F3 Knoxville

50 reps of just about everything

THE SCENE: Nice and cool.

SSH, Little baby arm circles, Tempo Merkins

Divide the PAX evenly at 4 stations. After completing each station go for a run down to the point and back to the AO. Take the long road.
Station 1
-50 Merkins
-50 CMU Chest Press
-50 Dry Docks
Station 2
-50 Squats w/ CMU
-50 Step Ups w/ CMU (25 per leg)
-50 Lunges (25 per leg)
Station 3
-50 CMU Curls
-50 Tricep Extensions
-50 Lawnmower Pulls (25 each arm)
Station 4
-50 WW2’s
-50 LBC’s
-50 Big Boys

Mosey for a while, Overhead Claps and more Merkins

Neighbor, Moses, Taco, Tin Man, Snorkel, Fins, Iceman, Flopper, RadioShack, Goldfinger, Pinnochio, Cable Guy, ESPY

Hot Spots, we all have them. These are areas of insecurity or a nerve that gets touched. Maybe it’s anger in relation to a familiar trigger, maybe its self-doubt or a habitual sin.  When they show up, it’s never pretty. The devil can take a hold of you in these moments because you allow yourself get so wrapped around the axle when they pop up. Each time that hot spot gets lit up you can’t love others the way you were created to. You stop showing up as the best version of yourself because you are focused on the sin/insecurity/fill in the blank.
Stop in those moments and listen to the truth about yourself:  You were created in His image and He doesn’t make mistakes. You are a well-loved and cared for son of an Almighty God.
Take that hot spot and lay it down at the foot of the cross, leave it there. Pick up the Truth about yourself and refer back to it in your heart and mind when and if that hot spot ever pops back up.

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T-shirt order is complete, they sent me the spreadsheet with who ordered what. I’ll let ya’ll know when the box ships fro distribution at the AO

The Narrow Road

THE SCENE: Felt a little hot, but nice overall.

SSHs x20 IC
LB Arm Circles x12 each side IC
Michael Phelps for a bit
Cherry Pickers x8 IC
Four cones were set up in a rectangle across the grinder. Each person started at a different cone and did the first exercise there. Then they moved clockwise to the next cone by either bear crawling (shorter side of the rectangle) or doing a defensive slide (longer side of the rectangle). They then did the first exercise at the next cone and so on until they finished the first exercise at all four cones. Each time we completed four exercises, we ran up the troll bridge and did 10 bodybuilders before going back and moving on to the next set of exercises.

Exercises at each cone:
Cone #1

    • Goblet Squats – 20
    • Overhead CMU Lunges – 20 each leg
    • One Leg Deadlifts – 20 each leg
    • Step Ups – 20 each leg

Cone #2

    • Three Part Merkins – 10
    • CMU Chest Presses – 30
    • Hand Release Merkins – 20
    • Wide Merkins – 20

Cone #3

    • Bent Over Rows – 25
    • Tricep Extensions – 20
    • Curls – 30
    • Chest Ups/Pull Ups – 15

Cone #4

    • WWII BBS – 30
    • Boxcutters – 20 4 Count
    • Flutter Kicks – 20 4 Count
    • V-Ups – 20

We did a little ring of fire holding an Al Gore while each person did a burpee. For round 2 we each did 2 burpees before time ran out.
16 PAX Strong today
Matthew 7:13-14 says “Enter by the narrow gate, since the road that leads to destruction is wide and spacious, and many take it, but it is a narrow gate and a hard road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”

I feel like this verse is applicable to anything we do in life. As F3 men, we walk a narrow road each day when we decide to wake up early and workout. We have to strive to take the narrow path in each and everything we do. Comfort and ease are the barriers to happiness and success.


Leave your Burden…Jesus sacrificed for you!

