F3 Knoxville

Have a Naturday (Don’t Mind if I do)

THE SCENE: Sticky, Muggy, and Warm for a beautiful Naturday

5 Good Morning Abbey’s, 11 T-Plank Arm Circles each direction IC (B), Cherry Pickers x 10 IC, Happy Jacks 5 sets IC, Tempo Squats x 10 IC
Mosey to the Rock Pile, Perform 5 Burpees then pick up a coupon

  • Indian Run w/ coupon to 1st TN Lot
  • Pick a partner and wheelbarrow the lot, then swap places & repeat
  • Bear Crawl the lot and return with crab walks, when complete Al Gore with coupon out in front until last HIM done
  • Mosey to Lifehouse lot w/ coupon and perform 20 Flutter kicks
  • Mosey to Norm Hill with a partner
  • P1 runs to top of hill and performs 3 8CT Manmakers while P2 does 100 BBS, 200 MKNS, 300 OH Press Squats w/ coupon, 400 Tricep raises with Coupon, 250 OH Arm SWING w/ Coupon while holding a squat
  • Run all the way back to rockpile to discard coupon
  • Run back to AO

Gas Pumps x 10 IC, Flutters x 25 IC, Never Cross Dollies x 10 IC, Freddy Mercury x 20 IC.
14 HIMS, some of which chose the wrong size coupon/rock and lived to regret it
A little message about being true to yourself.  Why would you want to be anyone else, just be a better you.  You know yourself better than anyone.  Pick the parts you want to change or improve and share it with those around you who you love and trust.
Word of Advice, always watch the Q before selecting your rock size
ANNOUNCEMENTS:Get ready for Wk 1 of the Iron Pax Challenge!

Iron Sharpens Iron

THE SCENE: Overcast, 71°F, Feels like 72°F, Humidity 92%, Wind 3mph from NNE

  • SSH 20x IC
  • Imperial Squat Walkers 20x IC
  • LBAC 15x IC Forward & Reverse
  • Overhead Claps 20x IC
  • Little of this, little of that, some of these and som of those


  • Mosey to the back lot
  • Find a battle buddy
  • 4 rounds
    • 50 squats
    • 40 BBS
    • 30 Merkins
    • 20 iron Mike’s
    • 10 burpees
    • Run around the parking lot
  • Mosey to the front
  • Brickyard bear crawl with battle buddy
    • P1 Al Gore while P2 bear crawls to the opposite curb completes 5 merkins and returns, flap jack
  • 11s
    • Flutter kicks
    • Hammers


  • Box Cutters 20x IC
  • Boat/Canoe till time

FNG – Chuckie

Proverbs 27:17
 iron sharpens iron,

So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.

As men we need to be pushed and challenged by other men. Each of us is iron, but that does not mean each of us is the same. You cannot sharpen a sword with another sword, you must sharpen a sword with a file. There are many times in our lives where we need to be the sword, being sharpened by the men around us, but we will also need to be the file to sharpen our brothers as needed. This process is not just physical, it includes mental and emotional aspects as well. At our AOs we all have different skills and abilities, we need to be willing to use those to lift up our brothers when needed, push and pull them along, and even be confrontive and abrasive as necessary to equip our brothers to be the leaders they need to be.


As I take the AO Q over from A-Rod, I think over the past year and 8 months since I started attending F3 at the Brickyard. I am not the same man I was when I started. I am stronger physically yes, but also mentally and emotionally. I am willing to step into the hard leadership situations as a direct result of Qing a group of men in the gloom. I never thought a post on Facebook would change my life as it has, I am grateful that A-Rod took the chance to start the AO at Brickyard. He is a true HIM that has definitely impacted the men of Powell in a positive way.

