F3 Knoxville

March Madness…It’s AWFUL BABY!!!

THE SCENE: 34-35 and beautiful…a great day to burn some goo!

  • Mosey to AO
  • Cherry Pickers (IC) 4 CT X 10
  • Baby Arm Circles (forwards) X 10 & Michael Phelps (OYO)
  • Baby Arm Circles (backwards) X 10 & Michael Phelps (OYO)
  • Windmills (IC) X 10
  • Tempo Squats (IC) X 10
  • Overhead Claps (IC) X 10
  • 5 burpees (OYO)
  • Mosey


Double Double (at AO & Playground) 

  • 10 merkins at the AO
  • 10 pullups on the monkey bars
  • Rinse & repeat 5 times
  • Mosey to Splash Pad

Block Out (Splash Pad) 

  • 5 burpees, 10 step ups, 15 dips, 20 overhead press w/ CMUs
  • Rinse & repeat 5 times
  • Mosey to Trail w/ CMUs

 Pick & Roll (Trail Run)

  • Trail Run to other park
  • 10 diamond merkins, 15 big boys, 20 squats
  • Rinse & repeat 4 times
  • Mosey through trail to basketball court

Run & Gun on a Fast Break (at basketball court)

  • 5 burpees, sprint down the court & back, 10 Bobby Hurleys; rinse & repeat X 4
  • 50 of any CMU exercise, sprint down the court & back X 4


  • Superman 20 (IC)
  • Flutter Kicks IC 4 CT X 50
  • Captain Thors X 5
  • Hello Dolleys X 20 4 CT


Detention, Hot Tub, Snaggletooth & Booster


I have lost my focus and commitment towards my Bible study and scripture memorization so I found a few scripture to hopefully get me focused again.

“And may your hearts be fully committed to the LORD our God, to live by his decrees and obey his commands, as at this time.” 1 Kings 8:61 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23

“Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” Proverbs 16:3

“Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” Deuteronomy 6:5

“Keep your eyes focused on what is right, and look straight ahead to what is good.” Proverbs 4:25

“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13 

Let’s keep listening to and encouraging one another so to help each other get or stay focused on our faith!  We need one another and F3 is helping us get better and stay focused because our goal at the end of our life is to say:

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”  2 Timothy 4:7


I’m not sure there’s a prettier spot to run in F3 Knoxville than the trail run next to the lake at the Equalizer!


  • Sign up to Q at the Equalizer
  • Convergence on March 30 at the Asylum followed by a 3rd F event
  • Hardship Hill – May 18

Who is the hardest person to lead???

THE SCENE:  Dark, clear, and cool – 45 degrees

40 SSH

20 Overhead Claps

20 Seal Claps

20 Big Arm Circles – Forwards and Backwards

Michael Phelps OYO
Barkley Inspired Workout – 3 Laps around main loop with 4 stations – 20 reps of exercises at each station –

  • Merkins
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Squats
  • Hand Release Merkins

Welsh Dragons – 2 Sets till 5

Hello Dolly’s; Flutter Kicks; Captain Thors


Who is the hardest person to lead?  Yourself…

Five Action Points to be a leaders with self-discipline

  1. Develop and follow your priorities
  2. Make a disciplined lifestyle your goal.
  3. Challenge your excuses.
  4. Remove rewards until you finish the job.
  5. Stay focused on results.
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The Crabby Bear Gut v2 (Strength in Weakness)

THE SCENE: Clear, cool, crisp.
I am not a professional and any likeness or similarities to a professional are purely coincidental and do not necessarily reflect the views of sane people.

  • High Knees + Merkins  (Herkins)
  • 5 Merkins + High Squat Jump (Berkins – or Merkin Burps)
  • Windmills
  • One speed round of the exercises (with demos and no bear crawls or crab walks) that are at each station of the main workout.

THA-THANG: The Crabby Bear Gut v2

35 Min A.m.r.a.p.  (5:40-6:15) of Light Pole Loop around parking lot.  Seven Light pole stations each with two exercises.  Do 50 reps of the exercise at each station.(single counts).  The first time around the loop you do exercise A and the second time around you do exercise B.

To get to each light pole alternate between bear crawling and crab walking.

Light Pole Station Exercises:

  • a. Crunches , b. Imperial Walkers
  • a. V-Ups  b. Flutter kicks
  • a. Cross Toe Touches  b. W’s (raised extended crunches)
  • a. American Hammers b. Peter Parkers
  • a. Supermans b. Scissor Kicks
  • a. Freddy Mercurys b.  Elbow Plank side raises.
  • a. Hello Dolly’s  b.

After seven light poles have been reached, climb the hill to the guard rail and do 5 reverse incline push ups and 5 incline push-ups.

