Archive for July 22, 2012

CrossFit: The Myth of Strength Training & Bulkiness

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I read this article this evening and it seriously is a great post about women and their fear of getting bulky.  He is so right about how this fear is unfounded and quite frankly — silly.  We all look great cleaned up. I can’t tell you how many times people do that double take when they see one of us outside of the gym, cleaned up and looking our best.  Read this entire article and learn from it, ladies —-

The Fear Of “Bulkiness” and CrossFit

This will be my one and only post about CrossFit making you bulky. I get just a little tired of breaking it down again and again for people. From now on i will just direct them to this blog post. Training AND EATING like an athlete who wants to be a generally capable human being in all areas of fitness (AKA CrossFit) makes you LOOK like a healthy human being. Period. Please avoid CrossFit if you are scared to look like Christmas Abbott…

Crossing Your Rubicon

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Today is a rest day for me but  I did coach some great athletes today at the box. One of the guys that was there today told me a story that I thought was so relevant that I wanted to share it –

The story of the Cesar crossing the Rubicon

The Rubicon was a stream separating Cisalpine Gaul from Italy. When Julius Caesar led his troops from Gaul to the Rubicon, Caesar paused on the northern end of the bridge debating whether to cross or not. It would be a crime against Rome for proconsul Caesar to bring his troops in from the province, but if he didn’t, he would be stripped of command and prosecuted. Although he hesitated, Caesar did cross the Rubicon, in January 49 B.C., thereby starting a civil war.
To cross the Rubicon means to take an irrevocable step that commits one to a specific course.

When I heard that story and the fact that Cesar crossed the Rubicon was such a decisive moment for him, it really was a parallel for the moment when you decide that your health and wellness is a priority. You commit and go all in to make it happen. You cross your own Rubicon…

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