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Friday, Apr 18, 2014

A New Chapter

Posted by Danette Rivera

Jonesy leaves the CFLA coaching staff this weekend after six plus years. Though it saddens us to lose him in that capacity, we are excited to see what he will manifest in his next chapter. Also, he'll still be around working with Kenny on programming and in class as an athlete trying to kick all y'alls butt. He wrote an open letter to his students yesterday that I'd like to share.

It is with great excitement and a touch of sadness that I'm writing you right now. As many of you are aware, I have been coaching at CFLA for well over 6 years now ...
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Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

No one here gets out alive

Posted by michael stanwyck

While I was teaching class on Tuesday morning, I was having a conversation about lifestyles that "cause people to die." It reminded me of a post I wrote for the Whole Life Challenge that I think bears repeating.

I read an article this week reporting on a study that claims, according to the news headline, eating meat is as bad for you as smoking.
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Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014

Blink of an Eye

Posted by Danette Rivera

Recently, I saw the video below and it brought up a lot of feelings. Mainly that in a blink of an eye, it all goes by so fast. By the end, it choked me up a little. I think it would do that to any parent.

But what of ourselves? It’s whizzing by fast for us, too, y’know? And we’re probably paying less attention to our own progress/development/maturing … aging. Do we have the foresight – like this dad did – to capture and appreciate moments in time, even the most ordinary?
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Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014

Programming That Works

Posted by Andy Petranek

I coached 3 classes yesterday... nothing out of the ordinary, except it was the first day of re-testing week. It's one of the 3 weeks each year that we repeat exactly what we did 12 weeks prior... in order to test two specific things - efficacy of OUR programming, and efficacy of YOUR training.
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Monday, Apr 14, 2014

Personal Training at CFLA

Posted by Kenny Kane

What we do here at CFLA is a sport. The way I see it every sport has Physical, Cultural and Mental demands.

On the physical level, Baseball players need to be able to catch, throw and swing in order to play. To play crossfit players need to be able to jump, run, pull, push, press, squat, flex, extend, hollow, arch, twist and rotate. Everything we do is some derivative of one or many of these foundational skills.
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Friday, Apr 11, 2014

CFLA Athlete Profile - Todd Riley

Posted by Danette Rivera

Hometown: Vestal, New York
Age: 48
Occupation: Architect
Started CrossFitting?: October 2009
Start training at CFLA?: October 2009
Favorite WOD: Anything with double-unders, sit-ups, box jumps, gymnastics, deadlifts or cleans—and crazy at it may sound, I like wall balls.
Least Favorite WOD: . . .
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Thursday, Apr 10, 2014

If you want to hit, take aim.

Posted by michael stanwyck

If you don't know what you're aiming at, you're not likely to get the job done. It's true in your training, your job, your relationships, your life. Unless you can decide what road you're on and where all your actions are supposed to lead you, you're going to get a mediocre turnout at best. Once you know what you're after, you have to be ruthless about your attention. Continue reading here...

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2014

Back to It! Because It Works.

Posted by Danette Rivera

I know if feels like the last Whole Life Challenge just ended – and it did – but did you know there is a new WLC starting May 3rd? And I know CFLA only does a “Big Event” for the WLC once a year with prelims and finals and prizes – that’s not changing – but it would be remiss of us not to offer the opportunity to participate in the May challenge. Which is why CFLA has registered a team for everyone who’d like to play again; for all those who have benefitted from the WLC. I know that has been a lot of us.

Maybe you have an aunt who was intrigued the last time you played. Or a friend in another state who asked you what you were doing to get so lean. Or maybe your dad did pretty well participating in the last challenge, but needs to keep reinforcing those habits. Maybe I’m describing you.
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Tuesday, Apr 08, 2014

Practice Makes Perfect in YOUR Life

Posted by Andy Petranek

I have no idea what will happen in tonight’s NCAA Finals... but in some ways it doesn’t even matter. What happened Saturday night to end the Kentucky / Wisconsin game was the shot of the tournament... probably the shot of a lifetime for Aaron Harrison... a 3-pointer, practically at the buzzer, to lift the Wildcats over the Badgers.

It's the dream... the one we've all had, or at least thought about... What would we do? If it came down to making one last shot, down by one point and only 2 seconds left on the clock
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