F3 Knoxville

Three headed monster

THE SCENE: Calm, Humid, 70sih

Little of everything… Merkins, Alabama ass-kickers, jog, burpees, tempo squat, jog, BLIMPS

  • Aiken legs –>  Bernie Sanders  –> 50 yd sprint (x2)… Legs blasted, check
  • Bear crawl ring of fire –> center circle of the MRSA field. There was no safety on the ground or on your hands.
    1. 360 degrees of bear crawl –> 10 merkins.
    2. 180 degrees of boo boo bear crawl –> 10 werkins.
    3. 180 degrees of boo boo bear crawl (opposite leg) –> 10 werkins.
    4. 180 degrees of crawl bear –> 10 derkins. Arms smoked.
  • Doracides – 400 iron mikes, 250 Big boy sit-ups, and 250 dry docks.
    • partners take turns chipping away while the other runs a suicide style sprint with burpees at the turn around point. At least the end was near.


Just cause we had 3 minutes left…. gas pumpers and peter parkers.

17 strong.

After God threw man out of the garden of Eden, the first thing he did was form clothes for them. How do we extend grace to our children even when we punish them?

F3 olympics…. not sure when, but sounds like fun.

Greater Love Carries All

THE SCENE: Overcast & Humid


Fetal stretch, side straddle hope, little this and that, cherry pickers


Mosy: Right and left hand carry, chest carry, and overhead carry with CMU.  10x squats in between.

Flip the tire. Pumping out merkins while waiting for your turn.

Tombstone:  10x merkins, 10x overhead press with cmu.  Inch worm out and inch worm back.

Deal breaker:  30x sit ups, bench press, leg raises, merkins. All with cmu.  Up and back in Powell High parking lot.  Group cannot start next exercise until last man gets his thirty.


8 HIMS.  We welcome Chaucer for his first time here at Brickyard


Like in the deal breaker togetherness is important.  We are there to carry, encourage, and support one another in life.  John 15:13 says, “Greater love has no on than this, than to lay’s one life for his friends.”

This is exemplified by Major Bruce Crandall in Ia Drang Valley during Vietnam.  Major Crandall  and his choppers doubled their burden air lifting troops into battle, but also lifted the dead and wounded from the battle scene when medevac choppers refused to fly into conflict.


Expect the Unexpected


25 reps Rock Presses

10 reps 4-ct Flutter Kicks

50 reps Rock Squats

5 reps Burpees

Exercise Dice Ladder

  • Roll Dice. Do exercise.
  • Mosey to other side of field.
  • Do an 8-Count Merkins (increase by one rep every time until you reach 8 then go back down the ladder)

22 PAX

Expect the unexpected in life. Obstacles can be seen as roadblocks or opportunities for growth.

4 AUG- 2nd F at Anders

11 AUG- 3rd F at Overlook

18 AUG- Kickball


Catch Ya On the Flipside

THE SCENE: Not even 70 degrees. Is this really July?

Cherry Pickers x8 IC
SSH x25 IC
Cossack Squats x8 each leg
Warmup lap around the tennis court
Rainbow Drops x10 IC
Hindurkins x10 IC

Grab a CMU and head to the grassy field by the playground. Cones set up in a square about 16 yards apart.
Each cone has a card with an exercise.
Bears and Blocks to the first cone and do that exercise.
Bears and Blocks to next cone and do first cone exercise plus next cone exercise.
Continue to 3rd and fourth cone, adding exercises escalator style.
Abs for the six.
Once six is up, Blocks and Bears (backward bear crawl with block) to first cone. Drop that exercise, do the other three.
continue back down the escalator. Exercises:
10 Hand Release Merkins
30 Pickle Pounders
20 Carolina Dry Docks
16 Catalina Wine Mixer (8 each arm)

Guess what… Every card has a flipside! Repeat above, except crab walk carrying CMU on abdomen.
First round forward, second round backward. Exercises:
10 Knee-Up-Down each leg (same as Catalina except going from standing to kneeling and back)
30 Monkey Humpers
10 Donkey Kicks
15 Squat Jumps

Cool-down lap around the tennis court.
Flutter kicks x20 IC
Switch to slutter kicks without breaking cadence – x15
Left-Right-Middle crunches x15
Crab Kicks x15 IC
Big Boys x20 IC

6 PAX this morning, plus a flying EH who stayed for about a lap and a half around the cones. Didn’t make it to Name-O-Rama. Hope to see him again…
Word courtesy of F3 Ruud (Curt Williams) – Texted to our small group men:
“The Spirit has really been impressing Phil 4:6-7 on me lately. Not just for the really difficult stuff – which is when I would more likely think of this – but lately He’s been instructing me that this is for EVERYTHING (duh… like it says). It has taken such a load off of the many smaller daily concerns and decisions and really helps increase the listening (even though I’m still a poor listener).”

Phil 4:4-7 (ESV)
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Glad to have Repeat and Dilbert come down and play in the grass with us! Wish we had known the FNG wasn’t going to be able to stay. Hope he got enough taste to come back…
Praise for Drifter’s M and upcoming 2.0 doing well! Lots of prayer all around for loved ones battling cancer. Seems like it’s all around.
Don’t forget Kickball (8/18)
Quarterly 3rd F August 11 at the Overlook
2nd annual Truckin’ to the Pound 8/25

Deck of Life

THE SCENE: Warm, clear

Baby Arm Circles (ED EA IC) x 15

Michael Phelps

SSH x 30

Round the clock merkin

5 Burpee on your own
Deck of Life: Spread 52 card deck out (face down) and have PAX circle up around. Take turns picking up cards. No breaks and get through deck in 30-35 minutes

  • Hearts = Burpees
  • Diamonds = Squat Jumps
  • Club = V-up
  • Spade = Hand Release merkin
  • Ace = 1 minute plank
  • Joker = 1.5 minute wall sit

With CMU: 25 swings, 25 rows, 25 overhead, 25 curls


Continued homework assignment: Have a deliberate conversation with your neighbor and get to know them. Do what we are called to do.

TTTP CSAUP Event August 25. Be there.