F3 Knoxville

Tony Hawk

THE SCENE: A balmy 40 degrees with a light drizzle. Perfect beatdown weather!

30x SSH IC
10x Failure to Launch
10x Hindurkins IC
20x LBAC each way
20x OHC
10x Crabettes IC
20x Cossack Squats (10 each leg)
Toady-hop across the parking lot (not Tony Hawk, although that sounds much cooler. I’ll have to work on that…)
Bear crawl across the parking lot

Mosey over to the large parking lot. Battle buddy up.
Broken Wheelbarrow (partner holds only one leg) from one line to the next, 5 merkins on arrival.
Switch places with partner.
Repeat with other leg.
Squats for the Six.

Mosey to the courtyard. Divide into groups of 3.
One PAX under one shelter, other under shelter across the courtyard. Third PAX runs between (plus 2 burpees) and switches out.
Exercise pairs:

Iron Mikes – Cossack Squats
Diamond Merks – Carolina Dry Docks
Gas Pumpers – LBCs
Superman Swim – Sundial
Ran outta time! Hustle back to the AO!

Ruckers were doing something or other at the AO when we got there… But time was up!
6 for Motherruck’n Monday: Sergeant Slaughter, Mermaid, Mandolin, Booster, Ginger, and Judge Judy. 19 for the standard beatdown (as tagged)
Stolen from Tank’s contribution to the weekly email, because it hit home:
Close your eyes.
Imagine you have a daughter.
Now imagine she’s dating someone just like you.
Did you smile?
Then change!

Some things we lack the power to change on our own. We need the help of the Holy Spirit inside us. Without Him we can do nothing!

Never had a nosebleed before today, but it bled like a stuck pig the whole way from my house to the AO! Managed to get it stopped just in time for the beatdown… could have been a gory mess!
Pullup Bars installation at the Dog Pound next month! Feb 29!

Look A Turtle (Press On!)

THE SCENE: 42F and rainy. Things were already going swimmingly.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER– Administered and cell phone check done too. $Free.99, Q was looking like a Turtle and not a professional that’s for sure.

Gazelle Trot (aka Mosey) to overhang outside of CPAC
Donkey Kick x 5
Frog Jump in place x 5
Jumping Spider x 10
Werewolf x 5
Spider Man w/Reach x 5
Flying Squirrels x 5
Copperhead Squat x 5
Monkey Humper x 5

Black Snake 1x each PAX through the line and then continue in formation to the ERC

THA-ANIMAL-THANG:Pyramid Workout – Start with the first exercise and add an exercise each round until you get to all 5 exercises and then drop an exercise until you get to 1 exercise:
10 Monkey Humpers
10 Mountain Goats
10 Frog Jumps
10 Flying Squirrels
10 Jumping Spiders
Choose Your Own Adventure
Duck Walk or Bear Crawl up the ramps at the ERC (alternate at the end of each round) and
Back down the stairs or run 1 lap (~1/8 mile) in the courtyard in the rain

Example Animal Adventure Workout
Round 1  – 10 Monkey Humpers, Bear Crawl
Round 2  – 10 Monkey Humpers, 10 Mountain Goats, Duck Walk
Round 3  – 10 Monkey Humpers, 10 Mountain Goats, 10 Frog Jumps, Bear Crawl, 1 lap around the courtyard in the rain
Round 4  – 10 Monkey Humpers, 10 Mountain Goats, 10 Frog Jumps, 10 Flying Squirrels, Duck Walk, 1 lap around the courtyard in the rain
Round 5  – 10 Monkey Humpers, 10 Mountain Goats, 10 Frog Jumps, 10 Flying Squirrels, 10 Jumping Spiders, Bear Crawl, 1 lap around the courtyard in the rain
Round 6 (drop an exercise)  – 10 Monkey Humpers, 10 Mountain Goats, 10 Frog Jumps, 10 Flying Squirrels, Duck Walk
Round 7 (drop another exercise)  – 10 Monkey Humpers, 10 Mountain Goats, 10 Frog Jumps, Bear Crawl
Round 8 (drop another exercise)  – 10 Monkey Humpers, 10 Mountain Goats, Duck Walk, 1 lap around the courtyard in the rain
Round 9 (drop down to 1 exercise) – 10 Monkey Humpers, 1 lap around the courtyard in the rain,

If time permitted, Round 10 would add an exercise and repeat. I think we had a few PAX finish Round 6. After Round 5 the Q said no more adventures in the courtyard and after another 3 minutes the Q called recover.

