F3 Knoxville

Easter week beat down

THE SCENE: 40 and clear


quick run, SSH, Merkins, Burpees, Cherry Picker, Arm Circles, stretch


Migrating workout from site to site with a goal number of reps, and moving to SSH as we held to move until the entire group was done.

  • 75 Rock curl to press
  • 75 Dips
  • 40 elbow elbow hand hand Merkin Merkin
  • 100 Iron Mikes
  • 100 imperial walkers
  • 75 Dry Docks
  • 25 mtn climber burpee
  • 30 Pull ups
  • 100 ankle taps




15 strong today


The thing we would remember from meeting a truly gospel-humble person is how much they seemed to be totally interested in us. Because the essence of gospel-humility is not thinking more of myself or thinking less of myself, it is thinking of myself less. -cs Lewis

Try to really think about what really bothers us. So much of it is about identity. How do we see ourselves? How do we measure ourselves? Remember that we are all saved by something we didn’t earn, and that should be what defines us.


Prayer requests – ribbeds wife, Covid, davis, jinxy, biscuits dad

Doras at the dog pound

THE SCENE: 35, gloomy but no snow

Grady Corns x 15, Mosey to outhouse  – 15 derkins

Mosey to AO – SSH x 15, Mosey to Outhouse x 15 derkins

AO – Imp. Walkers x 15, outhouse 15 derkins

AO- Calf Raises x 40, outhouse – 15 derkins

Indian run to base of Matterhorn at the speed bump, get a battle buddy

Partner 1 – runs to backbone does 10 pullups while partner 2 does exercises at the speedbump.  Switch and keep counting.


  • 50 man makers
  • 100 hand release merkins
  • 200 Squats

Mosey to base of concrete stairs.  Keep battle buddy

Partner 1 runs to the Rock and does 10 Bobby Hurleys and back to partner 2.  Partner 2 is doing exercises.  Keep count together

  • 50 – Lunges (single Count)
  • 100 – American Hammers (4 Count)
  • 200 – hand release CDD (put your head on the ground)

Mosey to AO

Flutter Kicks by Mayberry


M had an Uncle and Aunt die very recently.  Got us wondering if they were saved.   Don’t let anyone doubt about your salvation. Live a life through your speech, attitude and actions that leave no doubt about your salvation.  Also, someone’s salvation and eternal life is too important to be weak about asking them.
Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.
F3 Blood Drive tomorrow.

CSAUP at the Asylum this Saturday

Sharing the load

THE SCENE: 30 and clear

quick run, SSH, Merkins, Burpees, Cherry Picker, Arm Circles
Worked as a group to accomplish the total reps for each exercise, sharing the total number of reps as each participant was able

  • 500 Rock curl to press
  • 500 Dips
  • 500 Merkins
  • 500 Iron Mikes
  • 500 Jump Squats
  • 500 Imperial Walkers
  • 500 Dry Docks
  • 300 Pull ups
  • 500 Reverse crunches
  • 500 Decline Push up

Flutter kicks, Box Cutters, Plank
7 strong
Psalm 34:19. We talked about learning to lean on each other and lean on God in difficult times and how to bring that attitude into our daily lives
Prayers for Ribbed and his wife, Celebrating life of Tweet-E’s dad and Tweet-E’s 21 yrs

ExciteTank part 1

THE SCENE: Chilly and extra gloomy

The regular stuff.
Mosey to steps

Partner up . Partner 1 does 10 of every exercise until partner 2 returns from the run up to Dwayne Johnson and around the boat.
exercises are:

  • Merkins with 10 arm presses
  • Squats with rocketttes
  • 4-ct flutters
  • Dips on the curb
  • Iron mikes 2=1
  • 4ct shoulder taps
  • jump squats
  • Sprint to gas tank and back

Turn it over to Excitebike for……

mosey the long way around to the Backbone on Matterhorn. Do the following

  • 10 knee ups- lunge up to pole
  • 5 pull ups-Bernie up to pole
  • 10 left/right knee ups- run up to pole

there were other painful items that only Tweet-E did because he be so dang fast.
mosey back to AO.


