F3 Knoxville

Stay In The Fight

THE SCENE: Insert info about the weather, etc.


  • Welcome to F3: Fitness – Fellowship – Faith
  • Name is Steam & I’ll be your Q this morning so thank you for having me

[ No FNGs ]

  • Couple things before we begin
    • I’m not a professional
    • You’re here on your own volition
    • Modify as you need to this morning but push yourself and the men around around here – they made a choice to be here and so did you – make it count.
  • ALSO – As your Q this morning:
    • I will have my ruck (no weight) with me the entire time this morning.
    • Feel free to throw your keys in there
    • There is CPR equipment and a med kit in there as well – in case of an emergency – it’s important everyone knows that.
    • I’ll also have my phone – we’re trying to get men on Q in the habit of having their phone on them, or at least having 1 phone in the PAX for emergency purposes. Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.




  • SSH (Side-Straddle Hops): 25 x 4 in-cadence
  • Baby Arm Circles: 11 x 4 in-cadence (Front & Back)
  • Imperial Walker: 11 x 4 in-cadence
  • Merkins: 11 x 4 in-cadence
  • Mountain Climber: 11 x 4 in-cadence


Toe the Line:

  • Karaoke down
    • 2 burpees
  • Karaoke back
  • High knees down
    • 4 burpees
  • High knees back
  • Rockette down
    • 6 burpees
  • Rockette back
  • Sprint down
    • 8 burpees
  • Sprint back

(10 count)

(American Indian Mosey to lighted path by Northshore)

3s Company

  • every 3rd light: 8 up/down merkins in cadence
  • R&R until we hit the street

(10 count)

(mosey to in front of Everest)

Battle Buddy Crushers

  • Battle Buddy It Up
  • As a BB team:
    • in front of Everest: 11 BB situps each (WWII situps)
    • Mosey to the top of that little hill
    • Top of little hill: 11 half-burpees
    • Mosey back to in front of everest and hold Al Gore
  • New Battle Buddy it up
  • As a BB team:
    • In front of Everest: 11 BB high-five merkins
    • Mosey to the top of little hill
    • Top of little hill: 11 squat jumpers
    • Mosey back to in front of Everest and hold the plank
    • 20 SSHs all-together

(10 count)

(New Battle Buddy)

(American Indian Run back to AO)

TPQs (Thought-Provoking Questions) to On the Mosey Back to AO

    • 1) Why do you come to F3?
    • 2) What do you need to leave behind in 2019?

(Arrive back at AO)


  • Core-ter Pounder
    • 25 flutter kicks
    • 25 knee-sit ups
    • 25 LBCs
    • 25 Toe touches
  • Circle it Up –> Cash out with ATMs


17 PAX – No FNGs


I recently went and saw the new Star Wars movie, once on a date and once by myself – loved it both times, would highly recommend. There were a couple quotes that I pulled out of the movie that really got me:

  • “I know what I have to do but I don’t know if I have the strength to do it”
    • I hope you and I find ourselves in this position this year. Maybe we already have. I hope this position can remind us of our necessity of a savior and remind us that he’s far bigger than “fill in the blank.”
  • “The First Order wins by making us think we’re alone.”
    • Don’t be sad clowns. Isolation is a dangerous place for men. The First Order in the movie is representing the bad guys essentially. Creating perversions of the mind to trick the good guys into thinking they’re alone, hopelessness. There is a very real enemy and he thrives of making us think we’re alone. I hope I’m not the first to tell you that you’re not, but you’re not. I encourage you to fight against that theory this year. What we do here is only the launching point for out there. This is the huddle – the game is out there. You’re not alone and you have high impact men that will toe the line and lock shields with you here and out there.
  • “Good people will fight if we lead them.”
    • F3 is in the year-round $free.99 business of iron sharpening. High impact men want to be lead and need to lead. Everytime you come out here, you give another HIM the fighting chance to get a little bit better with you. Your battle buddy, your coworker, your spouse, your kids, your fill in the blank – keep them in the fight. Keep yourself in the fight. Now that fight may look different for you than it did last year, but stay in the fight. Whether that’s the 45 minute fight here in the gloom or a different kind of fight when you leave here, be the kind of HIM that lead people to Keep the Faith & Fight the Good Fight. Be the kind of HIM that keeps yourself keeping the faith and fighting the good fight.


