F3 Knoxville

Doing Squat

THE SCENE: Neutral

Cherry Pickers, SSH, Tennessee Rocking Chair, Tempo Merkins, Tempo Squats

Mosey to large west side parking lot.

Perform 3/4 quarter pounder with exercises performed at three different light poles across the parking lot. Sprint to first light pole and perform 25 merkins, bernie back. Sprint to second light pole and perform 50 squats, bernie back. Sprint to third light pole and perform 75 SSH, bernie back.

Mosey back to the coupon pile while performing 3 burpees at every sign along the way. (45ish burpees total)

Grab a coupon and mosey over to stadium hill.

Perform 25 reps of CMU exercises at the bottom and 25 squats at the top of the hill for three rounds:

  • Curls
  • OHP
  • Tricep Extensions

Put the coupons back and mosey over to the courtyard.

Perform 20 box jumps/step ups, 20 squats, & 20 lunges before sprinting around the sidewalk in the grass courtyard. After each round, increase the distance of your sprint by running down to the next cut through in the courtyard. Performed three full rounds.

Mosey back to the AO.

No time.

21 HIMs
Discussed the story of Job. He had everything taken away from him due to nothing he himself did. However, Job refused to give up on God. Job’s three friends come to him three different times with some not so great advice. 

It’s easy for us to think we know what the answer to other’s problems is and to inadvertenly offer some not so great advice ourselves. Job’s friends had no idea why Job was in the predicament he was in, but made their own assumptions and gave advice based on those. Let’s strive to understand that we do not always see the full picture when others are struggling and we may have a different perspective than they do.

The one piece of advice that we can always give with 100% certainty is to look to God for strength and support.

Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

Spring to Action

THE SCENE: Perfect 67 degree morning, clear and dry

High Knees, Mtn Climbers, Shoulder Tap Merkins, Moroccan Night club, Side straddle hops
Fun-dian run through courtyard. – A chaotic scramble of two lines running through the courtyard.  Each leader gave up the lead by introducing an obstacle.  (Jumping over benches, bear crawling, snaking through trees).  Then planking till the back of the line made it through his obstacle.

Took a nice mosey of tour of 6 stations

  • Tricep Dips in courtyard
  • Burpee in parking lot (one we seem to never use)
  • Merkins at the stop sign
  • Squat Thrusters by CMU pile
  • Pull Ups at the pull up bars
  • Leg raises on the loading doc

Got into team of 4.  Each team could earn points (Springs) at each station.  The more of an exercise cumulative points, the more springs the team brought back.  Teams would then do core exercises till “released” by the next team to arrive. (this only sort of worked)
Welcome 2 FNGs!    5K’s 2.0 Sunrise

Welcome Buttons – glad you made it out to clown around with us.

You all inspire me. I push way harder out here than when I work out on my own.
There is a risk we only push on the physical things and we have to have the humility to express that we don’t see our own blind spots in other areas of our lives.
In prepping for this morning I discovered I was treating the spiritual discipline of reading as a chore. I’m not much of a reader. I was afraid of the length of Psalm 119. But just as you may dread 100 burpees, doing it is live giving, full of awesome verses like:

Give me a helping hand, for I have chosen to follow your commandments.  Psalms 119:173

Jesus faithful provided his promised helper.

John 16:8 Nevertheless, I tel you the truth; it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away the Helper will not come to you, but if I go, I will send him to you.

The Holy Spirit is that helper and will talk to you through His word (and other ways)
If you don’t know that Helper talk to me about it in person, online -anywhere.
Challenge to you is to Read Psalm 119; it is life giving.

Prayers for 2 Moms with major medical needs (Heart Surgery coming Friday and broken hip from a fall last week)  Prayer for our nation and the protection of those keeping peace

Run with Wisdom

THE SCENE: 56 degrees, no humidity, quite nice

Tempo Squat


Mosey to Large Parking Lot Adjacent to the Pond
50 1-count Flutter Kicks
Run 75% to the other end, about 250 meters
50 Merkins
Run back to the beginning, that’s 1 set
Perform 4 sets
Mosey to Duck Pond
Burpee Mile
15 at the beginning of the loop
15 half-way through the loop
Tried to get 4 laps in; decreasing 5 burpees per round with each lap
Mosey back to AO

A bit of time left for Hello Dolly


Seeking and exercising Wisdom in light of today’s uncertainty
1 Kings 3
Desire Wisdom
Discover Wisdom
Demonstrate Wisdom


Fibonacci Unity

THE SCENE: Upper 60s. Dew on the ground. Fibonacci about to happen
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER – Administered + cell phone check

IC Moroccan Night Club x 10
IC Imperial Squat Walker x 10
IC Hillbillies (thanks to Kick-Flip for introducing me to this one!)
OYO Lunges in Place x 5 each leg
IC Tempo Merkin x 7
IC Tennessee Rocking Chair x 10
OYO Flying Squirrel x 5
IC Dancing Bear x 10

THA-THANG: Fibonacci time!

