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CEO of Go Daddy Shares Life Lessons

Brad Killing the air squats
1.

 Get and stay out of your comfort zone.

I believe that not much happens of any significance when we’re in our comfort zone. I hear people say, “But I’m concerned about security.” My response to that is simple: “Security is for cadavers.”

2.

 Never give up.

Almost nothing works the first time it’s attempted. Just because what you’re doing does not seem to be working, doesn’t mean it won’t work. It just means that it might not work the way you’re doing it. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it, and you wouldn’t have an opportunity.

3.

 When you’re ready to quit, you’re closer than you think.

There’s an old Chinese saying that I just love, and I believe it is so true. It goes like this: “The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.”

4.

 With regard to whatever worries you, not only accept the worst thing that could happen, but make it a point to quantify what the worst thing could be.

Very seldom will the worst consequence be anywhere near as bad as a cloud of “undefined consequences.” My father would tell me early on, when I was struggling and losing my shirt trying to get Parsons Technology going, “Well, Robert, if it doesn’t work, they can’t eat you.”

5.

 Focus on what you want to have happen.

Remember that old saying, “As you think, so shall you be.”

6.

 Take things a day at a time.

No matter how difficult your situation is, you can get through it if you don’t look too far into the future, and focus on the present moment. You can get through anything one day at a time.

7.

 Always be moving forward.

Never stop investing. Never stop improving. Never stop doing something new. The moment you stop improving your organization, it starts to die. Make it your goal to be better each and every day, in some small way. Remember the Japanese concept of Kaizen. Small daily improvements eventually result in huge advantages.

8.

 Be quick to decide.

Remember what General George S. Patton said: “A good plan violently executed today is far and away better than a perfect plan tomorrow.”

9.

 Measure everything of significance.

I swear this is true. Anything that is measured and watched, improves.

10.

 Anything that is not managed will deteriorate.

If you want to uncover problems you don’t know about, take a few moments and look closely at the areas you haven’t examined for a while. I guarantee you problems will be there.

11.

 Pay attention to your competitors, but pay more attention to what you’re doing.

When you look at your competitors, remember that everything looks perfect at a distance. Even the planet Earth, if you get far enough into space, looks like a peaceful place.

12.

 Never let anybody push you around.

In our society, with our laws and even playing field, you have just as much right to what you’re doing as anyone else, provided that what you’re doing is legal.

13.

 Never expect life to be fair.

Life isn’t fair. You make your own breaks. You’ll be doing good if the only meaning fair has to you, is something that you pay when you get on a bus (i.e., fare).

14.

 Solve your own problems.

You’ll find that by coming up with your own solutions, you’ll develop a competitive edge. Masura Ibuka, the co-founder of SONY, said it best: “You never succeed in technology, business, or anything by following the others.” There’s also an old saying that I remind myself of frequently. It goes like this: “A wise man keeps his own counsel.”

15.

 Don’t take yourself too seriously.

Lighten up. Often, at least half of what we accomplish is due to luck. None of us are in control as much as we like to think we are.

16.

 There’s always a reason to smile.

Find it. After all, you’re really lucky just to be alive. Life is short. More and more, I agree with my little brother. He always reminds me: “We’re not here for a long time, we’re here for a good time!”

Brad

Monday’s Workout (CAP)

Strength: Weighted Pushup 5rep

Conditioning:

  • 150 Squat Cleans (Partner)

Find weight you can agree on that is challenging.  One working at a time.

Tuesday’s Workout (CAP)

Strength: Front Squat 5 Across (Back Squat if attended Monday’s Classes)

Conditioning:

“ANNIE”

For Time:

50-40-30-20-10

  • Double Under
  • Situps

 

Thanks To Rey Photography!

Thanks to Rey Photography for putting out some amazing action pictures from the Baseline Challenge. If you haven’t seen them yet check out our FB page to see how it went down!!

Link: Baseline Challenge

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Wednesday’s Workout

Skill: Depth Jump & Ladder Drills

Conditioning: For Time-

100 double unders 
25 wallball 
30 situps 
25 wallball 
100 double unders

Thursday’s Workout

Strength: Dumbell Bench 5×5

Conditioning: For Time

15-12-9
Squat Clean 135/95 
Ring Dip

Skills Clinic-Feb 2nd

We want to run a skills clinic during Open Gym for you guys next month but we want to get feedback on which skill you want to practice most. This skill clinic will be a FREE-one-hour instruction on Saturday morning (9-10am), February 2nd. If you’re interested please take the survey at the right of the screen. We want to keep the group small to ensure the most quality and improvement.

poll

Monday’s Workout

Conditioning:

Every Minute on the Minute for 15 min-
5 Deadlifts
4 Hang Squat Cleans
3 Thrusters
>Rx is 95/65 (scale up if thrusters are light…with caution)

Tuesday’s Workout

For Time:
50 Dips
Run 400 meters
50 Push-ups (hand release)
Run 400 meters
50 Handstand push-ups
Run 400 meters

Athlete Spotlight: Carrie P.

