CrossFit and talking to Law Enforcement & First Responders
People who get paid millions of dollars to play with a ball only get paid to do that because they do it on television.
They are 'performers' that are more akin to musicians and actors. Nobody pays them to be athletic and play their sport in their backyard.
I was hired to do 3 one day seminars for a big city department on Fatigue Mitigation. I opened up with this and I had them hooked. The vast majority of them stayed awake for the 4 hours or so of the mandatory training.
Our gyms are uniquely …
Partnership With the MadLab Group!
I am super pumped to announce our partnership with gyms in the MadLab Group!
We know that since you are part of the MadLab Group, you believe in teaching people how to have a great life (for members, coaches and owners)!
We also know that there is a lot of time, money and energy invested into every client that a 'Coach for Life' takes on. You want them to get the best program that will help them with their goals and not the goals of the current programmer, the coach programmer of the month, or th…
Discomfort: Seek out discomfort to coax development and growth?
Discomfort: Seek out discomfort to coax development and growth, but do not confuse discomfort a sign of progress.
One of the most important things you can develop in your life is the ability to become comfortable with being uncomfortable. Stepping out of our comfort zone to experience something new, to learn something hard, to meet someone different, or coax adaptation from our bodies… this is what makes people great. Nobody ever achieved greatness because they chose the comfortable path. …
5 months of movements, 1 Mozart piece
One of the tools I developed over the last few thousand workouts was this spreadsheet. It is a basic list of every movement (or category of elements) that we do in our gym programming. I set it up so that I keep records of how many times per month we do each movement. I also added the feature that it turns darker and darker red, the longer the movement goes unused.
This ensures that we hit all of the movements in the right ratios, and no movement gets left behind!
You'll notice at the end o…
RIP Scott Dinsmore
I just found out that a friend, Diablo CrossFit ter, and inspiration, passed away recently while climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. Scott trained with us years ago before moving on to San Francisco, following his passion, and doing his massively inspiring TED talk linked here.
I remember when Scott first did this video and I got to share it to my friends and be-cool-by-association (I mean, how many TED talk people do you know personally!?).
Fast forward to now and Leo's great http://zenhabits.net/scott…
The first blog post
The first post / tweet / photo / etc. are always interesting.
Sometimes they are boring "test" posts. Sometimes they are optimistic portents or forecasts of what may come.
I'd like to start my first post with the recent realization of what my life purpose is. It isn't something that I had realized until fairly recently, yet most of my life choices have been directed by it. I was reading Simon Sinek's "Start With Why" book again and I really dug into what my personal "Why" was. It started out pr…