F3 Knoxville

Heavy B-Ball

THE SCENE: Still hot, still humid

Cherry Pickersx7, Hairy Rockettes x15, LBAC fwd/bck x15, SSH x20, Tempo Squat x10, Tempo Merkin x10
Reverse Indian Run: Ran to the dock reverse Indian run style. Front man drops for five merkins then pops up to join the back of the line. Next HIM counts to five and does the same.

Suicide Ladder: In the parking lot adjacent to the dock, performed a suicide ladder of Mtn Climbers and American Hammers (both 4-count). Perform 5 mtn climbers in the top lot, run down the hill, perform 5 Am. Hammers, Crawl-Bear up the hill, rinse and repeat adding 5 reps each round until you complete the round of 25’s.

Mosey to the basketball court for a little game of Heavy B-Ball.

Heavy B-Ball: Performed some circuit training on the court with the following exercises.

  1. 20lbs Slam Ball – Ten shots at the basketball goal. All PAX move to the next exercise once ten shots were attempted. Each miss = 1 burpee during transition for the whole PAX. Each shot made = 1 merkin
  2. BBS
  3. 30lbs DB – Kettlebell Swings
  4. 60lbs Sandbag – Over the shoulder toss
  5. CMU – Overhead Press
  6. 30lbs Sandbag – Sandbag Slams
  7. 30lbs Ruck Plate – Curls
  8. Gas Pumpers
  9. Iron Mikes

We completed one full circuit of the above workout. Shooting the ball was harder than most PAX expected and we got plenty of burpees in.

Mosey back towards the Shovel Flag with the weights.

Completed one lap around the soccer field to cool-down.

Doubtfire led some Imperial Walkers
9 HIMs with 1 FNG. Welcome Training Wheels! This guy already has the HIM part of F3 down to a science, glad to have him on board.

At our church’s family retreat this weekend one of the speakers discussed the differences in the needs of men and women, specifically as they relate to marriage. The top 5 emotional needs for men and women are very different and when we don’t take that into consideration in our marriages it is easy to neglect the needs of our spouses. Below are the top needs identified by the author of His Needs, Her Needs:

Become aware of each other’s needs and learn to meet them.

  • Men’s 5 most basic needs from his wife:
    • Sexual fulfillment
    • Recreational companionship
    • An attractive spouse
    • Domestic support
    • Admiration
  • Women’s 5 most basic needs from her husband:
    • Affection
    • Conversation
    • Openness and honesty
    • Financial security
    • Family commitment

Thanks ToeBox and Doubtfire for joining me on the pre-run. It was great to hear Doubtfire talk about F3 Dad’s camp. I’m really looking forward to taking my little one here in a couple years.


F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER almost forgot it
WARM-O-RAMA: intro to Spread Eagle Merkins 

Mosey to the trail head.  Hit the trail with flashlights on a mosey, stopping to do 20 3-ct merkins. High knees when we hit the grass at Admiral park.

5 station loop. Stop at each cone and do (reg,wide,diamond and spread eagle merkins) qty of 20 on first lap, 10, 5. On each lap stop at pavalon for 10 pull-ups.

Take a lap with only pull-ups and finish with flutters to 30. Take another lap w/o exercises.

Mosey back doing imperial walkers thru grass then mosey Thru woods back to CC Park. Stopping for 20 tempo squats and some rocketts. Bernie once out of the woods from pole to pole and then snake around the trail back up to the splash pad for 20 dips, 10 inclines and 10 declines. Snake around to the AO.

100 LBCs, circle of pain with 5 Merkins

8 in attendance


“Be careful to thank God what you ask for”  many times we are quick to ask God for  things that will help us or others, we tend to forget about going back and thanking God for his intervention. Let’s  make a greater effort to appreciate what God does for us and thank him for his many answered prayers.



Don’t leave a Q in drafts or someone will stalk you. I found this message in my Q notes.

Tank, I’m watching you….always watching you! Waaa ha ha ha.

Im guessing it’s Woodshack or Doubtfire
Dad camp, dirt circuit, TTTP.

Bombshelter Killer Bs IP challenge

THE SCENE: Upper 60s n dark

9 ssh IC silent count in honor of Garrett Jablonski

  • Killer Bs iron pax week one challenge
  • 5 rounds for time .see picture ….
  • handy.

