F3 Knoxville

Life, the Universe, and Everything

THE SCENE: A bit cooler than it has been recently. Might rain… (but it didn’t)

SSH x42 IC
Cherry Pickers x4 IC
TN rocking chairs x15 IC
Cobra burpees x4 OYO
Regular burpees x2 OYO
Crabettes x10 IC

Pax has a choice: “42” beatdown at the AO, or “Over the hill” beatdown at the boats.
“Over the hill” won by a landslide (over Choirboy’s warnings), so let’s grab a CMU and head off!

Stations are set up by the hill with the boats. First station is the timing station – Carry the 90lb sandbag up and over the hill, coming back around by the road.
Remaining stations are AMRAP:
Twist lunge
Tricep extensions
Calf raises
Up & Over Merkins
Ice skaters

Didn’t think about the fact that our FNG may not know the lay of the land… He ended up taking a wrong turn, and we had to send out a search party. He was 80% named at that point (Waldo). The W got changed to a B during the COT due to cranial physique.

Out of time today. Thanks Abu and Tank for teaming up to bring the sandbag back to the AO!
11 helped YHC kick off the 43rd trip around the sun. Welcome to FNG Baldo!
Short word of gratitude to the PAX for the fellowship, encouragement, help, and accountability over the last four years
Thanks to everyone who brought blowers to clean off the AO. Not sure why everyone then decided to leave the AO for the beatdown…
Hardship Hill coming up – Sign up! Plus help build some obstacles.
Off the Chain on the 21st!

“I’m curious about the chicken, eating the rock.”

The Scene

Beautiful morning for some 1st F 

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

Fitness, Fellowship, Faith, Free, Modify, Not Professional, Own Volition, Social Distance, Phone


Seal Claps

Imperial Walkers

10 count squats

Tempo Merkins

SSH stopped counting at 5 and went to 22 everyone did not stop together so we did 3 burpees.

Mountain Climbers


Moseyed around and then back to where we started the warm-up and grabbed two rocks each from the retention ponds area


Between each exercise, we bear crawled up the railroad tie stairs, Bernie the parking lot to the light pole and jogged back to our rocks and planked or hollow body holds for the 6.

25 Skier swings

20 Shoulder press

15 Triangles

10 Rock Pass Through Lunges (Pass through each leg was 1 rep)

5 burpees over the rock (back and forth was 1 rep)


Mosey to Racketball Club Way climb and setup for some DORA 123

100 Squats

200 BBS with legs flat on the ground

300 SSH

Partner 2 ran up Raquetball Club Way at a distance chose by Corona Weight (about half way up the climb) 


Mosey back to the AO with a detour through the small retention bond at the school entrance and a quick stop for a 7’s session

1 Skater Hop (Side to side was 1 rep)

6 merkins at the middle light pole

2 Skater hopes (side to side was 1 rep)

5 merkins at the middle light pole

….. You get the idea

We had enough time for a fellowship mosey to the AO and time was called 30 seconds past 6:15


No time but we did plenty of BBS as a group


17 HIM including 1 FNG welcome Highlander


Some words were spoken about honoring others in your life.

Honor says “Where do I position myself to bring the best out of you,” not “What do I expect you to do for me”. 

“To show honor to someone is grace in action. Be excellent at handing out pockets of grace as people learn and grow, particularly when mistakes happen.”

“Honor is not about a person’s performance but their value in the image of God.”

*all stolen from the Called to Influence devotion in The Bible app



800M Bear Crawl Sprint

THE SCENE: 70 with some humidity

SSH IC x 10

LBAC IC forward and reverse x 10

OH claps IC x 20

Temp Squat IC x10
Mosey to track. Bear crawl around track. If you have to stop and stand, 10 squat buy in to return to bear crawl. If injury or can’t bear crawl any longer, lunge it out. Four stations set up around track: flutter kicks 4ct x 20, big boys x20, box cutter x 20, V up x 20. Mosey back to Grindstone.

Hold Iron cross in honor of Woodshack attendance today:

LBAC forward and reverse IC x 8ish

OH claps IC x 10
6 HIMs and Webelo!
It’s not often you read something insightful and motivational on Facebook these days with all the division we have in this world. I read something the other day though that really struck a chord with me.

