F3 Knoxville

Psalm 27

THE SCENE: Clear to partly cloudy, 60 degrees F, 71% humidity – Perfect!

Cherry Pickers, Imperial Squat Walkers, Little Baby Arm Circles, Windmills

AO Run, Bernie, and Karaoke


Starting at South end of Bomb Shelter AO

Merkins x12

WWII Sit Ups x12

SSH x12 (4 Count)

Dry Docks x12

Pull Ups (Modify – Inverted Pull Ups) x12

Box Jumps (Modify – Step Ups/leg) x12

Dips x12

Bernie to CMUs and with CMU perform the following:

Lawn Mower Pulls x12/arm

Bent Rows x12

Squats x12

Curls x12

Triceps Extensions x12

Upright Rows x12

Russian Swings x12

Bear Crawl line to line (about 25 yards)

Run past Troll Bridge (to trail intersection)

Burpees x3

Run to AO

Bear Crawl line to line (about 25 yards)

AMRAP …… until time to recover.


Flutter Kicks, Box Cutters, and X’s and O’s

14 total, no FNGs


Proverb 27

17(a) As iron sharpens iron is one of the mantras of F3 but there is more wisdom from Solomon in Proverb 27.  Here are some of them:

1  Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.  (Be humble, don’t be overconfident.  Be on guard.)

2  Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.  (Be aware of and avoid self praise.  It means much more when it’s from an outside source.)

4  Wrath is cruel and anger a torrent, but who is able to stand before jealousy?  (Jealousy has a power and destructive capability that goes beyond wrath and anger.  The latter are usually from being provoked while jealousy is more secret and buried within our mental darkness.)

7  A satisfied soul loathes the honeycomb.  (When our life is satisfied from a material or physical aspect we find it easy to reject things that are usually pleasing to us.  Instead we need to fill our hearts and souls with God and His spiritual truths.)

18 Whoever keeps the fig tree will eat its fruit.  (The worker is worthy of the fruit of his labor and not just literally.)

20 Hell and Destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.  (Our longing for things we desire will never be satisfied.  The answer is to have the need channeled and satisfied in God and what He provides.)

15-16 A continual dripping on a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike; whoever restrains her restrains the wind, and grasps oil with his right hand.  (Instead of trying to change a contentious woman, a wise and godly husband loves her as Jesus loves his church and leaves the changing up to God.)

But getting back to Verse 17, the entire verse reads, “ As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.”  Just as the striking and friction of iron against iron can sharpen one another, so it is with each of us.  We should not shy away from giving and receiving critical and constructive criticism.  Don’t let a brother walk alone, sharpen him with godly communications.  Walk together in mutual concern for each other’s burdens, worries, and temptations.

Credit David Guzik, Enduring Word                                                                                                          September  6, 2017

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THE SCENE: Partly cloudy skies, 59 degrees F, 69% humidity

Windmills x10, cherry pickers x10, overhead hand claps x30, tempo merkins x10

Indian run to Mt Crumpit with 40 sandbag.

5’s on Mt. Crumpit

2-Hand release Merkins

Run Up

8-Bodybuilders (8 CNT)

Run Down

(Increase/decrease 2 each trip)

Big boy sit ups till 6up

Indian run to AO  with 40 sandbag.

AMRAP Circuit on 1/4 mile AO Loop

  1. Box Jumps x12 orStep Ups x12/leg (run across AO)
  2. Derkins x12 (Bernie back to pavilion)
  3. Squat Thrusts x12 (run across AO)
  4. Pull Ups x8 (Bernie back to pavilion)
  5. CMU Swings x12 (run across AO)
  6. Box Cutters x12 (run AO 1/4 mile loop)
  7. Burpees x8
  8. SSH x10 (4 CNT)
  9. WWII Sit Ups x12 (run back to pavilion)
  10. Curls x12 (Start back at 1.)

Flutter kicks (4 count) x30, LBCs to cash out (x46).

13 HIMs with a couple of prodigal sons among the group.
Control.  Some things are within and some things are not within our control.  Coming up the hill for the last time this morning my SSHs were very sloppy, low energy style.  I realized midway through them that I was in control of the way I performed them and I better make a better showing for myself.  I was in control and I could just go through the motions or I could do them for my best benefit.  I was in charge of the impact they had.

