F3 Knoxville


THE SCENE: 40ish, windy

  • Hillbillies x 15 IC
  • Tempo Diamond Merks x 10
  • Cherry Pickers x 8
  • Little this/that


Line up on the curb.

Partner up

Man carry Route 66. Alternate carrying each other between cones. Stop at every cone for increasing reps starting with 5 of:

  • Merkins
  • Thruster Merks
  • Burpees

Decrease reps by 1 on way back

Mosey to greenway hill


Iron Mike’s 4 count

Bernie up hill

Bicycles 4 count

Bear Crawl down

Mosey to AO

Global Warming

Everyone Al Gore in circle

AGT x 5 2 man at a time going in opposite directions.

2 passes


  • Peter Parkers x 12 IC
  • ABCs on Q
  • Captain Thor 6:24 IC
  • Scissors for 1 min on Q

44 including 1 FNG – BVD. Also there was Kentucky but couldn’t tag him.

Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.


I can sometimes lose sight of what I’m working towards. Throughout the year I have to refocus myself because I’ve strayed from the path I wanted to be on. Whether because of some new shiney thing distracting me off to the side or because I backslid on my habits. I don’t have trouble making fitness and fun thing habits. Where I struggle to find my destiny is in work. Sometimes I just feel like I’m on cruise control and not actively thinking, acting and making habits. I think the hardest place to make habits and form our destiny is in the things that we like to do the least. Take some time this week to think of some place in your life you know you need to be taking care of business but haven’t been able to shape that destiny by making good habits toward that end. Make a gameplan to get it done.

WAR at the Asylum

THE SCENE: Gloomy and War like! Nah, pretty good weather.

Jog across PL, High Knee skip PL, karaoke PL, ALL x2

With 43 Pax, we must divide and conquer so we played a game of WAR!

  • Split into 2 groups
  • Taking turns, a man from group 1 and a man from group 2 sit down and play the game war with the provided deck of cards.
  • You loose, Your Whole group does 10 burpees
  • You win, man that turns the winning card leads his group IC in 10 SSH 4 ct
  • When 2 cards end the same, 3 cards are pulled from each side and laid down, the 4th card is turned up to reveal the winner. LOOSING group does 20 burps, the winning group takes a victory lap. Each group actually lost to war once, but one group definitely did more burps!
  • repeat until all cards are played.
  • Mosey back to the AO for DORACIDES, Partner up for 100 merkins, 200 BBS, and 300 squats

Plank holds, then 5 merkins IC

Hello dolly x10 IC

Iron cross for 10 seconds

Never cross dolly x 10 IC

FLutter kicks x20 IC by the FNG “Dog Bite” Great job FNG!!
43 Pax inc 1 FNG Not tagged but there…. Sleep over, Ponder, and Dog Bite. Dog bite is registered but its not tagging, the other 2 are not registered….FYI
DISPOSITION=A persons inherent qualities of mind and character. F3 has a great disposition and the men of F3 have rubbed off on me and made me a better man. Still a LONG WAY to go for me but I am greatful and hopefully F3’s Disposition will affect other men in our community and make us better. Lets GOOOOOO! AYE!
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Listening in the Rain

THE SCENE: 50 degrees and raining



SSH IC x 25

Cherry Pickers IC x 10

Tempo Squats IC x 10

25% Jog across the parking lot, 50% Jog, high knees, butt kickers, 75% Jog


Circuit Workout on the Grinder inspired by a workout Frenchie Q’d a couple months back.

Total of 4 stations (one at each of the corners) and then 5 Burpees at the top of Little Baby Hill:

  • Station 1: Superman Swims, 4 ct. American Hammers
  • Station 2: Merkins, Dry Docks
  • Station 3: Iron Mikes, Squat Jumps
  • Station 4: Box Cutters, 4 ct. Flutter Kicks

Pick a Battle Buddy and disburse evenly to the four stations. Pick whichever one of the exercises you feel like doing at each station (most people just alternated between the 2 exercises each round). Start with 20 reps of the chosen exercise at each station and complete the circuit. Next round decrease to 18 reps, 16 reps, 14 reps, etc.

When finished at Station 3, Bear Crawl to Station 4 (I forgot to Bear Crawl on the very first round even after making “fancy” signs but thankfully Proton was there to gently remind me).  After Station 4, run up Little Baby Hill and do 5 Burpees at the top. Mosey back down to Station 1. Rinse and repeat the circuit until time.


Hello Dolly IC x 20

30 seconds AMRAP LBC’s to finish


24 strong on a rainy morning – no FNG’s today


We can be good at talking with God, but how much are we listening? My prayer life has grown tremendously in the course of the past year, but I do a really poor job of allowing God to respond. I pray and then rush on to the next activity in the day. Sometimes those are really good activities like reading Scripture or reading a devotional, but without taking a pause and listening for God’s response, I’m not allowing room for Him to do His work in me.

