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THE SCENE: cold and clear, 25 degrees !

10 ct Cherry Pickers, 10 ct side straddle hops 10 count baby arm circles forward, 1o ct baby ar circles reverse, all in cadence


The 3rd Monthly “JUCO 1500” performed in the big parking lot, the backside of campus.  each station was a parking space. The bear crawls, lunges and cmu mosey were all from line to line from one end of the lot to the other. If all 5 rds were performed the total reps would equal 1500 and the total distance would be approximately 1.5 miles. Below is a link to the spreadsheet to enter your reps if you’re interested in keeping count and tracking your improvement. I’ll be glad to enter your # for you as well if you want to send it to me. If you don’t care that’s okay also.


The JUCO 1500 will be repeated on 2020-01-18!

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What message does this picture send to you? It makes me think about how Santa Claus represents Black Friday, our spend, spend, spend, consume, consume, consume culture and we take all of that to Santa Claus, yet we are supposed to be celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, who lived his life as an example of the opposite of all these things. Ultimately we should focus more on Jesus and how he lived his life and less on gifts, presents, consuming and so forth

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Prayer Requests

Poolboys cousin, Mailbox’s wife, Guard rails job, Gingers coworkers father, any other request I may have forgotten

JUCO Slaughterhouse revisited

THE SCENE: 53 degrees and Smoky

Identified 1 FNG- later to be named Hurri-can

Side Straddle Hops 10x 4-count

Tempo Squats 10x 4-count

Cherry Pickers 7x 4-count (SLOW)

  • Indian run from AO to new parking lot below sophomore hill, count off by 4s to create 4 groups; begin 4 station (20 rep per exercise) AMRAP.  Complete reps at your start point, then run 3/4 of a lap counter-clockwise to the next station, rinse and repeat.
  • Station 1- diamond walk + box cutters
  • Station 2- CMU pullovers + Big Boy Sit-ups (self-AAR; next time give a demonstration of CMU pullovers)
  • Station 3- Imperial Squat Walkers + 4-count Flutter Kicks
  • Station 4- Big (12″x8″x16″) CMU rows + Gas Pumps
  • Mosey back to AO

60 seconds to spare upon return to AO, completed tempo squats until 6:15 on the dot.

Paraphrased C.S. Lewis- I want to live my life such that when I die, ALL of hell rejoices knowing that I’m out of the fight.  To be fighters, we not only have to be physically ready, but mentally as well.  I carried a rucksack through the beatdown to represent the burdens that we bear.  1 Peter 5 says “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, CASTING ALL YOUR ANXIETIES ON HIM because he cares for you.”  As men, we tend to treat this action like fishing, and we cast our anxieties, burdens, and worries on God, only to reel them back in like a crank-bait.  We have to find a way to cut the line, and that can only be done through teamwork.  Use your support structure, use the team that has been created for you, not only at home, but within the brotherhood of F3.  The enemy prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.  We have to fight as a team, dropping our excess burdens in preparation for the fight.

Tomorrow is the deadline for the pre-order on Bro-lympics shirts, we need 2 more to complete it so that they’ll print them!

The Juco Jailbreak Tour – Emmanuel


drizzly & about 40 degrees.


Done while doing Thunder toes.


30 Seconds of each of the following

  • Thunder Feet
  • High Knees
  • Merkins
  • Iron Mikes
  • Imperial Squat Walkers to the right
  • Clap Jacks
  • Mtn Parkers

JUCO Jailbreak Tour

We renamed “The Juco Deck of pain” to the JUCO Jailbreak Tour because I like it better and it’s more of just the campus tour when we take out the two big hills (Mount Jucante and Jucomanjaro).  The full Jailbreak tour card set is here:

  1. 5 Rec Center Stair assents with the CMU  (right next to the CMU pile)
  2. 30 Railing Pull-ups (at the pull up stations )
  3. 50 CMU Curls (at the CMU Pile )
  4. 30 Lake Lunges (single count lunges at the lake)
  5. 30 Panther (top of Sophmore hill) Pickle Pounders
  6. Burpee Base Run ( 1 burpee per base on baseball diamond)
  7. 5 Stadium Hill Runs (on Success way)
  8. 30 Guard Rail Derkins (behind Maple Street)
  9. 3 Reverse Bear Crawl loop in front of ERC Building.
  10. Alternating Side straddles in Parking Lot 05 (go one full lot length – alternate on each row of stalls)
  11. Bernie two lengths of the Welcome Way Parking Lot (the biggest lot on campus).
  12. 40 CMU Push Presses (by CMU pile)
  13. Art Center Burpee Broad Jumps (2 lengths)
  14. 30 Brick Dips (@ low brick wall)
  15. 2 Career Path – Bear Crawl Loops (modified to be by front neon sign)
  16. 10 Maintenance Hand Stand push ups

We start out by randomly selecting a HIM to draw a card from the deck.  On the back of the card is written a location and an exercise.  We immediately do an all out sprint (Jailbreak) to that location and do the exercise.  Somebody then calls out a 30second count before the next person draws another card from the deck and we take off running.

Today our lucky winners chose #10, #8, #9, #11, #15, #16, and #1.


Did Freddy Mercuries to the ACDC song Jailbreak. Each time they sang Jailbreak we did a Big Boy Situp.


Emmanuel is His name.  He is with you! God is with us.  Live it, know it, believe it, and act on it.  In these hard times: ask Him questions. Talk to Him. Wait for Him. Trust Him. Have a close relationship with Him. He invites us to. He takes pleasure in helping, listening, challenging, teaching you.  You are his beloved child.  Every step, every second.  Remember that now and always.

Lifting one another up

THE SCENE: Wet ground, 50 degrees, calm and perfect
  10 bonus burpees as I fumbled the order of the F’s (don’t do that!)

