F3 Knoxville

Old Fashioned Family Beatdown

THE SCENE: 68 Degrees and oddly pleasant

  • Little o’ this
  • Little o’ that
  • Little o’ Michael Phelps (exc. Ratchet who hates that stretch)
  • Cherry Picker x 10 IC
  • Imperial Squat Walker x 10 IC

I had the PAX count off into three equal groups; one lucky group got to run over and pick up CMUs from the pile.

Group 1 stood shoulder-to-shoulder at Cone A and Group 3 stood should-to-shoulder at Cone B. Groups 1 and 3 began an exercise while Group 2 traveled between them as instructed. When Group 2 reached Group 3, the PAX rotated and ran back to Group 1, where the rotation continued. Exercises are below:

Set 1: World’s Greatest Merkin/CMU Run/Freddie Mercury

Set 2: Squats/Sprints/CMU Curls

Set 3: Burpees/Bernie Sanders/CMU Press

Each set lasted approximately 10 minutes with minimal rest between sets.


  • Plank Jacks x 25 IC (4 ct.)
  • LBCs x 25 IC (4 ct.)
  • Mountain Climbers x 25 IC (4 ct.)
  • Oblique crunches x 15 IC (single ct., each side)
  • Flutter Kicks x 25 IC

22 PAX including 1 FNG – strong showing!
Gerald Swindle is a professional bass angler that has been on the circuit for quite a while. He competes at the highest level in a stressful sport and yet he almost always seems collected, deliberate, and positive. I shared with PAX a quote that Swindle wrote regarding his personal slogan of “Positive Mental Attitude”:

“That’s the way my personal slogan of PMA (positive mental attitude) works in life. One of the PMA principles is that today’s bad news leads to tomorrow’s good news. You have to believe that today’s bad unexpected will lead you to tomorrow’s good unexpected.”

I really like what he’s getting at here. We will constantly have entropy in our lives, and we have to be intentional about embracing that and moving forward as HIMs.

Felt good to be back with the PAX after several tumultuous weeks off-kilter schedules!
Don’t forget about kickball, Truckin’ to the Pound, and several F3 events coming up in October & November!


THE SCENE: 54 degrees, clear. Basically perfect


SHH X20, Cherry Pickers x6, 5 burpees,Rockets x10 3-ct


Partner up
Carry CMU to boat-1 per partner
100 curls
100 presses
100 triceps
100 bent over rows
Partner 1 does CMU work while
Partner 2 does suicide runs on 2 light poles stopping for 2 burpees at each

Mosey to Cory Hill (leave CMUs)
DORA 2.0
100 ground touching Squat jumps
100 merkins
Partner 1 does excercise
Partner 2 bear crawls up and down (forward facing) the hill.

Move to steps
DORA 3.0
300 LBCs
Partner 1 runs steps to rock while partner 2 does LBCs

10 burpees

Mosey to get CMUs
Mosey to AO

20 3-count Calf raises

ring of fire -push down leg lifts

Flutter kicks x22

20 HIMs
I lost my cool yesterday with my son and wife, and I had to look for this scripture to refer to.
“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.”
‭‭James‬ ‭1:19-20‬ ‭NIV‬‬

God is very slow to anger with us. If he wasn’t, we would be gone a long time ago. How can we not do the same to our family and friends?                      MOLESKIN:
We lost a CMU today. It served us well.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: 3rd F this weekend

Smurfs & Unicorns

THE SCENE: Mid 30s and clear



  • Oyo stretches, this/that
  • 4 ct merkins IC x 10
  • tempo squat IC x 10
  • Calf raises with CMU – pax choose reps, 15-20ish.  Just want to warm up.


