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When exercise becomes socially accepted self-harm

December 29, 2020

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The fitness world has an extreme segment. One we tend to either give intense praise, or be dismissive of. CrossFit: it tends to either bring about exuberant cheers or cavalier jeers. This is in large part because the fitness and exercise world tends to draw extreme personalities, I’d argue to a greater extent than most […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #24

September 24, 2018

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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:   CrossFit is laying people off Possibly 40% of their headquarters staff. […]

How to beat Mat Fraser in CrossFit

August 13, 2018

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Mat Fraser won the 2018 CrossFit Games for his third title in a row. I’ve talked about him before, –Mat Fraser’s CrossFit Games training –16 random thoughts on CrossFit in 2016 I’ve mainly been praiseworthy, illustrating why he’s not only winning the Games, but annihilating the competition. Bringing us to this article. Why has the […]

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 […]