"I was never talented and nobody will call me talented, I am just a workaholic."
Dmitry Klokov (via kaiyulgee)
"If you want to succeed in your life, remember this phrase: That past does not equal the future. Because you failed yesterday; or all day today; or a moment ago; or for the last six months; the last sixteen years; or the last fifty years of life, doesn’t mean anything… All that matters is: What are you going to do, right now?"
Anthony Robbins (via soul-surfer)
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"Athletes train and eat, they don’t exercise and diet."
Phil Stevens (via levanna)
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As a newbie CrossFitter, seeing people do kipping and butterfly pull ups is amazing. Especially butterfly pull ups because they’re just beautiful to watch. I can’t do a single strict pull up to save my life and I admit I’ve been working on my kipping pull ups instead, but I haven’t had as much success as I would’ve liked.
Reading this article changed my mind and convinced me of the importance of having strength before skill, especially for such a dynamic movement as the kipping pull up.
"You say you “lose motivation” in the gym – that’s an easy cure. FIND A REAL REASON to train, not something that is cosmetic. Vikings never gave a shit how they looked when they swung the axe, only that the axe landed hard and with purpose."
Jim Wendler (via betterthanweakness)
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You know how non-paleo peeps get instantly turned off when they ask you why you don’t eat grains, sugar and dairy and you say that those are not part of the paleo diet? Inevitably, their next question is, “So what do you eat??” My answer: “Everything else!”
And now, whenever it’s my turn to prepare Sunday lunch for my family, I conveniently forget to mention that it’s “paleo” (they have such an aversion for a diet that excludes grains) — because it’s just food! Normal, people food.
I like watching the pros lift. It inspires me. I learn from their technique. It pushes me to want to be better and lift more. But, I do have to keep reminding myself of one thing: They are pros.
I can’t get discouraged when I’m not putting up numbers like they are. Lifting is what they do for…
Words of wisdom.
Just one of the many things you say at CrossFit that are not acceptable in the outside world.
The body likes to follow the path of least resistance. Don’t believe me? Stand tall, keep your shins ram rod vertical and bend over by pushing your hips back like you are trying to touch a wall behind you. If you did this correctly, you should feel an overwhelming tightness, aka stretch, in your hamstrings. Now stay there. It gets expensive after a while doesn’t it? Imagine now if you had a barbell loaded with “insert BIG number here” and still had to maintain this position. Got the point?
The newer you are to loading systems of the body, the more difficult it will be to properly execute and maintain. The muscles simply haven’t spent enough time under tension and are consequently weak and fatigue easily.
This stretch you feel is the loading necessary to generate power for launching a heavy load high enough so you can elicit stealth like speed to get underneath the bar. And so as a new weightlifter, what do you do? You shift out early (rushing the bar) or you simply don’t shift back (not loading) because it makes the weight feel “heavier” and and you “weaker”. The performing result is what I call a “standing straight jump” with the barbell.
Never fear. All this can be remedied. To remediate this takes time, a conscious effort to keep pushing back into tension, and lots of practice. One thing to help guide you along the way will be to remember that in weightlifting we actually want to follow the path of most resistance. For, like in life, the harder path traveled will often be the more rewarding path.
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I’m so glad I’m following Diane Fu.
"I only date guys in better shape than me." (from PostSecret.com)