F3 Knoxville

Agility and What Not

THE SCENE: 70ish

  • Phelps/Little this&that
  • Cherry Pickers x10 IC
  • Various Leg stretches
  • TN Rocking Chair x10 IC
  • 50% Mosey across lot
  • 100% Sprint across lot


  • One side of grinder – 5 Burpees, 10 BBS, 20 Dancing Bears
  • Run through chalk ladder
  • Sprint to first cone, karaoke, over to next, sprint up to next cone, karaoke back across
  • High knees up to first light pole
  • Sprint it out to the end
  • At other side of grinder – 5 pullups, 10 Merkins, 20 Step ups


  • 4 corners – start with 4 reps and increase by 2 each time around
  • Ranger merkins, Box cutters, Dry docks, Bobby Hurley


  • Guantanamo
  • Captain Thor (up to 5)

24 came out to get better! 2 FNG’s – Overnight and Gecko. Welcome!
Lately I’ve been trying to focus on my mental strength. There’s a difference between your body giving up and your mind giving up. Push yourself, learn the difference. This applies to not only our exercising, but to our daily lives. Its much easier to give up than it is to focus and push through a difficult situation. Work on your mental strength, push yourself.

“When someone tells me no, it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.”

“Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it.”

“We love being mentally strong, but we hate situations that allow us to put our mental strength to good use.”

“Attitude is 100% under your control.”

“If your mindset is defeated, the results will be the same no matter how often you put up a physical fight.”

F3 Olympics coming up in November


THE SCENE: Pre-Hurricanish  Approx. 72 F


SSH X 15

Arm Circles Front/Back X 10 each

Cherry Pickers X 10

Mosey to Mt. Krumpet

At Mt. Krumpet

At the base – 5 Bur-bees, 20 Merkins, 20 BB setups

Sprint to top of Krumpet, Jog back

5 Bur-bees, 20 Merkins, 20 BB setups

Bernie to top of Krumpet, Jog back

5 Bur-bees, 20 Merkins, 20 BB setups

Bear Crawl to top of Krumpet, Jog back

Mosey to Grinder and divide into 3 teams

Sprint to Station #1

10 pullups

20 Decline Merkins

20 Box Jumps

Sprint to Station #2

20 CMU Curls

20 CMU Presses

20 CMU Goblet Squats

Sprint to Station #3         5

20 inclined Merkins

20 Step ups each leg

20 Dips

Repeat circuit and if a team catches any group on station they do Bur-bees until that team is done.


Flutter kicks X 15

Box Cutters X 15

18 Strong one FNG, AO is growing!


Six Ethics of Life

  • Before you Pray – Believe

It means not lose sight of the true meaning of worship and prayer.  To many people treat church as a form of entertainment not a means to improve one’s faith and relationship with God.

  • Before you Speak – Listen

To me it is especially important to listen, especially when the conversation is confrontational.  Try to listen to the issue before allowing emotion to take over.

  • Before you Spend – Earn

Avoid burdensome dept or burrowing from others if possible. For me this is not leaving beyond your means.

  • Before you Write – Think

Never write anything you wouldn’t want your mother to read.  Be careful with what you say on social media. Things never go away.

  • Before you Quit – Try

I think we have all got this one.  We wouldn’t be here if we didn’t.

  • Before you Die – Live

Don’t forget to spend time with your friends, family, take time to doing things you enjoy!

HIIT Me Baby One More Time

THE SCENE: IDK, 70’s and pleasant



Suicide with burpee at each cone on hill before each round

5 rounds 30 seconds on, 10 seconds off

  • CMU OH press
  • Mtn climbers
  • Plank
  • CMU Goblet squat
  • Box jumps
  • Wall sit
  • CMU chest press
  • Hand release merkins
  • Low wide plank
  • CMU hammer
  • Single leg climbers alt every 5
  • Touch the sky


Bear crawl suicide with merkin at each cone on hill
9 Men, including Steer who I couldn’t find a tag for.


Formula for Living:

Live beneath your means

Return everything you borrow

Stop blaming other people

Admit it when you make a mistake

Give clothes not worn to charity

Do something nice and try not to get caught

Listen more; talk less

Every day take a 30 min walk

Strive for excellence, not perfection

Be on time, don’t make excuses

Don’t argue, get organized

Be kind to unkind people

Let someone cut ahead of you in line

Take time to be alone

Cultivate good manners

Be humble

Realize and accept life isn’t fair

Know when to keep your mouth shut

Go an entire day without criticizing anyone

Learn from the past, plan for the future

Live in the present

Don’t sweat the small stuff

It’s all small stuff


9s and 11s

THE SCENE: Most excellent 67 n clear

Ssh x20 ic

plank x10 ic

squats x10 ic

mr spectacular x3 oyo

Superman opposite appendage raises x10 ic
In honor of 9/11 we did 9s and 11s!

  • 9s , one side of the grinder burpees, run to the other and do Superman appendages, just like 11s but 9s. 8 burps , 1 SP… 7 burps -2 sP…. you get it …
  • 11s,
  • 10 cones to suicide and 1 mr spectacular, 9 suicides , 2 mr spectacular until you end up with 1 cone suicide and 10 mr spectacular….
  • since we are Americans, we added 20 AMERICAN HAMMERS , each time we finished a full suicide

LBCx20 ic

lazy boys for 1 minute
18 hims including Tank in a business suit !

You haven’t tested your limits unless your try something you can’t do. Go out and try it, whatever it may be.

The best day is today 

Because yesterday is gone and tomorrow is not guaranteed

Above were quoted by LAZ , the guy that puts on the Barkley marathon
Yep, I got a little emotional this morning when reading the quoted above, why? Well, just thinking about living life to its fullest and taking advantage of the present. Several men deal with some pretty heavy stuff right now , Bumblebee being one of those men . Though I don’t know him , really at all, I still think about him and his family as well as other men and their families. I pray and wish the best for ALL and hope we can all live it up, have no regrets, and reject passivity !
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

“Farmers Don’t Carry…”

THE SCENE: 70 and 100% Blessed

SSH (ICx16)
Windmills (ICx15)
Burpees (OYOx5)

Indian Run Mosey (w/3 CMUs) to the Educator…

2 Rounds:

  • Incline Iron Boys (OYOx10
  • Run Up Hill, Jog Down, Bernie Up Hill
  • Pickle Pounders (4CTx10)
  • Jog Down Hill


P1 – 250yd Farmer Carry (CMU Each Hand)

P2 – Mountain Climbers w/twist (4CTx10)
Run 3 Parking Lines; Bernie Back 2
8th Line – Imperial Squat Walkers (4CTx10)
Continue Running 3 and Bernie Back 2
16th Line – American Hammers (4CTx10)
Bear Crawl Back to Start and Repeat if P1 Hasn’t Returned Yet

No Time for this Beauty Today
16 Men Including 1 FNG Dr. Bacon…..WELCOME!
Reminder to the PAX to have patience in and throughout our lives.  Work / Job Related, Family Related, Driving and with others in general….and even with God.
There is just something about seeing all the cars roll into the parking lot at 5:20am….the local neighborhood guys running out of the gloom and into the circle that puts a smile on my face and warms my heart!  Thank you all for making this AO a special place!
Kickball Tournament this weekend!