Lessons from a Competition

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Yesterday was an amazing day. I got to spend my 36th birthday competing at The Proving Grounds SoCal Fitness Classic with Coach Tyler and Nick as my teammates. The weather was great, the ocean water was cool, and the workouts were tough. Every activity in life can be a learning lesson, even CrossFit competitions. And […]

Thought on Simple Movement

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There are hundreds, maybe thousands of different exercise variations. However, given all of the variety, there really are only a few exercise themes. Here are the basic ones:   Squatting Lunging Hinging Single Leg Twisting Pushing Pulling Core   These movements cover all 3 planes, frontal, sagittal, and transverse. The key to great movement, and […]

Hedging Your Fitness

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Have you ever seen a fit person drinking a beer or eating a few slices of pizza? Yes, most of us have. Then we wonder, how do they do it? We ask ourselves, how can they eat like that yet maintain that body? We tell ourselves, they’re lucky, it’s genetics. Sound familiar?   This brings […]

Choosing a Reaction

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Have you ever told yourself, “That’s just the way I am.”? Or told someone else,”That’s what I always do.”? We often have consistent reactions to repeated/similar scenarios. And often, when our repeated action isn’t optimal, we blame it on REACTION (REsponseACTION). But what we fail to recognize is that every reaction is a choice. A […]