F3 Knoxville

It’s Monday!

75 and muggy

F3 Welcome & Disclaimer

10 Burpees (OYO)
SSH x 30 (IC)
Dive Bombers x15 (IC)
Imperial Walkers x15 (IC)
Arm Circles Forward x17 (IC)
Arm Circles Backward x17 (IC)
Diamond Merkins x20 (IC)


Jelly Legs
Assemble along the line and do the following:
R1: 10 sec hold squat, 10 squats, run to cone do 5 Merkins or Dry Docks, run back
R2: 20 sec hold squat, 20 squats, run to cone do 10 Merkins or Dry Docks, run back
R3: 30 sec hold squat, 30 squats, run to cone do 15 Merkins or Dry Docks, run back
R4: 40 sec hold squat, 40 squats, run to cone do 20 Merkins or Dry Docks, run back
R5: 50 sec hold squat, 50 squats, run to cone do 25 Merkins or Dry Docks, run back
R6: 60 sec hold squat, 60 squats, run to cone do 30 Merkins or Dry Docks, run back

Mosey to front area near parking lot at the bottom of the hill

Merkin Hill
Run up and down hill doing the following:
Start at bottom of hill with 10 Merkins, run to top
Top of hill 9 Merkins, run to bottom
Bottom of hill 8 Merkins, runt to top
Top of hill 7 Merkins, run to bottom
Bottom of hill 6 Merkins, runt to top
Top of hill 5 Merkins, run to bottom
Bottom of hill 4 Merkins, runt to top
Top of hill 3 Merkins, run to bottom
Bottom of hill 2 Merkins, runt to top
Top of hill 1 Merkins, run to bottom

Plank until everyone finishes.

Mosey back to COP area

Prisoner Cell Merkin Burpees (PCMBs)
Drop to Plank, do 1 Merkin then bring your right knee in and back, do 1 Merkin then bring your left knee in and back, do 1 Merkin then bring both feet in and jump up = 1 PCMB complete.

x10 OYO

Flutter Kicks x30 (IC on 4ct)
Captain Thors x6 (IC)

Dealers choice:
Box Cutters x15 (IC) – Toto
Boat Canoe on Quickbooks
Pickle Pounders x10 (IC on 4ct) – Thriller
Big O’s x10 (IC) – Plunger from Winston Salem

Number off and Name-O-Rama

There has been a lot going on in our nation over the past couple of weeks.  Yesterday another tragedy occurred in Baton Rouge.  All this leaves me unsettled.  I was talking with my M last night about how it seems there is so much anger and hostility in the world, so much chaos and fear.  As a husband and father it feels overwhelming.  I want to protect my wife and kids from what I see, promise them that things will be okay…but I can’t make that promise.  Truth is, there are times when I’m scared, confused, frustrated and unsure.  It is in these moments that my faith becomes a lifeboat providing security in the midst of stormy seas.  Things may seem chaotic, but there is a greater story being written.

The interesting thing was I had a passage echoing in my head and heart all evening, but it wasn’t what I expected.  It was John 15:12-13, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”  Two things struck me:

1) The “love” I am commanded to express is not merely emotion, but rather a steady, others-focused way of relating.  It is not a feeling, it is an act of the will…it is willfully chosen.  We hear a lot about love these days, I feel most of it falls incredibly short of what Jesus is speaking of here (1 Cor 13).

2) The greatest expression of this “love” is found in the laying down one’s life for his “friends.”  I’ve missed that in the past.  Not a spouse, children or other family member, but friends.

It is that second point that brought to mind F3.  Each morning we gather to work hard and push ourselves and each other to get better, to be the men we long to be.  Each morning is an opportunity to “love” our “friends.”  That’s powerful because practice make permanent.  F3 is like a training ground for the rest of our day.  We each come to give all way have only to find we leave with more than what we came with!  We can then take this and give it away to our family, neighbors, co-workers and anyone else we cross paths with that day.

So here is the charge for all of us today…LOVE WELL!  Everyone you meet for the rest of this day is an opportunity to take what you experienced here today (encouragement, challenge, support, etc.) and give it away.  In doing this we make our worlds better…we have IMPACT.  We can’t control the chaos around us, but we CAN speak life into it.  And as we do we can know that we have a whole PAX of HIMs supporting us and covering our 6!

This morning was exactly what YHC needed.  Watching the men of of this PAX give their all for each other was restorative.  Plus we had our first ever visiting PAX dropped off by UBER!  That is what making and keeping an HC is all about.  Great morning, great men…

Circuit Circus

71 and clear

Welcome & Disclaimer

SSH x30 (IC)
Dive Bombers x15 (IC)
Big Arm Circles Forward x10 (IC)
Big Arm Circles Backward x10 (IC)
Michael Phelps x10 (IC)
Diagonal Lunges x20 (IC)
Run 1 lap around parking lot

Mosey to flag pole near covered area

Circuit Circus
Divide up and head to 5 Stations
S1: Let Me Ups / Box Jumps
S2: Carolina Dry Docks / Burpees
S3: Spiderman Pushups / Iron Mikes
S4: Pull-ups / Jump Rope
S5: Shuttle Run (run to first cone, 3 burpees, run to second cone, do 6 burpees)

Complete 3 rounds of all 5 stations,
R1: 120 sec at each station (change exercise at 60 sec except for shuttle run)
R2: 90 sec at each station (change exercise at 45 sec except for shuttle run)
R3: 60 sec at each station (change exercise at 30 sec except for shuttle run)

Mosey to parking lot for abs.

