Workout Journal

Toes-to-bar I think I hate you

t2b tips

Toes to bar are one of those movements that beats me down!  I hit a point where I can’t do more than 2 – 3 reps unbroken and I feel like I’ve hit a wall. Sounds a lot like moments in our real lives that seem to knock us down and take the proverbial wind from our sails.  But getting ...

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I like working my weaknesses

Not one of my goats...

Yesterday afternoon i worked with my coach Jeremy at Studeo55.  For an hour straight we worked nothing but two of my least favorite movements:  the snatch (full squat) and the muscle-up.  Working my goats is not typically  fun but I was finding my groove eventually.

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Bye Bye 2012: Out with the Old and in with the New

New Year's Day Throwdown crew

The wise Wayne Dyer said, “You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, ‘I release the need for this in my life’.”  He was right.  With a New Year starting, you set the tone of how you want your 2013 to be.  For it to be the best year of your life you first have to acknowledge ...

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Sunday Funday Throwdowns have never been so good

945 am firebreathers...

For the past 10 months the Fitness Town Sunday Funday (Throwdown) crew has ballooned to over 240 people.  People from all over the lower mainland of BC are driving in Sunday mornings to take part in functional fitness workouts utilizing CrossFit principles. In the world outside the “box”, everyone has a very different story to tell.  Busy lives, hustle-and-bustle, and ...

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Time to suck it up Buttercup (belief goes both ways)


‎”Your level of optimism is determined by how you explain things to yourself. Think positively.” ~ Brian Tracy Isn’t it funny how sometimes the advice we share with others should be said to ourselves?  At times I catch myself saying negative sideways comments which serve no one, especially me.  Nothing is ever gained by “poor me” thinking or externalizing blame ...

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The first WOD post-Christmas is always the hardest workout


Post-Christmas workouts are brutal for the most part.  Compound the effect of over-eating with being in bed sick for almost 2 and a 1/2 days, and the last thing on my mind was going in to do a WOD today… and you know me, that is OF COURSE the best and sometimes most obvious time to go. … so off ...

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Fitness Town Sunday Funday Throwdown “12 Days of CrossFit”


I love this time of year!  People rushing around shopping for the perfect gift for that “someone” special in their lives.  I tend to find I’m the best at procrastinating and seem to put off shopping to the last minute every year, always to my detriment.  This year I hunted for a “furby” for my daughters’, and no luck!  Who knew it was ...

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My last workout before the end of the world

end of the world

According to the Mayan calendar tomorrow marks the end of the world… so I went to the gym and got a workout in.  Heck, isn’t that what everyone does the day before civilization as we know it comes to a complete and utter stop??! Well, seemed like the right thing to do.

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Staying motivated is a challenge at times

Bacon motivates everyone doesn't it?

Motivation, is (defined by the “process that initiates, guides and maintains goal-oriented behaviors. Motivation is what causes us to act.” “It involves the biological, emotional, social and cognitive forces that activate behavior.” In our everyday lives it is typically meant to describe why we do what we do.   As I’ve always maintained, motivation can’t be bought in a store, ...

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Quick WOD then off to the Gorilla Games

It's all about hard work

Today was a day of mobility work and a quick workout to just move the body allowing my heart rate to get up.  Thankfully tomorrow is a rest/travel day and then Sunday morning it’s go time!  I compete in the Fire-breather division at the Gorilla Games in Seattle, Washington, which by the looks of it will be a challenging competition with some ...

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Muscle ups and Snatches are the bane of my existence

studeo 55 13122012

Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all ~ Sam Ewing Muscle ups and Snatches are the bane of my existence!  Well, at least they were up to a few weeks ago.  For the past couple weeks these two seemingly separate movements have been ...

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