F3 Knoxville

Suicide Squad (with pee rocks)

THE SCENE: Quite Nice. 60 degrees. No precipitation; ample perspiration.
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  • Cherry Pickers x5 IC
  • Imperial Walkers x10 IC
  • Rockettes x10 IC
  • SSH x10 IC
  • Tempo Merkins x7 IC
  • Tempo Squats x8 IC
  • Mosey around the outhouse
  • *The above numbers are approximations. I may or may not have fumbled through my cadence calls.


  • Colt 45’s (with a “medium” sized pee rock, that “we will spend some time with”)
  • Indian Run (with rock) to base of Everest
  • 4 Station Hill Climb Suicide (with rock)
    • Lunges to first cone; 20 squats; run back to start
    • Lunges to first cone; Bernie Sanders to second cone; 20 squats run back to start
    • Lunges to first cone; Bernie Sanders to second cone; karaoke’s to third cone; 20 squats; run back to start
    • Lunges to first cone; Bernie Sanders to second cone; karaoke’s to third cone; run to fourth cone; 20 squats; STOP
  • Colt 45’s (with rock) followed by Shotput Championships
    • @Frosty is the champion of “tee tiny pee stone pebble” class
    • @Lay-z-boy is the champion of the “medium man-sized rock” class
  • Pavilion
    • Pull Ups x10
    • Dips x10
    • Box Jump Burpees x10
    • Rinse and Repeat
  • Rock run back to the AO.  Nice work men; this sucked!

MARY:  Sally Bring ’em Up; Sally Bring ’em Down Merkins – 100% flame out rate, which lead to Sally Bring ’em Up; Sally Bring ’em Down Squats.

Priorities:  My 5-F’s (in order): Faith, Family, Friends (i.e. Fellowship), Fitness (e.g. exercise and nutrition), Finances (i.e. career/work).  The question is not really, “do we have priorities?;” rather the question is, “do we have our priorities in the right order?”  I am not referring here to priorities for the sake of improved time management, but for improved decision/life management, in both the hundreds of little decisions we make daily about the seemingly trivial and in the infrequent, life-altering decisions. The consequence of the order of our priorities, is that our lives, our relationships, our impact near and far, will mirror our priorities.  For me, when I look in the mirror, I want to see …. in addition to six pack abs, of course … a faith in Jesus steering my relationships with family, friends, myself, and my career, not the other way around.  What do you want to see in that mirror?  Re-order; reflect; recommit.
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THE SCENE: It was nice!

  • BA Cir FWD/REV IC x 6
  • Merkin IC x 10
  • Yoga Stretches – gotta get the hips loose

5 stations w/ 3 exercises & 25 reps each – 3x thru -> then move to the next

  • Station 1
    • Merkins
    • Shoulder Taps
    • Thrusters
  • Station 2
    • Squat
    • Lunge
    • Skater
  • Station 3
    • Mtn Climber – Heel Tap
    • BC Merkin
    • Plank Jack
  • Station 4
    • Am Hammer
    • Hello Dolly
    • Flutter Kick
  • Station 5
    • LBC
    • Turkish Get-Up
    • Star Jack


  • Mayberry – Floor Wipers
  • Butters – BBS
  • Respect – V-Ups (Had to cut him short!!)

24 HIM’s strong
When you are feeling angry about a work situation, you may be too close to it. Step back, check your ego, detach yourself and approach with with a different attitude.
I meant for this workout allow the cheetah’s out front. However, when the PAX gets divided into groups we instantly go into TEAM mode. All of the teams stuck together and finished the workout together. That was great to see. I think if I were to do this again, I would start everyone at the same spot and have an order to the stations that didn’t smoke the shoulders 3 straight times.
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Mr. Spectacular and the Victory Lap

THE SCENE: 71 and muggy but we did not get mugged! Saw a Fox on the Ruck!

Everything based on OCHO! Team OCHO won the HHH 10 hr race so why not celebrate it with reps of 8!

SSH x 8 iC

Rockettes x8 IC in a circle with Tank calling the cadence

Squats x 8 IC

Merkins x8 IC

Shoulder taps x8 ic

Mr. Spectacular x8 OYO . Mr. Spectacular is easy if you do one, but do LOTS and LOTS of them and they suck!. Put the CMU on the ground, feet on either side of the CMU, bend over and put your hand son the ground in front of your feet, walk your hands out until you are in the push up/plank position, do a MERKIN and walk your hands back to your feet, pick up the CMU and do a thruster. repeat that about 100 times and let me know how you feel, spectacular! Not……..

  • Partner up  and make a victory lap to the Matterhorn. Partner one Farmer Scurries(run or fast walk) with 2 CMU while P2 stays behind and does 8 merkins and 8 squat jumps. Once done P2 runs to catch P1. P1 hands off CMUs to P2 and P2 takes off while P1 stays back for 8 merkins and 8 sq jumps. You get it? Do this all the way to the Base camp of Matterhorn.
  • We had 28 so we stayed with our partner. P1 ran halfway up Matter horn and does 8 Big boys(incline) while P2 stays at the bottom and does 8 Mr. spectaculars. Switch out when P1 runs back. P1 now does Mr. Spectacular and P2 runs up and does 8 big boys
  • We do this with the goal of running up the matterhorn 8 times…imagine that, 8 times!
  • Well, due to time, I think we ran up the hill 5 times. Some may have ran 6 and some may have run 4. Either way, we kept moving and NO ONE stopped! Way to work men!
  • You all are Spectacular!
  • Partner up and complete the victory lap back to the AO. Again with P1 cmu farmer scurry and P2 does exercises. then run to catch and switch up….

