F3 Knoxville

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.

Modified Tabata

THE SCENE: 71 and wet-ish

0 burpee

left over right

1 burpee

cherry pickers

2 burpees

35 SSH

3 burpees
Mosey to the CMU pile and pick up a coupon. We have 2  sets of 35 intervals. 2 minutes of work and 10 seconds of rest then on the to the next. I will list the work below.

  • curls
  • freddy mercury
  • air taps
  • welsh dragons
  • OHP
  • LBC
  • triceps extensions
  • merkins
  • squat thrust

time got away from us. we fellowship moseyed back to the AO

Gentlemen, the date for the Dog Pound’s CSAUP is being moved to Saturday, August 21. 2ish hours of a boot camp workout, followed by a feast of biscuits and gravy. CSAUPs are fun and challenging, and a great way to meet other F3 men from around Knoxville. We will be working in TEAMS of 3 (you’ll be added to a team if you are by yourself). Sign up here…


11 doing ELEVENS


Partly Cloudy Temperature Humidity Feels like Wind Speed Wind Direction
71 ℉ 95% 73 ℉ 6.2 mi/h SW

I am not a professional.  Flat out stolen from F3 Naperville. Thanks Sir Mix-A-Lot.


Happy Jacks (5)
Do 5 side straddle hops in cadence then after the 5th one everyone does two jump squats. Like this… Side Straddle Hops IC: One, two, three, ONE! One, two, three, TWO! One, two, three, THREE! One, two, three, FOUR! One, two, three, FIVE! Quickly followed by two jump squats. Repeat 4x or until no one can breathe
High Knees (15)
Abe Vigodas (10)
Arm Circles (10 forward, 10 back)

Mosey to CMUs. Get one. Mosey to parking lot.  On way, Burpeevators to 8.  (Start regular Burpee, 2nd is Burpee with 2 Merkins. 3rd, Burpee with 3 Merkins up to 8th and Burpee with 8 Merkins.)  I made this up.

Six rounds of ELEVENS. Modifications were done for those on vacation without a coupon or access to something heavy. Once completed, do lunges till the 6 is in.
Round 1: Squats & Merkins
Round 2: Curls & Burpees
Round 3: Chest Press & Big Boys
Time To Put up CMUs – But more options if you’ve got time.
Round 4: Swings & Mountain Climbers
Round 5: Overhead Press & Bobby Hurleys
Round 6: Rows & SSHs

• Flutter Kicks – 20 IC
• Star Gazers – 30 seconds

11 men.

Run/Train to Win!!!!
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.


America’s Birthday Workout

THE SCENE: High 60s, windy and a little cloudy.


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. Side straddle hops
  2. Sumo squats
  3. Raquet
  4. Butt kicks
  5. Leg stretches
  6. 4 burpees

Workout 1: Mini cardiac 4 rounds

Top: Merkin plank jacks 4ct
Bottom: 2 burpees

Mosey to bottom of picket’s charge, 4 burpees each hill

Workout 2: Around Colosseum 4 rounds 4ct

1: plank hops
2: toe touches
3: kneeling squats

Mosey to PM AO

Workout 3: Mountain Climbers, 4 burpees, go down Everest, 4 burpees

Workout 4: Slow mosey up basecamp

4 rounds: 4 side straddle hops at base, 4 burpees at the summit

Workout 5: Indian run back to AO + 4 burpees


22 HIMs. Space Cowboy and Cart Girl not tagged.


The workout is dedicated to Coach K (from F3 Low Country) who’s heading to Mayo Clinic to conduct a plan in fighting an insidious disease. Taking part in formulating this plan is doing the 25 burpee challenge everyday, or at least in every workout, for the month of July.

This is to create awareness for the battle that lies before Coach K and to promote a culture where we close ranks and protect, serve, and empower one another.

More of the details here: https://f3lowcountry.wordpress.com/2021/07/02/brotherhood-bridges-burpee-challenge/

Prayers for Abacus’ mom as she prepares for surgery.

CSAUP at Dog Pound will likely be moved. No official announcement yet.

Quality Time at Sophomore Hill

THE SCENE: Nice 70ish degrees with about 55% humidity.

High Knees
Tempo Squats
Freddy Mercuries


Last Man Up to Sophmore Hill (doing a set of Flutter Kicks along the way
Burp Back Mountain
– pairing up with one person proceeding to run backward up the hill/forward down the hill while the other person is performing burpees. The individuals continue to alternate running with burpees until 100 total burpees are completed
Cindy Crawford (5 corners)
– AMRAP 5 pull-ups, 10 merkins, and 15 squats, 20 LBCs and 25 Calve raises


Freddie Mercuries


Heb 10:24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Eccl 4:9 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!


Privilege to be together with you men, you encourage and inspire me to be a better Christ-follower, let’s continue to bring others into the F3 fold and watch them change!