The Meaning of a Workout

The Meaning of a Workout

Does each workout we do have a meaning? Certainly. There is a reason why we workout and there is a reason behind each workout that we do. The purpose can be as simple as moving our body for the goodness of our health and something so complex that we must strategize our plan of attack and go to a place where we are challenged both mentally and physically.

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Mental Toughness: My Inspiration

Mental Toughness: My Inspiration

I love to workout. I love to compete. I truly enjoy pushing myself every day to be the best that I can be. Physically I’m stronger, faster and better skilled than ever before. But that’s only one piece of the puzzle. You also have to be mentally tough. And I’ll be the first to admit that this is something I sometimes lack. What makes one athlete more mentally tough than the next? And how do you get better at it? It certainly doesn’t happen overnight, as much as I wish that were true. You have to build self-confidence, and set clear goals for yourself. You must truly understand and believe in what it is you are doing.

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What is GRID? And why did I fall in love?

What is GRID? And why did I fall in love?

Two years ago I heard about this new sport emerging called the National Pro Fitness League (now the National Pro GRID League). I wasn’t entirely sure what it was, but I was intrigued. The owner of the gym I had previous coached at was starting a team and suggested I try out. All I knew at that time was that this sport was going to pay athletes to workout and compete, something I had been paying someone else to let me do. Did it sound too good to be true? Yes. Did I want to be a part of it? Of course

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3 Tips to Avoid Overtraining

3 Tips to Avoid Overtraining

I had an interesting conversation with a friend of mine last week who also happens to be a phenomenal athlete about overtraining and how to avoid it. He mentioned to me that a while back he started acting strange, he was angry during his workouts and just not himself by the end of the day. He thought there was something wrong and went to see someone about it. They pricked his finger and took a small blood sample. Then they left him to watch some cartoons. When they came back they checked his blood again and things had already changed, simply because he’d laughed a few times at the cartoon playing on the TV. It might sound a little crazy, but it goes to show how important a little laughter in our life really is. This lead me to think more about my own training, and my past training as well. Have you ever started a fitness program and given up on it? I surely have. Many times. Until I found CrossFit. But why did CrossFit work for me?

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