F3 Knoxville

JUCO 2021 Iron Pax 0

THE SCENE: Cool & crisp – darn near perfect.
Due to Iron Pax, this was on your own

100 Merkins 800 meter run
75 Merkins 1200 meter run
50 Merkins 1600 meter run
25 Merkins 2000 meter run

No time, went slightly over 


Colossians 3:17 NIV. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.


This verse represents what a HIM is supposed to represent, doing everything to His Name means bringing your all. That’s what Iron PAX is all about. We encourage each other to go beyond what we thought was possible. We serve a God who can do infinitely more than we imagine, let’s give Him our all.

Killer B’s

THE SCENE: Not too hot or wet but a whole lot of goose poop

SSH, tempo merkins and squats, cherry pickers, and Imperial walkers.
Thought it was for sure rain so I wasted a “rain inspired” playlist

  • Jog to each parking line, 5 burpees, 10 big boys, 15 Squats, Bernie back a line and then jog 2 forward, rinse and repeat.  Once we reach the other end we Bernie, Broad Jump, & Bear Crawl home
  • Jog to the new building for some fresh Dips and incline merkins with a shuttle run down the steps. AMRAP

LBC and American hammers

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Monday Mashup

THE SCENE: Typical Aug; none of that chapped skin, nice and moist air.

Cherry Pickers, Overhead Claps, Peter Parker Merkins, Mountain Climbers and Snowboarders

Animal movement across the big parking lot: Bear crawl, Crab walk, Frog jump, duck walk, inch worms.   Mosey the rest of the way to the coupon pile. Split up in groups to do 2 rounds of

5 Pull ups, 10 Leg lifts, 15 Big Boys, Wall sits till the group was done and came down together.

while the other half

5 Ausie Mtn climbers, 10 Snowboarders, CPR (Curl, Press, Tricep) till the other group got there.

Grab 2 coupons, Hot lava across the street, CMU carry up the hill for 10 Diamond merkins, 20 Squats and then crawl bear down the hill and bear crawl back up. Repeat Squats and Merkins.

Some work outs on the way back (Heel touches, tricep dips, box jumps/step ups, Planks)  No time for Mary

Welcome @ FNG’s:  Island hopper & Base Salary  (Yes, that’s Commission’s brother, who also happened to crash a fork lift into the base of the building during a safety audit)
Not an easy word today

“bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other;
as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Colossians 3:13″
Makes me think of the Lord’s prayer part that goes: and forgive our sins, as we forgive those who have sinned against us. Matthew 6:12
Quote: “Jesus never focuses on the failure. He focuses on the restoration.” Louie Giglio
Jesus was way harsher on the Pharisees than he was on those ‘living in sin’, caught in adultery or socially outcast b/c life wasn’t together
We need to take this as a reminder to search our hearts for these and others:

  • Pride, Arrogance ​
  • Selfishness​
  • Un-thankfulness​
  • Laziness​, gluttony, gossip, slander, not complimenting our wives and kids
  • Neglecting scripture/ worship/prayer/community ​
  • Putting out hope in: $, job, person, vacation​
  • Harshness & Impatience​, Complaining, Critical Spirit​These things are forgiven and confessing them allows for restoration! Know you are forgiven and in turn forgive others


THE SCENE: Wet and Rainy…. and Wet


  • Reach for the sky
  • Let it hang
  • left over right/right over left
  • baby arm circle forward/back
  • tempo squat
  • tempo merkin


Mosey to Jucmanjaro. Simplified the workout since it’s so rainy and I can’t write with chalk on the mountain.

Start at the bottom and do either 15 SSHs or 15 squats

Run to the first hash mark and do one of the hash exercises 10 Burpees, 20 Merkins, or 30 BBS.
Run back to the bottom and do the bottom choice.
Run to the second hash mark and choose again. Repeat at a higher hash mark each trip up the mountain.

We repeated 8 times to reach the first turn about up the mountain.

Head back toward the flag and stop and do some work behind the maple street strip.

  • Dips on the rail
  • Curls x 30
  • Shoulder Press x 30
  • Tricep extensions x 30

Head down to the flag parking lot.

Do some cool-down suicides.

  • 100% to the first line
  • 75% to the second line
  • 50% to the third line
  • 50% to the last line

Finish with some 21s.

Squats and flutter kicks.



Heb 10:24
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works.

My pastor was talking about this passage recently and thought I’d share some encouragement.

