F3 Knoxville

Monday Warm UP

THE SCENE: Heat Wave 48 and a sprinkle

Mosey past the pavilion to the lollipop in the trail. Performing warm up movements along the way
Run to the top of the hill perform 30 Air Squats
Run back to the bottom and perform 30 Hand Release Merkins
Rinse and Repeat

*Every time you pass a Pax heading in the opposite direction stop and perform 5 Burpees with them and then continue running

Performed Mary movements on the mosey back to the AO for the 6 to keep up with Rabbits.
Mary at the AO:
Box Cutters
30 sec LBC
30 sec Butterfly Big Boys
5 including (1) 2.0 Warthunder!
3 Quotes from Michael Jordan that could just as easily be mine:

I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen

I can accept failure, but I can’t accept not trying.

Arsenal Launch Flyer Distribution This Saturday the 27th at 6:00pm.

Arsenal Launch March 6th!

Burn Loop

THE SCENE: 30 Degrees and beautiful.

Warm Up:

  • SSH (x15 IC)
  • Jog to entrance – LBC (x15 IC)
  • Jog to grinder – LBAC forward/backward (x12 IC)
  • Jog to entrance – Merkins (x12 IC)
  • Jog to grinder – Tempo squats (x10 IC)

The Thang:

Starting at greenway Pax perform 5 reps of each movement. 6 total movements, Bernie up hill, run down, rinse and repeat increasing the reps of each movement x5 for every lap completed. Worked up to 20 and started back down to 15.

  • Burpees
  • Froggie Hops
  • Peter Parker
  • Wide Flutter Kicks
  • Merkins
  • CMU Swings


  • 10 WW2
  • 10 V-Ups
  • 10 BBS
  • 10 LBC
  • Protractor for time

19 Pax including a FNG and a 2.0!  Welcome Hundo!

PT Barnum once said “Comfort is the enemy of progress.”…It’s only when we step outside our comfort zone that we truly improve.

Encourage and challenge the Pax to step out of their comfort zones

  • stepping up to Q a beatdown
  • stepping into leadership wit the Arsenal AO launch
  • Sign up and commit to your first 5K or Marathon
  • Maybe you have already done the above, how about an obstacle course? Hardship Hill plug 🙂
  • What about 50 miles….100? crazy! ya, but why not?!

Maybe this resonates more from a job standpoint for you, have you become complacent in your work environment, let this be a call out to dig for more!

If your walking in fear you not walking in faith


Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

Passing of the Torch

THE SCENE: Insert info about the weather, etc.

SSH for Pax coming in Hot! 40ish in cadence
Mosey to Football field, randomly stopping to acquire more reps of miscellaneous things for the 6 along the way.

Pax will work down and back on the football field doing the reps and exercises shown. Then, once pax have completed down and back Q calls out 10’s and 30’s for the pax to work down and back, then 20’s and 40’s.

Football Field:

  • Endzone = (5) Burpees
  • 10 = Merkins
  • 20 = WW2
  • 30 = Shoulder Taps
  • 40 = Ankle Touches
  • 50 = Line Jumps
  • 40 = Flutter Kicks
  • 30 = Monkey Humpers
  • 20 = Peter Parkers
  • 10 = Jump Squats
  • Endzone = 5 Burpees

No Time!

18 Pax!
I struggled and battled with clearing my mind and coming up with the words to say ahead of time.  I went and spent some time at the football field and the AO the night before, to soak in the atmosphere and listen to God. I prayed over the field where we would work out and I prayed at the AO. Ultimately I asked God to provide me with the words that needed to be spoken and I believe He did so.

I sum it up like this:


  • Put the pax before yourself
  • Lead from the front, laying out the next 43 feet ahead of the pax
    • In reference to building a leadership road 43 feet ahead of the people driving on it. The metaphor extends to mentoring and being willing to share your life lessons with guys who are just behind you on their life journey.
  • Pax, you are all freed to lead. F3 promotes male leadership. This is not Drifter’s AO. It is yours, and he speaks for it.
  • Drifter, motivate and empower your pax. Lead from the front and always be ready to jump into the trenches with them.


F3 Knoxville CSAUP Saturday Morning!
F3 Alcoa Rucking Beer Tour Saturday Evening!

Helen’s Twisted F3 Sister

THE SCENE: Low 40s and feeling warm.

Pax begun with a mosey to secure remaining supplies from across the street (4 more CMUs were needed and not pre staged). Continued the mosey stopping along the way for warm-up movements and new Pax picked up the supplies each time.
1st Stop – At supply dump 10 SSH
2nd Stop – 10 Tempo Squats
3rd Stop – Walking Lunges across bridge
4th Stop – 10 Tempo Merkins
5th Stop – 5 Cherry PIckers, 5 Windmills

Helen’s Twisted F3 Sister:
3 Rounds (for time):

  • 400 Meter Run
  • 30 CMU Swings
  • 15 CMU Thrusters

MARY for the 6:
Rinse & Repeat for the 6

  • 5 V-Ups
  • 10 Peter Parkers
  • 15 BBS
  • 20 Ankle Touches

6 Up! Continus Work:
Rinse & Repeat 4 Time:

  • 5 Burpees
  • 5 Jumping Air Squats
  • 5 Walking Lunges
  • Run 200 Meter

Return supplies to dump location

Nearly cut the men short on work but noticed 2 min remaining:
10 Merkins IC
LBC for Time
10 Men for another pre-launch Arsenal beatdown!
Never stop doing good.
Galatians 6:9
Let us not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up.
F3 Knoxville – Asylum CSAUP 1/30/2021
Maryville Rucking Beer Tour! 1/30/2021
KY organizing F3+M’s & 2.0s for fellowship at the camp! March 13th (rough date) Includes a gym, rock climbing, basketball, bouldering, dodgeball and outdoor activities as well!

Fight Gone Wrong

THE SCENE: 25 and felt like 10, beautiful sunrise to warm things up

Warm Up:

    • Hot Feet to Warm Up
      • Little Higher
      • Higher
    • Side Straddle Hops (ICx15)
    • Windmill (ICx10)
    • Pax Perform 1 Blockee, 5 Alpos, now 1 Blockee-Alpo (1:5)

The Thang: Fight Gone Wrong

Round 1: ‘The First 3 Minutes’

  • (10) Blockee Alpos (1:5 Ratio)
  • CMU Farmer Carry to Troll Bridge
  • (50) Merkins
  • CMU Farmer Carry to Grinder

Round 2: ‘The Mental Game’

  • (10) Blockee Alpos (1:5 Ratio)
  • Run Lap
  • CMU Farmer Carry to Troll Bridge
  • 50 Overhead Press
  • CU Farmer Carry to Grinder

Round 3: ‘Grit’

  • (10) Blockee Alpos (1:5 Ratio)
  • Run Lap
  • CMU Farmer Carry to Troll Bridge
  • (50) Air Squats
  • CMU Farmer Carry to Grinder


30 Secconds of Work:

  • X’s and O’s
  • Feet at 90 – Touch Toes
  • Gas Pumps
  • Ankle Wiggles 


you can apply the stages of a fight in nearly any job function or timeline in life:

The first 3 min, getting your feet wet, figuring it out

The mental game, thinking through it, gathering intel, and creating the overall plan

Grit, The final push, to overcome and complete the job