F3 Knoxville

Big Ball Circuit

THE SCENE: cool but warmed up quickly
25 – Side Straddle Hop, A little bit of stretching, and I cant count to 8 while doing body builders

  • Disclaimer
  • Warm up
    • Side Straddle hop – 25
    • Stretching
  • 8 count Body builders – 5
  • Mosey to the big ball
  •  Circuit 1 – lap around pond after circuit with bear crawl down stairs, R & R
    • Toe touch sit ups – 12/15
    • Plank – 30/45 sec
    • Jump squats – 12/15
    • CDD – 12/15
  • Circuit 2 – lap around pond after circuit with bear crawl down stairs, R & R
    • Squat thrusters – 12/15
    • Bear crawl shoulder taps – 12/15
    • Plank row – 30/45 sec
    • Hello dolly – 12/15 4 count
  • Circuit 3 – lap around pond after circuit with bear crawl down stairs, R & R
    • Frog squats – 12/15
    • Flutter kicks – 12/15 4 count
    • Plank one arm – 30/45 sec
    • Pull-ups – 12/15
  • Mosey to fountain

7 FNG’s

be present in someone’s life. take the time to find out what is going on.

11 is the magic number

THE SCENE: 47* – perfect weather

Arm circles forward x11
Arm circles reverse x11
Calf raises x11
Imperial squat walkers x11
SSH x22
Mosey over to amphitheater.  PAX line up along the edge of the stage.  Perform exercises with no rest between.

  • Side step ups left leg x11
  • Side step ups right leg x11
  • Box jumps x11

Once complete Al Gore waiting for everyone to finish.  Once everyone is finished perform next set of exercises no rest in between.

  • Derkins x11
  • Dips x11
  • Ranger merkins x11

Once complete plank and wait for everyone to finish.  Once everyone is finished, perform next set no rest between.

  • Side step ups left leg x11
  • Side step ups right leg x11
  • Box jumps x11
  • Derkins x11
  • Dips x11
  • Ranger merkins x11

Once complete Al Gore and wait for everyone to finish.  Once everyone is finished, repeat last round of 6 exercises and run up center steps and around, back to stage and plank waiting for everyone to finish.  PAX plank, alternating between holding at 6″ and up top.  Recover and 11 count.

Mosey over bridge to the base of the Big Ball.  Next exercise is… 11’s on the stairs.  Start with 10 pull ups on the beams of the Big Ball, run up stairs to the top and perform 1 WWII Sit up. Repeat going through the 11s routine, working down in sit ups and up in WWII sit ups.  Jack rabbits perform flutter kicks, penguins, and LBCs waiting for everyone to finish.

Recover and 10 count.  Mosey back to start point for Mary.

Only time for box cutters (22)
19 strong – Careless, Rousey, Cowbell, Blazer, Anchorman, G6, Kibbles, Singlet, Hang Tight, Petey, Amazon, Threadcount, Downhill, Soup, Bullseye, Zachias, Couger, Crawdad, Abort
Charles Plumb flew 75 combat missions over Vietnam before being hit with a surface to air missile.  Even though he was flying too low and too fast, he survived but was captured and remained a POW for six years.  Years after returning home, he was sitting in an airport and a man came up to him who knew his name and that he flew missions off the USS Kitty Hawk.  Colonel Plumb, kind of amazed, asked the man how he knew that.  The man had been the one to pack his parachute the day he was shot down.

Always remember who is packing your parachute, those that do things for you that you may not think about that end up being huge in your life.
Continue praying for Sam and Brandt.


THE SCENE: 40ish… and moist. Felt like 60 after the last couple of weeks!

FSH x20 IC
SSH x20 IC
TN Rocking Chair x15 IC
AGTJ x10 IC (gettin’ easier!)
Crabwalk Toe Touches x15 IC
Hindurkins x15 IC
Tempo Cossack Squat x20 IC

Line up on the curb link arms, 10x 4ct calf raise IC
25% across the parking lot
20x single count calf raise OYO (too hard maintaining balance)
50% across the lot
20x calf raise
75% across the lot
20x calf raise
AYG across the lot

Mosey up to the rock pile by the Asylum building, one stop along the way for some Al Gore and 20x BBS

Line up in the grass about 50yd from the rocks and pair up.
One man does exercise (Merkins|Curls|Rows) AMRAP while waiting
Other runs to pile, gets a rock, 10x squat-OHP and returns with rock. Switch up.
3 trips each. Should finish with a 6-pack per team.

Regroup at the pile, leaving 6-packs at the grass

Merge into 4-man teams

2 men run to grass, 20 leg-pushdowns, and return with one rock each.
Meanwhile, other 2 men are doing kegstand squats
Switch up, R&R until all rocks are returned to the pile.

Time’s running out! Bear crawl down Everest halfway or so, then mosey back to the AO, one stop for Tempo Squats with Crawdad.

Q did a bad job of time management today… Crawdad led the cheetahs in some Hello Dolly.
30 strong today, including one FNG: Welcome Beans! (Clay Daniel)
Will you “Go out” without knowing?
“He (Abraham) went out, not knowing where he was going” (Hebrews 11:8)
See My Utmost for His Highest, Jan. 2
When God tells you to go, he usually doesn’t tell you His end game. Have faith that He knows what He’s doing and obey!
Thanks, Crawdad for taking care of all the cheetahs in the group and making sure they didn’t get bored waiting for the rest of us… My apologies on running over. I really need to get over there sometime during the day to get a good mental map of the place. Doesn’t help planning that the satellite images are all outdated!
Alcoa CSAUP coming up 2/24… Be on the lookout for shirts on Mudgear

Intentional Beatdown

THE SCENE: Dark and chilly into a beautiful crisp TN sunrise over the water.

