F3 Knoxville

Wait?!? I have shoulders?

The Scene:
72 degrees and muggy as all get out

Welcome & Disclaimer

Warm up:
10 Merkins
5 burpees
10 toe touches each leg
5 slow cherry pickers

The Thang:
Mosey to the dugout stands
10 box jumps, 10 burpees
10 box jumps, 10 decline merkins
10 box jumps, 10 diamond merks
10 box jumps, 10 plank jacks
Repeat till six finishes

bear crawl up hill to the goal line. Run to opposite goalline doing a forward roll every line (6)

And then…
Round 1: At goal line-2 burpees increasing by 1 at every cone (7) Sprint back to goalline each time.
Round 2: 2 squats increasing by 2
Round 3 Mericans AND box cutters starting with 2 increasing by 2
Bear crawl back to Goalline then run field back and forth or join 6 at his exercises till he finishes

Mosey to the playground.
Hangman: hang from bars with elbows bent. Till all fall down. Once you fall, do burpees till last one is left x2
5 pull ups

At hill:
Bear crawl up, 10 Dry Docks, squat walk down
Bernie sanders up, 10 DD, bear crawl down forward
Hop up hill and 10 DD then plank till 6

Mosey back to Field.

Divide into two teams.
While team member sprints to other midline, team does Merkins till their turn. Once all team members get to midline, repeat with BBS. Once all the team gets to goalline, all sprint to other goalline for the win.

Around the clock:
Plank circles around cone doing merkins at each rotation.
Repeat with burpees at each quarter

Mosey to AO.

Flutter kicks
V holds
American hammers

Count off and name o Rama

This past week, I had someone treat me unfairly, and I was pretty upset about it. My mind raced with ways I could get back at them and give them a taste of their own medicine. I didn’t, I wanted to but I didn’t.

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” (Romans 12:19)

The promise that frees us from an unforgiving, bitter, vengeful spirit is the promise that God will settle our accounts. He will do it more justly and more thoroughly than we ever could. Therefore, we can back off and leave room for God to work.

Moleskin: great work by the PAX this morning in the heavy humidity. We were all literally wringing out our shirts afterwards.

Burpee and Stuff…

70 and damp

F3 Welcome & Disclaimer

– SSH x30 IC
– Burpees x10 OYO
– Cherry Pickers x10 IC
– Tempo Squats x10 IC
– Burpees x8 OYO
– Arm Circles Forward x12 IC
– Arm Circles Backward x12 IC
– Burpees x6 OYO
– One lap around the parking lot

Circle up under street lamp.

Start with 1 exercise, adding another exercise until all 5 exercises are completed in succession. Then, work back down until only the last exercise is left. 20 seconds (20s) per exercise:
– Exercise 1 then 20s rest
– Exercises 1 and 2 then 20s rest
– Exercises 1, 2, 3 then 20s rest
– Exercises 1, 2, 3, 4 then 20s rest
– Exercises 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 then 20s rest
– Exercises 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 then 20s rest
– Exercises 5, 4, 3, 2 then 20s rest
– Exercises 5, 4, 3 then 20s rest
– Exercises 5, 4 then 20s rest
– Exercises 5

– Exercise 1 = Burpees
– Exercise 2 = Narrow Squats
– Exercise 3 = Wide Merkins
– Exercise 4 = Tuck Jumps
– Exercise 5 = Dry Docks

Mosey to curb and partner up in teams of 3

Triple Sprints
2 men at Cone 1 (yellow cone) and 1 man at Cone 2 (yellow cone).  One man at Cone 1 runs to Cone 2 while other two men do exercises at the cone, stopping in the middle at the orange cone to do 3 burpees.  Then man at Cone 2 runs to Cone 1 while other men do exercises.  First man now runs to Cone 2.  Rinse and repeat for 6 minutes.

Upper Body
– Cone 1 = Diamond Merkins / Carolina Dry Docks
– Cone 2 = Shoulder Taps / Superman Swims

– Cone 1 = American Hammers / Lance Armstrongs
– Cone 2 = Flutter Kick / Hello Dollys

Lower Body
– Cone 1 = Prison Squats / Skaters
– Cone 2 = Lunges / Side Lunges

Number Off & Name-O-Rama (11 PAX)

Bless those around you.  Create memories, give life…consider others more important than yourself.

This was my first venture to JUCO, but won’t be my last.  The men came to work and that is exactly what they did.  Encouraged one another, pushed each other…HIMs every one!

Conquer the Kraken!

44 and Clear

Welcome & Disclaimer

SSH x25 (IC)

Form two lines and mosey to Everest.  Stop at front parking lot
– Windmill Merkins x10 (IC)
– Squats x20 each leg (IC)
– Arm Circles Forward x15 (IC)
– Arm Circles Backward x15 (IC)
– 10 Burpees

Warm-up at Everest
Start at the base of Everest.  Perform the following:
– Rd 1: 10 Count, 10 Merkins, run up Everest, 2 Froggie Squats
– Rd 2: 20 Count, 20 Merkins, run up Everest, 4 Froggie Squats
– Rd 3: 30 Count, 30 Merkins, run up Everest, 6 Froggie Squats
– Rd 4: 40 Count, 40 Merkins, run up Everest, 8 Froggie Squats

Mosey to field on Northshore side of the Asylum.  Once there, form two groups.

