F3 Knoxville

7’s and 11’s

THE SCENE: Perfect – Upper 50’s, clear skies

SSH x 15, Arm Circles x 10 forwards and backwards, Shoulder Taps x 10, Michael Phelps, Tempo Squats x 10, Cherry Pickers x 5

  • Sunsphere: 11’s – Pull ups at the bottom on the Sunsphere and Edward Scissor Legs at the top of the stairs
  • Bridge over Cumberland: 7’s – Big Boy Sit Ups at the start of the bridge, bear crawl across, Sumo Squats at the end of the bridge, bear crawl back
  • Parking Lot: 11’s – Merkins at one end of lot, Carolina Dry Docks at the other end
  • Field by the Fountains: Partnered up, one partner started bear crawling across field while the other did 5 body builders then ran and caught up to bear crawler. After catching up, swap roles

Talked about how in Jeremiah 29 God tells the Israelites, before being taken into slavery by the Babylonians, to build houses, plant gardens, eat of their fruit, get married, and pray on behalf of the city you’re being taken to. So essentially, instead of sitting around and waiting for liberation, God told His people to live well in captivity while also looking forward to freedom. With this quarantine I’ve done the exact opposite. I’ve sat around and moped and waited until things get better rather than tried to make the most of the season the Lord has us in. So my encouragement for us this morning was, even though we’re transitioning back to normal slowly, to be thinking of how we can live well right now in quarantine rather than sit around and just wait for things to be better

Down Pour at the Big Ball

THE SCENE: Started out great in the 50’s but ended with massive down pour.

Welcome to F3 (Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith).  I’m Duggar and I am not a professional.  You made the decision to be here and you know you’re injuries and limitations.  Push yourself but don’t hurt yourself.  There is no charge to be here, just your motivation to get better and push those around you to get better.

SSH x 25 IC

Imperial Walkers x 20 IC

Merkins x 10 IC

Mountain Climbers x 20 IC

Squats x 20 IC

Using the info from the Q101 last Saturday:

Mosey to the amplitheater –  Battle Buddy

  • 100 Merkins (partners alternate doing 10 reps each until 100 reps total is reached, holding plank between rep cycles)
  • 100 LBCs (Same: holding shoulders up 6 inches between rep cycles)
  • 100 Squats (Same: holding Al Gore between rep cycles)

Was going to mosey to the nearby field but the rain forced us to stay under cover – The BEAST

Start at #1 stairs, run to #2 for 6 reps, run to # 3 for 6 reps, run to #4 for 6 reps, back to #3 (6 reps), #2 (6 reps), #1 (6 reps)

  • Merkins
  • LBCs
  • Squats
  • Wide Merkins
  • Burpees


Let people pick various exercises for a little ring of fire.

Mosey back to AO (again, due to rain we elected to finish in the dry) for some rounds of Flutter Kicks x 25 IC and Big Boy Sit-ups x 20 OYO.


Quote from Gen. Jim Mattis book “Call Sign Chaos, Learning to Lead”.  Jackie Robinson epitaph “A life is not important except in its impact on other lives.”
Let’s live our lives in a way that benefits others.  Encourage, help, mentor, serve, listen.

Prayer requests:  Huffy’s shoulder, family who lost a loved one  Announcements:  Morristown launch April 4th

Sweet, Steamy 16


Colder than a polar bear’s toe-nail in the middle of winter in Antarctica – BUT GOOD TO BE ALIVE


  • Welcome to F3: Fitness/Fellowship/Faith
  • Name is Steam and I’m honored to be your QIC this morning
  • Couple things before we begin:
    • Not a pro
    • You’re here on your own volition – you made a choice to be here this morning: make it count!
    • If you need to modify anything we do this morning feel free to do so but push yourself and those around you. They deserve it and so do you.
  • I will have my phone, water, CPR and a med kit inside my ruck just so everyone is aware as well. If you got keys/wallet/whatever go ahead and throw em in there



  • SSHs: 12×4 IC
  • Rockette: 12×4 IC
  • Windmill: 12×4 IC 

  • Baby Arm Circles: 6×4 F & 6×4 B
  • Mountain Climbers: 12×4 IC
  • Army Standard Merkins (shoutout to Soot): 12×4 IC



(Mosey to new small track)

  1. The 50 Cent
  • Battle Buddy up
  • Execute 10 BB sit-ups (only 1 BB)
    • Take a lap together
  • Execute 10 BB sit-ups (other BB)
    • Take a lap
  • Rinse & Repeat until each BB has completed 50 total BB sit-ups
    • As a team y’all will switch who is executing the BB sit-ups before the lap = 10 laps total as a team

(15 count)

(Q calls on the 2 FNGs to share a fun fact about themselves as PAX are catching their breath)

(mosey to closer side of the small bridge over WFP water)

  1. 27s
    • Battle buddy up
    • 1 side of the water/abyss: merkins (1 count)
    • Roundabout (other side): lunge (1 count)
    • Start with 26 merkins here :: 1 lunge there

(Q reminds PAX that it’s okay if the plan doesn’t go exactly as planned – push hard for 10 minutes and see where we are together)

