CrossFit Pagosa hired a coach many years back named Lao Tzu. He wasn't the best for lifting technique and tips but he had great insights on how to motivate each of us in our mental game. Coach Lao Tzu has two important concepts that he wanted me to emphasize: presence and actions.Read More
I will spare you all my Star Wars nerd knowledge and just focus on one thing that Yoda said to Luke Skywalker that, all pop culture nostalgia aside, is deep with wisdom: "Do or do not. There is no try." Heavy. Let's examine why.Read More
There is a common theme to all my articles - your mindset. The reason is that your mind is the greatest tool that you must be training every day. If you do not train it then it will run you instead of you running it. This is the first lesson it teaches.Read More
You may like to think that you are you. That me, myself, and I are all one person and we are all in agreement. A basic understanding of human psychology will prove that to be otherwise and in fact there is an old Indian fable emphasising this point. The tale is about two wolves inside you that are polar opposites, battling inside you. It's the wolf that you feed that will win in the end. Which one are you feeding?Read More
The first workout of the Open is validated and we just turned in our scores for the second workout of 2015. How are you feeling about it? Are you proud or are you reasoning the score away? Which path you take is telling of your mental state.Read More
How should you approach training and what variables come into play in its many aspects. From the motivation to train, to making sure your knowledge is up to date, to controlling internal factors over external - how should we look and move forward with our workouts?
This is a very common talk I will have at each Elements class about the reason why we have coaches at each class and just don’t open the gym up in the traditional style. If you have been a member for 1 day or 1 year the concepts below are vital for you to move properly and safely with even the most advanced movement. This is why you need a coach: 1. mechanics/consistency/intensity, 2. functional movement key points, and 3. scaling/modification.Read More