F3 Knoxville

Keep it Simple

THE SCENE: Perfect day for a beat down

10 SSH

10 Merkins

10 Inch Worms

Jog 25% then 5 Tempo Squats

Jog 50% halfway then lunge halfway

Umbro took some PAX for his Q and Compost’s group did:

Mosey to parking lot “track”.

10 Merkins each cone (5 cones)

Sprint between each cone

Pair up and do 10 Fireman Squats or Buddy Carry Squats at the first and last cone

Carry your buddy around the track (75meters)

Repeat 3 times

Mosey to dugouts:

5 pull-ups

5 toe touches

X2 bear crawl between dugout and pavilon

5 dips at the pavilon

Switch out bear crawls with lunges 1x

Bear crawl to AO. Run to top of Baby Hill

10 Flutter kicks

10 Back extensions

10 fireman/ buddy squats at bottom of Baby Hill and repeat 3x

Bear Crawl halfway up Baby Hill then 10 Burpees.

23 PAX killed it this morning
Share your wisdom with others. You have real knowledge to pass down to the next generation. Not knowledge about the latest sports stats or other “junk” knowledge – but knowledge on how to love our wives well, or how a child can understand their identity in Christ as a boy or girl. We need to understand how to reach the heart.
Prayers for G6 and Rascal’s friends who are struggling with cancer.

Change of command

THE SCENE: 48* and perfect weather, SWAT team liked it too

SSH x15 IC
Merkins on 4 ct x15 IC
Hillbillys x15 IC
Cherry pickers x10 IC

Form two lines and mosey to amphitheater. Assemble at the stage and partner up.  Routine of 12s: Each partner does one merkin at the bottom of the stairs, runs to the top of the stairs and perform 11 WWII sit ups.  One partner holds the others ankles then flapjack.  Return to the bottom of the stairs, increasing merkins by one rep each time at the bottom and decreasing WWII sit ups at the top each time.

Jackrabbits perform merkins and planks on stage waiting for the 6 to finish.

Change of command ceremony with Steam handing off command to Abort.

Form back into lines, mosey toward lawn of WFP (after investigating the two dummies handcuffed to the rails). Assemble on the sidewalk at the southside of the lawn.  Next routine is Route 66 – start with 1 rep of named exercise, run to the next light pole along the sidewalk and increase rep count by until reaching 11 reps at the top of the hill at the entrance to world’s fair park.

First iteration of Route 66 with 8 count bodybuilders.  This got a few poopy faces among the PAX.  Jackrabbits return to the start of the routine for ab work while waiting for the rest of the PAX to dodge the SWAT team on the way back down.

Recover and 10 count.  Second iteration of Route 66 with jump squats.  This seemed like a better idea until about the fifth or sixth light pole.  Recover to the start point of the routine, form two lines and return to start point of AO for Mary.

Box cutters x25 IC
20 strong: Preacher, Butterfly, Careless, Cowbell, Steam, Half Caff, Passport, Quarantine, Downhill, Pfeiffer, Rousey, G6, Petey, Swanson, Soup, Threadcount, Bitcoin, Uncle Rico, Rascal, Abort
Leaders surround themselves with other leaders.  I came to F3 for the fitness, and in doing so surrounded myself with leaders without even trying.  Thankful for all the leaders who show up at 5:30 every morning to make me a better man.

Rocking Friday Morning

THE SCENE: 42 degrees – 27 PAX – no wind

“Welcome to F3: Fitness – Fellowship – & Faith
– My name is Steam & I’ll be your Q this morning
– I am not a professional – you are here on your own volition – which means I don’t know any injuries you may or may not have. That being said, you know your bodies better than anyone 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 – we will get better physically, mentally, and spiritually this morning.”


1. Side-Straddle Hop (SSH): 20 x 4 (in cadence)

2. Rockette: 10 x 4 (in cadence)

3. Army Bend & Reach: 10 x 4 (in cadence)

4. Squat: 10 x 4 (in cadence)

5. Army High Jumper: 10 x 4 (in cadence)

6. Manly Arm Circles (we’re men – not babies): 5 x 4 forward & 5 x 4 backward (all in cadence) – full rotation of the arm and shoulder – 1 arm at a time

Mosey 15 feet out of the AO to the hill right beside AO parking lot

  • (1) Rocky Hill
    • Assemble Battle Buddy teams
    • 10 decline BBS (Battle-Buddy Sit-ups) each @ bottom of hill
      • 1 partner holds the other’s feet
    • Run up the hill
    • 10 rock chest presses
    • Run back down the hill
    • RINSE & REPEAT 3x – add 5 reps each time
      • 10 BBSs/10 RCPs — 15 BBSs/15 RCPs — 20 BBSs/20 RCPs
    • Recover @ the top of this hill
    • Code Brown leads flutter kicks until 6 is up
    • PAX executes 10 SSHs in cadence
  • Mosey to Asylum Playground with rocks
  • (2) Rockin Around the Asylum Playground
    • Stay in battle buddy teams
    • (1) Rock Flutter Kicks as a team = 110 total
      • Rock held overhead while executing flutter kicks
      • While other partner is doing
    • (2) Run to picnic tables = 5 decline merkins
    • Upon completion of 110 Rock flutter kicks 
    • (3) Rock Curls as a team = 110 total
      • While other partner is doing 
    • (4) Run to picnic tables = 5 incline merkins
    • Upon completion of 110 Rock Curls
    • (5) Rock Merkins as a team = 110 total
      • Rock under 1 hand — execute merkin — switch hands
      • While other partner is doing 
    • (6) Run to parking lot outside playground = 15 x 4 switchfoots
      • 1 foot on the curb/1 foot flat — quickly switch feet positions in a 4 count to 15
    • Mr Jinxy led PAX in 20 SSHs
  • (3) Rocking Back to the AO
    • Grab rocks and mosey to parking lot outside of playground
    • Set rocks in the middle — each PAX member finds a curb space
    • Execute 15 x 4 switchfoots in cadence led by QIC
    • Rinse & Repeat 5x
  • (4) Mosey Back to AO
  • Cheatsheet called upon to lead PAX in 20 x 4 SSHs in cadence
  • Hello Dolly: 15 x 4 in cadence
    • flip over to chest on ground
  • 10 – 1 count merkins
    • flip over to back on ground
  • Flutter Kicks: 15 x 4 in cadence
    • flip over to chest on ground
  • 10 – 1 count merkins
    • Flip over to seated position (on your 6)
  • 20 x 4 American Hammers


27 PAX

Cheatsheet – Ponzi – Big Bird – Triple A – Coolio – Rusty – Worm – Code Brown – Fabio – Rascal – Gibbler – Bunny – Rousey – Kentucky – Rainbow – Dogbite – Snitch – Pringle – Slide Rule – Mixtape – Blue Bird – Mr Jinxy – Pusher – Pacman – Foot Print – Cat Gut – Steam


On this day in 1917 = the U.S. entered WWI
– thousands of men were called into action – called into active duty service for their country.
What would it look like for us as high impact men to answer the call God gives us to go into active duty service as servants for HIS kingdom?
– ‎and you could say “man I don’t feel qualified to talk to my neighbor, coworker, friend, or family, about my faith or God.” Or “That’s not me, I’m not that guy”
– ‎but hear this: You are the guy. Because God doesn’t call the qualified, he qualifies the called.
Ephesians 6:19-20 (MSG) = And don’t forget to pray for me. Pray that I’ll know what to say and have the courage to say it at the right time, telling the mystery to one and all, the Message that I, jailbird preacher that I am, am responsible for getting out. 

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

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.