F3 Knoxville

That Skunk Was Ready For Us

THE SCENE: Kinda humid

SSH x 45. You can’t get anything past Catgut; he knew what was up.

15 Baby Arm Circles + 15 Overhead Claps + 15 Reverse Arm Circles


A lap and a half

CMUs felt abandoned after Tuesday’s CMU-free workout, so we gave them some love.

45 reps of anything Q could think of, followed by a little run, 2 burpees, and a Bernie back. Lots of sweating.

Mini-mosey to The Cloud, where we did 3 rounds of Box Baby Boxes, 15 reps each. Once again, Catgut knew what it all added up to.

Our unwelcome guest Jack Webb showed up again today.

3 rounds of 45 second wall sits. 15 PAX, 3 rounds…it all just kind of fell into place today. Must’ve been destiny.

We were headed to Cardiac when Eagle Eye Hands spotted our little striped friend waiting to ruin our week. Skunks do not keep us from Cardiac. We took a more scenic route. Up Cardiac just one time, and back to the AO.

Who has time for Mary when Jack Webb visits?
15 men and one uppity skunk.
For a man turning a year older, an excerpt from Wendell Berry: “Every day you have less reason not to give yourself away.”
Deep thanks to all the men of F3 for Qing us and for showing up every morning. What a great gift.
Maybe only young guys should take birthday Qs.

HHOCR warm up

THE SCENE: The Asylum, breezy and warm 71degrees

Took a mosey tour of the course
Pair I and do as many laps around course as possible until time is called.O do as many laps as possible in 45 minutes (took off a couple stations above for time)

#1 10 burpees
#2 Sprint up hill
#3 Mosey to the last benches and back
# 4 30 dry docks
#5 10 frog jumps
#6 squat walks (20 yards)
#7 20 shoulder taps merkins
#8 20 Lunges
#9 zig zag cone course
#10 Calf raises x30
#11 balance along curb run
#12 Bear crawl (20 yds)
#13 4 round the clock merkins

#14 5 clapping or hard release burpees

#15 20 box jumps
#16 Climb around rope obstacle
#17 5 inch worms
#18 20 rows on picnic tables
#19 CMU presses
#20 Side shuffle (30yds)

Flutters till everyone got back to AO., box cutters x26, planks with leg lifts, LBCs.

25 in attendance, rooney and mater there but not tagged in system
We talked about the Hardship Hill race and how it is important for us to serve our veterans and be a part of this great opportunity.

I gave an example of a African minister who was able to grow his church to huge numbers.  When American missionaries came to help they were astonished on how many people were coming to Christ through his church. They asked him how he was able to draw in so many people, he replied by saying that in America people study God‘s word and Bible studies at church and other areas, here they live in God’s word by serving others and people see that and want to be a part of a movement.  Then they study. We have it backwards here. We need to serve others and live for Christ not just study his Word.
This old man was paired up with a 16 yr old cross country athlete (Jenny) . Good motivation for me to keep going. I heard lots of encouragement this morning to others.

Earn the Stargazers!

THE SCENE: Started out clear and bright, but clouds and fog moved in to keep us cool.

SSH x25 IC
Cherry Pickers x8 IC
SSH x5 more just for Crawdad, who rolled up late…
Crabettes (Like Rockettes, but from crab position) x20 IC
Cossack Squats x20 IC
Mountain Climbers x10 IC
Walk toes forward as far as possible toward planche position for 10 more IC
Walk toes backward until abs are fully engaged, 10 more IC

Mosey toward the base of Everest, stopping about halfway for 15 Inchworm Merkins OYO

At the base of Everest, 10x Travoltas each side

Promised everyone 30s of Stargazers after an AYG charge up Everest. If you can breathe when you get there, you didn’t push hard enough…
30s count is OYO, then flutters until everyone has had their 30s.

Everyone grab a CMU-equivalent coupon (1 per person) and partner up.
Coupons go in a line about 10 yards away. Entire group goal is to move all coupons to a line about 70 yards away.
One partner runs to the nearest coupon, does 3 Burpee Broad Jumps with coupon to advance, then mosey back to switch with partner.
Stationary partner alternates between squats and crabettes after each trip.

Once all coupons are across the line, everyone grab one and mosey partway down Everest, line up across the hill for Tombstone Toss.
Everyone toss coupon as far up the hill as possible. Bunny hop to your coupon, pick it up, and continue hopping until you reach the furthest one. Once everyone has arrived at the furthest one, toss again.

When everyone has reached the top of the hill, put away coupons and 10 Hand Release Merkins OYO.

Mosey back toward the AO, stopping at the corner for a 30/30/30 of merkins, big boys, and squats.

Q noticed the big ol’ stone block monument thing just sitting there, so 10 Derkins on the block

Mary started out with 10ct Stargazers, just because I’m nice…
30x flutter kicks IC (with a small rest as Crawdad attempted to avoid being run over…)
15x slutter kicks IC
15x side crunch IC (each side)
4x Row Your Boat (caused a bit of a scene since traffic is kinda picking up in the park by this point)
Everyone had to hop up and allow a vehicle to exit the parking lot. This presented a great opportunity for some Monkey Humpers (x15 4ct IC)
10x Shoulder Tap Merkins
About 30s of OYO SSH to finish out the hour.

