I can see you suck at moderating

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Stop acting like you have some self-control. You don’t. Well, you probably don’t. At least not that much anyway. Maybe your thing is chocolate, or popcorn, or French fries, or Pirate Booty. It may not even be food. Maybe your thing is Netflix. I am talking about that thing that you can’t indulge in just one or two of. That thing … Read More

Keep learning

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A couple of weeks ago my former coach and ongoing mentor James Fitzgerald came to Seattle to do some teaching. We hosted 3 days of OPEX seminars during which he covered a broad range of topics elevating the thinking and prescriptions and programs of athletes and trainers from the Northwest. I have personally been learning from James for over 5 … Read More

I wisht I knewd

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  This picture has absolutely nothing to do with this post. I didn’t have a good photo so I figured I would make this my first ever TBT photo. Maternity photo shoot in Volunteer Park, pregnant with Charlie. And now for the musings. “I wish I knew then what I know now.” We have all heard that a dozens maybe … Read More

How did I miss it?

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This morning someone came up to me and offered to take me out to lunch to celebrate. I had no idea what they were talking about. They said it was for my big milestone as if I should know what that means. I started wracking my brain trying to figure out what major event I missed. It wouldn’t be the … Read More

Work, rest, repeat

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The other day Erin asked me when I was going to slow down. She said I was trying to do to much and that I should take a break. I said I was going to take a break as soon as I finished this next project. We were having breakfast at Portage Bay. We had just left the radiology clinic … Read More

Get outside. Then come back in.

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dave silver

Summer is an interesting season in the gym. It is warm, sunny, and light out until 10 pm so folks have a very easy time finding other things to do instead of come in and lift weights. I love it. One of the big reasons we do this in here is so that all of the stuff out there is … Read More

Be open to it

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The other day CI and I were in a Starbucks ranting about deadlifts and power cleans when a woman behind me taps me on the shoulder and asks me if I am a trainer. I confirm and then she jumps into her story. I love a good story and I always am happy to add to the list of places … Read More

Xplore CrossFit supports indignant motivations

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karen row

  Several years ago an aerobically fit but muscularly pathetic CEO of a not quite flourishing start up joined XCF. Shortly after, he signed up his whole staff in an effort to create a legion of programmers with sick deadlifts and muscle ups. He succeeded on all counts. That man’s name was Charles Bartholomew Augustus Mount. That company is called … Read More