F3 Knoxville

Summorya Bidness

THE SCENE: Overcast 65 degrees

Manly Arm Rotations x 15 EA ED

Imperial Squat Walker x 10 IC

8 Count Man Makers x 10 IC

Over Head Claps x 20 IC

3 Rounds (Add 5 reps each round)

  • Push-ups 5-10-15
  • Flutter Kicks (4 ct) 10-15-20
  • Push-ups 15-20-25
  • Flutter Kicks (4 ct) 20-25-30

3 Rounds

  • 25 mountain climbers (4 ct)
  • 25 burpees
  • 50 meter sprint

5 Rounds

  • 30 Burpees
  • 30 meter lunge
  • 30 push-ups
  • 30 squats

8 Count Man Makers

Things are different, right? We have not even landed on “normal” yet. Our government has injected over 10 trillion dollars into the economy, millions are out of work, thousands are ill, thousands are healed, people are snitching on neighbors, and Kim Jon is missing. What are we to do?

I have no idea….I do know that I’m not in charge, that this is beyond a challenging time, and I can’t fix any of this. But I can put my trust in God. His promises hold true. We are loved, we are His, and nothing happens without His permission. I can be strengthened through this historical event and lean fully on my faith or I can scream into the wind.
Pray for those around you. Those you walk past, stand 6-feet from, and avoid throughout your day.

Naturday 5K

THE SCENE: Clear and cool 35 degrees

25 SSH, 10 Cherry Pickers, 20 Seal Claps, 20 OH Claps, 20 Nolan Ryans, 10 tempo squats
THA-THANG:Partner up so no man left behind (do not leave each other)

Every quarter mile you stop and look at the card provided to you to tell you what to do.

  • 0.25 miles– 25 MKNS
  • 0.50 mi. — 50 Bonnie Blairs
  • 0.75 mi. — 75 Apollo Ohnos
  • 1.00 mi– 100 calf raises
  • 1.25 mi– 125 plank jacks
  • 1.50 mi– 150 SSH’s
  • 1.75 mi– 175 Freddy Mercuries
  • 2.00 mi- 200 Nolan Ryans
  • 2.25 mi  225 Imperial Walkers
  • 2.50 mi– 250 Squats
  • 2.75 mi– 275 Mtn Climbers
  • 3.00 mi– 300 OH Claps

No time for the Mary
Natty, Chaucer, Herbie, Manilow, A-Rod, Fast n Easy, Hamm, Simmons, Belding
You be You-  The act of doing what one believes is the right decision, being oneself.  Spend more time being what yand who you want to be than working about what others try to make you.  This doesn’t mean relax, but work hard to form the best “You” so HE is proud.
The Men worked hard today so they all were rewarded with a Natty Daddy and then surprised with free coffee from Switchgrass, thanks Switchy!
Prayers for the Cookeville area victims of the tornado, prayers for Lifetouch and his healing, prayers for Manilow and his MRI results and also for Fast N Easy’s wife’s co-worker who just had a double mastectomy.

No Compromise Ladders

THE SCENE: Overcast, 46°F, Feels like 46°F, Humidity 92%, Wind 2mph from S

  • SSH 30x IC
  • LBAC 10x IC Forward, Overhead Claps 15x IC, Seal Claps 15x IC, Morrocan Night Club 15x IC, LBAC 10x Backwards
  • Little of This, Little of that, Some of These, Some of those



  1. 10x Burpees
  2. 10x Burpees, 25x Merkins
  3. 10x Burpees, 25x Merkins, 50x Lunges
  4. 10x Burpees, 25x Merkins, 50x Lunges, 100x BBS
  5. 10x Burpees, 25x Merkins, 50x Lunges, 100x BBS, 150x Squats

Mosey around the parking lot

Lazy Dora as the group.
1 Pax does exercise while others hold the ‘rest’ position

  • 10x Merkins, Plank
  • 20x LBCs, Boat
  • 30x Squats, Al Gore


  • Flutter kicks 30x IC
  • Hello Dolly 15x IC
  • Freddie Mercury 15x IC
  • Boat/Canoe

Herbie, Fast-n-Easy, Boogaloo, Natty, Simmons

Compromise: Jocko Willnik

Insert any personal comments, notes, devotion content, etc.
Wesley House Snack drive, Q-school this Saturday, Upcoming Convergence at JUCO in March

