I believe the dust has settled and the talks about the games are long gone now and everyone is turning their eyes to the open. Several people have asked me to create a piece of content detailing my thoughts about the new games format this year, and this Is it, so here we go:
I believe the new format is not perfect yet, however it's a great step in the right direction. In my humble opinion, here's what's good and bad regarding the new format. Lets start with the good:
1. The new format is great, we got to see a very well rounded games that tested pretty much all aspects of fitness. Strength, speed, skills, agility, stamina, endurance, Strength Endurance, and power. It was all there!
2. The cuts are added the pressure element and exposed the gaps. If you weren't good enough and specifically under pressure, you were simply cut out.
3. The scoring and cuts gave us confirmation on who the best athletes truly are. They haven't changed, Tia and Matt...
Have you ever acted against your better judgment? Ummmm, of course you have. We all have. Sometimes you do things that you later regret. And this keeps you from achieving that lean body that you absolutely want.
These regrettable actions prevent you from achieving your goals and keep you stuck.
Most of us are all too familiar with this frustrating paradox. It’s almost as if there are two sides inside of you, raging war on each other. Your sensible side versus your emotional side. What you want versus what you do.
A psychologist named Jonathan Haidt came up with a mental model that explains exactly why you do things that you wish you hadn’t – and how to take control to finally do the actions necessary to get what you really want.
“The image I came...
I read a lot, it's not a secret:) I've even recently started a book club of my own which got me to hang out and meet some awesome people!
Studying successful people, I found out that one of the common factors that they all possess is that they are READERS, which is one of the reasons that led me to pick up that reading habit.
Books have literally shaped my personality and my life and throughout the years, they have become my sanctuary.
The three books below are ones that I have recently read; however, the 3 of them are LIFE CHANGING. For anyone who wants to change their mindset and the way they approach life's challanges, I absolutely recommend reading these books, not just if you're a CrossFitter but everyone should.
Book #1 - EXTREME OWNERSHIP - By Jocko Willink
In a world like the one we currently live in, one that is governed with blame and lack of ownership, this books truly stands out. This book tells the life lessons of Jocko Willink,...
The article below was published in 2015 on breakingmuscle.com and was featured as one the best articles for the year!
“I’ve hit a plateau and my strength numbers have been stuck for months. What should I do?”
I get this question a lot.
Don’t let anyone tell you that you’ve hit a plateau because of your body type or genetic potential, because that’s simply not true. Just take a glance at any high-level powerlifters or Olympic lifters and you will understand what the human body is capable of.
Here’s the ugly truth. If you’re not following a well-structured program, chances are that you’re going to plateau sooner or later. When it comes to absolute strength, I’ve found that if an average CrossFitter hits a plateau, it almost always stems from poor programming.
If you’re not following a well-structured program, you’re going to plateau sooner or later.
Injuries are part of the reality of any competitive athlete. Anyone who has competed on a world-class level will tell you that being injured is a part of his or her reality. These athletes do their best to avoid injuries in the first place, but sometimes life happens, and when it does, they DEAL with it.
On the other end of the spectrum, lets have a look at the recreational athlete, the one who trains for about an hour 4-5 times a week. In my opinion, it’s just silly and reckless for someone at that level to be injured in the first place. But then again, accidents do happen.
The worst thing about this part though is that I’ve seen recreational athletes pushing themselves way past their threshold and getting injured and then pushing some more. These athletes walk around and count their injuries with pride as if it’s a badge of honor. Again, in my opinion, that’s absolutely silly.
You should ask yourself the questions below if you want to make any...