F3 Knoxville

Crawl bears anyone?

  • THE SCENE: 40’s clear…..crisp

    7 cherry pickers IC
  • 20 SSH
  • 10  cobra merkins ea arm (a crowd favorite)
  • 10 wide grip merkins
    Mosey to the playground
  • 7’s pull ups at the bottom and 8ct BB up top
  • Mosey to little Everest (every time we stop at the bleachers for some decline wide merkins and diamond merkins IC)
  • start at the bottom and crawl bear to the top (everyone gave me a poopy face when they heard crawl bear) and complete 20 bobby hurleys, bear crawl down and 20 CDD. repeat decending by five reps every time.
  • Mosey to the bathrooms (more merkins on the way)
  • 7’s easy ups and burpees (about 50yrds away)
  • Mosey to upper field (yup more merkins)
  • 50yd sprints with 10 second rest in between (6 reps)
  • Mosey to AO


20 box cutters IC


Welcome FNG dig dug!

Intercede for your wives just as Christ intercedes on our behalf. When we pray we need to always include our wives in our prayers. As husbands we are called to present her as holy and blameless. Pray for her greatest need, (same as ours) for her to have a deeper relationship with Jesus in her life.


3rd F next Saturday after convergence at the asylum at 0700

Who is the hardest person to lead???

THE SCENE:  Dark, clear, and cool – 45 degrees

40 SSH

20 Overhead Claps

20 Seal Claps

20 Big Arm Circles – Forwards and Backwards

Michael Phelps OYO
Barkley Inspired Workout – 3 Laps around main loop with 4 stations – 20 reps of exercises at each station –

  • Merkins
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Squats
  • Hand Release Merkins

Welsh Dragons – 2 Sets till 5

Hello Dolly’s; Flutter Kicks; Captain Thors


Who is the hardest person to lead?  Yourself…

Five Action Points to be a leaders with self-discipline

  1. Develop and follow your priorities
  2. Make a disciplined lifestyle your goal.
  3. Challenge your excuses.
  4. Remove rewards until you finish the job.
  5. Stay focused on results.
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The Crabby Bear Gut v2 (Strength in Weakness)

THE SCENE: Clear, cool, crisp.
I am not a professional and any likeness or similarities to a professional are purely coincidental and do not necessarily reflect the views of sane people.

  • High Knees + Merkins  (Herkins)
  • 5 Merkins + High Squat Jump (Berkins – or Merkin Burps)
  • Windmills
  • One speed round of the exercises (with demos and no bear crawls or crab walks) that are at each station of the main workout.

THA-THANG: The Crabby Bear Gut v2

35 Min A.m.r.a.p.  (5:40-6:15) of Light Pole Loop around parking lot.  Seven Light pole stations each with two exercises.  Do 50 reps of the exercise at each station.(single counts).  The first time around the loop you do exercise A and the second time around you do exercise B.

To get to each light pole alternate between bear crawling and crab walking.

Light Pole Station Exercises:

  • a. Crunches , b. Imperial Walkers
  • a. V-Ups  b. Flutter kicks
  • a. Cross Toe Touches  b. W’s (raised extended crunches)
  • a. American Hammers b. Peter Parkers
  • a. Supermans b. Scissor Kicks
  • a. Freddy Mercurys b.  Elbow Plank side raises.
  • a. Hello Dolly’s  b.

After seven light poles have been reached, climb the hill to the guard rail and do 5 reverse incline push ups and 5 incline push-ups.

No time for Mary. We all just finished one round (all the exercises = 2 loops = 14 exercises)


This weeks sermon at Fellowship Knoxville blew me away. The Gracious Gift of Affliction and Weakness Had to try and share some of the ideas of “power in weakness”.  It’s such a tough topic and hard to describe, akin to hitting a bullseye from 500 yards away, when the bullseye is a needle in a haystack.  In summary, do not shy away from your weaknesses, God will meet you in your attempts to address them. He will light the way and support you because He is awesome and because he is deeply invested in you and getting you through the tough valleys of humiliation and NOT AROUND THEM.   It worked also kind of like a good analogy for todays workout because we spent most of it on our hands and knees begging for mercy and strength as we crab walked and bear crawled for what seemed like miles.  But praise be to God, he met us, and we finished !! We could barely speak and were dizzy, but we all finished.

