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Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014

The God Jar

Posted by Danette Rivera

I found out last week that I have basal cell skin cancer. Everything’s fine. It’s the least dangerous of skin cancers. It’s rare that one dies from it. If left untreated, of course, it could wreak some havoc so it’s getting cut out next week.

I suppose any kind of scare – even when I know 100% it will be ok – can rattle a person.
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Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014

Loving Your Feet

Posted by Andy Petranek

Take a look down at your feet... you know that part of your body that spends 90% of of the day stuffed into a dark, cramped, cold, and damp space that prevents them from functioning at full capacity. They are your physical connection to mother earth. Neurologically, their proprioceptors are responsible for balance, agility, and all around nimbleness. And structurally, they are designed to absorb shock and keep the rest of your body aligned - ankles, knees, hips, back, shoulders, head. Throw off one part of the structural or proprioceptive capacity of the foot - and you're very likely to have a problem upstream. Continue reading here...


Monday, Apr 21, 2014

Kids teaching adults again…

Posted by Kenny Kane

There isn’t a singular moment that makes me feel the way I do when I catch my daughter waking up. For this reason I frequently capture these precious seconds on video. What followed was a 40 minute Easter Egg hunt, bubble blowing, and a game of tag! I'd like to think of myself as a fun guy, but Kamrynn is teaching me that I have a lot to learn...
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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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