F3 Knoxville

Piece of Cake

The Scene: 52 degrees and beautiful

F3 Intro and Disclaimer


SSH x 16 IC
High Knees x 16 IC
Merkins x 16
Tempo Squats x 16 IC
BAC x 16 IC
Reverse BAC x 16 IC

Mosey to the Parking lot across from the AO


Piece of Cake Doracides

Partner up. While one partner does the following exercises, the other partner runs suicides in the parking lot. When the first partner returns, the second partner begins running.

10- Burpees
20- Merkins
30- Star Jacks
40- Big Boy Sit Ups
50- Squats

Once the first set is done, start from the bottom and go back up to the top. If that is completed, the numbers switch and would look like this:

50- Burpees
40- Merkins
30- Star Jacks
20- Big Boy Sit Ups
10- Squats

Mosey to the Pavilion

Two sets of the following

Group 1

Pull Ups x 12
Triceps dips x 16
Reverse Lunges x 16

Group 2

Dirkins x 12
Calf Raises x 16
Narrow Squats x 20

Mosey to the AO

Flutter Kicks x 16 IC
Pacman x 20 on each side
LBC x 100 IC


Use your talents for God’s work. 1 Peter 4:10 says “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in it various forms”. When we take the talent and gifts that God provided us with to benefit others we are fulfilling God’s purpose for our lives. If we float through life and do not use these talents then we are disregarding God’s perfect will for our lives.

Track 1: Thunderstruck

The Scene:  58, ready to rain – and lots of lightning…

F3 Welcome & Disclaimer

15x Side straddle hop
10x Cherry pickers
10x Arm circles
15x Squats

Tha-Thang: Mosey to the track…
3 laps (get a battle buddy)
20x Merkins
20x BB sit ups

· Sprint
o 20 alternating lunges / 30 seconds
· Sprint
o 20 Merkins / 30 seconds
· Sprint
o 20 squats / 30 seconds
· Sprint
o 20 LBCs / 30 seconds
· Sprint
o 20 Dry docks / 30 seconds
· Sprint
o Plank hold 1 min / 30 seconds
· Sprint

· LBCs x 50
· Hello dolly’s x 20
· Scissor Kicks x 20



The PAX was lucky it got called early, because the sprints and lunges on this workout by Peyton was in a class all by itself.  Better to have some quick 2nd “F” and head to grab a coffee and start the day!

Circuit City

The-Scene: 63 degrees and sprinkling

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

Squat 4ct IC x 15
Merkin 4ct IC x 20
Imperial Walker IC x 15

Mosey to the Rink w/ Brick or Pee Rock
Break up into groups of 3 – 1 at each end of the rink and 1 go between

Circuit 1:
Bobby Brick Hurley
GripRite Curls

10 Burpess OYO

Circuit 2:
Plie Goblet Squat
Brick Row
Farmer Carry (Street Side)

10 Burpees OYO

Circuit 3:
American Hammers
Caterpillar Burpees
Lunge & Press

Big 3’s (Bear Crawl, Back Peddle, Sprint) x 2

Mosey back to the AO

Banana Boat, Cherry Bombs c/o Flanders

Count off

In Freed to lead a Sad Clown has 3 holes that need to be filled. First is Pogo 40 where a man loses 40 lbs, just to gain it back, to lose it again, and to gain it back. The Sifter has to do with loneliness. A man has is Legacy Friends from High School and College, goes on Man Dates and has some work friends. This is a problem because we lack accountability. An acquaintance will not tell you when you’re backsliding. The last is The Reacher. It’s about a man who drifts aimlessly without real purpose. The only way to have real purpose is for a man to abandon himself and faith in something that he cannot see.
As men it’s alway easier to help someone than it is to accept help. No matter what we’re going through, there is either someone who has gone through it, is going through it now, or will go through something similar. We have to remember that when we allow someone to help us, we’re also giving them the opportunity to help us.

