F3 Knoxville


An F3 haiku:
Breezy mid 60s
Crescent moon floating in ink
Impending beatdown

25x SSH IC
15X TN Rocking Chairs IC
10x Travoltas IC each side
15x LBAC IC (fwd and back)
15x Tempo Squats

Mosey to the long parking lot for a game of Memory
It’s been a lazy Q month for me.
4th time this month with this same Q at different AOs, and nobody’s repeated it but me! About time to burn the cardboard…
PAX take turns flipping 2 cards. If the cards don’t match, all PAX do BOTH exercises.
If the cards match they’re removed, and PAX just do that exercise followed by running to the far end of the parking lot and back.

The cards:
15 Merkins
15 Dry Docks
10 Iron Mikes (each leg)
10 Squat jump
10 Burpees
15 Monkey Hump 4ct
20 Mtn Climber 4ct
Bear Crawl to light pole, Crawl Bear back
20 Flutter Kicks 4ct
20 Big Boys

Managed to run out of time without ever seeing the burpees! Hit every other card at least once.

Just barely made it back to the AO in time, so no Mary today.
7 PAX today
Today’s word is “Perspective”.
During the beatdown, we bear-crawled along the same path that we ran to get to the end of the parking lot. When you’re just standing around, that light pole doesn’t look too far away. When you’re looking back between your feet, bear-crawling backwards, it looks like a lot farther. Conversely, that same distance looks like pretty much nothing at all when you’re finishing up running the full length of the parking lot.

Sometimes in your life you may feel like you’re in that reverse bear-crawl… Where you’re headed seems so far away and you’re moving backward to boot. In those times, remember that God has things under control, and his perspective is so much better. Just stay obedient, keep your eyes on Him, and He will take care of your journey.
The good thing about Monkey Humpers is that the posture required basically prevents eye contact.
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Q101 at JUCO – Mixin’ it up

THE SCENE: Recovering from the rain this week it was a little soggy but perfect weather for a beat down.   Not to hot not too cold. F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER

4 Standards: Disclaimer, Proper count and cadence, BOM, COT

  • A – Authenticity – If you can’t do it, then don’t Q it. Period
  • C – Consistency – Count the same way every time, all the time.
  • E – Energy – The PAX feed off the Q’s energy. Bring the heat and be early.
  • S – Selflessness – The workout is about the PAX, not the Q. Not ever


  • SH 25x (IC)
  • Wide Merkins x 10 (IC)
  • Merkin 15x (IC)
  • Arm Circles Forward 15x (IC)
  • Arm Circles Backward 15x (IC)
  • 3 Hand Release Burpees OYO


String of Pearls to Hill – No Man Left Behind, plan the workout with all fitness levels in mind.

  • Stop 1 – 100 Squats (P1 does 10 while P2 holds air chair; 100 total for group))

Explanations and transitions can make or break a workout!

Three stages of the PAX, where are you?

  1. Survival
  2. Push yourself
  3. Encourage

Grinders12 min

1st Battle Buddy lunges to the first cone, then sprints to 2 second cone, does 2 reps of the exercise while Battle Buddy 2 is jumping air rope.  Switch. Each round increase by 2 reps until each man does a total of 14 reps.  Three rounds:

  • Rd 1 = Burpees
  • Rd 2 = BBS
  • Rd 3 = Ranger Merkins (hands at should width, elbows in)
  1. Keep the PAX Moving. No down time
  2. Practice explanations the night before and make sure they are easy to explain!
  3. Demonstrate as needed
  4. Structure the workout with all skill levels in mind.
  5. Always start and end on time. Always have a watch or a phone
  6. Rehearse your exercises and your cadence aloud in prep for the workout.

The BEAST is 6 exercises, performing 6 reps at 6 stops. 12 min

4 lines (lined field or cones).  Start at first line, sprint to second and do 6 reps, then to third and do 6 reps, then to fourth and do 6 reps, back to third for 6 reps, back to second for 6 reps, back to start line and complete 6 reps.  Hold Plank until all finish.

  • Merkins
  • Star Jacks
  • Squats
  • Wide Arm Merkins
  • Bobby Hurley
  • Burpees

Dealers Choice

  • Flutter Kicks x 25(IC)

Use the TAGS on right-side to record PAX (BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOURSELF) in attendance. Be sure to select the AO in CATEGORY above TAGS and then delete these notes!



  • Plan your workout – Actually write it down and get someone who has Q’d before to review it.
  • Better to have too much than not enough
  • Have an alternative Plan! for rain, weather size of PAX etc.
  • Welcome everyone
  • Use good form
  • Cadence- Inflection and recover and practice out loud!


