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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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What’s Your Perfomance Coach Rank?

There are a LOT of people calling themselves coaches these days.  With the boom of CrossFit and the CrossFit Games, the status of the coach has never been higher.  With everyone and their dog having some sort of “certification” though, how do you know what kind of coach you’re getting?  Is your coach brand new...

An Athlete Profile

CrossFit is such an amazing sport. People from all walks of life and ambitions standing next to one another sweating, suffering, conquering. I so enjoy meeting and photographing them all. And when I capture that little spark, it feels like magic. Next up in my ongoing series, Faces of Fitness, is Peyton. Peyton is a...

10 Reasons To Quit Sugar (Infographic)

How many times have you heard people saying you should eat less sugar? Well, there’s actually plenty of research to back them up! Excess sugar has been linked to a whole host of diseases and conditions. This infographic details 10 of the ways in which eating too much sugar can derail your health.

How To Use A Training Log For Peak Performance

As you know I’m a big fan and user of goal setting, specifically SMARTER goals. Most people have heard of SMART training logs, but not many have heard of, no less use, SMARTER goals. In case you are not familiar here is a post that discusses SMARTER goals. In this post I’d like to discuss...

Football Nutrition

Football Nutrition: Feed the Beast and Crush Hell Week This guide highlights the top 5 nutritional areas that lead to success for the football athlete. Follow these guidelines to stay energized during workouts, enhance recovery between workouts, and maintain a healthy body composition. The best football coaches and players …

Are YOU A Control Freak?

Are YOU a control freak? I am. A workout control freak, that is. You can’t fix a problem you don’t realize you have, so here are some questions to help you determine if you suffer from the condition too, and some suggestions on what to do about it – and why. Do you work out...
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Strong Athlete or Devoted Mom: Do we have to pick just one?

I’m about to turn 30 years old. At one level I believe it’s just another birthday, but than there is this nagging little voice in the back of my brain that keeps yelling at me that I should be freaking out. I’ve always thought by 30 I would have kids and be a “grown up.”...

Using the Zone Diet to Improve Performance

Some CrossFitters are choosing to get in the “zone”. As a nutritional plan with a balanced approach, the Zone Diet has numerous advocates who say it helps improve their performance in – and out of – the box.

Fat a key to anti aging ?

The fear of saturated fat is based on believe not science. Your cell membranes consist out of saturated fat. So wonder why people age prematurely/wrinkles in their 20s like the woman that asks for skimmed milk in the coffee, its about being deficient in dietary saturated fat. No, fat won’t makes you fat, it is...

Rest, Recuperate and Rejuvenate

In today’s fast paced lifestyle, we are inundated with information to lead a healthy lifestyle, get into the gym, workout, sweat etc. On the flip side of the coin, it is just as important to Rest, Recuperate and Rejuvenate….take time out. Leading a healthy lifestyle requires balance. Balancing out your time in the gym …
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I Don’t Eat Breakfast!

GASP!!! NO BREAKFAST?!?! I just can’t take it anymore! I was at work today. Someone brought in donuts (yes, I spell it the Dunkin way, get off me). I had the following exchange: Co-worker: Hey Mike, have a donut. Me: No thanks, I don’t eat breakfast. Co-worker: But breakfast is the most important meal of...

Brace yourself

Do you ever wonder why you drag yourself to your specific training facility or just get up from the couch and get your home equipment to train? Some days it really just feels like too much (especially in winter) and the questions and doubts start in your mind. Do you play along and just skip...

Kind of Science: Part Two

Living with PEDs Shuffled back to Dr. Whatshisname for the results, got my print outs and here’s the scoop! Magnesium, zinc, iron, red cells, white cells, blood sugar, all good! Vitamin D on the other hand, MARGINALLY DEFICIENT! Yeah, I was kind of hoping it was deficient. Because everyone wants some deficiency! Or …
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