"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." It was 2003, I was 18 years old, and I had just dropped out of college. I was too embarrassed to come back home so I decided I would move to Texas and live with my uncle who I had only met once. After working for a few months on the graveyard shift at Walmart, I had saved enough money to start looking at used cars.One afternoon, my uncle came home and told me a friend was selling a 1990 Toyota Corolla and asked if I wanted to see it. [...]
“Success is built sequentially. It’s one thing at a time”. The first thing I teach all my coaches when they start at my gym is how to simplify the way they instruct in the group class. Most new coaches tend to talk so much that they end up confusing the athlete. In return this causes the athlete to overthink the movement given all the information the coach has provided them. We call this response by the athlete, “paralysis by analysis.” So instead, I teach our coaches something I call “The One Thing Method.” I ask the new coach if you could [...]
"Perspective is the way we see things when we look at them from a certain distance, and it allows us to appreciate their true value." After not seeing a client of mine for over a week she asked me how I was doing. I quickly jumped into how busy grad school was keeping me, how I was working a lot and, that I didn’t get to train as much as I wanted to last week. Listening to myself out loud I noticed I was complaining about things others would only dream about. Going to grad school. Owning a business. Exercising consistently. [...]
“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” I have to admit I'm getting excited and anxious about starting my last semester of my graduate degree. I'm excited because it's my LAST semester but anxious because I don't know how I'm going to find the time of day to study with all the other obligations I currently have as a husband, father, coach and business owner. I've had almost an entire month off for winter break, and I haven't slowed down. I put in just as many hours working during the break as [...]
“You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off your face.” The most difficult truth in the world to accept is that we ALWAYS have a choice. We may not always be able to choose for other people but we can ALWAYS choose for ourselves. We can choose to be joyful or sad, bitter or sweet, closed off or open, show love or hold it back. Conscious or not, these are all choices. I learned this from a great book called Emotional Intelligence 2.0. Likewise, the decision to exercise or not [...]
A post shared by Home Of CrossFit Naples (@naples_strength) on Jan 5, 2018 at 4:54am PST Handcare doesn't have to be hard. Like any good fitness program, it requires consistency to see results. Heres a simple protocol that I use to keep my hands model ready. STEP 1: USE PUMICE STICK A pumice stick is a fancy term for sandpaper on a stick. The goal when pumicing is to smooth out the tough areas of the skin. A light, gentle back and forth is all you need. STEP 2: CUTICLE EXCESS SKIN This will make the hangnails, skin tags, and true [...]
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Super excited to launch my ebook on Kindle. This is the first of many more to come! Excerpt: Mobility Drills 101. This ebook is a "head-to-toe" in a growing field of self-myofascial techniques. This book will help reduce your risk of injury and increase your performance.