  • Suicides.  Pax draw exercises at random from the bucket and we run the 5 cone suicide course doing the exercise in the card.
    1. Burpees x 3
    2. Bear Crawl to 2nd & 4th cone
    3. SSH x 10
    4. CMU lunge to 2nd & 4th cone
    5. CMU OH press x 15
  • Elevators.  Run to the farthest cone between rounds.
    1. 10 burpees
    2. 10 burpees, 20 Goblet Squats
    3. 10 burpees, 20 Goblet Squats, 30 OH Press
    4. 10 Burpees, 20 Goblet Squats, 30 OH Press, 40 Reverse Crunch holding CMU overhead.
    5. Rounds 5-9 are going back down the escalator.  Drop burpees first, then squats, etc until finished.


  • 4ct LBCs IC x 20
  • Box cutters x 20


Mayberry, Frosty, Ratchet, La-Z-Boy, Butters, Ribbed, Hydro, Flanders, Podium, Smoker, Boones, Bartman

A piece of advice that’s served me well for many years:   Normally you know the right thing to do, but for those times when you really don’t know the “right” thing to do, simply choose the more difficult of your options.  That will usually put you on the right path.

Frosty we all agreed that Sadie needs a F3 nickname.

Mayberry we all admire your courage to admit to owning a smurf & unicorn trampstamp

OCR coming up May 19th

No Running

THE SCENE: 32 crisp & clear


Standard stuff – no FNGs today


  • SSH x 10 IC
  • Tempo Squats x10 IC
  • Tempo Merkins x10 IC
  • LBAC fwd/bckwd
  • OYO stretches for 20-30 seconds


  1. Lunge across parking lot to the outhouse
    • PAX choice:  30 normal box jumps on the low wall or 10 box jumps on the high section of the wall
    • Plank when finished
  2. Move to road & Forward Crab Walk up the hill to the speed bump
    • 25 Diamond Merkins at the speed bump
    • Ab work until 6 finishes (alternate 10 crunch, 10 flutter kick)
  3. Burpee Broad Jump up the remainder of the hill to the Do Not Enter sign
    • 50 Calf Raises at the sign
    • Ab work until 6 finishes broad jumps – same as above
  4. Bear Crawl parking spaces to the parked Jeep.  Paula Abdul style (2 fwd, 1 back).  5 Carolina Dry Docks each time you stop to change directions.
    • Abs until the 6 finishes
  5. Duck Walk back to where we started the bear crawls
    • 50 Squat Jumps
    • Abs until 6 finishes
  6. Inchworm Merkin down the hill to the speed bump
    • 25 Superman Swims
    • Abs until 6 finishes
  7. Groucho Walk down remainder of hill to the parking lot turn in
    • No exercise here….mosey back to AO & circle up for count off

No formal MARY – plenty of abs during workout

16 strong!  La-Z-Boy, Frosty, Butters, Pusher, Flute Loop, Scooter, Pogo, Snitch, Boones, Deadhead, Smoker, Shooter, Sparky, Mayberry, Abacus, Bartman

Simple question:  Do you obey what God tells you to do?  If not, why not?

Today was tough…everything we did was a long, slow grind.  PAX did an awesome job pushing themselves.  Great time today and glad to oblige Mayberry with a workout he could do while his foot heals up.

Hardship Hill coming up 5/19

Ribbed’s route 66 at the Dog Pound

THE SCENE: A Nice Cold 34 Degree and clear.

  • SSH 25x
  • Tempo Squats 15x
  • Baby Arm circles 14x
  • Some of these and some of those

Mosey to the parking area in front of the trailer.

  • Route 66 with Start Jax
    • waiting for the 6 with hello dollies
  • Ribbed’s 66
    • 10 Burpee’s at first list
      • backward lunge to next light
    • 10 tempo squats next light
      • hello dollies 10x
    • 10 American hammers 4count
      • High needs to the next light
    • 10 Burpee’s
      • berny sanders to the next light
  • Route 66 from the far side of the parking loop.
    • Iron Mikes
  • 11’s in the small loop
    • American Hammers out to Carolina Dry Docks

Mosey to the AO


Parents, if your eyes ever see or your ears ever hear the sin and weakness of your children, it’s never an accident, it’s never a hassle, it’s never an interruption; it’s always grace.
-Paul David Tripp-