F3 Knoxville

Abscess Turning 50 Makes for a Tough Q

THE SCENE: 50s, calm, cool, collected

  • No FNGs


  • Welcome to F3: Fitness – Fellowship – Faith
  • Name is Steam and I’ll be your Q IC this morning
  • 1) I’m not a professional (depends who you ask)
  • 2) You’re here on your own volition (unless someone is forcing you to be here – then come see me afterwards) – thank you for choosing to be here this morning
  • 3) Modify as you need BUT push yourself and the men around you – we came here to work, so let’s work.


In Honor of Abscess’s 50th:

  • SSH (Side-Straddle Hop): 50 x 4 in cadence
  • Baby Arm Circles: 25 x 4 forward & 25 x 4 backwards in cadence
  • Tempo Squat: 25 x 4 in cadence
  • Tempo Merkins: 25 x 4 in cadence


  • PAX moseys to playground outside AO
  • Battle buddies assemble

[ There & Back & Back Again ]

  • BB1: 25 incline merkins on a bench
  • BB2: run to pavilion and execute 25 step-ups/box jumps (GOOD FORM = Extending legs all the way up) + runs back to recover BB1
  • R & R – each BB executes both stations twice
  • Lady Warriors of FIA enter the playground – F3 migrates to the pavilion

[ The Power of 4 (sucks) ]

  • Each HIM finds a nice table under the pavilion
  • Short Side #1 = 25 pull-ups
  • Long Side #1 = 25 incline merkins
  • Short Side #2 = 25 pull-ups
  • Long Side #2 = 25 decline merkins
  • PAX wall-sits until 6 is up
    • From the wall-sit position: @Waxjob gives a 50 count
    • Q leads PAX in downward vertebrae stretch
      • 1 vertebrae at a time going down and touching the ground, and 1 vertebrae at a time coming back up
  • PAX moseys back to AO

[ 4 Corners // Asylum 200 ]

  • Corner 1 of AO parking lot = 25 down/up merkins as a group
    • Mosey to Corner 2
  • Corner 2 of AO parking lot = 25 down/up dry docks as a group
    • Mosey to corner 3
  • Corner 3 of AO parking lot = 25 up/down squats as a group
    • Mosey to corner 4
  • Corner 4 of AO parking lot = 25 half-burpees IC as a group
    • 4-count led by Q (no merkin)
    • 5 counts were initiated by Q after 10 reps or 15 – this was a freaking smoke session
  • PAX gets a breather
  • Rinse & Repeat 4 Corners but backwards
    • Bernie Sanders from corner to corner for 2nd round

[ PAX moseys back to playground ]

[ Quarter Pounder ]

  • 5 dips
  • 5 incline merkins on the bench
  • 5 decline merkins on the bench
  • 5 box jumps
  • 5 Big Boy Sit-Ups with legs on the bench

[ PAX moseys to curb right outside the playground ]

  • 50 Irish Tap Dancers in honor of Abscess’s 50th
    • 50 4 counts take longer than originally thought = character building fun

[ PAX moseys back to AO ]

[ Toe the Line ]

  • PAX do down & backs across AO parking lot
    • Skip-jumps down + 5 half burpees at the end – Skip-jumps back
    • Karaoke down + 5 half burpees at the end – karaoke down
    • Jog down + 25 x 4 calf raises
  • Circle it Up

10 PAX – No FNGs

“Faith – someone who has believed in another person // fundamental believing in another person”


(Matthew 8:5-13) – “Faith of a Centurion”


  • “If I believe really hard…Jesus will do this”
  • “I have to live in this moment believing in this person/people”

These are things I’ve told myself and maybe you have at some point too.

A challenge I’ve set for myself this week is what would it look like to have the faith of a muster seed // or faith like that of the centurion in Matthew 8.

Going back to “Faith – someone who has believed in another person // fundamental believing in another person” – for F3 for instance, I have faith that when I come out here, whether I’m leading or following, at least 1 HIM will be here in the gloom with me, pushing me to be a better version, and expecting me to do the same. I have faith in the Q to lead. I believe that. 

TPQs (Thought Provoking Questions)

  • Where do I lack the faith of a centurion?
  • What people/institutions/things do I fundamentally have faith in?
  • Who has faith in me?

Ties in with Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron so one person sharpens another” —> having faith in one another to Keep the Faith & Fight the Good Fight


  • Make sure Abscess knows you didn’t suffer in vain this morning. Welcome him gladly into the RESPECT club, and be sure to post THIS Saturday at the Asylum for his 50th birthday Q.

Iron. Sharpens. Iron.

