F3 Knoxville

Running with the Ducks

THE SCENE: 38 Degrees.

Cherry Pickers
Side Straddle Hops
Baby Arm Circles
Tempo Squats
Tempo Merkins

Jog to the pond

At the pond, break up into 3 groups.  Two groups will start at the same location and the 3rd group will start on the opposite side of the pond. The basis is a large Indian Run in groups.

Group 1 sprints towards Group 3.  Meanwhile, Groups 2 and 3 start at the cones set up along the pond trail and do exercises at each cone.  Once Group 1 catches Group 3, Group 3 then runs to catch Group 2… and so on.

  • 10 Squats
  • 10 Merkins
  • 10 Lunges
  • 10 Side Step Squats
  • 10 American Hammers
  • 10 Burpees
  • (Repeat above)

Jog back to the AO.  Along the way, stop in a parking lot and do the following:

  • 40 Calf Raises
  • Bernie midway
  • Jog back to curb
  • (Repeat above)

Leg Crossovers and Burpees till 6:15

Isaiah 54:10 – “For the mountains may depart and the hills may be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my convenient of peace shall not be removed”.

As we go through each day with distractions, sporting events, kids, work, trials and temptations, etc…. we can find ourselves at the end of the week exhausted and looking back we did not spend anytime growing in our faith with the Lord.  Things will fade away, but have the reminder that God is a constant steadfast love that will never go away.  Set time aside to build others up and grow your faith each week.

Pray for Booster’s daughter.

JUCO Slaughterhouse II- Veterans’ Day Special

THE SCENE: Clear, chilly, full moon; 6 point buck watched over the sophomore hill setup… he approved.

Side Straddle Hops x 10

Windmill x 10

Cherry Pickers x 10

  • Indian Run (last man up) to Sophomore Hill to celebrate Forrest Gump: partner up. PAX 1 “Shrimps” up the hill, LT Dan back down, and complete a Diamond Clock. PAX 2 celebrates legs with 10 “Mrs. Gumps” (monkey humpers w/sound effects), Range Targets down the hill, then Lunge Walks back to start point.  Trade positions to complete the set.
  • Run Forrest Run to the CMU pile and bulldoze to the parking lot. Keep your partner and DORA 100 “Jennys” (modified hello dollys), 200 BBS with CMU, 300 pullovers (over-planned, no chance of completing in time allotted)
  • Mosey back to AO, complete side crunches to run out the clock.

“Greater love hath no man that to lay down his life for a friend”, many have made that sacrifice, but it sucks for everyone involved. I pray that none of you are ever put into that type of situation. “Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the church”- we’re not getting nailed to a cross for them, so how do we love them? Visit 1 Corinthians 13- Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful…” If someone asked your wife to describe you, in full honesty, would patient and kind be the first words out of her mouth? Honestly, I’d be 0 for 9 on that list. As HIMs, we need to strive to be better at love, toward our neighbor, our family, our friends. We need to bring peace with us wherever we walk, not chaos. Walk into your home, your work, your church, your life, prepared to be humble and peaceful.
Prayer requests: Commission’s friend and mentor Dillard passed away; pray for peace and healing for the loss. Nutmeg’s father undergoing a major surgery. Pete Billingsley’s health as he struggles with a dire heart issue.
Congrats to JUCO for taking the AO Brolympics title, and to Spotter for nearly beating Woodshack out of the individual title.

The JUCO 1500

THE SCENE: cold, dark and clear.

10 ct cherry picker, 10 ct moroccan night club, 5 burpees on your own. get your CMU and mosey to the big lot


The 1st Monthly “JUCO 1500” performed in the big parking lot, back side of campus.  each station was a parking space. The bear crawls, lunges and cmu mosey were all from line to line from one end of the lot to the other. If all 5 rds were performed the total reps would equal 1500 and the total distance would be approximately 1.5 miles. the Pax and their reported reps are listed below. Those that did not report a rep cound are listed with a 480 because I was last and I would have had 480 if I had finished my station when time was up. Therefore, I know they had at least 480. Ill be glad to update those #’s if those PAX want to report their # back to me. The JUCO 1500 will be repeated on 2019-11-18!

