F3 Knoxville

The Bo… (Derek that is)


  • 46f and cloudy…. perfect morning to burn off the weekend goo


  • No FNGs / Quick disclaimer and safety briefing


  • 25 Side straddle Hops
  • 20 Baby Arm Circles (10 forward / 10 back)
  • 5 Cherry Pickers

Grab a CMU and head to the Pavilion for “The Bo (Perfect 10) Derek”

10 exercises x 10 reps each x 10 sets

10 CMU Overhead Press
10 Step Ups
10 Flutter Kicks
10 Pull Ups (Under table)
10 CMU Squats
10 Hello Dolly
10 CMU Curls
10 Bobby Hurley
10 Big Boy Sit Ups
10 Side Straddle Hops 


  • N/A


  • 24 HIMS!!


Perspective” – One word that can really provide you with peace of mind.
It is easy to get caught up in the day to day stress of home and work. Let’s say you just lost a contract you were really close to landing or maybe you lost a case you thought you had in the bag. Bunny is likely up a lot with a newborn or someone in this group might have a 3 year old who just decided to randomly turn over their cup of milk in the car…. The list can go on and on…. But the bottom line is, on the grand scale, in a global sense or even a biblical sense, these things are minor. The fact is every one of us here has got it pretty darn good. Keeping things in perspective helps us to remember that and focus on the positive. We’ve got food on our tables, roofs over our heads, wonderful families and friends. We’ve got this group of brothers who come together and support each other physically, socially and spiritually. We vacation, we go out to dinner, we go to the movies, we are free, etc. etc. Put into that context, the spilt milk is trivial.

A few (somewhat humorous) examples:

  • The sinking of the Titanic was by all human accounts a great tragedy… the lobsters sitting in their holding tanks in the galley likely view it very differently
  • The great modern day poet Jimmy Buffett frequently offers discourse on the value of “changes in latitude, changes in attitude”
  • The man stranded on a deserted island was excited to see the boat on the horizon.  Likewise the man lost at sea in the boat was excited to see land ahead.
  • The toothbrush was quoted as having complained that it had “the worst job ever” to which the toilet paper quickly objected!

When you think you are having a bad day, think globally. Think about the millions around the world (and those right here in East Tennessee) who don’t have what you have. Reflect on that a bit and put your troubles into perspective. It will make things a little brighter for you.


1. Scarred but Smarter – Drivin’ N’ Cryin’
2. Hellraiser – Drunken Prayer
3. Unchained – Van Halen
4. Blue Orchid – The White Stripes
5. The Distance – Cake
6. Superman – REM
7. Shake Your Rump – Beastie Boys
8. Cannonball – The Breeders
9. How You Like Me Know? – The Heavy
10. Mach 5 – Presidents of the United States of America
11. Seether – Veruca Salt
12. Good Times Roll – The Cars
13. Hoodoo Gurus – What’s My Scene?
14. What’s Golden – Jurassic 5
15. D is for Dangerous – Artic Monkeys


  • Prayers of safety for PacMan who is on a mission trip to Central America


  • Charmin thanked the group for stepping up to fill the Q calendar and encouraged others to join in

Ladders and Sh@#ts

THE SCENE: Nice and cool.  Almost spitting snow.

Warm up burpee ladder:  10 4 ct SSH, IC; 2 burpees OYO; 10 BAC forward IC; 4 burpees OYO; 10 BAC backwards; 6 burpees OYO; 10 Imperial Walkers IC; 8 burpees OYO; 10 tempo squats IC; 10 burpees OYO.

  • Mosey to Circus Maximus for Merkin Ladder.  Run (not mosey, run!) 1/4 lap at a time, add 1 merkin at each stop up the ladder till you reach 10 merkins.  Then 1/4 lap back down the ladder to 1 merkin.
  • Mosey to Cardiac for the cardiac ladder:  10 SSH at the bottom, Bernie to the first curve; 10 SSH + 20 Carolina Dry Docks.  Bernie to the 2nd curve.  Repeat SSH and CCD, add 30 4 ct Freddy Mercurys.  Sprint to the top.  Repeat SSH, CCD, Freddy Mercurys.  Add 40 squats.
  • Mosey to bottom of Baby Everest for Jimmy’s (Jacob’s big brother) Ladder.  Run Baby Everest and do a Man Maker.  Add a Man Maker each time you run to the top, topping out at 7 Man Makers.

