F3 Knoxville

Unoffendable Juco UNO

THE SCENE: Just right

Tempo squat x 10
windmill x 10
Little Baby Arm Circles forward/back x 10
Tempo Merkin x 10
stretch ONO


Took some inspiration from Blindside and tried some F3 UNO. Moseyed to setup where we had a plywood board and CMU’s setup as table and chairs. Let’s play some UNO!

UNO Instructions
# Card = Exercises x multiplier
Color on Card = Exercise
Reverse = Repeat an exercise you’ve already done
Skip = Save to pass on a future card of your choice. Draw again.
Wild = any color exercise. Reps x 10
Wild Draw 4 = All 4 colors. Reps x 3

Partner up and draw a card. Choose from 2 sheets of exercises and do the reps based on the card drawn.
Partners can’t repeat a sheet more than twice.
First 2 sheets are Arms or Legs:

Diamond Merkin x 3 Green
Werkin x 3 Red
Carolina Dry Dock x 3 Yellow
Hand Release Merkins x 3 Blue

Squat x 10 Green
Iron Mike x 10 Red
Heels to Heaven x 10 Yellow
Imperial Squawkers x 10 Blue

After completing a card, mosey a short loop and draw another card. Rinse and repeat for ~ 8-10 minutes.
After ~10 minutes pick up CMU chairs and table and rifle carry a short distance to setup again.
Partners have 2 new sheets to choose from:

BBS x 10 Green
Kick Throughs x 10 Red
Freddy Mercury x 10 Yellow
Shoulder Taps x 10 Blue

Burpee x 1 Green
Body Builders x 1 Red
Prisoner Cell Merkin Burpee x 1 Yellow
Spiderman burpee x 1 Blue

Play some more UNO. Draw cards, do exercises, mosey, repeat for ~8-10 minutes.
After time rifle carry/curl table and chairs to third location for 2 more sheets to choose from.

Press x 5 Green
Curl x 5 Red
KettleBell Swing x 5 Yellow
Tricep Extension x 5 Blue

Toe merkin x 3 Green
Toe merkin x 5 Red
Toe merkin x 7 Yellow
Toe merkin x 9 Blue

Q watches the time and calls recover when it’s getting close. Head back to flag.

Had enough time for 30 seconds of flutter kicks.


I was reading a book recently called Unoffendable by Brant Hansen. The premise of the book if that we can choose to be unoffendable. We can choose to not take offense.

Offense comes from anger or resentment we feel when there’s been a violation of our natural right to something. The classic example that comes to mind is driving. If you view yourself as having a natural right to go where you want to go, as fast as you want to go, it’s going to be tough getting anywhere. We’ve probably all experienced this ourselves in many areas of life.

Giving up our natural right denies ourself and points us toward others. It allows us to not get angry when things happen to us. It allows us to forgive others.

We can choose to be unoffendable.

We should choose to be unoffendable.

We are called to forgive, not be angry.

Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

— Prov 19:11



Better Late Than Never Egg Hunt + Prey-Predator Game

THE SCENE: Mid 50’s and cloudy.

  • Overhead Claps x 11.
  • Seal Claps x 10.
  • SSH x 11.
  • Plan Position (30 sec).
  • Shoulder taps x 10.
  • Merkins on your own x 10.

Mosey to the new building.

We did some laps around the new building stopping at each entrance. The exercises at each entrance were:

  • 15 Lunges.
  • 10 Burpees.
  • 10 Heels to Heaven.
  • 15 Derkins / 30 Toe Merkins.
  • 20 Box Jumps / 20 Dips.
  • 20 BBS.
  • 20 Squats.

Egg Hunt.

We divided ourselves in 2 teams, we collected as many eggs as we could and we gave the eggs that we collected to the other team as a present :)…then the teams had to run around a loop (800 feet), crack open the eggs and do the exercise prescribed by the egg :). Team number 2 did a great job finishing all of the eggs in less than 10 mins…great work gents!!!

Prey-Predator Game.

Two Stop signs. Three predators and many preys. The objective was to carry as many eggs as possible from one stop sign to the other douching for the predators. If you get caught by a predator, you do 10 burpees, you become a predator and the predator becomes a prey. It was a really fun game, but there was not much time to do many rounds :'(.

No time.
16 Strong HIMs showed up this morning.

Reflected about happiness and how easily we can take things for granted. Let’s try to see love and beauty in the small things.

Proverbs 20:27

“The Spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, searching all the innermost parts of his being”.

No time.

JUCOtop Stargazers

THE SCENE: 66°, Dry and wonderful


Side Straddle hops, Mountain Climbers, Reach for the stars, let it hang, Cherry Pickers, some other stuff.  Booster mentioned doing stargazers, so we headed to the top of Juco to try it out.  Campus is too bright.
Grabbed some rocks after doing 25 dips.  Carried them to the base of Jucomajaro.  Did a min of exercise followed by a sprint up 2 lines, carrying our rock.

  • 1 min of burpees
  • 1 min of Imperial Walkers (It is May the Fourth)
  • 1 min of BBS
  • 1 min of Squats
  • 1 min of plank
  • 1 min of Flutter kicks
  • 1 min of Superman

Made the summit where we had a ring of fire, starting at 4 merkins.

