F3 Knoxville

Bear Square

The scene:  73 & muggy

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SSH IC x 20

LBAC IC:  10 fwd / 10 bkwd

Burpees OYO  x 10

Tempo Squat IC x 10

Dive Bombers IC x 10

Tha Thang:

  • Bear square crawls
    • 4 cones in a square.  Bear crawl the square while always facing one direction.  Stop at each corner  & perform exercises (25 reps each):
      • Lap 1:  ball burpees, ball merkins, squat jumps, big boy situps
      • Lap 2:  merkin side lunge, ball in/outs, iron mikes, superman swim
      • Lap 3:  flutter kicks, squats w/ ball overhead, carolina dry docks, speed skaters
  • Suicides:  pick exercise from bucket lottery style to perform at each cone
    • Merkins x 10
    • Burpees x 3
    • Bear Crawls
    • Crab Walks



Count off and name-o-rama


Adversity –  We all face it.  The journey through adversity is inevitable if we’re striving for improvement.  It’s not the adversity itself, rather it’s your reaction to the adversity that is important.  As we go through life as husbands, fathers, employees and employers it is important to understand that don’t get to choose our circumstances at all times.  Adversity finds us whether we want it to or not.  We would all do well to remember that the world’s eyes are on us to see how we handle ourselves when we face difficulties – and more importantly, God’s eyes are on us in that same moment.

James 1:2-3   Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because the testing of your faith produces perserverence.


Tons of fun at the Big Ball today.  Thanks for pushing hard today & hope to see you HIMs out west at the Dog Pound soon.

Sled Full-of-Bricks

The Scene: 62 and Windy

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25 x IC SSH

9 x IC BigA Cir Fwd 10 Back

10xIC BabyA Cir Fwd/Back

Arms Out

15 x IC Toy Soldiers

15 x IC Tempo Squat

10 x IC Tempo Merkin

15 x IC Imperial Walkers


Hustle to the CMU Wagon and unload the bricks for fun

Mosey to the Hockey Rink

Stations –

  1. 5 Caterpillar Tap outs
  2. 10 Static Lunge & Curl (CMU)
  3. 15 Bobby Brick Hurley’s (CMU)
  4. 20 Brick Row’s (CMU)
  5. 25 American Hammer – Single Count

Mosey to the Gate

  1. 30 Squats

Rinse and Repeat til the Bell


Dealer’s Choice ABS

Toto- Hello Dolly’s

Mayberry – Pickle Pounders

Ratchet – Side bend sit-ups “Denise Austin” style

Rocky Tops/Heartbreakers (Name TBD) to finish out the final minutes


Shared my Testimony with the PAX. “No one after lighting a lamp covers it up with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light. Luke 8:16

Walking in faith can be scary at times, but it is through faith where we will grow and become the HIM’s we were meant to be through the Sky-Q.

Moleskin: We’re still missing the shovel flag, Frosty? We woke up to a beautiful Florida this morning, oddly warm and windy. We finished up right before the downpour. P-Nut was lobbying for a 25 minute show, but we ran over and used every minute. The Bobby Brick Hurley’s were a real crowd please’r and we found the bricks a new home. Nobody walked out with any injuries that they didn’t walk in with, so that’s good. Great day to be a part of this PAX.

Route66 – The Dog Pound Style

The scene: 34 degrees, dark and cool!

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ISO arm stretches, swimmers stretch
Squats ICx15

Tha Thang:
PAX moseyed from the parking lot to the loop by the water.

Route 66

The PAX ran the parking lot loop performing the following exercises:

  • Burpees
  • Squats
  • Merkins
  • Star Jacks
  • LBC’s

Repetitions increased at cones placed along the route (1st cone, 1 burpee; 2nd cone, 2 burpees…etc.) to a total of 10 reps.

Mosey back to AO

Flutter Kick ICx20
Penguins ICx20
Mountain Climbers ICx20
American Hammers ICx15
V-ups ICx10

Count-Off and Name-O-Rama:

P-nut related how our run down Route 66 was an analogy to traveling life’s path. We have distractions along the way, but we need to remember the words of Jesus in Luke 9…and how we must be willing to sacrifice everything in order to truly follow Him.

P-nut then prayed us out- including a prayer request for Pfieffer’s grandfather and relief from holiday stress…especially that stress placed on our wives.


A group of brave souls with questionable judgment participated in a RUCK/run prior to the beat-down. All PAX were treated to 3 miles and a buffet of burpees, squats and merkins. Spirits were high and the mumblechatter was strong. Great morning at the Pound.

Respectfully submitted,


Getting the week started right!

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5:30 COT

  • Windmill x 15
  • Imperial Squat Walkers X 20
  • Arm Circles x 25 each way
  • Burpo’s – 10

Mosey Lower Parking Lot and grab CMU’s – Partner up

Partner Shuttle Run 3 Times

  • Partner 1 – Squats, Merkins Rows Alternate exercise every time you reach start.
  • Partner 2 – Run to 1st open area and completes 1 burpee and runs back.
  • Repeat above with an increasing number of burpees at each opening.
  • LBC or Plank until PAX complete Shuttle.
  • After PAX completes all 3 Shuttles. Superman x 10

 Mosey to Hill

 Forties – High rep version of 11’s. Always add up to 40 subtracting 5 each time:

Merkins and Curls

       –     30 Curls, Devin Hester 10 Big Boys

  • 25 Curls, Devin Hester 25 Big Boys
  • 20 Curls, Devin Hester 20 Big Boys
  • 15 Curls, Devin Hester, 25 Big Boys
  • 10 Curls, Devin Hester, 30 Big Boys

Cash Out

  • Squat hold to Burpos – Called out x 5


  • Flutter Kicks x 30

 Take Every Thought Captive

 If the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. —John 8:36

 God pays no attention to our natural individuality in the development of our spiritual life. His plan runs right through our natural life. We must see to it that we aid and assist God, and not stand against Him by saying,

“I can’t do that.” God will not discipline us; we must discipline ourselves. God will not bring our “arguments…and every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5)— we have to do it. Don’t say, “Oh, Lord, I suffer from wandering thoughts.” Don’t suffer from wandering thoughts. Stop listening to the tyranny of your individual natural life and win freedom into the spiritual life.

Mr. Olympia and Flying Tweet-E

Conditions – 40s and clear

Tweet-E decided to pick the highest wall he could find (chest-high) to do his box-jumps.  He did them all (3+rounds!) and every rep on that wall.  I wouldn’t want to be in his house tonight…the PAX stuck with manageable height walls for a solid workout under I-Beam’s tutelage.

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Run in place for 1 minute
Side straddle hop
Run in place for 1 minute
Cherry pickers
Run in place for 1 minute
High knees

Mosey to outhouse

30 minutes – AMRAP
Box jumps x10
Step ups x10 each leg
Sprint to drive and back
Squats x10
Rear lunges x10 each leg
Calf Raises x10 each leg
Sprint to drive and back
Burpees until PAX returns
Rinse and Repeat

Mosey back to AO

Ab cycle:
Flutter kicks x20 IC
Hold feet 6 inches off ground
Hello Dolly’s x20 IC
Hold feet 6 inches off ground
Reverse crunches x10 OYO
Hold feet 6 inches off ground
BBS x20 IC
LBC x20 IC

Count off and Name-o-Rama

Arnold Schwarzenegger – Nov 17, 2003 inauguration as California governor
Early in your career, before you became Mr. Olympia, your legs weren’t on par with your upper body. How did you bring them up?
(with accent) “With legs, the key is to shock them to experience substantial growth.”

“Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you. Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress.”
1 Timothy 4:14-15 ESV