E-Myth Book

I came across a pretty great quote this morning and I knew I had seen it before… Funny that the book this quote came out of was one of the 4 currently sitting on my desk. The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge […]

1 Year Later

Kirsten 1st Place

On August 17th, 2013 I received an email (to the AthleteCell info account) from a girl named Kirsten. Her opening statements sounds something like this: “Hey, I know that on paper I’m not an elite athlete but 9 out of the 12 months I’ve been CrossFitting I have also been battling cancer, well I’, totally […]

Brilliance in the Basics

ABC Blocks

Years ago I had the pleasure to meet a very influential combat leader named Colonel Brian McCoy. Regardless of your political leanings, Colonel McCoy, who served as the Commanding Officer of 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, was an inspiring leader with a pretty straight forward approach to winning wars: “Brilliance in the Basics”. This simple concept, […]

Interview – Tony Blauer

Tony BLauer PJ Newton Interview

I sat down last week with Tony Blauer after attending his CrossFit Defense Athlete Course (Highly Recommended) and chatted about fear, fear management, and the mental side of CrossFit. Many athletes neglect the mental side of CrossFit, getting frustrated at the jump rope, always aspiring to be like that other guy (or girl) who is […]

Always Ready

TSAC Report Cover Image

The gym I’ve been spending most of my time at these days is filled with firefighters and police officers. Seeing these amazing people throw down everyday in the gym gives me that warm and fuzzy feeling we all want from people in these professions. If you can beat my “Fran” time then I’m pretty sure […]