F3 Knoxville

CMUs, Sprints and Hills…

THE SCENE 74 and humid

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

Forward arm circles x10 IC
Reverse arm circles x10 IC
Michael Phelps x10 OYO
Leg swings x10 each leg OYO
Plank Complex IC
Merkins x 10 4ct IC

CMUs on baseline. Get a BattleBuddy

//BattleBuddy. 3 minutes per round.
1. Farmer carry down and back + Box jump on curb
2. Weighted lunge down and back + split lunge
3. Sprint down and back+ CMU SSH

x10 Carolina Dry Docks IC

Grab CMU and mosey to base of New Hill (Along the way: 20 LB sit ups OYO. 20 American Hammers OYO)

Base of the New Hill…it’s a torturous hill and deserving of a terrible name.

//BattleBuddy: 3 minutes per round
1. Run up hill + Merkins
2. Run up hill + BBSU

Mosey with CMU to base of Everest

 //Everest+Deconstructed Burpees:
10 squats
10 merkins
10 leg thrusts
10 Merkins
10 squats…Then sprint up Everest
Rinse/repeat. AMRAP: 3 minutes

Plank combos while you wait for those on Everst

Mosey with CMU to the flag (LBSU, flutter kicks, etc while you wait for everyone to mosey back)

Number Off and Name O Rama

We were running a little behind so Elvis just prayed us out.

Hunger Games at The Asylum

78 and muggy

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

SSH                      ICx20
Imperial Walker     ICx20
Squats                   ICx20
BAC                       ICx20
Reverse BAC        ICx20

The PAX divided into two groups for a little friendly competition.

The Games
Each group had to run the Lakeshore Park loop (2.1 miles) and complete the 14 work stations set up along the route.  While traversing the trail, each group had to carry a 50lb sandbag and a concrete block (concrete masonry unit- CMU).  The only rule…all PAX had to stay together and finish the exercises before running to the next work station on the trail (plank it out- all you quick youngsters).

Group one began the run on the south entrance of the greenway and Group two started on the north entrance.

Work stations consisted of:  bear crawls, sprints around baseball infield, merkins, burpees, starjacks and a climb up Mt. Everest for a squat sequence.  14 stations in all.  Lots of hill work.

The highlight of the competition was when both groups met in the middle of the greenway (1/2 way through) and Edit led the entire group in a round of IC Starjacks.

Group 2 won the HUNGER GAME battle this time around, but I’m guessing that there will be a rematch in the near future.

Once both groups returned to the start point we gathered up to cash out.

Cash Out
Mountain Climbers                                      ICx20
Offset Merkins (left)                                     ICx10
Squats                                                         ICx20
Offset Merkins (right)                                   ICx10

Abs (Dealer’s Choice)
Box cutters led by Edit                                ICx20
Hello Dolly led by Crawdad                         ICx30
Pac Man led by Land Line                          ICx20 (each leg)
American Hammer led by Slide Rule          ICx20
Pickle Pounders led by Pickle                    ICx15

Count-o-rama, Name-o-rama,


We will never be satisfied with things of this world (money, cars, health), but with Jesus- we will never want for anything.  John 6:35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whosever believes in me shall never thirst.”


I couldn’t believe my eyes.  Vehicle after vehicle rolled in to the AO and it was a legendary line-up.  Many of the original PAX from the Day 1 launch in 2015 were there for a hot and humid beat down.  Mumblechatter was in full swing 15 minutes before the workout began.

Incredible having so many “old timers” out this morning! It was an awesome day at the Asylum.  The best part of the day was when FNG- Snitch- informed the group that Woodshack once posed in his “underwear” for a cover photo for Newsweek magazine. Potential new F3 names for Woodshack are Zoolander and Playboy. Too bad Woodshack was unable to post today…he’ll pay for that information later.

Keep Gus in prayer as he prepares for the BAR exam this month.  Also prayers for Pablo and other memebers of the PAX who are traveling.

Great energy and hype today at the Asylum.


Gone in 60 Seconds

90 degrees and balmy

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

Side Saddle Hop        ICx20
Squat                          ICx15
Baby Arm Circle        ICx15
Reverse Arm Circle   ICx15
Imperial Walkers      ICx10
Merkins                      ICx10

Grab coupons and circle up

Gone in 60 Seconds
Overhead Press         As many as you can in 60 seconds
Weighted Squats       As many as you can in 60 seconds
Curls                           As many as you can in 60 seconds
Weighted Squats       As many as you can in 60 seconds
Lie on the ground; chest flies As many as you can in 60 sec
Weighted Squats       As many as you can in 60 seconds

Return coupons and run to the base of Route 66 starting point; at end of each round PAX members were to run two flights of stairs up the hill back to the starting point.

