F3 Knoxville

Don’t sink the ship

THE SCENE: Weather perfect

Line up on base line

High knees to one end and back

Heels to butt one end and back

Skip to one end and back

50% sprint one end and back

100% sprint one end and back
mosey to the river walk.

  • route 66
  • 5 Burbees
  • 10 Big boys
  • 15 star jacks
  • 20 merkins
  • 25 mountain climbers
  • 30 squats

Repeat 3 times

mosey to cardiac

Backwards run to the 1st turn

Bear crawl to the 2nd turn

Sprint to the hill

repeat 2 times

Top of the hill one last round of:

  • 5 Burbees
  • 10 Big boys
  • 15 star jacks
  • 20 merkins
  • 25 mountain climbers
  • 30 squats


28 strong
Do not neglect areas of your leadership and don’t sink the boat.
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A Little Variety

THE SCENE: Perfect weather – mid 50’s, no wind



SSH IC x 25

Tempo Squats IC x 10

Cherry Pickers IC x 10

Merkins IC x 10


Ring of Fire with a few exercises thrown in there that we seldom do. 10 stations set up in a circle; spread out evenly between the stations; do exercise listed at each station for 45 seconds and then rotate to the next station; 30 second rest in between. Threw in a couple moseys and some lunges to the middle of the circle for variety. Exercises at the stations were as follows:

  • Kraken Burpees
  • Sweat Angels
  • Around-the-clock Merkins
  • Box Cutters holding rock in the air
  • Bobby Hurleys
  • Punch-up Merkins
  • Iron Mikes
  • Flutter Kicks holding rock in the air
  • Diamond Merkins
  • Ski Abs

Run up Little Baby Hill twice. Do 2 burpees at the top each time.


Side Crunches – 15 each side



32 strong – No FNG’s

I was reminded of 2 important truths in my life during the Mountain Man Memorial March this past weekend.

  1. When I am focused on my own individual circumstances, I lose the ability to serve others.
  2. I need brothers surrounding me, especially during the difficult, painful times.

I was reminded of those lessons during the physical activity of rucking, but they are applicable to all aspects of life. If we are so focused on our own circumstances, we can’t be there to lift up our brothers. We can’t be present for our wives and for our children. We can’t serve others the way that God is calling us to serve.

During those difficult seasons of life, our natural tendency as men is to isolate ourselves. But more than ever, that’s when we need our brothers. We all experience peaks and valleys, and when we’re in the valley, we need a strong-hearted brother to help us get back up on our feet. As HIM’s, we need to be the men reaching out to help our fellow brothers………….and we should be humble enough to realize that we will inevitably find ourselves in the valley at some point and be in need of our brothers to lift us back up.

Just another Monday Morning

THE SCENE: Wet, rainy and awesome

C0-Q with Coolio and Proton

Side Stradle Hops X20

High Knees for the half the parking lot and 50% finish

Heels to butt for the half the parking lot and 50% finish

Drive and skip for the half the parking lot and 50% finish

50% sprint for half and all out sprint for half.
Proton’s “Core” Workout at the AO

Bermuda Triangle – 2 Second Hold-  3 Stations. 1- Pull-up, 2 Rows, 3- Wall jumps/step-ups.

Break up into four groups and run to each station.  Every time you pass the Flag Pole do 5 or 10 Burpees.

-10 Pull-Ups x 3 rounds

-20 Picnic Table Rows X 3 Rounds

-20 Wall Jumps or step up x 3 Rounds

Bearpees 1 Burpee followed up by 4 count bear crawl forward around the outside of the playgroud.  25 yards.   Burpee Dan – 1 Burpee followed by 4 count lunges 25 yards

Mosey to bottom of the hill

Jacobs ladder- Run the hill 1 Burpee, backwards up the hill 2 burpees, run the hill 3 burpees, etc. etc. up to 7.

Burpee Dan’s – Groups of 4

-4 Burpee : 4 lunges across lot.

-1 burpees : 4 lunges back to starting position.

Coolio’s “Run and Grind” workout

3 minute Mosey

20 Merkins

20 BBoys

10 box jumps


2 minute Mosey

20 Merkins

20 BBoys

20 Squats

1 50 yard sprints

This was repeated 5 times.  Ran just under 3 miles


35 men no FNGs

Get in the habit of taking out the Garbage.  Get into the habit of confessing sin to your brothers.  Don’t let it build up and fester in your heart.  God gives Grace the the humble.  1 John 9: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Psalm 51:10

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a rightb spirit within me.
11Cast me not away from your presence,
and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
12Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and uphold me with a willing spirit.

Get out there and sign up for a Q.  Call someone to CO-Q.


THE SCENE: 40ish, windy

  • Hillbillies x 15 IC
  • Tempo Diamond Merks x 10
  • Cherry Pickers x 8
  • Little this/that


Line up on the curb.

Partner up

Man carry Route 66. Alternate carrying each other between cones. Stop at every cone for increasing reps starting with 5 of:

  • Merkins
  • Thruster Merks
  • Burpees

Decrease reps by 1 on way back

Mosey to greenway hill


Iron Mike’s 4 count

Bernie up hill

Bicycles 4 count

Bear Crawl down

Mosey to AO

Global Warming

Everyone Al Gore in circle

AGT x 5 2 man at a time going in opposite directions.

2 passes


  • Peter Parkers x 12 IC
  • ABCs on Q
  • Captain Thor 6:24 IC
  • Scissors for 1 min on Q

44 including 1 FNG – BVD. Also there was Kentucky but couldn’t tag him.

Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.


I can sometimes lose sight of what I’m working towards. Throughout the year I have to refocus myself because I’ve strayed from the path I wanted to be on. Whether because of some new shiney thing distracting me off to the side or because I backslid on my habits. I don’t have trouble making fitness and fun thing habits. Where I struggle to find my destiny is in work. Sometimes I just feel like I’m on cruise control and not actively thinking, acting and making habits. I think the hardest place to make habits and form our destiny is in the things that we like to do the least. Take some time this week to think of some place in your life you know you need to be taking care of business but haven’t been able to shape that destiny by making good habits toward that end. Make a gameplan to get it done.


54 and slight drizzle



SSH x25 IC
4ct Squat x15 IC
4ct Imperial Walkers x15 IC

Count off into teams of 5 and then mosey to the top of the hill next to the parking lot.

Bumper Circuit
One group at Stations 1-3, two groups at Station 4. When Q says “go” one team at Station 4 makes the loop to cone 1.  All other groups do the exercise at the cones, alternating between the exercises.  When the group running gets to Station 1 all the groups shift and the group at Station 4 runs the loop. Rinse and repeat.  All exercise are done in either x10, x15 or x20 rep sequences based on physical ability.

  • Station 1 (at new retaining wall on the trail)
    • Box Jumps & Dips
  • Station 2 (front parking lot)
    • Dry Docks &
  • Station 3 (side parking lot)
    • Wide Merkins &
  • Station 4 (Top parking lot)


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