F3 Knoxville

Spring Training at the Asylum

THE SCENE:  Foggy, cool and damp – perfect for a VQ

Short and sweet.  Modify if needed.  Not a professional.  Work hard.

Light Pole to Light


High Knees

Butt Kicks



Let Spring Training Begin…..

  • Mosey to the other lot for some Plyos (10 – Squat Jumps, 10 – Tuck Jumps, 10 – Side to Side)
  • Mosey to the next parking lot for some shuffle ladders across parking lot
    • 15 sec Shuffle, 30 sec Shuffle, 45 sec Shuffle, 60 sec Shuffle, 45 sec Shuffle, 30 sec Shuffle, 15 sec Shuffle (15 sec rest between reps)
  • Mosey to the Chapel for more Plyos (10 – Squat Jumps, 10 – Tuck Jumps, 10 – Side to Side)
  • Mosey to the Baseball Field – Left Field Line
    • 5 x Poles (jog from LF line to CF, Sprint from CF to RF)(Turn around and go back)
      • Between each Pole Abs (Flutters, Hello Dollies, LBCs, Big Boys, Planks)
  • Mosey back to the Chapel for another set of Plyos (10 – Squat Jumps, 10 – Tuck Jumps, 10 – Side to Side)
  • Mosey back to parking lot for some more shuffle ladders across lot
    • 15 sec Shuffle, 30 sec Shuffle, 45 sec Shuffle, 30 sec Shuffle, 15 sec Shuffle (15 sec rest between reps)
  • Mosey back to the AO


Explained the ongoing chaos in my life.  For the last month or two, more and more responsibilities and obstacles have been added and I have been poorly managing them.  I am working on controlling the items I can, taking the time to decompress and be the father and husband I want to be.  Control the Chaos.


Putting in the Miles

THE SCENE:  A little humid but beautiful



  • SSH IC x 20
  • Cherry Pickers IC x 10
  • Merkins IC x 10
  • Tempo Squat IC x 10
  • Baby Arm Circles (front/back) IC x 13


Simple circuit with 4 stations – 1 exercise at each station. 1st lap = 10 reps of each exercise, 2nd lap = 9, 3rd lap = 8, and so on. Complete the reps at each station, run to the next station, and continue until recovery.

  • Station 1 = Next to the light pole on the grinder; Exercise = Big Boy Sit Ups
  • Station 2 = Top of Little Baby Hill; Exercise = Merkins
  • Station 3 = Covered structure over there near the Chapel; Exercise = Jump Squats
  • Station 4 = Playground; Exercise = Burpee Box Jumps


Some Flutter Kicks, SSH’s, American Hammers, and Plank to finish up


40 strong this morning, including 1 FNG; welcome Bratwurst


From Four Pillars of a Man’s Heart by Stu Weber:

“Any servant-king who thinks he doesn’t need help is deceiving himself. We do need help, truckloads of it. Remember, it was God who said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone.’ But unless the burden of ultimate leadership falls on the man, then a man’s wife and even his children are not sure what role he is playing and how to support and help him. However, when the servant-king is clearly on his throne of accountability and responsibility, then those around him can better determine how to serve his need to be and function as God designed. But when he is on the throne, then off the throne, on and off, leading and then not leading, it becomes almost impossible for those around him to know how to help him.”


The Battle Buddy Beatdown


Buddy Circuit x3

  • Buddy Presses x10
  • Leg Throwdowns x15
  • Buddy Lat Raises x10
  • Buddy Derkins x15

Alternate between Buddy Carries and Wheelbarrows between stations.

Descending Cardio Ladder

  • 1:00 Sprint, Burpees, Sprint
  • :45 Burpees, Sprint, Burpees
  • :30 Sprint, Burpees, Sprint
  • :15 Burpees, Sprint, Burpees

8-Count Merkins x12

41 PAX
Choose lasting meaning over temporary happiness. Don’t make happiness and pleasure your aim in life. We do what is hard to get strong. We are strong to help carry others out of the depths.

