Don’t Be a Martyr, Be The Sacrifice

We all have someone who talks about how tough they have it. It can either be through a social media post, or how their day went when you chat with them, but it is always there. It may not be outright complaining, though there is plenty of that. I am referring to the...

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Weightlifting Weekly 3: Some Do Not’s

Welcome back gang.  With this third installment of weightlifting weekly, we are going to keep it real.  I have several pet peeves with weightlifters, and I think it would be better to be upfront and transparent with all my awesome readers. Please understand that I am...

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Don’t Be Your Own Worst Critic

Just last month I asked the coaches here at CrossFit Tri-Cities to share a story about someone who inspires them.  While they were all excellent, one coach brought up two of our very own members.  Without putting the spotlight on them, I will simply say they are...

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Get Off The Excuse Hamster Wheel

It is 930pm at night.  The kids are asleep, you ate a good dinner, not great, but better than usual.  You think about tomorrow.  You are going to go to the gym.  It has been awhile, but it is time to get back into a routine.  Tomorrow arrives, and you can’t go to the...

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Weightlifting Weekly, An Introduction

Welcome to Weightlifting Weekly!  In this blog I will be sharing my love of Olympic Weightlifting, CrossFit, Health and Fitness, moving heavy things, being silly, and having fun.  The goal of which is to share my love of these things with you and hopefully get you...

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Don’t Save the World Today

Have you ever compared yourself to someone else, got discouraged, and stopped whatever it is you were trying to accomplish?  An example, I want to lift heavier weights.  I go to the gym, see someone younger, maybe more handsome, maybe less experienced, lifting more...

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Journey Before Destination

I only need to lose 10 more pounds." "The next promotion will be the one." "I will run a 6min mile." "I want that (insert thing here)." Do any of the above look familiar?  We have all heard and probably said something to the effect.  Having goals is a great thing.  It...

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Strength Before Weakness

Being Physically Strong is a great attribute to have for several reasons.  It makes day to day tasks easier, it can make you more resilient, paired with good nutrition it can be aesthetically pleasing.  It also helps shape a positive mindset. While some people are...

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Life Before Death (Be Grateful Everyday)

Life Before Death: Simply put this means gratitude.  If you woke up tomorrow with only the things you were thankful for today, how would that change your life?  It is very easy to lose perspective in the everyday hustle of modern life.  What we once struggled or...

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