F3 Knoxville

Suicides and Mt. Everest…just a typical F3 Saturday!

Conditions: 40 and Clear

Intro and Disclaimer

2 Laps around Parking Lot
Imperial Walkers x15 (IC)
Arm Circles Forward x15 (IC)
Arm Circles Reverse x15 (IC)
Merkins x15 (IC)

Line up on one side of the parking lot and partner up

Heavy Suicides
Bandwagon put the PAX through a little basketball drill, will a little extra of course…this is F3!  Suicides the length of the parking lot with cinder blocks while doing exercises at four spots.

Runners: 3 Rounds, 1st = x15 each, 2nd = x10 each, 3rd = x5 each

  • Free Throw Line (1/4 way down) – CB Curls
  • Half-court Line (1/2 way down) – CB Clean and Press
  • Far Free Throw Line (3/4 way down) – CB Tricep Presses
  • Far Baseline (all the way down) – CB Hops (hop over cinder block side to side)

Non-runners: Do the following exercise as a group until all runners are done

  • First Run – Department Stores (On Q lead)
  • Second Run – Big Boy Sit Ups (IC)
  • Third Run – Flutter Kicks (IC)

Indian trot to the front field

COP #2
American Hammers x15 (IC)
Mountain Climbers x20 (IC)
Side Straddle Hops x15 (IC)

Mosey to “Everest” large hill in front of the park

Partner DORAS
One partner does exercise while the other takes on “Everest”

  • Merkins x100
  • Little Baby Crunches x200
  • Squats x300

Once a team has finished start (but cut number of reps in half) until everyone is done (1 Team!)

Partner up in groups of 6 and relay hand-offs back to base (person in back hands stick to person in front and so on.  When the person in front gets the stick he drops it and they man in back picks it up and the fun starts all over again.)

Dealers Choice


Nam-0-Rama – Barbie




The PAX came ready for a beatdown on Saturday morning and did not leave disappointed. After doing some “heavy suicides” in the parking lot with cinder blocks the PAX gathered for a short mosey to uncharted grounds of our beautiful AO. We named it Everest, in honor of every 10 year old (and some adults (P-Nut)) that sleds down this massive hill during a good snowstorm. Check it out when it snows, it won’t disappoint. The PAX did some of the toughest DORA’s of this young PAX career. Hopeful that this PAX continues to grow and push each other physically, mentally, and spiritually.


Barbie and Bandwagon (submitted by Cap’n Crunch)

2016…Meet the Men of F3 Knoxville!!

25 degrees and gloomy!

F3 Intro, disclaimer and welcome to FNGs

2 laps around the parking lot (OYO)
Side Straddle Hops (IC) – 32x
Circle Burp (IC) (PAX in attendance)
Get Lucky (IC to Song, hold Al Gores and do merkins for every “Get Lucky”)

Mosey to far open field and hill (Indian Trot to far-field – stick together!)

Field Work:
WHAMO Lunge Walks / Sprints (10x)
1 PAX throws WHAMO Frisbee and the rest of the PAX sprints in the direction of the throw until the Frisbee hits the ground, then they do lunges to the Frisbee.  When all the PAX get to the Frisbee another person throws it and you do it all over again.  Rinse and repeat 10X.

Jacob’s Ladder:
Run up the hill, at the top do 1 burpee and run back down.  Run back up the hill and do 2 burpees.  Rinse and repeat to 7 burpees.

Tunnel of Love:
All PAX gets shoulder to shoulder in the plank position.  Then men take turns crawling through the plank bridge and assume a plank on the other side until all PAX are through (all PAX in attendance…including Slide Rule!).

Hill Side Clock Merkins:
Everyone grabs some space on the hill side and hits the plank position.  Then it’s time for merkins at 12 o’clock, 3 o’clock, 7 o’clock, 10 o’clock, and 12 o’clock

Mosey back to coupon stack (Indian Trot – stick together!)

