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Hi All, “Isn’t that bad for you??” …is one of the most common questions in the fitness industry. It’s mentioned when talking about diet and exercise. Wheat bread versus white bread. Running versus lifting. Turkey versus beef. When I started as a Paramedic working in the healthcare industry, I dealt with that concept a lot.[…]

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Hi All, If a patient with a heart condition goes to see a Doctor, they might get told what they need to do. Eat healthier, stop smoking, exercise more. Easier said than done! A smart Doctor will help them figure out how to do it. It’s not hard to imagine that together they might come[…]

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Hi All, Perfectionism can get in the way of accomplishing anything. When I was growing up, a running theme throughout my schoolwork was procrastination. Projects would be completed the day before, essays would be written hurriedly and on top of the deadline, and each time it would drive my mother crazy. Procrastination can look like[…]

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Hi All, I told you last week about Wrestling being my first sport. Here’s how it led me to CrossFit: One of the things I loved about wrestling was the intensity. The focused mindset, the importance of technique (wrestling is very technical), and the careful balance of pushing your limits while maintaining economy of breath[…]

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Hi All, The myth of the ‘rest day’ is the same as that of the ‘cheat day’. In reality, there’s no such thing as a ‘rest’ day, you recover as you need, when you need. And there’s no such thing as a ‘cheat meal’ – only patterns around food, drink, and exercise sustained over your[…]

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There’s a difference between ‘training’ and ‘competing’. and I am drawn to CrossFit because of this difference. When I was young (I still am young, but when I was young-ER) everything felt like a test. In High School for example, just being called on in class was basically a competition. It was an opportunity to[…]

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Hi All, It can be hard to see the big picture. We’re obviously preoccupied with the small picture, and with good reason. Day to day life requires ‘small picture’ focus. Weeks, months and years steadily tick by this way. In the meantime, assumptions and premises that you constructed a long time ago to deal with[…]

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CrossFit Games Inspiration CrossFit Vashon started out as ‘Vashon Strong: Strength and Conditioning”. We weren’t ‘affiliated’ with CrossFit at the time because of the fee associated with it. When you ‘affiliate’ you’re known as a ‘CrossFit Affiliate’. You’re still free to become whatever type business you choose (as opposed to a franchise), but with the[…]

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