F3 New Year’s Party THIS Friday @ Tank’s House: “F3 Knoxville is having a New Years party…kind of. Bring the wife, girlfriend/significant other or even a FNG. It’s going to be a fun night of fellowship to celebrate the new year! What to bring: a few bucks for the game tournaments, a small dessert or appetizer and BYOB. Tea and coffee will be provided. Make the HC now and let your wife/sig other meet the other idiots that you workout with at 5:30am!” @ 7pm at

Keep the Faith & Fight the Good Fight!

Another 12 Days (and a Yule Log)

THE SCENE: Unseasonably warm!
F3 WELCOME & DISCLAIMER: Maybe?  Code Brown was in charge of that and perhaps skipped over some of it.  No FNGs so we’d heard it all.

SSH IC; practice some Manmakers and a Fireman Carry.  Wish Hot Tub and Gibbler well as they took off like scalded dogs to do a little marathon training tour of the Asylum.  Let’s move.
4 volunteers strap in the harness to pull the Yule Log to Circus Maximus.  We use a rotation of volunteers to pull the Yule Log a half lap around at a time, at each stop, we celebrate the Days of Christmas cumulatively as follows:

  • Day 1:  Manmaker;
  • Day 2: Iron Mikes, 4 count
  • Day 3: Jump Squats;
  • Day 4: Smurf Jacks;
  • Fiiiivvveee Buuurrrrpppeeeeeees!
  • Day 6:  Hello Dollys (4 ct, IC)- led by Carney;
  • Day 7:  Merkins (4 ct, IC)- Led by Code Brown;
  • Day 8: Mountain Climbers (4 ct, IC)- led by Double Wide;
  • Day 9: American Hammers (4 ct, IC)- led by Rainbow;
  • Day 10: Big Boy Sit-ups (IC)- led by Honeydew;
  • Day 11: Carolina Dry Docks (4 ct, IC) – led by Pom Pom;
  • Day 12: Partner up and Fireman Carry twelve steps each.
  • Mosey back to AO (with Yule Log in tow)

Bunny takes over and whips us like mules up Baby Everest.  Our distance runners rejoined the PAX and took a turn pulling the Yule Log up.  Manmakers at the top:  Rinse and repeat.

Somebody put Cat Gut in charge for a brutal 5 minutes of Boat/Canoe.

Christmas isn’t about bright presents in flashy wrapping.  God’s ultimate gift of love and grace through his Son came in very humble wrapping.  With that in mind, we should be able to celebrate Christmas in any situation.  Also, this day in history:  The counter-offensive known as the Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes Forest.  Those involved certainly spent Christmas without anything fancy or shiny.
Prayers for Pinto and his family and Junk, Junk’s wife, and their family.
Second F gathering at Tank’s house on Jan 3.  M’s are invited.

12 Days of F3 Christmas


19 HIMs enjoyed 50f and overcast – Great morning for burn of the weekend


30 Side straddle hops

10 Front and 10 back baby arm circles

After a quick warm-up it was off to the CMU pile – Grab a block and mosey down to Circus Maximus for a 12 Days of F3 workout.

