F3 Knoxville

Standing O for the Sunrise

THE SCENE: Typical July morning. Except it’s May.

SSH x33 IC
Cherry Pickers x6 IC
TN Rocking Chair x15 IC
Failure to Launch x8
Travoltas x10 IC each side
Mountain Parker x15 IC
Hindurkins x10 IC

Mosey to the hill by the boats for 7s:
Bottom of the hill: Diamond Merkins. Top: 4-ct Iron Mikes

Mosey to the opposite side of the loop
Grab a battle buddy for Broken Wheelbarrow – Partner holds only one leg.
10 yards, 5 merkins. 10 more yards, 5 more merkins.
Swap roles with battle buddy for the return trip.
R&R, this time with other leg.

Mosey around and up the hill to the Tavern.
Face the sunrise for 4-ct Overhead Claps x40 IC
Bear crawl back down the hill (including the stairs!)

Battle buddy up again for Dora style: 50 Merkins, 100 BBS, 150 Squats
Moving partner crab walk to the concrete, run back.

Mosey back toward the AO, pausing at the boats to line up for Blacksnake.

No time left today, unfortunately!
12 HIMs today… No FNGs.
We took in the beauty of this morning’s sunrise from the high point by the restaurant as we did our overhead claps. God as put beauty in the world all around us, both for our enjoyment and to point to Him. Take time today and look for that beauty, especially in places where you may not appreciate it every day. Really look into your wife’s eyes as she talks about her day. Marvel at the delicacy and tinyness of your baby’s toes as you change a diaper. Check out the rainbow swirls and patterns in the oily puddle of condensation runoff from your car A/C…

Just noticed yesterday that they’ve added FTLs on the Exicon… It’s F3 official!
Prayers for Britt, Jessie, and the Thacker family


THE SCENE: 72. Pretty humid.  Wispy clouds scuttling across the pale face of the waning gibbous moon.

SSH x30 IC
Crab Kicks x(something… PAX lost the count after 1. I blame Mayberry.)
Windmills x10 IC
Travoltas x10 each side IC
Cossack Squats x20 IC
Hand Release Merkins x10 OYO

Special add-on of 5 burpees for every vote of “*&$## Waxjob!” in last night’s poll about swimming in the beatdown… Surprisingly, only 5 burpees!


Grab a battle buddy, grab one CMU per team, and mosey to the hockey rink.

Line up on one side for some Humpty-Dumpty Dora 1,2,3!
Partners share 100 merkins, 200 big boys, and 300 squats.
As one partner does reps, other partner:
-Runs to opposite wall,
-Picks up CMU and sets it on the wall
-Vaults over the wall
-Sets CMU on the ground
-Runs to the asphalt and does a burpee
-Reverses the wall process with CMU and does another burpee
-Runs back to partner

After a 10 count, line up along the end line for 7s OYO: 8-count Body Builders on one end, Squat Jumps on the other.

Gather up CMUs and head back to the AO

Surprisingly, only one Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. 10 burpees all around in memoriam.

On your six for 15x Flutter Kicks IC, hard switch to 15 more Slutter Kicks IC
Left-Right-Center LBCs OYO until time
19 PAX today including FNG Earwig! (Jerry Valentin)
Ps. 37:4 – “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart”.

Sounds great. “God’s gonna give me everything I want!” But that’s not what it says. He will give you the desires of your heart. His desires for you will be planted in your heart, such that they become your desires. These are his best for you, and these are what He will fill!

I posted a poll last night to see who was interested in a swimming leg for today’s beatdown. Can’t say I was surprised by the responses to the negative, but also just a hair disappointed. That cool water woulda felt good this morning…
Lunch this Thursday… It’s gonna happen! Also don’t forget F3-Versary first weekend in November.

Sprints & Core

THE SCENE:  low 70’s…felt good



  • Cherry pickers x 10
  • Tempo squat x 10
  • Burpees OYO x 3
  • SSH x 20


  1. Sprints up Matterhorn
    • 5 sprints up Matterhorn of decreasing distance
  2. Route 66
    • Run lap around the boat dock parking lot.  Stop at each light pole and do 1 Merkin, 1 Squat at each pole.  2 Merkins, 2 Squats at 2nd pole….up to 11 Merkins, 11 Squats at last pole.
  3. Dora on the Hill (core focus)
    • At baby everest.  Battle Buddy up for the following exercises DORA style.  Partner A runs to the top of baby everest and back while Partner B is doing the exercise.
      • 100 Inchworms
      • 100 Shoulder Taps
      • 100 Thrusters


  • Side crunch x 15
  • Peter Parker (Tweet-E in charge on these)

6 total:  Tweet-E, Ratchet, Scooter, Moped, Chunks (FNG), Bartman

Life can be a grind.  Be mindful of how you handle this as the leader of your house.


