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  • How to Have Constant Energy

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    I believe that age should not be able to rob anyone of their spirit. The Author used the verse John 10:10 as a point that perfectly supports this. It reads "The thief comes only to steal and kill, and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it more abundantly." Words stated by Jesus saying we should have life abundantly; sounds like constant energy.

     

    It's been said by the creator, now it's our job to take it. But how? -Do what you love. Live for something more than a paycheck. Do what makes you feel alive. -Slow down. God has everything mapped out for you so be aware of that and rest when needed. Be in tune with his clock. -Once you slow down, eliminate fear and believe in God's plan for you.

    Marcus Musgrove CrossFit Defiant

    RxClubhouse Athlete

  • Dressing Room Insecurities

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    Learning to love the body you’re in is hard. Even when you work hard day-in & day-out to train, eat right, provide your body with the nutrients it needs. Even then, it’s hard to look in the mirror and really love what you see.

     

    But I’ve done it, for the most part. I’ve gotten past the point of “oh my gosh my arms are too big, why doesn’t my waist curve in more,” and moved on to “look at the definition in my arms! Look at my obliques in that picture!” Used to, when people would ask me to flex, I would blush and shake my head- now, I figure if they want to see my muscles I might as well let them! I lost what little breasts I had when I got really strict into working out, and I’ve now gone from self-consciously covering my small chest, to going braless and embracing it (and it’s awesome.)

     

    It’s not that easy, every day, though.

     

    Like when I find the CUTEST pair of jeans and I go to try them on and they won’t make it past my massive calves.

     

    Or when I’m trying on my favorite top from the year prior, and I have to call my fiancee into the room to help me take it off because it’s gotten stuck on my lats and I can’t get it over my head.

     

    Or when I’m wedding dress shopping and a dress gets stuck because I decided to put it on over my head rather than step into it and my shoulders are too broad… and I laugh it off, but inside I cringe.

     

    Or yesterday, when I’m alone in a dressing room, and I decide I’m going to purchase a romper even though it’s a little tight across my shoulders, and then I go to take it off and break into a panic because I don’t know if I’m going to be able to get it off.

     

    Yeah, it’s not always fun…it’s not always “look at my muscles!” Sometimes, people you love say hateful things… “you’re not going to end up looking like *insert famous CrossFit athlete here* are you?” or the ever-popular, “you used to be so tiny!” And sometimes you almost hulk-rip out of an outfit in the dressing room because the outfit you almost bought turned out to be a little tighter than you thought it was.

     

    But other times, other times it’s awesome. When you hit that PR you’ve been working towards and you realize that you just practically threw someone who is 15 lbs heavier than you from the ground to over your head. Or when you finally find a bathing suit line like #aerieREAL that accentuates your muscles and fits your small breasts and makes you look hot & feminine. Or, better yet, when you receive messages from people you barely know telling you that your life is an inspiration to them, that because of the changes you’ve made, they believe they can change, too.

     

    I struggle with self-image, we all do. I want to look a certain way now, and sometimes I get frustrated with the process. But it’s important to remember that God has made everything beautiful in its time (Ecc. 3:11.) God is funny like that, sometimes He is so intentional in His vagueness, it’s as if he’s saying “you know I will handle it, be patient, darling.” So I remember this, I keep working hard towards my goals and keeping my sights on Him, after all, we are His masterpiece (Eph. 2:10.)

     

    You are beautiful, you are loved, you are called Hephzibah.

    Until next time, in Christ, Taylor Michelle

    Taylor Michelle Owens CrossFit Bulletproof

    RxClubhouse Athlete

  • My Inspiration

     

    I was recently Inpired by a an article by Janne Robinson called, "F*** Everything that Doesn't Make You Happy". I love this.

     

    In life we have choice. We really do.

     

    If you are not happy change it.

     

    If your friends suck, "break-up" with them.

     

    If you don't like any part of how you are living them change that.

     

    OR....

     

    Don't complain and bring yourself down. That is the worst.

     

    In my heart I recently have decided to go after what I want. That involved changing gyms and environments so that the growth in me was fed. But you know what, I don't care what "nay-Sayers" say, I mean I'm great. I'm happy. I have an awesome husband and Jesus is showing me awesome new things everyday. Not mention I am so in love with my job.

     

    So why wouldn't I do what I love?

    Megan Lynn Adams CrossFit Cedar Park

    RxClubhouse Athlete

  • Elite Athlete Insight

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    Crossfitters Cheat Their Pullups By Kipping:

     

    False, kipping is a new way to create a greater volume of work. The whole point of this style of pull-up is SPEED and more repitition. The "kipping pull-up" is a much more efficient technique. Put simply, you can do more total work when kipping than when going dead hang pull-ups. To someone who is interested in functional training, such as CrossFit, this is great. Kipping is a very popular common movement with the rise of CrossFit and is definitely an effective movement for developing all athletes.

     

    Therefore, the case in fitness debates: The answer is that it depends on a lot of factors, pre-existing conditions, someones goals, etc. This being said, strict pull-ups are essential for building strength and should be achieved before someone even thinks about kipping.

     

    Good crossfitters do all types of pull-ups, including strict, tempo, weighted and KIPPING. Anything strict is building strength in specific muscle groups. There is no momentum involved in the movement, like kipping. Strict pull-ups rely on the muscles and how much they can move under load (your body weight). When you are doing strict movements, you are also utilizing time under tension, so your body is in constant tension with your weight. Time under tension builds strength by using concentric and eccentric contractions, which also benefit building body control movements.

    Rachel Garibay Crossfit 915

    RxClubhouse Athlete

    RxClubhouse Athlete

  • Do Not Fear Failure

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    What separates the best athletes in the world from the average athletes? Talent? Sure that plays a role but it's not the main factor. Genetics? Yes, this also plays a role but it is not the main factor either. What separates the average CrossFit athlete from the regional/games athlete is their work ethic and tenacity to never settle or give up.

    To reach the level needed to compete at regionals or the games you must endure many trails and tribulations along your fitness journey. You will have far more failures than successes. To the average athlete this would hinder them and/or discourage them. The high level athlete knows that you must fail in order to grow. To become a better athlete you must push yourself to the limit which sometimes will involve failure.

    Once I learned that I must fail to succeed my training completely changed. When something caused me to fail instead of discouraging me it fired me up. Failure is what pushes me, it makes me strive to become a better athlete. Just imagine how boring training would be if you never had failure? Achieving a PR would not carry the weight nor the feeling that it does if failure did not exist.

    To take a line from Chris Spealler's tattoo, "I am not ashamed to fail". Do not be ashamed to fail! Look at failure as a challenge and use it to push you. When you fail it means you are one step closer to success.

    -Ben Stevens CrossFit Impressions

    RxClubhouse Athlete

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