F3 Knoxville

Bump and Run

THE SCENE: 72°F, Cool, but still plenty humid

  • SSH x20 IC 4-count
  • Merkins x5  OYO
  • Imperial Walker x15 IC 4-count
  • Merkins x10 OYO
  • Imperial Squawkers x15 IC 4-count
  • Merkins x15 OYO

Mosey to the Courtyard
Four Corners w/Bump

  • Cone 1 – Merkins
  • Cone 2 – Jump Squats
  • Cone 3 – Mountain Climber
  • Cone 4 – Smurf Jacks
  • 5th group run a loop around the courtyard and bumps the group at cone 1

Rinse and repeat

Mosey to the hill behind the service shed
11s- Merkins at bottom and Squats at the top

Mosey back to the SP
15- Chaco, Kenjo, Mandolin, Sparkler, Spotter, Trolley, Weedwacker, 5K, Judge Judy, Sty, Booster, Erector, Finger Food, Anchorman, Archie (QIC)

“But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.””
‭‭Lamentations 3:21-24 ESV‬‬

Deck of Pain III – The finale

THE SCENE: 77 clear skies.

  • 25 SSH
  • 25 Merkins
  • 25 LBC
  • 20 Merkins
  • 20 LBC
  • 15 Merkins
  • 15 LBC
  • 15 Windmills
  • 15 SSH

THA-THANG:  The Deck of Pain Conclusion

As before in V1 and V2 of the JUCO Deck of Pain, we had 6 more stations to visit.  They were

  • 5 Rec Center Stair assents with the CMU  (right next to the CMU pile – then Jailbreak sprint to)
  • 30 Railing Pull-ups (at the pull up stations – then Jailbreak sprint to)
  • 50 CMU Curls (at the CMU Pile – then jailbreak sprint to)
  • 30 Lake Lunges (single count lunges at the lake)
  • 30 Panther (top of Sophmore hill) Pickle Pounders
  • Jucomanjaro Asscent

Appologies for running late.  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5.  I don’t know how it all works but I know the one who does.  Attempted to encourage the men to really “lean” into the Lord and trust him.  What is “leaning”?  It is active faith, active trust.  It’s betting on the Lord. It is putting stock in the Lord.  It is saying, I can’t but I know the one who can.  Jesus is my guide. It is doing stuff that outright says – this will fail if He doesn’t come through.

Sore Core and So Much More

THE SCENE: Caught a break in the rain but still wet and muggy!

Side Straddle Hop (20 – 4 Ct) Imperial Walkers (20 – 4 Ct) Cherry Pickers (8) Tempo Squats (10) Moroccan Night Club (20 – 4 Ct)

Jogged to Sophomore Hill with the rear man sprinting to the front

  • Four Corners
    • 30 Merkins with Bernie to
    • 30 Big Boy Situps with lateral shuffle to
    • 30 Star Jumps (touch the ground in a squat and then touch the sky with arms and legs extended) with lunges to
    • 30 Rosalitas with lateral shuffle to 1st corner
    • Repeated with 20 reps and then 10 reps
  • 11’s – Flutter Kicks and American Hammers
  • Mosey back to AO with 3 wagon wheels and a jailbreak

Mountain Climbers
Matt 18:21-35 While the damage dealt by the second servant is significant, it is also irrelevant. Their is a peace that surpasses all understanding (Phil 4:7) and this makes every Christian bulletproof, when we meditate on the Gospel.
Praying for Mandolin’s health concerns and Ruby’s safe trip back to Texas!
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

Big Ball Slurpee

THE SCENE: warm and muggy
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER – Nope, not a professional

20 SSH

10 each of baby arm circles (both ways), Moroccan night clubs, and over head claps

15 tempo squats
7/11’s – 7 pairs of exercises done by 10 reps of exercise A/1 rep of exercise B (9/2, 8/3, etc)


8 count body builders & Rockettes

BBS & Sprint (30yards)

60lb Sand Bag Toss & Burpee

Flutter Kicks & Monkey Humpers (Both on 4 Count)

Incline Merkins & Box Jumps (or Step-ups)

Lunge & CMU Curl

Inch Worm Merkins & Squats
no time for Mary

the grass is greener where watered, not necessarily on the other side…



Memorial day convergence

False finish five

THE SCENE: 67* or so, great morning

Even/odd stretches – middle left right
Short mosey to overpass
Shoulder taps x15 IC
Super squats x10 IC
Tempo merkins x10 IC
Wall sit OH claps x15 IC
Very short mosey to amphitheater .  Assemble at the stage for 11s’s big brother, 25’s.  Same concept as 11s except increase/decrease by 5 reps.  Start at the stage and do 20 feet elevated crunches (legs straight out and 6″ off the ground, hands on head and crunch), run up the stairs to the top and do 5 pull ups/inverted rows on rails.  Return to the bottom for 15 crunches/10 rows, etc. working up and down in count.

Mosey out of amphitheater and across bridge adjacent to railroad.  Stop in the parking lot just below Church St. United Methodist for a round of leg blasters before tackling the hill.  In cadence and with no rest in between: 15 squats, 10 lunges each leg, 10 jump squats.  Then immediately run up the hill beside the church and over to the parking lot beside Henley St. Bridge.  Lots of chalk on the ground for some fun with rocks.

Each time you perform the exercise, then drop your rock and run across the street, up the ramp to the front door of the church, do 5 merkins, and return for the next exercise.  Exercise list:

  • Curls x20
  • OH press x20
  • Curls x20
  • Front rock raise x20
  • Curls x20
  • Mr. Spectacular (rock on ground, walk your hands out to plank, merkin, walk back in, lift rock and press overhead for 1 rep) x20
  • Curls x20
  • Lap around parking lot holding rock overhead
  • Curls

This was the original list on the ground when we got there.  I’d hidden some chalk during set up and started adding exercises as people started getting the near the finish.  I may have gotten some groans and poopy faces. Added exercises still had run across to the church and do 5 merkins in between.  Exercises added:

  • Rock OH squats x20
  • Curls x20
  • Rock pressed flutters x20

After everyone had finished, I thought it would be good to do some curls.  So we did tempo 21s with rocks.  7 reps of bottom to halfway nice and slow in tempo, 7 reps halfway to top in tempo, 7 reps full range in tempo.

10 count and start mosey back to SP.  When we got back to start point everyone kind of stopped and I kept running right through it and told them we weren’t finished yet.  So we ran through the start point and up past the playground and around back to start point.

Flutter kicks x25 IC
Boat/canoe typical Abort finish
False finish five: Duggar, Anchorman, Hang Tight, Amazon, Abort
The whole idea of the workout was that sometimes you think you’re almost to the finish, only to find out there is more work to be done.  The lesson was to always be prepared, and that you obviously place limits on yourself when you think you know where the end is.

TCLAPS to Hang Tight graduating Saturday (and fighting off the merlot Sat morning)!!