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Discomfort: Seek out discomfort to coax development and growth?

Results equal results

 

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. …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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