F3 Knoxville

Be Bold & Juicy- Make the Best Use of the Time!

THE SCENE: 36°F and gloomy but about to be BOLD and JUICY!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER Administered + Cell Phone Check (will actually be used for music during Mary… read to the end to find out)

LBACF & R IC x 5ea
Tempo Squat IC x 5
Tempo Merkin IC x 5
Werewolf OYO x 5
Burpee OYO x 5
Imperial Walker IC x 5

Bold & Juicy
Hummingbird Wings (really fast LBACF & R) – IC x 5ea
Squat Jumps OYO x 5
Diamond Merkins IC x 5
Tennessee Rocking Chair IC x 5
Flying Squirrel OYO x 5
Squat Walking Rockette IC x 5

Calf raises x 25

Falling Indian Run (count to 3, do burpees off to the side of the line until the rear of the line reaches you and then fall in) to the Coupon Pile and then over to Freshman Hill. Partner Up and do the following:

DORA on Freshman Hill Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
Length 4 minutes 3 minutes 4 minutes 4 minutes
Rest 1 minute 1 minute 1 minute 1 minute
Bottom of Hill Squats Goblet







Up Hill Run Bernie Bear Crawl Run
Top of Hill 5x Merkins 5x Jumping


5x Burpees 5 x 4-ct

Flutter Kicks

  • Q called recover and return CMUs to coupon pile, doing a wall sit until the all PAX at on the wall. Guardrail for *SOME STRANGE REASON* did a quicker than normal 10-count.
  • Black Snake back to the AO.

All PAX got in a tight circle while the Q explained what “Thunderstruck” meant and how we were going to modify it to be BOLD & JUICY

Exicon explanation of Thunderstruck: “Q plays “Thunderstruck” by ACDC. PAX complete 1 standard Merkin for every “thunder!” that is heard in the song. Plank during the rest of the song. Awesome way to end a workout and just make sure any juice that’s left is burned away.”

BOLD & JUICY “Thunderstruck” modification:

Start the song with pickle pounders.
When they start saying “thunder” go into plank and do 1 merkin every time it’s said.
Hold plank until at the end of the first verse when he says “thunderstruck.”
For the rest of the song when he says “thunderstruck” do 1 burpee.
After the first thunderstruck, the Q led the following changes to exercises at certain points in the song:
BBS until the first “shaking at the knees”, doing burpees as they say “thunderstruck”
Flutter kicks until the second “shaking at the knees”, doing burpees as they say “thunderstruck”
BBS until the last round of “thunderstruck” starts and do burpees until the end of the song.

PAX were exhausted and the Q *might* have gone over 1-minute on time (my plan even said I was 1-minute over but I was trying to be BOLD & JUICY with what I’d planned for the workout)

21 PAX (2 left early + 19 pictured + 1 Pool Boy behind the camera)

Last week in the JUCO GroupMe @Curveball posted a photo of this beer and asked “Side business @Pool Boy?”. The next comment about the subtext of the IPA from @Anchorman made me decide to absolutely include it in my BOM: “Bold and Juicy”!!!!

I was already thinking about the following passage, but with Leap Day tomorrow (2-29) that we ought to be BOLD and JUICY. What does this mean? Let’s look at Ephesians 5:15-18 to find out what I’m thinking Scripture says:

15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,

This passage calls us to be BOLD by walking carefully and making the best use of the time and to be JUICY by drawing people in through understanding what the Lord’s will is and by being filled with the Spirit and not wine [or Pool Boy beer!].

Ways PAX can be BOLD: Sign up for course or a test you need to take (educationally or professionally), train for a marathon, trying to be a HIM day in and day out, have “the talk” with your son/daughter, confessing sin to your wife, serving at your church without being asked, talking to your neighbor who is clearly in need of a friend, and even sign up for your VQ / next Q!

When I think of being JUICY I’m reminded of what Jesus said in Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.” and what Paul said in Colossians 4:6Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. We’re called to live in such a way that people should constantly be drawn in to us because of how we’re different in living out our lives not for ourselves but for Christ. That we would emanate His love, grace, and be the aroma of life.

Ways PAX can be JUICY: Talk about Christ with your coworkers and seek to lift them up in prayer in their presence and on your knees when it’s just you and the Lord, immerse yourself in the Bible and let it pour into and out of your soul, spend time praying and fasting asking that God would give you more of a heart for the things He wants you to do, speaking with kindness and compassion to those in need because Christ is your Savior, listening to that one guy who nobody wants to listen to but you know God has put in your life to minister to and love and even as 1 Thessalonians 2:8 says “So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us”, and much more!

Remember, you only have one “today” as Ephesians 5:15-18 reminds us. Walk carefully. Be wise. Don’t get drunk but be BOLD and be JUICY!

