F3 Knoxville

Seabiscuits and Gravy


7-Cherry Pickers, 10 Windmills, 15-Hairy Rockettes, 10 Tempo Merkins, Karaoke, High Knees, Butt Kickers,
Mosey back to sophomore hill area with two sets of strides thrown in.

In the new parking lot facing sophomore hill we prepared for a modified Sea Biscuit:

10xSquats, 15xMerkins, 20xBBS

Followed by 1 lap (pick your poison for the laps with three options for distance .1 mile, .15 miles or .21 miles)

Repeato but add 1 lap after each round up to 4 laps then work your way back down.

Everyone made it through round 4 before calling recover.

Mosey back to the coupon pile and pick a good one.

With your coupon, perform 50 curls and 50 tricep extensions switching as needed. Once done hold a wall sit until the six is finished and completes a 10 count.

With your coupon, perform 20 picture hangers. Once done hold a wall sit until the six is finished and completes a 10 count.

Mosey back to the shovel flag

30 Flutter Kicks, 15 lbcs, 15 Side planks with dips – each side.

4 hit up JUCO: Rush for some speedwork, and 9 got a little taste of JUCO: Rush during the regular beatdown. High mileage day today.

Welcome FNG Gosling! Gosling’s dad is Lullaby who has been out a few times.

Talked briefly about the story of Stephen the Martyr and the courage that he showed in the face of persecution. Even as he was being stoned he cried out, “Lord Jesus” which was the main reason he was being stoned, calling Jesus Lord. He was willing to preach/speak the truth even to the point of death. Let’s take a lesson from Stephen and not be ashamed of the truth. Let us not back down in the face of persecution.

Need some more men to pick up Q’s.

CSAUP in July, sign up’s are already open.

Your Dolphin?

THE SCENE:  So nice.
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  Administered

Seal clap
Overhead clap
Let it hang
Cherry pickers
Tempo Squats
Down/up dog
Tempo merkins
Mountain climbers


Mosey to Jucomanjaro, where there are 8 cones spaced 50’ from each other.

At the base of the hill do 15 squats, 15 merkins, 15 mountain climbers (2 count).  Run to the cone, do exercise on the cone, run back down.  Each time at the base, do the 15 squats, 15 merkins, 15 mountain climbers (4 count).  Repeat for all cones.

Cone 1: 10 Burpees
Cone 2: 20 Carolina dry docks
Cone 3: 30 Bobby Hurleys
Cone 4: 40 side crunches (20 each side)
Cone 5: 50 Pickle pounders
Cone 6: 60 Hello Dolly (single count)
Cone 7: 70 flutter kicks (2 count)
Cone 8: 80 SSH

Mosey to the Hardin Valley house.  Grab a block.  50’s.

40 curls + 10 presses
30 curls + 20 presses
20 curls + 30 presses
10 curls + 40 presses

In between each set, Everest up the hill, run down the steps.


Heavy LBCs
Heavy Flutter kicks
Heavy BBS
Mosey to the flag
Freddy Mercury
Side plank E2K




I have bad news and good news.  The bad news is, by itself this message is not going to make much sense.  Because…it is only Part 1 of a 3-part message that you will get this week.  The good news is 5k is going to give you Part 2 on Wednesday, and Booster will really bring it all together on Friday.  You won’t want to miss it – be back out here on Wednesday and Friday!

Part I:

Mt Everest – 29,000 ft.  The highest point on earth.  Captivating and deadly.  In the 1920’s to conquer this mountain was the greatest challenge remaining in the Golden Age of Adventure.  Everest was the edge of heaven, where many believed no human could survive.  But not George Mallory….

Mallory was part of three expeditions to Mount Everest in the 1920’s.  As an admired climber in Europe, he was a likely candidate for these trips.  He wanted to be part of climbing the highest peak in the world and, for Mallory, climbing was about much more than just the physical challenge.  Like others who were involved, he felt that climbing Everest was a step in the progress of humankind toward achieving its full potential – he felt as though he were in the service of something greater than himself.

The first trip was for reconnaissance. There was much mapping, charting, and getting to know the area to scope out a possible route to the top.  The second effort included several attempts to get to the summit with no success.  When asked to participate in the third expedition, Mallory at 37 years old, knew it would be his last chance.  So, once again he went to the mountain… On June 7, 1924, he made a bid for the top and was never seen alive again.  We don’t know if Mallory made the summit.  Some believe that he did – and was, therefore, the first man in history to do so.  Others think he could not have made it.  What we do know is that 97 years ago, George Mallory died doing what he was born to do.

