F3 Knoxville

The two-headed monster

THE SCENE: Warm mid 50s

10 SSH (IC), 8 Imperial Squat Walkers (IC), did a quick mosey through circuit 2 with 5 reps of each exercise, but only two body builders.
This was a battle-buddy style beatdown from start to finish. Two circuits were in place, one with CMUs, while the other was running + PT. After AO loop was completed, PAX switched and picked up where left off.

Circuit 1: each Pax had 2 CMU, PT was completed with 1 CMU, farmer carry both CMU 10m to next station:

  • Blockees x10
  • Thrusters x20
  • Curls x30
  • CMU swings x15
  • Tricep extensions x20
  • CMU flutter kicks x50

Circuit 2: Run from AO to Apex, complete AO lab with the following PT nested within:

  • 15 Mountain Man Poopers
  • 15 Diamond Merkins
  • 40 1x Iron Mikes
  • 20 Merkins
  • 20 Jump Squats
  • 10 Body Builders

Modified MARY:
We kept up with the BB theme. One PAX completed the following core work while the other participated in a CMU wall sit. We did this for 10 minutes.

  • 15 Box Cutters
  • 20 1x Peter Parker
  • 15 WWII

Scoutmaster, Drifter, Taco, Smoky, Postpone, Veep, Rep Sleepy, Radioshack, Clothesline, Toad, Avocado, Limbo, Swerve, Webelo (2.0), Hellbender
“About thirty years ago there was much talk that geologists ought only to observe and not theorise; and I well remember some one saying that at this rate a man might as well go into a gravel-pit and count the pebbles and describe the colours. How odd it is that anyone should not see that all observation must be for or against some view if it is to be of any service!” — Charles Darwin

I was asked to interpret this quote last Friday. While it’s intended for science, the applicability of this quote has relevance to this time. Every day we make observations, but many times we let them stay as observations. Sometimes this is okay.. but if we extend this quote to our lives today, I think what Darwin is linking is the connection between observation and action. Observations of rocks are useless without taking action into how and why the observations matter. In the same way, F3 nation seeks to inspire HIM who not only can make observations, but transform those observations into actions to make our communities a better place. Let’s not be passive, but instead take a stand for justice and truth in our communities, and inspire others to do the same.


The mumblechatter was high today! Good work everyone.

Drifter moving party next week.

Spring Training

  • THE SCENE: Cool and Clear
  • SSH
  • LBAC
  • Over Block Merkins
  • Imperial Squat Walkers


  • Mosey to the baseball field with a CMU
  • Practice “running the bases” to find out the workout at each base (sprint to each base, read the workout, mosey home)
  • 4 Rounds of exercises
    • Start at the pitcher’s mound every time, jog to home, sprint to first base and do exercise. Work your way around the bases before returning to the pitcher’s mound to begin the next round
    • Pitcher Mound: 5 reps, 3 Cheers Blockees
  • 1st base: 10 reps
    • 1.Clap Merkins
    • 2. Drunken Mt. Climber (4ct)
    • 3. Gorilla Humpers (4ct)
    • 4.V-ups
  • 2nd Base: 20 reps
    • 1.Gas Pumps
    • 2.Hand Release Merkins
    • 3.Starburst
    • 4.Frog Squat
  • 3rd Base: 30 reps
    • Jump Squats
    • WW2 Situps
    • Stagger Merkins 15/15
    • Tuck Jumps

Homeplate: 40 reps

  • 1. Peter Parker, 2ct
  • 2. Air Squats
  • 3. Big Boy Sit Ups
  • 4. Merkins

After finishing these round go to the dugout for 11’s

  • Dugout: 11’s
  • Orphan Annie: Clean the floor (arm circle each arm for the number)
  • Iron Mikes


  • Planks with leg lifts
  • Flutter Kicks
  • Pickle Pointers
  • Side/Middle/Side Reaches



Spring signs (blooming flowers,  greening trees, growing grass) are beautiful examples of a living creatures accepting a power (the Sun) that is outside themselves. They don’t work for it.
    In the same way, because of Christ’s death and rising to life again (what we celebrate this weekend at Easter!) God offers us power/salvation over SIN and DEATH, a darkness much worse than winter. All we must do is trust him for it and receive it through faith

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Runnin runnin and runnin runnin

THE SCENE: 55ish feeling GREAT

SSH IC x 21

Tempo Merkin IC x 10

Tempo Squat IC x 10

OH claps IC x 31ish

Battle buddy up. Before leaving Grinder, everyone draws a card. Person that draws the Joker keeps it in their pocket. Mosey over to the Kraken loop next to Crumpit. Everyone starts single cone. Battle buddies run in opposite direction around the loop. Once you reach each other, give each other 5 reps of whatever exercise (too many bodybuilders). If person with Joker passes you, gets to give 5 reps of anything to whoever he passes. Once member of PAX with Joker reaches cone, leave face up so that next person who passes can pick it up and become Joker for the loop. Just keep running.

