F3 Knoxville

Standing O for the Sunrise

THE SCENE: Typical July morning. Except it’s May.

SSH x33 IC
Cherry Pickers x6 IC
TN Rocking Chair x15 IC
Failure to Launch x8
Travoltas x10 IC each side
Mountain Parker x15 IC
Hindurkins x10 IC

Mosey to the hill by the boats for 7s:
Bottom of the hill: Diamond Merkins. Top: 4-ct Iron Mikes

Mosey to the opposite side of the loop
Grab a battle buddy for Broken Wheelbarrow – Partner holds only one leg.
10 yards, 5 merkins. 10 more yards, 5 more merkins.
Swap roles with battle buddy for the return trip.
R&R, this time with other leg.

Mosey around and up the hill to the Tavern.
Face the sunrise for 4-ct Overhead Claps x40 IC
Bear crawl back down the hill (including the stairs!)

Battle buddy up again for Dora style: 50 Merkins, 100 BBS, 150 Squats
Moving partner crab walk to the concrete, run back.

Mosey back toward the AO, pausing at the boats to line up for Blacksnake.

No time left today, unfortunately!
12 HIMs today… No FNGs.
We took in the beauty of this morning’s sunrise from the high point by the restaurant as we did our overhead claps. God as put beauty in the world all around us, both for our enjoyment and to point to Him. Take time today and look for that beauty, especially in places where you may not appreciate it every day. Really look into your wife’s eyes as she talks about her day. Marvel at the delicacy and tinyness of your baby’s toes as you change a diaper. Check out the rainbow swirls and patterns in the oily puddle of condensation runoff from your car A/C…

Just noticed yesterday that they’ve added FTLs on the Exicon… It’s F3 official!
Prayers for Britt, Jessie, and the Thacker family

No chains on me

THE SCENE: beautiful with a chance of pain

Imperial Walkers


2 poles forward one pole back complete the exercises at the pole you come back too.

  • 100 iron mikes
  • 90 LBCs
  • 80 Mtn climbers
  • 70 Merkins
  • 60 Squats
  • 50 Hellow dolly
  • 40 CDD
  • 30 Domo squato
  • 20 burpees
  • Repeat

While the PAX is running and doing exercises one man carries the chain around the island and back.
No time for her

No chains on me.

I listen to Christian rap music and I love it!  Lecrae, Trip Lee, Tadisha, NF, etc.  One artist has a line in his song that says “Because of Him, I’m so free I got no chains on me.”  Look at the chain we carried around it has two hooks, one end is attached to you and the other is attached to the sin, troubles and hardships we face on a daily basis.  Each link is a struggle, challenge, guilt, and we are carrying them with us.  When we have life in Jesus, he breaks our chains.  He saves us.  He cuts the anchor dragging us down and causes us to live with Him in love.

Some of you here may not know Him, may not be saved, or may not be walking with Him.  Talk to me, or one of the other men here about that.  And if you are saved you need to be out in the streets spreading the message of our Chainbreaker.

The PAX worked hard.

Fantastic Figure 8’s

THE SCENE: Shew, it’s sticky out there.

  • 5 burpees OYO
  • 10 Lunges (each leg, OYO, much to Mayberry’s dismay)
  • 15 Imperial Walkers (IC, for Mayberry)
  • 20 Squats IC (super slow, for the old people)
  • Little baby arm circles x 10 each direction

Mosey to the parking lot where a ~1,000 ft figure 8 course was laid out. The following exercises were performed throughout each lap:

  • 25 LBC’s (4 ct.)
  • 10 pistol squats (each leg)
  • 25 Hello Dolly (4 ct.)
  • 10 Oblique Crunches (each side)
  • Burpee broad jumps
  • Lunges
  • Bear Crawl
  • Stair climbs x 2
  • Gorilla Shuffle
  • Inchworm merkins
  • Crabwalks

La-Z-Boy lead through some more hello dollys, since we hadn’t had enough yet.

Be aware of who & what you spend your time on. I recently observed a man take a phone call during his daughter’s dance practice and act annoyed that the dance practice was interrupting his phone call. While there is a time and place to focus on work and to be diligent, there is also a time and place to be wholly present for our friends, family, etc.
Mayberry wore a weight vest (again) and still kicked our asses. That guy is a beast.
Don’t forget about F3 Convergence on Memorial Day. Also, a Murph workout at 9:00 a.m. organized by Abscess. Last, please sign up to Q! We are going to start trying to fill up the month’s schedule on the last week of the previous month. If you’re skeered, please reach out to a “veteran” Q or research the Q101 info on F3’s website. It’s not hard, it’s very rewarding, and everyone appreciates your efforts!

Hardship Hill part Deux

THE SCENE: Cool & Gloomy

  • SSH IC x 15
  • Merkins IC x 10
  • Cherry Pickers IC x 10
  • Squat IC x 10

Indian run to Matterhorn for an Elevated Escalator. Do one exercise, then do 1 & 2, then do 1, 2 & 3… After you do all the exercises in one circuit, remove the first one, then the 2nd until finished.

  • Hand Realease Burpees x 5
  • Iron Mike’s x 10
  • Skaters x 20
  • Squat Hops x 30
  • Star Jack’s x 40


  • MTN Climbers IC x 50
  • Flutter Kicks IC x 40
  • Box Cutters IC x 30 (Sparky)
  • Peter Parker’s IC x 20 sec (Tweet-E)
  • Squats OYO x 10
  • HR Burpees OYO x 5

    Doing physically hard things makes other hard things in life more obtainable.
    PAX worked hard today. We really struggled with forming the circle today, guess we need more practice.
    None at this time

A Moose what?

THE SCENE: 50s with shoooooooorrrt shorts

SSH x 15 IC

LBAC (Arm circles) Forward and Backward x 10 IC

Butt kickers and High Knees

30 sec OYO

Jabberin Jaw 30 sec



Teams of Two

W/ CMU Cycle AMRAP Squats, Curls, and Press while partner runs to end of the lot


At the end of the lot 20 merkins are done (then 18,16….)

Did some mary in there about halfway

Switched to BBS (NOT SQUATS) same as prior set

Some other baloney

CMUs put up and off to the tennis court


At this point, I had gone very far off my original plan, I said yes to the moment in the morning.


We proceeded to the exercises given by the PAX

Lunges, frog jumps, Tweet-Es exercise (EZ up?? get yo butt up without using your arms)

Hello Dollys at the very end with a lotttaaa eye contact

She was in there

There’s a reason that we a have a tendency to notice and give our attention to certain things. For example, when I walk into a room, I do not begin to count the ceiling tiles, or the notches in the picture frames. We ascribe value to things around us. That being said, if something matters, you ought to pay attention to that. When it comes to people that I value, I have a tendency to ignore, or very passively pay attention to them. My challenge is to be better at the little things such as eye contact, providing feedback, actually listening and remembering what is being discussed. If you are not doing these little things not only are you not demonstrating that you value the other person, but you’re not embodying the virtuous values (Forthrightness, Compassion/Love, Graciousness, Gratitude… etc.)


Put down the project and ask someone how their day was…. you may be surprised what you find.


Very Happy to be out there with you guys. Keep hustlin


Also, La-Z-Boy and Bartman are doing side bets before the workouts…. beware!