F3 Knoxville

Bring It On Down to Burpee Town

THE SCENE: 40’s and clear



  • SSH x 15 IC
  • Tempo Squats x 10 IC
  • Cherry Pickers x 10 IC

Mosey over to The Educator, quick stop for 10 warmup burpees

  • At bottom of the Educator – 10 burpees
  • Bernie up hill
  • Lunge from cone to cone, bear crawl back, sprint it out to end of parking lot
  • 10 BBS, 10 Merkins, 10 Squats
  • Head back down to bottom of hill – increase burpee count by 2 each lap
  • Mosey back to AO, quick stop for 5 cool down burpees


  • Protractors
  • LBC’s until time

14 PAX
We all have our bad days, but at the end of the day we get to come home to our families and friends and sleep in our beds. We have men and women fighting for us overseas right now who don’t get that same privilege. They’re mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons, and daughters who don’t know what the next day holds for them. Comfort is not a thing they get to experience. Some are missing the births of their children, deaths in the family, and other important moments so that they can serve our country. Some don’t ever return home at all. Be thankful that our lives as civilians are protected by them. Remember what some others are going through when you’ve had a rough day at work. Next time you see a solider in uniform, thank them for all they have done for us and make us proud to be Americans.

Hardship Hill approaching

Park at church for beatdown Saturday 4/14 due to event in Springbrook


THE SCENE: 40’s and Clear

Atlas Stretch
Rocky Balboa
Jog Half / High Knees
Jog Half / Butt Kickers
Groin Stretch Half / Jog
Side Shuffle Half / Jog
Other Side Shuffle Half / Jog
5 Merkins / Jog / 2 Burpees / Jog / 5 Merkins

Mosey to Barricade area, picking up coupons along the way…


3 Reps at every light post around the greenway (aprox: 1/2 mile each lap)
*33 walking lunges along the grinder every lap*

  • Merkins
  • Squats
  • CMU or Sand Bag Overhead Press
  • Big Boy Sit-ups
  • Plank Jacks
  • CMU or Sand Bag Burpees

We ran out of time with most pax members completing the 33 lunges of their 3rd lap (CMU/Sand Bag Overhead Press)

Several variations of Planks, including merkins and finished with LBC cash out!

16 pax became better today….3 reps at a time!

Three words that motivate and give reason to me.

Strength: I see this as the physical side of things. The strength to accomplish something you have always wanted to do or the ability to help someone in need. Used an example of a burning building and having the strength to help pull someone out or carry them from danger. or the physical strength to hike the Grand Canyon. Whatever the situation or surrounding you find yourself in, will you be ready for it physically?

Courage: Will you have to courage to do such things? It will take courage to help someone else in a fire if your in the same danger. It takes courage to sign up for and event like goruck or the barkley marathons, or whatever that great event or place might be for you.

Wisdom: None of the prior will matter if you do not have the wisdom needed to know and understand the situation your in. Being intelligent about your surroundings, like the burning building, or the weather conditions when hiking the grand canyon. We must be smart and seek the intelligence / wisdom to educate ourselves to make the right decisions.

Here Comes Peter Cottontail

THE SCENE: Mid 30s to start, but warming up quick!

SSH x25 IC
TN Rocking Chairs x11 IC
Monkey Humpers (4ct!) x25 IC
Hindurkins x10 IC
Imperial Squat Walkers x10 IC

Mosey down the road to the Elementary School/Little League park (wagon wheel and a stop for 30x BBS OYO halfway)
Pax split into 2 teams, each team with an Easter basket (5 gallon bucket w/25lb sand).
Easter eggs are hidden on the playground.
One PAX from each team carries the basket down the hill and collects one egg. Then bunny-hop back up the hill and hand off to next man.
Remaining PAX alternate between plank and Al Gore with each trip.

Once everyone has run twice, gather in the middle of the basketball court.
Exercises were going to be color-coded to egg color, but looks like we’re short on time.
Just make one run through the list.
PAX pair up for:
15x Low-5/High-10 Burpees
60yd partner carry
20x Leg Throws
20x Squirkins
Wheelbarrow around perimeter of the court
20x Reverse Rows/OH Leg Press

Mosey back to the AO… Getting so late!

