F3 Knoxville

Manjaro Deathmarch

THE SCENE: a perfect 55 and clear.

25 SSH, 20 Windmills, 10 Imperial Walkers, 10 Cherry Pickers,

Manjaro Deathmarch

At the base of JUCO Manjaro start this sequence of exercises.  AFTER the EVEN exercises, start back at number #1 and sequentially work back up to where you were.  For example, after 10 Frogs, start back at 1 burpeee, then 2 lunges, and continue on to 12 Parker crawls, then back to #1 Burpee.  Each time you progress through the sequence add onto what you’ve done by 2 exercises.  The ODD exercises are stationary, while the EVEN exercises are traveling exercises.

  1. Burpee
  2. Lunges
  3. Merkins (4ct)
  4. Lunges
  5. SSH
  6. Inchworms
  7. American Hammers
  8. Broad Jumps
  9. LBC’s
  10. Frogs
  11. Freddy Mercury’s
  12. Parker Crawls
  13. Mountain Parkers
  14. Lunges
  15. Peter Parkers
  16. Inchworms
  17. Leg Lifts
  18. Broad Jumps
  19. Imperial Walkers
  20. Frogs
  21. Plank Destroyers

We made it to 16 inchworms before time to sprint to the top of JUCOManjaro.  Then mosey back, with chereokee, bernie, alternates.

A nice long Jailbreak

Let your yes be yes and your no be no.  37 All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.  https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+5%3A37&version=NIV

1 Samuel 20 14 But show me unfailing kindness like the Lord’s kindness as long as I live, so that I may not be killed, 15 and do not ever cut off your kindness from my family—not even when the Lord has cut off every one of David’s enemies from the face of the earth.”


 “Don’t be afraid,” David said to him, “for I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table.”


Hardship Hill right around the corner.

Peaks and Valleys

THE SCENE:  Low 60s and clear.  i.e. perfect.

SSH x25, Imperial Squat Walkers x 20, Line up on baseline, high skip across parking lot, 50% run back, karaoke across and back, butt kickers across, 75% run back.

Mosey to playground and grab some bench.  Proceed to 25s – start with 20 box jumps, then 5 Hello Dollies, 15 box jumps, 10 Hello Dollies, etc.

Mosey to pavalon.  25s:  Table rows and calf raises on the steps

Mosey to back parking lot.  4 laps with 25s at the end of each lap.  In middle of doing the lap, stop for 10 burpees.  The 25s at the end of each lap:


Iron Mikes (2ct)/Flutter Kicks (4ct)

Carolina Dry Docks/Squats

LBCs (4ct)/something else that I’ve already forgotten

Mosey back to AO

Just enough time for some Captain Thors.

Do you like the mountains for the valleys, or do you like the valleys for the mountains.  I heard that question some time ago.  The fact is, you can’t have one without the other.  Life is full of peaks and valleys.  But God is with us either way.  “The God of the Mountain is Still God in the Valley.”  1 Kings20:23-27.  When we are stuck in a valley, God sends us F3, family, friends to help us get up to the moutain top.  And being in the valley makes the mountain top all that much sweeter.
Thanks to Worm for stepping up for the Q on Friday!
Hardship Hill!


THE SCENE: 60 with Misty Mountains
Apologies for the mislabels, and mis-anything.

A few of these, a few of those.  Pre-cursers of criss crossy things to come.


At base of JUCOManjaro.  Each HIM within a team of 4 takes turns carrying a CMU to the top of JUCOManjaro.  As they carry the CMU to the top they cross over to the other side of the road where they will find a orange cone with a exercise on it which they will do.    There were 9 stations to get to the top which were labeled:

  • 50 Imperial Walkers
  • 25 Cross Toe Touches
  • 50 Freddy Mercuries
  • 25 Mountain Parkers
  • 50 Scissor Kicks
  • 25 Plank Destroyers
  • 50 Travoltas
  • 50 Windmills
  • 50 American Hammers

As the group finishes, do American Hammers with the CMU’s being passed from HIM to him in a back facing circle of HIM’s on their six.  Keep doing CMU American Hammers until the whole group is in the circle.  Switch directions a couple times.

