F3 Knoxville

Dora Go Round

THE SCENE: Chilly mid 30’s

4ct SSH x 20 (IC); 4ct Tai Fighters x 10 (IC); Tempo Squat Jumps x 5 (IC)

Mosey toward practice field; stopped along the way for extra warm up; 10 merkins/10 SSHs/10 Rocky Balboas OYO; Rinse and Repeat for a couple rounds

Round 1: 8 cones form a circle roughly 25 yards across; Each cone has an exercise assigned to it; Pick battle buddies and a starting  cone; HIM 1 takes a lap as fast as possible while HIM 2 does AMRAP of the exercise at that cone; HIM 1 swaps and does the exercise while HIM 2 takes a lap; the two then move to the next cone and rinse and repeat until all 8 cones completed; (Exercises: Merkins, Lunges, Hello Dollies, SSH, Carolina Dry Docks, Squat Jumps, Flutter Kicks, and Burpees).

Round 2: Flip carboard with exercises at each cone for a new set of exercises; Complete the Dora-Go-Round in same fashion as Round 1; (Exercises: Pickle Pounders, Side Squats, V-Ups, Snow Angels, Plank Jacks, Twinkle Toes, Superman, and Monkey Humpers).

Round 3: Same exercises from Round 2; Complete the Dora-Go-Round in solo style; At each cone do 25 single count reps and then run a lap; Move through all 8 cones.

Mosey back to AO

@Hurl had 39yo Birthday so we got in 39 Monkey Humpers (IC); Performed 6 De-motivators (start at 1 and work up); In honor of @Betty, we completed a few reps of Square Bears; Finished up with deep groin and hip flexor stretches, some Cherry Pickers, Downward Dogs, and Cobras.

Reflecting on the battle of Thermopylae and brave Spartans that stood in the gap to fend off the fierce Persian army.  Encouraged the PAX to consider their battles and importance of being prepared for the spiritual warfare going on around them.  Whether it is the battle for integrity when alone in front of a computer or the need for battle on our knees for our families and community, God’s Word and Prayer are our best weapons.  The battle is coming, so we must be ready to fight.

Proverbs 27:17 “Iron sharpens iron”… F3 is a great training ground to prepare for the frontline battles we will definitely face.

Bring coats!


The Scene

Perfect Gloom


F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

Fitness, Fellowship, Faith, Free, Modify, Not Professional, Own Volition, Social Distance, Phone



Cherry Pickers

Thai Fighter Arm Circles

Seal claps


Tempo Squats

Bear Crawl F/S/B/S/F




Mosey to track and field hill

13 one heel elevated squats 

Bear crawl to curb, run up hill, recover down and hold plank until everyone returns


Down to 1 by 3’s


Mosey to CMU pile stopping halfway for 10 BBS/Glute bridges


13 exercises – 13 reps – .13 mile run

We only got through exercise 8



CMU Box Jumps

CMU Swings

Overhead Press

CMU lunges

Carolina Dry Docks

Mountain Climber Knee Taps

Freddy Mercury

Curb Dips

CMU Squats


Burpees over CMU


Mosey to AO switching between Bernie and mosey



Imperial Walkers for 45 seconds



17 HIM’s



Joshua 1:9

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” 


Isaiah 41:10

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”  





Embrace the Earth

THE SCENE: Low 50s, light rain off and on.

SSH x25 IC
Cherry Pickers x5 IC
LBAC fwd, back, overhead claps all x15 IC
Hindurkins x10 IC
Cobra Merkins x5 OYO
Cossack Squats x10 IC

Mosey to the retention pond hill
11s with Embrace the Earth Burpees (hand release burpee, spreading arms wide to embrace the earth at the release) at the top, squat jumps at the bottom.

Mosey to the far parking lot by the practice field for random Tabata by roll of the die.
Each exercise gets 4 sets of 20s work, 10s rest.
Best I can remember, it was:
Butt Kickers
Calf Raises
Iron Mikes
Squat jumps

No time today!
10 strong this morning. Everyone got a little wet, but just once.
Proverbs 3:5-6:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.

I was a little surprised by who was complaining about the wet this morning… 😀
Tomorrow, tomorrow, Bomb Shelter, tomorrow! Convergence a day away!

Mark Klement

THE SCENE:  Gloomis Maximus – Men in the gloom but not of the gloom.  Men in the gloom but not gloomy.  Men in the dark but filled with inner light.
  • SSH, Cherry Pickers, Wear-wolves, Dancing crabs, Mtn Climbers, Plank Rollers.
  • Mosey to CMU Pile – cary CMU to main lot.

WOD = The Mark Klement:


For Time: 74, 44, 11 reps of Burpees, Merkins, Big-boys, Squats

Parking lot stall progression will be our rep station markers. Thus over the course of the workout we’ll progress over twelve spots. Take your CMU to each stall as your placeholder & marker of which reps you are doing.  The Stalls are:

  1. 74 Burpees
  2. 74 Merkins
  3. 74 Bigboys
  4. 74 Squats
  5. 44 Burpees
  6. 44 Merkins
  7. 44 Bigboys
  8. 44 Squats
  9. 11 Burpees
  10. 11 Merkins
  11. 11 Bigboys
  12. 11 Squats.

Be sure to hit your name on the iPad timer (Ultimate Stopwatch app) to record your time.

Little side note: Haste makes waste.  In my pre-coffee brain I wrote 77 instead of 74 on the pavement, so we did 77 reps on the first 4 rounds…. ha oops. Sorry.  That’s what you get for getting me up this early.


Background: This Hero WOD is dedicated to KHK Mark Klement of the Frankfurt (Germany) Police, who was killed in the line of duty on the night of July 7, 2019.

At the time of his death, KHK Klement and his team were attempting to locate and arrest a number of wanted suspects. During a short foot chase on nearby railroad tracks, KHK Klement was struck by a freight train and killed.

The “Mark Klement” Hero WOD was first posted by CrossFit Muehlheim-Main @crossfitmuehlheimmain (Mühlheim am Main, Germany).

Jens Hoppe designed the workout. The rep scheme signifies the year when Mark was born (74), his age when he died (44), and the age of his daughter (11).

Hebrews: 12:1 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Cherish the day – cherish each breath. Run the race! Press on!


Shamrock Fitness Test

THE SCENE: High 40’s crisp and clear

20 Side Straddle Hops
5 Cherry Pickers
15 baby arm circles forward while holding the Thai Fighter Stance
15 baby arm circles backward, using the opposite leg forward in the aforementioned stance
Mosey to the track
set a timer for 30 minutes
run one mile for time, then do as many rounds as possible of the following:
5 bur-pees
10 Merkins
15 Big Boy Sit-ups
20 Squats
Record your time and rounds completed to measure against the next time we perform this fitness test.

one minute of flutter kicks which was a count to about 39.

John 14: 6-8 Thomas was doubting about where to go.  Jesus responds that he is the way, truth, and life, no one comes to the Father except through Him.  In this time of Covid, political climate, racism, or fill int he blank, we need to seek Jesus to find our way.  He is the way and we need to seek him.

Pray for Racism, Cheat Sheet’s family, Rocket’s son with Covid, Trolley’s job situation.
Hardship hill final obstacle breakdown this afternoon.
two convergence opportunities on the Horizon.

10/17 at the bomb shelter
11/7 at Asylum