F3 Knoxville


THE SCENE: Clear skies with temperature of about 39˚F

SSH x 15, Windmill x 7 (4CT), Baby arm circles (forward & reverse) x 10(IC), Tempo squat x 7, merkins 7 (4CT), cherry picker X 5 (4CT)

1/2 mile Indian run

At soccer field (REPEAT 3 times):

  • Indian bear-crawl along long side of soccer field (audible length to avoid exhaustion).
  • Mosey across short side
  • 5 burpees at corner, mosey to midfield then 5 CDD, mosey to other corner then 5 merkins
  • Mosey along short side, repeat.

11s on the hill

  • Bottom: Imperial walkers (4CT)
  • Top: box cutters

Mosey to 2nd soccer field. Dora 1-2-3 inspired rep. with battle buddy running to midfield and doing 1 burpee

  • 100 Bobby Hurleys
  • 100 Lunges (2CT)
  • 300 Flutter kicks (single CT)

Run back to AO with a minute to spare for one Guantanamo round

11 HIMs got stronger together (1 FNG)

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Two are better than one,
    because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down,
    one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
    and has no one to help them up.
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
    But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered,
    two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

A reflection on my 1st year in F3. I’ve become stronger physically but more so mentally. Through the good days and the bad days it is important to surround yourself with people who will push you to get better, will be honest with you and will encourage you. Let us strive to be such people for others as well.
Potentially we had the longest Indian run of all time


THE SCENE: 54 and overcast

SSH x 35
BBQ Squats x 10
Baby Arm circles forward x 12
Baby Arm circles backward x 12

3 laps – Lap Starts at Blocks run to around ball fields the long way up cardiac then back down to block pile. Bear crawl at second turn of cardiac
Stop 1 – Squat Thrusts
Lap 1 x 10
Lap 2 x 10
Lap 3 x 15
Stop 2 – Big Boys
Lap 1 x 10
Lap 2 x 10
Lap 3 x 15
Stop 3 – Hand Release Mericans
Lap 1 x 10
Lap 2 x 10
Lap 3 x 15
Stop 4 – Man Makers
Lap 1 x 10
Lap 2 x 10
Lap 3 x 15

35 Burpees

5 x 20 Captain Thors

Self Control – It’s not just about saying no to the big things.

Hardship Hill and Rusty’s Chili benefit

Cherry Popped (VQ)

THE SCENE: Great 50 degree weather. Dry


25 x SSH and 8 x Cherry Pickers
Six stations. When finished with one run to the next. Repeat until time is up. Ran close to 3 miles

  • 10 Burpees
  • 25 Tri-dips
  • Cone to cone bear crawl merkins
  • 15 Bobby Hurleys
  • 15 Carolina dry docks
  • 10 Box cutters

Burpees. Run to to station 2 for tri-dips. Back to AO for more burpees and then BBS.
14 HIMS out at The Dog Pound. Junk, Mayberry, Gibbler, Scooter, Bartman, Tweet-E, Bowflex, Tank, I-Beam, Pepper, Snitch, Abacus, Detention, Toe Box

You are either growing or dying. Stepping outside your comfort zone is key to discovering your passion, accomplishing your goals and finding happiness. Start with small steps to get out of your comfort zone to keep growing. “One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.” Abraham Maslow

Thanks for the encouragement through my first Q. Felt good to get it out of the way.


THE SCENE:  50 degrees, down-pour, and flooding.

All IC: SSH, Tennessee Rocking Chair, Squat Failure to Launch (like our careers), Merkin Failure to Launch, Parking Lot Mosey Lap


11s at trash can hill: CDDs at bottom + Squat Jumps at top……..Mosey to MRSA breeding ground zero (soccer field).

3 rounds of: Merkin Exercise at one end (x20), sprint to mid-field, 5 Double Burpees, Lunge rest of way to opposite end, Squat Jumps (x20), (PAX then switch to Reverse Gear), Bernie back to mid-field, 5 Double Burpees, Backward Lunge to Start. Repeat. (Ends Included Merkins, Squat Jumps, Diamond Merkins, Wide Merkins)……..Mosey to concrete bleachers.

