F3 Knoxville

Burpees and wheel barrow practice

THE SCENE: 70s overcast

1 burpee

10 merkins

2 burpees

10 squats

3 burpees

10 imp walkers

4 burpees

10 imp squat walkers

5 burpees

10 ssh

6 burps

10 monkey h

7 burpees

10 overhead claps

8 burpees

10 big boys

9 burpees

10 flutter kicks

10 burpees

Escalator to kiddie slope

Escalator , 10 burps, 20 Dry docks, 30 monkey jumpers , 40 lbc

  • Partner wheel barrow up kiddie slope
  • 20 cones spread out about 10-12 yards apart all the way up kiddie slope
  • Partner wheel barrow to each cone , partner switched at each cone. At each cone before moving on , do 10 V ups(both partners )
  • We made it about halfway and running out of time , we…..
  • Broad jump burpee to the next cone , then lunge to the next cone alternating to the top of kiddie slope
  • Mosey to Crumpit for 7s , monkey humpers at the base, Bernie to the cones , WWII sit-ups
  • mosey back to the AO

Alternating Superman’s


hello dollies

boat canoe….catamaran!

cash out with ATMs

12 pact

Good teammates pull their weight.

Great ones hold you accountable and lift you up so you can pull your own.


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Remembering Bill

THE SCENE: Dark, mostly cloudy, 71 degrees F, 93% humidity

SSH, Imperial squat walkers, Peter Parkers, Little baby arm circles. Mosey to the bottom of Waxjob Hill.


Waxjob Hill 7’s

Burpees at the bottom

Bear crawl up hill

4 count flutter kicks at the top

Run down to the bottom

CMU SET at the Grinder

x12 each (or as noted) competed sequentially.

Bent Rows, Swings, Triceps Extensions, Upright Rows, Squat Press, Curls, On The Shelf (6 per side), Lawn Mower Pulls (12 per arm)

Run down path to junction with Alcoa Road

Calisthenics at Alcoa Road

x12 each completed sequentially.

Merkins, WWII Sit-ups, Shoulder Taps (4 count), Iron Mikes, Dry Docks, SSH (4 count), Get Ups, Body Builders (8 count)

Run back to Grinder and continue AMRAP.  Most completed two rounds.

Push Pull

Completed two rounds of 10 Pull Ups and 10 Box Jumps.

Protractors, Box cutters, LBCs.

Total of 21 HIMs including 1 FNG (Mitten – Mike Hanlon).  Good to have a couple back at the Bomb Shelter after a break.


April 1974, after touring Alcoa’s TN Operations, I was sitting across from Bill Mueller. He offered me a job prior to my flight back to Beaumont and the last few months of college. He is the reason I moved my wife to East TN two weeks after our marriage. Bill was a good manager. He wasn’t flashy. He was kind. He was giving. He had high expectations. He was a teacher. He had my back. He went before me. He protected me when engineering layoffs came in 1975. I wasn’t one of 7 mechanical engineers let go.
Bill’s personal life was tough. His wife Donna fought brain cancer for several years and the surgeries and radiation left her with significant mental and physical limitations. Bill pulled extra duty raising their three children.  He never complained. He only provided his love, patience, and care. He was devoted to Donna, Jeff, Julie, and Jayne.
Bill gave himself to Habitat in his retirement and has over 100 builds under his belt. His final one was called the Bill Mueller Build. Bill died last Saturday at the age of 91 and was buried yesterday.
I use Bill as an example of someone who has gone before me. Someone who has made my path straighter and less difficult. We all have these kind of people in our lives. Sometimes we realize it. Many times we don’t.  As Cap’n Crunch said after our F3 Convergence, “we all need Paul’s in our life.”  Bill Mueller was one for me.
Today I encourage us all to reflect on the Bill Muellers in our lives and to give thanks. Better yet, if your Bill Mueller is still alive, call him up and let him know just how much he means to you.
Prayers for Daniel, a friend of Flash, as he give the eulogy at a funeral tomorrow.  Prayer for guidance, reconciliation in next steps as one of our HIMs faces the prospect of divorce.
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Round and round they go…

