F3 Knoxville

Peaks, Valleys and the Long Mosey

The Theme: A Tour of Lakeshore’s Peaks and Valleys

The Scene: 27 degrees, clear with a hint of Gloom!  After a great call by Cap’n Crunch to call off the Saturday workout due to snow, the men of F3 Knoxville were in withdrawals for 2 days. We wanted to get better together so 60, yes 60 men showed up this morning for a leg day beat down! Spirits were high, mumble chatter was loud!

Disclaimer straight into a 60 man 2.5 mile mosey with stops along the way…AYE!

1st Stop
At Mt. Everest. IC and timed Imperial Squat Walkers.
Continue run, but backwards up a short straight hill, then forward mosey.

2nd Stop
Back Lot parking lot for some Duck Walk mixed in with Frog Jumps.
Continue the mosey mixing in some Lunge Walks and Backward Lunges mixed in.

3rd Stop
Right before Cardiac Hill, 2 minutes of as many Big Boy Sit ups as you can.
Cardiac Hill was next but not without going up the hill backwards halfway for a good thigh burn.

Mosey Back to the AO, total travel 2.5 miles!

Boxcutters x15 (IC)
Reverse Pickle Pounders x 20 (IC)

Name O Rama: 60 PAX with 8 FNGs

Choices and Consequence: Everyday, we make choices, big or small. With Choices you have consequences, good or bad. With F3, I made a choice to get up early, be with my F3 brothers and work hard. The consequence became much greater than fitness. It has given me fellowship with men that I would probably have never met if not for F3 and has taught me to challenge myself more in all facets of life, including faith. What do you choose?

11 is Barbie’s Favorite Number

Conditions: 18 and clear

Side straddle hops x11 (IC)
Squats x11 (IC)
Merkins x11 (IC

Mosey to playground area and find a bench


Bench 11’s
2 rounds (exercises done back-to-back with no rest):
– 11 Step ups left leg
– 11 Step ups right leg
– 11 Box jumps

2 rounds (exercises done back-to-back with no rest):
– 11 Derkins
– 11 Dips

Mosey back over to main parking lot.  Line up on the edge of the sidewalk.

Sprint 11’s
Run to middle of parking lot, do 10 of exercise 1, run back to start do 1 of exercise 2.  Run back to middle of parking lot and do 9 of exercise 1, run back to start and do 2 of exercise 2.  Rinse and repeat until you get to 1 of exercise 1 and 10 of exercise 2.  Plank until every man is done.

Round 1:
– Exercise 1 = Carolina Dry Docks, Exercise 2 = Flutter Kicks

Round 2:
– Exercise 1 = Diamond Merkin, Exercise 2 = Squats

COP 11’s
Isos – Hold each exercise for 1 sec, then 2 sec, then 3 sec…all the way to 11 sec, then back down 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1.
– Boat to Canoe
– Merkins (6 inches and full extension)
– Right Leg Lunges
– Left Leg Lunges

Cash out with 11 Burpees OYO

Name o Rama

Play to your strengths and serve others!

Cold and clear, but the PAX kept moving and got the week started off right.  We learned you can do anything 11 times!

Afterward several PAX headed to Panera Bread for a little impromptu 2F.

Great Monday morning…now looking forward to circling up on Wednesday morning to do it again!

Atomic Back Day

15 degrees, clear and COLD

Disclaimer and recognize FNG’s

Twist and Pivot x30 (IC)
Alternating Shoulder Touches x20 (IC)
Press Jacks x30 (IC)
Carolina Dry Docks x15 (IC)
Smurf Jacks x20 (IC)
2 Laps around the parking lot

Mosey to pavilion and partner-up

Park Bench Super-sets
5 Min Alternating between partners

  • PAX # 1 Picnic Table Rows X 10
  • PAX # 2 Bench Hops / Step up X 10

Mosey to paver pile and get 2 coupons then back to parking lot with coupon over your head

COT #2
11’s w/ Coupons

  • Reverse Flys – 10 Flys
  • Star Jumpers – 1 Star Jumper

Bring Sally Up
Bring Sally Up – Merkins on Coupons to “Bring Sally Up”

Mosey to the bottom of the hill with coupons

Dora 1-2-3
Partner up again.  One man runs the hill while one man does the following exercises.  Continuous count between partners:

  • 150 Bent over Rows with Blocks
  • 150 LBC’s
  • 150 Squats with Block – modify as needed

Peter Parkers – Q led
Hello Dolly – x20 (IC)
Flutter Kicks – x20 (IC)
Not so Lazy Boys – Q led

Name O Rama

Taking initiative in third F (Romans 12:2)

It was cold, but the PAX showed up in force!  Great workout, great BOM, great way to start the week.

