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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

If I Could Start Over Again… Nutrition

If I could start CrossFit all over again, I would have put 10x the effort into learning about food, as I had put into thrusters.   Don’t misunderstand me; I learned a lot about food early on. Like, how many Reeses cups can I eat before googling “actual...