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Re-post of one my favorite articles – really because it’s very true and I see it over and over again.  For Mattie Moore…. Originally from 2011. The longer I train kids, and the more I see young kids perform physical feats, the more I believe physical “talent” is over-rated.

 
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Published on 03/29/2013, by in Articles, Coach Bob's Blog.

Virtuosity – aka, why Coach Bob is such a jackass. “Virtuosity” has historically been used to describe enormously talented, technically perfect musicians.  A “virtuoso” is a person who possess virtuosity.  Duh.  Greg Glassman, founder of CrossFit, Inc. used virtuosity to describe a CrossFitter’s dedication for perfection.  Now, I’m as big of a critic of CrossFitters as their is, because

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Why do we lift heavy?  To get stronger, right?  Sure, but why does lifting heavy make us stronger?  It’s way more than the tearing down and building up of muscle.  There is an acute hormonal response (neuroendocrine response) to heavy lifting.  

 
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Published on 03/21/2013, by in Articles, Coach Bob's Blog.

Anyone who knows me knows I have a huge problem with CrossFit trainers who call themselves “coaches”…. I reserve “coach” for someone who cares about their athletes enough to program smart, sensible and safe workouts on a daily basis.  I have a particular beef with CrossFit trainers and gyms who use the CF Games Open

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Published on 03/14/2013, by in Articles, Coach Bob's Blog.

I’ve long been a proponent of diversifying training modalities for General Physical Preparedness (GPP).  One of the things that drew me to CrossFit five years ago was the inclusion of so many skills and movements.  I’m not a specialist, nor do I coach any specialists other than some teenage high school athletes.  I train, and

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