F3 Knoxville

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

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.

Slick Bernie

THE SCENE: Mid-30s and clear.  Perfect beatdown weather.

Tha zero burpee warmup:
-Zero Burpees OYO
-25x SSH IC
-2x Burpees OYO
-15x TN Rocking Chairs IC
-4x Burpees OYO
-30x Mountain Climbers IC (10x standard, 10x hands as far fwd as possible, 10x hands as far back as possible)
-6x Burpees OYO
-8x Cossack Squats each leg
-8x Burpees OYO
-20x 4-ct Monkey Humpers IC
-10x Burpees OYO
Mosey over behind the maintenance building
-10x on-the-wall pullups
-Circle up with CMU for Pass-The-CMU BBS
-30x curls

Put back CMUs. Then look at Weinke.
Pick up 2 CMUs each for Rock the Block Merkins:
-Plank up on 2 landscaping CMUs.
-Do 1 Merkin.
-While holding plank, Q calls direction to rock the CMUs by 90° (Fwd, Back, In, Out), then another Merkin.
-R&R until groans from PAX reach sufficient volume

Put back CMUs for realz this time.

Mosey down the road a little ways to the hill
Partner up for Dora 1-2-3 (Merkins, Squats, SSH)
Bernie up the hill, Bear Crawl down.
Except the hill is really slick from frost! Nix the Bear Crawl after the first attempt. Too hazardous.

Mosey back to AO

Just enough time for a couple rounds of Row Your Boat, then cash out with AMRAP merkins for 30s or so
15 PAX today, including FNG Cubby!
Do the hard thing.  Hard things come up frequently in life.  Sometimes we look for an easy way around it.  Sometimes we avoid it or put it off.  Don’t do that.  Just like you tackle those 30 burpees in a beatdown, take on the hard thing head-on, and do it with all your might!

Sign up for Hardship Hill OCR Relay!  If you need a team, just post on GroupMe.  You’ll get recruited quick!


Hydro Plow

THE SCENE: A bit damp with 100% chance of downpoor

SSH 4c 25  Dancing bear merkins 4c 10 Cherry Pickers 10 Tempo Squats 10 Hill Billy Squat Walkers 15

  • Mosey to stairs, @ bottom of stairs 20 merkins 20 dips 30 squats. Crawl Bear up steps. @ top of steps, 5 Burpees over the rope. Rinse & Repeat.
  • Mosey to the wall.  Wall squat while passing a coupon. Once coupon gets to the end of the line that HIM sprints up steps returns to the end of the line.  Took up to much time so we cut it short.
  • Mosey/ Jail Break?.. To the parking lot. With groups of 3, @ one end SSH @ the other end Leg lifts. In the middle slide 45lbs or 35lbs plate from one end to the other alternating end workouts.
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Metronome and Ring -O- Fire

Know the difference in an “Excuse and a Reason”.  The PAX is the what makes F3 what it is.  Without the HIMS F3 does not exist.  We make a decision to get out and live in the gloom.  If we don’t make it to a work out, ask yourself if you have a reason or an excuse.  A reason would be work or an injury or sick etc.  An excuse is sleeping,  “Man I just don’t have time”etc.  This holds true with life decisions as well.  If you decide you want to make a change or want to get a new job that you know is better or what ever the case may be and you convince yourself you can’t…… Think for a moment.  Do I have a reason or am I making an excuse?


” Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.”   – Marry Anne Radmacher

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go,instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

” I want to be used up when I die.”  – George Bernard Shaw


Hardship Hill   May 19th

Movin’ Weight


  • Jump Rope x50 (SSH)
  • Cherry Pickers (ICx5)
  • Tempo Squats (ICx10)
  • Jump Rope x50 (SSH)
  • Atlas Stretch x5 (each side)
  • Jump Rope x50 (SSH)

Split the group up into teams of 3.

Station 1:

  • Standard Plank
  • Side Plank
  • Side Plank
  • Dancing Bear
  • Shoulder Taps

Farmers Carry:

  • (2) 5gal Buckets Full of Rocks 100yd Carry
    • Penalty of 10 Burpees if put down early

Station 2:

  • Squats
  • Merkins
  • Froggie Hops
  • Hand Release Merkins
  • Iron Mikes

Battle Buddy….The Bucket Carry:
Partner 1: Jump Rope
Partner 2:

  • 200ft Carry to the Hill
  • Burnnie the Hill w/Bucket
  • 200ft Carry to Starting Point
    • Penalty of 10 Burpee if put down

Luke 12:11-12
When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.
Matthew 10:19-20
But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, for it will not be you speaking, but the spirit of your Father speaking through you.
Exodus 4:10-12
Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”