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05
2020

Blog 25/50. Hydrating

Halfway through my year of blogs! I’m glad I decided to do this. Some of these have been a challenge to write but I mostly feel like I’ve gotten to write and think about topics that I wouldn’t have considered otherwise. With the heat being so insane recently, and looking like it will continue to be, I thought it might be helpful to give some advice on hydrating. Like most things in the health and fitness world there are a lot of myths that you heard from your mom, PE teacher, o...

06
28
2020

Blog 24/50. Life and feelings update.

I didn’t have any particular subjects jump out at me this week so I thought I would just do sort of a journal entry and talk about how things are going for me and my family right now. Sadly, Leasa goes back to work tomorrow. She is pretty sad to have to leave Sonny for the first time. She probably wouldn’t let people know exactly how much she is struggling with this so any bit of support you all can offer I’m sure would be greatly appreciated by her. It has been such an amazing...

06
21
2020

Blog 23/50. You know what really grinds my gears?

This will just be a summary of silly things that annoy me. I fully recognize that it is completely irrational to feel as annoyed about these things as I do. I am who I am. I’m just going to lean into it. This one, you’ve likely heard me talk about. It’s the rules on The Price is Right. The first one is obvious. The “over-bidding” rule. WHYYYYYYYYYY??? Seriously, if I go over by a SINGLE DOLLAR and some other Noob-tastic Jabroni bids $1, they win??? You are not doing...

06
14
2020

Blog 22/50. Where I stand.

I now realize that I am part of the problem. I have always been in the “I’m not racist, I have nothing against anybody” crowd. I only really express strong opinions about a select few things like fitness, food, and the Price is Right. So my natural inclination when faced with a highly inflammatory topic is to not say anything. For me, it’s easier to not look into things and then I can say “Well, I don’t have much of an opinion because I don’t feel knowle...

06
07
2020

Blog 21/50. “Diet-hipster” Coaching.

I have a confession. I am sort of a hipster. A diet-hipster, if you will. I’m not about to throw on my suspenders and fedora and ride my unicycle to the local coffee shop so I can sip a single origin espresso while I twirl my mustache and write poems about my vegan dog named Benedict Cumberbatch. But I do go out of my way to be different on occasion. I’m different than most coaches out there. I’m a diet-hipster coach and so are the other coaches at Uncommon. There are lots of g...

05
29
2020

Blog 20/50. What I don’t like about CrossFit.

I hope the title of this blog helped cultivate a very “shots fired” vibe. Because that’s what I was going for. I’m really into being controversial and stirring things up. Getting a rise out of people.   Ok I’m kidding, but I really do have some issues with CrossFit and I couldn’t really think of anything else to write about this week. I could also write a big post about what I love about CrossFit but that’s kind of what I’ve been doing this wh...

05
23
2020

Blog 19/50. Definitely call it a COMEBACK

Hey guys! Well, we are all on the verge of coming back to the gym. While it isn’t in the same exact way that we normally would, I think we can all agree it is much better than what we’ve been dealing with. We’ve been over the safety and cleanliness protocols many times, so this will be addressing your actual training when you come back. I’ll keep it pretty short because you guys pretty much all do a great job being smart and listening to our recommendations. The main thin...

05
07
2020

Blog 17/50. The phenomenon of falling off the wagon.

This is an interesting time to study the efficacy of what CrossFit is doing and why it works so well. It’s a case where you can see as much by it’s absence as by it’s presence. I tell every single person who goes through foundations with me that there are 2 big secrets to getting results. Show up and try hard. That’s it! Hopefully the people teaching you how to do whatever it is are guiding you well so your effort isn’t misplaced. But even if you don’t have a...