F3 Knoxville

Tennis Anyone?

THE SCENE: Dog Pound, Very nice morning with a hint of Fall perhaps?

Warm up:
Cherry Pickers
Imperial Burpees
Other stuff
Tha Thang:
Mosey to tennis courts
8 stations:
1) “Jump rope” x100
Imperial Burpees x10 (5 Ct IW between)
CMU squats x30
Bear crawl down and back
Merkins-10 wide, 10 reg, 10 diamond, 10 shoulder taps
Bobby Hurley’s x20
Anti gravity Merkins x15
Lunges down and back
After each exercise run lap around inside of courts
Repeat till Q calls off the dogs
Then suicides at every line on courts across with 10 Imperial Burpees and 10 diamond merkins at the end.
Form two lines next to each other-
fire chase while holding Boat canoes each member does 20 LBCs up and down the line. Sprint to end line and recover.
COT: 15 pax including one FNG Walkman
Heard this song and the lyrics really let me know the extent of Gods love for us.
Reckless Love lyrics
When I was Your foe, still Your love fought for me
When I felt no worth, You paid it all for me
There’s no shadow You won’t light up
Mountain You won’t climb up
There’s no wall You won’t kick down
Lie You won’t tear down
Coming after me
……the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God
…..it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine
……I couldn’t earn it, I don’t deserve it, still, You give Yourself away
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God.
Moleskin: Welcome FNG Walkman to the pax! He was run-by EH by a couple of us during the TTTP, saw the shirts and looked us up online.


Army PT Re-test



Cherry Pickers


This n That
Mosey to upper soccer field for Army PT test

2 minutes of “Merkins

2 minutes of BBS

1 mile run for time

Mosey to playground

11’s – pullups and squats

Mosey to soccer field

10 merkins, run to mid field

20 bbs, run to other corner

30 squats, run a lap around the field


Mosey back to AO

American hammer- Tank

Worm crunches/ penguins – Mayberry

Happy Father’s Day
Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.
Truck Stop workout being scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, details coming soon

Fun & Games

THE SCENE: upper 60’s I think….forgot to check the weather.  Clear & muggy.



  • SSH x 20
  • High knee run to light pole & back
  • Butt kickers to light pole & back
  • Karaoke to light pole & back
  • Warm up lap around the island


  1. Mosey to soccer field
    • Wham-o lunges.  PAX take turns throwing a frisbee, sprint after it while it’s in the air, then lunge to it once it hits the ground.  We changed to bear crawls at some point instead of lunges.
  2. Mosey to the other soccer field
    • Dizzy bat spin.  Each man spins around a bat 10 times then try to hit a ball off of a tee.  Remaining PAX hold plank or Al Gore.  If the batter makes contact, all PAX sprint to the ball & do 5 merkins then return to the tee.  If they miss the ball, everyone does 5 burpees…we did a lot of burpees, and it was awesome.
  3. Mosey to mid-field
    • Sack race.  Relay race style.  Split into 2 teams & bunny hop to midfield then sprint back & tag the next man.  PAX does squats while waiting for their turn to hop.  Prize was 5 burpees for all contestants.
  4. Mosey to other end of soccer field
    • 3 legged race.  Keep same teams as before.  2 pax at a time tie their ankle together & run to midfield and back.  Remaining PAX alternates between merkins & squats while waiting.  5 burpee prize for all contestants when finished.
  5. Mosey to baseball field
    • Kickball.  Offense must do 5 burpees each time they incur an out.  Defense must do 5 burpees each time a run scores.   Stay moving between pitches…squats, jump rope, etc.


  • LBC x 20
  • Box Cutter x 20
  • ATM

Tank, La-Z-Boy, Butters, Sparky, Frosty, Cosmo, Cornhole, Driftwood, I-Beam, Gibbler, Bartman

Have some fun every once and a while.

I like to work hard, but sometimes it’s good to relax a little and have some fun.  We did that today.  There were no records set for max heart rate or calories burned or mileage.   We got in plenty of sprints and quite a few burpees…it was workout worthy, but most of all it was a good time laughing at ourselves and enjoying the F3 brotherhood.


