F3 Knoxville

10-4 Challenge

THE SCENE: Surprisingly warm for 34 degrees

  • SSH IC X 20

Mosey to the location formerly known as “The Boat”

  • Perform prescribed reps and exercise at each light pole, take a right down Corey Hill and find the 10th Light Pole at the base of the 2nd flight of stairs. Pay the toll of 50 calf raises, run to Duane “The Rock” Johnson and back to start. 3 Rounds
  • 1st Round – 10 Quarter Squat Hop/4 Merkins
  • 2nd Round – 10 Lunges (single leg)/4 Hurpees
  • 3rd Round – 10 Bobby Hurleys/4 Body Builders

Loosening the resistance of a tight Posterior Chain


Luke 8:5-8 (Parable of the Sower) – A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the path and some was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the rock, and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And some fell among the thorns and the thorns grew up with it and choked it. And some fell into good soil and grew and yielded a hundredfold.

This week while having lunch with some F3 #HIMs to work out the details of the pull up bars, I got to meet Mailbox from JUCO. Mailbox stepped up and offered to help source the pipe needed for the pull-up bars. A little while into the lunch, he looks at me and asks if I did a KTC run last year. I did. He then asked if I was the guy who walked with him up the hill on the backside, after I thought about it, I remembered running/walking with him up that hill. He told me it took him 6 months after that, but he finally made it out. (That was awesome!) We kind of left it at that. But, I was reminded of the parable of the sower.

When we tell other men about F3, it can be like the seed in the parable. Initially, I thought, “Yeah, I got one!” Immediately followed by the thought, “It’s not about you dummy.” It’s about F3. F3 is good. F3 is a gift that was given to us and is only good if we give it away.

What I left out this morning, that I wished I didn’t, was the last sentence in verse 8 – “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

It felt like we got more than 1.6 miles today
Pull up bar install will be 2/29/20 – details to follow.

Gentleness in Strength

THE SCENE: Low 40’s and too nice

LBAC f/b, Tempo Merkins, Tempo Squats, Calve Raises
Mosey the Running Path, stopping at each pole for either 5 Diamond Merkins + 5 Merkins + 5 Werkins, or 5 Narrow Squats + 5 Squats + 5 Summo Squats – QIC’s call.  (14 Poles total I believe)

Arrive at Soccer Field. Perform directed exercise/reps at one end, mosey to other end, repeat, mosey back and repeat, until 5 rounds of the exercise/reps are complete. We did Burpees x10, Jump Squats x20, Merkins x20, Monkey Humpers x30.

Mosey to Playground. Perform Grinder of 5 pull-ups, 10 Merkins, 15 Dips – Mosey short distance and do 2 8ct BBs, Mosey back and repeat until time called.

Mosey to Bridge. Perform Indian style Slowsy with PAX forming a line, shoulder to shoulder in Al Gore. Last man chooses exercise to the front (Bear Crawl, Frog Jump, Mall Walk, Burpee Broad Jump, etc.). Rotate thru until bridge is traversed. MARY:
Cosmo led some Flutter Kicks.
13 Strong

See Weekly Email (01/19). Spoke about the importance of cultivating the virtue of gentleness and the stumbling block that can hinder our gospel witness if we lack gentleness. “Blessed are the meek. They shall inherit the earth.”
Some of my favorite HIMs showed up for this one, to include Toto. What a blessing it was to lead and fellowship with these men. Awesome group.


THE SCENE: It rained…before the workout

  • SSH IC x 15
  • Merkins IC x 10
  • Windmills IC x 10
  • Baby Cir Front/back x 10
  • Moroccan Night Clubs x 10
  • Front Claps x 10

Now that the shoulders are nice and warm.


  • 21’s Split Squats/Am Hammer until I lost count
  • Mosey to the bottom of Matterhorn
  • Grab a heavy rock – 10 Goblets, 10 Thrusters, 10 Domo Squats x 5 rounds
  • 20 Curl, Press, Tri x 3 rounds
  • Sprint to first light pole, lunge to the next on Matterhorn
  • 1 Merlin, 1 Dip, 1 Pull-up Ascending to 10


Last year my word for the year was Relentless. Things were coming at me hard and fast and stayed that way all year. From losses to job struggles, it was an absolutely relentless year. So this year, I’m more cautious about the word I’m choosing. This year it’s Celebrate! I hope that brings plenty of Celebration into my world and celebrate with friends and family whenever the opportunity arises.

So… It didn’t rain. Hats off to Mayberry for directing everyone up to the Pav-A-Lon anyway. We started late, ended late and most of the Q was pieced together as went along. As always, great to be out with the HIMs in the Gloom.


