F3 Knoxville

April Showers

THE SCENE Cold Wet Rainy and Beautiful
Side Straddle hop 25X

Tempo Squats

Switch foot x20

High Knees/50% sprint

High Skips/50% sprint

100% sprint
Find a battle buddy

Wheel barrel 15 steps on hands/10 derkins/switch until you reach the other side

10 merkins/10 mountain climbers/50% back

Bear crawl/Broad jump/half way switch with partner to the other side

10 merkins/10 mountain climbers/50% back

Man Carry/Fireman Carry/Lunge to halfway and switch.

10 merkins/10 mountain climbers/50% back

Catch the Fox (no one did)

Mosey to the Pavilion.

15 pull ups/15 dips/15 derkins/ Partner side straddle hop until complete and switch

Mosey to playground

15 box jumps/15 dips/15 derkins/Partner big boy sit ups until complete and switch

Mosey to the hill

Partner does merkins/Partner runs to top and does 10 merkins switch until you hit 100

Mosey to the top of cardiac/Partner big boy/ Partner run to bottom and do 10 merkins and switch

Mosey to bottom of cardiac/Hug partner and tell him Jesus loves you.

10 burbees and run to the top and back to AO

Cash out with American hammers and count it off

28 men no FNGs
We get the opportunity to wake up everyday to die to self, serve others and put others first and you last.  Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.


THE SCENE: 40ish, windy

  • Hillbillies x 15 IC
  • Tempo Diamond Merks x 10
  • Cherry Pickers x 8
  • Little this/that


Line up on the curb.

Partner up

Man carry Route 66. Alternate carrying each other between cones. Stop at every cone for increasing reps starting with 5 of:

  • Merkins
  • Thruster Merks
  • Burpees

Decrease reps by 1 on way back

Mosey to greenway hill


Iron Mike’s 4 count

Bernie up hill

Bicycles 4 count

Bear Crawl down

Mosey to AO

Global Warming

Everyone Al Gore in circle

AGT x 5 2 man at a time going in opposite directions.

2 passes


  • Peter Parkers x 12 IC
  • ABCs on Q
  • Captain Thor 6:24 IC
  • Scissors for 1 min on Q

44 including 1 FNG – BVD. Also there was Kentucky but couldn’t tag him.

Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.


I can sometimes lose sight of what I’m working towards. Throughout the year I have to refocus myself because I’ve strayed from the path I wanted to be on. Whether because of some new shiney thing distracting me off to the side or because I backslid on my habits. I don’t have trouble making fitness and fun thing habits. Where I struggle to find my destiny is in work. Sometimes I just feel like I’m on cruise control and not actively thinking, acting and making habits. I think the hardest place to make habits and form our destiny is in the things that we like to do the least. Take some time this week to think of some place in your life you know you need to be taking care of business but haven’t been able to shape that destiny by making good habits toward that end. Make a gameplan to get it done.

Even more Route 66

THE SCENE: Upper 20s, no clouds, stars shining:  Perfect

SSH x 20 IC

Tie Fighter (in lunge position) BAC x 10, then switch legs and reverse BAC x10, IC

Cherry Pickers X 10, IC

Tempo squats x 10, IC
Mosey to new trail by the new bathroom, Route 66 with burpees up the hill, early finishers wagon wheel to the six to finish up;

Mosey to trail toward basecamp.  Route 66 with BBS, bear crawling between every other light post

20 Merkins on your own, run up Everest.  AG till everyone is up top

Grab a Battle Buddy, one BB gets a coupon from the rock pile and does curls while other BB runs to top of the space station and back, switch off.

Next round, BBS with rock while BB runs again, switch up

Quick mosey back to AO with a stop for some burpees

Gibbler leads in some flutter kicks and box cutters

Finish strong with ATMs

We all struggle.  Embracing that struggle builds character.  Lean on faith and family to help us through, and remember God’s words in 2 Cor 12: “My power is made perfect in weakness.”  And Paul’s rejoinder:  “For when I am weak, I am strong.”

Welcome to our FNG Kentucky.  Will update the tags when he’s in our system

Wesley House this Sunday afternoon at 2 pm, rain or shine.  Bring the M and 2.0s.  We’ll be working out and spending time with the kids and presenting them with the balls we’ve collected.  Thanks to Bowflex and Doubtfire for heading up a great effort.

Reverse Rt 66 Challenge

THE SCENE: Clear 30 degrees with a nice breeze.

Cherry Pickers IC x 10

Little arm circles front and back IC x 15

Warm up jog at 50% across AO parking lot with high knees coming back

75% jog across parking lot with butt kickers coming back

Formed two lines and mosey to the top of Cardiac
Reverse Route 66 going down Cardiac. Each exercise started at the top and went down in reps as we went down Cardiac. 11 reps at first light pole, 10 reps at second, all the way to one rep at the bottom. Then we ran back to the top and started the next exercise. The exercises are listed below.

  • Burpees
  • Merkins
  • Star Jacks
  • Big Boys
  • Dry Docks
  • 4ct flutter kicks

More exercises were planned but we ran out of time.
Mosey back to AO where Frenchie led us in about a minute of Boat/Canoes.
31 PAX including one FNG: Kyle Baisley email: kyle.baisley@gmail.com
Discussed how we all face suffering in this life and that just like going up and down cardiac it can be very difficult. On cardiac we could persevere because we had brothers pushing us and encouraging us and we knew the workout was going to end. In life as Christians we endure suffering and face many trials. We are able to face these trials because we have hope in eternity with Christ and we have other Christian brothers and sisters who help encourage us and carry these burdens. Encouraged the PAX to go out and help carry burdens of those suffering and to remind those suffering of the fact that we have an eternal hope and that their suffering won’t last forever.

Rocks and Running

THE SCENE: Beautiful 43 degrees



Mosey up little baby hill and circle up in the parking lot at the top.

  • 25 SSH IC
  • 10 Cherry Pickers IC


Mosey to the bottom of Everest. 20 Merkins OYO. All out to the top of Everest.

Pair up with a Battle Buddy. One partner runs the loop around the asylum while the other partner does the following with a rock:

  • 20 Curls
  • 20 Squats
  • 20 Flutter Kicks on the 4-count
  • Repeat until your partner returns and then switch

Lap 1 was way longer than I remembered, so we called an audible. 2nd set – one partner runs down to the stop sign and back, while the other partner does the following with the rock:

  • 20 Should Presses
  • 20 Bent Over Rows
  • 20 BBSU’s

Mosey back to the AO and line up on the baseline. Bear crawl across the parking lot and then lunge back. 2nd set – front crab walk half-way and then jog it out to the other side. Repeat on the way back with backwards crab walk.


Woodshack led us in some Iron Cross Flutter Kicks, and Cap’n Crunch cashed it out with some ATM’s.


43 strong this morning – No FNG’s


Be content with the gifts and blessings that God grants you. We all fall into the trap of wanting more…..just a little more money, a little bigger house, a nicer vehicle, just a little more time, a little more grace from our spouses. The bottom line, though, is that no matter how much “more” we have in terms of worldly possessions, it will never provide the fulfillment and joy that we are seeking. No matter how much “better” our circumstances become, we will never be satisfied. We must avoid the temptation to keep wanting more, and instead, be content and thankful for everything that God has already given to us.


3rd F event coming up this Sunday (2/4) at the Wesley House. Workout starts at 2 pm and will be a great way to give back to the community.