Station Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Total PAX 10/18/2019 11/18/2019
100 200 300 400 500 1500 Mandolin 453
Squats 10 20 30 40 50 Mermaid 500
Bear Crawl=.012 Judge Judy 600
Merkin 10 20 30 40 50 Chaco 600
Lunge Jitters 680
Big Boy Situps 10 20 30 40 50 Anchorman 568
Bear Crawl Fingerfood 550
CMU Curls 10 20 30 40 50 Nutmeg 607
CMU Mosey Spotter 570
CMU Overhead Press 10 20 30 40 50 Alterboy 570
CMU Mosey Commission 570
CMU Thrusts 10 20 30 40 50 Trolley 480
CMU Mosey Sty 510
CMU Tricep Extensions 10 20 30 40 50 Butterknife 480
Lunge Rosetta 480
Squats 10 20 30 40 50 Nadia 480
Bear Crawl Weedwacker 480
Merkin 10 20 30 40 50 Gump 540
Lunge Kick Flip 480
Big Boy Situps 10 20 30 40 50 Snaggletooth 600
Run 1 lap = 1/4 mile appx 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 Poolboy 390
(FNG) M.C. Hammer 480
Mailbox 480
Guardrail 480
5K 480
Cortez 480

26 in attendance
Referenced the prior message shared about Guardrails we can and should put up in our lives to keep us on the straight and narrow. my personal guard rail being financials. We put ourselves in financial situations trying to “keep up with the Jones” in the society we live in today  where we become enslaved to our debters, and our employers and so on which can in turn put us in less than desireable relationships and situations. a few scriptures that speak about debt and money. Matthew 6:24 New International Version (NIV) 24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money .Romans 13:8 New International Version (NIV)Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.

Another topic thats been weighing on my mind lately is the false sense of division thats in our country, created by the media, politics and many other things that seem to divide us, all the way down to sports. However, when you get to know your neighbor, step out of your comfort zone and reach out to meet new people, especially those that may not be like you and stop listening to what “The News” or The Politicians want us to believe, we arent all that divided. . when I searched my bible app for the word Division i got about 100 different scriptures that were applicable. Romans 16:17-18 New International Version (NIV)17 I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. 18 For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people.1 Corinthians 1:10-13 New International Version (NIV)10 I appeal to you, brothers and sisters,[a] in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought. 11 My brothers and sisters, some from Chloe’s household have informed me that there are quarrels among you. 12 What I mean is this: One of you says, “I follow Paul”; another, “I follow Apollos”; another, “I follow Cephas[b]”; still another, “I follow Christ.”13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Were you baptized in the name of Paul?

And ultimately, to sum it all up.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 New International Version (NIV)

13 Now all has been heard;
    here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments,
    for this is the duty of all mankind.




Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.
This same workout will be repeated on Monday November 18th for anyone that wants to get in on the next one. for those there today, be sure to send me your accumulated reps if you want it logged. Brolympics coming up November 9th.

JUCO Circuits

THE SCENE: 58 Degrees and a full moon

Cherry Pickers, SSH, Baby Arm Circles, Tempo Squats, Tempo Merkins – waiting on Trolley
Mosey to clean parking lot

  • Circuit Workout.  45 Seconds Work, 15 Second Recover between Stations
    • Squat w/ coupon
    • Merkins
    • Squat Side Walk
    • American Hammers
    • Side Lunge
    • Plank
    • Mountain Climbers
    • Wide/Diamond Merkins
  • 5 x 35 Yard Sprints.  10 Second Recovery in between
  • Repeat Circuit
  • 5 x 35 Yard Sprints.  10 Second Recovery in between

Mosey to Coupon Pile

  • Groups of 3 Circuit.  Work 30 Seconds.  15 Second Recover in between.
  • Curls
  • Tricep Extensions
  • Big Boy Sit Ups

3 minutes of stretching after a tough week of workouts
19 HIMs this morning.  18 doing Circuits and 1 Rucking
Psalm 19:21 – “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.”

