F3 Knoxville

Islands of pain

AO: shamrock
Q: Baby Boomer
PAX: Anchorman, Baby Boomer, Brick, Commission, Mermaid, Pom Pom, slappy, Slipknot, Stitch, Voodoo, Snaggletooth, Gringo, Trojan
FNGs: None
– Tempo squats
– Tie Fighters
– Tempo merkins
– Squatting Grady Corns

– Mosey to CMU pile and stop for some Rocky Balboas along the way
– CMU Island Dora in top lot
– HIM1 stays at start and does following exercises while HIM2 moves to islands
– Round 1: CMU kettle swings
– Round 2: CMU deadlifts
– Round 3: CMU squat thrusters
– HIM2 works through islands
– Island 1 (10 reps): R1 wide merkins/R2 Carolina dry docks/R3 no cheat merkins
– Island 2 (20 reps): R1 big boy sit-ups/R2 flutter kicks/R3 Freddy Mercurys
– Island 3 (30 reps): R1 SSH/R2 Bobby Hurleys/R3 lunges
– Rinse and repeat with HIMs swapping to do all exercises
– Visited islands together as a total group

– Howler Monkey circle
– Michael Phelps and overhead arm stretch
– Cherry Pickers
– Groin stretch and Willie Mays Hayes
– Downward Dog and Cobra
– Superman/Banana

HH on Monday

– Brief history of Decoration Day and Memorial Day and it’s meaning
– Remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedom
– Jesus also established a memorial service in the upper room with the disciples
– Communion is an opportunity to reflect on Christ’s sacrifice that has set us free from the bondage of sin
– Remain humble and grateful for all that have laid down their lives in love


AO: shamrock
Q: Eliza
PAX: Baby Boomer, Base Salary, Borg, Brick, Eliza, I-Beam, Jon Boat, LeBling, Mathlete, Mermaid, Oscar Meyer, slappy, Stitch, Waxjob, Voodoo, Skidmark, Crawlspace, Curveball, Pom Pom (Grayson Vaughn), Toretto, Dumpster Dive
FNGs: None
WARMUP: Cherry Pickers, Various Stretches, Twinkle Toes

THE THANG: Posted from the f3 nation slack

BuyIn:  Together In-cadence 14 SSH

4 Rounds:
F Flying Squirrels ( 026 Reps)
A American Hammers ( 026 Reps HW)
L Lunges ( 026 Reps EW)
C Curls ( 026 Reps)
O One Lap (400m recommended)
N No Cheat Merkins ( 026 Reps)

Pick up six after 4th round

BuyOut:  Together In-cadence 14 SSH

Warm-up and Mary to be chosen by the Q.


MARY: no time

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Thunderhead hike, Hardship Hill

COT: Prayers for Falcon and his family

A Saga Begins

AO: the-project
Q: Biohack
PAX: OBrother, Papa Lock, Tom Tom, slappy, Mathlete, 3-Peat (Carlos Rodriguez), Biohack, Steamer, Redwire
FNGs: None
Warm up

A long, long time ago
In a galaxy far away
-Projectivator from 6 (only 6 real movies)

Naboo was under an attack
-Tempo merkins

And I thought me and Qui-Gon Jinn
Could talk the Federation into
Maybe cutting them a little slack
-Cherry pickers

But their response, it didn’t thrill us
They locked the doors and tried to kill us
-Seal Squats

We escaped from that gas
Then met Jar Jar and Boss Nass
-Shake it out

The Thang:

We took a bongo from the scene
And we went to Theed to see the Queen
-Death march to the recruiting center

We all wound up on Tatooine
That’s where we found this boy…
-Grab a block

[Chorus] -5 blockees
Oh my, my, this here Anakin guy
May be Vader someday later, now he’s just a small fry
And he left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye
Sayin’, “Soon, I’m gonna be a Jedi”
“Soon, I’m gonna be a Jedi”

-To the stairs; run the stairs between exercises
[Verse 1]
Did you know this junkyard slave
Isn’t even old enough to shave?
-30 Heavy big boys

But he can use the Force, they say
-10 Thrusters

Ah, do you see him hitting on the queen
Though he’s just nine and she’s fourteen?
Yeah, he’s probably gonna marry her someday
-30 Curls

Well, I know he built C-3PO
And I’ve heard how fast his pod can go
-30 Goblet Squats

And we were broke, it’s true
So we made a wager or two
-30 overhead press

He was a prepubescent flyin’ ace
And the minute Jabba started off that race
Well, I knew who would win first place
Oh yes, it was our boy
-10 man makers

[Chorus] -5 Blockees
We started singin’ “My, my, this here Anakin guy”
May be Vader someday later, now he’s just a small fry
And he left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye
Sayin’, “Soon I’m gonna be a Jedi”
“Soon I’m gonna be a Jedi””

[Verse 2]
Now we finally got to Coruscant
The Jedi Council we knew would want
To see how good the boy could be
-30 heavy lunges

So we took him there and we told the tale
How his midichlorians were off the scale
And he might fulfill that prophecy
-30 tricep extensions

Oh, the Council was impressed, of course
Could he bring balance to the Force?
-hold block over head and stand on 1 leg for 30 sec

They interviewed the kid
Oh, training they forbid
-30 2 count American Hammers

Because Yoda sensed in him much fear
And Qui-Gon said “Now listen here
Just stick it in your pointy ear
I still will teach this boy”
-5 Urkey Durkeys

[Chorus] -5 Blockees
He was singin’ “My, my, this here Anakin guy”
May be Vader someday later, now he’s just a small fry
And he left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye
Sayin’, “Soon I’m gonna be a Jedi”
“Soon I’m gonna be a Jedi”