Twinkle Toes (calf raise squats)
Tempo Squats
Baby Warrior Circles (Warrior pose with arm Circles)
Overhead Clap (as we numbered off 1/2)
Guardrail top and bottom: 3 laps, first with 15 exercises, then 10, then 5.  Half started with upper, half with lower

Tops: Tricep Dips & Dirkins on the Guardrail| Mosey to the light… then | Bottoms: Guardrail hops & Guardrail foot taps

Black snake (Slalom Indian Run) through Courtyard

Pair up and run 3 laps (15 on first lap, then 10, then 5) of Canyon Merkin, Partner carry up the ramp, swap and repeat, then mosey to Pull up bars for helping your partner do pull ups, and low pistol squats, then Mosey to cover for 15 bro-pees (high 5 burpee)

Finish on 30 calf raise, Bernie, Mosey, 30 Calf Raise, Imperial Walkers, 30 Calf raise, Bernie

Do not repay evil for evil but seek to do good to one another and everyone  1 Thessalonians 5:13
We need to be quick to forgive, not repaying evil for evil but actually seeking to do good for everyone.  This busy time of year you may be thinking you don’t have time to do one more thing or help one more person. But we have an awesome opportunity to help each other, and everyone: through prayer.

Friday’s COT by @FingerFood, he called out by name guys who have impacted and helped him – that process of calling people out by name is bold, and it’s powerful to encourage.  We have been called to boldly pray for one another (See James 5:16)

Today as you carried each other, literally, let this remind you of our chance to carry each other’s need before the Lord – and as a bonus, it isn’t sweaty, a little gross and personal space invading.  As you lift a guy up doing pull ups, we lift each other up to the Lord -that God’s glory would shine through their life.

There is Someone I know who lived this verse of doing good for one another and everyone perfectly –  His birthday is coming up.  I hope you know Him too.  He is Jesus and He died for you – He prays for each of you by name.

Today, the prayer time will included a chance to lift up for you by name: Your kids (kids in your life), Wife (or women in your life), Pastor, someone older (dad, shut in, elder, mentor), coworkers, HIM’s not there and even our enemies.

21 HIMS for a powerful prayer time of lifting to the Lord one another and everyone – now continue to pray for people by name, listen to Lord’s calling to reach out, help, bless ans SEEK to do Good for the people you prayed for by name.

JUCO wants more flutter kicks for Christmas

THE SCENE: Cold damp air 37F

Baby arm circles forward (IC) 4 CT x 15

Baby arm circles backwards (IC) 4 CT x 15

Side Straddle hop (IC) 4 CT x 20

Squat Calf raises (Twinkle Toes)  (IC) 4 CT x 15

4×4’s  x5 OYO  Burpee into plank / 4 merkins / 4 single mountain climbers / up repeat

V-up roll up – x10 OYO BBS with a crunch in-between 


Mosey to Sophomore Hill

Surprise stop for 10 Smurf Jacks  OYO

Surprise stop for 5 Jumping Spiders OYO  

Surprise stop for 10 Smurf Jacks  OYO

Bernie to the top of the hill. 

Round 1: 25 Merkins then run a lap around the block, Bernie up.

Flutter kicks and other terrible things

Round 2: 25 BBS then run a lap around the block, Bernie up.

Flutter kicks and other terrible things

Round 3: 25 Tricep Dips then run a lap around the block, Bernie up.

Flutter kicks and other terrible things

Round 4: 25 Squats then run a lap around the block, Bernie up.

Flutter kicks and other terrible things

Bonus Round 5: 25 calf raises + 25 Tricep Dips then run a lap around the block, Bernie up.

Flutter kicks and other terrible things while waiting for the 6

Mosey to coupon pile 

Battle buddy – AMRAPs 

Round 1: Curls  / run to the top and do 20 single mountain climbers then switch with buddy

Round 2: Triceps with calf raises / run to the top and do 20 single mountain climbers then switch with buddy

Wall Jump Slaps about 30 seconds

Wall Sit about 30 seconds 

Wall Jump Slaps about 30 seconds

Wall Sit about 30 seconds 

“Wounded Bear” (Thanks to Pool Boy for naming this) – Line up along concrete curb and bear crawl with right arm and leg up, then flip around to the opposite direction to give the left side a turn, then back around to the right. 

Mosey back towards AO

Stops for 10 Smurf Jacks, 20 squats and a big stack of shoulder taps. 

Mosey with an extra lap around side parking lot. 


Led by Pool Boy – Various swimming techniques on the pavement with the last 30 seconds of BBS. 


21 HIMs: Anchorman, Snaggletooth, 5K, Curveball, Judge Judy, Kick-Flip, Mermaid, Nadia, Pool Boy, Spotter, Guardrail, Mandolin, Trolley, Rocket, Booster, Chaco, Ground Control, Finger Food, Mailbox, Cortez, Ginger

FNGs: None

John 1:1-5

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. 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 it.

What an amazing poetic and powerful introduction to Christ. 

I really want to challenge myself and you guys to focus on the true meaning of Christmas. The holidays have started and the pressure is on to get everything done. Presents, parties, etc. I have told my kids several times that I really want us to focus on Christ and others this Christmas. It’s easier said than done.


Prayer request. Pool Boy – house closing and for him to continue to handle the divorce in a way pleasing to God.

December 7: 3rd F – We will have a Convergence at the Truck Stop that morning at 7 am to 8 am (instead of 6 am, when Truck Stop usually meets on Saturdays).  Afterwards, we will head to Two Rivers Church for breakfast (Bagels from Einsteins!) and a 3rd F message. The Truck Stop is located at Mayor Bob Leonard Park (west parking lot), 1725 Harrison Lane, Lenoir City, TN  37772.