F3 Knoxville

Hot evening for Superocho

THE SCENE: Hot and humid, temps close to 90

20 Side-Straddle Hops, 10 Burpees, 10 Bottle openers, 10 Windmills, Little of This, Little of That
Mosey to parking lot across the street and a little north of playground.  We will do the following exercises at each corner of the parking lot:

  • Southwest corner:  20 Merkins, then bear crawl to next corner.
  • Southeast corner:  20 Big Boys, then sprint to next corner.
  • Northeast corner:  20 Jump Squats, then bear crawl to next corner.
  • Northwest corner:  20 Squat, then sprint to next corner.

Rinse and repeat above but do Bernie Sanders instead of sprint.

Mosey to playground.  We will do the following exercises and run to the areas where exercises are to be performed:

  • Benches on playground:  20 Bench Jumps
  • Dugouts at ball field:  20 knees to chest while handing from overhead rafter in dugout.
  • Picnic tables in pavilion:  20 Picnic Table Pull-ups
  • Flag just north of pavilion:  20 Carolina Dry Docks

Mosey short distance to pavilion.  We will, with our backs to wall, do one minute squat.

Mosey to serpentine sidewalk that is south of parking lot located south of playground.  We will do “14’s” where we lunge to first light, run past next four lights, lung to next light, run past next four, etc. all the way to the perimeter trail.

Mosey to shaded area on perimeter trail just south of Cardiac Hill.  Do 20 American Hammers.  We will then run up Cardiac Hill, stopping to do the following exercises at the turns in the trail:

  • Turn one:  20 Flutter Kicks (four count)
  • Turn two:  20 Bicycle Kicks (four count)
  • Turn three:  20 Decline Merkins
  • Turn four:  20 Bench Lifts

Mosey to shaded area by stop sign at northeast corner of admin bldg.  20 Hello Dollies.

Mosey to AO.

Boat Canoe.
14 men.  We picked up a Flying EH who was our FNG.  He is Brian Pitstick whom we named “Sparkler.”
God made us.  We stand naked before God.  He knows every inch of us and knows everything about us.  So, why hide information from God?  When you pray, when you talk to God, reveal it all, everything.  He sees it anyway but wants a relationship with you and wants you to talk to Him about it.  He is there for you.  He understands you.  He loves you.  You need not hide from Him.

Give us shade, please!

THE SCENE:Hot and humid, temp above 90.

20 Side-Straddle Hops, 15 Mountain Climbers, 8 Twisties, 10 Windmills, 10 Rockettes
Mosey to top of Roadshow Run.  20 Star Jumps at top, 20 Big Boys at bottom of stairs, 10 Burpees at beginning of Summit, 20 Merkins in Shade at top of summit.

Mosey to shaded area by stop sign at northeastern side of Admin Bldg.  20 Hello Dollies, 20 American Hammers

Mosey to first cone on roadway that is below Admin Bldg.  Run to each cone and do the listed exercise.  Rinse and repeat two more times.

  • First cone:  40 baby crunches
  • Second cone:  20 Smurf jacks
  • Third cone:  20 Squats
  • Fourth cone:  Up and down stairs east of street (twice)
  • Fifth cone:  20 Diamond Merkins
  • Sixth cone:  20 Imperial Walkers (four count)

Mosey to Admin Bldg Front porch.  Go up steps doing five calve raises on each step.  Do 20 Flutter kicks at top.  Go down steps with five calve raises on each step.

Mosey to Boulder Pile.  Take boulder to shade.  20 Overheads, 20 Curls, 20 Squats, 20 Rows.  Repeat.  Throw boulders back on pile.

Mosey to AO. 


Planks.  20 baby arm raises hands up, 20 baby arm raises hands down.

Ten men, no FNG’s.
Exodus 20:  8-10:  Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.  Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God.  One it you shall not do any work. . .

Mark 2:27:  And he (Jesus) said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.

God commands us to keep the Sabbath, yet Jesus says that Sabbath was made for man.  God created us.  He knows us and loves us.  In knowing us and loving us, he knows that we need rest.  As men who strive to succeed; who desire to do what is right for our families; who live in a world where we often find ourselves comparing ourselves to others; who are inundated with commercials, speeches, and words from books, magazines, the internet, and other forms of media about living the good life, achieving our dreams; as men who were taught by our coaches and own fathers to give it our all, to put in more than 100% . . . we often work so hard that we wear ourselves thin, wear ourselves out.  When we do this, we can become subject to burnout . . . suddenly work is just that . . . work.  It doesn’t bring us joy, it is just something we have to do to get through the day.  When we get burned out we can become stifled, fatigued, and depressed.

I am guilty of not taking sabbath, of not taking rest.  My wife often comes to my aid by reminding me of the old southern saying, “You gotta sharpen the saw.”  She means that if we don’t take the time to “sharpen the saw”, to relax and rest in order to revive ourselves, we then become dull.  Like the saw that is never sharpened, we do not do our work effectively and efficiently.  We must learn to rest, to take Sabbath, in order to replenish our hearts, our minds, our very souls.

So obey God’s command to keep the Sabbath.  He made Sabbath for you.

Abscess announced that some of us will be going to Chattanooga this Saturday morning to help the F3 brotherhood that is there.  They launched some time ago but have been struggling to increase membership.  Abscess will Q the workout which will begin at 7 am.  We will meet in the area for coffeteria afterwards.

Getting warmer out there

THE SCENE: Sunny with temps close to 80.

