F3 Knoxville

Pax in a Box

THE SCENE: Perfect! Clear and 62*

SSH X 20, Tempo Squats x 10, Tempo Merkins x10

  • Mosey to Church w weight- 20 overhead presses
  • Mark out imaginary 4ft Box for 11’s w Burpees/BBS, 7’s w Curls/Lunges, 7’s w Triceps/Squats,
  • Run two Laps around parking lot
  • Mosey to Street- using stripes on street Lunge to stripe do 3 Merkins at every stripe, bear crawl up hill w 3 Merkins at every stripe to top, bear crawl back down hill
  • Mosey w weight to trailer and drop weight
  • Mosey to Church parking lot Circle up for Ring of Fire on your six. Pass jagged pills and do American Hammer while holding Boat position. Pass jagged pills while holding leg lifted position and doing over head Arm extensions w pills.

American Hammer, Tempo Hello dollys X 10 Tempo Box Cutter’s x 15 Tempo BBS x 10
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!
Never under estimate the EH-Emotional/Eternal Headlock. It takes persistence to get some guys out. If it wasn’t for High Heels staying on me I wouldn’t be here. Keep up the EHing it’s how we grow!
Extra prayer goes out to Half Caff and Veggie with Jobs, Life, and family.
Keep up the good work with Iron Pax Challenge, get ready for Brolympics

Searching for Joy with a 30# Baby

THE SCENE: 70 and muggy.

Burpees – 0x OYO

SSH – x20 IC 4CT

Burpees – 1x OYO

BAC – x10 ea 4ct IC

Burpees – 2x OYO

Tempo Merkins – x10 IC

Burpees – 3x OYO

Cherry Pickers – x10 IC

Burpees – 4x OYO

Moroccan Nightclubs – x10 IC 4CT

Burpees – 5x OYO
Mosey to the park loop. Relay Run around the loop with the 30# baby and head to Church lot.

  • Vacuum Cleaners –
    • Partner up. 1 on the ground in wheelbarrow position to walk on hands across the lot. Do 5 merkins on the opposite side. Flapjack so partner gets a turn. Do this 2x each for a total of 4 parking lot crossings.
  • Welsh Dragons –
    • Up to 5 reps halfway across the lot.

Mosey back to the park loop. Relay Run around the loop with the 30# baby and head to pavilion next to Lions Club building for some abs-o-rama OYO.

  • 50 LBC
  • 50 American Hammers 4CT
  • 50 BBS
  • 50 Flutters 4CT
  • 50 Edward Scissorlegs 4CT

Plenty of extra time…

Plank Shopping

  • PAX hold plank. Right arm up. Down. Left arm up. Down. Down halfway. Down to 1 inch off ground. Back up. Repeat.
  • Worst Merkin Ever 3x

PAX name an exercise. 20 reps of anything.

  • Squat Jumps (Dolittle)
  • Captain Thors (Mr. Wedgie)
  • Merkins (Wilson)
  • Decline Merkins (Upgrade)
  • Imperial Squat Walkers (Natty)


Mr. Wedgie, Wilson, Upgrade (from Memphis!), Natty, Herbie, Dolittle, Filter.

From Archbishop Desmond Tutu in The Book of Joy – 

“Discovering more joy does not, I’m sorry to say, save us from the inevitability of hardship and heartbreak. In fact, we may cry more easily, but we will laugh more easily too. Perhaps we are just more alive. Yet as we discover more joy, we can face suffering in a way that ennobles rather than embitters. We have hardship without becoming hard. We have heartbreak without becoming broken.”

Convergence is Saturday!

finding the finish line

THE SCENE: Lower 60s and no humidity.  Can’t get better

Imperial walker x10 IC
Three count  merkins x10 IC
Squat and reach x10 IC
Seal claps x10 IC
OH claps x10 IC
Mosey out of start point, and out of the park making a left onto Hotel.  Once at the light with Broadway, hit the button for the crossing (which we just missed).  Knock out squats while we wait, then start merkins and the light changes. Hop up and cross over Broadway and run across the Exxon parking lot, making another left down Essary and stop in the Regions bank parking lot