Truckin to the Pound;  Kickball Tournament;  F3 Olympics;  F3 Anniversary weekend

Propitiation (Jesus is our substitute)

Weather was PERFECT at the Asylum

SSH, Imperial Squats, Back Lunge W Kick, The Annie, The John Travolta, Tempo Squats

Mosey to Lil Everest and Sprint up w 5 Burpees at the top

Mosey to top of Cardiac then alternate 10 wide and diamond merkins every light pole to the bottom and LBCs

mosey to steep hill perform 7s w Burpees and Star jumps

mosey to new parking lot and participate in Grocery buggy race, 15 Burpees to the loser

mosey to dug outs and perform 11s w pull ups and dips

back to AO TO DO 4 Corners w 20 Mtn climbers   Lunge to next corner 20 star jacks bear crawl to next corner 20 box cutters run backwards to next corner 30 LBCs side bear crawl to the next

curls w coupons while partner runs to end of parking lot and back

  • Finish w leg lifts, merkin rt/left leg lift, table saw, modified table saw, hands around the world, lateral hops
  • are
  • handy.

Insert information about any additional post-THANG work (if applicable).
Use the TAGS on right-side to record PAX (BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOURSELF) in attendance. Be sure to select the AO in CATEGORY above TAGS and then delete these notes!
Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die (Propitiation)
Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

The Power of Three

68 and Muggy

F3 Welcome & Disclaimer

– SSH 25x (IC)
– Side Lunges 10x each leg(IC)
– Burpees x10 OYO
– Dive Bombers 15x (IC)
– Arm Circles Forward 15x (IC)
– Arm Circles Backward 15x (IC)
– Burpees x10 OYO

Divide into 3 groups and mosey with your group to the specified area…
– Group 1: w/Woodshack to flag pole / pavilion area
– Group 2: w/Pfiffer to hill near parking lot
– Group 3: w/me (Cap’n Crunch) stay in parking lot

Group 1
Circuit Circus
Divide up and head to 5 Stations (in the pavilion area).  PAX perform the prescribed exercises at the station and then move clockwise to the next station.  Continue rotating until time is up.
– S1: 10 Burpees & 20 Reverse Pickle Pounders
– S2: 15 Superman Swims &20 4ct Flutter Kicks
– S3: 10 Chin-ups & 20 Prisoner Squats
– S4: LCS Shuttle (Lunge to 1st cone, Bear Crawl back to 2nd cone, Sprint to 3rdcone and back)
– S5: 20 Derkins & 20 Let Me Ups

When relieved by Group 3, gather together and mosey to the hill.

Group 2
CMU Back Blaster
Get with a Battle Buddy.  Battle Buddy 1 runs to top of hill, does 3 burpees then back down.  Battle Buddy 2 does 1 of 3 exercises while Battle Buddy 1 is running.  When Battle Buddy 1 gets back they switch.  Do rotate through the three exercises and repeat until time ends.

– CMU Press
– CMU Swing
– CMU Bent Over Rows

When you see Group 3 move, gather together and mosey to parking lot.

Group 3
Partner with Battle Buddy of similar fitness level. There are six drills, each has an exercise to be completed on the spot and an exercise involving shuttle run of some type.  One Battle Buddy from each pair completes a shuttle while the other Battle Buddy completes the exercise on the spot. As soon as the shuttle is completed, tag your Battle Buddy and swap exercises.

Each drill will be 1:45 with 20 seconds rest in between each set.

Drill Shuttle Exercise Exercise at the Cone
1 Sprint x2 Diamond Merkins
2 Bear Crawl Star Jumps
3 Lunges Burpees
4 Sprint x2 Carolina Dry Docks
5 Bear crawl Squat Jumps
6 Lunges Burpees

When time is up, gather together and mosey to flag pole/pavilion area to relieve Group 1.

Groups rotate until time is up

Number off & Name-O-Rama

The opposite of manhood isn’t womanhood, it’s boyhood!  Our goal as HIMs is to always be moving forward own the road of maturity (RFP).  What F3 has taught me is that growth (physical, relational and spiritual) comes through challenge, consistency and comradery.

  • Physical: Take your DRP (Daily Red Pill)
    • Challenge – Get up and get out in the gloom!
    • Consistency – Daily
    • Comradery – the PAX
  • Relational: No lone ranger
    • Challenge – Reject passivity and engage with family, friends, co-workers and neighbors
    • Consistency – Daily
    • Comradery – the PAX
  • Spiritual: Luke 9:23, “And he said to all, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.’”
    • Challenge – Obedience and faithfulness
    • Consistency – Daily
    • Comradery – the PAX and Jesus himself (“follow me”)

This morning we had a special guest from a local news affiliate.  He came to do an online piece on F3.  He asked if I thought I could get a good sized group out on a Wednesday morning at 5:30am…61 PAX including 3 FNGs answered with a resounding “HELL YEA!”  For me, this sums up F3 Knoxville.  Over the pas 18 months this PAX has set the bar and then surpassed it when it comes to heart, passion, and dedication.  They work hard, play hard and always have each other’s six.  There is absolutely no questions…I’m a better man for being a part of this PAX, and Knoxville is a better city due to what these men are doing in each other.