31 flutters, MudPuppy inspired dead bugs, cobra Kais, and BBS from a late arriving Mayberry.



How great is our God?
The super computer “Summit”  in Oak Ridge is able to spit out answers to 200 quadrillion calculations per second. It is the size of two tennis courts and takes 4000 gallons of water per minute to pump through its coolant system so it doesn’t overheat.
Man made this. God made man. You do the calculation. God is bigger than any of our problems.


Mayberry joined us at the end to go over some really good reminders of how we need to be acting at the workouts. We all enjoy each other‘s company and love to joke around but sometimes we can get out of hand with some of the crude comments and language. The dog pound is a great AO, but we can always improve. Also, we need to do a better job with FNGs and new guys to make them feel welcome.


Infamy and Unity

THE SCENE: 40s and damp but no rain

79 years ago (12/7/41), Pearl Harbor was bombed.  The attack began at 7:55 a.m. and lasted for almost 2 hours.

12 SSH (4 ct)

7 Burpees

41 Squats


Mosey to the flag pole

19 American ships were destroyed or damaged.

19 boat/canoes

188 American aircraft were destroyed or damaged.

188 tie fighters (single count)

2,403 American lives were lost – 2,008 from the Navy, 218 from the Army, 109 Marines, and 68 civilians.

2,403 merkins as a group in honor of everyone who died at Pearl Harbor (regular, inclined, declined, hand-release, WWII, etc., or a combination – PAX choice – but try to mix it up).  There were 12 PAX, so each PAX did 200 merkins.  After the first 100, we all ran a lap around the track.  After the next 50, we ran another lap.  After the final 50, we ran another lap.  We did the last 3 merkins together, in cadence, in the form of WWII merkins.  After completing the 2,403 merkins as a group, we ran a fourth lap to complete the mile.

Back at the flag pole, we honored the 15 members of the Navy who received the Medal of Honor for their actions at Pearl Harbor by doing 15 American Hammers (4 ct).

Minute of silence under the flag for everyone who has fought and died for our country followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, which broke out spontaneously from one of the PAX.

We had some extra time and hadn’t done enough merkins, so we cashed out with some ATMs (15 shoulder taps (4 ct), 10 tempo merkins, and 10 merkins (OYO)).

Mosey back to the AO


Hello Dollys x 20 (4 ct)

Flutter Kicks x 20 (4 ct)

Hold plank for about a minute until time

12 HIMs, including FNG Floater and last week’s FNG Jetlag whose tag is not in the system.

Our workout lasted 45 minutes.  79 years ago, Pearl Harbor had another hour or so of hell to fight through by the time that we were done.  What we did was nothing compared to what the people at Pearl Harbor did and went through.

The USS Arizona still rests under the water at Pearl Harbor.  Its fallen crew members still rest there, too.  Among them, 23 sets of brothers died on that ship on that day.  Former crew members who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor can have their ashes placed under one of the sunken gun turrets.  44 have done so with the last one occurring in 2019.  Former crew members from other ships who survived can have their ashes scattered where their ship was located during the attack.

There are lots of interesting stats and facts about Pearl Harbor.  Here is one that jumped out to me – after Pearl Harbor, 97% of Americans approved of entering WWII.  Sadly, it is hard to think of the last time 97% of Americans agreed on anything.

FDR said that 12/7/41 was a day that would live in infamy, which means being well known for some bad quality or deed.  He was right.  It was, and it has.

It also led to unity.

Let’s pray for the same bravery and unity that defined the Greatest Generation.

Prayers for unity (hopefully without the infamy).  Prayers for everyone struggling with addiction (spoiler alert: we all do over something to some degree) and praises for those who overcome addiction and find better ways and better days.  Prayers for Ribbed’s wife.  Prayers for Curveball’s wife.

Polar plunge coming soon