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!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Let's Get At It

What a wonderful set of events that transpired last night.  I was inspired by watching athlete's not limit themselves to numbers and just move weight.  I believe the largest PR was by 100 lbs. . . oh and that isn't a typo, 100 LBS!  Well done everyone!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Face Yourself

I have learned many lessons throughout my time with CrossFit, but one stood out more than the rest in the last couple of classes that I have taught.  The lesson on confrontation.

Confrontation -
  : the act of confronting : the state of being confronted: as
  a : a face-to-face meeting 
  b : the clashing of forces or idea

 This face to face meeting is usually you meeting yourself. . . every workout. . .let me explain

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Quest to Squat Big (for me)

I look at a lot of sites on the internet, constantly trying to learn and adapt what I learn to my coaching.  Once I finished the Wendler Strength program (5-3-1), I decided that it was time for a different tact on my fitness, the goal at the time was to get a PR (personal record) on my Backsquat.  And boy o' boy did it ever work. . .

Monday, January 10, 2011

Can I Get a Witness

It isn’t easy starting the path to those goals. You wrote them, you’ve most likely discussed them, and now it’s time to start. But there is a slight balk in your step. Something is missing and you can’t quite put your finger on it.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Don't Dog It

Why make a workout any harder than it already is?  I can’t tell you how many times the negative thoughts that individuals have all of a sudden come as sounds out of their mouth.   “This is gonna take forever” and “Why is this like this” sound like whining and complaining at the same time.  Fitness may be misconstrued as easy when you purchase a Shake-weight or some other made for TV product, but no one ever mentioned that CrossFit was easy.  The hardest part about any exercise program – making the time for it and having the motivation and intestinal fortitude to show up.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Check Yourself

Have I met you yet?  Are you content being the person you are?  Is everyday a challenge?  Or do you challenge every day?  The last thing I would want is to be satisfied with where I am, whether it is in CrossFit or in life.  Being satisfied leads to idleness and idleness leads to decrepitude.  It takes a long time and is a very long journey from ruin to shrine. 

Puzzled by what is being said?