F3 Knoxville

Game of WAR

THE SCENE: 30 degrees, a bit windy at times

jog across P Lot x2, High Knee skips across P lot x2, Karaoke x2 across P lot

circle up for squats x20 IC, SSH x 20 IC, Moroccan Ty Fighters x15 IC, Merkins x10 IC, shoulder taps x 10 IC

WAR: Split up into 2 groups

  • 2 chairs, one table, one deck of cards….time to play war!
  • From each group Pax take turns at the table in a game of war. Highest card wins.
  • Winner does 10 ssh IC. Pax that turns the card leads the group IC
  • Losing group does 10 burpees!
  • If the same cards are turned, go to WAR! 3 cards down and the 4th card up, Losing group in WAR does 20 burpees and the winning group runs a lap. It did not start off good with my group as we went to war the first card and lost. Group one was all HAPPPY watching group 2(my group) do about 40 burpees in a row, then the tides changed!
  • Once finished with complete round of war(going through the whole deck of cards), we moseyed to the playground for DORACIDES.
  • Partner up for 100 merkins, 150 big boys, and 200 squats. P! does exercise while P2 runs to 1st cone w one burpee, run back to P1 and back to 2nd cone for 2 burps, back to PI and back to 3rd cone for 3 burps, switch partners until complete

Boxcutters x10 IC

Hello Dolly x10 IC

Iron Cross for 10 sec.

Never Cross Dolly x10 IC
16 Pax including PUP and Bumblebee!
What do you practice, Joy or Anger? With practice, you get really good at what you practice. Practice Joy
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Horse Movie

THE SCENE: 40ish. Shorts weather.

  • Hillbilly’s x 15
  • Little this/that
  • Michael Phelps


Seabiscuit – from grinder down hill to the left toward front of church and back around up stairs. 1,2,3,4,3,2,1 = .27 mile about 4.32 mile total

  • 5 Burpees
  • 10 Pull-ups
  • 15 Derkins
  • 20 Squats

When you finish do your Mary’s. If you finish that. Bear Crawl backwards up hill near stairs and down forwards.


  • 100 BBS
  • 100 American Hammer

12 strong

Support your brothers. Push each other but lets remember to honor the challenges in each others lives and respect the HIM enough to know he is taking care of business as best he can. In turn, really push yourself. Work on form. Honor the process by doing the work. It’s not about adding up your numbers but about quality. Lets really support our brothers here and when someone falls, help them back up.


Sometimes Life can be a Bench

THE SCENE: Crisp and clear 25 degrees



Short and Sweet

  • Jump Rope, x25
  • Forward Arm Circles x15, IC, 4ct
  • Backward Arm Circles x15, IC, 4ct


Mosey from the AO counter clockwise around the entire park.  Stop at each bench passed and complete the listed workout.  As soon as you arrive, you begin.  A ONE minute timer starts when the last PAX arrives at the bench, and everyone moves until the timer goes off.

  • Jump Knee Tucks
  • Level 1( Down into Plank, 4 Merkins, 8 Mtn Climbers, Up)
  • Dips w/hands on the fountain wall
  • Merkin
  • Ski Abs
  • Skater/Speed Skater
  • Jump Squat
  • Pit stop @ Mt Crumpit- Up, Around the tree, back down. Complete Mtn Climbers at bottom of hill until last PAX finishes the lap.
    • Sprint up, mosey Down
    • Lunge Up, Mosey Down
    • Bear Crawl Up, Mosey Down- Except Drifter, he’s naturally a bear.
    • Crab Walk Up, Mosey Down
  • Level 2 (8 merkins, 16 Mtn Climbers)
  • Iron Mikes
  • Dry Docks
  • Stop at the Barricade- Grab a sandbag and complete 25 squats OYO.
  • Donkey Kicks- Bent leg Pike, jump legs up, kick out backwards, land.
  • Sprint to Grinder

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14 PAX, 1 FNG – Bumblebee
Philippians 4:10-13

Paul was able to endure through ,and rejoice in, his unimaginable suffering by focusing his attention on his obedience to the Lord.  We must find our “why” in every challenging situation and make that our focus. If your attention is turned toward your WHY, you will be able to endure any level of difficulty or suffering. Focus on your WHY and rejoice in your suffering
Families and friends of the KY school shooting victims.

