F3 Knoxville

Deck of Death with Suicides

THE SCENE: Spectacular morning for a beat down (70s and cool)

SSHx16, Cherry Pickers x5, Little This Little That, Michael Phelps

Deck of Death.  Circle up, PAX picks card to determine exercise and rep count.

  • Diamonds = Pull-up Hangs and Bent over Rows (handful of PAX use pull-up bars to hold at 90 degree pull-up while remaining PAX do Bent over Rows)
  • Clubs = Goblet Squats
  • Hearts = BBS
  • Spades = Merkins
  • Number card = number x 2
  • Face card = 25 reps
  • Ace = 30 reps
  • Joker = 40 skull crushers (tricep extensions over head)

Any number card that was 5 or less was a suicide of that number.  From exercise equipment end of grinder to bathroom wall and back counts as 1.  Eventual mod on suicide was down was 1 and back was 1.  If even card was drawn, Bernie Sanders back to exercise equipment.

LBCs for time
Hot Squat, Moses, Yosemite, Hydrant, Grouch
With recent activities in our country, it is easy to get lost in the world activities and while we as disciples of Christ have differing opinions, we are called to be salt and light to the world.  Yeshua showed us what it meant to love those who did not call him Messiah and what it meant to give tough love to those who called themselves disciples of YHWH.  Yeshua is our model.  While we may not always agree with people on their stance and thoughts, we can still love them even if the world says that there is no love without believing exactly as they do.  We all know that this is not true.  I can love while disagreeing with you.  Remember to hold fast in your convictions as YHWH and Yeshua lead you but also remember that YHWH tells us to let him do the changing of the heart; we are simply to plant the seeds.
Beer Mile moved to September 10 at Moses abode.  See Moses for details.

A blast from the past

THE SCENE:  the type of gloom that just touches your soul. Heavy heavy rain, thunder and as Drifter called it “real lighting” . We assessed and the pax felt good with starting under the pavilion. 

  • 35 4ct SSH
  • 10 cherry pickers
  • 9LBAC forward
  • 20 4ct cherry dans (I think that’s the name, standing arms out straight pinch fingers like picking cherries.)
  • 10 LBAC backwards

Todays beatdown was an homage to a Bombshelter legend Hammy. In honor of his Triple Respect birthday yesterday Q dug into the archives and put together some Hammy classics. Q also included a little         Hammy-isum before each Thang-Thang. Those that have experienced a Hammy Q know it’s not just the beatdown where your mind and body are challenged. A Hammy BOM is sometimes more impactful than the beatdown, and that’s saying a lot. Hammy had to relinquish todays Q due to an injury so Q felt it only seemed fitting to give us a Hammy Q.

Thang 1
Ol’70 partner- one pax does 10 reps while pax b holds plank, squat, leg raise switch after 10 reps.

Run 3 line suicide every even #

  • weather modification we did 3 burpees every even set


Step ups

Box cutters

Hammy-isum-“HIMs need strong connections with other men. F3 recognizes that and strives to foster it.”

Thang 2
13 states

  • curls
  • Thrusters
  • Swings
  • Blockes
  • Up right rows
  • Military press
  • Chest press
  • Laying skull crushers
  • Shine scrapes
  • Grave diggers
  • Bent over rows
  • Lawn mowers
  • Front squats

Pax go to cone. One pax takes flag and bag and runs to the road and back .Rest of pax does same exercise while Pax a tuns down back.  Everyone rotate around to next spot and next pax in order takes the bag and runs

  • weather mod- no flag run with bag to end of grinder and back.

Hammy-isum:  “ We should appreciate the freedom we have that was started in 1776 and resulted in 1% of the colony’s citizens giving their life to attain it.”

Indian run to Crumpet- Veep was very adamant Hammy never liked Indian Runs. The backblast say different 🙂

Thang 3

Crumpet classic

5 trips up crumpet – run, Bernie, run, bear crawl, run

5 to 1 burpees at top 2-10 BBS , increase by 2 at the bottom.

Hammy-isum- “What we make of life is mostly above our shoulders. How much better would it be if we let our hearts rule! How much better would our memories be if we just let our hearts have more influence and be less selfish”


Pax roulette- props to the FNG for going with the Burpees.
F3 is so unique and special. You can’t find an organization where men can surround themselves with men from all walks of life from 18-70. It gives us the chance to grow as men in so many ways. I’m so thankful for F3.
Hammy you’re an inspiration to this pax and I’m honored to gridded away aside you. Q realized that Hammy would probably be asking why I would do this beatdown because it’s not like he is dead.

Leadership is influence. F3 is about growing male leadership in our community. Enough said.

Triple Respect 🤜🤛
Beer Mile Moses Sept 10

Luck be a Lady Tonight

THE SCENE: 70s and humid

Little Baby Arm Circles X10

Cherry Pickers X5

Windmills X5

Mosey loop

10 blockees then roll dice

1- run loop

2- 50 hop kicks

3- 50 rows

4- 30 overhead presses

5- 50 box jumps

6- 50 curls

Switched to 10 gauntlet Squats halfway through


Superman Banna

Pax Roulette
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Capture the Flag

THE SCENE: Pleasantly cool morning!