“Today you will spend solitary moments of conversation with yourself, either listing your complaints or counting your blessings.”

“Think with me for a moment. Do you live a life of blessing or complaint?

  • easy to find fault, discontent.
  • easy to be irritated and impatient.
  • easy to groan and moan about the difficulties of life
  • easy to be dissatisfied.

Why are these things so easy? Well, they’re easy because sin still causes us to make it all about us. ”

“Our readiness to complain is another argument for the forgiving and rescuing grace that Jesus, without complaint, willingly died to give us.”

Saint Francis Prayer

Lord make me an instrument of your peace
Where there is hatred let me sow love
Where there is injury, pardon
Where there is doubt, faith
Where there is despair, hope
Where there is darkness, light
And where there is sadness, joy

O divine master grant that I may
not so much seek to be consoled as to console
to be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love
For it is in giving that we receive
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned
And it’s in dying that we are born to eternal life


This is not the Caribbean Islands

THE SCENE: Clear, a little windy and 36 degrees

SSH X 20, cherry pickers x5, Rockettes x 10, mericans x 10

mosey to the big lot
THA-THANG:   Complete each exercise at parking lot island/cone and run up lot to next island/cone in a zig zag across parking lot.

1) 10 mericans
2) 10 squats
3) 10 diamond mericans
4) 10 Bobby Hurley’s
5) 10 shoulder touch mericans
6) 10 smurf Jacks
7) 10 burpees
8) 10 lunges each leg
9) 10 inch worms
10) 10 iron mikes
11) 10 plank ups each arm
12) 10 sec one leg balance holds each
13) 10 wide mericans
14) 10 squat jumps
Then “collect cones” by running to each cone and add 2 reps per cone picked up.
first 7 is mericans, second 7 is squat jumps…. then some flutter kicks for fun.

More flutter and slutter kicks x30, Superman holds, boat/canoes w/rowing, burpees x6

13 including 1 FNG (Hawkeye)


1) Children living with fathers in the home tend to fare better on cognitive achievement and behavioral outcomes.

2. Adolescents living in intact families tend to report closer relationships with their fathers.

3. Among urban fathers, those who frequently attend religious services tend to be more engaged with their children.

4. Close relationships between adolescents and their fathers are positively associated with adolescents’ psychological well-being.

5. Adolescents with more involved fathers tend to exhibit lower levels of behavioral problems.

6. Adolescents who report having more positive relationships with their fathers are less likely to engage in delinquency.

7. Adolescents who report having more positive relationships with their fathers are less likely to abuse substances.

8. Individuals whose fathers showed more involvement in their lives early on tend to attain higher levels of education.

9. Growing up without a father appears to be associated with greater likelihood of incarceration later in life. 

10. Fathers’ religiosity is linked to higher quality of parent-child relationships.

11. Fathers’ engagement in their children’s activities was linked to higher academic performance.

12. Among adolescent girls, those who have a strong relationship with their fathers are less likely to report experiencing depression.

13. Close father-adolescent bonds protect against the negative influence of peer drug use.

14. Adolescent girls who have a close relationship with their fathers are more likely to delay sexual activity.

15. Adolescent girls whose fathers were present during their childhood are less likely to become pregnant.

16. Adolescent males who report a close relationship with their fathers are more likely to anticipate having a stable marriage in the future.

17. Men who become fathers outside of marriage are more likely to be poor.

18. Fathers of intact families spend, on average, more time with their children. 

19. Children raised in intact families by happily married parents tend to be more religious in adulthood.

20. Children raised in intact families are more likely to have stable and healthy romantic relationships as adults.

21. Intact families are more likely to provide a safe home for children.

22. Adolescent girls who have never lived apart from their parents are less likely to report sexual abuse than those who have.

23. Girls who experienced a parental separation during childhood are more likely to engage in early sexual activity.

24. Among teenage boys, those from intact families with frequent religious attendance average the fewest sexual partners.

25. Children in father-absent homes are almost four times more likely to be poor.

Don’t just be around, be involved!

A bit quiet for mumble chatter most likely due to the cold air and cardio.

Prayers for friend who lost their mother this week, family and relationship issues in the PAX, Hardship Hill success and to be better fathers.
Hardship Hill two JUCO teams 5 & 10 hour choices

Quality over Quantity

THE SCENE: 60 with a bit of wind (but it was 60 so who cares about the wind, right?)

  • Side Straddle Hop X 15 (IC)
  • Baby Arm Circles X 15 (IC)
  • Baby Arm Circles – reverse X 15 (IC)
  • Cherry Pickers X 15 (IC)
  • Windmills X 15 (IC)
  • Windmills – reverse X 15 (IC)
  • Tempo Squats X 10 (IC)
  • Mosey


The first part of the workout challenged the PAX to do AMRAPs (As Many Reps As Possible) with good, QUALITY form. We stayed together throughout this portion of the workout but all did different numbers of reps. At the end of the prescribed time for each exercise, we moseyed to another location.

