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Breaking Through the Mental Wall

The mind is a powerful tool that can help us get through some tough times, or it can cause you to crumble. Those that are mentally strong learn how to control and handle their thoughts, while some may crumble when their mind begins to tell them to stop what they’re doing. To[…]

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“If you don’t use it……..”

You loose it. Simple, right? This post is dedicated to all who have recently…..or maybe in the distant past…gotten either muscle ups, pull-ups, or handstand pushups, and are going through a little skill hang-over and either forgot how to do them or are still stuck and can’t quite progress to do[…]

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Lights out!

This photo was taken during the brief power outage we experienced at the gym tonight. A little lack of electricity didn’t stop some of us from getting a workout in. Mo, JB, B and I all worked out in the light of B’s headlights. Props to most of the 4:30 crew who[…]

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Hot Coco Troopers

Big props to Martha and Allen, who despite the threat of bad weather, still completed the Hot Coco run in San Francisco this past Sunday!  They even did the 15K version, which is a little more than 9 miles!  Great job guys!  I’m considering hosting a Hot Coco 5K redo[…]

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Accessory Work

Everyone needs accessory work. Why? Because we ain’t built perfect for everything! Well, maybe some people. While we might be suited for a large amount of skills or activities, there are just as many that we are not suited for, especially in CrossFit’s pandora box of exercises. You may have[…]

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The Holidays Are Over

This is still one of my favorite videos from 6 years ago!  Some of my personal favorite things are: Alex snatching with the axle bar (pretty sure 6 years later no one else has done such a thing) Seeing how small the gym used to be JB’s muscle ups in[…]

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Nutrition Help

With the New Year, often we find ourselves eager to reboot, refresh and clean things up. I know I’m ready to take a break from the endless See’s candy and cookie overload and replace it with some clean Whole30 eating. I plan on trying out a few recipes I found[…]

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Murph: Completed

Thanks to everyone who came out Sunday morning to do Murph with me! I was so happy to see such a great turnout and realized that there are a few more crazy people out there other than myself. Ha ha! During the squats, I had plenty of time to think about[…]

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An Excuse-Free Year

Look back on your year of training. You may have had some highs and some lows. Think about how much of your success was because of your actions and your hard work. Now think of the shortcomings. Were they in your control? Did someone or something mess it up for[…]

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