4 AUG- 2nd F at the Anders

11 AUG- 3rd F at the Outlook

Burpees, 11s, and round-house kicks in the throat

Asylum 4/25
THE SCENE: Finally dried out. 50s. Couldn’t be better.

SSH x 25 IC 4 CT
This and That
2 Burpees OYO
Tempo Squats x 20 IC 4 CT
Michael Phelps
4 Burpees OYO
Merkins x 10 IC 4 CT
1 lap around the parking lot
6 Burpees OYO

Mosey to the playground, find a bench
11s: Dips and BBS
11s: Box Jumps and Derkins
Mosey to the open air chapel, plank
Mini Grinder, 4 stations per loop
Chapel: American Hammers 4CT
Cloud: BBS
AO: Burpees
Top of Baby Hill: Merkins
Lap 1: 20 reps/station (then laps of 15, 10, 5)

Called it just in time for 1 more thing, the hill
Sprint to the top, 2 burpees OYO, back to the AO

25 got better today.

Don’t take your days for granted. If you love your family, if you love your friends, TELL them. Words have power. I love the men of F3, and it’s an honor to lead as we push ourselves to be better in all areas of life.

Credit to Creeper for the title.

100% Dry Beatdown.

THE SCENE: Warm-ish/light rain

Welcome to F3: Fitness – Fellowship – Faith. 

My name is Steam & I’ll be your Q this morning
I am not a professional
You are here on your own volition
Which means I don’t know any injuries you may or may not have so if you need to modify any of the exercises we do this morning feel free to do so BUT
Push yourself and those around you


  1. Side-Straddle Hop (SSH): 10 x 4 in cadence
  2. Flutter Kick: 10 x 4 in cadence
  3. SSH: 15 x 4 in cadence
  4. Little Baby Crunch: 10 x 4 in cadence
  5. SSH: 20 x 4 in cadence
  6. Merkin: 10 x 4 in cadence


Steam & Frank identified the 2 options for PAX

Steam: Cardio intensive workout \\ Frank: Core intensive workout

Steam’s Group

  • Mosey to Rock Pile @ Asylum Building
    • Every stop sign = 10 merkins on your own (1 count)
  • 12s @ Rock Pile
    • TOP (Rock Pile) = Rock Chest Presses
    • Bottom (Big ol Tree) = Burpees
    • 1 Rock Chest Press \\ 11 Burpees
  • Proton led PAX in squat circle until all recovered
  • American Indian style mosey back to AO
    • Every stop sign = 10 merkins on your own (1 count)
  • Last .25 mile –> sprint to the AO

Steam’s Group & Frank’s Group Link Back Up @ AO

  • Frank led core work for all PAX at AO (5 minutes)

PAX Count = 31

FNG = 1 —> Dreamer

” I see you” – Jim Branch/God
– I recently had the pleasure of hearing Jim Branch speak and he talked about how God sees us.
– He volunteers as a chaplain for one of the high school football teams in Knoxville and he would see that during practice, one of the seniors who was on the sidelines would call out to the players on the field when they did something good that went un-noticed.
– And he would yell – “I see you – okay, I see you” – letting them know that the efforts they were making were not unseen or un-noticed.
– He went on to talk about his son running track in high school and seeing the other kids run around the track and feeling the excitement for them but when HIS son came around, he saw him from a distance and kinda stood up on his feet because he saw him. He saw his son coming around the track and was filled with so much joy!
– That’s how God sees us. He sees you and is so delighted and overjoyed because you are His son. I love that we have a heavenly father that sees us like that
– This week I want to challenge all of us to see each other. I challenge you to see someone this week. Be that voice of affirmation – “I see you” And also understand how our heavenly father sees us.

Hardship Hill is coming up men! Show out to rep F3 Knoxville in F3’s first OCR event in Knox! Here is the link!