Pick up 2 coupons each and head back to the parking lot.
Thrusters 23X IC
Bent-Over-Rows 4-count 19X IC
Return coupons and come back to parking lot for Abs

Part 1:  Dolly / Rosarita / LBC / Dying Cockroach  (15X each IC)
Part 2:  Low Flutter / High Flutter / Knee Ups / Bicycles / Hold Plank (Q preference)


Ratchet – Make 2016 the year you get better and give your live to others

Great start to the new year, PAX of 32 including 5 FNGs.  It was a chilly morning, but Ratchet and Woodshack kept the PAX moving.  Mumblechatter was high and the PAX was fired up to get 2016 started.

F3 250 and F3 200…Make the commitment!
Additional workouts added to The Asylum this week: Thursday, 5:45pm-6:30pm; Friday, 5:30am-6:15am
New AO: Start applying the EHs, we will be starting a new AO SOON!  Looking to move west into Farragut and then east closer to downtown…more details to come.

All-American Workout; UT Bowl Week Edition…

Conditions: 64 degrees, foggy.  Rain commenced 30 minutes into workout

F3 disclaimer
Welcome to the FNG’s

Warm Up
Side Straddle Hop x 20
Calf raises x 20
Squats x 20
Imperial Walkers x 15
Arm circles forward x 20
Arm circles reverse x 20
Tour of the parking lot; mosey over to brick pile for two coupons and return to parking lot

Introduction of 1st All-American: Peyton Manning #16…chest emphasis
Elevated merkins on coupons x 16
Unbalanced merkin; left side x 16
Unbalanced merkin; right side x 16
Chest flies with coupons x 16
Chest press with coupons x 16
Diamond merkins x 16
Carolina Dry Docks x 10

Mosey back to brick pile to return coupons; mosey to hill

Introduction of 2nd All-American: Reggie White #92…leg and core emphasis
PAX paired up for 9 runs up the hill with 2 burpees at the top; alternating turns with non-running partner doing squats at the bottom of the hill.  Planks by finishers until all PAX completed activity

Mosey to pavilion

Introduction of 3rd All-American: Johnny Majors #45…leg emphasis
Step ups on bench x 40 plus 5 depth charge squats (total 45 reps)

Introduction of 4th All-American: Eric Berry #14…arm and leg emphasis
Tricep dips off the bench x 14
Lunges x 14
And to commemorate Eric Berry’s epic recovery from cancer to return to the 2016 Pro Bowl, the PAX participated in a bear crawl back to the parking lot

ABS: Dealer’s Choice
Hello Dolly x 25 IC by Barbie
Not So Lazy Boy by Dimples
American Hammer/Russian Twist x 25 by Bandwagon

COT led by P-nut
Short talk on what it takes to be an All-American by P-nut

BOM led by P-nut

This PAX showed up early and ready to work. Lots of positive mumblechatter from these men as spirits were high. The rain in the later portion of the workout seemed to energize the PAX. There was an inspiring testimony given by a F3 brother visiting from Greenwood, South Carolina (Pot Hole) which ended the workout on a high note.

This PAX knows how to work. Looking forward to seeing what the new year brings for this engaged PAX.

Strength and Honor,
P-nut (Submitted by Cap’n Crunch)

Soggy, Post-Christmas Smackdown…

Conditions: 60 degrees, wet and rainy

Warm Up:
Side Straddle Hop x 20
Merkins/Push-ups x 10
Prisoner Squats x 15
Imperial Walkers x 15

Tour of the Parking Lot:
Bear crawl along the first side, lunge along the second side, bear crawl along the third side, then lunge along the final side (each side app. 20 yd)

Mosey to get coupons (two paver stones) then mosey to hill

Hill Work:
Got into groups of 3 for 5 rounds each of…
1 start at top with pavers, 2 at bottom.  While first person is running to the top of the hill the person at top is doing squats with blocks above head.  Person at the bottom is doing renegade rows with pavers.  All group members do 5 rounds.

Mosey to soccer fields with coupons.

Soccer Field Relays:
Same groups of 3 for 5 rounds each of…
First person takes the pavers and sprint to the other side of the field (app. 100 yd), does 10 curl-to-overhead press with pavers, leaves them there and sprints back.  While waiting two people alternate mountains climbers and speed squats.  Next person sprints and does 10 curl-to-overhead press and team alternates until all member have done 5 rounds.