Sometimes I get the false impression that I control things that are really bigger than me or my capabilities.  I remember a time when a very well know company did something I personally did not agree with.  Although I did not own any of the company’s stock, I called my financial adviser and told her to never invest my money in the company in the future.  A few weeks later another company began acting like an activist for a particular cause that I did not agree with so I called my adviser and informed her to sell the shares in my portfolio.  It happened again last week.  But this time I let it go and didn’t make the call to “sell.”

Why my different reaction this time?  I’ve become aware of my lack of impact, my lack of control.  I need to focus on what I can control, and let go of the things I cannot .  Yes, I do need to hold to morals rooted in God’s expectations.  Yes, I do need to stand up against sin and evil of others … and myself.  And finally, yes, I need to let God be God and let him dish out the wrath.  Vengeance is His, He will repay.  Jesus summed it up for me when He said that all the law can be summarized in two commandments, love God and love others.

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Tough or Dead

THE SCENE: Cool Summer Morning

Little Baby Arm Circle’s (FWD/BWD) x 10 4-Count, Cherry Pickers x 10 4-Count, Tempo Squat x 10, Side Straddle Hops x 15 4-Count
Cardio – & 7’s ( Body Builder’s @ The Troll Bridge & WW2 Situps @ The Grinder)

Dora Time (2 Rounds)

  • 100 Box Jumps – Farmer Carry CMU
  • 100 Bent Row’s CMU – Bear Crawl to the far side of the bathroom
  • 100 Overhead Press – Lunge to the first basketball goal (CMU Overhead)

Ab Kraken – 25 of each (8 Stations) WW2 Situps, Flutter Kicks, Peter Parker’s, Mtn Climbers
5 HIM’s to Kickoff June!  Drifter, Hammy, Flash, Napster, Butterfingers
Sometimes when that alarm goes off at 4:30 am we probably ask ourselves why.  Well recently one of our PAX shared a little wisdom with us.  “Getting old ain’t for sissies!”  That really got me thinking about what makes up a good long life, and what we don’t always think about is the suck.  You are going to hurt, your kids are going to keep you up all night, and basically life is just going to keep kicking your ass.  But here at F3 we have a little secret, and that’s the mental toughness we forge each morning.  We are preparing our minds and body for the suck, so when life does get tough we are ready.  Our family and friends rely on this strength, so be prepared and keep embracing the gloom.

Choose the Harder Thing


SSH x 20
Arm circles fwd/back x 10
Cherry pickers x 10
Little this/that
Michael Phelps

Mosey to Crumpet
Deck o cards w/ suicides 2-6, ace is 20, face are 15.
Suicide cones are 15 feet apart.
Hearts Burpees
Diamonds WWII Sit-ups
Spades Merkins
Clubs Squats

12 men
Choose the harder thing. When faced with 2 options, pick the one that gets you farther outside your comfort zone and leads to personal growth.

This is a lot harder than it sounds. When you draw a 6 then a face card of hearts back to back. Epic mental struggles abound.

Lucky 7s

THE SCENE: 60’s and clear with a KILLER sunrise!



jog the grinder, squats,baby arms circles, SLOTH PLANK, merkins, Skipping, TOy soldiers, and Rocky balboas

CMU curls, CMU tris and CMU rows for BROS
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  • LUCKY 7 at Crumpit
  • Partner up and head to MT Crumpit VIA Sling shot.
  • Partner 1 stays back and performs 10 squats and 10 merkins, then runs to catch P2 which is Farmer Carrying the CMU. Switch back and forth until we arrive at the Base of Crumpit
  • Lucky 7s Partner 1 at the base doing a MINIMUM of 7 Mr. Spectaculars while P2 runs up Crumpit and does 7 Big boys, P2 runs back down and switch up. Do this for 7 rounds.
  • Sling shot back to AO

Dealers choice. Flutters, Box cutters, ABCs, and Alternating Supermans. Snorkel, Hammy, Drifter and Neighbor each led an exercise
14 Pax including one FNG, Soy bean
WORRY can cast a BIG shadow on small things.
Why worry when its not in your control? Why worry when it is in your control?
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