Squats; it’s all in the details

I’ve probably done 10,000 squats in my life, maybe even hundreds of thousands; there’s just no way to know. I squat everyday. I squat to demonstrate movements for my clients. I squat in my own workouts. When I’m around the house doing chores I squat. Squatting for me is the most basic foundation of everything…

It’s Open time again…

Registration for the CrossFit Open begins in 10 days. CF expects 200,000 participants across the world. I expect CF is about to make millions of dollars. Which begs the question should I waste my money on it again this year? Let’s be honest I’m good and getting better but I’m not good enough to make…

Back to the CF Grind

I took several months off from CrossFit while we worked on improving our Olympic Lifts and overall absolute strength and now I feel it. We’ve been working out at a newly opened box for about a week and even though many of the weights we’ve used in the WODs are well below what I’m capable…

Training outside the Box

I’m training to complete this year’s CrossFit Open. My real goal though is to make a run all way through to 2014’s CrossFit Games in L.A. There are some holes in my game that need shoring up and as a trainer I know there’s just not enough time to add the necessary skills and muscle…

Dreaming Bigger

I dream big! Some people will tell you that’s not a smart thing. “Be realistic,” they will say. Life is about doing what you have to, not what you want to; dreamers die broke and hungry and on and on. I say screw that kind of thinking. I could tell you that throughout history the…

The CrossFit Open 2013; The Ultimate Savage Challenge

With the beginning of the New Year and the Modern Savage Challenge it would be easy to assume I have abandoned my goal to compete in this year’s CrossFit Open. I haven’t, though the thought has crossed my mind a few times over the last few weeks as injury and stress have set in. I…