13 strong this morning, including one FNG – Snoopy (Terry Hill)
Ephesians tells us to love our wives as Christ loved the Church and gave himself for her. The thing that first comes to mind when you hear this is how He died for us. As men, we like to think, “Yeah, I’d die for my wife.” However, Christ gave himself fully, not just on the cross, but daily as he lived on earth. He walked dusty, excrement filled roads, lived day and night with 12 of the most annoying, bad listening, etc. guys you can imagine. Did everything that sucks with no thought for himself, poured his life into them. Through each day, look for opportunities to give yourself in those kinds of ways.
I forgot about the Saturday relocation to the upper parking lot… Much appreciation for Hawk running down and getting me before time to start the beatdown! I had a great time working out with the Asylum PAX this morning. F3 Knoxville is full of HIMs – I would encourage everyone to be promis-Q-ous and make your way around to as many AOs as you can. Don’t worry, you don’t have to do them all in a single week!
Sendoff this morning for Soot (Daniel Anders) at the Overlook. Heading off to be stationed in Colorado Springs.

Hungry Hippo was hot!

THE SCENE: Humid with a bit of humidity in the air


Set the standard for what’s to come

SSH x 20

Morracan night clubs x20

Froggie squats x10
Merkins x10
Iron mikesx10
Hillbillies x20
Madonna x10
Bodybuilder x10


  • Mosey to the pavalon for 11s box jumps and bench pull ups
  • Mosey the FIA pavalon for Rockettes in front of the ladies, bandwagon led us in cadence . Stellar job bruh!
  • Mosey to the new open field for Hungry Hippo!
  • With the game hungry hippo, lots of exercises and lots of hard work done. Hit me up for all the details if you want to do this workout. It’s a lot of fun !
  • Each team has 2 of their pax wheel barrow to grab one ball . Switch partners once you barrow back. Go until each team has 6 balls. Last 2 teams get the orange burpee balls
  • once all teams finish, each team performs said exercise written on their ball,
  • we did 2 rounds of hungry hippo .
  • it was hot!!
  • Mosey towards the Asylum for 7s of LBC at the top of little hill and reverse lbc at the bottom
  • running out of time , we stopped short and moseyed to where we were going to do bearway to heaven
  • no time for that so we beat crawled from the first come to the last cone
  • mosey back to the AO for Mary

Dolly x10

boxcutters x10

flutters x10

proton Parker’s x20
15 including one FNG from Colorado Springs aka Slash and F3 visitors from Jacksonville (Pom Pom ) and Trace from Bristol . Welcome !!
Memorial Day info and the sacrifices our our men and women made for our freedom !
During Hungry Hippo, one team only had 3 guys, clear disadvantage . They ended up w the burpee ball 2 times . The last time, I saw a bunch of guys willing to take the burpee ball from the loosing team , this sacrificing themselves for the other pax. Really made me proud to be a part of our pax. Little did they know, I knew it would turn out this way and was going to give the loosing pax the option to embrace the suck and do the burpees or give the burpees to another team . What happened ? The loosing team kept the ball and did the burpees! Well done men!
Special convergence , Monday for 21 gun salute . 5:30-630 . Be there!!!! It’s gonna be great!

Seek while he may be Found

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5 Burpees

10 Lunges each leg

15 Imperial Walkers

20 Mericans

25 Plack Jacks

30 Squats


PAX separates in the 4 corners of the parking lot. There was 1 exercise in each corner. When traveling East and West the PAX Bear Crawled to the next station. When traveling North and South the PAX crab walked to the next station. After the 4th station the PAX back peddled the hill.

1st Corner 10 Dive bombers

2nd Corner 20 180 Squat Jumps

3rd Corner 10 Burpees

4th Corner 20 Jumping lunges



5 Burpees

10 Lunges each leg

15 Imperial Walkers

20 Mericans

25 Plack Jacks

30 Squats

Mosey to the Playground parking lot and partner up for DORA: Pax 1 One began working on the exercise while Pax 2 ran a lap around the parking lot. Rinse and repeat until the reps were complete.

75 Mtn Climbers

100 Jump Squats

200 Hip Thrusters

Mosey back to the AO and circle up:

Boat Canoe

12 Double leg circles, clockwise, then counterclockwise

12 Single leg circles, rotate in, then rotate out.


1 Timothy 4:8 “ or while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.”

Make sure that you have a full spiritual tank to pour out to your family, neighbors and co workers. We are not designed to live this life in our own strength. Quickbooks revealed how he could recall exactly how many F3 workouts he did last year but was really convicted about how he has not pursued the Lord with even half the same vigor.

God desires relationship with us and that we might pursue him. We must give him time to have a relationship with him.

Isaiah 55:6 “Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near;