MARY (Q had asked Jitters to lead):

20 American Hammers 4 ct OYO
20 LBC’s OYO
20 Flutter Kicks IC (fastest flutters ever I’m pretty sure)
10 Pickle Pounders IC

After calling recover, the Q decided our grand finale would be better done under shelter so “on your 6” was called and the Q asked Waxjob to lead “Row, row, row your boat” as he combined American Hammers + Boat / Canoe and singing all together so that “life is but a dream!”

21 PAX including 1FNG, plus 1 Wookie & and 1 Turtle on Q (here’s the ‘picture or it didn’t happen’. Dart Gun had to leave early).


For 23 years I thought I was a Christian. There was no fruit, confession, or repentance in my life for over two decades. I was self-absorbed, self-focused, and self-exalting. But God brought me down in my sexual idolatry and humbled me and broke me… and in the process, I believe genuinely saved me. The next steps in my journey are unsure, but the weight of my sin Christ has borne. As Philippians Philippians 3:12-16 says

12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you. 16 Only let us hold true to what we have attained.

Last week my divorce became final. I have confessed, repented, prayed, and begged for the Lord to be pleased with how I walked out the end of my marriage that I destroyed. God is not mocked. But my life is not over. I am called to be a HIM in every sense of the word. Christ died on the cross so I could walk in newness of life. In short, Jesus has called me to PRESS ON. And He has called many HIMs to do the same – in (at least from our perspective) “good” and “bad” circumstances (including rainy 42F F3 workouts):

5k is waiting on Venture Capital funding for his new job.
Mandolin is considering a new job, wife’s job struggles including losing her first patient.
Trolley’s Mom in Cali is recovering from water on the lungs
Judge has a new house, his wife went through post-partum depression (and is now on the other side of it PTL), and has a new mentee who doesn’t like cops or the church.
Anchorman has many Emerald Youth kids he cares for
Guardrail has ongoing heel issues so has to take a break from F3
Snaggletooth is caring for the kids alone this weekend while his wife travels for work
Ginger is moving to Nashville
Mailbox M has heart issues

All of us are called to press on for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. This earth and no one and
no thing, job, salary, pleasure are our prize. Christ is our prize. Remember God’s Word through Paul:

13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,

14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Press on!


Prayer for:
Hideout’s church plant
Mandolin’s job opportunity
Waxjob’s mother-in-law (signs of Alzheimer’s)
Prais for Survivor (FNG Welcome) over 2 years ago getting through his battle with cancer.

The turtle onesie was harder and the workout was harder than the Q expected .
Waxjob on Q Monday! Don’t forget to keep signing up for future Q’s as the JUCO Q-calendar fills up quickly. Also don’t hesitate to do a JUCO Bomb or a guest Q to help out and encourage other AO’s!

The little dipper amrap

THE SCENE: Crisp and cold in the high 20’s

Side Straddle Hops, Moroccan Night Clubs, Tempo Merkins, Windmills, Little Baby Crunches

Mosey to Sophomore hill for 2-3 laps of circuit with:

10x T push ups

20x BBS

30x Flutter Kicks

40x Squats

50x Coupon Curls

Next Mosey to Quad area for 11s with Dips and Bobbie Hurley’s, Bear Crawls down the steps.

Ran out of time.

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” MLK  Even with all the evil and hardship in the world we have to keep moving forward and continue to be a light to the world to overcome darkness and trouble
2 Corinthians 4:8-9
Forgot to ask


THE SCENE:  A balmy 20 degrees

LBAC f/b, OH Claps, Tempo Merkins, Tempo Squats, Calve Raises
Mosey to business strip center. Perform 5 rounds of the following exercises with a mosey (1/2 of the strip center) between each round: 10 Burpees (50 total), 20 Jump Squats (100 total),  20 Merkins (100 total) 30 Monkey Humpers (150 total), 20 2ct MCs (100 total).

Mosey to shovel flag. Line up along curb. Run to each parking line (5 total) and back, stopping at each line for 5 Diamond Merkins, 5 Merkins, 5 Werkins. MARY:
No time
26 strong including 8 JUCO Monday Motherruckers.

Music is powerful. It can set your mood, stir up thoughts (both good and sinful, inspire people, etc). I recalled the time frame when I first began to come to saving faith in Christ (late 20s). There was a Christian radio station in Houston doing a 30 Day Challenge to anyone interested. The challenge was to listen to Christian radio for 30 days straight. I took part in the challenge and it changed my life in a good way.  I challenged the F3 JUCO men to do this. and suggested several Knoxville radio stations to listen to.  I also discussed what an awesome witness this can be to your children while in the car, on the way to school or wherever.

Phillipians 4:8 states, ” 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.”

Waxjob……..in a giraffe suit…..

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.