F3 Knoxville

Good Morning Dora!

34 degrees, damp but clear

SSH x 30 IC
– Imperial Squat Walkers x 20 IC
– Shoulder touch Merkin x 15 IC
– Good mornings x 10 OYO
– Jungle Climbers x 25 IC (New Lexicon? Similar to it’s cousin, “The Mountain Climber” but you swing your feet up on the outside up to your hands, working the abs and stretching your groin/hip flexors simultaneously)

No FNG’s so we hopped right into an Indian Run (2 lines) mosey .4-.5 miles to the lower sloped parking lot next to the marina, setting ourselves up for a nice workout with our friend, Dora.

Doras with a partner, making sure we “sprint” up the hill, really working out our leg workout reps.
– 100 w/ partner x Jump Squats
– 150 w/ partner x Lunges
– 200 w/ partner x Squats

Audible on round two of Chest of Doras. Extra mosey caused for extra time, so we took a mosey back to the COP for a nice 10 min killer ab/core workout.

COP – Abs
– Fifer scissors x 20 IC on the Q’s count
– Oblique raises x 15 each side IC
– Flutter kicks x 25 IC
– Starfish Crunch x 15 IC
– Heels to Heavens x 30 IC


As the famous Greek parable goes: “The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.”

The fox spends his days, crafting up a devious, sly plan to attack the hedgehog daily. Always testing out every complex decision. The hedgehog goes about his every day activity of gathering food to provide for his family.

The hedgehog crosses into the foxes path and the fox attempts to attack, the hedgehog thinks to itself, “Here we go again,” and he curls up into a tiny ball, putting out his thorns and spikes on his back, protecting him. The hedgehog wins, every time.

We desire to live life like the hedgehog, but spend most of our time acting like the fox.

Foxes pursue many ends at the same time and see the world in all its complexity. they are “scattered or diffused, moving on many levels, never integrating their thinking into one overall concept or unifying decision.”

Hedgehogs, on the other hand, simplify a complex world into a single organizing idea, a basic principle or concept that unifies and guides everything. Anything that does not somehow relate to the hedgehog idea holds no relevance.

Call to action on discovering your core values:
1 – Listen (Psalm 46:10) – Step out of the traffic!” Take a long, loving look at me, your High God, above politics, above everything.”
2 – Look out, not in. When our focus is on ourselves, our problems, living for ourselves, we will not understand the meaning of our lives.

Habakkuk 3:17-19

18 anxious PAX ventured to the Dog Pound this morning, hungry for a good workout due to the postponed Monday workout because of frozen rain and ice.  We were ready to get after it, no standing around!  As always the PAX brought their A-game…getting better together!

Edit (submitted by Cap’n Crunch)

Super Thursday

27 Degrees clear skies with little to no wind (Perfect Conditions)

20 X Arm circles forward IC
20 X Arm circles backward IC
20 X Forward stiff leg kicks touching vertical hand IC
20 X Box squat jumps IC

Mosey to a lit parking lot a near Parkside Tavern about two hundred yards from the Dog Pound AO.

Tribute to Super Bowl 50
First Half
5 Sprints slight downhill and back uphill (About 200 yards round trip).

After the first sprint: 50 merkins
After the second sprint: 50 BBS
After the third sprint: 50 lunges
After the fourth sprint: 50 SSH
After the fifth sprint: 50 squats

Second Half
Then we went in reverse order:
After sixth sprint: 50 SSH
After seventh sprint: 50 lunges
After eight sprint: 50 BBS
After ninth sprint: 50 merkins

Mosey back to the Dog Pound AO beside the tennis courts.

20 X Flutter kicks IC
20 X Hello dolly’s IC
15 X American Hammers IC

Note: The PAX ran individually down and back and then 50’s individually. Those that finished early planked until everyone was done after each round. The PAX started each sprint together. Each person pushed hard on each sprint especially more so with a small group.  One PAX member pushed through some calf cramps like a champ and finished very strong.


Discussed work ethic and not letting other people outwork you. Remember the acronym O.W.E = Out Work Everyone.

I may not be as fast as Proton, or able to do squats like Ratchet, or merkins like Bandwagon, but that isn’t going to stop me from trying.

I used to encourage my Marines that hard work eventually pays off. It may not pay off today, tomorrow, next week, or next month, but eventually hard work always pays off.

Encouraged the PAX to apply the same enthusiasm and work ethic that they do at F3 in other parts of their daily activities.

Finally, we talked about attitude. All the hard work in the world will be forgotten if you do not do it with a positive attitude.