Thoughts from the BOM…

Like many of you since I started coming to F3 I have hated to miss.  I have worked out off and on my whole life but have never really been as committed to anything as I have F3. This is a truly unique community and I do believe that men need to be challenged, pushed, and accountable to one another.

What I have discovered about myself is that in order to be here and get the most out of it I have to be very intentional about my preparation.  We don’t just roll out of bed and show up.

  • I go to bed a little earlier
  • I have fewer early meetings on the books
  • And now we know the cap n’ lays out his clothes the night before

But it is worth it because we have more energy for our families, our wife’s and our jobs.  Not to mention the physical improvements that are being made. The improvements on the December Challenge in the spreadsheet are significant.

So think back to what you were doing before F3? The lack of doing something was having just as much of an impact just not in a positive way. For me I have realized anything that you want grow or do better at you have to be intentional. I ask myself am I being as disciplined and intentional in the other areas of my life. What I have been thinking the most about lately is the my faith.

I want to share a verse that has helped encourage me to be more intentional around growing my faith. Romans 12:2, “Do not conform to the ways of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what Gods will is – His good, pleasing, and perfect will.”

To me this comes down to having an active or a passive faith.  Every day we make decisions for our families, for our jobs, and for ourselves, sometimes without even thinking about it. Unless we have an active, intentional faith where we are seeking God’s will many of these decisions are influenced more by the world.  We have developed discipline and have been intentional in improving ourselves with the First F and I believe God is encouraging us to have this same focus on our faith.

I would encourage us all to be more intentional this week on the third F and seek God’s guidance in the smallest of decisions and see the difference he can make.

Proton (submitted by Cap’n Crunch)

K-Town’s First Post-LEAP Saturday Beatdown…

Conditions: Clear and cold…26 degrees!

First up was to mosey to coupons (pavement bricks).  Everyone grabbed two and then it was time to mosey to one of the frost covered field’s of The Asylum (what we affectionately call our AO).

Once the PAX arrived at the field we circled up for a little warm up lead by Crawdad.  Here’s how things went down:
– 15 Merkins
– 10 Chinook Squats
– 20 Imperial Walkers
– 20 Big Boy Sit-ups
– 10 Carolina Dry Docks
– 5 Happy Jacks

Crawdad then had us mosey over to a hill for 11’s.  Start with 10 knerkins, run to the top of the hill then do 1 jump squat.  Run back down for 2 knerkins, run to the top of the hill and do 9 jump squats.  Repeat until PAX gets to 1 knerkin and 10 jump squats.

Fun with Coupons:
After 11’s the PAX grabbed their coupons and circled up.  YHC led through a group of exercises in a pyramid formation.  Here’s the drill (done with coupons)…
– R1 = 10x each of Narrow Squats, Bent-Over Flyes, Frog Squats, Standing Flyes, Reverse Lunges
– R2 = 20x each of Narrow Squats, Bent-Over Flyes, Frog Squats, Standing Flyes
– R3 = 30x each of Narrow Squats, Bent-Over Flyes, Frog Squats,
– R4 = 40x each of Narrow Squats, Bent-Over Flyes,
– R5 = 50x Narrow Squats

After YHC explained things the PAX partnered up and did the exercises OYO in pairs.  After everyone finished round 5 we topped things off with 100 mountain climbers all together in cadence.

The Long Mosey Home:
Everyone then moseyed over to the park trail with their coupons.  We took the trail back to the parking lot where we started to wrap things up (distance traveled on the trail with coupons was just over a 1 mile).

Ab Work:
Once we arrived back at our launch point we finished up with at little ab work, dealer’s choice.  It went down like this…
– Quickbooks – Bicycles (can’t remember the rep count)
– Sleeveless – Partner Leg Throwbacks (don’t know F3 name for it), 10 each person
– P-Nut – Department Stores (Plank position: 2nd floor was full plank, 1st floor was 6 inches, basement was chest on the ground with legs and arms up). P-Nut called it out.

