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Kale PR!

On April 12, 2014, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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Most of the athletes in any given gym are much stronger than they think they are. They are mentally and physically capable of more than they realize. Some folks never even think about testing their limits. Others don’t efer put the effort in to go right up to the edge of the cliff. They might [...]

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How long does 10 seconds take

On April 8, 2014, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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It turns out that the title of the best grocery store in the world goes to the Central Coop on Madison. They used to be tied for first place with Whole Foods but after the single judge in charge of bestowing this title realized that the miniature carts at Whole Foods aren’t as good for [...]

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Doing stuff for people and stuff

On April 7, 2014, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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So it has come to my attention that Stacey, no surprise if you don’t know who she is, is going to stop doing so much of this… And she is going to start doing a lot more of THIS I don’t get it but I dig that she is taking fitness outside. I do CrossFit [...]

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Move something

On April 6, 2014, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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“If humans could fly, we’d consider it exercise and never do it.” The Samurai started crawling today. She isn’t very good at it but it still blew my mind. I was just about to give up on her ever learning to locomote when she started grunting her way through some Christy Brownish version of a [...]

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Sick handstand push ups bro

On February 14, 2014, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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There a couple of movements in the CrossFit tool kit that are essential, not only to CrossFit but healthy independent living. The squat, the deadlift, and some sort of push and pull are movements that come up for every single person, every single day. Maybe your only squat is getting down and up from the [...]

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I’M IN!

On February 4, 2014, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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For the parade. No class at 11 on Wednesday. Taking my girls out into the cold to cheer for the champions. If you don’t leave work for this you not only hate Seattle, sports, capitalism, Laryn, and Kevin and are subsequently a probably terrorist. See you at the parade tomorrow.

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Musclebound broads

On February 1, 2014, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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A common question from female lifters is “will my arms get huge?” It is not a dumb question. If dudes want to get big they lift big weights. It would follow that if a woman lifts big weights she will get big too. That might be true if the first statement were a fact. Getting [...]

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Adorable and informative

On January 20, 2014, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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What are your fitness goals? I have the answer. It is XCF Plus. It is free with your membership. It isn’t a new thing. Think of this more as a reminder of your benefits. If you are already a member and you aren’t taking advantage of the the plus package you are a fool. Basically [...]

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Deeper

On January 13, 2014, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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The depth of your experience at XCF is strictly up to you. You can show up, train, and leave. You can take it up a notch and ask a few questions while you are there to maybe get a little more out of your lifts. Maybe you want a little help with your diet so [...]

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It’s a good thing

On January 7, 2014, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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  While I was visiting my folks visiting my folks over the holidays I did my training in the gym down the street from their home. It is a typical gym with lots of resistance training machines, and more cardio equipment than XCF has dumbbells. There was a guy there who was 70 years old [...]

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Seattle’s Bravest Charity

On January 4, 2014, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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It is that time again. What time you ask? Well that depends on who you ask. Some would call it our New Year’s Sausage Fest. Others would call it the T Nation Takeover at XCF. I would call it our finest beat down of the year. If you ask the Chris Stone he will tell [...]

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Welcome to the 2014 group

On January 1, 2014, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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At the beginning at 2013 I wrote down my list of goals for the year. Personal goals, business goals, goals for my family. I achieved some areas, made progress in others and in a few I managed not to go backwards. As I look back on the year I realize that whether I crushed it, [...]

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Holy eats real eggs. So should you.

On December 9, 2013, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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I was sent an article this weekend that caused some tension in my marriage. The article content was an indirect source of tension. The article was so maddening I shouted in the living room and woke up Sam, who selfishly cried and woke up Erin. Erin and Sam have both been quite sick, hence all [...]

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F the internet…and bananas

On November 11, 2013, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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The internet is so full of terrible information and AMAZING pictures. Both of those things equate to a tremendous loss of time in my day. I was reading an article about food this morning and everything was going well until the author made one of those statements that sounds like it could be true but [...]

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