F3 Knoxville


THE SCENE: Some sweet gloom, 30s and drizzle with a little sleet to finish!

  • SSH
  • LBACs
  • Moroccan nightclubs
  • Grady corn
  • Tempo Squats
  • Hairy Rockettes
  • Projectivators


  • Mosey to the recruiting center
  • Stations – Work for 50s / Rest and move 20s
    • Big Bertha – swings/OHP
    • Tire Flip/ Sledge hammer
    • Black Betty – Dead lift/Rows
    • Golden Arches/Lunges
    • Curls/Tri-extensions
    • Heavy Step ups/Derkins
    • Heavy BBS/Flutters
    • Flappers/Clappers
    • Slam Ball – Slam and Hi-throw
    • Jump Rope – speed / doubles
    • Core station – Flutter kicks / Plank
    • Kettlebell – Halos/Halos
  • RTF


Dealer’s choice in the sleet: LBCs, Heel touches, Prone Rows, (whatever Ocho called), Basilisk, Shoulder Taps, and Burpees to finish from Noisy Cricket!
2.0 – Traxis

My son recently started reading a new book series called Redwall. It comes highly recommended from a few different folks, so I am sure it is good. One of the books was laying on the floor, and a word on the back cover caught my eye. “Welcome to the captivating world of Redwall”. Captivating. Somehow in that moment, the root of that word was really clear to me – captive. It’s funny sometimes how two closely related words can have totally opposite meanings. Awe and Awful and Awesome. Terror and Terrific. Captive and Captivating.

And I know that is likely to be a good description for my son. When he finds a book he wants to read, he is truly a captive. It often requires a bit of forcefulness to get him free of it, even for the simplest things. But that’s not unique to him, I have the same experience, just with different things. But it’s not my instinct to think of positive things when I hear the word captive. My mind goes to ropes, chains, and bars. But I think it is much more common to be held captive by a pleasure than by force. Pointing at addictive substances is an obvious move here. But our colorful light boxes capture our attention much more often and effectively. Heck it’s pretty much impossible to consume alcohol in the quantity that I have consumed a tv series. Two packs a day hardly compares to the frequency that my phone captures my eyes.

The apostle Paul knew well that our fate is captivity, whether we like it or not. We will be captive, the only question is to What? Romans 6 ends with a classic memory verse, but hear the lead up:

16Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. 18You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

19I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness. 20When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. 21What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! 22But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. 23For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

I said the question is What will you be a slave to, but perhaps a better question is To Whom?
Had to add a couple stations because we had such a showing! Developed some mental toughness doing Mary in the sleet.
Q101 on Feb 4, VQ week Feb 13-18, Cardinal Shirt Order on Slack, CPR Training, Escape from Haw Ridge and Hardship Hill planning is going strong – get involved!

The Princess Bride

THE SCENE: Cold and frosty

  1. Projectivator
  2. Overhead clap
  3. Imperial Squalker
  4. Tempo merkins
  5. Cherry pickers


  1. Run to the parallel bars
  2. 20 inverse rows as we sail to the Cliffs of Insanity!
  3. 10 Wallpies and go over the pool wall.
    1. First one over must say the quote (I swear on the soul of my father, Domingo Montoya, you will reach the top alive).
  4. Left side plank for 30 sec.
    1. Why are you smiling?
    2. I know something you don’t know.
    3. I’m not left handed
  5. Right side plank for 30 sec.
  6. My way is not very sportsman-like
    1. Hang from the monkey bars for 1 min.
  7. Run to the bell.
  8. Build immunity to iocane powder.
    1. 20 dips
  9. Run to K25 hill and to the top.
  10. Roll down the hill towards the fire swamp.
  11. Run back up and over and leap the fire geyser at the bottom.
  12. Ring of fire as we battle rodents of unusual size.
  13. Squatting ring of fire as we escape the lightning sand.
  14. We are men of action. Lies do not become us.
  15. Death march to the bell as we fall into the pit of despair.
  16. Not to 50! 50 dips
  17. Buddy carry to the playground as we take Westley to Miracle Max
    1. Switch out at the parallel bars
  18. If only we had a Wheelbarrow
    1. Partner wheelbarrow back and forth to the amphitheater
  19. Mawage is what bwings us togetwar, today
    1. Al Gore while we quote the scene (Wuv, twoo wuv also)
  20. The chase! Jail break to the shovel flag.  No wammies!
  21. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
    1. Overhead clap. In cadence. Until it hurts like you’ve been stabbed in the arms.
  22. To the pain!
    1. Ring of fire.


“We are men of action. Lies do not become us.”

Who do we lie to?  Others? Ourselves? Our God?

One way we lie to all three is by pretending we will live forever.

Think of your legacy.  What do you picture? Money? A business? Heirlooms or possessions?

Which of these will survive 10 years? 20 years? 50? 100? Eternity?

