F3 Knoxville

Expect the Unexpected


25 reps Rock Presses

10 reps 4-ct Flutter Kicks

50 reps Rock Squats

5 reps Burpees

Exercise Dice Ladder

  • Roll Dice. Do exercise.
  • Mosey to other side of field.
  • Do an 8-Count Merkins (increase by one rep every time until you reach 8 then go back down the ladder)

22 PAX

Expect the unexpected in life. Obstacles can be seen as roadblocks or opportunities for growth.

4 AUG- 2nd F at Anders

11 AUG- 3rd F at Overlook

18 AUG- Kickball


99 Problems with a Buddy!

THE SCENE: nice but a little humid

took 2 times to repeat the disclaimer that I made up. No one was really buying in the first time so we repeated it for good measure. After all, its a legal statement right?


jog across Parking lot x2, Millenial run x2, Millenial Sprint x2

Line up for ROckettes x20. Capn Crunch had some rebels with him and we were a little out of sync so we started over.

20 squats all together in a line, perfecto!! Well a little wavy but pretty good for 37 dudes doing squats together

circle up for Merkins x10 IC, Monkey humpers x10 IC, and 10 Body builders OYO
99 Problems with a buddy

  • 99 star jacks
  • Run a 1/4 mile lap(roughly)
  • 99 merkins
  • Run a lap
  • 99 squats
  • run a lap
  • 99 Mtn climbers
  • Run a lap
  • 99 LBC
  • Run a lap
  • 99 CDD
  • Run a lap

For the guys that finished first, they partnered up with the guys that had not finished. As they partners , each pax counted their reps toward the 99 needed(Like DORAs) Once the said exercise was completed, the buddies ran the hill instead of a lap. Pretty much all pax ended up running the hill regardless of partnering up or not. Plunger helped me finish my Dry docks and he pushed me to sprint up the hill. Thanks Buddy!

Hello DOllys x10 IC

Boat, Catamaran, canoe

Flutters x10 IC

Side tri rises x10 IC
37 buddys gettin work done!
What is the mission of F3? To Plant, Grow, and serve small workout groups to invigorate male community leadership! Well, based on that and what I read on the survey,most guys don’t want to Q because they feel uncomfortable , I think F3 is a huge success in Knoxville but we can do better to invigorate male community leadership. We buddy up, yes. We push our selves physically, yes, but how much are we really pushing our brothers to be leaders in our community?

Well, if you look at the F3 nation website, it gives 10 things a new guy should know. #5 says Q a workout. By leading workout, it enables you to lead your peers. Lets all be more proactive in getting more men to Q, If you brought an FNG out and he has been posting on a regular basis, get him to Q. We need more positive peer pressure for guys to Q! Anybody can do it. If I can do it, anyone can!

I have Q’d several times. I like to Q and I like to sign up, BUT I get a lot of anxiety the night before and sometimes doubt myself. So why do I Q? I do it to challenge myself and get out of my comfort Zone. I am certainly good at one on one situations but put me in front of a bunch of my peers, men I look up to and respect tremendously and I get a bit of stage fright. I guess what I am saying is, if I can do it, so can you. If you have anxiety about leading a workout, then I think you should JUMP IN and Q! The only way we can get better is to do things we are not so good at. WHY did I or any F3 pax join F3? Well, we were looking for something different. Now that we are in F3 and for those that have been in F3 for a while, we need to evolve as the leaders we are meant to be. We need to put our big boy pants on and embrace the things we are not so comfortable with. More or less, Embrace the Suck or become a stale fish!

Hardship Hill this weekend!

Finish Strong and Keep it Moving

THE SCENE: Clear and Perfect for a beatdown

Baby Arm Cicles Forward x10 IC, Side Straddle Hops x15 IC, Baby Arm Circles Backward x10 IC, Hillbillies x10 IC
2-line mosey at first section of Big Ball steps

  • 7’s (Merkins/American Hammer’s x4 count)

2-line mosey to TN Ampitheatre

  • 7’s Prison Box Jumps (hands interlocked behind head) and Rows

Partner up and form 2 line mosey beside your partner to road that runs between AO and The Tennesseean Hotel for DORAS.

  • DORAS (200 merkins/150 squats/ 100 Carolina dry docks/ 50 4 ct. flutter kicks)

Mosey to the benches at AO for 2 rounds of:

  • 25 dips OYO/10 box jumps OYO

10 set (Ab exercise introduced by Plunger to the PAX)

Pickle Pounders x12 IC on 4 ct.
22 PAX (0 FNG’s)
Romans 12:11. Keep present in the day and finish the week with PASSION! We are the energizer for other’s batteries. Be the MAN! OWN IT!

