F3 Knoxville

Deck of Chaos

43 and clear but wet

F3 Welcome & Disclaimer

SSH 4ct x30 IC
Tempo Squats 4ct x15 IC
Tempo Merkins 4ct x15 IC
Imperial Squat Walkers 4xt x15 IC

Line up on curb for the following…
Rocky Balbos x20 IC
BAC Fwd x10 IC
BAC Bkwd x10 IC
Rocky Balbos x20 IC

Line up on the curb.

Deck of Chaos
The deck of cards determines our destiny!
For all suits with a card value of 2-6 = Suicides based on the value of the card.

  • Example: draw a number 4 card (4wo Cone touches): Run to Cone 1, back to Start, run to Cone 2 and back to start. run to Cone 3, back to Start, run to Cone 4, back to start. Done.

For the rest of the deck, perform the number of reps based on the value of the card according to the list below:

  • Face Cards = 15 reps
  • Ace = 21 reps
  • Jokers = run to the top of the hill and back to the curb.

The exercises are as follows:

  • Hearts: Burpees
  • Spades: 4c Squats
  • Clubs: 4ct Flutter Kicks
  • Diamonds: 4ct Merkins

We were just 6 cards shy of finishing the deck, that’s my bad.  Next time will probably stick with single count rather than 4ct on the exercises (except for Flutter Kicks).  That should put the PAX right where we need to be to finish the whole deck

Number off and Name-O-Rama – 30 PAX including 1 FNG – Zillow

Grit – Grind – Grace

For me, they sum up the mindset a HIM needs to wake with each morning to make sure he takes his DRP and gets better.

  • GRIT – Defined as “courage and resolve; strength of character”, this is the mindset a HIM has to have if he is going to have the impact on the world that he longs for.  Everything starts in the mind.  There will always be 10 reasons to not do what is good and right…GRIT finds that one reason to press forward and makes it happen.
  • GRIND – This is where we do the work to get better.  Where we put GRIT to work.  It’s not enough to think about, we need to get dirty.  It’s not easy, it’s not supposed to be.  The challenge is what fuels growth.  Whether it is physical, mental, relational or spiritual if we are going to get better we MUST put in the work.  The GRIND is where a HIM applies his GRIT to get better and makes his world better for others.
  • GRACE – This final point reminds us that none of us are perfect, that we all need outside help.  No man reaches his full potential alone, no one.  The very life we live is a grace.  No greater display of grace in all of history than Christ on the cross.  The key for a HIMs is to see the GRACE that surrounds him and draw strength from it and then be an agent of grace in the lives of those around him.  GRACE fuels humility, teachability and flexibility, three key attributes of very good leader.  Today we got through by ensuring that the man on our left and right got through.  The Fellowship of Suffering is a extreme grace in our lives that hones us to be the best we can be.  As we both receive and extend grace in every area of life we mature into men of impact.

Every day this week we have an opportunity to exercise GRIT, GRIND and GRACE.  The thing is, no one can force it upon you.  You have to choose it, commit to it and then see it done.  So let’s do this.

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Cap’n Crunch

Nightmare after the Super Bowl

THE SCENE: Cool and crisp. Nice morning.

BAC x10 IC
Little bit of…
Sumo Shoulders x10 IC
Tempo Squats x10 IC
Merks 4ct x10 IC
5 Bodybuilders IC

Shoulder Shredder – 100 4ct OH Claps

Approach big hill near AO start. Going uphill: Bear crawl 12 paces, crawl bear 6 paces. Repeat until reaching the top

Mosey down to new lots.

Escalator using 4 corners: Perform exercises at Corner 1, run lap, Corner 1 + Corner 2, run lap, keep building for 4 corners
Corner 1: 10x Bodybuilders, 10x Merkins
Corner 2: 10x Bodybuilders, 10x Sit-up-ups
Corner 3: 10x Bodybuilders, 10x Crab Cakes
Corner 4: 10x Bodybuilders, 10x Angle Grinders

Mosey back to AO

Shoulder Shredder again

Discussed Jim Collins 20 mile march concept. Choose a goal and consistently move toward it instead of balls to the wall on good days and no movement at all on bad days. Apply this to the push-up/sit-up charity challenge and don’t get behind.  https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/whats-your-20-mile-march/ 

2nd F lunch Wednesday @ Jamaica Sunrise in Maryville
CSAUP at Bomb Shelter this Saturday

Burpee Dan meets Fat Amy…

THE SCENE: It was a Balmy 16 Degrees.

  • SSH X 20
  • Imperial Squat Walkers x 20
  • Little baby arm circles Front x 15 and back x 15
  • Cherry Picker x 10
  • Run 2 laps


Burpee Dan’s

  • Burpee Dan, down and back, down and back , 4 lunges /4 burps, 4/3, 4/2, 4/1

Fat Amy
1- 50 Squats

10 Burpees
40 BBS
10 Burpees
Run to the top of the Hill
2 – 10 Burpees
20 Star Jacks
10 Burpees
Run to the top of the hill

3- 10 Burpees
20 Star Jacks
10 Burpees
Run to the top of the Hill
4 – 10 Burpees
40 BBS
10 Burpees
50 Squats

Hands of Time

Bring snacks for Wesley House!

The Fabio

THE SCENE:25 and chilly



  • SSH x 20
  • Imperial squat walkers x10
  • Baby Arm circles forward x 10
  • Baby Arm circles backward x 10
  • Hand claps x10


  • Stop 1 – 5 Block-ees
  • Run to stop 2 and do 5 curls and 5 rows
  • Stop 2 – add 10 Hand Release Mericans (decline or incline)
  • Run to stop 2 and do 5 curls and 5 rows
  • Reverse up cardiac and do 5 curls and 5 rows at frist turn
  • Run to stop 3, 5 curls and 5 rows
  • Stop 3 – add 10 CMU squat press
  • Ruto to stop 4, 5 curls and 5 rows
  • Stop 4 – add 20 CMU flutter kicks (4 count)
  • Run to stop 5, 5 curls and 5 rows
  • Stop 5 – add 25 Bunny hops
  • Run to stop 6, 5 curls and 5 rows
  • Stop 6 – remove blockees
  • Stop 7 – remove Mericans
  • Stop 8 – remove squat press
  • Stop 9 – remove flutter kicks
  • Stop 10 – Finish with 25 bunny hops
2 kilometers (sorry Kentucky tracked the distance)
25 Block-ees
50 Hand release Mericans
55 CMU Squat press
100 CMU flutter kicks
150 Bunny hops
35ish CMU Curls and Rows
Hold Al gore, when your hear Roxanne drop and do a Merican, when you hear red light do a “squat jump”
@Carney “Roxanne” is uttered 27 times and the words “Red Light” are uttered 26 times

16 PAX

When faced with a difficult situation ask what is the right thing to do, then do it regardless of the consequences.
The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them. Proverbs 20:7
Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the LORD. Psalm 119:1
Special Thanks to Fabio who delivered 30 CMU’s to the Asylum


THE SCENE: 42 degrees and cool.  Perfect weather


  • imperial squat walkers
  • baby arm circles forward and backwards
  • cherry pickers
  • SSH


  • 20 merkins and 20 squats w/2 burpees in the middle between each exercise.  Decrease by 2 exercises after each round.
  • 20 table rows and 20 flutter kicks – decreasing by 2 at each round
  • merkin/bear crawl across parking lot
  • Dry Docks and then hill run


“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”  Calvin Coolidge

Cheat Sheet Granny and daughter. Ben who lost his wife. G-6 son