F3 Knoxville

Don’t mess up the pretty dirt

THE SCENE: Cold and a bit frosty

  • Arm Circles x10 IC
  • Cherry Pickers x8 IC
  • 10 Squats, run to other side of parking lot and do 5 merkins and return
    • Repeat with 20 and 30 squats


Indian Run over to the Educator only to find out that there is nice smooth dirt (probably freshly seeded). Woodshack did not want to harm the dirt since he is so nice. So instead, we jogged over to the worse and steeper Mount Suckmore and did 12’s instead of 11’s since time was wasted.

  • Start with 11 Iron Mikes (each leg) at the bottom
  • Start with 1 Inchworm Merkin Broad Jump at the top
  • Bernie up the hill each time (RIP quads)

Indian Run back to AO


  • Hold a plank through the song Thunderstruck
  • Merkin every time “thunder” is said
  • Should taps during solo
  • LBC’s and Heels to Heaven to close out time

13 strong
Kobe Bryant was all over the news and social media this week after his sudden passing in a helicopter crash. One of my favorite quotes I saw by him was:

” I don’t want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant”

He spent his life becoming one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He had plenty of people he looked up to, but he was himself and never stopped being himself.

1 Samuel 16:7 – But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as a man sees: Man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

Be your own person in life. Don’t follow in the footsteps of others. Use them as examples and learning points to form the person you want your friends, family, and children to remember when you’re gone one day. That is what leaving a legacy is all about.


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THE SCENE: Dark, wet, cold
. Imperial Walkers, Tempo Merkins, Kahzak Squats, Mtn Climbers, High Knees, Skips

  • THA-THANG: 5 stations, 3 min. at each station, 3 cone suicide between each, short Mosey after completing all stations, then do it again
  • Station 1.
  • 20 BBS
  • 20 Peter Parker (2ct)
  • 20 Bridge Marching (2ct)
  • 20 J-Lo (plank, hip dip, 2ct)
  • 30 LBC
  • 20 Superman
  • Station 2.
  • 5-8 pull ups
  • 10 knee tucks
  • 10 assisted piston squat (5 per leg)
  • 5 slow-release hangs
  • 25 Merkins
  • Station 3
  • 20 CMU Goblet Squats
  • 10 Water pumps per leg
  • 10 Step ups with CMU (per leg)
  • 10/leg shoulders-high hip thrusters
  • Station 4
  • Crazy 8 Curls
  • 20 Upright Rows
  • 15 Dips, CMU on legs
  • 15 lawnmower per arms
  • 20 incline merkins (bench or CMU)
  • Station 5
  • 15/leg Single Leg Dead Lift
  • 10 Burpees
  • 20 lunge twist with CMU (10 per leg)
  • 30 Calf Raises (10 each: toes out, toes neutral, toes in

    Two great Proverbs about using our words are found just a couple of verses apart in Proverbs 12.

  • 12:16  Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult.      Sometime we don’t need to say anything at all, just ignore the slights and insults that are passed our way.
  • 12:18 The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.      When we do choose to speak, let’s speak words that bring healing to the hearers, not wounds and pain.




THE SCENE: Dry and about 37 degrees outside

  • 30x Side-straddle Hops

We attempted a modified version of the Army’s new CFT (Combat Fitness Test). We partnered up and split between the 5 stations. Each station we had 2 minutes to complete as many reps as possible then ~1 minute to reset the station and get to the next station. The Stations are in order below.

  1. Throwing Balls (Throw a 10lb medicine ball backwards over your head as far as you can then sprint to it and throw it back. There were 2 medicine balls, 1 per partner)
  2. Sprint, Drag, and Carry (Sprint 25 yards down and back, then drag 2 CMUs with a ratchet strap backwards 25 yards down and back, then farmer carry 2 CMUs 25 yards down and back)
  3. Leg Tucks (Hang from the pull up bars with an alternate hand grip and tuck your knees to your elbows)
  4. Hand-Release Merkins – Arm Extends (A normal Hand Release Merkin but with a twist. When you release your hands, extend them out sideways without them touching the ground until your elbows lock then bring them back in and complete the Merkin)
  5. Deadlifts ( A normal deadlift with a CMU in each hand)


We then went for a Indian Run for about 1.5ish miles around the park with a small 45 sec pit stop to hold an Al Gore. At the end, we Jailbroke the last hill to the Grinder


