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




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. 


The Ol’ Switcheroo

THE SCENE: 70ish. Beautiful.



  • SSH IC | Windmills IC
  • BACs | Rockettes IC (Right Leg First)


Partner up. Alternate working your way through the list of exercises and running to the next station and back. After both partners have done all three exercises, advance to next station. Rinse. Repeat. Enjoy.

Station 1

  • Diamond Merkins
  • Lunges
  • Box Cutters

Station 2

  • Mountain Climbers
  • Squats
  • Flutter Kicks

Station 3

  • Shoulder Taps
  • SSH
  • BBS

Station 4

  • Inch Worms
  • Single-Leg Bridge
  • Imperial Walkers


  • Fellowship Mosey™️
  • Hello Dolly
  • Freddie Mercury
  • BBS



We talked about the impact our words can have on the people around us.

It was a pleasure to be in the gloom with a group of HIMs that do such a great job engaging in community, stepping up to lead, and checking in with each other.

Thanks to Mermaid for trading places for a day.

11 doing ELEVENS


Partly Cloudy Temperature Humidity Feels like Wind Speed Wind Direction
71 ℉ 95% 73 ℉ 6.2 mi/h SW

I am not a professional.  Flat out stolen from F3 Naperville. Thanks Sir Mix-A-Lot.


Happy Jacks (5)
Do 5 side straddle hops in cadence then after the 5th one everyone does two jump squats. Like this… Side Straddle Hops IC: One, two, three, ONE! One, two, three, TWO! One, two, three, THREE! One, two, three, FOUR! One, two, three, FIVE! Quickly followed by two jump squats. Repeat 4x or until no one can breathe
High Knees (15)
Abe Vigodas (10)
Arm Circles (10 forward, 10 back)

Mosey to CMUs. Get one. Mosey to parking lot.  On way, Burpeevators to 8.  (Start regular Burpee, 2nd is Burpee with 2 Merkins. 3rd, Burpee with 3 Merkins up to 8th and Burpee with 8 Merkins.)  I made this up.

Six rounds of ELEVENS. Modifications were done for those on vacation without a coupon or access to something heavy. Once completed, do lunges till the 6 is in.
Round 1: Squats & Merkins
Round 2: Curls & Burpees
Round 3: Chest Press & Big Boys
Time To Put up CMUs – But more options if you’ve got time.
Round 4: Swings & Mountain Climbers
Round 5: Overhead Press & Bobby Hurleys
Round 6: Rows & SSHs

• Flutter Kicks – 20 IC
• Star Gazers – 30 seconds

11 men.

Run/Train to Win!!!!
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.