• Time for a change.

    As I sit here drinking a delicious beer, for the first time in my life I don’t feel obligated to push the envelope in competition any more.  I’m headed to Denver Colorado soon to start a new life with my lovely girlfriend.  I’ve been competing balls to the wall...
  • 12 Idiot Proof Principles to Crossfit Performance and Injury Prevention: Part 1

    The largest criticism I hear about crossfit is about how dangerous it is and how many people get hurt doing it, blah, blah, blah.  Maybe we should all just hide in a closet and pray for muscles and a six pack?  That’s probably safer then trying something challenging like...
  • Pay it Forward

    I’m a really fortunate guy.  I’ve had the opportunity to learn from some of the smartest people out there.  I’ve had the chance to train with some of the strongest people on the planet.  I’ve had tremendous support from both my family and friends.  I’m a blessed kid....
  • The Road to Success is a Lonely Road

    “Surround yourself with like-minded people who support you on the road to success”                                     – Shirley George Frazier Well, you know what?  Let’s be honest.  Sometimes people aren’t going to share your passions and goals the way you do.  It takes a long time to find good training partners. ...
  • Ready, Fire, Aim – Take Life by the Balls

    “You Only Live Once” For the most part, people tend to live their lives guided by fear.  Their decisions and actions are based on what they think is acceptable to the rest of society, not necessarily what they want themselves. For every idea someone may have about improving their...
  • Living and Leading with Grit, Determination and Desire – Ryan Pope

    Classic pic, sharing some brews by the fire I want to introduce to you guys one of the most influential people I have had the opportunity to speak about.  We grew up together, he was my first friend growing up.  We were an inseparable duo, being mischievous hoodlums all...
  • How to achieve lifelong happiness through goal setting – Part 4 – Planned Reflection

    “The gap between where you want to be and where you are is called frutration.  Frustration is eliminated by education and action.  Get learning and doing” – Alwyn Cosgrove...
  • How to achieve lifelong happiness through goal setting – Part 3 – Action Steps

    Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. – Raymond Chandler If you missed part 1 you can find it HERE, Part 2 HERE We have some excellent goals down on paper now.  However, taking action is absolutely...
  • How to achieve lifelong happiness through goal setting – Part 2 – forming goals

    Me getting my butt kicked over the weekend at Crossfit Tribe “I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacation with better care than they do their lives.  Perhaps that is because escape is easier than change.” – Jim Rohn...