F3 Knoxville

Don’t sink the ship

THE SCENE: Weather perfect

Line up on base line

High knees to one end and back

Heels to butt one end and back

Skip to one end and back

50% sprint one end and back

100% sprint one end and back
mosey to the river walk.

  • route 66
  • 5 Burbees
  • 10 Big boys
  • 15 star jacks
  • 20 merkins
  • 25 mountain climbers
  • 30 squats

Repeat 3 times

mosey to cardiac

Backwards run to the 1st turn

Bear crawl to the 2nd turn

Sprint to the hill

repeat 2 times

Top of the hill one last round of:

  • 5 Burbees
  • 10 Big boys
  • 15 star jacks
  • 20 merkins
  • 25 mountain climbers
  • 30 squats


28 strong
Do not neglect areas of your leadership and don’t sink the boat.
Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.
Insert information about upcoming events, 2nd or 3rd F opportunities, and any other announcements.

D-Day Memorial Beatdown

THE SCENE: Cool but not cold

“Welcome to F3! Fitness – Fellowship – Faith. My name is Steam and I will be your Q this morning”

“I am not a professional & you are here on your own volition – which means I don’t know any injuries you may or may not have.
– As every morning – safety is always number one – if you need to modify any of the exercises we do this morning – do it, you will not be looked down on and I cannot make that more clear.
– You will leave a better man than when you woke up this morning – if you’ve ever been to F3 you know this – no man left behind – no man left the same
– HOWEVER What you do in the next 45 minutes is up to you. That is the only thing you have control over. You’re here.
– Just like June 6th, 1944, you’re not here for you, you’re here for them (all pax)
– Dwight D. Eisenhower called the D-Day a crusade in which, “we will accept nothing less than full victory.”
– That’s our thesis this morning. “

1) Lock in & Be loud (when we do a cadence – sound off like it’s the last breath you got)
2) DFQ: Don’t Freaking Quit. Don’t Quit on yourself – don’t quit on the men around you.


SSH: 20 x 4 (in cadence)

Cherry-Picker: 10 x 4 ( in cadence)

Half-Burpee: 10 x 4 (in cadence)
– 1) drop down to plank
– 2) bring legs in
– 3) push legs out
– 4) back up to stand

Merkin: 20 x 4 (in cadence)

Flutter Kick: 20 x 4 (in cadence)

Baby Arm Circles: 12 x 4 forward & 12 x 4 backward

SSH: 10 x 4 in cadence


  • Mosey to Cardiac Hill
    • Take the baby hill as a team
  • Cardiac Hill (3+ charges)
    • Mosey down Cardiac
      • Identify key points of contact
    • Gather at bottom fo cardiac
    • Q identifies ways to get up cardiac (path or rough it)
    • CHARGE 1
      • Sprint to clearing
      • Battle buddy drag halfway up the hill – switch
      • Spring to top
      • hold plank
      • 10 – 1 count merkins (UP-DOWN)
    • mosey back down Cardiac
    • 15 SSHs in Cadence led by PAX members
    • CHARGE 2
      • Sprint to clearing
      • Army low crawl up to point of contact (tree)
      • Sprint to the top
      • hold squat until 6 recovers
      • 10 – 1 count merkins (UP-DOWN)
    • Mosey back down Cardiac
    • 15 SSHs led by PAX members
    • CHARGE 3
      • Sprint to clearing
      • Army low crawl or bear crawl to point of contact (tree)
      • sprint to top
      • hold plank until 6 recovers
      • 10 – 1 count merkins (UP-DOWN)
    • Mosey back down Cardiac
    • 15 x 4 SSHs led by PAX members
    • CHARGE 4
      • Sprint to the top full-ass, not half-ass
      • hold plank until 6 recovers
      • 10 x 4 SSHs led by PAX members
      • 10 – 1 merkins (UP-DOWN)
    • Mosey back down Cardiac
    • 15 x 4 SSHs led by PAX members
    • CHARGE 5
      • Form 2 lines
      • American Indian Run to the top
      • Mosey back in 2 lines to AO
  • ABS
    • American Hammers (duh)
    • Flutter Kick
    • Hello Dolly .


DogBite – Cozmo – Worm – Pringle – Snitch – Walkabout – Cheatsheet – CatGut – Mr. Jinxy – Redo – Cap’n Crunch – Pfeiffer- Ratchet – Proton – Carney – Ribbed – Fabio – AAA – Gibbler – Compost – Bunny – Savannah – Wallace – Hottub – Possum – SlimShady – Shocko – Dreamer – Woodshack – LightsOut – Butterfly – CodeBrown – Umbro – Steam


Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower encouraged Allied soldiers taking part in the D-day invasion of June 6, 1944, reminding them, “The eyes of the world are upon you,” before they embarked on ” a great crusade.”

