F3 Knoxville

Three headed monster

THE SCENE: Calm, Humid, 70sih

Little of everything… Merkins, Alabama ass-kickers, jog, burpees, tempo squat, jog, BLIMPS

  • Aiken legs –>  Bernie Sanders  –> 50 yd sprint (x2)… Legs blasted, check
  • Bear crawl ring of fire –> center circle of the MRSA field. There was no safety on the ground or on your hands.
    1. 360 degrees of bear crawl –> 10 merkins.
    2. 180 degrees of boo boo bear crawl –> 10 werkins.
    3. 180 degrees of boo boo bear crawl (opposite leg) –> 10 werkins.
    4. 180 degrees of crawl bear –> 10 derkins. Arms smoked.
  • Doracides – 400 iron mikes, 250 Big boy sit-ups, and 250 dry docks.
    • partners take turns chipping away while the other runs a suicide style sprint with burpees at the turn around point. At least the end was near.


Just cause we had 3 minutes left…. gas pumpers and peter parkers.

17 strong.

After God threw man out of the garden of Eden, the first thing he did was form clothes for them. How do we extend grace to our children even when we punish them?

F3 olympics…. not sure when, but sounds like fun.

Kickball Warm Up

THE SCENE: Lovely. 67 degrees. Misty, then rainy, then down-poury, then just flat out wet.
This & That; Cherry Pickers x5; Toe Touches

10 stations, spread out over 1 1/2 miles (with about equal distance between stations), as follows:

  • 100 Merkins
  • 100 Prisoner squats
  • 50 chest to bars; 50 squat jumps
  • 30 pull ups; 25 lunges (each leg)
  • 20 burpee box jumps (audible to 15)
  • 50 flutter kicks (4ct) (IC); ABC (IC)
  • 50 Iron Mikes
  • 100 BBS
  • 25 diamond merkins; 50 CDD’s
  • Burpee Jack Webb (1 burpee and 2 overhead claps = round 1; 2 burpee and 4 overhead claps = round 2) x 10 rounds

The rules: everyone stays together; everyone stays working; those that finish a station can take up to 20% of the reps of those that have not finished a station (put another way, each person may allow the rest of the PAX to help with 20% of their reps)(in this way those that finish early keep working, help the PAX that need it, and keep up the pace needed to finish all 10 stations in an hour).

8 dudes
Many of these exercises required each PAX to push to the body to exhaustion (i.e. total muscle failure).  Sometimes life’s trials require the same – maybe total muscle exhaustion, but more likely, emotional or spiritual exhaustion.  So, press on to exhaustion. Lean on Jesus and those that can help with a few reps. Eek out a few more on the way. Enjoy being stronger – you will be.
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Lots of stuff coming up: CSAUP; F3 Knox Olympics


THE SCENE: Like walking through soup.

@Shooter chose today to settle up for missing his Q on the previous Wednesday. Solid 4 second makeout session with the pee rock painstakingly selected from the pile at the Dog Pound. After that, we got after it:

  • 5 Burpees
  • 10 Cherry Pickers
  • 15 Mericans
  • 20 SSH
  • 25 Imperial Walkers


  • Mosey to running loop and commence Route 66 with Mericans at each light pole, plank til the 6 arrives
  • Continue mosey to baseball field
    • Split into 2 teams and race around the bases (Twice)
    • Home to First: gorilla shuffle, First to Second: sprint, Second to Third: gorilla shuffle, (opposite direction) Third to Home: Sprint (Second lap: sub bear crawl for gorilla shuffle)
  • Mosey to playground
    • 30 Pullups/30 Burpees (However you can get them)
  • Mosey to Upper Parking Lot
    • 8 stations, start at 5 and add 5 at each station, 2 loops
      • 1st loop: Big Boys (5+10+15+20+25+30+35+40=180 Total)
      • 2nd loop: American Hammers (2 count) (5+10+15+20+25+30+35+40=180 Total)
  • Offered 3 options for the next whoopin: 1) Dora 2) Circuit 3) Amazeballs. The PAX chose Amazeballs
  • Mosey to top soccer field, commence Amazeballs:
    • Split into 2 teams, line up on opposing sides of the same baseline
    • PAX plank while one member of each team runs to mid field and retrieves a ball with a workout written on it. Once the ball makes it back to the baseline, the teams complete the workout and one PAX goes to get the next ball. Exercises:
      • 20 Burpees
      • 40 Merkins
      • 50 Big Boys
      • Lunges (Midfield then sprint back)
      • Bear Crawl (Midfield then sprint back)
      • Bernie Sanders (Midfield then sprint back)
  • First Nation run (Indian Run) to AO to complete 1 loop of the truck stop

Popcorn to different PAX: flutter kicks, side crunches and Freddie Mercury’s
One visitor from F3 Memphis: @Goldilocks
Through my transition from individual contributor to a leadership position at work, it has required me to reconsider how I look at my output in order for the team to succeed. It is required for me to anticipate hurdles and roadblocks that may come up for my team members and support them to be successful in spite of these challenges. I encouraged all of the PAX to reach out to others around them and offer support when they are struggling physically and emotionally. #ISI


Merkin Mania!!

