F3 Knoxville

Adapt to Survive the Kraken

THE SCENE: Almost 50. Clear skies. 



SSH x15

Little Baby Arm Circles forward/backward x15

Cherry Pickers x5

Tempo squats x10


Modified Kraken … What started out as a lap in between each location, turned into a single lap after the first location and a spirited mosey to the next one … The best leaders improvise … 

Do Round 1 exercise at each location, then do Round 2 exercise

  • Tennis Court
    • Round 1 
      • Lunge Lap (took approx. 38 mins)
    • Round 2 
      • 40 Monkey Humpers 
  • Playground
    • Round 1 
      • Pull-ups to fail
      • Hold Plank
    • Round 2 
      • Merkins to fail (try to get at least 40)
      • Hold Beast plank for 40 seconds
  • Flagpole
    • Round 1 
      • Squat Jumps 
    • Round 2 
      • 40 Dips & 40 Big Boys 
  • The Gateway
    • Round 1 
      • 40 Flutter Kicks (4 count)
    • Round 2 
      • 40 American Hammers (4 count)

The Next Thing:

  • Ring of Fire 
    • PAX in a circle holding plank
    • Q starts with 5 Merkins and then the next HIM does 5 all the way around the circle, then moves to four … three … two … one … If you want to add in a clap (or two) go right ahead. 


Child’s pose stretch to help with the shoulders

15 V-ups IC 4 count

14? Hello Dollies IC 4 count

Downward dog stretch to help with … is it legs? … is it what? 


9 HIMs … broke our streak of FNGs this week. Two out of Three ain’t bad. 


Fortitude, or courage. With Fortitude, we can overcome our fear & are willing to take risks as a follower of Jesus. With courage, a person is willing to stand up for what is right in the sight of God, even if that means accepting rejection, verbal abuse, or even physical harm & death. 

The Gift of Courage allows people the firmness of mind that is required both in doing good and enduring evil. 

Fortitude gives us strength to follow through on the actions suggested by the gift of Counsel (or Right Judgement). Fortitude is what allows martyrs to suffer death rather than renounce Jesus or their faith. Willing to endure danger if necessary, but does not seek out danger for danger’s sake. 

St. Paul, in his letter to Corinth, says, “3 times, I begged the Lord about this (affliction), that it might leave me, but He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for the power is made perfect in weakness.’ St. Paul goes on to say, “I will rather boast most gladly my weakness, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me. Therefore, I am content with the weakness, insults, hardships, persecutions, and constraints, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak, then I am strong” (2nd Corinthians 12:8-10).


I have now posted 44 times and this is my 4th Q. Words cannot express my love for this group of HIM. All of them, at all the other AOs. I have never experienced a group in my life that is so dedicated to one another. Who cares about each and every man that shows up. Even in the short time I have been participating, I am so lucky to be a part of this group. I just hate that it took me over a year to come out after first learning about F3. 


DogPound CSAUP: Off the Chain 2021 on Saturday, July 24th 0630-0930

Food, Coffeeteria, and a beatdown provided. Check Slack for the sign-up link.

Saturday Morning BOGO

Clear, cool, and Qless was the forecast Friday afternoon. In a perfect world, that Q would have belonged to Lilydipper, but an uncooperative hip has other ideas. Crawdad won’t stand for an open Saturday Q. He made some decisions. He placed some calls. Continue reading if you’d like the details, but the summary is that it takes two men to do what one Lily does.

We took em to 100. Tie Fighters, The Junk Science, some stretching, and 10 burpees for Snitch, who I’ve never seen come in late, ever, so he must have had some serious business to do this morning. I didn’t ask but I’m betting Cheet Sheet was similarly relieved when he arrived.
The first part of this BOGO was to discover that our Non Privately Owned Naturally Occurring Mineral Formations (NOPO-NOMIFs) were just laying there beneath the trees, as nature presumably left them. Partner AMRAPs as some stragglers caught up, curls, presses, rows, more curls. All I know is that a lot of you have way more reps in you than I do.

Catch Me If You Can w/5 burpees up baby Everest and down the Dragon. Deposit the NOPOs and begin the second part of the BOGO.

