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WHAT LIGHTS YOUR FIRE?

Posted: August 13, 2014

I’ve seen a lot of people come and go over the years at the gym. Some move on to another place, or even get some equipment at home, which is perfectly fine. But all too often, they simply quit working out altogether.

Now I know it’s tough when you’re busy, but I also know plenty of busy people who’ve found a way to carve out time for their training. Because for them, it’s not just a workout, it’s training. They’re working hard to accomplish something specific.

It might be to get bigger or stronger. Or it could be to get smaller. Both are worthy goals that require lots of dedication and a strong commitment. But once in awhile, they get interested in a particular sport or event.


SALUTE TO THE 2014 CROSSFIT GAMES

Posted: August 05, 2014

Last weekend I had a chance to watch the 2014 CrossFit Games on ESPN. In a word, Wow! I’ve watched it every year it’s aired, and each season they take it up to a whole new level.

They say the athletes are the “Fittest Men and Women on Earth.” It’s probably true. There are certainly some amazing athletes doing triathlons, ultra endurance runs, and the Ninja Warrior series on NBC right now. But nowhere else are they moving not just their bodies, but significant weights too, and doing it quickly, repeatedly, over such a wide variety of challenges.

The philosophy behind CrossFit is not specialize in any one event or sport. Instead, they train as generalists, preparing for a variety of challenges. It’s a good philosophy that has led to wide acceptance across the globe. CrossFit gyms have popped up all over, from what they call “boxes” with minimal equipment, to full scale centers that add this style of training to their traditional equipment.


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