F3 Knoxville

Embrace the Suck

The scene : Pretty Dang nice out!

The Theme: Embrace the suck
Ratchet Effect x3
Hill Billys
Sumo squats x20
Narrow Squats x20
Mountain merkins x10
Surfees x10

MOSEY to the Playground for Leg ups/quad blasters 3 sets each leg x30

Mosey to the PAVALON for bench pull ups. while others are hanging leg/ab execersise in the dug out. Rinse and repeat 4 times x20 reps

Mosey back to the AO for Doracides.
100 merkins, 200 LBC, 300 squats P1 does reps while other does suicides with increaing burpees at each cone

Circle up for PAX choice. CONES OR MUSIC! Pax chose music. I get Knocked down. Do a burpee everytime the song says I get knoecked down, SSH between. TOtal of about 32 burps
As Shakespear once said “Let thee embrace me, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course” = Embrace the Suck. Get out there and challenge yourself and push your self so you can change yourself for the better.


71 and Gloomy

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

SSH x 11 IC
Cherry Pickers x 11 IC
Rockettes x 11 IC
These right here and Those Right There
Baby Arm Circles x11 IC
Merkins x11 IC

Parking Lot Eleven’s
Do 10 push-ups then run to the other side and do 1 BBS
Descending and Ascending

Mosey over to playground

Playground Eleven’s
10 Derkins & 1 Box Jump

Mosey over to Cardic Hill

Cardiac Hill – Circuit of 11’s
Start – 11 squat jumps
1st turn – 11 Diamond Merkins
2nd turn -11 Hello Dolly
Top of the hill- 11 American Hammers

Rinse and Repeat

Mosey to coupon pile

Gone in 60 Seconds
Each exercise done for 60 seconds w/ coupons
Rd 1 – Front Shoulder Raise
Rd 2 – Shoulder Press
Rd 3 – Curls

Count off & Name-o-Rama

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

Be bold this week men!

Gloom on Gloom on Gloom… This morning was hot and gloomy but together we prevailed and conquered the gloom. Have a great day men!

Monday Morning Mayhem

A tender, 75-degree kind of gloom

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

Side Straddle Hop
High Knees
Michael Phelps
Baby & Big Arm Circles

Location: Parking Lot
Duration: 25 Minutes

Instructions: Split group in 2, each receives deck of cards
Each suit is an exercise.  One person pulls a card at random, do the Exercise and the Number of them indicated by the number on the card. Do this til deck is done.
Hearts: Burpees
Diamonds: Merkins
Clubs: Squats
Spades: Big Boy Situps
Face Cards = 10
Aces = 15
Totals reps – 99 merkins, 99 burpees, 99 squats, 99 BBS

Get coupons and mosey to baseball field

Location: Baseball field
Duration: 10 Minutes (6:00-6:13)

Instructions: Start @ Home plate
Lap 1 – Lunge with coupons around the bases
At 2nd base, Drop Coupons in the DIRT and SPRINT to Centerfield Fence
Finish Lunges to Home
Lap 2 – Standing Broad Jumps
At 2nd, Drop Coupons in the DIRT and SPRINT to Centerfield Fence
Finish Broad Jumps to Home

Rinse and Repeat 2x (4 times around the bases)

Wrap up with pull-ups x15

Mosey back to parking lot for COT

Number off and Name-O-Rama

Proverbs 25:28 “A man without self-control (discipline) is like a city broken into and left without walls.” Remember the importance of self control. Without it we are like a broken down city, our lives are vulnerable to attack and decay. Pursue the Holy Spirit’s help in overcoming temptation and having self control

Rings of Fire

68 and Clear

Welcome and Disclaimer

Line up at the base line for warm up drills
High kicks for 25 yards
Quad Pulls for 25 yards
Calf Bows for 25 yards
Run down and back in the parking lot 3 times.

The PAX formed one line for a Hallelujah Indian Run. This is an Indian Run completed with hands raised above the head.

