F3 Knoxville

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.

Bears on JUCOmanjaro

THE SCENE: 75* and half a percent less humid than usual. Nice surprise shower at the end to cool us off.

  • 10xCherry Pickers
  • 1xBurpee
  • 15xlbac forward
  • 2xBurpees
  • 15xlbac backward
  • 3xBurpees
  • 10xWindmills
  • 4xBurpees
  • 10xTempo Squats
  • 5xBurpees
  • 40xCalf Raises (Boosters)
  • 4xFailure to Launch

Mosey to JUCOmanjaro and partner up.

One HIM performs 10xMerkins, 10xSquats, 10xBBS while the other HIM bear crawls up JUCOmanjaro. HIM performing exercises sprints to catch the bear and they swap places. The PAX knocked this one out of the park and summited JUCOmanjaro in record time.

Mosey to Maple Street parking lot, stopping for 6 burpees on the way, and grab a different partner.

One HIM runs clockwise and the other counter-clockwise around the building. Short sides of the building were covered using burpee broad jumps and Frogs/Lunges. When you pass your partner on the front of the building perform 30 supermans as a team. When you pass on the back of the building perform 30 Heels-to-Heaven as a team. You get a freebie if you pass on the end caps.

Nothing like a free shower to end the workout.
11 HIMs gave JUCOmanjaro a bear hug this morning
Being uncomfortable is necessary for growth. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone for the sake of getting better. Practicing those things that make you uncomfortable will make you better at them…like burpees and bear crawls.
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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!
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Setting Records


15 SSH, 15 Mountain Climbers, 10 Tempo Merkins, 15 Moroccan Night Club, 10 Tempo Squats, 10 Windmill

Mosey to JUCOmanjaro.  We are going for a personal Q record today: 3 times up the mountain!  There are 4 pain stations beginning at the bottom along the way up the climb.  At each station, there are three exercises.  One exercise will be performed each time up the climb.  Do your best to run between each station.

  • 15 burpees, 15 Peter Parkers w/ merkin, 15 Mountain Climbers IC
  • 20 Merkins, 20 Diamond merkins, 20 Carolina dry docks
  • 30 Squats, 30 Lunges (total), 30 Jump squats
  • 15 Flutter kicks IC, 15 Freddie Mercury IC, 15 side crunches each side

No time!
13 today at JUCO
One of the most difficult things to do is parent.  It is a big responsibility and I struggle every day.  I am reminded of Proverbs 22:6 – “Train a child up in the way he should go, and even when he is old he will not depart from it.”  To be honest, I am scared that I am not training my children the way I should and I am fearful of where they will be one day because of the influence I had.  I encourage you to share your experience with others and encourage them to lead by example and truly consider how our lives impact those watching us.

VQ on Friday:  Commission!

1776 Patriot Games

THE SCENE: 70 and a bit humid…a great day in the gloom!

  • 50 Overhead Claps
  • 50 High Knees
  • 50 Side Straddle Hops
  • 50 Moroccan Nightclubs
  • 50 LBCs
  • 50 Merkins
  • 1-Mile Mosey


  • 50 pullups on the rails
  • 50 squats
  • 50 step-ups on the benches
  • 50 Plank Jacks
  • 50 Dips
  • 50 Leg Scissors
  • 50 Shoulder Touches
  • 50 American Hammers
  • 50 Lunges
  • 50 Mountain Climbers
  • 100 Yard Bear Crawl
  • 76 Burpees (38 per partner)

Part of the Q

Commission, Erector, Gump, Judge Judy, Kenjo, Kick-Flip, Mandolyn, Snaggletooth, Spotter, Stye, Trolley, & Booster


There is different kinds of love but they are all important. I celebrated my wedding anniversary yesterday. Like many of you, I married WAY OVER MY HEAD! My wife is a great person with a big heart and tons of patience! I can and do learn a lot from her. There’s also brotherly love like we have for our friends. There’s God’s love for us even though we sin and fail everyday. We should strive to love others like God loves us.

Ephesians 5:25-33: “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, …”

1 Corinthians 13:4-5: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”

1 Corinthians 16:14: “Do everything in love.”

Psalm 143:8: “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.

John 15:12: “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”

Ephesians 4:32: “Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”

1 John 4:12: “No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.”


Thanks Stye for offering to babysit my kids yesterday so Lora and I could go on a date. We’ll take you up on it when we’re not so tired and just want to stay home and sleep!!!

  • Farragut 4th of July parade tomorrow at 8:30
  • F3 Father Child Camp September 6-8