  • PAX gets down to 20 merkins together and CRUSHES 10 minutes of 27s

(PAX mosey up the stairs towards the big ball and then back down facing the greenspace)

  • 2 columns
  • BB American Indian Run back to the AO
    • BB team in the back sprints up and recovers to the front
  • A Big Ball Classic: Cadence Call on the mosey back home aka Call & Repeat
    • “F3”
    • “Good for You”
    • “Good for Me”
    • HOOAH”
    • “HA-HA”
    • “HOOAH”
    • HA-HA”
    • “1 2 3”
    • “I love F3”
    • “4 5 6”
    • “Picking Up Sticks”
    • ” 7 and 8″
    • “F3 is great”
    • “9 and 10”
    • “Let’s do it all again”
    • “HOOAH”
    • “HA-HA”



(PAX circle back up in the AO with 60 seconds left in the game)

  • SSH: 20 x 4 IC


14 PAX – 2 FNGs

PAX: G-6, 8 Seconds, Clark, Swanson, Backdraft, Post Man, Half-Calf, Abort, Amazon, Dovetail, Bubblewrap, Reverb, Walrus, Steam

FNGs: Juice Box and Waco



[ The Process of Pruning ]



  • John 15:1-2 = “I am the true vine and my father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.”
  • Definition = “to trim by cutting away dead or overgrown branches or stems, especially to increase fruitfulness and growth”
  • Wikipedia: The practice entails targeted removal of diseased, damaged, dead, non-productive, structurally unsound, or otherwise unwanted tissue from crop and landscape plants
  • This is not an easy process or even a fun process for the tree I’m sure.
  • Thinking about the process of pruning, think about this: The pruner cares too much/loves too much to let their tree/shrub be covered with structurally unsound or diseased/damaged limbs. The Father loves us so much – that He would lead us into the fire and walk with us through it as He continually prunes us and refines us as High Impact Men for HIS glory.

Keep the Faith & Fight the Good Fight men!

Like Mic

THE SCENE: Dark, wet, a bit rainy and lower 50’s

SSH x 20, Baby Arm Circles x 15 forwards and 15 backwards + 15 shoulder taps, Little of This and That, Michael Phelps, Cherry Pickers x 5, Imperial Walkers x 10
This workout was done with a basketball. Everywhere we went we ran Indian Runs, passing the ball to the person behind us and when the ball made it to the back of the line whoever had it would run to the run and start passing it back again. If the ball touched the ground at anytime, even during exercise, we all had to stop and do 5 burpees

  • Amphitheater: 2 laps of snaking the stairs. 1st lap we did 10 Big Boy Sit ups at the bottom of each staircase and 10 Merkins at the top. 2nd lap we did 10 Dips at the bottom and 10 Sumo Squats at the top
  • Min Kao Bridge: We lunged across the bridge, stopping 3 times to do 15 Carolina Dry Docks each time
  • Bottom of the Hill: 25 Incline Merkins, 25 Little Baby Crunches, 25 Squats and run up the steps to Ayers
  • Outside Ayers: We made a big circle on our 6’s and passed the ball around. Each time someone caught the ball they had to lead everyone in 5 reps of an exercise. We did 2 rounds and you couldn’t pass to the people next to you or the person who just passed to you and went until everyone had caught the ball. 1st round was American Hammers and 2nd round was Flutterkicks
  • Student Union Bridge: We played Bearcrawl Ball. We formed 2 teams and essentially played soccer with our hands while bearcrawling
  • Long Mosey back to AO


During this time of year we often take time to think about things we want to improve on, do more of, become better at, or start doing all together. I encouraged us to also consider where in our lives we can dial back, spend less time, less energy, or less money, in order to make room for the things we value or to just make more room in our schedules in general. Last night I read that the average audio book collection of the entire Bible clocks in at 71 hours, which is also less time than the average American spends in one month watching TV. So what are somethings, like TV, phone, social media, etc. that we could be spending less time on in order to make room for the things we value most?
2nd F New Year’s Party was moved to the 10th

leg day lollygag

THE SCENE: 43 or 44 but felt cooler with the wind

  • Grady Corns
  • Squat and reach
  • Angle grinders
  • Imperial walkers
  • SSH


Mosey over to Big Ball, 12 minute AMRAP
  • 30 squats
  • 15 Carolina dry docks
  • 10 pull ups
  • 15 side lunges (each leg)
  • 20 Jane Fonda’s (10 each leg, 4 count)
  • 20 American hammers

I gave everyone the option of moving on to the next planned thing, or to repeat the AMRAP listed above for another 6 minutes, cutting the reps in half each exercise. They opted to repeat the AMRAP (I think they made the right call).

Mosey back to light poles for Route 66. Lunge between light poles, merkins at poles. 1:11 merkins. Had we stopped our AMRAP at just the 12 minutes, we would have repeated Route 66 with crawl bears and squat jumps. Yuck.


Flutter kicks and pickle pounders

5 Strong: Magic Mic, Reverb, G6, Swanson, Abort
I just thanked everyone for showing up, not just today and not just in the gloom but every day and throughout the community. Pray for a safe holiday for our community and for everyone to be back out tomorrow or Thursday.