Starting at baseline, HIMs made their way around the loop and back stopping at each station representing the 12 Days of Christmas – Just like the song…

  • Baseline to station 1 for 1 overhead CMU Press then back to the baseline.
  • Baseline to station 2 for 2, 4-Count Box Cutter, then station1 for 1 overhead CMU Press, then back to the baseline.
  • Baseline to station 3 for 3, 4-count Knee to Elbow, then station 2 for 2, 4-Count Box Cutters, then station 1 for 1 overhead CMU press, then back to baseline
  • Baseline to station 4 for 4, single count Big Boy Sit-ups, then to station 3 for 3, 4-count Knee to Elbow, then station 2 for 2, 4-Count Box Cutters, then station 1 for 1 overhead CMU press, then back to baseline
  • Baseline to station 5 for 5, 4-count side straddle hops, then to station 4 for 4, single count Big Boy Sit-ups, then to to station 3 for 3, 4-count Knee to Elbow, then station 2 for 2, 4-Count Box Cutters, then station 1 for 1 overhead CMU press, then back to baseline
  • Baseline to station 6 for 6, 4-count Merkins, then to station 5 for 5, 4-count side straddle hops, then to station 4 for 4, single count Big Boy Sit-ups, then to station 3 for 3, 4-count Knee to Elbow, then station 2 for 2, 4-Count Box Cutters, then station 1 for 1 overhead CMU press, then back to baseline
  • etc. etc. all the way to the 12th station (BURPEES!!) & back

Mosey with CMU block back to AO

In total HIMs put in 2.5 miles of running plus the following totals per station:

  • Station 1 = 12; Overhead CMU Presses
  • Station 2 = 22; 4-count Box Cutters (Four count factor = 44)
  • Station 3 = 30; 4-count Knee to Elbow (Four count factor = 60)
  • Station 4 = 36; Single-count Big Boy Sit Ups
  • Station 5 = 40; 4-count Side Straddle Hops (Four count factor = 80)
  • Station 6 = 42; 4-count Merkins (Four count factor = 84)
  • Station 7 = 42; 4-count Overhead Claps (Four count factor = 84)
  • Station 8 = 40; 4-count Flutter Kicks (Four count factor = 80)
  • Station 9 = 36; Single Count Squats
  • Station 10 = 30, 4-Count Mountain Climbers (Four count factor = 60)
  • Station 11 = 22; Bobby Hurley
  • Station 12 = 12; Burpees


19 = Charmin, Snitch, Honeydew, Jenner, Enos, Rusty, Pacman, BlueBird, Rousey, Pusher, Carney, Gibbler, Bunny, Cat Gut, Rainbow, Hands, Cheatsheet, Doublewide, Timber

Sharing HOPE with others.  Each and every one of us is dealing with difficulties in life.  Some large, some small…. some known by many, some known by only a few.  Encouragement to each of us to seek out help to provide hope for yourself and also to be that resource of hope for others.

Special prayer request out for a few folks.


Take the Hill

THE SCENE: 40(ish), the gloom is alive and well.


  • Welcome to F3: Fitness – Fellowship – Faith
  • My name is Steam – I’ll be your Q this morning
    • I’m not a professional
    • You’re here on your own volition – you made a choice to be here this morning.
    • You know your body better than anyone – if you need to modify any of the exercises we do this morning feel free to do so. BUT push yourself and those around you – let’s go to work.
  • Q introduces FNG Bo Harris


  • SSH (Side-Straddle Hop): 18×4 in cadence
  • Cherry-Picker: 11×4 in cadence
  • The Fake-Burpee: 11×4 in cadence
  • Baby Arm Circles: 11×4 in cadence (front and back)

THA-THANG: (aka what went down post Warm-O-Rama and pre-COT)

18 November 2019

[ PAX moseys to Cardiac Hill – foreshadowing!!!! ]

  1. Take the Hill/Trifecta
    • Top of Cardiac: 18 SSHs (1-count)
    • Middle of Cardiac (turn): 18 Fake Burpees (1-count)
    • Bottom of Cardiac: 18 Squats

[ When you get to the bottom of the hill – come back up. Whether you spring up it or walk up it – you get back up the hill. The name of the game is one foot in front of the other. Only 1 person is going to get you up that hill and it’s you. We got 3 rounds of this. HOWEVER – if you get done with Round 3 and make it back up to the top – you’re not done right? There are still guys that are coming back up the hill. No man left behind. ]

    • PAX executes Take the Hill/Trifecta
    • The job isn’t done until all PAX make it back up the hill a 3rd time

[ PAX recovers @ top of Cardiac ]

[ 10 – count ]

“Way to choose the harder thing. Good work. Let’s rock.”