Once in far field the PAX circled up for a Merican Ring of Fire.

Merkin Ring of Fire
The exercise begin with a clockwise bear crawl until the Q stopped the PAX. Typically this was halfway around the circle.

At halt, the PAX would complete a standard merican Ring of Fire. One PAX would knock out 10 Mericans while the remain PAX would count for him while holding a plank. This would continue around the cirlce until the entire PAX had completed 10 mericans

The PAX completed 2 more rounds of bear crawls with Werkins (wide grip mericans) and Diamond mericans in between.

The PAX completed 5 Dive Bomers

The PAX formed two lines for another Hallelujah Indian Run back to the AO. They retrieved two coupons on the way back.  Back at the AO, the PAX again circled up to prepare for a Squat Ring of Fire

Squat Ring of Fire
The PAX started by lunging counter clockwise.

At the Q’s leading the PAX stopped for a round of Jump Squats. Each PAX did 10 Jump Squats while the remaining PAX cheered him while holding an Al Gore.

Another round of lunging was completed followed by a Star Jump Ring of Fire.

PAX laid on his back on the ground. His arms were extended over his head to grab the 2 coupons. With straight arms the coupons were extended over the body to the waist at a slow pace focusing on stabilizing with the core.

20 American Hammers with a Coupon in hand.

Number off and Name-O-Rama

Quickbooks brought to light inconsistency in his life. The effects of his own striving in every corner of his life.

Quickbooks encouraged us to seek the Lord while he can be found and to fully surrender to the Lord. Fight for Steadfast faithfulness and lean on each other.

“Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.”Romans 12:2

Eye of the Tiger

62 and Clear

Welcome and Disclaimer

Side Startle Hop x25 IC
Chinook Squats x20 IC
Little baby arm circles Front x15 and back x15 IC
Mountain Climbers x20 IC
Ranger Merkins x20 IC
Run around the parking x2

Line up along the curb

Burp and Merk
Begin a traditional burpee with a single merkin at the bottom, then back to start. Run to second line for a second burpee with two merkins, then back to start.  Continue to increase merkins by 1 with each line to the 10th line (should do 10 merkins).  Then come down subtracting one merkin for each line all the way to 1.  Total merkins = 100

Count off in 3s then mosey to flag pole.

Bermuda Triangle
Group 1 – 10 pull-ups in the dugout
Run from dugout to short walls near playground
Group 2 -10 step-ups at the short walls
Run from playground to covered area
Group 3 – 10 rows and 10 merkins
Run from covered area to dugout

Rinse and repeat x4

Mosey to bottom of Cardiac Hill

Cardiac Merkin Circuit
Bottom = 20 Ranger Merkins
1st curve = 20 Diamond Merkins
2nd curve = 20 Wide Merkins
Top = 20 Derkins on a bench

Star Fish Crunch x 10 IC
Flutter Kicks x 25 IC
Peter Parkers X 20 IC
Merkins X 20 IC

Number off & Name-O-Rama

Do not be Anxious – Matthew 8:25-34

I have been challenged recently with some uncertainty about what I am going to do when I grow up.

And as I have been going through these I have realized that much of what I have been about achieving and experiencing and measuring my worth based on that.

And as with many of us I have struggled to trust Gods timing.   I think we have all be programed by the world to want answers now when that may not necessarily be God’s timing.   I have been prayerful and seeking his truths about this but I often find myself falling back into the same old desires and habits.   It should be easy right? God says to trust him so I should. I think our desire is to want the easy button.

Now tell me that one more time again God. What is the recipe?   I read a book, the bible, or hear a great sermon, or list to Captain and P-Nut. I want to be that and put it into action but still fall back into the same traps of wanting to accumulate more

Cool morning morning at the Asylum provided a great setting for the PAX work hard.  Spirits were high as always and we ended with group prayer for several PAX members.  Cap’n Crunch also announced that there will be devotions on biblical manhood on Wednesday mornings for those interested.