F3 Knoxville

Favorite Things and Horrible Jokes

THE SCENE: 67 degrees

Cherry Pickers, Newtons Cradle, Tempo Squats, Maracan Night Club, Mountain climbers
Mosey to the base of jucamajaro, with a stop at the guardrail for some dips.

At every other line we did an exercise till the 6 was up and then did a few more.  Ran 2 lines, repeat.  Merkins, downhill merkins, Squats, LBC’s, downhill bbs, lots of abs on the way down.  This is where the jokes started and it was all downhill from there.

Dirkins on the guardrail, some SSH and other things till be bernie’d up the hill to the pull up bars.  3 pull ups, then we had to get some steps to make the middle bar closer.  1 CMU rifle carry, 2nd time Curls.  2 bricks was enough for the Q to reach the high bar, double carry down.  Indian run back with the line bernie and the back running to the front.  Jokes got so bad we did some Burpies and a ring of fire.

LBC, Hello Dolly’s
12 HIM, half Rush, half not

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.  Romans 12:9-13

This passage made me think of the story I heard recently.  With all the horror of Afghanistan the story of one TN marine who was not slothful in zeal but was fervent in spirit and served the Lord by serving his dear brother, his interpreter from his time in Afghanistan.  His love, being genuine, flowed naturally to giving to the needs of others and showing hospitality.

Challenge 1: Read https://mydearbrother.org/ and as the Lord leads consider giving https://www.gofundme.com/f/my-friend-my-interpreter

Challenge: Memorize the above passage.

IPC on Friday!  Keep on pushing it.

Fill up the calendar or you’ll have more poorly planned Q’s that go from Jucomajaro to the pull up bars with jokes that make it feel twice as long.

Choose Your Own Adventure

THE SCENE: Humid, but otherwise nice

Tempo Squat
Hairy Rocketts
Mountain Climbers


Had a choice: Jucomanjaro Dora or Burpees at the Pond; Jucomanjaro won (we should’ve done a recount!)
Mosey to JUCAMANJARO (did some guardrail dips along the way)
3 Steps Forward, 2 Steps Back
Dora exercise – pair up doing 100 Merkins, 200 Squats, 300 LBCs
Partner ran up about 30 meters and came back to grab his buddy as we traversed the mountain
Mary at the top (Freddy Mercury, Hello Dolly, etc)
Mosey back to the AO, doing various exercises along the way


1 Pet 3:7
 Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

We should strive in every endeavor (even the small things) to empathize with our wives and seek to honor them so that our prayer life may not be hindered. Always room to improve in this area for all of us

JUCO 2021 Iron Pax 0

THE SCENE: Cool & crisp – darn near perfect.
Due to Iron Pax, this was on your own

100 Merkins 800 meter run
75 Merkins 1200 meter run
50 Merkins 1600 meter run
25 Merkins 2000 meter run

No time, went slightly over 


Colossians 3:17 NIV. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.


This verse represents what a HIM is supposed to represent, doing everything to His Name means bringing your all. That’s what Iron PAX is all about. We encourage each other to go beyond what we thought was possible. We serve a God who can do infinitely more than we imagine, let’s give Him our all.

Dead frog and a huge worm

THE SCENE: Rain held off to just a drizzlie mist. Quite nice actually. The Circus maximus was nice and dry.

warmup stuff


if it ain’t broke…don’t fix it. So I’m rehashing my workouts from this week. Laziness…I think not.
Start at first cone. Do qty of 1 of 1st exercise. Move to next cone, do qty of 2, next cone qty of 3 etc. Total of  10 cones down one side of the Circus Maximus. Run a lap around the lot after completing all cones and go back to where you left off doing same exercise adding up again back to start.  switch to second exercise, then 3rd,4th. While waiting on the six, do LBCs or Al Gores.

exercises with travel movements are:

  • Merkins with runs
  • Squat jumps with bear crawls (every other cone)
  • Dry docks with low Bernie Sanders

apparently the circus maximus is bigger than I thought. We only got through three exercises this time around. Mosey back to the AO for some ab work

Freddy mercury‘s, side crunches, LBCs
14 pax

“Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which in prosperous circumstances would have laid dormant” Horace (Roman Poet)

we talked about our nation’s wounded veterans and first responders and how they overcome adversity With the help of operation enduring warrior. We discussed the Hardship Hill and how they can get involved.

