F3 Knoxville

Diamonds are a mans best friend

THE SCENE: Mornin’ time and dark


Tactical card 5 of diamonds

100 burpees

100 air squats

100 sir ups/ lbc

we did sets of 10 Burps with jogging between sets
Not sure about tha thang but after the warmup , we ran a 1/4 mile and then did 1:4 ratio of pull ups

Snorkel and Moses amrap pull ups for a total of 35 pull ups. The rest of the pax did 1/4 total of their pull ups . 10 pull ups basically . Gotta start somewhere!

  • Bearway to heaven
  • Yep, bear crawl suicides w more burpees while listening to Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven

Flutters x20 ic

side crunches x10 ic each side
10 pax beat the fartsack and worked hard this morning
Be intentional


Ruck… Moses mile coming up

Moses’s Beer Mile Warmup : )

THE SCENE: 70 an perfect!

Mostly Stretching:
Little of This, Little of That
Some of These, Some of Those
Cherry Pickers
Tempo Squats
1/2 Mile Loop with Warm Up Movements

6 Stations Made Up Mostly of Foot-Work / Speed Drills. 4 Minutes of Work with 1 Minute to Rotate and Recover.

  • Station 1
    • 5 Burpee Jump Overs
    • 10 Bench Press(4×4 w/CMU on each side)
    • 15 Swing Groiner
  • Station 2
    • Box and 1 Speed Cut Drill
  • Station 3
    • Sprint to cone at 45 Degree, Burnnie Back, Jog Straight, Sprint to Finish
  • Station 4
    • 1 Leg Squat Jumps From Cone to Cone (Stabilization Drill)
  • Station 5
    • Resistance Sprint to First Cone, Release and Sprint Through Finish
  • Stations 6
    • Core Station (Roll the Dice For Workout Movement)
      • 1 = 10 Iron Boys
      • 2 = 20 BBS
      • 3 = 30 Ankle Wiggles
      • 4 = 40 Flutter Kicks
      • 5 = 10 Count Rest
      • 6 = 1 Minute Plank

All Members Made it Through Circuit 1 Time; Then We did the First 3 Stations Again, but with a Twist!

  • Station 1 (Stay the Same)
    • 5 Burpee Jump Overs
    • 10 Bench Press(4×4 w/CMU on each side)
    • 15 Swing Groiner
  • Station 2 (Done in a Crab Walk!)
    • Box and 1 Speed Cut Drill
  • Station 3 (Done in a Bear Crawl / Crawl Bear!)
    • Sprint to cone at 45 Degree, Burnnie Back, Jog Straight, Sprint to Finish

Ring of Fire! Member of the pax ran around circle and pushed down other pax legs
Boat / Canoe Called out by Q
30 Sec Cashout LBC

9 Pax including 1 FNG….Bomb Shelter had an FNG all 3 Workout Dates!  #Amazing!
Built off @Ma’am BOM From Thursday.  F3 being more than a workout but a group of men you can count on.  People that care about you and are there for you in times of need.  I spoke about Foundations.  Without a strong foundation anything you build on top will crumble.  F3 is my foundation, for fitness, fellowship and faith.  F3 is my rock I build off.  Challenged all the pax to look into their foundation, and test the strength of it, question it and look for ways to reinforce it further!
Blessed to have such a strong group of men to spend time with at least 3 times a week!
Beer Mile Event, GoRuck Practice Event “Moses’s Mile” Friday the 29th starting at 9pm.

Are you ready for me? ‘Cuz I’m ready for you!