Getting better together like a Boss!!
Hydro (Submitted by Cap’n Crunch)

Revival at the Asylum

19 degrees, wind gusts and a light snow

F3 disclaimer
Welcome to the FNG’s

COP #1
Side Straddle Hop IC x 10
Calf raises IC x 10
Bobby Hurley OYO x 10
Hillbillies IC x 10
Baby arm circles forward IC x 10
Baby arm circles reverse IC x 10
Burpees OYO x 10

Tour of the parking lot; mosey over to brick pile for two coupons and head to the church

COP #2
Overhead press w/ coupons IC x 10
Arm curls w/ coupons IC x 10
Back flies w coupons IC x 10
Squats IC x 10
Burpees OYO x 10

Bear crawl down the side of the church, lunge across the back, bear crawl back the opposite side and lunge back to the front of the church

COP #3
Elevated merkins on coupons IC x 10
Unbalanced merkin; left side IC x 10
Unbalanced merkin; right side IC x 10
Chest flies with coupons IC x 10
Chest press with coupons IC x 10
Burpees OYO x 10

Mosey back to brick pile to return coupons; mosey to the playground (planks by PAX until all arrive)

Hydraulic squats OYO x 10
Flutter kicks IC x 25 (led by Timberlake)

Tunnel of Love


Scripture focus on Philippians 3:17-21. Be imitators of Christ, and walk with those who want to live faithful lives.

prayer led by P-nut

41 men came ready to bring light to the early morning gloom. Spirited mumblechatter despite a wind chill of 7 degrees and gusty winds. Love this PAX…love this movement in Knoxville.

Strength and Honor,
P-nut (Submitted by Cap’n Crunch)

Tuesday Grind…

33 degrees and clear

Disclaimer and Recognize FNG’s

Twist and Pivot x40 (IC)
Alternating Shoulder Touches x20 (IC)
Press Jacks x30 (IC)
Arm Circles x20 (IC)


Mosey to the Parking lot up top

Burp and Merkin Ladder
Burp and Merkin ladder up to 10 and back down

11’s on Hill – Baby Everest
At the top, Jump Squat, at the bottom, Big Boy Sit-up

Mosey to the Parking and partner up

Push and Pull Relay
PAX # 1
– Mosey to Dog Park and back
PAX # 2
– 2 Laps Cinder Block Curls each
– 4 Laps Combined Merkins alternating Cinder Block Rows

Peter Parkers  to Plank Crunches x6 (IC)
Reverse Crunch x25 (IC)
Flutter Kicks x30 (IC)


Over the past three week I have had the unfortunate opportunity to witness four close friends and family lose loved ones.  I will have to say that I hate going to funerals because you never have the right words to say and it just stinks to see people you love go through the mourning process.

But it is amazing to see the impact that some of the people have had on people around them. Not only those that have passed but the way these families have poured into their loved ones lives. When I see this great people and the impact they have made on others lives it makes me question if I having the same kind of impact on the people around me.

What will people say about me when I am gone?

What will my family say? They see me at my worst and know me for who I truly am.

What will God say to me when I die? Well done good and faithful servant?

So the question is how do we impact others? We have the perfect example of this in Christ with his self-sacrificial love and God has called us to be that to others.

Luke 10:27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

In these verses God set our priorities straight and lets us know we have to put him first in order for us to be able to be prepared pour into others.

We are preparing ourselves physically with 1st F and my hope is that we are also preparing ourselves spiritually with the 3rd F in order to make an impact on those around us

So my challenge to myself is look for the opportunities to pour into others. Looking for those opportunities that you might normally pass up.

F3 defines a High Impact Man (HIM) as the following: HIGH IMPACT MAN: A man dedicated to forcible contact to strong effect. A Disrupter. That Somebody who makes things happen. A natural born world-beater. An enemy of the status quo, despised by GooNation for the threat he poses to its continued existence.

– Proton (submitted by Cap’n Crunch)

Friday Fiesta!

26 and Clear

Side Straddle Hops x20 (IC)
Imperial Squat Walkers x15 (IC)
Leg swings each side x 30 seconds each leg
Little Baby Arm Circles Forward x10 (IC)
Reverse x10- (IC)
High knees x10 (IC)

Square sprints – 3 Rounds
Mosey to corner 1, sprint as fast as you can to comer 2. Mosey to corner 3. Sprint as fast as you can back home. Plank at the line until all finished.

Mosey over to side of parking lot and grab cinder blocks

Cinder Block Arm Workout
Line up all blocks along light pole line and partner up.
Partner 1 = Do 10 squat presses, Do 10 curls, 10 squat rows, 10 triceps extensions.
Partner 2 = Drop to plank and do Spider-Man push-ups to 3rd line
Rinse and repeat. For round 2: arm exercises x15 (Had to call an audible to 2nd on round 2)

Go to the hill between the parking lot and the baseball field.

11’s – Nipple Scraper Merkins / BBSU’s
Start at the top of the hill. Run down the hill, do 1 big boy sit-up. Go back up the hill, do 10 nipple scrapper merkins.
Repeat until you have done 10 big boy sit-ups and 1 nipple scrapper merkin.

Aborama (All AMRAP)
60 seconds // 1 down / 2 ups
60 seconds // Twisting Pistons
30 second rest
60 seconds // Hands free Tucks
60 seconds // Starfish crunch
60 seconds // flutter kicks
30 second rest
60 seconds // starfish crunch

Count off and Name-O-Rama  30 PAX with 3 FNG’s – Huffy, Rascal, and Vanna

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”
2 Timothy 1:2, 7 NIV

He has given us a spirit of power, and not of timidity! Let’s tackle this day with power and take on the things that are right, not the things that are comfortable and easy.

Pablo (Submitted by Cap’n Crunch)