F3 Knoxville

Trust in the Lord, He is Your Shield

THE SCENE: Mid 50s and slightly chilly



SSH IC x25

LB Arm Circles each way x15

Cherry Pickers IC x5 

Tempo Squats IC x 10


Mosey to Splash pad and grab a buddy. One HIM does as many of the exercises as the other takes a lap. Each buddy repeats the exercise before moving to the next one.

  • Pull Ups or Knee Ups
  • Merkins 
  • Big Boys
  • Hello Dollys 
  • Lunges 
  • Squats 

Mosey to Tennis Courts and line up along the baseline. Each HIM takes turns bear-crawling down and back while the rest complete the exercises. Next HIM repeats with a new exercise for the group. 

  • Imperial Walkers 
  • Merkins
  • V-ups
  • Flutter Kicks
  • Squat Jumps 
  • Shoulder Taps
  • High Knees
  • LBCs 



25 count of the following IC: Flutter Kicks, V-ups, Hello Dollys


8 HIMs, no FNGs


Gen. 15:1 “Do not be afraid, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” God and Abram have a conversation about the covenant between them. There is an odd ritual where a flame passes between the sacrificed animals to show that whoever breaks the covenant will suffer the same fate as the animals. 

God does not break His covenant with us, but He does suffer punishment for us by sending His son to die on the cross for our infidelities. 

Remember to ask God in prayer, today and every day to show us the areas of our lives where we do not trust in Him. Look to the Lord in His strength; Seek to serve Him constantly. 

Fear of the Lord, Not of Ghost-man Baseball

THE SCENE: B-E-A-U-tiful morning. Low 60s. Clear. 



SSH IC x 15 Cherry Pickers IC 5 Michael Phelps Little of This Little of That Windmills IC x 10


Ghost-man Baseball –>Mosey to Flag Pole and Battle Buddy up

  • Playground is “First” for 15 Merkins
  • Tennis Courts are “Second” for 15 Squats
  • The Gateway is “Third” for 15 Carolina Dry Docks
  • Flag Pole is “Home” for 15 Burpees 

How to Play: 

  • First Inning: Run to FIRST and does merkins, then returns 
    • Partner does an ab exercise while waiting
    • Takes off with partner returns 
  • Second Inning: Run to FIRST, complete merkins, continue to SECOND, and do squats
  • Third Inning: Complete FIRST and SECOND, add in THIRD 
  • Fourth Inning: Complete FIRST, SECOND, and THIRD, run straight HOME for burpees

Mosey to Splash Pad

  • Same partners 
  • 3 rounds: One partner bear crawls to the fence and runs back, other completes exercise while waiting for return
    • Round 1: Squats 
    • Round 2: Imperial Walkers 
    • Round 3: Incline Merkins 

Fellowship Mosey™ returning to the AO


Mary today was brought to you by our watches when we realized we were still 50 yards from the AO when 6:15 hit. JAILBREAK!!


9 HIMs including 1 FNG, welcome Trunk


With the gift of wonder and awe, also known as “Fear of the Lord” we are aware of the glory and majesty of God. A person with wonder and awe knows that God is the perfection of all we desire. Fear of the Lord is not “serville fear” or a fear of punishment, but a “filial fear” likened to a fear of disappointing parents.

This gift is often so misunderstood. We often think of fear and hope as opposites, but fear of the Lord confirms the virtue of hope. This gift of the Holy Spirit gives us the desire not to offend God, as well as the certainty that God will supply us with the grace that we need in order to keep from offending Him. 


Prayers for all HIMs on vacation and traveling this summer. Prayers for Ribbed’s wife and family, especially during their upcoming travel. Prayers for my family as we are at a crossroads with work. 


DogPound CSAUP: Off the Chain 2021 on Saturday, July 24th 0630-0930

Food, Coffeeteria, and a beatdown provided. Check Slack for the sign-up link

Memorial Day Tributes at The Equalizer

THE SCENE: 51 degrees, a little chilly. Clear. 



SSH x14 LBAC x10 each Cherry Pickers x5 Tempo Squats x14

Total of 53 reps. Memorial Day was officially established in 1968, 53 years ago.


Memorial Day Workouts: 

Mosey to Splash Pad

The Bob:

13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 reps of each exercise

  • Hand-Release Merkins
  • Squats
  • Big Boys
  • 1 Lap around Stonehenge

Mosey to the Flag Pole

21 Guns: (Was supposed to be a 21-minute AMRAP. We did not have the time, but we got 1 round in at the Flag Pole. 

  • 21 Merkins
  • 21 box jumps
  • 14 dips
  • 7 burpees 


5 HIMs. 0 FNGs.


Bob: This memorial workout is dedicated to Robert “Bob” William Nowling from Council Bluffs Iowa.

Bob served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. After his military service, he attended Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska, and Iliff School of Theology in Denver.

The workout was designed by Coach Ryan Garcia of Bob was an athlete at Wild Horizons for 2 years. They trained 3 times a week for 1 hour each day. Bob had been showing signs of dementia, and his wife began implementing lifestyle changes in order to try and help him. The most prominent changes she made for him were relative to his nutrition and fitness. Coach Ryan said:

“I grew very fond of my sessions with Bob, and the bond we formed over the 2 years extended beyond the gym. I learned a lot from Bob, and working with him was a fun professional challenge that helped me evolve as a coach.

The nature of this workout is intended to be simple. In order to work with Bob, I reminded myself to keep things simple with him. We didn’t need anything fancy to be effective, and that’s what I wanted to express with this workout.”

The rep scheme signifies:

– 91 reps of each movement for Bob’s age when he passed

– 3 movements to represent the number of days they trained every week. Monday they worked upper body, Wednesday they worked lower body, and Friday was his functional day where they did a handful of skills and movements that mimicked tasks he would do in his day-to-day activities.

