F3 Knoxville

A trip on the Panda Express

THE SCENE: 61 degrees. Cloudy. Very nice burpee weather.

High Knees – x10 IC 4CT

Cherry Pickers – x10 IC

Tempo Squat – x10 IC

Annie’s – x10 front and back IC

Moroccan Night Clubs – x20 2CT

Little Bit of This… Little Bit of That.

Relay run to Gresham Middle stairs for some 11s. Run to the lampost about halfway up the hill. Don’t forget to read the motivational message each time in case you need motivation – Today it is up to me to be the best that I can be! YHC has renamed this the Panda Express routine since we all miss our post-Super Bowl flying headlock con queso.

  • Kraken Burpees at the bottom
  • Merkins at the top

25 BBS OYO after everyone finishes at the top. No time for the Dora I had planned so we moseyed back to the AO for some Mary.

Each PAX was asked to lead the group in any exercise with 20 reps.

  • Filter – 25 more BBS OYO
  • Ghost – 20 SSH 4CT IC
  • Clinger – 20 American Hammers 4CT IC
  • Herbie – 20 Flutter Kicks 4CT IC
  • Frasier – 20-second plank

5 PAX present! – Frasier, Ghost, Clinger, Herbie, Filter
Isaiah 40:31 -But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

YHC discussed running the Knoxville Half Marathon and how there’s so much support along the way in addition to the various marathon-related Bible verses that people display on the route. Sometimes the “run and not grow weary” bit can seem cheesy, but it was very applicable and motivating – even if YHC didn’t feel like it at the time.

More importantly though, we should focus on the “those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength” during this Lenten season as we approach Easter and the Cross.

May 4 – Powell High School 5K. Get with Herbie for questions.
May 18 – Hardship Hill – there’s still room to sign up!!!

Bear with me Route 66

THE SCENE: Overcast, 41°F, Feels like 41°F, Humidity 70%, Wind 2mph from W

  • SSH x25 IC
  • LBAC x15 IC Forward & Reverse
  • Little of this, little of that
  • Merkins 10x OYO
  • Micheal Phelps


  • Mosey around the loop
  • Stop at the corner of Hotel Rd.
  • Route 66 with Bear crawls and Duck walks between light poles to the steps at Gresham
    • 5 BBS to start, up to 55 BBS for a total of 330 BBS
  • Run up the steps to the Gresham Parking lot
  • Man Makers 10x IC
  • Mosey down the hill to the AO with 25 squats at the midway point.


  • Flutter Kicks 15x IC
  • Dealers Choice:
    • Merkins 15x – Ghost
    • Annies 10x both arms – Filter
    • Merkins 20x – Swanson
    • Inclines & Declines 10x each – Wilson
  • Hello Dollies 15x
  • Boat/Canoe to finish


Thinking about my One Word for the year – Intentional. I want to get better about reaching out to men who have slacked off with F3, who need to have that fuse lit or just need encouragement. Who can you reach out to this week, a friend, co-worker, or family member that might need encouragement?


Wonder ducks

THE SCENE: Mostly Cloudy, 50°F, Feels like 50°F, Humidity 68%, Wind 1mph from NW

  • SSH 20x IC
  • LBAC 10x -> & <- IC
  • Overhead claps 15x IC
  • Seal claps 15x IC
  • Merkins 10x IC
  • Little this little that


  • Mosey to Filter’s car for coupons (bricks)
  • Mosey to Gresham lot with bricks
  • Wonder ducks (in a people’s chair)
      1. Arms side straight out
      2. Back to side
      3. Arms straight front
      4. Back to side
      5. Curl to chest
      6. Push out
      7. Back to chest
      8. Push up
      9. Back to side
    • Duck walk one parking space
    • Add 1 rep and repeat to mid lot
  • Mosey to church lot
    • Captian Thors ladder goal of 21 (we made it to 16)
    • Run scripts lot between sets


15x Flutter kicks IC

15x hello Dolly IC


Endurance in our daily walk with Christ is like endurance in workouts. We have to build it daily always striving to find God’s will for our lives and trusting that the plans He has for us are better than any we could devise on our own


Welsh Dragon crossings at The Quacken

THE SCENE: 40 degrees, sleeting a wee bit.

SSH – x20 IC 4CT

Little bit of this, little bit of that

Cherry Pickers – x10 IC

Indian run (half of the loop) around the park once. Stop at pavilion to do 15 decline merkins OYO. Run another lap (half as indian run) and stop at pavilion for 25 dips OYO. Run another lap (half as indian run) and head toward church parking lot.

