F3 Knoxville

UF3 Championship: The Comeback

The scene: 55 degrees and absolutely perfect outside
F3 Welcome and Disclaimer
Mosey around the outhouse
5 jump squats with knees up
20 seconds of air punches L/R combos
10 seconds of girl fight arm windmills
5 sprawls
5 knockdowns w/one hand getup
Get loose with the Billionaire shuffle
Tha Thang:
Slow Mosey w/CMU in two lines 10 feet apart to boats. At each command, sprawl to the ground do 5 merkins on CMU and 5 overhead presses
At boat area do high knees with consecutive sprawls and “knock downs” with one hand get ups on command
Mosey w/CMU down dock trail to bottom of steps. Wagon wheel with side shuffle till 6 catches 10 count, mosey w/CMU to top of restaurant lot. Alternating time with CMU overhead.
At restaurant lot, wagon wheel w/CMU till 6 catches up 10 presses, 10 curls, 10 triceps w/CMU
The Octagon:
8 stations
1)Grappling: bear crawl to center cone and back x2
2) Boxing: 10 left/right combos then burpee x10
3) Jujitsu: 10 BBS roll to 10 merkins repeat 3 times
4) Muy Thai: high knee while holding CMU 20 on 3-count
5)Karate: 20 front kicks each leg
6) wrestling: CMU get ups (start w/CMU on chest)..get up x10
7) judo: “throws” take CMU from shoulder height to the ground 10x each shoulder
8) kickboxing: 10 karate kids (or front kick) and 10 side kicks each leg
Run around Octagon after completing station w/o CMU then pick up CMU and move to next station.
Mosey w/CMU Back to AO doing sprawls w/5 mericans and 5 presses w/CMU
Jacares (lizard walks)
CMU V -holds
Flutter kicks
Pickle pounders
BOM: Getting back up
The parable of the sower
“Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy. But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.”
‭‭Mark‬ ‭4:16-17‬ ‭
Persecution, strife, pain, struggle and trials in our lives will come. So what do we do? Will we wither away or will we dig in with our roots?
James 1:2-3 says
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”
Push through Physically and mentally with faith in our God who strengthens us. Pray. Read his word, lean on your brothers and do not give up.
Our Championship Belt is waiting on us in heaven!
Great work by the PAX today, I saw some men pushing themselves to get better.  Here is some F3 math for you…
17 men + a large Octagon shape + moaning and grunting + CMUs + private parking lot= cops being called
Who better to diffuse the situation than Mayberry!

Merkin Madness

Scene:  59, clear and beautiful

Welcome and Disclaimer


10 IC 4ct BAC

10 IC 4ct Michael Phelps

10 IC Confused Penguin

Little bit o’this, and a little bit o’ that


5 rounds of Merkin Madness

10 diamond, 10 normal, 10 wide and Dead Bugs for rest (that’s one round)

Mosey to the boats and battle buddy up with someone you have not partnered with before. If one partner finishes before the other he matches reps until the second buddy finishes

5 light poles of 10 SSH, and 10 Merkins

5 light poles of 10 Turkish Getups, and 10 Spider-Man Merkins

5 light poles of 10 4ct Freddie Mercury, and 10 Lizard Walks

5 light poles of 10 squats, and 10 CDDs

5 light poles 10 Merkins of you choice


Mayberry Macerena

Floor Wipers

Reverse Crunch




Take a knee.  When we get knocked down, when we go through struggles and when we hit a wall what do we do, we take a knee.  We take a knee not because we are weak but because at that time we take it to Jesus.  And then we get up, no matter what we get up and we keep moving forward.

But when we can’t get up on our own?  We as men are usually told asking for help is a sign of weakness.  I don’t believe that, I think not asking for help when you need it is the sign of weakness.  A true HIM knows he can’t do everything on his own and there is a time when he needs is Father in Heaven, and his friends.  Jesus said in John 15:12-14 “My command is this, love each other.  Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for their friends.  You are my friends if you do what I command”

There is no doubt that Jesus paid the ultimate debt and gave his life for us, and I don’t think he meant for us to just give up our lives for our friends.  But it does mean we need to make sacrifices and give up our time, talent, treasures, etc, in order to be with a friend in need and left them up.  I think we can all think of a friend who might need a hand.  I encourage each of you to send them a message, give them a call, take them to lunch, and help them stand up and keep moving forward.

