F3 Knoxville

Circuit Work

THE SCENE: No rain but humid

  • SSH
  • Tempo Squats
  • Baby Arm Circles (Forward/Reverse)
  • Cherry Pickers
  • Merkins

Circuit with 6 stops – 2 exercises at each stop; first lap is 15 reps of each exercise, then decrease by 1 each lap (14, 13, 12…..)

  1. Iron Mikes (4 ct) / Big Boy Sit Ups
  2. Flutter Kicks (4 ct) / Supermans
  3. Merkins / Jump Squats
  4. Derkins / American Hammers (4 ct)
  5. Bench Rows / Tricep Dips
  6. Overhead Press / Bicep Curls (w/ the CMUs)

38 HIMs including 1 FNG – Welcome ‘Goober’


Crucifixion Love is the love that Christ showed us. He loved us even though we didn’t deserve it. His Love for us was not predicated on us first loving Him.

Reciprocation Love is loving someone because they’ve first loved us or loving someone with an expectation of something in return. Examples: 1) I’m going to unload the dishwasher so that my wife will notice and that will hopefully lead to sex later on tonight. 2) I’m going to help out with the kids this morning so that my wife will let me go golfing next weekend (and if she says ‘no’, I’ll remind her of how helpful I was with the kids the other day). 3) Or maybe it’s simply that you’re hanging out with someone or being friendly towards them because you’re expecting something in return – you hope to close a business deal, be seen in a certain crowd, you want them to approve of you, etc….

Although we’ll constantly fall short of it in our fleshly bodies, we are called to love others with crucifixion love. Love others even when they don’t deserve it. Love others with no expectation of anything in return.

Don’t Skip Leg Day

THE SCENE: Mid 40’s and raining

Run up to TJs and back to pavalon
Split Squats 25 per leg
Calf Raise Squat 25
Bent Row 30
Run up to TJs and back to pavalon
Super Skaters 25 per leg
Box Squats 25
Bent row 30
Run up to TJs and back to pavalon
Reverse lunges 15 per leg
Alternating Side Lunges 15 per side
Bent Row 30
Run up to TJs and back to pavalon
Box Squats 25
Deadlift Squat 20 per leg
Bent Row 30
Run up to TJs and back to pavalon
Around the World Lunge 5 per leg
Sneaky Lunge 20 per leg
Bent Row 30
Run up to TJs and back to pavalon
Narrow Squat 25
Toe Roll Lunge 20 per leg
Bent Row 30
Run up to TJs and back to pavalon
Groucho Walk 4 steps fwd and back 8 times
Calf Raises 25 out/straight/in
Bent Row 30
Run up to TJs and back to pavalon
Squats 50
Bent Row 30
4 men crushed leg day
This was a modified version of P90X Legs and Back

Presents for Everyone

THE SCENE: Cold and clear
Handed out some presents early – 25 envelopes, each containing an exercise. We went through our gifts in sequential order:

  1. 25 SSH
  2. 10 Tempo Squats
  3. 10 Tempo Merkins
  4. 12 Baby Arm Circles (forward and reverse)
  5. Bear Crawl across the parking lot
  6. Crawl Bear across the parking lot
  7. 20 Derkins
  8. 20 Bench Rows
  9. 10 Burpee Box Jumps
  10. 15 LBC’s (4 ct)
  11. 20 Tuck Jumps
  12. 15 Hand Release Merkins
  13. 10 Lunges (10 each leg)
  14. 20 American Hammers (4 ct)
  15. 10 Dive Bombers
  16. 10 Iron Mikes (4 ct)
  17. 15 Sweat Angels (4 ct)
  18. 15 Diamond Merkins
  19. 20 Squats (4 ct)
  20. 20 Flutter Kicks (4 ct)
  21. 20 Dry Docks
  22. 20 Jump Squats
  23. 15 Box Cutters (4 ct)
  24. 10 Burpees
  25. 1 Time All You’ve Got up Little Baby Hill


Just enough time for some plank work and Cap’n helped us cash out with some ATM’s

33 HIM’s – no FNG’s


Especially this time of year, it’s easy to get caught up in the busyness – getting things wrapped up before the new year, planning for next year, finishing up the Christmas shopping, figuring out logistics for the holidays, etc, etc. Sometimes the most difficult task is to just slow down and enjoy the moments, the memories.

I’m as guilty as anyone when it comes to getting caught up in the “hamster wheel of life” – creating my list of things I need to get done, worrying about what’s to come tomorrow, and simply not slowing down to appreciate the moments right in front of me. I was reminded of this last night when I was getting ready for the Q this morning. I was preparing the envelopes for the workout (just another task that I needed to get checked off my long list of things to get done over the next couple days), but my 4 year old son was so excited when I asked him to put some stickers on the envelopes. He swelled with pride knowing that Daddy needed his help, and he quickly plopped down next to me and began meticulously placing his Christmas stickers on each envelope. It was just a little moment – inconsequential in the grand scheme of things – but I cherished that time with him. He won’t always be 4 years old, and he won’t always want to help his Dad with those silly projects.