“For a long time it had seemed to me that life were about to begin- real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, some debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”

Alfred D. Souza

“So stop waiting until you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds, until you have kids, until your kids leave the house, until you start work, until you retire, until you get married, until you get divorced, until Friday night, until Sunday morning, until you get a new car or home, until your car or home is paid off, until spring, until summer, until winter, until your song comes on, until you’ve had a drink… there is no better time than right now to be happy.”

Happiness is a journey, not a destination.

Walt tops the podium with Gold!
Drifter speaking on Saturday in a few weeks at Swerve and Rep Sleepy’s church. Please RSVP on Slack so they know how much food to make.

CSAUP coming up- check channels for details.

The Arsenal will need help building obstacle for hardship hill in early October. It will be an upper body climbing obstacle. Look for details coming from Smuggler soon.

Monday AM @ The Equalizer – 8/2/21

THE SCENE: pleasantly a few degrees cooler than normal with a clear sky

Brother Ribbed has authorized the use of mouth to mouth resuscitation in response to any and all emergencies

Twisters; Cherry Pickers (hold the last one and walk hands from center, to right, and then to left before raising back up); baby arm circles front and back; Michael Phelps / This & That; Rockettes; Motivators; Mosey to the Playground


EV1 – PAX broken up into 2 groups.  The first group repeated a combination of shoulder taps and alternating single leg lifts while the second group ran to the Flagpole to complete 10 body builders.  Each group completed 2 sets of each exercise and then moved to the Bathhouse for EV2.

EV2 – One group completed AMRAP on “Hanging Imperials” (hang from pullup bar while alternating front knee raises) while the other group ran to the Pavilon picnic tables for 10 Derkins.  Each group completed 3 sets of each exercise and then moved to the Picnic for EV3

EV3 – One group held an elbow plank while the other group ran around Stonehenge and back.  PAX were reminded to push the running pace to relieve those who were holding planks, and in turn to hold the planks out of respect for those who were pushing the pace for them.  Each group completed 4 sets of each exercise and moved to the Rock Pile for EV4

EV4 – Rock PT – PAX were encouraged to select a heavy rock, and complete 2 sets of each of the following: bicep 21’s (7 low to mid, 7 mid to high, 7 full), triceps extensions, and lying chest press.  Moved back to AO once complete.

Held squat for 45 seconds
8 men
Ephesians 2:19-22 – Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.  In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.  And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his spirit.

God is constantly pursuing us in an effort to draw nearer, and for the purpose of building us into the version of ourselves that is most useful to his kingdom.  Recognize that you are where you are, and with who you are with for a reason.  Take time to pray, read, and listen so that God can guide you to where he wants you to be and know that where God guides God provides.
Ephesians 2:19-22
Dad Camp, CSAUP, Hardship Hill all coming up

Need to see some new faces and reach out to connect with some older ones who haven’t been around

JUCO Island Hoppers

THE SCENE: Around 62 degrees, not too bad for the first workout in August.

Side straddle hop in cadence 20
Cherry Pickers
10 tempo merkins
Arm rotations thumbs up in cadence
Reverse thumbs down in cadence
Moroccan nightclub 20
10 Windmills in cadence
5 burpees on your own
Side straddle hop in cadence
Mosey to the coupon pile w/ the person in back sprinting his way to the front.

Line up on the curb for toe taps.

Pit stop 🛑 at coupon pile

15 thrusters
5 pull ups
25 curls
5 pull ups
25 triceps
5 pull ups

Mosey w/ the person in the front falling off for 2 burpees

Line up on the curb for Shawn T’s

Mosey to the center of campus
Tricep Dips x20
Box jumps x15
Derkins x20

Mosey to the new lot
3 corners
Opposite hand reaches for opposite foot x20
Run the islands

Squats x20
Run the islands

Merkins x20
Run the islands

Football Drill: Hold plank while the person at the end jumps over each person.

Use the TAGS on right-side to record PAX (BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOURSELF) in attendance. Be sure to select the AO in CATEGORY above TAGS and then delete these notes!
Colossians 3:23
Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.

That’s a game changer! A breath of fresh air no matter what you do for a living.

We had 5 FNGs last week. That’s really impressive. Let’s continue to grow. I also challenge you to check in on the regulars we haven’t seen out here in a while.

Thank you gentlemen for challenging me! I have nothing but respect for you guys.
Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.
CSAUP coming up in two weeks.