F3 Knoxville

Boxes of merkins

THE SCENE: Warmer than expected, 44* and perfect

Windmills x10 IC
SSH x15 IC
Steve Earls x10 IC
Tempo merkins x10 IC
Form 2 lines and mosey over to bottom of amphitheater.  Once there, line up at base of stage.  OYO, Pax perform 10 box jumps, followed by 10 decline merkins, then short recovery.  Repeat box jumps and decline merkins for 3 sets.

Pax then bunnyhop up the steps of the amphitheater, touching every step.  Once to the top, perform 5 burpees and 10 rail rows.  Return to the bottom of the steps and perform flutter kicks waiting on the six.  Recover.  Pax then lunge up the stairs to the top, again touching each step either with foot or knee.  Again perform 5 burpees and 10 rail rows and return to the bottom of the steps.  Flutter kick waiting on the 6, once all in QIC counts off 10 four count flutter kicks.  Recover.

Lather, rinse repeat.  Pax line up at the base of the stage for 10 box jumps and 10 decline merkins.  Short recovery.  Second set is 10 box jumps, 10 decline merkins, 10 regular merkins.  Short recovery.  Third set is 10 box jumps, 10 decline merkins, 10 regular merkins, 10 incline merkins.  Recover.  Then repeat bunnyhop up steps, 5 burpees and 10 rail rows.  Return to bottom of steps and flutter kick waiting on 6.  Recover and repeat lunges up the stairs, 5 burpees and 10 rail rows.  Return to the bottom for flutter kicks, once all in QIC begins count of 10 four count flutter kicks.  Recover and 10 count.

Mosey out and around the pond on our way over to the big ball.  F3 cannot just run across any bridge, so we lunge across bridge.  Al Gore waiting on the 6, then continue to the base of the big ball.  Pax perform 7’s, Iron Mikes at the bottom and Big Boys at the top.  Jackrabbits plank up and wait on 6 to finish, where we do various plank holds (up top, half way, 6 inches off, left/right arm/leg up).  Recover and mosey back towards SP.

Stop on the side of the lawn in front of the fountains.  Pax do a 60% run across the grass, followed by Devin Hester back across.  Pax perform wide grip merkins, 10 on four count IC.  Recover.  Lather rinse repeat.  85% run across the grass, followed by Devin Hester back across.  Pax perform regular merkins, 10 on four IC.  Everyone knows what is coming.  Short recovery then AYG sprint across the grass, Devin Hester to get back across.  Pax perform 10 diamond merkins on four count IC.  Then recover.

No time leftover for Mary, mosey back to the SP and arrive at exactly 6:15.

12 Pax strong, no FNGs: Swanson, Frank, Singlet, Anchorman, G6, Savannah, Manwich, Passport, Uncle Rico, Quarantine, Popeye, Abort
Echoing the word of the Third F event on Saturday, seek out the isolated people in your life.  Ask questions, get to know them better, and use that to allow them to speak to you if needed.

Downtown Potluck

THE SCENE: Temps in the 30s. Dark and mysterious

SSH x20

BAC x10 each arm

Squat x20

Merkins x20

Mary Catherines x20

Monkey Humpers x20
Numbered off and moved as unit throughout Market Square and Gay St. Made several stops along the way and did 3 different exercises at each stop in cadence for 10 reps (4ct). First exercise at each stop was led by Q. 2nd and 3rd exercise at each station were led by a different PAX

  • Stop 1 (TVA): Merkins (led by Q), Monkey Humpers (led by PAX 1), Hello Dollys (led by PAX 2), 10 burpees on your own
  • Stop 2 (Market Square stage): Single leg squat (Q), Incline Merkins (PAX 3), Carolina DD (PAX 4)
  • Stop 3: (Tupelo Honey): Bobby Hurley (Q), Mary Catherines (PAX 5), Flutterkicks (PAX 6)
  • Stop 4 (Union Ave.): Tuck Jumps (Q), Diamond Merkins (PAX 7), Squats (PAX 8)
  • Union Ave Hill: 2 groups: Group 1 does 10 Mary Catherines at bottom of hill in cadence (led by PAX 9), then Bernie Sanders to top of hill where Group 2 is doing flutter kicks in cadence (led by PAX 10). Groups switch and Group 1 does flutter kicks at top until they are tagged by Group 2.
    • 2 Rounds
  • Gay Street: Partner Wheelbarrow to first lamp post. Switch and go to 2nd lamp post. Lunge to third lamp post, Sideways monster walk to 4th lamp post, Sideways monster walk to 5th lamp post facing other direction.
  • Stop 5 (Market Sq. Parking Garage): Monkey Humpers (Q), Squats (PAX 11) Merkins (PAX 12),
  • Stop 5 (Convention Center): Merkins (PAX 13), Carolina DD (PAX 14), Merkins (PAX 15)
  • Return to AO

17 PAX; 1 FNG–>Tinkle
Bless 3 people this week. Bless=to add strength to one’s arm. How: relieve someone of a burden in their life

