F3 Knoxville

Smokey tour around campus

THE SCENE: 52 degrees, clear skies, full hearts.

SSH x25 IC

Little Bit of This, Little Bit of That

Cherry Pickers x10

Moroccan Night Clubs x10
Smokey Tour!

Mosey to the Engineering Quad to see Smokey VIII

  • Body Builder Burpees x8

Mosey to Gate 21 at Neyland to see Smokey I

  • 21s (reduced to 11s for time)
    • 1 Smokey squat by Smokey I (hands on your ears)
    • 20 Good Boy Situps (hands on your ears)
    • reverse til time

Mosey to Ped Walkway Bridge to see Smokey X

10x of each of these 10 exercises

  • Merkins
  • Plank Jacks 4CT
  • LBCs
  • American Hammers 2CT
  • Burpees
  • Diamond Merkins
  • Wide Merkins
  • Kobra Kai Merkins
  • BBS (good boy situps – hands on ears)

Mosey to The Hill to see Smokey IX

  • Show Smokey how to cross the street….
  • Bear crawl across street, do 3 derkins
  • Crab walk back, do 3 derkins
  • Repeat 3x.

Mosey back to the AO as fast as possible b/c YHC ran over time… sorry!

Never heard of her
14 HIMs got better together!

Operation, SiPad, Abort, Swanson, Quarantine, Petey, Stinky Pete, 2×2, The Voice, Cowbell, Singlet, G-6, Brooks, Filter
Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. – Ann Landers
Hardship Hill on May 18. Powell HS 5K on May 4 – hit up Herbie for more info.

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.

Wet 66


BAC x10 IC
Little bit of…
Sumo Shoulders x10 IC
Tempo Squats x10 IC
Monkey Humpers x10 IC
Tempo Merks x10 IC
5 Bodybuilders IC

Gave choice of wet or dry workout. PAX chose wet.

Shoulder shredder (100 OH claps IC)

PAX mosey to top of cardiac.

Rd1: Each light pole going down cardiac. Route 66 – 8ct Bodybuilders. Run back up. Rabbits sweep everyone.

Rd2:Each light pole going down cardiac. Route 66 – Crab Cakes 4ct. Run back up. Rabbits sweep everyone.

PAX mosey to bottom of hill by AO

Alternating movements up the hill:
1) Crawl bear for 6 steps
2) Bear crawl for 12 steps
Continue until reaching top

Recovery jog back down to AO

Shoulder shredder (100 OH claps 4ct)
1.5 min of Boat/Canoe with slight variations (flutters, OH claps, row the boat, etc)

Gave everyone a choice of the wet route or the dry route at the start of the workout. Told everyone the seemingly “easier” dry route would’ve consisted of 120 bodybuilders, 120 squat jumps, 120 flutter kicks, and 120 lunges. Choosing the apparent easier path doesn’t always end up easier in the long run.

Pinto brought up the idea to rename Candy Corns to The Grady Pitsticks in honor of Quickrete. Lilydipper will reach out to Cap’n to see if we can get it changed in the Lexicon.
2nd F lunch today at Babalu at noon.

Making The Holiday Family Rounds

THE SCENE: Clear, 40 degrees. Christmas lights all around

No FNG’s, You know your body, you’re here on your own, modify if need be.

Jameis Winston Kicks 10; Mountain Climbers 10; Rikki Tikki Tavi 10, SSH 15, Baby Arm Circles 10, Chinooks 10

Mosey to Krutch Park while crossing pedestrian bridge performed lunges across it. Once at Krutch Park start out on left side of Market Street, Shoulder Taps 10x 4 ct, run down Market St to Union Ave for Mountain Climbers 10x 4 ct, cross the street for Merkins 10 OYO, run back down Market Street for Rikki Tikki Tavis 10x 4ct. Lap 2: Big Boys 10x, American Hammers 10x 4 ct, LBC 10 OYO, Oprah Winfrey’s 10x OYO. Lap 3:Squats 10 OYO; Lunges 10 OYO; Prisoner Squats 10 OYO; Monkey Humpers 10 OYO. Repeat Lap 1, then half of Lap 2. Mosey over and through the park. 1 minute plank, Olan Mills pause, mosey to parking garage. Wall sits while we each count off to 60. Mosey over to Big Ball stairs. Starting at top of stairs 10 merkins OYO, run to the bottom for 10 BBS, rinse and repeat. Mosey back to AO.

20 flutters, 20 Oprah Winfreys, 1 minute plank

12 HIM’s coming to kick Monday square in the teeth!
I named each corner of the lap we ran as family members. We went to each turn of the lap together, did the workout together. We fought to be present, stay together, enjoy, put in the work. I encourage everyone during the holiday’s to fight to be present, have a great attitude, change your perspective. This could be the last holiday with any of your family members so be present and make some good memories that can last a lifetime.



Impact and enunciate

THE SCENE: 41* which was nice and toasty in comparison to the last few days

Shoulder taps
Tempo lunge



Mosey out of the SP and toward the Big Ball.  Lots of chalk at the base of the stairs for the escalator.  Each exercise is 10 reps, picking up a new exercise each iteration through and running the stairs to the top of the Big Ball after completing each exercise.  Final iteration is 10 reps of all six exercises followed by the run to the top and back down for Mary.  Exercises as follows:

  • Imperial squat walkers
  • Merkins
  • Pickle pounders on 4-ct
  • Alternating shoulder taps on 4-ct
  • Crab cakes on 4-ct
  • Tricep dips

Short mosey up to the middle platform of the stairs beside big ball.  Circle up for contra burpees.  Start with normal burpee, then add a merkin each repetition until you reach 10 merkins at the bottom of the burpee.  Recover back down to the bottom of the big ball to pick up laundry.

Mosey across bridge and over to the amphitheater.  Line up across the front of the stage.
15 Bulgarian split squats (15 each leg), 15 wide merkins
15 jump squats, 15 Carolina dry docks
15 side step ups (15 each leg), 15 legs on stage sit ups and touch stage

Recover and mosey the long way around and up behind the amphitheater heading back to start point for Mary.

Recliner flutter kicks (not laid back completely)
Recliner Edward scissor-legs
12 strong including a visitor from Charlotte: Operation, G6, Singlet, SiPad, Careless, Swanson, Brooks, Amazon, Reverb, Cowbell, Red Writer, Abort
Impact is forcible contact to strong effect.  Thank the PAX for the impact they have all had on me recently, where I know I’ve taken small things from each of them and emulated to try to improve my character.