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    Perfect Practice Makes Perfect

    Perfect Practice Makes PerfectFor our entire lives we’ve heard that practice makes perfect. There’s a whole lot of truth to that but, I’d like to add perfect to it. Perfect practice makes perfect.As CrossFit athletes we are strongly pushed to compete.   Read More...

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    Training vs. Competing

    Training vs. Competing3…2…1… GO! The clock has started and you are going all out!   Read More...

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    Change Your Thinking

    Ever notice that sometimes one little thought of something leads to it being all you can think about? No?Try this. For the next 30 seconds I want you to NOT think about polar bears.   Read More...

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    Why More Is Not Always Better

    If you keep up with what’s happening in the fitness industry at all, you know that we are inundated with a “more = more” message. More cardio. More squats.   Read More...

  • The Importance of Upper Thoracic Mobility

     As some of you know, I struggle with upper thoracic mobility, so what better topic for me to write about right? So what exactly is “upper thoracic mobility”? Let’s break it down.   Read More...

  • Stop Listening to the Negative Chatter

    “Refuse to have a conversation with the narrative in your head” – Seth Godin I’ve been listening to a book by Seth Godin, Leap First, and in it he talks at length about shutting down or not listening to the conversation in your head. We can apply this to our fitness and overall health. When we are out for a run or in the middle of a workout and things start hurting, our brain begins to chatter.  That internal dialogue is normally the limiting factor in your workout, NOT your physical condit...  Read More...

  • You Have Power Over Your Mind

    "You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength." - Marcus Aurelius You guys have heard the old saying…. The mind is a powerful thing.  How many of us actually put much thought in to it though.   Read More...

  • Why You Should Stop Trying to Fit in a Workout

    We've all been guilty of trying to “fit” our workout into our busy schedules.  What I mean by that is, we make time for work, work activities, our kid's activities, meals, sleep, eating, etc... However, for whatever reason, we seem to forget to, or choose not to, schedule the part of the day that makes us feel SO much better; the part that gives us more energy, that makes us feel good about ourselves, the part that keeps us healthy and fit enough to enjoy all those other activities that we ...  Read More...

  • But… Obesity Runs in My family

    I saw this meme this morning that said “Obesity doesn’t run in your family… Nobody runs in your family.”  My first thought was, yep, this is my family in a nutshell.  The vast majority of my family and extended family is, at the very least, overweight and for the most part obese and even morbidly obese.  Mom, grandma, aunts, uncles, cousins…. Name the relation and chances are I would say yep, overweight.  Here’s the thing, I could sit back and make excuses for the fact they a...  Read More...

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