Archive for March, 2012

You’d Never Cheat on Family. Don’t Cheat on You.

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

When Crossfit Reebok released their, "Cheat on your girlfriend, not on your workout," marketing campaign, I was on the frontline against the smug infidelity, not merely because it called to a debasing subculture, rather than evoking the Higher Self within each of us. (And in our objection, we won and ...

No Bad Exercises - Only Poor Technique

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Asked which kettlebell swing is best, I replied they're all tools in the toolbox, to be used for the right purpose. For example, during a set, I may vary technique options to recover my heart rate under maximum to target, and then vary again to turn up the effort. However, ...

Be the First in Your Life’s Race!

Friday, March 30th, 2012

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners created a human ...

Never an Unvictorious Year

Friday, March 30th, 2012

It doesn't matter who can do the most once (or even ten times) but what you can do pain free over years. Hard-chargers can often define toughness as being able to push hard enough until we're injured, when we need to be able to push smart until ...

No Tomorrow

Friday, March 30th, 2012

When I wanted to speed up, time crept. When I wanted to slow down, time flew. Both times: suffering. But "now"... Now is wonderful. Loving gratitude to my family, friends and students. All too soon this will all be over, but that beautiful series of moments ...

Exceed your Teachers

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Nothing makes me happier than when a community exceeds its leadership, children - their parents. As a coach I always hope my athletes will exceed my level, as I wish my children to surpass my growth. Certain people have made public statements calling me an "over-glorified boy ...

Pull the Arrow Back to Shoot Forward

Friday, March 30th, 2012

My family were bow hunters and it taught me many life lessons. Today, training some of the best warriors in my country, I thought to myself, "what could I offer these great men?" And then I recalled one of the lessons the bow taught me as a ...

You’re as Old as you Move!

Friday, March 30th, 2012

You are as old as you move. Everything alive vibrates, from the smallest atom to the largest galaxy. Movement IS aliveness. If you feel depressed, compressed or repressed, make a little wiggle room, and you WILL find your way through, out and over. Movement heals. ...

The Smart and the Strong

Friday, March 30th, 2012

"I refuse to prove that I exist," says God, "for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing." "But," say Man, "the Babel fish is a dead giveaway, isn't it? It could not have evolved by chance. It proves you exist, and so therefore, by your own arguments, ...

Only the Courageous Grow

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Our training should not be like thumb and blanket but like hurricane and earthquake, shaking us from our slumber of denial. Don't suckle to the appearance of strengths and cover over weaknesses. Lay bear your impediments, rip off the bandage on your deficits and doubts, and face your worst. ...