F3 Knoxville

Wonder ducks

THE SCENE: Mostly Cloudy, 50°F, Feels like 50°F, Humidity 68%, Wind 1mph from NW

  • SSH 20x IC
  • LBAC 10x -> & <- IC
  • Overhead claps 15x IC
  • Seal claps 15x IC
  • Merkins 10x IC
  • Little this little that


  • Mosey to Filter’s car for coupons (bricks)
  • Mosey to Gresham lot with bricks
  • Wonder ducks (in a people’s chair)
      1. Arms side straight out
      2. Back to side
      3. Arms straight front
      4. Back to side
      5. Curl to chest
      6. Push out
      7. Back to chest
      8. Push up
      9. Back to side
    • Duck walk one parking space
    • Add 1 rep and repeat to mid lot
  • Mosey to church lot
    • Captian Thors ladder goal of 21 (we made it to 16)
    • Run scripts lot between sets


15x Flutter kicks IC

15x hello Dolly IC


Endurance in our daily walk with Christ is like endurance in workouts. We have to build it daily always striving to find God’s will for our lives and trusting that the plans He has for us are better than any we could devise on our own


Welsh Dragon crossings at The Quacken

THE SCENE: 40 degrees, sleeting a wee bit.

SSH – x20 IC 4CT

Little bit of this, little bit of that

Cherry Pickers – x10 IC

Indian run (half of the loop) around the park once. Stop at pavilion to do 15 decline merkins OYO. Run another lap (half as indian run) and stop at pavilion for 25 dips OYO. Run another lap (half as indian run) and head toward church parking lot.

Welsh Dragon halfway across parking lot.

  • Bear crawl forward 4CT, 1 merkin, 1 plank jack, 1 set of back-of-shoulder taps, repeat until you’ve crossed half the lot. Mosey to Duck Pond.

Duck Pond Doras –

  • 1 partner does the exercise while the other partner runs a lap around the pond. (50 burpee penalty for everyone if you fall in)
  • 150 LBC
  • 150 Kobra Kais
  • 150 Mountain Climbers 2CT
  • 150 Squat Jumps
  • plank until final runner finishes his lap

Mosey back to church lot. Welsh Dragon across the entire lot this time (but hey it’s downhill this direction!)

20ct rest. Mosey back to AO

Flutter Kicks 20x 4ct

Box Cutters 10x

Edward Scissorlegs 15x

Flutter Kicks 15x 4ct
Duggar, Clinger, Frasier, Ghost, Half Caff, Filte

Frasier led us in a quick devotional: Rest, Respect, Reliance. Isaiah 40: 28-31 “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not grow faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

Lots of prayers around for our families and our fellow PAX. Continue to lift one another up.
Hardship Hill is May 18!! Let’s see how many PAX we can get to sign up. If we don’t have enough for a full 5-hour team, we can merge with Brickyard or Big Ball as needed.

The Quacken AO Launch!

THE SCENE: 50 degrees. Cloudy. Little rain toward the end.


Warmed up in an adjacent pavilion b/c we couldn’t all fit in the normal one!

SSH X20 4ct IC

Cherry Pickers x10 IC

Annie’s – x8 each forward and backward each.

Little bit of this, little bit of that…

Imperial Walkers x10 4CT
Relay run with the 20lb baby around the Fountain City Park loop 1 time. Turn around and run up to the Gresham Hill continuing the relay run with the 20lb baby.

Welsh Dragons (Happy St. David’s Day!)

  • Bear crawl position the whole time. Move forward 4 steps.
  • Do 1 merkin
  • Do 1 plank jack
  • Do 1 pair of back of shoulder taps
  • Bear crawl forward another 4 steps.
  • Rinse and repeat for ~30ft adding 1 rep to each move every time.
  • Rest and then turn around and go halfway back-ish toward where we started starting over at 1 rep each.

Relay run with 20lb baby back down Gresham Hill around the side to the Duck Pond.

The Quacken Circuit

  • 8 station circuit around the Duck Pond. 20 reps of listed exercise at each station, except the last station which is 10 Kraken Burpees (regular burpee with 3 hand-release merkins at the bottom). Repeat the loop 2x or until time.
  • #1 – 20 Squats
  • #2 – 20 Merkins
  • #3 – 20 Overhead Claps 2CT
  • #4 – 20 LBCs
  • #5 – 20 American Hammers 2CT
  • #6 – 20 Mountain Climbers 2CT
  • #7 – 20 SSH 2CT
  • #8 – 10 Kraken Burpees (3 hand-release merkins at the bottom)
  • Ran out of time, but almost finished 2nd loop

Relay run back to the AO with 20lb baby.

