F3 Knoxville

Keep it Simple, Make it Hurt…

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Welcome & Disclaimer

SSH x30 (IC)
Mosey to far side

Windmill Merkins x15 (IC)
Imperial Squat Walkers x12(IC)
BAC Fwd x10 (IC)
BAC Bkwd x10 (IC)
Mosey back to SP

Circuit Circus
Divide up and head to 4 Stations
S1: Side Lunges / Dry Docks
S2: Rocky Balboas on the benches / Bench Dips
S3: Iron Mikes/ Superman Swims
S4: Shuttle Run (run to cone, 1 burpee, rinse and repeat adding 1 burpee each time)

Completed rounds of all 4 stations,
R1: 120 sec (change exercise at 60 sec except for shuttle run)
R2: 90 sec (change exercise at 45 sec except for shuttle run)

Mosey to far side near Sunsphere.  Divide into two groups

HIIT & 30s
Group 1: HIIT (8 Intervals)
– R2 1: Ranger Merkins
– Rd 2: Squats

Group 2: 30’s on Stairs
– Bottom: Flutter Kicks (4ct)
– Top: Squat Jumps

When Group 1 finishes switch

Mosey back to SP

Number off and Name-O-Rama (22 PAX)

3 Overlooked Qualities of a HIM: Humble, Teachable & Flexible

Humility is the quality of having a modest view of one’s own importance, rank or abilities. It includes a recognition that you don’t have all the answers, that you may be wrong at times and that others may have better insights, wisdom and abilities in certain areas than you do.
Proverbs 18:12 – Before destruction a man’s heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.

Teachability is the quality of being able, willing and eager to learn from others. It includes an appreciation for the gifts, abilities and experiences of others and a recognition that you can benefit and grow by listening to and learning from them.
Proverbs 19:20 – Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.

Flexibilty is the quality of being able to easily modify your own opinions, goals and actions. It includes the ability to adapt to new information, change course, compromise on non-moral issues, and value other’s interests as highly as your own.
Proverbs 22:3 – The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.

The PAX at Big Ball never disappoint!  We pushed hard an nonstop for 45 minutes and got better.  Great morning with great men…

Run Towards The Danger

F3 1.24.17
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F3 Welcome & Disclaimer

Warm Up
SSH X 25
Imperial Walkers x 20
Cherry Pickers x 10
Merkins x 10 – 4 count

The Thang
Mosey to Campus
Two lines and follow the leader doing high knees, butt kicks etc
-Lunge across foot bridge
Sprint stairs up to Ayres Hall
-Leg Throws x20 w/ a battle buddy
Mosey over and down to foot of “the hill”

o DORAS AT THE HILL (partner up)
Lunge up stairs / 50 Burpees
Bunny hop stairs / 100 LBCs

o PYRAMIDS (on grass steps in front of Neyland Stadium)
Do pyramid reps at 5 grass steps I.e. 1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1:
-Box jumps
-Decline Merkins
-Step ups

PROGRESSIVE ABS (on our way back to the AO)

-Pfeiffer led flutter kicks ICx25 at foot of “The Hill”
Mosey up stairs to Ayres Hall
-Buddy Leg Throws OYOx20
Mosey down stairs to footbridge over Cumberland Ave.
-Dimples led American Hammers ICx25 on 4 count
Mosey back to AO

Count o Rama – 20 PAX
Name o Rama

– Red Writer
“Where is God at work in your life?” a mentor asked me one day. I didn’t know what to say. He made a compelling argument that for every man, God is standing in the middle of our fear, inviting us to run towards it.

Part of being a High Impact Man is rejecting passivity. Oftentimes as men we avoid/shrink back/check out when things get stressful, overwhelming or intimidating. We must choose to reject that natural tendency of passivity and step towards that fear knowing that God will meet us in the middle of it!

Challenge: Where is God inviting you into your fear today?

