F3 Knoxville

Iron PAX – DP

THE SCENE: Clear and Cool

  • SSH IC x 20
  • BA Circ IC x 15
  • Squat IC x 10
  • Merkins IC x 10

Iron Pax – Week 0

  • The Laredo
  • 24 Squats
  • 24 Merkins
  • 24 Walking Lunges (ea leg)
  • Run 400m
  • Rinse and Repeat x 6

Ribbed led us through some Plank Destroyers

Gracious to be a part of F3 and specifically the Dog Pound PAX. As AO Q I’d like to accomplish 2 things with you 1. Create a culture of Qing. It’s the foundation of F3 and gives us a place to practice our leadership. It also gives us the opportunity to say thank you and give back to all the Q’s we’ve attended. 2. Let’s find a way to install some pull up bars!! Looking forward on working on this with you all.


Applause to Mustard for showing up with one running shoe and one keen fishing sandal. He still posted a great time!


FIA/2.0 workout

Brolympics II

No chalk, no problem

THE SCENE: 70 degrees and moist like Bowflex likes it.
Imperial walkers, slow Merkins , this and that

grab CMUs and mosey to tennis courts. Partner up. One does OH carry around court while other runs  suicides until his partner finishes lap. Switch. Repeat doing presses then curls while walking with cmu until both have carried CMUs 3x

Mosey to base of matterhorn. Suicides up the road incline towards the restaurant stopping at cones for 10 reps of each exercise. They are:

  • Merkins
  • Squats
  • dry docks

Run back in zig zag pattern long way around, up and back to Dwayne (the rock) and quick mosey back to the AO.

At AO, curl the CMU 2x  pass it to your left and do a burpee. Repeat

no Time (possibly on purpose so we don’t have to sit in the water)
16 pax
Following Christ requires action from us according to new standards, developing new habits, and a conscious change of our thinking. Christian maturity is not shown through our beliefs or declarations, but through our behavior and personality. Results are the products of our actions! To grow spiritually, we need to change our priorities and thinking. To be more like Christ, you need to think according to His standards.
It is so good to see members of the pax getting better physically. Seeing where they have improved and become faster, stronger and have more stamina.
Prayers for Lady Junk and the Junk family.

TTTP, 2.0 workout, HHOCR,  Goliath at the gorge

Spacing is important

THE SCENE: Humid but cooler

Rocketts, cherry pickers, Merkins
Run around Course (roughly 1/8 mile)  stopping at cones (6) to do exercise. Change exercise after each lap. Exercises were:

  • 20 Merkins
  • 20 plank jacks
  • 5 burpees
  • 30 dry docks

Mosey to lower lot and do side lunges with jumping 180 from one end to the other.

Mosey back up top to do another lap of 1/2 20 4-Ct LBCs and 1/2 20 4ct flutters
No time for that mess

Get to Know the Taste of Love (pulled from a MS devotion)

God, seeing what was happening on Earth, sends, as an act of love, His Son on a rescue mission to stop further deformation and to renew our likeness to God. Jesus Christ came to Earth to save people, to show us God’s love, and to show us how we should live to please God. He presents us our destiny and shows how this destiny will be fulfilled.

Christ came to this world because the Father wanted to be reconciled with humanity. God the Father wanted to fix the relationship we have with Him. He gave us the example of love. He wants us to trust Him and come to Him with no fear or dread.

The passage from the Gospel of Luke shows the picture of God that is dearest to me. This story shows God who is not a heartless judge, but a loving father. He is the Father that can feel sadness, joy, and who can be deeply moved. I can imagine how happy the father in this story was when he finally met his younger son! He was full of emotions! Before this meeting, the father was probably worried sick. He was wondering what was going on with his son. There were no mobile phones, so the son couldn’t call or text: “Hi dad! I’m in Jerusalem. Things are going great.” There was no Facebook or messenger (I know it’s hard to believe). There were no highways that could be used to travel quickly and visit your family. However, there was continuing uncertainty. That is why, when the father saw the son (even though the son looked nothing like the kid he used to be), he was delirious with joy! The moment he saw his son, he didn’t wait for his son to come to him. Instead, he ran toward the son and embraced him. The son, probably with tears in his eyes said: “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.” And what does the father do? He gives him presents! He doesn’t reproach his son; he is just happy that his son is safe. He accepts him back and forgets everything that has happened.

It’s exactly the same with you! It doesn’t matter what you’ve done, it doesn’t matter how dirty you feel. God loves you! You have the gift of God’s love. Do you know it?

I believe the cone were too clustered when you do 60 Merkins in 20yds. Dry docks were not fun either.

