F3 Knoxville

Beyond Hot with J-Lo VQ

THE SCENE: Heat Index above 100, miserable Humidity and Partly Cloudy (Until we got onto the grass for set 1)

15 x each:

⁃ Side straddle hop

⁃ Cherry pickers

⁃ Knee Hug

⁃ Arm circles

Mosey to Open Grass area:


⁃ 30 – Squads

⁃ 30 – Sit-ups

⁃ 30 – Flutter kicks

⁃ 30 – Mountain Climbers

⁃ 30 – Push-ups

Mosey to Edge of Baseball fields

  • 1.25 minutes American Hammer

Mosey to jogging path at bottom of Cardiac Hill

  • 1.5 Minutes of Lunges

Mosey to Base of Cardiac Hill

  • 1.5 Minutes of Bobby Hurleys

Mosey to near top of Hill

  • 1.5 Minutes of Merkins

Mosey to Path by Mini-Cardiac

  • Regular Plank – 1 minute
  • Right Arm Up Plank – 1 minute
  • Left Arm up Plank – 1 minute
  • Right Arm + Right Leg Up – 30 Seconds

Mosey To bottom of hill – Bernie to AO spot




Our purpose in life is the very meaning of our way of existence and without knowing this we often suffer, ignorant of our own significance. We fall prey to the illusion that our lives don’t matter and we have no connection or impact in the world around us.

ISAIAH 46: 10-11:

10 I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is to come. I say, “My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.” 11 From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land , a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that I will bring about; what I have planned, that I will do.

Pray for @Hooker’s Grandmother and for @Flashback’s Grandmother

Turning off Auto Pilot

THE SCENE: So humid it felt like we were working in Jello. Dimples wore long sleeves- bad choice..

The PAX rediscovered the importance of form over speed. Warm-o-rama included 10 good squats on a 4 count and 10 mercians on a 4 count.

Insert information about the workout.

  • Thunderstruck by ACDC – Side straddle hops until the song said thunder or thunderstruck. At thunder or thunderstruck we did a burpee
  • Mosey to the new parking lot and new path
  • Route 66 up the path with 4 rounds.
    • Dive Bombers
    • Star Jacks
    • Mercians
    • Squats
  • Mosey back to the AO
  • Flower by Moby (aka Bring Sally Up) – squat down when song said down, holding squat until song said up.

7s with American Hammers and flutter kicks


23 with no FNGS


Man is not designed to go through life alone. So often when things get hard we isolate ourselves and we can begin to just go through the motions. F3, Breakfast, work, dinner, play with kids, Netflix … repeat. As men we need other men in our lives to encourage us to keep running the race and pursuing Christ. Not letting auto pilot set in. Just like we encouraged each other today to keep good form and to keep going, we have got to do this for each other in life. Ask the hard questions and be a good listener.

Find and a friend who walk through life with and he can keep you encouraged.


  1. Maryville/Alcoa launch Oct. 14
  2. Truckin’ to the Pound Oct. 28
  3. Please note the new Q calendar. If you haven’t Q’d before and you’re skeered, grab a co-Q or ask a veteran some questions. You’ll be glad you jumped in!

Circle the Wagon

THE SCENE: Crisp, clear, and cool.

  • Michael Phelps IC x10
  • Big Arm Circles IC x10
  • Mosey 2 laps around the parking lot.


Circuit. AMRAP 5 Minutes.

  • Round 1:
    • Calf Raises x20
    • Lunges x20
    • Run lap around parking lot.
  • Round 2:
    • LBC x20
    • Sundial x20
    • Run lap around parking lot.

Mosey to new, big parking lot.

  • Do exercise at every light pole on the outside of the parking lot. When you make it a full lap, do burpees until everyone gets back.
  • Round 1: Squats x10
  • Round 2: Merkins x(Pick your own poison)

Mosey to base of Cardiac Hill via new path. LBCs and American Hammers along the way to keep up the good cheer.

Cardiac Hill.

  • Sprint to first turn.
  • Merkins x10
  • Sprint to second turn.
  • Squats x10-20
  • Sprint to top.
  • LBC x20.
  • Mosey back down. Rinse and Repeat.
  • Lead group began doing lunges up Cardiac Hill on the 3rd ascent, picking up the PAX along the way. Then back to the (absent) flag.

