we have an opportunity to experience AND be these things for the men on our left and right. Iron sharpen iron. This is what it means to wear the “F3”.