F3 Knoxville


THE SCENE: 47 degrees F, 97% humidity, beautiful skies

SSH, Bulldogs, Imperial Squat Walkers
Mosey to the Fountain with a CMU.  Split into two groups to take one of the two paths up the trail.

Route 66 Comin’ and Goin’

1 to 11 Merkins after running up

1  to 11 thrusters after running down

Use light posts in the following sequence: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 to use as the 11 markers.

Mt Crumpit Dora

Pair up and complete the following at the trail while partners alternate running up Mt. Crumpit and doing two burpees on the back side of  the tree.  (Too much prescribed to do.  Better suited for an hour long Saturday.)

50 Blockees

100 Decline Dry Docks

150 CMU Swings

200 Bench Presses

150 Bent Rows

100 Curls

50 Blockees

Mosey back to the Grinder with CMU in tow.

Box cutters, flutter kicks, Chest presses
15 HIMs and 2.0 Webelo

Bob Dylan is one of my favorite song writers and he is one of the most prolific.  He wrote “Blowin” In The Wind” in 1962 and while most of his questions are unanswerable, there are a few that literally hit me between the eyes.  Here are the lyrics.

“Blowin’ In The Wind”
How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
Yes, and how many times must the cannonballs fly
Before they’re forever banned?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind

Yes, and how many years can a mountain exist
Before it’s washed to the sea?
Yes, and how many years can some people exist
Before they’re allowed to be free?
Yes, and how many times can a man turn his head
And pretend that he just doesn’t see?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind

Yes, and how many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, and how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, and how many deaths will it take ’til he knows
That too many people have died?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind

Lyrics by Bob Dylan 1962/1963

My prayer is that God gives me the eyes to see, the ears to hear, and the heart to respond.

Hammy is having meniscus cleanup surgery on the left knee tomorrow morning.
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

Ring of Fire

THE SCENE: Nice and cool

SSH, Tempo Squats, Tempo Merkins and a nice warmup lap around the AO

6 stations were setup at the grinder, AMRAP the movement until the PAX at the last station sprints to the over-sized CMU’s and does 5 of the following Merkin pull throughs, American hammer on a 2ct and squat thrusters. Bernie back then rotate stations.

7’s on waxjob hill after that.

Forward leaning rest position for time
drifter, hundo, waxjob, rep sleepy, waterfall, postpone, taco, hammy, knapsack, swerve, moses, t-bone, neighbor, toad, radioshack, clothesline, espy
Consistency is key. Do we feel like doing it every day? No. Do we do it anyways? YES.
Prayed for Taco’s daughter and her health care plan meeting at school.
Welcome to @Knapsack (Chris Redding)

Mega Pax Roulette

THE SCENE: Just on the low end of warm. Enough to get a good sweat going

Motivators from 7, Merkins IC 10, Side plank each side, reverse plank leg raise 10
Split PAX in 2 groups. On the big lower loop, send one group one way and the other in the opposite direction.

  • Whenever you meet someone running the opposite direction, stop and do side straddle hops
  • Whenever you pass a pair of guys doing side Straddle hops, call out an exercise for them to do 40 reps of.
  • Whenever you complete 40 reps, continue on your run

10 imperial squat walkers, 10 hand release merkins, 10 plank leg lifts, 10 hello dolly, 10 leg lifts, LBC for time
13 PAX
This exercise was a little bit like my story. I drifted into F3 completely by accident. Since then, I’ve had an amazing group of guys who have build me up in different ways and even helped me through a deep struggle with pornography. The circle was the first time I made that struggle public and it was the first time I really began to heal. Not saying anyone needs to, but you all should know that if ever you do need someone to help you with an internal struggle, we are all out here wandering in the wilderness with you, and whether you need help or your giving the help, reach out to one another.
Prayers for thos facing loss in our group, and praise for the answers to prayers in our group!

RSS Meets F3 BS

THE SCENE: Low – Mid 50’s…Rather enjoyable really

6:15am RSS (Team of 4) Step Off:
Team jog down Dalton Rd to the Alcoa Middle School Playground. Team finds area suitable for burpee pull-ups and completes the following:

10 Min AMRAP
Ruck Burpee Pull-ups (Goal of 50+)

Slick mosey around middle school for recovery.
Acquire rucks and mosey back towards AO; completing 10 Merkins and 10 Squats along the way.
Remove Rucks and Pick up F3 Pax.

