F3 Knoxville

9/11 tribute

THE SCENE: 66 with low humidity – absolutely perfect



  • Tempo Squat x 10
  • Tempo Merkin x 10
  • OYO stretching
  • Burpees x 5


  • Mosey 2001 feet to the workout point
  • Partner up and complete the 9 sets of exercises, 11 reps each.  Between each set, fireman carry your partner to the cone and back.
    • Fist Bump Merkin
    • Squat Jump
    • Burpee
    • Iron Mike
    • V-up, Roll-up
    • Spread Eagle Merkin
    • Smurfjack
    • Mountain Climber
    • Plankjack
  • Mosey back to AO while team-carrying 3 men at all times.
  • Back at the AO – Paula Abdul Bear Crawl the parking spaces doing 5 Dry Docks each time your forward or backward progression stopped.


  • LBC x 50
  • Box Cutter x 25
  • AMRAP Merkins x 30 seconds

10 PAX:  Wagon Wheel, Junk, Mayberry, La-Z-Boy, Trap Door, Bueller, Sparky, Waxjob, I-Beam, Bartman

Reflection on 9/11….where we were on that day & how it felt.   That day made me ask myself the question of what is really important in my life – and for a while I focused on that.  But like so many others I’ve lost that focus.   Today’s challenge is to re-center your priorities on your faith and your family.


F3 Olympics coming up Nov 3-4

Tennis Anyone?

THE SCENE: Dog Pound, Very nice morning with a hint of Fall perhaps?

Warm up:
Cherry Pickers
Imperial Burpees
Other stuff
Tha Thang:
Mosey to tennis courts
8 stations:
1) “Jump rope” x100
Imperial Burpees x10 (5 Ct IW between)
CMU squats x30
Bear crawl down and back
Merkins-10 wide, 10 reg, 10 diamond, 10 shoulder taps
Bobby Hurley’s x20
Anti gravity Merkins x15
Lunges down and back
After each exercise run lap around inside of courts
Repeat till Q calls off the dogs
Then suicides at every line on courts across with 10 Imperial Burpees and 10 diamond merkins at the end.
Form two lines next to each other-
fire chase while holding Boat canoes each member does 20 LBCs up and down the line. Sprint to end line and recover.
COT: 15 pax including one FNG Walkman
Heard this song and the lyrics really let me know the extent of Gods love for us.
Reckless Love lyrics
When I was Your foe, still Your love fought for me
When I felt no worth, You paid it all for me
There’s no shadow You won’t light up
Mountain You won’t climb up
There’s no wall You won’t kick down
Lie You won’t tear down
Coming after me
……the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God
…..it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine
……I couldn’t earn it, I don’t deserve it, still, You give Yourself away
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God.
Moleskin: Welcome FNG Walkman to the pax! He was run-by EH by a couple of us during the TTTP, saw the shirts and looked us up online.



THE SCENE: 72. Pretty humid.  Wispy clouds scuttling across the pale face of the waning gibbous moon.

SSH x30 IC
Crab Kicks x(something… PAX lost the count after 1. I blame Mayberry.)
Windmills x10 IC
Travoltas x10 each side IC
Cossack Squats x20 IC
Hand Release Merkins x10 OYO

Special add-on of 5 burpees for every vote of “*&$## Waxjob!” in last night’s poll about swimming in the beatdown… Surprisingly, only 5 burpees!


Grab a battle buddy, grab one CMU per team, and mosey to the hockey rink.

Line up on one side for some Humpty-Dumpty Dora 1,2,3!
Partners share 100 merkins, 200 big boys, and 300 squats.
As one partner does reps, other partner:
-Runs to opposite wall,
-Picks up CMU and sets it on the wall
-Vaults over the wall
-Sets CMU on the ground
-Runs to the asphalt and does a burpee
-Reverses the wall process with CMU and does another burpee
-Runs back to partner

After a 10 count, line up along the end line for 7s OYO: 8-count Body Builders on one end, Squat Jumps on the other.

Gather up CMUs and head back to the AO

Surprisingly, only one Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. 10 burpees all around in memoriam.

