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, October 26, 2011

Downward Dog

Reflective, calming and better for you than you think.  Stretching, before and after a workout, can provide numerous benefits that transcend just your performance.  Being a supple leopard doesn't come overnight, it's pretty similar to mastering olympic lifting, it takes a lot of patience and practice.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Autobots, ENGAGE!

Halloween is coming up, and in the past I spoke about My Costume, which was one of my favorite posts that I have written besides Angels and Demons . . . and this one is cooking up to be something of an intriguing mental picture. . .

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hakuna Matata

Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase

Hakuna Matata! Ain't no passing craze

It means no worries for the rest of your days

It's our problem-free philosophy

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

When In Rome

Welcome to a CrossFit gym, after the last couple of weeks I have seen a lot of new folks coming in and it is intriguing to see the folks who have just started, been here awhile, and those that have been here since the beginning react to new folks coming to check out the box. . .

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Reap What We Sow

Yeah, that's an old saying that hasn't been used in quite some time.  If you would like to participate read on . . .

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mental Bifurcation

Bifurcation means the splitting of a main body into two parts - and guess what?  It's a mental thing in our little world of CrossFit.  However, as usual it not only applies to CrossFit.  Sure we would like to keep the same mental focus at all times.  But whenever we are faced with a task our mindset starts to wander . . .

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Taking On the Champ

It's funny when you work out alone - all these thoughts run through your head as you grudgingly get through the work - the helpless feeling you may or may not get in your stomach as you open your ears more to beckon in the sounds of anything other than your own breathing.  Last night I was doing work - but there was no way I was alone . . .

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Someone to Look Up To

When we were younger, we always had the role model/hero.  Sure it could have been our father's, mother's, brother's or sister's, but what I want to speak to is what goes beyond that.  As a child, new to a sport, we would most likely watch whatever sport we were interested in and there they were, our "idol/hero" was on TV, the opportunity to meet them ever in life slim at best . . .

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

PVC vs Metal

You can't say that this blog is mostly about opinion and theory, because there are a slew of facts dispersed throughout the 100+ posts that are within this site.  That being said, I would like to highlight a few facts that we should keep in mind . . .