F3 Knoxville

No shortcuts

THE SCENE: Sunny & Sweaty

  • SSH IC x 15
  • BA Circ IC x 5
  • Merkins 4 CT IC x 10
  • Windmill IC x 10
  • Cherry Pickers (DP Style) IC x 5 (no more, no less)


  • Mosey to the Boat
  • Ratchet Squats in honor of the VW
  • Mosey past the tank
  • 10 Body Builders
  • 15 Merkins
  • 20 Heel Tap Merkins
  • Run back to Boat
  • 25 BBS
  • Rinse & Repeat for 6 rounds

Biscuit(s) hooked up some exercise

Where in your life are you taking shortcuts? I realized that I am so addicted to checking the box that I will try to just get things done as soon as possible and sometimes that includes taking shortcuts. I caught my 12 yo daughter taking shortcuts when cleaning her room and just wanting to get things done. I realized that we’re in the same struggle and I’m just a little further down the road.

Wagon Wheel won

I-beam likes ranger panties

Off the Chain – 7/18 — talk to Biscuit(s)


Dora’s for D-Day

THE SCENE:  70 and a little humid



20 – 4 cnt OH Claps

10 – cherry pickers

20 – 4 cnt Imperial Walkers

Indian Run to Watt Rd via the long way around the softball fields

Partner Dora’s all morning.  Since the USA landed at 2 beaches on D-Day, we’ll be doing this in 2 locations.

At Outhouse – Utah Beach

Partner A does the exercise prescribed while partner B bernies up the hill to the Parking sign and runs back to switch with Partner A, repeat until all reps of the exercises are completed

  • 100 – easy ups
  • 200 – BBS
  • 100 – lunges (each leg)
  • 200 – CDD
  • 100 – Merkins

At Watt Rd Field – Omaha Beach

Partner A does the exercise while partner B bernies to mid field and runs back and switches with Partner A, repeat until all reps of the exercises are completed.

  • bear crawl 200 yards (down the field & back)
  • 100 – 4 count Mtn Climbers
  • 100 – man makers
  • 100 – Decline merkins
  • 200 – squats

Waxjob lead some Mary


“Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity”

“With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogances. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace — a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all of men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil.”

“The road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph. They will be sore tried, by night and by day, without rest — until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men’s souls will be shaken with the violences of war. For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and goodwill among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home. Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom.”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt

Did a lot of Bernie today since our whole country seems to be backwards right now
Dog pound CSAUP July 18

Hang in There

THE SCENE: Drizzly

  • SSH IC x 20
  • Windmill (4ct) IC x 10
  • Imperial Walker (4ct) IC x 15
  • Merkins (4ct) IC x 10
  • DogPound Classic – Cherry Picker IC x 5 <- On a 4 ct

Grab a CMU

  • Mosey to the “Boat”
    • COLT 45’s
  • Mosey to base of Matterhorn
    • 20 Tri-cep extensions/20 Merkins on the block
  • Mosey to the Pav-a-Lon
    • COVID caution Partner Workout “Hang in there”
      • EMOM Work out
      • Partner A – 5 Burpees/5 Thrusters w/ personal CMU
      • Partner B – Hangs from the rafters
      • Switch every minute for 16 minutes
      • Modified a couple of rounds to 7 & 7, then 10 Thrusters/5 Burpees & and then to plank w/ feet on the block instead of hangs
  • Mosey to base of Matterhorn
    • 20 Merkins on Block
  • Mosey back to AO


  • Heel Tap Mountain Climbers OYO x 25
  • Merkins OYO x 10



Work has been thrust into hyper drive lately and has taken a considerable amount of energy to manage. It’s a great reminder of how easy it is to allow work to become the center of our Concentrica. It will push out God, our M, our 2.0’s and our friends if we allow it to. An after thought I had is that we will never be in perfect balance all of the time. There will certainly be times that one thing or another will require a significant amount more of our time and attention. We just have to recognize it and realign ourselves with our most important relationships first.

Good turn out today, Betty was visiting from JUCO & Gibbler was drifting through sporting a new “COVID-Goatee” while making his rounds as per usual. Junk came in clutch with the Co-Q to keep it fresh. Noted: WaxJob doesn’t like rain jackets.

Murph Challenge on Memorial Day 6a — Check email for Tennessee Convergence, National Convergence, etc

Nose to the Grindstone

THE SCENE: Low 50’s and rather moist

High knees with a round of burpees followed by 15 Imperial Walkers, 10 tempo Merkins, 6 cherry picker a, a Little o’ This, a Little o’ That, and some trunk stretches
Mosey to the outhouse for 10 step-ups on each leg and then head to the parking lot island.

  • 40 x squats
  • 40 x merkins
  • 40 x side straddle hops
  • 1 lap around the island
  • Rinse & repeat for 5 rounds

After Wagon Wheel made that look way too easy, we moseyed up to see Dwayne the Rock Johnson and get 50 overhead claps.

While moseying back to the AO we found Mayberry running by himself in circles in the parking lot. I think the rain really gets to him.

We went around the circle picking exercises and here’s what we came up with:

  • 20 x big boy sit ups
  • 20 x slutter kicks
  • 20 x box cutters
  • 20 x v-ups
  • 20 x American hammers
  • 20 LBCs


F3 QSource 1.7: Shieldlock

Man can only observe what is in front of him, he must work with a group so that someone else can watch his six. This is why we hold each other accountable and work as a PAX.



Walk Softly and Carry a Big CMU

THE SCENE: Mid fiddies and overcast

  • 10 x tempo merkins
  • 15 x overhead claps
  • 15 x Imperial Walkers
  • 20 x Mountain Climbers

Grab CMUs and mosey to skate park. 100 reps of each exercise, mosey to the Golden Gate and back between exercises.

  • Curls
  • Squats
  • OH Press
  • Step-ups
  • Dips
  • Calf raise
  • Carolina Dry Docks


Cash out at the ATM


There is a whole lot of uncertainty floating around in the news and it’s creating a whole lot of fear. We can’t see the future nor can we influence things like pandemic illness. We can, however, wake up every day and be a leader. We can lead our family, our friends, and our peers with a calm, steadfast discipline. Focus on the items you can control, and the rest will work itself out.
It was great to see Gus and A-di-das make appearances today!
Hardship Hill and several convergances are upcoming, get involved if you want to participate!