F3 Knoxville

Gentleness in Strength

THE SCENE: Low 40’s and too nice

LBAC f/b, Tempo Merkins, Tempo Squats, Calve Raises
Mosey the Running Path, stopping at each pole for either 5 Diamond Merkins + 5 Merkins + 5 Werkins, or 5 Narrow Squats + 5 Squats + 5 Summo Squats – QIC’s call.  (14 Poles total I believe)

Arrive at Soccer Field. Perform directed exercise/reps at one end, mosey to other end, repeat, mosey back and repeat, until 5 rounds of the exercise/reps are complete. We did Burpees x10, Jump Squats x20, Merkins x20, Monkey Humpers x30.

Mosey to Playground. Perform Grinder of 5 pull-ups, 10 Merkins, 15 Dips – Mosey short distance and do 2 8ct BBs, Mosey back and repeat until time called.

Mosey to Bridge. Perform Indian style Slowsy with PAX forming a line, shoulder to shoulder in Al Gore. Last man chooses exercise to the front (Bear Crawl, Frog Jump, Mall Walk, Burpee Broad Jump, etc.). Rotate thru until bridge is traversed. MARY:
Cosmo led some Flutter Kicks.
13 Strong

See Weekly Email (01/19). Spoke about the importance of cultivating the virtue of gentleness and the stumbling block that can hinder our gospel witness if we lack gentleness. “Blessed are the meek. They shall inherit the earth.”
Some of my favorite HIMs showed up for this one, to include Toto. What a blessing it was to lead and fellowship with these men. Awesome group.


THE SCENE: Mid 40s and damp

Cherry Pickers, LBACF, LBACB, CDD, TN Rockin Chair, Squats.
Mosey toward MRSA Field, stopping for a short bear crawl. At MRSA Field, perform the Double Quarter-Pounder (Run 25yd do 25 Merkins – Bernie back, Run 50 yds do 50 squats – Bernie back, Run 75yds do 75 Mountain Climbers – Bernie back, Run 100yds do 100 SSH – Bernie back, Repeat all for a total of two rounds.

Mosey to Field 2, continue running the 4 corners, stopping at corner 1 and 3 for 10 Jump Squats and Increasing 8ct BBs at comers 2 and 4.

Mosey to Rail Bars at water station: 11s – Pullups at station, Donkey Kicks at bottom.

Slowsy to playground for AMRAP: 5 Pullups, 10 Merkins, 15 dips

Mosey to bridge: PAX stack shoulder to shoulder holding Al Gores. Last man runs or traverses in any way he wishes to front. Continue in rotating fashion until bridge is crossed.  We had some bear crawls, burpee broadjumps, lunges, ninja rolls (Waxjob), and more.

Cosmo tortured the men while the Q gathered his cones on MRSA Field.  Q returned and led about 2 minutes of Pickle Pounders, SSHs.
7 HIMs
Phillipians 4:7

The Q shared 5 practical steps that have helped him battle the “kaos” of life and cultivate an inner peace that surpasses understanding:

1. Surrender to total trust in Christ – this settles once and for all the ultimate question of where you will spend eternity.

2. Believe God’s sovereignty rules over all, including your life (all over the Bible).  This removes any fear or anxiety about your life and what happens to you.

3. Trust the Lord to meet all of your needs. This eliminates all concerns with not having enough.

4. Maintain a clear conscience. This protects the inner peace that you have.

5. Accept the way God made you. This prevents the stress and anxiety of trying to change things beyond your control.

Prayers for Mrs. Junk

Burpees, Burpees, Burpees

The gloom was a sultry 32 degrees but the temperature kept rising

SSH x 15 IC
Imperial Walkers x 15 IC
Cherry Pickers x 5 IC
Baby Arm Circles x 10 IC (forward and backward)

Today the theme was BURPEES!
Mosey to the Outhouse
Partner Up for 10 minute AMRAP
Partner 1 – Run to grass and perform 2 Burpees, Run Back
Partner 2 – Deconstructed Burpee (5 Merkins, 5 Donkey Kicks, 5 Jump Squats)

Mosey to Boat for Burpee Suicides
Run to 2nd Light (Perform 2 Burpees with a twist jump)
Run back to 1st Light (Perform 2 Burpees with a twist jump)
Run to 3rd Light (Perform 2 Burpees with a twist jump)
Run back to 2nd Light (…..)
Continue around all lights (Sing Paula Abdul’s “Two Steps Forward, One Step Back” for motivation)

Mosey to stairs for Sevens
Squats at bottom
Burpees at top next to rock

Mosey back to AO for Mary

Ab Cycle
Flutter Kicks, Hello Dolly, Reverse Crunches (x15 IC)
Hold feet 6 inches above ground between exercises
8 PAX conqurered the Burpee today.  YHC (I-Beam), Ribbed, Waxjob, Excite Bike, Trolly, Mouthwash, Pool Boy, Snitch
Learn to accept the path God has laid out for you. Over the past three months I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on two F3 Brothers personal struggles. In each of these situations I’ve asked what is God trying to teach them. Then moved to a place of what is God trying to teach me. Here I sit wondering what am I supposed to learn. What I am discovering is that we don’t know what God’s plan is for us or for those around us. But I do know that these two Brothers have taught me that God’s timing is his and we are only to trust in Him.
To those two Brothers, THANK YOU for the lessons learned. You are in my prayers always and I will walk the journey with you. No matter the path.
Pray for Lady Junk, Butters son and Trolly’s overly busy schedule and the burden this is putting on his wife.

Change of scenery helps

THE SCENE: 33 degrees and beautiful

Run in a circle and do hand claps, Merkins, rockettes, squats

mosey to the hockey rink with 1 CMU per 2 people.