On your six for 15x Flutter Kicks IC, hard switch to 15 more Slutter Kicks IC
Left-Right-Center LBCs OYO until time
19 PAX today including FNG Earwig! (Jerry Valentin)
Ps. 37:4 – “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart”.

Sounds great. “God’s gonna give me everything I want!” But that’s not what it says. He will give you the desires of your heart. His desires for you will be planted in your heart, such that they become your desires. These are his best for you, and these are what He will fill!

I posted a poll last night to see who was interested in a swimming leg for today’s beatdown. Can’t say I was surprised by the responses to the negative, but also just a hair disappointed. That cool water woulda felt good this morning…
Lunch this Thursday… It’s gonna happen! Also don’t forget F3-Versary first weekend in November.

Circle of work

THE SCENE: 70 and muggy

Skipped it

The number represents the reps, of each exercise

  1. World’s Greatest Merkin
  2. CMU lunge (each)
  3. Side crunch (each)
  4. Turkish getup (each)
  5. Mer-block-ins (each)
  6. CMU Flamingo (each)
  7. CMU V-up
  8. Block-ees
  9. Decline Merkins
  10. CMU overhead squat
  11. Reverse cow girl
  12. Donkey kicks
  13. Merkin-around-the-circle
  14. CMU Lunge twist
  15. CMU BBS
  16. CMU curls
  17. CMU tri
  18. CMU overhead press
  19. Lizard Hops
  20. Bear Crawl around the circle
  21. Bent over Row
  22. Church claps
  23. CMU Hop overs
  24. Dive bombers
  25. Bananas
  26. Squats
  27. Step throughs (total)
  28. Blockee Hurleys
  29. Incline Merkins
  30. Pickle Pounders

19 with 1 FNG and a visiting PAX from Hickory NC, Flexseal

Two kinds of wisdom…

“If you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.  Such “wisdom” does not come from heaven but us earthly, unspiritual, demonic.  For where you have envy and selfish ambition you find disorder and every evil practice. But the wisdom that comes from heaven is pure; peace loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.  Peace makers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.” -James 3: 14-18

With starting school we try to teach my son to use wisdom when picking/making friends.  But in my life I have struggled with wisdom of selfishness.  So I encourage each of you to be 3rd.  God 1st, Everyone else 2nd, I am 3rd.

The PAX worked extremely hard, especially considering this was a Q with no moseying and no breaks.
August 25 – Truckin To The Pound

Nov. 3/4- F3 3rd Anniversary, Olympics, Ruck, Seabiscuit, and Family Picnic

Landline visits Kory Hill

THE SCENE: Dog Pound, early, dry and a nice temp

MOSEY around the outhouse, SSH x20, 10 mericans, 15 SSH ,10 mericans, 15 SSHs, 10 mericans, 15 Mary Catherine gallager type SHH, 10 mericans, then 5 bad ass karate kid kicks!

Mosey to lot next to Matterhorn. 7 spots in a line spaced 10’ apart, across the lot. 7 cones across the lot from them at different lengths (20 to 70 yards ) complete exercise and run around cone across from it and back moving to next exercise. Repeat till the groaning level is sufficient.

  1. SSH x50
  2. Karate kid kicks x10 each leg
  3. squat jumps x25
  4. Merkins x40
  5. CMU curl and press x20
  6. CMU Tris and press x 20
  7. shoulder tap merkins x20

Mosey down Lot around to the docks. Mosey to Cory hill stopping at every other parking line for 1 merkin until reaching hill (20 lines?)

squat walk up Cory Hill, mosey down, Bernie squat up, mosey down, bear crawl up, mosey down …repeat flutter kick till 6 catches

mosey to AO

Landline takes over with some pac-mans, box cutters, Peter Parker’s and side crunches


Hope in God is real. Hope in things, people is nothing. There is hope in Jesus and he has given us the freedom from sin.

Talked about being more intentional with bible reading. Keeping accountability.

had a great picture wearing our shirts for WAgon Wheels friend Bryan who is struggling with a medical issue
Going away party for landline tonight, kickball teams, F3 olympics