F3 Knoxville


THE SCENE: Partly cloudy 65 degrees

Over head clap x 40 IC

Imperial Squat Walker x 15 IC

SSH x 30 IC

Jelly Legs: Mosey to hill

  • R1: Hold Squat for 10 sec; 10 squats; run up hill; 2 burpees
  • R2: Hold Squat for 20 sec; 20 squats; run up hill; 4 burpees
  • R3: Hold Squat for 30 sec; 30 squats; run up hill; 6 burpees
  • R4: Hold Squat for 40 sec; 40 squats; run up hill; 8 burpees
  • R5: Hold Squat for 50 sec; 50 squats; run up hill; 10 burpees

Merkin Hill:

  1. Bottom of hill 10 merkin, top of hill 9 merkin
  2. Bottom of hill 8 merkin, top of hill 7 merkin
  3. Bottom of hill 6 merkin, top of hill 5 merkin
  4. Bottom of hill 4 merkin, top of hill 3 merkin
  5. Bottom of hill 2 merkin, top of hill 1 merkin

Mosey back to AO

8 Count MM x 10

flutter kicks x 20 IC

8 Count MM x 10

My son broke a window playing baseball. I got mad about it and cleaned it up. As I was cleaning it up the thoughts of my childhood and the many things I broke, burned, blew up, destroyed, etc. came to mind. It gave me the wonderful opportunity to apologize to my son for getting mad and to remember my example to my sons. Yes, they will break things we love and can’t really afford to fix many more times, but it is always a chance to grow and to help them grow through easy lessons (broken window) to the hard ones…which I know are coming.

Powell High School 5K Saturday May 4 at 3pm

Mettle Forger WOD

THE SCENE: Overcast, 46°F, Feels like 42°F, Humidity 80%, Wind 8mph from SW – by Klimat.app

  • SSH 25x IC
  • Cherry Pickers (slow for stretch) 5x
  • Little Baby Arm Circles 15x IC Forward & Reverse
  • Merkins 10x OYO


  • Mettle Forger WOD
    • Buy in: 100 Burpees
    • Part 1: (complete reps in any order)
      • 100 Dips
      • 100 Squats
      • 100 Mountain Climbers 4ct
      • 100 BBS
      • 100 Flutter Kicks 4ct
    • 1 Mile run
    • Part 2: (complete reps in any order)
      • 100 Merkins
      • 100 Handstand Merkins (instead of pull-ups)
      • 100 Lunges
      • 100 Hammers
    • 1 Mile run

No time for mary.

Sometimes we need help to get through tough situations. Family is there for us no matter what, but sometimes family is more than just blood relations. Even Moses needed help to hold up his staff for the Israelites to win the battle, even with God on their side. Trust in your family and your chosen family to lift you up when needed.


May 4th – 5k race at PHS at 3pm – https://runsignup.com/Race/TN/Powell/RunforthePanthers5k#

Workday at Fountain City Park to install a Buddy Bench and a Hopscotch court at 8:30am. Bring any tools you have to help with the installation.

The Cones of Dunshire


Dark, Not too hot, not too cold.

Done and Done

LBAC – forward and backerds , TN Rocking Chair, SHH, Tempo Merkins, no Suzanne Somers (sorry Fast-N-Easy)

The Cones of Dunshire: Beer crawl to 1st cone (2 Burpees), Beer crawl to 2nd cone (4 Burpees), Beer crawl to 3rd cone (6 Burpees), Beer crawl to 4th cone (8 Burpees)

Mosey to the only hill in Powell – 11’s – 1 Merkins, Bernie up the Hill, 10 Mountain Climbers (4ct)

Mosey to the only other hill in Powell – Mini Route 66 along the way (more like a Route 15)

Partner: P1 does merkins and P2 runs to top of hill and knocks out 5 burpees – switch

Boat  Canoe and maybe some other stuff – who knows – its was 6:10 in the morning

Follow one of God’s greatest commandments and love your neighbor.

