F3 Knoxville

Trials and Wall Sits – One and the Same

THE SCENE: Extra gloomy – 40 degrees with dense fog


  • SSH IC x 25
  • Tempo Squats IC x 10
  • Cherry Pickers IC x 10
  • Baby Arm Circles IC (forward & reverse) x 13
  • Merkins IC x 10


Mosey to the pavalon for a little bench work. Grab a battle buddy – one partner does wall sits while the other does the following 2 exercises on the bench:

  • Bench Rows (12 reps)
  • Tricep Dips (12 reps)

When the partner on the bench finishes his reps of both exercises, switch (partner 1 does the bench exercises and partner 2 does wall sits). Total of 5 sets each. After that, same thing but switch up the exercises on the bench:

  • Derkins (10 reps)
  • Box Jumps (10 reps)

Total of 5 sets each. Once completed, one more round with Bulgarian Squats – 10 reps each leg and 5 sets total again.

Mosey over to the parking lot next to the playground for a set of 11’s – Merkins at one end and Jump Squats at the other end.


Just enough time for 20 Flutter Kicks IC, 12 Supermans IC, a little plank work, and Cap’n Crunch finishing it off with some ATM’s

22 strong – no FNG’s


James 1: 2 – 4 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

We all worship

THE SCENE: Beautiful morning


  • 20 SSH IC
  • 12 Tempo Squats IC
  • 10 Merkins IC
  • 10 Cherry Pickers IC
  • 12 Baby Arm Circles (Forward & Reverse) IC


Escalator style workout: Each light pole has an exercise with an assigned number of reps. Go to Light Pole 1, complete the exercise, and run back to the start line. Run back to Light Pole 1, do the exercise, run to Light Pole 2, do the exercise, and run back to the start line. Light Pole 1, then 2, then 3, and back to the start line. Rinse and repeat until you make it to the last light pole (total of 8 light poles). The exercises/reps were as follows:

  • Light Pole 1 = 5 Hand-release Merkins
  • Light Pole 2 = 10 Jump Squats
  • Light Pole 3 = 15 Carolina Dry Docks
  • Light Pole 4 = 20 Lungs (10 each leg)
  • Light Pole 5 = 25 LBC’s
  • Light Pole 6 = 30 Iron Mikes (15 each leg)
  • Light Pole 7 = 35 Hello Dollies (single count)
  • Light Pole 8 = 40 SSH (single count)

Followed that with a little Indian run action – traditional and then with lunges and then with bear crawls. Mosey over to the cloud for the following:

  • 10 Burpee Box Jumps
  • 10 Tricep Dips IC
  • 10 Derkins
  • 10 Tricep Dips IC


  • 20 Flutter Kicks IC
  • Plank hold into Mountain Climbers
  • 20 American Hammers IC


24 HIM’s got better today. Sharky & Potter came out as well (no tag)


One of our pastors shared the following quote with us a couple Sundays back. The message is that we all worship something. If we’re not finding our identity in Christ, then we’re finding it somewhere else. Because of sin, we are all broken cisterns. If we find our worth in money, power, the approval of others, fame, glory, etc., we will never have enough. Those worldly idols were never meant to fill the void in our hearts caused by sin – no matter how much we have, we will always want more because our souls will never be satisfied with worldly possessions. A relationship, through faith, with our Father is the only sustainable source of life.

While David Foster Wallace (the man who coined this quote) wasn’t a Christian, his message regarding worldly idols is relevant to our daily struggles.

“In the day-to-day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship. And the compelling reason for choosing some sort of god or spiritual being to worship – be it Jesus Christ or Allah, Yahweh or the Wiccan Mother Goddess, or some inviolable set of ethical principles – is that pretty much anything else you worship will eat you alive. If you worship money and things, if they are where you tap real meaning in life, then you will never have enough, never feel you have enough. It’s the truth. Worship your body and beauty and sexual allure and you will always feel ugly. And when time and age start showing, you will die a million deaths before they finally grieve you. On one level, we all know this stuff already. It’s been codified as myths, proverbs, clichés, epigrams, parables; the skeleton of every great story. The whole trick is keeping the truth up front in daily consciousness. Worship power – you will feel weak and afraid, and you will need even more power over others to keep the fear at bay. Worship your intellect, being seen as smart – you will end up feeling stupid, a fraud, always on the verge of being found out. And so on.”

BIZ NAS time

THE SCENE: Asylum, moist and delicious

SSHx20, cherry Pickersx5, donkey kicks x5

Mosey to the paver parking lot.

8 stations, start with reps of 15 each exercise. After each lap remove one rep. Audible: substrat 2 reps. Go till Tank says stop

  • Low Squat Jumps
  • Merkins
  • Lunges
  • Inch worms
  • Rocketttes
  • Shoulder Tap merkins
  • Side lunges with a hop
  • dry docks

mosey to da playground…ya know

box jump burpees for 1min, 10 sec rest, incline merkins 1 min, 10 sec rest, dips 1 min. Repeat

mosey to AO

Flutter kicks x25 and slutter kicks x15

24 In attendance
White lies, although we think that they are not harmful, they dissolve trust with others including our coworkers, friends and spouses. Challenging the PAX to cut out the white lies and be honest in all that we do.
Apparently I didn’t get the message about it being a casual dress code today. 🙁
Prayers for cheatsheet and his daughter, and friends struggling with chemical dependency.

Wading through the Fog

THE SCENE: Foggy but otherwise pretty pleasant weather at the Asylum this morning

15 mountain climbers, 15 plank jacks, 15 SSH, 15 imperial walker, 10 burpees, 10 count windmill, and 15 Moroccan night club

Mosey to Greenway path south of launch

At first light, do 10 squats. Bear crawl to next light and do 10 merkins. Run past one light to the next light, repeat exercises until the path intersection. Turn and repeat with lunge walk and diamond merkins.

Mosey to cardiac hill. 10, 8-count body builders and then a strong effort up to the top.

Mosey to farthest corner of parking lot south of the launch for 2ish rounds. 10 Carolina Dry Docks (demonstration on proper form given) at parking lot, 10 box jumps/step ups at playground, 10 supine pull-ups at benches, and 10 squats at launch.

Recover to launch for a little Mary to finish up.

Be patient and a good example for your kids (and any younger than you for that matter).  I know I struggle on a regular basis with keeping my cool when trying to get the kids to listen and do as they are told.  I wanted to simply remind everyone this morning how much children model our behavior.  They will very likely lash out if that is what we do every time we get a little impatient and frustrated.  Take a step back, breath, and collect your thoughts before you respond.
I really appreciate the opportunity to lead the PAX this morning for my first F3 Knoxville Q.  Thanks for sticking with me through the workout.  I look forward to my next Q.
Prayers requested for Dogbite.

All Around Day

  • THE SCENE: Warm and muggy and dry

    20 SSH
  • 10 Tempo Squats
  • BBAC forward and backwards
  • 10 Windmills
    5 Corners – 20 reps and decrease by 2 each time through the workout
  • Corner 1
    • squats
    • flutter kicks (4 count)
  • Corner 2
    • Merkins
    • LBC
  • Pavilion
    • Table Rows
    • Irkens
  • Corner 3
    • Iron Mikes
    • Mountain Climbers (4 count)
  • Corner 4
    • CDD
    • 1 minute plank

30 PAX
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27

  • how would your life look if you went through each day thinking/believing this?  How would your treat other people? neighbors? family? etc.

    Third 5 August 11th

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