7:00am WARM-O-RAMA:

  • Overhead Claps (IC x15)
  • Tempo Squat (IC x10)
  • Cherry Picker (IC x5)
  • Merkin (IC x5)
  • CMU Overhead BBS (OYO x10)
  • CMU Overhead Press (OYO x15)

Mosey to plateau of pain and complete as many rounds of the following:

  • (x5) Burpees (baseline)
  • 40yd Bear Crawl CMU Drag (1st cone)
  • (x15) CMU Overhead BBS
  • Leave CMU, Jog back to baseline
  • (x5) Burpees
  • 40yd Bear Crawl (1st cone)
  • (x15) CMU Overhead BBS
  • 40yd Crawl Bear CMU Drag (2nd Cone)
  • (x25) CMU Swings
  • Leave CMU, Jog back to baseline
  • Burpees (x5)
  • 40yd Bear Crawl (1st Cone)
  • (x15) BBS
  • 40yd Crawl Bear (2nd Cone)
  • (x25) CMU Swings
  • CMU Overhead Carry back to baseline



Totals (1RD/2RD):
200/400 Yards of Bear Crawl/ Crawl Bears
15/30 Burpees
30/60 CMU Overhead BBS
15/30 BBS
50/100 CMU Swings

Mostly protractors and mumble chatter
some BBS, Plank Variations, and Mountain Climbers to finish it off.

10 Pax
Take care of yourself! We come out and put in work every morning to become better mentally and physically, pushing each other to the next level of discomfort. But we rarely take the time to prep ourselves and our bodies for the work. We take shortcuts in stretching and spending time listening to our bodies. If you feel like your not limber or embarrassed to do yoga it’s simply because you haven’t practiced it enough! We were not all great at working out our first time, but we have become better at it and the same will happen with stretching and taking care of our bodies.

My good friend’s Father used to say if you don’t like doing something, do it 100 more times…

Helping Drifter moves boxes from the loading trucks into his new house!

Brick by brick

THE SCENE: Low to mid 50s, perfect workout temp

SSH IC x 10

Tempo squat IC x 10

LBAC forward IC x 5

LBAC reverse IC x 10

Brick front raises IC x20

Brick lateral raises IC x 10

Brick OH press IC x10

PAX grabs two bricks per person and moseys to church parking where they battle buddy up. DORA as follows: one buddy performs 100 Hallelujah Squats with bricks, 100 American Hammers with bricks 2CT, and 100 high plank to row with bricks 2CT. Other buddy takes bricks and Hallelujah Lunges to first median where they perform 10 front raises and 10 lateral raises with bricks. Hallelujah Lunge to next median and perform 15 BBS with bricks behind head or press out in front of chest. Run back and trade off with battle buddy.

Circle up and perform Sally Up with bricks in hands.

Bataan death Indian run around church parking lot where last person in line drops off and performs 5 Brickees, taps last person to drop off, and continues to run to the front of the line. 2 laps completed around parking lot.

Mosey back to grinder with bricks jamming to “Brick House.”

BBS with bricks IC x 10

Ring of fire passing one Brickee around the circle while rest of PAX performs high plank, mountain climbers, and Peter Parkers.

Finish out last 15 seconds with LBCs to close.
Easter has come and gone. It’s always been one of my favorite holidays. I’ve always been a very stubborn and found it difficult to forgive others who have wronged me in the past. I think this is why I am drawn to Easter because it is a time for forgiveness. Stripped, bound, beaten and crucified, Jesus called for God to forgive those who persecuted him. In times of distress and during the trials of our own lives, may we have the love and resolve to forgive those who have wronged us.

Jesus died on the cross to forgive all humanity of their sins including past, present, and future sins. Although we are imperfect beings, I think we can draw from this act of love and forgiveness. Jesus calls for us to love our enemies and forgive those who have trespassed against us. May we all put our judgement aside and live into this moving forward and become more Christlike.

We are Easter people. Spread the Good News.

Luke 23:34

“Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.”

Drifter moving party Saturday.