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Mental Toughness

The “Mental Toughness Day”:More than anything – “MT” days are opportunities to work on breath and mind control. The idea is simple yet challenging to master: Control your breath and thoughts. Generally, we turn off the clock for these workouts. If you walk away from the workout with a sense that you were able to […]

Steve Mazan – the Lance Alternative

Oprah, Armstong, and Te’o… last week was something with the weirdness, anger, righteousness, stench of a cover-up(s?) amplified by the speed of media – amplified even further by humanity’s ability to judge and generate opinions. Part of me wanted to knee jerk write/slash react. However, a great weekend with my daughter, time WAY better spent […]

Death as a reminder – Jon Gilson

This was a FB post I caught from a friend, and world class dude: Jon Gilson. Fired me up and I had to share: “Everything ends eventually. Me, you, stars, galaxies, governments, everything. On its face, this could be an incredibly dispiriting concept, a resignation to fatalism and predestination. Yet I pass graveyards, and I […]

“Competition Days”

“Competition Days” The intent of, “Competition Days,” is to put intentional pressure and stress on your mind and body to perform optimally. Unto itself this is a skill that takes practice. On a competition day you want to walk away knowing you allowed your skills to flow out out of you to the very best […]

Training Day

The very foundation of the training template I’ve created is first based on the mind (mindset used for workout itself) and second on the body (a set of specific, planned stimuli for physical adaptation). IN THAT ORDER. What I’ve observed over the years is that the mental relationship people have with Crossfit (and other fitness […]

KK’s training template

Sometimes you push and you push and push and run into walls. I’ve spent a lot of my life running into those walls. Recently however, I’ve had a bit of a breakthrough and I want to share what I’ve been working on. It’s the training template that I’ve developed that we are starting to use […]

The Ice Tank at Kokoro

This was one of the hand full of videos that made it out of Kokoro 20 (Fall of 2011). This video was at the end of 50 hours of learning, and getting my arse handed to me: one of the best experiences (excluding the ice bath) I’ve had in my adult life.Also, here is a […]

John Hackleman: In the moment

This last weekend I spent with a good friend and colleague, John Hackleman at The Pit in Arroyo Grande. He’s nuts, opinionated, incredibly goofy, and he always says what’s on his mind. We run retreats/seminars together and I often feel like he’s the crazy uncle that says way too much at Thanksgiving and sends the […]


For those of you that want to join me, this entry starts a long, long journey to change the world… For the last 3 months I’ve been intentionally dormant providing content for the website. I’ve felt that although what I was doing had solid intent, it didn’t have, “the teeth,” I wanted it to. Effectively, […]

“The Orb”

Coaching people to do things they have never done physically is one of my favorite things in life. Coaching them to go to another place, beyond the physical, is why I do what I do… This place, beyond the physical, I often refer to as going to see, “The Orb”. This is where time truly […]