THE SCENE: Just about 33 degrees.  A hair above freezing.
Welcome Eric Rice!
Grab some CMUs, then a pretty standard warmup.
15x normal speed SSH IC
10x more high speed SSH IC
High knees for a while
7x Al Gore Tucks (new record!)
10x Hindurkins IC
Round-the-clock Merkins (circle up, one merkin on each CMU, plank shuffle right to next CMU)

Mosey with CMU to the Grinder
Cone lines set up 35yd apart, split into 2 teams. Half the CMUs at each line.
Disciple playlist on the Jambox:

During each song, do 15 reps of corresponding exercise, then travel by specified mode to other line and steal one CMU.
When track changes, switch to next exercise:

Track Exercise Travel
Game On Burpees Bear
Battle Lines Iron Mike carioca
Rise Up BBS sprint
Wait over Tuck jumps Bernie
Worth the Pain Ranger Merkins Gorilla
Unstoppable American hammers 4ct carioca
Worth it all Monkey Humpers 4ct Rev Bear

One more track:  Lay My Burdens.  Mosey around the park with CMUs.  During chorus, lay your burden down, and lay your body down.  While laying down, do BBS.

Just a little time for Mary:
Row Your Boat (balanced on CMU) – 6x through song
Slutter Kicks x20 IC
One minute left! Cash out with LBC OYO
14 PAX Strong! Welcome to FNG Squatter (Eric Rice)
A lot of the music in the Q today has to do with standing strong, persevering, and fighting because it’s worth it. But we need to make sure we are fighting the real enemy. Sometimes that might seem like a coworker who’s always trying to undermine you, and disagreeable neighbor, someone who’s wronged you, even sometimes your spouse or kids. But Eph 6:12 tells us, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Remember who we’re fighting, who we’re fighting for, and ultimately where our power comes from – the One who has already won the war!
The Jambox speaker sounds a lot louder in the house than out on the Grinder. PAX could barely hear the track change. Time to update the Christmas list…
3rd F this Saturday. Carpool from the Bomb Shelter following beatdown!

All The Things Go On The Shelf

THE SCENE: Low 50’s, quite pleasant for December

  • SSH x 20
  • Imperial Squat Walker x 15
  • Single Leg Burpees x 10 each leg
  • Cherry Pickers x 10


Mosey to Waxjob’s hill. Last PAX 5 Diamond Merkin, other PAX Heel-up lunges, Last PAX Sprint to front. Indian style.

4 rounds, 3 exercises,  12 4 count reps IC. Jailbreak down hill and Bear Crawl back up after each exercise.

1)Tempo Merkin, Single Leg Squat-Touch rt, Flutter Kicks,

2)Wide Tempo Merkin, Single Leg Squat-Touch lt, Roll up V ups,

3)Tempo Military Merkin, Double Step Heisman, In and outs,

4)Tempo Plange Merkin, Smurf Jacks, Bicycles.

Mosey to Grinder

CMU set 4 rounds:

1)Pick it up and put it on the shelf with CMU x 20 IC alternate sides each round

2)Reverse curls with CMU x 20 OYO

3)Side Tri Rise x 20 OYO alternate sides each round


  • Dr. W x 15
  • Scissors x 25 on Q
  • Big Boy Situps x 20
  • Superman/Banana

13 PAX and no FNGs

The Leader and Stress

Have you discovered the difference between problems and facts? Problems are things we can do something about; we can solve problems. Facts are things we can do nothing about; therefore we do well not to worry about them. We apply energy only to those things we can change. We can feel peace and act with poise, because we no longer beat our heads against an unbreakable wall.

Psalm 23 reminds us of what God alone can control and what we can control. It distinguishes between problems and facts. It defines God as…

  • our possession (v. 1)
  • our provision (v. 1)
  • our peace (v. 2)
  • our pardon (v. 3)
  • our partner (v. 4)
  • our preparation (v. 5)
  • our praise (v. 5)
  • our paradise (v. 6)

Psalm 23

A psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd;
I have all that I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows;
he leads me beside peaceful streams.
    He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
bringing honor to his name.
Even when I walk
through the darkest valley,[a]
I will not be afraid,
for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
protect and comfort me.
You prepare a feast for me
in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
My cup overflows with blessings.
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me
all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of the Lord


3rd F event this Saturday 8:30 at the Outlook behind Stefano’s on the strip. G-6 Wardaddy has a word to share. Breakfast provided but bring a few bucks to chip in. We can carpool up from the Bomb Shelter for anyone interested.