F3 Knoxville

Mailbag Monday

We properly disclaimed!
Coolio bears all responsibility for anything that happens out there.
Today’s workout was sponsored by the pax and all the post-Thanksgiving mail that was received. It was an eventful long weekend and we were able to explore some of the more interesting details.

It’s true that none of us can outrun mortality, but practitioners of Junk Science can rest easy knowing that they’ve certainly, definitely, allegedly bought themselves a ten year delay.

Side straddles were hopped, shoulders were blasted, yoga-pose stretches were bungled, but with sincerity.

The Cloud awaited and on it we 5/10/15ed some Box Baby Box Rows.

Things got serious. We visited the Dark Webb. We made it all the way down to the famed Eighth Level, where the Q was beyond his ability to lead. It was the perfect time to Have a Nice Day.

We Curlsed for the girls, and then we got on the TB Rocket Ride, which is a little excursion on Cardiac in memory of certain Thanksgiving deprivations some of us may have endured in the past.

I had planned some bear crawling, but we ran out of time. Next Q.

A rabid HS football fan has me praying for justice and mercy.

DM Hands and tell him you’re coming to the Rocky Hill parade on Saturday!

The Night Before Preview

THE SCENE: Chilly but not too bad.  About 40 degrees at circle up.

Started with 20 ssh on 4ct then the first corner of the parking lot 10 merkins, second corner 10 tempo squats, 3rd corner rocky balboa’s, and then we butt kicked down did some windmills and mosey’d back.
Mosey to the stop sign near the overlook.  Simple circuit of 5 exercises at 20 reps followed by a run.  The choice of the run was either up to the overlook (short run) or the road at the asylum (long run) *Goal was to get through the exercises 5 times for 100 reps of the following


  • Merkins
  • Dry Docks
  • 4ct Flutters
  • Jump Squats
  • Burpees

Back in time for 20 4ct Freddy’s

Read a short bit from Oswald Sanders book on Spiritual Leadership.  The first characteristic of a spiritual leader…Discipline!  Talked about conquering ourselves.

Pictionary at the Pav-Lov Asylum

THE SCENE: Hurricane Nicole was threatening rain so we moved to the Pav-Lov with 61 degrees and a rain mist.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Yes, all the things.

SSH, Tempo Merkins, Toe-Merkins, Mountain Climbers Tie Fighters and a lap around the parking lot.

Tried to figure out the pictures of the workouts while rolling a wooden die to figure our rep count. Oh, did I mention we used a multiplier of 11, since it is 11-Nov-22.

Hello Dolly
Freddie Mercury
Lt. Dan
Junk Science (40 Merkins)
Big Boy Sit-Ups
Froggie Squats
Bobby Hurley
Tennessee Rocking Chair
Little Baby Crunches
Carolina Dry Docks
Flutter Kicks
Iron Mikes
Gas Pumpers
Bonnie Blair
Jungle Boi (Jump squat with spoon arms? [Iron Pax Rerun])

Because we didn’t get enough ABs, we did some standing oblique crunches.
10 HIMs made it through the threat of a hurricane to grind out a workout.
John 15:13 says “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” We used this as the focus of our thanks to our Veterans. I listed 13 members of my family tree that have served in our armed forces from the American Revolution to the Vietnam War.
None this time.

Bringing 300’s to 17 Hims

THE SCENE: full moon with a little of wet leaves and miss
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: 17 Hims showed up to push themselves 


  • 11 LBC forward
  • 10 LBC backwards
  • 10 Seal claps
  • 10 Overhead claps
  • 10 Chattanooga Cherry pickers
  • 5 Knoxville Cherry pickers
  • 20 Booyah merkins  with a buddy


  • The PAX lined up in the parking lot and sprinted to the end . Did 30 merkins,  walked back together. Rinse & Repeat 10 times

Climb and tag

  • The PAX divided into two  units. Unit A ran and climbed the rope tree while Unit B attempted to tag. If caught 10 BBS. Rinse & Repeat x1

Five minute double

  • The PAX did 20 dips and 20 step-ups

Mosey back to the flag for some Bruce Lee core

MARY:  the PAX got on their 6 and completed some core

  • 25 America hammer
  • 25 heels to Heaven
  • 25 Awkward turtles
  • 25 little baby crunchesCOUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA

    Roman’s 5:1-5

  • Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
    Romans 5:1‭-‬5 ESV
    God wants to remind us that if I am going to accelerate in my faith.I need to anticipate that there will be some form of tribulation we will come by.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS: from Hands
    F3Knoxville.com is back up and running. Weds, Thurs and Fri are taken. You still have a chance to Q tomorrow and Saturday this week. Head over to the calendar and pick it up now.

Burpee Nightmare

THE SCENE: Beautiful morning after some late rain yesterday



SSH x20 IC; LBAC (F/B) x10 IC; Tempo Squat x10 IC; Tempo Merkin x10 IC

PAX worked through a series of exercises doing 100 reps of each, after every 20 reps run across parking lot and back. Also had EMOM timer, every time it goes off stop and do burpees. Start with 1 and increase by 1 every time until you can’t complete in a minute then reset to 1.

  • Curls
  • Skull Crushers
  • Goblet Squats
  • Overhead Press

Overhead Clap x40 IC; Seal Clap x15 IC


10 for the beatdown plus 5 mall walkers


“Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.”

  • William A. Ward

As I shifted through some quotes, this one struck me. You can definitely look at this like the blurb that was attached to the quote suggested. It said the quote “speaks to the importance of patience, urging us to find satisfaction and pride in even our smallest strides.” That is sound wisdom and something that we each should strive to do but I see deeper meaning in the quote. The seed we are to be sowing daily is something that will improve those around us not just ourselves. For me, as a Christian, that means telling others about the Good News that Jesus died on a cross and rose again so that we can be with God. Christians are commanded to do this very thing, but we can’t save a single person. It is only by Christ that any man is saved so continue to plant seeds daily and let God worry about the harvest.

“Again he began to teach beside the sea. And a very large crowd gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat in it on the sea, and the whole crowd was beside the sea on the land. And he was teaching them many things in parables, and in his teaching he said to them: “Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it. Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil. And when the sun rose, it was scorched, and since it had no root, it withered away. Other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain. And other seeds fell into good soil and produced grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.” And he said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” And when he was alone, those around him with the twelve asked him about the parables. And he said to them, “To you has been given the secret of the kingdom of God, but for those outside everything is in parables, so that “‘they may indeed see but not perceive, and may indeed hear but not understand, lest they should turn and be forgiven.’” And he said to them, “Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables? The sower sows the word. And these are the ones along the path, where the word is sown: when they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the word that is sown in them. And these are the ones sown on rocky ground: the ones who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy. And they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away. And others are the ones sown among thorns. They are those who hear the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. But those that were sown on the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.””

‭‭Mark‬ ‭4:1-20‬ ‭

Thanks for having me this morning!


11/5 – Brolympics