THE SCENE: Warm and humid

  • LBAC, forward/back x10 IC
  • 20 SSH IC
  • 8 ct. body builder x10 IC

THA-THANG: 3 Round Dora (Run small lap between each round)

  • 250 Calf jumps     Partner: Bernie to Scrap Yard, 5 pull-ups
  • 150 Merkins
  • 100 Squats with CMU
  • 200 CMU Bent Row,       Skip for height to Scrap Yard, 10 Iron mikes (1ct)
  • 100 Peter Parker (2ct.)
  • 100 BBS
  • 100 Dry Dock           Skip for distance, 15 dips
  • 100 Squat Jumps
  • 50 Shoulder Taps (4ct)


  • Salsa for the winners:
  • 30 LBCs 
  • 30 Plank Jacks (2ct) 
  • 15 WW2 sit-up 
  • 30 OH Press with CMU  
  • 10 burpees 

MARY: Around Circle CMU Hammers. Around the Circle Plank



We can all come out here to work on our physical weakness, but we also have weaknesses that we cannot personally overcome. Paul suffered from a “thorn in the flesh” and Christ’s words to him are something we must also apply: 2Cor. 12:9 My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Paul’s response should be our response: I will boast in my weakness so Christ’s power rests on me.


I threw myself a 38th birthday party at the Bomb Shelter…

THE SCENE: Cool and comfortable

-15 Little baby arm circles, both directions

-10 Cherry pickers

-20 SSH


Partner up. One man does 38 reps, while the other executes the CMU work.

-CMU lift and tricep extension

38 Merkins

-CMU twists

38 Big boys

-Squat and press with CMU

38 WW2’s

-CMU chest press

38 burpees

-CMU curls

38 Dry docks

One mile cool off mosey around the park, finish strong with overhead claps and merkins
Sake, Tin Man, Snorkel, Neighbor, RadioShack, Moses, Taco, Hammy, Napster, Flash, Pinnochio, Espy, Walk-On, Woodshack

You may not always think about it but you put off an aroma. People around you notice it, be guided by 2 Cor., 15-17 and make your aroma, the thing people notice about you, positive and Christ-like

2 Corinthians 2:15-17 English Standard Version (ESV)

15 For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, 16 to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? 17 For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God’s word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.

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Totem Pole of BOMBS

THE SCENE: Upper 70s and sweaty

SSH x 20

Michael Phelps

Jump rope

Tempo Squats x 10 IC

Tempo Merkins x 10 IC


Mosey around the fountain to Mt. Crumpet.

Totem pole of BOMBS as so: first exercise then run up and around the tree and back down. First and second exercise then run up and back down. Once BOMBS is spelled start dropping the first exercise, then second etc.

Burpees – 10

X & O – 15

Merkin – 20

BBS – 25

Squat – 30

11s at the scrapyard. Dips and pull-ups.

19 HIMs

I’ve said this before. I don’t think this is just to teach your son, but things I need to remember myself.

Rules to teach your son:

  1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down.
  2. Don’t enter a pool by the stairs.
  3. The man at the BBQ Grill is the closest thing to a king.
  4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.
  5. Request the late check-out.
  6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.
  7. Hold your heroes to a higher standard.
  8. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas.
  9. Play with passion or don’t play at all…
  10. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look them in the eye.
  11. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.
  12. If you need music on the beach, you’re missing the point.
  13. Carry two handkerchiefs. The one in your back pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket is for her.
  14. You marry the girl, you marry her family.
  15. Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.
  16. Experience the serenity of traveling alone.
  17. Never be afraid to ask out the best looking girl in the room.
  18. Never turn down a breath mint.
  19. A sport coat is worth 1000 words.
  20. Try writing your own eulogy. Never stop revising.
  21. Thank a veteran. Then make it up to him.
  22. Eat lunch with the new kid.
  23. After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it.
  24. Ask your mom to play. She won’t let you win.
  25. Manners maketh the man.
  26. Give credit. Take the blame.
  27. Stand up to Bullies. Protect those bullied.
  28. Write down your dreams.
  29. Take time to snuggle your pets, they love you so much and are always happy to see you.
  30. Be confident and humble at the same time.
  31. If ever in doubt, remember whose son you are and REFUSE to just be ordinary!
  32. In all things, give glory to God!