F3 Knoxville


THE SCENE: Sweater weather

  • SSH IC x 20
  • Cherry Pickers IC x 5

I lost a bet to Mayberry and the wager was a $5 box from Taco Bell. So I thought it would be fun to work off those calories as a PAX. After extensive research on how many calories we really burn during exercise – it’s not that many. So we had to partner up to burn those total calories. A $5 box includes two Tacos and a Cheddar Cheese Chalupa.

  • 1st Taco – 170 calories
  • Dora 1, 2, 3 across the short side of the hockey rink
  • Toasted Cheddar Chalupa – 450 calories
  • 20 Burpees – run a lap around the track
  • Rinse and Repeat x3
  • 2nd Taco – Tabata Taco
  • 20 second Air Squat
  • 10 second rest
  • 45 second CMU Swing
  • 10 second rest
  • 20 second Merlin
  • 10 second rest
  • 45 second Thrusters
  • Rinse and repeat x 3
  • While listening to Kenny’s Greatest Hits!

* Workout did not include optional soda.

15 HIMs incl. 1 FNG
Today we read some excerpts from the Q Source about our choice to take the Daily Red Pill and commit to being a Pro! Then asked ourselves – what would it look like if I were completely sold out for F3?

DRP (Q1.1)


I had to bust out my Jocko voice to get the men moving, apparently I was struggling with giving good direction today. Wagon Wheel brought the FNG “ExciteBike”, Aladdin said he was invigorated and nobody wanted to eat Tacos today… It is strange that we had a Taco Bell themed workout and Swirlie was nowhere to be seen. Hope he’s okay.

Brolympics II – order a shirt if you want one

Prayers for families and friends going through struggles and illnesses.

Saved by the skunk

THE SCENE: Upper 60’s I think…a little warm but not too bad



  • Cherry pickers
  • 10 Merkins OYO
  • Rockettes
  • Butt kickers
  • Karaoke
  • Calf Stretch

Battle buddy up and grab 1 CMU per group.  Mosey to the outhouse for the following menu.   Reps on the left were performed DORA style, while partner B ran to the top of the parking lot and did 5 reps of the corresponding exercise to the right.  1,000 reps if you finish…many did!   Also, full transparency, I had everything written on a white board this morning.  When I got home from work tonight my kids had erased the white board…so these may not be the exact exercises from this morning…but you get the idea.


100 reps DORA 5 reps at top of hill
Burpees Superman swim
CMU OH Press Side Straddle Hop
CMU Curls Side Lunge
CMU Big Boys Box Cutter
Iron Mikes Flutter Kick
Merkins on the CMU Squat Jump
CMU Calf Raise Speed Skaters
Carolina Dry Docks Imperial Walkers
V-ups Monkey Humpers


Dealers choice

  • Peter Parker – Tweet-E
  • 10 burpees – Ribbed

20 strong:  Aladdin, La-Z-Boy, Fonzy, Viagra, Blue Cross, Ramrod, Sparky, Wagon Wheel, Pool Boy, Mouthwash, Bueller, Driftwood, Waxjob, Smoker, Dreadlock, Junk, Mayberry, Tweet-E, Ribbed, Bartman

Read a passage from 1 Timothy 6.  Basic take home point is to keep your focus on Christ and to let him be your motivation.  Don’t be lured by money, success or wordly pleasure…rather let Christ be your goal.

I had originally planned to do this workout on Baby Everest which would have been a lot harder, but there was a skunk running around in the parking lot by that hill so I decided to audible.   Saved by the skunk!!


Dog Pound Iron Pax Week 1 Challenge

THE SCENE: 71, dark and perfect

10x SSH, Air Squats, Cherry Pickers, Big Arm Circles and Merkins to get us warmed up quickly

Mosey to the field for Killer B’s

Iron Pax Challenge Week 1 Killer B’s

  • 10 yard Broad Jump
  • 10 Burpees
  • 10 Bonnie Blair’s (aka Iron Mikes)
  • 10 BBS
  • Do this for 30 yards and the bear crawl back 30 yards to staring line
  • Repeat for 5 rounds for time

When PAX finished they could run lap around the field and then find a HIM to encourage along  as they finished their rounds by doing it with them

Times ranged from about 19-38 minutes per HIM

No time for this
19 HIMs plus 1 FNG Biscuit
While traveling yesterday I heard a man say on The Message radio station “We look for God in the destination but He is often found in the detour.” Many of us have had detours this year that have affected us physically, emotionally, spiritually, financially, at work, at home etc and we don’t understand why things aren’t going the way we planned and wonder where God is.