20 Side-straddle hops, 10 Plank Reaches, 10 Pickle Pounders, 10 Imperial Walkers, 10 Windmills
Mosey to stop sign at southeast corner of Admin Bldg.  20 American Hammers, 20 Squat Jumps

Mosey down hill by stop sign at road by south side of park.  We will do 30’s starting with 5 Diamond Merkins at bottom of hill and 25 Big Boys at top of hill.

Mosey to Outdoor Chapel.  We will do sevens starting with 1 x 2 Decline Merkin at stage and six Burpees at other end of chapel.  Merkins will be multiplied by two each time.

Mosey to start of Serpentine Sidewalk.  We will hop to first light, run next four lights, hop to next light, run next four, etc. until we hit perimeter trail by river.

20 Hello Dollies, 20 Shoulder Taps

Mosey to start of Cardiac Hill.  Run up hill doing the following exercises:

  • First turn:  20 Carolina Drydocks
  • Second Turn:  20 Squats
  • Third Turn:  20 Decline Merkins
  • Benches:  20 Bench Lifts

Mosey to Stop Sign at northeastern corner of Admin Bldg.  20 Ice Skaters, 20 Dive Bombers

Mosey to Rock Pile.  Grab boulder.  Do 20 Overhead Presses, 20 Curls, and 20 Rows on own.

Mosey to AO.

Seven men.  No FNG’s.
We all suffer and when we suffer we sometimes think we are alone.  We question God.  We ask why God could allow such suffering to occur.  We need to remember that we have a God who suffered for us.  He died on the cross for us.  He was stripped of his clothing, he was beaten, he was spit upon, he was lashed.  He carried the cross he was to die on.  He was cursed, teased, taunted on the cross.  He wore a crown of thorns and had nails in his hands.  This God, the one that everyone was expecting to come as a strong, mighty king, was a bloody mess.  We need that we have a God who knows what suffering is.  He has done it for us.  He is not a distant statue like God who knows nothing of the human condition.  He hurt, cried, suffered, just like us.  And, he died for us.

Hardship Hill on May 19.

Six Pack

THE SCENE: In fifties, the rain was nice to us and held off for the 45 minute work out.  Plenty of rain both before and after the beat down.

20 Side-straddle hops, 15 Mountain Climbers, 10 Swings, 10 Windmills, 10 Cherry Pickers

Mosey to Stop Sign at Northeast Corner of Asylum.  20 American Hammers.  20 Hello Dollies.

Mosey to bottom area of Dragon Fly.  We will do Route 66 up the Dragon Fly until reaching the cone at top.  The first person to reach the top sweeps everyone back.  These are the exercises we will do at each light along route:

  • Squat Jumps
  • Squats
  • Star Jumps
  • Dive Bombers

Mosey to roadway, then to top of hill where it meets perimeter trail.  20 American Hammers.  20 Hello Dollies.

Mosey to bottom of Cardiac Hill.  We will run up Cardiac Hill doing the following exercises along the way:

  • Start of cardiac hill:  Big Boys
  • First Turn:  20 Carolina Dry Docks
  • Second Turn:  20 Decline Merkins
  • Benches:  20 Bench Lifts

Mosey on perimeter trail until it hits trail coming from Lyons Bend Entrance.  20 American Hammers.  20 Hello Dollies.

Mosey up Roadshow Run and to roadway.  Ring of fire starting with 5 merkins by each man and going down to one by each man.

20 American Hammers.  20 Hello Dollies.  20 Bicycle Kicks.  ATMs.


10th commandment:  Thou shall not covet.

Spend less time coveting and more time appreciating.

Ways that I covet:  Wishing for better home, wishing for all those things in magazines, wishing for the incredible vacation, wishing for the easy high paying job. Wishing for more time to be lazy.

12. 1 John 2:15-17 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world–the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life–comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.

When we covet we waste our time wrapped up in things of this world.  Our world is oriented toward coveting.  We see this in commercials on television, in magazines, on billboards, in the plain way that we are.  There is the worldly allure of something always being better, no matter how much money we have.  But these things come from the world, not from God.  They are a trap, leading us to ruin.  They do not lead to life.  What leads to life is connection to God, the joy of knowing Him, the satisfaction of having Peace in the Loving hands of God.


Fellowship afterward at Union Jacks.

Pre-ThirdF Fun


  • SSH 25x (IC)
  • Side Lunges 10x each leg(IC)
  • Imperial Squat Walkers 15x (IC)
  • Arm Circles Forward 15x (IC)
  • Arm Circles Backward 15x (IC)
  • 10 Burpees OYO

Run up to top of the hill, do 5 burpees and run down.  Partner up with Battle Buddy and line up along the curb.


1st Battle Buddy lunges to the first cone, then sprints to 2 second cone, does 2 reps of the exercise while Battle Buddy 2 is jumping air rope.  Switch. Each round increase by 2 reps until each man does a total of 14 reps.  Rd 1 = Burpees

Bumper Circuit – Second pavilion

  • 1st cone x10 lunges in place
  • 2nd cone x5 burpees
  • 3rd cone x10 squats
  • 4th cone x5 burpees

Mini-Sea Biscuit – 3 Laps

  • 10 Burpees
  • 20 Merkins
  • 30 Squats

Wheel Barrel Merkins – 100 yards switching every 25 yards

21’s – Under pavilion – Modified down to 10 after 5 sets

  • Box Jumps
  • Rows


5 Burpees on OYO

25 Sundials

25 pickle Pounder

25 Proton Parkers

Run up to top of the hill, do 5 burpees and run down.