F3 Knoxville


THE SCENE: 47 degrees F, 97% humidity, beautiful skies

SSH, Bulldogs, Imperial Squat Walkers
Mosey to the Fountain with a CMU.  Split into two groups to take one of the two paths up the trail.

Route 66 Comin’ and Goin’

1 to 11 Merkins after running up

1  to 11 thrusters after running down

Use light posts in the following sequence: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 to use as the 11 markers.

Mt Crumpit Dora

Pair up and complete the following at the trail while partners alternate running up Mt. Crumpit and doing two burpees on the back side of  the tree.  (Too much prescribed to do.  Better suited for an hour long Saturday.)

50 Blockees

100 Decline Dry Docks

150 CMU Swings

200 Bench Presses

150 Bent Rows

100 Curls

50 Blockees

Mosey back to the Grinder with CMU in tow.

Box cutters, flutter kicks, Chest presses
15 HIMs and 2.0 Webelo

Bob Dylan is one of my favorite song writers and he is one of the most prolific.  He wrote “Blowin” In The Wind” in 1962 and while most of his questions are unanswerable, there are a few that literally hit me between the eyes.  Here are the lyrics.

“Blowin’ In The Wind”
How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, and how many times must the cannonballs fly
Before they’re forever banned?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind

Yes, and how many years can a mountain exist
Before it’s washed to the sea?
Yes, and how many years can some people exist
Before they’re allowed to be free?
Yes, and how many times can a man turn his head
And pretend that he just doesn’t see?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind

Yes, and how many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, and how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, and how many deaths will it take ’til he knows
That too many people have died?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind

Lyrics by Bob Dylan 1962/1963

My prayer is that God gives me the eyes to see, the ears to hear, and the heart to respond.

Hammy is having meniscus cleanup surgery on the left knee tomorrow morning.
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

Tuesday Q…but on a Thursday

THE SCENE: 46 for some reason??

10 Burpees – purposeful punishment

Shoulder shredder, overhead, cherry picker, chinooks, cherry picker,  reverse chinooks, cherry picker,  MARS, cherry picker, bakerds, cherry picker

tempo squats

tempo Merkins

mosey to the football field and take a lap.

Bear Crawl 10,20,30,40,50 and then back.  Stopping on the yard lines and doing that many BBS, next round, Hand release Merkins, then Squats

Man-makers to fill the gap

Abs in distress, no touching the ground, Flutter, Box Cutter, Freddie Mercury, Bruce Lee
6 HIMs getting better
Don’t be like someone else, be like you!

Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

Track Star

THE SCENE: 66 but the rain held off so always a good day.

Mosey to the Oval Office, took a little detor to the right of the Oval Office along side Montvale Station, Bernie up the sidewalk to the track.

Hamstring scoops and walking quad stretch to get the legs ready.

  • Totem poll – kind of
  • Ppax starts at the first cone, 6 cones around the track, each has a different exercises and increasing reps
  • 10- Smurpee- half burpee ( Thruster to stand, no merkin or jump)
  • 20 V Ups
  • 30- Apollo Ono’s- 2ct
  • 40- T Merkins- 1ct
  • 50- Hello Dolly’s
  • 60- Split Squat Jumps

After you finish with the first cone ( 10) run around track back to first cone. Then complete exercises at first cone, lunge to the second cone, complete exercises and run around track back to first cone. Continue around the track lunging in-between each cone, always running back to the first cone after you finish reps at the last cone for that round. .

Q decided to pull an switch with 5 min left and changed the lunges to Bernie’s in-between cones.

If you make it all the way around and finish the 6th cone, reverse the totem poll. Start at 60 complete reps, than Bernie around the track back to 60. complete reps and rev lung to 5th cone, complete same as above but using Bernie and rev lunge

Plank hold for time, dropped down into yoga hold for a 20 seconds.
“It’s not whether you got knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.”

F3 is about growling male leadership. Successful leaders live by the quote above. The road to success is often paved in failure. How will you respond to failure in life? will you quit or rise up and keep pushing?

Super proud to see the pax growing. We have a great chance to be one of the best AO’s around.
Kickball, if your interested please let Tank know.

Active Recovery

THE SCENE: 63 cool and cloudy

4 PAX Pre-rucked

10 arm baby arm circles in cadence

10 reverse baby arm circles in cadence

10 cherry pickers in cadence

10 imperial walkers in cadence

25 SSH in cadence

mosey to tennis court
Tabata work: 8 exercises :20 work :10 rest 8 rounds 1 minute shuttle run for active recovery in between exercises

  • Burpees
  • Squats
  • Skater hops
  • reverse lunges
  • Mountain climbers
  • flutter kicks
  •  Merkins
  • Hello Dollies

8 pax 0 FNGs
There will be days when the struggles and burdens placed on our shoulders seem to much and yet you feel something more ominous looming. You will hear a voice pushing you to keep fighting for what you believe in and who believes in you! God called you to be a warrior! When you draw your sword, you will be helpful that you had your brothers helping to keep it sharp. Now to fight! AYE!
Lots of prayers and intention s
Lunch today at Pokeworks

JUCO Parking Lot Pain

THE SCENE: Pleasant 63 degrees – very nice.

1 Burpee
Tempo Squat
2 Burpees
Tempo Merkin
3 Burpees
Freddy Mecuries
4 Burpees
Imperial Walkers
5 Burpees


Mosey to the large parking lot
10 Thrust Merkins
9 Iron Mikes
8 Elbow Planks
7 Body Builders
6 Squat Jumps
5 Should Taps
4 Round the Clock Merkins
3 Monkey Humpers
2 Big Boy Situps
1 Diamond Merkin
Run to the other side of the Large Parking Lot
Knock off the last exercise
Repeat forever…or until about 6:10


Job 38: 1-11

1Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said:
2“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
3 Dress for action like a man;
I will question you, and you make it known to me.
4“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell me, if you have understanding.
5Who determined its measurements—surely you know!
Or who stretched the line upon it?
6On what were its bases sunk,
or who laid its cornerstone,
7when the morning stars sang together
and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
8“Or who shut in the sea with doors
when it burst out from the womb,
9when I made clouds its garment
and thick darkness its swaddling band,
10and prescribed limits for it
and set bars and doors,
11and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther,
and here shall your proud waves be stayed’?


F3 = Unit Cohesion – Appreciate the fitness, but cherish the fellowship, encourage others to take up the mantle of leadership with the Q community

Trust in our sovereign Lord – He is in control of everything even we don’t see/feel it

Booster mentioned going to the Quacken on Wed evenings to support the AO.