F3 Knoxville

Escape the Asylum

THE SCENE 43 and clear

F3 Welcome & Disclaimer

Burpees x10 OYO
Burpees x9 OYO
Squats x20 IC
Windmill Merkins x10 each arm IC
4ct Baby Arm Circles Forward x12 IC
4ct Baby Arm Circles Forward x12 IC
Diagonal Lunges x12 each leg IC

Mosey to open field on the other side of the Asylum (SP2).

Task Master
Split the group in to two teams. Each team has a task card. As a team they must complete each task in order as it appears on the list. Teams must move around the AO together completing the tasks with team weight (60# sandbag).

Task Card 1

  1. Perform 20 star jumps and 20 wide merkins where you are right now.
  2. Run to the stairs in front of the asylum and complete 8 stair runs (up and down is one rep, touch each step…no skipping) two at a time while rest of team planks. Switch until all are done. When everyone is done do 20 diamond merkins together
  3. Run to the other side of the asylum, the area known as the “basement.” Use the CUMs to complete 2 rounds of 20 curls, 20 4ct American hammers, 15 squat presses.
  4. Run to the trail at the bottom of Everest and complete 15 burpees, 40 BBS and 30 lunges (each leg is one rep).
  5. Run to the entrance of the park (Northshore entrance, not the one across from the cemetery) and complete 15 4ct shoulder taps, 40 merkins, 15 lunge jumps (both legs count as 1 rep), 20 4ct flutter kicks in the grass.
  6. Run to the open area to the right of the road and complete 4x 10 high knees + 2 tuck jumps, 20 Superman swims.
  7. Run to the hill and complete 7s of side lunges (both legs count as 1 rep) and 8ct body builders (start with 1 rep at the base and 6 at the top)
  8. Run to the field in front of the asylum and complete 40 smurf jacks (single count), 25 Dry Docks and 40 LBCs.
  9. Return to SP2

Task Card 2 (everything in task card 1 just in the opposite order after Task 1)

Mosey back to the SP1

Hello Dolly – x20 IC
Flutter Kicks – x20 IC

Number off and Name-O-Rama

“Spiritual warfare is not fighting darkness to restore wholeness.  It is fighting darkness to release virtue.” Larry Crabb

“Do not be overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good.” Rom. 12:21

Understanding that our world is marked conflict and struggle impacts our understanding and experience of the world.  For example:

  • When we find ourselves experiencing hard times we don’t need to be blindsided…it is normal. This world isn’t as it should be.
  • The good that is in the world is worth fighting for!
    • The love of a spouse
    • The love of our kids
    • The innocence of children
    • Relief and of the oppressed
    • The preservation of what is good, right and lovely.
  • The importance of vigilance and “training in righteousness!”
    • Not perfection, simply doing what’s right.

We have another compelling reason to lock shields with other like-minded men. Despite what we see in movies and on TV, men don’t survive war alone…they survive and thrive within a team…within a TRIBE.

Hunger Games at The Asylum

78 and muggy

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

SSH                      ICx20
Imperial Walker     ICx20
Squats                   ICx20
BAC                       ICx20
Reverse BAC        ICx20

The PAX divided into two groups for a little friendly competition.

The Games
Each group had to run the Lakeshore Park loop (2.1 miles) and complete the 14 work stations set up along the route.  While traversing the trail, each group had to carry a 50lb sandbag and a concrete block (concrete masonry unit- CMU).  The only rule…all PAX had to stay together and finish the exercises before running to the next work station on the trail (plank it out- all you quick youngsters).

Group one began the run on the south entrance of the greenway and Group two started on the north entrance.

Work stations consisted of:  bear crawls, sprints around baseball infield, merkins, burpees, starjacks and a climb up Mt. Everest for a squat sequence.  14 stations in all.  Lots of hill work.

The highlight of the competition was when both groups met in the middle of the greenway (1/2 way through) and Edit led the entire group in a round of IC Starjacks.

Group 2 won the HUNGER GAME battle this time around, but I’m guessing that there will be a rematch in the near future.

Once both groups returned to the start point we gathered up to cash out.

Cash Out
Mountain Climbers                                      ICx20
Offset Merkins (left)                                     ICx10
Squats                                                         ICx20
Offset Merkins (right)                                   ICx10

Abs (Dealer’s Choice)
Box cutters led by Edit                                ICx20
Hello Dolly led by Crawdad                         ICx30
Pac Man led by Land Line                          ICx20 (each leg)
American Hammer led by Slide Rule          ICx20
Pickle Pounders led by Pickle                    ICx15

Count-o-rama, Name-o-rama,


We will never be satisfied with things of this world (money, cars, health), but with Jesus- we will never want for anything.  John 6:35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whosever believes in me shall never thirst.”


I couldn’t believe my eyes.  Vehicle after vehicle rolled in to the AO and it was a legendary line-up.  Many of the original PAX from the Day 1 launch in 2015 were there for a hot and humid beat down.  Mumblechatter was in full swing 15 minutes before the workout began.

Incredible having so many “old timers” out this morning! It was an awesome day at the Asylum.  The best part of the day was when FNG- Snitch- informed the group that Woodshack once posed in his “underwear” for a cover photo for Newsweek magazine. Potential new F3 names for Woodshack are Zoolander and Playboy. Too bad Woodshack was unable to post today…he’ll pay for that information later.

