F3 Knoxville

Crawl bears anyone?

  • THE SCENE: 40’s clear…..crisp

    7 cherry pickers IC
  • 20 SSH
  • 10  cobra merkins ea arm (a crowd favorite)
  • 10 wide grip merkins
    Mosey to the playground
  • 7’s pull ups at the bottom and 8ct BB up top
  • Mosey to little Everest (every time we stop at the bleachers for some decline wide merkins and diamond merkins IC)
  • start at the bottom and crawl bear to the top (everyone gave me a poopy face when they heard crawl bear) and complete 20 bobby hurleys, bear crawl down and 20 CDD. repeat decending by five reps every time.
  • Mosey to the bathrooms (more merkins on the way)
  • 7’s easy ups and burpees (about 50yrds away)
  • Mosey to upper field (yup more merkins)
  • 50yd sprints with 10 second rest in between (6 reps)
  • Mosey to AO


20 box cutters IC


Welcome FNG dig dug!

Intercede for your wives just as Christ intercedes on our behalf. When we pray we need to always include our wives in our prayers. As husbands we are called to present her as holy and blameless. Pray for her greatest need, (same as ours) for her to have a deeper relationship with Jesus in her life.


3rd F next Saturday after convergence at the asylum at 0700

160lb Pain Train

THE SCENE: Upper 30s… Otherwise unremarkable.

Quick warmup lap around the park – 5 HIMs sharing 2x 60lb and 1x 40lb sandbags… no shoulder carry allowed. Front, suitcase, etc…
After the warmup lap, carry sandbags up to the turf field.

Circle Burps (Ruck on)
Stand in a close circle with one 60lb bag.
Pass bag around the circle.
One burpee immediately after you pass the bag.
Try to be back up before your neighbor throws the bag your direction…
10x around the circle each direction

Sandbag Pull-through line (Ruck on)
Plank side by side along the top of the penalty box, 60lb bag on the corner.
Pull through along the line.
As soon as you pull, get up and go to the front of the line.
Repeat across the penalty box, then reverse at the other end and come back.

160lb Pain Train (Ruck on)
Fasten all 3 sandbags end-to-end. Hook to ruck molle with tow strap.
Bear crawl width of field, towing sandbags.
Bernie back, dragging sandbags by strap.
Waiting PAX repeat 10-10-10 Merkins, Squats, and Curls

Cool-down by finishing up the lap around the park.

None today
5 HIMs
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch. And don’t sexually harass your coworkers.
The day started with some grumblechatter about the no-shoulder-carry lap. Fortunately or unfortunately, that was forgotten after the Pain Train…
Upcoming events: Butters Q tomorrow!

Almost Fartsacked

THE SCENE: mid 30’s but felt warmer…it was nice this morning.



Go through the following menu as many times as possible.  Round 1 = 25 reps, Round 2 = 20 reps, Round 3 = 15 reps, Round 4 = 10 reps, Round 5 = 5 reps.  Between rounds, run to the outhouse and do 5 burpees.  I think Tweet-E was the only person to finish the entire thing….big surprise….    We had 30#, 25#, 20#, 15# dumbbells, a 60# sandbag, a 40# sandbag, a 35# kettlebell, plus a 35# ruck for the merkins.  Each man used the heaviest weight possible for each exercise….if you get exhausted before completing your reps, drop to a lower weight.

  • Squats
  • Flamingos
  • KB swings
  • Overhead Press
  • Deltoid Raise
  • Curls
  • Rucksack merkins

Insert information about any additional post-THANG work (if applicable).
Use the TAGS on right-side to record PAX (BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOURSELF) in attendance. Be sure to select the AO in CATEGORY above TAGS and then delete these notes!

1 Corinthians 9:19-23

In this passage Paul talks about becoming all things to all people in order to share the gospel.  I think this is pertinent today.  The message of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection never changes – we should never water this down or sanitize it.  Lost people need to hear the truth.  We do, however, need to communicate with people in a way that they understand this message.  The next time you feel led to share Christ with someone, consider who you are talking to.  Are they older than you?  Younger?  Do they have the same interests as you?  What religious background do they come from?   Consider all of these things to help you communicate as clearly as possible so that they will comprehend what you are telling them.

I almost fartsacked this morning.  I woke up at 5:12.  Evidently I hit snooze on my phone alarm and fell back asleep with it in my hand….then when the snooze alarm went off I dropped the phone, which woke me up.  Nothing like waking up late on a day when you’re on Q!


Lake View Schmake View

THE SCENE: Low 30’s and clear, giant moon in the sky.

SSH x25 IC
Cherry Pickers x6 IC
TN Rocking Chair x15 IC
LBAC x15 each way IC
Failure to Launch x8 IC
Mountain Parkers x15 IC

Mosey around toward the Matterhorn, but stop just after the entrance to Lakeside Tavern.
Boo Boo Bear Crawl up the treacherous slope, switching legs halfway.

Continue on to the rock, and pair up in groups of 3. One PAX at the rock, one at the bottom of the hill, and one runner between. With each visit to the top or bottom of the hill, do next exercise until relieved.

Top exercises:
Carolina Dry Docks

Bottom exercises:
Iron Mikes
Side Lunges

After 2 rounds, return the way we came, audible to regular bear crawl back down the hill.

Just before the AO, stop for 10x Hand Release Derkins on the guardrail OYO.

Nice visit with Mary this morning:
50x 4ct flutter kicks
2 rounds Row your Boat
15x LBCs IC
15x Side Crunch each side IC

13 PAX at the Pound today, including special guest from Charlotte area Kilowatt
Waiting for our house to sell has been a real test of patience. We are learning to wait on Him, not just with a passive “doing nothing” kind of waiting, but seeking Him to try to understand His will for us. If you’re waiting too, try to seek God during that time rather than just passively waiting as though you’re waiting on a bus or something…
I realized as I stood up from an exercise at the top of the hill that I should have swapped the up/down exercises. Same work, but we would have gotten to enjoy the view out over the lake doing the standing exercises vs. the ones where you’re just looking at the ground!
Don’t forget to sign up for Hardship Hill! Also, Habitat opportuinity in Alcoa this weekend, and Convergence/3rd F on March 30!.

Sally’s Super 21

THE SCENE: Low 40’s and a little damp

– Tempo Squats x 25 IC

– Carolina Dry Docks x 20 IC 4ct.

– Lunges out and back

– Shoulder blasters

Mosey to tennis courts for Super 21s:

– 1 Merkin, run across court for 1 big boy sit up

– 2 merkins, 2 sit ups

– Increase by 1 rep each set until 21

– Pause after 10, 15, and 21 to keep the Package together and do 21 rest squats

The PAX crushed this so we had time for a set of Bearpees across the court:

– 5 bear crawl steps to 1 burpee, 5 steps to 2 burpees, and continue across court. Once we hit the other side, we crawl beared back with the same burpee intervals. Naturally, the PAX loved the burpee/bear crawl combo!

We spent our last few minutes squatting to ole Green Sally.

– Box cutters x 25 IC

– Hello Dolly x 25 IC
We discussed being content in our lives without being complacent. As leaders and HIMs we should strive to improve our own situations instead of waiting for someone else to step up.
The Equalizer is expanding to Monday & Wednesday, be sure to check it out. F3 Dad’s Camp is coming up in the fall so look out for that as well.