F3 Knoxville

No lightning in sight

THE SCENE: 65 degrees and a good constant rain for 30% of the workout

Not much warmup. SSH, cherry pickers and then took off for cover
We started off with sevens including Merkens and squat jumps. Running about 50 yards in between under the nice porch of 2 Rivers Church.

We did it a second set of sevens including Burpee‘s and lunges but extended the run outside the porch for a total of 80 yards.

We then mosey back over to the parking lot and did some agility work on the parking lot lines shuffling sideways and touching each line.  We did this a couple times then Bernie Sanders to the bottom of the trail leading up to field one.

Sevens again, this time with diamond Merkins and Iron mikes 4ct.  Running up the hill to the bench

We then moseyed to field 1

at every horizontal line on the field (5) we switched from bear crawls to sprints for the full length x2. THEN same thing (dropped two lines on switching) and did sideway Gorilla crawls and Bernie Sanders the full length x2

We did a ring of fire until time came up with Merkins and planks
5 total, cornhole, sweeper, cosmo, tailpipe and Tank
We talked about not making assumptions of people others second and third chances as Christ does that for us in an hourly basis.
Cosmo has no problem doing Merkins under an overflowing gutter.

Sandbags at the truck stop

THE SCENE: 50’s, little bit of rain

2 laps around the parking lot

High knee skipping to the light pole and Bernie Sanders back x 2

Toy soldiers to the light pole and Bernie Sanders back x 2

Grab the sandbags and mosey to the field

Circle up into 2 groups, each group has a 60# bag.  Pass the bag to the left and do 1 burpee before the bag gets back to you.  Complete 5 passes, then go in the opposite direction.

We also did this as 1 big group passing 2 sandbags and doing 2 byrpees.

Line up in plank position.  Pull sandbags through and run to end of the line.  Once you get to midfield , pull the sandbags the other way to get back.

Teams of 3.  2 men running a lap around the field while 3rd man does an exercise with  the sandbag.  Once all men have done the exercise move to a different sandbag.

  • 90# bag – squats
  • 60# bag – shoulder press
  • 60# bag – lunges
  • 40# bag – curls

11’s at the outhouse.   Easy ups & merkins.


Flutter kicks

Single leg donkey kick thing by tank.


Don’t be complacent at work, working out,  or with your friends and family relationships.

Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

CMU fun at JUCO

THE SCENE: 50s and pleasant at JUCO
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  administered.

15 SSH, 15 Imperial walker, 10 windmill, 15 mountain climbers, 15 Moroccan night club
Indian run to the coupon pile behind the maintenance building and grab a CMU and then mosey to the Sophomore.  Perform the following exercises at each corner carrying the CMU with you as you go. 2 rounds.

  • 20 Curls, then Bernie Sanders up the hill
  • 20 Tri-cep extensions, mosey to next corner
  • 20 Over-head press, mosey to next corner
  • 20 Merkins with one hand on the CMU and switch after each rep (10 each side).

Mosey back behind the maintenance building at the base of the stairs.  20 lunges with CMU (10 each leg) and mosey to the top of the stairs.  20 squats with CMU and mosey to the bottom. 2 rounds.  Return CMU to their home.

Interval runs back to the shovel flag. 30 sec., 1 min., 45 sec., 1.5 min, 30ish sec. (looped around school twice)

Only a little in between each routine to catch our breath.
5 PAX at JUCO today.
Acts 17:10-11 – The Bereans were commended for their eagerness in receiving the Word.  Not only for their eagerness, but also because they studied the scriptures daily to make sure what they were told was true.  We may think of our preachers, ministers, pastors, etc. as an authority on the scriptures, and, in general, I would tend to agree.  However, we need to be mindful that it is always possible for even those with a lot of knowledge to be wrong.  Look at Paul; he was very knowledgeable and zealous for God’s word, but he did not know the truth about Jesus.  Paul persecuted Christians for what he thought to be God’s will.  So, search the scriptures to make sure what we think to be the truth is actually so.
Sign up for Hardship Hill.

Ring of Fire – Take 2

THE SCENE: a little chilly…around 32

-Side straddle hop (IC*15)

-Cherry picker (IC*10

-Imperial Walker (IC*10)


-Ring of Fire:

  • PAX circled up in plank position. Q will start with 10 merkins while PAX holds plank. Next HIM will do 10 merkins while PAX holds plank. Go around circle till finished.
  • Repeat Ring of Fire with Carolina Dry Docks.
  • Mosey  to maintenance building.

-Behind Maintenance Building

  • Ring of Fire with goblet squats (use coupons).
  • Ring of Fire with wide merkins
  • Mosey to Bagwell Building
  • Step ups and dips at 1 minute intervals, 10 second cool down (*3)


  • Flutter Kicks (IC*15)
  • American Hammer (IC*15)
  • PAX contributed to last free exercises.


Archie, Booster, Chaco, Erector, Guano, Judge Judy, Kenjo, Spotter, Snaggletooth, Sweeper, Waxjob, & Onesie


Lead by example; be a Christian; act like a Christian


  • Hardship Hill – May 18, register and join the JUCO 5 hour team
  • 4th of July Parade – F3 & FIA will participate; kids will ride in trailers while we walk and pass our fliers about F3

48th Birthday Bash

THE SCENE: 48 and awesome…the weather was 48 degrees too!

  • Cherry Pickers (IC) 4 CT X 10
  • Morrocan Nigh Club (IC) X 10
  • Baby Arm Circles (forwards) & Michael Phelps (OYO)
  • Baby Arm Circles (backwards) & Michael Phelps (OYO)
  • Windmills (IC) X 10
  • 4 burpees (OYO)
  • 8 Tempo Squats (IC)
  • 48 Side Straddle Hops
  • 48 Calf Raises


Get-N-Swoll – Dora Style

  • 48 overhead press w/ CMU while partner does sprints
  • 48 curls w/ CMU while partner does sprints
  • 48 tricep extensions w/ CMU while partner does sprints
  • 48 bentover rows w/ CMU while partner does springs
  • Rinse and repeat
  • Mosey

4 Corners – 12 Laps X 4 Corners = 48 (we finished…most of it)

  • Cardio – 4 burpees & 8 (4 CT) mountain climbers at each corner
  • Legs – 4 Bobby Hurleys & 8 monkey humpers at each corner
  • Upper Body – 4 merkin claps & 8 diamond merkins at each corner
  • Core – 4 supermans (w/ 2 second pause) & 8 big boy sit-ups at each corner
  • Rinse & repeat 3 times each
  • Jailbreak to AO


  • 48 Flutterkicks
  • 48 Side Crunches (24 each side)


Welcome FNG – Commission!

5K, Chaco, Erector, Fast-N-Easy, Guano, Kenjo, Rocket, Snaggletooth, Spotter, Stye, Sweeper, & Booster


Stress and anxiety are tough to deal with and I feel like I’ve been dealing with more than usual worrying about my 16-year old daughter, the charity I lead (never enough money), and wondering if I’m fully serving my purpose on this Earth.

I know I shouldn’t worry or be stressed but I am.  The scripture below is comforting and I trust things will be OK.

  • “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.” Psalm 118:6.
  • “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4.
  • “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23
  • “Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?” Matthew 6:27.
  • “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5.
  • But Jesus looked at them and said to them, ‘With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” Matthew 19:26.
  • “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30.
  • “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11.
  • “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19.


Thanks for humoring me with all of the 4, 8, & 48 numbers…my 80th birthday Q is going to rock!!!


  • Convergence tomorrow at the Asylum
  • Sign up to Q
  • Hardship Hill – May 18 – Sign up for the JUCO 5 team!!!