F3 Knoxville

Get Ready

THE SCENE: Warm and muggy

20 SSH, 4 ct
5 burpees
15 Imperial Walkers, 4 ct
4 burpees
Little baby arm circles, 4 ct, 15 forward, 15 back
5 burpees
Stretching, little of this and that
5 Cherry pickers

Mosey to upper field. 2 rounds:
At the bleachers, do 10 dips, 10 lunges (each leg), 10 sumo squats, and 10 wide arm merkins.
Take a lap doing reps at each corner (5, 10, 15, then 20)
Lap 1 = burpees, Lap 2 = BBS

Mosey to outhouse for 21s:
Easy ups at the top of the hill
Squats at the bottom

Round Q: Count off. Each PAX takes a turn to call the next exercise. The next PAX can interrupt the current exercise as he sees fit. (Readiness – see BOM)

Laying with legs 6” off the ground, use legs to write the name of each PAX present.
25 American Hammers, 4ct

Use the TAGS on right-side to record PAX (BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOURSELF) in attendance. Be sure to select the AO in CATEGORY above TAGS and then delete these notes!
There’s been a lot going on in this world lately. A lot of sickness, injuries, and death even in just my very small circle and so much more that impacts other PAX and friends and family not associated with F3. In all of this, I heard a message at one of those recent funerals. The minister was talking about this lady who lived her life Ready. She was ready to go on the next adventure. Ready to tackle challenges and obstacles. Ready to lend a hand. Ready.
So my question to you is: are you ready? Are you ready for today? Tomorrow? Next week? Are you ready for life’s unexpected twists and turns, successes and failures, victories and utter defeats? Are you ready for whatever lies in store for your wife, girlfriend, parents, children? Good or bad?
We men tend to think of ourselves as ready for anything. That’s the Boyscout motto and mentality: Be prepared. But what are you ready for? Is it today or is it eternity? Jesus teaches us not to worry or fret about today or tomorrow, for this world is temporary, fleeting. We need to be ready for Eternity. And more than this, we need to make sure that our families are ready. That our friends are ready. That our neighbors and coworkers and acquaintances are ready. Even the ones we may not really like. Our job is to be ready and get as many others as possible to be ready as well.
So I leave you with this: are you ready?
Praise: Judge Judy’s father had a quick recovery from Covid
Keep praying for Ribbed’s wife and the rest of our PAX struggling with sickness and loss
Dog Pound CSAUP: Off the Chain
August 21 – Sign up!!!

Don’t Hold Back

THE SCENE: Muggy and mid-70s

Reach through (aka cherry picker) IC

Little baby arms circles IC

Reverse baby arm circles IC

Harry Rockets IC

Tempo meek IC

Tempo squat IC


Mosey toward coupons with weave sprint

Motivators From 8, continue mosey to coupon pile.

Grab your coupon and rifle carry to the parking lot east of maintenance.

Four corner style:

20 each- Merkins on the coupon, knee up jumps, squat jacks, Flutter kicks (two leg count).  Transition from corner to corner by mosey, shuffle, Bernie, shuffle (face the same way the whole time). Repeat twice

Bring your coupon to stadium hill. 10 heavy squat thrusters, bear crawl up the hill with a burpee at the top.  Mosey down.  20 curls, bear crawl up the hill with a burpee at the top.  Mosey down.

Rinse and repeat 3 times.

Return coupons with a wall sit waiting for the 6.

Mosey back to the old F3 lot.  Mosey and Bernie between the islands of the new parking lot.

Jail break to the flag.

Hello Dolly to finish up.
What is holding you back…..

Several things may come to mind.

  • How you address your work; doing all of your work, striving for the extra, going back to school.
  • How you handle your home life; spending time with your kids and not watching tv or taking the easy way out at times.
  • How you need to avoid/move one/let go of a bad habit or sin; what relationship, website activity, etc.
  • Why don’t you volunteer in your church; sing, bring food, help with children’s ministry.

Remember that it’s much more difficult to do the thing you need to do.  We spend a lot of our times in the 80% of activities that we’re good at based on 20% of effort.  The last 20% is where we need to focus; It may take all 80% of our effort to get there but that’s where the ‘fruit’ is.

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV) So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.



THE SCENE: A tad humid but not too bad.

LBACF (x20), LBACB (x20), OHC (x20), Windmills (x10), Tempo Squats (x10), Tempo Merkin (x10) (All IC)
Mosey to large parking lot. Traverse entire parking lot by Bear Crawl and/or Walking Lunge, rotating at each parking stall.

Partner Up for a Partner Set of 100 Merkins – Both Partners in plank for entire set.  One partner performs 10 Merkins while other planks, rotating until 100 reps is reached.

Mosey to inner courtyard brick wall.  Two Rounds of Aiken Legs: (20 Squats, 20 Wall Jumps, 20 Lunges, 20 Iron Mikes)

Mosey to Coupon Pile – 30 Curls, 30 Tricep Extensions, 20 Curls, 20 Tricep Extensions……conclude with 10 Blockees

Flutters (x15), Pickle Pounders (x15), LBCs (x20), Plank for 45 sec
15 Strong
Micah 7:18 – God is eager to forgive.  We should imitate Him in this regard.
4 FNGs
Praise for Butter-knife’s Wife and her new job.

Lifetime Brotherhood

THE SCENE: Sunny with a weather of 85F and a little breeze.


Welcome to F3, Fitness, Fellowship and Faith. F3 is a free workout program designed to improve fitness, share some camaraderie, and foster male leadership in the community. I’m Jetlag and I will be your Q today.  I am not a professional, and I do not know your fitness level or injury history.  Please push yourself, but modify the workout as necessary to avoid making any existing injuries worse.  The goal is to get better together!


