F3 Knoxville

Return to Walnut Hill

THE SCENE: Rather chilly, low 30’s

SSH, Arm Circles, Shoulder Taps, Tempo Squats, Tempo Merkins

  • Sunsphere: Went around the sunsphere doing 5 pull ups on each beam and 5 jump squats in between each beam
  • Bridge over Cumberland: Did 50 BBS OYO, using the rails to hold our feet in place
  • Moseyed over to the Walnut Hill
  • Walnut Hill: Laid out 4 cones towards the top of the hill, maybe 10-15 yards apart from one another. At the bottom of the hill we would do 5 Sit Up Ups then run to the first cone and do 10 merkins facing the top, then ran down. We did this 4 times, adding a cone each time, changing the direction of the merkins at each cone. So cone 1 was facing the top, 2 was facing the right, 3 was facing the left and 4 was facing the bottom. Each lap we still hit previous cones, so by the end we had done 40 top merkins, 30 right merkins, 20 left merkins, and 10 bottom merkins, as well as 20 Sit Up Ups
  • Moseyed back to the AO, dodging traffic as we went
  • AO: Did some bear crawl duck duck goose to finish the clock out

Welcome Dismount!
Shared about a conversation I had with a student about evangelism. He shared what his past experience with it was, which is probably very relatable: knowing that its worth doing, but not wanting to offend, or hamper a relationship, or not feeling competent enough, or not having the time, etc. We then spent some time looking at what Scripture has to say about it, specifically Romans 1:16 and 1 Peter 3:15. In Romans Paul says he is unashamed of the Gospel because he knows it is the power of God for the salvation of all who believe, and Peter calls us to be ready to give an answer to any who ask us for the reason for the hope we have. So though there are a hundred, very relatable, excuses as to why we may not want to share Jesus with those around us, we are all called to be ready and unashamed to do so. Matthew 4:19 is an invitation to follow Jesus with the byproduct of becoming “fishers of men”, so lets allow Jesus to make us into fishers of men as we seek to follow Him.


‘Ballin on #2ForTuesday

THE SCENE: THICK air. Like real thick.


  • Welcome to F3: Fitness – Fellowship – Faith
  • My name is Steam and I am stoked to be your Q this morning
  • Couple things before we begin:
    • FNGs?
    • Not a professional
    • You’re here on your own volition = you’re here on purpose
    • I don’t know any injuries you may or may not have – so if you need to modify any of the exercises we do this morning feel free to do so but push yourself and the men around you
    • $free.99


  • SSH: 21 x 4 IC
  • Windmill: 10 x 4 IC
  • Squat: 10 x 4 IC
  • 4 count Merkin: 10 x 4 IC

(2 For Tuesday – Rinse & Repeat Warm-Up Xs)

  • Announce ruck with med gear and phone and water


(Mosey to Amphitheater)

  1. #2ForTuesday Numero Uno
  • 11 incline merkins on the stage
    • jump up and sprint across the stage
  • 11 decline merkins

(#2ForTuesday — rinse & repeat)

—10 count—

(#2ForTuesday — 2nd 10 count)

  • 9 dips on the stage
    • sprint up to the top of amphitheater and execute 1 pull-up

(#2ForTuesday — Rinse & Repeat)

—10 count—

(#2ForTuesday — 2nd 10 count)

(American Indian run mosey to Big Ball AO track)

2. #2ForTuesday Numero Dos

  • 10 4-count Merkins in cadence
  • take a lap
    • Halfway around: 10 squats (1-count)
  • R & R – #2FT
  • Recover here in a forearm plank

(10 count)

(#2FT – 2nd 10 count)

(Mosey to bridge overlooking Cumberland Avenue)

2. 2FT Special Numero Dos

  • 15 1-count big boy sit-ups on the rail
    • Mosey to parking lot to the left
  • 15 lunges across a parking space line
  • R & R – #2FT
  • Recover here in a forearm plank

(10 count)

(#2FT – 2nd 10 count)