No time for Mary. We all just finished one round (all the exercises = 2 loops = 14 exercises)


This weeks sermon at Fellowship Knoxville blew me away. The Gracious Gift of Affliction and Weakness Had to try and share some of the ideas of “power in weakness”.  It’s such a tough topic and hard to describe, akin to hitting a bullseye from 500 yards away, when the bullseye is a needle in a haystack.  In summary, do not shy away from your weaknesses, God will meet you in your attempts to address them. He will light the way and support you because He is awesome and because he is deeply invested in you and getting you through the tough valleys of humiliation and NOT AROUND THEM.   It worked also kind of like a good analogy for todays workout because we spent most of it on our hands and knees begging for mercy and strength as we crab walked and bear crawled for what seemed like miles.  But praise be to God, he met us, and we finished !! We could barely speak and were dizzy, but we all finished.

Boast in weakness

Search me and know me God, help me to work out any hurtful ways in me.

Almost my 1 year anniversary of my VQ

March Madness Prep-work

THE SCENE: 34* (chilly after last week’s heat wave)

Cherry Pickers, Rockettes, SSH, Tempo Merkins, Tempo Squats

Suicide Ladder down parking lot (approx length of basketball court)

Perform 5 Bobby Hurley’s on one end and 5 Merkins on the other end of the parking lot. Increase your count by 5 for each round completed until the last round consist of 40 Bobby Hurley’s and 40 Merkins.  Congratulations! You just scored 360 points!

Basketball Circuit

Four stations of exercises were set up and HIMs paired up for some battle buddy action. At each station one HIM performed the exercise while the other ran “skill drills” down the parking lot lines. Stations were:

  • Free Throws (20lbs wall balls)
  • I’m Open! (50lbs sandbag curls)
  • Defense! (20lbs sandbag tricep extensions)
  • Granny Shots (40lbs sandbag kettlebell swings)

After the circuit was finished we passed the coupons in a ring of fire both standing and sitting. (Sitting yielded a much better workout.)

To top off the workout we ran sprints down the parking lot and bernie’d back for four rounds.


7 HIMs got ready for some B-Ball action

Romans 8:28 New International Version (NIV)

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

This is one of my favorite verses. However, I think it is often taken out of context. We are not promised an easy life on this Earth. Bad things can happen to good people, but this verse tells us that those things will be used by God to bring us closer to Him and ultimately closer to salvation. We also need to use this thought to help us keep our perspective in this world. Don’t allow trivial things to cloud your view of God. Keep looking upward.

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THE SCENE: Low 40’s and gloomy – perfect weather to continually cut the wrong wire and set off a bunch of B.O.M.B.S. – No man was left the same this morning.

Cherry Pickers, Tennessee Rocking Chair, SSHs, Tempo Squats

  1. Mosey to Parking Lot – Route 66 style grinder: At each Pole (6 total) perform exercises.  First 3 poles – 15 Merkins, 15 Plank Jacks, 15 4ct Mountain Climbers.  Second 3 poles – 10 Merkins, 10 Plank Jacks, 15 Bobby Hurley’s.
  2. Mosey to the JUCO Gym (Coupon Pile behind creepy loading dock) and battle-buddy up.  Perform B.O.M.B.S. workout – each team performs 100 Burpees, 150 Overhead Tri-Extensions, 200 Merkins, 250 BBSs, 300 Squats.  While one partner is doing exercise, other performs weighted run up and around concrete border wall WITH a coupon.  Had to modify a tad because of time.  Most teams made it about halfway thru the BBSs before we trimmed the numbers down to 100 reps for each exercise.  No one made it to squats, so when everyone thought we were done – PAX did 50 squats in civilian cadence.
  3. Mosey back to AO, JAILBREAK for the last 150 yards of so.

Cornucopia of Flutterkicks (IC led by Erector), Dead-Bugs (or something like that, IC, led by Bartman), Heals to Heaven (IC, led by the Q), and the 6inch Alphabet (led by the Q)
11 Strong
1) Be thankful to the Lord for what he has blessed you with.  2) Concentrate this week on turning from your own interests and paying attention to those people in your inner circle and their happiness, specifically, what you can do for them that might not only increase their joy, but might open doors to sharing the Gospel.  “The noblest art is that of making others happy.” – P.T. Barnum

Bartman had a house full of young men over the weekend and 5 of them accepted Christ (after a full blown background investigation and polygraph by Bartman).  Now THAT is something to be joyful about!

Kudos to Waxjob for attending the Full Smokey Pre-Ruck.  We need more of you motherruckers to step out of your comfort zone and hike the tallest point in Florida every M-W-F,  wheels up from AO @0440hrs – contact Judge Judy with questions.