Rules From Crossfit Midland

CrossFit Rules to Live By:

1. I will promise to do my best. My best will vary from day to day, from hour to hour, from minute to minute. But in that minute, I will do the very best that I can.

2. Lactic acid is my friend. The wind is my friend. Anything that opposes me is actually helping me to become stronger. If I had no opposition, I would be weak.

3. If I can run, I run. If I have to walk, I walk. When I am forced to crawl, I crawl. And then I rest and live to fight another day.

4. I fear no man but I fear my workout. If I don’t fear my workout, it isn’t hard enough.

5. I may puke. I may cry. But I will not quit. Ever.

6. I never cheat. There is no honor in cheating. What joy can there be in a victory I did not earn?

7. The workout missed is the opportunity missed. I will not cheat myself of the opportunity to become a better athlete and person.

8. I understand the value of the push-up, the pull-up, the sit-up, the squat, and the deadlift. Just as there are a million ways to make chicken, so too are there a million ways to squat, sit up, pull up, push up, and deadlift.

9. I will give everything I have. And then I will find more within myself.

10. I don’t complain. Complaining is for crybabies. There are 11,232 babies born in the US everyday. I will leave the crying to them and I will soldier on.

11. I will bite off challenges, spit out results, and beg for more. What are you going to do?

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A Shout Out To Crossfit 214

Thanks to Tyler Nicholson and Crossfit 214 for making me feel at home while in Dallas, TX this week! If you live in the Dallas area, you should go by and check this box out. Tyler left the corporate world and opened his box in January. In addition to forging elite fitness he also encourages a paleo diet ( always good to see in my book!)

Tyler Nicholson, Owner Crossfit 214

Warning – Flip Flops Bad for Your Health

Athletes Don’t Wear Flip Flops by Kelly Starrett

Why We Love Zombies!

Millions of people are drawn to zombie / apocalyptic movies and T.V. series. Many have food storage and bug out bags.  CNBC had the head of a company that specializes in providing customers with supplies for disasters and end of civilization scenarios on this week. Did you find yourself wanting to watch the movie 2012 and the series Zombie Land? So why are we as civilized human beings so interested in the end of civilization as we know it? Is it fear? I think not.


DisclaimerI have NO psychology degree, have done no scientific research other than pondering this over a quad espresso.


So here is my uneducated guess (not even a hypothesis) on the subject. I think that we live in an unnatural state, as do many in the paleo subculture. The end of civilization would allow us to get back to hunting, surviving and living naturally….even if it is hunting zombies (not natural). It would bring us back to a hunter – gatherer culture. I firmly believe that it is this primal desire that has us so captivated with the end of civilization. That’s my two cents worth of primal psychology. One more question – When the zombies come…will you be ready?

Bruce Lee – Two Finger Push Ups

Bruce Lee showing a combination of strength and structure.

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