21 Guns: A functional fitness tribute workout held twice a year on Veterans and Memorial Day in the US – “to honor our Nation’s Warriors, past, present, and future.”

The 21-minute workout and 21 repetitions signify a 21-gun salute, with an exercise for each of the five Branches of the Military. A 21 Gun Salute is the US’ highest display of honor, appropriately reserved for Fallen troops on Memorial Day. 


Praying for Ribbed’s wife, Lillydipper, and Jinxy’s recoveries. Cavalier and his family. Blindside and his wife’s job hunts. 


CSAUP at Dog Pound July 24th. See slack channels and newsletter for signups! 

Being Pious Before the Lord

THE SCENE: Clear skies, cool(ish) weather, starting to get a *little* humid



SSH x10… Cherry Pickers x5…  LBAC x10 each way…  Windmills x10… Tempo Squat x10


Mosey to Flagpole: 

7s → Dips @ Flagpole / BBS @ playground

Mosey to Splash Pad

10s → Squats @ fence / Box Jumps at tables

Mosey to Dock with Rock

14s → Curls @ rock pile / 4 ct. Flutter Kicks at the upper table

Mosey to Bath House

7s → Pull-Ups or Knee-Ups @ Bath House / Merkins next to Bath House (ran out of time)


Half Fellowship Mosey™ Half Jail Break back to the AO


9 HIMs / 0 FNGs / Several Fart Sackers


Piety or Reverence is a deep respect for God. A person with reverence recognizes our total reliance on God and comes before God with humility, trust, and love. Piety is the gift where we pay worship and duty to God. 

Willingness to worship and serve God. Piety takes that willingness beyond a sense of duty so that we desire to worship God and to serve Him out of Love. Piety is the instinctive affection for God that makes or allows us to desire to render worship to Him. 

Examples of Piety in Scripture: 

-Abraham’s potential sacrifice of his Son in Gen. 22:12

-Jacob recognizing God’s hand guiding his life in Gen. 48:15

-Joseph would not consent to anything that would displease God in Gen. 39:9

Paul says in James 1:26-27 that true piety manifests itself also in a genuine love of neighbor. 

Practiced piety that is done “For the Love of God” will always enrich & nourish the participant. “By kindness & piety guilt is expiated” Proverbs 16:6


Prayers for Ribbed’s wife, Tweet-E’s friend for healing and recovery for both himself and his family. Hans’ job interview today. I (Blindside) am looking for an admin job for next year in Knox County Schools, and my wife is trying to get back into Knox County as a teacher after stepping away from the classroom for a few years to be with our kids.


  • Dog Pound is hosting a Murph on Monday, May 31st at 0700
    • I am Q-ing a Murph-Like Beatdown that morning at 0530 at The Equalizer
  • Convergence at Big Ball on June 12th is canceled due to another event taking place in that location that day. 
  • DogPound CSAUP: Off the Chain 2021 on Saturday, July 24th 0630-0930 Food, Coffeeteria, and a beatdown provided. Check Slack for the sign-up link

No One Actually “Enjoyed” This

THE SCENE: Clear and 60ish. 2 Pre-Rucked. 



SSH IC x15

Tempo Squat IC x10

Arm Circles IC x 13

Tempo Merkins IC x10 

Cherry Pickers IC x5 


Mosey to Flagpole to play, “Find the Cardboard” 

1 burpee for every second it takes the PAX to find the workout (10 seconds = 10 burpees).

Carry the cardboard to the playground. 

  • 25 Smurf Jacks 
  • 15 Plank Jacks (4 ct)

Mosey to Tennis Courts 


4 Rounds, 1 lap at your own pace between rounds

  • 10 Merkins, 20 Flutter Kicks, 30 Squats 
  • 20 Merkins, 30 Flutter Kicks, 40 Squats 
  • 30 Merkins, 40 Flutter Kicks, 50 Squats 
  • 40 Merkins, 50 Flutter Kicks, 60 Squats 

Work your way back down the ladder 


We spent our Mary time cheering Tweet-E on as he was the only HIM to go all the way UP and DOWN the Madness Ladder


15 HIMs with 0 FNGs


With the gift of knowledge, we understand the meaning of God. The gift of knowledge is more than an accumulation of facts. Knowledge is often confused with both wisdom and understanding. Like wisdom, knowledge is the perfection of faith, but whereas wisdom gives us the desire to judge all things according to the truths of the Faith, knowledge is the actual ability to do so. Like counsel, it is aimed at our actions in this life. In a limited way, knowledge allows us to see the circumstances of our life the way that God sees them. Through this gift of the Holy Spirit, we can determine God’s purpose for our lives and live them accordingly.

Like wisdom, knowledge perfects the virtue of faith. The aims of knowledge and wisdom are different, however. Whereas wisdom helps us to penetrate divine truth and prepares us to judge all things according to that truth, knowledge gives us that ability to judge. The object of this gift is the whole spectrum of created things insofar as they lead one to God.”


Memorial Day Murph at Dog Pound. Monday, May 31st at 7 am. Come to complete, come to watch, come to cheer on. Equalizer 5:30 workout will still happen with PLENTY of time to get to Dog Pound for the Murph!

The Equalizer shirt is now live for pre-order at the F3 Store! I think we are just a couple away from 12.

Convergence at Big Ball originally scheduled for June 12th has been postponed due to an event downtown. WH workday is also postponed. 

DogPound CSAUP: Off the Chain 2021 on Saturday, July 24th 0630-0930

Food, Coffeeteria, and a beatdown provided. Check Slack for the sign-up link