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5 Things You Won’t Find in A Crossfit Box

5 Things You Won't Find in A Crossfit Box

Everyone is familiar with the “Globo Gym”. I was a member at one of the major chains (though I went maybe a 5 months total over 6 years) and I don’t miss it one bit. This is due largely in part to things you WON’T find in a Crossfit Box (gym). So if you don’t like the idea of the traditional gym, here’s what you won’t find at your local box…

Photo by David Christian

World War Fit in Allen, TX

Mirrors

Crossfit is about doing work, not flexing for the mirror. And for those of you who claim to use the mirror to “check your form”, that’s what the certified coaches and fellow athletes do for you at every workout. No mirror needed.
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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of a Partner WOD

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of a Partner WOD

Crossfit workouts on your own are tough. You’ll sweat, you’ll get light headed, and you may wish for death at some point. The level of exertion is probably something you aren’t used to. Unless you’re an active SEAL.

Flickr image by Matthew Batchelor

Flickr image by Matthew Batchelor

If you haven’t met the partner WOD yet, you will. My first thought was, “Great! I don’t have to do all the work myself!”. Then the reality hit me. Let’s start with the not so great part of the partner WOD. Read more

Crossfit and Nutrition Progress: 5 months

Crossfit and Nutrition Progress: 5 months

This past Friday (June 6, 2014) marked 5 months of eating clean and working out. I’ve posted a couple of quick pictures of my progress on Instagram, but this is the first set posted anywhere else. For those that didn’t know me before, this is a look at where I was and where I am now. For those that see me regularly, this will let you see the change all at once instead of the small weekly increments.

Fall 2013. This was NOT my heaviest before my Jan 2014 start.

Fall 2013. This was NOT my heaviest before my Jan 2014 start.

I generally avoid being in pictures, so it wasn’t easy finding before shots. Here are two from last fall, taken a few weeks apart. The left is from October (couldn’t pass up a selfie with the Palace Guard in London), and the right was in September during a charity fundraiser. Believe it or not I gained a few MORE pounds between when these were taken and when I started working out. Read more

This Is My Happy Hour

This Is My Happy Hour

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A Typical Day In The Box

Here is a great article about¬†what it’s like to do Crossfit.

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