F3 Knoxville

Down on the Docks

THE SCENE: Nice cool morning.  About 55 degrees with no humidity.

Started with 25 SSH on 4ct then mosey’d to pavilion flag pole for 10 tempo merkins, 10 windmills, and 10 mountain climbers all on the 4 count.  Mosey’d to Circus Maximus for some butt kickers down and jog back and skips down jog backs
Mosey’d to dock on the back side near cardiac for 4 rounds of 4 exercises followed by running the short loop there.  Exercises were

  • 20 Dry Docks
  • 20 Calf Raises
  • 20 LBC’s
  • 10 Burpees
  • Then run loop

Competed 4 rounds then mosey’d to cardiac for10 squat jumps at bottom light pole, first bend, second bend, and top.  We bernie’d all the way up.

Mosey’d to tail of dragon for a trip down route 66 with Merkins

After completion…back to the AO

Had time for some Freddie Mercury’s, Heel touches, and LBC’s all 20 on 4ct

Discussed how character always rises to the top.  Used a story about Grant Williams as an example in light of his NBA record night a few days ago.  What do you do when you think people aren’t watching?

Asylum Star Wars Day in 3 Episodes

THE SCENE: In a Galaxy Far, Far Away… the weather was pleasant. The rain moved out and we were dry!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: If you recently battled a Wookie, maybe this workout isn’t for you

SSH IC x25 | LBAC IC x10 Each Way | TIE Fighters IC x10 each way | Tempo Squats IC x10

Episode I:

Mosey to the top of Mini-Cardiac for a Kessel Run in 12 parsecs

(12s of Merkins & BBS at each light pole down Rt. 66)

Episode II:

Travel to Cloud City 

(Partner 1 runs around Pavilion; while the other partner completes AMRAP of the following: Curls, OH Press, Tris, Rows)

  • Episode III:

    Chewbacca Carry CMU to the end of the parking lot for Han Solo Shuttle Runs (Suicides at each island while partner does exercises.

    Cumulative reps:

    200 → Imperial Walkers


    100→OH Press

    50→Hello Dolly

    25→4 ct. SSH

SWB: Stretching with Blindside until time called

13 HIMs; 0 FNGs

Numbers 6:22-27 The LORD said to Moses: “Speak to Aaron & his sons & tell them: This is how you shall bless the Israelites. Say to them: The LORD bless you & keep you! The LORD let his face shine upon you, & be gracious to you! The LORD look upon you kindly & give you peace! So shall they invoke my name upon the Israelites, & I will bless them.”

May the Force be with you.

We hear this quite often in Star Wars. It’s not always a Jedi that says it–one of the first instances is Han Solo telling it to Luke Skywalker, It was often used as “good luck on this dangerous mission” but also as a blessing, for good things to come your way.

Over the past 40 years, it’s become the most notable phrase from the saga. The entire notion of Star Wars Day on May 4 comes from the pun on the phrase. It has taken on almost a religious aspect for fans. It’s not surprising to see some fans respond by saying, “and also with you” as you would hear in a litany in a church.

We want to be blessed and we want to pass along the blessing. When I was in college, the Emory & Henry Choir would close every performance since its founding in 1958 with a hymn with a version of these words called the “Lutkin Benediction.” It was always a powerful and emotional moment at the close of a concert. I had the pleasure of attending many of their performances during my time at Emory since several of my fraternity brothers were always in the choir. Whatever may come, God will be with you. I ask His blessing on you as you go out into the world today. I pray that you will seek Him regularly, that you will call on Him in your dark times and praise Him all the time. May the Force (of the Lord) be with you!


Matlock’s playlist

THE SCENE: 56 and wonderful

Side stratal hop 20

Imperial squat walker 10

Baby arm circles 10


Mosey around the Asylum.  Do a burpee every time a random PAX can’t name that tune from Madlocks play list.


Stop 1- 5 up downs

Stop 2- 10 hand release  mericans 

Stop 3 – add 15  froggy squats 

Stop 4- add 20 4x lbc

Use the TAGS on right-side to record PAX (BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOURSELF) in attendance. Be sure to select the AO in CATEGORY above TAGS and then delete these notes!
Men are the least like to be a mentor, there are over 59 kids on the waiting list for a mentor most of them boy how could benefit from a HIM a few hours a month.

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Trivia Night

After being properly motivated, we did some Stretchies and we vowed to trust the (Junk) Science. Everybody got 10 years of invincibility; you’re welcome. PAX was quiet, so we did some Shoulder Blasters because that always gets people complaining.

Trivia Night at F3 commenced. If you or your partner got a correct answer, you were both exempted from burpees before the next exercise. Some guys know sports, some guys know art and literature, some guys know history. Some guys (looking at you, Lulu) just start doing burpees.

We hit the Cloud for some Descending Box Baby Box Rows, then traveled to the Caribbean for juuust a hint of a Sutherland Seabiscuit. Just a skosh. The faintest whiff.

Speaking of Seabiscuit, Convoy and Swimmies are like two thoroughbreds among a bunch old mares on their way to the glue factory. They beat us to Cardiac, where we only had time for one and a half Crawdad Comebacks.

Two things about your Q: 1) he is not going to make you do knee-based air presses on asphalt, and 2) time management may not be his strong suit. So we couldn’t complete a full round of the Dark Webb, and it was all Q’s fault. But as Donald Rumsfeld said, “You go to F3 with the Q you have, not with the Q you wish you had.”

Lebowski pointed out another ill effect of Q’s poor clock management, which is that we didn’t go by the ATM and none of us has cash for the weekend.

Sincere gratitude to all F3 men for leading and participating in workouts. I wouldn’t do anything if it wasn’t for you all.

Philippians 4:10-13.

The Ole Back At It

THE SCENE: Perfect spring morning.  Tems in the 50’s

10 ssh on 4ct, Plank jacks in cadence, then another 10 ssh for Matlock.  To the curb for tempo merkins, then mosey to other end for some imperial walkers, back down for tie fighters with the left leg out then one last mosey to finish it out with tie fighters with the right leg.
Mosey to the Lilly Pad and partner up for Dora’s: 150 reps the following while the other partner ran to the end of the parking lot and back

  • merkins
  • side straddle hops
  • plank jacks
  • dry docks

Mosey to chapel parking lot for circle up while one member of pax was chosen to go to the middle of the circle and lead and exercise.  All reps of 20.

When done, we mosey’d to cloud for 11’s with dips and table rows at the pavilion

Time enough for 20 hello dolly’s and some LBCs OyO

James 1:2-3