F3 Knoxville

Rock Doras

THE SCENE: 20 degrees (in Kentucky units) and damp.

Did that. Especially the disclaimer for the VQ.

25 SSH – IC
20 Rockette – IC
10+10 Baby Arm Circles – IC
10 Cherry Picker – IC
20 Squats – IC
Mosey to Light poles then alternate Mosey/Exercise up the hill so…
Mosey to next lightpole
Butt Kickers to next
High Knees…
Bear Crawl…
then Mosey to top
(plank till 6 up)

Grab a BB Mosey to Rock Pile.  Wagon wheel for 6.

Take a rock and do some Doras.  While PAX1 does the exercise, PAX2 runs to Asylum steps and back.  Count up to a cumulative:

  • 100 behind head (tricep) curl
  • 100 up and out
  • 200 squats
  • 200 curl
  • 200 rows

Mosey to stop sign (Al Gore for 6).  Complete the following buddy/partner exercises:

  • 10 Hand Release Merkins (high-5 buddy with chest on the ground)
  • 20 Big Boys (sit up and patacake with buddy)
  • 30 Dolly Partners (Lie side by side, do Hello Dolly and tap feet)

Mosey to AO.

Just a minute left for Boat-Canoe-Catamaran with some Paddling in cadence thrown in.

29 PAX including one FNG – T-bone.
When I’m with my kids I often blurt out the risk I see them taking – “don’t fall off that wall”, “don’t spill that drink”.  Telling someone not to fall makes them think about falling and usually leads to them doing the very thing I don’t want to happen.  Instead, to foster a Growth Mindset I should tell them the Mitigation – that thing they can positively do to protect themselves – “Watch where you are putting your feet”, “Carry your drink carefully”.

As HIMs we should try to affect the people around us positively and help them to get better by telling them the mitigation, not make them focus on the risk.

This was my VQ.  Thanks to the PAX for following my lead and swinging those rocks.  From my post Q high, I’d recommend it to all the HIMS at the back to step forward and do it!
Everyone at the workout got their 100 squats in today.  Post them in the August challenge.

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!

Raining FNGs

The Scene: 60, cloudy, on the verge of rain….gloomy

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

SSH IC x 20
This / that stretch
Merkins 4ct IC x 10
Burpees OYO x 10


  • 7’s on the hill: burpees at bottom / 4 count mountain climbers at top
  • Box crawls: 4 cones in a square. Bear crawl the square while always facing one direction. After one lap around the square, run a lap down the stairs, over to next stairs, then reverse crawl up the stairs. Rinse & repeat entire set x 5.
  • Suicides: 4 cones, do 2,4,6,8 reps at each cone of the following: Iron Mikes, wide merkins, Bobby Hurleys
  • Wheelbarrow merkins. Battle buddy up & wheelbarrow across 5 parking lot lines. Do 5 merkins at each line.

Hello Dolly IC x 20
Box cutters IC x 20

Count off and name-o-rama

When I think of our nation’s military history it gives me chills. We enjoy freedoms today because of the sacrifices made by prior generations. Today is June 5…the day before D-day. 73 years ago, thousands of American men were spending their time on this day preparing to storm the beaches of Normandy tomorrow morning. They were securing their gear, thinking of their loved ones, homesick, scared, confused and they probably all had knots in their stomachs. Then, on June 6th, those same men swallowed down their fear and performed flawlessly while securing the beach. It’s estimated that 2,500 American’s lost their lives that day fighting for freedom. Let’s not forget them or the sacrifice they made so that we may have a brighter future.

Great to see so many FNGs today! Tclaps to those guys for gutting it out!

Tombstone Toss

The scene: low 70’s & clear

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

Merkins IC x 10
SSH IC x 10
Tempo Squat IC x 10
This / That stretches

Tha Thang:

Mosey to knee wall in courtyard
• 10 incline merkins, 10 decline merkins, run to bottom of stairs & back.
• Rinse & repeat x 3

Mosey to hill at back of property
• 6’s on the hill: burpees at bottom, squats at top

Mosey to coupon pile
• Pick out a rock
• Curls x 10, OH Press x 10, Tricep Press x 10.
• Rinse & repeat x 3

Mosey with rock to bottom of Sophomore
• Tombstone toss up the hill
• Throw rock as far as possible using a squat press motion
• Lunge to rock, then throw it again
• Rinse & repeat until all the way up the hill

Mosey back to AO
• Stop at each tree & alternate 10 merkins, 10 squats

Ring of fire x 2: leg levers
In & outs (gas pumps) x 20
V-up roll-ups OYO x 10
Nose wipers x 10

Count off and name-o-rama

Today is Memorial Day. Work hard, enjoy the day and be thankful for those men & women who have given their lives so that we have the freedoms we enjoy each and every day.

Let’s Wing it!

Welcome and Disclaimer



  • SSH x 30 (IC)
  • Burpees x 5 (OYO)
  • Cherry Pickers x 10 (IC)
  • BAC’s F&R x 10 (IC)
  • Windmills x 20 (IC)
  • Burpees x 5 (OYO)

 The Thang

Ladder Merkins across the parking lot: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16

Mosey to the middle parking lot for 11’s

  • Bobby Hurley’s & CCD’s

Mosey to The Sophomore

  • Bernie Sanders to the top
  • Burpees x 5 (OYO)

Mosey to Stairs

  • Run the stairs x 2

Mosey to the trail

  • Stop for Burpees x 5 (OYO)
  • Mosey
  • Stop for Burpees x 5 (OYO)

Mosey back to start 


Name-O-Rama: 7 PAX

BOM: Make an effort to listen to God. To actually listen.

Moleskin:  Solid workout for The Men of the JUCO.  Got in a little over 2.5 miles and the mumble chatter was good, the effort was great!  Way to go, HIM’s!