It all started from a friend, a colleague, a peer . . .
From being bored with the same routine, from plateauing time and time again . . .
I wanted to get healthy, I wanted people around me who cared . . .

They called it constantly varied, functional movements, executed at high intensity . . .

It's about taking the first step -

It's called CrossFit and I friggin' love it!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

My Costume . . .

Halloween is over, it's Sunday evening and by now, most of the kiddies are asleep, time to release a revelation about this evening.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Sad Day

It will not be too long before the first gym that I started actually doing CrossFit decides to close it's doors.  So, the story goes a little something like this:

Back in 2007, a military friend of mine told me about CrossFit.  It is a similar story shared by 1,000's of CrossFitter's everywhere. . . . I looked it up online, and thought, "Meh, I can do that. ."  

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Stick to the Basics (Part II)

I have been gone for 5 days, I traveled from this wee little state called Connecticut and traveled to one of a few hulking giant states known as California.  I didn't get too much of an opportunity to CrossFit.  Actually, the only thing I did even remotely close to that was:

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Stick To The Basics

Any on-ramp program associated with CrossFit talks about it.  The basics, the fundamental movements that will allow an athlete to excel.  We want to start with Technique, work with the athlete to perform with Consistency, and provide the motivation and support to perform with Intensity

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It's Time to Take Charge

"Men's best successes come after their disappointments"
- Henry Ward Beecher

It's really hard to take the first step, just based on some situations:

when something is unfamiliar. . .
when something is considered difficult. . . .
when you are challenged. . .
when you doubt. . . .
when you are alone. . .

Monday, October 18, 2010

Rest Day Blues

I had my rest day today :(  So I started to think, is a rest day an actual rest day?  If I go through the motions of specific movements that I need to work on, will it benefit me in anyway?  If I do a little online research through none other than the CrossFit Journal (, or different expert websites on Gymnastics, Olympic Lifting, Kettlebells, etc, won't I get better?  Can't I make the athlete's I coach better?

Of course!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

I Won't And I Can't

I Won’t shouldn’t be taken lightly here.  I Won’t belongs in particular categories here at CrossFit.  It belongs to areas such as:

I Won’t leave weights around when I am lifting - safety
I Won’t leave when someone else is still finishing the workout – teamwork
I Won’t give up on a workout – confidence

Never should it ever be – “I won’t do this workout”