F3 Knoxville


AO: asylum-pm
Q: Lilydipper
PAX: Crawdad (Robbi Dickens), Mermaid, Pele (Jon Lindberg), High Heels, Steam, lebowski, Choir Boy, Veggie (Rylen Huddy), Jumbo(Carter Dickens), Borg, Toretto, Mr Jinxy
FNGs: None
WARMUP: 20 Side Straddle Hops, 10 Tempo Merkins, 10 Burpees, 10 Tempo Squats, Curly Stompers, 7 Twistees, 5 Pterodactyls Forward, 5 Pterodactyls Backward

THE THANG: Mosey to the Pavilion. We will do 11s starting with 10 Picnic Table Pull-Ups and 1 Bench Up.
Mosey to the Playground. We will do 7s starting with 6 Bench Jumps and 1 Decline Merkin.
Mosey to the parking lot with the nice restrooms. We will stop to do 15 American Hammers.
Mosey to driveway that goes toward soccer fields. We will do 15 Flutter Kicks.
Mosey to the newer parking lot by the soccer fields. We will run in a Candy Cane route 1 ½ way around the parking lot, stopping at each crosswalk to do an exercise. Whoever finishes the exercises at the end of the Candy Cane first sweeps everyone back to the start. Here are the exercises we will do with each run:
20 Hello Dollies
20 Bobby Hurleys
10 Dive Bombers
10 Shoulder Taps (both shoulders = 1)
Mosey on the sidewalk that is east of the Outdoor Chapel toward the Caribbean Parking Lot. We will stop halfway to do 15 Freddie Mercurys, then mosey on to the Caribbean.
We will do another Candy Cane run, stopping at three cones to do exercises. The brother who completes the exercises at the third cone first should sweep everyone back. With each exercise we will Bernie Sanders to the first cone, Skip to the second cone, and High Knees to the third cone.
Here are the exercises we will do with each round:
20 Diamond Merkins
20 Wide Merkins
20 Carolina Dry Docks
Mosey toward AO parking lot by going past pavilion. We will stop near gate of parking lot to pick up CMU size boulder. We will do 15 Overhead Presses.
Mosey to the AO.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Two OTB sites kick off next week. The 1st is a ruck-based AO on Mondays at West Hills Park from 5:30 am to 6:30 am. The 2nd is a PM workout from 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm at Bluegrass Elementary. The KARM Dragon Boat Festival is June 15.

COT: The spirit of God is indwelling within us. It is as if God’s pure spirit drifts into our pores. Wrap you mind around that concept, of the spirit of God being within you. When I think upon it, it certainly leads me to desire to be a High Impact Man. Sometimes I feel so far away from the Spirit of God. I feel sluggish, like one feels when they wake up first thing in the morning. I might drink a fine cup of coffee and when I do, I can feel my brain cells start waking up. It’s like ping, ooh that felt good, that braincell just came alive, ping, things are getting a little clearer, ping, yeah, I am starting to get the picture. If I picture the Spirit of God within me, it’s like that good coffee waking me up. Ping, yeah, I can help my fellow man, ping, I’m going to put a smile on my face today, ping, I’m gonna tell my wife how much I love her, ping, I’m going to help that older man get up the curb, ping, I’m going to get involved in a service project, ping, I’m going to make someone’s day brighter today.
My message: wrap your mind around the Spirit of God working within you. Try to picture it and see what it does for you. Picture God’s holiness, purity and strength within you. You might just feel God sinking into your pores and waking up your brain cells. And when that happens, it’s a mighty good thing.

Help From My Friends

AO: the-project
Q: Biohack
PAX: Borg, OBrother, Mathlete, Flying Dutchman, Munge, Biohack, Tuba (Dylan Cox), Tom Tom, Icey Hot
FNGs: None
– Projectivator
– Tempo squat
– Arm circles
– Cherry Pickers

1. Mosey to the recruiting center
2. Grab a block and carry to the movie theater stairs
3. Deck of cards
1. Take turns flipping a card
2. Do reps per number on card
3. PAX assigned suits exercises
1. After each PAX had a turn flipping a card, run up and down the stairs
2. Pick new exercises for the suits

Burpees on the way back to the shovel flag

– Family workout on May 25
– Hardship Hill on May 27

The past 10 months have been very stressful and busy at work, but I’ve been able to rely on my brothers at F3. They’ve been dependable, encouraging, and at Shield Lock they’ve helped me through tough times.

