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The 10 Commandments of CrossFit
Like with any community, there will always be problem behaviors in CrossFit. So here are ten commandments to guide your actions unto yourself and others.
How Did the DC Brawlers Dominate Grid?
Everyone in Grid made a lot of mistakes early on. Except Justin Cotler, coach of the DC Brawlers.
The Unhealthy Competition Bug: Is Your Gym Infected?
Along came the CrossFit Games. As the sport grew, so did a noticeable caste system within many boxes.
Weekly Work-In: Week 6 - Getting Past the Ego
If I can get past my ego and realize I am acting based on a past experience. I can question whether that experience has value in the present.
The Purpose of Sparring and When (and When Not) to Spar Hard
The purpose of sparring is to make both you and your partner better. But more often than not, I see egos get in the way of getting something out of the session.
5 Training Lessons Learned From My Obnoxious Big Brother
During my younger years my brother hated the fact that I existed. But as we got older his contempt disappeared and he became a sort of mentor. Here's the most important things I learned.
Little Fish in a Big Pond: A Lesson in Competition and Humility
Sometimes the worst thing that can happen to an athlete is to win his or her first competition. Because the wrong attitude can lead to a very humbling experience later on.
5 Tips for Losing Your Ego When All About You Are Keeping Theirs
Sometimes it can be difficult to set aside your own ego when a training partner is showing theirs in full-force. Here are five tips for dealing with those moments when you want to put your BJJ to use.
The Role of Ego in Jiu Jitsu - and Elsewhere
“Leave your ego at the door” - as you cross the threshold into the grappling academy or gym, tap into your humility really fast. You can learn a vital truth from anyone - if you are willing to do so.
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