F3 Knoxville

He is Risen Indeed

  • Welcome – slight chill @ 43 degrees – clear skys – Moon sliver in the sky.
  • Warmup:
    • 10 SSH, 10 Tempo Merkins, 10 Tempo Iron Mikes
    • Mosey to High School Entrance – 10 Monkey Humpers, 10 Pickle Pounders
    • Mosey to All Saints Entrance – 10 Smurf Jacks
    • Side Hops (both directions) , Kereokee towards CMU Pile, Bernie to CMU Pile
  • Workout:
    • Every Minute on the Minute workout for 40 minutes – then take a 20 second rest at end of each minute.
    • During that 20 seconds do a “Chipper Switch” where teams of two trade off doing CMU plaster chipping for the next minute (they were given hammer and chizels) – To become a Chipper or sweeper you had to do 10 Burpees to start.
    • The rest of the HIMs cary as fast as they can CMU’s out to a counting “Grid” of 10 rows by 10 columns.
    • We moved 216 blocks between the seven of us (roughly 30 CMU’s each) and changed a very messy CMU pile into nice and neat CMU pile.
    • The theme was – that we were rolling away the stone from the Tomb to see if Jesus was in the tomb – Alas – He was not there – so we cleaned up the tomb and left it nicer than when we found it.
    • At the 10 Minute Mark we added 1 Blockee to each CMU drop off.
  • Wrap Up
      • At 6:03 we started re-stacking all 216 blocks back into a neat pile.  We went over a little in time but were very grateful that Jesus was not in the tomb.
      • Galations 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ [in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ (the Messiah) lives in me; and the life I now live in the body I live by faith in (by adherence to and reliance on and complete trust in) the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
      • To me this is a great faith & gospel summary verse – Go out and live by faith today! Christ is in you!

Passing the Torch!

THE SCENE:  A couple of degrees below freezing…


Forgot to mention that I am not a professional…  However I am sure the PAX is aware of that by now!

30 SSH

10 Tempo Merkins

10 Tempo Squats

Baby Arm Circles Forward/Reverse


Drawed the number 2 with GPS with 3 stations located in the park.

Station 1 – Bear Crawl around the tennis court with 5 Burpees at each corner.  Run and touch gate then proceed to Station 2.

Station 2 – at the back parking lot I placed some modified CMU’s in the grass next to the trail entrance.  We used these CMU’s for 20 Curls and 20 Overhead Presses.  Then run over to the boat ramp.

Station 3 –  We did 20 Dry Docks facing downhill on the ramp.  Then starting at the water, 20 Squat Jumps up the ramp.  Then we ran back to the Tennis Court.

Rinse and Repeat as many times as you could.

ATM closeout led by Cap’n Crunch


Passed the Flag over to Stripped, he is a wonderful asset to the Equalizer.  Not only is he accountable at the workouts, he is also accountable to reach out to brothers that are needing help outside of the workouts.  I am grateful that the Equalizer is in good hands!

“Leadership is not about a title or a designation.  It’s about impact, influence,  and inspiration.”

Was one of the most boring workouts I have put together but drawing the 2 for our 2 year anniversary was very important for me.  However it did turn into a pretty good beatdown, so I plan to use it again soon!
Hardship Hill 10/2!!!

ShamRockin’ the Mic

THE SCENE: Cool and dry…

Side straddle hop in cadence 20
Cherry Pickers
10 tempo Merkins
Arm rotations thumbs up in cadence
Reverse thumbs down in cadence
5 burpees on your own
Side straddle hop in cadence

  • Mosey to the coupon pile
  • Partner up, line up on curb
    100 curls while partner bear crawls to the other side and crawl bears back
    100 thrusters while partner Crab walks to the other side and Bernies back
  • Flutter kicks in cadence
  • Mosey to the covered side, line up on curb
    Shaun T’s – step up, knee to opposite elbow,
    Step down, backward lunge and reach to curb.
  • Burpee leap frogs from one speed bump to the other
  • Flutter kicks in cadence
  • Mosey to the track
  • Suicides 20yd, 30yd, 40yd
  • Kick flip’s Mucho Chesto: Diamond, Regular, Wide, and Staggered 10x each
  • Flutter kicks in cadence
  • Walk corners and sprint down the straight away
  • Freddy Mercury in cadence
  • Mosey back to the flag!


  • Cardio Island: Karaokes, High Knees, high heels, skip, side to side low, walking lunges
  • 8 Count Merkins x10

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!
I finished reading the Bible for the first time in my life back in February. This is probably not a feat for you guys… It took me a little more than 2 years to finish a 1 year plan. But I did it! I’ve always been around the Bible and I’ve read bits and pieces, here and there. I made a lot of attempts to read it cover to cover, and i would fizzle somewhere after the creation… If you struggle like I did, I highly recommend a Bible reading plan.

Thank you gentlemen for challenging me! I have nothing but respect for you guys.


Measuring Progress & Celebrating Birthdays

THE SCENE: 60 degrees and wet from the overnight rain, but otherwise favorable.

10 SSH
Thai Fighters x10 each leg
Tempo Squats 10
Cherry Pickers x 5
Arm Stretches

Start 30 minute timer
run 1 mile for time
then repeat as many times as possible the following:
5 burpees
10 merkins
15 sit ups
20 squats
record progress and mile time to repeat workout later and measure progress

I may add everyone’s mile time and progression through the exercises at a later date.
No time for Mary
11 this morning

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

I am weak in my prayer life, and this verse is a reminder that if we humbly ask God, through prayer and thanksgiving, that he will guard our hearts and minds.  We are told to rejoice and don’t be anxious.  He can help with our anxiety about the problems in our life, all we have to do is follow the lead of these verses.

Pray for Pool Boy’s bosses who have Covid, and that through this experience they will seek Jesus.
Pray for Dumpster Dive’s client, Mr. Thompson, who needs to wrap up his claim and after the arduous fight he is battling depression.
Continue to Pray for Jenner and his MCAT/Med school hurdles.

The Bermuda Triangle

  • Welcome: 45 degrees.
  • Warmup:
    • SSH, Cherry Pickers,  Circle Bear Crawl, reverse bear crawl, crab walk, reverse crab walk, lunge, bernie.
  • Workout:  
    • 50 dips & 10 Hand Stand Pushups at the cone beginning then
    • Bernie to first cone
    • Crab walk to next cone
    • Reverse Crab Walk to next cone
    • Lunge to next cone
    • Inchworm to next cone
    • Bernie to next cone
    • Teams of two – Sprint to next cone
    • Bear Crawl to next cone
    • Reverse Bear Crawl to next cone
    • Broad Jump to next cone
    • Lunge to next cone.
    • Mosey back to beginning.
    • Repeat the above loop around the cone parking lot but then add in some stationary exercises (25 4ct flutter kicks, 25 LBCs, 25 Big boys, 25 Parker Climbers 4ct)
    • Then repeat the above loop around the cones with the CMU.
    • This workout was going to shape into a nice loop around the parking lot, which would have been a sort of triangle – hense the name “Bermuda Triangle” , however they started construction on site and so our triangle morphed into a pretty ugly shape..
  • Wrap-up:
    • Verse of the Day from the Bible App ” Ephesians 4:31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.”