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Sorry I Dripped My Face Sweat in The Chalk Bucket

It’s been a minute since I’ve been ashamed of my sweat. I remember the days of high school when a hot day would come break the southern California streak of perfectly perfect weather and I would have to pick out a dark shirt to wear for the day. Sweat is less noticeable in black. But...

The Importance of Self-Talk For Peak Performance

I’ve discussed in several posts the importance and affect self-talk can have not only on your state but your athletic self-talk performance as well. Self-talk, that is, what you say to yourself absolutely has a significant influence on performance, both good and bad. It makes sense that if you tell yourself you’re …

Natural Weight Loss with the Help of Qi Medicine

Did you know that one of the most common problems faced today is obesity? And sadly, the fast food phenomenon affects both kids and adults. But that’s not all. Being on the heavy side also means higher risk of heart disease, diabetes and respiratory diseases among others. So what can you do? Lose weight, of...
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Don’t Drop Your Squats

Squats: Using a Spotter vs Dropping the Bar When I first started lifting (and squatting) I didn’t really care whether I had a spot or not when I went for a heavy lift because I knew I could safely drop the bar if I got stuck at the bottom. Actually to be honest, I’m pretty sure I...
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Thigh Pride: Bridging the Gap

When I was seven years old, my mother proudly showed me the space between her thighs as she stood with her feet together. Yes, my mother had achieved the coveted thigh gap. Even being so young, I was in awe. I couldn’t believe such a thing was possible. My thighs collided at the knees. When...

Kinesiotaping and Performance

You’ve definitely seen it on athletes during the London 2010 Olympics, and most recently in the World Cup in 2014. Now it is cropping up on the skin of athletes in all major league sports. What am I talking about? Kinesio Tape (Note, there are many brands such as SpiderTech and RockTape. For all further...
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WOD Recovery Yoga for High Rep Wall Balls

How many Wall Ball shots does it take to make sitting down impossible for a few days post WOD? I am going to say roughly 150. So there you are walking into your Box ready to workout, and there it is on the whiteboard, Karen, for time. Cancel all your plans for the next few...

Minimizing and Masking Odor in the Box

Being stinky is a part of working out, but there are some times when smelling, well, ripe, isn’t acceptable after your work out of the day (WOD). To minimize that “just killed it in the box” telltale odor, try some of these tricks that don’t require you getting anywhere near a shower stall:

Setting Yourself Up For Peak Athletic Performance

With the CrossFit Games about to begin I thought I’d talk a bit about how to set yourself up for peak athletic performance and success. Success…ah yes…we all strive for it! Whether it is in athletic pursuits, business, career, fitness, family or other athletic success personal undertakings we all want to achieve our …

Crossfit Builds More Than Muscle

People start Crossfit for a variety of reasons. Some start because they want to get in shape; others because they want to stay in shape. I started Crossfit, because I needed an escape. I got my escape but ended up gaining much more along the way. I played competitive sports throughout childhood and young adulthood....

A New Approach to Scaling

The first time I entered a CrossFit Box, I couldn’t spell “Kipping Pullup”, let alone perform one. The Head Coach walked me through a progression of Superman and Hollow Body holds, then, after finding the right Monster Band, I was able to pull my chest toward the bar while my body flopped around like a...

Why You Aren’t Getting Better at CrossFit, or Life For That Matter.

With this entry you can look at it two different ways. First, take it as a literal translation of potential deficits in your CrossFit training or lifestyle that limit your ability to improve at the sport you love. Secondly, you can dig a little bit deeper and see that there are transferable applications to better...
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Rx: Periodization, Programs and Patience for the Competitive Athlete

It’s so easy to crank out workout after workout and think it’s no big deal. For most intermediate crossfitters, say 6 months to 2+ yrs experience, there is some confusion as to how to continue on with training continue to reap remarkable progress especially if the focus turns to competing.  Typically the intermediate …

Crossfit Games Masters Athlete Bob Boshoven

I may be a bit biased to want to talk about one of the athletes that hails from my box, partially because he claims I am an inspiration to him and partially because he once confided in me that reading my blog is a guilty pleasure of his. With my personal bias or not, this Crossfit Games Masters...

This is Why I Coach…

This is why I coach. CrossFit works. It changes lives, it saves lives. It has been a crazy journey getting to the point where I own my own affiliate. I went from coaching at a couple of places, to getting kicked out, to having the box sold overnight. Within 12 hours of that sale I...
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Putting Performance First

“Do you really want to look like that?!” Two years ago, when I was first really got into Crossfit & Olympic weightlifting one of my friends asked if I “actually wanted to look like Annie Thorisdottir“ because, she was, you know “kinda grossly ripped”. At that point I didn’t …
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