  • THE SCENE: warm, humid, armpit-like
  • SSH IC 20
  • Tempo squats IC 15
  • little this and a little that
  • Michael Phelps
  • Cherry pickers IC 10
  • Imperial walkers IC 20
    We started out over to the play ground, by way of a baatan death march, the PAX were concerned about what exactly “merkin mania” was going to look like for them. Once to the playground we finished our warm up with some 7’s, pull ups at the bottom 4ct calf raises at the top Burnie Sanders up the hip and bear crawl every other trip down. Once we woke up our shoulders we officially said good morning to them with some bear crawls in the parking lot. 30yds out with 10 dry docks at every 3rd parking space and 30yds back with 10 plank jacks. Then we mosied over to the concrete bleachers….it was there we had merkin mania….
  • 7 one arm incline merkins & 7 super man merkins
  • 15 diamond merkins & 15 cobra merkins
  • 10 one legged merkins and 10 grasshopper merkins
  • 15 alligator merkins & 15 lizard merkins
  • 15 decline & 15 Spider-Man merkins

After each complete round the PAX would run to the end of the fence and back and start again eliminating the bottom set. I called an audible after two rounds through.

We then slow mosied to the soccer field and did some sprints (600yds worth)

then it was back to the AO

We started with some ring of fire abs (legs up at 45), then 25 each of flutter kicks, hello dollies, and LBC (which bartman led us in). And lastly an agonizing minute of boat canoe.

I have been reading a book titled “Beautiful Outlaw” and in reading through it I often pondered how awesome it would be to be a disciple of Jesus in those times, all the camp fires they sat around laughing and cutting up, miles and miles they walked with Him, and many numerous gatherings they were a part of with Jesus. It almost gave me a feeling of envy to think how close they became with Jesus while he was walking amongst us. It then dawned on me how that is exactly what we are called to as Christians today. Jesus may no longer be walking amongst us in Human form but He is still very much alive and speaking and listening. I encouraged the PAX to not fall into the trap of trying to fall in love with a set of rules or the idea that God loves them but instead to pursue a friendship with the person of Jesus, just the same as his disciples did so long ago.
Closing prayer

Harry Hood

THE SCENE: Chilly and Wet


SSH x 30 IC

Short mosey

Merkins IC 10

Mike Fphelps

Hand release merkins x 30

American hammers x 30 4ct

Run 2 laps

Ranger merkins x 30

E2K- 15 each side

Hand release burpees x 30

Outlaws 15 each direction

Oyo (30 reps of whatever you want hunk)

Drydocks x 30

Between each exercise there is a run to the midline


Mosey to Electric cowboy

Sprints and Swims x2

Calf raises and wall sits x2

Helped Tank pitch a tent

Mosey to concrete bench


Squats and Box Jumps

Flutter Kicks IC x 50

I asked a friend who lives in Jamaica if he wanted to share something with us. This what he told me.

I was shot in 1979. I had three kids. They were six, four, and two. I was looking at death’s door after being shot, and Jamaica was certainly worse back then. While waiting to die in the hospital I asked God to keep me alive until my girls were 15 and 12, and until my boy was 13. This is the point where they could stand for themselves. I was in the hospital for 18 months before I was sent to the infirmary. While in the infirmary, I did not see my kids for many years. One day, I was at the gate. At the gate, I saw my children at the age I prayed for. I say all of this to show that we must have faith in God. In everything He will work things out for us if we put our trust in Him. Blessed Love

Psalms 85. 10-13

Love and faithfulness meet together;
    righteousness and peace kiss each other.
 Faithfulness springs forth from the earth,
    and righteousness looks down from heaven.
 The Lord will indeed give what is good,
    and our land will yield its harvest.
 Righteousness goes before him
    and prepares the way for his steps.


Happy birthday Sparky
Hardship Hill…. Get on it u filthy animals