F3 Knoxville

Burpeevators? Thanks Curveball…

THE SCENE: Hot, humid. Just barely missed a torrential downpour.

10xWindmills, 10xSeal Claps, 10xOverhead Claps, 10x Tempo Merkins, 10xHairy Rockettes, 10xTempo Squats
Mosey towards the CMU pile stopping at various spots to perform Burpeevators (credit to Curveball for inventing these)

Burpeevators = Burpees with increasing merkins on each rep. We performed 3, then 6, then 8. That was enough…

Grab a CMU and wander over to the maintenance building parking lot.

Four part circuit:

  1. Merkins, bear crawl to first parking line where you placed your CMU
  2. CMU thrusters, carry your CMU to the second parking line
  3. CMU Swings, leave your CMU and lunge to the other curb
  4. BBS

Run a lap around the parking lot and repeat in reverse.

Started with 10 reps of each and added 10 reps after each lap. Made it to the 30 rep round.

Put up the CMUs and moseyed over to Sophomore Hill.

At Sophomore Hill performed an elevator with Burpees/Bobby Hurleys. Start with 5 burpees at the bottom of the hill, bernie up, 5 Bobby Hurleys, mosey back down. Add 5 reps after each round. Made it through 10.

Mosey back towards the flag stopping for some Mary along the way.

On the mosey towards the flag we stopped for: Flutter Kicks, Freddie Mercuries, Planks, and American Hammers.
11 men, 1 2.0, and 3 runners hit up JUCO for some work.
Philippians 3:20

But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Let’s always be srue to remember that our ultimate citizenship is in heaven, not on this Earth. It’s easy to get caught up in the things of this world. Having just celebrated July 4th we are all very aware of the pride and love for this country that most people have. While there is nothing wrong with being thankful to God for living in a country that grants us religious freedom and allows for the church to grow and operate freely, we need to keep ourselves in check in regards to taking pride in our identification as “Americans”. Paul in Galatians says that we should boast in nothing except for the cross of Jesus Christ. Let’s be thankful, but remember to place our pride and identification in something greater than things of this world.

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Seabiscuits and Gravy


7-Cherry Pickers, 10 Windmills, 15-Hairy Rockettes, 10 Tempo Merkins, Karaoke, High Knees, Butt Kickers,
Mosey back to sophomore hill area with two sets of strides thrown in.

In the new parking lot facing sophomore hill we prepared for a modified Sea Biscuit:

10xSquats, 15xMerkins, 20xBBS

Followed by 1 lap (pick your poison for the laps with three options for distance .1 mile, .15 miles or .21 miles)

Repeato but add 1 lap after each round up to 4 laps then work your way back down.

Everyone made it through round 4 before calling recover.

Mosey back to the coupon pile and pick a good one.

With your coupon, perform 50 curls and 50 tricep extensions switching as needed. Once done hold a wall sit until the six is finished and completes a 10 count.

With your coupon, perform 20 picture hangers. Once done hold a wall sit until the six is finished and completes a 10 count.

Mosey back to the shovel flag

30 Flutter Kicks, 15 lbcs, 15 Side planks with dips – each side.

4 hit up JUCO: Rush for some speedwork, and 9 got a little taste of JUCO: Rush during the regular beatdown. High mileage day today.

Welcome FNG Gosling! Gosling’s dad is Lullaby who has been out a few times.

Talked briefly about the story of Stephen the Martyr and the courage that he showed in the face of persecution. Even as he was being stoned he cried out, “Lord Jesus” which was the main reason he was being stoned, calling Jesus Lord. He was willing to preach/speak the truth even to the point of death. Let’s take a lesson from Stephen and not be ashamed of the truth. Let us not back down in the face of persecution.

Need some more men to pick up Q’s.

CSAUP in July, sign up’s are already open.

Layers of the Pearl

THE SCENE: Pleasant 65 degrees

Side straddle hop -20

Cherry pickers – 5

Tempo merkins – 10

Tempo squats – 10

Flutter Kicks – 20


  • Indian Run to Parking Lot
    • Run 2 lines forward and do 1 Burpee, Bernie 1 line back and do 1 Get Down (both cheeks and both shulder blades touch the ground), Repeat increasing reps by 1 until the end of the parking lot (Max 8). 
  • Mosey to CMU pile
    • Beginning at 1 rep, cycle through Squats, Curls, Raises, and then hold a coupon at eye level for the number of seconds equal to the reps, repeat cycle with 2 reps all the way up to 20 reps.
  • Mosey to the stairs
    • At the curb, beginning at 1 rep, cycle through CMU bench press and skull crusher. Repeat cycle with 2 reps all the way up to 5 reps. 
    • At the first level of stairs, beginning at 6 reps, cycle through coupon push up, skull crusher. Repeat cycle with 7 reps all the way up to 10 reps.
    • At the second level of stairs, beginning at 11 reps, cycle through coupon push up, skull crusher. Repeat cycle with 12 reps all the way up to 15 reps.
    • At the top of the stairs, beginning at 16 reps, cycle through coupon push up, skull crusher. Repeat cycle with 17 reps all the way up to 20 reps.
  • Mosey to the AO


Matt 13: 45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.

So valuable that he went away and sold everything…

There are two types of oyster produced pearls: natural and cultured. Natural Pearls form when an irritant – usually a parasite and not the proverbial grain of sand – works its way into an oyster, mussel, or clam. As a defense mechanism, a fluid is used to coat the irritant. Layer upon layer of this coating, called ‘nacre’, is deposited until a lustrous pearl is formed. A cultured pearl undergoes the same process except that the irritant is a surgically implanted bead. The cultured pearl is a pearl on the outside with a thin, exterior layer of nacre while the natural pearl is pearl throughout. 

