F3 Knoxville

Wallz ‘n’ Crawlz

THE SCENE: Warm enough that it’s not cold, but also cool enough that it’s not hot. Clear enough that it’s not cloudy.

SSH x25 IC
Cherry Pickers x8 IC
Travoltas x10 each side
Mtn Parkers x15 IC
AGT (AKA Failure to Launch) xLucky7
Crabettes x15 IC

Grab a handful of cones and mosey to the main quad.
One hand and one leg up on the wall, 20x merkins OYO.
Mosey to the covered entry, bear crawl down the stairs, then mosey around up the ramp and back to the wall.
Other hand and other leg up on the wall, 20x more merkins OYO
Repeat mosey

Now that everyone is familiar with the running portion, partner up for Dora-style:
50 8-Count Body Builders
100 6″ LBCs
150 Star Jacks
Running partner hops over the wall slalom style between about 6 cones set up on the wall, then bear crawl the stairs and back
Plank for the 6 when reps complete

Mosey to the back of the maintenance building for Rock the Block Merkins:
Plank up on 2 landscape CMUs. Follow Q instructions on rocking the block to rest on various faces, with a merkin after each rock.
30 CMU curls
30 CMU Tri-ext
20 CMU Squats

Mosey back to the AO, stopping about halfway for 20x BBS OYO

Got a little time for the old gal.
30x Flutter Kicks IC
20x LBCs IC
15x Side Crunch each side IC

13 PAX for the beatdown proper, plus a few more snagged some ruckin’ miles and made it to the AO just in time for the word
John 21
So, everyone knows today is the day after Easter. What did the disciples do after the resurrection? Kinda looks like they just sat around waiting for Jesus to show up and tell them what to do. In the meantime, I guess they got bored because Peter said, “Hey, I’m going fishing”. He did something. Something good, something positive, and it sound like he put his heart into it. BUT, as soon as he realized the Lord was the one calling from the shore, he dropped the good thing he was doing, stripped off anything that would hinder, and went hard after Jesus. If you’re not sure what to do, what you’re being called to, be patient, do good, and do it with all your heart as to the Lord. But don’t get so caught up in doing that you miss His call when it comes!
What a morning… 12 PAX for the Elevation Challenge, 13 for the beatdown! Three weirdos killed the ruck so bad, they had time to finish a yoga routine, then get all cold and stiff before the beatdown…
Abridged – Thursday May 9th – Proceeds to OEW. Come out and support wounded veterans!

Cogs in the Wheel

THE SCENE: Misty, in 40’s

20 Side Straddle Hops, 15 Plank Jacks, 10 Windmills, 10 Rockettes, 10 Cherry Pickers
Mosey to parking lot near entry to northern ball fields.  We will split into partners of two men each to do Doras.  One partner will Bernie Sanders to cone, then sprint to end of parking lot.  At end of parking lot he does two burpees.  He then does Bernie Sanders to cone and sprints back.  Meanwhile, the other partner is working on exercises with CMU’s.  The exercises are the following

  • 100 Overhead Presses
  • 100 Curls
  • 100 Rows
  • 100 Squats with CMU at chest area

Mosey to beginning of Serpentine Sidewalk located between north ball fields and outdoor chapel.  We will do 14’s (do listed exercise for one light then run for four lights) to where sidewalk hits perimeter trail or from perimeter trail back to roadway if it is next exercise on list).  We will do three exercises and, therefore, will end at perimeter trail.  All men who finish first on any exercise and run will do baby crunches until last man arrives.  Here are the exercises:

  • Bear Crawl
  • Hops
  • Lunges

When we are through with above we will do 20 Hello Dollies (four count) as a group.

Mosey on perimeter trail to cardiac hill.  At cardiac hill we will run up hill doing the following exercises at each turn:

  • Turn 1:  20 American Hammer
  • Turn 2:  20 Big Boy Sit Ups
  • Turn 3:  20 Decline Merkins
  • Turn 4:  20 Bench Raises

Rinse and Repeat

Mosey to bottom of mini-cardiac.

We will do 20 Merkins at bottom of mini-cardiac, then run up and do 20 Carolina Dry Docks by gate.  Rinse and repeat.

