F3 Knoxville

Diamonds are JUCO’s best friend

THE SCENE: low 40’s & calm



  • Tempo Merkins x 10
  • LBAC F/B x 10
  • Tempo Squats x 10
  • Imperial Walkers x 10



7 of Diamonds.   4 cones were set up in a diamond shape.  As a group, mosey around the diamond, stop at each cone and perform the following exercises.  All reps are a multiple of 7.

  • Lap 1 – 7 Burpees
  • Lap 2 – 14 Mountain Climber (4ct)
  • Lap 3 – 21 Iron Mikes (4ct)
  • Lap 4 – 28 American Hammers (4ct)
  • Lap 5 – 21 Merkins (4ct)
  • Lap 6 – 14 Monkey Humpers (4ct)
  • Lap 7 – 7 Burpees


  • Flutter Kicks x 15
  • Hello Dolly x 15
  • Side Crunch x 10

9 strong:  Spotter, Waxjob, Erector, Snaggletooth, Kenjo, Sweeper, Rocket, Chaco, Bartman


1 Corinthians 9:19-23

In this passage Paul talks about becoming all things to all people in order to share the gospel.  I think this is pertinent today.  The message of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection never changes – we should never water this down or sanitize it.  Lost people need to hear the truth.  We do, however, need to communicate with people in a way that they understand this message.  The next time you feel led to share Christ with someone, consider who you are talking to.  Are they older than you?  Younger?  Do they have the same interests as you?  What religious background do they come from?   Consider all of these things to help you communicate as clearly as possible so that they will comprehend what you are telling them.


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.


Tackling the Mountain

THE SCENE: Upper 30’s

15 SSH, 15 mountain climber, 20 Moroccan night club, 10 tempo squat, 10 windmill

Mosey to the base of Jucomanjaro:

Lunge Walk 20 paces, run to cone, 20 squats, Bernie Sanders to cone, 10 burpee broad jumps, and run to next cone.

Wagon-wheel to the 6 and finish reps with the 6 and continue back to cone.

Lunge Walk 20 paces, Bernie Sanders to cone, 20 squats, run to cone.

Freddie Mercury IC to catch our breath. Then, mosey to the bottom.

One more time up Jucomanjaro:

Bearpees. OYO 1 Burpee followed up by 4 count bear crawl forward. Increase burpees by 1 each time and bear crawl by 4 (1:4 ratio). Go to 5 burpees and 20 count bear crawl. Do burpees until the 6 gets in.

Run to cone, 20 diamond merkins, run to cone, 30 count Bear crawl, run to cone, 30 crawl bear, and run to top.

Flutter kicks IC. Then, mosey to the shovel flag.

No time
10 took JUCOmanjaro twice today!
It is difficult hearing your 2 year old telling you “no” to a hug or a kiss.  I think the reason she says this is because she doesn’t see me as much or spend time with me as much as her mother.  Kids do tend to have there preferences as to which parent they want around them most.  This reminds me that spending time with family is important.  Make sure to make your family a higher priority than yourself.  Developing close relationships always takes time.
Kudos to Judge Judy for the solo pre-ruck.


THE SCENE: Balmy 51 degrees
All In Cadence

Tempo Merkins
Mt Climbers
Tempo Squats
Moroccan Night Clubs
Imperial Walkers


Line up in formation – the F3 JUCO flight
Jody over to Heartbreak ridge (C-130 Rolling Down the Strip)
  • Low Crawl up the Hill (on elbows)
  • Freddy Mercury (25, IC)
  • Jog down the Hill
  • Flutter Kicks (25, IC)
Repeat 4x


Mosey to Brick Wall, Pair Up for Dora 1-2-3
  • 100 Derkins
  • 200 Dips
  • 300 Irkins (didn’t quite finish due to time constraints)

Jody back to the AO (Momma, Momma Can’t You See…)

Psalm 23

Unit Cohesion – importance of F3, and a quick message about The LORD being our Shepherd.

March to Golgotha

THE SCENE: Low 40’s with a little drizzle for shizzle.

SSHs, LBAC(F), LBAC(B), Tempo Squats, Mountain Climbers
PAX were instructed to choose from a cornucopia of albatrosses to carry throughout the workout: we had an assortment of CMUs, Kettle Bells, Dumbbells, Wood Logs, and Sand Bags.  Once everyone had a “friend,” the fun began:

  • Slowsy to brick parking lot by the strip center, perform 25 weighted squats, put down the weight and run to opposite side of parking lot, perform 2 double burpees, run back and pick weight back up.
  • We continued this cycle of activity, making our way to the summit of Jucomanjaro for 5 double Burpees (Slowsy with weight, perform exercise, run to next stopping point for burpees, run back to get weight, rinse and repeat).
  • Exercises Performed at the various stops: Squats (x25), Merkins (x25), Monkey Humpers (x25), Push Press (x25), Rows (x25), Smurf Jacks (x25).
  • Carry Weight Back to AO

Cashed out with 4ct Flutter Kicks (x50).
14 strong.

Q shared a history lesson at top of Jucomanjaro – the cross carried by Christ to Golgotha (place of crucifixion) weighed about 300lbs in totality, with the cross beam (the piece he most likely carried himself up the hill) weighing about 100lbs (according to most historians).  The distance He traveled to Golgotha was 2,000 feet and this path is currently a place for Christian pilgrimage.  It just so happens that 2,000 feet equates to 666 yards (the biblical number for Satan), demonstrating God’s perfect plan and Jesus’ overcoming of Satan at the Cross.  Pretty amazing.

If you want to know how much God loves you, you don’t have to look any further than the Cross. One of the things that keeps us from accepting God’s love and becoming more like him is pride.  Pride is the root source of all or most sin.  Q shared one practical way to battle pride: pray for others.  Looking back at your prayer life, what percentage of prayers would you estimate were about you (Lord, give me wisdom, Lord – protect me and my family, Lord – help me get this promotion, etc.)?  The Lord knows what you need.  Focus your prayer life on praying for others.  This is a great starting point for winning the battle against pride, turning from ourselves and focusing on others (like Christ).
Special thanks to Booster, Bartman, Doubtfire, Spotter, and anyone else who brought some weight to the party.  Extra Credit to Pre-Ruck/Run Crew – Spotter, Waxjob, Doubtfire, Bagger, Erector, and Archie