We then attempted the PFT (Physical Fitness Test) which was the following

  1. 2 Minutes of Big Boy Sit-ups
  2. 2 Minutes of normal Merkins

We then finished the work out with a 30 count of Tempo Squats


  • 25x Box cutters
  • 25x Fast Tempo Side-Straddle Hops


In the military, they are like brothers. Before I started coming to F3, I was going to try out for the Knoxville Rugby team. I played Rugby in college and was really looking forward to playing again. When I went to the first summer practice several months ago, the guys there were not very welcoming. I was the last one picked for the pickup game and no one even tried to introduce themselves. I knew no one and no one knew me. They all had their own little cliques. By the end of the second practice I was so discouraged because I was not having fun and pretty much just standing by myself.

When I came to F3, I was very skeptical because of my experience with the Rugby team. I was very happily surprised that the F3 Brotherhood was so welcoming. My first day at the Bomb Shelter was amazing! Very Difficult, but amazing. Everyone was so friendly and genuinely wanted to get to know me and any new person than came out. It was like being welcomed into a new family of brothers that always have each other’s back. I am so thankful to have found a brotherhood like this and I hope everyone else can appreciate it as much as I do!


Happy Birthday Mitten

The Scene: Cool 48°F under a bright moonlight

F3 Welcome & Disclaimer


  • SSH x10 IC 4-count
  • LBAC IC x1- 4-count (F and R)
  • Squats IC x 10 4-count (or something of the like)


7’s on the hill (Iron Mikes and Merkins)

CMU Circuit

  • Station A:
    • Elf on the Shelf x12
    • Triceps extensions x20
    • CMU Flutter kicks 4-count x30
  • Station B:
    • Body Builders x10
    • Pickle Pointer Press x 40
    • Straight leg dead lift x10
  • Station C:
    • CMU Curls x20
    • Pullups x10
    • Block Merkins (L,C,R =1) x10
  • Station D:
    • CMU swings x15
    • CMU squat Press x10
    • CMU Sit-ups x 20
  • In between (Alternating):
    • CMU lunge with a twist
    • CMU bear crawl
    • Over head carry
    • Al Gore shuffle


  • Low Plank 1 min
  • Side plank 30 sec each side with Captain Morgan hold for 15 sec


  • 15 PAX -1 FNG (Pop-Up)

Circle of Trust

“The lens through which you view the world will become your reality”

Every day we are bombarded with negativity and malice. This can warp our perception of the world and cause us to embrace a mindset detrimental to success and our goals. As leaders, we have the power and responsibility to improve the lives of those around us. This quote challenges us to embrace a lens that views our families, coworkers, friends, and situations in a positive light. Let’s make the day count.

Pick your improvement

THE SCENE: Calm and cool, 57 degrees

20 SSH IC, LBAC x 10, Walking Knee pull to chest x10, lunge twist x10


  • Mosey to Mt. Crumpet
  • Complete set # of reps per round spread between 2 exercises. Your choices how many reps you do of each exercise but you had to do a minimum of 20 per exercise
  • Between each round, pick the way you get up Mt. Crumpet: 1. Lunge 1/2 way, run 2. Broad jump 1/2 way, run 3. Bear crawl 1/2 way, run 4. Burnie all way up. At the top, do 10 WW2 or 10 BBS or 20 LBCs
  • Round 1: 80 reps, squat jumps or Iron Mike (1 ct)
  • Round 2: 80 reps Merkins or plank leg lifts (2ct)
  • Round 3: 60 reps Burpies or walking lunges
  • Round 4: 80 reps Mountain Climbers(2ct) or Shoulder Taps (2ct)
  • Mosey back to grinder: CMU Work, run grinder and do 10 knee tucks (while holding yourself up on the bars) between each round. Same format as above: finish total number of reps spread between 2 exercises
  • Round 1: 60 reps, Overhead press or Bent Rows (minimum 15)
  • Round 2: 50 reps, Curls or Upright Rows (minimum 10)
  • Round 3: 40 reps, Squat thrusters or burpie block jump overs (minimum 10)

MARY: Flutter kicks, Swimmers, Protractors.
Just like we had small choices in how we did each part of the workout today, we have choices in nearly everything that we do in our daily life. Oftentimes, however, we choose to complain and worry about the things that we have absolutely no control over. In Matthew 6, it asks who can add one inch to his stature by worrying? No one! Let’s stop complaining and worrying about those things over which we have no control and instead focus on the things we can change each day.