F3 Knoxville

Motown Beat Down

THE SCENE: Buckets of Rain

LBAC’s (Fwd/Bwd) 4ct x 10, Michael Phelps, 4 Pt Cossack Squats 4ct x 10, Spider Man Lunges (L/R) x 5, Side Straddle Hops 4ct x 10, Mtn Climbers 4ct x 10
CMU Circuit Time!  3 Stations 3 Exercises Each Station (20, 15 10) count.  All on the grinder…

  • Station 1: Bent Rows, OH Press, Goblet Squat
  • OH CMU Lunge from pavilion to middle of bathrooms.
  • Station 2: Incline Merkin, Decline Merkin, Mtn Climber….all on CMU
  • Bear and Block to 1st basketball goal
  • Station 3: Step Up on CMU, Burpee Box Jump, Upright Rows
  • Leave block and run quarter mile loop….and then start again.

PAX circles up for burpees and running in place to Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine.  Every time the song says Gone or Go the PAX does burpees, and the rest of the time the PAX runs in place.          Mo Mary…..

Dancing Bears and ABC’s

The PAX enjoyed some soggy Motown and got buckets better! Butterfingers, Drifter, Fins, Flash, Hammy, KY, Moses, Napster, Pinocchio, RadioShack, Snorkel, Swayze, Woodshack
I recently spent some time away from my family on business travel, and that always reminds me how much I love them.  I think that sometimes we take each other for granted.  This probably goes double for the people close to you.  Sometimes it’s really difficult to get past all of the day to day stress and take a moment to appreciate these relationships.  So I just wanted to encourage everyone to pause for a moment and spend some downtime with your family.  This could be as simple as playing Legos with kids or have coffee in the morning with your spouse.  These small moments are really what keeps us together and reaffirms our commitment to each other.

The House of Thy Friend

THE SCENE: Nice and cool in the dew

LBAC’s (10) FWD/BWD, Michael Phelps, 4Pt Cossack Squats (10) 4Ct, Spider Man Lunge (Fwd/Bck) 5 2Ct
On the hop to Mt. Krumpet!

The PAX alternated between running and Bernie’s up the hill.  Everyone hit the ground for the following exercises on the Q’s call, and jumped back up to continue charging the hill. (Down! ….Up!).  We were able to make it 12 rounds!

  • R1: Merkins (Run)
  • R2: LBC (Bernie)
  • R3: Dancing Bear (Run)
  • R4: WW2 Sit-ups (Bernie)
  • R5: Mtn Climber (Run)
  • R6: V-Ups (Bernie)
  • R7: Pickle Pounders (Run)
  • R8: Flutter Kicks (Bernie)
  • R9: Groiner (Run)
  • R10: Dry Docks (Bernie)

Butterfingers, Drifter, Espy, Goldfinger, Hammy, KY, Moses, Napster, Pinnocchio, RadioShack, Snorkel, Taco, Tin Man
This Q was all about keeping the PAX together and charging up the hill side by side.  I was trying to relate this to friendship and keeping your friends close.

Like the Stone of Wisdom, friendship may be lying right in your back yard and you may never know it.  Your best friend may be a stranger to you, or you may lose him because you didn’t bother to hold him.  Friends must be cultivated by sincerity, frankness, and deeds of affection.  No one can remain your friend if you hide your soul from him.  You needn’t save face before your friend.  Your friend will save it for you.

Life is a chain of little events.  Close your soul to your friend, and he will lose sight of you.  And if you find your friend, give of your friendship and it will return to you tenfold.  Those who cannot give friendship will rarely receive it and never hold it.                             -Dagobert D. Runes


Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.     -Ralph Waldo Emerson


No Better Time for Bearicides

THE SCENE: Hot and Soggy

Tempo Merkins x 10, Tempo Squats x 10, Cherry Pickers x 10, Lunges 25 ish
Cardio: Run to the Troll Bridge from the Grinder….(X) Burpees, Run back up the Hill to the Grinder (X) Burpees (3 Rounds) (15,10,5) = X

Bearicides:  7 Markers 15ish feet apart

  • Bear Crawl to 1
  • Crawl Bear to 0
  • 5 Get Ups
  • Bear Crawl to 2
  • Crawl Bear to 0
  • 5 Get Ups
  • etc…

Box Cutters 4 Count (20), WW2 Situps (20), Peter Parkers 4 Count (5), Pickle Pounders 4 Count (20), LBC’s 1 Minute, Protractor (10,45,90,45,10)

15 HIMs…Butter Fingers, Drifter, Hammy, Gold Finger, Moses, Napster, Pinocchio, Sake, Soy Bean, Snorkel, Radio Shack, Taco, Tin-Man, Wood Shack

Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence:
  The bliss of growth
  The glory of action
  The splendor of achievement,
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
And tomorrow is a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day!
Such is the salutation to the dawn.


Tough or Dead

THE SCENE: Cool Summer Morning

Little Baby Arm Circle’s (FWD/BWD) x 10 4-Count, Cherry Pickers x 10 4-Count, Tempo Squat x 10, Side Straddle Hops x 15 4-Count
Cardio – & 7’s ( Body Builder’s @ The Troll Bridge & WW2 Situps @ The Grinder)

Dora Time (2 Rounds)

  • 100 Box Jumps – Farmer Carry CMU
  • 100 Bent Row’s CMU – Bear Crawl to the far side of the bathroom
  • 100 Overhead Press – Lunge to the first basketball goal (CMU Overhead)

Ab Kraken – 25 of each (8 Stations) WW2 Situps, Flutter Kicks, Peter Parker’s, Mtn Climbers
5 HIM’s to Kickoff June!  Drifter, Hammy, Flash, Napster, Butterfingers
Sometimes when that alarm goes off at 4:30 am we probably ask ourselves why.  Well recently one of our PAX shared a little wisdom with us.  “Getting old ain’t for sissies!”  That really got me thinking about what makes up a good long life, and what we don’t always think about is the suck.  You are going to hurt, your kids are going to keep you up all night, and basically life is just going to keep kicking your ass.  But here at F3 we have a little secret, and that’s the mental toughness we forge each morning.  We are preparing our minds and body for the suck, so when life does get tough we are ready.  Our family and friends rely on this strength, so be prepared and keep embracing the gloom.

Butter Biscuit

THE SCENE: Cool and Clear

Side Straddle Hop (20), High Knees – 1 Minute, Mtn Climbers (20), Squats (20), Groiners (10)

The Butter Biscuit (PT & Run) [1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 3X, 2X, 1X] (.25) Mile Lap

Single Count PT

  • 50 Side Straddle Hop
  • 40 High Knees
  • 30 Mtn Climbers
  • 20 Squats
  • 10 Groiners

Something new from Pinocchio…Thanks,  Box Cutters, LBC’s to cash out

15 HIM’s tackled the Butter Biscuit; Butterfingers, Henhouse, Neighbor, Snorkel, KY, Hammy, Graceland, Espy, Goldfinger, Sake, Pinocchio, Dreamer, Drifter, Moses, Cable Guy

I have gained more than friends over the last two years with F3.  Through constant sacrifice and suffering I have found brothers within this circle of men.  I’ve have learned so much from each of you.  Your strength, compassion, and generosity have change my life.  Thank You!

Proverbs 17:17

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 27:17

As iron sharpens iron so one person sharpens another.