[ PAX moseys to the right towards new trail at Asylum facing Northshore ]

  • PAX executes 11 SEALclaps until 6 is up

2. The Lighted Path

    • Every 3rd light = 1 merkin (Down/Up)
  • PAX executes The Lighted Path
    • 1/2 way through the Q changes up the leadership of The Lighted Path
    • CheatSheet, FNG Bo, and Walkabout lead PAX to the next set of lights
  • PAX executes The Lighted Path until the road leading out of Asylum AO

[ 10 count ]

3. American Indian Run w/a Twist

    • American Indian Run
    • When the 6 recovers – leads PAX in 5 1-count squats
    • R&R (rinse and repeat this movement until PAX reaches lighted path going down to AO parking lot with cars

[ PAX file into the AO ]

4. The Core 100

    • 4 corners of AO parking lot
    • C1: 25 1-count cockroaches
    • C2: 25 1-count flutter kicks
    • C3: 25 1-count LBCs
    • C4: 25 1-count Hello Dollys

[ Circle It Up ]


FNG broke the Spalshing the Merlot seal – WELL DONE!


PAX Count: 21

FNG Count: 1


  • FNG Bo Harris initiated into F3
    • Name = Gilmore
  • “Carry the fight to our opponent and keep it their for 60 minutes.” – General Neyland.
  • I don’t know what you have going on when you come here to F3 – but I’m glad you’re here.
  • What is that fight for you this week? Identify it. Own it.
  • Just like the hill that we climbed up and down – what is that hill for you? In order to get up the hill, you need to identify what that hill is for you or you’ll lose every single time.
  • Sometimes that hill, whatever it is, seems impossible. Whatever that hill is for you, IDENTIFY it, and TAKE it. Even if it’s one step at a time. That’s how you take the hill – One. Step. At. A. Time.
  • Take the hill this week. Someone might be struggling with taking their hill this week. Take them with you. No man left behind – No man left the same. 
  • Call a brother out this week – Pull a brother in this week. 

Ai-CAN Legs and Bro-CAN-back Mountain

THE SCENE: 60ish and cloudy.  No rain yet!

SSH x20; Now grab 2 cans each from Charmin’s food drive box; Imperial Squat Walkers x 20; Tie fighters x 11 each way; line up on the baseline curb for some Rocky Balboas. All in cadence.

  • Mosey to the Cloud for some Aiken (or Ai-CAN) Legs:  20 squats, 20 box jumps, 20 Mary Katherines, 20 Rev. Lunges, rinse and repeat.  Stop midway for 10 burpees (10 burpees every time someone drops a can!)
  • Rest with Flutter kicks IC x 20.
  • Mosey to the Pavalon and partner up.  20 step ups on the tables while the partner wall sits with cans held out. Rotate out. Rinse and repeat.
  • Mosey to bottom of Baby Everest (or is it Little Cardiac??).  Vote to hold on to the cans for the remainder of the workout.
  • Bro-CAN Back Mountain:  Doras with your partner.  One partner Bernies up the hill (back pedal) and then runs down while the other is doing SSH or Moroccan Night Clubs (250 total for each exercise).
  • Back to the Cloud for Can Ups:  Grab a bench, plank position with cans in front of you.  Place one can up on bench from plank, then merkin, then other can up on bench, then merkin, then one can back down on ground, merkin, and other can back down on ground and merkin.  That’s 1.  Do 10 of those.
  • Mosey back to AO

Code Brown led in some Canned Thors, then some Canned Dollies

Food drive message: “Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, ‘Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”  John 6:8-10.  We never know what small thing will lead to big miracles.  Have faith and great things can happen from even the smallest gesture.

Prayers for Pacman and his wife as she goes to Vanderbilt for evaluation of eyesight issues.

  1. Last week for the food drive!  2) Brolympics on Nov. 9.  Sign up now!!