Welsh Dragon halfway across parking lot.

  • Bear crawl forward 4CT, 1 merkin, 1 plank jack, 1 set of back-of-shoulder taps, repeat until you’ve crossed half the lot. Mosey to Duck Pond.

Duck Pond Doras –

  • 1 partner does the exercise while the other partner runs a lap around the pond. (50 burpee penalty for everyone if you fall in)
  • 150 LBC
  • 150 Kobra Kais
  • 150 Mountain Climbers 2CT
  • 150 Squat Jumps
  • plank until final runner finishes his lap

Mosey back to church lot. Welsh Dragon across the entire lot this time (but hey it’s downhill this direction!)

20ct rest. Mosey back to AO

Flutter Kicks 20x 4ct

Box Cutters 10x

Edward Scissorlegs 15x

Flutter Kicks 15x 4ct
Duggar, Clinger, Frasier, Ghost, Half Caff, Filte

Frasier led us in a quick devotional: Rest, Respect, Reliance. Isaiah 40: 28-31 “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not grow faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

Lots of prayers around for our families and our fellow PAX. Continue to lift one another up.
Hardship Hill is May 18!! Let’s see how many PAX we can get to sign up. If we don’t have enough for a full 5-hour team, we can merge with Brickyard or Big Ball as needed.

The Quacken AO Launch!

THE SCENE: 50 degrees. Cloudy. Little rain toward the end.


Warmed up in an adjacent pavilion b/c we couldn’t all fit in the normal one!

SSH X20 4ct IC

Cherry Pickers x10 IC

Annie’s – x8 each forward and backward each.

Little bit of this, little bit of that…

Imperial Walkers x10 4CT
Relay run with the 20lb baby around the Fountain City Park loop 1 time. Turn around and run up to the Gresham Hill continuing the relay run with the 20lb baby.

Welsh Dragons (Happy St. David’s Day!)

  • Bear crawl position the whole time. Move forward 4 steps.
  • Do 1 merkin
  • Do 1 plank jack
  • Do 1 pair of back of shoulder taps
  • Bear crawl forward another 4 steps.
  • Rinse and repeat for ~30ft adding 1 rep to each move every time.
  • Rest and then turn around and go halfway back-ish toward where we started starting over at 1 rep each.

Relay run with 20lb baby back down Gresham Hill around the side to the Duck Pond.

The Quacken Circuit

  • 8 station circuit around the Duck Pond. 20 reps of listed exercise at each station, except the last station which is 10 Kraken Burpees (regular burpee with 3 hand-release merkins at the bottom). Repeat the loop 2x or until time.
  • #1 – 20 Squats
  • #2 – 20 Merkins
  • #3 – 20 Overhead Claps 2CT
  • #4 – 20 LBCs
  • #5 – 20 American Hammers 2CT
  • #6 – 20 Mountain Climbers 2CT
  • #7 – 20 SSH 2CT
  • #8 – 10 Kraken Burpees (3 hand-release merkins at the bottom)
  • Ran out of time, but almost finished 2nd loop

Relay run back to the AO with 20lb baby.

Out of time! We had too much fun.
18 HIMs made it out for the launch! Herbie, Abort, Half caff, Mr. Wedgie, SiPad, Bowflex, Chaucer, Hamm, Belding, Fast-n-Easy, Swanson, Quagmire, Detention, Ghost, Tank, Doubtfire, Erector, Filter
Philippians 2:3-4 “Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
4 takeaways for today:

  1. Accountability – Hold one another accountable to make it out here. Encourage one another to get better and be better. Hold one another accountable in our regular lives outside our workout times as well.
  2. Q! Sign up to Q! Everyone has the ability, wherewithal and capacity to do it. We can help. You can do it.
  3. Mend House – Come out and post with these guys on Wednesdays at 6pm. They’re a great group of guys to workout with and we all benefit from being around one another.
  4. Give Back – Give back to the AOs where you post. Volunteer for a cleanup day or help do things around the park / school / etc. I know we can definitely help the Lions Club keep FC Park clean and running well for everyone to use.
    Chili cook-off tonight 6-8pm at Fort Loudoun Yacht Club. Reach out to Rusty or Doubtfire for more info.

    F3 Knoxville, The Quacken
    Launch of The Quacken AO in Fountain City on March 1, 2019.