F3 Knoxville

Tony Hawk

THE SCENE: A balmy 40 degrees with a light drizzle. Perfect beatdown weather!

30x SSH IC
10x Failure to Launch
10x Hindurkins IC
20x LBAC each way
20x OHC
10x Crabettes IC
20x Cossack Squats (10 each leg)
Toady-hop across the parking lot (not Tony Hawk, although that sounds much cooler. I’ll have to work on that…)
Bear crawl across the parking lot

Mosey over to the large parking lot. Battle buddy up.
Broken Wheelbarrow (partner holds only one leg) from one line to the next, 5 merkins on arrival.
Switch places with partner.
Repeat with other leg.
Squats for the Six.

Mosey to the courtyard. Divide into groups of 3.
One PAX under one shelter, other under shelter across the courtyard. Third PAX runs between (plus 2 burpees) and switches out.
Exercise pairs:

Iron Mikes – Cossack Squats
Diamond Merks – Carolina Dry Docks
Gas Pumpers – LBCs
Superman Swim – Sundial
Ran outta time! Hustle back to the AO!

Ruckers were doing something or other at the AO when we got there… But time was up!
6 for Motherruck’n Monday: Sergeant Slaughter, Mermaid, Mandolin, Booster, Ginger, and Judge Judy. 19 for the standard beatdown (as tagged)
Stolen from Tank’s contribution to the weekly email, because it hit home:
Close your eyes.
Imagine you have a daughter.
Now imagine she’s dating someone just like you.
Did you smile?
Then change!

Some things we lack the power to change on our own. We need the help of the Holy Spirit inside us. Without Him we can do nothing!

Never had a nosebleed before today, but it bled like a stuck pig the whole way from my house to the AO! Managed to get it stopped just in time for the beatdown… could have been a gory mess!
Pullup Bars installation at the Dog Pound next month! Feb 29!


THE SCENE:  A balmy 20 degrees

LBAC f/b, OH Claps, Tempo Merkins, Tempo Squats, Calve Raises
Mosey to business strip center. Perform 5 rounds of the following exercises with a mosey (1/2 of the strip center) between each round: 10 Burpees (50 total), 20 Jump Squats (100 total),  20 Merkins (100 total) 30 Monkey Humpers (150 total), 20 2ct MCs (100 total).

Mosey to shovel flag. Line up along curb. Run to each parking line (5 total) and back, stopping at each line for 5 Diamond Merkins, 5 Merkins, 5 Werkins. MARY:
No time
26 strong including 8 JUCO Monday Motherruckers.

Music is powerful. It can set your mood, stir up thoughts (both good and sinful, inspire people, etc). I recalled the time frame when I first began to come to saving faith in Christ (late 20s). There was a Christian radio station in Houston doing a 30 Day Challenge to anyone interested. The challenge was to listen to Christian radio for 30 days straight. I took part in the challenge and it changed my life in a good way.  I challenged the F3 JUCO men to do this. and suggested several Knoxville radio stations to listen to.  I also discussed what an awesome witness this can be to your children while in the car, on the way to school or wherever.

Phillipians 4:8 states, ” Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

Waxjob……..in a giraffe suit…..

Gentleness in Strength

THE SCENE: Low 40’s and too nice

LBAC f/b, Tempo Merkins, Tempo Squats, Calve Raises
Mosey the Running Path, stopping at each pole for either 5 Diamond Merkins + 5 Merkins + 5 Werkins, or 5 Narrow Squats + 5 Squats + 5 Summo Squats – QIC’s call.  (14 Poles total I believe)

Arrive at Soccer Field. Perform directed exercise/reps at one end, mosey to other end, repeat, mosey back and repeat, until 5 rounds of the exercise/reps are complete. We did Burpees x10, Jump Squats x20, Merkins x20, Monkey Humpers x30.

Mosey to Playground. Perform Grinder of 5 pull-ups, 10 Merkins, 15 Dips – Mosey short distance and do 2 8ct BBs, Mosey back and repeat until time called.

Mosey to Bridge. Perform Indian style Slowsy with PAX forming a line, shoulder to shoulder in Al Gore. Last man chooses exercise to the front (Bear Crawl, Frog Jump, Mall Walk, Burpee Broad Jump, etc.). Rotate thru until bridge is traversed. MARY:
Cosmo led some Flutter Kicks.
13 Strong

See Weekly Email (01/19). Spoke about the importance of cultivating the virtue of gentleness and the stumbling block that can hinder our gospel witness if we lack gentleness. “Blessed are the meek. They shall inherit the earth.”
Some of my favorite HIMs showed up for this one, to include Toto. What a blessing it was to lead and fellowship with these men. Awesome group.

