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

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, Exercise, Mobility, Workout Tips

5 Body Building Exercises All CrossFitters Should Be Doing

In a CrossFit gym, if you are caught performing bicep curls during open gym it is a guaranteed shit talking session.  This will (and should) always be playful teasing, but nonetheless, it will make a scene.  CrossFit generally despises traditional bodybuilding exercises.  You know, the stuff you used to read about in the magazines or… Continue reading 5 Body Building Exercises All CrossFitters Should Be Doing

CrossFit, Exercise

CrossFit History Lesson – You Gon’ Learn Today!

We all know CrossFit is a cult.  Kidding.  Sort of.  Wait.  Hold on.  A cult refers to a relatively small group of people.  You know, under the radar, up and coming, or under ground.  CrossFit is main stream now, so it can't be a cult!  I kid again.  Kind of.  I love CrossFit and all… Continue reading CrossFit History Lesson – You Gon’ Learn Today!