F3 Knoxville

DORA, Noonan, and Burpees

Workout Date: 3 Feb 2020
QIC: Spotter

THE SCENE: Mostly Cloudy, 41°F, Feels like 37°F, Humidity 82%, Wind 6mph from SW – Thanks Frenchie

Zero Burpee Warm-up. Always a favorite.

0xBurpees, 20xSSH, 2xBurpees, 10xWindmills, 4xBurpees, 10xLBAC fw&bk, 6xBurpees, 10xTempo Squat, 8xBurpees, mosey towards Sophomore Hill, stop for 20xflutter kicks, mosey some more, 10xBurpees
At Sophomore Hill, grab a battle buddy for some original DORA 1-2-3:

  • 100xMerkins
  • 200xBBS
  • 300xSquats

Mosey over to the coupon pile and grab one for a new exercise: The Noonan (Description per Exicon: Running up stadium stairs with a ruck on. Any form of weighted ruck or coupon up and downstairs. In Honor of F3 Naperville’s Steve Keough (F3 Noonan) who suddenly passed away while rucking.)

In honor of the passing of F3 Noonan just 2 days after he turned 50, we completed 50 collective trips up and down the stairs to the sports building with our RESPECT PAX leading the way. During this exercise I asked everyone to take a moment of silence to meditate on how blessed we are to have our health and to pray for those that don’t.

Mosey with your coupon over to the stadium. At the bottom of the hill perform the following starting with 10 reps of each and adding 10 reps after each round:

  • CMU Curls
  • CMU Tricep Extensions
  • CMU Swings

Run to the top of the Stadium Hill and perform 5 burpees to complete one round. Repeat adding reps until time was called.

Mosey back to the shovel flag.
26 HIMs; 3 Ruckers and 23 Boot Campers
My favorite verse for quite a long time has been:

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28

Although this is my favorite verse, I used to apply it the wrong way. This verse does not guarantee that everything that happens to us in this life will benefit us in this life. It means that even when bad things happen to us in this world, if we maintain our faith and love in God, those things will benefit us in the life to come. The Bible does not teach that prosperity is something guaranteed to Christians, quite the opposite is true. We will be tried and persecuted in this life, but through those trials and tribulations we will grow closer to God. The things in this world are fleeting and ultimately meaningless if we don’t maintain our faith in God.


Shoutout to all of our PAX that have earned RESPECT. You don’t know how much us young bucks envy the fact that you are still out here pushing us to get better. You have something that we may never have, but that we all hope to have when we are 50+.

It’s been awesome seeing JUCO grow as much as it has this last year. We’ve added JUCO: Rush on Wednesdays at 0515 and are still testing out JUCO: Ruck on Mondays at 0500. Come get ya some!
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