Do It!! Or Else…

I’m scared to know what Armen will do if I stop!!

Every time I do a NUTRITION CHECK IN with a client at our BOX one of the first questions I ask the athlete is:

What do you need help/advice with? People fall within 3 categories of help.    -Education: I don’t know what to eat? Recipes? Ideas? Alternatives? Planning?    -Motivation: I’m just not motivated to eat better? I have no time? I hate cooking? I think I eat really well.    -Accountability: I am a yo-yo diet’er. Regular food log check-in’s. Can someone just YELL at me?!?! I find that half of the people fall into […] Read more

Compress Your Time Domain’s on YOU…

If your family was captured and you were told you needed to put 100 pounds onto your max squat within two months or your family would be executed, would you squat once per week? Something tells me that you’d start squatting every day. Other countries have this mindset. America does not.
– John Broz

http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/max_out_on_squats_every_day

Link: http://cpmfitness.blogspot.com/2011/09/mental-wod-18-to-legit-to-quit.htmlLink: http://cpmfitness.blogspot.com/2012/02/why-why.html

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I Have to ‘Get In-Shape’ Before I Start CrossFit

If I had a nickel for every time someone told me this, my wife wouldn’t be driving a Honda:-)At first, I try to put myself in the other person’s shoes to understand where they are coming from. And then I realize that this statement doesn’t even make sense.Can you ‘get in’ CrossFit shape by doing the treadmill, bench press, bicep curls, etc…???Can you ‘get in’ basketball shape by swimming? Can ‘get in’ a size 4 jeans by eating McDonalds hamburger and fries everyday for lunch?:-OLet’s break this down logically and show you the truth so you will have some ammo the […] Read more

Mental WOD 28: Mistakes Happen…

Life is full of lessons. We create lessons by our daily efforts and the successes or setbacks that come from them.

A lot of us are so afraid to make mistakes that we never end up going for our goals. We are so worried about making mistakes that is stops us dead in our tracks.

The winners in life not only make mistakes but probably make more mistakes because they understand that mistakes will lead to knowledge and maturity. And in the end will result in moving forward in life rather than staying stagnant.

Here are 5 reasons why mistakes […] Read more

Good Competition vs. Bad Competition

With the CrossFit Open in full swing something very good or something very bad can happen to you…You can become motivated beyond what you ever thought possible.–OR–You can fall into the bermunda triangle of COMPARING yourself to others, their scores and  begin to question your training, success you have had thus far and began to self sabotage yourself.The CrossFit Open is a way to provide context to your training and gives you purpose behind everything you have been working for in the gym day in and day for the past year.Good CompetitionCompetition can bring out the best in you. I fully believe that you […] Read more