F3 Knoxville

Don’t Hold Back

THE SCENE: Muggy and mid-70s

Reach through (aka cherry picker) IC

Little baby arms circles IC

Reverse baby arm circles IC

Harry Rockets IC

Tempo meek IC

Tempo squat IC


Mosey toward coupons with weave sprint

Motivators From 8, continue mosey to coupon pile.

Grab your coupon and rifle carry to the parking lot east of maintenance.

Four corner style:

20 each- Merkins on the coupon, knee up jumps, squat jacks, Flutter kicks (two leg count).  Transition from corner to corner by mosey, shuffle, Bernie, shuffle (face the same way the whole time). Repeat twice

Bring your coupon to stadium hill. 10 heavy squat thrusters, bear crawl up the hill with a burpee at the top.  Mosey down.  20 curls, bear crawl up the hill with a burpee at the top.  Mosey down.

Rinse and repeat 3 times.

Return coupons with a wall sit waiting for the 6.

Mosey back to the old F3 lot.  Mosey and Bernie between the islands of the new parking lot.

Jail break to the flag.

Hello Dolly to finish up.
What is holding you back…..

Several things may come to mind.

  • How you address your work; doing all of your work, striving for the extra, going back to school.
  • How you handle your home life; spending time with your kids and not watching tv or taking the easy way out at times.
  • How you need to avoid/move one/let go of a bad habit or sin; what relationship, website activity, etc.
  • Why don’t you volunteer in your church; sing, bring food, help with children’s ministry.

Remember that it’s much more difficult to do the thing you need to do.  We spend a lot of our times in the 80% of activities that we’re good at based on 20% of effort.  The last 20% is where we need to focus; It may take all 80% of our effort to get there but that’s where the ‘fruit’ is.

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV) So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.


No Vacancy (and No Running Either)

THE SCENE: 70 and humid

Side straddle hop x 25

Cherry pickers x 5

Tempo merkins x 10

Tempo squats x 10

Mountain Climbers x 15


Mosey to Big Parking Lot

Lined up individually on every other parking stall line.

  • 10 squats then lunge two parking lines, repeat until you arrive where you started
  • 3 burpees, then bear crawl two parking lines, repeat until you arrive where you started
  • 10 Monkey humpers, then walk on your tip toes two parking lines, repeat until you arrive where you started
  • 10 American hammers, then imperial walkers two parking lines, repeat until you arrive where you started
  • 10 twinkle toes then Bernie two parking lines, repeat until you arrive where you started

Mosey to the AO.

Flutter kicks x 20

Pickle Pounders x 8


Matt 11:24 “When the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and not finding any, it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ 25 And when it comes, it finds it swept and put in order. 26 Then it goes and takes along seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they go in and live there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first.”

As we overcome the struggles and temptations in our life, we must fill in the void the leave. We should replace and not just displace because a bad habit will come back with a vengeance when we leave an opening. Take the time, money and thought you once gave to your indulgences and now use it to grow physically, financially and spiritually. Start saying yes to your kids when they ask to do something with you, be the first the volunteer at church, take a coworker out to lunch or invite them over for dinner. Stop being men who DON’T do this or that and start being men who DO. When familiar sin comes calling, you can turn on the neon sign that says – NO VACANCY!

Building Relationships

THE SCENE: warm and muggy…typical

15 SSH, 15 Mountain climbers, 10 tempo merkins, 15 Moroccan night club, 15 imperial walkers, 10 tempo squats, 5 cherry pickers
Mosey toward the coupon pile. As the PAX begin to separate, do burpees until the 6 gets in and then to 5 burpees together. Repeat until arrival at the couple pile.

  • 20 OHPs run to top of stairs for 5 pull-ups
  • Back down the stairs for 20, 2 ct flutter kicks… repeat as follows
  • 20 merkins, 5 pull-ups, 20, 2 ct Freddie Mercury
  • 20 curls, 5 pull-ups, 20 big boys sit-ups

Mosey to Middle court yard.

Aiken legs – Done in succession with no rest — 20 Squats, 20 Box Jumps, 20 Lunges (10 each leg), 20 Split Jacks (10 each leg forward).

Mosey back to the big parking lot for Blackjack. 1 LBC, run to the opposite side (short length) and do 20 merkins. Repeat with 2 LBCs and 19 merkins. Repeat all the way to 20 LBCs and 1 Merkin. Blackjack! We didn’t get all the way through, but got close to halfway.