Everyone loves Doras

THE SCENE: Insert info about the weather, etc.
BAC x10 IC
Little bit of…
Sumo Shoulders x10 IC
Tempo Squats x10 IC
Monkey Humpers x10 IC
Tempo Merks x10 IC
5 Bodybuilders IC

Shoulder Shredder – (100 OH Claps + cherry pickers)

PAX mosey to steps behind the hill that connect to the large parking lot

Partner Up: Doras
50x – Bodybuilders
100x – Cobra Merkins
150x – Squats
Run down, across, then to top of stairs, 2x burpees

Mosey back near AO

Bear crawl / Crab walk ladder curb to curb
PAX line up along the curb. Bear crawl forward across, 1 merkin w/ hands on curb, crawl bear back, 2 merkins w/ feet on curb. Go to 5. Flip over for crab walk. Crab walk forward, 5 dips with feet on curb, crab walk backward, 4 dips with hands on curb. Back down to 1

Shoulder shredder

15 including 1 FNG (Amelia)

Sometimes you need to drag your friends out of bed to get them to F3. Keep bugging them. They’ll come around.

2nd F on Wednesday


The scene: 60, cloudy


F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

Little Baby Arm Circle – front / back IC x 10
This / that stretch
Cherry Picker IC x 5
Burpees OYO x 10
CMU: 10 curls, 10 OH press, 10 tricep press, 10 squat

The Thang:
• Suicide lottery. 5 cone suicide course with cones about 10 yards apart from each other. Pass a bucket around with exercises written on cardboard tickets. PAX draw a ticket & run suicide course, completing the exercise you drew from the bucket each cone. Rinse, shuffle, repeat.
• Final lap: everyone does burpees

Box cutters IC x 20
American Hammers IC x 15
Ring of fire – leg levers. 2 rounds

Count off and name-o-rama

You reap what you sow. The world tells us to sow our wild oats while we’re young and then settle down later to be responsible men, husbands and fathers. The problem with this is that the bible clearly tells us we will reap what we sow. Is it any wonder that the man who spent his teenage years partying now has a hard time staying away from the same crowd? Or the man who spent his time looking at pornography while young now struggles with this in his life? As fathers this is something we need to be aware of with our children. I want my children to experience life to the fullest – I want them to experience joy, sadness, success, failure, love, heartache, friendship and animosity as they round out to be adults. However, as my oldest child enters his high school years I am increasingly aware of my responsibility as a father to set appropriate guardrails so that my children experience all they can, while not establishing bad habits that they will reap later in life.

Today was Peyton’s last day with the PAX before he relocates to FL. We’re all going to miss him in the gloom! Peyton is a HIM and the Orlando F3 PAX will be better because of him. Tclaps brother!

Wheelbarrow o’ Junk

The Scene: 66 and clear

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

Tha Thang:
SSH x10 IC
Cherry Pickers x10 IC
20 Merkins oyo
LBAC 10 forward 10 reverse IC
Michael Phelpsx5
Little some o’ this/that

Mosey to the coupon pile – partner up – 20x Squadips

Mosey to the boats – burpees til the six is up
20x Merkins – squats – SSH

Mosey to the office – burpees til the six is up
20x Merkins – squats – SSH

Mosey to the Matterhorn – burpees til the six is up
20x Merkins – squats – SSH

Wheelbarrow up the Matterhorn
20x count WB – 20 squats – switch

Junk Mosey back down
20x Merkins – squats – SSH

Mosey back to the rock pile
20x each – curls/press/tri/domo


“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.”
Psalms 1:1-3

The key here is that the tree bears its fruit in season, not every second of every day and not before it is ready. Faithfulness usually takes time. Just because you don’t see fruit yet doesn’t mean you won’t, it just means you need to keep it up and be faithful. Don’t get caught up with the jokers and the smokers…delight in the Lord and His word and you’ll see change.

Wheelbarrowing up the Matterhorn sucked. That is all

That took some planning

The Scene: 39 degrees, moist like a nice bunt cake

F3 Welcome & Disclaimer

SSH x20, 10 merkins
Baby arm circles x 10 F&B, 10 merkins
Inchworm-burpees 10
Little of this and little of that

Mosey to bottom of hill at entrance to tavern parking lot w/CMU
7 burpees on bottom
1 Ratchet squat w/CMU
Take CMU w/you up hill and down
Plank/merkins when finished

F3 Logo
Follow Q and Mosey in single file line w/CMU thru cones, change carry position on command. (Overhead, curls, presses)… repeat but faster.

Mosey to TOP of Matterhorn w/o CMU
mosey to Pavalon.
10 pull ups, 10 dips, 10 Squats x 3
Mosey to CMU presses and curls till 6 catches then to AO

Circle of pain!
Each pax says exercise and #

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:11‬

Our plans usually don’t work out exactly the way we want them to.  How many of us have had a grand idea of something and had it all planned out in our head or even on paper only to see it change completely when we try to execute it. …But what we don’t realize is that God’s plan is not always our plans. It may seem frustrating and even painful but Gods plan is so much greater than we can even grasp.  e.g. Relationships, work etc.  …So next time that we have something bust up our plans, we need to know what plan IS solid. HIS plan for us.