F3 Knoxville

Bleachers and Wallees

The Scene

50’s and gorgeous, 

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

Fitness, Fellowship, Faith, Free, Modify, Not Professional, Own Volition, Social Distance, Phone



Mountain Climbers

Tempo Merkins




Mosey to bleachers

5 Rounds OYO

Bottom of bleachers complete 5 4-count IW

Bear crawl up bleachers

Top of bleachers complete 5 4-count In and Outs

Crawl Bear/Crab walk back down bleachers


When finished we headed to the closest endzone of the football field 

3 rounds (IC) with a shuttle run to 50 yd line in between each round

5 Half Burpees

10 Elbow to Hands Planks

15 Crabettes

Mosey to weight room/bathroom building wall

5 Wallees (Burpee but instead of kicking your feet back on the ground, your feet go up onto a wall) 

Bernie to the beginning of the track 

10 air squats 

Mosey back to the wall 

Repeat 4x


Mosey to Track


Mosey 100 meters 

Lunge half the length of the endzone

Bernie second half the length of the endzone



Mosey 100 meters 

Reverse Lunge half the length of the endzone

Bernie second half the length of the endzone


On the way back to the AO 

30 Rocky Balboas 

Bear Crawl up the hill outside the football field

Repeat 3x


Mosey back to AO



10 4-count crabettes 



9 HIM’s



1 Samuel 24:6

6 He said to his men, “The Lord forbid that I should do this thing to my lord, the Lord’s anointed, to put out my hand against him, seeing he is the Lord’s anointed.” 7 So David persuaded his men with these words and did not permit them to attack Saul. And Saul rose up and left the cave and went on his way.

1 Samuel 25 Nabul and Abigail, Abigail spoke reason into David.


At church, we have been studying the life of David. In 1 Samuel 24 David, despite enormous peer pressure, did not take Saul’s life in the cave and listened to the voice of God and showed restraint. In the very next chapter, a man named Nabul insults him and he was ready to take the lives of every man in the town. 


The same man shows so much restraint in one challenge because he was in tune with the voice of God. The very next challenge, arguably much less significant of a situation, he was ready to slaughter all the men in a town but listened to the reason of the wife of the man that had wronged him. As high impact men we need to be in tune with God’s voice as much as we can in our lives, but when this is not the case, surrounding ourselves with people who will speak reason to us is a crucial guardrail to have in place. I am thankful for the people in my life that are there to keep me on track when I am not as in tune with God’s voice as a should be. 




HIMS Work at the Shamrock

THE SCENE: 38 and Cool

Proper form and timing for cherry pickers five times

Tie Fighters 10 forward and backwards

some of these some of those


Partner up and Mosey too the last station go over the workout items. It’s and DORA and for time set of exercises. Each station has three exercises. You do the 1st exercise while your partner runs up to the first next station and back. Then you run there and back. Then you do the second exercise on the sheet and wait for your partner to run back. Then you go, then you come back. Then the third exercise. Then when you come back from your run you and your partner run up to the second station. then you do the same thing up to the third station, then up to the fourth station then you come back down the ladder.

  • 1st station
    • Burpees
    • V ups
    • LBC
  • 2nd Station
    • Plank Jack
    • Monkey humpers
    • Wojo Squats
  • 3rd Station
    • Man makers
    • CCD
    • Hand Release Merkens
  • 4th
    • lunges
    • Box cutters
    • Alternating Side Squats

Called for time and fellowshipped back to the AO

Reverse Pickle pounders – 45

BB Tabata

  • Welcome to the sweaty beatdown gloom: All free – All the time – All welcome – All warnings – All cautions
  • Warmup:
    • 100 burpees for time
      • Total
        Osteen 8:00.35
        Slappy 8:10.61
        Trolley 8:41.81
        Interpol 8:51.73
        Honeydew 8:58.38
        Betty 9:04.87
        Mermaid 9:20.65
        Dumpster Dive 9:27.63
        Crawl Space 10:07.65
        Ribbed 10:21.05
        Curveball 10:55.54
        Curry 11:04.69
        Baby Boomer 11:07.00
        Jenner 11:09.83
    • Mosey to track.
  • Workout: Burpee Broad jump Tabbata
    • Three parallel HIM single file lines (on track)
    • Each him calls out rep & rest count which are equal (10 reps & 10 count rest, or 15 reps and 15 rest, or 5 and 5 etc etc)
    • Pack does that many reps as a group then stops and rests that many seconds (or audible HIM counts)
    • Go across and down the line taking turns who chooses rep&rest count.
    • the first two lines do core exercises and a broadjump
    • the last line does broadjump burpees
  • Wrap-up
    • Put to death sin – it doesn’t say slap it on the wrist.  Take out a freakin sword and decapitate it.

      Colossians 3:5  Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.

    • THE WHAT – Does it say snuggle up with sin, does it say elbow sin..No no.

    • THE HOW: No killing sin is pretty serious. If we were to just punch sin in the face then it wouldn’t be so serious and wouldn’t take so much effort. If we were to try to knock sin out then maybe we would train a little bit for it – maybe you’d read a book or two to help. But no it says to kill sin. So to kill something you need a plan – its VERY SERIOUS. You can’t just wing it. And sometimes even with a plan you’re plan my fail. And so what are you to  do.

