F3 Knoxville

Bump n run on hump day

THE SCENE: 22 degrees and clear

jog across the parking lot x 2, High knee skip x2, but kiss x2, monkey humpers x15 IC, Bac forward and reverse x 10 IC, 7’s at baby hill but more like 4’s…Monkey humpers at the bottom and burpess at the top. I wanted to get into the thang so I cut it short but it was a thigh burner as we Bernie sanders up the hill between exercises.

Bump n Run

  • number off and split into 3 groups
  • Group 1 started at Hairburner station. with each group, pax partnered up in 3s. one pax is pushing a plate across the parking lot to the other side. once they get to the other side, pax that is on that side pushes the plate back across to the 3rd pax. Whille the plate is being pushed back and forth, one side the pax is doing HR merkins and the other side is doing monkey humpers. Go back and forth like a relay until Group 3 bumps you
  • Group 2 is at the pavalon doing 10 box jumps and 10 bench pull ups, AMRAP until group 1 bumps them to the next station
  • Group 3 or the 3rd station is ABS. 10 LBC on the 4 ct IC and 10 Flutters on the 4ct IC. This is the station that sets the pace or the duration of each station. When they get get done, they run over to relieve the group at the next station, thus bumpin them off and sending them to the next station to bump that group.
  • We got in about 3 rounds

Flutter kicks by Hot tub IC

captain thor to 5:20

boat, canoe, catamaran with a sail
21 pax
F3 is about making us as men better in all facets but we cant do it alone:

Ecclessiastes 4:9-1

Two are better than one, because they had a good reward for their labor. For if they fail, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth, and hath not another to lift him up.

Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.

Give it away at the Wesley House tonight at 5 pm.

Not Another Brick in the Wall

THE SCENE: JUCO – Sloppy Wet rain, but kinda warm 56 degrees.


It’s not F4 (Faith Fitness Fellowship and Fairweather)


  • 20 Side straddle hops
  • 20 Side-to-sides.
  • 20 Merkins
  • 20 Cherry Pickers
  • 20 Big boy situps
  • 20 Diamond Pike Merkins
  • 20 Bicycles

“Another brick in the Wall”.  Mosey over to coupon wall.  Everyone gets and keeps a coupon the whole workout.  Partner up.   As one person does “Around the wall” the other person does “Along the wall” with their coupon.

  • Around the Wall” is:
    • 10 Handstand pushups (against wall)
    • Run to other end of wall (carrying coupon)
    • 10 Hanging Leg lifts  (hang off of overhead railing)
    • Run to top of hill behind wall with coupon
    • 10 Reverse in-cline Merkins (against railing)
    • 10 Burpess
    • 10 In-cline Merkins (against railing)
    • Run to beginning – wait for partner to finish before transitioning to “Along the Wall”
  • Along the wall” is
    • Crab walk coupon carry the length of the wall AND back.
    • Burpee Broad Jump (ahead of coupon) + move coupon overhead to feet with a sit-up
    • As a team – Alternating Cherry Picker coupon baton handoff (over-head to under). Empty handed person on end runs to the front to get the Coupon coming from the team.


The puddles were refreshing and the grass wasn’t muddy.


Fast-n-Easy, Wax-Job, Scrum, Trolley

Jesus’ message is antithetical to the old youth rock montra of “All we are is just another brick in the wall”.  Jesus says you are important, you matter, you are loved, He is very intentional about the value of everyone’s life and everyones every-moment!
Booster wasn’t here so we forgot to mention the schedule and challenge coming up in May.  Also forgot a picture! Doh!

This is not the Caribbean Islands

THE SCENE: Clear, a little windy and 36 degrees

SSH X 20, cherry pickers x5, Rockettes x 10, mericans x 10

mosey to the big lot
THA-THANG:   Complete each exercise at parking lot island/cone and run up lot to next island/cone in a zig zag across parking lot.

1) 10 mericans
2) 10 squats
3) 10 diamond mericans
4) 10 Bobby Hurley’s
5) 10 shoulder touch mericans
6) 10 smurf Jacks
7) 10 burpees
8) 10 lunges each leg
9) 10 inch worms
10) 10 iron mikes
11) 10 plank ups each arm
12) 10 sec one leg balance holds each
13) 10 wide mericans
14) 10 squat jumps
Then “collect cones” by running to each cone and add 2 reps per cone picked up.
first 7 is mericans, second 7 is squat jumps…. then some flutter kicks for fun.

More flutter and slutter kicks x30, Superman holds, boat/canoes w/rowing, burpees x6

13 including 1 FNG (Hawkeye)


1) Children living with fathers in the home tend to fare better on cognitive achievement and behavioral outcomes.

2. Adolescents living in intact families tend to report closer relationships with their fathers.

3. Among urban fathers, those who frequently attend religious services tend to be more engaged with their children.

4. Close relationships between adolescents and their fathers are positively associated with adolescents’ psychological well-being.

5. Adolescents with more involved fathers tend to exhibit lower levels of behavioral problems.

6. Adolescents who report having more positive relationships with their fathers are less likely to engage in delinquency.