Prayer for Cheatsheet & his daughter, Spotter’s & Gump’s mom’s successful surgery & lymph node removal (prayer for no further cancer), prayer for Flashback’s son (lost 1-year old child last year and now has a new 4-month old baby), prayers for Jack, Commission’s friend.
TRUEbadours tomorrow at 7am at the Asylum on Leap Day 2/29

Pull-up bar install tomorrow from 8am at The Dog Pound

OTB Exploratory Workout next Friday, March 6 at Catholic High School led by Waxjob

Ice Rescue!

THE SCENE:  A brisk 22 degrees.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  Administered
Finkle Swings OYO
Moroccan Nightclubs x 10 IC
Seal squats x 10 IC
Merkins x 10 IC
Projectivator x 12 IC

Slow mosey to the retaining wall.  Half of PAX go down the fence line, half stay up on the retaining wall.  Both groups do exercises in cadence.  On the fence – dips.  On the wall – squats.  Switchero.

Move to the guardrail.  Half do tempo derkins.  Half do mountain climbers.  Switchero.


Mosey to Jucomanjaro.  We’re going on a rescue mission, men!  Imagine that Jucomanjaro is an icy mountain and at the top is a frozen lake.  We just received word that a husband and wife have fallen through the ice and need rescue!

Team DORA… Divide into two teams.  One team attempts to scale the icy mountain (runs a set duration, then turns back to meet the other team), while the other team prepares for the rescue mission (performs exercises).  Upon meeting, they switch roles.

…about half way through the workout, one team will make it to the top of Jucomanjaro, where they will find two posts (the couple needing rescue from the ice).  They use the remainder of their time to move these posts down the hill.  At the alarm, they run down and switch roles with the other team…

Each round is 5 exercises and the reps build on each other (e.g. Round 1 = 1 burpee, Round 2 = 1 burpee + 2 iron mikes, Round 3 = 1 burpee + 2 iron mikes + 3 imperial squawkers…)

Round 1:
Team 1 runs 1.5 minutes then turns back.  Team 2 does exercises.
1 Burpee
2 Iron Mikes
3 Imperial Squawkers (4 CT)
4 Clap Merkins
5 Mountain Climbers (4 CT)
BEAR CRAWL until you meet the other team – then SWITCH roles.

Round 2:
Team 1 runs 2.5 minutes then turns back. Team 2 does exercises.
6 Heals to Heaven (4 CT)
8 Parker Merkins
9 Bobby Hurleys
10 Carolina Dry Docks
BEAR CRAWL until you meet the other team – then SWITCH roles.

Round 3:
Team 1 runs 3.5 minutes then turns back.  Team 2 does exercises.
11 Twinkle Toes (single count)
12 Flutter kicks (4 CT)
13 Wide Merkins
14 LBCs (4 CT)
15 Pickle pounders (4 CT)
BEAR CRAWL until you meet the other team – then SWITCH roles.

Round 4:
Team 1 runs 4.5 minutes then turns back. Team 2 does exercises.
16 Merkins
17 Squats
18 Hello Dolly (4 CT)
19 Rosalitas (4 CT)
20 SSH (4 CT)
BEAR CRAWL until you meet the other team – then SWITCH roles.

Back to the shovel flag!


No time!


22 HIMs 

We had two representations of two very real people, Larry and Chrissy Watters.  Larry and Chrissy live in Nova Scotia, in a cabin on a lake.  One winter when the lake had frozen over, they drove their ATV out onto the ice.  The ice cracked under the weight, the front end of the ATV went through, and they rolled into the water.  Fighting for their lives, they tried over and over to climb out but they couldn’t quite get themselves out of the freezing water.  For 10 minutes they tried but made no progress.  The ice water was sucking the life from their bodies.  Freezing to death, they said their last goodbyes to each other and embraced.  Then Chrissy remembered and said to her husband, “Larry, your Leatherman!!”.  Larry had a Leatherman in his pocket!  He took it out, stabbed the ice the ice with it, drug himself out, then got his wife out – they survived!

Can you relate to Larry and Chrissy Watters while they were in the ice water?  Is there something that is sucking away your vitality – and, like Larry and Chrissy, you have tried over and over and over to get out – and nothing seems to work?

