F3 Knoxville

Stone , Steel & Silence

THE SCENE: Couldn’t ask for a better 56 degrees Gloom beatdown weather.

Various things on way to CMU pile.  Inchworms, Bear Crawl, R Bear Crawl, Side Straddles (both sides), Kereokee both sides, Bernie
THA-THANG: Steel & Stone Biscuit:  Like the tree biscuit, we travel as a group going around the campus tagging a steel light pole instead of a tree.  We do two Blockees after we tag a pole.  Call out the running total.  Circle up for 25, 50, 75, 100 milestones.  Mosey with CMU’s in-between light poles.

We finished 100 Blockees – ie we tagged 50 poles.
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM: Find the Silence

How will you hear if you don’t listen. How can you listen if you don’t sit still.  How can you sit still if you are moving and doing a bunch of stuff.  Today MAKE time to sit still and listen to the Lord.  He’s a whisperer.  Put your cell phone to the side. Turn off the music. Turn off every digital thing you have.  Find the quiet.  Go get the quiet.  I’m often times over caffenated — which causes over anxiousness — which causes over stress and unrest.  This bleeds into everything. Dont’ do this.  Instead, stop the nervous hemorrhaging.  Be Still – Know that God is there . Take hold of his gentle voice.  Know that peace and quiet is his specialty.  In contrast this world and everything in it wants to spin you like a top into a dizzying pace — it always has a million things to offer and busy you with.  Don’t fall for it.  Pace yourself, slow down, gain back your sanity.   Listen in the silence.  He will light your way.


  1. Hardship is coming fast Oct 3. https://dirtybirdevents.com/hardship-hill-ocr/
  2. Shamrock still needs to build it’s props for HH.
  3. The last IPAX is happening now https://f3greenwood.com/  Be sure to watch the video to prep yourself.


Opt-In at Shamrock


Partly Cloudy Temperature Humidity Feels like Wind Speed Wind Direction
69 ℉ 99% 71 ℉ 3.1 mi/h NNE

I am not a professional.

25 SSHs.
10 Baby Arm Circles forward.
10 backward.
10-15 Double bounce Squats.
Mosey to main parking lot.  While running laps, each lap PAX has to complete exercise from below list.  First lap, however, was 50 burpees.  So, 50 burpees while doing lap.  Then next laps were as chosen from below list.

Chest Arms
120 Merkins
75 Dive Bombers
100 Carolina Dry Docks
60 Jumping Spiders
100 Diamond Merkins
150 Squats
100 Monkey Humpers
80 Bonnie Blairs (Jumping Lunge)
150 Calf Raises
75 BBS
80 LBC
100 Pickle Pounders
75 Box Cutters
80 Dolly Partons
60 War Hammers (BBSU with Amer Hammer at Top)

Mosey to coupon pile.  Grab a CMU.  Lined up on edge of parking lot. Gorilla Complex.  As many rounds as possible.  All with CMU except Merkins and Mosey.

  • 8 Curls
  • 8 High Pulls
  • 8 Overhead Press
  • 8 Tricep Extension
  • 8 Merkins – sans CMU
  • Mosey to other side of parking lot and back.

At time, recover and mosey back to AO.
2 minutes of ab work including:
30 Flutter Kicks
15 Dolly Partons
25 or so Bicycles ending at high rep rate.


18 HIMs
Kyle Korver is an 18 year veteran of the NBA.  He wrote an article entitled ‘Privileged’ back in April of 2019.  The article tells of his relationships with his fellow players and talks of his thoughts concerning the Privilege he has because he is white.  The privilege is described as the ability to opt-in or opt-out when it comes to things related with Black Lives Matter.  I appreciated reading it.  Kyle Korver – Privilege.

Hardship Hill work day this coming Saturday.  See Slack for details.

VQ for Honeydew

THE SCENE: Clear morning, low humidity, temp in the mid 60’s

I’m not a professional

Modify your workout for your injuries

Keep social distancing in mind during the COVID pandemic

It’s my first Q so bear with me.

20-Side-straddle-hops IC

15-Baby Arm Circles forward IC

15-Baby Arm Circles Backwards IC

5 Cherry Pickers IC

20 Merkins IC

Mosey over to the CMU pile near the buses. Each person grabbed 1 CMU and proceeded to the adjacent parking lot. 4 stations were set up and a speaker was in place to begin a time using the Tabata Timer App. 3 exercises at each station. the first exercise was done for :45 seconds with a :10 second rest x 3 sets then moved to the next station and repeated :45 seconds of work :10 second rest for 3 sets for all stations. CMU is carried to each station and.