In the F3 Q Source, 2.3 is about serving in the high impact zone.  In that chapter, we are introduced to the concept of your DolphinYour Dolphin is your unique gift, the thing you do better than anything else and the thing you do better than most other people can do it. (From the Q Source) “F3 chose the dolphin to symbolize man’s unique gift because the dolphin is a mammal that was born to swim but cannot do most of the other things that mammals do.  The dolphin’s Dolphin is swimming. It does that better than anything else it can do, and better than most any other mammal can.”

1 Peter 4:10, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another…”

George Mallory’s Dolphin was climbing mountains.  It was the thing he did best – and he was better at it than most any man alive.  He gave the best of himself – his skill and talent for mountaineering – to what he considered to be the betterment of humanity.

Today and tomorrow, be thinking about, “What is your Dolphin?”  What is it that you do best – and do better than most other people you know?

Come back on Wednesday for Part 2 of this message!


The opening lines of this Word are the opening lines of a documentary called “The Wildest Dream” narrated by Liam Neeson.  Go ahead and read it again…this time in Neeson’s voice.  So much cooler, am I right?!

Nice to have Gump back out with us!


Prayer of thanks for Pool Boy’s mother

We didn’t melt…

THE SCENE: A wet 55 degrees.
Good morning!
You gentlemen are here for F3. That stands for fitness, fellowship, & Faith. This is a free workout. You are here on your own volition. I do not know your injuries. Modify if necessary. Modification does not always mean backing down if something is too easy, I encourage you to add on. Covid guidelines make sure you maintaining 6 feet of space and we will not be sharing equipment. Let’s get started!

Side straddle hop in cadence 20
10 Windmills in cadence
10 tempo merkins
Arm rotations thumbs up in cadence
Reverse thumbs down in cadence
Cherry Pickers
Side straddle hop in cadence 20

  • Mosey to the large parking lot w/ the person up front falling off for 2 burpees after a 5 count
  • Soccer drill on the curb
  • Walking lunges to the next line 1 burpee
    Bernie back

    Sprint two lines 2 burpees
    Bernie back

    Bear crawl back to the 2nd line
    Flutter Kicks x20
    Repeat from new starting point

  • Mosey with the person in the back weaving to the front to the coupon pile
  • 10 Blockees run up the stairs and do 5 pull ups
  • 20 Thrusters run up the stairs and do 5 pull ups
  • 30 Curls run up the stairs and do 5 pull ups
  • Flutter kicks in cadence
  • Mosey to the flag stopping for flutter kicks and Freddy Mercury

Mucho Chesto

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So what’s the #1 commandment? Put God first.
What did Jesus say was the 2nd most important commandment?
Love thy neighbor as much as you love thyself.
Why is this so difficult?! That’s a question. Why?!
Our neighbor doesn’t necessarily mean our next door neighbor. It could be anyone we encounter.
The truth is, we don’t know what someone is going through and a simple act of kindness or a smile can be a game changer.
I challenge you to be kind to everyone you encounter this week. Volunteer your time to help someone , give blood, a simple smile can go a long way. Do it even if you don’t get a “Thank you” or a smile back. That’s not why you’re doing this!
Matthew 22:34-40
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March Madness with 2.0s

THE SCENE: 50s, dense fog to drizzle

  • Reach for the sky
  • Let it hang
  • Neck Rolls
  • Arm Circles Forward, Backward, Morrocan Night Clubs, OH Claps x 10 each
  • Hip Circles in cadence
  • Cherry Pickers
  • Side Straddle Hops
  • Tempo Merkins

Find the curb – then Lunge and Twist, Toy Soldiers and Elbow to Instep

Mosey to the “Court”yard of paradise for March Madness Doras

  • Bobby Hurleys x 200
  • Dips x 150
  • Bonnie Blairs x 100
  • Merkins x 50
  • Bobby Hurleys x 200 because coach said to do more freethrows when you are tired.

Mosey, wagonwheel, jailbreak back to the flag

Flutterkicks x 25

Sidestraddle hops x 25
18 HIMS, 3 named 2.0s and 10 FNG 2.0s
Happy St. Patricks Day!  Did you know that St. Patricks Day is not about Irish Traditions, it is about the spread of the Gospel by St. Patrick in Ireland after he was kidnapped at age 16 from Britain, forced to work in Ireland, escaped slavery only to return to plant churches all over Ireland.  The truth can be lost some 1600 years after things happen.  So lets talk about Lies — what is the worst that can happen when we think about Lies?  The Pax correctly answered, “We can believe them.”

Satan, the enemy, Jesus said is the father of lies – John 8:44.  Jesus said, “I am the way, the TRUTH, and the life.” John 14:6.  Let’s talk about one of God’s important truths — the fruits of the Spirit — love, joy, peace patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (of which against there is no law)  Think about where God put Adam and Eve — in the Garden of Eden.  We are constantly surrounded by manmade homes, buildings and materials, but when we get into nature, we see how God makes things.  This is how it works inside our souls.  God granted me a great peace that passes understanding in my greatest time of need, and I believe it was because of my love for God and belief that my faith mattered.  The agricultural theme throughout the Bible is not just for the people of the day to understand, but it is how God works.

