Exercise, Psychological Health

Maximize Your Sleep, Part 1 – Melatonin, Blue Light, and the Mid Day Nap

I had a side conversation with one of my 5am Iron Crew Athletes one day and he asked me, "Danny, what time do you go to sleep?"  I said, "Anywhere from 6pm to midnight.  So yea, I have that pretty dialed in." It got me thinking that I hadn't really been sleeping well.  I was… Continue reading Maximize Your Sleep, Part 1 – Melatonin, Blue Light, and the Mid Day Nap

CrossFit, Exercise, Mobility, Uncategorized

Top 5 Mobility Tools Everyone Should Own

If marathon mobilizing was a sport, I'd be a world champion.  Not because I'm the best at it, but because I would outlast any and all competition. Those who know me are familiar with my ability to mobilize for hours and hours.  My love of staying loose, limber, and flexible, has come with a ton… Continue reading Top 5 Mobility Tools Everyone Should Own

CrossFit, Exercise

Staying Fit with Small Children

"Monkey see, monkey do." - an expression describing someone who imitates another person's actions, good or bad, simply by having watched them before. Keeping up with your workouts and nutrition can be ROUGH for new parents.  New routine, lack of sleep, hospital recovery, heck - a new living, breathing human to be responsible for!  The stress… Continue reading Staying Fit with Small Children

CrossFit

Complete Guide to Competing with Yourself – For CrossFitters

You know the drill.  You walk into the CrossFit gym and the first thing you want to know is what your buddy's time was on the workout.  I get it, everyone gets competitive and it motivates us to push harder than we usually would alone.  Most of the time this is healthy, but often times… Continue reading Complete Guide to Competing with Yourself – For CrossFitters

CrossFit, Uncategorized

Top Signs That a CrossFit Workout Will Be Harder Than it Looks

You walk into the gym, put your workout gear on the floor, and look up at the board.  What do you see?  Just two or three movements and maybe a really simple looking rep scheme.  Your first thought is, "That's it?" You looked forward to hitting it hard today after a long day at work.… Continue reading Top Signs That a CrossFit Workout Will Be Harder Than it Looks

Exercise, Mobility, Nutrition, Psychological Health

First Responder Longevity – A Public Safety Worker’s Guide to Staying Fit

So you want to be a cop huh? Thought you'd be chasing down bad guys and hopping over fences all day. Nope. Turns out that 99% of your day is spent driving, standing still, and report writing at a desk. How about you firefighters?  Thought you'd be rushing into burning buildings every day, carrying someone… Continue reading First Responder Longevity – A Public Safety Worker’s Guide to Staying Fit

CrossFit, Iron Crew Athletics, Podcast

Iron Crew Podcast is Now Live on iTunes, Stitcher, and Sound Cloud!

Episode 1 of the Iron Crew Podcast is now available on iTunes, Stitcher, and Sound Cloud! Find out in my own words what inspired me to start Iron Crew Athletics, my background as an athlete/coach, and how I became Jason Khalipa's first member at NC Fit! If you enjoy the podcast, remember to subscribe and… Continue reading Iron Crew Podcast is Now Live on iTunes, Stitcher, and Sound Cloud!