Mindset

Thoughts and information related to the mental aspect of health


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Introducing SHOSHIN RYU NC 2

CAPACITY When I first walked into CrossFit Wilmington in Early February 2008 I knew that it was different. Different in the sense that I didn’t know much about CrossFit at the time of course, but also different because I could tell that the people I met there were of a […]


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Filtering for Character 9

“We’re forging elite fitness but we’re filtering for character.” – Coach Greg Glassman Some say individual character is difficult to define.  I disagree.  Character is only difficult to define if you are accepting of poor behavior.  Many people are.  They lack conviction.  Dictionary.com defines character as the aggregate of features […]


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Sacrifice Is Strength 3

Words have meaning. They spark our thought and produce images in our brains. The use, or misuse, of a word can have positive or negative effects on our mindset and perception. In recent times, sacrifice has somehow become a negative word. Most of the lazy and weak American population sees […]


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When Did Cheating Become a Reward Pt 2

Originally posted August 30, 2010 Read Part 1 first. Let’s continue the thoughts on rewarding your good behavior with self destructive behavior… I didn’t necessary mean not to ever eat junk food.  The point I wanted to convey most was that the cheat day cannot take precedence in your mind over […]


Our intellect separates us from animals.

When Did Cheating Become a Reward? – Part 1

Originally posted August 29, 2010 I’m calling BS on the cheat meal.  If you’re looking for a fitness pro to tell you it’s ok to schedule a cheat meal or day, I’m not it.  I can’t comprehend how rewarding  yourself with something bad for you is considered ok by so many fitness minded people. […]


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What If He Named It Something Else? 1

What if Professor Cordain had named the Paleo Diet, not something so distinct?  What if he named it some more simple that does not conjure images in our brains of man with a club dragging his woman by the hair?  Another name might be less apt to insult the common idea that […]


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Avoid Failure. Achieve Success. 4

[pullquote align=”left” type=”simple”]“It has always seemed strange to me… the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men […]