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.

Killer B’s

THE SCENE: Not too hot or wet but a whole lot of goose poop

SSH, tempo merkins and squats, cherry pickers, and Imperial walkers.
Thought it was for sure rain so I wasted a “rain inspired” playlist

  • Jog to each parking line, 5 burpees, 10 big boys, 15 Squats, Bernie back a line and then jog 2 forward, rinse and repeat.  Once we reach the other end we Bernie, Broad Jump, & Bear Crawl home
  • Jog to the new building for some fresh Dips and incline merkins with a shuttle run down the steps. AMRAP

LBC and American hammers

Would you recommend you for________? This could be for a dad, husband, boss, friend, co-worker, etc.  If not, why not? And how can you change that?
Pray for all with COVID and for all of us to have patience and compassion.
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That is a lot of goose poop

THE SCENE: Beautiful morning.

Insert information about the warmup.
Mosey to the parking lot with the least amount of goose poop. 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  8-9 cones across lot. Run a lap around the lot after completing all cones and go back to start doing same exercise adding up again. switch to second exercise, then 3rd,4th. While waiting on the six, do LBCs or hold plank. 

exercises with travel movements are:

  • Merkins with runs
  • Squat jumps with bear crawls (every other line)
  • Dry docks with Bernie Sanders
  • Lunges with side shuffle

mosey back to start but 4 of the PAX became “injured” and had to be carried.
Mosey to AO stopping for 5 burpees.

No time for her today.
Short worried about sacrifice and helping others. Spent most of the BOM talking about the Hardship Hill and participation from the PAX.
Man! there is a lot of goose poop at the JUCO. I went to set up early this morning and the parking lot I was going to use was literally filled with hundreds of geese and thousands upon thousands of piles of goose poop. No go. I found a much better parking lot above and to the side of the school. Freshly paved no pebbles, perfect for today’s workout. It’s amazing how much poop a goose can churn out for the size of that animal. I mean, take a look at an Alpaca. It’s a big animal and it poops out little rabbit pellets. Did you know that alpaca poop is actually referred to as black gold. It is highly sought after for fertilizer. Also, alpacas and llamas are not the same animal. One time I did a llama race for charity. I got to run around the lawn at worlds fair park with a llama named Betty I think. I’m not real good with horse size animals. Never really get along with horses very well. I’m not intimidated by much, but horses are so big and one kick in the Jimmy would put you down for a long time. Well, I gotta get to work so no more time for the rambling poetic waxing of this PAX member. I will leave you with this. The only thing worse than it raining after you washed your car is having to poop after you get out of the shower. Leave a 💩 emoji on the slack post it you read this far and you will be an honorary member of the I read Tank’s BB club.
Hardship Hill and snacks for Wesley house.

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.

Monday Mashup

THE SCENE: Typical Aug; none of that chapped skin, nice and moist air.

Cherry Pickers, Overhead Claps, Peter Parker Merkins, Mountain Climbers and Snowboarders

Animal movement across the big parking lot: Bear crawl, Crab walk, Frog jump, duck walk, inch worms.   Mosey the rest of the way to the coupon pile. Split up in groups to do 2 rounds of

5 Pull ups, 10 Leg lifts, 15 Big Boys, Wall sits till the group was done and came down together.

while the other half

5 Ausie Mtn climbers, 10 Snowboarders, CPR (Curl, Press, Tricep) till the other group got there.

Grab 2 coupons, Hot lava across the street, CMU carry up the hill for 10 Diamond merkins, 20 Squats and then crawl bear down the hill and bear crawl back up. Repeat Squats and Merkins.

Some work outs on the way back (Heel touches, tricep dips, box jumps/step ups, Planks)  No time for Mary

Welcome @ FNG’s:  Island hopper & Base Salary  (Yes, that’s Commission’s brother, who also happened to crash a fork lift into the base of the building during a safety audit)
Not an easy word today

“bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other;
as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Colossians 3:13″
Makes me think of the Lord’s prayer part that goes: and forgive our sins, as we forgive those who have sinned against us. Matthew 6:12
Quote: “Jesus never focuses on the failure. He focuses on the restoration.” Louie Giglio
Jesus was way harsher on the Pharisees than he was on those ‘living in sin’, caught in adultery or socially outcast b/c life wasn’t together
We need to take this as a reminder to search our hearts for these and others:

  • Pride, Arrogance ​
  • Selfishness​
  • Un-thankfulness​
  • Laziness​, gluttony, gossip, slander, not complimenting our wives and kids
  • Neglecting scripture/ worship/prayer/community ​
  • Putting out hope in: $, job, person, vacation​
  • Harshness & Impatience​, Complaining, Critical Spirit​These things are forgiven and confessing them allows for restoration! Know you are forgiven and in turn forgive others