F3 Knoxville

Down on the Docks

THE SCENE: Nice cool morning.  About 55 degrees with no humidity.

Started with 25 SSH on 4ct then mosey’d to pavilion flag pole for 10 tempo merkins, 10 windmills, and 10 mountain climbers all on the 4 count.  Mosey’d to Circus Maximus for some butt kickers down and jog back and skips down jog backs
Mosey’d to dock on the back side near cardiac for 4 rounds of 4 exercises followed by running the short loop there.  Exercises were

  • 20 Dry Docks
  • 20 Calf Raises
  • 20 LBC’s
  • 10 Burpees
  • Then run loop

Competed 4 rounds then mosey’d to cardiac for10 squat jumps at bottom light pole, first bend, second bend, and top.  We bernie’d all the way up.

Mosey’d to tail of dragon for a trip down route 66 with Merkins

After completion…back to the AO

Had time for some Freddie Mercury’s, Heel touches, and LBC’s all 20 on 4ct

Discussed how character always rises to the top.  Used a story about Grant Williams as an example in light of his NBA record night a few days ago.  What do you do when you think people aren’t watching?

Bait & Switch Do-Si-Do

THE SCENE: 44 degrees & gloomy.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Yes, all the right things

SSH, Tie-Fighters, Spider Merkins, Windmills, Rocky Balboa’s, Butt-Touchers & Bernie in the Lot

  • 10 Merkins at the bottom of Baby Everest for a faint
  • Route 66 with Partners:
    • Going Up, Partners Alternate work out at Each Pole
      • 1 Man-Maker or Squats
    • LBC’s (While Waiting on the 6)
    • Going Down, Partners help each Other Up at Every other light pole
  • Picket’s Charge with 3 Burpees at Landings
  • Partner Stations at the Overlook (Partners Alternate Which Exercise Each Round):
    1. Station
      • Big Boys (10)
      • X-Factor (10 – 4 Count)
    2. Station
      • Box Jumps (10)
      • Step-Ups (10)
    3. Station
      • Box Cutters (10 – 4 Count)
      • Imperial Squat Walkers (10 – 4 Count)
    4. Station
      • Box Jumps (10)
      • Step-Ups (10)
    5. Station
      • Lt. Dan (10)
      • Hand Release Merkins (10)
    6. Station
      • Calf Raises (10 – 4 Count)
      • Carolina Dry Docks (10)

Captain Thor
7 HIM’s.
Following the second greatest commandment of loving our neighbor by being present for others. Inspired by early podcast interview by Steam of Junk and how others in the COT circled around and were their for a HIM in need.
Wesley House Donations, via Matlock’s March Madness Bracket Challenge

Epiphany tour

THE SCENE: Gloomy fog, cold but very tolerable

25 SSH in cadence, 10 froggy squats in cadence, Tie fighters, Rockettes and 10 Merkins in cadence

  • 25’s at baby Everest with box cutters at the bottom and Grady Corns at the top (5 box cutters, 20 Grady Corns, 10 box cutters, 15 Grady Corns, etc)
  • Mosey to the Overlook, partner up. One partner does AMRAP, other partner runs a lap, then switch.  Exercises were Merkins, Jump Squats, Big Boy Situps, Burpees
  • Mosey to the small pullup pavillion, sprint the last 100+ yard through the parking lot
  • In the small pullup pavillion, 5 pullups, 10 merkins, 4 pullups, 10 merkins all the way down to 1 pullup
  • Mosey back to the AO, sprinting through the last parking lot.
  • Cash it out with ATM’s.
  • MARY:
    Freddy Mercury for the last 30 seconds or so
    and Newton!!!
    Though it may be time to take down your Christmas light, choose to keep your light glowing with the joy of Christ’s presence with you

We prayed for:

  • Asylum member Cloud9 – for his health
  • Sawdust and his daughter – for her upcoming baptism

No announcements.  Was generally thought to be a tough workout but Newton really crushed it.

Hard Things with Jack Webb

THE SCENE: Clear, perfectly cool mid-30s. What more could you ask for?
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Just to be clear, I am NOT a professional.

SSH (4ct) x 25, IC; CP (4ct) x 5, IC; ISW (4 ct) x 15, IC
Mosey to Circus Maximus for a little HIIT.

  • Sprint from one end to the other
  • 10 burpees
  • 20 merkins
  • 20 flutter kicks (4ct)
  • 20 squats
  • 30 plank twists
  • Sprint, Rinse and repeat x 5

Mosey to the Cloud to hang with Jack Webb: 1 merkin then to the knees for 4 air presses.  Work our way up to 10/40

Finally, just enough time for one last sprint up Baby Everest and one last 8 count body builder.

2 rounds of Howling Monkey and one minute of old fashioned plank gets us to 45 min.
We have to convince ourselves to do Hard Things.  Our brain takes up 20-25% of the energy we use.  It is wired to save mental energy by directing our focus to existing ideas instead of exploring new ones, to move toward things that make us feel good and away from things that make us feel uncomfortable.  How do we convince ourselves to do the Hard Things?  Attitude, intentionally challenging ourselves, and find others to help and support us (like F3 brothers!).  Remember, “count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.” James 1:2,3
Prayers lifting up the folks of Western KY and elsewhere impacted by the tornadoes.
Sunrise hike to the Jump-Off coming up on the 21st!

CMUesday Stairgazers

THE SCENE: Frosty and Freezing

25 SSH on the 4 count, OH claps, Front Claps, and Baby arm circles all 12 reps on the 4 count.  12 4 count plank jacks and 10 4ct mericans Then…mosey with the CMU to…
Mosey to the Christmas tree at the front of the Asylum with the CMU for 25 4ct flutters with the block then mosey with CMU to the bottom of the hidden stairs.


At the stairs perform 100 reps of (Block mericans, OH Press, Squats, and Curls)

The rules being you could break up the reps however you wanted but you had to go up and down the steps at least once with the CMU per exercise.  (ex. 25 reps at the bottom, carry cmu up stairs, 25 reps at the top)

*At any time during the workout anyone could yell “block break” which meant everyone had to put down their CMU and that person would lead everyone in an AB exercise of their choice.

Mosey back to Christmas tree where Lebowski led some mountain climbers then down to the bottom of baby everest for 2 trips up with 3 burpees at the top


Spoke about Louie Zamperini and 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18