1) How were you introduced to Crossfit? I was at my house in Virginia watching videos on facebook of a childhood friend doing massive amounts of handstand push-ups at a Crossfit regionals competition. I remembered that I also used to be able to do a handstand push-up as a kid, so immediately set the dog bed up next to the wall and attempted one myself. Turned out it wasn’t so easy anymore, and I pretty much ended up on my head. I also used to walk by a Crossfit gym in my neighborhood and I noticed that: 1) all the people there were really fit, and 2) they always seemed to be having a good time with each other. When I moved to Naples in January, I thought Crossfit might be a good way to get back in shape, and also to meet some new people.

2) Favorite WOD/Lift: Anything gymnastic-y I’m pretty much a fan of. I also like things that are just body weight movements because I can use them to make up my own workouts on days that I don’t come to the gym. I love an improvised track workout. I also like box jumps, and more recently pull-ups.

3) I have always wanted to: Travel to Africa (and as many other places as possible); Fly in a fighter jet; Watch the Tour De France in person.

4) One word people use to describe me: Easygoing.

5) Outside of the gym I like to: Play and watch sports, hang with my dog, family and friends, have BBQ’s or parties, go to the movies, read. And I love to eat at any opportunity.

6) Something nobody knows about me or would be surprised to know about me: I set a school record for most consecutive bounces on a pogo stick in elementary school.

7) Favorite physical activity outside of Crossfit: I like playing soccer. I’d also like to start playing tennis again.

8) Favorite place to eat in Naples: For breakfast, definitely the Cove Inn.

9) Song that gets me pumped for a workout: Just Can’t Get Enough by the Black Eyed Peas usually does the trick.

10) Proudest accomplishment: Not one specific thing, but I think just having the courage to undertake new adventures or opportunities when they have come up in my life, even though I might have been scared. My motto is basically, just give it a try, if it doesn’t work out or you don’t like it, you can always go back to what/where you came from before.

Wednesday’s Workout

Skill of the Week: BB Good Mornings

Tabata (20sec on/10sec off x 8 sets) Doubleunders

immediately following….

10 minutes of work-
Top of every min  5 Pushups (Hand release)
Squat clean rest of time 95/65

-Score:  Max Squat Cleans

Thursday’s Workout

Skill of the Week: Good Mornings

15-12-9
Thruster
Box Jump

Weights increase each set-
15: 105/65
12: 115/75
9: 135/95

Partner up and enjoy the ride

Getting use to a wrist in a front squat position is not easy. Some would rather cross arms to compensate for a lack of mobility and technique.

We believe that rolling the bar over your palms is most functional. An arms crossed position does not allow for transferability overhead for such movements as the clean & jerks, and thrusters.

Learn to set the bar on your shoulders and you’ll find your wrist don’t bother or hurt so much. Wrist straps or athletic tape help as well.

Strength: Overhead Squat 3RM
Conditioning:

Partner Squat Clean-

150 reps for time (15 min cap)

Find weight you can agree on that is challenging.

CrossFit vs Steady State Cardio

CFJ: What about aerobic conditioning?

Coach Glassman: I know you’re messing with me– trying to get me going. Look, why is it that a 20-minute bout on the stationary bike at a heart rate of 165 bpm is held by the public to be good cardiovascular work, whereas a mixed-mode workout keeping athletes between 165 and 195 bpm for twenty minutes inspires the question, ”What about aerobic conditioning?”

For the record, the aerobic conditioning developed by CrossFit is not only high-level, but, more importantly, it is more useful than the aerobic conditioning that comes from regimens composed entirely of monostructural elements like cycling, running, or rowing. Now that should start some fires!

Put one of our guys in a gravel shoveling competition with a pro cyclist and our guy smokes the cyclist. Neither guy trains by shoveling gravel, so why does the CrossFit guy dominate? Because CrossFit’s workouts better model high-demand functional activities. Think about it – a circuit of wall ball, lunges, and deadlift high pulls at max heart rate better matches a larger range of activities than does cycling at any heart rate.-CFJ, Interview: Greg Glassman

“I didn’t run a lap but I felt like a ran a mile”

Figure A: By Product of Steady State Cardio Figure B: By Product of Interval Training

Today’s Workout (Wednesday, March 7, 2012)

Strength: Front Squat 3 x 3

Conditioning:
Death By Squats Cleans (135/95)

With a continuously running clock do one rep the first minute, two reps the second minute, three reps the third minute…… continuing as long as you are able.

Cash Out: 50 Kness to elbow

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