Mosey to AO.

20 Flutter Kicks (four count); 15 Shoulder Taps (both shoulders = 1); stretch of each leg and slow toe touches, slow back bends.
12 Men, no FNG’s.  Finger Paint was with us but has yet to be tagged for the post.

God had created each one of us as special, unique individuals.  As the apostle Paul claims, we each have individual gifts.  But he also remarks that these individual gifts we have serve the whole community.  In this way, we are all part of the body of Christ.

From 1 Corinthians 12:

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.

12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves[d] or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.

14 For the body does not consist of one member but of many.15 If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? 18 But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. 19 If all were a single member, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts,[e] yet one body.

There is a song by the group Fleet Foxes that I particularly enjoy.  It is called Helplessness Blues.  Here are the lyrics in the beginning of the song:

I was raised up believing I was somehow unique
Like a snowflake distinct among snowflakes, unique in each way you can see
And now after some thinking, I’d say I’d rather be
A functioning cog in some great machinery serving something beyond me.

We are each of us unique.  Each one of us is different – in body size, strength and endurance levels; in age; in the backgrounds we come from; in the types of jobs we have; in our politics; in our dreams for the future.  But as the great poet John Donne proclaimed, “No man is an island unto himself.”  We have a need for our fellow man.  And when united together, we give service to something that is greater than ourselves.  I often feel that with the men of F3.  It is sometimes difficult to put into words.  But by getting up in the morning to be here with my friends, my brothers, I am not only serving myself but something beyond myself – something that brings me, brings each of us, closer to what God created us for – and, therefore, closer to God.

Hardship Hill in May!

Asylum Q = 1 : Elevation Patch = 0

THE SCENE: 46 and Clear

SSH x 30, Baby Arm circles forward and back x 10

Grab a partner and a CMU

Round 1  – Mosey to the top to the Pathway just past Everest, One partner goes down one side of the hill with the other goes down the opposite side.  When at the bottom run back to the top and do 2 partner mericans, repeat until you reach 8 partner mericans

Round 2, Same as round one except one partner carries CMU up the hill(Everest site)  4 trips up the hill with 5, 10, 15 and 20 4 cnt LBC,  if your partner is not up the hill when you are done with LBC’s burpees while you wait.

Return back to AO the quick way(up Everest), trade of CMU with partner half way up.

24 PAX
Do the right thing, Love your neighbor like yourself and don’t ignore Bunny on group me(or we will take CMU’s to Everest)


Hill o’ cones

THE SCENE: Clear with a full moon and colder (46) than the Q thought.

SSH, merkins, rockettes,  10 burpees
Spread out along the hill starting at the speedbump and moving all the way up to the splash pad are cones with different exercises and quantities. Run to cone, do exercise and run back to start.  Run to next cone, do exercise and run back to start, repeat until all the cones have been reached. The exercises are:

  • Bear crawl 15 yards
  • 10 frog jumps
  • 20 35lb plate presses
  • 5 inch worms
  • 5 burpees with claps
  • 20 shoulder tap merkins
  • 20 lunges (each leg)
  • 4 round the clock merkins
  • 10 burpees
  • 30 calf raises on curb
  • 20 box jumps
  • 20 table rows

when done take two 35lb plates for an Indian run around track. Person in the back does 2 burpees as the others carry the plates doing presses, overhead carry, curls, triceps etc. 2 1/2 laps.

Flutters, elbow to knees, American hammers

When hardship and pain and downright calamity is upon us, our friends and family can’t be there 100% of the time. So who has our back?
Paul wrote in Romans Ch 8…
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:35-39‬ ‭NIV‬

The comment was made there are no hills at the Equilizer, but after running back and forth from the speed bump, it seemed as if was growing in elevation
Hardship Hill

Monday runday


1 mile mosey
Coupons on hand:

60# bag x 3

90# bag

40# bag

Carry all bags and straps to soccer field.   Lash the 40# and 60# bags together.

Drag the sandbag to midfield as fast as possible, drop the bag and sprint to end line.  Jog/ walk back to midfield and drag the sandbag back to the beginning.   Rotate to the next bag and repeat.

Mosey another lap and carry the sandbags back to the ao

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