(Mosey to Big Ball stairs)

  1. 2FT Special Numero Tres
  • 5 burpees
    • sprint up the stairs to the top
  • 5 SSHs
  • R & R – #2FT

(Mosey back to AO)



Pick a bench, any bench

  • 10 LBCs (1 count)
  • 10 box jumps
    • run to the bench to your right — execute the same 2 exercises

#2ForTuesday — R & R

Go out the same way we came in —- SSH: 10 x 4 IC

( Dynamic Stretching led by Steam )


13 PAX including Hightower (Capitol F3 in D.C.)


Shoutout to a HIM doing HIM stuff — Swanson.

It can be easy to get lost in all that’s going on in the world and get caught up, frustrated, upset, agitated, etc etc. It happens to me wayyyyy more than I’d like to admit. When I do get lost in all that, it can prevent me from using correct discipline, judgement, and discernment about what I say and do, and especially what I post for people to see. Like Hebrews 12:1 says below – we’re surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses.

So last week I re-posted something on my social media (Facebook/Instagram) from an account I follow that was satirical and meant to be a funny yet sad reality check of what’s really going on in the country at the hands of certain government officials. While it was a view point of truth, my re-posting of it lacked a few things:

    • Discernment
    • Judgement
    • Wisdom
    • Responsibility

And so as High Impact Men are expected to do – I was called out and called higher by Swanson. I would expect nothing less from a true HIM. And it wasn’t shaming or negative – it was verbatim “You’re better than this.”


A fellow HIM knows I’m better than this reaffirmed that. Swanson stepped up into his rightful position of leadership as a high impact man and held me accountable and called me higher. That’s HIM stuff. And I had to check my own pride and ego at the door (not always easy).

I knew Swanson was right. Why? Because time and time again he’s proven to be a trustworthy HIM of wisdom. While that may have been a little tough for me to hear and recognize, I knew that he was right and that he was calling me higher. I trust Swanson. He was helping remind me of who I truly was – why? Because High Impact Men hold High Impact Men accountable. I needed to hear that.

We all need a Swanson in our lives – someone who’s going to keep us accountable, call us higher, and remind us of who we are.



  • “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,”
    • ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭12:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬
  • “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.”
    • Colossians‬ ‭3:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬


Reverse Suicides (Stage Hand Co-Q)

THE SCENE: Lower 60’s and foggy, ended up sunny and warm by the end

SSH, Arm Circles, Michael Phelps, This and That, Stagehand’s new groin stretch, Quad stretches
Moseyed around to the front of the conference center by passing the amphitheater and crossing the bridge. At the conference center we had 4 cones set up about 10 yards a part with a total of about 50-60 yards from start point to last cone. We did five rounds of reverse suicides, meaning 1st set we ran to the furthest cone and did an exercise and ran back, then 2nd set we ran to the furthest cone and then the second furthest cone and then ran back. We did this until each cone was hit, each of which had different exercises

  • 1st Round: Cone 1 – Merkins x 10, Cone 2 – Big Boys x 10, Cone 3 – Plank Shoulder Taps x 10 (4 count), Cone 4 – Lunges x 10 (each leg, 20 total)
  • 2nd Round: Cone 1 – American Hammers x 10 (2 count), Cone 2 – Carolina Dry Docks x 10, Cone 3 – Squats x 10, Cone 4 – Burpees x 10
  • 3rd Round: Cone 1 – Overhead Claps x 10 (4 count), Cone 2 – Flutterkicks x 10 (4 count), Cone 3 – Cobra Merkins x 10, Cone 4 – Little Baby Crunches x 10
  • 4th Round: Cone 1 – Edward Scissor Legs x 10 (4 count), Cone 2 – Hand Release Merkins x 10, Cone 3 – Freddie Mercury x 10 (4 count), Cone 4 – Walkout Merkins x 10
  • 5th Round: Asked each of the guys what their favorite exercise was and assigned each to a cone, we came up with: Cone 1 – Oblique Crunches x 10 (each side, 20 total), Cone 2 – Merkins x 10, Cone 3 – Broad Jumps x 10, Cone 4 – Squats x 10