  • …a job that sucks, but you endure it out of obligation or because of momentum. But you get no joy from it and it is sucking away the best of you.
  • …an important relationship that has soured – or is just complacent? It feels like it is sucking your life away.
  • …a dependence on alcohol?  If it is numbing you as a father, husband, or friend – then it is sucking your life away.
  • …pornography? You can’t stop yourself from looking at fake images of fake women – and it is impacting how you relate to your wife – and IT. IS. SUCKING. YOUR. LIFE. AWAY.
  • …or maybe it’s a dream that has gone unfulfilled.  It would be a great thing for you – if only it would happen.  And it is all the waiting and heartbreak that seems to be sucking your vitality from you…

Maybe you need different perspective on your challenge and a change to your strategy ([Chrissy] “…your Leatherman!”)  By that I mean, maybe you need to explain your situation to a trusted friend and ask him, “what is something that I can do to make progress on this?”  If he’s a good and wise friend, his answer might be hard for you to swallow – but you need to listen closely.  His solution to your problem might be, “to get out of debt, you need to sell your house that you never should of bought because you can’t afford it”, or “to overcome your addiction to pornography, you need to get rid of every screen in your home and get a flip phone”, or “if you dream of a big family and haven’t been successful in getting pregnant, maybe it’s time to consider adoption”.

If you haven’t gained any ground on something that is challenging you and limiting the life that you are living, maybe its time for you to enlist a friend for their perspective and insights.

The godly give good advice to their friends (Proverbs 12:26)

Let a righteous man strike me — it is a kindness; let him rebuke me — it is oil for my head; let my head not refuse it.” (Psalm 141:5)

“Faithful are the wounds of a friend…” Proverbs 27:6


Prayers for Dart Gun’s father, Dave, and his ongoing battle with cancer (specifically medications).  Continued prayers for Spotter’s mother and her battle with cancer.  Prayers for Curveball’s family – they lost his nephew 8 years ago and the anniversary of that tragedy is hard.  Praise and prayers for Slappy – his oldest daughter is a teenager!

T Claps for Spotter, the Co-Q today!  This could not have happened without you, brother!

Hat tips to those who inspired the Q and Word today – Drifter for his crazy and hilarious-sounding Q at the Bombshelter a few weeks back and Pool Boy for his JUCO Word a couple of weeks ago, “Press on!”

Here’s a short story of Larry and Chrissy Watters;

OTB Bootcamp at All Saints next Thursday!  This is a try-out for a potential new Cedar Bluff-based AO.  Contact Mermaid for details.

Save the date!  March 28th, 7:00am.  CONVERGENCE AT JUCO, BABY!

The Sprinting Crab & Spinning Bear

THE SCENE: 38 degrees and clear.  Crispy



  • SSH
  • 25 Flutters
  • 50 Lunges
  • 25 Gas Pumps
  • Mosey
  • 25 Scissor Kicks
  • Spinning Crab walks
  • Walk
  • Sprint
  • Walk
  • Spinning Bear Crawl

Spinning Crabs & Sprints & Spinning Bears (Loop):

14 stations along the Sophmore hill large loop.  The stations start repeating at station number seven.

  1. 25 Flutters / Lunge to next station
  2. 25 Gas Pumps / Mosey to next station
  3. 25 Scissor Kicks / Spinning Crab walk to next station
  4. Prep -recover Walk to next station.
  5. Sprint to next station (this was about a 100 yard sprint)
  6. Walk recover to next station.
  7. Spinning Bear crawl.

Then the stations repeat but now you are at the other side of the four cornered loop.  This was an AMRAP. We averaged at about 1.5 laps.


My beloved deconstructed burpee crazyiness.   The burpee machine.

  1. Planks
  2. Merkins
  3. Frogs (in plank , bring feet to hands and back to plank)
  4. Squats
  5. Squat Jumps
  6. Star Jacks

These six stations are evenly fanned out around a light pole.  Two men at each station do the exercise until they are tagged.  The group at station one run to the light pole tag it and run to next group to start doing their exercise. Each time station one gets tagged we all take 5 steps backward.  Thus making the length and repetitions of the exercise longer because you don’t get tagged as often.


Read Psalm 103.

FNG Slip-n-slide Welcome!


THE SCENE:   Perfect…might have been a little cold (29F) but it wasn’t raining and it was dry.

F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:   Almost nailed it but Judge had to remind me this is my VQ and I am not a professional.

Burpees, Cherry Pickers, LBAC, WWII sit-ups, Tempo Diamond Merkins.  Paused to appreciate that we were still dry after Warm-O-Rama


Headed over to the guardrail for 41 tricep dips and a musical serenade to Guardrail to recognize his 41st trip around the sun.   Mosey over to the coupon pile.   Everyone grabbed a coupon, circled up and held an air chair while I explained “Capture the Coupon”   Counted off into teams of 4 and headed over to the parking lot and each team took their corner.   Each coupon had been labeled with an exercise and number of reps before the beat down.   Each HIM did the exercise on their individual coupon and then left it behind at their base while going to attack another team’s coupon supply and bring one back to their base to perform the next exercise found on the coupon.  It was mayhem for a little while but eventually the PAX got the hang of it and their was a full melting pot of the Lexicon going on simultaneously.   It was quite a beautiful scene.   Trolley tried to only capture the burpee coupon but KickFlip perfected the cup and ball magic trick and left him with bear crawls, which was still fine with him.   It was chaos but everyone seemed to enjoy it.   Mosey back to the shovel flag and had time for one more push before we timed out.   Eye of the Tiger came over the sound waves and the PAX performed Rocky Balboas until the chorus finally came.   We dropped and did merkins during the chorus and then back to Rocky Balboas during the second verse.   Did one more round of Merkins during the second chorus and then stopped for a quick Mary.