We are looking to Him and for Him in the end and are not looking to understand His meaning and plan for us in the midst of our detour. So if you are like Daniel in the Lion’s Den, Moses by the Burning Bush or even like Jonah in the belly of the whale. Seek God and look for Him and know that He is with you and He has a plan for you that might not be what you expected and your circumstances don’t make sense but know that you are right where He wants you. He is with you and will lead you out.  It’s just a detour.

Prayers for Lady Junk, Garrett’s family, everyone in the Bahamas affected by a hurricane Dorian, my daughter Callie that has an infection
TTTP coming up, Dad’s Camp RunaMuck soon

Merkin Circuit

  • THE SCENE: Wet

    SSH, cherry pickers and examples of merkins below
    Mosey by Indian run past the boat to lot. Looping course of merkins and LBCs. Do merkin type and qty and 10 4-count LBCs at each cone.
  • Reg merkins x10
  • Cobra merkins x5 each side
  • Wide merkins x10

run up hill to the Rock and back

  • Diamond Merkins x5
  • eagle merkins x5
  • BBS rolling merkins x5
  • dry docks x10
  • superman Merkins x5 each arm
  • T merkins x5 each arm

throw in a faster mosey lap around without the exercises, and a speed round doing only one rep and running to next

mosey back stopping for burpees at each light pole.

Dealers choice, Box cutters, hello Dolly’s and another hello dolly thing with legs in the air, more merkins
10 pax with one FNG Tadpole.
God has this, ask him.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:6-7‬ ‭NIV‬‬
Great effort today, some serious sweat angels were out today. Coffeteria was good to connect afterwards. Great to see my man Booger out this morning!!!
Trucking to the pound, F3 dad’s camp

I got 99 Problems and Sweat ain’t one

THE SCENE: Working out under water on the surface of the sun

SSH x20 IC

Cherry pickers x5 IC.

Mosey to the Pee rocks .

99 Problems – partner DORA

  • Merkins
  • Curls
  • DOMO squats w/ rock
  • Carolina Dry Docks
  • Tricep overhead
  • Lunges
  • Stocky Balboas (rock overhead)
  • OHP
  • Burpees

99  shared reps of each exercise. One man reps it out while the other runs back to the AO and does birth month Burpee‘s. January  birthdays loved it, Decembers endured valiantly .

Half way through audibled to 5 burpees for everyone.  Once our groups had reached the Burpee‘s at the end, audible to squats on the Dora.

Peter Parker, LBC x35, World’s greatest merkin x5, reverse crunches x20

Mayberry, dreadlocks, cavalier, Bartman, Sparky, snitch, Abacus, mouthwash, choirboy, shooter, LA-Z-Boy, Baloo, and Junk
.“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”
‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭12:1-2

Many of us have heard this passage a lot. Typically when I think of running a race I think of running a race together. We think of a marathon or an obstacle course race or a 5K or just a sprint across the parking lot, but we think about doing it all on the same course, at the same time and altogether. The reality is in life none of us runs the same course as eachother. We may run pieces of it together, we may have parts that look similar or even almost identical and the finish line is the same;  but we all run our own course.  Often times we find ourselves looking at other people and complaining that they’ve got it easy, like they’re just running downhill the whole time. On occasion we will look at someone else and recognize that they’ve got it harder than we do, maybe they’re running uphill and climbing over  obstacle after obstacle. The reality is we just wouldn’t choose the hard stuff that comes our way. No one got to choose what they did this morning, they did what I told him to do. What they got to choose was how hard they worked and whether they lifted up their teammate or dragged them down.  For a time, some guys had to do more Burpee‘s then others because of something as arbitrary as what month they were born in.

If you go back to that passage,  The writer of Hebrews had just gotten done laying out a litany of their historical heroes many of whom suffered unbelievable hardships (I don’t know about you but I’ve never been sawed in two). Individualize his charge – “Run with endurance the race that is set before YOU!” You have to run the course that is laid before you. You can’t run mine for me and I can’t run yours for you. Largely you do not get to choose what you have to go through in life; you just get to choose how good or bad an attitude to have and how hard you work. The good news is that we can help each other along the way, we can shoulder eachothers burdens and we can cheer each other but we each have to run the course that is laid out in front of us.

Many of the PAX know that my wife was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma two weeks ago. It’s not something we would’ve even considered choosing, it’s going to be rough, but it could always be worse.  This is a diagnosis that comes with a cure in most situations. We are believing for and working toward that. We don’t get to choose the course we run, or the obstacles we face.  We get to choose to run it with endurance, to lift our eyes to Jesus, to support others when needed and to lean on those around us when we need it. We have felt so supported by the man of F3 Knoxville and we are grateful.

Truckin’ To The Pound in September.

Golf outing 8/3

Remember Stitches in air force boot camp