F3 Knoxville

Rocks and Running

THE SCENE: Beautiful 43 degrees



Mosey up little baby hill and circle up in the parking lot at the top.

  • 25 SSH IC
  • 10 Cherry Pickers IC


Mosey to the bottom of Everest. 20 Merkins OYO. All out to the top of Everest.

Pair up with a Battle Buddy. One partner runs the loop around the asylum while the other partner does the following with a rock:

  • 20 Curls
  • 20 Squats
  • 20 Flutter Kicks on the 4-count
  • Repeat until your partner returns and then switch

Lap 1 was way longer than I remembered, so we called an audible. 2nd set – one partner runs down to the stop sign and back, while the other partner does the following with the rock:

  • 20 Should Presses
  • 20 Bent Over Rows
  • 20 BBSU’s

Mosey back to the AO and line up on the baseline. Bear crawl across the parking lot and then lunge back. 2nd set – front crab walk half-way and then jog it out to the other side. Repeat on the way back with backwards crab walk.


Woodshack led us in some Iron Cross Flutter Kicks, and Cap’n Crunch cashed it out with some ATM’s.


43 strong this morning – No FNG’s


Be content with the gifts and blessings that God grants you. We all fall into the trap of wanting more…..just a little more money, a little bigger house, a nicer vehicle, just a little more time, a little more grace from our spouses. The bottom line, though, is that no matter how much “more” we have in terms of worldly possessions, it will never provide the fulfillment and joy that we are seeking. No matter how much “better” our circumstances become, we will never be satisfied. We must avoid the temptation to keep wanting more, and instead, be content and thankful for everything that God has already given to us.


3rd F event coming up this Sunday (2/4) at the Wesley House. Workout starts at 2 pm and will be a great way to give back to the community.

Moving Escalator

THE SCENE: 38 and clear

Side straddle hop X 20
Imperial Squat Walkers X 15
Arm Circles x 14 each way
Burpo’s – 5

Forties – High rep version of 11’s. Always add up to 40 subtracting 5 each time:
Merkins and Big Boys
– 30 Merkins, Devin Hester 10 BBS
25 Merkins Devin Hester 25 BBS
20 Merkins, Devin Hester 20 BBS
15 Merkins, Devin Hester, 25 BBS
10 Merkins, Devin Hester, 30 BBS

Mosey towards Asylum

Moving Escalator – 10 burpees, 20, Squat Jumps, 30 merkins, 40 squats
10 reps, run to next stop, 10 reps+20 reps next exercise, run, 10, 20, 30 reps, run, 10, 20, 30, 40 reps, run to start. Can go back down escalator: 40, 30, 20, 10, run, 30, 20, 10, run, 20, 10, run, 10.

At the Hill(next to AO)

5 burpees at bottom run to top and do 5 burpees.

7 x Captain Thor
Boat Canoe
40 PAX with one FNG Face Plant
My wife and I have been doing a devotional call the Bible in one year on through the bible app.  It has been great to go through verses together.  Here is the link to the bible app if your interested https://www.bible.com/app

Living an abundant life (with lots of coupons)

THE SCENE: asylum, clear and cold (14F).

2 loops around the parking lot, then pick up “coupons” (firewood blocks from the back of a truck) to be carried the whole workout.

SSH 30 reps with coupons

Slow merkins 5 rep with star pose both sides

big arm circles both arms with coupons

mogul jumps over coupons 10 reps 4 ct

TIE Bombers (lunge position with baby arm circles with coupons 15 forward and 15 backward)

Skaters (4ct) 15 reps with coupons optional

Wide merkins and narrow merkins 10 ct over coupons

5 more slow merkins



Buddy up with Battle Buddy then Cadet salute holding coupons with pax bear-block crawling thru the tunnel

mosey to the playground:

11’s pistol squats(alternating both legs/11’s Star jacks (coupons) and CDD’s

mosey to pavillion

11’s rows and dips/11’s flutter kicks(4ct)BBS

mosey to far parking lot.

yonder in the distance lay 3 logs with musher harnesses attached…

8 volunteers drag the logs around the lot while the other pax does Burpee Merkin ladders until all the logs are back,

rinse and repeat with new volunteers x1

mosey back to the AO

plenty of abs in the 11’s of flutter kick and BBS earlier

21 PAX strong

Charmin, Frenchie, Mogul, Ribbed, Coolio, Gardener, Woozy, Cheatsheet, Catgut, Fabio, Gibbler, Denied, Fur Coat, Tollbridge, Pusher, Bowflex, Doubtfire, Beans, Rainbow, Code Brown


