F3 Knoxville

Bear Necessities

THE SCENE: warm Thursday. Cloudy

25 four count side straddle hops

30 total arm circles

10 pushups on your own

15 Windmills

15 cherry pickers


Indian run to bottom parking lot for Bear (crawl) necessities: 2 cones each side of circle 10-15 yards apart for bear crawls. Workouts at each of 4 cones listed below.  Run 1/2 circle after each set of two cone workout.

set 1:

10 burpies

20 pushups

20 flutter kicks

20 big boys

set 2:

20 bicycle crunches

20 squat jumps

20 hello dollies

20 diamond pushups

set 3:

20 LBC

10 tempo push ups

20 box cutters

20 mtn climbers

Mosey to pavilion for 11’s of bench rows and dips

Mosey to cardiac hill, 2 sets of corner workouts: 10 big boys, 10 no hands push ups, 10 squats, front runners circle back to gather others for round 2.

Mosey to brick pile in parking lot for team 100’s: 100 curls and 100 over head press, partner runs to light pole with 20 side saddle and Bernie sanders back.

Finish with bug swats? and ATM’s

3 FNG’s
Staying humble and taking care of one another.  referenced a video from the super bowl.
I hope everyone enjoyed this workout and I very much appreciate each and every one of you!

Trail of Tears

40 Strong and 1 FNG take the day start the day off right at the Asylum!

  • Side Straddle Hop X 25
  • Little baby arm circles Front x 15 and back x 15
  • Merkin x 20
  • Imperial Squat Walker x 20

Trial of Tears – 15 Min

  • Burpees x 5
  • Squat Jumps x 10
  • Thrusters x 15
  • Merkin x 20
  • Squats x 25
  • Burpees x 5

Mosey to Everest -15 Min

  • Run to the top
  • Rock Pile Curls to Press 2 – 16

Burpee Dan with Core Team


  • 11’s
    • Body builders top of lot and flutters 4 cr bottom.
  • Mosey to bottom of the dragons tail for rt 66
    • Hand release merkins
    • LBC 4 ct
    • Star Jacks
    • Squats
    • Dry docks
    • CMU curls and tris w CMU
  • Mosey back to PLot and burpee Dan , go touch the fence , Bernie up, repeat …

Aborama – 5 min

  • Flutter Kicks x 25
  • Peter Parkers – Cadence

1- Considering that someone has a life outside of the situation
2-Everyone is right. if you understood what the other person wants and why they want it you would likely want it too.

“”All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up. Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭10:23-24‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Runnin and a workin

THE SCENE: Sunny and windy, temp close to 70 degrees

20 Side-Straddle Hops, 10 Burpees, 10 Tempo Merkins, Arm and Leg Raises from Merkin Position, 10 Tempo Squats, 10 Cherry Pickers
Mosey to Roadshow Run.  At top of Roadshow Run we will do 20 Merkins.  Run down stairs.  At first grassy area we do 20 Big Boys.  Run down next two flight of stairs all the way to perimeter trail.  At grassy area we will do 40 Baby Crunches.  Run all the way back up Roadshow Run.  Rinse and repeat two more times but end at perimeter trail instead of running up Roadshow Run the last time.

Mosey to trail that extends from road near North Entryway to Park and which goes all the way to the beginning of the Perimeter Trail.  We will do the following every ten lights on the trail:  Bear Crawl to first light, run next four lights, lunge to 6th light, run the next four.  Repeat until end of trail.

Mosey to Outdoor Chapel.  Elevens with Decline Merkins at Stage and Mountain Climbers at other end of chapel.

Mosey on Road going south and then east past soccer fields.  Twenty Hello Dollies before stop sign.

Mosey to Stop Sign at Southeast corner of Admin Bldg.  Twenty American Hammers

Mosey to Boulder Pile.  20 Overhead Presses.  20 Curls.

Mosey to AO.


