F3 Knoxville

JUCO Parking Lot Pain

THE SCENE: Pleasant 63 degrees – very nice.

1 Burpee
Tempo Squat
2 Burpees
Tempo Merkin
3 Burpees
Freddy Mecuries
4 Burpees
Imperial Walkers
5 Burpees


Mosey to the large parking lot
10 Thrust Merkins
9 Iron Mikes
8 Elbow Planks
7 Body Builders
6 Squat Jumps
5 Should Taps
4 Round the Clock Merkins
3 Monkey Humpers
2 Big Boy Situps
1 Diamond Merkin
Run to the other side of the Large Parking Lot
Knock off the last exercise
Repeat forever…or until about 6:10


Job 38: 1-11

1Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said:
2“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
3 Dress for action like a man;
I will question you, and you make it known to me.
4“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell me, if you have understanding.
5Who determined its measurements—surely you know!
Or who stretched the line upon it?
6On what were its bases sunk,
or who laid its cornerstone,
7when the morning stars sang together
and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
8“Or who shut in the sea with doors
when it burst out from the womb,
9when I made clouds its garment
and thick darkness its swaddling band,
10and prescribed limits for it
and set bars and doors,
11and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther,
and here shall your proud waves be stayed’?


F3 = Unit Cohesion – Appreciate the fitness, but cherish the fellowship, encourage others to take up the mantle of leadership with the Q community

Trust in our sovereign Lord – He is in control of everything even we don’t see/feel it

Booster mentioned going to the Quacken on Wed evenings to support the AO.

Repeatedly Building A Pyramid

THE SCENE: Mid-40’s & dry (for only like the 2nd time this year for a Pool Boy Q)
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER – Administered

Moroccan Night Club x 15 IC
Tennessee Rocking Chair x 10 IC
Forward Lunge x 5 each leg OYO
Side Lunge x 5 each leg OYO
Tempo Merkin x 10 IC
Pickle Pointer x 10 IC
Rainbow Drop x 10 OYO (5 each side)

Stop at the Rocks Behind Sherwin Williams (going the long way around to avoid the sprinklers) – grab a rock in each hand. Do the following followed by a lap around the Sherwin Williams Paint Store:
1. 10 OHP
2. 10 Dips
3. 10 BBS
4. 10 Incline Merkins

Mosey to JUCOmanjaro
Today we’re building a Pyramid! That means that we’re going to be doing the following:
Run to Cone 1. Do Exercise at Cone 1. Run to Start.
Run to Cone 1. Do Exercise at Cone 1. Run to Cone 2. Do exercise at Cone 2. Run to Cone 1. Do exercise at Cone 1. Run back to start.
Go up and go then go back down.

Summary of full Pyramid:
1, 121, 12321, 1234321, 12321, 121, 1

Bottom Cone # Exercise
10 Lunges Start
1 10 Tempo Squats
2 10 Pickle Pointers
3 10 BBS
10 Tempo Incline Merkins

Mosey back to the Rocks – grab a rock in each hand. Do the following followed by a lap around the Sherwin Williams Paint Store:

1. 10 OHP
2. 10 Dips
3. 10 BBS
4. 10 Incline Merkins

Fast mosey the long way back around to the Shovel Flag for a Warm Down.

Warm Down:
Rainbow Drop x 10 OYO (5 each side)
Pickle Pointer x 10 IC
Tempo Merkin x 10 IC
Side Lunge x 5 each leg OYO
Forward Lunge x 5 each leg OYO
Tennessee Rocking Chair x 10 IC
Moroccan Night Club x 15 IC

Bonus / extra 3 minutes at the end – dealer’s choice (we avoided me having to modify since one PAX said we should do Voldemorts (the exercise that shall not be named!).

14 PAX. No FNGs (keep inviting Sad Clowns out!)


Some days it feels like we do the same thing twice. Today we did!
Pyramid schemes. Bernie Madoff. The news cycle. The grind. Daily trials. Family issues.

We have to do things over and over. But the repetition can be good. Per usual, we have 3 things to consider about repetition:
1. When you do something repetitive, know it’s God who has put you in the spot for your good

James 4:13-15 – 13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. 15 Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”

2. When you something repetitive, see God’s goodness in giving good works to do.
Ephesians 2:10 – 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

3. When you do something repetitive, your goal should be one step better with the end goal being mastery
Proverbs 22:29 – Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.

Today we repeat. Let’s see God’s goodness to us in that.

