F3 Knoxville

Tortoise and Hare B.O.M.B.S

THE SCENE: A clear, brisk 55o

  • SSH IC x25
  • Imperial Squat Walkers IC x 15
  • Cherry Pickers IC x15
  • Mountain Climbers IC x15
  • Little of this, little of that

Mosey to the back lot.

Tortoise and Hare B.O.M.B.S – P1 does exercise for count, while P2 pulls tire. When P1 finishes, run to catch P2, flip flop and P2 does exercise for count and P1 pulls tire.

  • Burpees – 50 total for Partners (5 per time x5)
  • Outlaws – 100 total (10 per time x5)
  • Merkins – 150 total (15 per time x5)
  • BBS – 200 total (20 per time x5)
  • Squats – 250 (25 per time x5) – ran out of time did not complete

Mosey to front lot


  • Flutter Kicks IC x15
  • Hello Dollys IC x 15
  • Boat Canoe until time (about 1.5 minutes)



Phillipians 2:3

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;


Don’t forget the F3 Olympics and cookout on Nov. 3 & 4.

The dirty mac deuce

THE SCENE: Don’t know the exact temp, but 109% humidity

Tempo squats x10 IC
No rest for the following shoulder blaster exercises:
BAC forward x15 IC
BAC back x15 IC
Overhead claps x15 IC
Air presses x15 IC  – arms down for a quick rest
A little of this &that
SSH x20 IC
Mosey through lot and towards Bojangles.  Stop for a quick set of leg blasters in the LifeHouse parking lot:  10 squats, 10 lunges each leg, 10 jump squats with no rest in between.  Continue mosey and cross railroad tracks to the hill for Elevens.  Start at the bottom with 10 Mr. Spectaculars, Bernie uphill to the sign, 1 jump squat, run back down.  Continue with Elevens routing flapjacking the reps.

Recover and 10 count.  Mosey back toward start point and stop right in front of high school entrance for the Dirty Mac Deuce.  Four rounds, complete 20 reps of each exercise and run a lap around the parking lot before moving on to the next round.  Exercises as follows:

  • Round 1 – Derkins, lunges, superman swims
  • Round 2 – Wide merkins, prisoner squats, hello Dolly’s
  • Round 3 – Catalina wine mixers, calf raises, side crunches
  • Round 4 – Dips, pistol squats, American hammers

10 count.  Not enough time for rock routine planned, but too much time for just Mary.  Audible for some sprints.  Running the length of the parking lot, run 75% to the other end and slow mosey back.  Run 85% to the other end and slow mosey back, run 90% and mosey back.  All sprint to empty the tanks on the last iteration and walk back for Mary.

No rest in between exercises:
Heals to heaven x 15
Plank 30 seconds
Flutter kicks x20
Plank 30 seconds
Box cutters x8 because time ran out and my abs were on fire
Fantastic Five in the north: Mr. Wedgie, Dr. Feelgood, WoodTick, Herbie, Abort
“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out for a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle, victorious”
– Vince Lombardi

Obviously, we know what he was referring to when he said this.  However, in my opinion the more difficult thing is finding that good cause for which to work your heart out.  The hard part at least to me is to find where you can utilize your strengths for a great cause, but that is a challenge we should all be looking for: to find that cause that we can exhaust ourselves and works our hearts out for.

40(5) Minutes of Hell

THE SCENE: Humid and 70 with a hint of sprinkles that offered no relief about 1/2 way thru.  A beautiful start to the sunrise greeted us at the end.

  • Windmills x 20 IC
  • American Hammers x 20 IC

Inspired by the Nolan Richardson Arkansas style in the 1990s.

  • Indian Run around parking lot to far end of front lot
  • Partner up
  • P1 backpedals to High School electronic sign, does a Bobby Hurley, and jogs back
  • P2 starts the exercises until P1 returns and switch is made
    • Burpees x 150
    • Squats x 300
    • Big Boy Sit-ups x 150
    • Little Baby Arm Circles x 300
    • Merkins x 150
    • Imperial Walkers x 300
  • Mosey back to AO just in time for a little Mary.


  • Flutter Kicks x 21
  • Ring of Fire as time expired

8 PAX pushed hard and started this Thursday off right.
Legacy.  John Ward passed away.  Most of us grew up with his voice before every UT football and basketball game was on TV.  Many of us turned down the TV to listen to his broadcast even when it was on TV.  While there are tributes and memories from many about his role as a broadcaster, I thought about how I’ve never heard anyone say a negative word about him.  I’ve heard stories of him taking time to talk to people and always being gracious.  No matter how small or large our circle of influence is, we will leave a legacy by how we treat everyone we meet.
As A-Rod mentioned, with vacations thru the summer, let’s make sure and show up when we can and grab those Qs.

The Plank in Your Eye

THE SCENE: 60 degrees and dry

SSH, TN Rocking Chair, BAC, Temp Merk, Temp Squat, The Sprinkler
Merkin Countdown starting at 20 merkins – 20 merkins and plank till everyone is down – sprint across parking lot and do 19 merkins and plank till everyone is done – and so on and so on

Bear Crawl 1-2-3: Partner Routine, 100 BBS while partner bear crawls to point and back, then 200 flutters (4 count), then 300 squats. Bear Crawls quickly turned into lunges to point and back.

Circle of Pain, Captain Thor

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The Bricktangle

THE SCENE: Clear sunny and 65 degrees

  • SSH w/ bricks x 20 IC
  • ALT shoulder taps w/ bricks x 20 IC
  • ALT hip taps w/ bricks x 15 IC
  • ALT toe taps x 12 w/ bricks IC
  • BOLT 45’s x 15 each (vertical –> 1/2 sqt, 1/2 sqt –> full sqt, complete squat)
  • Sun Gods w/ bricks x 20 IC each way
  • Mosey to back lot with bricks (swimming, airplanes, arm curls, shldr press)
  • THE BRICKTANGLE:  8 cones with exercises set up on them:
  • 1) Burpees x 10 high knee steps to next cone (30 yds)
  • 2) SUMO squat w/ leg lifts x 20  lunge walk 30 yds to next cone
  • 3) Mike Tysons x 20  broad jump 30 yds to next cone
  • 4) Lance Armstrongs x 20 IC  sprint 40 yds to next cone
  • 5) Mtn. Climbers x 20 IC  back pedal 30 yds to next cone
  • 6) Merkins x 20  wheelbarrow 30 yds  w/ partner to next cone
  • 7)  Monkey Humpers x 20 IC Crab walk 30 yds to next cone
  • 8) American Hammers x 20 IC sprint 40 yds to next cone
  • Mosey back to front lot w/ bricks w/ choice of self exercise
  • Side shuffle 30 yds Left and right side
    Ring of Fire abs 1 revolution, hello dollies x 20 IC, slutter kicks x 20 IC, Tempo MKNS x 20, Tempo Squats x 20, step ups at planter box x 20, box jumps x 10, side box jumps x 5 (B), incline BBS x 2 min
    Use the TAGS on right-side to record PAX (BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOURSELF) in attendance. Be sure to select the AO in CATEGORY above TAGS and then delete these notes!
    Ecclesiastes 3:1-22 there is a time for everything that we will all experience and help others through or be helped.  Expect change, accept our limitations, fear God, and Enjoy Life! (we can drink beer other than Natural Light!)
    Brickyard Fieldtrip Run for Beer begins at Sunsphere 6:45 to Print Shop Beer Wednesday 6/6/18  Also, pray for Herbie on his offer on a new house that was accepted…give him the strength to survive the stressors of moving!