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"You can't succeed, much less win, if you take the path of least resistance.  You have to work.  If what you have is given to you, you haven't earned it.  Success can't be financed, it is payed in advance."  -t.

The 17 Laws of Success

Originally posted 25 July 2012 and again on Sept 15, 2013. Some things are timeless and always applicable.   Successful behavior is learned behavior.  My Father taught me how to work hard and to be successful at achieving my goals.  He did not ever sit me down and give me […]


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The Power Of Self-Expectation

  I get “I wish I could ____” from a lot of folks on topics ranging from doing CrossFit, lifting, running, triathlons, trying out for SOF, starting a business and recently, climbing mountains. All/any of which, by the way, ARE NOT that difficult. There are only two things that can […]


TAYLOR PARK, Colo. -- Soldiers from A Co., 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), conduct their culmination exercise here, Jan. 22. The Green Berets from Fort Carson spent two days in the woods of the Gunnison National Forest performing team movements. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Michael R. Noggle)

There is No Shortcut to Long Distance Endurance 5

There is so much misinformation floating around on fitness and nutrition it is not difficult to see why so many people are conned into diets and exercise programs that do not work.  In contrast, there is also so much good information available, there is almost no reason to get pulled […]


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Fixing the Deadlift… From the Top Down

The Deadlift is the most simple lift, right?  Just bend over, grip the bar, then pick it up.  Wrong. It is solely a lower body movement, right?  Wrong. The Deadlift can be simple, but only if you know the anatomy at play and how to strengthen it and developing the […]


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The MJÖLNIR – Day 1

    CrossFit Warm Up 2 rounds of… 3 Clean High Pulls (115-135-males / 65-85- females) 1 Hang Clean 2 Clean 2 Push Press 1 Jerk Test Power Clean – 1 rep max (15 minute time limit) Back Squat – 3 rep max (15 minute time limit) Muscle Up – […]


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The Impact of Sleep Deprivation on Hormones and Metabolism 2

From MedScape Neurology – Eve Van Cauter, PhD; Kristen Knutson, PhD; Rachel Leproult, PhD; Karine Spiegel, PhD Introduction Sleep loss can occur as a result of habitual behavior or due to the presence of a pathological condition that is associated with reduced total sleep time. This column focuses on the […]


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Slaying Paleo Dragons 1

I used to really like the Paleo Diet.  I was like a Paleo Preacher Man… I ate it, I talked about it, I taught it and repeat all.  Then the muffins came.  Soon there were brownies and even dinosaur era pizza.  Then came the final ridiculous straw on the prehistoric […]


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Is Your Company an Industry Leader? 1

Starting a new affiliate can be daunting.  Anytime you begin a business you will have uncertainties, questions, and even doubts.  I have helped quite a few affiliates get their gyms up and running.  I have helped build their pull up bars, given training sessions, answered financial and billing questions, and just about […]


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Tunnel vs. Funnel – Training With Purpose 1

If you want to be good at something, you have to train it.  Mastering a skill means hundreds, or thousands of hours of practice and after that, another hundred thousand hours of practicing it well.  Becoming a master of any multifaceted discipline, requires each skill to be honed individually, then […]