– it is so hard for us to remember how much has been sacrificed for us to be able to do this today. Think back to when you were 18 & idk what you were doing but I bet it wasn’t jumping out of a boat with bullets flying by your head and into your buddies.

– I think Eisenhower’s reminder of the eyes of the world are upon you still ring true for us today though. As Christian men – Men of Impact – the eyes of the world absolutely are on us and we are without a doubt on a crusade. Keep fighting the good fight and keep the faith. Like I said before you are better men than when you showed up this morning – and none of us would be here without the other.

Coupon Escalator

THE SCENE: 70 and Humid

Side stratal hop x20
Imperial squat walker x10
Cherry Pickers x10
Baby arm circles x10
Baby arm circles back x10


Grab Coupon and mosey to lower lot.
Stop 1- 5 Hand release burpees
mosey towards cardic
Stop 1.5 – 40 coupon squats while
Stop 2- add 10 rows & curls at the top of cardiac
mosey to upper lot
Stop 3 – add 15 hand release Merican’s
Mosey to bottom across from the playground
Stop 4 – add 20 on a 3 cnt or 40 lbc’s (with or without coupon)
Mosey to end of bottom
Stop 5- add 25 froggy squat(jump squat)
Reverse escalator removing an exercise each time back to AO


Ring of Fire Captain thor’s boat ride
Pax hold boat or canoe while waiting your your turn for captian Thor

18 Pax and 1 FNG

Words are important. Be mindful of the impact your words have in all situations.
Proverbs 13:3
Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life;
he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Excerpt from Bible in one year by Nicky Gumbel

Your words are powerful. With kind and encouraging words, you can change a person’s day – or even their entire life.
Proverbs 10:11-20
Speak words of love
Your words have the power to bring great blessing: ‘The mouth of the good person is a deep, life giving well’ (v.11a, MSG). But words can also do a great deal of harm: ‘The mouth of the wicked is a dark cave of abuse’ (v.11b, MSG).
Words have the power to destroy relationships: ‘Hatred starts fights’ (v.12a, MSG). On the other hand, they have the power to heal relationships: ‘But love covers over all wrongs’ (v.12b). ‘Love pulls a quilt over the bickering’ (v.12b, MSG).
Control of the tongue is vital. ‘When words are many, sin is not absent, but the wise hold their tongues’ (v.19). Abraham Lincoln said, ‘It is better to be silent and thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt!’
Throughout this passage, the writer of Proverbs contrasts ‘the mouth of a fool’ (v.14b) with ‘the mouth of the righteous’ (v.11a). One speaks words of hatred (v.12a). The other speaks words of love (v.12b) and wisdom (v.13).
Words of hatred (v.12a) lead to violence (v.11b), dissension (v.12a), ruin (v.14b) and spreading slander (v.18b).
Words of love (v.12b) are a fountain of life (v.11a); they cover over ‘all wrongs’ (v.12b) and are ‘choice silver’ (v.20a). If someone has offended you, don’t return the offence. It is said that holding a grudge is like letting someone live rent free in your head. Instead, return hatred with love. Speak well of the other person even behind their back and you may find that your love puts an end to the bickering and heals the relationship.

The Hills Are Alive…

THE SCENE: Cloudy, a bit on the humid side…about 70 degrees.  Good morning to get after it.

Start with 20 SSH on 4ct., 20 Windmill on 4ct., Cherry Picker x10, Baby Arm Circle front and Back x8, Lap around A/O x2
Mosey to top of Cardiac, perform 25 reps of Merkin’s at top, 25 at curve 1, 25 at curve 2, and 25 at bottom then run back up to top.  100 reps total…Then perform the same routine with squats, DD’s,  and LBC’s.  When complete flutter kicks till 6 is up.


Mosey back to A/O but not done yet!  4 corner workout with same 4 exercises as on cardiac.  Corner 1 Merkin x15, Corner 2 Squat x15, Corner 3 DD’s x15, Corner 4 LBC’s x15, then run up little hill…rinse and repeat until time called.

Dose of American Hammer’s x20 on 4ct and then 2 min plank hold (1 min in regular plank, 30 sec right hand in air, 30 sec left hand in air) Recover…
Big Tuesday crowd! 18 PAX came out to get better… Wouldn’t let me tag Petro, or Thread Count so shout out to u both

Word today was on Anxiety and how it is present in all our lives and how God calls us to be anxious about nothing but instead pray about everything.  That we are constantly under attack by the things of this world and that we must always be re-calibrating our minds like Philippians 4:8 instructs us “Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”  An awesome word from Paul who had every reason to be anxious and worried about his future when he sat in shackles in prison.  Instead, he saw his state as a way to praise and spread the kingdom.

