F3 Knoxville

Launch Party/Change

THE SCENE: 75 and ready for Launch

Money to Flag

SSH x 20 IC

Imperial Walkers x 20 IC

Michael Phelps OYO

Launch Party included a view of almost all that our new AO “The Equalizer” has to offer:

  • DORAs on Soccer Field- 200 Merkins & 200 Squats
  • Mosey to the Boat Launch/Dock/Pier
  • 7s from Dock to Playground- LBCs & Pull-Ups
  • Mosey to Splashpad- Proton-led Flutter Kicks x 25 IC, Pfeiffer-led Hello Dolly’s x 25 IC, Partner BBSU x 20
  • Mosey to Trail Running path- 11s- incline/decline Merkins (modified for time)
  • Mosey to basketball court- 5-10-15-20 Rounds of Burpees with cross court running between each set.
  • Partner run of loop x 1.5


Great response for the new AO Launch at The Equalizer (formerly known as Carl Cowan Park).

Brief rundown on the history of Carl Cowan and his fight for equality in Knoxville. Change is inevitable, be ready, get ready, be in charge of the change you want in your life. Evolve- do not be the same man you were last year, 5 years ago… be better.

F3 Knoxville experienced change today- new AO & it was a wonderful morning.

S/O to Frosty, Mayberry, Junk, and Abacus for being with us in the SuperOcho/NirvanaNine quest. Awesome work men! We welcomed “Central Park” to the group and he came in with some respect!

We prayed for Landline and his family as they transition to St. Thomas. Yes, the Virgin Islands. Godspeed brother!

We prayed for Sliderule and his family and for Abacus’ Aunt.

The Equalizer will meet on Saturdays only for now but vibe was to expand the schedule. More info soon. Coffeteria at Dunkin Donuts was only letdown of the morning. New spot coming next week.

Slowest Indian Run Ever

THE SCENE: About 32, but we warmed it up pretty quick

20x IC SSH (10slow10fast)
20 IC Boxer Jacks (i.e. high knees with a clap under each knee)
10x Tempo Merkins
20x IC Mtn Climbers (10s10f)
20x IC Tempo Squats

Two single-file lines on the grinder.
Everyone is SSHoping while the people in the back bear crawl to the edge of the Grinder and then to the front of the line.
When you get to the front, plank up and do shoulder taps until it’s time to go. When you go, lunge to the side of the grinder and then to the front of the line. Then repeat

  • SSH + Bear Crawl
  • Plank Shoulder Taps + Lunges

Switch the exercises half way

  • Al Gore + Crab Walk
  • Table Top Plank + Frog Hops

Final Stretch

  • Squats + Crab Walk
  • Slow Merkins + Frog Hops

10 Slow and 10 Fast Cycle (as many as you can in 5 minutes)

  • Dips
  • Calf Raises
  • Decline Merkins
  • Squats

Bear Crawl Indian race

  • Planks + Bear Crawls
  • SSH + Bear Crawls


  • Protractor
  • Box Cutter
  • Peter Parker (Spider Man)
  • 20x IC LBC
  • ATM

Also had Cable Guy and FNG (Now called Rehab)
A lot of times we are going to fast to see the good in the things we are going through or studying. We all need to take the time to slow down and really dig deep to find the wisdom that is there for us to find in ever situation, whether that’s in the things we are reading or in the people we are meeting or just in the situation we are going through.

Take the time to slow down and really see/learn what wisdom is here to be had.

Quarter pounder with cheese please

THE SCENE: 45 and possible chance of rain, 30% it won’t

1 burp

SSH X20 ic

smurf jacks z10 ic

plank jacks x10 ic

merkins x10 ic

Surfees x 5-6

squats x20 ic

imperial sq walkers x10 ic

oh, we threw in some burpees too

  • Rt 66 to the football field w merkins , big boys, and squats along the way
  • Quarter pounder on the football field
  • Sprint to 25 Yard line 25 merkins , rum backwards back to goal line
  • Add cheese, 10 burpees
  • Sprint to 50 yd line. 50 squats , run backwards to goal line
  • add cheese, 10 burps
  • sprint 75 Yard’s , do 75 mtn climbers
  • run backwards back to goal line
  • add cheese, 10 burps
  • sprint 100 yds, 100 SSH IC , run backwards to goal line
  • add cheese, 10 burps
  • we mixed in some abs too
  • Indian run back towards AO
  • rt 66 again w froggie hops and air presses

Flutter kicks 20 ic

slutter kicks x10 ic

box cutters x10 ic

SURFEES! Superman swim until the big wave came . Slugger was waiting for the big one!

cash out w ATMs
13 incl 1 FNG, welcome singlewide and guest from Memphis SLIK NUT!!!
Do the little things and the big things will take care of it’s self

Mole skin:

put the lid up when you piss!
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

Board to Tears

THE SCENE: Low 40s… A little foggy and super dark. New moon I guess.

