F3 Knoxville

To Pav or not to PAV, that is the question

THE SCENE: It wasn’t raining, it rained, it wasn’t raining

SSH, Merkins, cherry-picking and shoulder burners
Mosey to the steps. At the steps there is a deck of cards, each suit is a different exercise. They are

  • Clubs = Merkins
  • Diamonds= squats
  • Hearts= dry docks
  • Spades= lunges

if you get a face card you have to do the following before you do 10 of the exercise.

King, run up and around the rock and back. Queen, run around the island. Jack run down to the intersection and back. Ace, Do 10 of every exercise.
Draw a card and do the exercise and quantity. Everyone works together at the beginning and then as we start separating, draw your own personal card. Come together and start doing exercises as a group again.

mosey back to the Ayo in an Indian run. Stop for 30 incline Merkins on the rail

40 flutter kicks, 20 V ups, yes 20 fire hydrants
18 pax
The word for today was about leaning on each other. Trusting each other and helping each other through difficult times. Not being timid about reaching out to someone when you are struggling. F3 is made for that. The work out this morning was based on a group and then separating out to yourself and coming back together as a group. Everyone worked a little bit harder when they were with the group than on their own. #isi
It was great being back out at the dog pound. Great mumble chatter and we were able to avoid the rain for most of the work out.

Around and Around

THE SCENE: mid-60’s and actually feeling pretty good

SSH x20, Windmills x10, Tempo Squats x10, Grady Corns x15, Cherry pickers x5, a little bit of this and a little bit of that.

Mosey to splash pad for Around and Around

  • Round 1 — 10 burpees, lap around parking lot
  • Round 2 — 10 burpees, 10 iron mikes, lap around parking lot
  • Round 3 — 10 burpees, 10 iron mikes, 10 jump-knee-tucks, lap
  • Round 4 — 10 burpees, 10 iron mikes, 10 jump-knee-tucks, 10 squat jumps, lap
  • Round 5 — 10 burpees, 10 iron mikes, 10 jump-knee-tucks, 10 squat jumps, 10 plyo-merkins, lap
  • Round 6 — 10 burpees, 10 iron mikes, 10 jump-knee-tucks, 10 squat jumps, 10 plyo-merkins, 10 v-ups, lap.

5 minute complex:

  • minute 1 — reverse lunges
  • minute 2 — reverse lunges + squat
  • minute 3 — reverse lunges + squat + inch-worm
  • minute 4 — reverse lunges + squat + inch-worm + merkin
  • minute 5 — reverse lunges + squat + inch-worm + merkin + shoulder tap

Lap around tack

Ring of Fire — merkin style.

LBC (4-ct) x20, Side crunches (4-ct) x10 each side, Peter Parkers.

11 PAX + 1 unicorn


Matthew 8:23–27

Jesus Calms a Storm

[23] And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. [24] And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. [25] And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” [26] And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. [27] And the men marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?” (ESV)

Jesus was asleep in the boat for us. Everything he did was for us. Many people know he died for us — as a punishment for our sins so that we could be forgiven. He rose again for us that we might rise again. He also lived for us. When the storm was breaking out with chaos and confusion, He was asleep because he perfectly trusted God. When I get anxious or fearful or fail to respond like this, I remember that He was asleep in the boat for me — that God now views me as if I responded like that.  

Hardship Hill coming up soon.  Equalizer work day on our obstacle tomorrow. Be on the look-out for plywood.

Rain activates the urine on pee rocks

THE SCENE: Light rain, the faint smell of skunk and dog urine hovering in the misty morning air

SSH, Shoulder burners, Merkins, cherry pickers
List of stuff you have to do In qty of 20-15-10-5. First round 20 second round 15 etc. After completing all exercises, run a lap around the big parking lot at AO and back to the outhouse For round 2. Exercises are:

  • Merkins
  • Squats w/CMU
  • Imperial Walkers 4ct
  • Dry Docks
  • Rockettes
  • shoulder tap merks
  • CMU overhead presses

Mosey to the line of cones in lot. Spaced 30 yds apart. Do 7’s. Over and back CMU merks and squat jumps.

then lunge 10 steps with CMU, drop it and run to end line, back to start and back to CMU to go forward 10 more lunges. Repeat until you reach the fence.
One leg bridges x20
13 (12 with an FNG who had to leave early so we didn’t name him)
Be the person you say you are. Let your actions be what people see not your words.
Driftwood loves the smell of dog urine in the morning……it reminds him of Victory!
HHOCR. Build day get teams together already!!!


THE SCENE: Beautiful morning.

Shoulder burners, SSHs x20, and cherry pickers
THE thang:

we took off on a Mosey towards the woods for a trail run and popped out the other side and ran every road in the park. Stopping for breaks or exercises in a Qty of 20. They were in no particular order

  • Merkins
  • Dry Docks
  • LBCs
  • leg lifts
  • dips
  • one leg bridges
  • burpees
  • shoulder tap merkins
  • SSH
  • Squat jumps
  • monkey jumpers by the road for all to enjoy

The message was centered around a picture that I saw earlier in the week of a skateboarder that was trying to do the trick. Several pictures were layered on top of another that look like there was 30 people falling on the ground and one guy landing the track. The point of it was, don’t give up keep trying lean on people around you to help you and encourage others around you
I wanted everyone to feel comfortable in the woods and not have to worry about falling, so I went ahead and fell on purpose to show everyone that it did not hurt. That’s the kind of guy I am.That’s the kind of guy I am.


Every day is chest day

THE SCENE: 78 and a little muggy

SSH X 20, mosey to the flag.  at flag do Merkins, round the clocks and imp walkers
Start “at the playground ya know“.

6 stations:

  • Pull ups x10
  • shoulder tap merkins  x10
  • Imperial walkers x20 4-ct
  • wide/reg/narrow merkins x5
  • Round the clocks on three cones (total of 12)
  • incline merkin thrusters up the snake

mosey to the tennis courts.

suicides Burpees on each line. 10 BBS or 20 LBCs every time you hit start line.

Rolling Army merkins, lunges, bear crawls and reverse lunges across mid court.


Flutter kicks and side crunches
7 pax

Morning // Start with Gratitude to Your Wife

They say one of the most important things you can do in the morning is to show you are grateful for what you have in life. One of the best ways to get into a positive mindset first thing in the morning is to say a prayer of thanks to God. His mercies are new every morning. One of the greatest ways to appreciate your wife is to show your wife that you are thankful for her in the mornings as well. While that’s not always the easiest thing to remember (especially before the first cup of coffee), it’s not that difficult to say a few grateful words to her and remind her why she matters to you and to God.

Do something special – something unexpected like taking care of a household chore that your wife doesn’t like doing or making sure breakfast or lunches are ready for the kids (if that is something she normally does). You can also speak kindness with a thoughtful compliment or by expressing gratitude for what she is giving you.

Freshen Up Your Thanks

The best way to reap the benefits of gratitude is to notice new things you’re grateful for every day. Gratitude journaling works because it slowly changes the way we perceive situations by adjusting what we focus on. Gratitude notes are even better.  While you might always be thankful for your wife, merely writing “I’m grateful for my wife” week after week doesn’t keep your brain on alert for fresh grateful moments. Get specific by writing “Today my wife helped me organize my office” or “My wife helped me think through that challenging situation at work.” And be sure to stretch yourself beyond the great stuff right in front of you. Opening your eyes to more of the world around you can deeply enhance your gratitude practice. Make a game out of noticing new things each day.

Buy white chalk
Hardship Hill is back on for Oct 3rd