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, December 14, 2011

A Way

There are a thousand ways to do a million things, a very broad, general statement that transcends multiple avenues and hobbies in life.  But since it's been such a long time since I have written - I guess I need to explain what this means. . .

A way  is not the wayA way just so happens to get you from Point A to Point B.  And if we/you want to avoid certain things we/you could take another way.  And as much as this sounds vague and philosophical, it is and it isn't. 

For instance, when it comes to going to the grocery story, you could take the quickest way dependent on your mood or how much time you have.  When it comes to weightlifting, there are many different schools of thought.  There are many ways of weightlifting, regardless of the particular lift.  Keep in mind that it's really different strokes for different folks.  The foundation is potentially the same, but based on the individual, there are subtle nuances which make it work (we can assume that "work" means get it done).

When something doesn't seem right or doesn't work, we have to figure out the cause, and if we can figure out the root cause going forward, we can get rid of the problem.  What we hope for is efficiency.  Efficiency has the tendency to lead to maximum output.  Maximum output is two-fold in my eyes, maximum weight and maximum reps - and regardless of the movement, maintaining proper technique throughout to avoid injury.

Now the interesting part is how to get to efficiency.  There are many avenues to get to this main street, all of which need to be driven on at least once - mobility, flexibility, and technique.  All of which we are pieces that we need to consider each and every day. 

Let's figure out a way, not consider the way, and work consistently to improve.

-Coach Tony

"As machines become more and more efficient and perfect, so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man."
Ernst Fischer

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