CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 5

Continuing to re-read the October 2002 CrossFit Journal and process my thoughts and reflections based on 17 years of experience with these ideas (I encountered them in 2003). Here are the previous 4 articles on this topic: CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 1 CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 2 CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 3 CrossFit History Lessons,Continue reading “CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 5”

CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 2

Yesterday, I began a series of articles responding to Greg Glassman’s original CrossFit Journal. It’s 18 years later and I think we should have learned a few things by now. CrossFit’s First Fitness Standard This is the model of the 10 general physical skills, which Greg picked up from Dynamax. There’s a lot of controversyContinue reading “CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 2”

Fit, Part 3: Movement Ability

Two weeks ago, I explained my concept of “Fit”.  In my system, this is made up of 3 umbrella categories: endurance, strength, and movement ability.  I already wrote about Endurance and about Strength.  Today, I am writing about Movement Ability.  Movement Ability This is your ability to move. It includes movement in all the possibleContinue reading “Fit, Part 3: Movement Ability”

Personalized Nutrition: BLGs

This is the second blog in a series I’m writing about personalized nutrition.  The whole idea behind personalized nutrition is that you eat what is right for you, NOT what is right for someone else (or what sells the most of a particular product, pays lobbyists’ salaries, or is trending on Twitter right now). PersonalizedContinue reading “Personalized Nutrition: BLGs”

Balancing Challenge & Support

Balancing challenge and support is one of the critical skills I practice in my coaching work.  This skill is also necessary in other areas of my life, as a friend, a father, and a husband.  Too much challenge becomes a vexation to people, and too much support becomes coddling.  Neither extreme will succeed in helpingContinue reading “Balancing Challenge & Support”

A Day of Rest

Every day, I write my workout up on the whiteboard.  Sometimes that whiteboard says, “Rest Day.”  What does that mean exactly?  Why is it important?  How does this concept extend into other areas of our lives? Saturdays  Way, way, way back in the day, the Egyptians used to make their slaves work a 10-day weekContinue reading “A Day of Rest”

Be Your Authentic Self

Here’s the problem: Many people are living meaningless and dishonest lives.  They don’t know who they are and what they’re about, so they don’t care about themselves and don’t treat themselves with care.  They know that there are problems in their life, but they hide from them and lie about them, so they are notContinue reading “Be Your Authentic Self”