Hurricane Hoedown ladder.  Sitting flutters with hands over head x 7; reclining flutters x7, regular flutters x7.  Repeat x6, then x5, etc. all the way down the ladder.

Even in dark days, there are things to be thankful for.  From Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation establishing a recurrent Thanksgiving on the last Thursday of November, at a time when our nation was more divided than it has ever been:  They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.
Prayers for Cheatsheet’s daughter
Need supplies for the VA home, please!

Take the Hill

THE SCENE: 40(ish), the gloom is alive and well.


  • Welcome to F3: Fitness – Fellowship – Faith
  • My name is Steam – I’ll be your Q this morning
    • I’m not a professional
    • You’re here on your own volition – you made a choice to be here this morning.
    • You know your body better than anyone – if you need to modify any of the exercises we do this morning feel free to do so. BUT push yourself and those around you – let’s go to work.
  • Q introduces FNG Bo Harris


  • SSH (Side-Straddle Hop): 18×4 in cadence
  • Cherry-Picker: 11×4 in cadence
  • The Fake-Burpee: 11×4 in cadence
  • Baby Arm Circles: 11×4 in cadence (front and back)

THA-THANG: (aka what went down post Warm-O-Rama and pre-COT)

18 November 2019

[ PAX moseys to Cardiac Hill – foreshadowing!!!! ]

  1. Take the Hill/Trifecta
    • Top of Cardiac: 18 SSHs (1-count)
    • Middle of Cardiac (turn): 18 Fake Burpees (1-count)
    • Bottom of Cardiac: 18 Squats

[ When you get to the bottom of the hill – come back up. Whether you spring up it or walk up it – you get back up the hill. The name of the game is one foot in front of the other. Only 1 person is going to get you up that hill and it’s you. We got 3 rounds of this. HOWEVER – if you get done with Round 3 and make it back up to the top – you’re not done right? There are still guys that are coming back up the hill. No man left behind. ]

    • PAX executes Take the Hill/Trifecta
    • The job isn’t done until all PAX make it back up the hill a 3rd time

[ PAX recovers @ top of Cardiac ]

[ 10 – count ]

“Way to choose the harder thing. Good work. Let’s rock.”

[ PAX moseys to the right towards new trail at Asylum facing Northshore ]

  • PAX executes 11 SEALclaps until 6 is up

2. The Lighted Path

    • Every 3rd light = 1 merkin (Down/Up)
  • PAX executes The Lighted Path
    • 1/2 way through the Q changes up the leadership of The Lighted Path
    • CheatSheet, FNG Bo, and Walkabout lead PAX to the next set of lights
  • PAX executes The Lighted Path until the road leading out of Asylum AO

[ 10 count ]

3. American Indian Run w/a Twist

    • American Indian Run
    • When the 6 recovers – leads PAX in 5 1-count squats
    • R&R (rinse and repeat this movement until PAX reaches lighted path going down to AO parking lot with cars

[ PAX file into the AO ]

4. The Core 100

    • 4 corners of AO parking lot
    • C1: 25 1-count cockroaches
    • C2: 25 1-count flutter kicks
    • C3: 25 1-count LBCs
    • C4: 25 1-count Hello Dollys

[ Circle It Up ]


FNG broke the Spalshing the Merlot seal – WELL DONE!


PAX Count: 21

FNG Count: 1


  • FNG Bo Harris initiated into F3
    • Name = Gilmore
  • “Carry the fight to our opponent and keep it their for 60 minutes.” – General Neyland.
  • I don’t know what you have going on when you come here to F3 – but I’m glad you’re here.
  • What is that fight for you this week? Identify it. Own it.
  • Just like the hill that we climbed up and down – what is that hill for you? In order to get up the hill, you need to identify what that hill is for you or you’ll lose every single time.
  • Sometimes that hill, whatever it is, seems impossible. Whatever that hill is for you, IDENTIFY it, and TAKE it. Even if it’s one step at a time. That’s how you take the hill – One. Step. At. A. Time.
  • Take the hill this week. Someone might be struggling with taking their hill this week. Take them with you. No man left behind – No man left the same. 
  • Call a brother out this week – Pull a brother in this week. 