PAX: 22. Smallmouth, Fabio, Coolio, Cheatsheet, Leonardo, Cherry Picker, Walkabout, Mr. Ed, Pusher, Expedia, Charmin, Crablegs, Snitch, High Heels, Umbro, Waffle House, Rainbow, Bunny, Rascal, +2 early departures

FNG: Compost (Forgot to get his contact info! Umbro, can you hook us up? Or Compost, just keep coming, ok?)


Mr. Ed has a torn ACL. It’s been torn for 5 years (what?). Surgery is scheduled for December. YHC felt that was too long to wait. This PAX prayed for complete healing NOW. Cause that’s what a Good Father wants to do for His boys.

I woke up late. Didn’t have a good plan the workout. Felt scattered. Didn’t have a good WORD ready for the COT. Then Mr. Ed shared about his ACL being torn and the upcoming surgery and asked that we pray for a quick recovery…after surgery. BOOM. It hit me. “There it is. Here’s the moment. Stop feeling guilty about not having something ‘prepared’ and STAY PREPARED to live freely in the moment.” I was immediately convinced this was no accident. “Mr. Ed, yeah, we’re going to pray for a quick recovery. But not for a quick recovery two months from now. We’re going to ask our Good Father for a quick recovery NOW.” A Good Father doesn’t give his boys snakes when they ask for bread. So, Father, sure, we’ll give you glory if you want to slowly heal Mr. Ed’s ACL post surgery. But we would much rather brag about how You healed Mr. Ed’s ACL without surgery.

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HIM by Detention

THE SCENE: 55, clear with a hint of gloom. 26 PAX including 2 FNGs that did awesome despite all the burpees

done while jogging in place

Pax line up on sideline: Jog across and back, plus 20 merkins, 20 LBC, 20 squats all IC and 10 burpees OYO . RInse and repeat 2 more times

High Knee skip to the PAVALON, that’s right Lazy Boy, the PAVALON!

  • P1 does bench pull ups while P2 does 10 burpees, switch x4 sets
  • Duck Walk from Pavalon to the cloud for 7’s Body builders and BBS
  • Mosey to the new paved trail. New part of RT 66. 1st light post-1 burpee, 2nd light post-2 burps, all the way up to 8 burps. You get the picture
  • Mosey back to the AO for BOMBS. Time ran out for the squats but with all that we did, we got some good hump day work in!

no may needed as we worked in abs along the way
Insert PAX Count & FNG Name
Insert the WORD here.
HIM…..HIgh Impact Man but as detention said so well on one of his Qs. HIM also stands for:

H= Humble. Be humble and don’t put your self first. I= Invest, invest in others that surround you. As we invest in our selves during the workout, hopefully it will give us the ability to invest in others. M= Mentally Tough. You have to be Mentally tough and be strong to be humble and invest in others. This is always on my mind ever since Detention talked about being a HIM one morning. Its something I take we me everyday and try to apply in all that I do.

Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

The Uncomfortable Ladder

THE SCENE: the Asylum, It doesn’t get much better than the weather this morning

Rocketts x20
SSH x20
Super squat jumps x5
5 burpees


Mosey to Parking lot
10 cones in a line, with an additional cone 20-30 yards perpendicular to the center
(Or split into two 5 cone lines)

Cone 1: shoulder touch merkins
Cone 2: squats
Cone 3: dips
Cone 4: BBS
Cone 5: dry docks
Cone 6: lunges
Cone 7: toe touch merkins
Cone 8: American hammers 2 count
Cone 9: lizard merkins
Cone 10: reverse pickle pounders

1st Trip up the ladder x30
2nd trip up x20
3rd trip up x10
After each exercise run around cone (20-30yds) and go to next cone.
Repeat till time runs out And flutter kick till 6 finishes

Mosey to AO
Hello Dollys x29
Freddy Mercurys x20
Peter Parkers

25 HIMs

Having a goal and working hard for it.
In the beginning of this workout all of us had a goal of finishing. We worked hard, we sweat, we even got a little bit dirty. Such is life. We are going to have to work hard, we are going to have to sweat during tough times, we are going to have crap covering us from head to toe at times. We may want to give up, we may want to get mad, we may want to yell at God. But, we need to stay strong and we need to know what is waiting for us at the end. Today it’s a nice feeling of accomplishment, in life, it’s eternity in heaven with God.

“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭3:14‬ ‭

lots of grunting and grumbling of arms being spent. BUT! Everyone pushed hard to hit their goals

2nd F party tonight