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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Gluten Talk

Gluten Talk

30

Jul

2011

This is a great article that I recently found in the 4 hour body. With just a few simple adjustments to our daily habits we can gain an inordinate amount of benefits that will be vital for our longevity. So ask yourself... Do you want to continue to feel lathargic, achy, and not really getting the results you know you can? ...
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The Fittest on Earth Come to Los Angeles

The Fittest on Earth Come to Los Angeles

28

Jul

2011

This weekend is host to the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games at the Home Depot Center, which each year crowns the fittest man and woman on Earth. I am biased in writing about the event, as I am blessed enough to be a competitor in this years' competition. The real purpose for my post, however, is to talk about what this weekend c ...
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Rehab for Sugar Addiction?

Rehab for Sugar Addiction?

26

Jul

2011

OK, so I drink a lot of coffee. Big deal...My coffee consumption sparked a conversation in my head recently, however, about hidden addiction. "Am I addicted to Caffeine?," I wondered. How could I be sure I was or wasn't?Let me first clear the air of any misnomers. Coffee is generally at worst neutral, and at best is a quali ...
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The Plan

The Plan

23

Jul

2011

We all have goals. There are goals and then there is what we do to accomplish them. That is the plan. With the goals we set, the key often lies in our tenacity. The treasure at the end of that rode is found with perseverance no matter what happens along the way.The plan is tried and true, like the goals. Except the plan is ...
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U.S. Obesity Epidemic Continues to Spread

U.S. Obesity Epidemic Continues to Spread

21

Jul

2011

We cannot allow this to be our future..As I was reading the MSN headline I was shocked and appalled by what I was reading! We, as a society, are literally killing ourselves with food.Reading the article made me that more determined to inform people on living a healthier lifestyle. Especially when making small, powerful chan ...
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