F3 Knoxville

Twofer CMUesday

THE SCENE: Both of my weather apps claimed it was 72°.  The sweat dripping to the ground by the third warmup exercise begged to differ…


SSH x25 IC
Failure to Launch x8 IC
Travoltas x15 IC each side
Tie Fighters x10 IC each way
Hindurkins x10 IC
Cossack Squats x16 IC (8 each leg)
Calfkiller (5 sets of 20 calf raises punctuated by runs across the parking lot)

Grab a CMU and head around past the ballfields and adjoining parking lot.
Battle buddy up. One PAX does traversing exercise until the other other completes 20 reps of stationary exercise and relieves him.
Switch to next exercise pair after each PAX has done both stationary and traversing twice.
Traversing – Stationary
Bear Crawl w/ CMU Drag – CMU Curl/Press/Tri
Crab Walk carrying CMU – CMU BBS
Farmer Carry (both CMUs) – Merkins (no CMU)
Blockee Broad Jump – Crabette (no CMU)

Ran out of time after just one set of the last exercise… Head back to the AO, stopping at the flagpole for 20 curls OYO

No time today
6 PAX this morning
Last week I had the privilege to spend four days with family and good friends in Elkmont. It was a sweet time of disconnecting from phone/internet/tv/etc (no service out there!) and intentionally connecting person to person with others. We can’t always take four days, but I encourage you to try one hour a day in the evening, intentionally disconnecting from distractions and connecting with your family.
Second Tuesday in a row I’ve been on Q out here with CMUs… Is CMUesday gonna be a thing?
None today… That I could remember anyway.

Deck Of Cards – Not stacked

THE SCENE:   70ish


25 SSH, 20 baby arm circles


Grab a CMU and head to the cloud. F3 deck of cards with a 4-5 man Indian sprint for jokers.  Face cards 25, A’s 100 and other cards the number + 10.  Mixture of Cardio, Abs, legs and chest.

With 6 minuets left PAX chose to pick out all the face cards(25’s and 100’s) and perform exercises(vs man makers for every card left.

Insert information about any additional post-THANG work (if applicable).
21 pax welcome Tinker from out of town
Find success in failure- example from 2 Timothy:  Paul and Barnabas took young Mark with them on a missionary trip, but he returned home before the end of the trip for reasons not revealed in Scripture.  Whatever Marks reasons, Paul apparently thought they were unjustified since he refused to take Mark along on a subsequent tips(Acts 15:38).

Did Mark fail at being a missionary? Judging from Paul’s response, it would appear he did.  While the New King James Version says Mark “departed” from Paul, the word probably is closer to deserted – a more negative connotation.  It’s probably reasonable to conclude that Mark did fail at being a missionary.

But did that make him a permanent failure?  Apparently not, for the same apostle Paul who was so disappointed in Mark counted him a valuable coworker in ministry later in his life.  This is a perfect example of how to succeed at failing; fall, get up, and continue on.  The next time you fail, make sure it is a temporary experience, not a permanent label.

Don’t get failing and failure confused.  Failing is nothing more than the back door to success.

F3 Dads Camp

Be Present

THE SCENE: Soggy but no rain, bit on the humid side 69degrees at circle up…

Start with SSHX30 on 4CT, Baby Arm circles front/back/and overhead claps x10 each, Windmills x10, Tempo Merkins x10, Jog down and back in parking lot then mosey…
Mosey to front entrance of Asylum alternating between bear crawls and crab walks by light pole to the base of everest.  11 Poles total.

At Everest perform 1min of exercise then sprint up to Tree and back.  Exercises consisted of Merkins, Overhead claps, Mountain climbers, SSH, Carolina DD’s, and Squats

Once completed summit Everest with 15 tempo squats at top

Mosey back to AO



Perform Captain Thor’s x26/Hello Dolly x20
7 HIM’s @qvc @snitch @crab-legs @music city @gibbler @hands
Shared article about a counselor from a Nursing home who shared what people at the latter part of their lives longed to go back and do.  What do they regret, if anything?  Almost all responded that they would go back to the time in their lives when they’re kids were home.  When life was crazy and uncertain.  Chaotic.  We always seem to be thinking about the next thing.  It is a challenge to stop and realize we are in a special spot in our lives.  To be present and in the moment.

Ab Biscuit and Monkey Howler together again

THE SCENE: Clear, full moon and a balmy 70 degrees

SSH x 20 , Tempo Merkins x 20.  That’s it

Mosey to the back brick parking lot for Ab Biscuit, variation on Sea Biscuit

  • BBS x 10
  • Hello Dollys x 20 (4ct)
  • American Hammers x 30
  • Run lap
  • Repeat ab exercises, run 2 laps
  • Repeat ab exercises, run 3 laps
  • Repeat ab exercises, run 4 laps
  • Now back down to one lap
  • LBCs x 50 (4 ct) while waiting for the 6

Mosey to the playground for 25s – Decline Merkins and Flutters (4 ct)

Monkey Howlers:  Circle up and get into Monkey Humper pose.  Hold the pose while each of the PAX takes turn doing 10 Monkey Humpers till we make it all the way around the circle.

Yesterday was Father’s Day.  Remember that our children are reflections of who we are as fathers.  Are we a reflection of our Heavenly Father?
Prayers for Cheatsheet’s girlfriend, who lost her father yesterday (on Father’s Day).

Pyramid Scheme

THE SCENE: A nice reprieve from 2 days of rain with plenty of humidity to go around.


  • Side Straddle Hop x 20
  • 1 Burpee
  • Imperial Squat Walker x 15
  • 2 Burpee
  • Merkin x 10 (4 ct)
  • 3 Burpee
  • Baby Arm Circles x 15, Over head Clap x 10
  • 4 Burpee
  • TN Rocking Chair x 15


Mosey to the lower parking lot, See Skunk, Stop abruptly, fast mosey…

Pyramid Scheme.    Partner up with someone of similar speed.  Run in the opposite direction and every time you meet do 25 of the following exercises with the exception of burpees which are x 10

  • lap 1 merkins
  • lap 2 merkins, superman
  • lap 3 merkins, Superman, mtn climbers
  • lap 4 merkins, Superman, mtn climbers, Bobby Hurley
  • lap 5 merkins Superman mtn climbers, Bobby Hurley and burpees
  • lap 6 Superman, mtn climbers , Bobby Hurley’s , burpees
  • lap 7 mtn climbers , Bobby Hurley , burpees
  • lap 8 Bobby Hurley’s , burps
  • lap 9 burps
  • lap 10 victory lap

Mosey to the Cloud.

  • 7’s with Box jumps and Bulgarian squats

Mosey through the start point to the base of baby Everest….sike.  No, we are not going to circle up for mary.

  • Grinders x 3 
    • Sprint up the hill 2 burpees
    • Reverse up the hill 4 burpees
    • Sprint up the hill 6 burpees

MARY: Flutter kicks by 30, BBS x 20

Be Proactive in life not Reactive.   If you only react to the day you will be subject to the circumstances that come your way.   Working out in the am before the sun comes up ensures you will get it in.   We can proactive in our spiritual lives and relationships as well.   “Play the ball before the ball plays you”