F3 Knoxville

Under Construction

THE SCENE: a great day in the gloom!

  • Cherry Pickers (IC) 4 CT X 10
  • Morrocan Night Club (IC) X 10
  • Baby Arm Circles (forwards) & Michael Phelps (OYO)
  • Baby Arm Circles (backwards) & Michael Phelps (OYO)
  • Windmills (IC) X 10
  • 5 burpees (OYO)
  • 10 Tempo Squats (IC)
  • 25 Side Straddle Hops
  • 50 Calf Raises
  • Sprints
  • Mosey


Under Construction 

  • AMRAP overhead press w/ CMU while partner does sprints; switch
  • AMRAP curls w/ CMU while partner does sprints; switch
  • AMRAP tricep extensions w/ CMU while partner does sprints; switch
  • AMRAP bentover rows w/ CMU while partner does sprints; switch
  • AMRAP squats while partner does sprints; switch
  • AMRAP big boy sit-ups while partner does sprints: switch
  • AMRAP burpees while partner does sprints; switch
  • Rinse and repeat for 30 minutes
  • Mosey


  • Flutterkicks
  • Side Crunches (X each side)
  • Big Boy Sit-ups


Archie, Creamsicle, Erector, Guano, Gump, Judge Judy, Kenjo, Rocket, Snaggletooth, Spotter, Waxjob & Booster


Just like the parking lot at JUCO that will be under construction the next 18 months, we are under construction in our lives every day.  Being under construction isn’t just the physical construction like me losing 40 pounds in the last couple of years.  Our spiritual construction is critical to our development as a HIM.  Some days, I do a decent jobs but most I do not.  That’s why it’s so important in F3 to lead, support, encourage, listen, etc. each other.

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. – Romans 12:1

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.  – 1 Corinthians 10:31

…but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. – Isaiah 40:31

For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. – 1 Timothy 4:8

I can do all this through him who gives me strength. – Philippians 4:13


  • Hardship Hill is coming up this weekend
  • Sign up to Q
  • We will probably have a convergence at the Asylum on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day


THE SCENE: 71°F, Pleasant Gloom 

  • Imperial Walker x20 
  • Butt kicks across parking lot
  • High knees across parking lot
  • Run loop around parking lot
  • Merkins x10 IC (4-count)
  • Imperial Squat Walkers (or Imperial Squawkers) x20

Mosey to the court
Partner up and line up along sidewalk at one end of courtyard
Partner wheelbarrows to first sidewalk
Partner leap frog to next courtyard crossing sidewalk
Partner wheelbarrow (partners switch roles)
Partner leap frog to cones
Run back to original sidewalk
Repeat (first time all groups stay together, second time race)

Partner Derkins (3 sets of 10 OYO)

Mosey over to a clear, blank wall
Wall Sits 1 minute
Balls to Wall 30 seconds
Wall Sits 1 minute
Balls to Wall 45 seconds
Wall Sits 1 minute
Balls to Wall 1 minute

11s thru the courtyard
BBSs and Squats

Mosey back to SP


  • Flutter kicks
  • Heels to the heavens
  • Plank
    • Right arm and leg up
    • Left arm and leg up

Chaco,  Spotter, Judge Judy, Erector, Black Box, Guano, Booster, Gump, Commission, Kenjo, Archie (QIC)

One of Christianity’s greatest idolatries today is also one of the most subtle and insidious: the idolatry of comfort. 
Widespread especially in affluent Western contexts, comfort idolatry is the product of a consumerist context that frames everything—including spiritual things—in terms of expressive individualism, self-fulfillment, and “bettering yourself.”

In this context, going to church is just one among many other curated things (which may also include podcasts, self-help books, juice cleanses, yoga, backpacking, the Enneagram, Jordan Peterson, and so forth) that can add something to one’s unique spiritual path toward wisdom and wellness and becoming a “better person.”
Because it is so widespread and subtle, this framing doesn’t often seem so deadly. But it turns Christianity into a product akin to a smartphone app: something the “user” can opt in or out of as is convenient, or appropriate as needed but only insofar as it suits them. If it is in any way uncomfortable or costly, the “app” is easily deleted. 

But a Christianity that’s accessed only as it suits us, only when it’s comfortable and on our terms, is not really Christianity. To truly follow Jesus is to flip the cultural script on comfort. It is to shift one’s gaze away from a consumer self and toward our worthy God; from an inward, self-help orientation to an outward, others-helping orientation. Healthy Christians are always wary of easing into comfortable Christianity.