Take CMU’s back down to the A.O.


Had a fun time naming our FNG who is now Blackbox.



Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.

Fellowship reference: https://fellowshipknox.org/wl?c=1 (5/5/2019)

Hardship Hill coming as well as Bridge.

Get Down With The Lost

THE SCENE:  60s and damp

Cherry Pickers x10, TN Rockin Chairs x10,   Werkins x10, Merkins x10, Burpees x10, x9, x8, x7, x6, x5
Mosey to large student parking lot.

  • Get Ups to the song “Get Down on It” by Kool & The Gang: AMRAP for length of song
  • Horses: 9 parking lines total. PAX run as a group to each one, returning for the following exercises:
  • after line 1 – 2 4x4s
  • after line 2 – 4 4x4s
  • after line 3 – 6 4x4s
  • after line 4 – 8 4x4s
  • after line 5 – 10 2x2s
  • after line 6 – 12 2x2s
  • after line 7 – 14 Burpees
  • after line 8 – 16 Burpees
  • after line 9 – 18 Burpees


Plank for entire length of song: So Will I (100 Billion X) by Hillsong United.  A little over six minutes.

10 Strong
Matthew 18:12, The Parable of The Lost Sheep.  Be willing to leave the 99 and go after the lost 1.  Be a good shepherd.  This is Christ-like, a great leadership trait, and ultimately pleasing to God.  It’s also part of our F3 philosophy of leaving no man behind.
HH coming up

Shame Fest

THE SCENE: Beautiful Spring morning in the mid 50’s.

No FNGs, but some HIMs from other AOs came out for the VQ. I made sure everyone was aware that I’m not a professional, given the fact that I’ve never Qed before.


  • 25 Side straddle hop IC
  • 10 Cherry pickers IC
  • Bat Wings
    • 20 baby arm circles forward IC
    • 20 baby arm circles backwards IC
    • 20 seal claps IC
    • 20 overhead claps IC
  • 10 Tempo squats IC
  • High knees to the end of parking lot
  • Butt kicks back
  • 50% jog to the end of the parking lot
  • 75% jog back


  • Bataan Death March (Indian Run where last guy does 2 burpees before running to front) from AO to coupon pile behind Maintenance Depot building

Wall of Shame

  • Ascending Testicles OYO
  • Princess Tea Party(PinkiesOut!)
    • 1st time – 10 Pattycake Merkins/30s back to back wall sits – OYO
    • 2nd time – 20 Pattycake Merkins/60s back to back wall sits – OYO
  • 10 Wonderbra IC
  • 15 Chicken Peckers IC
  • 10 Donkey Kicks OYO

Four Corner Escalator

  • Mosey to Sophomore Hill & explain exercises (all single count)
  • Corner 1 – 10 squats
    • El Capitan Lunge to Corner 2
  • Corner 2 – 10 squats, 20 hello dollys
    • Duck and/or Crab Walk to Corner 3
  • Corner 3 – 10 squats, 20 hellos dollys, 30 iron mikes
    • Crawl Bear to Corner 4
  • Corner 4 – 10 squats, 20 hello dollys, 30 iron mikes, 40 side straddle hops
    • Sprint back to Corner 4

Mosey back to AO


Circle Burp (high knees and each HIM calls out “Down” in ring of fire fashion for a total of 13 burpees)

15 Pickle Pounders OYO (it’s probably illegal to do these in cadence)

15 Pickle Pointers OYO


13 HIMs

Guano, Abacus (not Pusher), Peek-a-boo, Unibrau, Erector, Commission, Belding, Chaco, Spotter, 5K, Uncle Rico, Rocket, Booster


We all face a lot of shame, humiliation, feelings of embarassment, and inadequacy. It’s usually in those moments that we face defeating thoughts and thus act out in negative or destructive ways. Challenging thought: When do you feel shame most? Encouragement: remember in those moments to recognize your shame, but then but in the context of God’s grace, truth, and surround yourselves with community.


No prayer requests


Thanks for all those who supported me on my VQ. I hope you enjoyed the beatdown and the new or unfamiliar exercises that were thrown in. I will be Q-ing again on Friday, May 3rd at JUCO if you want some more of that action!