Here is a second installment of youtube videos that I have found super useful in the past week. Since I watch a lot of YouTube, I want to share all the best videos with you so you don’t have to waste you time watching hours of video so you can learn something new.
3 HEALTH AND WELLNESS VIDEOS, 2 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT VIDEOS, AND 1 JUST BECAUSE
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Why sugar isn’t your friend. Here is a great perspective
Wonderfully said, stop sitting so much! Get back to what we were like when we were kids
More in depth view of the back squat, NOT just a movement demonstration
Inspiring story and compelling reasons to get out of your comfort zone.
Reading WILL change your life. you should start doing more of it.
JUST FOR FUN
Ever wonder how people used to make things? You know, before tools and tractors? Check out Primitive technology as he takes you through the process of building a hut like they used to.
Why does anyone write in a journal? Because every so often we need a place to secretly sing our own praises.
I was recently given a mini journal from Coach Kolby after setting a goal to become more confident. The focus of this journal is to simply find a reason why I am awesome and write about it and then give myself an awesomeness grade for the day. On one of my awesome days I wrote about how I drove down the street with my coffee on my car then remembered as I was down the street and reached for a sip but no coffee, I pulled over and it was still there!!! On another day I walked by a dollar on the floor in front of my work and left it there for someone else to find!
I’m kind of awesome right (smirk)
This journal has become a routine to my morning as I write in it first thing when I arrive at work. It gets me started searching for the positive in the day first thing every morning. I write about three sentences a day, sometimes more if i’m feeling super awesome. I plan to continue with this routine and it is my goal to fill out this entire journal. It’s pretty cool to open up a past date and see what I found awesome then too.
I want you to remember, what is there really for me to lose not only by believing in myself but by taking that next little teeny tiny step to spread my plumage and express the full force of my fabulousness, including all the things I’m still improving, BECAUSE I’M SO AWESOME THAT I ACTUALLY WORK ON MYSELF.
You’re kind of awesome!
Hey Fam, as we take each day as it comes, I am reminded of C.S. Lewis’s words written 72 years ago, but still relevant to us today. As we watch the rapidly evolving situation in regards to the Coronavirus, I am reminded to check in with my mental state often and seek to see the big picture. As things become more and more uncertain, hold on to what is certain – the bonds you have with your family and your friends, the relationships we have with each other at the gym, the innate ability in each one of us to offer a helping hand, be there for each other, and stand strong as we get through this together. Doing the things we know how to do best – responding to intense situations (aka Fran, Bergeron Beep Test, those stinkin’ Air Bikes..) and coming out on top with those next to you. We train each day we come to the gym for the Unknown and the Unknowable – for situations like these. Don’t stop now.
Read the following quote replacing the words “atomic bomb” with “coronavirus”.
“In one way we think a great deal too much of the atomic bomb. “How are we to live in an atomic age?” I am tempted to reply: “Why, as you would have lived in the sixteenth century when the plague visited London almost every year, or as you would have lived in a Viking age when raiders from Scandinavia might land and cut your throat any night; or indeed, as you are already living in an age of cancer, an age of syphilis, an age of paralysis, an age of air raids, an age of railway accidents, an age of motor accidents.”
In other words, do not let us begin by exaggerating the novelty of our situation. Believe me, dear sir or madam, you and all whom you love were already sentenced to death before the atomic bomb was invented: and quite a high percentage of us were going to die in unpleasant ways. We had, indeed, one very great advantage over our ancestors—anesthetics; but we have that still. It is perfectly ridiculous to go about whimpering and drawing long faces because the scientists have added one more chance of painful and premature death to a world which already bristled with such chances and in which death itself was not a chance at all, but a certainty.
This is the first point to be made: and the first action to be taken is to pull ourselves together. If we are all going to be destroyed by an atomic bomb, let that bomb when it comes find us doing sensible and human things—praying, working, teaching, reading, listening to music, bathing the children, playing tennis, chatting to our friends over a pint and a game of darts—not huddled together like frightened sheep and thinking about bombs. They may break our bodies (a microbe can do that) but they need not dominate our minds.”
— “On Living in an Atomic Age” (1948)
One of the things that I love about Crossfit Oxnard is that we are always striving to be better. In fact, “pursue growth and learning” is one of our 5 core values here. This applies to the staff just as much as it applies to all of our members, and we are constantly trying to grow and learn so that we can bring more to the table for all of YOU. This past weekend, I had the opportunity to participate in the Crossfit Level 2 coaching seminar- and if I wrote out everything that I learned there, this would be the world’s longest blog post. One big thing that came up over the weekend was that, just by showing up at a course like that, we are saying that we are committed to making sure that as coaches we are always pursuing growth, and welcoming feedback as well. And the fact that CFOx requires all of its coaches to go through this course within a year of becoming a coach on staff here says so much about the quality of teaching that we intend to bring in every single class, every day.
We do this for you, because we love you guys and we want to see you grow into the best athletes, best mothers and fathers, best friends, best all around people that you can be. And I’m so excited to be able to implement the things that I’ve learned in class, and be able to continue to share in this growth with you!
Since starting to lift with Vehement Elite Athletics, I have felt much more confident in my weightlifting. This is due to the programming done by Christian & his coaching. Something that I realized was a big factor for me was the music. I know it sounds silly but music really plays a factor in my mood. I used to listen to explicit hip hop music but that just made me angry when i missed or when my lifts weren’t feeling great. I started to notice that more and more so I switched it up to coffeehouse music or country & I noticed it makes me happy and calm.
I remember when I was in a CrossFit class and I was doing an AMRAP that required you to take your time but the music was playing at a rate of 170+ BPM when really amped me up and I did not like it, I didn’t know how to find my pace. Should music affect me this much? No, but it does and I try to tune it out but when I feel the bass of 170+ per minute I get really stressed! Anyways, find music that helps you keep a steady workout or helps you reach the intent of the workout for the day. When I coach, I try to cater to your music taste & the intention of the workout. Happy Listening guys!
Love, Coach Beeks