F3 Knoxville

JUCO Island Hoppers

THE SCENE: Around 62 degrees, not too bad for the first workout in August.

Side straddle hop in cadence 20
Cherry Pickers
10 tempo merkins
Arm rotations thumbs up in cadence
Reverse thumbs down in cadence
Moroccan nightclub 20
10 Windmills in cadence
5 burpees on your own
Side straddle hop in cadence
Mosey to the coupon pile w/ the person in back sprinting his way to the front.

Line up on the curb for toe taps.

Pit stop 🛑 at coupon pile

15 thrusters
5 pull ups
25 curls
5 pull ups
25 triceps
5 pull ups

Mosey w/ the person in the front falling off for 2 burpees

Line up on the curb for Shawn T’s

Mosey to the center of campus
Tricep Dips x20
Box jumps x15
Derkins x20

Mosey to the new lot
3 corners
Opposite hand reaches for opposite foot x20
Run the islands

Squats x20
Run the islands

Merkins x20
Run the islands

Football Drill: Hold plank while the person at the end jumps over each person.

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Colossians 3:23
Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.

That’s a game changer! A breath of fresh air no matter what you do for a living.

We had 5 FNGs last week. That’s really impressive. Let’s continue to grow. I also challenge you to check in on the regulars we haven’t seen out here in a while.

Thank you gentlemen for challenging me! I have nothing but respect for you guys.
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CSAUP coming up in two weeks.

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.


4 corners

THE SCENE: 71 and foggy

0 burpee

5 cherry pickers

1 burpee

25 SSH

Mosey over to the largest parking lot and look at the 4 corners. Battle buddy up. 4 stations and each station have 3 exercises. You partner runs to the next corner and back while you do the 1st. then you run and come back and do the 2nd.

  • 1st station
    • Burpees
    • lunges
    • Welsh Dragons
  • 2nd station
    • V-Ups
    • Air Taps
    • BBS
  • 3rd station
    • mountain climbers
    • pickle pounders
    • monkey humpers
  • 4th station
    • CDD
    • hand release merkins
    • shoulder taps

No time
off the chains event.

Dependence Through Prayer

THE SCENE: Humid and low 70s

Cherry Pickers x 6, Frankenstein’s x 10 each leg, little baby arm circles forward/backward x 10, tempo merkins x 10, tempo squats x 10, 1 Alarm Clock.

Mosey to the Maple Street Parking Lot

  • Frog hop to the other side of the parking lot with 3 merkins after every hop.
  • Duck walk 2/3’s of the way back.

Mosey to Juconte

  • Workout at the bottom of the hill
    • 20 dips on the curb, 20 Carolina dry docks, 20 squat jacks
  • Run to the first light pole, 5 burpees, run back down and repeat the workout
  • Run to the second light pole, 5 burpees, run back down and repeat the workout
  • Run to the third light pole, 5 burpees, run back down and repeat the workout
  • Run to the top.

Mosey back to Maple Street Parking Lot and Partner Up

  • One partner jogs while the other partner lays on the ground, counts to 5, jumps up and sprints down his partner, then do 10 BBS together. Switch and repeat.

Mosey back to the flag.

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The word was the Lord’s prayer from Matthew 6:9-13. I sometimes struggle with prayer, making time to pray, maybe it gets monotonous at times or I don’t know what to say. I sometimes even struggle with what prayer does or how it works. But whenever I’m struggling with it, I use the Lord’s prayer as a basis for how to pray. Our Father in heaven, hallowed be thy name – we lift the Lord up, we want His name to be made famous, to be glorified.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven – We want to see His kingdom here on earth. We want His will to be done in our lives and in our world.

Give us this day our daily bread – We depend on Him for everything, even the simplest of things in food, we are dependent on Him.

Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors – We need the Lord’s forgiveness. We are forgiven and justified, but we still sin and we still need the Lord’s daily forgiveness in our lives. And then we take that forgiveness and we forgive others, we are gracious and merciful to others.

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil – We need His help in everything, in turning from evil and towards Him, we need His help.

There are a bunch of things in this prayer that could be focused on, but since I don’t have much time, I thought I would focus on one theme. This prayer and all of our prayers, should be prayers of dependence. We are so needy and helpless and we need the Lord to work in our lives, even down to giving us our daily bread, giving us the energy we need for the day. Our world tries to tell us to be independent, be a ‘self-made-man.’ This is not the attitude of Jesus’s prayer. Jesus is the best human that has ever lived and it’s not close. Yet even He was dependent on His Father. What makes us think we can be independent from the Father if even His Son was dependent on Him?

So, if you are like me at all and you struggle with prayer. A good place to start is to grow in your dependence on the Father’s provision in your life, to grow in your dependence on the Father for forgiveness in your life, receiving and giving.

Dirty Dozen At JUCO

THE SCENE: Warm humid

Reach for the Sky, Let it Hang, 1/2 of a Windmill until everyone reminded me that it wasn’t Cherry Pickers as called, Cherry Pickers, BAC Forward, BAC Backwards, Grady Corns, Mountain Climbers, Tempo Merkins, SSH

Dirty Dozen…

12 BBS – run to the light 1 Burpee

12 BBS / 12 Box Cutters – run – 2 Burpees

12 BBS / 12 Box Cutters / 12 Heels to Heaven – run – 3 Burpees

12 BBS / 12 Box Cutters / 12 Heels to Heaven / 12 Rosalitas – run 4 burpees

12 BBS / 12 Box Cutters / 12 Heels to Heaven / 12 Rosalitas / 12 Hip Dips – run 5 burpees

Added 12 Scissor Kicks for Round 6.

Mosey to coupons with some stops for LBCs and Freddy Mercury on the way

Round 2

12 Squat Thrusters – bear crawl across street and back

12 Squat Thrusters / 12 Curls – Bear Crawl

12 Squat Thrusters / 12 Curls / 12 Tricep Extensions – Bear Crawl

Added 12 Picture Hangers for Round 4, 12 Rows for Round 5 and 12 Swings for Round 6.

Mosey back to Flag – Stopping for American Hammers along the way.   Jail brake came in from the 6 to avoid any more Mary stops on way back.

MARY:  Completed on the way

13 HIMs including my 2.0 and one FNG – MC Fraud.

Some guys and I at work were talking the other day how the appliance manufacturers have perfected the art of making disposable appliances.   I am sure we all have made the decision that the fridge/washer/dryer/dish washer has lived 7 years – I have recessitated from death 2 or 3 times how many more times do we want to perform CPR and sink another 100 bucks in replacement parts and countless hours on YouTube before we give up and replace it.

While on vacation in Roanoke we rode our bikes past an art murial that was colorful and had the words “Broke crayons still color”.   I put on the brakes and admired the art but also let the words sink in.   Broke crayons still color.    Yeah we want to be the sharp crayon straight out of a new box but life doesn’t work that way.   We all are broke crayons in one way or another.  But the blessing is in God’s eye we still color.   We aren’t ready to be thrown away and replaced.   We still have purpose and will be used in his redemptive story if we let him.   While we don’t always see it in the moment we all have come through those times we’re we were grateful he still had a use for our broke crayon.