F3 Knoxville

Life, the Universe, and Everything

THE SCENE: A bit cooler than it has been recently. Might rain… (but it didn’t)

SSH x42 IC
Cherry Pickers x4 IC
TN rocking chairs x15 IC
Cobra burpees x4 OYO
Regular burpees x2 OYO
Crabettes x10 IC

Pax has a choice: “42” beatdown at the AO, or “Over the hill” beatdown at the boats.
“Over the hill” won by a landslide (over Choirboy’s warnings), so let’s grab a CMU and head off!

Stations are set up by the hill with the boats. First station is the timing station – Carry the 90lb sandbag up and over the hill, coming back around by the road.
Remaining stations are AMRAP:
Twist lunge
Tricep extensions
Calf raises
Up & Over Merkins
Ice skaters

Didn’t think about the fact that our FNG may not know the lay of the land… He ended up taking a wrong turn, and we had to send out a search party. He was 80% named at that point (Waldo). The W got changed to a B during the COT due to cranial physique.

Out of time today. Thanks Abu and Tank for teaming up to bring the sandbag back to the AO!
11 helped YHC kick off the 43rd trip around the sun. Welcome to FNG Baldo!
Short word of gratitude to the PAX for the fellowship, encouragement, help, and accountability over the last four years
Thanks to everyone who brought blowers to clean off the AO. Not sure why everyone then decided to leave the AO for the beatdown…
Hardship Hill coming up – Sign up! Plus help build some obstacles.
Off the Chain on the 21st!

Monday AM @ The Equalizer – 8/2/21

THE SCENE: pleasantly a few degrees cooler than normal with a clear sky

Brother Ribbed has authorized the use of mouth to mouth resuscitation in response to any and all emergencies

Twisters; Cherry Pickers (hold the last one and walk hands from center, to right, and then to left before raising back up); baby arm circles front and back; Michael Phelps / This & That; Rockettes; Motivators; Mosey to the Playground


EV1 – PAX broken up into 2 groups.  The first group repeated a combination of shoulder taps and alternating single leg lifts while the second group ran to the Flagpole to complete 10 body builders.  Each group completed 2 sets of each exercise and then moved to the Bathhouse for EV2.

EV2 – One group completed AMRAP on “Hanging Imperials” (hang from pullup bar while alternating front knee raises) while the other group ran to the Pavilon picnic tables for 10 Derkins.  Each group completed 3 sets of each exercise and then moved to the Picnic for EV3

EV3 – One group held an elbow plank while the other group ran around Stonehenge and back.  PAX were reminded to push the running pace to relieve those who were holding planks, and in turn to hold the planks out of respect for those who were pushing the pace for them.  Each group completed 4 sets of each exercise and moved to the Rock Pile for EV4

EV4 – Rock PT – PAX were encouraged to select a heavy rock, and complete 2 sets of each of the following: bicep 21’s (7 low to mid, 7 mid to high, 7 full), triceps extensions, and lying chest press.  Moved back to AO once complete.

Held squat for 45 seconds
8 men
Ephesians 2:19-22 – Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.  In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.  And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his spirit.

God is constantly pursuing us in an effort to draw nearer, and for the purpose of building us into the version of ourselves that is most useful to his kingdom.  Recognize that you are where you are, and with who you are with for a reason.  Take time to pray, read, and listen so that God can guide you to where he wants you to be and know that where God guides God provides.
Ephesians 2:19-22
Dad Camp, CSAUP, Hardship Hill all coming up

Need to see some new faces and reach out to connect with some older ones who haven’t been around

Over the Wall and Back Again

THE SCENE: Clear, nice,



SSH IC x25

Arm Circles IC x10 each way

Cherry Pickers IC x5 

Tempo Squats x10 


Grab a CMU and head to the Skatepark for some Dora-time

  • Round 1- partner begins exercises while the other runs to the wall, jumps over, runs along the wall, does a burpee at the end, and returns to partner. Rinse and Repeat until exercises are done
    • 25 Blockees
    • 50  Squat Thrusters
    • 75 Presses
    • 100 Rows
    • 20 LBCs IC
    • 20 Hello Dollies IC 
    • 20 Big Boys on your own
  • Round 2 
    • 100 Merkins
    • 150 Squats
    • 200 Imperial Walkers 
    • 250 SSH
    • 20 Flutter Kicks IC
    • 20 “Grab your ankle” On your own

Return to AO 

  • 15 Curls 
  • 15 CMU Merkins
  • 15 Tricep Ext. 
  • Repeat Once

13 Original Colonies Quiz… Helping out a new U.S. History teacher yesterday at school inspired me to test the knowledge of the group

  • Plank position on CMU
  • One at a time, each of the HIMs goes through and says one of the 13 original colonies
    • Correct Answer: 2 Merkins
    • Incorrect Answer: 2 Burpees 
  • Final Talley: 26 Merkins, 2 Burpees 



8 HIMs, no FNGs. 


The Kingdom of God is like a treasure found in a field that a person finds and hides again. Out of joy, goes and sells everything he owns and buys the field. The treasure is discovered by accident and we often encounter the treasure of the Gospel without even looking for it. Many times when we see the treasure of the Gospel, we do not always see them as treasures. What if the person had seen the chest in the field and not opened it? Whether out of laziness or indifference. Do we have enough energy to open the treasure chest of God’s Grace? 


CSAUP reminder for Aug. 21st. See Slack for details. 

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.

An Even Rad-er Ladder

THE SCENE: 70 & pleasant



  • Baby Arm Circles IC | Grady Corns IC
  • Windmills IC | SSH IC
  • Short Mosey to playground.
  • 10 Pull-ups, 20 Merkins, 30 Squats
  • Lunge toward splash Pad


Mosey to Splash Pad. Descending Ladder.  Do 12 exercises, take a lap, and drop the top one. Do 11 exercises, take a lap, and drop the top one.  Etc…

  • 12 — 4-Count Shoulder Taps
  • 11 — 4-Count Hello Dolly
  • 10 — Lunges (each leg)
  • 9 — Diamond merkins
  • 8 — Squats
  • 7— CDD
  • 6 — WWI Sit-Up
  • 5 — Dips
  • 4 — Step-Ups (each leg)
  • 3 — Single-leg Bridge (each leg)
  • 2 — Single-leg deadlift (each leg)
  • 1 — Burpee


  • Brief Fellowship Mosey & then a full mosey to beat the clock




“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭13:8‬ ‭

We can count on Jesus. He’s not fickle, he’s not unsteady. His love is unwavering. And the Grace available to us because of his sacrifice is enough for anything we can throw at him.

As a parent, as a husband, as a leader, that’s a characteristic that I want to emulate. I want to be a steady leader, an unwavering husband, and the type of father that my boys can always count on.