F3 Knoxville

To Pav or not to PAV, that is the question

THE SCENE: It wasn’t raining, it rained, it wasn’t raining

SSH, Merkins, cherry-picking and shoulder burners
Mosey to the steps. At the steps there is a deck of cards, each suit is a different exercise. They are

  • Clubs = Merkins
  • Diamonds= squats
  • Hearts= dry docks
  • Spades= lunges

if you get a face card you have to do the following before you do 10 of the exercise.

King, run up and around the rock and back. Queen, run around the island. Jack run down to the intersection and back. Ace, Do 10 of every exercise.
Draw a card and do the exercise and quantity. Everyone works together at the beginning and then as we start separating, draw your own personal card. Come together and start doing exercises as a group again.

mosey back to the Ayo in an Indian run. Stop for 30 incline Merkins on the rail

40 flutter kicks, 20 V ups, yes 20 fire hydrants
18 pax
The word for today was about leaning on each other. Trusting each other and helping each other through difficult times. Not being timid about reaching out to someone when you are struggling. F3 is made for that. The work out this morning was based on a group and then separating out to yourself and coming back together as a group. Everyone worked a little bit harder when they were with the group than on their own. #isi
It was great being back out at the dog pound. Great mumble chatter and we were able to avoid the rain for most of the work out.


THE SCENE: Foggy but nice.

Cherry Pickers, Windmills, TN Rock’n Chair, Tempo Merkins, Temp Squats, Dancing Bear
The warm-up came to an end quickly.

  • AO-Flag Parking Lot Circuit – 25 Burpees, Run a Lap, 50 Merkins, Run a Lap, 75 Squats, Run a Lap, 100 SSH, Run a Lap.
  • Soccer Field DORA: Battle-Buddy Up – 200 Merkins, 150 Seal Squats – Recovery Run to Mid-Field and back.
  • Concrete Bleachers: Stairway to Calve Heaven – 25 Calf Raises every step (4 total), Box Jumping to next step every time. 3 Rounds for a total of 300 calf raises.
  • Mosey to Playground – Same Battle-Buddies – One runs length of parking lot and performs 3 Double Burpees before returning to start.  Other partner performs 10 Pull-ups, 15 Merkins, 20 Dips. 2 Rounds each.
  • Soccer Field: Bear Crawl entire length of field.
  • Long mosey back to AO Flag

15 Strong + 2 FNGs
It’s an age old question and one of the biggest reasons why people reject God – the problem of suffering.  If God were so loving, why would He allow us to suffer? You hear a lot: “Well, I just don’t know why this is happening to me” or “God just doesn’t answer the question of why we suffer” or “I don’t deserve this.” There are times (I believe few) when we just don’t know why we are suffering but to say God does not answer this question is just plain false. Don’t trust me – my words have little weight.  Trust the God of the Universe – His do:

1) Because of SINRomans 3:12, Mark 10:18.  There are no good people, not even one He says.  There is a song out by Luke Bryan that states “I believe most people are good.”  Luke Bryan doesn’t know Scripture.  God says not only the opposite but that NO ONE is good. All have turned away.  Sometimes I’ll hear “I just don’t deserve this.”  That’s right, you deserve worse. In my own life, I’m not shocked by the suffering when it comes.  What I’m shocked by is His overwhelming grace.  We deserve His wrath.  We do not deserve His grace.  King David’s life was filled with sin and the awful consequences of it – loss of an infant, wars with his children, never got to see the temple built.  Sometimes we suffer because of our sin.

2)  To Warn Others1 Kings 2.  As David did on his deathbed to his son, Solomon. “Be strong, act like a man, and observe what the Lord your God requires: walk in obedience to Him, and keep His decrees and commands, his laws and regulations…..”

3) To Affirm Our Commitment to Christ – 2 Timothy 3:12, 1 Peter 1:6-7.  If you are trying to live a Godly life, you WILL face persecution.  When it comes, you shouldn’t pray for the suffering to go away but that God will give you the boldness to do what He has called you to do.

4) To Produce Steadfastness, Endurance and Character – James 1:2-3. Have you ever considered that suffering may be for your own good?  “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking in anything.” Want to get a good workout in spiritually, try suffering.

5) To Recalibrate Our Focus on Heaven – Romans 8:18-19.  Suffering can make us yearn for our real home – Heaven, with Jesus as King. “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.  For creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.”

6) To Humble Us – 2 Corinthians 12:7.  The Apostle Paul was shipwrecked, beaten, imprisoned, mocked, rebuked by his kinsmen, and ultimately beheaded for Jesus.  “Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me. I pleaded with the Lord three times to take it away from me.  But, He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

When suffering comes we have two options: 1) We can reject God or 2) We can run to Him, embrace Him, and allow Him to transform us.  I REALLY like option 2.


Truck stop

THE SCENE: 58, low humidity, BEAUTIFUL morning

Grady corns

Cherry pickers

Nickel,  dime, quarter

At each light do merkins, BBS, squats.  Reps are 5, 10, 25.  Pax can switch up the reps and exercise as long as they do 5, 10 and 25 reps.

1st light, 5 merkins,  10 BBS, 25 squats.

2nd light could be 5 squats, 10 merkins,  25 squats.

Watt Rd field, reverse sea biscuit

Start with 5 burpees, 10 merkins,  15 squats, then run a lap.   Increase the reps by 5 for the 2nd round, then run 1 lap.   Increase the reps each round up to 20 burpees, 25 merkins and 30 squats then start reducing the reps by 5 until you are back to 5 burpees,  etc.

Bottom of the hill for 7s.

Derkins & CDD

Mosey to the AO

La-Z-Boy – American hammers

I-beam – ab cycle

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Backbone and DORA’s

THE SCENE: 65 and Pleasant

5 cherry Pickers

1 Squat
We Mosey to the steps and partner up.

  • Dora Exercise while you partner runs up to the rock and completes 5 burpees.
    • 100 hand release merkins
    • 200 V-up
    • 300 Wide stance squats
  • Shoulder taps while we wait for the six.
  • Mosey to backbone
  • Dora exercise while you partner runs up to the top of the hill and holds position while doing hello dollies.
    • 10 burpee pull ups
    • 20 dive bombers
    • 30 merkins
  • Called for time and mosey back to the AO

Everyone on their six

10 V-up

10 crouches on both sides
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I’ve enjoyed watching the “American Gosple” on Netflix. I recommend it. Also I recommend re-reading Gentle and lowly. It’s a wonderful read for your soul.
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Succeed as bad as you want to breathe

THE SCENE: Insert info about the weather, etc.

->Side strattle hops (4ct) x15
->Cherry pickers (4ct) x10
->Baby arm circle’s (4ct) x10
->reverse baby arm circles (4ct) x10
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->Mosey to the rock

Pair runs to the rock while the pax does a workout

-> Mosey to speed bump

->5 navy seal burpees or 10 burpees
->Run to pull up area
->10 pull ups
->Run down the hill
->15 jump squats

Mosey to the Rock

Plank (every ten seconds someone start run up to rock)

Tweet-E’s turn or Pee Rock workout



There is one message that I’ve heard from this guy named Eric Thomas aka the hip hop preacher that I’ve carried with me since I heard it back in college.

I try to apply this to all aspects of my life and hope you all can too. Whether it’s wanting to be successful in you faith, whether its wanting to be successful in your relationships, or be successful in your careers, you are going to have to want it as bad as you want to breathe. You can’t just kind of want it, you have to want it bad, and I think what you are doing our here with F3 is a great representation of wanting to be successful in your faith and fitness