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    Pull ups have been considered a standard for measuring strength and human performance for decades. It is an element which is included to assess our military soldiers in the PFT (Physical Fitness Test), the Presidential Physical Fitness Award and the … Continue reading

    We’ve written about the AMRAP (As Many Rounds as Possible) style workout before and explained why they can be so taxing – mentally and physically.  These workouts provide the total time of the workout (i.e. 20 minutes) but how much … Continue reading

    Who was your hero growing up? For most, an image of the sports star, celebrity or father, if you’re lucky, pops in your head when the term hero is mentioned. For me, Michael Jordan was my hero when I was … Continue reading

    He said, “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; thou savest me … Continue reading

    I recently competed in a regional SWAT competition in which participants are challenged in small teams to complete difficult physical tasks while following detailed instructions and shooting some demanding courses of fire. The competition changed my training focus in the … Continue reading

    I recently listened to a high performance individual talk about the way they deal with goals. The basic takeaway was both simple and, at least to me, profound. This individual suggested that we always strive to work towards a goal instead … Continue reading

    Recently one of my favorite Catholic priests, Fr. John Riccarrdo, gave a talk to a group of men at his parish. He began the talk by playing a short clip from the movie Hacksaw Ridge. If you haven’t seen this … Continue reading

    This past Memorial Day Monday I completed the hardest workout of my life.  I did Murph. For those that don’t know this workout starts with a 1 mile run, followed by 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, and 300 air squats.  You then wrap … Continue reading

    Each year around Memorial Day, it has become a tradition in the CrossFit community for athletes to complete a high volume workout called The Murph Challenge. It is a REALLY tough workout, but is intended to be because of what … Continue reading

    I recently received some excellent deadlift coaching at a local CrossFit box as I was working my way up to a one rep max. As I was working through the sets this coach commented that I was trying to use my arms … Continue reading

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