F3 Knoxville

The Mexican Wave


55 degrees and cloudy

Welcome & Disclaimer


Butt kickers, high knees, lunges front and side, kangaroo hops


  • Group big boy sit-ups in unison x 50 which turned into the Mexican wave. Enough said
  • Hill chase – 1 with block running up hill, other sprint to catch him. Rinse and repeat x2 each way
  • Mose to flag pole – 2 sets of ATM 15,10,10
  • Mose to baseball field – leap frog over under relay challenge.
  • Mose back to AO – block workout in pairs – big boy sit-ups, overhead press, side press, flutter kicks, hello dolly’s.
  • Suicide sprints in parking lot with 20 merkins x2
  • Finish with a game of sharks and minnows.

COT – 35


Choices, Choices.

“Life is a matter of choices…..and every choice you make, makes you” John Maxwell.

UF3 Championship: The Comeback

The scene: 55 degrees and absolutely perfect outside
F3 Welcome and Disclaimer
Mosey around the outhouse
5 jump squats with knees up
20 seconds of air punches L/R combos
10 seconds of girl fight arm windmills
5 sprawls
5 knockdowns w/one hand getup
Get loose with the Billionaire shuffle
Tha Thang:
Slow Mosey w/CMU in two lines 10 feet apart to boats. At each command, sprawl to the ground do 5 merkins on CMU and 5 overhead presses
At boat area do high knees with consecutive sprawls and “knock downs” with one hand get ups on command
Mosey w/CMU down dock trail to bottom of steps. Wagon wheel with side shuffle till 6 catches 10 count, mosey w/CMU to top of restaurant lot. Alternating time with CMU overhead.
At restaurant lot, wagon wheel w/CMU till 6 catches up 10 presses, 10 curls, 10 triceps w/CMU
The Octagon:
8 stations
1)Grappling: bear crawl to center cone and back x2
2) Boxing: 10 left/right combos then burpee x10
3) Jujitsu: 10 BBS roll to 10 merkins repeat 3 times
4) Muy Thai: high knee while holding CMU 20 on 3-count
5)Karate: 20 front kicks each leg
6) wrestling: CMU get ups (start w/CMU on chest)..get up x10
7) judo: “throws” take CMU from shoulder height to the ground 10x each shoulder
8) kickboxing: 10 karate kids (or front kick) and 10 side kicks each leg
Run around Octagon after completing station w/o CMU then pick up CMU and move to next station.
Mosey w/CMU Back to AO doing sprawls w/5 mericans and 5 presses w/CMU
Jacares (lizard walks)
CMU V -holds
Flutter kicks
Pickle pounders
BOM: Getting back up
The parable of the sower
“Others, like seed sown on rocky places, hear the word and at once receive it with joy. But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.”
‭‭Mark‬ ‭4:16-17‬ ‭
Persecution, strife, pain, struggle and trials in our lives will come. So what do we do? Will we wither away or will we dig in with our roots?
James 1:2-3 says
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”
Push through Physically and mentally with faith in our God who strengthens us. Pray. Read his word, lean on your brothers and do not give up.
Our Championship Belt is waiting on us in heaven!
Great work by the PAX today, I saw some men pushing themselves to get better.  Here is some F3 math for you…
17 men + a large Octagon shape + moaning and grunting + CMUs + private parking lot= cops being called
Who better to diffuse the situation than Mayberry!


The Scene: 59 degrees, light wind…

F3 Intro and Disclaimer


SSH x 10

Imperial Walkers x 10

BBAC x 10

The Thang:


100 Burpees

200 LBC

300 Merkins (as partners finish help other groups finish)


10 Burpees

10 Burpees, 20 Squat Jumps

10 Burpees, 20 SJ, 30 Merkins

10 Burpees, 20 SJ, 30 Merkins, 40 Squats



LBC/Flutter Kicks


Dealer’s Choice- Marge/Homer, American Hammers, Change the Dial….

The Share (BOM):

FINISH was the word of the day and the topic. Finishing strong takes passion, desire, guts. The PAX was encouraged to finish strong this day, this month… and encouraged that we are not a “finished” product. God is not done with us!

Workout + Q101

55 and cloudy

Welcome, disclaimer and explanation of day (workout + Q101)

– SSH 4ct 30x (IC)
– Squats 4ct x20 (IC)
– Dive Bombers 15x (IC)
– Reverse Lunges x10 (IC)
– Arm Circles Forward 15x (IC)
– Arm Circles Backward 15x (IC)

Partner up with Battle Buddy and line up along the curb

1st Battle Buddy lunges to the first cone, then sprints to second cone, does 5 reps of the exercise while Battle Buddy 2 is jumping air rope.  Switch.

Each round increase by 5 reps until each man does a total of 20 reps.  Three rounds:
– Rd 1 = Ranger Merkins (hands at should width, elbows in)
– Rd 2 = BBS
– Rd 3 = Froggy Squats

Mosey to field opposite the soccer fields

Nickel and Dime Hill Runs
Battle Buddies alternate between…
– 1st Battle Buddy raccoon crawl to the base of the hill, run up the hill, back down the hill, then run backwards up the hill and do 10 fairy jumps, run around back to the start (2nd Battle Buddy alternates flutter kicks and superman swims x15 each)
– Switch

Rinse and Repeat 4x (each man 4 trips)

Pyramid of Pain
Circle up.  We are going to do the following exercises together adding an exercise each round (ending with doing all 5 together).