Then we got 3.5 seconds of stargazers before we did some Hello Dolly.  Too many clouds to see stars anyway.

Stone Jenga was played.  We held Al Gore while building a pile of rocks.  We got to 7 rocks before it fell so 10-7=3… 3 burpees.  Well done.  Mosey back to return our rocks, do more dips, bear crawl across the street and back, 10 Dirkens, Duck walk to curb and 20 calf raises.

Hello Dolly, Freddie Murcury, Superman and 10 Regular, 10 Wide and 10 Diamond merkins
Psalm 18:  I love you, Oh Lord, My Strength

Looked at making sure the Lord is our strength, our deliverer and our Rock.   David, leading the victorious army didn’t find his strength in his self but from the Lord.  Make sure Jesus is the foundation of your strength.

Be praying for our F3 brothers we miss due to injury.  Especially Survivor, Spotter, 5k, Gump and others.

CSAUP at Haw Ridge Friday night 9-Midnight.  Last chance to sign up today.  Family workout moved to May 14.

Blockee Totem Pole

THE SCENE: 55 degrees and dry. Fantastic.

Side straddle hop in cadence 20
Cherry Pickers
10 merkins OYO
Arm rotations thumbs up in cadence
Overhead Clap and Seal Claps x10
Reverse thumbs down in cadence
Tempo squats

Mosey to the coupon pile.

  • Rifle Carry to Sophomore Hill
  • Blockies Totem Pole
    Starting with 10 counting down to 1.
    20x SC flutter kicks and run a lap between each set
  • Rifle Carry to coupon pile
  • Mosey back to the flag

No Time…
Use the TAGS on right-side to record PAX (BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOURSELF) in attendance. Be sure to select the AO in CATEGORY above TAGS and then delete these notes!
“always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Ephesians 5:20 NIV

If you’re in the Bible study we’re on a 21 day gratitude journey. I love these. Not only is it a positive experience while you’re doing it, but when you go back and read through everything you’ve journaled, it’s pretty cool too.
Thank you gentlemen for challenging me! I have nothing but respect for you guys.
Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.
CSAUP thei Friday 9p-Midnight
Family Friendly Workout at the Project Saturday May 7

Merkin Madness

THE SCENE: Cool and clear, perfect sunrise beatdown weather

SSH x 25 (4ct)
10 Burpees
Windmills x 10 (4ct)
10 Burpees
Little Baby Arm Circles x 10 forward/10 back (4ct)
10 Burpees
Tempo Squats x 10 (4ct), x 5 (8ct)
5 Burpees
Tempo Merkins x 10 (4ct), x 5 (8ct)
5 Burpees
A little of this and that
Cherry Pickers x 5 (4ct)
Bring Sally Up

Mosey to upper field.  Doing half field laps with 8 exercise stations.  2 rounds with whole field lap after each round.

  • Clerkins x 1
  • CDD x 10
  • Swerkins x 5 (per side)
  • Sphinx Merks x 5
  • Reverse Grip Merks x5
  • Derkins x5
  • Dive bombers x 5
  • Spiderman Merks x 5 (per side)

Line up on baseline by goal.  Movement exercise to penalty box line.  Same movement, but reverse direction back to base line.  2 rounds with whole field lap after each round.

  • Bernie (to midfield)/Sprint (back to penalty box)/Mosey (to baseline) – only set to go to midfield
  • Broad jump/Reverse (more of a bunny hop backward)
  • Bear Crawl/Crawl Bear
  • Lunge/Reverse Lunge
  • Bunny hop/Reverse
  • Inchworm/Reverse

10 Burpees
Dead bugs x 20 (4ct)
Side Crunches x 20 per side (4ct)
LBCs x 20 (4ct)
American Hammer x 20 (4ct)
Use the TAGS on right-side to record PAX (BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOURSELF) in attendance. Be sure to select the AO in CATEGORY above TAGS and then delete these notes!
We spent a great deal of our time thinking about the What we are doing/going to do and also about the How we are going to do it.  We spend very little time thinking about the Why.  Why is what we are doing important?  Why does is matter and what purpose does it serve?  Simon Sinek posed this idea as a business tool and sales model, but it’s directly applicable to our lives.  For instance, why are you part of F3?  What are you hoping to get from it?  What are you planning to give back or give to it?  Why do you parent the way you do?  Why do you treat your wife the way you do?  For those of us of Faith, why do you believe the way you do?  Why do you follow Christ?  It’s ok if you don’t have an answer today to these questions.  I’m still exploring some of them myself.  But simply saying, “Because I’m supposed to,” or, “Because that’s how I was raised,” isn’t going to cut it.  Explore that Why.  Understand that and you may find that it’s easier to adjust your What and your How.
Prayers for Cosmo’s mom dealing with cancer, Praise for Tailpipe’s wife’s successful surgery and praying for recovery, prayers for fellow PAX (particularly at JUCO) dealing with injuries and illnesses
CSAUP @ Haw Ridge 5/6
Convergence @ JUCO 7/2