UF3 Championship: The Comeback

The scene: 55 degrees and absolutely perfect outside
F3 Welcome and Disclaimer
Mosey around the outhouse
5 jump squats with knees up
20 seconds of air punches L/R combos
10 seconds of girl fight arm windmills
5 sprawls
5 knockdowns w/one hand getup
Get loose with the Billionaire shuffle
Tha Thang:
Slow Mosey w/CMU in two lines 10 feet apart to boats. At each command, sprawl to the ground do 5 merkins on CMU and 5 overhead presses
At boat area do high knees with consecutive sprawls and “knock downs” with one hand get ups on command
Mosey w/CMU down dock trail to bottom of steps. Wagon wheel with side shuffle till 6 catches 10 count, mosey w/CMU to top of restaurant lot. Alternating time with CMU overhead.
At restaurant lot, wagon wheel w/CMU till 6 catches up 10 presses, 10 curls, 10 triceps w/CMU
The Octagon:
8 stations
1)Grappling: bear crawl to center cone and back x2
2) Boxing: 10 left/right combos then burpee x10
3) Jujitsu: 10 BBS roll to 10 merkins repeat 3 times
4) Muy Thai: high knee while holding CMU 20 on 3-count
5)Karate: 20 front kicks each leg
6) wrestling: CMU get ups (start w/CMU on chest)..get up x10
7) judo: “throws” take CMU from shoulder height to the ground 10x each shoulder
8) kickboxing: 10 karate kids (or front kick) and 10 side kicks each leg
Run around Octagon after completing station w/o CMU then pick up CMU and move to next station.
Mosey w/CMU Back to AO doing sprawls w/5 mericans and 5 presses w/CMU
Jacares (lizard walks)
CMU V -holds
Flutter kicks
Pickle pounders
BOM: Getting back up
The parable of the sower
“Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy. But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.”
‭‭Mark‬ ‭4:16-17‬ ‭
Persecution, strife, pain, struggle and trials in our lives will come. So what do we do? Will we wither away or will we dig in with our roots?
James 1:2-3 says
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”
Push through Physically and mentally with faith in our God who strengthens us. Pray. Read his word, lean on your brothers and do not give up.
Our Championship Belt is waiting on us in heaven!
Great work by the PAX today, I saw some men pushing themselves to get better.  Here is some F3 math for you…
17 men + a large Octagon shape + moaning and grunting + CMUs + private parking lot= cops being called
Who better to diffuse the situation than Mayberry!

Merkin Madness

Scene:  59, clear and beautiful

Welcome and Disclaimer


10 IC 4ct BAC

10 IC 4ct Michael Phelps

10 IC Confused Penguin

Little bit o’this, and a little bit o’ that


5 rounds of Merkin Madness

10 diamond, 10 normal, 10 wide and Dead Bugs for rest (that’s one round)

Mosey to the boats and battle buddy up with someone you have not partnered with before. If one partner finishes before the other he matches reps until the second buddy finishes

5 light poles of 10 SSH, and 10 Merkins

5 light poles of 10 Turkish Getups, and 10 Spider-Man Merkins

5 light poles of 10 4ct Freddie Mercury, and 10 Lizard Walks

5 light poles of 10 squats, and 10 CDDs

5 light poles 10 Merkins of you choice


Mayberry Macerena

Floor Wipers

Reverse Crunch




Take a knee.  When we get knocked down, when we go through struggles and when we hit a wall what do we do, we take a knee.  We take a knee not because we are weak but because at that time we take it to Jesus.  And then we get up, no matter what we get up and we keep moving forward.

But when we can’t get up on our own?  We as men are usually told asking for help is a sign of weakness.  I don’t believe that, I think not asking for help when you need it is the sign of weakness.  A true HIM knows he can’t do everything on his own and there is a time when he needs is Father in Heaven, and his friends.  Jesus said in John 15:12-14 “My command is this, love each other.  Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for their friends.  You are my friends if you do what I command”

There is no doubt that Jesus paid the ultimate debt and gave his life for us, and I don’t think he meant for us to just give up our lives for our friends.  But it does mean we need to make sacrifices and give up our time, talent, treasures, etc, in order to be with a friend in need and left them up.  I think we can all think of a friend who might need a hand.  I encourage each of you to send them a message, give them a call, take them to lunch, and help them stand up and keep moving forward.

Prayer request for Manhattan and his family as the deal with the loss of his father-in-law.

And prayers for Bartman’s daugher, his family, and him as they prepare for his daughter’s surgery on Thursday.