F3 Knoxville

Go Diego Go!

THE SCENE: Rainy, wet, too warm for February
10 – Cherry Pickers, 15 – Rockettes, 10 – Windmills, 10 – Merkins OYO

Mosey to large West parking lot.

Belch across the parking lot stopping on every parking row for 5 tempo merkins. Wait for 6 to finish and sprint to the next line. 8 rows covered in total.

Mosey to the coupon pile and partner up. Each team grabbed one CMU and headed to the maintenance parking lot for some fun.

Dora’s cousin Diego made an appearance. Each team completed the following:

  • 100 – Merkins
  • 150 – CMU Overhead Press
  • 200 – LBC
  • 250 – CMU Curls
  • 300 – CMU Squats

One HIM performed the exercises while their battle buddy completed suicides across the parking lot with three stops. The PAX went above and beyond my expectations and knocked out Diego with minutes to spare.

Mosey back to the AO.

No time. Diego was a beast.

7 HIMs didn’t let a little rain scare them away. No FNGs
IWhen faced with a problem that seems insurmountable, take a step back and attack it one piece at a time. As Booster said, “You eat an elephant one bite at a time.” Don’t doubt your abilities when faced with trials in life, use those trials to grow and you will be better for it.
Shoutout to Judge Judy for joining me on the pre-ruck and to Erector for knocking out a pre-run. Bagger has gotten word that his job in Atlanta is finally coming through and he will be moving in the coming month. It will be sad to see him move on, but we’re all excited for him as well.
The CSAUP is this Saturday at the Bomb Shelter. Start time is 6am and projected finish is 10-10:15am.

Short Circuit at JUCO

THE SCENE: 40*, drizzly
10 Cherry Pickers, 10 Rockettes, 10 Overhead Claps, 10 Tempo Merkins
Mosey to the courtyard for a round of 11’s with incline merkins and box squats. Jump over the brick wall in between sets.

Mosey to the brick pile.

Circuit training: 5 stations of exercises to be performed as a circuit with a lap around the retention wall after each station. The stations were:

  • 15 – Over-the-Shoulder Sandbag Toss (50lbs and 40lbs options)
  • 10 – Burpees
  • 25 – CMU Rows
  • 15 – CMU Swings
  • 25 – CMU Curls

We completed approximately 3-4 circuits before heading back to the AO. Kudos to Bagger for taking the initiative to carry the sandbags the 1/2 mile back to the AO.

20 – Flutter Kicks (Erector)
13 HIMs came out on hump day

“If you pray for rain, take an umbrella.”

This phrase has always stuck with me when I consider the things I pray for. If you’re going to ask for God to intervene in your life, you need to have faith that He will do so. Our faith is manifested in the belief that God will answer our prayers. Ezra is a great example of this principle. When Ezra made plans to travel from Babylon back to Jerusalem he refused an escort from the King. He knew he would be traveling a long distance through hostile land, but he insisted that he did not need an escort because he had prayed to God for protection. Ezra had faith that God would answer his prayer and he acted on this faith. The next time you pray, don’t forget to take your umbrella.

Shoutout to Bagger and Judge Judy for joining me on the pre-ruck and to Erector for knocking out a pre-run. We’d love to grow the pre-ruck/pre-run group. Come on out at 4:45 for some extra credit.
Bring snacks this week and next for the kids at the Wesley House.

The new Oak Ridge AO is set to start up on February 5th and will be on Tuesdays. Contact Erector if you are interested.

Levels of Burpin’ Bernie

THE SCENE: 40ish and damp, just about perfect.

  • 10-Cherry Pickers
  • 10 – Windmills
  • 15 – lbac forward/backward
  • 15 – Tempo Merkins
  • 20 – Tempo Squats

Mosey to rails. Battle buddy up and knock out 100 inverted rows as a team while one HIM runs down in back in the parking lot before relieving battle buddy.

Mosey to the large parking lot on East side of campus.

Burpin’ Bernies

The large parking lot has 10 parking rows. Starting on the West side of the parking lot, run to the first row (Level 1) and perform 1 burpee, Bernie back to the start and perform the level 1 exercise, run to the second row (Level 2) and perform 2 burpees, Bernie back to the start and perform the level 2 exercise. Complete until finished with level 10.

  1. 10 – Carolina Dry Docks
  2. 20 – Monkey Humpers
  3. 30 – Plank Dips
  4. 40 – Merkins
  5. 50 – Smurf Jacks
  6. 60 – Flutter Kicks
  7. 70 – Shoulder Taps
  8. 80 – Air Squats
  9. 90 – Freddie Mercuries
  10. 100 – Side Straddle Hops

In total there were 550 reps of the level exercises and 55 burpees. We ran 3/4 mile forwards and 3/4 mile backwards. Shoutout to Erector, Judge Judy, and Trolley for making it all the way to level 10!

No time. Arrived at AO with two minutes to spare.

18 HIMs came out to support me for my first VQ! Love the JUCO PAX and their enthusiasm.

Don’t allow yourself to become complacent. It’s obvious that no one here is complacent with their physical self as we are all here to grow and push ourselves to the next level. It’s important that we apply that same desire to grow in all areas of our lives. Christ addressed the church in Laodicea in Revelation 3 saying, “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.” The church had become complacent with where they were spiritually and Christ reprimanded them for it. Let’s strive to be passionate about all that we do. To push ourselves to the next level physically, spiritually, and mentally. 


Shoutout to Erector for knocking out a long pre-run and to Bagger and Judge Judy for joining me in the pre-ruck.

Bring snacks on Wednesday and Friday for the kids at the Wesley House.