F3 Knoxville

Watch your step

THE SCENE: 34 degrees and clear with a cool looking moon above

warmup stuff

mosey to the woods for a little trail circuit around the 1mile Main line loop trail.

stopping to do calf raises on worthwhile roots, lunges up the big hill and squat walks down the steep hills. At each trail junction we did the following. 1) 5 burpees, 10 squats, 15 Merkins. 2) same but add 20 dry docks, 3) add 25 lunges. 4) add 30 SSH

We finished in the woods earlier than I thought so we did some sprints x4, side shuffles and karaokes in the parking lot to finish up.
Flutter kicks and Freddy mercurys
14 pax attended
Stop complaining
As we entered the woods I felt I needed to tell people to be very careful on roots etc and don’t fall or twist an ankle. I fell immediately after saying it. They didn’t know that I am secretly training to be a stuntman and I meant to do it. Once in the woods there was a little troll that led the way. His name was something I couldn’t understand so he said just refer to me as the nightman. So I followed him and he led us up to the top of the hill where he asked for a troll toll. I offered up one of the PAX and the Nightman was delighted. Frosty…not so much. We could hear Frost’s screams as we moseyed further into the woods….Or so we thought. Coming up behind us at a furious pace was Frosty with a smile on his face. He defeated the Troll and was now wearing the Trolls killer looking shoes. They were pointy and had golden tassels on them. As we stood there admiring the new shoes that Frosty acquired, Tweet-E unceremoniously climbed one of the trees and started jumping from tree to tree shouting “do you think I do Peter Parker‘s just for fun. It’s training you numbskulls! If you did them correctly like I do, you could do this as well”. Bowflex pulled out his backpack full of Bowflexes and boomeranged  one at Tweet-E in mid air. He fell to the ground and landed in a perfect Peter Parker position. “It must’ve been the Zen Evo that gave you this ability to land so swiftly” quipped Bowflex as he caught the returning Bowflex and placed it in his backpack.
“We must move on as there are scary things in these woods” said Junk as he grabbed a squirrel off a tree limb and ate him whole. “Yes, we must move on, I have brownies baking at home and I don’t want them to burn” said Aladdin. La-z-boy, Ribbed, and Medic moaned “B-r-o-w-n-I-e-s” in unison. As we continued on our journey Cavalier mentioned that he was hungry and picked up a mushroom from the forest floor. “I wouldn’t eat that!” said Mayberry. Cavalier ignored the warning and took a bite giving some to Turtle. They both immediately grew wings and flew away. Perplexed at what we just witnessed we reluctantly moved on. We had made it to the end of the trail and somehow Biscuits sneaked by us along the way and was standing there with a basket. It was blossoming with beautiful big buttered biscuits. Proton exclaimed, “that is a big ole biscuit and took a nap in the parking lot using the giant biscuit as a pillow taking a small bite once and a while in his sleep.
6:15 had approached us quickly so it was off to work or for some of the Pax. Others stayed behind to have what they thought was coffee. Why would they assume a black liquid stored in a coffee pot is coffee? That’s on them, not me.
I hope you enjoyed reading about our adventures this morning. Till next time…drink more Ovaltine.


March Madness

THE SCENE: Cool, clear, and perfect

SSH, 4 ct x 20
Merkins, 4 ct x 10
Windmills, 4 ct x 10
30s stretching
Cherry Pickers x 5

Mosey around to lower field stopping for merkins, bbs, and Bobbey Hurleys

  • 5x each
  • 10x each
  • 15x each

Count off in 2s. Shuttle run competition, 1s vs 2s. 3 rounds.
Winning team each round does 5 burpees
Losing team does 10

Mosey to outhouse
20 each easy ups, squats, 4ct American Hammer

Mosey back to AO with merkins, bbs, and Bobbey Hurleys

  • 15x each
  • 10x each
  • 5x each

Agility dribbling:
Serpentine through cones, around the last, and pass to next PAX in line.

