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Unexpected Rest Day

Pictured below from left to right: Tony Blauer, Austin Malleolo, Dave Lipson, & Me after the “Be Your Own Bodyguard” seminar at the HQ Trainer Summit in San Diego.

I had a great plan of what I was going to do yesterday which included a max effort bench press and a max effort back squat.  I was all fired up and ready to attack the lifts yesterday along with some 5oom repeats and a finisher of 20 reps at 185#s of power clean.  But it just didn’t happen.  I had a great opportunity to head down to San Diego to help Tony Blauer teach his S.P.E.A.R. system to the HQ Training staff at the Trainer Summit.  It was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.  San Diego is 2 hours south of me and I train Monday – Friday 6am-noon.  So I had to take off right after I finished training which left me no time to workout before leaving.  I headed down with my brother Jonathan & Moe Naqvi.  The seminar went great and I was able to help a lot of the people learn how to protect themselves for the rest of their lives in a matter of 2 hours.  We went to dinner afterwards and it was a HUGE Crossfit Celebrity party with so many names I couldn’t possibly drop them all in one blog but I will try!! 🙂 Nicole Carroll, Dave Castro, Tony Budding, Pat Barber & fiance Tamaryn Venter, Dave Lipson, Austin Malleolo, Annie Thorsdottir, Chris Spealler, Jason Khalipa, Pat Sherwood, Miranda Oldroyd, Heather Bergeron, Ben Bergeron, Chuck Carswell, Adrian “No Rep” Bozman, James Hobart, Russell Berger, Lance Cantu and so many more!!!  haha that was fun.

Sometimes Unexpected Rest Days are a blessing in disguise or a little reward for your body for working so hard.  The key is jumping right back into your training and not worrying about what you missed.  Missing a day of training or resting an extra day is much more beneficial than destroying your  body day in and day out and not taking care of yourself.  So rather than being down about the unexpected rest day, get excited to CRUSH the next workout and get right back on track and ready to roll.


-Max Effort Bench Press

-Max Effort Back Squat

-Cycling with Doug Katona

-Unknown WOD…

Tip of the Day

“With Crossfit we are changing our lives. Our health, our performance, and our physique. What we sometimes forget about is our mind. We are becoming mentally strong! Do not underestimate the power of being excited about something…like a weakness. That is the beginning of turning it into a strength!” me

Pictured here with my good friend and mentor, Tony Blauer Founder of the S.P.E.A.R. & Blauer Tactical, after winning the Deadlift/Box Jump workout at the 2011 Reebok Southern California Regional.