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

The Guardrail Shuffle

THE SCENE: only 76 degrees but felt like 90.  Sticky as all get out.
SSH, Merkins, Lunges, Freddy Murcuries, Side Lunges, American Hammers, Burpees
THA-THANG:  The Guardrail Shuffle

25 Minute AMRAP of this loop.

Start at guard rail.  Do 10 Derkins (feet on the guard rail).  In between each Derkin (decline merkin) do one side crawl (shuffle) to the right while keeping your feet on the guard rail.  So you remain declined for the whole set of 10 Derkins.  Then stop your Derkins and get up and do 10 burpees.  Then go back to the guard rail and do 10 more shuffling Derkins followed by 10 more burpees.  Finish the set with 5 Sh-Derkins and 5 burpees.

Then do 25 (single count) Lunges, moving towards the corner stop light (entrance to JUCO).  After Lunges, mosey to stop light.

At the stop light do a backwards bear crawl down the street (~35 yards) to the mid way light pole.  Then turn around and do a fowards bear crawl to the next stop light which is almost to the parking lot entrance.

Finish up the loop by sprinting (100%) from the parking lot entrance to the beginning of the guard rail where we started.   Mark your lap (reps) down on chalk.   ~6 minute rounds.

We almost completed three rounds but wanted to leave a little time for a little Burpee Machine Mary.

5 minutes of an enlarged “Burpee Machine” .  5 stations of a continuous de-constructed burpee.  1) Plank 2) Merkin 3) Frogs (knees to elbows — forgot this station) 4) Squats 5) Squat Jumps 6) SSH

Continuing the Parenthood weekly theme – God is our perfect father. He is loving and gracious to you fathers. He is the perfect example of 1 Corinthians 13.  Seek him and lean on him during your times of fathering your own children.  Little by little (as a father does) he will grow you, give you more, challenge you more.  Ask from him, and he hears and gives . He does not give stones or snakes , but instead gives good gifts that fulfill and sustain us.

Matthew 7:7

[c]Ask, and it will be given to you; [d]seek, and you will find; [e]knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you [f]who, when his son asks for a loaf, [g]will give him a stone? 10 Or [h]if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he? 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!

Referenced a long time favorite pastor of mine and his series “A Perfect Father” (Louie Giglio) https://passioncitychurch.com/gathering/a-perfect-father/

Pray for Mandoline’s buddy who is / has gone through a 5 heart bypass surgury.  And our wives who are feeling stressed during job transitions.

Cheer on Fast-N-Easy as his Brickyard competes in a 7 minute Burp-off tomorrow.  I think this months challenge is burpee totals. So stay tuned for an up and coming “utterly stupid” (CSOP??) & “seabiscut” combo thing-a-magiggy I’ve dreamed up to add some excitement to just doing regular burpees.

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

Coyote Ugly


65 degrees. Clear skies. Just right for a beatdown.



  • Cherry Pickers x10 IC
  • Tempo Squat x10 IC
  • Red Bull Smurf Jacks x20 IC
  • Nancy Kerrigans x10 IC one leg forwards, x10 IC other leg backwards
  • Happy Jacks x20 IC
  • Merkin Mania OYO (5 of each – diamond, normal, wide, crucible, staggered left, staggered right, tempo, hand release)


Mosey to picnic tables/railing area

Number off into 2 groups. Complete either Phase 1 or 2, then switch to other.

  • Phase 1
    • Partner up and do 5 Coyote Uglies on picnic benches. Switch with partner.
  • Phase 2
    • 20 pull-ups on railings, 20 LBCs 4ct., 20 London Bridges 4ct.
  • Phase 3 (Ring-o-Fire)
    • PAX runs to middle and completes 5 Abyss Merkins on picnic tables
    • Other PAX in circle complete various exercises (Side Straddle Hops, Jump Squats, Iron Mikes, Imperial Walkers)

Mosey to Large Parking Lot

Doracides – Partner 1 does 3 suicides to 3 cones (1 burpee at cone 1, 2 burpees at cone 2, 3 burpees at cone 3) while Partner 2 works on exercise reps. Then switch.

  • 100 Carolina Dry Docks
  • 200 Plank Jacks
  • 300 Rosalitas
  • 400 Moroccan Night Clubs (Called “Recover!” before we could start/finish Moroccan Night Clubs)

Mosey to AO


  • Flutter Kicks x15 IC (led by Erector)
  • Howling Monkeys
    • Ring-o-Fire – PAX hold Monkey Humper position while each man completes 10 Monkey Humpers one at a time.


12 HIMs: Onesie, Gump, Booster, Mandolin, Judge Judy, Sty, Cheatsheet, 5K, Erector, Spotter, Commission, Guano


Philippians 2:3 – “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but rather in humility consider others better than yourself.”


This was my last Q before moving to Greenville, SC. F3 has meant so much to me, and I’m blessed to be a part of such a great AO and region. I’m looking forward to coming back and visiting when I’m in town to visit my in-laws.

Prayer requests for different family members and a friend going through a life crisis. Pray that God brings his comfort and peace and uses these situations to bring people to himself.


5K will be Q-ing this Friday at JUCO. The only question is if the JUCOnians will be able to recover before Friday after Monday’s and today’s workouts.

Half a pyramid

THE SCENE: JUCO AO, humid and about 70 deg.

DISCLAIMER:  administered

15 SSH, 15 Mountain climbers, 10 tempo merkins, 10 tempo squats, 10 windmill, 15 Moroccan night club

Mosey through to the coupon pile by the maintenance building. Grab a coupon and head to the end of the parking lot.  Start with an exercise at the end of the parking lot facing the hill, do an exercise at the base of the hill, and one at the top. Increasing reps along the way.

  • 10 burpees
  • 10 Freddie Mercury IC
  • 10 Lunges each leg
  • Mosey back to start
  • 20 Peter Parkers with merkin
  • 20 flutter kicks IC
  • 20 jump squats
  • Mosey back to start
  • 30 tricep extensions
  • 30 plank Jack’s
  • 30 squats
  • Mosey back to start
  • 40 curls
  • 40 hello Dollys
  • 40 iron Mike’s
  • Mosey back to start
  • 50 merkins
  • 50 LBCs
  • 50 squats

Imperial Walker (thanks Spotter), 5 burpees OYO, 10 merkins IC
15 present today
Matthew 5:43-48 – love your enemies as well as neighbors.  God doesn’t play favorites like we as humans tend to do sometimes.  Strive to be “perfect” like God and treat even our enemies with love and we might just win them over to follow the Lord.
This workout was meant to be a pyramid, but due to YHC’s forgetfulness, no one had a chance.  YHC meant to have a nice large-print page with all the exercises written down so that everyone could move at their own pace.  Instead, we were limited to a cell phone.

None today.