F3 Knoxville

CMU Campus tour

The Scene

28 Degrees 

F3 Welcome and Disclaimer

Fitness, Fellowship, Faith, Free, Modify, Not Professional, Own Volition, Social Distance, Phone




Tempo Squats

Toe Taps

Hairy Rockettes

TN Rocking Chair


Mosey to CMU pile and grab 2 for a trip around campus (Modify with 1 if necessary)


Suitcase carry CMU’s to first location (Mouth of CMU alley)

2 rounds/12 reps

CMU Swings/Air squats (Booty touching CMU)


Suitcase carry CMU’s to the second location by the covered walkway

2 rounds/12 reps

CMU deadlift to sprawl/Iron Mikes (6 e/s)


Suitcase carry to next location by the Fathers house (Garage door was open, weird)

2 rounds/12 reps

Thrusters/Merkins on CMU (Try to get chest below the CMU)


Brick by Brick in the back parking lot. Each member of the pax will take one CMU at a time to the next parking lot line. After both CMU’s are back together, then run to the starting point and back. (Repeat will we get to the other end of the parking lot) 

We then moved our CMU’s via American Hammers about 30 yards.

Freestyle carry CMU’s back to the CMU pile and mosey back to the AO


No Time


8 and 1 2.0 for the beatdown


Spoke about the weight of Good Friday and even though we carry burdens throughout our lives (Much like those CMU’s around campus) that Jesus carried the ultimate burden for us so that we could have eternal life. 


I wanted to thank the PAX for bearing with me throughout the beatdown. Was not feeling well. It is interesting to see how the temperament of the Q dictates that of the rest of the PAX during the beatdown. 


For the month of April, we are going to be collecting items at the AOs for Safe Haven, a program of the World United Ministries (www.worldunitedministries.org) led by Laurence Williams in East Knoxville. The ministry is in the trenches trying to steer the really at risk kids in the Austin-East community into good choices and away from gang life.  Safe Haven, a donated house on Magnolia Avenue, is meant to be a place where kids can go and hang out, and also escape violence when needed – it has bunk beds available.  F3 Knoxville will be providing them with the following items:


* individually wrapped snacks

* individual bottles or cans of soda, Gatorade or water

* paper towels, Clorox wipes, trash bags

* toilet paper

* Visa gift cards in small denominations ($10-20) 

* Bath towels and twin bed linens. 

Be a Knife

  • THE SCENE: Mid to high 50s nice
  • 10 baby arm circles in cadence
  • 10 reverse baby arm circles in cadence
  • 10 imperial walkers in cadence
  • 10 mountain climbers in cadence
  • 10 more mountain climbers in cadence
  • 25 SSH in cadence
  • mosey to top lot at start of greenway
    Lap around the asylum stopping every 400m to perform 3 exercises then 6 calls exercise to do while the rest finishes
  • 5 hand release merkins
  • 10 Big Boys
  • 15 squats
  • Pax Choice

Cat Gut led us in some Boat/canoe and then Waffle House hit us with some ATMs
20 Pax at the Asylum
The world is pushing cancel culture and throwing terms like toxic masculinity out there both of which are toxic and detrimental to our way of life. The world wants us Men to be like spoons, non-threatening and easy to administer the easy stuff. F3s mission is to reinvigorate male community leadership by planting small peer-led workout groups. We are called to be knives, sharp precise and protective. We are called to cut away detrimental aspects of our lives and those around us. We are called to protect our loved ones. We are called to be sharp in every aspect of our lives. Be a Knife!

Mental toughness

THE SCENE: 55 nice

10x baby arm circles in cadence

10 reverse baby arm circles in cadence

50 ssh in cadence
3 rounds 8 stations 1 minute of work :20 to bear crawl to next station

  • Burpees
  • Hello dollies
  • Bodybuilders
  • Freddy Mercuries
  • Burpee mountain climbers
  • Flutter kicks
  • burpees with 2 merkins
  • American hammers

Pax answered the mental health challenge by saying “I’m great! You’re great!” Talked about a HIM that inspired them then knocked out 5 blockees
Assfault Kentucky, Simone, Cheat Sheet, Belding, Astro glide, Hot Tub, Tramp Stamp, Rainbow, Cat Gut, Cosmo 2, Hands, Fabio, Bunny, Worm
The Lord helps the fallen and those bent beneath their loads. Psalm 145:14

ST Patricks Day Pyramid


Cloudy Temperature Humidity Feels like Wind Speed Wind Direction
52 ℉ 93% 52 ℉ 2.1 mi/h SSW

I am not a professional.


15 – Grady Corns
5 – Cherry Pickers
1 min – Irish Jig
Shuffle – Using parking lines shuffle around rectangles.

Mosey to CMU pile and have everyone grab one. There are 5 stations basically set up in a circle. Stations are arranged clockwise in this order: #1, #5, #3, #2, then #4. Leave CMUs at station #2.

Mosey to station #1. Perform all the workouts at the station. Then Mosey to station #2. Do all exercises. Then to #3, #4, and finally #5. So, you are not running around in the circle but directly from one station to the next. Stations 2 and 4 require CMUs so proximity is nice.
Station exercises are:
#1 50 SSH, 40 Jump Squats, 30 Speed Skaters, 20 Plank Jacks, and 10 Burpees.
#2 50 Merkins, 40 Dips, 30 Upright Rows, 20 Shoulder Press, and 10 Renegade Rows.
#3 50 High Knees, 40 Rocky Balboas, 30 Jump Squats, 20 Mountain Climbers, and 10 Burpees.
#4 50 Squats with CMU, 40 Alternating Leg Lung Kicks, 30 Single Leg Deadlifts (15 each leg), 20 Kettlebell Swings, and 10 Single Leg Squats (5 each leg).
#5 50 LBC, 40 Should Taps, 30 Freddie Mercurys, 20 Flutter Kicks, and 10 V-Ups.
Do as many stations as time allows. Starting over after #5.

After putting up CMUs, 3 rounds of Pure Burn. Look it up. It sucks.

Then Mosey back to AO.

Get the PAX into the circle.
20 – Prime Time Merkins
15 – Lucky Horseshoe Abs (Windshield wipers but reversed so that legs form a horseshoe. On your six. Legs start at 2 o’clock and then to 6 then to 10 o’clock)
20 – Pickle Pointers
10 – Big Boys

13 Irishmen.

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”


For the kids struggling with issues at school.  For the elderly. For our brothers battling illness.


Love Thy Neighbor and Dora

THE SCENE: Breezy but nice…around 50 degrees at circle up

SSH x 25 on 4count, Tie Fighters L and R x 10 on 4count, Imperial Walkers x 10 4count, 10 4count Plank Jack, 10 4count Tempo Merkin, 6 Cherry Pickers….
Mosey to Field and Hill off the dragon and partner up for DORA’s

Split 50 BURPEES, 100 MERKINS, 150 FROGGY SQUATS while partner 2 runs up the hill for 5 single count SSH’S

Mosey to Overlook: One Right side bear crawl in between trees (6 Peter Parker’s at tree) all the way to center

On Left side Lunge in between trees (6 squats at tree) all the way to end…Mosey back to tail of the dragon

Caught Route 66 on the way down the dragon doing 4ct LBC’s on the way down.

Mosey back to the AO

Time left for 20 4count American Hammers, 20 4count Hello Dolly’s, 20 4count Freddie Mercury, and cash out with some ATM’s

Talked about Christ’s charge to us to Love our Neighbor:

“Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him.”

C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

To truly love is more than a feeling.  It’s an act.  Emotions come and go.  If we act out love, we become what Christ intended us to be.