F3 Knoxville

I got you somethin “Real Nice”

THE SCENE: 33 and clear

Run to the slouthouse and some stretchin and crap

  • R: row and press w KB
  • E: Ear presses w/CMU
  • A: Arm blasters w/pee rocks 10 SFP
  • L: lunges w/sandbag or CMUs
  • *
  • N: not Highland games log throws
  • I: ice picker slams w/ball
  • C: cleans with bar 115lbs
  • E: eat? Sandbag toss over shoulder

When logs get back do 10 merkins and run up small hill to cones and back to next exercise

Flutter, box cutters and stuff

6 pax

Gift we don’t deserve.

God sent his son to redeem us not because we deserve it, but because he loves us.

Example of my kids misbehaving and still providing gifts for them on Christmas.

i only got Thru half the wo due to my back going out but the pax finished strong. Welcome Creeper from Nashville

Bring snacks tomorrow for the Wesley House. Prayers for FIA member that was killed by a car.

Burpees, 11s, and round-house kicks in the throat

Asylum 4/25
THE SCENE: Finally dried out. 50s. Couldn’t be better.

SSH x 25 IC 4 CT
This and That
2 Burpees OYO
Tempo Squats x 20 IC 4 CT
Michael Phelps
4 Burpees OYO
Merkins x 10 IC 4 CT
1 lap around the parking lot
6 Burpees OYO

Mosey to the playground, find a bench
11s: Dips and BBS
11s: Box Jumps and Derkins
Mosey to the open air chapel, plank
Mini Grinder, 4 stations per loop
Chapel: American Hammers 4CT
Cloud: BBS
AO: Burpees
Top of Baby Hill: Merkins
Lap 1: 20 reps/station (then laps of 15, 10, 5)

Called it just in time for 1 more thing, the hill
Sprint to the top, 2 burpees OYO, back to the AO

25 got better today.

Don’t take your days for granted. If you love your family, if you love your friends, TELL them. Words have power. I love the men of F3, and it’s an honor to lead as we push ourselves to be better in all areas of life.

Credit to Creeper for the title.

Amen Corner

THE SCENE: 40 degrees, cool and crisp

SSH x 20 IC and
The Patrons aka PAX ran a simulated Amen Corner course from the Augusta National Golf Club and completed the following:

  1. Patrick Reeds (BBSU). 40-30-20-10
  2. Golden Bears (Plank Jacks). 40-30-20-10
  3. Mickelsons (Squat Jumps). 40-30-20-10

Patrons covered between 3-4 miles this morning.

Pfeiffer led the Patrons in some ANGC boat/canoes b/c he is a badass.


Lead or Leave. It’s pretty simple. Choose leadership. Be humble, be confident, don’t be afraid. Don’t checkout emotionally or physically.

This was an impressive group of Patrons. Guys got after it. Natural pairings formed. Me and BlueBird kicked it in the last group. It was a beautiful morning.


Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

Just Do It.

THE SCENE: 50’s – calm 


“Welcome to F3: Fitness – Fellowship – Faith. My name is Steam & I’ll be your Q this morning. I am not a professional and you are here on your own volition, so if you need to modify any of the exercises we do this morning feel free to do so! But push yourself and those around you.


1. Cherry-Picker: 15 x 4 in cadence

2. SSH: 20 x 4 in cadence

3. High Knees: 20 x 4 in cadence

4. Plank Jack: 20 x 4 in cadence

5. Merkin: 10 x 4 in cadence
PAX put keys/wallets/etc in Steam’s ruck

Steam assigned flag carrying duty to different PAX members throughout the beatdown

  • Mosey to The Foundry
    • Mosey around the back (bottom lot)
    • 15s
      • Assemble battle buddy teams
      • Bottom lot = Battle Buddy situps
        • Fingers interlocked behind head – battle buddy hold feet
        • Start with 14 BBSs
      • Top (Front of The Foundry) = Merkins
        • Start with 1 merkin
      • Time Crunch —- PAX recovered at bottom lot
      • G-6 led PAX in 10 – 4 count merkins as the exit ticket
  • Mosey Right out of The Foundry
    • Mosey to bridge tunnel leading to under I-40
    • Peel
      • 2 columns facing the tunnel ahead
      • QIC gave the command “PEEL” & each battle buddy team sprinted to the middle of the tunnel – executed 5 merkins – and sprinted to the other side and held the squat position until all PAX recovered
      • All PAX waiting their turn to PEEL held squat position
  • Mosey to middle column in open parking lot under I-40
    • 8s
      • @ middle column – 7 smurf jacks
      • @ trailer across lot = 1 squat
    • QIC rallied PAX @ trailer with flag
    • Full out 100% sprint back to middle column
  • Mosey back to AO
    • F3 Cadence Call by QIC
  • Abs @ AO
    • Frank led PAX in American Hammers & Flutter kicks until 6 arrived


27 total – 2 FNG

Quarantine – Steam – Put-Putt – Swanson – Baby-Face – Hillary – Abort – Amazon – Rousey – Rascal – Butterfly – Bessie – G-6 – Frank – Creeper – Plunger – Cowbell – Careless – Crouton – Prom Night – Petey – Cheatsheet – Cliffhanger – Ringworm – Cougar – Dipper – Bareback

1 Chronicles 28:10 = Be careful now, for the Lord has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary; be strong and do it.

(MSG) “…..be brave and determined and do it.”

God is calling us as men to be strong – to be determined – to do it. He’s called us to build for him, not tear down. I don’t feel like I’ve been strong and have been doing it lately.

That’s where this circle doesn’t just stay here. Take this encouragement outside of 0530 – 0615.


Pray It Out

PRs: G-6’s friend who is battling cancer – for their family


THE SCENE: 40ish, windy

  • Hillbillies x 15 IC
  • Tempo Diamond Merks x 10
  • Cherry Pickers x 8
  • Little this/that


Line up on the curb.

Partner up

Man carry Route 66. Alternate carrying each other between cones. Stop at every cone for increasing reps starting with 5 of:

  • Merkins
  • Thruster Merks
  • Burpees

Decrease reps by 1 on way back

Mosey to greenway hill


Iron Mike’s 4 count

Bernie up hill

Bicycles 4 count

Bear Crawl down

Mosey to AO

Global Warming

Everyone Al Gore in circle

AGT x 5 2 man at a time going in opposite directions.

2 passes


  • Peter Parkers x 12 IC
  • ABCs on Q
  • Captain Thor 6:24 IC
  • Scissors for 1 min on Q

44 including 1 FNG – BVD. Also there was Kentucky but couldn’t tag him.

Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.


I can sometimes lose sight of what I’m working towards. Throughout the year I have to refocus myself because I’ve strayed from the path I wanted to be on. Whether because of some new shiney thing distracting me off to the side or because I backslid on my habits. I don’t have trouble making fitness and fun thing habits. Where I struggle to find my destiny is in work. Sometimes I just feel like I’m on cruise control and not actively thinking, acting and making habits. I think the hardest place to make habits and form our destiny is in the things that we like to do the least. Take some time this week to think of some place in your life you know you need to be taking care of business but haven’t been able to shape that destiny by making good habits toward that end. Make a gameplan to get it done.