Oh The Humanity

THE SCENE: Clear, 36 degrees

  • Baby arm circles x 10 each direction
  • SSH x 25 IC
  • 10 Tempo Squat IC
  • 10 Merkin IC
  • Happy Jacks x 4 IC

Mosey around field to start point

Burpee Dan across field (1B: 4 lunge run back to start, 2B: 4 lunge run back to start, 3B: 4 lunge run back to start, 4B: 4 lunge run back to start)

Hindenburg Blimps: Four stations around field. Conduct exercise at each cone, sprint between each cone until back at start, begin next round. (Modified…it doesn’t spell blimp)

  • Round 1: 20 Lunges
  • Round 2: 30 BBS
  • Round 3: 40 Merkin
  • Round 4: 50 Squat

Mosey to fountains. Flutter Kicks x 60
18 PAX: Frank, Pfeiffer, Steam, Tooth Fairy, Quarantine, Uncle Rico, Heisenberg, Savannah, Abort, Plunder, Swanson, G-6, Singlet, Quickbooks, Passport, Hang Tight, Manwich
F3 is a place to learn about leadership and we are encouraged by each other to lead. Take advantage of the opportunity to lead/Q. The brothers around you will support you. F3 is the lowest stress leadership opportunity  you will find.
Big Ball will be open on Saturdays starting 12/2/17!

10 15 20

THE SCENE: Dark and Kind of chilly

Roxanne by the police. Everytime the song says Roxanne -Merican. Everytime the song says “put on the red light” jump your feet up to your hands while remaining in plank


AO parking lot beginning on baseline, PAX would do 10 reps of an exercise at the starting side, sprint to the other side doing 10 reps of that same exercise. go through all the exercises. Rinse and repeat rounds of 15, and 20

  • Merican
  • Squat
  • Dry Dock
  • Squat Jump
  • Burpee

Mosey in two lines to the Chapel for some leg work

  • Parrell Squats: 10 reps on a 4 count
  • Staggered Leg Squat, left leg out – 10 reps on a 4 count
  • Split Leg Squat, left leg out – 10 reps on a 4 count
  • Parrell Squats: 10 reps on a 4 count
  • Staggered Leg Squat, right leg out – 10 reps on a 4 count
  • Split Leg Squat, right leg out – 10 reps on a 4 count

Mosey in two lines to the AO

Crabwalk suicides. Crabwalk from the baseline to the first parking line and back to start. Crabwalk from the baseline to the second parking line and back to start.Crabwalk from the baseline to the thrid parking line and back to start.

15 American Hammers on a 4 count

15 flutter Kicks on a 4 count

20 Big Boys on your own
34 no FNGs
People are always watching, especially our kinds. Our actions and our reactions speak louder than words. They are watching and listening even when we don’t think they are or we wish they weren’t.

John 13:34-35

Big Ball rock stars

THE SCENE: 48* and clear, perfect weather

  • Side straddle hops x20 IC
  • Tempo squats x10 IC
  • Merkins on 4 count, x20 IC
  • Imperial squat walkers, x10 IC

Begin mosey away from AO, pass bottom of Big Ball and pause just before Cumberland Avenue to wait on 6.  PAX perform 20 merkins and 20 squats OYO. Continue Mosey to Church Street parking lot right next to Henley Street Bridge.  PAX pick up pet rocks for rock circuit.  PAX who start with Colt 45s bump the group ahead of them to next exercise, 4 corners of lot with exercises:

  • Colt 45s – 15 rock curls from bottom to halfway point of ROM, 15 rock curls from halfway point to top of ROM, 15 rock curls full bottom to top
  • Big boy sit ups with rock pressed in the air.  Exercise until bumped by group behind
  • Squats with rock pressed above head.  Exercise until bumped by group behind
  • ABCs – Write the letters of the alphabet with the rock.  Exercise until bumped by group behind

Rotate through all exercises twice.  Replace pet rock and recover.  Mosey across Henley Street to hill at Walnut Street, and meet at bottom of hill.  Perform Lt. Dan’s all the way up hill (1 squat, 4 lunges, 2 squats, 8 lunges, etc maintaining 1:4 ratio until you reach the top).  Recover.

Mosey back towards AO, stopping at the Big Ball for Contra Burpees (increasing number of merkins in the burpee by each repetition until you reach 10 merks in the burp).  Recover. Mosey back to AO SP.

Box cutters x15 IC
17 PAX, 0 FNGs.  Hang Tight, Steam, Blazer, Jenner, Savannah, Manwich, Cowbell, A-Rod, Frank, Passport, Outlaw, Uncle Rico, Quarantine, Eggo, Singlet, G6, Abort
Workouts with F3 have been a game changer in my life.  I’ve tried doing workouts and rucks that we’ve done on my own, and there is no push and the workouts have no effect.  The men that join each morning are why I’m here.
Trucking to the Pount Saturday, Big Ball AO begins Saturday workouts on Saturday as well