F3 Knoxville


THE SCENE: 65 and cool

  • Cherry Pickers 6
  • SSH 21
  • baby arm circles
    • forward 21
    • backwards 21
  • Overhead claps 21

Mosey to the parking lot

  • 5 burpees at the first light pole
  • 10 squats at the next light pole
  • Mosey to the lower stairway
  • 21’s merkins and squats your choice.
  • 1 at the bottom and 20 up at the rock
    • then 2 at bottom and 19 at tome etc
  • We had to stopp for time and mosey back to AO


  • Flutter kicks
  • Spiderman’s merkins


8 HIM’s
Thankful for all the men in F3 that push me and make me a better man. Iron sharpens Iron and that has been true for me over the past few months. I wouldn’t be faithfully working out like I am if I didn’t have you men helping and holding me accountable to working out! Thankful for F3!

Hang in There

THE SCENE: Drizzly

  • SSH IC x 20
  • Windmill (4ct) IC x 10
  • Imperial Walker (4ct) IC x 15
  • Merkins (4ct) IC x 10
  • DogPound Classic – Cherry Picker IC x 5 <- On a 4 ct

Grab a CMU

  • Mosey to the “Boat”
    • COLT 45’s
  • Mosey to base of Matterhorn
    • 20 Tri-cep extensions/20 Merkins on the block
  • Mosey to the Pav-a-Lon
    • COVID caution Partner Workout “Hang in there”
      • EMOM Work out
      • Partner A – 5 Burpees/5 Thrusters w/ personal CMU
      • Partner B – Hangs from the rafters
      • Switch every minute for 16 minutes
      • Modified a couple of rounds to 7 & 7, then 10 Thrusters/5 Burpees & and then to plank w/ feet on the block instead of hangs
  • Mosey to base of Matterhorn
    • 20 Merkins on Block
  • Mosey back to AO


  • Heel Tap Mountain Climbers OYO x 25
  • Merkins OYO x 10



Work has been thrust into hyper drive lately and has taken a considerable amount of energy to manage. It’s a great reminder of how easy it is to allow work to become the center of our Concentrica. It will push out God, our M, our 2.0’s and our friends if we allow it to. An after thought I had is that we will never be in perfect balance all of the time. There will certainly be times that one thing or another will require a significant amount more of our time and attention. We just have to recognize it and realign ourselves with our most important relationships first.

Good turn out today, Betty was visiting from JUCO & Gibbler was drifting through sporting a new “COVID-Goatee” while making his rounds as per usual. Junk came in clutch with the Co-Q to keep it fresh. Noted: WaxJob doesn’t like rain jackets.

Murph Challenge on Memorial Day 6a — Check email for Tennessee Convergence, National Convergence, etc

COVID by the Cove

THE SCENE: 40s and clear. Atypical May morning. Isn’t that funny? Simply adding or removing a space completely reverses the meaning of that sentence….

SSH x20 IC
Cherry Pickers x5 IC
Rockettes x15 IC
Hammy Crampers x10 IC each leg
Monkey Humpers 4ct x20 IC
LBAC x 20 each way
OHC x 20

Grab a CMU and head to the bottom of the Matterhorn

COVID-19 workout – 19 reps of each:
Curls (4ct)
OHP (one arm, 19 each)
Iron Mikes
Decline merkins

Of course, COVID-19 leads to Respiratory Distress:
AYG to the top of Matterhorn.
30s stargazer OYO, then plank for the 6.

Return to the bottom of the hill, R&R

Mosey back to AO, curls and OHP on the way.
4-ct crunches IC x25
Flutter Kicks IC x25
Side Crunch IC x15 each side

<10 plus a couple spares.... CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM:
Urban legend says it takes 21 days to form a habit. Of course, this is an overgeneralization, but… Lockdown was more than 21 days. What habits did you form? Maybe some good, maybe some bad… Step back and evaluate. As things loosen up over the coming days/weeks, make the effort to keep the good and do away with the bad!
One of my bad habits was not working out… That second trip up the matterhorn this morning was a painful reminder of that.
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

Walk Softly and Carry a Big CMU

THE SCENE: Mid fiddies and overcast

  • 10 x tempo merkins
  • 15 x overhead claps
  • 15 x Imperial Walkers
  • 20 x Mountain Climbers

Grab CMUs and mosey to skate park. 100 reps of each exercise, mosey to the Golden Gate and back between exercises.

  • Curls
  • Squats
  • OH Press
  • Step-ups
  • Dips
  • Calf raise
  • Carolina Dry Docks


Cash out at the ATM


There is a whole lot of uncertainty floating around in the news and it’s creating a whole lot of fear. We can’t see the future nor can we influence things like pandemic illness. We can, however, wake up every day and be a leader. We can lead our family, our friends, and our peers with a calm, steadfast discipline. Focus on the items you can control, and the rest will work itself out.
It was great to see Gus and A-di-das make appearances today!
Hardship Hill and several convergances are upcoming, get involved if you want to participate!

Positive or Negative

THE SCENE: Insert info about the weather, etc.

Insert information about the warmup.
Start with a mosey to the pull up bars.

Randomly assigned:

Roll the dice- odd number go down the hill and do exercise, even go up the hill and do exercise. Number represents rep qty. always do 5 pull ups before you roll dice. If you roll doubles go back and do 5 more pull ups before running off. Exercises are:

  • merkins
  • iron mikes 4-ct
  • wide Merkins
  • lunges-per leg
  • diamond Merkins
  • squat jumps
  • shoulder tap Merkins

Told what to do:

Mosey around the corner to the sign and do 10 of  all of the above exercises.

Choose what you want to do:

Mosey to bottom steps . 3 exercises of your choice qty of 10.

MID WORKOUT MINI BOM: The three sections of the work out were parallels with our lives. The first section was Chance, when things happen in our lives without our control or anyone else’s. Although I don’t believe in Chance, God is always in control, it’s not necessarily something we see coming or can plan for. We can either take it positively or negatively. We can either work hard at work were dealt with or we can complain and break down because we are not in control. The second area was being directed or told what to do. Many of us have issues with this as we are brought up to be leaders and sometimes following orders is difficult. We can either take it and do what we’re supposed to do or moan and groan and say I would do it this way instead. The third area was our own choices. Where we are  able to dictate what we do in our lives. We can either live our lives in a positive manner we can live our lives in a negative manner. For all three of these scenarios, we need to ask ourselves what are we trying to accomplish. Are we going to be a blockade, or are we going to be a driver. And that’s all Tank has to say about that.

La-z-Boy takes over as Tank had to take his momma to the airport.

 Crawlbear up the stairs going towards the Rock, Rocky Balboa’s at the top, 25 OYO Merkins, 25 OYO Squats

mosey to AO


no time for any of that drama

12 pax
La-z-boy shared a great blog about the 43 best Jocko quotes. We will add it to the weekly email next week.

43 Bad-Ass Jocko Willink Quotes That Will Pump You Up

Good work in the rain today. Pull up bars a awesome!!!!