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Trey
Find a way, not an excuse.
Interests: CrossFitter, jujitsu practioner, paratrooper and the like...
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Long story: I worked for large organizations for 40 years. Lived the ‘Office Space’ life. Walked the hallways and sat in cubicles. Made the daily commute to and from the office. Even had a modicum of success along the way. Enough to afford a small home in a quiet town... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at Age Versus Fitness
Over the past several months, I have been thinking about Ben Bergeron’s thoughts about the difference between pain and discomfort. “Your workouts aren’t painful. Pain is stepping on a nail or losing loved one. What you are experiencing is just discomfort, and you can handle high levels of discomfort for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at Age Versus Fitness
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Why does someone attend a CrossFit Specialty course? Personally, I was hoping to 1) learn how to better coach gymnastics and 2) improve my own CrossFit gymnastics. As an older athlete with no gymnastics background, these are massive opportunities for me. How old am I? I attended the seminar while... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at Age Versus Fitness
CrossFit BrickYard is very proud of DJ, Joshua and Ricky for qualifying to compete at Wodapalooza on January 13th to January 15th in Miami! Below is a video we created to support fundraising for our athletes. The last Wodapalooza featured athletes from 25 countries, 36 states and was viewed by... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Age Versus Fitness
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It's always a learning opportunity when you visit another box. One of CrossFit's charms is that each affiliate has the opportunity design a unique experience. Unlike the conformity of a franchise, the lack of conformity allows for positive and negative variance but also for allows from innovation and continuous improvement.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at Age Versus Fitness
Well, I didn't do weightlifting afterwards like yourself.
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A few weeks ago, I spent two days at CrossFit Level 1 Certificate training. During one of the seminars, the instructor spoke about the responsibility of the athlete. This included: Dedication - getting to the box to train on a regular basis Movements - learning proper techniques for both safety... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at Age Versus Fitness
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During the past two-plus years, my focus has been CrossFit. While I’d recommend CrossFit to anyone and everyone, I don’t feel it’s necessary to suggest that it’s the best or only way. Everyone has their own passion and that’s what’s most important. In fact, my own interests have continued to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at Age Versus Fitness
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Life will kick you in the ass from time to time and the past few years have been no exception for me: 2009 - My father died. 2010 - Diagnosed with kidney cancer. 2011 - My beloved golden retriever died of cancer. 2012 - Diagnosed with thyroid cancer. 2013 -... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Age Versus Fitness
We did 'Angie' last night and I really wish that I had film to audit my counts and standards. I'm not a smooth athlete. Most WODs are like me waging a vicious fight against the reps. Did I really do 100 pull-ups? How many should actually count? Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2015 at Age Versus Fitness
"I know that you think that I'm here in a futile attempt to preserve the last vestiges of my vitality. While, in all honesty, I just like the look of muscle and the feeling of strength," said the older, introspective CrossFitter. Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2015 at Age Versus Fitness
"I don't think of it as cheating on reps. I think of it as real-time scaling. We can scale, right?", said the free-thinking CrossFitter. Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2015 at Age Versus Fitness
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We've all seen them. They come to the box but they never actually do any CrossFit. They lay around, play around and mingle for hours but never pick up a weight. They treat the place like it's a social club and their own personal playground. Then somehow, despite this, they... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2015 at Age Versus Fitness
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Yesterday evening, I had my first massage in probably a year or more. It was awesome and my chronically sore shoulders felt awesome today. We didn't really do a shoulder intensive workout but it felt awesome to have much of the tightness and soreness gone. 100 deadlifts at 135 is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at Age Versus Fitness
Don - Congratulations of your first anniversary. I recently completed my second and I'm excited about what the year ahead may hold. It's great to hear you so positively influenced by the work that you're doing at the box.
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Earlier this year, I attended CrossFit's Eastern Regional at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut. At the time, I prepared a presentation about what I'd experienced for a speechmaking club. Below is an attempt to move that speech into a blog post. I took most of the CrossFit photos from... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2015 at Age Versus Fitness
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This morning, I took my niece Nika to her first CrossFit class. Unless you count horseback riding, she doesn't really do any sports. She did pretty good with four rounds of 3 push-ups and 5 front squats with a PVC pipe plus some interval sprints. I'm hoping that she decides... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2015 at Age Versus Fitness
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For the past few weeks, I’ve occasionally struggled with my motivation. This has caused me to think quite a bit about this topic and, in particular, where motivation comes from for the ‘more-seasoned’ athlete. Below are some considerations that come to mind: There’s always someone even older and, therefore, inspiring.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2015 at Age Versus Fitness
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More than two years of CrossFit and I've never really got the hang of double unders. Part of this was starting CrossFit with a pair of really sore feet and another other was having my limited 'hops' degraded by age. I also didn't spend a ton of time practicing. I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2015 at Age Versus Fitness
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Yesterday's WOD was a whole lot of jerks. I was happy to work up to doing a set of five jerks at 185 pounds. I felt like I had more in the tank and could have done a heavier set. I'll now have that in mind when this WOD comes... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2015 at Age Versus Fitness