F3 Knoxville

Truck Stop Convergence

THE SCENE: 40 and clear….perfect



  • Side Straddle Hop x 25
  • Tempo Merkins x 15
  • Tempo Squats x 15
  • Grady Corns x 31
  • Crabettes x 10


  • Mosey to the concrete bleachers (Bartman)
    • 11’s on the hill – squat jumps at the bottom / carolina dry docks at the top
  • Mosey to the end of the soccer field (Waxjob)
    • 50% run across the field
    • 75% run back the other direction across the field
    • 100% run across the field 25 v-ups at the other end
    • 100% run back – 25 big boy situps at the other end
    • Tunnel of love
  • Mosey to the bottom soccer field (Bartman)
    • Kraken style run around 6 cones.  Start with 5 burpees, 5 merkins, 5 squats at the first cone, then increase by 5 reps after each lap around the cones.  When you get to the last cone you’ll be doing 30 burpees, 30 merkins, 30 squats.  Time ran out, had to cut this short.
  • String of pearls mosey back to the AO (Waxjob)
    • Monkey humpers facing the road
    • Freddie Mercury by the outhouse
    • Pledge of Allegiance by the flagpole

MARY:  (Waxjob)

  • Boat/canoe while singing row, row, row your boat

41 strong!   Snorkel, Waxjob, Brick, Mr. Jinxy, Driftwood, Woodshack, Kickflip, Drive Thru, Curveball, Herbie, Bagman, Mustard, Snitch, Swimmies, Full House, Choir Boy, Gibbler, Tweet-E, Swanson, Cosmo, MC Hammer, Tank, Face Plant, Manilow, Abscess, Cavalier, Poyo, Mermaid, Mailbox, Slag (FNG), Guardrail, Lillydipper, Pele, Butters, Frosty, Sparkler, Moses, Steam, Rosetta, Hammy, Bartman

2019 has been a tough year among our F3 brotherhood – we have dealt with illness, injury, death.  In light of that and also in light of the Christmas season I decided to share several scriptures of encouragement to remind us that GOD is ultimately in control and we can find our rest in him.

It’s always fun to have a big group together for a convergence workout – today was not different.   It was great to see many faces I hadn’t seen in a long time.

3rd F immediately after the workout at Two Rivers church


54 and slight drizzle



SSH x25 IC
4ct Squat x15 IC
4ct Imperial Walkers x15 IC

Count off into teams of 5 and then mosey to the top of the hill next to the parking lot.

Bumper Circuit
One group at Stations 1-3, two groups at Station 4. When Q says “go” one team at Station 4 makes the loop to cone 1.  All other groups do the exercise at the cones, alternating between the exercises.  When the group running gets to Station 1 all the groups shift and the group at Station 4 runs the loop. Rinse and repeat.  All exercise are done in either x10, x15 or x20 rep sequences based on physical ability.

  • Station 1 (at new retaining wall on the trail)
    • Box Jumps & Dips
  • Station 2 (front parking lot)
    • Dry Docks &
  • Station 3 (side parking lot)
    • Wide Merkins &
  • Station 4 (Top parking lot)


38 PAX



WAR at the Asylum

THE SCENE: Gloomy and War like! Nah, pretty good weather.

Jog across PL, High Knee skip PL, karaoke PL, ALL x2

With 43 Pax, we must divide and conquer so we played a game of WAR!

  • Split into 2 groups
  • Taking turns, a man from group 1 and a man from group 2 sit down and play the game war with the provided deck of cards.
  • You loose, Your Whole group does 10 burpees
  • You win, man that turns the winning card leads his group IC in 10 SSH 4 ct
  • When 2 cards end the same, 3 cards are pulled from each side and laid down, the 4th card is turned up to reveal the winner. LOOSING group does 20 burps, the winning group takes a victory lap. Each group actually lost to war once, but one group definitely did more burps!
  • repeat until all cards are played.
  • Mosey back to the AO for DORACIDES, Partner up for 100 merkins, 200 BBS, and 300 squats

Plank holds, then 5 merkins IC

Hello dolly x10 IC

Iron cross for 10 seconds

Never cross dolly x 10 IC

FLutter kicks x20 IC by the FNG “Dog Bite” Great job FNG!!
43 Pax inc 1 FNG Not tagged but there…. Sleep over, Ponder, and Dog Bite. Dog bite is registered but its not tagging, the other 2 are not registered….FYI
DISPOSITION=A persons inherent qualities of mind and character. F3 has a great disposition and the men of F3 have rubbed off on me and made me a better man. Still a LONG WAY to go for me but I am greatful and hopefully F3’s Disposition will affect other men in our community and make us better. Lets GOOOOOO! AYE!
Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.