Homemade Jelly

THE SCENE: Cloudy 40 degrees

Pre-Ruck (5 Weirdos) Completed Day 1 of Lucky 7 Challenge

SSH x 30 IC

Tempo Squat x 10 IC

Mosey to Hill

Hill Pyramid: 5-10-15-20-20-15-10-5

Merkins at bottom of hill, CDD at top of hill

Jelly Legs:

  • R1: Squat 10 count, 10 squats, run up hill, 2 Burpees.
  • R2: Squat 20 count, 20 squats, run up hill, 4 Burpees.
  • R3: Squat 30 count, 30 squats, run up hill, 6 Burpees.
  • R4: Squat 40 count, 40 squats

Back to AO

8 Count Man Makers x 10 IC

Imperial Squat Walker x 20 IC

8 Count Man Makers x 10 IC

Flutter x 20 IC

Capn Thor

2 Kings 5 Naaman thought he could use his place in society to find healing. Grace tells us differently. We can only show up with what we are/have. Nothing more.
“Grace doesn’t sell; you can hardly even give it away, because it works only for losers and no one wants to stand in their line.” Robert Farrar Capon

The Quacken AO Launch!

THE SCENE: 50 degrees. Cloudy. Little rain toward the end.


Warmed up in an adjacent pavilion b/c we couldn’t all fit in the normal one!

SSH X20 4ct IC

Cherry Pickers x10 IC

Annie’s – x8 each forward and backward each.

Little bit of this, little bit of that…

Imperial Walkers x10 4CT
Relay run with the 20lb baby around the Fountain City Park loop 1 time. Turn around and run up to the Gresham Hill continuing the relay run with the 20lb baby.

Welsh Dragons (Happy St. David’s Day!)

  • Bear crawl position the whole time. Move forward 4 steps.
  • Do 1 merkin
  • Do 1 plank jack
  • Do 1 pair of back of shoulder taps
  • Bear crawl forward another 4 steps.
  • Rinse and repeat for ~30ft adding 1 rep to each move every time.
  • Rest and then turn around and go halfway back-ish toward where we started starting over at 1 rep each.

Relay run with 20lb baby back down Gresham Hill around the side to the Duck Pond.

The Quacken Circuit

  • 8 station circuit around the Duck Pond. 20 reps of listed exercise at each station, except the last station which is 10 Kraken Burpees (regular burpee with 3 hand-release merkins at the bottom). Repeat the loop 2x or until time.
  • #1 – 20 Squats
  • #2 – 20 Merkins
  • #3 – 20 Overhead Claps 2CT
  • #4 – 20 LBCs
  • #5 – 20 American Hammers 2CT
  • #6 – 20 Mountain Climbers 2CT
  • #7 – 20 SSH 2CT
  • #8 – 10 Kraken Burpees (3 hand-release merkins at the bottom)
  • Ran out of time, but almost finished 2nd loop

Relay run back to the AO with 20lb baby.

Out of time! We had too much fun.
18 HIMs made it out for the launch! Herbie, Abort, Half caff, Mr. Wedgie, SiPad, Bowflex, Chaucer, Hamm, Belding, Fast-n-Easy, Swanson, Quagmire, Detention, Ghost, Tank, Doubtfire, Erector, Filter
Philippians 2:3-4 “Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
4 takeaways for today:

  1. Accountability – Hold one another accountable to make it out here. Encourage one another to get better and be better. Hold one another accountable in our regular lives outside our workout times as well.
  2. Q! Sign up to Q! Everyone has the ability, wherewithal and capacity to do it. We can help. You can do it.
  3. Mend House – Come out and post with these guys on Wednesdays at 6pm. They’re a great group of guys to workout with and we all benefit from being around one another.
  4. Give Back – Give back to the AOs where you post. Volunteer for a cleanup day or help do things around the park / school / etc. I know we can definitely help the Lions Club keep FC Park clean and running well for everyone to use.
    Chili cook-off tonight 6-8pm at Fort Loudoun Yacht Club. Reach out to Rusty or Doubtfire for more info.

    F3 Knoxville, The Quacken
    Launch of The Quacken AO in Fountain City on March 1, 2019.