This workout also illustrated their help as together we led the workout. Each PAX helped by picking exercises for the suits on their turn. I am honored and grateful to be a part of F3 at The Project.

[f3knoxvillemain] Unlocked

AO: f3knoxvillemain
Q: Mermaid
PAX: Steam, Lizzy, Freud (Eric Minton), Mermaid, Borg, Soot, Squealer, Spellcheck, Butterknife
FNGs: None
Today 9 men came together, 5 ran, and 4 rucked, for one hour, and then followed that up with coffee, donuts, and intentional conversation about how to “unlock” more men. This term comes from several F3 sources, and we will be hosting OTB workouts in this manner to dive deeper into the topic, and how to share this message with the region.

If you are interested in learning more, please send me a message on slack. You will be hearing more soon as we explore ways to bring this message to a workout near you!

We had an enlightening conversation about the 3rd F and how to carry out the F3 mission with an emphasis on the third F.

Thanks to all of the men who came out and participated.


AO: shamrock
Q: Eliza
PAX: Baby Boomer, Base Salary, Borg, Brick, Eliza, I-Beam, Jon Boat, LeBling, Mathlete, Mermaid, Oscar Meyer, slappy, Stitch, Waxjob, Voodoo, Skidmark, Crawlspace, Curveball, Pom Pom (Grayson Vaughn), Toretto, Dumpster Dive
FNGs: None
WARMUP: Cherry Pickers, Various Stretches, Twinkle Toes

THE THANG: Posted from the f3 nation slack

BuyIn:  Together In-cadence 14 SSH

4 Rounds:
F Flying Squirrels ( 026 Reps)
A American Hammers ( 026 Reps HW)
L Lunges ( 026 Reps EW)
C Curls ( 026 Reps)
O One Lap (400m recommended)
N No Cheat Merkins ( 026 Reps)

Pick up six after 4th round

BuyOut:  Together In-cadence 14 SSH

Warm-up and Mary to be chosen by the Q.


MARY: no time

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Thunderhead hike, Hardship Hill

COT: Prayers for Falcon and his family

[f3knoxvillemain] King Builder (Convergence)

AO: f3knoxvillemain
Q: Tinker Bell-GTE Trainer (STL) , Motorboat (Indianapolis)
PAX: Blindside, Waxjob, Shuttlecock (Riley Brady Parmer), Rep Sleepy, Commission, P3, Z-Pack, Steam, skewer, Spellcheck, Single (Ryan Chambers), Brick, Tenderfoot, slappy, Gmail, Borg, The Situation, Maxime – Pittsburgh, Nubbins (F3 Muletown), Kodak (Joe Beach), Uncle Rico (Naperville), FixerUpper, Lizzy, CRISPR, F3 Pluto ( Hugh Nystrom), Tropicana, Charmin (John Willis), Pac-man, Stitch, Snitch (Cory Beilharz ), OnStar, Swimmies (Nathan Chesney), Duggar, Choir Boy, Betty, Voodoo, Smoked Pickle, Grandslam, Einstein, Lilydipper, Pusher, Guppy, Guardrail, Median, Mermaid, KickFlip, Cheatsheet, Utah, Toretto, Honeydew, Tonka, Pom Pom (Grayson Vaughn), Eliza, Ribbed, I-Beam, Mathlete, Cart Girl (John Sadler) (Chatt, TN), Swanson, Abort (Jeremy Loftis), Dumpster Dive, Anchorman, Humper ( Sam Hartness ), David Wood, Bones, Rooter, scratch & win, full moon,, Ike
FNGs: 1 Ike
Q: Tinker Bell Bones Motorboat
Warm Up: Mosey to the base of Picket’s Charge
Thang 1:
Get Right-Fatigue makes a coward of us all
-Bones led a series of up and down the hill with Bomb Jacks, Burpees, Monkey Humpers
-Live Right-When in charge, take charge
-Motorboat led standard F3 exercises IC emphasizing staying together as a team and the importance of cadence
-Lead Right-Leaders build leaders
-Tinker Bell led 4 corners with exercises of No cheat merkins, no surrenders, and get ups. Guppie was tasked and taught to lead the group in SSH and 6ct burpee IC
-AAR process
-Leave Right-Virtuous leaders work themselves out of job
-Guppie taught Pusher to lead SSH and Burpees IC
-AAR process

Mosey back to flags

The COT was the Nant’an change from Kickflip to Mermaid.