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How I Fell in Love with CrossFit: My Story Of Finding Fitness

The funny thing about my story is, I didn't start out looking to get in shape. But for one reason or another CrossFit found me and changed my life forever.   Growing up I rode bikes with my family and worked at the local bike shop. I dabbled in wrestling in 6th grade and lacrosse in 9th grade. I loved the sport, but hated the training and quickly lost interest. After going to college I started down an unhealthy path. Drinking and partying regularly, I was eating whatever was around (mostly…

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Focus Up

“Intensity is the independent variable most commonly associated with maximizing favorable adaptation to exercise,” - Greg Glassman 2007 Think about the last time you really pushed yourself...how did it feel? On a scale of 1-10, how hard did you push yourself? How long did you sustain that? Do you think you could have pushed yourself harder? Or longer? Raw intensity is the feeling you get during the set of 15 of “Fran”. It is when you are fired up and your heart starts racing before pulling a heavy deadlift. And it’s…

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Becoming a Believer

Are you a believer?? Well, are you? Don’t worry, this blog post isn’t about religion and it definitely isn’t about that song by the Monkees from 1966. This is about your belief in yourself and your abilities. This belief or lack thereof is called self-efficacy. This post won’t delve too deeply into the roots of the self-efficacy theory, but long story short, the theory was defined by a psychologist named Albert Bandura several decades ago, and it has to do with how much confidence is possessed regarding one’s ability to be…

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