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Xplore CrossFit believes in strong people

On July 14, 2014, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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Being strong is awesome. If you have never been strong than it is hard to imagine just how empowering it is to be strong but you can certainly understand how lame it is to not be strong when you need to be. It is a lot like health insurance. It really sucks to need it [...]

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food slap

On June 30, 2014, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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  There are so many reasons to eat cake and so few reasons not to eat cake. And most of the really really good reasons not to eat cake really only seem like a problem if I eat an absurd amount of cake for many many days in a row. Like, cake today doesn’t equal [...]

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“It’s like crossword puzzles for your muscles”

On May 30, 2014, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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  There is no denying the fact that small children learn stuff at an incredible rate. In fact if the learning capacity of a 2 year old was combined with the focus and maturity of a 40 year old you would be able to become fluent in a new language every 9-12 months. Most of [...]

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Hus•tle /’həsəl/

On May 16, 2014, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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The Northwest regionals kicks off today and while I am not going to sit in front of my computer with the live stream running for 12 straight hours I am going to be quietly pumped about what folks will be doing down in Kent. I love to see effort. I love to see your best. [...]

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Perspectivity

On May 15, 2014, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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Sweet post on The Oatmeal that makes me think about the mental and emotional pieces people bring into their fitness program. There is a lot of thought and energy that goes into this fitness thing. Most of it is put in outside of the gym. I am constantly surprised and intrigued by what motivates, undermines, [...]

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Bulletproofish

On April 24, 2014, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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Cool post from Mike Kesthely at Dynamic Nutrition The Scoop on “BulletProof Coffee” You’ve probably heard the term used to describe the combination of coffee, butter, and coconut oil—aka BP coffee.  The most well known proponent of this is by Dave Asprey, former silicon valley tech dude-turned bio-hacker (but non-athlete).  That said, folks have been [...]

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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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