F3 Knoxville

False finish five

THE SCENE: 67* or so, great morning

Even/odd stretches – middle left right
Short mosey to overpass
Shoulder taps x15 IC
Super squats x10 IC
Tempo merkins x10 IC
Wall sit OH claps x15 IC
Very short mosey to amphitheater .  Assemble at the stage for 11s’s big brother, 25’s.  Same concept as 11s except increase/decrease by 5 reps.  Start at the stage and do 20 feet elevated crunches (legs straight out and 6″ off the ground, hands on head and crunch), run up the stairs to the top and do 5 pull ups/inverted rows on rails.  Return to the bottom for 15 crunches/10 rows, etc. working up and down in count.

Mosey out of amphitheater and across bridge adjacent to railroad.  Stop in the parking lot just below Church St. United Methodist for a round of leg blasters before tackling the hill.  In cadence and with no rest in between: 15 squats, 10 lunges each leg, 10 jump squats.  Then immediately run up the hill beside the church and over to the parking lot beside Henley St. Bridge.  Lots of chalk on the ground for some fun with rocks.

Each time you perform the exercise, then drop your rock and run across the street, up the ramp to the front door of the church, do 5 merkins, and return for the next exercise.  Exercise list:

  • Curls x20
  • OH press x20
  • Curls x20
  • Front rock raise x20
  • Curls x20
  • Mr. Spectacular (rock on ground, walk your hands out to plank, merkin, walk back in, lift rock and press overhead for 1 rep) x20
  • Curls x20
  • Lap around parking lot holding rock overhead
  • Curls

This was the original list on the ground when we got there.  I’d hidden some chalk during set up and started adding exercises as people started getting the near the finish.  I may have gotten some groans and poopy faces. Added exercises still had run across to the church and do 5 merkins in between.  Exercises added:

  • Rock OH squats x20
  • Curls x20
  • Rock pressed flutters x20

After everyone had finished, I thought it would be good to do some curls.  So we did tempo 21s with rocks.  7 reps of bottom to halfway nice and slow in tempo, 7 reps halfway to top in tempo, 7 reps full range in tempo.

10 count and start mosey back to SP.  When we got back to start point everyone kind of stopped and I kept running right through it and told them we weren’t finished yet.  So we ran through the start point and up past the playground and around back to start point.

Flutter kicks x25 IC
Boat/canoe typical Abort finish
False finish five: Duggar, Anchorman, Hang Tight, Amazon, Abort
The whole idea of the workout was that sometimes you think you’re almost to the finish, only to find out there is more work to be done.  The lesson was to always be prepared, and that you obviously place limits on yourself when you think you know where the end is.

TCLAPS to Hang Tight graduating Saturday (and fighting off the merlot Sat morning)!!

Bear With Me Birthday Beatdown

THE SCENE: Overcast, 62°F, Feels like 62°F, Humidity 89%, Wind 8mph from SW – by Klimat.app


  • SSH 30x IC
  • Tempo Squats 10x IC
  • LBAC 15x IC Forward & Backwards


  • Mosey to the Gresham parking lot
  • Bear With Me
    • Bear Crawl & Exercises
      • 10-yard Bear Crawl
      • 20 Air Squats
      • 10-yard Bear Crawl
      • 20 push-ups
      • 10-yard Bear Crawl
      • 20 ruck curls
      • 10-yard Bear Crawl
      • 20 4-count flutter kicks
      • 10-yard Bear Crawl
      • 20 4-count mountain climber
      • 10-yard Bear Crawl
    • Hold plank until six catches up
    • 10 Burpees
    • Repeat Bear Crawl & Exercises
    • Mosey around to the end of the parking lot
    • Repeat Bear Crawl & Exercises
    • 5 Manmakers IC
    • Repeat Bear Crawl & Exercises
    • Mosey back to AO


  • Captain Thors 5x
  • Boat Canoe

4 HIMs
As men, we need challenges to grow. These challenges can come from our work, our families, etc. but they are needed for us to constantly improve. These workouts are meant to push and challenge us. Find opportunities for challenges and embrace them.


In honor of Mom turning “72”!!