THE SCENE: 63* and absolutely perfect! Bombshelter AO

Tempo SSH Sealclaps x 10

Tempo Squats x 10

Tempo Merkins x 10

Tempo BBS X 10

Hurpees x 10


  • Mosey to lower softball field with Hammer/weight stopping along the way to do presses/thrusts x 10, 4 stops (Weights represent carrying burdens in life)
  • Circle the Waggons- without weight run single file around circle of cones, switch directions when hear “Switch”, when hear “Down” drop and do Burpee. Incorporate Highknees and side shuffle, RR for 5 min, pick up weights 10 presses, mosey w weight to next station Presses along the way
  • Trolly Grid- start w 3 Merkins at every star running from one star to next x 8, BBS at stars lunge to next x8, 3 Squat Jumps at stars x 8 BearCrawl to next, 2 Burpees at stars x 8 and Broad Jump to the next
  • Bo Knows- battle buddy up, one does wall sits while holding weight out while buddy does 100+ HighKnees, RR
  • Pick up weight mosey to next station pressing along way
  • run to cones stop and do 5 Carolina Drydocks at every cone x 10, go back the other way stopping to do 5 x Boxcutters at cone x 10

Tempo flutter kicks x 15, Tempo Hello Dolly x 15, Dead Bug x 20, LBCs for last minute

Use the TAGS on right-side to record PAX (BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOURSELF) in attendance. Be sure to select the AO in CATEGORY above TAGS and then delete these notes!
We can not control our burdens through out life but we have hope for eternal life through Jesus’ sacrifice. Leave your burden with him and rest assured!
🙏🏻Pray for Mayberry’s daughter, Mose’s Friend and people in Florida due to Hurricane, and our FNG @Treble’s friend who is having brain surgery
Check out the calendar we have a lot going on!

Tuesday at the Bomb Shelter

THE SCENE: Cool and raining


-Little baby arm circles

-Cherry Pickers


-Overhead Claps
Make your way from the pavillion to the scrap yard in the following manner:

-5 WW2’s, transition into a Getup. Inchworm, then 5 Merkins. Bear Crawl five hands and repeat.

Once at the Scrapyard: 20 reps of Dips, Big Boys, Bodybuilders. Rinse and repeat until the PAX is finished.

Let’as go for a mosey: Running and pausing at every third light pole to AMRAP whatever the QIC calls out.

Back at the AO we farmer carried CMU’s while a battle buddy AMRAP’ed WW2’s

LBC’s, Flutter kicks and Overhead Claps

Flopper, Neighbor, Swazye, Hellbender, Fins, Mitten, Pinnochio, Napster, Goldfinger, Iceman, Butterfingers, Drifter, Taco, Tin Man, Flash, RadioShack, Moses, Espy
It was a short word but here’s the rub: I made one short Facebook post after the convergence and over the course of the next day and a half had 10 potential HIM’s from various aspects of my life ask me about it and how they can get involved. Two of them are now posted at different AO’s in Knoxville and I’m in the process of head locking the rest. The lesson here is to be vocal, not in a boastful way, but in a way that inspires potential HIM’s around you to break out of a tired old rhythm and find the potential within themselves. Speak from the heart about what F3 means to you!
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Standby for info about the promised Bomb Shelter t-shirt order, Details coming to the group me this week!

Round and round they go…

THE SCENE: Warm and humid

  • LBAC, forward/back x10 IC
  • 20 SSH IC
  • 8 ct. body builder x10 IC

THA-THANG: 3 Round Dora (Run small lap between each round)

  • 250 Calf jumps     Partner: Bernie to Scrap Yard, 5 pull-ups
  • 150 Merkins
  • 100 Squats with CMU
  • 200 CMU Bent Row,       Skip for height to Scrap Yard, 10 Iron mikes (1ct)
  • 100 Peter Parker (2ct.)
  • 100 BBS
  • 100 Dry Dock           Skip for distance, 15 dips
  • 100 Squat Jumps
  • 50 Shoulder Taps (4ct)


  • Salsa for the winners:
  • 30 LBCs 
  • 30 Plank Jacks (2ct) 
  • 15 WW2 sit-up 
  • 30 OH Press with CMU  
  • 10 burpees 

MARY: Around Circle CMU Hammers. Around the Circle Plank



We can all come out here to work on our physical weakness, but we also have weaknesses that we cannot personally overcome. Paul suffered from a “thorn in the flesh” and Christ’s words to him are something we must also apply: 2Cor. 12:9 My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Paul’s response should be our response: I will boast in my weakness so Christ’s power rests on me.