We caught a ride back to Naboo
Cause Queen Amidala wanted to
I frankly would’ve liked to stay
-30 Heavy LBCs

We all fought in that epic war
And it wasn’t long at all before
Little hotshot flew his plane and saved the day
-20 Heavy Squats

And in the end, some Gungans died
Some ships blew up and some pilots fried
-20 Good Mornings

A lot of folks were croakin’
The battle droids were broken
-10 Thrusters

And the Jedi I admire most
Met up with Darth Maul and now he’s toast
Well, I’m still here and he’s a ghost
I guess I’ll train this boy
-10 Man Makers

[Chorus] -5 Blockees
And I was singin’ “My, my, this here Anakin guy”
May be Vader someday later, now he’s just a small fry
And he left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye
Sayin’, “Soon I’m gonna be a Jedi”
“Soon I’m gonna be a Jedi”

[Outro] -5 Blockees
We were singin’ “My, my, this here Anakin guy”
May be Vader someday later, now he’s just a small fry
And he left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye
Sayin’, “Soon I’m gonna be a Jedi”

What was the best part of Episode 1? This parody song by Weird Al. Sometimes it’s better to quit while you are ahead. Perhaps George Lucas should have stopped after making the 3 original movies.

Look at your life. Are there areas where you should be content? Areas where you push to hard to attain the next thing? Are you trying to run up the score in money or status? What scoreboard matters in your life? What matters in eternity?

[f3knoxvillemain] King Builder (Convergence)

AO: f3knoxvillemain
Q: Tinker Bell-GTE Trainer (STL) , Motorboat (Indianapolis)
PAX: Blindside, Waxjob, Shuttlecock (Riley Brady Parmer), Rep Sleepy, Commission, P3, Z-Pack, Steam, skewer, Spellcheck, Single (Ryan Chambers), Brick, Tenderfoot, slappy, Gmail, Borg, The Situation, Maxime – Pittsburgh, Nubbins (F3 Muletown), Kodak (Joe Beach), Uncle Rico (Naperville), FixerUpper, Lizzy, CRISPR, F3 Pluto ( Hugh Nystrom), Tropicana, Charmin (John Willis), Pac-man, Stitch, Snitch (Cory Beilharz ), OnStar, Swimmies (Nathan Chesney), Duggar, Choir Boy, Betty, Voodoo, Smoked Pickle, Grandslam, Einstein, Lilydipper, Pusher, Guppy, Guardrail, Median, Mermaid, KickFlip, Cheatsheet, Utah, Toretto, Honeydew, Tonka, Pom Pom (Grayson Vaughn), Eliza, Ribbed, I-Beam, Mathlete, Cart Girl (John Sadler) (Chatt, TN), Swanson, Abort (Jeremy Loftis), Dumpster Dive, Anchorman, Humper ( Sam Hartness ), David Wood, Bones, Rooter, scratch & win, full moon,, Ike
FNGs: 1 Ike
Q: Tinker Bell Bones Motorboat
Warm Up: Mosey to the base of Picket’s Charge
Thang 1:
Get Right-Fatigue makes a coward of us all
-Bones led a series of up and down the hill with Bomb Jacks, Burpees, Monkey Humpers
-Live Right-When in charge, take charge
-Motorboat led standard F3 exercises IC emphasizing staying together as a team and the importance of cadence
-Lead Right-Leaders build leaders
-Tinker Bell led 4 corners with exercises of No cheat merkins, no surrenders, and get ups. Guppie was tasked and taught to lead the group in SSH and 6ct burpee IC
-AAR process
-Leave Right-Virtuous leaders work themselves out of job
-Guppie taught Pusher to lead SSH and Burpees IC
-AAR process

Mosey back to flags

The COT was the Nant’an change from Kickflip to Mermaid.

BurPlease, may I have another?!

AO: shamrock
Q: Stitch
PAX: Anchorman, slappy, Curveball, Mermaid, Eliza, Honeydew, Commission, Toretto, Crawlspace, Gringo
FNGs: None
Cherry Pickers
Moroccan Nightclub’s
Imperial Walkers

Mosey to the Football field

10 Burpees on the field at every field corner and when back to the start, 5 Burpees for each lap (Total = 100).

One lap through the Bleachers

Pull off for 50 Tricep Dips on the wall next to the bleachers.

Mosey to The Statue for Flutter Kicks, Derkins, Urkins, and Freddy Mercuries

Mosey to CMUs. Every PAX to do 25 OHP, 25 Curls, 25 Bench, 25 Curls

Mosey to COT for Hello Dolly, Heels to Heaven and 1 minute Plank.

GTE Convergence tomorrow at 6:30 (Asylum). Nant’an Flag handoff.

I have a framed print in my living room. A few years ago, an acquaintance of mine who owned a print shop had created a bunch of these for the church to distribute as gifts to the congregation. I thought it was cool and catchy at the time, and so I had it framed. Just the other day, I passed by it and read the words again. This time, it just struck me in a different way. In a very enlightening and hopeful way. I don’t exactly know who the author is but here’s what it says:

“Who you are & WHO YOU ARE NOT
Christ’s Life to THE WORLD.



What you CAN DO & what

You are UNIQUELY DESIGNED to offer Christ
AND IT IS YOUR LACK (who you are not, what you don’t possess, what you can’t do) THAT IS THE MOST POWERFUL PART OF THE STORY.


It’s hard to add to that. Embrace the man you were created to be, with all of your gifts and brokenness. It’s not about your resume and as we learn, it’s really not about us. It’s all His!

Isaiah 40:8 – The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.

I hope that is encouraging as you leave here today.