Abundance. It is hard to beat the true fellowship at 5:30 AM experienced in the PAX, Though no one can afford their salvation, abundance comes through application of discipline in each area of the heart, soul, strength and mind.  “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” John 10:10

A new Wagon Wheel

THE SCENE: One last balmy one before winter comes back. 56F and Soupy

SSH x 25 IC 4 CT
LBACs Front and Back x 10 IC 4 CT
This and That
Squats x 20 IC 4 CT
6X run across the parking lot, intensity pyramid
Each time back
10 Squats
10 Mountain Climbers 4 CT
10 Merkins
This set of 30 is our Wagon Wheel today (30WW). If ever you finish a set, rinse and repeat this wagon wheel until we’re all done or until Recover is called.


Mosey to the farther new parking lot, find a battle buddy.
One man performs our wagon wheel set (30WW) while the other RUNS a lap (not a mosey). Each man completes 2 laps.

Slow Mosey to the playground (for Coolio), find a bench
11s: Dips and BBS
11s: Box Jumps and Derkins

Back to the AO

Battle buddies on end line for Dora:
Total reps per team:
50 Burpees
100 Squat Jumps
150 Merkins
200 LBCs

Called it just in time for 1 more hill

Sprint to the top, then 5 burpees OYO

Boat Canoe (Power T) for 1 last minute!
26 strong with morning with 1 FNG! Welcome Leaky! (Grant McMahan)

Not much mumble chatter this morning, but a lot of work got done! Shout out to BlueBird for working with me today.

And the Word:

Are you weary, or tired, or broken down, or discouraged?

2 temptations you will face:

  1. God must not be watching. Is he even aware of what’s going on?
  2. I pray and I pray, but he hasn’t lifted a finger. He must not care. Is God even good?

My problem: I think I can understand what God is doing. There are things I know to be true, and there are 10,000 other things GOD IS DOING that I’ll never see or understand.

Remember Isaiah 40:
“The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.”

TRUST GOD, he will give you rest through his WORD, his SPIRIT, and his PEOPLE.


THE SCENE: 40ish… and moist. Felt like 60 after the last couple of weeks!

FSH x20 IC
SSH x20 IC
TN Rocking Chair x15 IC
AGTJ x10 IC (gettin’ easier!)
Crabwalk Toe Touches x15 IC
Hindurkins x15 IC
Tempo Cossack Squat x20 IC

Line up on the curb link arms, 10x 4ct calf raise IC
25% across the parking lot
20x single count calf raise OYO (too hard maintaining balance)
50% across the lot
20x calf raise
75% across the lot
20x calf raise
AYG across the lot

Mosey up to the rock pile by the Asylum building, one stop along the way for some Al Gore and 20x BBS

Line up in the grass about 50yd from the rocks and pair up.
One man does exercise (Merkins|Curls|Rows) AMRAP while waiting
Other runs to pile, gets a rock, 10x squat-OHP and returns with rock. Switch up.
3 trips each. Should finish with a 6-pack per team.

Regroup at the pile, leaving 6-packs at the grass

Merge into 4-man teams

2 men run to grass, 20 leg-pushdowns, and return with one rock each.
Meanwhile, other 2 men are doing kegstand squats
Switch up, R&R until all rocks are returned to the pile.

Time’s running out! Bear crawl down Everest halfway or so, then mosey back to the AO, one stop for Tempo Squats with Crawdad.

Q did a bad job of time management today… Crawdad led the cheetahs in some Hello Dolly.
30 strong today, including one FNG: Welcome Beans! (Clay Daniel)
Will you “Go out” without knowing?
“He (Abraham) went out, not knowing where he was going” (Hebrews 11:8)
See My Utmost for His Highest, Jan. 2
When God tells you to go, he usually doesn’t tell you His end game. Have faith that He knows what He’s doing and obey!
Thanks, Crawdad for taking care of all the cheetahs in the group and making sure they didn’t get bored waiting for the rest of us… My apologies on running over. I really need to get over there sometime during the day to get a good mental map of the place. Doesn’t help planning that the satellite images are all outdated!
Alcoa CSAUP coming up 2/24… Be on the lookout for shirts on Mudgear