F3 Knoxville

Pre-ThirdF Fun


  • SSH 25x (IC)
  • Side Lunges 10x each leg(IC)
  • Imperial Squat Walkers 15x (IC)
  • Arm Circles Forward 15x (IC)
  • Arm Circles Backward 15x (IC)
  • 10 Burpees OYO

Run up to top of the hill, do 5 burpees and run down.  Partner up with Battle Buddy and line up along the curb.


1st Battle Buddy lunges to the first cone, then sprints to 2 second cone, does 2 reps of the exercise while Battle Buddy 2 is jumping air rope.  Switch. Each round increase by 2 reps until each man does a total of 14 reps.  Rd 1 = Burpees

Bumper Circuit – Second pavilion

  • 1st cone x10 lunges in place
  • 2nd cone x5 burpees
  • 3rd cone x10 squats
  • 4th cone x5 burpees

Mini-Sea Biscuit – 3 Laps

  • 10 Burpees
  • 20 Merkins
  • 30 Squats

Wheel Barrel Merkins – 100 yards switching every 25 yards

21’s – Under pavilion – Modified down to 10 after 5 sets

  • Box Jumps
  • Rows


5 Burpees on OYO

25 Sundials

25 pickle Pounder

25 Proton Parkers

Run up to top of the hill, do 5 burpees and run down.

Just Do It.

THE SCENE: 50’s – calm 


“Welcome to F3: Fitness – Fellowship – Faith. My name is Steam & I’ll be your Q this morning. I am not a professional and you are here on your own volition, so if you need to modify any of the exercises we do this morning feel free to do so! But push yourself and those around you.


1. Cherry-Picker: 15 x 4 in cadence

2. SSH: 20 x 4 in cadence

3. High Knees: 20 x 4 in cadence

4. Plank Jack: 20 x 4 in cadence

5. Merkin: 10 x 4 in cadence
PAX put keys/wallets/etc in Steam’s ruck

Steam assigned flag carrying duty to different PAX members throughout the beatdown

  • Mosey to The Foundry
    • Mosey around the back (bottom lot)
    • 15s
      • Assemble battle buddy teams
      • Bottom lot = Battle Buddy situps
        • Fingers interlocked behind head – battle buddy hold feet
        • Start with 14 BBSs
      • Top (Front of The Foundry) = Merkins
        • Start with 1 merkin
      • Time Crunch —- PAX recovered at bottom lot
      • G-6 led PAX in 10 – 4 count merkins as the exit ticket
  • Mosey Right out of The Foundry
    • Mosey to bridge tunnel leading to under I-40
    • Peel
      • 2 columns facing the tunnel ahead
      • QIC gave the command “PEEL” & each battle buddy team sprinted to the middle of the tunnel – executed 5 merkins – and sprinted to the other side and held the squat position until all PAX recovered
      • All PAX waiting their turn to PEEL held squat position
  • Mosey to middle column in open parking lot under I-40
    • 8s
      • @ middle column – 7 smurf jacks
      • @ trailer across lot = 1 squat
    • QIC rallied PAX @ trailer with flag
    • Full out 100% sprint back to middle column
  • Mosey back to AO
    • F3 Cadence Call by QIC
  • Abs @ AO
    • Frank led PAX in American Hammers & Flutter kicks until 6 arrived


27 total – 2 FNG

Quarantine – Steam – Put-Putt – Swanson – Baby-Face – Hillary – Abort – Amazon – Rousey – Rascal – Butterfly – Bessie – G-6 – Frank – Creeper – Plunger – Cowbell – Careless – Crouton – Prom Night – Petey – Cheatsheet – Cliffhanger – Ringworm – Cougar – Dipper – Bareback

1 Chronicles 28:10 = Be careful now, for the Lord has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary; be strong and do it.

(MSG) “…..be brave and determined and do it.”

God is calling us as men to be strong – to be determined – to do it. He’s called us to build for him, not tear down. I don’t feel like I’ve been strong and have been doing it lately.

That’s where this circle doesn’t just stay here. Take this encouragement outside of 0530 – 0615.


Pray It Out

PRs: G-6’s friend who is battling cancer – for their family

Let’s Just Get After It!

57 and Clear


Welcome and Disclaimer



  • SSH x30 IC
  • 4ct Mountain Climbers x10 IC
  • 4ct Merkins x10 IC
  • Imperial Squat Walkers x10 IC
  • Little Arm Circles x10 each Forward and Back IC
  • Cherry Pickers x10 IC
  • 5 Burpees

Mosey to side of the parking lot and get a battle buddy.


Partner Burpee Suicides
Both men stand along the curb at the orange cones.  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 7 minutes.

Mosey to new parking lot.


Triple Man Sprints
2 men at Cone 1 (near side orange cone) and 1 man at Cone 2 (far side orange cone).  One man at Cone 1 runs to Cone 2 while other two men do exercises at the cone (x10 or x15 reps), stopping in the middle at the yellow cone to do 2 burpees.  Then man at Cone 2 runs to Cone 1 while other men do exercises (either x10 or x15 reps).  First man now runs to Cone 2.  Rinse and repeat for 7 minutes, 3 rounds.

Rd 1: Upper Body
Cone 1 = Diamond Merkins / Carolina Dry Docks
Cone 2 = Shoulder Taps / Superman Swims

Rd 2: Abs
Cone 1 = American Hammers / Lance Armstrongs
Cone 2 = Flutter Kick / Hello Dollys

Rd 3: Lower Body
Cone 1 = Prison Squats / Skaters
Cone 2 = Lunges / Side Lunges

Mosey back to SP.



