F3 Knoxville


THE SCENE: 60s and misty


Cherry Pickers x7 (IC), Windmills x7 (IC), Tempo Squats x7 (IC), Tempo Merkins x7(IC)
Divide PAX  (24) into 3 teams.  Mosey to bottom of Mt. Juconte.  Three stations separated by a comfortable distance.  Each team starts at a different station.  Teams rotate stations (1-2-3) every time station 1 is completed.  Stations:

  • Station 1 (cardio) – Mosey up Juconte, 3 Burpees at every tree (21 Burpees total). When complete, mosey to Station 2 and bump that team to Station 3.
  • Station 2 (core) – At one cone perform 100 LBCs, Frog Jump to next cone and perform 100 Flutters. Repeat until Station 1 team is done. When “bumped” by Station 1 team, mosey to Station 3 and bump that team to Station 1.
  • Station 3 (strength) – 6 trees in the median.  Teams work their way up one side performing 10 merkins at every tree, then back down the other side performing 10 squats at every tree. Repeat until bumped to Station 1.

Each team got to do each Station twice.  Mosey back to shovel flag parking lot.

JELLY ARMS/JELLY LEGS – (ARMS) PAX hold six inches for time, then perform reps of merkins as called by the Q (three rounds), PAX hold an Al Gore for time, then perform reps of squats as called by the Q (three rounds).

MARY:  Freddy Mercury (assist from Erector – thanks, dude!), Flutter Kicks

24 HIM

Words are powerful.  God says so.  Throughout the Bible we see a constant theme where gossiping, talking too much, and careless mouths are warned against.  This is something that I struggle with.  It is very easy to get sucked into gossip, especially if it’s true.  But does truth matter when we are using our words to tear someone down? Let’s look at Scripture:

Proverbs 18:21 “The tongue has the power of life and death”

Ephesians 4:29 “Let no unwholesome talk come our of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their deeds, that it may benefit those who listen”

Exodus 23:1 “Do not spread false reports”

James 1:26 “Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves”

Proverbs 10:19 “Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues”

Proverbs 11:9 “With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors”

Proverbs 16:28 “A perverse person stirs up conflict”

Psalm 141:3 “Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips”

As you can see, the Lord treats our words and the intent behind them very seriously, even if what we are saying is true.  I would encourage each of you to consider your words wisely, use them to build others up (even if we “feel” they deserve to be torn down).  There is a lot of wisdom in keeping our mouths shut, living a quiet existence and letting our actions speak for us.  There have been so many times in my 39 years I’ve wished I could take something I said back.  Be mindful of what you speak and learn to tame the tongue.


Prayers for Kick-Flip and his family.  We are with you, brother.  Psalm 34:18 “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.”

Sign-up for meal train for Farragut mother and son.

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.

Not just a facade

THE SCENE: Cool, crisp mid 40s…perfect!

15 SSH, 15 mountain climber, 10 tempo merkins, 15 Moroccan Night Club, 10 tempo squats, 10 windmill, 7 cherry pickers (to wait on Onesie)
Mosey to the track around the pond. F3 Burpee mile.  Do 12 burpees and then run around the pond.  4 rounds for a total of 14 burpees and 1 mile + (more like 1.5 miles).

Next, head pack to the street and do 20, 4-ct flutter kicks.  Then, head toward the grassy hill (aka The Stadium, The Wall, and perhaps other names) towards the maintenance building. 20 squats at the top.  Run back to the parking lot by the pond and do 20 more 4-ct flutter kicks.  Then, run in the opposite direction along the street up to the corner and do 20 merkins.  AMRAP until time is called.

20 Freddie Mercury to gather the 6 and then mosey back to the shovel flag.
23 with 1 FNG.
Matthew 7:15-24 – I won’t repeat all of those verses here, but please read them all. V. 15 “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” v. 22, 23 “Many will say to Me on the day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'”

Those “works” all sound like great things, but Jesus says he will claim “I never knew you…”.  Our God wants pure love from His children.  He is not satisfied with those who only put on a facade and may look like His followers, but inwardly are “ravenous wolves”, “bad fruit”, and will be “tossed in the fire”.  A checklist mentality is not satisfactory.  Jesus condemned the Pharisees time and time again for living like that and not having an actual love for God.  They were very sell-serving.  There is a reason Jesus says the greatest command is to “Love God with all your heart, soul, and mind”. Matthew 22:37-38
Welcome to our FNG, Todd Busch soon to be renamed.
Brolympics Nov. 9th.