Field Circuits

THE SCENE 63 and Clear

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

10-9-8-7-6 Burpees OYO
Forward Baby Arm Circles x12 IC
Reverse Baby Arm Circles x12 IC
Narrow Squats x20 IC
5 Burpees
Diagonal Lunges x10 each leg IC

Mosey to open field and line up at the first cones

– Partner with Battle Buddy of similar fitness level.
– There are six stations, each has an exercise to be completed on the spot and an exercise involving shuttles
– One Battle Buddy from each pair completes a shuttle while the other Battle Buddy completes the exercise on the spot.
– As soon as the shuttle is completed, tag your Battle Buddy and swap exercises.
– Two minutes at each station, 30 seconds to move to next station (1 cycle = 6 stations)

Station        Shuttle Exercise        Exercise on Spot
1                  Sprint (x2)                 Diamond Merkins
2                  Bear Crawls              Star Jumps
3                  Lunges                      Burpees
4                  Sprint (x2)                 Dry Docks
5                  Bear Crawls              Jump Squats
6                  Lunges                      Burpees

After first cycle…4ct Flutter Kicks x20 IC, 4ct American Hammers x20 IC
Repeat Cycle

Mosey to SP

4ct Flutter Kicks x25 IC
Hello Dolly x20 IC

Number Off and Name-O-Rama

We talk often of being a man of impact (HIM) at F3. Something that has been helpful toward this end for YHC is a definition of manhood I learned over a decade ago.  Definition of Manhood – Reject passivity, accept responsibility, lead courageously and expect a greater reward.  HIMs impact their world, they are men who move toward chaos and conflict and bring positive change.  To do this we must distinguish between interest and commitment.  We can show interest in something, but never act.  Commitment requires action, and often sacrifice.  I speak with a lot of guys who are interested in coming to F3, but when 5:00am rolls around they are more committed to sleep.  HIMs aren’t just interested in doing the right thing, they are committed to it.

This morning, the men in the COT have already won a victory…they committed to being there with their brothers in the gloom and came through.  That’s what being a HIM is all about…showing up.

Take stock of your world.  Is there an area where you need to move from interest to commitment?  Take the momentum of the morning and roll it over into home and work.  Leave a mark!

The men of WFP know how to show up and work hard!  We hit the ground running and didn’t let up until we started numbering off.  TClaps to everyone who came out to get better!

OG Style…

THE SCENE 60 and clear at the BB for the collaborative “OG” Workout

F3 Welcome & Disclaimer

– SSH x12 IC
– Squats x12 IC
– Michael Phelps x20 OYO
– Arm Circles Forward x6 IC
– Arm Circles Backward x6 IC
– BBS x12 IC

Mosey to the big ball for Station 1 of the OG collaboration workout
-Joe Hendrix up two flights of stairs
-Merkins x20-OYO
-Squat Jumps x20-OYO

Mosey to Station 2: (Market Square)
– DORAS with a battle buddy (sprint to end of Square, return, and alternate) in the form of B.O.M.B.S increasing by reps of 40
– 40 Burpees
– 80 Overhead Claps
– 120 Merkins
– 160 BBS and Squats (80 a piece)
Flutter Kicks IC
American Hammers IC

Mosey back to World’s Fair
Grab Battle Buddy and wheelbarrow across last half of infield to the water fountains

Number off and Name-O-Rama

1 Cor. 9:24-27
Points to reflect on:
1.) Be self-disciplined and run for the eternal prize
2.) We do not have to run this race alone.  We have Jesus Christ as our savior and He also gives us each other.  We are here for our brothers to run this race and be leaders in our homes, work, etc.  In society it is being pushed to be individualistic but an OG is there to have his brother’s six at all times and help each other.


64 degrees and hazy

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

Baby arm circles forward IC x 10
Baby arm circles reverse IC x 10
Tempo Squats ICx10
Burpees OYO x 10
Merkins ICx10

Tour of World’s Fair Park
Mosey over to south stairs for:
Incline Merkins           ICx10
Squats                         ICx10
Decline Merkins          ICx10

Mosey to Market Square
Stopping 2x for Burpees OYOx10

Dora w/ battle buddy for:
Burpees (50)
American Hammer (75)
Carolina Dry Docks (100)
One-armed Pickle Pounders (125)
Nipple scraper Merkins (150)
(w/ PAX #1 running down Market Square while PAX #2 is doing exercise)

Mosey to Pete’s Coffee Shop
Stop for 5 burpees OYO

Mosey to Henley Street
Incline Merkins ICx10
Decline Merkins ICx10

Mosey back to World’s Fair Park
Full-speed 100 yard sprints

Back to AO

Hello Dolly ICx10 (P-nut)
Boat/Canoe (Quickbooks)

Number Off and Name-o-Rama


Scripture focus on Psalm 119:105.  It’s dark out there, men.  We need God’s word to provide light and instruction for us.  However you chose to do it…whenever you choose to do it…just do it.  Get in God’s word each day.

Prayer led by P-nut

Spirited mumblechatter from all PAX, particularly from Proton and Dimples.  Schick had been AWOL for a long time and couldn’t remember his F3 name (Rascal to the rescue).