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THE SCENE: Shamrock. Clear warm morning

Tie Fighters forward x15, Tie Fighters Backward x15, Cherry Pickers X5, Bear Plank ~ :45, Imperial Walkers X15, 8 Burpees

Mosey to CMU pile to get a CMU

3 Set of 21’s (CMU curls)


Tabata Timer style workout

:40 Exercise :30 Rest

  • Merkins
  • Big Boys
  • Lunges (with CMU)
  • Bear Plank
  • Curls
  • Flutter Kick
  • Bench Press
  • LBC’s
  • Alpos

Talked about one of my best friends, best man at my wedding and fraternity brother who committed suicide almost 8 years ago. Christopher “Bull” Greenlief would have turned 39 this Saturday but due to mental health issues had his life end too soon. I encourage every HIM in this group to not ignore signs and symptoms of mental health and to seek treatment and/or advice from any fellow HIM. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline number is 1-800-273-8255. We should not think of ourselves as weak for seeking help with depression or anxiety. Just like someone with heart disease, cancer, or even a fracture there are options for treatment from many forms of mental health issues.

One view of suicide in regards to the bible is that some say suicide cannot be forgiven because the person who did it could not have repented of doing it. But all of us commit sins that we are too spiritually cloddish to recognize for the sins that they are. And we will die with sins not named and repented.

If anyone needs someone to talk to and is feeling depressed or overwhelmed please don’t hesitate to reach out to me on slack, facebook or even text me (865) 384-6432.

5 Studs playing cards?

THE SCENE: warm and humid

tempo merkins
baby arm circles forward/backward
cherry pickers
calf stretches
Quad stretches
michael phelps, some of this, that, one of these, and those


Need a deck of cards.  Pull out all 4 aces, and divide into 4 teams
deal five cards face down stacked vertically into 5 columns
if a suite is played that matches your suited ace, you get to move your card up a column.
Everyone will do the number of exercises based on the value of the card
2=2 and king =13
Each suit represents an exercise
Diamond=Diamond merkin
Club = Big Boy Sit ups
Spades= Jump Squats
Hearts= pickle pounders 4 ct
once all teams advance past a column, that card is flipped over, and the suited ace that matches the flipped card,
returns to that row, and everyone does the corresponding exercise and runs one lap
This is repeated each time all 4 aces pass a column.
a winner is determined when an Ace advances past the 5th column.

We played four rounds, with different exercises each round.  Betty dominated winning 3/4 rounds.
No time for that today.

Matthew 21:28-32


Shamrock 40th Birthday Bash


Side Straddle Hops – 25-4-count 

Tie Fighters

Cherry pickers

Mountain climbers



Stop at tall curb

Rocky Balboas 50 single

Tricep Dips – 25


Mosey to CMU

Grab a block and head to starting line. 

5 Burpees – Crab walk to the chalk line about 25′ – run a lap

10 Merkins – 5 Burpees – Crab walk to the line – run a lap

15 Overhead Press – 10 Merkins – 5 Burpees – Crab then run

20 Big Boy Situps – 15 Overhead Press – 10 Merkins – 5 Burpees – Crab then run

25 Calf raises – 20 Big Boy Situps – 15 Overhead Press – 10 Merkins – 5 Burpees – Crab then run

30 Freddie Mercury Single ct – 25 Calf raises – 20 Big Boy Situps – 15 Overhead Press – 10 Merkins – 5 Burpees – Crab then run

35 Curls…..

40 American Hammer – single…..

45 LBC…..

50 Shoulder taps – single…..

Mosey back to AO flag

Flutter kick, Snow angels, merkins
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA – 20 including 1 FNG Paper or Plastic
Dos Años, Slappy, Chicken Wing, Flower Pot, Cheatsheet, Honeydew, Mermaid, Baby Boomer, Hoopty, Booster, Sparkles, Finger Food, Music City, Brick, Mr. March, Dumpster Dive, Paper or Plastic, Anchorman, Jitters, Betty


Keeping it short and sweet so we can spend some time at Dunkin. 

