F3 Knoxville

eight counts with a rock

THE SCENE: 41* – a little cooler than lately but clear and no wind.  Perfect weather.  Amazon and Abort Co-Q shooting from the hip.

BAC Forward x10 IC
BAC Reverse x10 IC
Moroccan night club x15 IC
Tempo squats x10 IC
8-ct bodybuilder x5 IC
SSH x15 IC
Mosey out of start point in the direction of the amphitheater, running through it (not uphill and around for some reason…) and across Cumberland Ave, stopping on the bridge.  Everyone down for some early ab work, flutter kicks x25 IC and American hammers x20 IC.  Back up and continue mosey to parking lot of Church Street United Methodist Church.  Everyone grab a rock and get ready to roll.

  • 8 count body builders (OH press rock going up) x10
  • Curls (for the girls) x10
  • Squat thrusters x10
  • Sit ups with rock pressed x10

After each round of PT, place rock on ground and run up the hill to the Church, high five the church, and return to rocks.  Repeat for 3 rounds total.  Quick 10 count and change up exercises, same routine.  Go through 4 exercises of PT, drop rock and run to the church and return.  Three rounds of second set as well.

  • Rock overhead squats x10
  • OH tricep extension x10
  • American hammers (left right 1) x10
  • Front lateral shoulder lift x10

Recover, replace rocks in pile and mosey in the direction of the Big Ball. Quick repeat of Dead Hang Dora.  Pair up, one man dead hangs from the beams of the Big Ball, while the other man knocks out merkins.  When the partner drops, they swap and cumulatively knock out 150 merkins.  This sucks BTW.  Recover and mosey back to start point.

All done in succession with no rest, because Abort is a jerk:
Box cutters x10
Edward scissor legs x15
Flutter kicks x20
13 Strong, including some faces that haven’t been seen in a bit: Operation, The Voice, Cowbell, Swanson, 2×2, G6, Duggar, Petey, Rousey, Quarantine, Misfire, Amazon, Abort
Operation and Misfire spoke about consistency.  One quote Operation shared was “Don’t choose what you do well, choose what you do consistently.”  He may correct me on that, but it was the idea.  Great word to think about.  We were also fortunate to have Misfire, Soot’s father, speak about Soot’s recent deployment and how F3 was a positive thing to give consistency outside of the military and how we as men NEED that.

Also big thanks to Petey who picked up a card for us all to sign to send to Soot, great stuff there.


The Scene: 59 degrees, light wind…

F3 Intro and Disclaimer


SSH x 10

Imperial Walkers x 10

BBAC x 10

The Thang:


100 Burpees

200 LBC

300 Merkins (as partners finish help other groups finish)


10 Burpees

10 Burpees, 20 Squat Jumps

10 Burpees, 20 SJ, 30 Merkins

10 Burpees, 20 SJ, 30 Merkins, 40 Squats



LBC/Flutter Kicks


Dealer’s Choice- Marge/Homer, American Hammers, Change the Dial….

The Share (BOM):

FINISH was the word of the day and the topic. Finishing strong takes passion, desire, guts. The PAX was encouraged to finish strong this day, this month… and encouraged that we are not a “finished” product. God is not done with us!

George Brown

F3 Welcome & Disclaimer

The Scene: near perfect conditions – 55 degrees, overcast

The Thang:

5:30 COP – 7 min

  • Baby arm circles X 10 (forward/backward)
  • Imperial Squat Walker X 10
  • Merkins X 20
  • Partner up: Wheel barrow across parking lot, 10 merkins every 3rd parking space, trade places and repeat the other direction

Mosey to Field Office

  • 5 Burpees OYO (on your own)


Mosey to Soccer Fields “Doug Brown’s” (Doug Brown was an NCAA Champion, Olympic Team Member at legendary Tennessee T&F coach,. One of his favorite workouts was endless quarters. This is modeled after his coaching regimen) – 6 laps around a single soccer field, sprint the straight, perform an exercise as instructed on the corner, recovery jog to next corner, sprint the straight, perform an exercise on the corner, recovery jog to next corner. Rinse and repeat. Exercises vary on each lap:

  • Lap 1: Sprint the straight, 20 Lunges, jog to corner, Sprint the straight, 20 Merkins, jog
  • Lap 2: Sprint the straight, Bear crawl, jog to corner, Sprint the straight, 20 squat jumps, jog
  • Lap 3: Sprint the straight, jog, sprint the straight, jog
  • PAX waits for everyone to catch up while in plank position
  • Lap 4: Sprint the straight, 20 Merkins, jog to corner, Crab walk, jog
  • Lap 5: Sprint the straight, 20 Squat Jumps, jog to corner, 5 Burpees, jog
  • PAX waits for everyone to catch up while in plank position
  • LAP 6: Sprint the straight, jog to corner, sprint the straight, jog

Mosey to Field Office

  • 5 Burpees OYO

Mosey to Pavilion – rotate with battle buddy

  • One man on endless dips, while the other does 10 pull ups, rotate

Mosey to AO for abs

  • Hello dollies X 20
  • Bicycles X 50
  • American Hammer on the 4 count: X 5


Matthew 4:19-20

Walking along the beach of Lake Galilee, Jesus saw two brothers: Simon (later called Peter) and Andrew. They were fishing, throwing their nets into the lake. It was their regular work. Jesus said to them, “Come with me. I’ll make a new kind of fisherman out of you. I’ll show you how to catch men and women instead of perch and bass.” They didn’t ask questions, but simply dropped their nets and followed.