Veteran’s Day Tribute

THE SCENE: Clear and cool (42f) – Beautiful morning


  • Side straddle hops (I.C.) 25
  • Michael Phelps
  • Arm Bars
  • Baby Arm Circles (forward & back) from TIE fighter position


Props to CODE BROWN for  carrying The Colors for us throughout the Q!!

Mosey from AO to skunk hill – Honoring the U.S. Marines at Iwo Jima:

  • Up skunk hill – 11 Merkins – back down
  • Up skunk hill – 11 Merkins – back down
  • Up skunk hill – 19 Merkins – back down

Mosey from Skunk Hill to river walk – Honoring the U.S. Navy:
• Row Boat (I.C.) 11
• Drydock (I.C.) 11
• Hello Dolly (I.C.) 19

Mosey from boardwalk to chapel – Honoring U.S. Coast Guard:
• Captain Morgan (I.C.) 11 (Each side)
• Flounder Pounder (I.C.) 11
• Doggie Paddle (I.C.) 19

Mosey from chapel to cloud – Honoring U.S. Air Force:

  • Triceps dip (I.C.) 19
  • Dive bomber 11
  • Wind Mill (I.C.) 19

Bernie from cloud to AO / CMU pile – Honoring U.S. Army:
• CMU Curl (I.C.) 11
• CMU Squat (I.C.) 11
• CMU Bench Press (I.C.) 19

*Threw in 19 CMU overhead presses for good measure


  • Box cutters (IC 20)
  • Mtn Climbers (IC 20)
  • Flutter kicks (IC 20)
  • Old Man Stretch

24 HIMS shared in a tribute to our armed forces by working our way around various Asylum landmarks and honoring our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines. Special shout out to the veterans in our group as well.

History lesson – 100th anniversary of Armistice day:
November 11th, 1918 marked the end of WWI – One year later on the 11th day of the 11th month in the year 1919, (11/11/1919) the first National Holiday known then as Armistice Day was celebrated to commemorate the end of the first world war. Armistice Day remained so until 1954 when the name was changed to Veterans Day to be inclusive of all veterans who had come before and after WWI. That makes today, November 11th of 2019 the 100th anniversary of this national day of recognition of the brave men and women who have served in our armed forces. Over the course of that 100 years, millions of soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines have served and sacrificed for our freedom and to ensure the greater safety and wellbeing of the world as a whole. Today is a day to say thank you.

CHALLENGE: At some point today, reach out to a friend, a colleague or even a stranger and simply thank them for their service. To keep it top of mind throughout the day, post an American Flag on the group me once you’ve done it.

Don’t be a JackAss- you get further in life with a positive attitude


72* Clear 97% Humidity

You’re here on your own volition…

20 x Side Straddle Hop Seal Claps

  • Half of you pick up a weight(Burden) to carry to Lower Baseball Field Lot when tired pass of to your brother(lesson is we help carry our brothers’-burdens together
  • Stop at lower lot and participate in Trolly’s Grid (in honor of Trolly at JUCO) 3 Merkins at every star-Run,  2 BBS at stars-Lunge, 3 jumpsquats-bear crawls,  2 burpees- broad jump…RR
  • Mosey w weight to playground parking lot stop and do 11s w Dive Bombers/Carolina Dry Docks
  • Mosey w weight to Pavilion Wall exercise is BoKnows- do wall sits while hold weight while battle buddy does High knees for 100+ count then switch x 2
  • Mosey back to AO w weight circle up do curls/triceps/squats w weights

Hello Dolly x 20 Box Cutters x20

35 Strong w 2 FNGs
You get more outta life by maintaining a positive attitude!
Don’t be a JackAss cuz no one will like you!