F3 Knoxville

Back to Cardiac

THE SCENE: Foggy and around 60 degrees at circle up

Start with 25 SSH on 4CT, Thai Fighters L and R 10x4CT, Tempo Merkin x10, Cherry Pickers x8, Windmills x10 4ct
Grab a CMU and head to Cardiac.

At top of Cardiac-20 Curl, 20 OH Press, 20 Lawn Mower, 20 Block Merkin

At middle of Cardiac-20 Freddy Mercury, 20 Frog Crunch, 20 Heel Touch, 20 LBC

At bottom of Cardiac-20 Squat, 20 Alt Lunge, 20 Monkey Humpers, 20 Skaters

Back to top, rinse and repeat.

Back to AO. Out of time

Remember, we are all going to go through difficult stuff in life and it may not make sense.  We might want to bail.  Remember that Christ is with us through it.  Our life here is fleeting and we are “temporary residents”.  Heaven is our reward.


Mostly burpees. Lots of burpees

THE SCENE: Upper 30s (heat wave after lots of days in the 20s)

SSH x 20 (IC); Imperial Squat Walker x 15 (IC); BAC, forward and reverse x 11 each (IC)
Mosey to the cloud; 100 burpees OYO;

As you finish the burpee challenge, move to the adjacent parking lot for some blackjack, a/k/a 21.  20 merkins, run to other end, 1 BBS, run back for 19 merkins, run to the other end for 2 BBS, so on and so forth.

Cut blackjack short after everybody is done with burpee challenge and mosey to Circus Maximus for Doras.  Partner runs a lap while other partner does reps.  50 CCDs, 200 jump squats, 300 LBCs;

Mosey back to AO

Just enough time for 2 full minutes of elbow plank.

We’ve got a lot of rancor in the world.  So many people are angry.  Let’s be kind, let’s turn the other cheek, especially with those that upset us the most.  The world needs more kindness.
Praises for Cheatsheet’s dad being out of the hospital and on the mend.
The Asylum needs volunteers for the Hardship Hill build team.  Please help. Code Brown is leading.

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

Stay In The Fight

THE SCENE: Insert info about the weather, etc.


  • Welcome to F3: Fitness – Fellowship – Faith
  • Name is Steam & I’ll be your Q this morning so thank you for having me

[ No FNGs ]

  • Couple things before we begin
    • I’m not a professional
    • You’re here on your own volition
    • Modify as you need to this morning but push yourself and the men around around here – they made a choice to be here and so did you – make it count.
  • ALSO – As your Q this morning:
    • I will have my ruck (no weight) with me the entire time this morning.
    • Feel free to throw your keys in there
    • There is CPR equipment and a med kit in there as well – in case of an emergency – it’s important everyone knows that.
    • I’ll also have my phone – we’re trying to get men on Q in the habit of having their phone on them, or at least having 1 phone in the PAX for emergency purposes. Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.




  • SSH (Side-Straddle Hops): 25 x 4 in-cadence
  • Baby Arm Circles: 11 x 4 in-cadence (Front & Back)
  • Imperial Walker: 11 x 4 in-cadence
  • Merkins: 11 x 4 in-cadence
  • Mountain Climber: 11 x 4 in-cadence


Toe the Line:

  • Karaoke down
    • 2 burpees
  • Karaoke back
  • High knees down
    • 4 burpees
  • High knees back
  • Rockette down
    • 6 burpees
  • Rockette back
  • Sprint down
    • 8 burpees
  • Sprint back

(10 count)

(American Indian Mosey to lighted path by Northshore)

3s Company

  • every 3rd light: 8 up/down merkins in cadence
  • R&R until we hit the street

(10 count)

(mosey to in front of Everest)

Battle Buddy Crushers

  • Battle Buddy It Up
  • As a BB team:
    • in front of Everest: 11 BB situps each (WWII situps)
    • Mosey to the top of that little hill
    • Top of little hill: 11 half-burpees
    • Mosey back to in front of everest and hold Al Gore
  • New Battle Buddy it up
  • As a BB team:
    • In front of Everest: 11 BB high-five merkins
    • Mosey to the top of little hill
    • Top of little hill: 11 squat jumpers
    • Mosey back to in front of Everest and hold the plank
    • 20 SSHs all-together

(10 count)

(New Battle Buddy)

(American Indian Run back to AO)

TPQs (Thought-Provoking Questions) to On the Mosey Back to AO

    • 1) Why do you come to F3?
    • 2) What do you need to leave behind in 2019?

