F3 Knoxville

Peanuts & Crackerjacks

THE SCENE: Upper 60’s.

Warm up was on the fly due to nearly double the number of pax for a Saturday and not having enough space for my planed warm-up.
Tempo Curls w CMU
Ankle Taps
Tempo Squats

Took the Pax to the Baseball Field for a baseball themed beatdown (music and all!) The dice calls the beatdown movements, roll the dice complete the exercise and return to roll the dice.  If running to a base you run them as if you would in baseball. (Example – Dice roll of 4 – Run to 3rd base and complete 30 Merkins; you would run as if you “hit” a triple, running to first then 2nd and finish at 3rd base with 30 Merkins prior to running back to re-roll the dice for the next movement.

2. Run to 1st base and complete 10 burpees
3. Run to 2nd base and complete 20 V-ups
4. Run to 3rd base and complete 30 Merkins
5. Run to pitchers mound and complete 20 CMU Thrusters
6. run to right field and complete 50 Air Squats
7. Run to center field and complete 40 BBS
8. Run to left field and complete 50 Ankle Taps
9. Millennial run around baseball field
10. Run stairs 10 times
11. Complete 30 bleacher Dips
12. Walking Lunge around all the bases

CMU Flutter Kicks
CMU American Hammers
LBC Cash Out

14 H.I.M.S
James 1:2-4
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

*James doesn’t say IF you face trials, but WHENEVER you face them. He assumes that we will have trials and that it is possible to profit from them. The point is not to pretend to be happy when we face pain, but to have a positive outlook (“consider it pure joy”) because of what trials can produce in our lives. James tells us to turn our hardships into times of learning. Tough times can teach us perseverance.

Spin Fun Knowin’ Ya

THE SCENE: 60 an Sunny

Seal Claps
Overhead Claps
Michael Phelps
Cherry Pickers
Temp Squats
Hand Release Tempo Merkins

Kraken at the Elementary School Including Mt. SuckMore. Once Pax Complete the Movement Run Around Kraken and up SuckMore for 10 Incline/Decline Merkins Before Coming Back Down and Completing Loop to Next Movement.

  • 20 V-Ups
  • 20 BBS
  • 20 X’s & O’s
  • 20 American Hammers (2 ct.)
  • 20 Pickle Pointers
  • 20 Iron Mikes
  • 20 Tempo Squat Jumps
  • 20 Monkey Humpers (4 ct.)

Pax Roulette with LBC Cash Out.
9 Hims
Times are tough and people are finding themselves in foreign places. Don’t fall away from the circle, but lean in and find the shoulder of the HIM to your right/left. Reach out, open up and be honest…your not in this alone, I promise.

Was great to see Rain Check back to the grind this morning.
Shout out to Fins getting nearly 8 miles in this morning! Amazing Brother, Stick with it!

Movin’ To Slack for Communication.

Home Run Hill


25 SSH
10 IC Merkins
10 Little Baby Arm Circles (10 each way)
Warm up jog to Elementary School Follow The Leader Style (Butt kicks, high knees, Side Shuffle, karaoke, Bernie Sanders)
Counting up to 10, start with 1 rep of:

  • Hand release merkins, run down hill
  • Iron Mike to Squat, run to pull-up bars
  • Pull-up, run to swings
  • In Cadence legs in swing while planking, run back to start
  • Rinse and repeat with 2 reps, 3, reps, etc.

Run to Wax Job hill for 11s

Side crunch on the top, side lunge on the bottom, Bear Crawl down, Bernie up

Flutter Kick, Banana/Plank
Use the TAGS on right-side to record PAX (BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOURSELF) in attendance. Be sure to select the AO in CATEGORY above TAGS and then delete these notes!
Matthew 6:25-34 , take a note of where you’re starting from. Start from seeking the kingdom and trusting God. You don’t have to do all the stuff you’re worried about to earn favor. Do it because you are already in His kingdom.
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Mosey to the Kraken

THE SCENE: upper 30s and supposed to be raining or snowing, but neither

SSH IC x10

Merkins x 5 IC (4 ct)

10 burpees OYO

  • Mosey to Mr. Rogers Street for the Kraken.
  • On the way there stops along the way for escalator. 10 burps, 20 dry docks, 30 LBC, 40 squats
  • Once we reached the Kraken circle, perform reps at each cone, once complete, run down to the stop sign and back. Ran to the stop sign one  and due to time, we ran around the Kraken. Exercises were;
  • 20 star jacks, Power T flutters, Burpees, Monkey humpers, merkins, WWI sit ups, Froggie squats, DRY DERKINS.
  • ALL were done with 20 reps single count except for flutters and monkey humpers
  • Mosey back to the AO with de- escalate on the way back. We finished the escalator at the AO

LBC x20 ic, Side tri rises x10 each side IC, FLutters IC, Lazy boys the last minute
11 pax including 1 FNG Nathan aka Lay up

Mark Linton wrote: A real man is the kind of man that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says Oh Crap, he’s up! Brother, life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat u right. Forgive the ones who don’t just because you can. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Take a few minutes to think before u act when you’re mad . Forgive quickly. God never said life would be easy . He just promised it would be worth it. 

A real Brother walks with u when the rest of the world walks on you. Send to all ur Brothers. For you Big Bro.Salute!!!😎

I wanted to expand on the BOM but completely forgot where I was going with it. But in short, I wanted to let the pax know, the older we get the easier it is to isolate ourselves as men. With that said, my dad has a lot of friends that stay in contact with him and its a great reminder for us to NOT isolate ourselves and stay in contact with our friends, old and new as we grow older. So lets not only get better together but let the friendships grow over the years.
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So Many Brickees…

THE SCENE: Mild temp. Good humidity. No bad omens to help people guess what was coming


some light stretching
Grab two bricks
some Merkins, some squats, good mornings, etc. just checking that everyone’s body is working.

Run around the park. Stop at every 5th light post. alternate between “Brickees” (burbees with a brick in each hand), and some other work (WTFs, triceps, squats).

5 reps at 5th light post, 10 at 10th, 15 at 15th…50 at 50th

Back to grinder, keep your bricks
10x Merkins –> Lunge to next station
10x BBS –> Bear Craw to next station
10x 4ct Mtn Climbers –> Crab Walk to next station
10x Box Jumps –> Jog back to start
add 2 reps each time through

Box cutters, Bricks up and down, bricks up and down with 6 inches, LBCs, superman/banana, etc.

All tagged, also one FNG (Hype)

Everybody point North with me (I point south). Everyone pointed south at first and then got confused and tried to figure out where north was by looking around.

What just happened? You all looked for evidence of where north was. At first you looked at me, but evidence of the sun contradicted my account.

When you are looking for truth, you don’t close your eyes and try to feel it out. You look for evidence, but you also have to test that evidence with other sources of truth.

My main source of truth is Jesus who made the claim, “I am the way, the truth, and the life”.

I challenge you all to test that truth claim and see how it holds up. And see how it changes the way you live.

Anniversary stuff coming up soon!