We built pyramids on the Cloud, with Crawdad bringing out his famous Louisiana Whistle. Box Jumps, Irkins, Dips, Derkins, Merkins. Unless you cut your reps, your arms were jelly.

Recovering on our feet, we made our way to the dustbowl and some Doras. 200 reps and then another 100 of whatever you wanted.

Back to AO for Mary AND a visit to the ATM.

Welcome Scott W, Billy Goat!

Your F3 friends are a deep and wide pool of help and challenge. You’d be nuts not to lean on them when you need to. It would be a waste to not be challenged by them. You’d be foolish not to step in and try to lead.

Don’t sink the ship

THE SCENE: Weather perfect

Line up on base line

High knees to one end and back

Heels to butt one end and back

Skip to one end and back

50% sprint one end and back

100% sprint one end and back
mosey to the river walk.

  • route 66
  • 5 Burbees
  • 10 Big boys
  • 15 star jacks
  • 20 merkins
  • 25 mountain climbers
  • 30 squats

Repeat 3 times

mosey to cardiac

Backwards run to the 1st turn

Bear crawl to the 2nd turn

Sprint to the hill

repeat 2 times

Top of the hill one last round of:

  • 5 Burbees
  • 10 Big boys
  • 15 star jacks
  • 20 merkins
  • 25 mountain climbers
  • 30 squats


28 strong
Do not neglect areas of your leadership and don’t sink the boat.
Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

D-Day Memorial Beatdown

THE SCENE: Cool but not cold

“Welcome to F3! Fitness – Fellowship – Faith. My name is Steam and I will 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.
– As every morning – safety is always number one – if you need to modify any of the exercises we do this morning – do it, you will not be looked down on and I cannot make that more clear.
– You will leave a better man than when you woke up this morning – if you’ve ever been to F3 you know this – no man left behind – no man left the same
– HOWEVER What you do in the next 45 minutes is up to you. That is the only thing you have control over. You’re here.
– Just like June 6th, 1944, you’re not here for you, you’re here for them (all pax)
– Dwight D. Eisenhower called the D-Day a crusade in which, “we will accept nothing less than full victory.”
– That’s our thesis this morning. “

1) Lock in & Be loud (when we do a cadence – sound off like it’s the last breath you got)
2) DFQ: Don’t Freaking Quit. Don’t Quit on yourself – don’t quit on the men around you.


SSH: 20 x 4 (in cadence)

Cherry-Picker: 10 x 4 ( in cadence)

Half-Burpee: 10 x 4 (in cadence)
– 1) drop down to plank
– 2) bring legs in
– 3) push legs out
– 4) back up to stand

Merkin: 20 x 4 (in cadence)

Flutter Kick: 20 x 4 (in cadence)

Baby Arm Circles: 12 x 4 forward & 12 x 4 backward

SSH: 10 x 4 in cadence


  • Mosey to Cardiac Hill
    • Take the baby hill as a team
  • Cardiac Hill (3+ charges)
    • Mosey down Cardiac
      • Identify key points of contact
    • Gather at bottom fo cardiac
    • Q identifies ways to get up cardiac (path or rough it)
    • CHARGE 1
      • Sprint to clearing
      • Battle buddy drag halfway up the hill – switch
      • Spring to top
      • hold plank
      • 10 – 1 count merkins (UP-DOWN)
    • mosey back down Cardiac
    • 15 SSHs in Cadence led by PAX members
    • CHARGE 2
      • Sprint to clearing
      • Army low crawl up to point of contact (tree)
      • Sprint to the top
      • hold squat until 6 recovers
      • 10 – 1 count merkins (UP-DOWN)
    • Mosey back down Cardiac
    • 15 SSHs led by PAX members
    • CHARGE 3
      • Sprint to clearing
      • Army low crawl or bear crawl to point of contact (tree)
      • sprint to top
      • hold plank until 6 recovers
      • 10 – 1 count merkins (UP-DOWN)
    • Mosey back down Cardiac
    • 15 x 4 SSHs led by PAX members
    • CHARGE 4
      • Sprint to the top full-ass, not half-ass
      • hold plank until 6 recovers
      • 10 x 4 SSHs led by PAX members
      • 10 – 1 merkins (UP-DOWN)
    • Mosey back down Cardiac
    • 15 x 4 SSHs led by PAX members
    • CHARGE 5
      • Form 2 lines
      • American Indian Run to the top
      • Mosey back in 2 lines to AO
  • ABS
    • American Hammers (duh)
    • Flutter Kick
    • Hello Dolly .


