F3 Knoxville

strong and courageous

THE SCENE: 62 Degrees and quiet at the park

(10) Side Straddle Hops (IC)
(5) Stretching Inch Worm Merkins (OYO)
(5) Tempo Pulse Squat (IC)
(3) Around the World Merkins (OYO)
(5) Groiners (IC)

Pax begin with (20) Groiners and run to the next cone

*Roll the Dice*

  • If Even number:
    • Complete (10) Dimond, Regular, and Wide Merkins
    • Continue to next cone on track
  • If Odd Number:
    • Complete (15) V-ups
    • Cut Across Field
      • **Cone in the middle of the field**
        • (20) Burpees
        • Continue across the field to the next cone on the track

If Even Number was Rolled and after you completed the merkins run to the next cone:

  • Burpee Broad Jump to next cone
  • (20) BBS – Run to next cone

*Roll the Dice*

  • Even number
    • Complete (20) Feet on fence decline merkins
    • Continue on track
  • Odd
    • Complete (20) WWII Sit-ups
    • Cut Across Field
      • **Cone in the middle of the field**
        • (20) Burpees
        • Continue across the field to the next cone on the track
  • If Even Number was Rolled and after you completed the Decline Merkins run to the next cone:
  • (5) Around the world merkins – Run to next cone
  • Start Over and Continue for Time

30 Sec Plank
4 Men Put in the Work this Morning with a Special Appearance Mr. Rogers just walking through the neighborhood.
Many people think that prosperity and success come from having power, influential personal contacts, and a relentless desire to get ahead. But the strategy for gaining prosperity that God taught Joshua goes against such criteria. He said that to succeed Joshua must (1) be strong and courageous because the task ahead would not be easy, (2) obey God’s law, and (3) constantly read and study the book of the law – God’s Word. To be successful, follow God’s words to Joshua. You may not succeed by the world’s standards, but you will be a success in God’s eyes – and his opinion is most important.
Joshua 1:5-9 No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As i was with Moses, so i will be with you; i will never leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land i swore to their ancestors to give them. Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Keep this book of the law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have i not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.



THE SCENE: Mid upper 50s to begin.

SSH IC (11)
Windmills IC (9)
Tempo Squats IC (11)

START with: 2001 Meter Run
Then Rinse and Repeat the following:

  • 11 Box Jumps
  • 11 CMU Thrusters
  • 11 Pull-ups
  • 11 CMU Ground to Overhead Press
  • 11 Handstand Push-ups
  • 11 CMU Swings
  • 11 Toes-to-Bar
  • 11 Single Leg RDL (ea. leg)
  • 11 Blockies
  • Run .40 Mile Loop

PAX Roulette:

  • CMU Overhead Flutter Kicks
  • Shoulder Taps

6 Pax
You are capable of far more than you realize. It’s that simple and has to start with realizing this statement as true. You can, and you will.


Moses MOG Mile

THE SCENE: Beautiful Morning for some sweat to hit the floor

SSH, Windmill, Mosey w/CMU to Oval Office .

  • 1 Mile run
  • 25 overhead press
  • 50 curls
  • 75 bent over row
  • 100 walking lunges
  • 400m run
  • 100 push-ups
  • 400m run
  • 100 air squats
  • 75 overhead press
  • 50 curls
  • 25 bent over row
  • 1 mile run

No time for play
5 of us
“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.””
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:13-14‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.
Moses beer mile and field day July 17th

CSAUP on the 24th

Hardship Hill!

RSS Meets F3 BS

THE SCENE: Low – Mid 50’s…Rather enjoyable really

6:15am RSS (Team of 4) Step Off:
Team jog down Dalton Rd to the Alcoa Middle School Playground. Team finds area suitable for burpee pull-ups and completes the following:

10 Min AMRAP
Ruck Burpee Pull-ups (Goal of 50+)

Slick mosey around middle school for recovery.
Acquire rucks and mosey back towards AO; completing 10 Merkins and 10 Squats along the way.
Remove Rucks and Pick up F3 Pax.

7:00am WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Overhead Claps (IC x15)
  • Tempo Squat (IC x10)
  • Cherry Picker (IC x5)
  • Merkin (IC x5)
  • CMU Overhead BBS (OYO x10)
  • CMU Overhead Press (OYO x15)

Mosey to plateau of pain and complete as many rounds of the following:

  • (x5) Burpees (baseline)
  • 40yd Bear Crawl CMU Drag (1st cone)
  • (x15) CMU Overhead BBS
  • Leave CMU, Jog back to baseline
  • (x5) Burpees
  • 40yd Bear Crawl (1st cone)
  • (x15) CMU Overhead BBS
  • 40yd Crawl Bear CMU Drag (2nd Cone)
  • (x25) CMU Swings
  • Leave CMU, Jog back to baseline
  • Burpees (x5)
  • 40yd Bear Crawl (1st Cone)
  • (x15) BBS
  • 40yd Crawl Bear (2nd Cone)
  • (x25) CMU Swings
  • CMU Overhead Carry back to baseline



Totals (1RD/2RD):
200/400 Yards of Bear Crawl/ Crawl Bears
15/30 Burpees
30/60 CMU Overhead BBS
15/30 BBS
50/100 CMU Swings

Mostly protractors and mumble chatter
some BBS, Plank Variations, and Mountain Climbers to finish it off.

