F3 Knoxville

Cold day at the Burbs

Warm up lap out to West Hills Elementary, 20 merkins 20 squats. 20 curls and 20 lunge presses.

Head back and stop at pavilion, 20 step ups, 20 Turkish get ups. 20 Merkin pull thrus, 20 hammers


Back to parking lot, grab sandbags and head up to base of Lovers.
Bear crawl and crawl bear between cones, then five rounds
  • 5 sandbag clusters
  • 10 hand release merkins
  • 10 squat raises
Sandbag loop up Lovers and back
Crab walk and walk crab at cones, then three rounds
  • 10 sandbag deadlifts
  • 15 Ruck curls
  • 15 tricep extensions
2 loops up Lovers
Side walk to cone and back, then one round
  • 15 sandbag complex (strict curl, clean, squat, OH press)
  • 20 flutters
  • 20 merkins
Three loops around Lovers


20 flutters
10 sit up presses
10 flutters
5 sit up presses

Pyramid and chance

THE SCENE: 55* and rainy, but not a total downpour in the amphitheater

  • Tempo merkins
  • Mountain climbers
  • Shoulder taps
  • Rockettes
  • Forward reverse lunges
  • Squat and reach


Reverse pyramid WOD. After each set of 10 of whatever exercise, PAX choose a number, 1-10 for 10 reps of exercise from list (they just choose the number, the exercise is unknown)
  • 50 sit ups
  • 40 merkins
  • 30 box jumps
  • 20 pull ups
  • 10 dips
  • PAX CHOOSE #7 for hand release burpees
  • 40 sit ups
  • 30 merkins
  • 20 box jumps
  • 10 pull ups
  • PAX CHOOSE #1 for burpees
  • 30 sit ups
  • 20 merkins
  • 10 box jumps
  • PAX CHOOSE #4 for hand release release merkins
  • 20 sit ups
  • 10 merkins
  • PAX CHOOSE #3 for Catalina wine mixers
  • 10 sit ups
  • PAX CHOOSE #8 for sit up ups

There was a slowzy lap in there somewhere, but I can’t recall after which set. Read the crowd, and myself, and needed a break.

  1. Burpees
  2. Star jumps
  3. Catalina wine mixers
  4. Hand release release merkins
  5. Pistol squats (each leg)
  6. Supermans
  7. Hurpees
  8. Sit up ups
  9. Canoe pulses 4-ct
  10. Iron Mikes

Had two more PAX choose numbers, and I added the last one, for a five minute EMOM.

  • 5 pistol squats each leg
  • 10 canoe pulses on 4-count
  • 10 iron Mikes

We had two exercises from the list, so went ahead and knocked them out, 10 star jumps and 10 Superman’s


  • Flutter kicks
  • Gas pumps

8 strong: Huffy, Swanson, Livestrong, Reverb, G6, Postman, Drive Thru, Abort
“A life lived without ever tasting the tears that come with desperation is a life that also will never know courage” Courage is the result of a decision made out of desperation, and they’re actually one in the same. Rarely is a decision made to be courageous, it’s usually not even a decision at all. It’s an action performed when there is no decision to make, only desperate action which is the result of dire circumstance.

Those desperate circumstances (and therefore courageous acts) aren’t always someone running into a burning building. Sometimes it’s a father working every minute of overtime available to make sure his kids eat. Courage isn’t always loud, but we need to recognize the acts and how they’re made and what desperation the person was in and the struggles they were facing.

Maryville new AO launch this Saturday at Sandy Springs

Iwo Jima

THE SCENE: 38 and clear

This would have been a good idea, slow ruck to decide where to do WOD, moved bleachers to flat area

Pretty simple,

  • 19 sandbag cleans
  • 300 yard ruck run
  • 45 burpee step ups
  • 309 yard ruck run

Do that twice. Dump sandbags and get a little extra mileage in until time is up

Felix the Cat

THE SCENE: A balmy 53 and the rain held off

  • Lunges
  • 1 burpee
  • Diamond merkins
  • 2 burpees
  • BAC
  • 3 burpees
  • SSH maybe


Mosey to amphitheater for Felix the Cat: 6 rounds
  • 9 burpees
  • 9 box jumps
  • 9 rows on rails
  • 9 HR merkins
  • 9 leg lifts
I’m not a cat routine, animal walk the length of the stage, do 10 merkins, mountain climbers. Run up the stairs, around the amphitheater and back down.
  • Duck walk
  • Bear crawl
  • Inchworm
  • Frog jump

Mosey back to start point
Flutter kicks

Flutter kicks again
11 strong: Magic Mic, Livestrong, G6, Cornhole, Wedding Singer, Slim Shady, Passport, Drive Thru, Radiocall, Postman, Abort
Felix the Cat WOD represents six EOD operators who used up their nine lives in serving their fellow men and women. At the end of our journey, I hope we have exhausted our skills in service of each other. Not saying to be reckless, but to use our gifts to the fullest extent.

Prayers for consistency in the word, Walrus traveling, Trowel to continue his journey, Swanson to return

Fog and sandbags

THE SCENE: 36 and foggy

Quick warmup lap, jog pace around the greenway. Return back to pick up sandbags
Grab sandbags and take the greenway back to the field between baseball fields and tennis courts. 5 cones lined up hiding in the fog.

Line up with sandbags at first cone. Each cone requires 10 merkins/10 squats.
  • Bear crawl sandbag drag to second cone
  • Side toss to next cone
  • Other side toss to next cone
  • Bear crawl sandbag drag to final cone

Repeat going back, substituting 10 curls and 10 OH presses with ruck at cones. Grab sandbags and walk back to cars. Triangle drill set up. Go through exercise at each cone, lunge to next. 10 reps of each

  1. 8 count bodybuilders x10, bear crawl to next
  2. Mucho lego (wide squat narrow squat, lunge each leg) x10, bear crawl to next
  3. Ab smoker (sit-up with ruck on chest, press ruck, lower back for a four count flutter kick, feet down) x10

After round 1, carry sandbag up to first level of  parking lot. Round 2 up to second level. Round 3 up to third level.

Take sandbags up and touch Trader Joe’s

Flutters and presses
Capn Crunch, Drive Thru, Swanson, Abort