As we go through each day, we have our dreams and desires, but ultimately we need to put our faith in God’s plan for us and lean on His will and not our own.
Praise for Mandolin’s asthma and shin splints, Prayer that we continue reaching out to our community and welcoming future FNG’s to our AO’s.

November 9 – Brolympics

Loopy Guardrails

THE SCENE: 70 degrees, clear, dark and muggy just how we like it

Moroccan Night club | Newton’s Cradle | Cherry Pickers | Mountain climbers
Count off into groups of 3 for a Railroad Run the the bottom of the parking lot by the duck pond

Parking Lot Hill Loop

  • Bernie Sanders & Wheel Barrows (or bear walk if solo)
  • Lunge Walk & Crawl Bear down
  • Sprint and Frog Jump Back up

Guard Rail Loop – 3 stations (2 on guardrails on the East side of campus)

  • Station 1: Derkins x20, Guardrail hops x20
  • Station 2: Tricep Dips x20, Guardrail climbs x20 (Plank on ground perpendicular to guardrail, climb to hands on top of guardrail plank)
  • Station 3: 4 count Flutter kick x20, One leg Turkish Get ups x20 (10 each leg)

Mosey back to AO Flag: 10 Burpies, 10 Cross climbers

19 HIM’s for the Thang, 1 FNG, Welcome Mailbox.

6 HIM’s did a long run.

Eph 5:15-16 Look carefully how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of time because the days are evil.  Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is

Discerning the will of the Lord for your life and your behavior takes some personal rules.  They apply to you and are a little different for everyone, but you should have some guardrails in your life to keep you safe.  1 yr ago this past Sunday was my biking accident and I learned two things about guardrails
1) They are hard so don’t hit them but what is on the other side is worse

2) If you are by something that needs a guardrail, don’t go alone
Guardrails protect and direct
Personal Standard of behavior – Keeps you from doing spiritual damage to your life and those you love (Borrowed this definition from Andy Stanley)
* Simple but hard example: Alcohol – if you are getting drunk or more than one person mentioned your drinking as a problem, that’s a problem; that is sin.  Set some boundaries and hold to them.  Zero drinking for some, accountability for all.
* Harder to measure but way more common: Work-a-holic or crippling financial debt – get some guard rails up.  Set some spending limits, make lifestyle changes that put God and family first and work and money in the back seat.  Get a firm stop time on work and respect family time.
* Hardest thing for most men: Sexual sin.  How are you protecting your family from your sex drive crashing your marriage into the ditch?  Make some guardrails, yes rules.  Hitting a guardrail hurts, but learn to like them being there and then don’t hit them- don’t even get close.  They are there to protect you.
 * Even something as good as Fitness may need a guardrail – we can get so into F1 that we neglect other areas – we skip devotional times to post better times or more workouts.  Have guardrails to keep fitness from becoming an idol. Fitness is good but get some guardrails to direct you to the best thing in life – a life lived for Jesus Christ.

Learn to love the guardrails – it’s not a restriction to hate but protections that show God is moving in your life.

Put up some guardrails in your life, share them with a brother – don’t go alone where the danger is high and keep your life on the most God glorifying path.

Keeping mind that guard rails are personalized and not prescriptive for all: share in the group me some of the guardrails that you have in your life that have protected you and that you would want some brothers to hold you too if you were getting too close or over the guard rail.
Prayers for a fellow HIM’s wife’s cancer diagnosis, Poolboy and Judge Judy & fam.

Recruit some FNG’s…. business cards available to help with that but your personal invite will work best!