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Exercise does not need to be enjoyable

February 9, 2018

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“When people start viewing exercise as a duty or obligation, then that’s not a formula for sustained activity.” –Love or hate exercise? It may be in your genes. One idea for getting people to exercise is to make it something people like. This is where many will go “I won’t go for a run, but […]

The relationship between height and CrossFit success

November 8, 2017

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“Oh, you’re gonna be good at this workout, since you’re short.” “Find something different to say other than I’m short. I heard enough of fucking that. Maybe ’cause I did ten years of olympic weightlifting.” Mat Fraser, 2x CrossFit Games champion How much does height matter when it comes to CrossFIt? We’ll look at this […]

How fast are CrossFit athletes?

October 2, 2017

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Mat Fraser is the most dominant CrossFit athlete. One could make an argument the most dominant ever. In 2015, he was nicknamed toast in the sprint events. 60 minute mark is his heat: There were two sprint events back to back. Out of 40, he got 24th and 37th place. Guy was so uncoordinated running, […]

How would NFL players do in CrossFit?

August 28, 2017

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CrossFit claims to their athletes are “The Fittest on Earth.” Yet I’ve repeatedly mentioned NFL players are, bar none, the best athletes in the world. For instance, with leaping ability, many would default to NBA players being the best. However, two years ago I showed that’s not the case. Looking at the top jumpers of […]

Mat Fraser’s CrossFit Games training

August 14, 2017

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I enjoyed this video series on Mat Fraser’s CrossFit training: You can’t go 10 words in the sports world without hearing about hard work. In CrossFit, it’s every two words. Yes, hard training is important. But disciplined training is no less important. All we hear about is the blood, sweat and tears part. We don’t […]

Why the olympics are and aren’t the fastest, highest, strongest (a 17th thought on CrossFit)

August 12, 2016

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In 16 random thoughts on CrossFit in 2016 I wrote, with a new emphasis on the bolded: “Hopefully we’re past the point of “CrossFit is how olympic weightlifters should train.” If you still feel that way because you hear some CrossFitter is competing in the olympics, like Tia-Clair Toomey, according to the CrossFit site her total […]

16 random thoughts on CrossFit in 2016

August 1, 2016

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 The love / hate is going to continue CrossFit is extreme, as is the response to it. The fitness world seems to be either wholly against it, or you own a box. Just watch the first 35 seconds of “The Fittest on Earth” documentary trailer, “I’ll die before I lose this workout.” “To be an athlete […]

Emptying out the mailbag and clearing the history #13

April 15, 2016

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: Why aren’t fighter jets painted blue to hide in the sky? Really […]