F3 Knoxville

Atomic Back Day

15 degrees, clear and COLD

Disclaimer and recognize FNG’s

Twist and Pivot x30 (IC)
Alternating Shoulder Touches x20 (IC)
Press Jacks x30 (IC)
Carolina Dry Docks x15 (IC)
Smurf Jacks x20 (IC)
2 Laps around the parking lot

Mosey to pavilion and partner-up

Park Bench Super-sets
5 Min Alternating between partners

  • PAX # 1 Picnic Table Rows X 10
  • PAX # 2 Bench Hops / Step up X 10

Mosey to paver pile and get 2 coupons then back to parking lot with coupon over your head

COT #2
11’s w/ Coupons

  • Reverse Flys – 10 Flys
  • Star Jumpers – 1 Star Jumper

Bring Sally Up
Bring Sally Up – Merkins on Coupons to “Bring Sally Up”

Mosey to the bottom of the hill with coupons

Dora 1-2-3
Partner up again.  One man runs the hill while one man does the following exercises.  Continuous count between partners:

  • 150 Bent over Rows with Blocks
  • 150 LBC’s
  • 150 Squats with Block – modify as needed

Peter Parkers – Q led
Hello Dolly – x20 (IC)
Flutter Kicks – x20 (IC)
Not so Lazy Boys – Q led

Name O Rama

Taking initiative in third F (Romans 12:2)

It was cold, but the PAX showed up in force!  Great workout, great BOM, great way to start the week.

Thoughts from the BOM…

Like many of you since I started coming to F3 I have hated to miss.  I have worked out off and on my whole life but have never really been as committed to anything as I have F3. This is a truly unique community and I do believe that men need to be challenged, pushed, and accountable to one another.

What I have discovered about myself is that in order to be here and get the most out of it I have to be very intentional about my preparation.  We don’t just roll out of bed and show up.

  • I go to bed a little earlier
  • I have fewer early meetings on the books
  • And now we know the cap n’ lays out his clothes the night before

But it is worth it because we have more energy for our families, our wife’s and our jobs.  Not to mention the physical improvements that are being made. The improvements on the December Challenge in the spreadsheet are significant.

So think back to what you were doing before F3? The lack of doing something was having just as much of an impact just not in a positive way. For me I have realized anything that you want grow or do better at you have to be intentional. I ask myself am I being as disciplined and intentional in the other areas of my life. What I have been thinking the most about lately is the my faith.

I want to share a verse that has helped encourage me to be more intentional around growing my faith. Romans 12:2, “Do not conform to the ways of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what Gods will is – His good, pleasing, and perfect will.”

To me this comes down to having an active or a passive faith.  Every day we make decisions for our families, for our jobs, and for ourselves, sometimes without even thinking about it. Unless we have an active, intentional faith where we are seeking God’s will many of these decisions are influenced more by the world.  We have developed discipline and have been intentional in improving ourselves with the First F and I believe God is encouraging us to have this same focus on our faith.

I would encourage us all to be more intentional this week on the third F and seek God’s guidance in the smallest of decisions and see the difference he can make.

Proton (submitted by Cap’n Crunch)

Suicides and Mt. Everest…just a typical F3 Saturday!

Conditions: 40 and Clear

Intro and Disclaimer

2 Laps around Parking Lot
Imperial Walkers x15 (IC)
Arm Circles Forward x15 (IC)
Arm Circles Reverse x15 (IC)
Merkins x15 (IC)

Line up on one side of the parking lot and partner up

Heavy Suicides
Bandwagon put the PAX through a little basketball drill, will a little extra of course…this is F3!  Suicides the length of the parking lot with cinder blocks while doing exercises at four spots.

Runners: 3 Rounds, 1st = x15 each, 2nd = x10 each, 3rd = x5 each

  • Free Throw Line (1/4 way down) – CB Curls
  • Half-court Line (1/2 way down) – CB Clean and Press
  • Far Free Throw Line (3/4 way down) – CB Tricep Presses
  • Far Baseline (all the way down) – CB Hops (hop over cinder block side to side)

Non-runners: Do the following exercise as a group until all runners are done

  • First Run – Department Stores (On Q lead)
  • Second Run – Big Boy Sit Ups (IC)
  • Third Run – Flutter Kicks (IC)

Indian trot to the front field

COP #2
American Hammers x15 (IC)
Mountain Climbers x20 (IC)
Side Straddle Hops x15 (IC)

Mosey to “Everest” large hill in front of the park

Partner DORAS
One partner does exercise while the other takes on “Everest”

  • Merkins x100
  • Little Baby Crunches x200
  • Squats x300

Once a team has finished start (but cut number of reps in half) until everyone is done (1 Team!)

Partner up in groups of 6 and relay hand-offs back to base (person in back hands stick to person in front and so on.  When the person in front gets the stick he drops it and they man in back picks it up and the fun starts all over again.)

Dealers Choice


Nam-0-Rama – Barbie




The PAX came ready for a beatdown on Saturday morning and did not leave disappointed. After doing some “heavy suicides” in the parking lot with cinder blocks the PAX gathered for a short mosey to uncharted grounds of our beautiful AO. We named it Everest, in honor of every 10 year old (and some adults (P-Nut)) that sleds down this massive hill during a good snowstorm. Check it out when it snows, it won’t disappoint. The PAX did some of the toughest DORA’s of this young PAX career. Hopeful that this PAX continues to grow and push each other physically, mentally, and spiritually.


