Saved by a Lifestyle

Saved by a Lifestyle

20

Aug

2011

Just yesterday I was wrapping up something, when I caught myself running through my mental checklist for the day. I absolutely had to get my car serviced, as I was a few too many thousand miles over my next scheduled maintenance. I had to workout. I had to finish a short list of emails. And, so on and so forth.Nothing abou ...
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How To: Get What You Said You Wanted

How To: Get What You Said You Wanted

18

Aug

2011

Our job is to get you to where ever it is you want to go. You want to run a sub-4 hour marathon? You got it. Want to loose 40lbs? Sure thing. Want to get down under 10% body fat? Deal.Luckily for Danny, Annie, and I, if you keep showing up and we coach the way we know how, you'll get exactly what you want. Every. Damn. Time ...
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Mid-Month Check In

Mid-Month Check In

16

Aug

2011

So, it is mid-way through August and I thought I would do a mid-month check-in.This is your opportunity to put yourself out there and let the FFOTB community hold YOU accountable to push you to a new and higher level. Prove to yourself that you can do it. It is amazing the improvements you can have in a one month period whe ...
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Plumbing Hell: And there’s nothing you can do about it!

Plumbing Hell: And there’s nothing you can do about it!

12

Aug

2011

I’ve got a very busy schedule. Seriously, I’m a busy guy. This isn’t a pity party by any means, but just listen to me complain for a second…I don’t get enough sleep. I’m up before the sun everyday. I’ve got three jobs, training, food prep to do. I’ve got to be a son, a boyfriend, an athlete, a coach, and the ...
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Attack Your Goat

Attack Your Goat

10

Aug

2011

We have a term in the Crossfit world called, “your goat”.A “goat” is something that you despise and try to avoid at all costs, usually because we know it is what needs the most work, or it is a movement we flat-out can’t do.Your goat can change as you progress, or sometimes it continues to linger no matter how ba ...
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The Checklist

The Checklist

8

Aug

2011

I read a great book some time ago called The Checklist Manifesto written by ultra-successful surgeon, Atul Gawande. It's benefit is worth noting, and I'd recommend it to anyone.Not Type-A? The benefits of this book are still invaluable, regardless of your profession or personality type.In Gawande's world, errors mean loss o ...
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Don’t Like It?… Perfect!

Don’t Like It?… Perfect!

5

Aug

2011

In a training community like ours, there are two different kinds of people with respect to knowing what's coming. The workout gets posted a day before, and chances are you're the type of person that either wants to know ahead of time or you are the person that will never look at the website to maintain a bit of surprise.The ...
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Does Running Hurt?

Does Running Hurt?

3

Aug

2011

  I have heard that 70+ Percent of runners have some type of injury (knees, chins, hips, ankles, feet, etc…) Before the invention of running shoes runners were used to using their natural gait, since they knew no other way – they were used to running barefoot or in sandals their entire life – that technique ...
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2nd Time in a Decade!

2nd Time in a Decade!

2

Aug

2011

Today I got a massage for the first time in over 8 years.In the last eight years I've done nothing short of tearing my body down. I played over 150 baseball games a year. Pitchers hurling balls in excess of 95 MPH at me. Training as much as 12 times a week for the CrossFit Games. You get the picture: Exertion, exertion, exe ...
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