Thursday, July 29, 2010

Kettlebell Skills Workshop @ Central

I am excited to announce The kettlebell skill workshop! Kettlebells are mean and nasty and I love them!
The Kettlebell Skills Workshop is for kettlebell enthusiasts or new kettlebell practitioners and will be capped at only 20 students. 
Coaches Jeremy Thiel, Chris Hartwell and Randal Setzler will take participants through Complex movements such as Cleans, Snatches, Swings, Presses, and Jerks. They will also teach fun and challenging varied movements such as Turkish Get Up (TGU), Windmills, Dual kettlebell movements and hand to hand techniques. 
Saturday, August 7th from 8:30 to 11am at CrossFit Central 
Cost: $100.00. This workshop will exempt the participant from Kettlebell Elements if you join Crossfit Central Kettlebell Classes. $50.00 for current Crossfit Central Clients.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Crossfit OG's

If you dont know this crew you should. Crossfit Affiliates are very young and these guys have been around for a long time in Crossfit History. Doug and Skip are huge influences on Crossfit Central and the creation of our affiliate. I highly recommend you visit their sites and see how they run their boxes.

I was able to run into them at the Crossfit Games in LA! Its always good to see old faces!

Saturday, July 24, 2010


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"Here I stand, the future ahead of me the past behind me and only the present to engage. Desire, passion, hunger to be the best nothing more nothing less this is my test."
Last night I was able to relax and watch a movie Coco before Chanel (Trailer). During the part of the movie I mentioned how brave she was and Lisa T. said "she has nothing to lose". It took me back to a time when I lived that way. Oh how good it feels to be ALL IN. The movie was great and very inspiring!

What events in my life caused me to draw in and not live on the edge. Have you seen Rocky 3 Eye of the Tiger. To relate my life to movies I feel like I lost my eye of the tiger and I am going back to the old school to claim it.
I feel a hunger inside of me rising up bigger badder then before a ferocious lion that will not surrender. When I first started out on my life mission I was out to prove my self. This weak place of desperation is dead and gone. 

I am on a Ruthless and Relentless mission to take a stand for all people!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Great Time to Quit

The 2010 Crossfit Games have come and gone and life is back to normal. Lindsay Smith got 12th place over all and Carey Kepler placed 16th Jen Cardella 26th and Jessica Sharratt came in 31st great showing from all the Central Athletes! Team Crossfit Central was 7th out of 66 teams from around the world Andy Lewis Alex Janss Web Smith Lisa Thiel Crystal Nelson Travis Holly.

I have attended all Crossfit Games as a participant up until this year. Year One 2007 I showed up and was not ready for what I was about to do. I got Rhabdo and could not straighten my arms for 7 days after the competition. My pull ups went to zero for 3 months. Year Two 2008 I was ready and trained up to meet the competition I remembered from the year before OPT, Speal, Josh Everett, AFT and others. I was able to step it up on the last workout and place 3rd over all. It was a great day for me but the following 6th months I faced a severe lack of desire to train and had a constant wet towel on me so it felt like. I figured I had adrenal fatigue syndrome but was never diagnosed. Year Three 2009 I had a great training partner with me Lance Cantu. In 2009 Crossfit HQ implemented regional qualifiers I was able to opt out do to finishing in the top 5. The 2009 Crossfit Games where the toughest event I had competed in in my entire life. We did 8 workouts in two days it was brutal. I made it into the final 16 and got injured on the last day. I was unable to do pull ups for 4 months after the Games.

Coming into the 2010 Crossfit Games I was very hesitant to pushing my self to unknown limits. The previous years had taken a toll on my mind and how far I could push my body. I believed that doing Crossfit to fast to hard could really take a toll on your body and system. I ended up finishing 21st in the competition almost to my delight I didnt think I could manage the wear and tear of another games.

In the last two months I have been able to come into great insight. I have learned a lot about my self and many beliefs about my abilities that were holding me back.

2011 is the best year for me to hang it up and throw in the towel and say my day has come and gone the Crossfit Games are no longer in my possibilities.

This is the day I live for the momentum has stopped the odds are stacked up against me. What will I do?

1. The Road Not Taken

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;        5
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,        10
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.        15
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.        20

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Cant get enuff

There was a time when my world was filled with DARKNESS dakrness darkness then i stopped dreaming and I was suppose to fill it up with something something. ...............

Then I tried to make my mind up...........Am I Free or Tied up?

This song lets me know I can be who ever I want to be! I love it! Changing shapes all the time!

I am leaving for LA in two days for the Crossfit Games! I am so excited to be apart of the event and the community!

Lots of video and content coming your way!

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Total abandonment of self...

Hunger that is bigger then one.....

Focus after being shook-en......


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

OH Summer!

Crossfit Kids!
Crossfit Central is hosting kids camps all summer long! Therin Smith has had me out to visit with the kids about their life vision, goals and character! What a fun ride more pictures!

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

My Tyler

First off if you haven't seen fight club wake up!? We all have alter egos strong suits people we portray to get through certain situations that come up in life. I am not saying its right or wrong I am just saying.

I am 28 3/4 years old and I have been able to create some pretty interesting characters I portray. Many people dont know who I am or what I am that just see certain sides of me. We all do this but sometimes we dont even know that we are doing it.

Today I was able to do the Murph at Crossfit Austin!It was a total blast and Lisa and I love to visit Boone and Wes the owners. Also the rest of the community that came out rocked!

I was able to do the Murph 1 1/2 times. Once I did it as one character and the second time I was some one else. The first time I went through the WOD light hearted and finished in 40.42RX the slowest I had ever done it. The second time one hour later I ran 1 mile 50 pull ups 100 push ups and 200 squats ending with one mile in 23.32.

I dont know if my time would have been faster? What matters is I was able to come back to the WOD and readdress it with a different mind set and attitude. On the last mile all I could think about was a clip from fight club. Tyler kisses Edward Nortons hand then pours sulfur acid on it. Edward Norton flips out but Tyler wont let him end the pain until he becomes it. After he embraces the pain it ends.

Embrace the pain!I was able to let the workout be what it was and enjoy it!