(Arrive back at AO)


  • Core-ter Pounder
    • 25 flutter kicks
    • 25 knee-sit ups
    • 25 LBCs
    • 25 Toe touches
  • Circle it Up –> Cash out with ATMs


17 PAX – No FNGs


I recently went and saw the new Star Wars movie, once on a date and once by myself – loved it both times, would highly recommend. There were a couple quotes that I pulled out of the movie that really got me:

  • “I know what I have to do but I don’t know if I have the strength to do it”
    • I hope you and I find ourselves in this position this year. Maybe we already have. I hope this position can remind us of our necessity of a savior and remind us that he’s far bigger than “fill in the blank.”
  • “The First Order wins by making us think we’re alone.”
    • Don’t be sad clowns. Isolation is a dangerous place for men. The First Order in the movie is representing the bad guys essentially. Creating perversions of the mind to trick the good guys into thinking they’re alone, hopelessness. There is a very real enemy and he thrives of making us think we’re alone. I hope I’m not the first to tell you that you’re not, but you’re not. I encourage you to fight against that theory this year. What we do here is only the launching point for out there. This is the huddle – the game is out there. You’re not alone and you have high impact men that will toe the line and lock shields with you here and out there.
  • “Good people will fight if we lead them.”
    • F3 is in the year-round $free.99 business of iron sharpening. High impact men want to be lead and need to lead. Everytime you come out here, you give another HIM the fighting chance to get a little bit better with you. Your battle buddy, your coworker, your spouse, your kids, your fill in the blank – keep them in the fight. Keep yourself in the fight. Now that fight may look different for you than it did last year, but stay in the fight. Whether that’s the 45 minute fight here in the gloom or a different kind of fight when you leave here, be the kind of HIM that lead people to Keep the Faith & Fight the Good Fight. Be the kind of HIM that keeps yourself keeping the faith and fighting the good fight.


F3 New Year’s Party THIS Friday @ Tank’s House: “F3 Knoxville is having a New Years party…kind of. Bring the wife, girlfriend/significant other or even a FNG. It’s going to be a fun night of fellowship to celebrate the new year! What to bring: a few bucks for the game tournaments, a small dessert or appetizer and BYOB. Tea and coffee will be provided. Make the HC now and let your wife/sig other meet the other idiots that you workout with at 5:30am!” @ 7pm at

Keep the Faith & Fight the Good Fight!

12 Days of F3 Christmas


19 HIMs enjoyed 50f and overcast – Great morning for burn of the weekend


30 Side straddle hops

10 Front and 10 back baby arm circles

After a quick warm-up it was off to the CMU pile – Grab a block and mosey down to Circus Maximus for a 12 Days of F3 workout.

Starting at baseline, HIMs made their way around the loop and back stopping at each station representing the 12 Days of Christmas – Just like the song…

  • Baseline to station 1 for 1 overhead CMU Press then back to the baseline.
  • Baseline to station 2 for 2, 4-Count Box Cutter, then station1 for 1 overhead CMU Press, then back to the baseline.
  • Baseline to station 3 for 3, 4-count Knee to Elbow, then station 2 for 2, 4-Count Box Cutters, then station 1 for 1 overhead CMU press, then back to baseline
  • Baseline to station 4 for 4, single count Big Boy Sit-ups, then to station 3 for 3, 4-count Knee to Elbow, then station 2 for 2, 4-Count Box Cutters, then station 1 for 1 overhead CMU press, then back to baseline
  • Baseline to station 5 for 5, 4-count side straddle hops, then to station 4 for 4, single count Big Boy Sit-ups, then to to station 3 for 3, 4-count Knee to Elbow, then station 2 for 2, 4-Count Box Cutters, then station 1 for 1 overhead CMU press, then back to baseline
  • Baseline to station 6 for 6, 4-count Merkins, then to station 5 for 5, 4-count side straddle hops, then to station 4 for 4, single count Big Boy Sit-ups, then to station 3 for 3, 4-count Knee to Elbow, then station 2 for 2, 4-Count Box Cutters, then station 1 for 1 overhead CMU press, then back to baseline
  • etc. etc. all the way to the 12th station (BURPEES!!) & back

Mosey with CMU block back to AO

In total HIMs put in 2.5 miles of running plus the following totals per station:

  • Station 1 = 12; Overhead CMU Presses
  • Station 2 = 22; 4-count Box Cutters (Four count factor = 44)
  • Station 3 = 30; 4-count Knee to Elbow (Four count factor = 60)
  • Station 4 = 36; Single-count Big Boy Sit Ups
  • Station 5 = 40; 4-count Side Straddle Hops (Four count factor = 80)
  • Station 6 = 42; 4-count Merkins (Four count factor = 84)
  • Station 7 = 42; 4-count Overhead Claps (Four count factor = 84)
  • Station 8 = 40; 4-count Flutter Kicks (Four count factor = 80)
  • Station 9 = 36; Single Count Squats
  • Station 10 = 30, 4-Count Mountain Climbers (Four count factor = 60)
  • Station 11 = 22; Bobby Hurley
  • Station 12 = 12; Burpees


19 = Charmin, Snitch, Honeydew, Jenner, Enos, Rusty, Pacman, BlueBird, Rousey, Pusher, Carney, Gibbler, Bunny, Cat Gut, Rainbow, Hands, Cheatsheet, Doublewide, Timber

Sharing HOPE with others.  Each and every one of us is dealing with difficulties in life.  Some large, some small…. some known by many, some known by only a few.  Encouragement to each of us to seek out help to provide hope for yourself and also to be that resource of hope for others.

Special prayer request out for a few folks.