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Xplore CrossFit believes in the power of positive energy

On October 21, 2014, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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There is something incredible that happens when we get together as a community of athletes and trainers to pursue a common purpose. Each of us are contributing to the collective energy of the gym. That thing that happens when we get together is what makes this place more than just a place to get a [...]

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Xplore CrossFit loves digging deep

On October 7, 2014, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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CrossFit is terrible sometimes. Not in a “hurts so good” kind of way either. I mean just absolutely “why am I paying for this terrible.” We do stuff that sucks so bad when you see it on the board your first thought is whether or not anyone really noticed that you came in and if [...]

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Xplore CrossFit loves AIDs…

On October 2, 2014, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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…orphans. It is time to do some good for our favorite chocolate orphans. This is a transcript from a note I just received from two of the kids at the orphanage down in South Africa that we send stuff to: “We wanna thank you so much for the soccer boots you gave us. They have [...]

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Xplore CrossFit focuses on the important stuff…we try to anyway

On September 24, 2014, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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The other day Leary finishes training and he asks me what is the gym record on the new AC for 1 min. I tell him there is no record and since we had just finished training together, during which he said twice that he might vomit, he decides to give it a go. “Why not?” [...]

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Xplore CrossFit is 7 years old

On September 11, 2014, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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Yesterday was the 7 year anniversary of Xplore CrossFit. I sat down to write a post that summed up all of the incredible things I have learned over the past seven years. I sat in front of a blank screen and all I could think about was that I wanted to take a nap. 7 [...]

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Xplore CrossFit believes in curls

On September 2, 2014, in Uncategorized, by JHo
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  They are certainly a thing. I have seen them. I even did a set once. It was just ok. CrossFitters often get a little fanatical about their thing. I get it. I love CrossFit. CrossFit feeds my children. And when I first started I thought it was the only thing that did anything. Even [...]

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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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