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



JUCO Island Hoppers

THE SCENE: Around 62 degrees, not too bad for the first workout in August.

Side straddle hop in cadence 20
Cherry Pickers
10 tempo merkins
Arm rotations thumbs up in cadence
Reverse thumbs down in cadence
Moroccan nightclub 20
10 Windmills in cadence
5 burpees on your own
Side straddle hop in cadence
Mosey to the coupon pile w/ the person in back sprinting his way to the front.

Line up on the curb for toe taps.

Pit stop 🛑 at coupon pile

15 thrusters
5 pull ups
25 curls
5 pull ups
25 triceps
5 pull ups

Mosey w/ the person in the front falling off for 2 burpees

Line up on the curb for Shawn T’s

Mosey to the center of campus
Tricep Dips x20
Box jumps x15
Derkins x20

Mosey to the new lot
3 corners
Opposite hand reaches for opposite foot x20
Run the islands

Squats x20
Run the islands

Merkins x20
Run the islands

Football Drill: Hold plank while the person at the end jumps over each person.

Use the TAGS on right-side to record PAX (BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOURSELF) in attendance. Be sure to select the AO in CATEGORY above TAGS and then delete these notes!
Colossians 3:23
Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.

That’s a game changer! A breath of fresh air no matter what you do for a living.

We had 5 FNGs last week. That’s really impressive. Let’s continue to grow. I also challenge you to check in on the regulars we haven’t seen out here in a while.

Thank you gentlemen for challenging me! I have nothing but respect for you guys.
Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.
CSAUP coming up in two weeks.

Don’t Hold Back

THE SCENE: Muggy and mid-70s

Reach through (aka cherry picker) IC

Little baby arms circles IC

Reverse baby arm circles IC

Harry Rockets IC

Tempo meek IC

Tempo squat IC


Mosey toward coupons with weave sprint

Motivators From 8, continue mosey to coupon pile.

Grab your coupon and rifle carry to the parking lot east of maintenance.

Four corner style:

20 each- Merkins on the coupon, knee up jumps, squat jacks, Flutter kicks (two leg count).  Transition from corner to corner by mosey, shuffle, Bernie, shuffle (face the same way the whole time). Repeat twice

Bring your coupon to stadium hill. 10 heavy squat thrusters, bear crawl up the hill with a burpee at the top.  Mosey down.  20 curls, bear crawl up the hill with a burpee at the top.  Mosey down.

Rinse and repeat 3 times.

Return coupons with a wall sit waiting for the 6.

Mosey back to the old F3 lot.  Mosey and Bernie between the islands of the new parking lot.

Jail break to the flag.

Hello Dolly to finish up.
What is holding you back…..

Several things may come to mind.

  • How you address your work; doing all of your work, striving for the extra, going back to school.
  • How you handle your home life; spending time with your kids and not watching tv or taking the easy way out at times.
  • How you need to avoid/move one/let go of a bad habit or sin; what relationship, website activity, etc.
  • Why don’t you volunteer in your church; sing, bring food, help with children’s ministry.

Remember that it’s much more difficult to do the thing you need to do.  We spend a lot of our times in the 80% of activities that we’re good at based on 20% of effort.  The last 20% is where we need to focus; It may take all 80% of our effort to get there but that’s where the ‘fruit’ is.

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV) So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.



THE SCENE: A tad humid but not too bad.

LBACF (x20), LBACB (x20), OHC (x20), Windmills (x10), Tempo Squats (x10), Tempo Merkin (x10) (All IC)
Mosey to large parking lot. Traverse entire parking lot by Bear Crawl and/or Walking Lunge, rotating at each parking stall.

Partner Up for a Partner Set of 100 Merkins – Both Partners in plank for entire set.  One partner performs 10 Merkins while other planks, rotating until 100 reps is reached.

Mosey to inner courtyard brick wall.  Two Rounds of Aiken Legs: (20 Squats, 20 Wall Jumps, 20 Lunges, 20 Iron Mikes)

Mosey to Coupon Pile – 30 Curls, 30 Tricep Extensions, 20 Curls, 20 Tricep Extensions……conclude with 10 Blockees

Flutters (x15), Pickle Pounders (x15), LBCs (x20), Plank for 45 sec
15 Strong
Micah 7:18 – God is eager to forgive.  We should imitate Him in this regard.
4 FNGs
Praise for Butter-knife’s Wife and her new job.

No Vacancy (and No Running Either)

THE SCENE: 70 and humid

Side straddle hop x 25

Cherry pickers x 5

Tempo merkins x 10

Tempo squats x 10

Mountain Climbers x 15


Mosey to Big Parking Lot

Lined up individually on every other parking stall line.

  • 10 squats then lunge two parking lines, repeat until you arrive where you started
  • 3 burpees, then bear crawl two parking lines, repeat until you arrive where you started
  • 10 Monkey humpers, then walk on your tip toes two parking lines, repeat until you arrive where you started
  • 10 American hammers, then imperial walkers two parking lines, repeat until you arrive where you started
  • 10 twinkle toes then Bernie two parking lines, repeat until you arrive where you started

Mosey to the AO.

Flutter kicks x 20

Pickle Pounders x 8


Matt 11:24 “When the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and not finding any, it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ 25 And when it comes, it finds it swept and put in order. 26 Then it goes and takes along seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they go in and live there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first.”

As we overcome the struggles and temptations in our life, we must fill in the void the leave. We should replace and not just displace because a bad habit will come back with a vengeance when we leave an opening. Take the time, money and thought you once gave to your indulgences and now use it to grow physically, financially and spiritually. Start saying yes to your kids when they ask to do something with you, be the first the volunteer at church, take a coworker out to lunch or invite them over for dinner. Stop being men who DON’T do this or that and start being men who DO. When familiar sin comes calling, you can turn on the neon sign that says – NO VACANCY!