F3 Knoxville

Who’s on Q?

THE SCENE: Cool and Clear
WARM-O-RAMA: (By Dreamer!)

  • SSH’s x20
  • Cherry Pickers x10
  • LBAC’s Fwd/Rev
  • Tempo Merkins x 10

The Escalator

From the AO to the parking lot for the middle school baseball field and back to the AO (adding an exercise each 100 yards or so and then dropping one off on the way back)

    • 10 Burpees
    • 20 Star Jacks
    • 30 Merkins
    • 40 Squats

The Quarter Pounder w/ Cheese

Bernie there and run back to the start (10,25,50,75,100)

    • 10 Yards (Burpees) x10
    • 25 Yards (Merkins) x25
    • 50 Yards (Squats) x50
    • 75 Yards (Mtn. Climbers 4xCount) x75
    • 100 Yards (Big Boys) x100

Ab-kraken ( LBC’s, V-Up, BB’s, Flutters, LBC’s, V-Up, BB’s, Flutters)
Abscess, Backup, Butterfingers, Dreamer, Drifter, Fins, Hammy, Moses, Pinocchio, Proton, Snorkel, Woodshack,
Men spend their live in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period or other, when they have time.  But the present time has one advantage over every other: it is our own.      -Charles C. Colton
I’ve been working quite a bit lately and this Q sorta slipped my mind.  However, as with all of life’s unexpected moments we always have the choice of how we react.  What a great lesson we can all learn when we stop to listen, ask for help, and rely on our fellow HIM’s.  Thank you all for your help today and every day!  -Butterfingers 🙂

Mount Butterbilly

  • THE SCENE: Cool and Foggy (43 F)

    Short run and then (15 SSH’s, 10 Tempo Merkins, 5 or 6 Hillbilly’s, and 10 Cherry Pickers) in the crosswalk leading to Mount Butterbilly.
  • 11’s on Mount Butterbilly….(Burpees at the top and 2 count Mount Climbers at the bottom)….3ish miles of awful 🙁
  • Short run back to the grinder for some Tibata 30 seconds step up and 30 seconds of Merkins for 2 rounds each.

Ab-Kraken (Flutters 20, LBC’s 20, BBS 20, V-Ups 20) about 1.5 times around.
Eleven Enjoying some Rich Living at the Bomb Shelter!  Backup, Butterfingers, Cable Guy, Dreamer, Hammy, Moses, Pinocchio Sake, Snorkel, Tinman, Woodshack,
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living.  We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon-instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.  -Dale Carnegie

One important source of unhappiness is the habit of putting off living to some fictional future date.  Men and women are constantly making themselves unhappy because in deferring their lives to the future they lose sight of the present and its golden opportunities for rich living.

-W. Beran Wolfe

As a Man Thinketh

THE SCENE: Cool and Cloudy (33˚F)

Cherry Pickers 8 (4 Count), Little Baby Arm Circle 15 Fwd/Bwd, High Knees (1 Minute)

Indian Run to Mt. Krumpet!  (Looping down the trail along Darwin, across the wood bridge, and finally across the road all the way to Krumpet.)

Krumpet Dora (Krumpa…Drumpet…)

Split into two man groups for partner Dora.

Hill Workout….Alternate from Bear Crawl, Bernie, and Sprinting to the top of Krumpet.

  • Hillbilly’s 200 (2 Count)
  • Dry Docks 200
  • Squats 200
  • Mountain Climbers 200 (4 Count)
  • Big Boys Sit-ups 300….for a lucky few

Ab-Kraken; LBC’s x 20, Pick Pounder x 10, (4 Count) Captain Thor’s x 5, Pick Pounder x 10, (4 Count) Box Cutters x 10, Pick Pounder x 10 Big Boys x 20, Pick Pounder x 10

13 Strong at the Bombshelter! Back Up, Butterfingers, Cable Guy, Dreamer, Drifter, Emeril, Hammy, Jamaican, Neighbor, Pinocchio, Proton, Tin Man, Wood Shack

As a Man Thinketh

Into your hands will be placed the exact results of your own thoughts; you will receive that which you earn; no more, no less. Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain, or rise with your thoughts, your Vision, your Ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.  – James Allen


All that we are is the result of which we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become. – Buddha

Your disposition will be suitable to that which you most frequently think on; for the soul is, as it were, tinged with the color and complexion of its own thoughts…

Your life is what your thoughts make it. – Marcus Aurelius





Happy New Year!

THE SCENE: 55 Degrees and Soggy…

Side Straddle Hop x25, Little Baby Arm Circles 4 Count x (10 Fwd) x (10 Bwd), Cherry Pickers x 10

Sea Biscuit Time!

  • Burpee Box Jumps x 10, 15, 20, 25
  • Squats x 20, 25, 30, 35
  • Big Boy Sit Ups x 20, 25, 30, 35
  • Round 1 ( Run 1 Lap), R2 (2 Laps), R3 (3 Laps), R4 (4 Laps), R5 (3 Laps), R6 (2 Laps)

Ab-Kraken; LBC’s x 20, (4 Count) Captain Thor’s x 5,  (4 Count) Box Cutters x 10, Big Boys x 20

Seven men greeted the new year with some hard work! (Butterfingers, Drifter, Fins, Mr. Rogers, Proton, Snorkel, & Wood Shack)

The new year is here and by now we are already making those New Year’s Resolutions.  To help inspire you and make those choices a little easier I want to share a couple of quotes.

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” (As told to Gil Bailie by Howard Thurman)

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

-Theodore Roosevelt

In summary, I hope you each of you live this year with passion and enthusiasm, and find what makes you come alive.


The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round

THE SCENE: Cool and Damp

Warm Up
Side Straddle Hops@15
Arms Circles B/F@10
Arm Stretches
Michael Phelps
Cherry Pickers@9
Memory Match Game
Match an exercise and only do that exercise. Mismatch and do both exercises.  Match to eliminate the exercise from the game.
10 Burpees 5 Burpee Sit Throughs 15 Groiners 20 Squats
5 Burpee Sit Throughs 15 Merkins Bear Crawl 15 Groiners
15 Merkins 15 Pickle Pounders 15 Bigboys 10 Burpess
20 Squats Bear Crawl 15 Pickle Pounders 15 Big Boys
Workout ( The Kraken) 10 Each w/ CMU
Bent Over Rows
Sumo Squats
Overhead Press
Upright Rows
Incline Merkins
Decline Merkins
Cling and Press
15 BB, 15 Pickle Pounders, 15 Box Cutters, LBC’s  (1 Minute)


(12 Total) Butterfingers, Chaco, Dreamer,Drifter, Emeril, Fins, Neighbor, Pinocchio, Snorkel, Squeaker, Squiggly, Tin Man

I’ve found myself thinking about the necessity of humility lately.  I’ve started a new job, and I’m still in that awkward phase of trying to figure out where I fit in. However, it occurred to me that my own ego might be getting in the way.  When we put our own self-worth above others we find ourselves alone with only our own ego to defend.  True humility allows us to listen, ask for help, and opens our minds to new points of view.  It should not to be confused with modesty, because while modesty is also a good trait to possess it doesn’t always reflect our true feelings.  In summary, let’s all strive to have a little more humility in our lives so that we can be better leaders, parents, spouses, and friends.