Shooting practice: Around the world
Each PAX shoots from a cone. 3 reps if missed. 2 if made.
Merkins, iron mikes, bbs, dry docks, calf raises
Backward overhead toss from free throw line: 1 burpee if missed, 0 if made

Relocate to the Junkyard for Mary and Coffeeteria

20 4ct hello dolly’s
20 4ct box cutters
Finish out with a round of Gotcha
7 in attendance
Be flexible and accommodating. We have to be ready and willing to adapt and change while standing firm in our faith. Christ and the disciples were always witnessing to diverse crowds. We are no different. We have to be willing to meet people where they are and change accordingly to maximize our effectiveness. Take today for example, we modified the Q and location to make sure we could include a PAX that was unable to post otherwise. Don’t be rigid and unmoving. Be flexible. Be accommodating. Meet people where they are. Share His love and joy.

Collections for Street Hope


THE SCENE: mid 30s

Man makers

Cherry pickers
Everyone gets a cmu and take it to the backbone.  Get battle buddies.

Backbone is base.  Everytime you are at base do

25 curls, 25 oh press, 10 pull ups or hangs

Escaletor.  5 stations around base of hill.  Run to first station, do the exercise, run back to base.

next time,  run to cone 1 and complete exercise,  then run to 2 and complete the exercise then back to base.

proceed as escalator for all 5 cones.

Cone 1 close to sign at bottomofmatterhorn- 20 squats

Cone 2 at the boats- 20 merkins

cone 3 at corner- 20 BBD

cone 4 at  bottom of stairs- 20 Burpees

cone 5 at Dwayne the rock – 20 derkins

Ran out of time

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Intent matters

THE SCENE: 34 and cool

Everyone needs a coupon

A Burpee

A Blocky

Some of these some of those

cherry pickers

Insert information about the workout.

  • 4 stations with a partner AMRAP one partner does the exercise while the other runs up and back to the next station.
  • first station
    • Curls
    • OHP
    • Murder bunnies
  • Second station
    • lunges
    • Wojo Squats
    • Mountain Climbers
  • Third station
    • Burpee’s
    • man makers
    • Hand release merkins
  • Fouth station
    • Freddie mercury’s
    • V-ups
    • Pickle Pounders

Live with Intention in our lives. A friend of mine is struggling with stage 4 cancer and now is paralyzed. He wants to live with intent for the remainder of his life. even if it’s short. Because this life it work laying aside for the glories that Christ. Live with Intent this week.
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Touching Dwayne and doin laps


We did some side straddle Hops because it is mandatory at every F3 work out, we did some push-ups we did some Rockettes, and we did some cherry pickers for the old men including me.
X marks the spot (for not necessarily pain stations but slightly uncomfortable stations that some people may not find that uncomfortable, but some people might so we’re going to call them not necessarily pain stations.)

at every exit along the loop you do the following exercises adding one quantity at each X. Start with Merkins and do one on first X 2 on second X etc. Total of 10 Xs. at X 5 run up hill to touch Dwayne (The Rock) and back down to continue loop. Change exercise each lap. They are:

  • Merkins
  • Squat jumps
  • Shoulder tap Merkins
  • Lunges per leg
  • Arm raise Merkins

We circled up for some plank ring around the Rosie. Doing push-ups each time someone completes a lap. Then we did some leg raises and V ups.
10 pax
I didn’t have anything formally prepared but I wanted to speak to the packs about service. We have a God given gift as men to help others. Often times we don’t look for ways to serve but wait until they’re given to us. I challenge them in to look at Waze this week and try and find opportunities to serve someone else. Whether it be talking to someone that needs help, bringing food to someone, whatever. Just look for opportunities. Then butters shared about a woman he met through his work that needs help With food while she is down with a hip injury.
It has been several weeks since I have been out to the dog pound or any F3 work out for that matter, and before that I was very sporadic. I’ve been dealing with several injuries as well as straight up laziness. I miss the camaraderie and they work out very much. My day was so much better after working out although I am pretty darn sore today. It was also great to see @underhand out there again after a two-year hiatus.
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