Steve Jobs was one of the most influential people in the world while he lived and continues to be.  However, within months of his death, Apple released a product he said they’d never make: the iPad Mini.

Do not lie to yourself and pretend that your material work will leave a legacy for your family.  The only true legacy we can leave is by passing our values from the Word of God to others in our lives. The disciples we make will outlive us way longer than any work of our hands.

Last week to sign up for Dog tags.  Q 101 coming up.  Valentine’s week is VQ week.

Proverbs 21:3

THE SCENE: A little overcast with some rain

The PAX mosey to the front of library and did 10 SSH in cadence… then mosey to the library parking lot and did 10 apple turnover… then mosey to the coupon and carried them back to senior center doing rotation of curls,OHP, FARMER carry
20 minute timer

  • 10 and 4 of these excerise wolverine/4 mountain climber
  • Curls down the hill
  • Murder bunny up
  • 10 and 4 Iron hulk
  • Curls down the hill
  • Murder bunny up

Did the cupid shuffle  then PAX led heavy core exercise till time

Proverbs 21:3 To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

Proverbs 21:3 ESV

Mark 4:3-9

God wants us to sow the seeds of his message by living righteous and just. When we sacrifice righteous and justice we are allowing the seeds of the gospel to be choked by the thorns of this life.

Justice Family

THE SCENE: Cool start at 30 F, but the sun shone and warmed it right up. Bright and clear

  • SSH
  • Windmills
  • LBACs
  • Grady Corn
  • Squats
  • merkins


  • Mosey to the friendship bell
    • Pair up – Lazy Dora
    • Plank-merkins 50
    • Gore-Squats 50
  • Mosey to the back porch
    • Trench runs – 3 tie fighters (each side) then run up to the porch and run the trench
    • Repeat three times (Gold leader, Red leader, Red 5)
  • Mosey to the playground
    • Hang out on something for a while
    • 10 flutter kicks IC
    • Climb and slide
    • 10 LBCs IC
    • Creep and Crawl
    • 10 Big boys IC
  • Mosey to the ampitheater
    • Animal train – bear crawl, crab walk, bunny rabbit, frog hopper
    • Joke circle
  • Mosey to the fountain
    • Pair up – Lazy Dora
    • Gore-step ups – 60
    • Dips – 50
  • Mosey back to bell – swing on the porch posts along the way

One burpee then ring the bell


  • Box cutters, Heels to heaven

2.0s – Nerf, Buttercup, Sunflower, Hotwheels, Mozart, Flo-nase, Mac, Bolt, and Gator
FNG – Speedy Gonzalez

Justice is a word that gets used a lot these days, and it has many meanings. Today, I want to focus us on the way that is most effective in our everyday life. It has a lot to do with the way we treat others, and I think of it in two big ways: I do at least my fair share of the work and I don’t take more than my fair share of the good stuff.

When there is work to do, a person of justice works hard to carry an equal part of the load. Don’t hold back and see if maybe somebody else will do it for you. Don’t try to find the easy part to do while someone else does the hard part. Just step up, do your best, and work to help finish the job.

Likewise, when there is something good to be had, a person of justice is careful only to take what is right. Pay attention to how much others will get. No tricks to get extra. No excuses like “I’m hungrier”, “I didn’t get any last time”, “He got too much, so I should, too”.

Finally, I want to make clear that this is focused on how I behave. It’s not about making sure someone else does their fair share. It’s not about putting myself in charge of how much everyone gets. And it certainly isn’t about making everyone else do what I think is right. It’s just focused on making sure I am doing the right thing.

This is not to say that there is no place for you to seek justice for others, but before we do that we must first do the work of enforcing justice upon ourselves.
This went pretty well, almost felt too organized for a family workout.
We will shoot for another one February 4th unless the weather stops us, then we will just move it to the next week until we get one.

Keep it Simple

THE SCENE: the Project, a few puddles, and cool

15 SSH, 15 Mountain climbers, 10 tempo merkins, 10 harry Rockettes, 15 Moroccan night club, 10 tempo squats, 5 cherry pickers

Mosey to toward the friendship bell stopping short at the corner of the gravel path. Do a burpee mile. 12 burpees followed by one lap. Repeat 4 times total.

Mosey to the amphitheater:

  • 25 merkins
  • 25 heels to heaven
  • Run to the pool wall
  • 10 wall ups
  • 25, 2-ct Imperial walkers
  • Run to the playground
  • 5 pull-ups
  • 25 squats



Freddie Mercury, LBCs, 6″ LBCs, protractor, planks


10 kicked the morning in the teeth today!

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And He said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”

Matthew 22:36‭-‬40 NASB1995

Imagine what your life could be like if you just kept things as simple as those commands. No complicated relationships. No justification for rude behavior. Simply everything that we do, if we act out of love and kindness for others, we could make the world a different place.