Flutters x10 IC

alternating Superman’s x20
21 pax
Remembering Garret . Thank you Tank for speaking this morning about Garret and thank you to Proton for praying us out.
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Faith through Doubt

  1. THE SCENE: Insert info about the weather, etc.

    10 Windmills, 10 Cherry Pickers, Little of This and That, Michael Phelps.
    Mosey to large parking lot with gardens in middle.  We will perform Iron PAX Week 0 challenge, doing the following exercises six times:
  • 24 merkins
  • 24 squats
  • 24 lunges where both legs = 1
  • 400 meter run

Those men finishing first will do the following exercises:

  • 40 Baby Crunches
  • 30 Big Boy Sit-Ups
  • 20 Side Straddle Hops (4 count)
  • 20 Hello Dollies (4 count)
  • 20 American Hammers (4 Count)
  • 20 Mountain Climbers (4 Count)
  • 20 Bicycle Kicks (4 Count)

Mosey to AO

Twelve men, no FNG’s.

The whole problem with the world is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.  –Bertrand Russell

As a Christian, I get pissed off by people who are so damned sure about the bible and about God.  I’m talking about the guy who arrogantly proclaims that it is sacrilegious for us to question God.  Do these people really think about God?  With all the pain, injustice, greed, and despair in this world, don’t we have a right to question?  Are we supposed to follow God like robots, like automatons, never wondering, never doubting?

As a Christian, I have found my knowledge of God and faith in God strengthened by my questioning and doubts.  For, it is through my questioning that I seek, read, talk to others with more knowledge than I, and ultimately ponder, wrestle with, and finally converse with God.

It is nice to know that I am in good company.  Look at Christ’s disciples when he was taken to be crucified.  Look at Peter.  Christ told him that he would doubt and deny him, saying that before the rooster crowed Peter would deny his three times.  And, having done so, when the rooster crowed and Peter remember what Christ said, he wept bitterly.  But, like Paul, Peter would become a great apostle who spoke for and spread the word about Christ.  And, like Paul, he was willing to be killed to do so.  And most of Christ’s other disciples, who doubted just as Peter did, also died proclaiming Christ.

I read a 2014 Oped in the New York Times by Julia Baird.  In it, she talked about the backlash he received when Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has admitted that he sometimes questioned God.  The International Business Times proclaimed his statement was the “doubt of the century.”  The Australian atheist columnist, Peter FitzSimons, tweeted, “Victory.”  The Archbishop is a man who has reasons to doubt God.  As a teenager, he cared for an alcoholic father.  He lost his first daughter to a car accident when she was seven months  old.  But, as a follower of God, his questioning has strengthened him.  He understands others because he has suffered.  He understands doubt because he has doubted.  And, he knows that Christ, whJen he died on the cross, spoke for our doubts when He cried, “My God, Why have you forsaken me?”

As Ms. Baird aptly stated in her Oped, “Just as courage is persisting in the face of fear, so faith is persisting in the face of doubt.

So brothers, when you question this world, when you question it’s creator, know that you are in good company.  Doubt, but persist in the face of your doubt.  Persist in seeking answers to your doubts.  And have faith that God understands your doubts, but seeks you.

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Cherry Pickers, Shoulder Shredder, Descending Burpee Sets (10,9,8….1), 6inch hold-20 Merks, Al Gore-20 Squats
1)  11’s – CDDs—-Bear Crawl 7yards—-Irkins——–Crawl Bear back. Made it about 6 rounds and called it for time sake.

2) 4Corners AMRAP (Judy’s Gauntlet) (Follow Exercises Along the Path in Chalk)  C1: 20Merkins —-Mosey——Lunge——Bear Crawl to C2: 20 4ct Pickle Pounders—–Mosey——-Burpee Broad Jump to C3: 20 Squat Jumps ——–Mosey——-Lunge ——-Alligator Crawl to C4: 20 6inch LBCs —–Mosey back to C1. Rinse and Repeat.

25-50% Mosey’s and Bernies across parking lot w/40 calve raises at each end
22 HIMs
Talked about the significance, purpose and importance of Q’ing workouts; Addressed the anxieties and fears (public speaking, nervousness, fear of failure, embarrassment) most have about leading – ones that WE ALL face and can overcome together.