3 Parking Lots of Fun!

67 and Muggy

Welcome & Disclaimer



  • SSH x30 (IC)
  • 4ct Diagonal Lunges x15 IC
  • 4ct Windmill Merkins x10 IC
  • 4ct Tempo Squats x12 IC
  • Arm Circles Forward x12 IC
  • Arm Circles Backward x12 IC
  • 4ct Mountain Climbers x15 IC

Line up on the curb.


Cash In
Burpee Broad Jumps
Burpee Broad Jump to the cones (middle of parking lot) then lunge back. Hold plank until the six finishes.

Rinse and repeat.

Mosey to parking lot next to the playground and circle up.


ATM / Leg-Blaster Combo
All done in order with no rest (without leaving plank position):

  • 15 Alternating Shoulder Touches (4-count IC)
  • 10 Tempo Merkins (down on the 1-2-3, up on 4 IC
  • 10 Fast Merkins (single count IC)

All done in order with no rest:

  • 15x air squats (single count IC)
  • 20x in-place lunges (10x each leg IC)
  • 10x jumping lunges (5x each leg IC)
  • 15x squat jumps (single count IC)

 Rest for 10 count then rinse and repeat.

Mosey to new parking lot.  Get a Battle Buddy.


Nickel and Dime
Battle Buddies alternate between…

  • Battle Buddy 1 bear crawls to the first yellow cone and does 5 burpees, lunge to next yellow cone and does 10 star jumps then runs around the parking lot to where they started.
  • Battle Buddy 2 run suicides (run to first orange cone, back, run to the curb and back) in the opposite direction until Battle Buddy 1 finishes
  • Swap
  • Rinse and Repeat 3x
  • Alternate 4ct Flutter Kicks and 4ct Superman Swims, x15 each until the six finishes

Mosey to the SP.


Cash Out
Merkin/BBS Countdown
Alternate Merkins and BBS counting down reps (10-10, 9-9, 8-8, … 1-1)


4ct Hello Dolly x20 IC
Rt Side Crunches x20 IC
Lft Side Crunches x20 IC
4ct Flutter Kicks x20 IC


Number off / Name-0-Rama (30 PAX, 2 FNGs – Tramp and Si Pad)


Six years ago I was introduced to something that has become a powerful tool in my life personally and as I try to help and speak life into others.  A gentleman I work with used to be a very successful tennis pro and reaction coach.  He had a successful business in New York working with college and professional athletes helping them take their game to the next level.  Over the years he noticed something.  While each athlete had their own approach to their sport, the real elite players all shared a common mindset.  He calls it the mindset of a champion.  It goes like this:

  • I know what to do.
    • If you don’t have the knowledge you are willing to do whatever it takes to attain it.
  • I have practiced and have done this under pressure.
    • Knowing isn’t enough. Champions know that practice doesn’t make perfect, practice makes permanent. They take that knowledge and train with it, practicing it over and over again.  They also embrace high pressure situations and put it into practice there as well.
  • I take the next right step and don’t worry about the results.
    • When the game is on the line, they trust the work and don’t focus on the results. They’ve done the work and know if they stick to what they know the end will take care of itself.

Since identifying this pattern, he made a very small change that makes it 100% applicable in all areas of life: physical, mental, relational and spiritual:

  • I know what to do.
  • I have practiced and have done this under pressure.
  • I can take the next right step and trust God with the results.

I know…I’ve practiced…I trust God.

This simple progression of thought is actually not new.  I see it in the life of King David.  One of the most popular tales of David is his battle with Goliath.  The young man displays immense courage and defeats the giant, but that’s not where the story starts.  It starts with a young man spending hours in the desert watching over and protecting his father’s sheep.  God was training him in the desert to be one of the greatest HIMs the world has ever known!  David himself shares the mindset of a champion with Saul.  When he meets him, Saul tries to fit David for battle with his equipment.  Listen to David’s reply,

“But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth (‘I know what to do). When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it (‘I’ve practiced and done it under pressure). Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God.  The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine. (‘I can take the next right step and trust God with the results)
Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you.”

I have worked to apply this mindset in all areas of my life: helping my kids with school, walking through a conflict with my wife, starting a new program at work, completing a GORUCK event.  It works and helps keep me grounded and focused when it matters.  It also constantly reminds me that I have a choice to make each day to embrace whatever comes and see it as training to get better.  I’ve taught it to my kids and they have used it to help study for tests, tryout for soccer and walk through conflict with friends.  I share it today praying it is helpful for you as well.

I know…I’ve practiced…I trust God.


Submitted by Cap’n Crunch