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A Day (as a Coach) at the 2016 CrossFit Games

Well, its taken me quite a while, but I’m finally past my traveling hangover from attending the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games…HA! I know this post is one that all of you have been waiting for me to write. Believe me, so have I. Uncertainty about the direction that I...

How and Why So Many PR's?

Yesterday, Friday July 29th, culminated a month-long cycle programmed by Coach Jim where the one goal he set out with was to improve your back squat. In other words - move more weight and PR! There were 42 people that logged their scores on Friday. Of those 42, 32 of...

How and Why So Many PR’s?

Yesterday, Friday July 29th, culminated a month-long cycle programmed by Coach Jim where the one goal he set out with was to improve your back squat. In other words - move more weight and PR! There were 42 people that logged their scores on Friday. Of those 42, 32 of...

Thank You

People have asked me what the highlight of my Games experience was.  I had some good events surpassing even my own high expectations.  I met some cool people, folks that I have watched and read about for over 5 years.  I was on top of the leaderboard for a brief...

More Top Moments from the 2016 CrossFit Games

If you didn't read my first post, go here and do that now. Now that you're back from that, here are a few more of my favorite moments from the CrossFit Games:   7. A Return to The Ranch: The CrossFit Games were started in Dave Castro's backyard, literally. I can...

Top Moments From The 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games

Its tough to pinpoint my favorite moments from this years CrossFit Games. There are a LOT of things that stood out from both a purely fun or pure performance perspective. I have the goal of counting down from 10-1 but I reserve the right to add or subtract moments as...

Spirit of the Games

When you've been at CFG long enough, you've likely seen me tear up either giving or, listening to, a speech about our athletes and our gym community as a whole. So it should come as no surprise that when I heard Nicole Carroll start talking about this years "Spirit of...

Regularly Learn and Play New Sports

In Greg Glassman's infamous "World Class Fitness in 100 Words", written back in 2001 or so, there are little nuggets of wisdom littered throughout: Hints of events in the annual CrossFit Games. A blueprint for how to eat. Even how to create your own routine - no coach...

It Takes a Village

Over the next few days, a handful of us ship off to California to take in the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games. Along with me, Coaches Jim and Stephanie will also be away. This means that not only will our current stable of coaches be stepping up to coach more, but that...

What Was Your Moment?

If you haven't yet noticed, there are a LOT of new faces at CrossFit For Glory. A few nights ago, I was finishing up a private lesson and glanced outside as Coach Margaret was taking a few new ladies through one of their first Foundations classes with us. At times,...

Path to Recovery Part 2…

Patience. Ask my mom, Jodi, the one trait that God surely did not bless me with an abundance of, and she would undoubtedly say patience. Age has helped with that. As has being a business owner - thanks to all of you, haha! And of course, kids have helped as well. In...

Rating of Perceived Exertion…aka RPE

Back in the beginning of July, I wrote a post that delved into the differentiation between Heavy and Max Days. If you missed that post, go back and read it as a primer for this one. What I want to dive into a bit more tonight is the idea of a heavy day, and how to...

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