Push-ups to 50:
15 standard
15 pike/dry dock
15 diamond push-ups
10 dive bombers

Mosey back to parking lot with pavers

Abs – Dealer’s Choice:
Flutter Kick – 15 count IC- Crawdad
Hello Dolly – 20 count IC – Roadshow
Russian twist – 20 count IC – Cap’n Crunch

COT led by Roadshow
“Man in the Mirror” poem by Dale Wimbrow

BOM led by P-Nut

No amount of holiday indulgence could keep the men of Knoxville from getting work done in the wet, post-Christmas gloom this Saturday.  All the sitting and feasting of the past couple of days left the men hungry to get moving.  It was a great morning with Roadshow up for his VQ.  There were 7 FNGs and a couple of F3 brothers from other cities.  We worked hard, got better physically and then 19 headed to Coffeeteria at a local Panera Bread to workout the 2nd F.

The PAX in Knoxville continues to fan the flames and put the EH on the sad clowns of K-town. This group is passionate and hungry.  The PAX looks forward to 2016 (more workouts, new AOs, CSAUP events…) and continuing to give away what was given to us…F3 COUNTS!!

Strength and Honor,
Cap’n Crunch for Roadshow

K-Town’s First Post-LEAP Saturday Beatdown…

Conditions: Clear and cold…26 degrees!

First up was to mosey to coupons (pavement bricks).  Everyone grabbed two and then it was time to mosey to one of the frost covered field’s of The Asylum (what we affectionately call our AO).

Once the PAX arrived at the field we circled up for a little warm up lead by Crawdad.  Here’s how things went down:
– 15 Merkins
– 10 Chinook Squats
– 20 Imperial Walkers
– 20 Big Boy Sit-ups
– 10 Carolina Dry Docks
– 5 Happy Jacks

Crawdad then had us mosey over to a hill for 11’s.  Start with 10 knerkins, run to the top of the hill then do 1 jump squat.  Run back down for 2 knerkins, run to the top of the hill and do 9 jump squats.  Repeat until PAX gets to 1 knerkin and 10 jump squats.

Fun with Coupons:
After 11’s the PAX grabbed their coupons and circled up.  YHC led through a group of exercises in a pyramid formation.  Here’s the drill (done with coupons)…
– R1 = 10x each of Narrow Squats, Bent-Over Flyes, Frog Squats, Standing Flyes, Reverse Lunges
– R2 = 20x each of Narrow Squats, Bent-Over Flyes, Frog Squats, Standing Flyes
– R3 = 30x each of Narrow Squats, Bent-Over Flyes, Frog Squats,
– R4 = 40x each of Narrow Squats, Bent-Over Flyes,
– R5 = 50x Narrow Squats

After YHC explained things the PAX partnered up and did the exercises OYO in pairs.  After everyone finished round 5 we topped things off with 100 mountain climbers all together in cadence.

The Long Mosey Home:
Everyone then moseyed over to the park trail with their coupons.  We took the trail back to the parking lot where we started to wrap things up (distance traveled on the trail with coupons was just over a 1 mile).

Ab Work:
Once we arrived back at our launch point we finished up with at little ab work, dealer’s choice.  It went down like this…
– Quickbooks – Bicycles (can’t remember the rep count)
– Sleeveless – Partner Leg Throwbacks (don’t know F3 name for it), 10 each person
– P-Nut – Department Stores (Plank position: 2nd floor was full plank, 1st floor was 6 inches, basement was chest on the ground with legs and arms up). P-Nut called it out.

BOM led by Crawdad

This was the first post-LEAP Saturday morning workout for Knoxville.  YHC was a little nervous due to the low temp (26 degrees), but as usual the Knoxville PAX did not disappoint!  K-Town PAX shows up and gets things done.  Today was Crawdad’s VQ and as expected he crushed it.  We went a little long on time due to the long mosey with coupons back to the parking lot, but PAX was not about to leave without finishing up with some ab work. By the time we finished we had toured over 2.5 miles of The Asylum this morning, most of that with coupons.

Thanks to the F3 Nation and especially the LEAP Team for all their support and encouragement over the last 6 weeks.  The men of this PAX get it and are giving it away to the men of Knoxville.  F3 Knoxville is something special.

Take notice…The Asylum is open for business…no sad clown is safe in Knoxville!

Strength and Honor,
Cap’n Crunch