Stuff to thinks about


Does CrossFit have an off-season? Should smaller guys or girls go for a weight/muscle gain in the winter months? Many of my training buddies argue “yes – you can always get back in shape in early spring and be ready for the Opens”. Personally, I’m a quite skeptical of this concept.

Just to clarify – there’s a difference between:

1) Focusing on strength for a period and laying off longer, strenuous wods in order to aid recovery between grueling strength sessions.

2) Increasing your calorie intake dramatically to the point were most of your snacks are blended peanut butter and cream. This calorie fetish is often accompanied by high volume strength training /powerlifting and absolutely no CrossFit workouts or GPP.

In my experience, option 1) tends to work really well for many and is actually just a part of a periodized training plan. Strength gains can be made while keeping…

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A great article by Katie Hogan brought on “The RX Review”

Altrient Purple: 23 August to 15 November

“…Not all athletes are the same and not every training day should look and feel the same. Define your daily goals and realize where you can make yourself better by taking the power away from the “as RX’d” and taking control of your training.”

Read the entire article here:

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Great article


It has been about a month since I posted Part I of this series: Living a higher life, for yourself. Hopefully that has been enough time for you to simmer in your thoughts and develop your list of true values. (It’s a pre-requisite for moving forward here… )

What did you come up with? I’d love to see some of them if you’re willing to share them below in the comments.

That exercise was all about you. Literally. It was totally necessary to get you thinking solely about yourself. To frame your context for your life. This is where your path to happiness begins (and ends)- with you. When it’s all said and done, and you’re waiting to move on to the next life, you are the only one who looks back at your life and decides if you lived with true, authentic happiness. You’re the only one who feels…

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CrossFit Faith

Read & commit this passage to memory…then, answer the following question:  What do you “see” in your journey?

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18)

*Share thoughts on Comments.


40-DAY JOURNEY – Learn to Walk with your STAFF – Begins NOV. 15th!

Brand New CrossFit Faith shirts in November…details coming soon!

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The Sport Factory Athletes and the Gluten Free Diet

The Sport Factory Athletes and the Gluten Free Diet.

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download and watch our salute to ethan who leaving the cave.





thursday thoughts


all things coffee


“For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything.”(Hebrews 3:4)




“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”(Colossians 3:23-24)

inspiration for the day

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)