BOM led by Crawdad

This was the first post-LEAP Saturday morning workout for Knoxville.  YHC was a little nervous due to the low temp (26 degrees), but as usual the Knoxville PAX did not disappoint!  K-Town PAX shows up and gets things done.  Today was Crawdad’s VQ and as expected he crushed it.  We went a little long on time due to the long mosey with coupons back to the parking lot, but PAX was not about to leave without finishing up with some ab work. By the time we finished we had toured over 2.5 miles of The Asylum this morning, most of that with coupons.

Thanks to the F3 Nation and especially the LEAP Team for all their support and encouragement over the last 6 weeks.  The men of this PAX get it and are giving it away to the men of Knoxville.  F3 Knoxville is something special.

Take notice…The Asylum is open for business…no sad clown is safe in Knoxville!

Strength and Honor,
Cap’n Crunch

No Show Knoxville to 2nd, Brings Pain to 1st F, SOB Style

Four SOB’s headed out of ballantyne for a much anticiPATED week 5 beatdown to our new brothers in Knoxville. Week 5 is known as The Snotwoggler and we did it justice. MT had the truck loaded with tokens (plates and “the tire” 150lbs). After 30 minutes in the truck Outback needed to feed the beast, good call, we hit the best BBQ in Shelby and were ready of the journey.

After a 4 hour road trip we hit the AO, what a great location with awesome views. After MT took care of business it took 45 minutes to gather the plan, and a good one it was. The boys headed to the hotel checked in and decided to take a small beer tour of Knoxville. First stop “Twin Peaks”, Knoxville’s version of HOOTERS!!! Enough said… We posted a tweet for our brothers in Knoxville to meet for happy hour, surprisingly the locals decided not to show, way to treat the out of town guests, duly noted, change of plans of the morning, Knoxville was going to feel the pain!

An early start and short drive to the AO for the unloading of the plates and tire, these men of Knoxville show up 20 minutes early for a workout with tons of enthusiasm and were ready to roll, if only they knew what was in store for them!


Bean; Disclaimer given 6 NEW GUYS and off we went, very short Mosey, circle up and let the games begin.

Bean: 10 Burpees, 1 minute, repeat 10 times= 100 Burpees (Good morning Knoxville)

Madame Tussuad:

8 sets of plates & one tire. Break off into groups of 3’s & 4’s. 30 yard hair burners with a rotation to flipping the 150b tire. Total workout time for this station was 15 minutes, this was horrible but all the PAX pushed hard, the rotation went smoothly after the first few cycles, a total leg burner.


Mosey from parking area into the fog for “The Hill”, Outback had a very solid plan for this twisting steep hill, he wanted 4 laps total 1/4 mile per lap. At each curve up the hill the following 5 Diamond merkins, 15 Wide Arm, 15 Regular, 25 dips at the top, rinse and repeat 4 times. A few PAX managed the 4 total most got up 2-3 times. Nice push by Edit and another young guy, MT & CapnCrunch were pushing our heels. At the bottom we administered another 10 Burpees for fun. Lead group covered 1 mile. This is a BRR worthy hill.


Head back to the AO launch and circle up for Mary Jack Webb, 1 Heels to Heaven followed by 4 LBCs, up to 10. Check of the watch showed we have time for more of Mr. Webb, 1 Merkin followed by 4 Arm Raises, up to 6.


Mr. Bean: 20 Flutter

Hottie: Low Dolly 15

CapnCrunch: Russian Twist 15


Solid effort from Knoxville, that was a smoker of a workout that was non-stop. 2nd F was moved to a new location (Panera Bread) Kingston Pike, a good call as it attracted 25 guys, 21 local PAX. Thank you of the opportunity to lead, shout to my fellow brothers Madame, Outback & Gerlado, these guys gave up time from there families to give something back, if you haven’t had a chance to lead a LEAP workout, do it, F3 has given us all something, show your appreciation by giving back.


Panera Bread NEW 2nd F location

Slide Rule, 7am Laurel Church Sunday run 4-5 mile option