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Posts from the ‘Essays’ Category

Some Quick Notes on Blogging

This isn't a definitive list, just something to get you going or to restart you if you've stopped.

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Can You Pursue Mastery and Chase Goats?

What if Beethoven had spent a great deal of his time trying to craft a novel? What if Van Gogh had tried to improve his horrid salesman skills and spent less time with the oils?

Can you truly pursue mastery if you are focused on attacking your weaknesses?

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A Different Kind of Fitness Assessment

Are you using your pursuit of fitness to more effectively deal with your life? Or are you using this pursuit to avoid dealing with your life?

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5 Lessons to be Learned From the Camille Photo Controversy

Breaking down the latest social media storm.

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Would You Work Out at a Dirty Gym?

One of the measures of value in a gym is cleanliness. (One, not #1 or the only.) And some people don't mind working out in a dirty place, but a lot of people (especially women) do.

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Can a Trainer Work Out With the Class?

This question never dies. It pops up in CrossFit circles, even now, in various places around the internet.

"What's your opinion on trainers working out with the class? Like coaching and then jumping in with the class?"

Seriously? We are still asking this question?

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Imagined Workout Diaries of Famous Writers

What Faulkner, Hemingway, and Morrison might have penned after a hard WOD.

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Can We Talk About Dropping Deadlifts?

Are you a dropper or a returner?

When you deadlift, do you consider the lift done when you stand up fully? Or do you think the return to ground is part of the lift?

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