F3 Knoxville

Who’s on Q?

THE SCENE: Cool and Clear
WARM-O-RAMA: (By Dreamer!)

  • SSH’s x20
  • Cherry Pickers x10
  • LBAC’s Fwd/Rev
  • Tempo Merkins x 10

The Escalator

From the AO to the parking lot for the middle school baseball field and back to the AO (adding an exercise each 100 yards or so and then dropping one off on the way back)

    • 10 Burpees
    • 20 Star Jacks
    • 30 Merkins
    • 40 Squats

The Quarter Pounder w/ Cheese

Bernie there and run back to the start (10,25,50,75,100)

    • 10 Yards (Burpees) x10
    • 25 Yards (Merkins) x25
    • 50 Yards (Squats) x50
    • 75 Yards (Mtn. Climbers 4xCount) x75
    • 100 Yards (Big Boys) x100

Ab-kraken ( LBC’s, V-Up, BB’s, Flutters, LBC’s, V-Up, BB’s, Flutters)
Abscess, Backup, Butterfingers, Dreamer, Drifter, Fins, Hammy, Moses, Pinocchio, Proton, Snorkel, Woodshack,
Men spend their live in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period or other, when they have time.  But the present time has one advantage over every other: it is our own.      -Charles C. Colton
I’ve been working quite a bit lately and this Q sorta slipped my mind.  However, as with all of life’s unexpected moments we always have the choice of how we react.  What a great lesson we can all learn when we stop to listen, ask for help, and rely on our fellow HIM’s.  Thank you all for your help today and every day!  -Butterfingers 🙂

7 Come 11

THE SCENE: 58 degrees with partly cloudy night skies.

SSH x20, Imperial Squat Walkers x10,  Overhead Clap x20, Cherry Pickers x12

Skip across parking lot and proceed to Waxjob Hill.
7’s on Waxjob Hill – Burpees to WWII Sit ups, run down – bear crawl up.

1/2 mile Indian run.  Front man carries 40# sandbag, man from back takes sandbag performs 3 squats while rest of group performs 3 WWII sit ups. The pack then catches up to front man to continue transfer routine.

11’s on the Grinder – Running the length of the Grinder (Had to modify due to CMUs being removed from the Bomb Shelter)

Three set of 11’s consisting of:

  • 2 Rocking Chairs ⇒ 20 Dips (increase/decrease by 2 at each end)
  • 1 Burpee ⇒ 10 Dry Docks
  • 2 Decline Merkins ⇒ 20 WWII Sit Ups (increase/decrease by 2 at each end)

In all three sets the 11’s were stopped before completion to move to the next one as time was running out.

Flutter kicks x10, wide flutter kicks x10, box cutters x10, LBC’s x40, box cutters x10, LBC’s to cash out.
Total of 10 battle hardened HIM’s.

Last time I reminisced about the last 10 years.  It was 10 years I was able to experience and Staff Sgt. Jason Dahlke was not.  He was killed in action while service in Afghanistan during 2009.  Today I want to talk about one of the major lessons I learned since that time.

I have always been “right.” Since I’m right either everyone agrees with me or they are wrong.  I got into some family trouble several years ago because of my “I’m right” attitude and it really caused some problems.  There were deep wounds and healing was not overnight.  It was a gradual process, took a lot of work, and a message to self hit me hard. Thankfully, the storm has been weathered and family relations are better than ever.

Life is not about being right all the time.  Sometimes (maybe most of the time) it doesn’t really matter.  What matters is listening to the other person(s) and picking the right battles.  It reminds me of my faith.  There are definitely essentials to the faith, but others are not. It seems to be the non-essentials that cause the problems in Christianity.  The division into denominations has mostly been the results of differences over non-essentials, the man made religion.  We should concentrate on the one place where Christians all come together – at the foot of the Cross.

Ashley’s beloved dog may be near the end and will be a hard loss after so many years.
3rd F is March 30th at The Outlook, 716 20th St, Knoxville, TN 37916.  All area AOs will converge at the Asylum that morning before heading over to the 3rd F at 8:30 am.