Cherry Pickers in cadence

Stretchin’ out them hammies and quads

Little bit of this and a little bit of that to loosen up

Then a short mosey to get the heart rate up

Split into 2 evenly matched teams at separate ends of the route. Team 1 (purple team) did wall squats while passing a block. Team 2 (pink team) held plank while alternating between high and low, but each member alternated after the team member before them (like the wave). Once each team had made it down and back twice, the first team member would sprint to the first station and perform the excersize noted while the remaining team continued the excersize. Once the team member made to the other base, they would do the excersize allocated to that base (plank member would do wall squats, wall squats would do plank) Purple team stations were 1) 25 merkins, 2) 30 big boys, 3) colt 45, 4) 35 air squats with CMU. Pink team same but I’m reverse. Once the entire team had made it to the other end they had to go back through all the stations as a team (cannot progress to next station until everyone had completed the excersize). Once that was done, the team had to sprint to another location, grab the flag and sprint it back to their base. First one. To complete won. Purple team pulled out the W. Winners had to suicide the 4 stations. Losers had to do 10 burpees, then suicide the 4 stations.

Big boys

Merkins on a CMU for time

Joy in suffering. James 1:2 and Romans 5:3-5
Great competetion between some even greater guys! Building our relationships by being vulnerable with the hardships in our lives, but knowing those things are being used by God to grow us, to build perservierence and character.
Convergence is this Saturday, make sure you sign up: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MvKVUXClWHsLknEsCKYuuvkQHliEpycTdB3nMqTGFU8/edit
2nd F Fellowship at @Moses (Cody Self)’s house:

Lean In

THE SCENE: A surprisingly cool morning with some surprisingly cool dudes 😎

  • SSH (25) in confusing cadence
  • Imperial Walkers (20ish) start in confusing cadence, then transition to OYO, end abruptly after losing count completely.
  • Freedom Twists (20) in cadence with help from the PAX
  • Merkins (15) in cadence – finally!


  • Mosey to side field for 50 yard Murder Hornet (standard is 30 yrds, but that’s how we do).
  • Rock-a-bye Baby Relay with High-Five Flag Run
  • Divide into two teams. Each team starts with one team member per exercise station. Each station is 10 yards apart. Number of stations depends on number in PAX. 1st station is Rock-a-bye Baby, 2nd is curls, 3rd is skull crushers, 4th is BBS, and 5th is squats. All stations involve a baby (CMU) and each person must hold their baby (CMU) the entire time without dropping. If you set the baby down you must do 73 Murder Merkins – (23 murder bunny + 50 merkins). Last workout station is the exception. You must give your baby to the HIM behind you doing squats with baby (CMU). He will squat with 2 CMUs while you run to top of hill and grab your team’s flag🇺🇸. Then you must run with the flag and get a high-five from an NFP (non-F3 person) as fast as you can. PAX continues to do the exercise at their station until you complete your mission and plant the flag back at the top of the hill. Then grab your baby (CMU) and go back to 1st station. Everyone rotates to next station by lunging with baby (CMU) overhead. Compete against other team until circuit is complete or until you get pepper-sprayed by an NFP.

Please no more counting.


I recently sharpened my lawnmower blades. I didn’t realize how dull they had become until I had sharpened them. As men we were made to be sharp and to offer our strength to others.💪  But sometimes we don’t realize how dull we have become until we see what sharp looks like. Being around sharp men can help you see the areas where you have become complacent, dull, ineffective or broken. Being around Jesus was like that for the disciples. They were constantly challenged in the way they thought, acted, spoke and lived. They called him the light of the world. Because he exposed the darkness each of them and in world. He exposed the darkness in the Pharisees, but they rejected the light because they were focused on what they stood to lose (pride, position, power), the disciples accepted the light because they realized what they had to gain (love, acceptance, forgiveness, eternal life). The act of sharpening my mower blades required energy and friction. It required energy transfer from one blade to the other. It also required friction…a necessary rubbing away of rough spots and impurities. Neither of these things can happen without closeness. The two blades have to be so close that they touch…they connect …and not just lightly touch …you have to lean in to the friction. We are conditioned to avoid friction and the past two years we have become more disconnected than ever. I challenge you men to lean in. Lean in to what makes you sharper. F3 is a great place to start. But don’t stop here. Lean in. Lean in to those men that make you sharper. But don’t stop there. Lean in. Go to church and take your family to hear the word of God preached. But don’t stop there. Lean in.

Hebrews 4:12 says “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”

If you want to be sharp in mind, body and spirit, lean in to the Word of God, for that is where you will find God himself. His word has its own energy…it is alive and active and no one can sharpen you better than God Himself. LEAN IN!

Overall a great turnout and effort by the PAX in spite of the shortcomings of the Q. We made some friends (high-fives) and we made some enemies (trying to follow the Q’s cadence).


This weeks news and announcements:

Convergence is this Saturday, make sure you sign up: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MvKVUXClWHsLknEsCKYuuvkQHliEpycTdB3nMqTGFU8/edit
2nd F Fellowship at @Moses (Cody Self)’s house: https://f3blountcounty.slack.com/archives/C019JSAG3SB/p1655309928974779
Make sure to get your shirt order done. Once the preorder closes on the 29th they will not be available anymore: https://f3.mudgear.com/collections/active-preorders/products/f3-knoxville-speedway-pre-order-june-2022
@Cow Patty (Rob Wu) VQs Thursday. Let’s get out and support him! Q calendar for July will be posted soon so start planning your first or next Q.