F3 Knoxville

JUCO Lumberjacks

THE SCENE: 60 degrees and a little sticky…

Side straddle hop in cadence 20
10 tempo merkins
Arm rotations thumbs up in cadence
Reverse thumbs down in cadence
Cherry Pickers
Tempo squats
Mosey to the Greenway stopping for 20 dips along the way.

  • Stop at cone on Greeway (starting point) and do
    15x merkins
    20x Flutter kicks SC
  • Dora:
    Partner up. Saws tree limbs while your partner runs to the starting point and does
    15x merkins
    20x Flutter kicks SC
    each time a branch falls, blow the horn and everyone does 5x burpees
  • Mosey back top the flag.

No time…
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Being kind takes effort!

“In view of all of this, make every effort to respond to God‘s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence of knowledge, and knowledge with self control and self control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.”
2 Peter 1:5-7
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Shamrock: Mermaid’s passing the flag to Betty on 5/25.

Better Late Than Never Egg Hunt + Prey-Predator Game

THE SCENE: Mid 50’s and cloudy.

  • Overhead Claps x 11.
  • Seal Claps x 10.
  • SSH x 11.
  • Plan Position (30 sec).
  • Shoulder taps x 10.
  • Merkins on your own x 10.

Mosey to the new building.

We did some laps around the new building stopping at each entrance. The exercises at each entrance were:

  • 15 Lunges.
  • 10 Burpees.
  • 10 Heels to Heaven.
  • 15 Derkins / 30 Toe Merkins.
  • 20 Box Jumps / 20 Dips.
  • 20 BBS.
  • 20 Squats.

Egg Hunt.

We divided ourselves in 2 teams, we collected as many eggs as we could and we gave the eggs that we collected to the other team as a present :)…then the teams had to run around a loop (800 feet), crack open the eggs and do the exercise prescribed by the egg :). Team number 2 did a great job finishing all of the eggs in less than 10 mins…great work gents!!!

Prey-Predator Game.

Two Stop signs. Three predators and many preys. The objective was to carry as many eggs as possible from one stop sign to the other douching for the predators. If you get caught by a predator, you do 10 burpees, you become a predator and the predator becomes a prey. It was a really fun game, but there was not much time to do many rounds :'(.

No time.
16 Strong HIMs showed up this morning.

Reflected about happiness and how easily we can take things for granted. Let’s try to see love and beauty in the small things.

Proverbs 20:27

“The Spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, searching all the innermost parts of his being”.

No time.

Having fun at JUCO

THE SCENE: 40ish…a little chilly, perfect to increase the temperature through good exercise 🙂

  • 10x Overhead claps.
  • 10x Seal claps.
  • 10x Side Straddle Hops.
  • 10x Cherry Pickers.
  • 10x Baby Arm Circles.
  • 30 sec to stretch on your own.

Mosey to Pond.

There were 4 stations around the pond, each station with a different exercise (single count):

  • 10 Burpees.
  • 15 Moving Lunges.
  • 20 American Hammers.
  • 25 Mountain Climbers.

The game would be finished when either:

  • 1 HIM would complete 3 laps or
  • All HIMs would complete 2 laps or
  • We exceed 12 mins (the punishment for this would be to do 30 burpees).

We all ended up doing only 10 burpees since we were almost able to beat the clock 🙂

Mosey to big parking lot.

We were divided in two teams. There were two boxes 100 m apart with equal number of tennis balls. The goal was to move as many balls as possible to the opposite box (carrying one ball at a time). In order to be able to score, you had to bear crawl for 30 feet and do either 5 push-ups or 5 squads. It was a nice battle and the team of the runners was the winner (all of us had fun :).

Mosey to bars and bricks area.

All together completed these exercises:

  • 10 Curls.
  • 10 Overhead press.
  • 10 Triceps.
  • 10 pull-ups.
  • 10 crunches.

No time.
14 HIMs (One FNG, Pre-K, thanks for joining man).

Thankful for the opportunity of being part of F3 and be surrounded by amazing men.

Reflected about the loneliness and the meaning of it. It is always important to designate some time during the day to able to reinvent us and think about what we are doing. Rather than a punishment, loneliness should be a treasure that will allow us to connect with ourselves and God. We need to keep in mind that we are never alone, He is always there for us.

Matthew 28:20 – “Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age”.

Prayed for all of us during this Holy week and for Hal and his family.
BK was not here for the announcements. We ended up the party at DD.