10 side crunches each side
12 including one runner.
What does it take to build a better, closer relationship? Time spent together. This works for our families (wife, kids, etc.), as well as with God. So, how do we spend time building that relationship? Same answer…spend time together. God has given us His word to study and learn and spend time in. God gave us the avenue of prayer to develop that relationship too. If we spend time reading God’s word and praying, we spend time with God. Reading the Bible gives us a close look at God’s relationship with mankind. We can’t know God’s will without spending time in His word. Prayer gives us the opportunity to open our heart to God even though He already knows what is on our heart. Prayer draws us closer to Him.

Think about the time and effort spent to grow closer to your spouse while you were dating. That is the level of effort we should apply to developing our relationship with God.
Blackjack had YHC burned out quick! We’ll get through the whole thing next time.

Burpeevators? Thanks Curveball…

THE SCENE: Hot, humid. Just barely missed a torrential downpour.

10xWindmills, 10xSeal Claps, 10xOverhead Claps, 10x Tempo Merkins, 10xHairy Rockettes, 10xTempo Squats
Mosey towards the CMU pile stopping at various spots to perform Burpeevators (credit to Curveball for inventing these)

Burpeevators = Burpees with increasing merkins on each rep. We performed 3, then 6, then 8. That was enough…

Grab a CMU and wander over to the maintenance building parking lot.

Four part circuit:

  1. Merkins, bear crawl to first parking line where you placed your CMU
  2. CMU thrusters, carry your CMU to the second parking line
  3. CMU Swings, leave your CMU and lunge to the other curb
  4. BBS

Run a lap around the parking lot and repeat in reverse.

Started with 10 reps of each and added 10 reps after each lap. Made it to the 30 rep round.

Put up the CMUs and moseyed over to Sophomore Hill.

At Sophomore Hill performed an elevator with Burpees/Bobby Hurleys. Start with 5 burpees at the bottom of the hill, bernie up, 5 Bobby Hurleys, mosey back down. Add 5 reps after each round. Made it through 10.

Mosey back towards the flag stopping for some Mary along the way.

On the mosey towards the flag we stopped for: Flutter Kicks, Freddie Mercuries, Planks, and American Hammers.
11 men, 1 2.0, and 3 runners hit up JUCO for some work.
Philippians 3:20

But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Let’s always be srue to remember that our ultimate citizenship is in heaven, not on this Earth. It’s easy to get caught up in the things of this world. Having just celebrated July 4th we are all very aware of the pride and love for this country that most people have. While there is nothing wrong with being thankful to God for living in a country that grants us religious freedom and allows for the church to grow and operate freely, we need to keep ourselves in check in regards to taking pride in our identification as “Americans”. Paul in Galatians says that we should boast in nothing except for the cross of Jesus Christ. Let’s be thankful, but remember to place our pride and identification in something greater than things of this world.

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Learning more about Dolphins & Daffodils

THE SCENE: Very nice

Crunchy Frog
Tempo Squat
Tempo Merkin
Freddy Mercuries


Mosey to the Courtyard, picking up a CMU baby along the way – making sure it didn’t touch the ground the entire workout and passed around to everybody to love on it.
4 Corners to some Tunes
First Round 10, 20, 30, and 40 Merkins
Second Round 10, 20, 30, and 40 4-count Mountain Climbers
Third Round 10, 20, 30, and 40 Monkey Humpers
Fourth Round 10, 20, 30, and 40 LBCs
Fifth Round 10, 20, 30 flutter kicks (time)
Periodically taking a break and doing squats during “Thunder” by Imagine Dragon


Hello Dolly
Big Boys



Part 2 of Missionality in the life of the High Impact Man

Missionality is Service in the High Impact Zone. To Live Right, a HIM must exert the majority of his efforts to Serve within his personal HIZ, the boundaries of which are defined by his Mission.

Mission is the course of action taken to achieve an articulated Purpose. The course of action is comprised of the individual Tasks the HIM undertakes to bring his Purpose into fruition. These Tasks are not random, but are the outgrowth of the Skills for which he is most suited, the things that he does with the most ease and familiarity and constantly improves through Practice.

Building on Kickflip’s message about the Dolphin, The Daffodil represents the people-category that a man is born to Serve with his Dolphin. Like the Dolphin, a man’s Daffodil is a matter of hard-wiring. There are men who continue to coach soccer even after their kids have stopped playing. It took me awhile, but my Daffodil is engaging, collaborating, and helping veterans in their post-military career. Each one of us has both a Dolphin ability and Daffodil passion. The HIM loves all of mankind equally, except for his Daffodil. He loves his Daffodil more, because that is who he was born to Serve.

Part 3 on Friday!