Partner up. 1 does exercise while 2 does suicides to each line (5). At line do one burpee. Exercises are:

  • OH Press
  • curls
  • Swing clean and press
  • Tris
  • Rows

Mosey to side lot by road. Repeat but run to 3 cones for burpee suicides (50 yds long)

mosey to tennis courts, repeat with 3 suicide burpees

20 seconds of flutters
14 pax. No tag for ADIDAS but he was there killing it!

Does choosing to lose come naturally to us? No way! Most of us struggle. We love to win, and we go to great lengths to avoid second place.

Think about it:

  • The Miss America Pageant has gotten creative with second place; they call it “first runner-up.” We all know it’s a euphemism for second.
  • How about first in line for the throne? Read some history books and see what happens to that guy. Second in line takes him out.

For most of us, second place isn’t easy because it means we are second to someone who beat us. Biblical love—choosing to be second—isn’t the default setting for many of us.

Consider all the debate surrounding Ephesians 5:22, which has been translated, “Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you to do the Lord.” Did you know the word submit isn’t in the original Greek translation of Ephesians 5:22? It actually reads, “Wives, to your husbands as to the Lord.”

In fact, you have to back up a verse in the Greek in order to locate it. Ephesians 5:21 reads, “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.”

Husbands, submit to your wives. Wives, submit to your husbands out of reverence for Jesus.

What exactly does it mean to submit? Hupotasso is the Greek word. Upo means “under.” Taso means “place.” Its voice indicates a voluntary action. So quite literally, this passage explains how husbands and wives can voluntarily place themselves second inside their marriage.

It’s a different way. A powerful way. It’s the secret to make your marriage grow for a lifetime. Make yourself purposely second in your relationships.

Nice work today by the PAX. Not much mumble chatter but if they were like me, they were trying to catch their breath.
3rd F, veterans home donations

Driftwood VQ – Catchin the Tail

THE SCENE: 33F and calm, dark and overcast – not as cold as yesterday!


Also included Tony Cozy (A-di-das) but he is not registered on site

  1. SSH (Side-Straddle-Hop) 15×3 in cadence
    • 1 Burpee on your own
  2. Imperial Walkers 15X3 in cadence
    • 2 Burpee on your own
  3. Cherry Pickers 5×3 in cadence
    • 3 Burpee on your own
  4. Baby Arm Circle 15×3 in cadence forward and backwards
    • 4 Burpee on your own
  5. 15 Air squats 15×3 in cadence
    • 5 Burpee on your own


[PAX mosey’s to stop sign at parking lot split] (0.18 miles)

  1. 15’s at stop sign 3X each exercise
    • 5 Burpee on your own
    • 5 air squat on your own
    • 5 Merkin on your own

[Pax mosey to parking lot and split into teams of 3-4 people] (0.13 miles)

  1. Catch the tail – 4 loops (0.56 miles) – run circle of outside parking spaces at Lakeside parking lot
  2. Parking lot 4 corners X 3 times Double row parking with handicap (0.21 miles)
    1. Corner 1 start
      • 15 shoulder taps (both shoulders =1)
      • 20 big boy sit up
    2. Bear Crawl to Corner 2
      • 15 hand release merkins
      • 20 hello dollies
    3. Sprint to corner 3 – full speed give it everything
      • 20 Overhead press
      • 10 squat jumps
    4. Lunge to Corner 4
      • 15 side crunches left
      • 15 side crunches right
    5. Sprint to Corner 1
  3. Mosey to grass hill – directly across from restaurant facing house X 3 times 120 length of grass (0.13 mi)
    1. 15 Dry docks using curb at top of grass hill
      • Run down the hill
    2. 15 Star jack at bottom
      • Bear Crawl to top
    3. Pax return to AO (0.23 miles)
    4. Suicides in tennis court
      1. Suicide 1 (down and back)
        • 15 big boy sit ups
      2. Suicide 2 (down and back)
        • 15 side crunch left and 15 side crunch right
      3. Suicide 3 (down and back)

ABSCESS – 10 Merkins OYO



Positive Thinking / Positivity is a current leadership trend and buzz word.  If you take it serious and not as Pollyanna (“an excessively or blindly optimistic person”) there are great habits and leadership skills that can be learned. Don’t just be positive, when life is easy. If you stay positive when life is hard it’s not Pollyanna. It’s about trusting God, overcoming obstacles, finding a way forward, and believing the best is yet to come!  Many COT’s provided by F3 HIM’s will give you fuel to stay positive.  The one thing that has really helped me to create a positive environment with my family is to Pray Continuously – what that means is that when you know it is about to erupt – stop for 2 seconds and say a prayer – pray for words, humility, and patience, it works – I always wondered how to Pray Continuously and by starting when I knew things might erupt I learned.

I encourage you (this means it’s really for me!) to take a 23 day challenge up to Christmas (this is practice for the Woodshack eating challenge), you don’t have to commit to eating better just try to do one “Positive” thing for the next 23 days … Truly Spread the Spirit of Christmas, Smile first, say thank you more, open the door for everyone, choose faith and not fear – Pray Continuously.

Special thanks to Mr Jinky for getting me into F3 (it took persistence, but I am forever grateful) and Abscess the “fake gloomers” that got me hooked on F3 and for coming all the way out to the Dog Pound (my AO home) in the early morning hours.  Only true friends/HIMs do this for their fellow brother.

Also, special thanks for La-Z-Boy for putting on the Q101 a few weeks ago, that was an EH for me to step up to the Q plate.  For those that have not Q’d yet, do it sooner rather then later, you’ll be glad you did.  And don’t worry you won’t remember most of the work-out, you will only remember the great support of F3 HIM!

3rd F convergence at the Truck Stop – Saturday at 7AM Workout followed by 3rd F at Two Rivers Church