On Integrity and Pregnancy

At my gym, we do new things, very intensely. We push at the margins of our comfort zones, which are not just physical but also mental. One of those mental aspects is integrity. It’s defined as “adherence to moral and ethical principals; soundness of moral character.” Do you cut…

Super Parenting For Posture

As a kid, my parents pestered me to maintain good posture at all times: Shoulders down and back. (i.e. externally rotated) Head over your spine (no strain on your neck) Tummy in and mid-line tight (mid-section organized and ready to support any movement) Feet pointed straight ahead (no ducks…

The Hardest, Toughest Crossfit Workout

This came courtesy of the Outlaw Way.  I have never seen or experienced a Crossfit workout that matches this one in pain. The majority of WODs leave you a place to hide.  You can step away or take it down a single notch to keep out of your Pain Cave.…

What It Means To Suck

You know that thing you’re terrible at? I mean, god-awful, embarrassing as hell things at which you suck-suck-suck.  We all got ‘em. If your goal is to get better as an athlete or as a professional, then your highest return on investment is to improve the things that are…

"Instant" Is For Suckers.

Americans expect everything to be perfect and immediate. We go bonkers if it’s not. You see the Americans overseas screaming at the waiter who hasn’t brought their soup yet! While the rest of the world takes life as good and bad, we’re shocked that perfection isn’t…