The Kraken
Group 1
Spread out to 8 cones.  Complete exercise at that cone and run around the cones counter-clockwise to the next cone (make the whole loop + one cone). Rinse and repeat until you complete the whole loop or until tie is up.
– Cone 1 – Dry Docks x30
– Cone 2 – Narrow Squats x30
– Cone 3 – 4ct Flutter Kicks x20
– Cone 4 – Star Jumps x30
– Cone 5 – 4ct Shoulder Taps x20
– Cone 6 – Reverse Lunges (each leg counts as 1) x30
– Cone 7 – 4ct Hello Dollys x20
– Cone 8 – Smurf Jacks x30

Group 2
Start at cones.  Complete 30 reps of the exercise then shuttle run.  Repeat, each round subtract 5 reps and add one shuttle run each time.
– Rd 1 = Superman Swims
– Rd 2 = BBS

Switch after 8 minutes.

Mosey to SP.  Stop at half-way, circle up and do the following:
– 10 Burpees, 10 BBS
– 8 Burpees, 8 BBS
– 6 Burpees, 6 BBS
– 4 Burpees, 4 BBS
– 2 Burpees, 2 BBS

4ct Flutter Kicks x25 (IC)


Number off and Name-O-Rama (43 PAX, 4 FNGs – Baby Face, Curves, Putt-putt, Sk8town)

One of the reoccurring themes of Western civilization is the pursuit of comfort and convenience. Down time isn’t bad, everyone needs time to recharge, recalibrate and refocus, and there is no sense in making something harder than it needs to be.  But when we seek to eliminate all discomfort and struggle we loose something…the growth that comes from overcoming adversity.  There is a reason that most champions have notoriously difficult training regimes, without challenge there is no growth.

Fredrick Douglass (1818-1895) was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York.  Rather than allowing those evil circumstances to define him, he allowed them to strengthen him and gave himself to a higher cause. Read the strength in his words, “If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle.”

Challenges change us.  As former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens says in his book Resilience, “The magnitude of the challenge × the intensity of your attack = your rate of growth.”  This is true not only physically, but mentally and spiritually.  HIMs are men that push against the status quo, both externally and internally.  They wake each day looking for ways to get better and make their world a better place.  They recognize it requires sacrifice, but count the cost and move forward.  HIMs are able to see past the immediate challenge to the greater purpose that guides them.

This PAX was pumped and ready this morning!  Mummblechatter was high and everyone gave 100% the whole time.  For YHC, this was a special one.  The men of F3 Knoxville have been inspiring me for a little over a year now, and show absolutely no sign of letting up.  Everyone once in a while you get to be a part of something special…F3 Knoxville is one of those times.

F3 Dads and 2.0 Super Bowl Shuffle

2.0 kids workout The Super Bowl Shuffle

The Scene: McFee Park perfect weather

Warm up:
SSH x 10
30 seconds of billy white shoes Johnson
Mericans 1/2 your age or more
Baby arm circles


Split into two teams
Start course-zig zag w/brick “football”.
1) Burpees 1/2 your age
3 laps around turtle
2)Go to shade area-Hopscotch course
Zig zag again
At orange pole
3) 1/2 age mericans, squats, sit ups
Three laps around green pole then back to start where you squat or plank till 6 catches

Mosey to sign at top of hill w/brick
“Falcon” run down the hill and “Patriot charge” back up. Repeat.

Mosey to steps
Bear crawl steps in to top. Falcon run down hill and Patriot charge up. Repeat.

Falcon run to the soccer field
Team vs. team
One team has to get from one side of field to the other without being tagged. Switch.

5 players on each team does their best TD dance one at a time.

Patriot charge to AO
Supermans 10 seconds rest/repeat
One push up
Imperial walkers
One push up

BOM&K (Ball of Man & Kids)
Forgive others
“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:13‬

Think of a book full of everything you have done in your life. The good pages, the bad pages and the ugly pages. Now think of what Jesus does for us as believers. He tears each one of those bad and ugly pages and burns them up never to be seen again. He forgets our sin, our shortcomings our selfishness.

How can we receive this gift and not do the same for others?

If someone has done something to you that you are still mad about, forgive them and move forward.

Rock The Pav-a-Lon

The scene: 40 and clear

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

Arm Circles forward IC x 10
Arm Circles backward IC x 10
Cherry Pickers IC x 10
OYO Stretches (30 seconds)

Tha Thang:
Mosey to Matterhorn

  • Sprint up Matterhorn to 2nd light pole
  • Mosey back down to first light pole, sprint all the way to the top
  • Al Gore waiting on 6

Mosey to Pav-a-lon
Split into 3 groups, music starts
Groups alternate running to gate at top of hill
PAX not running do the following exercise for the duration of the song

  1. Pull Ups
  2. Decline Merkin
  3. Tempo Squat
  4. Dips
  5. Heel Ups
  6. Diamond Merkins
  7. Reverse Grip Pull Ups
  8. Step Ups

Mosey back to AO

No Mary today…ran out of time.