IronPax Challenge 2019 – September workouts
Truckin to the Pound – Sept. 14

All arms NO legs

THE SCENE: 70 and a full moon


Picking cherries/bucket drop


Picking cherries/bucket drop

overhead claps


slow-tempo merkins


Bear crawl to each cone

25 merkins, CDD, Diamond, wise, ranger

over head claps, Moroccan Night club

crawl bear

25 merkins, CDD, Diamond, wise, ranger

Mosey across the lot,

bear crawl from dominos to orange peel, merkins at the 20s

crawl bear back,merkins on the 20s


more over head claps, seal claps, cherries in the buckets

mosey back to the cones

bear crawl to the end of the lot no merkins

flower pots, 11s dips/derkins

Ring of Fire with more merkins .


total of 306 merkins when it was all in

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Don’t be confused

THE SCENE: Clear 65 degrees

3 Rounds

  • 10 Lunge EL
  • 10 Flutters (4ct)
  • 10 Squats


3 Rounds adding 5 reps each round:

  • 5 merkin (10, 15)
  • 10 Flutters (4ct) (15, 20)
  • 15 merkin (20, 25)
  • 20 Flutters (4ct) (25, 30)

3 Rounds:

  • 25 Mtn Climbers
  • 25 Burpee
  • 50 meter sprint

5 Rounds:

  • 30 Burpee
  • 30 meter lunge
  • 30 merkin
  • 30 squat



Habakkuk 1 and 2. We have a lot of questions about the murder, anger, strife, etc, etc, going on around us. These questions have been brought before God by previous generations. God is at work. He hears our cries, He sees the murder and injustice. He is not sitting idly by watching. Trust Him. Be bold and bring your questions before Him (humbly).

Convergence Saturday August 10 7a-8a at Big Ball (Worlds Fair) then head to Redeemer Church for Third F.

Don’t Skip Anything

THE SCENE: Rain 70 degrees

SSH x 30 IC

Imperial Squat Walker x 15 IC

Tempo Squat x 15 IC

Overhead Claps x 40 IC

Route 66 on Roids: 11 stops along route with 11 reps of each exercise at each location. Except location 11 which gets 66.

  1. Bolt 45s – 11 squats from standing to half then 11 squats from half to bottom out.
  2. Cooler (11 reps left and right) – Side plank on left, scissor kick up, back together, bring knee to chest (4ct); flapjack and do right side.
  3. Dan Taylor – 1 squat:4 lunge to next stop
  4. 11 merkin
  5. Baryshnikov Squats (11) – Feet pointed out, hips out, weight on toes, then squat.
  6. Smurf Jacks (11)
  7. 8 Count BB
  8. Bay City Scissors (Reps 1-5 Vertical scissor; Reps 6-11 horizontal)
  9. Split Jacks (11)
  10. Duck and weave – Pax line up and duck walk to next stop while last man Indian runs between each man.
  11. Flutter Kicks (66 IC)

To stairs at stadium

Squat every other step to top of seats.

Squat every other step to top of seats backwards.

Run stairs with Bobby Hurley at bottom of steps. Start with 1 Bobby Hurley and go to 10.

Back to AO

Flower boxes

10 BBS with feet up on flower boxes

10 each leg split jacks

Australian Snow Angel – 10 IC


Detachment B-52; 5th Special Forces Group; 1st Special Forces

  1. Minimize fatigue because tired becomes careless
  2. If you show confidence, your team will have confidence
  3. If TL loses temper it effects judgement. Keep cool, think ahead, keep alternative plan in mind. Don’t be afraid to take advice from Team.
  4. Team Work – The key to success, only comes through constant practice and training. Realism must be injected into all phases of training.
  5. Teams that have good physical training have less health problems.
  6. Use tact when reprimanding. Don’t call someone out in front of their peers. Take them aside and let them decide how they are going to correct themselves.

F3 is about building leaders. We build ourselves physically to endure more each day/week but we also learn how to lead the PAX. We can lead in any state and any AO. We are universally trained to lead.

It has been my honor and privileged to be the Brickyard AO Q but it is time to pass the leadership role to another. Herbie will be taking over as AO Q in the next couple of weeks. He is very capable and will lead us well. It will be a new voice up front and encourage, lead, and challenge all of us.
3rd F and Convergence on 8/10 will take place at 7am Big Ball (Worlds Fair) followed by breakfast and 3rd F at Redeemer Church at 17th and Highland.