F3 Knoxville

Bump and Run

THE SCENE: 72°F, Cool, but still plenty humid

  • SSH x20 IC 4-count
  • Merkins x5  OYO
  • Imperial Walker x15 IC 4-count
  • Merkins x10 OYO
  • Imperial Squawkers x15 IC 4-count
  • Merkins x15 OYO

Mosey to the Courtyard
Four Corners w/Bump

  • Cone 1 – Merkins
  • Cone 2 – Jump Squats
  • Cone 3 – Mountain Climber
  • Cone 4 – Smurf Jacks
  • 5th group run a loop around the courtyard and bumps the group at cone 1

Rinse and repeat

Mosey to the hill behind the service shed
11s- Merkins at bottom and Squats at the top

Mosey back to the SP
15- Chaco, Kenjo, Mandolin, Sparkler, Spotter, Trolley, Weedwacker, 5K, Judge Judy, Sty, Booster, Erector, Finger Food, Anchorman, Archie (QIC)

“But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.””
‭‭Lamentations 3:21-24 ESV‬‬

Bears on JUCOmanjaro

THE SCENE: 75* and half a percent less humid than usual. Nice surprise shower at the end to cool us off.

  • 10xCherry Pickers
  • 1xBurpee
  • 15xlbac forward
  • 2xBurpees
  • 15xlbac backward
  • 3xBurpees
  • 10xWindmills
  • 4xBurpees
  • 10xTempo Squats
  • 5xBurpees
  • 40xCalf Raises (Boosters)
  • 4xFailure to Launch

Mosey to JUCOmanjaro and partner up.

One HIM performs 10xMerkins, 10xSquats, 10xBBS while the other HIM bear crawls up JUCOmanjaro. HIM performing exercises sprints to catch the bear and they swap places. The PAX knocked this one out of the park and summited JUCOmanjaro in record time.

Mosey to Maple Street parking lot, stopping for 6 burpees on the way, and grab a different partner.

One HIM runs clockwise and the other counter-clockwise around the building. Short sides of the building were covered using burpee broad jumps and Frogs/Lunges. When you pass your partner on the front of the building perform 30 supermans as a team. When you pass on the back of the building perform 30 Heels-to-Heaven as a team. You get a freebie if you pass on the end caps.

Nothing like a free shower to end the workout.
11 HIMs gave JUCOmanjaro a bear hug this morning
Being uncomfortable is necessary for growth. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone for the sake of getting better. Practicing those things that make you uncomfortable will make you better at them…like burpees and bear crawls.
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

Hill time

THE SCENE: Iil muggy but I’m not going to complain

My usual baloney

SSH x 15

T merkin

T squat

Cherry Pickers

Arm circles

OYO 30 sec

Route 66 to Sophomore Hill…. There were only like 6 lights! Sorry guys!!

  • 5 burpees
  • 4 flamingos
  • 3 shoulder taps
  • 2 merkins
  • 1 Man Maker(?) Cant recall we only did one!

Drop bottom exercise and run to top of hill and back until list is complete

20 Hand release merkins

10 Squats

5 Turkish Get on ups each side

No dropping off list, after each set run to the top of the hill

Got some help on the Co-Q Mary on the way back to the AO!

A side tangent was discussed in church last weekend. This was about how we need other people. Often we like to think we can handle everything ourselves, but in reality, we rely on others (Family, peers etc.) I have been blessed to have excellent mentors at work this year (and you all aren’t such a bad lot either) Do not be averse to trying to learn from other. Be willing to depend on other people. Chances are they know something you don’t.



1776 Patriot Games

THE SCENE: 70 and a bit humid…a great day in the gloom!

  • 50 Overhead Claps
  • 50 High Knees
  • 50 Side Straddle Hops
  • 50 Moroccan Nightclubs
  • 50 LBCs
  • 50 Merkins
  • 1-Mile Mosey


  • 50 pullups on the rails
  • 50 squats
  • 50 step-ups on the benches
  • 50 Plank Jacks
  • 50 Dips
  • 50 Leg Scissors
  • 50 Shoulder Touches
  • 50 American Hammers
  • 50 Lunges
  • 50 Mountain Climbers
  • 100 Yard Bear Crawl
  • 76 Burpees (38 per partner)

Part of the Q

Commission, Erector, Gump, Judge Judy, Kenjo, Kick-Flip, Mandolyn, Snaggletooth, Spotter, Stye, Trolley, & Booster


There is different kinds of love but they are all important. I celebrated my wedding anniversary yesterday. Like many of you, I married WAY OVER MY HEAD! My wife is a great person with a big heart and tons of patience! I can and do learn a lot from her. There’s also brotherly love like we have for our friends. There’s God’s love for us even though we sin and fail everyday. We should strive to love others like God loves us.

Ephesians 5:25-33: “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, …”

1 Corinthians 13:4-5: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”

1 Corinthians 16:14: “Do everything in love.”

Psalm 143:8: “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.

John 15:12: “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”

Ephesians 4:32: “Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”

1 John 4:12: “No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.”


Thanks Stye for offering to babysit my kids yesterday so Lora and I could go on a date. We’ll take you up on it when we’re not so tired and just want to stay home and sleep!!!

  • Farragut 4th of July parade tomorrow at 8:30
  • F3 Father Child Camp September 6-8

Walk it Out

THE SCENE: 70 with a little extra heat from the asphalt.

Tempo Squat – IC x10
Monkey Humpers – IC x10
Merkins – IC x10
Mountain Climbers – IC x10
Squats – IC x10

Indian Run to Beatdown Location


Wall Walks x5 (25 dry docks)

Bear Crawl to the Tree

Squat Jumps 25yd (increasing squat rep (1) after each jump)

Burpees x10

WWII Sit-ups x20

Run around parking lot

WWII Sit-ups x20

Burpees x10

Squat Jumps 25yd (increasing squat rep (1) after each jump)

Bear Crawl to the Tree

Wall Walks x5 (25 dry docks)

Rinse and Repeat! : )

Box Cutters IC x26
V-ups OYO x10
LBC Cash Out

10 Pax
Live in the now, think about how you’ll react in a situation prior to the situation. Later today is not guaranteed, nor is tomorrow. My whole life I can look back at moments where I thought highly of someone, example is a junior high kid my role modles were the HS Varsity Basketball Players, that day came and left, then it was college athletes, and pro athletes…and now reflecting on that, they are young kids…with hopefully a long life ahead of them…What i’m getting at is no day is guaranteed. Over the past month, we have seen 8yr old kids being murdered, Fathers and Brothers committing suicide, and several pedestrians struck by vehicles. My point here is that even at the age of 60+ when you think you have made it (or at least in my eyes) past all the “crazy days” or “tough times” your life is not guaranteed another day…Be Godly, Be active, Contemplate prior to your actions to help with the reflection of your actions….
Love the JUCO Men…It’s an honor to be able to lead and endure with you all.  Thanks for having me!
July 4th Parade and Dads Camp…GET IT GET