Finished this quicker than expected, so we moseyed over to the amphitheater to do 11’s for the remainder of the time. Body Builders at the bottom, Pull Ups/Inverted Rows at the top

Talked about how recently I’ve been reading a bit about the importance of how we use our time, but have been hearing about opposite ends of the spectrum. On one hand we have so much grabbing our attention and demanding our time that we need to relearn how to not be preoccupied, or even how to be content with boredom. While on the other hand, our time is valuable, it was bought with the blood of Christ and our days are numbered, there’s nothing we can do to earn or win back more time. So I encouraged us to be thinking through where in our lives should we dial back our usage of time and be more present to whats in front of us, rather than needing to constantly be working or distracted, and also where in our lives should we rethink how to make more of the time we give to things, acknowledging that our time is valuable

F3 Morristown official launch is two weeks from today I believe

7’s and 11’s

THE SCENE: Perfect – Upper 50’s, clear skies

SSH x 15, Arm Circles x 10 forwards and backwards, Shoulder Taps x 10, Michael Phelps, Tempo Squats x 10, Cherry Pickers x 5

  • Sunsphere: 11’s – Pull ups at the bottom on the Sunsphere and Edward Scissor Legs at the top of the stairs
  • Bridge over Cumberland: 7’s – Big Boy Sit Ups at the start of the bridge, bear crawl across, Sumo Squats at the end of the bridge, bear crawl back
  • Parking Lot: 11’s – Merkins at one end of lot, Carolina Dry Docks at the other end
  • Field by the Fountains: Partnered up, one partner started bear crawling across field while the other did 5 body builders then ran and caught up to bear crawler. After catching up, swap roles

Talked about how in Jeremiah 29 God tells the Israelites, before being taken into slavery by the Babylonians, to build houses, plant gardens, eat of their fruit, get married, and pray on behalf of the city you’re being taken to. So essentially, instead of sitting around and waiting for liberation, God told His people to live well in captivity while also looking forward to freedom. With this quarantine I’ve done the exact opposite. I’ve sat around and moped and waited until things get better rather than tried to make the most of the season the Lord has us in. So my encouragement for us this morning was, even though we’re transitioning back to normal slowly, to be thinking of how we can live well right now in quarantine rather than sit around and just wait for things to be better

Leg Day

THE SCENE: Cold, ~35 degrees, Sunny

SSH x 25, Baby Arm Circles x 15 forward and x 15 backward, Tempo Squats x 10, Tempo Merkins x 10, Cherry Pickers x 8

  • Lunges across the festival lawn (forward, sideways and backwards, alternating every 10 steps)
  • Mosey to Sunsphere. 11’s at the stairs. Squats at bottom and BBS at top
  • Mosey towards parking lot. “Indian Run” on the bridge. Everyone does BBS in line while back of line lunges to the front until we’ve crossed the bridge
  • Doras at parking lot. 200 squats, 150 smurf jacks, 100 American Hammers (4 count), while partner runs to and from end of lot
  • Mosey to Amphitheater. Doras again. 100 squats, 100 BBS, 100 flutter kicks (2 count), while partner runs up and down stairs
  • Mosey back to AO, sprint across the festival lawn to end the workout

Spoke about discipleship. We often look to Paul and Timothy for models of this relationship, but we also see it in Moses and Joshua. Moses brought Joshua to Mt Sinai with him, Moses passed leadership on to Joshua, Joshua sends spies into Canaan just like Moses did, and gives a farewell address similar to the one Moses gave. A lack of discipleship between the old and young generation in Canaan leads to a generation who knew neither God or the things He did in the wilderness. How are we playing a part in building up the next generation?
3rd F coming up December 7th, Wedding Singer is putting together a half marathon team for the Knoxville Marathon if you’re interested contact him