Keep Gus in prayer as he prepares for the BAR exam this month.  Also prayers for Pablo and other memebers of the PAX who are traveling.

Great energy and hype today at the Asylum.


An Evening on Route 66

95 degrees and humid

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

Side Saddle Hop         ICx15
Imperial Walkers         ICx15
Squat                          ICx15
Calf raises                   ICx15

Mosey to Saturday’s AO spot

Route 66
Burpees (66)
Merkins (66)
Squats (66)
StarJacks (66)

Mosey to baseball fields

Batman Burpees:

3 burpees, followed by pullups until failure, followed by 15 LBC’s
(rinse and repeat 3x)

Mosey to AO

Hello Dolly      led by Proton

Number off and Name-O-Rama

1 John 3:16  “By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.”

P-nut prayed us out.

The temps were hot but the spirits were high.  Great day of work by the PAX

Gone in 60 Seconds

90 degrees and balmy

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

Side Saddle Hop        ICx20
Squat                          ICx15
Baby Arm Circle        ICx15
Reverse Arm Circle   ICx15
Imperial Walkers      ICx10
Merkins                      ICx10

Grab coupons and circle up

Gone in 60 Seconds
Overhead Press         As many as you can in 60 seconds
Weighted Squats       As many as you can in 60 seconds
Curls                           As many as you can in 60 seconds
Weighted Squats       As many as you can in 60 seconds
Lie on the ground; chest flies As many as you can in 60 sec
Weighted Squats       As many as you can in 60 seconds

Return coupons and run to the base of Route 66 starting point; at end of each round PAX members were to run two flights of stairs up the hill back to the starting point.

Route 66
Round 1-        Burpees; run up stairs
Round 2-        Squats; run up stairs
Round 3-        Merkins; run up stairs

Mosey back to the AO

Boat-Canoe    led by Edit
Box Cutters    ICx15 led by Sleeveless

Number off and Name=O-Rama

P-nut thanked everyone for coming to POST on a hot, humid, sunny afternoon. He talked about how good it was to experience the fellowship of a small group…groups like today. He was able to engage with most everyone in the PAX in a meaningful way- and it encouraged him to know that there were brothers committed to help each other get better.

P-nut took prayer requests, including: sympathy for a death of an acquaintance of Timberlake, cancer relief for a friend of Hooker, praise for Sleeveless as he’s found a place to live in Dallas and thanksgiving for the upcoming marriage of Beyonce.

The PAX came ready to sweat. Even as the temperatures soared, the mumblechatter and conversation was free-flowing and positive. A great end to a great day.

Remember (21)

65 and Foggy

Welcome and Disclaimer

COP [Gus & Cap’n Crunch]
SSH x21 (IC)
Imperial Walkers x21(IC)
Dive Bombers x21 (IC)
Arm Circles Forward x10 (IC) & Backward x11(IC)

Partner up with a Battle Buddy for the duration of the workout.

Mosey to flag pole between the baseball fields.

Team RWB – 21 Guns [Gus]
21 minutes AMRAP
– 400 meter run (from flag pole to far baseball field and back x2)
– 9 Pull-ups (in dugouts)
– 21 pushups (on sidewalk near dugout)
– 21 box jump (on picnic tables under the covered area)
– 15 burpees (at the flag pole)

Mosey to front of Lakeshore Park, first parking lot.

Runs and Rounds [Cap’n Crunch]
Gather in the parking lot. We will do 6 rounds of 1 minute sets of exercises building in a pyramid fashion (i.e R1 = 1min of 1 exercise, R2 =2 min of 2 exercises, R3 = 3min of 3 exercises, etc.). After each round, run to the far tree (app 45 yards) and do a burpee corresponding to the round you are on then run back.

R1: Pikes
R2: Pikes, Narrow Squats
R3: Pikes, Narrow Squats, Lance Armstongs,
R4: Pikes, Narrow Squats, Lance Armstongs, Diamond Merkins,
R5: Pikes, Narrow Squats, Lance Armstongs, Diamond Merkins, Side Lunges
R6: Pikes, Narrow Squats, Lance Armstongs, Diamond Merkins, Side Lunges, 4ct Flutter Kicks

Total time = 21 minutes
Total burpees = 21

Mosey across the street to East Tennessee Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery

Number off & Name-O-Rama

G6 shared about the Tomb of the Unknown Solider.  He then prayed and we ended with Taps.

31 PAX including 1 FNG came out to a gloomy Asylum to get better and honor the men and women who have fallen in battle.  We took on the Team RWB 21 Guns challenge and added some more for good measure (if it doesn’t challenge you it won’t change).  The highlight of the morning was moseying to the East Tennessee Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery.  We made our way to the top of the main hill and circled up for the COT.  Men who have lost friends and family during battle shared their names, branch of service.  We then had our PAX’s own Wardaddy G6, himself retired Air Force, share during the BOM and lead us in prayer.  We ended our time with a moment of silence and the playing of Taps.

It was a great morning.  As men arrived a thick fog settled over the park and it set the mood perfectly.  This was a special morning.  The men went hard and no man was left behind…just as it should be.