I-Beam shared this piece of his devotional with me a couple weeks back, and it really resonated with me:

“Suppose I go to the doctor and say, ‘Doctor, I have a lot of problems: I twisted my knee….my eyes itch…my finger is swollen…I have a backache….’ Then, having gotten through my list of complaints, I look at my watch and say, ‘Goodness me, time is getting on. I must be off.’ The doctor might want to say, ‘Hang on a second, do you not want to hear what I have to say?’

If we only speak to God and never take time to listen, we make the same mistake. We do all the talking, and we don’t actually listen to Him. But our relationship with God is meant to be a two-way conversation.


The fine people at Abridged Beer Company have agreed to host a 2nd F “Fellowship” on February 15th at 6:30pm. $2 for every beverage will be donated by Abridged to our selected charity. This month…Operation Enduring Warrior. Come out, have some fellowship, and do good! See you all there!!

If it was easy, everyone would do it!

39 and drizzling…PERFECT!





  • SSH x25 IC
  • Imperial Squat Walkers x15 IC
  • Little Arm Circles x10 each Forward and Back IC
  • Side Lunges x15 IC
  • Two laps around the parking lot

Partner up and line up along the curve marked by the yellow cones.


It Takes Two
Battle Buddys will take turns performing 1 rep of exercise each until they reach 30 reps total.  Sprint to the orange cone, complete 10 4ct SSH then lunge to yellow cone.  At yellow cone, sprint back to start point.


  • Rd 1: Burpees
  • Rd 2: Dry Docks
  • Rd 3: Wide Merkins

Rinse and repeat!

Mosey to the playground


1-2-3 Pyramid on Benches
Do the following: 1 Box Jump, 2 Decline Merkins, 3 Squats.  Repeat adding one rep to the first exercise and multiplying that number by 2 and 3 for the other exercises until you get to 10, 20 and 30 reps respectively.

Mosey to new parking lot


Parking Lot 11’s
Start at one end of the parking lot, 1 Diamond Merkin.  Run to far end, 10 Jump Squats. Run back to start, rinse and repeat adding 1 rep of Merkins and subtracting 1 rep from Jump Squats each round.


MARY (On the Run)
Gather in the parking lot for quick abs.

  • 4ct Flutter Kicks x25 IC
  • 4ct American Hammers x20 IC

Mosey back to the SP


Number Off & Name-O-Rama (43 PAX, incl 1 FNG)


“King. Warrior. Mentor. Friend.  Four pillars of a manly heart.  Every man is commissioned by his Creator…
to provide, as a Servant-King
to protect, as a Tender Warrior
to teach, as a Wise Mentor and
to connect, as a Faithful Friend

– Stu Weber, The Four Pillars of a Man’s Heart

I’ve recently picked up a book I read a long time ago, “The Four Pillars of a Man’s Hear” by Stu Weber.  In the book Weber presents that all men four core pillars that support and give shape to their masculinity: King, Warrior, Mentor and Friend.  The transformation from boyhood to manhood is about growing and stewarding these masculine energies.

Part of what I experience in the mornings at F3 is an awakening of my warrior.  Pushing hard, struggling, embracing the suck…all that reminds me that I am alive and made to move, to have impact.  This is a good thing, a needed thing.  I’ve also noticed that sometimes I bring the warrior home and relate to my family from that place.  Usually not what they need.  What my family needs is for me to be a King.  One who lovingly leads and serves them.  Every King is a warrior, but not every warrior is a King.  The King channels the Warrior’s energy so that it is productive and life giving.

Today I want to challenge ALL of us to enter back into our world as Kings.  Speak life to those around you.  Play the man…be a king!

Even more Route 66

THE SCENE: Upper 20s, no clouds, stars shining:  Perfect

SSH x 20 IC

Tie Fighter (in lunge position) BAC x 10, then switch legs and reverse BAC x10, IC

Cherry Pickers X 10, IC

Tempo squats x 10, IC
Mosey to new trail by the new bathroom, Route 66 with burpees up the hill, early finishers wagon wheel to the six to finish up;

Mosey to trail toward basecamp.  Route 66 with BBS, bear crawling between every other light post

20 Merkins on your own, run up Everest.  AG till everyone is up top

Grab a Battle Buddy, one BB gets a coupon from the rock pile and does curls while other BB runs to top of the space station and back, switch off.

Next round, BBS with rock while BB runs again, switch up

Quick mosey back to AO with a stop for some burpees

Gibbler leads in some flutter kicks and box cutters

Finish strong with ATMs

We all struggle.  Embracing that struggle builds character.  Lean on faith and family to help us through, and remember God’s words in 2 Cor 12: “My power is made perfect in weakness.”  And Paul’s rejoinder:  “For when I am weak, I am strong.”

Welcome to our FNG Kentucky.  Will update the tags when he’s in our system

Wesley House this Sunday afternoon at 2 pm, rain or shine.  Bring the M and 2.0s.  We’ll be working out and spending time with the kids and presenting them with the balls we’ve collected.  Thanks to Bowflex and Doubtfire for heading up a great effort.