F3 Knoxville

Spring Training at the Asylum

THE SCENE:  Foggy, cool and damp – perfect for a VQ

Short and sweet.  Modify if needed.  Not a professional.  Work hard.

Light Pole to Light


High Knees

Butt Kicks



Let Spring Training Begin…..

  • Mosey to the other lot for some Plyos (10 – Squat Jumps, 10 – Tuck Jumps, 10 – Side to Side)
  • Mosey to the next parking lot for some shuffle ladders across parking lot
    • 15 sec Shuffle, 30 sec Shuffle, 45 sec Shuffle, 60 sec Shuffle, 45 sec Shuffle, 30 sec Shuffle, 15 sec Shuffle (15 sec rest between reps)
  • Mosey to the Chapel for more Plyos (10 – Squat Jumps, 10 – Tuck Jumps, 10 – Side to Side)
  • Mosey to the Baseball Field – Left Field Line
    • 5 x Poles (jog from LF line to CF, Sprint from CF to RF)(Turn around and go back)
      • Between each Pole Abs (Flutters, Hello Dollies, LBCs, Big Boys, Planks)
  • Mosey back to the Chapel for another set of Plyos (10 – Squat Jumps, 10 – Tuck Jumps, 10 – Side to Side)
  • Mosey back to parking lot for some more shuffle ladders across lot
    • 15 sec Shuffle, 30 sec Shuffle, 45 sec Shuffle, 30 sec Shuffle, 15 sec Shuffle (15 sec rest between reps)
  • Mosey back to the AO


Explained the ongoing chaos in my life.  For the last month or two, more and more responsibilities and obstacles have been added and I have been poorly managing them.  I am working on controlling the items I can, taking the time to decompress and be the father and husband I want to be.  Control the Chaos.



THE SCENE: 50 and cloudy

  • SSH x 36
  • Baby arm circle 10
  • 12 burpees
  • Baby arm circle 10
  • 12 burpees
  • Imperial walkers
  • 12 burpees


Stop 1, 3 rounds rounds

  • 12 Froggy Squats
  • 12 BBS’s or LBC’s 4 count
  • 12 Hand Release mericans

Stop 2, 3 rounds rounds

  • 12 Froggy Squats
  • 12 BBS’s or LBC’s 4 count
  • 12 Hand Release mericans

Stop 3,

36 dips

Stop 4, 3 rounds rounds

  • 12 Froggy Squats
  • 12 BBS’s or LBC’s 4 count
  • 12 dry docks

Stop 5, 3 rounds rounds

  • 12 Froggy Squats
  • 12 BBS’s or LBC’s 4 count
  • 12 dry docks



Moby (boat/canoe)When you hear bring sally up do boat, bring sally down do canoe


20/20: God’s Vision For My Life: Day 25 • Devotional


If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I would spend six sharpening my axe.

~ Abraham Lincoln

You vs You

THE SCENE: 30ish and clear



  • SSH x 15
  • Tempo Squats x 15
  • This/that stretch
  • Cherry Pickers x 5
  • OYO stretch


Today was an all you can eat buffet in the form of a descending ladder.   Do the corresponding number of reps for each exercise as you work your way down.  Rinse and repeat removing the lowest numbered exercise each round.   Not enough time to finish all of it this morning.

  • 10 Thrust Merkins
  • 9 Iron Mikes (each leg)
  • 8 Roll-up v-ups
  • 7 Carolina Dry Docks
  • 6 Burpees
  • 5 Broad Jumps
  • 4 Freddie Mercury (4-count)
  • 3 Round the clock Merkins
  • 2 Jump Knee Tucks
  • 1 Handstand Merkin
    • Run to the corner of the track after each circuit


6 strong!  Hardbody, Overachiever, Training Wheels, Pusher, Cereal, Bartman

This morning was a you-vs-you workout.  It wasn’t about finishing…it was about giving 100% the entire time and not quitting.  Therefore we talked about the importance of giving 100% in all areas of your life.



Lake Quarters

Warm o Rama

  • Start Super slow to increasing to super fast on ALL these:
  • 10x Dancing Burpees (3 ct High Knee + Burpee on 4)
  • 10x Cherry Picker
  • 10x Ferris Wheel (4ct @ 9 , 12, 3, 6) Wide stance – huge stretch.
  • 10x Side 2 Side (4ct Toe Touch – like Speed Skater )
  • 10x Freddy Mercuries (4ct – long stretch)
  • 10x Moon Dancers (4ct – inverted Freddy Mercuries)
  • 10x 180 Leg Lifts (4ct 90, 180, 90, 0 )
  • 10x Merkin Rolls (3ct)
  • 10x Bruce Lee’s (Side Kick with rear elevated dismount) 4ct (1 side kick. 2-3-4 by 4 your foot is behind you after being spun back around behind you all the while in the air at the same level you kicked)
  • 10x Rocky Balboa’s (4ct punches – in fighter stance – Jab cross jab cross) @ rep 5 switch to Jab cross jab upper-cut.