Five exercises on the ground for the escalator.  Start with the first exercise, then run a lap around the bank hugging the outside curb.  Return, knock out first and second exercises and run another lap.  So on adding an exercise to the routine each time.  Exercises as follows:

  • Merkins x10
  • Flutter kicks x10
  • Sit up UPS x10
  • Lunges x10 (each leg)
  • Burpees x10

Once the lead group was close to finishing up, I would break out the hidden chalk and add another exercise.  Which meant going back through the list again to do the new last exercise.  Did this twice with actual exercises and then when everyone was rolling back in after the seventh round I made sure they saw me writing, but number eight was “Just kidding” – Exercises as follows:

  • Crawl bear the drive thru (arrow to arrow on the ground)
  • OH Claps x10
  • Just kidding

10 count recovery then mosey back the way we came.  Again stopping at Broadway and knocking out squats while we waited on the lot.  Someone suggested monkey humpers for the next time…

Mosey back to start point and run right through it and find a bench.  Ran short on time so only got to go through one round of 10 step ups and 10 dips.
Maiden voyage of ABsolution (8 ct exercise starting in front leaning rest: 1,2 feet to hands like a burpee and back; 3,4 down onto elbows like a Catalina wine mixer; 5,6 plank jack out and in; 7,8 back up on hands) x5 IC
Flutter kicks x25 IC
Cleve climbers x10 IC led by Swanson
9 Strong with 1 FNG!!!: Filter, Wilson, Swanson, Manilow, Pull a Part (FNG, double respect!), Herbie, Mr. Wedgie, Chaucer, Abort
Sometimes you think you’re about to cross the finish line, only to find out the line has moved and there is more work to be done.  It’s funny what when you that finish line comes into view, you feel like you’ve given all your effort because you know you’re about to be able to stop.  In my life, I may think because something is getting marked off the list (so to speak) and that I did something to the best of my abilities.  If I really think about it, I can always find more room for more work to be done or find something that could have been done better.
Chaucer with a job interview coming up, teachers and administrators of our schools as the new year begins, Mr. Wedgie’s friend Matt in his difficult decisions, Filter’s pastor’s daughter (can’t remember her name) and her health
Convergence at Big Ball and third F following on Saturday August 10.

30sec HiTech

THE SCENE: Clear, 60°F, Feels like 60°F, Humidity 91%, Wind 1mph from NW – by Klimat.app

  • SSH 20x IC
  • Tempo Squat 15x IC
  • Little of this, Little of that
  • Tempo Merkins 10x IC


  • Mosey around the parking lot at the whim of the Q
  • Timed Exercises 30 sec on, 30 sec off 3 Rounds, 1 min rest between rounds
    • Seal Jacks (SSH with arms going to front instead of above)
    • Merkins
    • Lunges
    • Hip Raises (kick legs to sky)
    • SSH
    • Superman
    • Mountain Climbers
    • Close Squats
    • Plank
    • Burpees
  • Mosey around the parking lot until Q leads back to AO


  • Flutter Kicks 20x IC
  • Hello Dollies 20x IC
  • Captian Thor 5x BBS to 20x Hammers
  • Boat/Canoe till time


Leadership – As men in our communities, we need to look for the opportunities to step up into leadership positions and not have the expectation that someone else will do it. We also need to seek out those opportunities for us to become mentors to those men not as far along the path as we are and to seek out mentors for ourselves. Everyone of us need to be sharpening the men following us and in turn getting sharpened.



OTB 30sec Burn

THE SCENE: Clear, 81°F, Feels like 81°F, Humidity 46%, Wind 3mph from NNE – by Klimat.app

  • Mosey to Gresham
  • Sloooow Cherry Pickers 5x IC
  • Little of this, Little of that


  • Timed Exercises, 3 rounds, 30 secs on, 15 rest, 1 min between rounds
    • Push-up Shoulder taps
    • Alternating Side Lunges to Squat
    • Mountain Climbers
    • Kick-ups (crab position, alternating leg kicks)
    • Burpees
  • Timed Exercises, 3 rounds, 30 secs on, 15 rest, 1 min between rounds
    • High Knees
    • Freddie Mercury
    • Alternating Forward lunges
    • Rotational Side Planks
    • Burpees


  • Flutter Kicks 15x IC
  • Leg stretches