The Worst Advice You’ve Ever Heard?

2018-07-12T11:00:45-05:00July 12th, 2018|CrossFit, Fitness, Health, Motivation|

"You can sleep when you're dead". I know you've heard this before. You've said it before. You've said it to someone else before. I'm sure it was just meant to be a good ol' kick in the balls so you could motivate yourself or someone else. But let's get real here for a moment. When it comes to exercise, REST is incredibly important. In fact, without it, you'll never get your gainz [...]

Crucial For Athletic Success? One Word: Composure.

2018-06-20T14:42:06-05:00June 20th, 2018|CrossFit, Fitness, Health, Motivation|

As part of our "Woke Athlete" email series, we have been dissecting individual aspects of what we define as a "woke athlete". Those three components are:  Overcoming aversions Composure Virtuosity Programming, diet and mobility are all serious aspects of the athletic success puzzle; but an often neglected component, training the MIND, presents greater opportunities for athletes to continue to improve on an exponential scale. Training plateaus are tough. But having a tough [...]

Is Intensity Missing From Your Workouts?

2018-06-12T21:00:32-05:00June 12th, 2018|CrossFit, Fitness, Motivation|

Everyone is in search of the holy grail of programs. The one that is going to lead them to the CrossFit Games. The one that is going to get them on the same playing field as THE Mat Fraser ... The program to end all programs. Why don’t you sit down for a minute, because what I’m about to tell you may shock you. …… …… The secret ingredient is intensity, not [...]

Why My Last Workout Changed My Life

2018-06-01T16:49:24-05:00June 1st, 2018|CrossFit, Fitness, Motivation|

You know, for a long time when I was younger and growing up, people always said that "it can't be done". Or, "you can't do that". Insert whatever goal in for "it" that you'd like, I'd always get told that. It got really frustrating and my once very carefree and entrepreneurial spirit took a back seat to conformity ... it was less painful and seemed to cause less friction in my everyday [...]

The REAL Problem Behind “Cherry Picking” Your WODs

2018-05-17T21:14:27-05:00May 17th, 2018|CrossFit, Fitness, Motivation|

You ready to get real for second? Ok. Let's get real. I know you've skipped a workout before because it looked "too hard" or "you wouldn't be good at it". AKA you let your ego take charge and it couldn't handle the truth. You took one look at that WOD and said "NO THANKS, MAN!". I get it. I've done it before, too. And it's always been because I've forgotten one little [...]

Want To Be Healthier AND Happier? Do This.

2018-05-03T11:14:03-05:00May 3rd, 2018|CrossFit, Fitness, Health, Motivation|

I remember, back "in the day", growing up we played outside all day long. After school. Before school. Summer break. I think even when it was snowing and cold we found a way to bundle up enough to go outside and play. We don't get enough time outside anymore ... both kids and adults. And it's kinda of sad because being outside has so many benefits, in addition to providing mental clarity [...]

The ONE Area of Recovery You’re Missing … And How To Get It

2018-05-03T11:00:52-05:00May 3rd, 2018|CrossFit, Fitness, Motivation|

In all my years of participating at a high level of functional fitness, I wish I would have known about the one key component of recovery that I was missing. I had put so much care into sleeping, eating, hydration and supplementation ... I totally ignored the one, main, foundational element of recovery. • • • There are many facets to training and many stresses that we encounter through that training and [...]

The Truth Behind “Fake It ‘Til You Make It”

2018-04-26T18:46:25-05:00April 26th, 2018|CrossFit, Health, Motivation|

I'm sure you've been in a situation before that you've felt LESS than prepared for. And, to survive, you had to "wing it" and act like you've been there before! Although, you may have felt completely out of place in your own skin, you might have been able to pull it off and actually give off the vibe that you weren't a rookie ... Whatever happened in your particular situation, there's a [...]

Revealed: The #1 Reason You Will Get Stuck In A Training Rut

2018-04-19T21:48:06-05:00April 19th, 2018|CrossFit, Health, Motivation|

Rest days. Have you heard of them?  There's plenty of gym bros who will tell you that "they'll rest when their dead" ... Or my favorite "Rest days are for pu**ies". Let's be clear here, there are no rest days without work days. So getting the work or training in, is absolutely important. My educated guess is that you're probably not putting enough care or attention into training "to be still". Why [...]

Recipe of the Week: On-The-Go Breakfast Scrambles

2018-04-19T20:13:32-05:00April 19th, 2018|CrossFit, Health, Motivation, Recipe|

Oh my gosh. Do I love convenience. I also love convenience that is wrapped up ever-so-cleverly in a delicious breakfast. What a time to be alive!! You're gonna love these quick and easy make-ahead breakfast scrambles that will save your AM in case you're ... scrambling! Cheers and don't forget to check out BudgetBytes for even more quick meal ideas! INGREDIENTS 2 oz. diced protein of your choice 1/2 cup diced bell pepper 1/4 cup diced yellow onion 1/2 cup shredded [...]

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