F3 Knoxville

Getting to 100 the Hard Way

Workout Date: 3 May 2021
QIC: Swerve

THE SCENE: Mid 60’s, breezy, occasional sprinkles from the Almighty, in other words, perfect.

  • SSH x 20.
  • Tempo Squats x 20.
  • SSH x 20.
  • Overhead claps x 20.
  • SSH x 10ish.


The line is our starting point with 5 stations at each cone.  Between each cone, lunge with CMU. After station 5, run to the bridge and back, and begin at the 5th station and go backwards.  Rinse and repeat.

  • Cone 1 – Blockees x 20.
  • Cone 2 – CMU curls x 20.
  • Cone 3 – CMU thrusters x 20.
  • Cone 4 – CMU Big Boys x 20.
  • Cone 5 – CMU swing x 20.


  • CMU tempo Big boys x 10.
  • Gas pumps x 10.
  • Hello Dollys x 10
  • Pinnochio’s kneeling/peeing dog movement (I have no idea what exercise that was) X 10 (each leg).
    10 Hims and one 2.0.
  • For my 100th post, I wanted to tell you about what F3 has meant to me.  Before I started working on myself, I was 334lbs. of a sad clown.  I believe that is why the F3 phrase, “Leave no man behind and no man where you found him.”  I realized I needed to change, and I needed good men around me to do it.  This reminded me of a story about Moses in Exodus 17:8-13.  Israel was fighting against the Amalekites, and verse 12 says, “But when Moses’ hands grew weary, they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands…so his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.”  As long as Moses’ hands were held up, Israel had victory. That is what F3 is to me.  You men have held me up, held me accountable, motivated, and kicked my tail all across the 2 AO’s where I post.  Why is this important?  It’s important because F3 is a brotherhood, and today many men are trapped in a cycle of helplessness and loneliness.  I know.  I was there.  Our culture seems to breed situations where men become isolated, sad, and disengaged from their God, their families, and each other.  I don’t want that for anyone.  So, just a reminder, F3 is a brotherhood of men that holds each other up.  Don’t live your lives thinking you have to fight alone.  My final thought on brotherhood and holding each other up comes from a man that fought in WWII.  His name was Carwood Lipton.  When he was being interviewed for the HBO special Band of Brothers, at one point he quoted from Shakespeare’s Henry the V to talk about what it mean to be in Easy company.  He said, “From this day to the ending of the world, but we in it shall be remembered, we few, we happy few, we band of brothers, For he today that sheds his blood with me, shall be my brother.”  We all come to F3 for different reasons.  We stay because we are brothers, and no one leave a brother behind.

    Pinnochio has shirts!

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