Northeast Tennessee

Crawling, I do love thee. Let me count the ways…

Northeast Tennessee Johnson City Iron Horse (Founders Park)

Crawling, I do love thee. Let me count the ways…

10 men, 20 shoulders, and 45 minutes of crawling, planking, and more.




  • Through The Tunnel 10 IC
  • Merkins 15 IC
  • Shoulder Pretzels 10 IC
  • Merkins 10 IC
  • Pickle Pounders 10 IC
  • Merkins 5 IC


    • Decline Wall Crawl (1st 1/2 lower wall)
    • Lunges (back)
    • Incline IC Merkin w/ Side-Hop On Count (1st 1/2 middle wall)
    • Deep Squat Broad Jumps (back)
    • Bear Crawl (1st 1/2 top wall)
    • Monkey Drill (back)

[mosey to the sundial]

    • Bodybuilders 5 OYO
    • Outside lap.
    • Rinse. Repeat. Three times.

[plank on the concrete for the six]


  • 10 Count Plank +1 Merkin IC
  • 10 Count Plank +1 Merkin IC
  • 10 Count Plank +1 Merkin IC
  • Crunches 20 IC
  • Heels To Heaven 10 IC
  • 10 Count Plank w/ +1 Merkin IC
  • 10 Count Plank w/ +1 Merkin IC
  • 5 Count Plank w/ +1 Merkin IC
  • Crunches 20 IC
  • Heels To Heaven 10 IC


Count-a-rama with 10.



I was going to call out Peanut (Spanish: cacahuate) today for putting in the work. He’s pushing harder than I did when I started, and he’s going to be making gains fast, and will be on the Q in no time, leading the way.

Then I thought of Ambien (pushing hard today), and Betsy (killing it every time)… Then Rite-Aide and Pythagoras (always leading the way). Then I thought of Concussion (cause he’s a beast — still think we should’ve named him “Double-D” for those massive pecs) and Jar Jar (#stud) and Honcho (#beast) and Donatello (#nantan) and Jester (#kneesocks) and Blueberry Fairy (who invited me back on day one) and Shepherd and Sweaty Palms and Beaker and Escape Hatch and Kardashian, Queen, Baby, Ponzi (putting in those miles) and Rudy (Mister PR) and… You get the idea.

There’s not a one of you guys that hasn’t inspired me, encouraged me, fist bumped me, challenged me, set an example for me, and lifted me up. Not a one.

So thanks. I prayed us out today with something like the prayer below, and I’m throwing it out there again to include you all:

“Father, you know I’m a righteous man, so I expect my prayer to avail much. = ) Father, I pray a blessing on the men of F3 Northeast Tennessee. Protect them and their families. Show favor to them and reward their obedience and their labor. Give them strength, patience, wisdom, favor, courage, faith, and grace to do the things that need to be done to serve Your kingdom, their families, and others with humility, steadiness, and love. Bless everything they do, and reward them for their faithfulness. We thank You and we love You, in Jesus Name. Amen!”

‘Aint no manlier men anywhere than in East Tennessee. #truth


Donatello is trying to get a twelve-man relay team together for the GOMR (a 208 mile relay that’s heavy on the community camping, and light on the van time) on June 1st and 2nd. Let him know if you’re interested.

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