How Do You Respond to Setbacks?

So…I hurt myself. Last week during a set of deadlifts I felt a tweak in my back. I was able to finish the set without much pain, but after standing up after the last rep I knew my back was fucked. I tried to do the next workout, which involved rowing, and every stroke wasContinue reading “How Do You Respond to Setbacks?”

My Journey from Fat Kid to Fitness Freak

My interests tend to drift, regularly hopping from one thing to another. One month it’s guitar, the next month it’s mountain biking, and the next month it’s reading classic fiction novels. One thing that’s been consistent in my life since I was a teenager (at least my late teens) is fitness. My Early Life asContinue reading “My Journey from Fat Kid to Fitness Freak”

I’m SUPER Close to Hitting my Clean and Jerk Goal…

Today at CrossFit, the metcon was an AMRAP with 8 dumbbell thrusters, 8 power cleans and 16 calorie row. RX was 35-pound dumbbells for the thrusters and 135 pounds for the power cleans. I scaled it a bit and used 30 pound dumbbells, but everything else I did RX. The cleans felt super heavy. LastContinue reading “I’m SUPER Close to Hitting my Clean and Jerk Goal…”

What Happens When You Meet Your Goals?

As I wrote about yesterday, I surpassed the goal I had set for myself for deadlifting 315 pounds. I was happy that I was able to beat my expectations and achieve the goal much faster than I thought. However, now I think I need to adjust all of the goals I have set. I wantContinue reading “What Happens When You Meet Your Goals?”

Why CrossFit Works: The Diet

I’ve followed many workout plans over the years. Most of which I’ve found online. However, I would get minimal (if any) results. However, after further consideration, the problem was my diet, not the training plan I was following. When I started CrossFit a few months ago, I was in pretty good shape. However, I knewContinue reading “Why CrossFit Works: The Diet”