Cherish the moments.

Drifter’s Bday Party

THE SCENE: A brisk 32° morning

Soccer warm-up!

Jog across the parking lot, high knees, lunges, butt kicks, open/close the gate, high kicks, 75%, 100%

Arm pong

  • 6cups per team
  • 10 upright rows to throw
  • 5 body builders if you make it
  • Clear all the cups
  • Teams throw at the same time
  • People on deck hold Al Gore

Drifter’s steal the CMU

  • Three lanes: 4ct Mtn Climbers, HR Mercins, Gob Squats
  • 10x to move CMU from other team’s base to the middle, 10x to move CMU from middle to your teamst base
  • Teams go at the same time

Took a break lap to reset the CMU game

Mini sea biscuit

  • 15 Big boys
  • 10 tricep dips
  • 5 pull ups

Run lap

ABCs with legs together, alternating arm/leg lifts while on stomach, bear crawl

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Playing team sports can get us really competitive and make us feel like we need to beat the other team down. But out here the harder we work the more the other team benefits themselves by keeping up and working hard.

This should be the same in the rest of life. “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” Says Paul in Ephesians 6:12 ESV. So whether it’s an apposing political party, or someone at work who seems to have it out for us, or a crazy family member, we need to fight for their benefit. The harder we work at making ourselves better, the more people around us will benefit.

We are all one body and need to work together to help one another

The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.
1 Corinthians 12:21‭-‬26 ESV

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Suburban Assault

63 and Clear


Ruck the loop


Perform the following exercises for 3 minutes, AMRAP AFAP while maintaining form.  1 minute rest between sets:

  • 3x Ruck Thruster
  • 6x Merkins
  • 9x Squats
  • Rinse and repeat 3x

Ruck to Trade Joe’s and back.

Partner up and head to the hill next to the tennis court.


Ruck Crawls
Battle Buddy 1: Bear Crawl Alternating Ruck Pulls (Ruck underneath you. Bear crawl forward and pull ruck forward with right, then left arm, repeat) up the hill.  Then ruck sandbag around to parking lot and back up the trial to Battle Buddy 2.

Battle Buddy 2 perform the following until Battle Buddy 1 returns

  • Ruck Curls x15
  • Front-Loaded Squats x20
  • Upright Rows x20
  • Burpees (ruck off) x10

Each Battle Buddy takes 3 trips up the hill based on time.


Coupon Train
Battle Buddies ruck up and carry sandbags for one more trip around the loop.


4ct Flutter Kicks x30
Rinse and Repeat



We live in a culture that seems to be saturated with anger.  Lately, I’ve found myself falling victim to anger.  I did a quick search on what God has to say about it…it’s pretty convicting:

  • Proverbs 14:29
    He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.
  • Proverbs 16:32
    He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.
  • Proverbs 17:27
    He who restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
  • Proverbs 19:19
    A man of great anger will bear the penalty, for if you rescue him, you will only have to do it again.
  • Proverbs 19:11
    A man’s discretion makes him slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression.
  • Proverbs 22:24
    Do not associate with a man given to anger; Or go with a hot-tempered man,
  • Proverbs 29:11
    A fool always loses his temper, but a wise man holds it back.
  • Proverbs 29:22
    An angry man stirs up strife, and a hot-tempered man abounds in transgression.
  • Ecclesiastes 7:9
    Do not be eager in your heart to be angry, for anger resides in the bosom of fools.
  • James 1:19-20
    This you know, my beloved brethren but everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.

Anger is different from zeal.

  • Zeal is associated with the righting of an injustice or passion for a righteous call.
  • Anger is a secondary emotion usually triggered by hurt, fear, shame or unmet expectation.

Anger can be openly aggressive, or simmer internally and leak out in passive aggressive behaviors.  Both are toxic to relationships, derail our efforts and cloud our mission.  Anger has no place in the life of HIMs.  Anger is disruptive and disconnects us from reason and vision.

I feel like the answer is to see anger for what it is, a symptom of something deeper.  Use your anger like a Check Engine light for your soul.  Ken Sande says, “Anger is most often a sign that one of your idols is being poked!”  That makes anger a helpful tool in personal growth and maturity.  When you find yourself stirred, take a moment and reflect on what it is that is upsetting you.  A question I ask myself is, “Why is ________________ a problem?” inserting whatever is bothering me in the blank.  More often than not my blank is filled with ego, pride and selfishness.  So I’m learning to use anger as tool to root those out and replace them with grace, humility and selflessness.  It’s not easy, but not much in life worth pursuing is.


Submitted by Cap’n Crunch