Slip n Bleed

THE SCENE: 40s n cloudy


SSH x 20

squats x 10 ic

merkis x10 IC

hill billies x10 IC

goofballs x10 IC(never again, its lame)

run to the tennis court. Side shuffle all base lines and run side lines


  • Partner up. P1 pushes 45lb steel plate(hairburner) while P2 does 10 merkins
  • Once P2 finishes, he runs to catch P1 and P2 pushes the plate. P1 one does 10 merkins
  • Every other time its your turn to do exercise, do 10 squats to mix it up.
  • we took turns pushing the plate around the park trail
  • Between partners, we pushed the plate half mile! It was a lot harder than I thought and I lot better than I thought! It was pretty brutal.
  • FINS slipped and his knee scraped the ground and was bleeding. Hence SLIP N BLEED!
  • once we completed the loop, we did BLACK JACK on the grinder
  • start with 1 Lunge(each leg) run to the end and 20 merkins.Go until you get 20 lunges each leg and 1 merkin, always equal to 21 aka black jack.

James Bond

Hello Dolly(FIA version Bruce Jenner)


Side tri rises

Pickle pounders in honor of pinnochio spending time with his wife.
11 pax
Chase the Lion!
Love reading Chase the Lion ! Keep living men!
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Captain Spectacular!

THE SCENE: 32 and great

It was FINs birthday. he turned 26 so we did a Fins inspired warm up of :

F. ailure to launch . hold squat for 10 seconds, then jump. Rinse and repeat until you fail to lauch

I. mperial walkers x26 IC

N.ever cross dolly x26 IC. (iron cross while doing Dolly)

Side straddle hops IC x26

  • La La Leggy, (26 squats IC, 26 lunges each leg, 26 monkey humpers IC, 26×3 calf raises
  • 2 burps, run grinder, 10 big boys, 4 hurpees, run, 10 big boys, 6 bropees, run, 10 big boys, 8 body builders, run, 10 big boys, 10 broad jump burps, run 10 big boys. The run was running the grinder back and forth,each run about 70 meters.
  • Last but not least Captain spectaculars! consisting of a 1:4 ratio of doing Mr. Spectaculars
  • 1= walk hands out, do one merkin, walk hands back, pick up CMU and do 4 squats then 4 overhead presses.
  • 2= walk hands out, merkin, walk hands back out again, merkin, walk hands back , pick up CMU for 8 squats and 8 over head presses
  • GET IT? 1:4 ratio. Make it to 10:40 and you are feeling it!! over 55 walk out push ups, 220 CMU goblet squats, and 220 over head presses. Rep it out bruh!!

no time
16 pax became spectacular today!

“A band of brothers, in the sense that we use the words in this book, is not a meeting, a club, a therapy group, or a self-help society. It is the group of men we do life with. It is the team of brothers committed with us to the cause of great manhood. It is the band of men with whom we build a manly culture of inspiration and achievement.” – Stephen Mansfield, “Building Your Band of Brothers”

F3 is that, a band of brothers and so much more than a club, support group , etc..
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

Mt. Suckmore Fun

THE SCENE: warm, wet, and muddy

SSH x20 IC
LB Arm Circles x12 each side IC
Tempo Squats x12
Cherry Pickers x10 IC


Each person grab a partner and one CMU between the two of you. Slingshot to Mt. Suckmore (partner 1 does 5 squats while partner 2 is running with the CMU. Partner 1 runs to catch up and they switch).

Partner 1 does bears and blocks up Mt. Suckmore and 3 burpee presses at the top, then goes back down and runs to the playground. When partner 1 gets back, partner 2 runs to Mt. Suckmore and does the same. Partner 2 does the following exercises at the playground until relieved by partner 1:

  • Burpee Pullup x5
  • Diamond Merkin x10
  • Squat Jump x15
  • Wide Merkin x20
  • Lunges x26 (13 each leg)
  • BBS x30

Continue repeating this until time, then we all ran back to the AO together.

Not much time left, but we did get in 18 boxcutters IC before 8.
8 men strong
I saw this on Facebook the other day and I think it says it all:

“Monday doesn’t suck. The weather doesn’t suck. Your job doesn’t suck. Your partner doesn’t suck. Your negative mindset sucks. Your lack of self-worth and self-love sucks. Stop complaining about what’s missing from your life and go manifest the crap out of your dreams.”