Mucho Chesto with Dora and Paula

THE SCENE: low 50’s…absolutely perfect



  • SSH x20 IC
  • Tempo Squats x10 IC
  • Tempo Merkins x10 IC
  • Burpees x10 oyo


  1. Mosey to the amphitheater
    • Battle buddy up
    • DORA reps of the following while partner runs to end of stage and completes 10 box jumps
      • 100 Thrust Merkins
      • 100 Incline Merkins
      • 100 Decline Merkins
  2. Mosey to the Methodist Church parking lot
    • Keep same battle buddy & grab 1 rock per team
    • DORA reps of the following while partner runs to top of parking lot and completes 5 burpees
      • 100 Overhead Press
      • 100 Goblet Squats
      • 100 Squat Press
  3. Stay in same parking lot
    • Paula Abdul the parking spaces (2 forward, 1 back)
    • 10 merkins each trip forward
    • 10 squats each trip backward
  4. Mosey back to splash pad


  • Flutter kicks x20 IC
  • Boat/canoe
  • Peter Parkers

35 strong including 2 FNG and 1 out of towner.

Cowbell, Uni, Popeye, Crawdad, Cramps, Plunger, Bermuda (FNG), Abort, Passport, Preacher, Plunder, Uncle Rico, Prom King, G-6, Swanson, Faceplant, Petey, Frank, Quarantine, Primo (Charlotte), Gretzky, Hillary, Bessie, Putt-Putt, Cardigan, Rascal, Guppy, Gerber (FNG), Stagehand, Steam, Soot, Cougar, Red Writer, Careless, Bartman

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter”.  This quote is attributed to Francis Chan as well as DL Moody – regardless of who said it first it is absolutely true and has been a challenge for me this week.  Where do I invest my time?  Is it on worldly possessions?  Comforts?  Fitness?  My career?  All of these things, while nice, are ultimately not what our focus should be.  Jesus is in the relationship business and we should be too.  Our efforts should be toward brotherhood, accountability, being bold in our faith, helping our brother when he falls.  These are what is important in light of eternity.



  • G-6 mentioned he is in need of a person to help at one of his camps.  It’s a paid position…contact him for more information.
  • Alcoa CSAUP is coming up this Saturday 2/24 @ 6am.

Listening in the Rain

THE SCENE: 50 degrees and raining



SSH IC x 25

Cherry Pickers IC x 10

Tempo Squats IC x 10

25% Jog across the parking lot, 50% Jog, high knees, butt kickers, 75% Jog


Circuit Workout on the Grinder inspired by a workout Frenchie Q’d a couple months back.

Total of 4 stations (one at each of the corners) and then 5 Burpees at the top of Little Baby Hill:

  • Station 1: Superman Swims, 4 ct. American Hammers
  • Station 2: Merkins, Dry Docks
  • Station 3: Iron Mikes, Squat Jumps
  • Station 4: Box Cutters, 4 ct. Flutter Kicks

Pick a Battle Buddy and disburse evenly to the four stations. Pick whichever one of the exercises you feel like doing at each station (most people just alternated between the 2 exercises each round). Start with 20 reps of the chosen exercise at each station and complete the circuit. Next round decrease to 18 reps, 16 reps, 14 reps, etc.

When finished at Station 3, Bear Crawl to Station 4 (I forgot to Bear Crawl on the very first round even after making “fancy” signs but thankfully Proton was there to gently remind me).  After Station 4, run up Little Baby Hill and do 5 Burpees at the top. Mosey back down to Station 1. Rinse and repeat the circuit until time.


Hello Dolly IC x 20

30 seconds AMRAP LBC’s to finish


24 strong on a rainy morning – no FNG’s today


We can be good at talking with God, but how much are we listening? My prayer life has grown tremendously in the course of the past year, but I do a really poor job of allowing God to respond. I pray and then rush on to the next activity in the day. Sometimes those are really good activities like reading Scripture or reading a devotional, but without taking a pause and listening for God’s response, I’m not allowing room for Him to do His work in me.

I-Beam shared this piece of his devotional with me a couple weeks back, and it really resonated with me:

“Suppose I go to the doctor and say, ‘Doctor, I have a lot of problems: I twisted my knee….my eyes itch…my finger is swollen…I have a backache….’ Then, having gotten through my list of complaints, I look at my watch and say, ‘Goodness me, time is getting on. I must be off.’ The doctor might want to say, ‘Hang on a second, do you not want to hear what I have to say?’

If we only speak to God and never take time to listen, we make the same mistake. We do all the talking, and we don’t actually listen to Him. But our relationship with God is meant to be a two-way conversation.


The fine people at Abridged Beer Company have agreed to host a 2nd F “Fellowship” on February 15th at 6:30pm. $2 for every beverage will be donated by Abridged to our selected charity. This month…Operation Enduring Warrior. Come out, have some fellowship, and do good! See you all there!!