  • Station 1
    • Decline Merkins
    • Vertical Press (From Iron PAX video)
    • Overhead Press
  • Station 2
    • Goblet Squats
    • Rocky Balboas
    • Lunges
  • Station 3
    • Curls
    • Alpos (From Iron PAX video)
    • Dips
  • Station 4
    • Big Boys
    • Plank
    • Freddie Mercury

MARY:American Hammers 4 Count x 15 back at the AO

Use the TAGS on right-side to record PAX (BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOURSELF) in attendance. Be sure to select the AO in CATEGORY above TAGS and then delete these notes!
CIRCLE OF TRUST/BOM: Treat others with respect and lead by example. I would not be where I am today without a positive role model in my life. By being good examples and role models we can help end racism, sexism, and hate.
Being raised in home with 2 working parents in a small town in southern West Virginia my parents didn’t have resources like a daycare, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club or anything like that.  My parents relied on a a baby sitter, a black lady named Lucille. This lady was a woman of God and very religious and treated me as one of her own children and I often referred to her as my other mother. She was a leader in her church and when I met her family everyone knew who I was because she kept up with my achievements in the paper and would continue to guide me long after being my babysitter.  When Lucille passed away I was unable to attend the funeral but discovered through her obituary that she had made me one of her God Children. My parents weren’t even aware of this fact, but we took it as an honor and privilege. For this reason I never thought someone was different because of their color, heritage, or religious belief. This role model never told me to not hate she showed my how to be good to people and how to treat people with respect. When my daughter was born I was so happy and honored to that my wife agreed and allowed my daughter to be named Lucille, because my wife could see how much love I had for this great lady. Sorry if this is too long again my first time doing this, but thanks again for giving me the opportunity to lead today and thanks for all the guys to push me to lead this workout today

Around the World

THE SCENE: Nice and cool

SSH x20 (4ct IC)
-hip flexors
-tempo squat x5 (8ct IC)
-some of these/some of those
-a little of this/a little of that

Mosey around baseball fields

Partner suicides x1
-one partner burpees
-one partner does parking lot suicides

Go while people on Kenya are running

America – Navy seal burpees/merkins
Turkey – Turkish get ups/pistol squats
Romania – Romanian deadlifts/up-downs
Bulgaria – Bulgarian split squats/walking lunges
Eqypt -shpynx push ups/tricep push ups
India -hindu push ups/CCD
Kenya -run around the field/jump rope
Russia – full KB swings/ Russian KB swings
Canada – bear crawl across field/hold low bear position
Ireland -“bar”bell snatches/cleans/highpulls

Australia – Handstand holds 3x30seconds/elevated pike

Enter to worship, leave to serve

The happiest of people don’t have the best of everything, they make the best of everything



21 Gun Salute

THE SCENE: A brisk 55 degrees

SSH x21 IC
Imperial Walkers x21 IC
Dive Bombers x7 IC (we multiplied by 3 in our heads to get to 21)
Arm Circles x10 IC (forward), x11 IC (backward)

Mosey to the boats
21 minute AMRAP

  • 400 meter run (thanks LZB for the measurement)
  • 9 Carolina Dry Docks (CDD)
  • 21 Merkins
  • 21 Jump Ups
  • 15 Burpees

Mosey to Matterhorn
Round 1: CDD x21
Round 2: CDD x21, Squats x21
Round 3 CDD x21, Squats x21, LBC x21
Round 4 CDD x21, Squats x21, LBC x21, Flutter Kicks x 21 (4 count)

Mosey back to AO


Ab Cycle

  • Flutter kicks x21 IC
  • Hold feet 6 inches off ground
  • Box cutters x21 IC
  • Hold feet 6 inches off ground
  • Reverse crunches x21 IC

16 PAX:  I-Beam, Mayberry, La-Z-Boy, Tweetie, Bluecross, Aladin, Driftwood, Wagon Wheel, Excitebike, Ramrod, Cavalier, Mouthwash, Wallball, Waxjob, Repeat, Jackie Joyner
Nothing to see here folks!! #unprepared
Continued prayer for Lady Junk, Brolympics on 10/9 with picnic and evening beer ruck to follow, can drive this week and next and Dog Pound getting some pull-up bars.