Just under 5 mins left for mary…

LBC x8 ic

Flutters x8 ic

Dollies x 8 IC

Proton Parkers x8 IC

Box cutters x8 IC

Plank the last 20 seconds

28 MR> SPECTACULARS where on hand for the Celebration of Team Ocho! 2 FNG, Fax and Flashback, welcome!
HIM ( High Impact man) or as Detention puts it. Humble Invest Mental. The acronym that I love and used it on TANK. he exuded ALL three this past weekend and really, the past several months, planning for the Hardship Hill event. Tank put himself last and his HUMBLE disposition was apparent(by the way, I know Tank pretty well and he is a SMARTASS too, LOL!!). He INVESTED himself for the sole purpose of raising money for OEW by dedicating a tone of time and effort into the Hardship Hill race. With the stresses of putting on such an event, he showed MENTAL toughness through out and never waivered on his attitude. Not to say deep down(like all of us) he was stressing a little, but he NEVER burdened anybody with his stresses about the event. He was always positive. Truly a HIM and I am proud to call him my F3 brotha but more importantly , my friend!
Don’t be like Tank, be your self but take the “HIM” and apply it to your everyday actions. I know I need to! Love you guys!
ANNOUNCEMENTS:Tank, when the hell is the next one!? LOL!


THE SCENE: Warm about 70 degrees. Pollen is everywhere.

SSH X20, 10 odd count merkins, 5 Cherry Pickers

Do 10 of each exercise at each cone along the big loop.

  • Inch worms
  • Smurf jacks
  • One arm up planks
  • diamond mericans
  • 10 sec one legged stands
  • Run to top of hill at restaurant
  • Burpees
  • Squats
  • Reg mericans
  • squat jumps
  • wide mericans
  • bobby hurleys
  • iron mikes
  • shoulder tap mericans
  • lunges

Flutter kicks x 30 till 6 joins then Mosey to AO
Ring of fire-leg lifts x3
19 in attendance
Talked about example of doing a mud race with my wife and being too self centered and wanting to run it and do it fast. My wife is not in the shape I’m in and really struggled. I got irritated and she could sense it and along with the fact we got there late and she hates the shape that she is in, ended up having a small panic attack. It litterly took that for my dumb ass to figure out that the day was not about me running a race but about spending time with my wife and the mother of my children.

so…..when you spend time with your family, BE THERE for them mentally as well.
Good chatter this morning and some new guys are adding some good energy to the PAX
Hardship Hill, prayers for Tanks wife

Fear the Lord


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Quick mosie around the outhouse

SSH x20 IC
Cherry Pickers x10 IC
Some o’ this, Some o’ that

Tre UP! Get a CMU and a pair of rocks

FEAR THE LORD (Dora Exercise)

Partner 1: rock/CMU exercise

Partner 2: run to the hill

Partner 3: Hill exercise

Rock exercises: 200 total each

Flys (2 rocks)
External rotation curls (2 rocks)
ABCs (Alphabet x6)
Rows (big rock)

Tricep extensions
Hello Dolly
Elf on the shelf (lift, reach across overhead)

Lazy Boy Curls (palm up grip)
Overhead Press
Reverse crunches
Dry docks

Hill exercises: 20 each
Wide Merkins
Imperial Walkers
OPP (one armed pickle pounder)
Mountie Squats (toes out)

Didn’t we do enough during the beatdown?
Tank,  shooter, Tweety, Bowflex, Butters, Frosty, Bartman, Farva, Fluteloop, I-beam, Respect, Snitch, Wagon Wheel, Booger, Laettner,  Abacus, Detention, Woodshack, Deadhead, Ribbed, Podium, LA-Z-Boy, Waxjob, Smoker

I have a colleague w/ wisdom and maturity issues. Started praying about him, and then for him to develop more maturity and wisdom. God chuckled at me. “It takes one to know one, my boy! Don’t you remember when this was you?”

Immediately I had the words of Proverbs 9 in my head. The fear of the Lord is the BEGINNING of wisdom.

I do remember, because it wasn’t too long ago and I consistently fail in these same things. The fear of the Lord is the BEGINNING of wisdom.

I don’t know where the end is, but the beginning of wisdom is fearing the Lord. This isn’t about being terrified or feeling guilt and shame for our wrong doing. This is about recognizing the natural order of things and in whose world we are living. Recognizing whose children we interact with every day and just how much He loves us…AND them! We are loved as sons, but we bear the responsibility to carry that name!

We all think we’re football experts. We’ll talk for hours about what needs to change. We’ll tweet endlessly, and even call into radio shows to second guess decisions. But none of us would walk into Jeremy Pruitt’s office and presume to tell him what he needs to do or how he could do it better. Why? ‘cuz that’s his world and we KNOW we don’t belong in charge of it.

Apply the same to God. You are not in control of half of what you think you are, and you mismanage most of what you are in control when you do it under your own steam. Recognize whose you are and in whose land you live…change that perspective and you’ll see some new wisdom come your way.

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. For by me your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life. If you are wise, you are wise for yourself; if you scoff, you alone will bear it.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭9:10-12‬ ‭ESV‬‬
http://bible.com/59/pro.9.10-12.esv MOLESKIN:
This was a tough workout, but a pretty fun one. Lots of mumble chatter and sore muscles. I was proud of the men.

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