Boast in weakness

Search me and know me God, help me to work out any hurtful ways in me.

Almost my 1 year anniversary of my VQ


THE SCENE: Low 40’s and gloomy – perfect weather to continually cut the wrong wire and set off a bunch of B.O.M.B.S. – No man was left the same this morning.

Cherry Pickers, Tennessee Rocking Chair, SSHs, Tempo Squats

  1. Mosey to Parking Lot – Route 66 style grinder: At each Pole (6 total) perform exercises.  First 3 poles – 15 Merkins, 15 Plank Jacks, 15 4ct Mountain Climbers.  Second 3 poles – 10 Merkins, 10 Plank Jacks, 15 Bobby Hurley’s.
  2. Mosey to the JUCO Gym (Coupon Pile behind creepy loading dock) and battle-buddy up.  Perform B.O.M.B.S. workout – each team performs 100 Burpees, 150 Overhead Tri-Extensions, 200 Merkins, 250 BBSs, 300 Squats.  While one partner is doing exercise, other performs weighted run up and around concrete border wall WITH a coupon.  Had to modify a tad because of time.  Most teams made it about halfway thru the BBSs before we trimmed the numbers down to 100 reps for each exercise.  No one made it to squats, so when everyone thought we were done – PAX did 50 squats in civilian cadence.
  3. Mosey back to AO, JAILBREAK for the last 150 yards of so.

Cornucopia of Flutterkicks (IC led by Erector), Dead-Bugs (or something like that, IC, led by Bartman), Heals to Heaven (IC, led by the Q), and the 6inch Alphabet (led by the Q)
11 Strong
1) Be thankful to the Lord for what he has blessed you with.  2) Concentrate this week on turning from your own interests and paying attention to those people in your inner circle and their happiness, specifically, what you can do for them that might not only increase their joy, but might open doors to sharing the Gospel.  “The noblest art is that of making others happy.” – P.T. Barnum

Bartman had a house full of young men over the weekend and 5 of them accepted Christ (after a full blown background investigation and polygraph by Bartman).  Now THAT is something to be joyful about!

Kudos to Waxjob for attending the Full Smokey Pre-Ruck.  We need more of you motherruckers to step out of your comfort zone and hike the tallest point in Florida every M-W-F,  wheels up from AO @0440hrs – contact Judge Judy with questions.


Truck stop drag

THE SCENE: 45, gloomy

BAC forward and backwards

Overhead claps

Good morning


Tempo squats

3 laps around the parking lot,  at each end of the islands do 5 man makers

Gather coupons

2 – 40 pound  sandbags

1 – 60 pound sandbag

1 – 90 pound sandbag

Mosey with the coupons to the soccer field.  If you don’t have a coupon, then run laps around the guys with the coupons.

Teams of 3, or so

1 man does the exercise while other team mates run a lap around the field.   Switch until all team mates have done the exercise.   Then move to a different sandbag.

  • Drag 90# bag as far as possible
  • 60# sandbag toss
  • 40# walking lunges
  • 40# overhead carry

Get into 2 teams for a modified dora with the 90# bag and the 80# bag (two 40# bags tied together)

1 pax drags the sand bag to midfield and back while rest of team completes the following

100 merkins

300 CDD

400 squats

Mosey to AO


ring of fire

40# curls x 10, hold a squat (Omaha to doing squats)

40# oh press, bbs


Be careful to keep open communication with your kids about technology.    Even if your child doesn’t have access to social media and the internet their friends might and they are still being exposed to the bad stuff.

Wall ball’s father and mayberry’s M

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