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Zen in The Art of Productivity

Zen aims to simplify the mind. To exclude any concepts. Beginner’s mind has too many options. Master’s mind just knows.“ In Japan, archery is not …


Signing a Smart Lease

Signing a lease can feel like signing your life away.

However, it doesn’t have to be that way, especially if you ask the right questions.

“How much …

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Natty Or Not? Not That Anyone Should Give Two Fucks: The History of Performance Enhancing Substances

Zero fucks are given.

Interestingly, when I began lifting weights, steroids were not a topic of discussion. Of course, we knew some people used gear …

9 Inflammation-Fighting Vitamins & Minerals (And Where You Can Get 'Em)

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We recently got a sneak peek into the diet of the sexiest Top Chef judge, author, actress and mom, Padma Lakshmi. Our interest was …


Sunday Story…Postures of Defeat

You’ve seen it numerous times…head down between the knees, hand on the thighs or cupping the face, struggling for breath, and maybe with tremors …


How Do You #ExpressYourFitness?

Most likely, the reason you work on your fitness is not simply to be good at fitness. It's when we leave the gym that we experience the best benefits.


10 Books That Will Change How You Think Forever

Sometimes it’s a lecture. Sometimes it’s a particular teacher’s words. Sometimes it’s a lesson from a parent or a friend, or even a life experience …


So You Want to Do a Handstand | Greatist

You might also like: {{displayTitle}} Read More What does it mean to be fit? Think about it. Is it the ability to run a 5K? Perform a pull-up? Maintain a six-pack? The answer varies from person to person, but the best definition might come from Greatist Expert and Doctor of Physical Therapy, Eugene …


The Honor of Being a COACH

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The Honor of Being a Coach

By Alex Watson

A young Japanese man …


Incentives of Having a Referral Program

Half of Andres Schwartz’s new business is word of mouth.

It seems that FTX CrossFit in Carol Stream, Illinois, does not stray from the norm on that …


The Power of Grit

What does it take to make it in this world? Is it good luck? Maybe. Could it be a high I.Q.? Perhaps. What about good looks? Hmmmm. Don’t forget …


How to Scale Yourself and Get More Done Than You Thought Possible

The following is a detailed write-up of a popular productivity talk delivered by Scott Hanselman. Visit his blog,, for more


How to Gain Muscle Mass Fast - 3 Simple Steps

Despite all the hard work, protein shakes, gym visits, calories of chicken and tuna are you still struggling to gain muscle mass fast? Well lucky for …


Great Coaches Are More Than Results, They're Magic


Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
Written by Kim McLaughlin“Get comfortable being uncomfortable.”This is a common phrase that can be heard in CrossFit …


10 Adventurous Digs That Totally Beat A Hotel Room

By Hannah Martin for Architectural Digest.

Make your next trip something truly out of the ordinary with our roundup of offbeat travel accommodations, including tepees in Texas and tree houses in Sweden.

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El Cosmico, a quirky campground in the desert of Marfa, Texas, offers a …

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Guatemala for first-timers

With its diverse indigenous culture, rich Maya heritage and colonial charm, Guatemala is an intoxicating adventure for both the jaded and novice traveler. That said, visiting for the first time can be a daunting experience. Embassy warnings, economic hardships and a bewildering range of things to …

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Stop Living on Autopilot: 5 Ways to Live an Amazing Life

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” ~ Stephen CoveyI used to be a zombie.I don’t mean that I died and was …


9 Tips For Healthy, Fun, Injury-Free Running

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So many people think running is the only way to lose weight or unwanted body fat. And while some people actually do enjoy lacing up …

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How to Improve Your Running Form from Head to Toe

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If you want to feel good while running faster and longer — and who doesn’t? — it’s all about making the most of every movement. Whether …


How to Fix Your Overhead Squat

The overhead squat places high demand on your body's mobility and stability. Ben Crookston shares some common OHS problems and potential fixes.


5 Secrets of Building Muscle | T Nation

Here's what you need to know...

The double progression system works. It's the easiest and most adaptable form of planned progression.
• Stop listening to …


Masters Athletes: Be Intentional With Your Training

Source: WOD Talk Magazine Photo by Jay Kay www.dbthump.comLet’s face it. The clock is ticking. We aren’t getting any younger. For those of us who


Cherry-Picking and Birthday WODs: How to Stop the Madness

As a box owner or an athlete, it is your responsibility to keep things constantly varied (and not random) to keep athletic progress moving.In a


Does Size Matter? The Role of Bodyweight in CrossFit

April 15, 2015

In almost every competitive sport in which an athlete is required to move an external load—be it metal or flesh—weight classes play a …

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How Fit Do You Need to Be to Start CrossFit?

Do you get healthy before you go to the doctor? Do you eat a sandwich before you go out for dinner? Do you change your oil before you take your car …


Should You Drink Water During a Workout?

April 14, 2015

We all know the value that H20 brings to the table, not just in athletics, but everyday life. After all, it makes up roughly 60% of our …


5 Fast Rules to Be Bigger, Leaner, and Stronger

Ask the average guy in the average gym how to build bigger muscles, and chances are he'll tell you to do exactly what he's doing: lots of sets and reps of lots of redundant exercises. Except . . . well, you notice it's not working particularly well for him. Worse, you realize you're already doing …