F3 Knoxville

Fountain of Youth

THE SCENE: Upper 30’s and HOT!

Tempo Squats
People’s Chair + Air Presses
Baby Arm Circles (Forward / Backward)
Angle Grinders
Rocky Balboa
Carolina Dry Docks

Mosey to first light post after the street
Deconstructed Burpees at each light post working up to 5 (arriving at the hill)
11’s on the HIll:
– Plank Jacks
– LBFC (Little Baby Flutter Crunches)
Global Warming Around “The Fountain of Youth”:
– Al Gore, slowly shuffling in a circle switching direction after each movement;
– – Merkins
– – Bobby Hurley
– – Groiners
– – Hip Extensions
– All PAX in plank position. Q starts with 1 merkin then leap frog all PAX around the fountain returning to starting position. Next PAX does merkin when jumped by PAX member next to them in the plank. Worked up to 2 merkins.

Mosey back to A.O. with some Bernie Sanders and Burpee Broad Jumps.
10 PAX
Stepping out of comfort. We do not continue to grow and become better if we continue doing the same comfortable movements day in and day out. Throughout the bible we find stories about how someone wasn’t comfortable doing what God has set out for them to achieve, but no matter the struggle they end up overcoming the uncomfortable request and become someone greater. Remember that God will be with you, and He will provide the opportunities.
Absolutely LOVE this A.O.  Tons of space for any beatdown one could dream up. Multiple hills so the PAX don’t see the same thing or know what to expect prior to the Q calling it out. AND, perhaps the most important note: the mumble chatter that was ALIVE during the beatdown today #TheyAreLearning #BLESSED.
TTTP this Saturday
Knoxville 2 year anniversary next Saturday

I’m a Classic Man – F3 Classic

THE SCENE: 48 F – Crisp & Clear

  • Smurf Jack x 10 IC
  • CDD x 15 OYO
  • MTN Climber x 15 IC – keep plank
  • Merkins (4 ct) x 10 IC – keep plank
  • Thruster Merkins x 10 OYO – keep plank
  • BabyArm Circ fwd/back x 10 IC
  • CDD x 15 OYO
  • Tempo Squat x 10 IC – Hold for 10 count on 10

Grab a #BattleBuddy

  • Classic Dora 1-2-3 (100 Merkins, 200 BBS, 300 Squats) Mosey When Finished
  • CDD x 15 OYO
  • Wind Sprints to the Silver Truck
  • At the Pavilion – Partner A 20 Step Ups/Partner B Penguins until A is finished then switch x 3
  • 1 AYG Sprint to the Silver Truck


  • LBC x 25 IC
  • Side Crunch x 10 IC ea side
  • ATM’s

14 Pax & 1 FNG Henhouse
Pride is a double edged sword. It can be used for good or bad. It is probably the source of many foolish moments and mistakes we have made. However, if we can learn to harness or bridle our pride, we can begin to direct it to work For us, instead of Against us. The challenge is to start learning when your pride gets out of line and how reign it back in.
Great day of work. There are a lot of Cheetah’s here that killed it on the Sprints. I’m pretty sure Woodshack was feeling the heat.
#tttp, 2 year Potluck and fellowship, Moses is organizing a Car Pool to the Truck Stop for Csaup


Testing the limits

THE SCENE: 50’s and Full of Mumblechatter and what not

SSH x20 ic, Flying Squats x10, Imperial Walker x10, Imp Squat Walker x10, Merkins x10, Ratchet effect x ALOT, Iron Mikes x20, Calf raises x20x3