DogBite – Cozmo – Worm – Pringle – Snitch – Walkabout – Cheatsheet – CatGut – Mr. Jinxy – Redo – Cap’n Crunch – Pfeiffer- Ratchet – Proton – Carney – Ribbed – Fabio – AAA – Gibbler – Compost – Bunny – Savannah – Wallace – Hottub – Possum – SlimShady – Shocko – Dreamer – Woodshack – LightsOut – Butterfly – CodeBrown – Umbro – Steam


Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower encouraged Allied soldiers taking part in the D-day invasion of June 6, 1944, reminding them, “The eyes of the world are upon you,” before they embarked on ” a great crusade.”

– it is so hard for us to remember how much has been sacrificed for us to be able to do this today. Think back to when you were 18 & idk what you were doing but I bet it wasn’t jumping out of a boat with bullets flying by your head and into your buddies.

– I think Eisenhower’s reminder of the eyes of the world are upon you still ring true for us today though. As Christian men – Men of Impact – the eyes of the world absolutely are on us and we are without a doubt on a crusade. Keep fighting the good fight and keep the faith. Like I said before you are better men than when you showed up this morning – and none of us would be here without the other.

Coupon Escalator

THE SCENE: 70 and Humid

Side stratal hop x20
Imperial squat walker x10
Cherry Pickers x10
Baby arm circles x10
Baby arm circles back x10


Grab Coupon and mosey to lower lot.
Stop 1- 5 Hand release burpees
mosey towards cardic
Stop 1.5 – 40 coupon squats while
Stop 2- add 10 rows & curls at the top of cardiac
mosey to upper lot
Stop 3 – add 15 hand release Merican’s
Mosey to bottom across from the playground
Stop 4 – add 20 on a 3 cnt or 40 lbc’s (with or without coupon)
Mosey to end of bottom
Stop 5- add 25 froggy squat(jump squat)
Reverse escalator removing an exercise each time back to AO


Ring of Fire Captain thor’s boat ride
Pax hold boat or canoe while waiting your your turn for captian Thor

18 Pax and 1 FNG

Words are important. Be mindful of the impact your words have in all situations.
Proverbs 13:3
Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life;
he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Excerpt from Bible in one year by Nicky Gumbel

Your words are powerful. With kind and encouraging words, you can change a person’s day – or even their entire life.
Proverbs 10:11-20
Speak words of love
Your words have the power to bring great blessing: ‘The mouth of the good person is a deep, life giving well’ (v.11a, MSG). But words can also do a great deal of harm: ‘The mouth of the wicked is a dark cave of abuse’ (v.11b, MSG).
Words have the power to destroy relationships: ‘Hatred starts fights’ (v.12a, MSG). On the other hand, they have the power to heal relationships: ‘But love covers over all wrongs’ (v.12b). ‘Love pulls a quilt over the bickering’ (v.12b, MSG).
Control of the tongue is vital. ‘When words are many, sin is not absent, but the wise hold their tongues’ (v.19). Abraham Lincoln said, ‘It is better to be silent and thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt!’
Throughout this passage, the writer of Proverbs contrasts ‘the mouth of a fool’ (v.14b) with ‘the mouth of the righteous’ (v.11a). One speaks words of hatred (v.12a). The other speaks words of love (v.12b) and wisdom (v.13).
Words of hatred (v.12a) lead to violence (v.11b), dissension (v.12a), ruin (v.14b) and spreading slander (v.18b).
Words of love (v.12b) are a fountain of life (v.11a); they cover over ‘all wrongs’ (v.12b) and are ‘choice silver’ (v.20a). If someone has offended you, don’t return the offence. It is said that holding a grudge is like letting someone live rent free in your head. Instead, return hatred with love. Speak well of the other person even behind their back and you may find that your love puts an end to the bickering and heals the relationship.