F3 Knoxville

I’m Dreaming Of A JUCO Christmas!

THE SCENE: 45 and raining hard…a typical December day in the gloom!

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  • Cherry Pickers (IC) 4 CT X 10
  • Side Straddle Hops (IC) X 20
  • Baby Arm Circles Forward X 10 followed by Michael Phelps
  • Baby Arm Circles Backward X 10 followed by Michael Phelps
  • Overhead Claps – X 10 IC
  • Randys – You’ve seen A Christmas story, poor Randy can’t put his arms down. With arms straight out but with face palms down, move arms up and down 6 to 12 inches in cadence. X 20 IC
  • Tempo Squats (IC) 4 CT X 10
  • Jingle Balls – From the plank position, move right foot to right hand, back, right foot to left hand, back, left foot to left hand, back, left foot to right band, back. 1 X 10 (IC)
  • Big Sexy – Pickle Pounders and Monkey Humpers. 2 x 10 of each (IC)
  • Diamonds & Butts – Diamond Merkins are a girls best friends – 4 rounds of 15 Diamonds and 15 Squats (OYO)
  • Mosey


All About The Benjamins – (people love money in addition to Diamonds)

Each PAX got to pick an exercise we would do 50 reps of and the HIM next to him would pick another exercise we would do 50 reps of (adding up to a Benjamin)

We did close to 1,000 reps total of:

  • Merkins
  • Diamonds
  • Burpees
  • LBCs
  • FlutterKicks
  • Shoulder Taps
  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • Calf Raises
  • Box Cutters


Little Merkin Boy – We played the Christmas song Little Drummer Boy by Bing Crosby. Hold plank and complete one Merkin every time you here “Pa rum pum pum pum”. That is 3 minutes of plank and 21 Merkins. We’ll never hear that song again and not grimace in pain…haha.


17 HIMs – Abscess, Bagger (from Atlanta), Chaco, Cheatsheet, Clothespin (from F3 Cleveland), Commission, Curveball, Frenchie, Ginger, Jitters, Mailbox, Mandolin, Mermaid, Pool Boy, Snaggletooth, Training Wheels and Booster.

It was great to have Bagger back from Atlanta and Clothespin come up and visit from F3 Cleveland.


As the scripture says below, fortunately, Jesus died for us so we are forgiven for being sinners if we believe in Him and try to live a life through Him. I’m so thankful I’m forgiven for being a sinner but want to continue to strive to be a better person who lives more like Jesus each and every day.
1 Timothy 1:15-17  Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. 16 But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. 17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
2 Corinthians 9:15  Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
Matthew 1:21  She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
Romans 6:23  For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
John 3:16  For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.


  • New healthy eating group begins in January – Check with Woodshack on GroupMe if you are interested – the goal is to educate each other with good ideas and suggestions and hold each other accountable


Suicides and Bacon

THE SCENE: 45* and rainy (sort of), somehow the rain stopped just long enough for the workout

Mosey to the parking lot in front of Maple Street Biscuit Company

100xSSH, 10xTempo Merkins, 10xTempo Squats

Suicide ladder performed on the full length of the parking lot (approx. 100 yards)

Perform 5 merkins on one end of the parking lot and 5 Bobby Hurleys on the opposite end. Add 5 reps for every round completed. The PAX performed 6 rounds finishing with 30 reps of each exercise.

DORA 123:

  • 100xBBS
  • 200xChair Dips
  • 300xSquats

Exercises were performed by one HIM while the other ran down to some coupons to perform either 10 sandbag slams or 10 kettlebell swings.

After DORA we performed AYG sprints down and back in the parking lot. We almost lost the PAX when the smell of Maple Street’s bacon hit us during the sprints. Note to avoid that area of the AO in the future to avoid casualties.

20xImperial Walkers

9 HIMS and no FNGs

This last week I was out of town for work for the first time since my daughter was born and left my wife to fend for herself with the two kids. It was nice getting a small break from the chaos of having two little ones, but I quickly found myself missing the whole crew. It was a good reminder to cherish the time we get with our loved ones. It’s easy to come home from work exhausted and neglect family time, but as High Impact Men, we need to make an effort to fully utilize this time to encourage and uplift our families. 

Shoutout to Bagger for pre-rucking solo. I fartsacked and paid the price with my shame. Bagger’s last workout before moving to Atlanta is this coming Monday. Let’s make sure to send him off right!