  • Merkins – 2 minutes
  • Sit-ups – 3 minutes
  • Burpees – 3 minutes
  • Dips – 3 minutes
  • Star Jacks – 3 minutes
  • Rinse & repeat!

Second portion of the workout included the same exercises but had us picking up the pace with 10 reps at each station as fast as possible while running to the next exercise. Our focus was QUANTITY and cardio through 1-3 cycles each.  Mosey back to the AO


  • Box-cutters X 15 (IC)
  • American Hammers (Freedom Twists) X 15 (IC)



Booster, Fins, Homer, Neutron, Pink Eye, Scrum, Stye, Sweeper, Trolley!


Earlier this week my wife and I became grandparents of our 3rd grand Child.  As I was holding this new born baby I came to a renewed awareness of life and how precious it is.  God made all human beings in His image (Gen 1:27) with the sole purpose to glorify Him.  In Jer 1:5  God says “before I formed you in the womb knew you”.  We as men and leaders in the community must witness to other people the importance of the “value of life” and the importance to glorify God.  If we do that people might start thinking about that again and we might influence decisions on suicide, homicide and maybe even abortions.

JUCO will have 2 teams for the May 19th Obstacle Course Race, a 5-hour and 10-hour team; register here for JUCO 5 or JUCO 10 – https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=51587652&rf=35c7d20882aa4c1796efedbd47fe5261&ts=E


Back From Spring Break

THE SCENE: 40 Degrees and Pure Awesome.

  • SSH x 25 (IC)
  • Merkins x 10 (IC)
  • Windmills x 10 (IC)
  • Cherry Pickers x 5 (IC)
  • BAC’s F&R x 10 (IC)
  • Double Burpees x 5 (OYO)


Mosey to the courtyard walls

  • Step-Ups x 10 then Dips x 10 (Rinse and Repeat)
  • Decline Merkins x 10 then Dips x 10 (Rinse and Repeat)

Mosey to the coupon pile

  • Curls, Tri-Ceps, Weighted Squats x 10 each
  • Curls, Overhead Press, Weighted Squats x 10 each
  • Run the steps with the coupon
  • Merkins x 10 (IC)
  • Rinse and Repeat.
  • Double Burpees x 5 (OYO)

Mosey to The Sophomore

  • Bobby Hurley’s x 10
  • Bernie Sanders up the hill
  • Sprint across the top
  • Bobby Hurley’s x 10
  • Mosey down and over.
  • Rinse and Repeat.
  • BBS x 10 and Plank to gather the PAX)

Mosey (with stops) back to the start

  • Stop 1, Bear Crawl 75 yards
  • Stop 2, Crunch Merkins x 10 (IC)


  • Hello Dolly x 25 (IC)
  • Flutter Kicks x 25 (IC)



Mathew 18:21-35 – The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant (Forgiveness)

You gotta love Peter’s confidence here. How many times, Lord, should I forgive these people?   [Go ahead and open your bibles, read the passage.  Do it.]

The parable culminates with Jesus’ description of how our Father in Heaven will treat us if we continue the path of un-forgiveness. Did you catch it in verse 34?  Jesus equates un-forgiveness with jail.  That’s exactly what un-forgiveness will do to you.  You will be locked away behind anger, resentment, jealousy, pride, and selfishness.  Ironically, the offending party goes free.  The best part of this is…   You have the key to the prison.  It’s not easy, but it’s the only way out.  Start small, ask God for help.  As you kneel, ask God to forgive you for your offenses.   Lord, thank You that each day we have from You is a gift, another chance for a fresh start. Forgive us, Lord.  Help us to forgive, and to let go of the past.  Please help us to see Your strength through our weaknesses today, and then again tomorrow, and every day after.  I Jesus’ Name, amen.

Also, remember Jesus’ answer to Peter’s question.  “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”

Arms, chest, legs, cardio. A little mumble chatter, no grumbling at all.   What a great group of HIM’s this morning!  The Brickyardigans showed up in force, thanks to Natty’s mad leadership skills. We got to name an FNG.  Welcome Cindy!!  It was good to be in the gloom this morning.
JUCO is working to round up a team for the upcoming OCR!  Interested parties contact Booster.  Keep your eyes and ears open for the next Q school happening soon at the JUCO, brought to you by the one-and-only Proton.  All are encouraged to attend the Q schools whether you’ve Q’d none or a 100 WO’s.  You will be better for it.  The PAX will be better for it.