I am very guilty of this form of idolatry. My life is not comfortable right now because of my children. Two of my four are really stressing me out, and honestly, I find myself dreaming of the days when the last one is out of the house. I look forward to just being comfortable all the time, but that is not the life I have been called to as a Christian. I need to set my mind on staying faithful to God’s will and not on my own comfort.

A little hardship on a hill

THE SCENE: 64* and muggy. No rain, but it felt like it had by the end of the workout.

10 Cherry Pickers, 15 Rockettes, 30 SSH, 10 Tempo Merkins, 10 Tempo Squats
Mosey to the courtyard for a nice chest complex:

Find a spot on the brick wall and perform:

  • 20 Box Jumps
  • 20 Diamond Merkins
  • 20 Box Jumps
  • 20 Werkins
  • 20 Box Jumps
  • 20 Merkins

Mosey to the CMU pile behind the maintenance shed and partner up. Each team grabs one CMU and heads over the Stadium Hill. One partner runs up the hill and performs one burpee before coming back down and taking over for their partner performing:

  • 100 CMU Overhead Press
  • 150 CMU Curls
  • 200 CMU Squats
  • 250 CMU Flutter Kicks

Head back to the shovel flag for some Mary.

20 Imperial Walkers, 15 Merkins, 20 SSH, 15 Hills to Heaven, 20 Freddie Mercury
9 HIMs made it out to JUCO to kick off their weekend. We definitely missed some HIMs that fartsacked, just means they’re more rested for additional burpees next week.
Take joy in your trials and tribulations, as they are what make you stronger.
It’s been great seeing JUCO continue to grow and seeing new faces out here each week. Be sure to encourage those that have been sporadic in posting.
Hardship Hill tomorrow!

Turf doesn’t get wet

THE SCENE: Heavy Rain 60 degrees

  • PreRuck- Teacher Challenge
  • 1 mile ruck for time
  • 1 min plank
  • 4 push-ups
  • 8 deadlifts
  • 16 thrusters
  • 32 ruck swings
  • 64 lunges
  • 128 flutters (32-4 ct)


Overhead Clap x 40 IC

Tempo Squat x 20 IC

T-Plant Arm Circles x 10 ED EA

8-Count BB x 10 IC

Mosey to track

Uptown 50: Partner up and line up at end zone. Do 10 burpee and travel to 50 yard line in method written on cone. At 50 yard line do 10 burpee and travel to end zone in manner written on cone. R&R

  • Burpee Broad Jump
  • Crab Walk
  • Partner Carry
  • Partner Carry
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Alligator Crawl
  • NUR
  • AYG
  • Bear Crawl

Mosey back to SP

Boxes: 20 box jump, 20 lunges (10 EL), 20 squat x 2 rds

8 Count Body Builder x 10 IC

30 Flutters 4-ct IC

Capn Thor

Hello Dolly x 30 IC

Pickle Pounders x 30 IC

Boat Canoe

Don’t fear, don’t worry, don’t panic. We are instructed not to do any of these. Fear is not a Spiritual Gift.




Merkins x30, Squats x30, 6inch LBCs x30, Burpee x10, MC x 30, Merkins x 25, SSH x30, Flutter Kicks x 30, Burpee x 10, Monkey Humpers x 30, Merkins x 25

COLOMBIAN NECKTIE Grinder! @ large student parking lot: PAX run as a group to each parking lane line and back. Upon return, complete the same number of neckties (Line 1:1, Line 2:2, increasing as we go). While PAX execute grinder – two PAX “rested” and performed CMU farmer carry (two CMUs, one CMU per arm) 200 yards on a rotational basis.

We made it thru line 10, having performed a total of  55 Neckties and PAX started over for another three or so runs.  All did the CMU carry once before we ran out of time.

  1. MARY:
    Pickle Pounders x70 (yep- that’s not a typo), Heels to Heaven x 30
    14 souls
    Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be called children of God.”  Are you a Peacemaker? Or do you help stir dissent as I often find myself doing, sometimes without even knowing it.  With over 11 years in law enforcement, my job is literally to help keep the peace.  But, this responsibility lies with all of us in almost every aspect of our lives, especially our relationships with others.  Stirring dissent, whether it is engaging in gossip or complaining about someone, ruins your witness for Christ.
    HH coming up.