Takes years to form a natural pearl. If we look within ourselves, we too find parasites that try to steal the best of our strength, thought, joy and holiness. The temptation is smother the parasite with a bunch of nacre all at once but then you will have an uneven pearl, which has no beauty. It takes thin layers, little by little, layer by layer, day by day, prayer by prayer, scripture by scripture. The natural pearl within is started and then grown into a thing to be desired. 

This is the fine pearl that the man in the parable went and sold all he had to go purchase. As HIMs, we embrace this grind in the spirit of James 1 – 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 

The kingdom of Heaven, the fine pearl, the natural pearl is worth selling all you have for. So if we are going to go all in,  we mist ensure that we have strength and faith throughout and not just a pretty exterior with a false center.

Shamrock – Faith in His story

THE SCENE: 59F light rain

Tie Fighters x10 both directions

Side Straddle hop (IC) 4 CT x 20

Cherry Pickers 5


Mosey to Block Pile 

Rifle carry to the covered walkway 

Snow Angels x25 OYO

7’s: 1 Burpee – bear crawl toe taps forward – 6 Diamond Merkins -bear crawl toe taps back keep going until you hit 6 burpees & 1 Diamond Merkin 

10 – 4 count Twinkle Toes 

10 seesaw lunges right leg

10 – 4 count Twinkle Toes

10 seesaw lunges left leg

20 CMU Squats 


Run a lap

50 Bench Press

25 Curls

Run a lap 5% increase

55 Bench Press

30 Curls

Run a lap 10% increase

60 Bench Press

35 Curls

Run a lap 15% increase

65 Bench Press

40 Curls

Early Mary – Flutter Kicks with CMU & American Hammers

Return CMUs

Mosey / bear crawl back to AO.


14 including 1 FNG in-and-out
Slappy, Trolley, Betty, Honeydew, Mermaid, Waxjob, Hydro, Wanderer, Interpol, Cheatsheet, Baby Boomer, Jenner, in-and-out, Anchorman,

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.

It goes on to talk about the ancients: Noah, Abraham, Moses and so on. What they went through in life and how God challenged them with tough situations. 

13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth.

So they trusted that God had everything in control and they were just a small part of His story. 

I mentor a small group of high school guys and last week we asked each other “Do you truly believe that God loves you?”  

I asked them what about when things are going wrong in your life. 

One of my guys said that when he goes through a hard time in his life he just simply has to give it up to God and practice faith. I was humbled by his statement, because I had to admit to him that my go-to reaction to hard times is to try to figure it out and fix it on my own. I end up wasting a lot of time until God smacks me in the head and reminds me that He is there. 


Perseverance is the Back Up Plan

THE SCENE: 40° and Cloudy

Seal Clap SSH X 20, Imperial Squat Walker x 15, 4 count Merkins x 10, 10 Burpees In Cadence .
Grab a coupon and mosey to golf course

  • Par three Burpee Course- carry coupon to each cone and do 3 Burpees = 8 Cones & 24 Burpees…transition with roll of Exercise Dice- 15 MTN Climbers and 10 Merkins…mosey across parking lot
  • Using guard rail- Bo Knows w Battle Buddy- one maintains wall sit while holding coupon and BB does 100 High Knees, switch, RR…mosey w coupons toward the restaurant
  • Start w roll of dice 25 Crunches/ 20 Dips, Dora Trifecta at bottom of hill- 100 Curls, Triceps, Presses While BB runs to the top and does 10 Dive Bombers
  • 10 jump squats hold Al Gore 10 sec, 9 Jump squats hold AG 10 sec, then 8, 7, 6, 5,4,3,2,1…mosey back to AO

Box cutters x 20, Leg lifts 6 in, 45°, 90°- till hearing moaning and grunting, flutter kicks x 20
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Perseverance is the back up plan when we are struggling to accomplish our New Years Resolutions.

Tips for Persevering

  • Clarify your goal. Base it on your purpose, needs, and abilities. Know why you want this goal and how you and others will benefit.
  • Intend to achieve your goal.Outline your goal, strategies, and timeline. Know resources that can help you attain it, including individuals and the Internet. Break the goal into small steps, working backward form your desired outcome and attainment date.
  • Maintain optimism. Expect good things. Keep a daily diary of good experiences.
  • Live in the present. Don’t dwell on the past or worry about what might happen. Let go of attachments. The more attached you are to something, the greater the fear of losing it.
  • Acknowledge your accomplishments. Judge these against personal standards of self improvements. Have the courage of your convictions. Don’t change for others or compare yourself with them.
  • Try new experiences.Experiment with new ways of improving a product or service at work or other activities. Investigate how successful individuals or teams have achieved similar goals.
  • Care for you mind, body, emotions, and spirit. Schedule quiet times to think and reassess. Practice stress relievers such as deep breathing and exercise. Get sufficient sleep, eat healthy, and take time for fun and friends.
  • Experience yourself living your goal today. Hold your desired outcome firmly in your mind. See, smell, touch, and hear aspects of your goal. Each morning upon rising, review your goal. Repeat the process at night.
  • Persist. Focus on goals daily. At regular intervals, ask yourself whether your activities are moving you forward.

Romans 12:12 be joyful in hope, patient w afflictions, faithful in prayer. Prayers Lady Junk, Pinto, and Flashback and family
Tanks Party this Friday (postponed til next Friday), Contributions to Pull Up Bars go to La-Z-Boy, Waxjob, and Abscess. Also


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