Spicy Dragons and Scaly Eyes

THE SCENE: 41 and clear

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: administered


  • SSH x 15 (IC)
  • Cherry Pickers x5 (IC)
  • Seal Claps x 10 (IC)
  • Merkins x 10 (IC)
  • Squats x 15 (IC)
  • 30 seconds on your own

Mosey to the back parking lot for a 7-station kraken:

  • 10 burpees
  • 20 merkins
  • 30 smurf jacks
  • 40 BBSUs
  • 50 squats
  • 60 mountain climbers (sc)
  • 70 SSH (sc)

Mosey to duck pond parking lot for spicy dragons

  • Spicy Dragons – Same as Welsh Dragon, but do a low plank before each merkin for a lil’ spice.  Remain in plank position the whole time. Bear crawl forward 4 steps, do 1 low plank, 1 merkin, and 1 plank jack. Repeat adding 1 rep to each exercise each time – bear crawl forward 4 steps, do 2 low planks, 2 merkins, 2 plank jacks, … etc. Go until you get to 10 reps each, you’ve covered 30-50 feet, or until your arms fall off – whichever comes first.

Mosey to cross walk just in front of the performing arts center.

  • Take turns calling go. Sprint back and forth from crosswalk to stop sign.

Had about 5 minutes left to do some dealer’s choice core exercises.

12 HIMs conquered the Spicy Dragon

Thoughts taken from “When the Scales Fall From Our Eyes” by Brian Zahnd

I listened to this sermon by Brian Zahnd over 6 years ago and it still sticks in my mind to this day.

Act 9:17-18

17 So Ananias departed and entered the house. And laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road by which you came has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18 And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight

It was not a convincing argument, a systematic theology, or anything of the like that made the scales fall from Saul’s eyes. Instead, it was being shown LOVE from a man he was persecuting just three days prior that gave Saul a new way of seeing.



OTB workouts at new AO, Ramparts, in Kingston. See Slack for dates/times.
CSAUP at Haw Ridge on May 6 from 9 PM – 12 AM. See Kick-Flip for more info.
Convergence at JUCO on July 2



Endurance Produces Character

THE SCENE: 40 and maybe a little too nice to be called the gloom

  • Side Straddle Hops (IC) X 10
  • Cherry Pickers (IC) 4 CT X 10
  • Overhead Claps X 10 (IC)
  • Seal Claps X 10 (IC)
  • Tempo Squats (IC) 4 CT
  • Mountain Climbers (IC) X 10
  • Temp Merkins X 10
  • 30 seconds of whatever stretch you want
  • Mosey to the back of campus


Coupon Work

  • Squats, Overhead Press, Tricep Extension, Curls & Bentover Rows X 15
  • Run the stairs
  • 5 pullups & 15 Big Boy Situps
  • Run down the stairs
  • Rinse & Repeat
  • Wall Squats X 1 minute
  • Mosey to the Courtyard

Bagwell Building

  • 20 Dips, 20 Step Ups/Box Jumps, 20 American Hammers then Run the courtyard
  • Rinse & Repeat
  • Mosey to the flag

Part of Q
11 men

We’re 33 days into Lent.  How’s it been going since Ash Wednesday? Less than 2 weeks to Easter Sunday!

The last month has been filled with lots of joy but lots of sickness, surgeries and heartaches.  That’s life, right?  We weren’t promised perfect lives on this Earth. I just have to laugh when my 2nd cancer diagnosis in 3 months and the surgery is effective but a stitch doesn’t desolve and I get an infection that further keeps me away from exercise and reaching some goals I’ve set for Lent.

Of course, lots of people give up things during Lent and while I did, I also added some things to my life to try to help me focus on important things in my life…my health, my family and my God.

It’s never too late to stop something that might take you away from Jesus or add things to your life that brings you closer to Him.

Things I am Giving up and a progress report

  • Alcohol during the week – pretty successful (March Madness, birthday, etc. but MUCH better than before)
  • Twitter – not on
  • YouTube – not on
  • Sudoku – not playing

Things I am Adding To My Life and progress report

  • Praying on my knees – most days
  • Daily exercise (walk or jog) – ugh…nope
  • 100 merkins, 100 squats, 3 minutes of planks – ugh…nope…did great for nearly a week until my surgery
  • Declutter house – yes…feel much better…given tons to KARM
  • Intentional time with my daughter and wife – yes…Bible study together

I (and YOU) have nearly 2 weeks to focus on our relationships to God before Easter.  Let’s all be persistant and show endurance throughout our lives to serve Him every day of our lives!

James 1:12 ESV – Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

Romans 5:3-5 ESV – More than that, 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 12:12 ESV – Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV – Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

I’m healthy now so there’s no reason to not pick back up on the things I said I would add to my Lenten goals!
New F3 in Kingston – if you know anyone in that area, share about the workout on April 9th & 23rd