The Work is The Work. What Kind Would You Like?

The Work is The Work. What Kind Would You Like?

Socrates described the nature of the world in forms. According to Socrates, the world of forms isn't accessible to our senses, only our thoughts. We can think of ideas such as roundness or redness, but we don't perceive them. We can only perceive a red circle. The...

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Into Our Fifties…and Beyond!

Into Our Fifties…and Beyond!

We've accomplished some amazing things as a species this past century.   We: discovered penicillin, invented Rock and Roll, and even faked a moon landing.   Something else we've accomplished is the ability to live beyond manual utility and into the later years of...

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F You, Mountain.

F You, Mountain.

We lose our resistance to stress if we're always pandering to our comforts. This is a fundamental teaching of CrossFit and life in general. I'm not telling you that you should stop doing things you're good at. If you've already climbed a mountain, you deserve to take...

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What if You Could Only Eat One Meal Forever?

What if You Could Only Eat One Meal Forever?

What if you could only eat one meal to sustain and fuel your life, for the rest of your life? The rules: You get one 8" x 8" plate, and you can put whatever you like on it. You get to eat this meal three times each day, but you will never receive a different one. What...

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Ten Thousand Hours, My Ass.

Ten Thousand Hours, My Ass.

The 10,000-Hour Rule has been coined as the key to success in any field. It's a matter of practicing a specific task that can be accomplished with 20 hours of work a week for ten years. Malcolm Gladwell originally wrote this in his book, Outliers. I like Malcolm's...

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Why CrossFit is My Home

Why CrossFit is My Home

I have shared this story only a few times in conversation, but the desire to explain finally outweighs the leisure of sharing it with only those few people that ask. If there is one thing I want people to feel when they walk in my gym, it is an overwhelming feeling...

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Life’s a Garden, Dig It.

Life’s a Garden, Dig It.

I used to catch myself at a bar or burger joint with friends, asking myself the same question: "Do I go for healthy? or forget it and eat, drink and be happy?" You probably already see how messed up that question is. You can't be healthy without being happy, and if...

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You Can’t Just Change the World

You Can’t Just Change the World

I don't know how many of you will truly be in a position to directly save the world. I don't know if one thing you do will be "the one thing" that alters the course of human history. But if we're willing to accept that our waistline is a reflection of our daily habits...

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Five Ways to Say “Good Job” at the Box

Five Ways to Say “Good Job” at the Box

Something you can do today that will cost you ZERO dollars is just to tell people when they're doing an outstanding f*ckin job. Here's how and why you should do it in a CrossFit Gym. 1. Give them a fist bump.  Literally, virtually, just not to the shoulder, cause if...

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