  • 4ct LBCs x20 IC
  • Side Crunches Rt x20 IC
  • Sdie Crunches Lf x20 IC


37 PAX including 3 FNGs – 8 Track, AAA and Downhill


“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”

Kings Solomon, Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

The sequoia redwood trees located in California, are some of the biggest trees in the world. The General Sherman is, in fact, noted as THE largest known living single stem tree on Earth! It is 275 ft tall, 25 feet in diameter, and is approximately 2,500 years old.

 Something that huge must have an incredible root system that goes down deep in order to stand that tall. Not the case at all. The sequoia redwood trees have a unique root system that is a marvel, compared to their mammoth size.

Their roots are relatively shallow. There is no tap root to anchor them deep into the earth. The roots actually only go down 6-12 feet, and yet, these trees rarely fall over. They withstand strong winds, earthquakes, fires, storms, and prolonged flooding. How can something up to 500 tons, reaching over 350 feet in height, and live for many centuries remain standing with roots only going down about 10 feet?

The interesting thing about the redwood tree is that their root system is intertwined with the other redwood trees, literally holding each other up. The trees grow very close together and are dependent on each other for nutrients, as well. Only redwoods have the strength and ability to support other redwoods.

So, beneath the surface of these humongous, tall, statuesque trees are roots like a army of men who have their arms interlocked, standing and supporting each other. They are preventing the adversaries of life from knocking each other down. They are also making sure there is plenty of nutrients for growth to continue.

To me, the PAX is like a forest of redwoods. We are stronger TOGETHER.  We grow, challenge and support each other as we each strive to reach our potential physically, mentally, relationally and spiritually.

Spring Practice

THE SCENE: 49 degrees, cloudy, great day for some practice.

Baby arm circles (4-count) x 12 forward, x 12 back

Cherry pickers x 12

SSH (4-count) x 20

5 burpees


  • Mosey to Emerald Youth Soccer Complex
  • Kick Coverage:  PAX splint into 2 equal groups.  Line up on goal line.  1 HIM kicks or punts the ball as far as possible, the rest of the group sprints to the ball, the HIM who recovers the ball has 5 reps of appointed exercise, everyone else 10 reps.  Second group goes while 1 group completes reps on opposite side of field.  Repeat until all PAX have kicked.  Exercises: Round 1 burpees, Round 2 Wide Merkins, Round 3 Ranger Merkins, Round 4 Diamond merkins, Round 5 Catalina wine press, repeat as necessary.
  • Tennessee Drill:  Circle up in middle of field.  Groups of 4 in center battle with appointed exercise to exhaustion while 1 HIM calls out cadence, last one standing is the winner.  While central group is battling, PAX in circle perform appointed exercise.  Round 1:  Center WWII sit-ups , circle squats.  Round 2:  Center Merkins, circle forward lunge.  Round 3:  Center Hello Dollys, circle Reverse lunge.  Round 4:  Center CDD, circle Bobby Hurleys.
  • Two Minute Drill:  Cross the field with appointed exercise as a group until goal line is crossed.  1:  Broad jum burpees x 5.  2: Bear crawls 4-count x5.  3:  Crab walks 4-count x 5.  4:  Merkins x 5 (we did not make forward progress, but it was well executed.  5:  Forward lunge x 5.  6:  Cross the goal line with high steps, finishing with your best Heisman pose.
  • Mosey back to AO


  • Out of time

19 strong with 1 FNG.  Cougar and Bullseye  were also in attendance (could not find their tags).  Welcome FNG Jarrett Delozier ( Zacchaeus)

  • How do you handle or respond to constructive criticism?
  • “Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.  It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body.  It call attention to an unhealthy state of things.”  Winston Churchill
  • “The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.”  Norman Vincent Peale
  • “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.  Fools despise wisdom and instruction.”  Proverbs 1:7

Pray for Sam, friend of G-6, who is fighting cancer.

Circuits of Courage

THE SCENE: Just about perfect weather – 50 degrees, no wind



  • SSH IC x 25
  • Cherry Pickers IC x 10
  • Tempo Squats IC x 12
  • Merkins IC (4 ct) x 15
  • 2 sets of 5 burpees OYO as we toured the circuit


We did a circuit on the grinder (1 station at each corner) with 1 station at the flag pole, and another at the pavalon. Each station has 2 exercises listed. Pretty simple – pair up with a battle buddy and do 20 reps of both exercises listed and move to the next station until time is called. Ended up making it through 3 rounds.

  • Station 1: Mountain Climbers (4 ct.) and Squat Jumps
  • Station 2 (flag pole): Dry Docks and Flutter Kicks (4 ct.)
  • Station 3 (pavalon): Bench Rows and Derkins
  • Station 4: Supermans and Hello Dollies (4 ct.)
  • Station 5: Shoulder Press and Bicep Curls (both exercises with the supplied rocks)
  • Station 6: Merkins and Lunges

Mosey to base of Little Baby Hill. One partner runs the hill and does 2 burpees at the top, while the other does squats at the bottom. Rinse & repeat – 3 times up the hill each.


Did a little plank work, 20 American Hammers (4 ct) IC, and finished with AMRAP LBC’s for the last minute.


38 strong this morning – No FNG’s


When one man acts courageously, it strengthens the spines of other men. It took courage for Peaches and Food Truck to share their testimonies with us at the 3rd F event on Saturday. By doing so, they allowed our small group time to be more open and allowed us as men to be more vulnerable with each other because they had the courage to be open themselves.

When we come out each morning to the gloom, we can either choose to push through the suck and make our brothers push themselves harder and farther than they imagined, or we can choose to half ass it and settle for mediocrity. When I see a brother pushing himself to his max, something stirs inside me that makes me want to push myself harder as well. Don’t be the guy who waits for someone else to step up before stepping up yourself. We’re called as HIMs to be the guy that strengthens the spines of other men through our actions.