Lake Quarters

Warm o Rama

  • Start Super slow to increasing to super fast on ALL these:
  • 10x Dancing Burpees (3 ct High Knee + Burpee on 4)
  • 10x Cherry Picker
  • 10x Ferris Wheel (4ct @ 9 , 12, 3, 6) Wide stance – huge stretch.
  • 10x Side 2 Side (4ct Toe Touch – like Speed Skater )
  • 10x Freddy Mercuries (4ct – long stretch)
  • 10x Moon Dancers (4ct – inverted Freddy Mercuries)
  • 10x 180 Leg Lifts (4ct 90, 180, 90, 0 )
  • 10x Merkin Rolls (3ct)
  • 10x Bruce Lee’s (Side Kick with rear elevated dismount) 4ct (1 side kick. 2-3-4 by 4 your foot is behind you after being spun back around behind you all the while in the air at the same level you kicked)
  • 10x Rocky Balboa’s (4ct punches – in fighter stance – Jab cross jab cross) @ rep 5 switch to Jab cross jab upper-cut.

Transition to Lake: Indian Race Run

The indian race run is like the indian run but with two races added. The last person in line sprints up to front and back to back and keeps going around back up to the front. So each person does two loops around the train. When that sprinter gets to the back the first time, the next person in line races him back up to the top. Upon reaching the beginning the first person stops and the second person begins his loop to the back where the next last person will race him up to the top. (Repeat).

The Thang – Big Quarters

An AMRAP around the lake for time 20 Minutes. At each quarter mark around the lake there is one exercise. Each one increases by 25.

  • @3 O’clock do 25 Burpees
  • @12 O’Clock do 50 Merkins (or 2ct Iron Mikes)
  • @9 O’Clock do 75 Flutter Kicks (single count)
  • @6 O’Clock do 100 LBC’s
    Start at 6 O’Clock with no LBC’s.

Transition to State Farm Stairs:

  • Merkin Centipede: In single file plank line. AS FAST AS POSSIBLE. Last person does merkin roll (from warmup) and sprints to the front of the line. As soon as the sprinters feet passes the next persons head, the next person Merkin rolls to the side to a sprint to the front. (Repeat).
  • Baby Merkin Centipede: Same thing but on elbows.
  • Sun Bathing Centipede: Same thing but in reverse plank (belly up – or stiff straight crab)

Mary – Thor Slappers

  • At top of small stairs do 10x Thors (BBS + 4 Hammers)
  • Run to top of big stairs
  • At top of large stairs do 10x Clap Jacks (clapping merkin + Star Jack)

Transition back to AO: Three lines with this JODY

  • F3 F3 – F3 Beatdowns are the best
    Always Free but you give up some rest
  • F3 F3 – Jesus Christ is His Name
    Givin Glory to Him is our Aim
  • F3 F3 – High Impact Men Givin glory to His Name
    Day by Day We give Christ the Fame
  • F3 F3 – I hope my wife don’t get mad today
    Cause I woke her up goin to F3
  • F3 F3 – We hope our wives don’t get mad today
    Cause I’ve gone to F3 five times this week
  • F3 F3 – Gettin up before dawn is what we do
    It don’t seem right if it ain’t in the gloom
  • F3 F3 – Iron Sharpens Iron Day by day
    Sprints and Burpees all the way
    Sprints and Burpees all the way
  • F3 F3 – God Help us Trolley’s on Q, 200 Burpees is what he wants us to do.


Jumping Into Risk


THE SCENE: Insert info about the weather, etc.

15 SSH, 15 mountain climbers, 10 tempo merkins, 10 tempo squats, 10 windmills
Mosey to the back parking lot. AMRAP workout starts at northeast corner.

  • 10 burpees
  • Run to Southeast corner
  • 20 merkins
  • Bear crawl to Southwest corner
  • 20 heels to heaven
  • Run to northwest corner
  • 20 squats
  • Run up the hill and then to the coupon pile
  • Grab a coupon and do 20 curls and 20 overhead presses
  • Run up the stairs and tag the building
  • Run back to start


Ring of fire with two merkins while all other PAX hold a plank.  Then, we made an attempt to do a 6″ plank while the PAX did a merkin around the ring, but it didn’t work all that well (poor instructions given by the YHC).  We finished up with 10 flutter kicks.

33 HIMs at JUCO.  Welcome FNG, Hound Dog!
Proverbs 28:23 – “He who rebukes a man will afterward find more favor than he who flatters with the tongue.”  Confrontation is sometimes a difficult thing to overcome, but sugar-coating the truth may be worse.  Correcting a brother, may help him to direct him back to the right path and may help save their soul.  As a result, a stronger, more meaningful relationship may flourish.
It was great to get to Q once again at JUCO.  It is amazing what a year has brought to this AO!
Sign-up for Hardship Hill.  Judge Judy has your Brolympic shirts if you ordered one.