Prayed for Dart Gun’s coworker who up and out of the blue left his family (and prayed his coworker’s family).

Also enjoyed this one and seeing many PAX modify as needed. This means we’re growing together and still showing up through our injuries and even communicating when one of us fartsacks.
Let’s finish strong with our Safe Haven donations this month.

Pelli Pond Circuit

THE SCENE: A bit cool for this time of year, but all good


Mt Climbers
Catalina Wine Mixer
Tempo Squat
Captain Thor


Indian Run/Last Man Up
– Circuit Training at the Pond
— Station 1 = 10 Burpos
— Station 2 =10 Catalina Wine Mixer
— Station 3 = 10:40 Captain Thor
— Station 4 = 20 Merkins
4 laps

MARY: No Time



Prov 6:16-19
16There are six things that the Lord hates,
seven that are an abomination to him:
17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 a heart that devises wicked plans,
feet that make haste to run to evil,
19 a false witness who breathes out lies,
and one who sows discord among brothers.

Anger should be controlled except in the area of sin; we should hate sin as much as God does.  Direct your anger towards sin (not the sinner) and realize how important that is in part of the sanctification process – abhor sin in the way our Father does and we’ll be less likely to repeat it.


My 2nd VQ

THE SCENE: 50°F, Clear sky

  • SSH x20 IC
  • Merkins x10 IC
  • Squats x10 IC
  • Burpees x5 OYO

Mosey to the front of the rec center

Four Corners
Round 1
C1: Squats x20, C2: Pull-ups x5, C3: Flutter Kicks x40 single count, C4: Merkins x20
Repeat 3 times

Round 2
C1: Flamigos x10 each leg, C2: Balls to the Wall x30secs, C3: Plank x30sec, C4: Dry Docks x20
Repeat 3 times

Round 3
C1: Single leg squats x10 each leg, C2: Pull-ups x5, C3: Heels to Heaven x20, C4: Diamond Merkins x20
Repeat 3 times

Indian Run back to SP

5K, Butter Knife, Kick-Flip, Spotter, Erector, Wheelchair, Mailbox, Betty, Wanderer, Guardrail, Hound Dog, Booster, Pelosi, Commission, Sunrise, Dart Gun, Archie (QIC)

I missed my Marathon goal and I have had to process through it. I was very disappointing but I have to decide how to respond.

First keep things in perspective:
“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”
‭‭1 Timothy 4:8 NIV‬‬

Second, when the results matter more than a marathon time, do your best and leave the results up to God:
“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”
‭‭2 Timothy 2:15 NIV‬‬

Deck of Pain

THE SCENE: Cold and rainy

Reach for the sky alternating with some let-it-hang.

Cherry Pickers, Side Straddle Hops, Moroccan Night Clubs, Overhead Clap and Harry Rockets IC.

20 Calf Raises and Merkins followed by a parking lot length mosey and shuffle to warm-up.

The infamous DECK OF PAIN.  Pick your poison type workout with a jailbreak to each location around JUCO, but led by the Q due to COVID precautions.  If you haven’t tried it, request a repeat.

15 American Hammers IC, 10 Supermans, and polished off with some jumping squats with a hold at the bottom.
16 HIMs with a 17th lingering in the shadows (running around campus)

I’m not sure of how many of you are car guys but you may have heard of the 80/20 rule. 80% of the speed you get out of the car is achieved by approximately 20% of the work from the engine. On the flip-side the last 20% of the vehicles max speed is only accomplished due to the other 80% of the work from the engine.

Obviously these are not exact numbers as cars vary in performance and the cross between the efficiency curves are not exact, but it’s an analogy to understand the work needed to achieve a maximum potential.

Now think of how you go through your daily activities and how you may live in a comfort zone. Are you living off of that 20% or maybe 50% in a comfort zone like cruise control.  There are probably several things that you do that could be considered a part of your comfort zone. The things you do well you naturally focus on because again they are familiar.

What about the difficult aspects? How often do you focus or work in those?

I don’t expect you to immediately take on some drastic amount of extra workh, but what’s one thing that you know in the back of your mind you can undertake to better yourself, your family or your discipleship. I encourage you all to step out of that comfort zone and do the hard work.  Push yourself to be better or take on a role that you know you should.

This doesn’t only apply to doing more…Maybe this also means you need to stop doing something that comforts you. Something that you need to abstain from. Do it!

Philippians 4:13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Joshua 1:9 Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

We all have room for improvement.  Push yourself to make the difficult change.
CSAUP on Jan 30th.