When we're pushing our limits, sometimes we crash. This is a result of going after a bigger and greater goal. If we think we will make the gains we do without the occasional setback, we may be surprised when the CrossFit gods have other plans. As CrossFitters, these setbacks keep us humble and remind us to be grateful for our capacity for healing.
In the past year, I've had a back weirdness spasm that got pissed when I did pull-ups. I also have an old leg injury that sends tingles up my left leg when I'm sprinting really hard. One of CrossFit Thrive's first, Charlie, is anxious to get back from a back tweek himself.
It takes determination to do what we CrossFitters do. It's not easy. And that's why many of us like it. We like facing that self doubt before, or sometimes in the middle, of a workout. It's fun to face it and beat it on a regular basis. I'm looking forward to this weekend's Fight Gone Bad, where we will see how people face their own limitations.
Went to a great Paleo nutrition seminar this past weekend. Here it is in a nutshell "Eat meat & vegetables, nut & seeds, some fruit, little starch & no sugar." Cut out the bread & pasta, cut out the wheat. You'll look, feel, & perform better. Almost immediately.
PS. Fight Gone Bad is happening this Saturday at CrossFit Thrive. If you want to be on the "team" go here to find us & sign up. If you just want to come by to check out a brutal workout, there will be a donation bucket for you to drop some $$ into. Looking forward to seeing many of you there!
The great thing about the Zone diet is that you can have alcohol. You count it as a carb. So if you're headed out for a night on the town, have the wings, steak, or chicken, but leave the potatoes & bread & have beer instead!
These should all be 1 rep max lifts. Only your last successful lift counts towards your total score. If you're fierce, you're going to have a score up around 1000 lbs, if your like me, it'll be closer to 47.
Over 1700 lbs of weights & equipment was delivered today to 307 Pacific Coast Highway in Hermosa Beach. We are moved in. There is still some feng shui-ing that needs to go on, but I think that we'll get a handle on it tomorrow.
Speaking of tomorrow, I have my first one-on-one intro session tomorrow! Let's hope all goes well!
Yes the abs. We all want to look good. But do we want to do the work? Surprisingly to some, you don't have to do thousands of crunches to get abs like Mr. T. Much of what we do (overhead squat, thrusters, deadlift) require a large amount of "mid-line stabilization." Keeping your core tight during an overhead squat is doing more functionally for your abs then all those crunches you used to do. Not to mention the fact that your back is balancing you out as well, and you don't end up with awesome abs, but still pull your back out.
Every so often, we'll "target" the abs, but for good heavy functional movement, they feel like their the target everyday!
PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR FIRST CLASS HAS CHANGED TO 09/09/09!!!
ABove is the logo for the new home of CrossFit Thrive(CFT). We will be coming into the sweet space that is Hermosa Beach Boxing Works (HBW). Bryan Popejoy, the owner of HBW, is not only a bad-ass at his chosen sport of Muay-Thai, he's also a hella nice guy who offered to give CFT a home while we build the business. Bryan said he's excited about working up a sweat CrossFit style while I expressed my desire to not hit like a girl. (though the girls in his gym look like they hit pretty, well, yikes!)
We are looking to have our first official class on 09/09/09 at 7 am. I will be updating the calendar (to the right) with more workouts as I figure out where to place them. The more people & demand there is for workouts, the more we'll schedule. I look forward to making new friends in both the CrossFit and Muay-Thai/Boxing communities as we work together to make people fiercely fit!
Oh, and a shout out to Alan, who I''m looking forward to shaking hands with once we're open!!