F3 Knoxville

Fishers of Men

THE SCENE:   37 degrees, clear.

F:  Flutter Kicks x20 (4ct)

I:  Imperial Walkers x 15 (4ct)

S:  SSH x 25

H:  Hand release merkins x 15


  • Aiken Legs:  20 squats, 20 box jumps, 20 lunges (10 each leg).  20 split jacks (10 each leg).
  • Mosey to Big Ball and pick up your fishing equipment.  Pole (10 pull-ups), tackle box (15 hand release merkins), boat (boat/canoes)
  • Mosey towards convention center parking lot along Third Creek.  Catch me if you can.  Partner up.   Fist Pax Bernie Sanders across the lot while second Pax does 3 burpees then sprints to catch Pax 1.  Then switch.  Rinse and repeat.
  • Mosey to Volunteer Landing to catch some “BASS”.  B: 50 body builders,  A: 100 4ct American Hammers.  S: 100 sit-ups.  S:  100 squats.  One Pax runs performing 10 merkins at end point before returning while partner performs exercise.  Repetitions are cumulative.
  • Mosey back to AO.  Any time you encounter water, Pax yell Go Fish and its time to catch more “BASS”. 5 body builders, 5 4 ct American Hammers, 5 Sit-ups,  5 squats.  We ended up doing 4 rounds.

No time.
6 strong with one FNG, Matt Durant “Catheter”

Luke 5:1-11
“On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking. They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.”

Prayers for Soot who is being deployed to Kuwait soon.

What 2403 means to me…

THE SCENE: 35 chilly and clear

Mosey around the outhouse, battle buddy up, grab your CMU and head to the hockey rink
What 2403 means to me…

Dora style

  • 100 Burpees/farmer carry
  • 200 BBS/farmer carry
  • 300 Bent over Row/run
  • 400 Merkins/run
  • 500 Squats with CMU if possible
  • 400 Gas pumps/farmer carry
  • 300 Curls/run
  • 200 Over head press/run
  • 3 Burpees

Welcom FNG Blowhole
On December 7, 1941 American’s on the east coast woke up to learn that the Japanese had lead an unprovoked attack on our country.  It was later learned that in the attack 2403 Americans were killed.  And our country went to war.

The attack caused thousands upon thousands of men to volunteer to go out and defend their country, states, cities, families and ways of life.  Gallantry was seen when these men laid down their lives to save each other during WWII.

In our society we lose sight of that, we live for ourselves, or maybe a few close to us like wives and kids.  We live to make money, buy a house, drive a fast car, or sometimes old car…  But rarely do we live for each other and even more rarely does someone make the sacrifice for another.

The men of WWII laid down their lives for their friends.  Time after time these men jumped on grenades, charged enemy entrenchments, and gave their lives so others could live.  They died for their friends.

That makes me think of F3 and the friends I have made here, but also of John 15:13 where Jesus says:

“Greater love has no on than this; to lay down one’s life for his friends”

Jesus died on the cross for His friends, which means because He died for our sins He knows all of us intimately.  Which means we are all His friends.

If you didn’t get your reps in do them.  Not for me but for the 2403.

Ratchet’s in-laws who lost their home in the fire in CA.

Mayberry’s grandmother who is headed to hospice.  And his Dad and Aunt as they prep for that.

All our brothers who were missing in the gloom this morning.

Fabulous 40

THE SCENE: 50 and clear

Mosey around the outhouse


40 Merkins

40 Squats

40 BBS

Mosey back to the outhouse

40 Box jumps

40 Dips

Mosey to the Matterhorn

40 V-ups


Mosey to the pav-a-lon

40 Pull ups

40 Floor wipers

Mosey back to the rock pile

40 curls

40 tri extensions

40 goblet squats

40 bent over row

40 American hammers

40 mtn climbers

40 flutter kicks

As you can tell I turn 40 today which means I have had many years to do the things I wanted to do.  I haven’t got them all done, but I have been fortunate to do quite a few.  In the same sense my 90 year old grandmother is currently lying in a hospital and most likely going to hospice.  I do not think she got to do all the things she wanted to do.  I think she has led a good and happy life, but I think there was other things, other adventures, or other experiences that she wanted to do.  Let this be a reminder to all of you do not put off the things you want to do until later.  We are not guaranteed any definite time on this earth, so make the most of it.  Hug your wives and kids, but also get out there and live your life.


Also welcome Abscess Jr…. aka Sleepwalker.

Back to the Basics

  • THE SCENE: 40 degrees and cloudy.  Much warmer morning than previous
  • SSH IC x15
  • a little Michael Phelps
  • Tempo squats IC X10
  • a little of this and that


Route 66-11 cones set up along the road.  1st cone 1 rep and add 1rep after each cone.  Last cone will be 11 reps last cone.  66 total reps per excercise.

1st round – Burpees, 2nd round – squats, 3rd round-merkins

  • Mosey to Materdorn (horn?).  7s 1 rep (jump squat) bottom and to light pole 6 reps (Carolina dry docs).  Back to bottom 2 reps and back to light pole 5 reps.  Always a total of 7s Rinse and repeat.  Finish when 6 reps on bottom and 1 up top.
  • Finished with sprint to top of hill.
  • mosey to road.  Suicides 1st round 50% to 1st light pole and 100% to 2nd pole.  2nd round Bernie sanders suicides.
  • Mosey to another hill.  Crab walk or lunges to top and finish with 20 sit-ups.  Back down and lunges Or crabwalk to top finish with 10 sit-ups.
  • Back to AO.  Finish with 25x flutter kicks

17 PAX

As someone who has struggled with depression I challenge all HIMs to seek those who may struggle with these disease.  A lot of times you may not realize they are going thru this.  So this holiday season talk to your family, friends, co-workers, and your kids.  Say hello to those you may not necessarily hang out or talk to.  A simple hello can be such a powerful gesture.  If someone you suspect is going thru depression invite them to church or an F3 workout.  I have been blessed to have been led to  F3 knoxville.

Inner city 2.0 workout this Sunday at 2pm at the Wesley house.  All F3 and non-F3 guys welcome.  See Tank for further information.

No Phish, Just Embracing My Inner Singing Cowboy in the Clouds with EDM Playing in the Background

THE SCENE: Warm 32 Farenheit
Warm up

Round the clock merkins x 5

High knees and butt kickers

squat and stretch

Some stuff on your own

That’s it, we got to it.

Insert information about the workout.

  • Mosey to track, 15 merkins IC, 1 Lap as fast as possible, Flutters after IC
  • Mosey to Indoor Rink, Lunge across, 10 burp skurps (burpees), 2 rounds of sprints
  • Indian run to the big hill (MatterEverest?), IC merkins, superman swims, and Flutters IC, Then we charged the hill
  • At the top, more swims, flutters, and merkins
  • Mosey to the base of the Tavern, 2 rounds of 5 turkish getups each leg with a trip to the rock (Now named Icculus), 50 calf raises, and some Hello Dollys IC
  • Mosey back to AO
    MARY: We saiddddd naaaaahhhhhh to Mary today. We got no time for her today.
    20….. Where was this last time?
    It is good to remember that often, ideas have people, not that people have ideas. Be careful when making decisions to avoid falling into the trap of attempting to justify decisions after making them.

    Come out to The Wesley House Sunday and exercise with some young lads. Football is over and I know none of you watch hockey, so come out der.