  1. Brady corns
  2. Windmill
  3. Plank jacks 4ct
  4. Mountain climbers 4ct
  5. CMU – Increment: 5x squat – curl – overhead – tricep


Workout 1: CMU
Murder Bunny or bear crawl

Each cone: 10 merkins x 10 frog jumps
Then run to playground: 10 box jumps x 10 tricep dips

Workout 2: CMU 2x

Per corner:
Back: 20rows x 20deadlifts
Chest: 20merkins x 20shoulder taps
Shoulder: 20shoulder press x 20sumo squats (wide squats)
Arms: 20biceps x 20triceps

Mosey to Picketts Charge

Workout 3: 1st hill 4
1. Mountain climbers 4ct in cadence
2. Shoulder tapos 4ct on top

2nd hill 4x bearcrawl up
1. Prisoner getups 4ct
2. Toe taps 4ct

Workout 4: Colosseum 3 base

1st base: 10 side straddle hops – run around. 2nd base: 10 side straddle hops – run around 3rd base: 10 ssh – run around

Mosey back to AO.

Wagon wheel the six

26 HIMs in attendance. Mickey not tagged.

As may not all of you know, Me and my family are only visiting the US, supposedly for a few weeks for the holiday last year until Philippines declared another hard lockdown in January. Ever since then, we thought of staying here for a bit longer until we get the vaccine, and until the covid cases subside – which did not up until now. The past 8 months has been nothing short of amazing not just for me, but for my family as well. I get to spend a lot of time with parents again, them spending time with their grandchild and it feels so great to be home again with them.

Back tracking, when we first got here, my wife and I were really paranoid because of the pandemic, because of how bad the situation is where we came from. We’re scared for our child of getting sick so we always had our guards up against the virus. I met a bunch of guys working out at 5:30am under a drizzling, 35F weather. It was dark, winter, cold and awfully at the peak of the pandemic. It was my second day here in Knoxville and rest assured still jet-lag from our 27-hour flight (thus, the name, Jetlag). We worked out and it felt horrible, I’m not going to lie. But it amazes me how everyone stays for a while after the workout to say a few words, to say a little prayer for the others and for the community. Every workout is different, and I get to learn more about the community, more about what F3 means and how they make their impact in the society. And of course, these men became my brothers. These men lift each other up; cheer and pray for each other when one is down.

I have never seen anything like it. They welcomed me, a visitor, from a foreign country, in the middle of the pandemic, like I’m one of their own.

I absolutely love them, my brothers for life. And I will be forever grateful to them, for making me a better man, better partner, better son, better father – a HIM. And I’m truly honored to be part of this lifetime brotherhood.

Prayers for Drum Major’s daughter, Hunter, who tore her acl; for Lily’s recovery from the hip surgery; Doubtfire’s grandmother-in-law’s recovery, who recently suffered a heart attack;

CSAUP at Dog Pound is moved to August 21.

Pickin’, Sprintin’, Squatin’ & Grinnin’

THE SCENE: 70 degrees, 95% humidity, Nice Breeze

6xCherry Pickers, 20xSSH, 10xBACF, 10xBACB, 10xTempo Merkins, 10xTempo Squats


Mosey to the center lot, 1st light post. Partner up. One partner begins an unnumbered set of the following while the other sprints to the far light post and back. Switch roles until each of the 5 are complete…

  1. Merkins
  2. Sumo Squats
  3. Burpees
  4. Lunges
  5. Tricep Dips

Mosey on back to the CMU pile. Mary on the route: Flutter kicks, Hello Dolly. Arrive at station. Same partners. Grab CMU and begin a set of each while partner runs stair to pull up bars and does 3 leg lifts. Switch roles until each of the 5 are complete…

  1. Curls
  2. Overhead Press
  3. Upright rows
  4. Bench style press (on your back)
  5. Bent over rows

Mosey back to COT. 2 stops with 1. Planks, arm/leg raises 2. Box cutters


Over the past few weeks, there have been several reminders of what it means to be in community. Poolboy talked about being real and vulnerable with those close to us, how there’s freedom in that. Guardrail read in God’s word that it’s not good to be isolated and alone. And recently Spotter talked about putting God first among everything.

F3 offers the opportunity for us to gather and have that community, to be open and honest and to work together and support one another.

Now what does it mean for us to take that a step further, outside of here? As a Christ follower, it means that we are his representatives. We learn about Him and his teaching through the Bible and we model that in our lives. We learn from multiple accounts that Jesus was asked about the greatest commandment and what he had to say about that…

Matthew 22:37-39 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment and the second is Love your neighbor as yourself”. We are to love God above everything else and second love our neighbors. That’s not easy.

How are we honoring Christ in our relationships and in our actions? Second, how are we loving our neighbors (not just our closest friends)? Think about those people around us, distant family and friends, co-workers, and those in our actual neighborhoods. Maybe those you don’t know.

Our challenge: What is something we can do to connect with them this week? It could be sending a text to see how they are doing. It could be knocking on a door. It might be offering gift card for dinner. It could be meeting for coffee. It could be volunteering to serve or lead. If we are truly going to represent Christ in our lives, we have to look different than the world around us.

Keep in mind that whatever we step into, He is right there with us, on our behalf. Jesus said …in ME you may have peace, but in the WORLD you will have trouble. But take heart; I have overcome the world. There’s great hope in that. Let’s offer it to someone else.

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