G-6 made PAX aware that Cheatsheet was speaking at Bible Club at West High this am and wanted us to keep that in mind.

A Little Variety

THE SCENE: Perfect weather – mid 50’s, no wind



SSH IC x 25

Tempo Squats IC x 10

Cherry Pickers IC x 10

Merkins IC x 10


Ring of Fire with a few exercises thrown in there that we seldom do. 10 stations set up in a circle; spread out evenly between the stations; do exercise listed at each station for 45 seconds and then rotate to the next station; 30 second rest in between. Threw in a couple moseys and some lunges to the middle of the circle for variety. Exercises at the stations were as follows:

  • Kraken Burpees
  • Sweat Angels
  • Around-the-clock Merkins
  • Box Cutters holding rock in the air
  • Bobby Hurleys
  • Punch-up Merkins
  • Iron Mikes
  • Flutter Kicks holding rock in the air
  • Diamond Merkins
  • Ski Abs

Run up Little Baby Hill twice. Do 2 burpees at the top each time.


Side Crunches – 15 each side



32 strong – No FNG’s

I was reminded of 2 important truths in my life during the Mountain Man Memorial March this past weekend.

  1. When I am focused on my own individual circumstances, I lose the ability to serve others.
  2. I need brothers surrounding me, especially during the difficult, painful times.

I was reminded of those lessons during the physical activity of rucking, but they are applicable to all aspects of life. If we are so focused on our own circumstances, we can’t be there to lift up our brothers. We can’t be present for our wives and for our children. We can’t serve others the way that God is calling us to serve.

During those difficult seasons of life, our natural tendency as men is to isolate ourselves. But more than ever, that’s when we need our brothers. We all experience peaks and valleys, and when we’re in the valley, we need a strong-hearted brother to help us get back up on our feet. As HIM’s, we need to be the men reaching out to help our fellow brothers………….and we should be humble enough to realize that we will inevitably find ourselves in the valley at some point and be in need of our brothers to lift us back up.

Circuit City

THE SCENE: 40s, the sky was dry but the ground was wet. But YOGWW

I integrated and demonstrated the less familiar exercises in our warm up for any guys who were unfamiliar / newer to F3. So that when they read the paper at each station they knew what to do…

  • Mountain Climbers x10 (4 ct.)
  • Squat Jumps x10
  • Merkins x10
  • Superman Swims x10
  • Burpees x5 (OYO)


Get a battle buddy. Set up 5 circuits with cones around the perimeter of the north half of WFP field. Each station had 2 exercises. You and battle buddy did 20 reps of each exercise together. Rinsed and repeat until time is called at 6:00 AM. We all did about 2.5 times through the 5 cicuit.

  • Circuit 1: Mountain Climbers (4 ct.) and Squat Jumps
  • Circuit 2: Dry Docks and Flutter Kicks (4 ct.)
  • Circuit 3: Merkins and Lunges
  • Circuit 4: Supermans and Hello Dollies (4 ct.)
  • Circuit 5: (benches by fountains): Dips and Derkins

Next excercise…

Line up at northern end of WFP field. Battle buddies lined up along the edge of grass. Then they perform the following sequence.


  1. Battle Buddy 1 performs 10 BBS while Battle Buddy 2 holds their feet in a plank position.
  2. Battle Buddy 2 switches to alternating between 10 Merkins and 10 Squats while Battle Buddy 1 sprints to the first cone and performs 2 Burpees, sprints back, sprints to second cone and does 4 Burpees, then sprints to where they started.
  3. Switch, Battle Buddy 2 then performs the progression.

Do as many repetitions as you can in 15 minutes.

Box Cutters x25


“Where is God at work in your life?” a mentor asked me one day. I didn’t know what to say. Oftentimes God is standing in the middle of ourfear, inviting us to run towards it.

Part of being a High Impact Man is rejecting passivity. Oftentimes as men we avoid conflict, shrink back when we are challenged or feel intimidated, or we just check out when we get stressed or feel discouraged. We must choose to reject that natural tendency of passivity and step towards that fear knowing that God will meet us in the middle of it!

Challenge: Where is God inviting you into your fear today?

An excerpt from the book, “Thoughts That Make Your Heart Sing”.

“What Is sin? Sin is trying to get away from God who loves us- it’s wanting to go our own way without him. But the Bible says it’s not like simply wandering off the path and getting lost by mistake. It’s like a horse charging at full speed away from him. We want to get away from God that badly! We are like horses galloping headlong after the things we want.

But God  can stop runaway horses. And lead them gently back.