Have You Examined Your Life Lately? Here’s How.

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“An unexamined life is not worth living.” –Socrates Read the quote above and take a couple minutes to think about it. Consider how it applies to your life. Thought about it? Good. I thought about it, too. Here are a few things that came to my mind… First, I think the process of regularly evaluating […]

Your “All or Nothing” Mindset is Destroying Your Results

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“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” -Lao Tzu We are creatures of habit. We have routines that we have developed our entire lives. Certain ones come and go—like flossing or drinking soda—and some stay with us for most of our lives—like brushing our teeth and showering. Sometimes these […]

What Bruce Lee Can Teach Us About CrossFit

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Bruce Lee was my childhood idol. (He still is). As a kid, I wish I had the maturity to appreciate him and what he stood for the way I do now. Lee was an internal movie star, a pioneer in martial arts, and a philosopher and motivational figure to millions. He is often given credit as an […]

50 Ways to Lose Weight

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50 ways to Lose weight intelligently without the use of drugs or unhealthy protocols. Please share this one with anyone that you know will benefit! Let’s keep fighting the good fight… Here is a snazzy click-to-tweet link. This essay is about losing weight but it also doubles as a guide on how to live a healthy lifestyle. Overall, […]

Why You Don’t Have Abs: It’s Your Food Dummy

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  Today’s Topic: Training your ass off and screwing it up with your diet Goal: Get you to make better food choices How: Mindset shifts, informed decisions, and a damn Crockpot Training Hard And Not Eating Well   I see this all the time: Athletes work their ass off in the gym (some everyday) They get […]

The 9 Foundational Movements in Picture Form

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The 9 Movements – A Master List Whether you are a trainer, gym owner, or just an average Joe that wants to get in shape with CrossFit, I highly recommend you master the 9 movements.  Learning how to perform them effectively as an athlete or as coach will drastically improve your personal fitness and that of your client’s. […]

50 Ways To Get Better At CrossFit

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  Your Task: 1. Read the list and choose tips that will help balance your training 2. Implement and watch as you become a better athlete! How to get better at CrossFit (in no particular order): 1. Gear up. Get Oly shoes, some inov-8s or nano’s, a speed rope, wrist wraps, and quality workout clothes. 2. Lift heavy weights regularly. Don’t just stay […]

5 Books That Changed My Life

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The following 5 books will change your life. No joke. Read these books, absorb the material, and make changes in your life, and you will find success beyond your wildest dreams. If you aren’t after millions, and just want to live a simple, happy life, you can still learn a ton from the lessons in […]

The Gym Life Intro To Philosophy, Stoicism, and The Pursuit of Knowledge

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Philosophy gets a bad rap. That or people don’t really get it. I think it’s a bit of both. Either way, this is unfortunate because the fact is: Philosophy can change your life.  What do we learn in school? For the most part, we learn how to pass tests and how to be good at and finish school. Without going down the rabbit hole […]

Words Have The Power To Build or Destroy

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I love this quote. “One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.”  -Elbert Hubbard  It made me realize something about quotes. First, not every quote that someone posts online and labels “motivational” is, umm, motivational. I just had to read through at least […]

32 Ways to Build More Muscle

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We all want to build more muscle. And for good reason: Muscle is the most metabolically-active tissue in your body. It feeds on the stored calories in your body fat. Want to build your body into a machine that gobbles up calories all day long? Build more muscle. Muscle also protects us, makes us more functional, and makes us more attractive […]

How To Cook Chicken Perfect Every Time

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Chicken is a staple for most of us. And it’s usually a boring one at that. But it doesn’t have to be so. Chicken can taste great if you treat it properly. Learn how to cook chicken perfect every time with the following “Chicken Rules.” 1. Make sure you pat it dry Chicken usually comes in a […]