I missed coming out to the asylum. Great park, great guys, and I love the circus Maximus service. Great mumble chatter this morning as well. Need to come back more often. Don’t have a whole Lotta time for random comments so I’ll leave it at this. Don’t let this be your definition.

Tomorrow: A mythical land where 99% of human productivity, motivation and achievements are stored.

Hardship Hill , Wesley House snacks


Sweating with the Oldies

THE SCENE: Low 70’s with some humidity

Side straddle hop x 20 (4 Count)

Cherry pickers x 5 

Tempo merkins x 10

Failure to launch (modified to a 3 count) x 10

Scorpions (from plank, raise legs individually as high as you can) x 10

Supermans x 10 (4 Count)

Swimmers x 10 (4 Count)

Mosey to the courtyard

  • Dora with one lap around the short path
    • 100 Imperial Walkers (4 Count)
    • 100 Swimmers (4 Count)
    • 100 Mountain Climbers (4 Count)
    • 100 Superman (4 Count)
  • 11’s on the bricks – Dips and Scorpions
  • 30 sec of Bobby Hurleys followed by 30 sec of Wall Sits (2 rounds)
  • Mosey to the AO
    • 10 merkins (4 Count)
    • 10 lunges (4 Count)
    • 10 Failure to launch (modified to a 3 count) x 10
  • Jailbreak to the flag


ONCE THERE WERE two brothers who inherited their father’s land. The two brothers divided the land in half and each one farmed his own section. Over time, the older brother married and had six children, while the younger brother never married.

One night, the younger brother lay awake. “It’s not fair that each of us has half the land to farm,” he thought. “My brother has six children to feed and I have none. He should have more grain than I do.”

So that night the younger brother went to his silo, gathered a large bundle of wheat, and climbed the hill that separated the two farms and over to his brother’s farm. Leaving the wheat in his brother’s silo, the younger brother returned home, feeling pleased with himself.

Earlier that very same night, the older brother was also lying awake. “It’s not fair that each of us has half the land to farm,” he thought. “In my old age my wife and I will have our grown children to take care of us, not to mention grandchildren, while my brother will probably have none. He should at least sell more grain from the fields now so he can provide for himself with dignity in his old age.”

So that night, too, he secretly gathered a large bundle of wheat, climbed the hill, left it in his brother’s silo, and returned home, feeling pleased with himself.

The next morning, the younger brother was surprised to see the amount of grain in his barn unchanged. “I must not have taken as much wheat as I thought,” he said, bemused. “Tonight I’ll be sure to take more.”

That very same moment, his older brother was also standing in his barn, musing much the same thoughts.

After night fell, each brother gathered a greater amount of wheat from his barn and in the dark, secretly delivered it to his brother’s barn. The next morning, the brothers were again puzzled and perplexed.

“How can I be mistaken?” each one scratched his head. “There’s the same amount of grain here as there was before I cleared the pile for my brother. This is impossible! Tonight I’ll make no mistake – I’ll take the pile down to the very floor. That way I’ll be sure the grain gets delivered to my brother.”

The third night, more determined than ever, each brother gathered a large pile of wheat from his barn, loaded it onto a cart, and slowly pulled his haul through the fields and up the hill to his brother’s barn. At the top of the hill, under the shadow of a moon, each brother noticed a figure in the distance.  Who could it be?

When the two brothers recognized the form of the other brother and the load he was pulling behind, they realized what had happened. Without a word, they dropped the ropes to their carts and embraced.

Romans 12:9-13

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.