I encourage you all to read Matthew 13:1–23, Mark 4:1–20, Luke 8:4–15 — the Parable of the Sower of the Seed.  We cannot earn the fruits of the Spirit but we can resist the lies of the enemy, deceitfulness of wealth and world systems, and desire of the flesh to live when faced with persecution.  We can also prepare our soil through unity with God.  The oneness with God thru Jesus Christ gives us light from the fierce fiery love of God and saturates us with the River of Life from the throne room of God.  This COT is a continuation of a Q previously: Psalms 37:4, “Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”  Decided to read this literally, by delighting in the Lord, HE will literally give me the pure, holy desires in my heart (not give me what I desire).  Desire is the fuel that waters Passion, and Passion is the soil from which Purpose can Grow  =   Abundant Life.
Please pray for my friend, Nick Osborn’s healing from cancer and salvation.

Check Your Hearing

THE SCENE:  35 and clear
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER:  Administered

Moroccan Nightclub
Overhead Claps
Tempo Squats
Up/Down Dog
Black snake to the back lot
Bernie the length of the lot
Lunge/broad jump/lunge the length of the lot


Five Lines spaced ~50’ apart. 

  • Bear crawl to 1st line.  40 merkins.  Sprint to the 5th line and back to start.
  • Bear crawl to 2nd line.  30 merkins.  Sprint to the 5th line and back to start.
  • Bear crawl to 3rd line.  20 merkins.  Sprint to the 5th line and back to start.
  • Bear crawl to 4th line.  10 merkins.  Sprint back to start.

Lunge walk/mosey to the coupons


P1:  Up the steps – touch the wall – come back
P2: Exercise

100 – Uneven Merkins
150 – Overhead press
200 – Heavy LBC
250 – Curls
300 – Coupon Squat

Mosey to the benches – Bulgarian split squats x 20 each

Mosey home.


PAX Choice with some Dolly, American hammer, heels to heaven, plank


9 + 5 Rushians


Today is International Ear Care Day.  Last year’s theme for IECD was “Check Your Hearing” – and that’s what we are going to talk about this morning…checking our hearing

What do you think about when we talk of “listening for the voice of God”?  What does that look like?  What does God’s voice sound like?  Should we expect an audible voice? A flash of lightning? A vision in the clouds?  I’d love to hear an audible voice – but I don’t expect it.  Instead, I think about hearing God’s voice when I “listen” with my heart and my spirit.

In the book of Jerimiah…starting in Chapter 7 the prophet is standing at the gate of a city and relaying God’s words to the occupants.  As he reminisces on the Israelites experience after they left Egypt, Jeremiah says (speaking from God’s perspective), “I have spoken to you time and again, but you wouldn’t listen and I have called you but you wouldn’t answer” (vs 13). Later (vs 24), “(I gave) them this command, ‘Obey me, and then I will be your God, and you will be my people. Follow every way I command you so that it may go well with you”.  Then, “but they harkened not, nor inclined their ear.”

The Hebrew word from this passage which we translate as “inclined” is natah.  Traced to its Semitic root, you find it is a musician’ term, used for the tightening of strings on an instrument to tune it.  The Hebrew word for “ear” is ‘azan, which means ear – but also in the Semitic, it is a term used for a musical instrument.  So, the idea of “inclining one’s ear” is really a word picture of tuning a musical instrument so that it is in harmony with other instruments.  “Hearing the voice of God” might be a matter of tuning the strings of your spirit or heart…so that you are in harmony with His mind and heart.

How do we tune our hearts?

By doing many of the things that we talk about in this circle!

  • Through prayer and guided meditation (hat tip Spotter, Pool Boy, Erector, others…) we commune with His Spirit and, over time, become more in harmony.
  • Through reading and studying scripture (hat tip Guardrail, Wanderer, others…) we learn about His character.
  • Through living obediently (hat tip Archie, Hound Dog, others…).  Because disobedience is a sure sign of living out of tune.

Check your hearing!  Maybe the way you come to know God’s will is by tuning your heart to be in harmony with His heart.  Work at this by prayer, mediation, studying scripture, and living in obedience.


Prayers for Wanderer’s family as they grieve a loss and make plans to travel.

Prayers for Butterknife’s wife as she courageously steps out to look for employment that she is passionate about.

Borrowed most of this from a Word that I did back in October – apologies to Snaggletooth, who heard it twice!

Hat tip to Chaim Bentorah for inspiring this Word.  Read more about natah ‘azan.