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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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Why Are You Tolerating Mediocrity?

Insist on excellence and you'll find that, very often, excellence is what you'll eventually get.

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Barbells and Haiku

For one special day, I wrote haiku for new supporters of my Kickstarter project. Enjoy!

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NMSR

No more shit reps.

You know what I'm talking about: the garbage movement that you sometimes do warming up, or when you're close to the end of the WOD, or when you're really tired and your attention wanders.

The mediocre and worse stuff. The stuff you do to just "get 'er done" and be closer to finished. The stuff you do because you just "don't have the time" or you need to hurry. The less than excellent. The "good enough" ...

I'm not just talking about the gym here. I'm talking about the shit reps in your life too. We see them. (And...Read more

The World Is Brutal and You Must Be Brave

It's just a stupid barbell, but it's one kick-ass weapon against the darkness.

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Fight

Fight.

You fight. I'm talking to you. Don't let this world get the best of you. Don't let it take you alive. Don't let this world beat you until you give up. No matter what happens, you keep going. Sure, life is going to pummel you but dammit you better fight back. Kick, scratch, claw, do whatever it takes to keep breathing, keep going, to stay alive.

All you have -- all you've ever had, really -- is heart. A whole lot of heart. Don't give it up now.

Lots of people have given up on this life, on their loves, on this...Read more