SSH x25 IC
A little bit of hybrid Plank/Planche
LBAC x20 Fwd/Back IC
Tempo Squats x15 IC
TN Rocking Chairs x15 IC
Hindurkins x15 IC
Calfkiller: 20 calf raise, 25% mosey, 20 and 50%, 20 and 75%, 20 and AYG, 20 more to make 100!
Mosey on over near the base of Mt Crumpet. On one path, there’s a cone set up. On the other path, we find a pile of boards, each with an exercise.
Each PAX throws their board across the stream at the cone. Mosey around to the other side, furthest one from the cone is the exercise we do.

Exercises are:
10x Al Gore Tucks
20x Star Jacks
20x Diamond Merkins
Crab-Walk/Walk-Crab up the hill
Bear-Crawl/Crawl-Bear up the hill
30x BBS
15x Burpees
20x Monkey Humpers
35x 4-ct Mountain Climbers

First 3 throws come up AGT. Decided to retire each board after it loses!
Made it through all but Burpees and Monkey Humpers before we ran out of time.

3/4″x3″x10″ boards are surprisingly difficult to throw! Several ended up in the stream, 2 actually got stuck IN THE TREE.

20x Flutter Kicks IC

20x Slutter Kicks IC

Row Your Boat (4 rounds until Time!)
As Pinocchio put it, 10 men discovered that their chances of surviving in the Australian outback with a boomerang are… minimal.
Stolen from Proton’s BOM yesterday at JUCO, ‘cuz it was that good…

It’s a common thing for us to think about the people that have influenced our lives.  Usually if someone asks you what person has had the most influence, you look externally and think of a parent, a teacher, a coach, or even Jesus Christ.  But even as much as all these influence you, the biggest influence is yourself.  The choices that you make every day both define your future path and make you who you are, action by action, for better or for worse.  Even trying to coast through life and avoid those tough choices is a choice in itself.  We can’t avoid them, so embrace them head on. Be alert for those opportunities, and make that tough choice that puts others first, that builds your character, that honors God.
The cone was originally meant to be at the top of Mount Crumpet, but it was too dark to even see the cone, much less read what was written on the boards.  And dang, 3/4″x3″x10″ boards are surprisingly difficult to throw! Several ended up in the stream, 2 actually got stuck IN THE TREE.
Great job everyone who’s recovering from the CSAUP.  Prayers for Squeaker’s cousin Jill and two daughters, who just lost husband/father in a car accident.

Luck of the Draw

THE SCENE: 65 humid degrees with a light wind out of the west

Cherry Pickers x 10, LB Arm Circles x 10, SSH x 15 then skip across the parking lot and back, high knees across and butt-kickers back.


14 PAX set out to get better today

Luck of The Draw

  • 2 decks of cards placed at opposite ends of the parking lot.  On each card is written an exercise.  Random PAX draws a card and calls out the exercise and the face value of the card (which equals the number of reps).  PAX runs to the cones placed at the mid-point of the parking lot and performs the exercise and the prescribed number of reps.  After completion, run to the opposite curb where a card is drawn and the exercise is called.  Exercises are performed at the mid-point of the parking lot (run 25 yards-exercise-run 25 yards), rinse and repeat.
  • Mosey toward the sand-bag barricade while singing cadence (message me if you want the cadence)
  • Pine Tree Hill with a Battle Buddy
  • Pick a battle buddy.  Buddy 1 runs to the pine tree at the top of the hill, touches the tree and returns.  While Buddy 1 is running, Buddy 2 is performing an exercise with a CMU.  When both have completed 1 run and 1 set of the exercise, round 1 is complete and Round 2 begins.  The exercises are as follows and all are performed with a CMU:
    • Round 1 Clean and Press
    • Round 2 Squats
    • Round 3 Bench Press
    • Round 4 Rows
    • Round 5 Overhead Press
    • Rinse and Repeat
  • Mosey back to the Grinder slingshotting with the CMU.  Buddy 1 runs while Buddy 2 does 5 Merkins.  When the Merkins are complete, Buddy 1 runs to catch Buddy 2.  When he catches him, Buddy 2 does 5 Merkins while Buddy 1 runs with the CMU.  Continue to the Grinder.

25 Big Boy Sit-Ups, 10 Flutter Kicks, 10 Slutter Kicks

My oldest son Eli is on the autism spectrum.  A while back he observed his younger brother and me interacting with some friends of mine in town.  Later that night, he shared with me that he wished he was like me and Luke.  His desire was to be able to interact better with people and be more comfortable in social settings.  I shared with him that I would not change him even if I could, that what made him special was that he has a unique perspective and gifts that are different than mine.  I told him his mom and I have always referred to him as our magnificent puzzle and that we love who and what he is, no matter what.  He went on his way and returned a little while later and put his arm around me and said, “I love you, dad.”  The word this morning was that sometimes all of us need to hear that our Father loves us unconditionally, defects and all.  We are his wonderful creation.  Jeremiah 1:5 says “before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.”  The Creator of the universe knows me, a screwed-up dude in Maryville, TN.  And that is pretty awesome.
Thank you to my Bomb Shelter brothers for the support and encouragement on my VQ.  I love you guys, you are the best.
2/23/18 Meet at the AO around 5:15-5:30 to set-up for CSAUP, there will be a little running, a little driving and a little fellowship at Public House for Fermentation Friday.

2/24/18 CSAUP at 6 AM sharp.  Please park in the parking lot of the Methodist church adjacent to the park.