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Xplore CrossFit believes in good modeling

On August 25, 2014, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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I was having a conversation with an athlete the other day about when to start their kid lifting weights. It really depends on the kid but what I think matters equally is what kind of example are you setting. Telling your kid to get outside and play instead of playing video games doesn’t carry as [...]

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Reposted and Upgraded vol. 2

On August 23, 2014, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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  We are back with our second installment of REposted an UPgraded. In volume 2 we are exploring an interesting new caveat of the paleo diet. If you aren’t eating bugs that you aren’t doing it right. Everyone knows that cavemen followed up nearly every meal with a date sweetened, cocao nib infused paleo brownie. [...]

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What do you think about you?

On August 20, 2014, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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It is said there are three sides to every story. Your side, my side, and the truth. I think that holds true in many areas of our lives. It certainly holds true in the arena of health and fitness. How fit am I? Well there is what I think is true. What the data shows. [...]

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Reposted and upgraded. Volume 1

On August 9, 2014, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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My favorite atheist Elise Andrew from I Fucking Love Science puts up some really awesome content. I highly recommend checking her Facebook page. I was reading this post about exposure in outer space. It was pretty good but they left some stuff out. I started going back through some articles and realized that for a [...]

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Xplore CrossFit believes in practice

On July 23, 2014, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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In CrossFit the only move that most folks ever try to do with a jump rope is a double under. If you have spent any time at XCF you know that we do a whole lot more with jump ropes than double unders. In fact, once you become proficient at double unders they are the [...]

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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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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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