Burpee Mile^2

THE SCENE: Hot…Humid…Miserable…Perfect for a beatdown

10xCherry Pickers, 20xlbac forward/backwards, 5 Burpees OYO  Short and sweet
Mosey to the hill above the large SE parking lot for some 11’s with Star Jumps at the top of the hill and diamond merkins at the bottom.

Now that we’re nice and warmed up, we moseyed to the pond parking lot to start the burpee mile.

Burpee Mile:

Perform 12 burpees and run one lap around the pond. Repeat 4x

YHC failed to mention to the PAX that the pond loop is actually .44 miles. Total distance run is 1.76 miles with 48 burpees.

Judge led somewhere around 1,000 flutter kicks while the six arrived from the final lap. Reverse indian run back to the shovel flag. The PAX formed two lines, first HIM in each line counts to five before dropping to the side for 5 merkins then popping up and joining the back of the line.

23 HIMs met in the gloom to kick off the week at JUCO. We had two more FNGs today. Welcome Kevin Hanson (Sergeant Slaughter) and Woody Huguley (Bambi)!
Even Jesus, being perfect in every way, faced rejection multiple times throughout his time on Earth. His reaction was always to continue soldiering on in the work of the Lord. We will all face rejection at some point in our lives. How we react to that rejection is what matters. Be like Christ and use rejection as a teaching moment and continue doing God’s work.


There must be something in the water here at JUCO as we have grown our numbers exponentially in the last month. Let’s keep this ball rolling! Keep inviting FNGs to come out and get better. Reach out to those HIMs who have been absent and encourage them.

A JUCO shirt order should be posted in the GroupMe soon. Shirts are only ordered in bulk, so if you want one, get on it.

Coyote Ugly


65 degrees. Clear skies. Just right for a beatdown.



  • Cherry Pickers x10 IC
  • Tempo Squat x10 IC
  • Red Bull Smurf Jacks x20 IC
  • Nancy Kerrigans x10 IC one leg forwards, x10 IC other leg backwards
  • Happy Jacks x20 IC
  • Merkin Mania OYO (5 of each – diamond, normal, wide, crucible, staggered left, staggered right, tempo, hand release)


Mosey to picnic tables/railing area

Number off into 2 groups. Complete either Phase 1 or 2, then switch to other.

  • Phase 1
    • Partner up and do 5 Coyote Uglies on picnic benches. Switch with partner.
  • Phase 2
    • 20 pull-ups on railings, 20 LBCs 4ct., 20 London Bridges 4ct.
  • Phase 3 (Ring-o-Fire)
    • PAX runs to middle and completes 5 Abyss Merkins on picnic tables
    • Other PAX in circle complete various exercises (Side Straddle Hops, Jump Squats, Iron Mikes, Imperial Walkers)

Mosey to Large Parking Lot

Doracides – Partner 1 does 3 suicides to 3 cones (1 burpee at cone 1, 2 burpees at cone 2, 3 burpees at cone 3) while Partner 2 works on exercise reps. Then switch.

  • 100 Carolina Dry Docks
  • 200 Plank Jacks
  • 300 Rosalitas
  • 400 Moroccan Night Clubs (Called “Recover!” before we could start/finish Moroccan Night Clubs)

Mosey to AO


  • Flutter Kicks x15 IC (led by Erector)
  • Howling Monkeys
    • Ring-o-Fire – PAX hold Monkey Humper position while each man completes 10 Monkey Humpers one at a time.


12 HIMs: Onesie, Gump, Booster, Mandolin, Judge Judy, Sty, Cheatsheet, 5K, Erector, Spotter, Commission, Guano


Philippians 2:3 – “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but rather in humility consider others better than yourself.”


This was my last Q before moving to Greenville, SC. F3 has meant so much to me, and I’m blessed to be a part of such a great AO and region. I’m looking forward to coming back and visiting when I’m in town to visit my in-laws.

Prayer requests for different family members and a friend going through a life crisis. Pray that God brings his comfort and peace and uses these situations to bring people to himself.


5K will be Q-ing this Friday at JUCO. The only question is if the JUCOnians will be able to recover before Friday after Monday’s and today’s workouts.