F3 Knoxville

Change of scenery helps

THE SCENE: 33 degrees and beautiful

Run in a circle and do hand claps, Merkins, rockettes, squats

mosey to the hockey rink with 1 CMU per 2 people.

Partner up. 1 does exercise while 2 does suicides to each line (5). At line do one burpee. Exercises are:

  • OH Press
  • curls
  • Swing clean and press
  • Tris
  • Rows

Mosey to side lot by road. Repeat but run to 3 cones for burpee suicides (50 yds long)

mosey to tennis courts, repeat with 3 suicide burpees

20 seconds of flutters
14 pax. No tag for ADIDAS but he was there killing it!

Does choosing to lose come naturally to us? No way! Most of us struggle. We love to win, and we go to great lengths to avoid second place.

Think about it:

  • The Miss America Pageant has gotten creative with second place; they call it “first runner-up.” We all know it’s a euphemism for second.
  • How about first in line for the throne? Read some history books and see what happens to that guy. Second in line takes him out.

For most of us, second place isn’t easy because it means we are second to someone who beat us. Biblical love—choosing to be second—isn’t the default setting for many of us.

Consider all the debate surrounding Ephesians 5:22, which has been translated, “Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you to do the Lord.” Did you know the word submit isn’t in the original Greek translation of Ephesians 5:22? It actually reads, “Wives, to your husbands as to the Lord.”

In fact, you have to back up a verse in the Greek in order to locate it. Ephesians 5:21 reads, “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.”

Husbands, submit to your wives. Wives, submit to your husbands out of reverence for Jesus.

What exactly does it mean to submit? Hupotasso is the Greek word. Upo means “under.” Taso means “place.” Its voice indicates a voluntary action. So quite literally, this passage explains how husbands and wives can voluntarily place themselves second inside their marriage.

It’s a different way. A powerful way. It’s the secret to make your marriage grow for a lifetime. Make yourself purposely second in your relationships.

Nice work today by the PAX. Not much mumble chatter but if they were like me, they were trying to catch their breath.
3rd F, veterans home donations

Simple, effective and together

THE SCENE: Cold, 33 degrees and clear

SSH, cobras, Merkins, squats

Mosey to the back lot for some Kraken

  • Merkins 20
  • Dry docks 30
  • LBCs 30
  • Burpees 15
  • Get ups 10 each side
  • Overhead claps w/ squat 20
  • crab toe touches (bear if needed) 30 total
  • Inch worms 15

after each exercise run around perimeter then to next exercise. After 1st round do two laps.

Take two  “breaks“ for four 50 yard sprints

Flutters, box cutters, cobras

12 pax includes 1 FNG “Stretch”

God forgives. We should also.  I gave an example of a television show my wife and I were watching about how a woman was able to forgive another woman for some very evil things that she did to her. How many times have we needed forgiveness from God and he immediately forgives us if we trust and ask through him. How selfish can it be for us to not forgive someone who hurts us.

Welcome FNG Stretch! Great work by the PAX this morning. I was definitely feeling tired this morning and honestly felt like sleeping in but I’m always glad I don’t.  The energy and fellowship kept me going.

3rd F this weekend. Forgot to mention Ski trip Feb 7th and Lunch tomorrow at Bearden field house

Driftwood VQ – Catchin the Tail

THE SCENE: 33F and calm, dark and overcast – not as cold as yesterday!


Also included Tony Cozy (A-di-das) but he is not registered on site

  1. SSH (Side-Straddle-Hop) 15×3 in cadence
    • 1 Burpee on your own
  2. Imperial Walkers 15X3 in cadence
    • 2 Burpee on your own
  3. Cherry Pickers 5×3 in cadence
    • 3 Burpee on your own
  4. Baby Arm Circle 15×3 in cadence forward and backwards
    • 4 Burpee on your own
  5. 15 Air squats 15×3 in cadence
    • 5 Burpee on your own


[PAX mosey’s to stop sign at parking lot split] (0.18 miles)

  1. 15’s at stop sign 3X each exercise
    • 5 Burpee on your own
    • 5 air squat on your own
    • 5 Merkin on your own

[Pax mosey to parking lot and split into teams of 3-4 people] (0.13 miles)

  1. Catch the tail – 4 loops (0.56 miles) – run circle of outside parking spaces at Lakeside parking lot
  2. Parking lot 4 corners X 3 times Double row parking with handicap (0.21 miles)
    1. Corner 1 start
      • 15 shoulder taps (both shoulders =1)
      • 20 big boy sit up
    2. Bear Crawl to Corner 2
      • 15 hand release merkins
      • 20 hello dollies
    3. Sprint to corner 3 – full speed give it everything
      • 20 Overhead press
      • 10 squat jumps
    4. Lunge to Corner 4
      • 15 side crunches left
      • 15 side crunches right
    5. Sprint to Corner 1
  3. Mosey to grass hill – directly across from restaurant facing house X 3 times 120 length of grass (0.13 mi)
    1. 15 Dry docks using curb at top of grass hill
      • Run down the hill
    2. 15 Star jack at bottom
      • Bear Crawl to top
    3. Pax return to AO (0.23 miles)
    4. Suicides in tennis court
      1. Suicide 1 (down and back)
        • 15 big boy sit ups
      2. Suicide 2 (down and back)
        • 15 side crunch left and 15 side crunch right
      3. Suicide 3 (down and back)

