Monday, June 23, 2008

OPT Does Helen... Crossfit Style!!!

I have used this video many times for inspiration and motivation. I love the music that goes with it, the display of an amazing athlete, and a great environment that Crossfit brings about us all. But what I most respect about this performance, he had a goal to get a sub 7 and had fallen short many times before, stayed the course, persevered, and victory came to him. Everyone here was able to witness the sweet victory he so rightly earned, but it was those small mundane, disciplined decisions that he made with noone there to witness them that enabled his success. His daily method of operation is of noting. James(OPT) knows what it takes to be a champion. He won the 1st Annual Crossfit Games last year. I am looking forward to competing with him soon.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

What is Crossfit???

"CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide. Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs."(Coach

Coach Glassman, to you and your family, I thank you.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Going to do Austin Proud!

These are a few of the fierce competitors that are representing Austin in the Crossfit Games that are only 17 days away.
One of the best things working at Crossfit Central is that you have the opportunity to train with a community that are as passionate about fitness as yourself. We love our job, we love the environment, but most importantly, we love the ever growing community that fitness is bringing together.
Join the revolution and come train with us.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Crossfit Games on the Horizon

The 2nd Annual Crossfit Games are just around the corner, the curiosity builds for what Coach has install for us. "And, in case you were wondering, the format is significantly different from last year. It will, though, reward athletes with tremendous work capacity in broad time and modal domains."( Enough said on that topic...
We as athletes must know what any competition entails for us. Its starts and ends with what is inside. What you tell yourself, what you believe, and most importantly what you visualize to be true is the only thing that matters to each of us. No amount of caffiene, spark, mystery pill, or even sleep can replace the fuel that comes from within.
Competitors from accross the globe are going to Aromas, California to take part in history. The event will be nothing short of total inspiration. With only 20 days until competition, I am.... I am.... I am... READY FOR COMPETITION! This is the only thing that matters now. I will see you guys at the games!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Back in Austin...

Today was my first day working with Crossfit Central, and I am thrilled to be a part of this family of fitness. I am committed and believe in the message. This is the only transition that makes sense to me after serving 4 years in the Marines... semper and get some!