F3 Knoxville

Upper Deck O Death

SSH X 15
4-count merkin x 5
4-count squat x 5
Mosey to Locust St garage
Run up stairs
Deck o death
Sprint parking lot, mosey back. Pull 1 card from each suit at a time. Repeat sprint and card pulls. Joker is bear crawl parking lot, mosey back. Face and Ace are 10.
♥️ clap merkins
♦️ jump squats
♠️ gas pumpers 4-count
♣️ decline dry docks
Run back down stairs and to AO.
8 HIMs
The fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way.

When a person is able to accomplish or withstand a higher amount of effort than their original capabilities their endurance is increasing which to many personnel indicates progress.

We endure many hardships out here which builds or ability to do more next time. It works the same in all aspects of our lives. We endure the hardships that life throws our way with the help of friends and faith which enables us to withstand troubles and hard times down the road.
F3 Anniversary weekend has a lot of good stuff happening.

Mucho Chesto with Dora and Paula

THE SCENE: low 50’s…absolutely perfect



  • SSH x20 IC
  • Tempo Squats x10 IC
  • Tempo Merkins x10 IC
  • Burpees x10 oyo


  1. Mosey to the amphitheater
    • Battle buddy up
    • DORA reps of the following while partner runs to end of stage and completes 10 box jumps
      • 100 Thrust Merkins
      • 100 Incline Merkins
      • 100 Decline Merkins
  2. Mosey to the Methodist Church parking lot
    • Keep same battle buddy & grab 1 rock per team
    • DORA reps of the following while partner runs to top of parking lot and completes 5 burpees
      • 100 Overhead Press
      • 100 Goblet Squats
      • 100 Squat Press
  3. Stay in same parking lot
    • Paula Abdul the parking spaces (2 forward, 1 back)
    • 10 merkins each trip forward
    • 10 squats each trip backward
  4. Mosey back to splash pad


  • Flutter kicks x20 IC
  • Boat/canoe
  • Peter Parkers

35 strong including 2 FNG and 1 out of towner.

Cowbell, Uni, Popeye, Crawdad, Cramps, Plunger, Bermuda (FNG), Abort, Passport, Preacher, Plunder, Uncle Rico, Prom King, G-6, Swanson, Faceplant, Petey, Frank, Quarantine, Primo (Charlotte), Gretzky, Hillary, Bessie, Putt-Putt, Cardigan, Rascal, Guppy, Gerber (FNG), Stagehand, Steam, Soot, Cougar, Red Writer, Careless, Bartman

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter”.  This quote is attributed to Francis Chan as well as DL Moody – regardless of who said it first it is absolutely true and has been a challenge for me this week.  Where do I invest my time?  Is it on worldly possessions?  Comforts?  Fitness?  My career?  All of these things, while nice, are ultimately not what our focus should be.  Jesus is in the relationship business and we should be too.  Our efforts should be toward brotherhood, accountability, being bold in our faith, helping our brother when he falls.  These are what is important in light of eternity.



  • G-6 mentioned he is in need of a person to help at one of his camps.  It’s a paid position…contact him for more information.
  • Alcoa CSAUP is coming up this Saturday 2/24 @ 6am.

Shared Burden

THE SCENE: Cool but not rainy for once!

Side-Straddle Hops x10 in cadence

Shoulder Circles x10/direction

Merkins x6 in cadence

Squat Benders x6 in cadence

Mosey to Hoskins Library.

Log Carries. 3 PAX per log.

  • Carry to Whirlwind of Opportunity
  • 50 Log Presses
  • Carry to Pat Summit Statue
  • 50 Log Squats
  • Carry to Hoskins Library
  • 20 Log presses + 20 Log squats

Mosey back to Big Ball.

Dice of Doom

  • Roll #1 15 Burpees
  • Roll #2 15 Side-Straddle Hops
  • Roll #3 15 Burpees
  • Roll #4 Water Break

9 PAX including 2 FNGs
Matthew 11:28-30


Alcoa CSAUP next week.

