F3 Knoxville

Boosters Last Stand

THE SCENE: 70 or so in the gloom

  • Cherry Pickers (IC) 4 CT X 10
  • Baby Arm Circles (forwards) & Michael Phelps (OYO)
  • Baby Arm Circles (backwards) & Michael Phelps (OYO)
  • 5 burpees (OYO)
  • 10 Tempo Squats (IC)
  • 10 Hand release merkins (OYO)
  • 20 Side Straddle Hops (IC)
  • 50 Curb Calf Raises (OYO)
  • Karaokes & Sprints
  • Mosey – Double Wide Indian Run


Don’t Act Like A Sophomore on the Hill 

  • Get into groups of 3
  • Partner 1 does AMRAP merkins while Partner 2 runs up Sophomore Hill while partner 3 at the top does AMRAP squats
  • Rotate throughout each position; rinse & repeat
  • Mosey to the junkyard

Be a Junkyard Dog

  • Stay with your same partners, same structure
  • Partner 1 does 10 CMU reps Overhead Press, Triceps extension, Curls & bentover rows as many rounds of the lifts as possible until partner 3 gets down the stairs
  • Partner 2 runs up & replaces Partner 3 who has been doing Big Boy Situps
  • Rinse & Repeat
  • Mosey to big parking lot

Light Pole to Pole

  • 5 burpees & sprint to the next pole, 5 more burpees
  • mosey to AO


Judge Judy led us in 75 (or 500) flutterkicks


26 HIMS and 1 FNG – Nutmeg


Jeremiah 29:11 “‘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.’”

Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

We know these words but do we always believe them or have doubts?  Sure we have doubts.  We’re human.  We have doubts, fears, etc.

I started at JUCO in October 2017.  I weighed about 270 and was out of shape physically and spiritually.  I’ve lost 40 pounds since that time and I’m much stronger physically and spiritually.  While I don’t and never will have all of the answers on this Earth, I know more about myself and how I should live my life because of each of you.  Your witness.  Your love for your families and each other is inspiring.  Your willingness to share, be open and vulnerable out here is awesome.

During my first time or two out here, Bartman had me out here in the pouring rain doing burpees and bear crawls down the stairs.  I thought “what the heck am I doing here.”  I don’t remember his closing BOM that day but I really liked it.  Me, him and Shooter circled up, put our hands on one another and prayed and I promise I felt closer to God in this parking lot than I had in a long time in a church pew.

As some of you know, today is my last day at my job as executive director of a cancer charity.  It’s been an honor to build that charity and help more than 7,000 families over the last 5 years.  But I felt it was a time for a change.  I prayed about it.  Shortly thereafter, a couple of consulting opportunities came up so I turned in a 3-month notice and it was the fastest 3 months of my life.  I’m sad, happy, relived and nervous.

I went to Oklahoma last weekend and had a hard time sleeping.  On Monday, I met Sarah McLean who was diagnosed with breast cancer at 25.  A couple of years later she felt like she should start a charity since she had learned so much and wanted to help others battling breast cancer.  She prayed and God told her no, not now so she continued to work at a church and had 2 kids. She then got breast cancer again.  After she healed, she prayed and God told her she was ready.  She shared her story, her faith journey and she wept as she told me about one of her board members dying in her arms.  I was ugly crying.  It wasn’t pretty.  We stood up and hugged.  At that moment, I knew God put me in the right place to help her charity in addition to the other one I will be leading in Oklahoma City.

While I don’t know exactly what will happen in my life, I know God has it under control and will lead me where I need to be.

Ecclesiastes 3

There is a time for everything,

and a season for every activity under the heavens:

a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot    a time to kill and a time to heal,     a time to tear down and a time to build,

a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,

5   a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,

a time to search and a time to give up,   a time to keep and a time to throw away,

a time to tear and a time to mend,    a time to be silent and a time to speak,

a time to love and a time to hate,     a time for war and a time for peace

There’s a time for everything and my time as executive director has come to an end.  When I started at JUCO, we were averaging 2-5 people.  We’ve grown so much but not because of me.  God brought you here for a reason.  I needed F3 and still do.  We all need F3 and there are men out there asleep that should be here right now.  There are men out there worried about their kids, their marriage, their job that could use us in his lives.

Today I’m stepping down as AO Q for JUCO.  I’m going to be travelling quite a bit.  So, I’m proud to say Judge Judy is taking over as AO Q.  He’s a great person, smart, funny, a leader, a lawyer, a husband and father, a great friend and has the coolest name out here.  Abscess is taking over next week as lead of all F3 Knoxville and he’s asked me to help him on some special projects so I’m not going anywhere.  I’ll actually be here all week next week so get ready to wagonwheel to get me at the back!


It’s been an honor to lead JUCO for the last 19 months!  We’re in better hands now with Judge Judy.  Whether you are an FNG or been around for years, we’re all brothers and I want you to know I would do anything for any of you!  Thank each of you for helping me try to become a better person!  God bless each of you and your families!


  • Dunkin
  • Sign up to Q
  • 3rd F Convergence next Saturday on August 10th at 7:00 a.m. at the Big Ball followed by breakfast/testimonials at Redeemer Church

I like to crawl.

THE SCENE: Beautiful!!!!!