Route 66
Round 1-        Burpees; run up stairs
Round 2-        Squats; run up stairs
Round 3-        Merkins; run up stairs

Mosey back to the AO

Boat-Canoe    led by Edit
Box Cutters    ICx15 led by Sleeveless

Number off and Name=O-Rama

P-nut thanked everyone for coming to POST on a hot, humid, sunny afternoon. He talked about how good it was to experience the fellowship of a small group…groups like today. He was able to engage with most everyone in the PAX in a meaningful way- and it encouraged him to know that there were brothers committed to help each other get better.

P-nut took prayer requests, including: sympathy for a death of an acquaintance of Timberlake, cancer relief for a friend of Hooker, praise for Sleeveless as he’s found a place to live in Dallas and thanksgiving for the upcoming marriage of Beyonce.

The PAX came ready to sweat. Even as the temperatures soared, the mumblechatter and conversation was free-flowing and positive. A great end to a great day.

Hope you came ready to work…

71 and Foggy

Welcome and Disclaimer

Burpees                    OYO x10
Side Saddle Hop       IC x20
Squat                         IC x15
Baby Arm Circle        IC x15
Reverse Arm Circle   IC x15
Imperial Walkers       IC X10
Merkins                     ICx10

Warm up run down to Northshore entrance and then down to the brick pile.  Grab coupons and circle up

Gone in 60 Seconds
Overhead Press         As many as you can in 60 seconds
Weighted Squats        As many as you can in 60 seconds
Curls                           As many as you can in 60 seconds
Chest flies                   As many as you can in 60 seconds

Rinse and repeat

Elevens at the Playground of PAIN
Derkins starting at 1
Step-ups starting at 10

Rocky Mountain High aka Cardiac Hill
Run to first turn: x30 BBS
Bear Crawl to second turn: x30 American Hammers
Sprint to finish: x30 Hello Dollys

Mosey back to the parking lot

Everyone picks a Battle Buddy.  Location of run: Edge of parking lot -> BIG Tree

Workouts to be completed:
150 Carolina Dry Docks
100 BBS
50 Burpess

Dealer’s Choice Abs to finish

Number off and Name-O-Rama

“Our Redeemed Purpose”
Remember what Gods purpose is in everything that we do. Be intentional in the plans that God has planned for us as we carry on our day.
Ephesians 2:10

It was FOGGY, real FOGGY… the PAX could barley see from the thickness of the GLOOM! On arrival each man came to battle and we got better together and conquered the GLOOM! Way to go men!

60 Seconds…

64 and clear

Welcome & Disclaimer


  • SSH x30 (IC)
  • Dive Bombers x15 (IC)
  • Toy Soldiers x15 (IC)
  • Arm Circles Forward x10 (IC)
  • Arm Circles Backward x10 (IC)
  • Imperial Walkers x15 (IC)
  • Run the parking lot x2

Mosey to the paver pile and grab two coupons. Then mosey back to the parking lot and line up on the curb near the hill.

We will have 6, 1 minute rounds in a pyramid (R1 = 1min, R2 = 2min, … , R6 = 6min). Between rounds do suicide sprints across the parking lot (run to 1st cone, run back to start, run to 2nd cone run back to start, run to far curb and back to start)

  • Round 1 – Flyes
  • Round 2 – Flyes, Prisoner Squats
  • Round 3 – Flyes, Prisoner Squats, Curls
  • Round 4 – Flyes, Prisoner Squats, Curls, Mountain Climbers
  • Round 5 – Flyes, Prisoner Squats, Curls, Mountain Climbers, Arnold Presses
  • Round 6 – Flyes, Prisoner Squats, Curls, Mountain Climbers, Arnold Presses, Reverse Lunges

Circle up for abs

Captain Thors – x8 (IC)

Number off and Name-O-Rama (1 FNG – Uncle Rico)

The opposite of manhood isn’t womanhood, it’s boyhood (1 Corinthians 10:11 – When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.).  The difference between manhood and boyhood is not a sense of fun and zest for life, it’s maturity.  We don’t want to loose the joy of living, but the world…our loved ones…NEED us to be men.  The need us to reject passivity, accept responsibility, lead courageously, expect a greater reward…God’s reward.  Each morning at F3 we come together to get better physically, mentally and spiritually in the context of other men.  Men teach us how to be better men, so keep coming and keep giving!

The Knoxville PAX loves to kick off the week with a bang!  Monday’s are usually well attended and this morning was no different.  Everyone showed up ready to get better.  It was a great morning…I would expect nothing less.  AYE!!

Strength and Honor,
Cap’n Crunch