Mosey TO the Baseball field

  • P1 drags P2 to 1st cone, both do Merkins x10, repeat 2nd, and 3rd cone, Switch Partners
  • P1 wheel barrows P2 1st cone, both do V ups x10, repeat 2nd and 3rd cone, switch Partners
  • P1 and P2 stay together and Lung to each cone. At each cone do 10 squats
  • Between each exercise, we talked about how Iron sharpens iron. What man are you, ALL LOVE, ALL TRUTH or a Little bit of both. In order to Sharpen each other ,we need to be a little bit of both.
  • TIME TO SHARPEN IRON with a PT test of Merkins, big boy sit ups, squats, and Burpees. AMRAP for 1 minute each. While P1 is doing the test, P2 is holding P1 accountable by making sure he does proper form. No form, NO count of the REP. While doing so, encouraging each other!
  • Mosey to the HILL(no name yet) 11s with star jacks and merkins. Running out of time, mosey backto AO for Mary

Iron Cross

Hello DOlly

Never cross dolly

ended with a CROWD pleaser, Pickle Pounders
20 pax including 3 FNGs
Summarized Iron Sharpen Iron, Talked about the Impact of F3 and how it can change you and your surroundings
With a new AO, its always a great time to test ourselves and see where are fitness wise. With that, we can also sharpen each other by encouraging and holding each other accountable while we compete. As men, we need competition, healthy competition of course! With that, we can become better men in all facets of life. Iron sharpens Iron. AYE!
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.


THE SCENE: Chilly and Foggy. Could’ve done w/o the beanie today.

  • Little bit of this & that
  • SSH IC x 50
  • Twist the trunks
  • Rockettes IC x 15
  • Cherry Pickers IC x 10
  • Imperial Squat Walker IC x 15 (Audible because my lack of rhythm(I can’t even spell rhythm w/o spell check)) 
  • Merkins IC x 10
  • Tempo Squats IC x 10
  • Aunt Thelma’s
  • Ascending Inch Worm Merkins Across Parking Lot x 10

Climb the Ladder

Run from curb to first line of the parking space and do 1 rep of exercise. Run back to curb and then to 2nd line of the parking space and do 2 reps of exercise. Continue to 10 reps.

3 Verses: BBS, Jump Squats, Plank Jacks

1 Dip, 1 Merkin & 1 Pull-up – Run the Triangle – perform the reps, increase 1 rep w/ each lap. Continue for time.

Wax-Job led us in American Hammers
14 Pax – 2 FNG’s Fins & Squeaker
The Anticipation of a Q always brings Q-citement. In the morning it felt like I was a kid on Christmas morning waiting for the rest of the house to wake up so I could rip open my presents. I believe that’s because what we have at F3 is a gift and privilege. It’s a gift that we get to share with others.
Great turnout for the 3rd workout at this AO. Mr. Rogers was on fire naming the FNG’s today!
TTTP, 2 year anniversary, Saturday Workout

The Greenway 100

THE SCENE: Low 40’s and Clear.

Jogging in Place
– High Knees
– Butt Kickers
– Arm Circles (Forward / Backward)
– Hot Feet
– Down / Ups
Mosey Around Parking Lot to Basketball Courts
Plank Position
– Alternating Shoulder Taps (ICx10)
– Mountain Climbers (ICx10)
X’s and O’s

“The Greenway 100”. Pax performed 10 reps of Merkins, BBS and Iron Mikes at each sign around the half mile greenway loop. 10 signs in total for a total of 100 Merkins, 100 BBS and 100 Iron Mikes.

Circuit – Pax then performed as many rounds as possible of:

  • 5 Pull-Ups
  • 5 Bench Jump Overs
  • Bear Crawl
  • 10 Smurf Jacks
  • Run Back To Start

Indian Run Back to AO (Last 5 Minutes).
10 Pax Including 2 FNGs
What F3 means to me, more than a workout. The love and comradery of this group of men is far beyond anything I have ever experienced. It’s about the guy to your right and left and how they are doing; not only in the workout, but that care continues into the world, the day to day life. The fellowship, the friendships that grow, the comfort of knowing the PAX will be there (regardless of your situation) to help. Know that, believe that, and carry it on!
CSAUP Announced (Truckin to the Pound) Oct. 28th.