      1. Team-mates: Well you might recruit some friends you might recruit some teammates. However, sometimes that sin might be so big and so terrible that a plan and teammates aren’t enough
      2. Professionals: A next step up is you might have to bring in professionals. You might have to go see a Pastor you might have to go see a counselor you might have to go see several counselors maybe a personal counselor and/or maybe a marriage counselor.
      3. Homework: You might have to study. You might have to read a book you might have to take a course. ( FPU example). And sometimes if you’re fighting a big enough war let’s, let’s say for example a culture war then even a plan with teammates and professionals might not be enough if you really want to kill this sin.
      4. Join the Army: In those cases, the next step up is you need an army. For example in World War II we needed a team , we needed a plan,  we needed teammates we needed professionals and we needed an army and we need to tactics.
      5. Attrition: And sometimes even with all those things the sin might hang on. But with agood leader ship ,which we have (Jesus), and good teammates which we have (F3 Brothers), and good pastors,  which we have, and a good army which we have, The last several ingredients of killing sin can be time and attrition which in scriptural terms is called perseverance.

I want to encourage you brothers to enroll each other in each others armies to fight sin until you have decapitated it – in all its forms which are:

Anger, malice, sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, rage, slander, and filthy language. That’s 11 sins to go kill – use every tactic, every brother, every book, every course, every captain and General, then hang on and starve that sin to death through attrition if need be.  Kill it brothers! Kill it!

It’s about the cones.

THE SCENE: Cozy, warm, dry, certainly not snowing, and altogether pleasant on this Opposite Day.

SSH x25 IC
Burpees x2 OYO
LBAC fwd, back, grady corns all x15 IC
Burpees x4 OYO
Rockettes x15 IC
Burpees x6 OYO
TN Rocking Chairs x15 IC
Burpees x8 OYO
Hindurkins x10 IC
Would have ended the warmup here, but upon asking, nobody said they were warmed up, so,
Burpees x10 OYO
Now everyone is warm.

Insert information about the workout.
Mosey to the CMU pile.
Touch a CMU and continue moseying to the Covered Colonnade
Split into two teams, each team has an identical stack of exercises/reps.
Team 1 rolls a die (numbers 1-3) to determine how many laps of the parking lot to run.
While Team 1 runs, Team 2 works through the stack together.
When Team 1 finishes laps, Team 2 stops where they are, rolls, and runs while Team 1 starts work.
When your team finishes the stack, you get a cone and start over. Most cones wins!

10 Jump Squats
20 Big Boys
15 Merkins
10 Iron Mikes (each leg)
20 Flutter Kicks (4ct)
15 Monkey Humpers (4ct)
15 Dry Docks
20 Mountain Climbers (4ct)

After 3 cones per team, time’s up. Mosey back to the AO

No time… Actually almost 2 minutes late.
16 men got better today.
My Utmost for His Highest from Jan. 27 (from utmost.org)
Look Again and Think
By Oswald Chambers
Do not worry about your life… —Matthew 6:25
A warning which needs to be repeated is that “the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches,” and the lust for other things, will choke out the life of God in us (Matthew 13:22). We are never free from the recurring waves of this invasion. If the frontline of attack is not about clothes and food, it may be about money or the lack of money; or friends or lack of friends; or the line may be drawn over difficult circumstances. It is one steady invasion, and these things will come in like a flood, unless we allow the Spirit of God to raise up the banner against it.

“I say to you, do not worry about your life….” Our Lord says to be careful only about one thing— our relationship to Him. But our common sense shouts loudly and says, “That is absurd, I must consider how I am going to live, and I must consider what I am going to eat and drink.” Jesus says you must not. Beware of allowing yourself to think that He says this while not understanding your circumstances. Jesus Christ knows our circumstances better than we do, and He says we must not think about these things to the point where they become the primary concern of our life. Whenever there are competing concerns in your life, be sure you always put your relationship to God first.

“Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matthew 6:34). How much trouble has begun to threaten you today? What kind of mean little demons have been looking into your life and saying, “What are your plans for next month— or next summer?” Jesus tells us not to worry about any of these things. Look again and think. Keep your mind on the “much more” of your heavenly Father (Matthew 6:30).
Nothing like working out in sleet and snow to start your day…
Nothing on the docket this week.

Carpe Diem

THE SCENE: Chilly 30’s; started to snow during COT


4ct SSH x 20 (IC); 5 Burpees (OYO); 4ct Tai Fighters x 10 Forward and Reverse (IC); 5 Burpees (OYO); Temp Squat Jumps x 5 (IC); 5 Burpees (OYO); 4ct Starfish Crunches x 10 (IC); 5 Burpees (OYO)

Mosey to CMU pile in alley; 4 corners with CMU; Start at 20 reps at all 4 corners for first lap… 19 for second lap… 18 for third lap… and so on until beat down ends; Corner 1 exercise is Rifle Hold Squats; Corner 2 is Alternating Merkins (one hand on block); Corner 3 is Rifle Hold 2ct Flutter Kicks; and Corner 4 is Kettle-Block Swings; Return CMU to pile; Mosey back to AO

Mentioned Dead Poet’s Society movie and the phrase Carpe Diem that took on importance to me as a young adult; Phrase literally means “Pluck the day” but more commonly known for “Sieze the Day”; While a great motto and good mindset to attack each day, I felt it a bit short or misguided unless married with God’s wisdom in James 4; Read James 4:13-16 and noted the important perspective that God is in control and it is wrong to assume on His will; Read Romans 12:2 speaking to how we can know God’s perfect will; so I encouraged the PAX to Sieze the Day – If the Lord wills!

See Shamrock prayer request channel on Slack to pray or drop new requests