Not much today… Just some LBCs, Protractors, and Tempo Merkins.
15 PAX including one FNG. Or FOG… Turned 73 yesterday! Welcome Dozer! Thanks for being our War Daddy today.
The silliness of bunnies, eggs, candy, etc. is fun, but try to get as much of it out of the way as possible today and reserve tomorrow to celebrate and meditate on the real reason for Easter – Remembering the resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ from the grave, sealing the long promised gift of Salvation. It’s even more free than F3 – He did everything for you.
Great to have Moses’ dad with us this morning.
Hardship Hill is May 19th… Sign up today! If you need a team, jump on GroupMe and you’ll get recruited real quick.

A stroll with my CMU

THE SCENE: A HOT and dry 62 degree morning (it’s all relative)

SSH x25 IC
Tempo Squats x10 IC
Cherry Pickers x8 IC

Everyone grab a CMU and mosey across the street to the first light pole. We lunged holding the CMU overhead and stopped at each light pole to do the following exercises:

  • 10 merkins on your CMU
  • 15 overhead presses
  • 20 CMU rows
  • 25 Decline Merkins (feet on CMU)

Mosey on over to the fountain and holding the CMU straight out, get in an Al Gore position and move to the right around the fountain. When the Q calls halt, we do 5 CMU burpees. We only did this once due to a little Q modification.

Mosey over to Mt. Crumpet and do 11s. At the bottom, we did CMU merkin rows and at the top we did squat jumps. On the trips up the hill we did the following:

  • 1st and 2nd trips – Bernie
  • 3rd and 4th trips – Bear Crawl
  • 5th and 6th trips – Bunny Hop
  • 7th and 8th trips – Sprint
  • 9th and 10th trips – Bears and Blocks (only Snorkel and Woodshack made it to this point!)

Mosey back to AO with a little bernie thrown in. Did a round of Blocktanamo as soon as we got back to make sure the shoulders were thoroughly burned.

Guantanamo – 1 round
Boxcutters – 15 IC
Woodshack special – Captain Thor to cash out (Got to 6 and 24)

14 men strong including one FNG!
Fear. We all know it. But when we think of the way that early Christians were persecuted and gruesomely martyred because they were spreading the Gospel, how do our fears compare? In this day and age, many people are scared to share the Gospel because they’re afraid of what someone might think of them or that they might “unfriend” them. Why do we give in to these fears when we know how the early Christians were persecuted?

This does not only apply to spreading the Gospel, we all have fear in every day life. Fear holds us back. Some people want to start businesses, but they don’t because they’re afraid the business will fail. Even many people who do start businesses fail, and they think that their fears were justified because of that failure. They don’t realize that it’s the other way around, they failed because they focused on their fear. Some fears are rational while some are irrational. For those rational fears, we must be courageous and overcome them. For those irrational fears, we need to think logically and get rid of them. Everybody’s fears are different, but nobody should let fear hold them back in life.

Hardship Hill on May 19th. Need more teams and volunteers to sign up.

Tennis Court Circuit

THE SCENE: 42 and Wet…Was able to keep the clouds parted long enough to have a rain free beatdown…


  • SSH ICx25
  • TN Rocking Chair ICx15
  • Tempo Squats ICx10
  • Windmills ICx10
  • Rockettes (Left Leg First) ICx10
  • Squat Jumps x15 on Q


Battle Buddy – Following Movements are done together:

  • Burpee Broad Jumps Down
  • Walking Lunge Back
  • Wheel Barrow Down & Back

Tennis Court Circuit:

  • 10 BBS w/twist
  • 06 Hand To Sky Merkins
  • 10 Ankle Touches
  • 06 Squat Jumps
  • 10 X’s and O’s
  • 06 Shoulder Tap Merkins
  • 10 CMU Press
  • 06 Burpees
  • 10 Box Cutters
  • 06 Spiderman Merkins

Half way through Pax go for a run around the block and return to the circuit in the opposite direction.

8 Minutes of CMU Shoulder Work to Finish Out the Beatdown!

Psalm 62 – I encouraged the Pax to spend time in Psalms 62 and find out what that means to them/for them. I explained what it meant for me and my daily battles and life long pursuit of God.