THE SCENE: Temp in the 60’s, clear

SSH IC x 25

Merkins IC x 10

American Hammer IC x 20

Flutter Kicks IC x 17

For a total # of reps = 72

  • Mosey to rock pile to choose a coupon and return to yard area
    • With a battle buddy, completed 72 reps of each exercise with coupon
      • Squats
      • Overhead press
      • Curls
      • Pull ups
  •  Without coupons, Lunge x 40 then Bear Crawl x 32 across field
  • 4 corners:  High Knees, Squats, Crunches, Merkins x 18 each with 3 burpees in center of field between each corner.
  • Mosey to curb for Wheel of Merkin.  10 Merkins at each position on curb.
  • Mosey back to rock pile to deposit coupons.
    • Ring of fire of merkins

Flutter kicks x 18

Box cutters x 18

Imperial walkers x 18

8 count body builders x 18

When we go anywhere we represent someone.  Either our family, company, church, etc.  Through our speech, actions, attitudes, etc. let’s represent well.  More importantly, if we are followers of Christ, be aware that we represent Him and to make sure our words, attitudes, actions, etc represent Him well to others.
Prayers for Soot as he’s deployed.
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

Short Notice

THE SCENE: 44 and clear

Baby arm circles 12 forward/back on 4 count

A little of this/that.   Michael Phelps

Cherry pickers x 5

SSH x 25 on 4 count

Tempo squats x 10

Tempo merkins x 10


  •  Mosey to the playground for some CMU work.  25 curls, overhead presses, BBS, Tricep extensions, bench press, rows.
  • Mosey towards the Big Ball.  3 laps around the pond with 4 stations of exercises.  5 burpees under the bridge, 10 big ball pull ups, 15 merkins on the bridge, 20 squats under the amphitheater.
  • Mosey to Candy Factory for Dora’s:  50 BBS, 100 merkins, 150  flutter kicks (4ct), 200 squats.  While partner performs exercises, the other Pax is running up the hill towards the art museum ( Bernie Sanders  the first half and sprint the second)
  • Mosey back to AO for Aiken Legs:  20 squats, 20 box jumps, 20 lunges (10 each leg), 20 split jacks (10 each leg).

Edward Scissor leg x 20 (4 ct)

Flutter kicks x 15 (4 ct)

Side to Side pickle pounders x 15 (4 ct)


3 HIMs

eight counts with a rock

THE SCENE: 41* – a little cooler than lately but clear and no wind.  Perfect weather.  Amazon and Abort Co-Q shooting from the hip.

BAC Forward x10 IC
BAC Reverse x10 IC
Moroccan night club x15 IC
Tempo squats x10 IC
8-ct bodybuilder x5 IC
SSH x15 IC
Mosey out of start point in the direction of the amphitheater, running through it (not uphill and around for some reason…) and across Cumberland Ave, stopping on the bridge.  Everyone down for some early ab work, flutter kicks x25 IC and American hammers x20 IC.  Back up and continue mosey to parking lot of Church Street United Methodist Church.  Everyone grab a rock and get ready to roll.

  • 8 count body builders (OH press rock going up) x10
  • Curls (for the girls) x10
  • Squat thrusters x10
  • Sit ups with rock pressed x10

After each round of PT, place rock on ground and run up the hill to the Church, high five the church, and return to rocks.  Repeat for 3 rounds total.  Quick 10 count and change up exercises, same routine.  Go through 4 exercises of PT, drop rock and run to the church and return.  Three rounds of second set as well.

  • Rock overhead squats x10
  • OH tricep extension x10
  • American hammers (left right 1) x10
  • Front lateral shoulder lift x10

Recover, replace rocks in pile and mosey in the direction of the Big Ball. Quick repeat of Dead Hang Dora.  Pair up, one man dead hangs from the beams of the Big Ball, while the other man knocks out merkins.  When the partner drops, they swap and cumulatively knock out 150 merkins.  This sucks BTW.  Recover and mosey back to start point.

All done in succession with no rest, because Abort is a jerk:
Box cutters x10
Edward scissor legs x15
Flutter kicks x20
13 Strong, including some faces that haven’t been seen in a bit: Operation, The Voice, Cowbell, Swanson, 2×2, G6, Duggar, Petey, Rousey, Quarantine, Misfire, Amazon, Abort
Operation and Misfire spoke about consistency.  One quote Operation shared was “Don’t choose what you do well, choose what you do consistently.”  He may correct me on that, but it was the idea.  Great word to think about.  We were also fortunate to have Misfire, Soot’s father, speak about Soot’s recent deployment and how F3 was a positive thing to give consistency outside of the military and how we as men NEED that.

Also big thanks to Petey who picked up a card for us all to sign to send to Soot, great stuff there.