Bring books for the Wesley House next week.

A JUCO Farewell

THE SCENE: 31 degrees but no precipitation! A beautiful morning!

SSH (IC) x 20, Tempo Merkins (IC) x 10, Moroccan Night Club (IC) x 10, Cherry Pickers (IC) x 8, Tempo Squats (IC) x 10


Mosey to Sophomore Hill Bataan Death March Style (Indian run with PAX in back doing 3 burpees before running to the front).  Dora Style Workout with 100 Body Builders, 200 Merkins, and 300 Squats.  PAX not performing exercise will Bernie up the hill and do 5 Big Boys.  When your group is finished do Body Builders until 6 is finished.

Mosey back towards AO

Cash out with a game of 11’s starting with 10 Calf Raises and 1 Burpee


12 HIMs crushed it today!


1 John 4:18 – There is no fear in love.  But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment.  The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

Today will most likely be the final time I Q in F3 Knoxville.  This week, my wife and I will be moving to the Atlanta Metro area to start a new chapter in our lives.  As the verse says above, we do not fear this change and are looking forward to it because everything has worked out how it was meant to.  The process for us to get to this point our lives has been very frustrating and stressful at times.  However, if things hadn’t worked out the way they did, I would have never been exposed to F3 and had the opportunity to meet and get better with all of you over the last few months.  For that, I am extremely grateful and consider myself lucky to have had that opportunity.


Bonus points to Judge Judy and Spotter for joining me on the preruck!  I encourage some new people to give the preruck a shot.


JUCO Speedway

THE SCENE: 40ish and no rain, but plenty of water on the ground

20 mountain climber, 20 SSH, 15 Imperial Walker, 10 windmill, 15 Moroccan night club
Begin a mosey toward the bond with a few warmup drills:  high kneels, butt kickers, and b-skips.  The first part of the workout had three stops around the pond.  At each stop, perform 20 merkins, squats, and 4 count flutter kicks.  The next round had two stops (half the track between each).  At each stop perform 20 diamond merkins, lunges (10 each leg), and 4 count Freddie Mercury.  The final round was one full, hard lap around the pond, wagonwheel to the 6 and then do 10 tempo Carolina Dry Docks, 10 tempo sumo squats, and 15 hello Dolly IC.

Form a line and Indian run back to the shovel flag.

Just enough time for Mucho Chesto:  10 merkins, 10 diamond merkins, 10 stagger left merkins, 10 stagger right merkins, and 10 wide-arm merkins.
9 PAX this morning
Consider what Cain’s response to God when He asked him “where is your brother”.  Cain responded with “Am I my brother’s keeper”.  God does call us to be our brother’s keeper.  The Word today is to pay attention to those around you and take note of changes in behavior.  Be an encouragement to others in their time of struggle.
A lot of mubblechatter today about the “lazy Q”.  I started the workout by stating that I did put much time into the Q.  All in good fun.
Wesley house workout coming up.  Keep an eye out on GroupMe for 2nd F lunches.


Chaco & Rocket Co-Q

THE SCENE: a good day to feel some pain…

  • Side straddle hops (IC) 4ct
  • Squats (IC) 4ct
  • Hand release merkins
  • Cherry pickers
  • Some other fun stuff…


Rocket on the Q

Mosey in 2 lines to the back of campus r of people(3 stops before maintenance building)

  • Indian line formation
    • Station 1, burpee (10 – OYO)
    • Station 2, big boys (20 – OYO)
    • Station 3, merkins (20 – IC)

At the maintenance building

  • 11s at the stairs (squat jumps – Carolina dry docks)


Concentration game. Break into two groups, each group picks two cards. If they match to one exercise and sprint to end of parking lot and back to repeat. If cards don’t match, do both exercises.



10 V-ups 4ct then sprint

10 baby crunches (4ct) then sprint

10 box cutters (4ct) then sprint

10 Flutter kick (4ct) then sprint


5K, Bagger, Booster, Cable Boy, Chaco, Doubtfire, Dreamer, Erector, Judge Judy, Kenjo, Rocket, Snaggletooth, Spotter, Sweeper,


don’t stress about parts of like you can’t control. take that time and energy and apply it to things that you can control.


  • Bring snacks for the Wesley House
  • Oak Ridge AO starts in February