Out of time! We had too much fun.
18 HIMs made it out for the launch! Herbie, Abort, Half caff, Mr. Wedgie, SiPad, Bowflex, Chaucer, Hamm, Belding, Fast-n-Easy, Swanson, Quagmire, Detention, Ghost, Tank, Doubtfire, Erector, Filter
Philippians 2:3-4 “Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
4 takeaways for today:

  1. Accountability – Hold one another accountable to make it out here. Encourage one another to get better and be better. Hold one another accountable in our regular lives outside our workout times as well.
  2. Q! Sign up to Q! Everyone has the ability, wherewithal and capacity to do it. We can help. You can do it.
  3. Mend House – Come out and post with these guys on Wednesdays at 6pm. They’re a great group of guys to workout with and we all benefit from being around one another.
  4. Give Back – Give back to the AOs where you post. Volunteer for a cleanup day or help do things around the park / school / etc. I know we can definitely help the Lions Club keep FC Park clean and running well for everyone to use.
    Chili cook-off tonight 6-8pm at Fort Loudoun Yacht Club. Reach out to Rusty or Doubtfire for more info.

    F3 Knoxville, The Quacken
    Launch of The Quacken AO in Fountain City on March 1, 2019.

Pole Dancing Dozen

THE SCENE: Cold with Clear Skies

Two Laps Around AO Parking Lot, 20 Side Straddle Hops, 10 Cherry Pickers, 10 Windmills, 7 Little Baby Arm Circles Forward, 7 Backward, 5 Wide Arm Circles Forward, 5 Backward
Mosey north of AO parking lot up hill to top parking lot.  20 Box Cutters in cadence.

Mosey North on road toward park entrance.  Turn right on new trail that intersects road.  15 Box Cutters in cadence.  Mosey about half way up trail to cone which is by trail light.  We will do elevens where we will go to first light and do one of an exercise, continuing to second light where we do two, onward to the eleventh light where we will do eleven of the exercise.  The first to get to finish turns around and sweeps all men back to the starting cone.  We then start the next exercise.  These are the exercises:

  • Big Boy Sit-ups
  • Squats
  • Imperial Walkers
  • Merkins
  • Ice-Skaters
  • Star Jumps
  • Hello Dollies

We will not go back to original cone after Hello Dollies.

Mosey to Pavillion by AO Parking Lot.

We will do Totem Pole (starting with first exercise for 30 seconds, then doing it again but adding next exercise, etc. until we do all five of the exercises for 30 seconds.  Then we drop the first exercise and go through round again, doing four exercises for 30 second each.  Then we will drop second exercise, etc. until we only do the fifth exercise for 30 second.

Mosey Back to AO Parking Lot


Planks with right arm up, left arm up, right leg up and left leg up.

12 Men.  No FNG’s.
Reading from Isaiah 40:  28-31.  We must lean on God for our strength.  He shall renew our strength and mount us up with wings like eagles.


Nickel, Dime,Quarter Perimeter Run

THE SCENE: Cloudy, high forties.

20 Side Straddle Hops, 15 Little Baby Arm Circles to Wide Arm Circles Forward, 15 Little Baby Arm Circles to Wide Arm Circles Backwards, 10 Cherry Pickers

Pick up one set of bricks per four men.  Mosey to the 0.0 mile marker on the perimeter trail.  Do 15 Hello Dollies in cadence.  Next, we start the “Nickel, Dime, Quarter Perimeter Run.”  Someone must be carrying bricks each quarter mile and will pass the bricks off at the quarter mile.  We will run around the entire perimeter trail, stopping at each quarter mile marker to do the following exercises:

  • 5 Burpees (the nickel)
  • 10 Merkins if at an odd mile marker (e.g., 0.25) or 10 Big Boys if at an even mile marker (the dime)
  • 25 Big Boys if at an odd mile marker or 25 Merkens if at an even mile marker (the quarter).

The last man reaching each mile marker should run on through to the next mile marker without doing the exercises.  In that way, he will not always be the last man to a mile marker.

We will finish when we have returned to mile marker 0.0.

Mosey back to AO.


Four men.
Before going into Jerusalem to be crucified, Jesus prayed on the Mount of Olives.  He asked his disciples to pray as well.  When Jesus had finished his own lengthy prayer, he returned to find all of his disciples sleeping.  He told them to awake.

We often are guilty of “sleeping” before our God, not being aware of His presence, of the miracles that occur around us, of how He may be wanting to speak to us in our everyday activities.  We need to be awake to these miracles, these whispers, these opportunities.  Throughout our days, we can enhance our own “awareness” by asking, “What is God trying to show me here, what might God be saying to me now?”  We can even do this in times of hardship.  God wants us to hear Him, even at times of suffering.  Be awake for His voice, His presence, His love.

Beer Run Workout this Thursday at Asylum PM.  We will go out for beer together at Abridged Beer Company after the workout.