F3 Knoxville

Positive Ground

THE SCENE: Breezy 50’s and clear

21’s with 10 MMaker penalty, Windmills IC x 9, Cherry Pickers IC x 10, OH Claps (20)–>Seal Claps(20)–>Behind back claps(20)–>Drop to T-Plank arm circles(10 B & both dir) all in cadence
Mosey long way to field…stop at stairs with some fwd & bwd steps, sideways (B), heel stretch & 20 heel risers

  • Run 1 lap around track, go to bleachers for 11’s (Dips & Monkey Humpers) then back to field
  • EZ- 5 Burpees  Broad jumps between ex’s
  • 25 yd line= 25 MKNS
  • 50 yd= 50 BBS
  • 75 yd = 75 Sqt jumps
  • 100 yd= 100 plank jacks
  • Run lap, bleacher 11’s (incline Mkns / Squats)
  • ran out of time…so to the field for 100 yds of lunges
  • Mosey to AO to recover

obsolete at Brickyard
Simmons, A-Rod, Tractor, Fob, Mr. Wedie, Biohazard, Natty

Positivity–> find your negative tendencies and squash them, hang with positive folks and show gratitude
Prayers for Harrison White’s family following his sudden death
Stretch to avoid injury guys

It’s the Climb

THE SCENE: Warm, clear, workout weather, watch out you might get chased by the janitor for erratic behavior

Good Morning Abbie’s x 5, SSH x 30, Jim Thorpe’s x 2 (B), Cherry Pickers x 10 IC, T-Plank Arm Circles x 10 IC both directions (B), Bird Dogs x10 IC, Alt Shldr taps x 20 IC, Toy Soldiers x 10 IC
Mosey to back

  • Australian Nut Knockers x 20 IC
  • to Stairs for The Climb
  • Using Tabata….20 cycles 30 sec each
  • Run Stairs up and down x 30 sec in between each of the following:
  • Box Jumps
  • Reverse Lunge
  • Toe Taps
  • Reverse Sit Gas Pumps
  • Quick Feet Toe Tap Jumps
  • Reverse Sit Tricep Dips
  • Incline MKNS
  • High Plank Slow Mtn Climbers
  • Calf Raises
  • Step Knee Ups (to chest), alt legs each step

Head to Field

50 Yard Bear Crawl followed by 50 yard Crab Walkers

Bobby Hurleys until all HIMS complete

10 Man Makers IC

Return to AO- jog

Supermans x 10 IC, Press Ups x 10 IC, Bridges x 10 IC, Bruce Lee x 10 IC, Gas Pumps x 10 IC, Freddy Mercury x 20 IC, /Flutter Kicks x 20 IC, Hello Dollies x 20 IC, Box Cutters x 10 IC, Captain Thors 1 round, Ring-o-fire Merkins 5 rounds, Windmills x 6 IC, Tempo Sqts x10 IC
Natty, Oscar, Tractor, A-Rod, Herbie, Biohazard, Fast-n-Easy
The battle of life is, in most cases fought uphill, and to win it without a struggle were perhaps win it without honor.  If there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing achieved.  Also, check out James 1:12
Prayers for Tractor’s father-in-law pending biopsy results of suspected lymphoma and for Biohazard’s son dealing with teenage boyhood
Grab a Q, make it exciting, shock us, surprise us and sharpen yourself

In Communicado Part Deux with a Hop

THE SCENE: Bitter cold, upper 20’s Double Glove weather

Hillbilly Walkers x 20 IC, Jim Thorpes, Cherry Pickers x 10 IC, Windmills x 10 IC, Morroccan Night Clubs x 10 IC, Chinooks x 10 (B) IC, Tempo Squats x 10 IC, 8 Man makers
Run to Rock Pile and grab a one handed rock

  • 10 Squats with coupon and outstretched arms IC
  • Indian Run to Track (runner has rock OH, ther rest run whilst doing Curls
  • Australian Nut Knockers x 20 IC
  • Mosey to Field and perform 5 Burpees in End Zone
  • SEQUENCE to be repeated below x 12, x 14, x16, x 18, x 20 (after each sprint to End Zone and Plank up until all arrive)…sometimes special instrcutions given once reach the rock at station 1: (bear crawl to EZ, crab walk to EZ, side step to EZ, Bunny Hop to EZ)
  • 1) run to 20 yd line with rock and perform cross body reachers (B)
  • 2) run to 40 yd line and do Bonnie Blairs
  • 3) run to 60 yd line and perform Peter Parker Merkins (2 Count)
  • 4) Run to 75 yd line and perform BBS

Indian Run as B4 to splash pad-  Everyone on their 6, legs crossed and raised 6 inches off ground (arms outstretched with rock in hands)-  Go around circle and leader does 10 OH arm raises with rock counting OL to 1st 5, while next person starts theirs, last 5 for each are silent.  Everyones legs stay in air until all completed. Repeat

Toss rock back on pile and run to NEW steps–>  All lined up and do step ups and downs (BKWD) x 10, then 10 heel rises on each step, finish with 30 sec gastroc stretch (B) and then soleus stretch (B)


Flutter kicks x 20 IC, Hello Dollies x 20 IC, LBC’s x 20 IC, Crab Reachers x 16 IC, Captain Thors, Freddy Mercuries x 26 IC
Natty, Geppetto, Herbie, Tractor, Hamm
Part Deux of Comminication Tips:

  1. You’ve got two ears and one mouth.  Use them proportionately.
  2. Make sure you have stopped speaking before your audience has stopped listening.
  3. The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.
  4. A lot of problems in the world would be solved if we talked to each other instead of about each other.
  5. The more often you say something, the better you get at saying it.
  6. Two monologues do not make a dialogue.
  7. Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.
  8. The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
  9. The one who asks the best questions wins.
  10. Whispers are often more powerful than screams.