Perseverance is the Back Up Plan

THE SCENE: 40° and Cloudy

Seal Clap SSH X 20, Imperial Squat Walker x 15, 4 count Merkins x 10, 10 Burpees In Cadence .
Grab a coupon and mosey to golf course

  • Par three Burpee Course- carry coupon to each cone and do 3 Burpees = 8 Cones & 24 Burpees…transition with roll of Exercise Dice- 15 MTN Climbers and 10 Merkins…mosey across parking lot
  • Using guard rail- Bo Knows w Battle Buddy- one maintains wall sit while holding coupon and BB does 100 High Knees, switch, RR…mosey w coupons toward the restaurant
  • Start w roll of dice 25 Crunches/ 20 Dips, Dora Trifecta at bottom of hill- 100 Curls, Triceps, Presses While BB runs to the top and does 10 Dive Bombers
  • 10 jump squats hold Al Gore 10 sec, 9 Jump squats hold AG 10 sec, then 8, 7, 6, 5,4,3,2,1…mosey back to AO

Box cutters x 20, Leg lifts 6 in, 45°, 90°- till hearing moaning and grunting, flutter kicks x 20
Use the TAGS on right-side to record PAX (BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOURSELF) in attendance. Be sure to select the AO in CATEGORY above TAGS and then delete these notes!
Perseverance is the back up plan when we are struggling to accomplish our New Years Resolutions.

Tips for Persevering

  • Clarify your goal. Base it on your purpose, needs, and abilities. Know why you want this goal and how you and others will benefit.
  • Intend to achieve your goal.Outline your goal, strategies, and timeline. Know resources that can help you attain it, including individuals and the Internet. Break the goal into small steps, working backward form your desired outcome and attainment date.
  • Maintain optimism. Expect good things. Keep a daily diary of good experiences.
  • Live in the present. Don’t dwell on the past or worry about what might happen. Let go of attachments. The more attached you are to something, the greater the fear of losing it.
  • Acknowledge your accomplishments. Judge these against personal standards of self improvements. Have the courage of your convictions. Don’t change for others or compare yourself with them.
  • Try new experiences.Experiment with new ways of improving a product or service at work or other activities. Investigate how successful individuals or teams have achieved similar goals.
  • Care for you mind, body, emotions, and spirit. Schedule quiet times to think and reassess. Practice stress relievers such as deep breathing and exercise. Get sufficient sleep, eat healthy, and take time for fun and friends.
  • Experience yourself living your goal today. Hold your desired outcome firmly in your mind. See, smell, touch, and hear aspects of your goal. Each morning upon rising, review your goal. Repeat the process at night.
  • Persist. Focus on goals daily. At regular intervals, ask yourself whether your activities are moving you forward.

Romans 12:12 be joyful in hope, patient w afflictions, faithful in prayer. Prayers Lady Junk, Pinto, and Flashback and family
Tanks Party this Friday (postponed til next Friday), Contributions to Pull Up Bars go to La-Z-Boy, Waxjob, and Abscess. Also


@FThree-Knoxville (Venmo)


Change of scenery helps

THE SCENE: 33 degrees and beautiful

Run in a circle and do hand claps, Merkins, rockettes, squats

mosey to the hockey rink with 1 CMU per 2 people.

Partner up. 1 does exercise while 2 does suicides to each line (5). At line do one burpee. Exercises are:

  • OH Press
  • curls
  • Swing clean and press
  • Tris
  • Rows

Mosey to side lot by road. Repeat but run to 3 cones for burpee suicides (50 yds long)

mosey to tennis courts, repeat with 3 suicide burpees

20 seconds of flutters
14 pax. No tag for ADIDAS but he was there killing it!

Does choosing to lose come naturally to us? No way! Most of us struggle. We love to win, and we go to great lengths to avoid second place.

Think about it:

  • The Miss America Pageant has gotten creative with second place; they call it “first runner-up.” We all know it’s a euphemism for second.
  • How about first in line for the throne? Read some history books and see what happens to that guy. Second in line takes him out.

For most of us, second place isn’t easy because it means we are second to someone who beat us. Biblical love—choosing to be second—isn’t the default setting for many of us.

Consider all the debate surrounding Ephesians 5:22, which has been translated, “Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you to do the Lord.” Did you know the word submit isn’t in the original Greek translation of Ephesians 5:22? It actually reads, “Wives, to your husbands as to the Lord.”

In fact, you have to back up a verse in the Greek in order to locate it. Ephesians 5:21 reads, “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.”

Husbands, submit to your wives. Wives, submit to your husbands out of reverence for Jesus.

What exactly does it mean to submit? Hupotasso is the Greek word. Upo means “under.” Taso means “place.” Its voice indicates a voluntary action. So quite literally, this passage explains how husbands and wives can voluntarily place themselves second inside their marriage.

It’s a different way. A powerful way. It’s the secret to make your marriage grow for a lifetime. Make yourself purposely second in your relationships.

Nice work today by the PAX. Not much mumble chatter but if they were like me, they were trying to catch their breath.
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