Six men.  No FNG’s.
Remember Cap’n Crunches words about the Redwood Trees.  As tall as they are, one would think their roots go down at least 100 ft into the ground.  Yet, their roots may only go down 6 to 12 feet.  Yet these trees are sturdy and strong.  What makes them so strong?  Their roots connect to the roots of other Redwoods.  These trees stand mighty because they hold each other up.  Men, let us be mighty in the same way.  We cannot do these workouts without each other. We are HIM’s because we have each other’s backs.  Iron Sharpens Iron!!!!


Hard At It

THE SCENE: Cloudy and windy, temps in 50’s

20 Side-straddle-hops, 10 Burpees, 15 Imperial Walkers, 10 Windmills, 10 Tempo Merkins, Planks with arm and leg raises

Mosey to the Dragon Tail.  We did Route 66 up the Dragon Tail with rabbits sweeping slower brothers back to starting point after each exercise.  The following were the exercises:

  • Squat Jumps
  • Big Boy Sit Ups
  • Shoulder Taps (each shoulder)

Mosey to Playground.  We did four corners with the following corners and exercises.  We rinsed and repeated after the first round:

  • 20 Bench Jumps at playground
  • 20 seconds of pull ups at baseball bullpen
  • 20 picnic table pull-ups in pavilion
  • 20 Star Jumps at Flag

Mosey to Pavilion.  We did totem pole with 30 seconds of each exercise, starting with first exercise, then restarting but adding next exercise on totem pole.  The following were the exercises:

  • Hello Dollies
  • American Hammers
  • Carolina Dry Docks
  • Picnic Table Pull-ups

Mosey to AO.

20 Box Cutters
Eight men.
One of the inspiring F3 sayings is “I have your six.”  G-6 talked about the isolated man at our last 3rd F event.  As a psychologist, I have met many isolated men who do not feel anyone has their back.  Their confidence and zest for life are low because of it.  As humans, we need to feel support from others, know that others are there for us.  That knowledge gives us the courage to take chances, to fail, get back up, push on and finally succeed.  You see toddlers needing that support from parents when they explore.  The toddlers explore with pleasure but also look back to make sure their parents are there, are looking on, have their sixes.  As F3 brothers, lets take the “I have your six” saying as a model to commit to others, to build them up, give them courage.  We are HIMs in our workouts and out in the world.

3rd F this Saturday at Outlook!


THE SCENE: 40ish, windy

  • Hillbillies x 15 IC
  • Tempo Diamond Merks x 10
  • Cherry Pickers x 8
  • Little this/that


Line up on the curb.

Partner up

Man carry Route 66. Alternate carrying each other between cones. Stop at every cone for increasing reps starting with 5 of:

  • Merkins
  • Thruster Merks
  • Burpees

Decrease reps by 1 on way back

Mosey to greenway hill


Iron Mike’s 4 count

Bernie up hill

Bicycles 4 count

Bear Crawl down

Mosey to AO

Global Warming

Everyone Al Gore in circle

AGT x 5 2 man at a time going in opposite directions.

2 passes


  • Peter Parkers x 12 IC
  • ABCs on Q
  • Captain Thor 6:24 IC
  • Scissors for 1 min on Q

44 including 1 FNG – BVD. Also there was Kentucky but couldn’t tag him.

Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.


I can sometimes lose sight of what I’m working towards. Throughout the year I have to refocus myself because I’ve strayed from the path I wanted to be on. Whether because of some new shiney thing distracting me off to the side or because I backslid on my habits. I don’t have trouble making fitness and fun thing habits. Where I struggle to find my destiny is in work. Sometimes I just feel like I’m on cruise control and not actively thinking, acting and making habits. I think the hardest place to make habits and form our destiny is in the things that we like to do the least. Take some time this week to think of some place in your life you know you need to be taking care of business but haven’t been able to shape that destiny by making good habits toward that end. Make a gameplan to get it done.