Keep going, don’t give up. Plank destroyers for all!

THE SCENE: Nice balmy morning at the dog pound.




Mossied over the the dock area.

rounding the parking lot stopping at every light pole we do the follow exersies. 1 per pole

  • plank destroyers
  • crabets
  • donkey kicks
  • mountain climbers
  • Freddy Mercurys
  • burpees
  • squat walkers
  • iron mikes
  • monkey humpers
  • peter parkers

11 HIMS made it happen today.
Thank you guys for coming and pushing me. This group keeps me aright in a busy and crazy life.
hold me accountable to Q once a month at least.

Two Deion Sanders Equals a Ronnie Lott

THE SCENE: Beautiful East TN morning, not too hot, not too much humidity (we could breathe and weren’t swimming).

42 SSH IC, 21 baby arm circles forward IC, 21 baby arm circles backward IC, 42 merkins OYO, 42-second squat

Mosey to the weekday A.M. parking lot via the dragon’s tail – pass a light post, do a burpee.

Workout stations in all four corners of the parking lot – CMU curls, CDDs, burpees, and squats.  Do 40 reps of the exercise and run to the center and do 2 round-the-clock merkins.  Run up mini-cardiac/mini-Everest and back down to the next station.  Do 40 reps of the exercise, run to the middle and do 2 RTC merkins, Bernie up the hill, and run back down.  Repeat until all stations are done, alternating between running up the hill and Bernie-ing up the hill.

Bear crawl to the flag pole next to the Pavillon.  Circuit with 4 stations of exercises, 10 reps each, and 2 burpees at the flag pole.  The exercises were: box jumps in the play area (aka the Cloud), pull-me-ups (table rows) in the Pavillon, pull ups in the dugouts (or where ever a pull up could be found, e.g., a tree branch), calf raises on the stairs (10 each leg), plus the aforementioned burpees x 2 at the flagpole.  Ran the circuit until the Q called time.

Bear crawl back to the parking lot to do four more stations of exercises, this time CMU triceps extensions, merkins, lunges, and a PAX choice (hello Dollys).  Due to time, do 20 reps of the exercise, run to the center and do 1 8-count Bodybuilder (basically a burpee with a plank jack added in for good measure), and then run to the next station and repeat.  We left out the runs up the hill in between stations to make sure we had time for Mary.

Cash-out sprint up the hill to get to Mary.


The Q was out of breath trying to chase Edit up the hill, so Crawdad led the PAX through 21 box cutters on a 4 count.  Then, the PAX did 42 LBCs OYO.  Ended with a 42-second plank right on time.

16 total PAX.  High Heels left early to meet the cable guy, but he conveniently reappeared at Panera for Coffeteria.  Veggie was there, but his tag was not in the system.  One FNG who was visiting Goober from Indiana (Goober has brought a lot of his friends to F3, either Goober likes us or hates his friends).  He was named Brown Bag.  Unfortunately, the Q forgot to get his contact info, so hopefully Goober can provide it.

My birthday was the day before.  Try to guess how old I am.  Talked about Ecclesiastes – my favorite book in the Bible.  Read it for yourself.  Here’s my summary: bad things happen to good people, good things happen to bad people, but do what is right regardless because that is what God wants.  Talked about time because the most famous part of Ecclesiastes is the passage on time, just ask the Byrds.  Time is my enemy.  There is never enough of it, it goes by too fast, and you can’t get it back once it is gone.  It goes by faster and faster as the milestones of life pile up.  Talked about my dad and him being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease when I was in high school and how that affected him physically and me mentally as I watched the disease progress over the years.  He died in 2017 at the age of 79.  I was 40.  No one knows how much they have left or what they have left.  But we all know what we can do today.  When I am tired or want to be lazy, I think of my dad and other people who cannot do what we do in F3.  One day, I won’t be able to do it either, for whatever reason (injury, age, disease, death).  So, I do it now.  I get up and do it for my dad and those who can’t and for the me one day who won’t be able to do it either.  That way, when I can’t, I can at least say and know that I did.  When I could, I did, and I did until I couldn’t.  No waste.  No regrets.  Carpe diem.
Prayed specifically for Junk’s wife, Crawdad’s wife, and Thunderstruck’s mom.  General prayers of thanks for the precious time that we have, for the ability to make the most of it and to build a foundation of better living for our family and friends and to make great memories that last a lifetime even as the time passes, and for the peace to let time go and to accept the next season (as Ecclesiastes calls it) of life when it comes.
Convergence at Big Ball coming up in a couple of weeks followed by the third F at Redeemer.

P.S. Thanks to Sleepover for suggesting all the burpees.