Tag Archives: positivity project

“Have 3 beers” (KK wod-date 3.7.2)

If you are following our programming you know that today we ran hill sprints. Specifically, the “Franklin Hill Mashup.” The interesting thing about programming, coaching and leading a community of people onto the hill 3-4 times a cycle (in my view not enough…) is that there is often a general conflict between the irrefutable POSITIVE […]

Bigger than ego

One of the biggest lessons emphasized by my coach Mark Divine (and incidentally repeated in different iterations with every significant coach and mentor I’ve ever had) is that when you are in service to something greater than self your output can increase – often significantly. That if you can quiet the ego and, “Monkey Mind,” […]

Kamrynn – the person I’d die for

First I gotta give big ups to my boy Tyler Quinn out of CFSP – kid knows his stuff! More on him in the future… Today I’m writing about a, “Mental Toughness,” (MT) workout that we are doing at my home gym at Crossfit Los Angeles. One member of the staff (Michael Stanwyck) came up […]

Happiness = Flow

This Ted talk excerpt is from Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. I cannot think of another body of work that has influenced my professional and personal life more. In fact, the very idea of the Positivity Project is largely inspired by the work he has cultivated over the last several decades. Fundamentally, we are all looking to find […]

Pep Talk

Emily Hacker, one of my athletes, sent this vid to me over the weekend. In it, lil’ man, AKA Kid President says it best, “We were made to be Awesome!…. Create something that will make the world awesome.” Couldn’t say it any better…. Again the idea here is simple: Are we contributing to the joy […]

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 […]