You’ve been…… Thunderstruck!


Clear, 50ish


  • SSH x15 IC
  • Squats x15 IC
  • Arm Circles x20 each direction


  • Mosey to Mt. Crumpet
  • 7’s on the hill. Dry docks at top, Hurpees at the bottom
  • Mosey back to grinder
  • On one side – Squats, Iron Mikes, Calf raises (Start with 2,4,6,8, etc…) Lt. Dan over to other side of grinder
  • Other side – Pull ups, Derkins, Drips (2,4,6,8, etc…) Slide drill (squat position, lateral slide) in zig zag back to other side, repeat


  • Plank for entire length of “Thunderstruck” (by AC/DC of course) *roughly 5 minutes*
  • Merkin every time you hear “thunder” or “thunderstruck”
  • Should taps during guitar solo
  • Profusely sweat and tremble accordingly

14 PAX— 1 FNG, Taser!

I shared a story in which I was very close to death at 14 years old. And through God and a miracle, I am here today.

Cherish your time you have to spend with your friends and family. You never know which day may be your last, so try to make sure you leave everyone with a positive impact when you interact with others. Keep a smile on your face and leave with a good impression.


Looking Back

THE SCENE: I Bomb Shelter, clear skies, light wind, 27 degree F.
WARM-O-RAMA:  Locomotive Breath by Jethro Tull

  • Baby arm circles – 20x both rotations
  • SSH 20x – 4 count
  • Tempo Squats – 20x
  • Tempo Merkins – 20x
  • Imperial Squat Walkers – 20x

THA-THANG:  Whipping Post by The Allman Brothers Band Live at the Fillmore East

  • Indian run to Mt. Crumpet (2x sprint to front)
  • Mt. Crumpet workout – 5 trips up (run, Bernie, run, bear crawl, run), 5 burpees decrease to 1 burbee at top, 2 BBS to 10 BBS (increase by 2 each trip) at the bottom of the hill, mosey down each trip.
  • Mosey to fountain center – 10 dips, 10 merkins, times two reps
  • Mosey to Grinder stopping halfway for 10 BBS and then 10 BBS at Grinder
  • Grinder workout – 10 bench hops, 10 merkins, 10 dry docks, 20 dips. Each one separated by running length of the grinder for 20 SSH then back.  (Two repetitions.)


  • Hello Dolly’s in cadence 20x
  • Leg lifts/box cutters on command
  • Bicycles
  • Superman/Banana
  • Little baby crunches

17 including FNG “Tinkle” and renamed PAX “Pup”
I read my response to an email chain with a former boss from April 17, 2003.  Towards the end he asked me if I missed my days as a volunteer baseball and soccer coach and the days when my children were still at home.  In it the following thoughts and points were presented.

Do you miss the past? Do you wish you had done things differently?  Do you find joy in the here and now?

What we make of life is mostly above our shoulders.  How much better would it be if we let our hearts rule!  How much better would our memories be if we just let our hearts have more influence and be less selfish!

The impact the parents have on their children and their children have on parents is a blessing.  Parents are teachers, bosses, and friends to them but the emphasis must be on the first two.  They can find friends elsewhere but they can’t find other parents.  What a joy it is when their is mutual respect especially as they reach adulthood.

Strive to live in a way where the need to “go back” doesn’t exist, where there is satisfaction in the past.  Look forward to the next bend in the road or the crest of hill knowing that the days of the past will help us face it.  Live by faith with Spirit and Truth.

I am so thankful that I have joined up with F3.  I am thankful that my son, I-Beam, thought to invite me, to have faith that I could endure this.  I look forward to the Fitness, I have come to cherish the Fellowship, I am blown away by the Faith that I have come to experience with F3.  I don’t know how long I will be physically able to stay involved but I do know that whether it is 1 year or 5, I will look back with great satisfaction knowing that this time will help me face the future.

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CSAUP February 24, 2018