Conformer or Transformer

THE SCENE: 52 with light drizzle

SSH, OHC, Little of this and that, Toy Soldiers, Bone the Fish
We did 1/4#er with burpees

Mosey to FB field.  Started with 10 burpees then ran to the 25.  Do 25 Merkins.  Backpedal to goal line and do 10 burpees.  Run to 50 and do 50 squats.  Backpedal to goal line and do 10 burpees.  Run 75 yards and do 150 Mtn Climbers.  Backpedal to goal line and do 10 burpees.  Run to far goal line and do 100 SSH.  Backpedal to other goal line and do 10 burpees.  We did Cpt Thors while waiting on the 6.  We then did Burpee Dans the length of the field.  Lunge 10 yards, do 1 burpee, lunge 10 yards do 2 burpees, lunge 10 yards do 3 burpees……..and so on.  Then we had to get back to the start so we went back but bear crawl instead of lunge.  We did SSH waiting on the 6.  We had a few minutes left so we did 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50 yard wind sprints.  Mosey back to AO.

Ran out of time

arod, fast and easy, simmons, oscar, herbie, mr wedgie, hamm, boogaloo, natty, tractor, biohazard, tuba

Romans 12:2.   You can decide to not stand out in any way, or you can be a light for Jesus.  Our definition of Good differs from Gods.  We don’t see the whole picture or the end game, but HE does.  His will for us is good, even though it might be difficult at times.  One day, we’ll understand, but until then trust the LORD! Either you will be conformed to the world, or you will transform the world.  Which will you be?  A conformer, or a Transformer?


Fun with coal

THE SCENE: Partly Cloudy, 22°F, Feels like 14°F, Humidity 68%, Wind 7mph from NNE



  • SSH x20 IC
  • Burpees OYO x10
  • SSH x20 IC
  • Merkins OYO x10
  • SSH x10 IC
  • Burpees OYO x5
  • SSH x10 IC
  • Merkins OYO x5


Mosey to the front of the parking lot where the greenway crosses the road.

At every light and power pole do x5 merkins. Alternate travel mode between stops; bear crawls and lunges. Go till you reach the start of the greenway.

Indian run from start of greenway back through the upper lot loop and to Herbie’s truck to get the ‘Christmas Coal’.

Mosey to a well-lit area of the AO.

2 ‘lumps of christmas coal’ – foam 12 sided dice with exercises, roll both dice do both exercises. Completed this pattern twice around the PAX.


  • 4 kinds of flutter kicks, 7x IC each type:
    • Upright arms out
    • Mostly inclined, arms out
    • Regular
    • Regular with BBS on 4 count
  • 20x Hello Dolly’s
  • 20x Box Cutters
  • 5x Captian Thors


Revisit the mission statement, core values, and credo of F3.

F3 is a men’s workout group, with the mission to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for the invigoration of male community leadership. Our workouts:

  • Are free of charge
  • Are open to all men
  • Are held outdoors, rain or shine, heat or cold
  • Are led by men who participate in the workout in a rotating fashion, with no training or certification necessary
  • End with a Circle of Trust

The F3 Credo is: Leave no man behind, and leave no man where you find him.

Focus was on the fact that the workouts are supposed to invigorate us to leadership. The modifier on leadership is community. How are we affecting our community? In the case of the HIMs of Brickyard, this includes the Powell community where we live and workout, our churches, our jobs, our friends and our families. We all have influence in all these areas whether we realize it or not. Someone is watching and noticing our actions. So what are you doing to lead your community?

The topic of leadership is one that I read many books on, listen to podcasts, and discuss with others. It is also an area that I struggle with continuously. I am an introvert at heart and am non-confrontational. I struggle with need to step up and be a strong leader and my desire to not be out front. I am comfortable leading from the six, but I also know that I am not always effective there. I’m thankful for all the things that F3 has taught me and continues to teach me through every workout that I Q and everyone that I participate in. I know that my F3 brothers will continue to push me to be the leader I need to be in my community, my church and my family.
Monthly challenge is still going on – 100 burpees for time. Post your results at http://bit.ly/f3knox2020.
F3 is coming to Morristown. Reach out to anyone you know in the area. April 4th at Frank Lorino Park.