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Being Coachable

Being Coachable

I would be lying if I said I never had a poor reaction to a coach’s critique during a WOD. There have been a number of times when a coach (poor Mikey) has given me a friendly reminder, a correction, or a cue in the middle of a workout and I reacted badly. When he has reminded me to fix my shallow wall ball or stand up my box jumps all the way, I have responded with an evil side-eye, an excuse, or sometimes a snippy remark. Not my proudest moments….

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Set Your Intention

Set Your Intention

For obvious reasons, we measure progress in CrossFit by way of reps, times, weights, and rounds. Numbers are markers that reveal the most obvious type of progress and are easiest to track: if we do two more rounds of Cindy than we did last time, we feel as if we are getting better at the movements in Cindy. The day feels like success.

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Forty-One Percent

Forty-One Percent

Since it is officially Murph season and our yearly dedication workout is just around the corner, there couldn’t be a better time to mention David Goggins.

David Goggins has been esoterically famous for some time. I had never heard of him until recently though, when he popped up in a podcast interview I was listening to on the way to work. I was taken aback both by the brash way he describes anything (so many F bombs) and his impressive resume.  As described on his website…..continue reading

Book Report: Chasing Excellence

Book Report: Chasing Excellence

No matter your level of immersion into all things CrossFit, you may have heard the name Ben Bergeron. Bergeron has been a long-time CrossFit coach and owner of CrossFit New England, but in recent years has earned further CrossFit fame and success with the win of his athlete Katrin Davidsdottir in the 2015 and 2016 Games. He also trains athletes Brooke Wells and Cole Sager, owns the company No Bull, and has his hand in many other health and fitness endeavors.

Last winter I read…