7. Adolescents who report having more positive relationships with their fathers are less likely to abuse substances.

8. Individuals whose fathers showed more involvement in their lives early on tend to attain higher levels of education.

9. Growing up without a father appears to be associated with greater likelihood of incarceration later in life. 

10. Fathers’ religiosity is linked to higher quality of parent-child relationships.

11. Fathers’ engagement in their children’s activities was linked to higher academic performance.

12. Among adolescent girls, those who have a strong relationship with their fathers are less likely to report experiencing depression.

13. Close father-adolescent bonds protect against the negative influence of peer drug use.

14. Adolescent girls who have a close relationship with their fathers are more likely to delay sexual activity.

15. Adolescent girls whose fathers were present during their childhood are less likely to become pregnant.

16. Adolescent males who report a close relationship with their fathers are more likely to anticipate having a stable marriage in the future.

17. Men who become fathers outside of marriage are more likely to be poor.

18. Fathers of intact families spend, on average, more time with their children. 

19. Children raised in intact families by happily married parents tend to be more religious in adulthood.

20. Children raised in intact families are more likely to have stable and healthy romantic relationships as adults.

21. Intact families are more likely to provide a safe home for children.

22. Adolescent girls who have never lived apart from their parents are less likely to report sexual abuse than those who have.

23. Girls who experienced a parental separation during childhood are more likely to engage in early sexual activity.

24. Among teenage boys, those from intact families with frequent religious attendance average the fewest sexual partners.

25. Children in father-absent homes are almost four times more likely to be poor.

Don’t just be around, be involved!

A bit quiet for mumble chatter most likely due to the cold air and cardio.

Prayers for friend who lost their mother this week, family and relationship issues in the PAX, Hardship Hill success and to be better fathers.
Hardship Hill two JUCO teams 5 & 10 hour choices

Quality over Quantity

THE SCENE: 60 with a bit of wind (but it was 60 so who cares about the wind, right?)

  • Side Straddle Hop X 15 (IC)
  • Baby Arm Circles X 15 (IC)
  • Baby Arm Circles – reverse X 15 (IC)
  • Cherry Pickers X 15 (IC)
  • Windmills X 15 (IC)
  • Windmills – reverse X 15 (IC)
  • Tempo Squats X 10 (IC)
  • Mosey


The first part of the workout challenged the PAX to do AMRAPs (As Many Reps As Possible) with good, QUALITY form. We stayed together throughout this portion of the workout but all did different numbers of reps. At the end of the prescribed time for each exercise, we moseyed to another location.

  • Merkins – 2 minutes
  • Sit-ups – 3 minutes
  • Burpees – 3 minutes
  • Dips – 3 minutes
  • Star Jacks – 3 minutes
  • Rinse & repeat!

Second portion of the workout included the same exercises but had us picking up the pace with 10 reps at each station as fast as possible while running to the next exercise. Our focus was QUANTITY and cardio through 1-3 cycles each.  Mosey back to the AO


  • Box-cutters X 15 (IC)
  • American Hammers (Freedom Twists) X 15 (IC)



Booster, Fins, Homer, Neutron, Pink Eye, Scrum, Stye, Sweeper, Trolley!


Earlier this week my wife and I became grandparents of our 3rd grand Child.  As I was holding this new born baby I came to a renewed awareness of life and how precious it is.  God made all human beings in His image (Gen 1:27) with the sole purpose to glorify Him.  In Jer 1:5  God says “before I formed you in the womb knew you”.  We as men and leaders in the community must witness to other people the importance of the “value of life” and the importance to glorify God.  If we do that people might start thinking about that again and we might influence decisions on suicide, homicide and maybe even abortions.

JUCO will have 2 teams for the May 19th Obstacle Course Race, a 5-hour and 10-hour team; register here for JUCO 5 or JUCO 10 – https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=51587652&rf=35c7d20882aa4c1796efedbd47fe5261&ts=E


The Crabby Bear Gut

THE SCENE: Slight Overcast 54 degrees.

  • 20 Side-to-side squats
  • Practice round of the Crabby Bear


30 Min A.m.r.a.p.  (5:40-6:10) of Light Pole Loop around parking lot.  Seven Light pole stations each with choice of two exercises.  50 reps of either exercise (single counts).

To get to each light pole alternate between bear crawling and crab walking.

Light Pole Station Exercises:

  • Crunches  or Empirial Walkers
  • V-Ups  or On Back Legs up Side to side arches
  • Cross Toe Touches  or On back lets up and out
  • Russian Twists or Plank Knees to Elbows.
  • Supermans or Vert Scissor Kicks
  • Bicycles or On Side Plank side raises.
  • Heel Touches or Horz Scissor Kicks

After seven light poles reached, climb the hill to the guard rail and to 5 reverse incline push ups and 5 incline push-ups.   Hit the Light Pole with a “I own you Crabby Bear Gut” and round number.

7 PAX, Booster, Snaggletooth, Scrum, Neutron, Waxjob, Toto, Trolley,


Be gentle and loving — Don’t be crabby or a bear!!

Galations 5:13-26

13 For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”15 But if you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.

16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.17 For the flesh [g]sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you [h]please. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. 19 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: [i]immorality, impurity, sensuality,20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, [j]factions, 21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 Now those who [k]belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also [l]walk by the Spirit. 26 Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.

Trying to work off the big easter feasts from our guts.  We completed almost two rounds.