It goes without saying that F3 and specifically this group at Shamrock has been a big part of my life for the past few years. I truly look forward to these terrible workouts because I get to do it with you. Yes I want to be in shape, but more importantly I want to continue building friendships with you guys. Thank you for showing up and please continue to reach out to friends and strangers to invite them here. 


Choose Your Own Adventure

THE SCENE: Warm & Humid

Baby Arm Circles Forward/Backward
Cherry Pickers
10 burpees (5 for each person that was late)


Today was a choose your own adventure day!!!  We moseyed to the pull up bars and did 15 pullups each followed by 5 burpees.
Betty was next, he took us to the columns by the church where we did 8’s.  Dirty hookups & lunges.  We did 5 burpees each.
Anchorman had us mosey to the steps at Cedar Bluff Primary School where we did 5 rounds of 10 merkins and a stair climb in between.  We did 5 burpees each.
Jitters was next and we did 50 LBC’s followed by 5 Burpees.
Then it was Jenner’s turn.  We did 50 squats followed by 5 Burpees.
Honeydew was next, and we ran to the CMU pile where we did 21’s.  7/7/7 versions of a curl.  We also did tri extensions, and bench press, all followed by 5 burpees.
Judge Judy saved the “best for last”, and we did 10 blockees, 8 blockees, and 6 blockees.
We moseyed back to the AO, where we added our 5 burpees.

Total Burpees 69 each
25 LBC’s and a Judge Judy led round of pickle pounders

This Holiday is about freedom.  There was a price for freedom, and many before us laid down their life so that we can make good/bed decisions.  We all made choices today and led the workout.  I encountered a group of PAX in F3 Low Country last week on vacation doing 25 burpees a day, each.  They have PAX who was diagnosed with Breast cancer, and although treatable, it was a reminder to them to take their health seriously.  They are doing 25 burpees a day as a reminder to get checked or seen by a doctor, and to not those things off.  Today we did burpees as a reminder to do the same.
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Peter parker stretch

Cherry Pickers

Curtsey Lunges

10 count Squats



Run to the basketball courts at Cedar Bluff Elementary

Rebound drill where guys get in a line and keep the ball in the air by bouncing it off the backboard to the guy who is next in line. 

Pax will take turns attempting a layup, free throw, 3 pointer, and half court shot (Max 2 attempts, 1 on half court shot). While one guy is going through the shot sequence  the rest are performing an exercise called by the Q:

Shoulder Taps

Tempo Squats

American Hammer


Reverse Lunges

Crab Toe Taps

Inch Worms

Imperial Walkers

Side lunges

Gas Pumps

Australian Snow Angels

Big Boy Situp

2 rounds of the 3 man weave after we finished all of the exercises and everyone got to shoot through the sequence twice. 


Run Back to Campus 



6 inch LBC’s

Half Burpees (The bottom half) 

Freddy Mercury’s



6 High Impact Men



Quote from The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

The great thing is to prevent his doing anything. As long as he does not convert it into action, it does not matter how much he thinks about this new repentance. Let the little brute wallow in it. Let him, if he has any bent that way, write a book about it; that is often an excellent way of sterilizing the seeds which the Enemy plants in a human soul. Let him do anything but act. No amount of piety in his imagination and affections will harm us if we can keep it out of his will. As one of the humans has said, active habits are strengthened by repetition but passive ones are weakened. The more often he feels without acting, the less he will be able ever to act, and, in the long run, the less he will be able to feel,”


Where is the enemy attacking you with complacency? Sometimes the enemy does not have to do much except get out of the way and allow us to be complacent as men. Complacency leads to inaction which leads to the Kingdom not advancing. Be vigilant in your lives and don’t let comfort and routine take our eyes off what really matters. We should stay active and have a kingdom focus in every part of our lives. We are either accelerating or decelerating, there is no in-between. 


Philippians 3:7

7 But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 8 Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