F3 Knoxville

“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



Shamrock – Clock_Merk

THE SCENE: 65 cool temps, but lots of sweat inducing humidity

Side Straddle Hops 20-4 count

5 Merkins

Cherry Pickers: 5 (on #5 Mermaid released an impressive amount of stomach tension)

10 Merkins

Tie Fighters

15 Merkins

High knees – about 30 seconds while we awkwardly smiled at each other 

20 Merkins


Mosey to pull up bars

1 rule: If you are not doing pull ups….you are doing smurf jacks or mountain climbers. Go for about 10 minutes. 

Mosey to the school stairs. 

Run up and down, then do clock merkins. (20 total merkins each round)

Repeat the cycle 5 times for 100 merkins total. 

Run to CMU pile. 

25 Curls (for the girls)

50 Block press

50 windshield wipers (Curveball realized he was set to “Intermittent speed” 

Hold CMU above head and do mini bounce squats ( some called it twerking ) 

We did this cycle twice. 

Mosey back to AO flag

Flutter kicks 20×4 and 30 seconds of calf raises
Osteen, Cheatsheet, Mermaid, Curveball, Waxjob, Jitters, Dumpster Dive, Paper or Plastic, Betty, Anchorman

Proverbs 3:5-6 5

     5 Trust in the Lorde with all your heart

and lean not on your own understanding;

6 in all your ways submit to him,

and he will make your pathsf straight.


A big reminder that we need everyday. We need to stop trying so hard to figure things out on our own. Stop trying to fix everything. Submit to Him and He will make it work.


Prayer requests; teachers, sick and shut-in, Mermaid’s uncle who is likely dying without family being able to visit and other family members with medical issues.

5 Studs playing cards?

THE SCENE: warm and humid

tempo merkins
baby arm circles forward/backward
cherry pickers
calf stretches
Quad stretches
michael phelps, some of this, that, one of these, and those


Need a deck of cards.  Pull out all 4 aces, and divide into 4 teams
deal five cards face down stacked vertically into 5 columns
if a suite is played that matches your suited ace, you get to move your card up a column.
Everyone will do the number of exercises based on the value of the card
2=2 and king =13
Each suit represents an exercise
Diamond=Diamond merkin
Club = Big Boy Sit ups
Spades= Jump Squats
Hearts= pickle pounders 4 ct
once all teams advance past a column, that card is flipped over, and the suited ace that matches the flipped card,
returns to that row, and everyone does the corresponding exercise and runs one lap
This is repeated each time all 4 aces pass a column.
a winner is determined when an Ace advances past the 5th column.

We played four rounds, with different exercises each round.  Betty dominated winning 3/4 rounds.
No time for that today.

Matthew 21:28-32



The Scene

Started off cool then got increasingly more humid as we went

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

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


10 Hillbilly Squats

10 Windmills

5 Froggers

10 Lateral lunges (L+R=2)

10 tempo merkins


Knuckle Draggers




Alternating leg wall sits

100 yard mosey 10 squats Mosey back

Wall mountain climbers

100 yard mosey 5 burpees Mosey back

Pulsing split squats

100 yard mosey 10 squats Mosey back

Blast off wall merkin (Wide and closed grip)

100 yard mosey 5 burpees Mosey back

Rotating long jumps


Mosey to the construction zone and do wooden pallet carries around a parking lot island. Groups of 2 or 3. Cheatsheet went solo. 


Mosey to CMU pile

1 round

10 CMU Curl, Press, Tri-extension

15 CMU Pull Through Push Ups

30 CMU Reverse lunges (15 each leg)

20 CMU Rows (10 es)


6 inch LBC’s for a 10 count to get us to the 45 minute time camp


11 HIM


“You must own everything in your world. There is no one else to blame.” -Jocko Willink



Shamrock 40th Birthday Bash


Side Straddle Hops – 25-4-count 

Tie Fighters

Cherry pickers

Mountain climbers



Stop at tall curb

Rocky Balboas 50 single

Tricep Dips – 25


Mosey to CMU

Grab a block and head to starting line. 

5 Burpees – Crab walk to the chalk line about 25′ – run a lap

10 Merkins – 5 Burpees – Crab walk to the line – run a lap

15 Overhead Press – 10 Merkins – 5 Burpees – Crab then run

20 Big Boy Situps – 15 Overhead Press – 10 Merkins – 5 Burpees – Crab then run

25 Calf raises – 20 Big Boy Situps – 15 Overhead Press – 10 Merkins – 5 Burpees – Crab then run

30 Freddie Mercury Single ct – 25 Calf raises – 20 Big Boy Situps – 15 Overhead Press – 10 Merkins – 5 Burpees – Crab then run

35 Curls…..

40 American Hammer – single…..

45 LBC…..

50 Shoulder taps – single…..

Mosey back to AO flag

Flutter kick, Snow angels, merkins
COUNT-OFF & NAME-O-RAMA – 20 including 1 FNG Paper or Plastic
Dos Años, Slappy, Chicken Wing, Flower Pot, Cheatsheet, Honeydew, Mermaid, Baby Boomer, Hoopty, Booster, Sparkles, Finger Food, Music City, Brick, Mr. March, Dumpster Dive, Paper or Plastic, Anchorman, Jitters, Betty


Keeping it short and sweet so we can spend some time at Dunkin. 

It goes without saying that F3 and specifically this group at Shamrock has been a big part of my life for the past few years. I truly look forward to these terrible workouts because I get to do it with you. Yes I want to be in shape, but more importantly I want to continue building friendships with you guys. Thank you for showing up and please continue to reach out to friends and strangers to invite them here.