Jesus did not die on the cross so we could live comfortable, well adjusted lives.  His purpose is far deeper.  He wants to make us like himself before he takes us to heaven.  This is our greatest privilege, our immediate responsibility and our ultimate destiny.

Pray for Manilow and Boogaloo along with their families as they struggle through current circumstances
Sign Up for a Q or two!  It’s an opportunity you should grab ahold of.

In Communicado

THE SCENE: Cold 33 degrees, clear and Godly

SSH, Jim Thorpes, Little this & that, OH Claps–>Seal Claps–> behind the back claps–>(B) Baby arm circles
Run to track (3 rounds)


  • Run 1 lap and head to bleachers
  • 11’s Dips & Monkey Humpers then head to field
  • End Zone- 5 8ct. man makers  (bear crawl to each point for R1)
  • 25 Yd- 25 Mtn. Climbers
  • 50 yd- 50 American Hammers
  • 75 yd.  75 Imp Sqt. walkers
  • 100 yd.  100 Smurf Jacks
  • R2- run lap around track then head to bleachers-  run full set take 2 steps at a time up and 1 down
  • EZ- (5) Burpees  (Bunny Hop to each post)
  • 25- Merkins
  • 50-  Crab Position Hip Thrusters
  • 75- Bonnie Blairs
  • 100- OH Claps
  • R3-  Run lap and do half set of bleachers (2/1- as before)
  • EZ- Suicides (6)
  • 25- Superman’s
  • 50- Bird Dogs
  • 75- Air Press Squats
  • 100- SSH
  • Lunge 100 yards and mosey back to AO

20 Flutter Kicks
Natty, Herbie, Hamm, Colonel and new FNG named Geppetto

Communication-  from my mentor Dr. Michael McIntyre

  1. If someone doesn’t understand you, it’s not their fault — it’s yours.
  2. You can’t explain something you don’t understand, and you don’t understand something you can’t explain.
  3. Use the words your audience uses.
  4. Before you tell someone they’re wrong, tell them they might be right.
  5. The more interested you are, the more interesting you’ll be.
  6. The things you remember saying are different than the things others remember hearing from you.
  7. People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
  8. What you do speaks so loudly, I can’t hear what you’re saying.
  9. The tone is the message.
  10. Knowing when to stop talking is a skill.

Prayers for Herbie and his struggles, and thanks for voicing them…we all have them.  Colonel’s aunt’s new foster kids and all like them need prayers and the struggle for the caregivers that work so hard to provide for them.
No OYO’s this next week…all together work to help mentally grow us all.  I challenge everyone to keep trying to spread the Word of F3 and bring some more FNG’s to the fold.  Our iron has dulled and we need to be sharper

CMU Crossfittish

THE SCENE: clear windy cold and 33 degrees

Windmills x 10 IC, Cherry Pickers x 10 IC, OH Claps x 10 IC, Seal Claps x 10 IC, Baby Arm circles x 10 IC (B), Tempo Incline MKNs on CMU x 10, Tempo Tricep Dips on CMU x 10, A little Quad stretch (B) x 2
Lunge with CMU at chest length of parking lot, followed by 10 Squat OH Press and reverse lunge back to start

  • Front Sqt x 20
  • Back Sqt x 20 (CMU behind head)
  • OH Sqt x 20
  • Thruster x 20
  • Single arm SQT x 10 (B)
  • Weighted Pistol SQTs-  HARD  x 10 each side
  • SUMO deadlift x 20
  • One armed suitcase deadlift x 10 (B)
  • Conventional Deadlift x 20
  • Full Clean x 20
  • Shoulder Press x 20
  • Good Mornings x 20 (CMU behind head, bend straight down at hips)
  • Prone Press Ups x 20 no CMU
  • Russian kettlebell swings x 20
  • Murican kettlebell swings x 20
  • Single arm kettlebell swings x 10 (B)
  • Standing Backward Bend x 10
  • Stop anchor-  feet in CMU doing Big Boys x 25
  • Weighted Big Boys x 20
  • Bridge x 10 no CMU
  • Sumo Deadlift High Pull x 20
  • Toe Taps Fast Feet  (alt toe taps on CMU)
  • Lateral Jumps over CMU x 20
  • Plyo MKNS- alt one hand on CMU one on ground x 20
  • Derkins x 10
  • incline MKNS x 10
  • Box Jumps x 20
  • Burpee Box Jumps x 10
  • OH Lunges x 20

Pike Push Ups (CDD position, head to ground x 10)

Instagram Hip Thrusters- CMU on package and bridge up x 20

Heel Taps-  legs straight and together, raise and lower over CMU x 20

Hand Stand around the world on CMU x 1
Natty, Fast n Easy, Herbie, Biohazard, Simmons, Tractor, Dr. Feelgood
Read the Beatitudes and talked about the meaning of them
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