Exercises (x20 of each):

  1. Narrow Squats
  2. Diamond Merkins

Run up hill!

  1. BBS
  2. Reverse Lunges (each leg counts as 1)

Run up hill

  1. Dry Docks

Mosey to SP

Dealers Choice…
Woodshack – Jay Lo & Pickle Pounders in honor of Hooker’s wedding!
Zygote – Boat Canoe

Number off & Name-O-Rama (37 PAX, 3 FNGs)

As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend (Proverb 27:17 NLV)

Notes from Q101
Most important thing: It’s Not About You!
– Your #1 job as Q is the safety of the PAX.
– Men have shown up early and are trusting you to challenge them and keep them reasonably safe.

Not just the exercise, but the explanations, transitions and your BOM
– Explanations and transitions can make or break a workout!

Think through the following when planning your exercises:
– Weather (not just the day of, but the days before)
– Amount of day light
– Size of the PAX (make thing scalable)
– Fitness levels in the PAX

Equipment needs
– Cones, light sticks, CMUs, etc.

– Push, pull, core and leg
– Goal: tax each of the four major muscle groups

– Sprints and distance
– Goal: elevate the heart rate and maintain it

Make sure YOU can do the exercises properly


Talk up the morning on GroupMe. Let the PAX know you are excited to lead them.
Show up early!
Be energetic (you don’t have to be Richard Simmons, but
Always wear a watch
This seems small…it isn’t. The cadence creates a very real synergy for the group.
Proper cadence is:
– “The Next Exercise is ______________________”
– Clear and concise command
– PAX repeat exercise name to demonstrate understanding
– “Starting Position … Move”
– “Starting Position” is the information
– “Move” is the command
– Pause between info and command, to assist with understanding
– “In Cadence … Exercise”
– “In cadence” is the information
– Not all exercises are in cadence
– PAX repeat back “in cadence” to demonstrate understanding
– “Exercise” is the command
– Signals PAX it is time to begin
– Pause between info and command, to assist with understanding
– “1, 2, 3” then PAX calls rep
– Your cadence MUST match the called exercise
– Not all exercises are performed at the same cadence
– Your count matches the body movement
– PAX call the rep number in place of “4”
– Change your voice inflexion on last rep
– Signals to the PAX that we are ending
– Important to keeping morale and order
– “Recover”
– At the end of the called exercise you call “Recover”
– Important command to let everyone know we are finished
– During the workout, engage the PAX
– Have PAX count off for rest times
– Use men’s F3 names
– Laugh, remember…this is supposed to be hard, but it’s also supposed to be fun.
– If you can’t do it, don’t Q it.
– This doesn’t mean you have to be the strongest and fastest, just that you can execute the exercise properly

– NEVER leave a man behind
– This is important when moving around the AO. If the PAX gets stretched out we loose cohesion.
– If you feel the group stretching out, circle back (i.e. wagon wheel) or stop and do a few reps of an exercise (i.e. merkins, squats, etc.)

Tuesday Grind…

33 degrees and clear

Disclaimer and Recognize FNG’s

Twist and Pivot x40 (IC)
Alternating Shoulder Touches x20 (IC)
Press Jacks x30 (IC)
Arm Circles x20 (IC)


Mosey to the Parking lot up top

Burp and Merkin Ladder
Burp and Merkin ladder up to 10 and back down

11’s on Hill – Baby Everest
At the top, Jump Squat, at the bottom, Big Boy Sit-up

Mosey to the Parking and partner up

Push and Pull Relay
PAX # 1
– Mosey to Dog Park and back
PAX # 2
– 2 Laps Cinder Block Curls each
– 4 Laps Combined Merkins alternating Cinder Block Rows

Peter Parkers  to Plank Crunches x6 (IC)
Reverse Crunch x25 (IC)
Flutter Kicks x30 (IC)


Over the past three week I have had the unfortunate opportunity to witness four close friends and family lose loved ones.  I will have to say that I hate going to funerals because you never have the right words to say and it just stinks to see people you love go through the mourning process.

But it is amazing to see the impact that some of the people have had on people around them. Not only those that have passed but the way these families have poured into their loved ones lives. When I see this great people and the impact they have made on others lives it makes me question if I having the same kind of impact on the people around me.

What will people say about me when I am gone?

What will my family say? They see me at my worst and know me for who I truly am.

What will God say to me when I die? Well done good and faithful servant?

So the question is how do we impact others? We have the perfect example of this in Christ with his self-sacrificial love and God has called us to be that to others.

Luke 10:27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

In these verses God set our priorities straight and lets us know we have to put him first in order for us to be able to be prepared pour into others.

We are preparing ourselves physically with 1st F and my hope is that we are also preparing ourselves spiritually with the 3rd F in order to make an impact on those around us

So my challenge to myself is look for the opportunities to pour into others. Looking for those opportunities that you might normally pass up.

F3 defines a High Impact Man (HIM) as the following: HIGH IMPACT MAN: A man dedicated to forcible contact to strong effect. A Disrupter. That Somebody who makes things happen. A natural born world-beater. An enemy of the status quo, despised by GooNation for the threat he poses to its continued existence.

– Proton (submitted by Cap’n Crunch)