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CrossFit Open 2014 – Weeks 4 and 5

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CrossFit Open 2014 – Weeks 4 and 5

Low blood sugar… Persistent low blood sugar. This was my life leading up to 14.4.  I was not digesting food at the rate I normally do, which is ultra fast.  In reading a book on diabetes recently, I learned that diabetics don’t produce a hormone named amylin that slows down the absorption of food in…

Jimmy the Giant Speech

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Processed food… One by one the conveyor belt pushes another package of potato chips, Tastykakes, and TV dinners forward.  One by one America gets bigger, burgeoning with bloat and belches.  That’s the thought process running through my head at the supermarket waiting in line.  How can anyone thrive eating the chemistry on that conveyor belt?…

CrossFit Open – Weeks 2 and 3

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CrossFit Open – Weeks 2 and 3

14.2 In my last post I vowed to do better in the next week’s CrossFit Open workout.  I didn’t account for one tiny detail.  The workout could be much, much harder.  It was.  At least for a born and bred, skinny guy like me it was. Here’s 14.2. Every 3 minutes for as long as…

CrossFit Open 2014 – Week 1

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CrossFit Open 2014 – Week 1

“3, 2, 1…GO!” And so begins another year of the CrossFit Open.  175,000 people in 132 countries compete with each other to determine who is the fittest person on earth.  At the sound of that countdown, each of those 175,000 people launch into the same workout performed at their local box (a box is a…

Journey Through the CrossFit Open Competition (Week 3, Week 4, Week 5)

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Journey Through the CrossFit Open Competition (Week 3, Week 4, Week 5)

Note – If you haven’t read the previous post, you will not have the full context, so you may want to check it out.  Then again, this is a long post, so you may want to dive right in. Week 3 13.3 was announced to be a repeat of 12.4, meaning that the 4th workout…

Journey through the CrossFit Open Competition (Pre-Competition, Week 1, Week 2)

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Journey through the CrossFit Open Competition (Pre-Competition, Week 1, Week 2)

Pre-Competition The CrossFit Games Open competition is just a few days away and my excitement is growing by-the-minute. These Games are like The Hunger Games only in that you might die of a heart attack in the middle of the competition from too many alternating squats and sprints. The Open is a worldwide competition to…

CrossFit: Benefits and Drawbacks

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CrossFit: Benefits and Drawbacks

I’m 8 months into my CrossFit journey.  I set a goal last year to find some new activities and I stumbled upon Bikram Yoga in San Diego.  After four months of Bikram, I wanted a workout that was shorter and more varied.  Enter CrossFit. I started on January 1st, 2012 with a special holiday endurance…

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