Transition to Lake: Indian Race Run

The indian race run is like the indian run but with two races added. The last person in line sprints up to front and back to back and keeps going around back up to the front. So each person does two loops around the train. When that sprinter gets to the back the first time, the next person in line races him back up to the top. Upon reaching the beginning the first person stops and the second person begins his loop to the back where the next last person will race him up to the top. (Repeat).

The Thang – Big Quarters

An AMRAP around the lake for time 20 Minutes. At each quarter mark around the lake there is one exercise. Each one increases by 25.

  • @3 O’clock do 25 Burpees
  • @12 O’Clock do 50 Merkins (or 2ct Iron Mikes)
  • @9 O’Clock do 75 Flutter Kicks (single count)
  • @6 O’Clock do 100 LBC’s
    Start at 6 O’Clock with no LBC’s.

Transition to State Farm Stairs:

  • Merkin Centipede: In single file plank line. AS FAST AS POSSIBLE. Last person does merkin roll (from warmup) and sprints to the front of the line. As soon as the sprinters feet passes the next persons head, the next person Merkin rolls to the side to a sprint to the front. (Repeat).
  • Baby Merkin Centipede: Same thing but on elbows.
  • Sun Bathing Centipede: Same thing but in reverse plank (belly up – or stiff straight crab)

Mary – Thor Slappers

  • At top of small stairs do 10x Thors (BBS + 4 Hammers)
  • Run to top of big stairs
  • At top of large stairs do 10x Clap Jacks (clapping merkin + Star Jack)

Transition back to AO: Three lines with this JODY

  • F3 F3 – F3 Beatdowns are the best
    Always Free but you give up some rest
  • F3 F3 – Jesus Christ is His Name
    Givin Glory to Him is our Aim
  • F3 F3 – High Impact Men Givin glory to His Name
    Day by Day We give Christ the Fame
  • F3 F3 – I hope my wife don’t get mad today
    Cause I woke her up goin to F3
  • F3 F3 – We hope our wives don’t get mad today
    Cause I’ve gone to F3 five times this week
  • F3 F3 – Gettin up before dawn is what we do
    It don’t seem right if it ain’t in the gloom
  • F3 F3 – Iron Sharpens Iron Day by day
    Sprints and Burpees all the way
    Sprints and Burpees all the way
  • F3 F3 – God Help us Trolley’s on Q, 200 Burpees is what he wants us to do.


Jumping Into Risk

Ai-CAN Legs and Bro-CAN-back Mountain

THE SCENE: 60ish and cloudy.  No rain yet!

SSH x20; Now grab 2 cans each from Charmin’s food drive box; Imperial Squat Walkers x 20; Tie fighters x 11 each way; line up on the baseline curb for some Rocky Balboas. All in cadence.

  • Mosey to the Cloud for some Aiken (or Ai-CAN) Legs:  20 squats, 20 box jumps, 20 Mary Katherines, 20 Rev. Lunges, rinse and repeat.  Stop midway for 10 burpees (10 burpees every time someone drops a can!)
  • Rest with Flutter kicks IC x 20.
  • Mosey to the Pavalon and partner up.  20 step ups on the tables while the partner wall sits with cans held out. Rotate out. Rinse and repeat.
  • Mosey to bottom of Baby Everest (or is it Little Cardiac??).  Vote to hold on to the cans for the remainder of the workout.
  • Bro-CAN Back Mountain:  Doras with your partner.  One partner Bernies up the hill (back pedal) and then runs down while the other is doing SSH or Moroccan Night Clubs (250 total for each exercise).
  • Back to the Cloud for Can Ups:  Grab a bench, plank position with cans in front of you.  Place one can up on bench from plank, then merkin, then other can up on bench, then merkin, then one can back down on ground, merkin, and other can back down on ground and merkin.  That’s 1.  Do 10 of those.
  • Mosey back to AO

Code Brown led in some Canned Thors, then some Canned Dollies

Food drive message: “Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, ‘Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”  John 6:8-10.  We never know what small thing will lead to big miracles.  Have faith and great things can happen from even the smallest gesture.

Prayers for Pacman and his wife as she goes to Vanderbilt for evaluation of eyesight issues.

  1. Last week for the food drive!  2) Brolympics on Nov. 9.  Sign up now!!