10 Pax
Take care of yourself! We come out and put in work every morning to become better mentally and physically, pushing each other to the next level of discomfort. But we rarely take the time to prep ourselves and our bodies for the work. We take shortcuts in stretching and spending time listening to our bodies. If you feel like your not limber or embarrassed to do yoga it’s simply because you haven’t practiced it enough! We were not all great at working out our first time, but we have become better at it and the same will happen with stretching and taking care of our bodies.

My good friend’s Father used to say if you don’t like doing something, do it 100 more times…

Helping Drifter moves boxes from the loading trucks into his new house!

Lighting the Arsenal’s Cannons

THE SCENE: Low/Mid 30’s with some sunshine
This is F3, Stands for Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith
It is a FREE workout
I am not a professional
You are here on your own volition
I have no knowledge of any injuries or your fitness considerations
It is your individual responsibility to be safe and to modify exercises if you need to, we all do it

  • SSH – 15 (IC)
  • LBAC – F/B – 10 (IC)
  • Air Squat – 10 (IC)
  • Merkin – 10 (IC)
  • BBS – 10 (IC)

Active Warm-O-Rama – Ring of Fire:

  • While Pax are still in circle have everyone alternating between plank and Al-Gore. 1 Pax will run to the center of the circle and burnie back. Once they return to the plank position the next Pax member goes. Rinse and repeat until all Pax have run to the center and back.

** Have Pax number off by 1s and 2s. 1s will go with Drifter to the Baseball Field and 2s will go with Moses to the Football Field.


Baseball Field: Bleacher Work
5 Minute AMRAP:

  • Step-ups – 10 each leg
  • Incline Merkins – 10 (4ct)
  • Dips – 10 (4ct)
  • Step-ups – 10 each leg
  • Decline Merkins – 10 (4ct)
  • Dips – 10 (4ct)

Mosey to Outfield:

  • Suicides – 30 seconds
  • LBC – 20 (4ct)
  • Suicides – 30 Seconds
  • BBS – 10 (4ct)

Rinse & repeat until other group is done

Football Field Work

Place cones at 10, 20, 30, and 40 yards. Pax will run to first cone, complete the exercise and run back. Then run to the 2nd cone complete the exercise, run back. 3rd cone exercise, run back. 4th cone exercise, run back. Rinse and repeat.
5 Minute AMRAP

Circuit 1: Legs

  • 1st cone 10 lunges in place
  • 2nd cone 5 burpees
  • 3rd cone 10 squats
  • 4th cone 5 burpees

Circuit 2: Abs

  • 1st cone 10 BBS
  • 2nd cone 10 American Hammers (count only one side)
  • 3rd cone 10 Hello Dolly (single count)
  • 4th cone 30 LBC

Suicides on cones 1-4 until 15 minutes is up.

Q2 and Q1 Groups flap jack and repeat circuits.

Merge Groups and mosey to Shovel Flag and present the flag

The shovel flag is one of the classic symbols of F3. No matter where you are within F3 Nation, the Shovel Flag is the one true physical link that connects us all. Just like we leave no man where we find them, the Shovel Flag is portable so that it can be carried forward and shared with others.

This shovel flag represents Respect: respect for country, respect for those who hae served and currently serve to protect our freedoms, and respect for the other AO’s across F3 Nation where similar flags are planted ever week

It represents Hard Work: it bears witness to the blood, sweat, and tears of the men of F3 who gather together at some obscene early hour to get better physically while finding new mental limits. Men getting stronger, fit, and conditioned to handle life’s challenges – most of which are not physical at all – Hard Work

This flag also represents the lives of men being changed. Men are moving from being passive participants in life, to being present. Present in our families, present in our places of work and worship, and present in our communities.

Mosey to SP (Smuggler leading the way carrying the flag)


We returned with a little extra time to spare so we decided to push through a few more variations of Merkins!

  • Regular Merkin 10(IC)
  • Wide Merkin 10(IC)
  • Dimond Merkin 5(IC)
  • 6” Crunch 10(IC)
  • Gas Pumps 15(OYO)
  • Ankle Touches 20(IC)
  • LBC for time!

48 Pax! Included (2) 2.0s and (1) FNG – Welcome ‘That Guy’

F3 has always been and will always be more than a workout.  We definitely want to push ourselves and each other physically, but we also want to grow relationally and spiritually.  The PAX is unique in many ways, But the one that is most important to remember is that we are not out here to compete against each other, but collaborate together to grow as husbands, fathers, sons, employees, employers, friends, and neighbors.  We are bound together under a high power for a greater purpose. And I pray that this group of men will continue to lead they way in setting the example for others.