Barbie and Bandwagon (submitted by Cap’n Crunch)

“Block” Party and 2015 Challenge Retest

Conditions – 19 and clear and cold!

Warm Up
Side Straddle Hops – 20x IC
Step out Squats – 20x IC
Arm Circles Forward – 10x IC
Arm Circles Reverse – 10x IC
Dive-bombers – 10x IC
1 Lap around the parking lot

Challenge Retest
2 min Merkins
2 min Rest
2 min BBS
2 min Rest
5 min Burpees

Cinder Block Circuits
4 stations at the corners of the parking lot. 60 sec at each station with 5 sec transitions to get to next station (you better run!) for 4 Rounds…

  • Station 1 = CB Sumo Squats
  • Station 2 = CB Log PT
  • Station 3 = CB Swings
  • Station 4 = CB Squat to Press

4 ct. Flutter Kicks – 20X IC
Hello Dolly – 20X IC
American Hammers – 20X IC

Name-o-Rama PAX of 39 strong including 1 FNG!

YHC – “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.  Let all that you do be done in love.” (1 Cor 16:13-14)

The first week of December the PAX accepted a challenge.  The challenge was max number of the following: 2 min Merkins, 2 min BBS and 5 min Burpees.  This gave everyone a baseline to work from and improve upon over the month.  Today we took the retest…BAM!!!  The growth was incredible.  It’s amazing what a group of men, banding together can do in a month!   After the retest we got to play with cinder blocks.  It was a cold morning, but mummblechatter was high everyone left better than when they started.

Now it’s time to keep getting better physically, mentally and spiritually together in 2016…

Greatest Hits of 2015

“The Greatest Hits from F3 Knoxville 2015”
This was a workout made up of some of the greatest hits from the Qs of 2015

Conditions – 28 and clear

SSH in 50X IC (c.o. Dooley)
10 Burpees every minute for 8 minutes (c.o. Mr. Bean)

Square of Doom (c.o. Captain Crunch)
Bear crawl one length of the square and hit 25 scissor kicks on a 4 count (IC) at the corner
Lunge the second side of the square (c.o. Roadshow) and do 10 partner “Squirkins” (c.o. Edit)
Reverse crab walk the third side of the square (c.o. Quickbooks) and in the corner do 20 Big Boy sit ups
Lunge the 4th side of the square and finish in the corner with 10 burpees

Dora’s (c.o. Creeper)
Grab a partner and do 100 Merkins together. One partner busts out the Merkins while the other partner runs down the length of the parking lot and back. Switch, rinse, repeat!
Same drill but with 150 little baby crunches between the two partners.
One more time with 40 burpees between partners

All American ABS (c.o. P-Nut with honors to Peyton Manning)
Hello Dolly’s – 16x IC
Rosalitas – 16x IC
Heals to Heaven – 16x IC
Pickle Pounders – 16x IC

Name-o-Rama – Barbie

Pickle shared “What If” by Rudyard Kipling

Great look back on 2015 and some of the things that have made The Asylum such a special place. We had 34 PAX and 2 FNGs.  Now it’s time to look ahead to 2106 and blow it up!

2016…Meet the Men of F3 Knoxville!!

25 degrees and gloomy!

F3 Intro, disclaimer and welcome to FNGs

2 laps around the parking lot (OYO)
Side Straddle Hops (IC) – 32x
Circle Burp (IC) (PAX in attendance)
Get Lucky (IC to Song, hold Al Gores and do merkins for every “Get Lucky”)

Mosey to far open field and hill (Indian Trot to far-field – stick together!)

Field Work:
WHAMO Lunge Walks / Sprints (10x)
1 PAX throws WHAMO Frisbee and the rest of the PAX sprints in the direction of the throw until the Frisbee hits the ground, then they do lunges to the Frisbee.  When all the PAX get to the Frisbee another person throws it and you do it all over again.  Rinse and repeat 10X.

Jacob’s Ladder:
Run up the hill, at the top do 1 burpee and run back down.  Run back up the hill and do 2 burpees.  Rinse and repeat to 7 burpees.

Tunnel of Love:
All PAX gets shoulder to shoulder in the plank position.  Then men take turns crawling through the plank bridge and assume a plank on the other side until all PAX are through (all PAX in attendance…including Slide Rule!).

Hill Side Clock Merkins:
Everyone grabs some space on the hill side and hits the plank position.  Then it’s time for merkins at 12 o’clock, 3 o’clock, 7 o’clock, 10 o’clock, and 12 o’clock

Mosey back to coupon stack (Indian Trot – stick together!)

Pick up 2 coupons each and head back to the parking lot.
Thrusters 23X IC
Bent-Over-Rows 4-count 19X IC
Return coupons and come back to parking lot for Abs

Part 1:  Dolly / Rosarita / LBC / Dying Cockroach  (15X each IC)
Part 2:  Low Flutter / High Flutter / Knee Ups / Bicycles / Hold Plank (Q preference)


Ratchet – Make 2016 the year you get better and give your live to others

Great start to the new year, PAX of 32 including 5 FNGs.  It was a chilly morning, but Ratchet and Woodshack kept the PAX moving.  Mumblechatter was high and the PAX was fired up to get 2016 started.

F3 250 and F3 200…Make the commitment!
Additional workouts added to The Asylum this week: Thursday, 5:45pm-6:30pm; Friday, 5:30am-6:15am
New AO: Start applying the EHs, we will be starting a new AO SOON!  Looking to move west into Farragut and then east closer to downtown…more details to come.