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The Many Names of Sugar

As we’ve covered extensively in this blog, sugar is enemy number one when it comes to nutrition and wreaking all sorts of havoc on your health. Food companies know we love it and they try to put it in EVERYTHING. It’s even in salad dressing, which has always seemed weird to me. The problem is…

Well, I Can’t Do That Anyway

“Well, I can’t do that anyway.” The amount of times I’ve heard that in the last 10 years while coaching CrossFit probably lands somewhere in the stratosphere of a billion. Muscle ups on the docket today? “Well, I can’t do that anyway.” Rope climbs? “Well, I can’t do that anyway.” A long time ago when…

The Hidden Key to Health

I remember a couple of years ago when Tanya and I went to the movies to see Katie Couric’s documentary, “Fed Up.” It was eye-opening for sure, but the optimist in me wasn’t as quick as the rest of the audience and Tanya to just demonize the food industry. If you haven’t seen the film,…

The Healthlift

There is no lift more utilitarian than the deadlift. It’s so important and beneficial that it actually used to be called the “healthlift”. Yes, that’s right. The movement that gets criticized by internet critics the world over actually used to be the foremost way to prove someone was still functional and healthy. A man by…

The Intensity Flame

I am 100% borrowing/resharing/stealing for good reason this thought from the Beyond the Whiteboard podcast with Pat Sherwood and Adrian Bozman. A few episodes ago, Boz, head judge of the CrossFit Games and longtime seminar staff member, made this spot on analogy of how athletes should approach intensity. He said, “Intensity is a candle and…