F3 Knoxville

Double Coupon Special

The Scene: 74 and clear, MF (Mugginess Factor) 7/10

F3 Intro and Disclaimer

Imperial Walkers x20 IC
Cherry Pickers (Dog Pound style) x15 IC
LBAC x20 each way IC
Little bit o’ this, and some of this
Mosey to the Coupon Pile, pick up 2 coupons
Wax on, wax off x20 IC (thanks, Mayberry)

The Thang
Each PAX holds one coupon, balances the other on top. Mosey as a group toward the Matterhorn. Whenever a coupon hits the ground, it’s redeemed for one of the specials of the day. Then switch hands with the coupon stack and continue Mosey. List of specials (©=holding coupons):
1st Special: ©Tempo Squat x25 IC, Burpees x15 OYO
2nd Special: ©Smurf Jacks x25 IC, ©Overhead Press x20 OYO
3rd Special: Mountain Climbers x25 IC, Squat Jump x20 OYO
4th Special: ©LBAC x10 IC, ©Curls x30 OYO
5th Special: ©American Hammers x20 IC, ©Rows x30 OYO
6th Special: ©Front raise x20 IC, Merkins x20 OYO
7th Special: ©Lateral raise x10 IC, Diamond Merkins x15 OYO
Return to AO, carrying expired coupons however desired

Side Crunch x20 each side, IC
Flutter kick x20 IC
Box Cutters x20 IC
Department Store
Shoulder Blasters

Count-off and Name-o-Rama (no FNGs today)

This last week I’ve been home alone while LOML and 2.0 are at a cabin with some other moms and kids of families we’ve known for years. Sometimes it’s nice to have that quiet, but the alone time comes with a certain set of temptations as well. It’s at that time, and others like it, when a man’s character comes through. They say that character is who you are when nobody is looking. Whether that’s when you’re home alone after a long day, at work when the boss is on vacation, or in another city on a business trip, your character comes through.

So where does this character come from? From your heart. Proverbs 4:23 says, “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” And Luke 6:45: “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil.”
So what do we know about the heart of a man? It’s “deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked. Who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9) On our own the condition of our heart is pretty foul. We need the transformative power of God, as David cried out for in Psalm 51:10 “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” Only through dependence on Him can we become the men He has called us to be.

Thanks, everyone, for your patience as I tried to dig around in my shorts for my Weinke. I must find a different way to remember what’s next while my brain has not yet seen my coffee. Maybe less variety? Merkins and Burpees only. I noticed Ratchet learned from La-Z-Boy’s Q a couple weeks ago and pulled the smallest coupons in the group instead of the biggest!

Beer Run

The Scene: 72 and clear

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

Tha Thang:

SSH x20 IC
LBAC IC x10 forward, 10 backward
Little some o’ this/that x2
Imperial Walkers IC x20
Carolina dry docks ICx20
Squats ICx20
Jack Webb – to the grass. 4:1 Merkins to Raise the Roof

Beer Run
Partner up
Run from the coupon pile to the grassy knoll
Coupon pile – grab a coupon, run back
Grassy knoll – Al Gore, 12oz curls

Pizza Run – groups of 4
Grassy knoll – 10 overhead presses, deliver the pizza back to the pile
Coupon pile – ultimate keg stand (hold partners feet on your shoulders, squats til the pizza gets back)

Puke and Rally
Wide line
Forward roll, 5 Carolina dry docks (rinse and repeat)

Walk of shame
Bear crawl the perimeter of the parking lot
In line, x10 on a 4-count, 10 squats between each set

Hoof it back down, pick up the 6 and hustle back to AO


Hello Dolly

Flutter Kicks

LBC x4 count – 25 IC each

“And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. And he said to them, “Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics….And they departed and went through the villages, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭9:1-3, 5-6‬ ‭ESV‬‬
“On their return the apostles told him all that they had done. And he took them and withdrew apart to a town called Bethsaida. When the crowds learned it, they followed him, and he welcomed them and spoke to them of the kingdom of God and cured those who had need of healing. Now the day began to wear away, and the twelve came and said to him, “Send the crowd away to go into the surrounding villages and countryside to find lodging and get provisions, for we are here in a desolate place.” But he said to them, “You give them something to eat.” They said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fish—unless we are to go and buy food for all these people.” For there were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each.””
‭‭Luke‬ ‭9:10-14‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Once we learn to put our faith in God it becomes second nature to “trust” him in the small things. We get to work and can look around at our lives and say we “trust” him, even “serve” him by our typical functions. In this case, the disciples had just been authorized with power to do all the things that they had seen Jesus doing. They went out and did as they were told and came back to excitedly report to Jesus that they had been successful. But 5 minutes later when a really big problem was presented, they handled it the same way that we do. “Oh crap man, that’s a big one. I don’t think it can be done”

Where in your life is Jesus telling you to “give them something to eat?” What is the big challenge He is telling you to have big, ACTIVE faith about? Find it and do it!

This was a brutal shoulder workout. The forward rolls in the rain on muddy grass were crazy and the guys worked hard. Not every Q is this much fun!

The whole gym!

The Scene: 68 and gloomy at the Pavalon

F3 Welcome & Disclaimer


Was there one?

Tha-Thang  (Supposed to be 300, but ended up doing 400 or something)

15 pull ups
30 dead lifts
30 push ups
30 box jumps
30 floor wipers
30 single arm kettle bell clean and press
15 pull ups
30 Russian swings
Repeat-o x2

Was there a “WORD”?

If Junk was an Indian

The scene : MUGGY MAYBE!

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

The Theme: If Junk was an Indian…….man he is fast!

Monkey Humpers x20 oyo
Squats x10
Smurf Jacks x10
SSH x 20
LBC x15
RBC x15
Burpo x10

Indian Run to the PAVALON. ALL PAX stay together and we made 3 stops for LBC, squats, and merkins on the way

3 sets of
Leg ups x20 each leg IC
LBC x20
squats x20
Pull ups x5 plus one more set to make 20 reps total

Working on Form NOT reps!

Ran out of time so we Indian ran back to the AO. On the way, double Indian run race! Back 2 guys race to the front and so on.

Gotta cash out, right?
Burpicides on the Tennis court, 5 burps, 4,3,2,1……until time ran out.

Plain and simple, Find time, REAL/QUALITY time with your M. With our busy lives, we need to find quality time with our Ms to grow our relationships with each other and if you have kids, it spills over into fatherhood and sets examples for your kids.

Ocho Hombres

The Scene: 72 and humid

F3 Welcome & Disclaimer

200 Jump Rope
Squat 15x IC
Around the Worlds
Figure 8s
American Swing
Russian Swings
‘Merkins 15x OYO
200 Jump Rope

Outhouse Run & Back
21 AM Kettlebell Swings
21 SOTS Press (PVC)
21 ‘Merkins
4 Bag Toss
21 Weighted Squats
21 AM Kettlebell Swings
21 OH Squat (PVC)

Count-off and Name-O-Rama

Word: – excerpt from DREDD post in February 2017
Maintenance Is Deceleration

*Movement is the action taken in furtherance of purpose

*Momentum is the sustained Movement that results from Acceleration

*Deceleration is the loss of Momentum

A man is either Accelerating or Decelerating in all of his endeavors and relationships, particularly with his wife. There is no other in-between state of nature as such as “maintenance”. If you think you are maintaining, you are actually Decelerating because there is no Status Quo . That is the myth of the plateau. Thus, the Q never thinks of maintaining his marriage. He always focuses on Accelerating it.