The Basics…

71 and overcast

Welcome & Disclaimer


– SSH x30 IC
– Burpees x10 OYO
– Cherry Pickers x10 IC
– Tempo Squats x10 IC
– Burpees x10 OYO
– Arm Circles Forward x12 IC
– Arm Circles Backward x12 IC
– Burpees x10 OYO


Mosey to cones along the road up near the front of the Asylum
– Stop along the way and circle up for Merkins/BBS Combo…10-9-8-7-6-5


Partner up.  On person performs the routine while the other jump ropes, then switch.

Run to far cone, perform x20 reps.  Run back to first cone, perform x15 reps.  Run to the second farthest cone and perform x10 reps.  Run back to first cone perform x5 reps.

Perform 2 rounds of each of the following exercises:
– Merkins
– Dry Docks

Mosey to hill leading up to the Asylum.


Jelly Legs
Start bottom of hill on the side Asylum.
R1: Hold squat position for 10 count, perform 10 squats, run hill to tree, at the top do 2 Burpees.
R2: Hold squat position for 20 count, perform 20 squats, run hill to tree, at the top do 2 Burpees.
R3: Hold squat position for 30 count, perform 30 squats, run hill to tree, at the top do 2 Burpees.
R4: Hold squat position for 40 count, perform 40 squats, run hill to tree, at the top do 2 Burpees.
R5: Hold squat position for 50 count, perform 50 squats, run hill to tree, at the top do 2 Burpees.


– ATMs
– 4ct Flutter Kicks x20
– Side Crunches x20 each side
– 4ct Hello Dolly x20


Mosey back to SP.
– ATMs


Number Off and Name-O-Rama (21  PAX, 2 FNGs (Chip and Asylum)


Two Types of Commitment:
– Constraining commitment is forced
– Feels like a stifling of our freedom

– Dedication commitment is a choice
– Feels like an exercise of our freedom


The reason we tend to fall back on constraint commitments is that it places the responsibility of our commitment onto someone else.
– We want the results, but aren’t willing to shoulder the responsibility.
– I believe this give us insight into why “accountability partners/groups” so rarely work!  They are a constraint commitment.


I think the perfect example of this is the person of Jesus and his work on the cross.
Hebrews 12:1-2
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”


What are your physical, relational and spiritual commitments?  Are they marked by constraint or dedication?


Submitted by Cap’n Crunch


Bear Square

The scene:  73 & muggy

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer


SSH IC x 20

LBAC IC:  10 fwd / 10 bkwd

Burpees OYO  x 10

Tempo Squat IC x 10

Dive Bombers IC x 10

Tha Thang:

  • Bear square crawls
    • 4 cones in a square.  Bear crawl the square while always facing one direction.  Stop at each corner  & perform exercises (25 reps each):
      • Lap 1:  ball burpees, ball merkins, squat jumps, big boy situps
      • Lap 2:  merkin side lunge, ball in/outs, iron mikes, superman swim
      • Lap 3:  flutter kicks, squats w/ ball overhead, carolina dry docks, speed skaters
  • Suicides:  pick exercise from bucket lottery style to perform at each cone
    • Merkins x 10
    • Burpees x 3
    • Bear Crawls
    • Crab Walks



Count off and name-o-rama


Adversity –  We all face it.  The journey through adversity is inevitable if we’re striving for improvement.  It’s not the adversity itself, rather it’s your reaction to the adversity that is important.  As we go through life as husbands, fathers, employees and employers it is important to understand that don’t get to choose our circumstances at all times.  Adversity finds us whether we want it to or not.  We would all do well to remember that the world’s eyes are on us to see how we handle ourselves when we face difficulties – and more importantly, God’s eyes are on us in that same moment.

James 1:2-3   Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because the testing of your faith produces perserverence.


Tons of fun at the Big Ball today.  Thanks for pushing hard today & hope to see you HIMs out west at the Dog Pound soon.