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A Determination to not Suck

It’s seriously impossible to look at your life and not think about things you could have done better, commitments you probably should have kept, and proud accomplishments you’ve already experienced. I, for one, get caught up in these thought processes at times, but it always proves to be more insightful than …
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Respect Your Judges…and Other Competition Reminders

My last post looked at what to do during the final week(s) before in order to prepare. For this one  I want to look at and some things to do/keep in mind during the actual competition in order to make it  as successful (and enjoyable) as possible.  1. Pack Food & Water (and lots of both) Large...
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The Week Before Competition

After Regionals I made the decision to dial way back on Crossfit & focus on Olympic Weightlifting. However, I still coach/work with a number of Crossfit athletes and with more and more of them entering the Competition scene I wanted to put something together (i.e. lessons I’ve learned) in the hopes it will help …
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The Fran Obsession

We’ve all been there. Laying on the floor in a pile of sweat mixed with chalk that has long since lost its purpose of helping your grip. You lay there, gasping for air and wonder “How did it come to this?” That’s when you mentally run through the past ten minutes just to prove to...

Welcome to Our Neighborhood

Last week at church a strange thing happened to me… I found myself childless for almost an hour! I knew there was a Distinguished Lecture Series Seminar going on so I thought it would be nice to have a little adult time and listen to something intellectual. The speaker, Dr. Scott Bader-Saye, was discussing …
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Gear Review: Nice Laundry High-Performance Athletic Socks

Seriously? How excited can you actually get about socks? Being a gear reviewer is a fun job. You get to talk all kinds of crazy technical and design topics with creative people; “we used nanofiber technology to make it bigger on the inside, like the Tardis!” “it not only repels sweat, it turns sweat …

Benefits of Stretching For Peak Performance

I normally write about mindset and mental strength but today I’m going to discuss the physical part athletic performance, stretching. There are several benefits of stretching, and stretching needs to be a part of your fitness program. Stretching, in its most basic form, is a natural and instinctive activity. People often …

Responsible coaching…

How many times have you seen any coach texting while the class is running or just chatting and letting his athletes go alone in the workout? I’d say a lot, this does not mean that the coach sucks or he is bad at what he is doing, it is just that your athletes need that...

Rx; the obsession behind the prescription.

photo by: Patricia Goya Photography   You’ve probably read a handful of articles about what “RX” or “prescribed” is. What does it mean? Why should you care? If you didn’t Rx does your WOD count? I have been to many CrossFit gyms in the past two years, and I have been privileged to …
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Issues With My CrossFit Box

Arrived at box for 5:30pm class. Noticed it was a bit cold. Wished I’d brought a sweatshirt. Went to bathroom. Slipped on pile of bloody entrails then saw someone had used all the toilet paper and didn’t replace the roll. Note to self: ask owners to remind people to replace toilet paper instead of just...

3 Things CrossFit Teaches You

As a CrossFitter, over time it can be easy to overlook the nuances of what makes the CrossFit culture so damn great. Most recently, I was thrown a curveball that has left a morbid cloud hanging over me. It’s through this experience, I’ve taken time to reflect on the three things that CrossFit has done...
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Low Carb Bacon-Egg-Cheese Protein Waffle Sandwich!

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better we have a protein waffle bacon egg and cheese sandwich that will knock your socks off! Best part is that it is so simple to make! Loaded with protein but NOT the calories and carbs. LOW CARB PROTEIN SANDWICH! Ingredients: 1 Scoop ABS Vanilla Cake Batter...
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Bacon Cups Filled with Chocolate Chip ABS Protein Pancakes!

Bacon Cups filled with Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes! This incredible recipe comes from @healthnutlife and their awesome website www.twofittwins.com Ingredients and Directions: 1 Scoop ABS Chocolate Chip Pancakes 1/3C Egg Whites 1/3C Unsweetened Almond Milk Diced Apples 2-4 Slices Turkey Bacon Directions: Combine ABS …
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