I was sent an email recently from Wodify congratulating me on my six month anniversary as a part of the SC CrossFit 165 community. Wow, how much has changed in such a short time. I began my CrossFit career like many an interested exercise junkie. The usual story, bored with my routine, wanted something … More Why even Coaches need a Coach – Angelo Brussich
Why the dirty CrossFit box circa 2005 is going down the toilet. CrossFit officially began in 2004. Greg Glassman was teaching seminars on his method and gaining popularity with trainers looking for something different. In two short years he went from 3 affiliates to over 50; now there are more than 5,000 worldwide and CrossFit … More What’s in a toilet? – Guest Post by Charlie Cassara
How to get the food thing down. Food…such a complicated and emotion filled topic. Talk about food and people will get very animated. Food is not just fuel to us. Food is cultural; food is reward based and food is guilt producing. I had to make a significant paradigm shift in my own thoughts about … More All because of a cookie…
I speak to people all the time about nutrition…lots of times I speak AT them too. By this I mean that they discount pretty much everything I’m saying because it doesn’t fit into their personal comfort zone. Food is soooo much simpler then most make it. Do you seriously want to be healthy and feel … More No if’s, ands or jiggly butts…
The road to the CrossFit Games began with a trip to Walgreens for a bottle of Jack Daniels. We all have our paths to follow. In my last few posts I told you guys about my health issues that brought me to a cleaner more paleoish nutritional lifestyle. Well, read about Paleo eating without reading … More Couch to Competitor Games Style
Being a CrossFit Newbie Four years ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Ultramarathoner Amy Palmiero-Winters for a story I was writing. Our meeting took place at a CrossFit facility. Amy is an incredible below-the-knee amputee athlete that holds 11 world records; she told me she transformed her running with CrossFit. I was intrigued. As … More Being a CrossFit Newbie – guest blog by Deanna Pitta Verbouwens
Someone once told me (ok, it was my shrink who told me this) that if you want to do, be or change something about yourself that you first have to visualize yourself doing it. In my case it was quitting smoking. When he said that to me I looked at him and said “ok, that’s … More What language do you speak?