Getting to “No”

Getting to “No”

16

Jun

2015

Folks evaluate themselves on an array of criteria from money and fame to free time and happiness levels. Yet, over the years I've begin to fall in love with a new, less common, criteria.In my opinion, it's a wonderfully powerful evolution to arrive at a place where you can say, "No." It's as simple as that. It works for any ...
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Can You Get Lucky, Lose, and Start Again?

Can You Get Lucky, Lose, and Start Again?

15

Jun

2015

I'm not into poetry. I do have a favorite poem, though. Rudyard Kipling's "If" should be mandatory reading, if you ask me. Rather than have you read the whole thing. Consider this:If you can make one heap of all your winnings     And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings  ...
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In Search of Perfect Intensity

In Search of Perfect Intensity

12

Jun

2015

During our dialogue in our FREE 'Intro Session' where prospective students learn about the gym, we are careful to explain what CrossFit is and what it isn't. It's during this time that we inevitably talk about intensity as an essential part of our program.We discuss an peculiar fork in the road. There are two key areas of f ...
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CrossFit Strongman Trainer Course

CrossFit Strongman Trainer Course

11

Jun

2015

For the past few years, I've been fortunate enough to travel the country coaching the CrossFit Strongman Trainer Course for Rob Orlando and CrossFit HQ. We're pleased to announce that for the first time we will be hosting the seminar right here in Venice Beach! Starting July 27th, Rob Orlando and I will be hitting the road ...
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Is Fitness Pessimistic Towards Movement?

Is Fitness Pessimistic Towards Movement?

10

Jun

2015

Let me begin by saying, I'd like to think that I have pride in coaching and practicing quality movement. Furthermore, much of the movement practiced by most people participating in fitness isn't immaculate.Now, on with my point.I find this odd habit amongst people in and around fitness that is quite pessimistic when it come ...
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Who Are You on a Tuesday?

Who Are You on a Tuesday?

9

Jun

2015

The only sport I really played taught me a valuable lesson. Baseball taught me the monotonous truth that every damn day is the same. There was no Friday Night Lights. There was Monday through Sunday, just like life.Anyone has a best outfit. Anyone can be great once. Anyone can put on an act. However, who you really are is y ...
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Ingredient #1: Conviction

Ingredient #1: Conviction

8

Jun

2015

When it comes to being effective, believing in your methods is arguably as important (or more important) than the methods themselves. Without conviction, a marginalized results is nearly guaranteed. When it comes to fitness, we see this all the time. "What works for me" is usually just what you want to work for you and what ...
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Voice Recognition, but No Cage Free Eggs

Voice Recognition, but No Cage Free Eggs

5

Jun

2015

Slow change over time can lead us to some scary places without us realizing it. One of these such places, for example, are the social norms surrounding our money and how we spend it, in my opinion.Just yesterday I considered, especially in a town like Los Angeles, that it is quite normal to "purchase" a car with value asy ...
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Tuck It In

Tuck It In

4

Jun

2015

I get a lot of flack for tucking in my shirt around the gym. It's weird, I know. It is what I'm used to, however. In the baseball community, shirts are tucked in just about as much as the sky is blue.I recently was reminded of how deep this resonates with me when I paid a visit to our very own, David Carvajal's, scrimmage l ...
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Here’s Water. Drink!

Here’s Water. Drink!

3

Jun

2015

If you've ever feared uncertainty, consider that your best effort has, currently is, and always will be enough. In fact, you're best effort is probably undefeated. Without a crystal ball, it's easy to wonder what will come of your work life, relationships, financial situation, or any other pressing concern. Yet, when you re ...
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