-Side Straddle Hop x25 IC, -Monkey Humpers x10 IC, Baby Arm Circles F/R x10 IC, Side Straddle Hop x 25 IC

PAX form two lines and mosey to flag pole at by The Pavalion. Grab a battle buddy and AMRAP for 15 mins the following…


  • candlestick burpees (overhead clap at end) x10 reps
  • 10 pull-ups at baseball dugouts
  • 10 box jumps at playground area

PAX circle up and do 20 squats IC and head to AO…Once at AO split up 11 PAX on both sides of AO for spacing purposes and complete the following…

“BEAR W/ ME”  Complete this circuit 3 times

  • Bear crawl 12 yards to cone and do 20 Pickle Pounders
  • Bear crawl 12 yards to next cone and do 20 Merkins
  • Bear crawl 12 yards to next cone and do 20 Squats
  • Bear crawl 12 yards to next cone and do 20 Carolina Dry Docks
  • Bear crawl 12 yards to last cone and do 20 Flutter Kicks on a 4 count

PAX Circle up and complete 25 Side Straddle Hops IC and mosey to bottom of Baby Hill with their battle buddy…

“Baby Hill Pain” PAX complete 4 rounds of the following

  • Partner A sprints the hill and does 25 Derkins while Partner B awaits at bottom jumping rope.  Partners interchange.
  • Rounds 1 and 3 PAX do Derkins
  • Rounds 2 and 4 PAX do Incline Merkins

PAX mosey to AO and circle up…

Hello Dolly x20 IC, American Hammer x20 IC, Pickle Pounders x12 IC, Flutter Kicks x20 IC
22 PAX Count & 0 FNG’s
Everyone wants to make New Year’s resolutions and those imo are pointless.  Resolutions are a hopeful map that leads to disappointment.  As HIM’s at home, work, our workouts, etc. we have to focus on intentionality and specific goals to have the right direction toward our purpose as leaders in our respective homes and environments.
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Cofeeteria announcement

Boxes of merkins

THE SCENE: Warmer than expected, 44* and perfect

Windmills x10 IC
SSH x15 IC
Steve Earls x10 IC
Tempo merkins x10 IC
Form 2 lines and mosey over to bottom of amphitheater.  Once there, line up at base of stage.  OYO, Pax perform 10 box jumps, followed by 10 decline merkins, then short recovery.  Repeat box jumps and decline merkins for 3 sets.

Pax then bunnyhop up the steps of the amphitheater, touching every step.  Once to the top, perform 5 burpees and 10 rail rows.  Return to the bottom of the steps and perform flutter kicks waiting on the six.  Recover.  Pax then lunge up the stairs to the top, again touching each step either with foot or knee.  Again perform 5 burpees and 10 rail rows and return to the bottom of the steps.  Flutter kick waiting on the 6, once all in QIC counts off 10 four count flutter kicks.  Recover.

Lather, rinse repeat.  Pax line up at the base of the stage for 10 box jumps and 10 decline merkins.  Short recovery.  Second set is 10 box jumps, 10 decline merkins, 10 regular merkins.  Short recovery.  Third set is 10 box jumps, 10 decline merkins, 10 regular merkins, 10 incline merkins.  Recover.  Then repeat bunnyhop up steps, 5 burpees and 10 rail rows.  Return to bottom of steps and flutter kick waiting on 6.  Recover and repeat lunges up the stairs, 5 burpees and 10 rail rows.  Return to the bottom for flutter kicks, once all in QIC begins count of 10 four count flutter kicks.  Recover and 10 count.

Mosey out and around the pond on our way over to the big ball.  F3 cannot just run across any bridge, so we lunge across bridge.  Al Gore waiting on the 6, then continue to the base of the big ball.  Pax perform 7’s, Iron Mikes at the bottom and Big Boys at the top.  Jackrabbits plank up and wait on 6 to finish, where we do various plank holds (up top, half way, 6 inches off, left/right arm/leg up).  Recover and mosey back towards SP.

Stop on the side of the lawn in front of the fountains.  Pax do a 60% run across the grass, followed by Devin Hester back across.  Pax perform wide grip merkins, 10 on four count IC.  Recover.  Lather rinse repeat.  85% run across the grass, followed by Devin Hester back across.  Pax perform regular merkins, 10 on four IC.  Everyone knows what is coming.  Short recovery then AYG sprint across the grass, Devin Hester to get back across.  Pax perform 10 diamond merkins on four count IC.  Then recover.

No time leftover for Mary, mosey back to the SP and arrive at exactly 6:15.

12 Pax strong, no FNGs: Swanson, Frank, Singlet, Anchorman, G6, Savannah, Manwich, Passport, Uncle Rico, Quarantine, Popeye, Abort
Echoing the word of the Third F event on Saturday, seek out the isolated people in your life.  Ask questions, get to know them better, and use that to allow them to speak to you if needed.