Special recognition to Cornhole & Sparky for their dizzy bat efforts.  Cornhole pretty much did a helicopter spin when he whiffed, and Sparky missed the ball by at least 10 feet.  Well done men…well done!


Change of Plans

THE SCENE: Absolutely perfect morning. Could not ask for anything better. Except for the smell of the trash truck that came through about half way

Sshx20, merkins x20 cherry pickers/Phelps things

As Ratchet called it “Candy Land” like the board game

Mosey to the “ boat “ with CMU

At start, do 20 CMU presses, 20 CMU Tris, 20 CMU Curls

then….up baby Everest down road to intersection. At each cone do exercise and # of reps listed and work your way back to start.

exercises are: 5 burpees, 10 lunges each leg, 15 merkins, 20 squat jumps, 25 shoulder taps, 30 squats and repeat

Do an extra lap of just running about 3/4 of the way thru

Mosey back to AO

19 in attendance
Today I had a workout planned but forgot to check what Booger did on Tuesday. When I did that this morning at 5am it was pretty much the same thing I had planned. Luckily I had a couple in my bag of tricks that I could pull out. One thing I did not plan was my BOM. The lack of planning on my part is disappointing to myself as I value the BOM greatly . As I am running back to the AO with my CMU I started thinking about how we have the best of plans and they often don’t turn out the way we want them. God’s plan is always perfect and even though we don’t understand it, it is a wonderful plan for us. We need to trust God with our plans even when they don’t go the way we want them to or if we don’t even think about planning at all.
The workout today was a bit repetitive, but the mumblechatter kept it entertaining. Shout out to @Trap Door for pushing hard at the end caring that CMU to the finish line
Prayers for VBS coming soon and leadership at camp. Friends dealing with disease and cancer.

Merkin Mania!!

  • THE SCENE: warm, humid, armpit-like
  • SSH IC 20
  • Tempo squats IC 15
  • little this and a little that
  • Michael Phelps
  • Cherry pickers IC 10
  • Imperial walkers IC 20
    We started out over to the play ground, by way of a baatan death march, the PAX were concerned about what exactly “merkin mania” was going to look like for them. Once to the playground we finished our warm up with some 7’s, pull ups at the bottom 4ct calf raises at the top Burnie Sanders up the hip and bear crawl every other trip down. Once we woke up our shoulders we officially said good morning to them with some bear crawls in the parking lot. 30yds out with 10 dry docks at every 3rd parking space and 30yds back with 10 plank jacks. Then we mosied over to the concrete bleachers….it was there we had merkin mania….
  • 7 one arm incline merkins & 7 super man merkins
  • 15 diamond merkins & 15 cobra merkins
  • 10 one legged merkins and 10 grasshopper merkins
  • 15 alligator merkins & 15 lizard merkins
  • 15 decline & 15 Spider-Man merkins

After each complete round the PAX would run to the end of the fence and back and start again eliminating the bottom set. I called an audible after two rounds through.

We then slow mosied to the soccer field and did some sprints (600yds worth)

then it was back to the AO

We started with some ring of fire abs (legs up at 45), then 25 each of flutter kicks, hello dollies, and LBC (which bartman led us in). And lastly an agonizing minute of boat canoe.

I have been reading a book titled “Beautiful Outlaw” and in reading through it I often pondered how awesome it would be to be a disciple of Jesus in those times, all the camp fires they sat around laughing and cutting up, miles and miles they walked with Him, and many numerous gatherings they were a part of with Jesus. It almost gave me a feeling of envy to think how close they became with Jesus while he was walking amongst us. It then dawned on me how that is exactly what we are called to as Christians today. Jesus may no longer be walking amongst us in Human form but He is still very much alive and speaking and listening. I encouraged the PAX to not fall into the trap of trying to fall in love with a set of rules or the idea that God loves them but instead to pursue a friendship with the person of Jesus, just the same as his disciples did so long ago.
Closing prayer