7’s: Incline Merkins at bottom, Derkins at top. **Sick Twist: on way up- Jump and do 10 Calve Raises each stair……..Mosey to Playground Hill.

AMRAP: At bottom of hill: 20 Monkey Humpers, 20 4ct MCs, run to top of hill. At top: 20 Pull Ups, 20 BBSs, run back down hill. (did 3 or 4 rounds)………… Only one way back to AO – Mosey through the newly created lake (thigh high water) all the way back to AO.  Keep those knees up to maximize splash! (Junk was almost giddy about this part – thank you for your enthusiasm, brother!)

One minute of Burpees. Out of time.

9 Strong
2 practical techniques to battle sinful thoughts when they enter the mind: 1) focus on the cross – the ultimate price that was paid for you. This helps supply the motivation to dedicate our mind, bodies, actions and words to Him. We are not our own, we were bought with a price!  2) Rest in the absolute conviction that His ways are infinitely BETTER than ours. We see this proven time and time again throughout the Bible and history.
These guys were awesome today. Very proud of this crew! Thank you for allowing me to serve you this morning!

Deck of Chaos

43 and clear but wet

F3 Welcome & Disclaimer

SSH 4ct x30 IC
Tempo Squats 4ct x15 IC
Tempo Merkins 4ct x15 IC
Imperial Squat Walkers 4xt x15 IC

Line up on curb for the following…
Rocky Balbos x20 IC
BAC Fwd x10 IC
BAC Bkwd x10 IC
Rocky Balbos x20 IC

Line up on the curb.

Deck of Chaos
The deck of cards determines our destiny!
For all suits with a card value of 2-6 = Suicides based on the value of the card.

  • Example: draw a number 4 card (4wo Cone touches): Run to Cone 1, back to Start, run to Cone 2 and back to start. run to Cone 3, back to Start, run to Cone 4, back to start. Done.

For the rest of the deck, perform the number of reps based on the value of the card according to the list below:

  • Face Cards = 15 reps
  • Ace = 21 reps
  • Jokers = run to the top of the hill and back to the curb.

The exercises are as follows:

  • Hearts: Burpees
  • Spades: 4c Squats
  • Clubs: 4ct Flutter Kicks
  • Diamonds: 4ct Merkins

We were just 6 cards shy of finishing the deck, that’s my bad.  Next time will probably stick with single count rather than 4ct on the exercises (except for Flutter Kicks).  That should put the PAX right where we need to be to finish the whole deck

Number off and Name-O-Rama – 30 PAX including 1 FNG – Zillow

Grit – Grind – Grace

For me, they sum up the mindset a HIM needs to wake with each morning to make sure he takes his DRP and gets better.

  • GRIT – Defined as “courage and resolve; strength of character”, this is the mindset a HIM has to have if he is going to have the impact on the world that he longs for.  Everything starts in the mind.  There will always be 10 reasons to not do what is good and right…GRIT finds that one reason to press forward and makes it happen.
  • GRIND – This is where we do the work to get better.  Where we put GRIT to work.  It’s not enough to think about, we need to get dirty.  It’s not easy, it’s not supposed to be.  The challenge is what fuels growth.  Whether it is physical, mental, relational or spiritual if we are going to get better we MUST put in the work.  The GRIND is where a HIM applies his GRIT to get better and makes his world better for others.
  • GRACE – This final point reminds us that none of us are perfect, that we all need outside help.  No man reaches his full potential alone, no one.  The very life we live is a grace.  No greater display of grace in all of history than Christ on the cross.  The key for a HIMs is to see the GRACE that surrounds him and draw strength from it and then be an agent of grace in the lives of those around him.  GRACE fuels humility, teachability and flexibility, three key attributes of very good leader.  Today we got through by ensuring that the man on our left and right got through.  The Fellowship of Suffering is a extreme grace in our lives that hones us to be the best we can be.  As we both receive and extend grace in every area of life we mature into men of impact.

Every day this week we have an opportunity to exercise GRIT, GRIND and GRACE.  The thing is, no one can force it upon you.  You have to choose it, commit to it and then see it done.  So let’s do this.

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