Mosey toward coupon pile. Stop along the way to do some exercises and build up the current Fibonacci number (start with 0 and add the previous two numbers together to get the current one)

  • 0 Star Gazers, 0 Fartsacks
  • 1 ea x Burpee, Donkey Kick
  • 1 ea x Squat Jump, Jumping Spider (0 + 1 = 1)
  • 2 ea x Burpees, Donkey Kicks (1 + 1 = 2)
  • 3 ea x BBS, Flutter Kicks (IC) (1 + 2 = 3)

Upon arrival at the CMU pile, each PAX grabbed a CMU and did:

  • 5’s Heavy American Hammers (bottom of the steps), Pull-ups at the top

Mary at the end fro PAX who finish before the 6.
After 5’s, mosey to Freshman Hill

  • 8’s with CMU’s: Monkey-humping goblet squat (leave CMU at bottom of the hill), Bobby Hurley’s (at the top of the hill)

Q cut this short as it was brutal and we returned the CMU’s to their home. Mosey to the newer back parking lot beside Sophomore Hill

  • 13’s next: (Air) Thrusters (originally planned to be at Freshman Hill with CMU’s), LBC’s

Mosey to other parking lot.

  • 21 each: Single count dancing bears, single count merkins

Mosey to other half of parking lot.

  • 34 each: Merkins, single leg calf raises

Mosey to AO with just enough time for 30 seconds of pickle pounders (and even invented a new exercise – the pickle jumper where forearms stay on the ground but toes come off the ground when hips are elevated)
9 men at the beatdown but 9 men built up.

COT also added 10 yes TEN guys for JUCO Rush).

All HIMs. Not a Fibonacci number but maybe next time we can get to 55 (the next Fibonacci number)
Guardrail sent me a text ~2 months ago asking me what I’d been working to memorize lately. I’d been slacking on Romans 15:1-7 but I determined that week I’d memorize it. It’s been an encouragement to me since then:

15 We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. 3 For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.” 4 For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. 5 May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, 6 that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7 Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

We live in such a time of division. There’s so much information out there. But we can be unified in bearing with the failings of the weak (and admitting when we are weak so our brothers can do this for us). We can choose to bear with those failings (meaning it will be harder for us) and letting whatever scorn and reproach fall on us, remembering that Jesus did it for us. Then as we spend time in the Word, the things that were written in former days, we will endure and be encouraged from those and THAT will give us to glorify God with one voice as a barbershop quartet or a magnificent choir ends on the same note and you get goosebumps from the sound. That is how God will work in and through us as we do these things.

Praise for Guardrail’s daughter’s stomach issues being able to be treated with medication. Continued prayer for Jitters Dad (Stem Cell treatment begins this week) and Spotter & Gump’s mom (doing well but still undergoing chemo). Pray for Butterknife’s vasectomy on Friday.

Sign up for a Q or ask me or another PAX to co-Q with you. F3 is about ISI (Proverbs 27:17) and as HIM’s we are called to humbly lead.

Tefillah – Shamrock

THE SCENE: Low 60’s, wet, but no rain

Baby Arm Circles forwards and backwards, tempo squats and mountain climbers

  • Mosey to the softball field to grab CMUs and carry them to station #1
  • Station #1: 40 Curls, 30 Tricep extension while doing calf raises, 20 Goblet swings, 10 Alternating merkins on CMU
  • Mosey to station #2
  • Station #2: 40 calf raises on curb, 30 tricep dips, 20 Rocky Balboas 4-count, 10 Derkins + a bonus of 30 merkins at the suggestion of CheatSheet
  • Mosey to station #3
  • Station #3: 40 Squats, 30 Merkins, 20 Big Boys, 10 Smurf Jacks + a bonus of flutter kicks for 30 seconds
  • Mosey to station #4
  • Station #4: 40 American hammers single ct, 30 shoulder taps single ct, 20 Twinkle Toes 4-ct, 10 Burpees
  • Mosey back to station #1.
  • Completed #1 again: 40 Curls, 30 Tricep extension while doing calf raises, 20 Goblet swings, 10 Alternating merkins on CMU
  • Walked the CMUs back to CMU pile but stopped for some bonus CMU work
  • 25 bench press, 20 flutter kicks, 30 bench press, 20 hello Dollys, 35 bench press, 20 scissor kicks, 40 bench press, return blocks, we have 1 CMU casualty so we paid the penalty of 5 burpees as a group.
  • Mosey back to AO with some Wounded Bear Crawls along the way. We ran a total of 1 mile.

Had a solid 4 minutes of Mary including 25 flutter kicks, 30 big boys, 20 monkey humpers, 25 LBCs
14 HIMs: Anchorman, Mermaid, Baby Boomer, War Zone, Pringle, Cheatsheet, Jitters, Mailbox, Jenner, Waxjob, Dumpster Dive, Pom-Pom, Dogbite, Slappy,
Tefillah: Hebrew for Prayer

I’m doing a 7 day devotional with my community group about 7 Hebrew words that Christians should know. Too often we spend most of our prayer life asking for things. Praying for our health, success, healing for loved ones. All of which are great and commanded from God and Jesus to practice. We are supposed to ask Him in faith.

The Hebrew translation of Tefillah means to “self evaluate”. We should make it a point to open ourselves up to God through prayer. I am terrible at this. Even though I know that God knows everything about my heart I often times avoid being 100% honest with him about my state of mind and heart.

Dunkin’ parking lot hangout