Prayer request for Manhattan and his family as the deal with the loss of his father-in-law.

And prayers for Bartman’s daugher, his family, and him as they prepare for his daughter’s surgery on Thursday.

Rise of the Merdipkin

The Scene: 46 and chilly wet

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

Tha Thang:
SSH 10x IC
Cherry Pickers 10x IC
20 Merkins oyo
LBAC 10 forward 10 reverse IC
Michael Phelps 5x
Little some o’ this/that

Mosey to little Everest –
Partner Merdipkin 11’s

Dora – pole to pole

Route 66 – to the base of the Matterhorn
Drydocks & Squats

To the pavilon
Alternating 12 Merkins/ 10 table-ups

Mosey back to the AO

“And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed him, crying aloud, “Have mercy on us, Son of David.” When he entered the house, the blind men came to him, and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to him, “Yes, Lord.” Then he touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith be it done to you.””
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭9:27-29‬ ‭ESV‬‬
Why would anyone ask God to do something and not believe He could do it? Why would Jesus ask them that question? He was standing right in front of them, they knew He had healed others, why wouldn’t they believe that He was able to do it?

How does this play out with us? We just don’t bother asking. We go about life doing our own thing. We all know the scripture “God helps those who help themselves,” right? Except that’s not a scripture, it’s an old Greek teaching popularized by Ben Franklin. Start inviting Him into your daily decision making…and see what happens. When you come up against a big one, and you hear the question echo through your mind, “do you believe I can do this”…lean in
The Merdipkin 11’s were brutal, but the men hammered it out…just about left me in the dust. The hard work in the cool with a storm threatening the entire time was the definition of working in the gloom.

A rope, pee rocks, and a VQ

SCENE: 21, clear and cold

Welcome and Disclaimer


Jump rope Tabata 8 rounds


Bermuda Triangle with Pee Rocks

1st station 20 reps curls

2nd station 20 reps overhead press

3rd station 20 reps triceps

Mosey to the upper parking lot

Double dutch DORA

Groups of 3, #1 guy jumps rope, #2 runs, #3 completes reps of DORA

100 BBS

200 Merkins

300 Squats

Mosey to the Pav-a-lon

3 groups alternating

Pull ups, Dips, and Lunges

Mosey to the AO



“It is hard to succeed when you keep beating up on yourself.  Understand that you are on a journey, and part of that journey requires failure, struggle, and pain.  So when you find yourself experiencing hard times, instead of criticizing yourself, see it as part of the process and stepping stone towards your goal.”  -Justin Su’a

Excellent prayer to start the day by brother Junk.



That took some planning

The Scene: 39 degrees, moist like a nice bunt cake

F3 Welcome & Disclaimer

SSH x20, 10 merkins
Baby arm circles x 10 F&B, 10 merkins
Inchworm-burpees 10
Little of this and little of that

Mosey to bottom of hill at entrance to tavern parking lot w/CMU
7 burpees on bottom
1 Ratchet squat w/CMU
Take CMU w/you up hill and down
Plank/merkins when finished

F3 Logo
Follow Q and Mosey in single file line w/CMU thru cones, change carry position on command. (Overhead, curls, presses)… repeat but faster.

Mosey to TOP of Matterhorn w/o CMU
mosey to Pavalon.
10 pull ups, 10 dips, 10 Squats x 3
Mosey to CMU presses and curls till 6 catches then to AO

Circle of pain!
Each pax says exercise and #

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:11‬

Our plans usually don’t work out exactly the way we want them to.  How many of us have had a grand idea of something and had it all planned out in our head or even on paper only to see it change completely when we try to execute it. …But what we don’t realize is that God’s plan is not always our plans. It may seem frustrating and even painful but Gods plan is so much greater than we can even grasp.  e.g. Relationships, work etc.  …So next time that we have something bust up our plans, we need to know what plan IS solid. HIS plan for us.