F3 Knoxville

Enjoy Yourself – It’s later than you think

THE SCENE: Cool, Calm, 16C.  Very nice.
“I am not a professional”.

  • 20 SSH – IC
  • 20 Rockette – IC
  • 10 Cherry Picker – IC
  • 17 Squats – IC
  • Bear Crawl L+R
  • 10+10 Super Baby Arm Circles – IC

Mosey to bottom of new parking lot.

Starting at the new restrooms, Route 66 up the hill (add a rep at each light pole till you get to 11).  At 11 mosey to top of hill, then back, past AO to start next lap.  Aim for 6 laps.  The exercises for each lap are

  • Merkin
  • Big Boys
  • Squat
  • CDD
  • Iron Mike (Each Leg)
  • Flutter

Mosey to AO.

10 Sliders 4ct IC, 10 side-to-side Sliders IC waiting for 6 to return from the course.

Sign off with some Boat-Canoe, with a few Capsize incidents thrown in.

23 PAX faced up to the 666 challenge and came out stronger.

Abacus gave a Q at the Equalizer a few weeks ago talking about work life balance and family and it really spoke to me.  It made me think of a song:

Enjoy yourself it’s later than you think
Enjoy yourself while you’re still in the pink
The years go by quicker than a wink
Enjoy yourself
Enjoy yourself it’s later than you think

In my 20’s when I heard this song, I thought it meant have a great time – got out to clubs, restaurants, gigs – enjoy yourself externally.  Now I think it also means enjoy your body – internalize it.  Someone once said “Your body is the greatest tool you’ll ever own”, I’m starting to understand that.  In the 6 months I’ve been coming to F3 I’ve found it’s a great way both to enjoy myself but also support enjoyment at other times.  I can play harder with my kids – go on longer hikes & bike rides and do more of that boy stuff with them than I could before.

My wish for you all is that you take the words of the song to heart and Enjoy Yourselves.  Use F3 because running around with sweaty men is enjoyable and also because in making the commitment to being fit/healthy you’ll be able to get the most out of your body and get the most out of all of your life.

It’s later than you think.

I think everyone completed the squat lap today, so fill in your 100 squats on the Monthly challenge.

TTTP is tomorrow.  See the GroupMe for deets.

3 Parking Lot Circus

70 and light rain


Welcome & Disclaimer


– SSH x30 (IC)
– Tempo Squats x15 (IC)
– Windmill Merkins x10 (IC)
– Diagonal Lunges x10 each leg (IC)
– Arm Circles Forward x15 (IC)
– Arm Circles Backward x15 (IC)


Hill Runs + Tabata
Two Rounds of Tabata (8 sets of exercise, 20 sec on 10 sec off):

  • Rd 1: Jump Squat Jumps
  • Rd 2: Wide Merkins

After each round, run to the top of the hill and do 3 burpees.

Mosey to the new parking lot.  Once there, partner up.


One person performs the routine while the other jump ropes, then switch.

Run to far cone, perform x20 reps.  Run back to first cone, perform x15 reps.  Run to the second farthest cone and perform x10 reps.  Run back to first cone perform x5 reps.

Perform 2 rounds of each of the following exercises:

  • Dry Docks
  • Frog Squats

Flutter Kick until all PAX finish.

Mosey to parking lot at bottom of the hill.


Partner up with new Battle Buddy.

1st Battle Buddy lunges to the first cone, then sprints to second cone, does 2 reps of the exercise while Battle Buddy 2 is jumping air rope.  Switch. Each round increase by 2 reps until each man does a total of 10 reps.  Two rounds:

  • Rd 1 = Diamond Merkins
  • Rd 2 = Tuck Jumps


American Hammers (4ct) – x20 IC
4ct Flutter Kicks – 20x IC
Rinse and repeat

Mosey back to the SP, run hard up the hill!


Number off and Name-O-Rama (18 PAX)


Proverbs 11:25 – Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.

This Proverb is a simple reminder that joy and sense of significance comes from giving, not taking.  The world around us pushes us to live as consumers.  Always taking, looking for the next thing that is going to bring happiness.  The problem is that is not how life is meant to be lived.  True joy comes from living with a sense of purpose, and the highest purpose is the welfare of others.  HIMs seek inject purpose in all they do, wherever they go.  Today, keep your heart and mind open for those places where you can bring life.


Submitted by Cap’n Crunch

The Battle Buddy Beatdown


Buddy Circuit x3

  • Buddy Presses x10
  • Leg Throwdowns x15
  • Buddy Lat Raises x10
  • Buddy Derkins x15

Alternate between Buddy Carries and Wheelbarrows between stations.

Descending Cardio Ladder

  • 1:00 Sprint, Burpees, Sprint
  • :45 Burpees, Sprint, Burpees
  • :30 Sprint, Burpees, Sprint
  • :15 Burpees, Sprint, Burpees

8-Count Merkins x12

41 PAX
Choose lasting meaning over temporary happiness. Don’t make happiness and pleasure your aim in life. We do what is hard to get strong. We are strong to help carry others out of the depths.

4 AUG- 2nd F at the Anders

11 AUG- 3rd F at the Outlook

Long way around

THE SCENE: 72* and rain ending right before we began

Tempo squats x10 IC
Wide merkins straight into ranger merkins
Hammy stretches
A little of this and that
SSH x20 IC
Mosey away from the fountains in the direction of the amphitheater, running around the theater and coming back in from the far side.  Assemble near the stage to start 11’s routine.  PAX instructed to start with 10 Catalina wine mixers at the bottom on the stage (on wood planks instead of concrete, easier on the elbows), lunge up the middle two sections of stairs, finish with 1 squat jump at the top, then run down the outside sections of stairs.  Normal 11’s procedure, decrease reps of Catalina wine mixers each iteration while increasing reps of squat jumps.

Jack rabbits perform ab exercises on the stage awaiting the rest to finish up.  Butterfly led side crunches, Abort on flutter kicks, Pfeiffer on American hammers, Soot on flat leg sit ups, Quarantine on heals to heaven.  Recover and 10 count.  Run out the back side of the amphitheater and again around and back to the war memorial near the start point.

Partner up with someone you haven’t partnered with before for Dora routine.  Partner one performs exercises while partner two runs to the other end of the parking lot, up the small stairs, performs two burpees, and returns to relieve partner one.  Flapjack and continue until all exercises complete:

  • Dips x100
  • Flutter kicks on four count x100
  • Box jumps x100

Recover, 10 count, and run around the long way and back to start point for Mary

Edward scissor legs x15 IC
Immediately move to plank for 30 seconds
Immediately move back to 6 for box cutters x10
15 Strong: Also in attendance (getting tags added) The Voice and Roto
As men, we tend to take the long way around.  Sometimes, taking the hard path or the long way (like in a workout) is a great thing to do.  However, when it comes to happiness, that is an area that I challenge myself and those around me to NOT take the long way around.  We don’t need to get that perfect job, to achieve that higher paycheck, to afford the house and the cars and the stress free life to achieve happiness.  In this case, we need to take the short path by realizing the incredible blessings we already have.


Big Ball better have at least one team for Guardians for Garrett kickball tournament this year!!!

Soot Summer Special


3 Rounds of Four Stations (Dealer’s Choice between station):

  • Push-up Ring of Fire
  • Medicine Ball Chest Pass + Burpee Chain
  • Squat Ring of Fire
  • Exercise Dice

1 lap Indian Lunges around parking lot

Deny Yourself (What you feed grows, what you starve dies), Pickup your cross daily (Think Vertically, not horizontally), Follow Jesus (Faith without works is dead)