Get The Most Of It

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Get The Most Of It! Derrick recently mentioned an article to me that stated three of the most emotionally stressful scenarios in life were: Death, Divorce and Career Change. At first I didn’t really think too much about it. He and I have both changed our careers multiple times so maybe we are just used […]

Energy Systems say, “Don’t Cherry Pick!”

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Energy Systems say, "Don't Cherry Pick!" CrossFit is defined as,”Constantly varied, functional movements, performed at high-intensity, across broad time and modal domains.” Breaking that down this means that we perform movements that mimic actions we take in our daily lives. We perform them at higher speeds and loads relative to how we may traditionally do […]

Choosing Technique

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Choosing Technique Adding weight to the bar or choosing technique? What to do, what to do? This is something that I myself have struggled with at times. It’s fun to throw weight on the bar and see what we can do. Prove something to ourselves. Prove something to others? Right? Well not usually. One, this […]

Nail Your Stimulus!

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Nail Your Stimulus! The first time I ever did “FRAN” was in 2011. My little sister told me that I should try this workout where you did 21 thrusters, 21 pullups, 15 thrusters, 15 pullups, 9 thrusters, and then 9 pullups. I told her that I was up for the challenge. I went on youtube […]

Self-Talk Thoughts

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Self-Talk Thoughts Self-Talk, Habit, Results   You can talk yourself out of something just as easily as you can talk yourself into it. In the CrossFit gym, I’ve found that when I tell myself I have to stop I ALWAYS stop. When I tell myself that I’m going to keep going, I USUALLY keep going. […]

Lessons from a Competition

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Lessons from a Competition 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, […]

Thought on Simple Movement

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Thought on Simple Movement 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 […]

Hedging Your Fitness

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Hedging Your Fitness 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? […]

Choosing a Reaction

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Choosing a Reaction 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 […]