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



Shamrock – Clock_Merk

THE SCENE: 65 cool temps, but lots of sweat inducing humidity

Side Straddle Hops 20-4 count

5 Merkins

Cherry Pickers: 5 (on #5 Mermaid released an impressive amount of stomach tension)

10 Merkins

Tie Fighters

15 Merkins

High knees – about 30 seconds while we awkwardly smiled at each other 

20 Merkins


Mosey to pull up bars

1 rule: If you are not doing pull ups….you are doing smurf jacks or mountain climbers. Go for about 10 minutes. 

Mosey to the school stairs. 

Run up and down, then do clock merkins. (20 total merkins each round)

Repeat the cycle 5 times for 100 merkins total. 

Run to CMU pile. 

25 Curls (for the girls)

50 Block press

50 windshield wipers (Curveball realized he was set to “Intermittent speed” 

Hold CMU above head and do mini bounce squats ( some called it twerking ) 

We did this cycle twice. 

Mosey back to AO flag

Flutter kicks 20×4 and 30 seconds of calf raises
Osteen, Cheatsheet, Mermaid, Curveball, Waxjob, Jitters, Dumpster Dive, Paper or Plastic, Betty, Anchorman

Proverbs 3:5-6 5

     5 Trust in the Lorde with all your heart

and lean not on your own understanding;

6 in all your ways submit to him,

and he will make your pathsf straight.


A big reminder that we need everyday. We need to stop trying so hard to figure things out on our own. Stop trying to fix everything. Submit to Him and He will make it work.


Prayer requests; teachers, sick and shut-in, Mermaid’s uncle who is likely dying without family being able to visit and other family members with medical issues.

Fellowship and TMI from Cheatsheet

THE SCENE: Shamrock. Clear warm morning

Tie Fighters forward x15, Tie Fighters Backward x15, Cherry Pickers X5, Bear Plank ~ :45, Imperial Walkers X15, 8 Burpees

Mosey to CMU pile to get a CMU

3 Set of 21’s (CMU curls)


Tabata Timer style workout

:40 Exercise :30 Rest

  • Merkins
  • Big Boys
  • Lunges (with CMU)
  • Bear Plank
  • Curls
  • Flutter Kick
  • Bench Press
  • LBC’s
  • Alpos

Talked about one of my best friends, best man at my wedding and fraternity brother who committed suicide almost 8 years ago. Christopher “Bull” Greenlief would have turned 39 this Saturday but due to mental health issues had his life end too soon. I encourage every HIM in this group to not ignore signs and symptoms of mental health and to seek treatment and/or advice from any fellow HIM. The National Suicide Prevention Hotline number is 1-800-273-8255. We should not think of ourselves as weak for seeking help with depression or anxiety. Just like someone with heart disease, cancer, or even a fracture there are options for treatment from many forms of mental health issues.

One view of suicide in regards to the bible is that some say suicide cannot be forgiven because the person who did it could not have repented of doing it. But all of us commit sins that we are too spiritually cloddish to recognize for the sins that they are. And we will die with sins not named and repented.

If anyone needs someone to talk to and is feeling depressed or overwhelmed please don’t hesitate to reach out to me on slack, facebook or even text me (865) 384-6432.

Lifetime Brotherhood

THE SCENE: Sunny with a weather of 85F and a little breeze.


Welcome to F3, Fitness, Fellowship and Faith. F3 is a free workout program designed to improve fitness, share some camaraderie, and foster male leadership in the community. I’m Jetlag and I will be your Q today.  I am not a professional, and I do not know your fitness level or injury history.  Please push yourself, but modify the workout as necessary to avoid making any existing injuries worse.  The goal is to get better together!


  1. Brady corns
  2. Windmill
  3. Plank jacks 4ct
  4. Mountain climbers 4ct
  5. CMU – Increment: 5x squat – curl – overhead – tricep


Workout 1: CMU
Murder Bunny or bear crawl

Each cone: 10 merkins x 10 frog jumps
Then run to playground: 10 box jumps x 10 tricep dips

Workout 2: CMU 2x

Per corner:
Back: 20rows x 20deadlifts
Chest: 20merkins x 20shoulder taps
Shoulder: 20shoulder press x 20sumo squats (wide squats)
Arms: 20biceps x 20triceps

Mosey to Picketts Charge

Workout 3: 1st hill 4
1. Mountain climbers 4ct in cadence
2. Shoulder tapos 4ct on top

2nd hill 4x bearcrawl up
1. Prisoner getups 4ct
2. Toe taps 4ct

Workout 4: Colosseum 3 base

1st base: 10 side straddle hops – run around. 2nd base: 10 side straddle hops – run around 3rd base: 10 ssh – run around

Mosey back to AO.

Wagon wheel the six

26 HIMs in attendance. Mickey not tagged.

As may not all of you know, Me and my family are only visiting the US, supposedly for a few weeks for the holiday last year until Philippines declared another hard lockdown in January. Ever since then, we thought of staying here for a bit longer until we get the vaccine, and until the covid cases subside – which did not up until now. The past 8 months has been nothing short of amazing not just for me, but for my family as well. I get to spend a lot of time with parents again, them spending time with their grandchild and it feels so great to be home again with them.

Back tracking, when we first got here, my wife and I were really paranoid because of the pandemic, because of how bad the situation is where we came from. We’re scared for our child of getting sick so we always had our guards up against the virus. I met a bunch of guys working out at 5:30am under a drizzling, 35F weather. It was dark, winter, cold and awfully at the peak of the pandemic. It was my second day here in Knoxville and rest assured still jet-lag from our 27-hour flight (thus, the name, Jetlag). We worked out and it felt horrible, I’m not going to lie. But it amazes me how everyone stays for a while after the workout to say a few words, to say a little prayer for the others and for the community. Every workout is different, and I get to learn more about the community, more about what F3 means and how they make their impact in the society. And of course, these men became my brothers. These men lift each other up; cheer and pray for each other when one is down.

I have never seen anything like it. They welcomed me, a visitor, from a foreign country, in the middle of the pandemic, like I’m one of their own.

I absolutely love them, my brothers for life. And I will be forever grateful to them, for making me a better man, better partner, better son, better father – a HIM. And I’m truly honored to be part of this lifetime brotherhood.

Prayers for Drum Major’s daughter, Hunter, who tore her acl; for Lily’s recovery from the hip surgery; Doubtfire’s grandmother-in-law’s recovery, who recently suffered a heart attack;

CSAUP at Dog Pound is moved to August 21.


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