Tempo squats

Moroccan night club

manly arm rotations up and down

tempo merkins


Partner up!!

Sets of 100 merkins collective count

bear crawl

100 arm taps

bear crawl

100 Catalina wine mixers

bear crawl

100 squats

beae crawl

100 lunges

bear crawl


mosey to the sophomore

bear crawl to the top, 10 flutter kicks

cralw bear down, 10 hello dollys

mosey back to the large lot

go bakerds’ through the routine oyo sets of 20



5 Apollo creeds each arm

leg drops ( no idea exercon )


17 HIMS!!!

Never take a moment of life for granted

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Brickyard BOMBS

THE SCENE: Partly Cloudy, 74°F, Feels like 75°F, Humidity 94%, Wind 0mph from N – by Klimat.app

  • Ssh 20x IC
  • Imperial walkers 20x IC
  • Annie’s 10x Each arm forward & backward
  • Little of this/little of that


  • Mosey to the area next to the splashpad
  • Brickyard Bombs – Partner up, P1 does exercise, P2 bear crawls from fence to grass & back, flapjack
    • Burpees 50x
    • Overhead claps 100x 4ct
    • Merkins 150x
    • BBS 200x
    • Squats 250x
  • Mosey to planters
  • 11s
    • Step up
    • Dips


  • Captain Thors 5x BBC/20x Hammers IC
  • Flutter kicks 15x IC
  • Hello Dolly 15x IC
  • Boat canoe till time



When things are going bad, there’s going to be some good that will come from it.
Oh, mission got cancelled? Good. We can focus on another one.
Didn’t get the new high-speed gear we wanted? Good. We can keep it simple.
Didn’t get promoted? Good. More time to get better.
Didn’t get funded? Good. We own more of the company.
Didn’t get the job you wanted? Good. Go out, gain more experience, and build a better resume.
Got injured? Good. Needed a break from training.
Got tapped out? Good. It’s better to tap out in training than to tap out on the street.
Got beat? Good. We learned.
Unexpected promblems? Good. We have the opportunity to figure out a solution.

  • Jocko Willink – Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual

Everything that happens to you in life isn’t always good, but how we face those situations is up to us. We can dwell on them and let them eat at us, or we can say ‘Good’ and figure out how to move forward and use that experience to teach us something.



It’s not my Birthday but we can party

THE SCENE: Early and humid

Lap around the field.  tempo Merkins, cherry pickers, rockettes
Mosey to playground for 7s. Pull ups and 4-count LBCs.. in between, Run up to circle stopping at each cone to do a burpee.

Mosey to the splash pad for a kraken of 25 reps. Do exercise and then run around perimeter of splash pad. Exercises are:

  • Dips
  • OH presses
  • V-ups
  • Merkins
  • Step ups per leg
  • 10lb ball slams
  • lunges per leg

finish with Indian run to AO, and 10 decline, 10 incline and 10 dips x2 and 30 calf raises

dealers choice: side crunches, hello Dolly’s , Freddy Mercurys

pax of 9


We’re all busy so don’t use “too busy” as an excuse for not doing something. Too busy just means it isn’t a priority. It’s not as important to you as something else.

Spend time in prayer, with your wife, kids mom etc.


prayers for junk’s wife, butters family being sick, friends with losses and issues, Bartman’s daughter

TTTP, F3 Dad camp

Weight for the Fun

THE SCENE: Clear, 72°F, Feels like 74°F, Humidity 90%, Wind 1mph from SSW – by Klimat.app



  • SSH 20x IC
  • Imperial Walkers 20x IC
  • Tempo Squats 20x IC
  • Little of this, little of that, Some of these and Some of those


  • BruteForce Sanddeck
    • Ace of Spades
      • Tabata – 8 rounds, 20s work, 10s rest
        • Body weight squats
        • Merkins
        • BBS
    • Two of Spades
      • 5 Rounds with CMU/Sandbag/Ruck
        • 10x Rows
        • 10x Floor Presses
        • 10x CMU/Sandbag/Ruck Swings
  • Mosey around the Parking lot with weight
    • Three of Spades
      • AMRAP in 12 min
        • 400m run (2 laps around the parking lot)
        • 10x Front Squats
        • 10x Push Press
        • 10x Burpees
    • Four of Spades
      • 5 Rounds
        • 5x CMU/Sandbag/Ruck Get-ups
        • 10x CMU/Sandbag/Ruck High-Pulls
        • 15x Cleans
        • 20x Push-ups
  • Slick mosey (no weight) around the parking lot


  • Captain Thor 5x BBS/20x Hammers
  • Around the circle for PAX callout exercises
    • A-Rod: 20x Flutter Kicks IC
    • Simmons: Boat/Canoe
    • Barney: 20x LBC IC
    • Biohazard: Ring of Fire (Legs up, PAX runs and pushes legs down)

Herbie, A-Rod, Fast-n-Easy, Biohazard, Oscar, Belding, Kick-Flip, Simmons, Barney (From Memphis), and FNG Pom-pom


Hesitation – Jocko Willink
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Hesitation is the enemy. Don’t it allow those moments to pass us by. Move forward, do not wait, take a chance and step out into the unknown.

Continue to keep Matt from Jefferson City in your thoughts and prayers.