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I Wanted to Hate CrossFit…

Posted on 07. Oct, 2013 by .

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First hear­ing about Cross­Fit in 2008, I thought it deserved as much respect as the thigh mas­ter.  This placed it a step below the Total Gym and just above Fit­ness Made Sim­ple DVDs (or were those VHS?).  I remem­ber think­ing it was just a big fat fad like its mil­lions of coun­ter­parts in the health […]

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What Does CrossFit Rx Really Mean?

Posted on 15. Jul, 2013 by .

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In my time coach­ing and pro­gram­ming in sev­eral dif­fer­ent Cross­Fit boxes, I’ve noticed there is some con­fu­sion sur­round­ing the Cross­Fit RX stan­dard and what it means to each and every indi­vid­ual Cross­Fit­ter. This con­fu­sion, can dras­ti­cally change the expe­ri­ence of Cross­Fit for each per­son. There are def­i­nitely Pros and Cons to the majes­tic Cross­Fit RX […]

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LBS!">10 Rules for Losing Those Stubborn Last 10 LBS!

Posted on 20. Sep, 2012 by .

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What is it about the last 10 lbs?  Whether you have lost 200 lbs or 20 lbs, it always seems like the last 10 lbs are the hard­est to lose.  When you first start a new diet or exer­cise pro­gram, the weight seems to fly off effort­lessly.  At some point though, usu­ally with 5–10 lbs […]

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How to Create a Cheap and Versatile Home Gym

Posted on 13. Sep, 2012 by .

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I have to brag about my friend and room­mate, Mike, for a sec­ond.  Since Jan­u­ary of this year, he has lost close to 30 lbs and is the best shape I have seen him in since col­lege.  Not only that, but dur­ing this time he has stopped going to the gym, and pretty much kept […]

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How to Become a Supple Leopard!

Posted on 30. Jul, 2012 by .

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Becom­ing a sup­ple leop­ard!  How awe­some is that title?  I wish I could take credit for it.  It’s too bad I can’t.  Becom­ing a Sup­ple Leop­ard is actu­ally the title of Cross­Fit mobil­ity expert Kelly Starrett’s new book com­ing out in Feb­ru­ary 2013.  This past week­end I was lucky enough to attend Kelly’s Move­ment and Mobility […]

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The Perfect Week of Exercise

Posted on 03. Jun, 2012 by .

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What would the per­fect week of exer­cise look like? Would it be two work­outs a day, every day? Would it be full body work­outs or would it be focused on indi­vid­ual mus­cle groups? A lit­tle while back, I wrote a post detail­ing what I con­sid­ered to be the per­fect day of eat­ing.  In that post, […]

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FAIL to Reach Their Goals">4 Reasons CrossFitters FAIL to Reach Their Goals

Posted on 04. May, 2012 by .

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What makes the dif­fer­ence between the peo­ple who use Cross­Fit to get in the best shape of their life, and the ones who fail to get results and even­tu­ally quit? That’s the ques­tion I seek to answer every­day while coach­ing at 2 dif­fer­ent Cross­Fit affil­i­ates, as I try to get peo­ple the best results out of […]

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Why Walking Will Make you Superhuman

Posted on 27. Mar, 2012 by .

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Ear­lier today, I went for a walk. It wasn’t a very long walk. I didn’t set any records or break any per­sonal bests. I can’t brag to oth­ers about how far I walked or how many calo­ries I “burned”. I didn’t fin­ish out of breath and barely even broke a sweat. All I did was go out­side, lis­ten to […]

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How to Do CrossFit Workouts at Home

Posted on 25. Mar, 2012 by .

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I started doing Cross­Fit a year and a half ago and never want to go back to train­ing in a nor­mal gym again. This past Decem­ber, I got cer­ti­fied to be a Level 1 Cross­Fit trainer. Cur­rently, I coach at 2 dif­fer­ent Cross­Fit gyms. In the near future, I plan to open up my own Cross­Fit gym. Yea, […]

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3 CrossFit Lessons You Need to Learn

Posted on 25. Jan, 2012 by .

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Unless you have been liv­ing under a rock for the last few years, you have prob­a­bly heard of a thing called Cross­Fit.  Cross­Fit has exploded in pop­u­lar­ity recently and doesn’t appear to be slow­ing down any­time soon.  If you have not ever trained at a Cross­Fit gym, you prob­a­bly think it’s just some weird place […]

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11 Exercises You Can’t Live Without! New and Expanded!

Posted on 18. Jan, 2012 by .

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I linked to the 9 Exer­cises You Can’t Live With­out in Yesterday’s post, but I think it’s an appro­pri­ate time to revisit that list and give every­one a more in-depth look at what exer­cises are worth­while in the gym.  Here are the newly updated 11 Exer­cises You Can’t Live With­out, includ­ing accept­able vari­a­tions, unac­cept­able time-wasters, […]

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