ABSCESS – 10 Merkins OYO



Positive Thinking / Positivity is a current leadership trend and buzz word.  If you take it serious and not as Pollyanna (“an excessively or blindly optimistic person”) there are great habits and leadership skills that can be learned. Don’t just be positive, when life is easy. If you stay positive when life is hard it’s not Pollyanna. It’s about trusting God, overcoming obstacles, finding a way forward, and believing the best is yet to come!  Many COT’s provided by F3 HIM’s will give you fuel to stay positive.  The one thing that has really helped me to create a positive environment with my family is to Pray Continuously – what that means is that when you know it is about to erupt – stop for 2 seconds and say a prayer – pray for words, humility, and patience, it works – I always wondered how to Pray Continuously and by starting when I knew things might erupt I learned.

I encourage you (this means it’s really for me!) to take a 23 day challenge up to Christmas (this is practice for the Woodshack eating challenge), you don’t have to commit to eating better just try to do one “Positive” thing for the next 23 days … Truly Spread the Spirit of Christmas, Smile first, say thank you more, open the door for everyone, choose faith and not fear – Pray Continuously.

Special thanks to Mr Jinky for getting me into F3 (it took persistence, but I am forever grateful) and Abscess the “fake gloomers” that got me hooked on F3 and for coming all the way out to the Dog Pound (my AO home) in the early morning hours.  Only true friends/HIMs do this for their fellow brother.

Also, special thanks for La-Z-Boy for putting on the Q101 a few weeks ago, that was an EH for me to step up to the Q plate.  For those that have not Q’d yet, do it sooner rather then later, you’ll be glad you did.  And don’t worry you won’t remember most of the work-out, you will only remember the great support of F3 HIM!

3rd F convergence at the Truck Stop – Saturday at 7AM Workout followed by 3rd F at Two Rivers Church

21’s & stuff

THE SCENE: Relatively Warm for the Day

I washed my Weinke

  • 3 to a Group
  • Partner A/B are doing workout routine while Partner C does travelling exercise
  • Again, washed my Weinke
  • There were some Merkins, Broadjumps, American Hammers
  • Then I ran short on exercises so we did Sprints and 21’s



Be ready for the unexpected Temptation



THE SCENE:  A little past chilly

  • 10 Penalty Burpees (My Bad)
  • SSH IC x 25
  • Windmill IC x 15
  • BA Cir IC x 10
  • Tempo Merkins IC x 10
  • Little bit of this & that
  • Cherry Picker (DP Style) IC x 5


  • Mosey to the bottom of Plymouth Rock
  • 6:06 AMRAP
  • 16 Turkish Get ups Run to “The Rock” 20 Merkins
  • (It took the Mayflower 66 days to sail to Plymouth Rock in 1620)
  • Mosey around the island to bottom of the steps
  • Battle Buddy up for Dora Style –Partner A does Exercise/Partner B runs to Rock–switch
  • 53 single reps of the Following Exercises (53 – is the number of Pilgrims at the first Thanksgiving)
  • CDD
  • Merkins
  • Bobby Hurley’s
  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • 90 single reps of the following exercises (To represent the 90 Native Americans at the 1st Thanksgiving)
  • American Hammers
  • Flutter Kicks
  • Star Jacks
  • Shoulder Taps
  • OH Claps
  • x3 — The First Thanksgiving lasted Three Days
  • Take a lap around the median after 1 completed round


  • Mayberry Punished us with 50 LBC’s, 20ish Gas pumpers, 20ish Hello Dolly’s – 10 merkins OYO for time

Lucky 13 HIM’s

Thanksgiving the Holiday was 1st put into place by George Washington for day of  “Public Thanksgiving and Prayer”. He called it a day devoted to “the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be.” Abraham Lincoln made it a Federal Holiday. He called it a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.” — Let’s treat today as our own day of Thanksgiving and Prayer. Start a tradition or start a new one. Enjoy your families.

We didn’t quite make 3 rounds of the Thanksgiving Feast. Mumblechatter was A+ today – You could tell the boys were excited to see Gus. We all thought the world of Tank for coming out in a neckbrace this morning to tough it out with us. Thanks for being brave Tank.
Donations for the Old Folks, Convergence on December 7th