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.

Back to the future

THE SCENE: Clear skies and a crisp 35

SSH, cherry pickers, tempo squats, baby arm circles, and toe merkins
Mosey to the courtyard for a merkin count down: incline, decline, and dips with laps in between.  Jog to the coupon pile for another countdown: bottom of hill (curls for the girls, triceps, and overhead presses) top: (Big boys, LBC and pull ups)

Mosey back for some mary


“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending” C.S. Lewis

We all have moments or things in our lives that we would probably do different.  We can’t change the past but we can try to improve the future.  A father’s love for his kids is like a view of God’s love for us.  We should be patient and kind and forgiving when they mess up.  God is always here for us no matter our past.  Be there for your kids no matter the mistakes they make.
Romans ch 12 v 1
Forgot to ask…oops

Heavy Rounds and Humility

THE SCENE: Threatening rain but warm


  • Abe Vigoda
  • LBAC – both ways
  • SSH
  • Tempo Squat


Mosey to coupon pile then….

3 Rounds of Heavy

  • Coupon Swing x15
  • Front squat x 10
  • Merkin Pass-through x 10(slide the coupon back and forth between each rep)
  • Burpee w/ Press x 10
  • Reverse Lunge w/ Curl x8/x8 (each leg)
  • Heavy Hammers x 10 (4ct)

After each round, run around the parking log by the coupon pile.

Partner up:
One partner farmer carries a cinder block a medium way while the other does LBC’s. Partners switch and repeat.

Mosie to Pond Parking Lot for Imperial Squat Walker Suicides:
Run to the first parking line, perform 8 (4 ct) Imperial Squat Walkers, and then run back.
Repeat going further each time. 4 rounds across the parking lot.

Mosey to flag with a jailbreak.

Called it 15 seconds short. Mary will have to get over it. Not the first time she’s been stood up.

A reminder from Phil 2:5-7

If anyone didn’t have to be humble or have humility, it would be God himself. Yet, that’s not what we find. Almost surprisingly, we find he is the ultimate example of humbleness. As we lead others in our life, remember Christ and his example of humility.

Have this mind amond yourselves, which is yours in Chirst Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself by taking the from of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.

Phil 2:5-7

Project camping trip and hike.
March Madness bracket for Wesley House
Can still donate to Wesley House this month.

FORMing Habits

THE SCENE: 66 and breezy

Today we focused on form and practiced calling out exercises.
I’ll give you an excercise, you announce it to the group, get us ready, and count it out for us.

Side straddle hop in cadence 20
Cherry Pickers
10 tempo merkins
Arm rotations thumbs up in cadence
Reverse thumbs down in cadence
Motivators 8x
Tempo squats
Mosey to the new building.

  • Tricep Dips

Mosey to the library. Booster’s Habit: 100 merkins, 100 squats, 3 minutes of planks

  • 1 min plank
  • Mosey to parking lot beside the duck pond do 20 Merkins
    Mosey to the courtyard do 20 squats
    Rinse and repeat 3 times
  • 1 min plank
  • Mosey to parking lot beside the duck pond do 20 Merkins
    Mosey to the courtyard do 20 squats
    Rinse and repeat 2 times
  • Mosey to the cones in the new parking lot for some football drills
  • Scissor Kicks x20
  • Mosey to the flag

No time.
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This week we are going to discuss habits. Day 1:
A Habit, standing alone, can be positive, negative or neutral.
• A negative Habit is one that is damaging to the individual who engages in it, the people who might be affected by it or both. Texting while driving is an example of a negative Habit.
• A neutral Habit is one that is neither damaging nor Advantageous to the individual or anyone else. Chewing gum while driving is a neutral Habit.
• A positive Habit, a Brick, is a regular tendency that is Advantageous to the individual or others. Wearing a seat belt is a positive Habit.

The HIM helps other men discontinue their negative Habits, minimize time spent on neutral Habits while initiating and ingraining positive Habits.

Start small. Say a prayer first thing in the morning, do a Bible study/get into the word, come to an F3 workout, sign up to Q.

Your heart ❤️ follows your habits.
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