The call to follow Jesus is a call to transformation. He does not leave us as He finds us. He leaves no area of our lives untouched: family relationships, friendships, our perspective on life, work, leadership and the world in which we live, all are fair game. Jesus doesn’t come to justify our current lives, He comes to call us to real life. Are you ready to trade in your life to find real life? Are you ready to follow Him?

One of the things that resonates with me, about F3, is the way I’ve been transformed by it – it creates more productivity in my day, encourages me, pushes me to be a leader and team player. Praying that we would all choose to lead where necessary in our lives, and follow as necessary.


40 degrees and clear

Welcome and Disclaimer

Squats ICx20
Side saddle hops ICx20
Bobby Hurleys OYOx10
Forward arm circles ICx10
Reverse arm circles ICx10

Lakeshore Tour
Mosey to Cardiac Hill

Burpees OYOx10

Mosey to top of Cardiac Hill

Burpees OYOx10
Merkins ICx10

Mosey to the Greenway

Burpees OYOx10
Merkins ICx10

Mosey to park entrance

Burpees OYOx10
Merkins ICx10
Mountain climbers ICx20

Mosey for two laps up and down the Veterans cemetery driveway…back across the street to the entrance of Lakeshore…

Plank-O-Rama (Cap’n Crunch)

Mosey to the upper parking lot.

Burpees OYOx10
Merkins ICx10
Mountain climbers ICx20
Carolina Dry Docks ICx10

Mosey back to the AO…

Dealer’s Choice
Imperial Walkers ICx15 (P-nut)
Hello Dolly ICx15 (P-nut)
Boat/Canoe (Zygote)
Flutter kicks (Cat Gut)

Closed out with an ATM sequence (Cap’n Crunch)

Number off and Name-O-Rama
25 brave souls, including 1 FNG (Tuck).

P-nut reminded everyone of the business that surrounds them in everyday life. Work, stress, hurt and worldly pursuits can distract us from our purpose. We need to elevate our thinking and focus on Christ to help us become better men. Get out of the world and into Jesus.  P-nut prayed us out.

Lots of spirited mumblechatter on this unseasonably chilly May morning. Good vibes from good men.


60 Seconds…

64 and clear

Welcome & Disclaimer


  • SSH x30 (IC)
  • Dive Bombers x15 (IC)
  • Toy Soldiers x15 (IC)
  • Arm Circles Forward x10 (IC)
  • Arm Circles Backward x10 (IC)
  • Imperial Walkers x15 (IC)
  • Run the parking lot x2

Mosey to the paver pile and grab two coupons. Then mosey back to the parking lot and line up on the curb near the hill.

We will have 6, 1 minute rounds in a pyramid (R1 = 1min, R2 = 2min, … , R6 = 6min). Between rounds do suicide sprints across the parking lot (run to 1st cone, run back to start, run to 2nd cone run back to start, run to far curb and back to start)

  • Round 1 – Flyes
  • Round 2 – Flyes, Prisoner Squats
  • Round 3 – Flyes, Prisoner Squats, Curls
  • Round 4 – Flyes, Prisoner Squats, Curls, Mountain Climbers
  • Round 5 – Flyes, Prisoner Squats, Curls, Mountain Climbers, Arnold Presses
  • Round 6 – Flyes, Prisoner Squats, Curls, Mountain Climbers, Arnold Presses, Reverse Lunges

Circle up for abs

Captain Thors – x8 (IC)

Number off and Name-O-Rama (1 FNG – Uncle Rico)

The opposite of manhood isn’t womanhood, it’s boyhood (1 Corinthians 10:11 – When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.).  The difference between manhood and boyhood is not a sense of fun and zest for life, it’s maturity.  We don’t want to loose the joy of living, but the world…our loved ones…NEED us to be men.  The need us to reject passivity, accept responsibility, lead courageously, expect a greater reward…God’s reward.  Each morning at F3 we come together to get better physically, mentally and spiritually in the context of other men.  Men teach us how to be better men, so keep coming and keep giving!

The Knoxville PAX loves to kick off the week with a bang!  Monday’s are usually well attended and this morning was no different.  Everyone showed up ready to get better.  It was a great morning…I would expect nothing less.  AYE!!

Strength and Honor,
Cap’n Crunch