Flutter Kicks x30 IC
Crunchy Frog x 10 IC
BBS x20 IC

Number off and Name-O-Rama

1 Corinthians 16:13-14
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.  Let all that you do be done in love.

It was another muggy morning, but the PAX embraced the suck, put in the work and got better.  Good job men!


Rainy Day Play Time

72 and Rainy

Welcome and Disclaimer

Twist and Pivot x25 IC
Squat Jacks x20 IC
Little baby arm circles Front x15 and back x15 IC
Mountain Climbers x20 IC
Ranger Merkins x20 IC
Run two laps around parking lot

Line up along the curb of the parking lot

10 Lunges (10 each leg)
10 Burps (Burpees without the pushup and the standing)
10 Pushups
Sprint back

Rinse and repeat x5.

Mosey to covered area

Alternating Merkins and Rows
Pick a number of reps, then do the following
1) Merkins (Rd 1)
Normal (Rd 2)
Ranger (Rd 3)
Wide (Rd 4)
Alternating Right then Left (Rd 5)
2) Rows
3) Box Jumps x 10

Mosey to parking lot next to playground

11’s – (Audible to 5)
BBS then
Devin Hester
Patty Cake Merkins

Mosey to the top of Cardiac Hill

Hello Dolly x25 IC
Flutter Kicks x25 IC

Number off and Name o Rama

Galatians 6:9-10 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.  So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”

It was a rainy morning, but the 14 PAX who braved the weather worked hard and got better.  Mumblechatter was high and the men worked hard.  Great way to start a Friday.

Burpback Mountain

70 and humid

Welcome and Disclaimer

SSH x20 IC
Divebombers x10 IC
Toy Soldiers x10 IC
Calf raises x12 IC
Baby Arm Circles x20 IC

4 Stations
Four stations set up in the four corners of the parking lot.  Progress from one station to another as follows:
1. Shoulder Press with coupon. Bear Crawl to Station 2
2. 20 merkins. Crab walk to Station 3
3. 20 Big Boy Sit ups. Duck walk to Station 4
4. 20 squat jumps. Broad jump back to Station 1

Rinse and repeat x3

Mosey to Everest for some Burpback Mountain.

Burpback Mountain
Pick a partner DORAs. While one partner does burpees, other partner runs Everest twice.  At the top each time he does 5 American Hammers.  Once your partner comes back from the second run, partner 2 runs Everest and partner 1 does burpees.  Repeat until you have combined for 100 burpees.

Mosey back to AO for Abs

Boat/Canoe led by Bookworm
American Hammers x25 IC (led by Dial Up)
Number Off and Name O Rama

Find time with the Lord and rest with Him. Don’t be afraid to pray for big and great things, because we are meeting with a big and great God who wants the best for us.

The PAX was focused and ready to work. It was good to see some newer faces staying consistent and coming out on a Friday. PAX tackled Burpback Mountain and crushed it, returning to the AO in high spirits.

Circuit Stations

72 and foggy with rain at the end

Welcome & Disclaimer

SSH x30 (IC)
Diagonal Lunges x10 each leg (IC)
Dive Bombers x15 (IC)
Imperial Walkers x15 (IC)
Arm Circles Forward x15 (IC)
Arm Circles Backward x15 (IC)

Circuit Stations
Each PAX grab a Battle Buddy. Battle Buddies will then head to one of the stations outlined by the Q. When Q yells “go” all teams will complete the station. At each Station, while waiting for team member other members will alternate between plank and Al Gores. Upon completion of the Station the team will run together to the next station. Continue rotating until Q says stop and recover at launch point.

Station 1
Run to hill next to parking lot.
Each member runs up hill with CMU. At the top, place CMU down and do 5 burpees. Run back down.
Repeat x3

Station 2
Run to parking lot.
Run suicide sprint. Then each member completes x15 CMU Swings, x15 CMU Presses, x15 CMU Squats.
Repeat x3

Station 3
Run to far dugout.
Each member of team completes 10 pull-ups, 20 Carolina Dry Docks and then runs two laps of stairs.
Repeat x3

Station 4
Run to covered area.
Each member completes x10 Box Jumps, x15 Derkins and x10 Let Me Ups and 1 Suicide Sprint
Repeat x3

Station 5
Run to parking lot near playground.
Run to each cone and do x10 of stated exercise and run to next cone (in a zig zag pattern). At the last cone run on the outside of the parking lot to start line.
Cone 1 – 4ct Flutter Kicks
Cone 2 – Narrow Squats
Cone 3 – Merkins
Cone 4 – Hello Dolly
Cone 5 – Jump Squats
Cone 6 – Shoulder Taps
Cone 7 – Diamond Merkins
Cone 8 – Burpees

Repeat x2

BBS x30 IC
American Hammers x15 IC
Bicycles x10 IC

Number off and Name-O-Rama

Micah 6:8 – “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”

The PAX came out and worked hard this morning.  We were greeted by a nice fog and departed in a steady downpour.  It was a good morning!