F3 Knoxville


THE SCENE: Partly cloudy skies, 59 degrees F, 69% humidity

Windmills x10, cherry pickers x10, overhead hand claps x30, tempo merkins x10

Indian run to Mt Crumpit with 40 sandbag.

5’s on Mt. Crumpit

2-Hand release Merkins

Run Up

8-Bodybuilders (8 CNT)

Run Down

(Increase/decrease 2 each trip)

Big boy sit ups till 6up

Indian run to AO  with 40 sandbag.

AMRAP Circuit on 1/4 mile AO Loop

  1. Box Jumps x12 orStep Ups x12/leg (run across AO)
  2. Derkins x12 (Bernie back to pavilion)
  3. Squat Thrusts x12 (run across AO)
  4. Pull Ups x8 (Bernie back to pavilion)
  5. CMU Swings x12 (run across AO)
  6. Box Cutters x12 (run AO 1/4 mile loop)
  7. Burpees x8
  8. SSH x10 (4 CNT)
  9. WWII Sit Ups x12 (run back to pavilion)
  10. Curls x12 (Start back at 1.)

Flutter kicks (4 count) x30, LBCs to cash out (x46).

13 HIMs with a couple of prodigal sons among the group.
Control.  Some things are within and some things are not within our control.  Coming up the hill for the last time this morning my SSHs were very sloppy, low energy style.  I realized midway through them that I was in control of the way I performed them and I better make a better showing for myself.  I was in control and I could just go through the motions or I could do them for my best benefit.  I was in charge of the impact they had.

Sometimes I get the false impression that I control things that are really bigger than me or my capabilities.  I remember a time when a very well know company did something I personally did not agree with.  Although I did not own any of the company’s stock, I called my financial adviser and told her to never invest my money in the company in the future.  A few weeks later another company began acting like an activist for a particular cause that I did not agree with so I called my adviser and informed her to sell the shares in my portfolio.  It happened again last week.  But this time I let it go and didn’t make the call to “sell.”

Why my different reaction this time?  I’ve become aware of my lack of impact, my lack of control.  I need to focus on what I can control, and let go of the things I cannot .  Yes, I do need to hold to morals rooted in God’s expectations.  Yes, I do need to stand up against sin and evil of others … and myself.  And finally, yes, I need to let God be God and let him dish out the wrath.  Vengeance is His, He will repay.  Jesus summed it up for me when He said that all the law can be summarized in two commandments, love God and love others.

Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

Butter Biscuit

THE SCENE: Cool and Clear

Side Straddle Hop (20), High Knees – 1 Minute, Mtn Climbers (20), Squats (20), Groiners (10)

The Butter Biscuit (PT & Run) [1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 3X, 2X, 1X] (.25) Mile Lap

Single Count PT

  • 50 Side Straddle Hop
  • 40 High Knees
  • 30 Mtn Climbers
  • 20 Squats
  • 10 Groiners

Something new from Pinocchio…Thanks,  Box Cutters, LBC’s to cash out

15 HIM’s tackled the Butter Biscuit; Butterfingers, Henhouse, Neighbor, Snorkel, KY, Hammy, Graceland, Espy, Goldfinger, Sake, Pinocchio, Dreamer, Drifter, Moses, Cable Guy

I have gained more than friends over the last two years with F3.  Through constant sacrifice and suffering I have found brothers within this circle of men.  I’ve have learned so much from each of you.  Your strength, compassion, and generosity have change my life.  Thank You!

Proverbs 17:17

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 27:17

As iron sharpens iron so one person sharpens another.


Dora No Bueno

THE SCENE: 55ish

  • Arm Circles x10 IC (each direction)
  • Merkins x10 IC (4 count)
  • Cherry Pickers x10 IC
  • Sprint down and back across the parking lot

The Triple Dora

  • Round 1 —– 100 Merkins, 200 BBS, 300 Squats – Partner farmer carries CMU’s
  • Round 2 —– 100 CMU Swings, 200 OH Press, 300 Curls – Partner does Bear Crawl down and back
  • Round 3 —– 100 V-ups, 200 Squat Jumps, 300 Shoulder Taps – Partner sprints down and back


  • 30 BBS OYO
  • 50 LBC’s OYO
  • 1 minute plank

13 HIMs
“When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survies.”

Life is really rough to get through by yourself. Learn to trust in the people around you and use each other to get through hard times. Don’t shut yourself in and take on the burden of the world on your own. F3 is an extremely great group of men that you can always call on for help. Use each other to get better, that’s what we’re here for.



On the Fly

THE SCENE: Pretty much perfect weather

SSH x20 IC
LB Arm Circles x12 each side IC
Cherry Pickers x8 IC
Quick run down troll bridge and back around


Do Suicides on the grinder. Run to the first cone and back, do exercise number one, then first cone and back and second cone and back, exercise number one and two, and so on for 6 cones total.

  1. Goblet squats x10
  2. American Hammers with CMU x20
  3. CMU press into Tri x10
  4. Overhead CMU Flutter Kicks x20 (2 count)
  5. CMU Swings x10
  6. Burpee Curl Press x10

Once done with that, do 11s. Dips at the pavalon and pull-ups at the scrapyard.

Sprints from the scrapyard to the bathrooms with 15 BBS at one side and 10 merkins at the other.

Woodshack led us in Captain Thors up to 8-32
Side Tri rise x10 on each side
Box Cutters x25
Little baby crunches until time, about one minute.

14 Pax showed up this morning with one FNG, Six Pack!
Many people make goals and think that they are on the right track to reach those goals when, in reality, they are doing all of the wrong things. At one point when I was trying to get fit, I thought I was eating really well. There was a day or two when I was really busy or had some other excuse and I stopped for food, but I wrote those off as unimportant because overall I was doing good. When I looked at my bank account, I realized that I had a lot more fast food than I thought. Because my focus was on the few good things I was doing and I made excuses for the many bad things, my mind believed that I was on track. I encourage you to not only make goals, but to examine your progress on those goals in a realistic way. Spend 5 or 10 minutes focusing only on your progress towards those goals and do it often.

3rd F on Saturday after Asylum beatdown.

Flipping cards

THE SCENE: Breezy and in the 40s

Monkey humpers, merkins, big boys , burpees
Deck of cards on the tennis courts

  • Hearts – burpees
  • Diamond-merkins (4ct)
  • Spades -monkey humpers (4ct)
  • Clubs -big boys
  • Face cards are 15 reps
  • aces -21 reps
  • 7-10 card , do those reps
  • 2-6 cards , suicides w cones. Pull a 2, suicide 2 cones, pull a 6 suicide 6 cones. Etc…
  • joker-run to the pavalon and back
  • we got close to finishing the deck of cards. Lots of suicides and merkins in the front end of the stack ! Deck of cards is always great because you never know what is coming next.

Insert information about any additional post-THANG work (if applicable).
13 pax
Let’s keep leading ! The only way to get better is to practice. Sign up to Q not only at the Bombshelter but sign up to Q at another  AO and lead a group of men you don’t know . It will only help you be a better leader.
I think I am a social introvert. I like being social but I will never be that guy that will out talk you! I like being alone but only for short periods. Signing up to Q and leading workouts is good for me. It’s not my comfort zone to be in front of a bunch of people talking but leading workouts has helped me overcome those fears. I encourage everyone to get out there to lead! It’s what we are meant to do as men and men of action lead

Announcement s

convervgence this Saturday and the Equalizer launches in April during the week