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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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