Did pickle pounders in cadence.   Once you reached the number of years you were married you stopped and held plank.   Curveball was our most experienced pickle pounder – still in perfect form after 25 years (I believe).  RESPECT

29 HIMs in attendance.

James 1: 2-4   “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”   Guardrail prayed this verse over my wife while helping stay with our children for another late night trip to the ER.   It has been on my mind ever since.   There is something about counting it ALL joy that is so beautiful but also so difficult in reality.   We all have those people in our lives that have perfected it and always have a smile on their face and you know there is nothing FAKE about it.   It is a contagious JOY that always brightens my day when I get to be in their presence.   We should all strive to live every moment of our lives with a posture towards JOY.   We can’t let the trials of the day overcome the blessings as they are always abundant when we choose to look for them.   Trials are the way God brings us closer to full dependence on Him.   It exposes the weakness in our Faith and the more we need his Grace.   We all face choices when trials come our way….turn to sin (doubting God, angry with God, turn to substance, bad relationships, etc) or submit to our inability to do it alone and the necessity of being fully dependent on Him.   In time the patience, endurance, steadfastness learned through trials sharpens our FAITH and makes us perfect and complete.    Last night my wife unbeknownst to her that I had chosen this verse to talk about said “I am so filled with JOY.  I haven’t felt this good in so many months.”  Hearing that was by far the best Valentines gift I have received in all my years and just one more confirmation of how good He is ALWAYS.   I want to thank everyone that has prayed for her and our family over the past several months,  it has been such a blessing for us all.   Let’s strive to always count it ALL joy, today, tomorrow and ALWAYS.


Prayers for Trolley’s wife ankle and ability to see a doctor quickly.   Prayers for Commision’s friend who is recovering from an appendectomy.

7 HIMs joined for coffee at DD.

DORA, Noonan, and Burpees

THE SCENE: Mostly Cloudy, 41°F, Feels like 37°F, Humidity 82%, Wind 6mph from SW – Thanks Frenchie

Zero Burpee Warm-up. Always a favorite.

0xBurpees, 20xSSH, 2xBurpees, 10xWindmills, 4xBurpees, 10xLBAC fw&bk, 6xBurpees, 10xTempo Squat, 8xBurpees, mosey towards Sophomore Hill, stop for 20xflutter kicks, mosey some more, 10xBurpees
At Sophomore Hill, grab a battle buddy for some original DORA 1-2-3:

  • 100xMerkins
  • 200xBBS
  • 300xSquats

Mosey over to the coupon pile and grab one for a new exercise: The Noonan (Description per Exicon: Running up stadium stairs with a ruck on. Any form of weighted ruck or coupon up and downstairs. In Honor of F3 Naperville’s Steve Keough (F3 Noonan) who suddenly passed away while rucking.)

In honor of the passing of F3 Noonan just 2 days after he turned 50, we completed 50 collective trips up and down the stairs to the sports building with our RESPECT PAX leading the way. During this exercise I asked everyone to take a moment of silence to meditate on how blessed we are to have our health and to pray for those that don’t.

Mosey with your coupon over to the stadium. At the bottom of the hill perform the following starting with 10 reps of each and adding 10 reps after each round:

  • CMU Curls
  • CMU Tricep Extensions
  • CMU Swings

Run to the top of the Stadium Hill and perform 5 burpees to complete one round. Repeat adding reps until time was called.

Mosey back to the shovel flag.
26 HIMs; 3 Ruckers and 23 Boot Campers
My favorite verse for quite a long time has been:

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28

Although this is my favorite verse, I used to apply it the wrong way. This verse does not guarantee that everything that happens to us in this life will benefit us in this life. It means that even when bad things happen to us in this world, if we maintain our faith and love in God, those things will benefit us in the life to come. The Bible does not teach that prosperity is something guaranteed to Christians, quite the opposite is true. We will be tried and persecuted in this life, but through those trials and tribulations we will grow closer to God. The things in this world are fleeting and ultimately meaningless if we don’t maintain our faith in God.


Shoutout to all of our PAX that have earned RESPECT. You don’t know how much us young bucks envy the fact that you are still out here pushing us to get better. You have something that we may never have, but that we all hope to have when we are 50+.

It’s been awesome seeing JUCO grow as much as it has this last year. We’ve added JUCO: Rush on Wednesdays at 0515 and are still testing out JUCO: Ruck on Mondays at 0500. Come get ya some!
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