We’re all pretty good at encouraging each other to work out. That’s why we’re out this morning putting in some good work. But don’t forget other aspects of life. Family, Church, finances, work, etc. Consider how to encourage each other in these areas.

I encourage everyone to make a plan, consider their friends and family, and how they can stir each other up.

CSAUP Saturday

The Overlap

THE SCENE: 68 and 1/2″ of dew (humidity high)

Reach for the sky — let it hang — reach for the sky — let it hang

cherry pickers — cherry splitters

down dog x6 — left leg forward — knee outs x6 — world’s greatest x6 — lil pickle twists x6

down dog x6 — right leg forward — knee outs x6 — world’s greatest x6 — lil pickle twists x6
Mosey to the rock pile behind strip mall

Small rock front raises x20 — empty can raises x20 — side raises x20

20 dips on guardrail

Mosey to coupon pile — 5 second count, leader drops off for 2 burpees

Partner up at coupon pile — while partner runs up to do 5+ pullups, partner does

  • 20 shrugs, 30 curl press, 40 weighted squats — when partner returns, help finish partner’s reps in a designed overlap.  Then start your own reps while other partner runs up.
  • Next set reduced reps to 25 curl press, 30 weighted squats, 20 shrugs
  • 3rd set 30 weight squats, 20 shrugs, 25 curl press

Mosey to the flag, along the way — 25x flutter kicks, 15x box cutters, 20 freddies

Boat and Canoe x1 minute

Imperial Walkers x20

Pickle Pounders x20


Last week, Wednesday 8/11 was 4 years since being diagnosed with Leukemia.

After my first round of Chemo in early September, we never saw another blast.

I believe I was healed, but I continue to long for God’s rescue.  If we all think about it, aren’t we all hoping and seeking God’s rescue, to know that He is coming through for us.  I assume you all pray on occasion when we think about it for Jesus to come again and rescue us.  And on occasion I’m reminded of the deep and horrible tragedy of the Garden when the union with God was severed, sin nature inherited, and Earth’s authority transferred to the kingdom of darkness.

The Good News of the Bible says God has come through for us by the work of Christ.  Doesn’t Jesus say that, “10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost.”  Luke 19

So why is that not enough and that knowledge transforming us daily?  Life is hard, and it is true that we must gird ourselves like men as God told Job.  But what about my burden is light and yoke is easy and is freedom really available in this life?  I’ve listened to so many sermons over the years about the cross.  I heard one a couple years ago that was truly beautiful and exciting until the very end when the pastor said now all we can do is lather, rinse, repeat referring to sinning and returning to the cross for forgiveness over and over again.

Forgiveness is such a precious gift and is so widely touted as it should be; and now as true believers, we are dead to sin and alive in Christ.  This life allows the union with God to be restored, our sin nature circumcised and the ability to bring the Kingdom of Heaven to earth in this life.

Romans 5

10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.

17 For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.

I’ve heard the catchy Christian statement that, “it takes more faith to believe what the world believes, than to believe in what we believe.”  I believe that is true only when we limit our focus to Jesus’s death on the cross, but let’s not forget to believe in Spirit with child-like faith in the first hand testimony of the disciples that it is the Resurrection power and Ascension of the one man Jesus that gives us life and the power over sin in this life.  Remember your identity as a beloved son of the King today and every day, and put these sins we are struggling with in the past and in the grave!

There is an overlap the Bible describes concerning the work of Christ — the cross and death, the resurrection life and the ascension where all authority over heaven and earth was transferred to Jesus.  We supported each other in an overlap today and we can support each other in the spiritual overlap as well.


Work Of Christ

Christianity is the power of God to restore His originally glorious creation to all it was meant to be.

You see–there’s far more to the Christian life than just forgiveness, and there’s far more to the work of Christ than the Cross. Yes, Jesus came to die for us. It is an act of love unparalleled in the history of the world. But Jesus, also, rose from the dead. And the power of His resurrection is what most people are missing in their lives–the power of real Life.

The power of restoration and healing, the power to live as we were meant to live.

And there is more…

Christ also ascended to the throne. All authority in heaven and earth is His, … and He has shared it with us. That’s how we triumph over the Enemy. That’s how we bring His kingdom … in His Name.

Come and discover the power of the full work of Christ. The power to restore you–as a woman or a man whose life is filled with the radiance of God.

Approximately 2 hours, 39 minutes.



Prayers for Spotters Uncle Scott, Guardrails wife Missy and Datas family this weekend.  Iron Pax starting soon, CSAUP Saturday.