Mosey back to Grinder.

Hold high plank and wait for 6.

Bear crawl to crawl bear merkin IC x 10

Peter Parker IC x 15ish

Hold Iron cross OH claps IC x 10 ish

Hold iron cross LBAC forward IC x 6

Hold iron cross LBAC reverse IC x 6

LBCs to close


13 HIMs including 1 FNG, 1 2.0 (lumberjack killin it always)
My favorite movie growing up was Sandlot. One of my favorite scenes from the movie was when the ghost of Babe Ruth was talking to Benny “the Jet” Rodriguez. Babe gives him some words of advice that I think we could all use in our lives.

“Let me tell you something kid, everybody gets one chance to do something great. Most people never take the chance, either ’cause they’re too scared, or because they don’t recognize it when it spits on their shoes. This is your big chance, and you shouldn’t let it go by…”

“Remember, kid, there’s heroes and there’s legends. Heroes get remembered, but legends never die. Follow your heart, kid, and you’ll never go wrong.”

Don’t be afraid to take a chance and go with your gut when you feel like you need to make a decision. As Christians, let the Holy Spirit work within you and lead you when necessary. Make the leap when you feel the push no matter how uncomfortable or painful it may be. Follow your heart.

Napster going away Q tomorrow at the Arsenal and Saturday at the Bombshelter. Make plans to be there!

The Hidden Hundred Reps

THE SCENE: First day of the year I broke out the old tank top if that tells you anything. Absolutely beautiful morning!

29 Side Straddle Hop, 10 tempo merkins, 10 tempo squats, 10 imperial squat walkers, inchworm of death


Basically, work your way back and forth on the Grinder for the duration. 5 pull-ups on one end, 15 dips on the other. Stop at 5, 10, 15, 20 lines going both ways to do reps of the first exercise below (then second on you next lap, etc). Lunges and crawls are all done in between the lines. Burnie to the dips, run back to start.

  • Good mornings / lunge forward / lunge backwards
  • Merkins / bear crawl forward / crab walk back
  • BBS / lunges again
  • Side lunge (single count) / bears and crabs again

5, 10, 15, 20 are all lines. Lunges and crawls are all done in between the lines.

20 hello dolly, 20 super swims, 20 scissor kicks, 20 super slaps. All in cadence.

14 PAX

Read this quote from the opening to the album “Worthy” by Beautiful Eulogy.

We will not lose heart
Even though this present age will waste away
We will surely suffer, but it’s a slight momentary trouble
The deconstruction is painful, but the transformation is beautiful
When we the children of God are crushed under the heavy affliction of this world, be reminded that it’s weightless in comparison to the eternal measure of God’s glory
We have lost our eyes for the unseen and have swallowed the false hope of the visible
We must realize the empty grave and revel in the certainty of His resurrection with assurance of renewal, considering it worthy to suffer for the faith
So we will worship while we wait

Good work, men!
Don’t forget Saturday coffee

The 4-leaf clover

THE SCENE: Cool mid 50’s, rain had just subsided

Push yourselves to get better today. Not a professional, nor a doctor. Still ‘social distancing’ per covid 19 guidelines


20 SSH (IC), 10 Imperial Squat Walkers (IC), LBAC (8 F and R IC), mosey, 8 Mountain Man poopers (IC), 10 Merkins (IC). Mosey back to AO for 10 Thrusters (IC) and 10 Blockees (OYO)

In the Spirit of St Patrick’s day, we went looking for four leaf clovers by moseying over to the parking lot by the football field. Upon arriving at the parking lot, we found a four leaf clover, whose stem extended down a hill.

The Four-Leaf Clover consisted of 4 stations. PAX completed a station before returning to the stem (5 Burpees) and then running down the hill to the base of the stem for 5 body builders before returning back up the hill to the top of the stem for 5 more Burpees and proceeding to the next station.

Station 1:

  • 10 Burpees
  • 20 merkins
  • 20 4ct Monkey Humpers
  • 40 LBC

Station 2:

  • 10 Body Builders
  • 40 Dry Docks
  • 20 Mountain Man Poopers
  • 20 WWII

Station 3:

  • 10 Burpees
  • 20 Dips
  • 20 Jump Squat
  • 20 Hello Dollys

Station 4:

  • 10 Body Builders
  • 40 Shoulder Taps
  • 40 Iron Mikes
  • 20 V-Ups

Mosey Back to AO

PAX got about 1 minute of CMU Flutter Kicks to finish up
16 PAX: Veep, Taco, Avocado, T-Bone, Espy, Postpone, Swerve, Smoky, Limbo, Radioshack, Napster, Rep Sleepy, Nair, Hundo, Drifter, Hellbender

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”

Embrace the challenge everyday to not shy away from the difficult things in life.


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