I’ve had a bit of an epiphany

This won’t be a fancy post with lots of pictures or pithy commentary, rather a summary of a new certification that I’ve been trying to get for the past year.

The certification is for Biosignature Modulation by the Poliquin group

Essentially our bodies like to talk, they do it through all kinds of mediums, heart rate, exhaustion, storing fat, etc. this cert was all about reading where the body stores fat to tell exactly what is going on at the cellular level.

The process entails measuring ski folds at 12 different sites and implementing strategies to address each of the findings

Example is Cortisol signaling. Storing fat below the navel is a sure sign that you are stressed out an not getting enough rest. Getting your cortisol mixed up makes it behave in a manner that makes many more of your bodies hormones do the wrong thing at the wrong time (I know that soused sciency). If you want to learn more about cortisol , follow this link right now!

I know a guy that is a manager at a high tech company, has two kids, a wife, and in his spare time builds swimming pools and coaches 6 or 7 classes a week. Anyway, after having ten people measure the sites on me, I’m going to be making some changes in how I manage my life

1. 3 cups of coffee max per day. For the past year I’ve been drinking a pot and a half per morning, then 2 or 3 cups during the day

2. Getting to bed on time. This will be particularly difficult on Tues/Thurs night. I had several of the folks I’ve never met measure my calf and immediately tell me I need more sleep

3. Eating right. I’ve been gluten free, but that is probably the only high point. I’ll be going back to the Paleo diet with lots and lots of veggies

I may be looking for some folks to practice on I’m the coming weeks


Some motivation for 2013, and tell me again What’s your excuse?

Ok folks, we are about to begin 2013, and as I’ve mentioned in class, I’m issuing a challenge to motivate you all to take charge and hit the necessary elements of taking your fitness to the next level.  Those elements are:

  • Diet
  • Doing the work
  • Pushing the envelope
  • Educating yourself
  • Results don’t lie

Buy-in for this challenge is $75.  This is a bet that you are placing on yourself!  You have a direct influence on the outcome.  Deadline to declare participation and put your money where your fitness is is January 11th.  The judging will begin when we all return to the gym on January 8th.

Some of you have done this before, some it will be your first experience of a challenge like this.  The overall goal is to have a focused time period that you can change your life by taking specific actions in how you approach your fitness.  The overview of the program is in this LINK.

For those that sign up, I’ll be doing the measurements and body-fat testing during the first week that we return.  I’ll communicate a schedule as soon as I get it hammered out.


If you are looking for an excuse, this guy lists out several that may work for you.

I just really like this video.  Especially when he talks about counting on you at any given moment

I also enjoy this one, despite how you feel about Arnold, they guy has been successful as heck.


I don’t like the word “resolution”

I’ll tell you why I don’t like the word a bit later in the post. . . If your’e doing what I’m doing at this time of year, you are trying to find that one light that is causing the entire set to not turn on.   Don’t worry, it shouldn’t take long to get to this level.


Once you get the lights, garland, elf on the shelf, the tree, and make the eggnog, it’s time to sit down and enjoy some of the glory of the Christmas season.  It’s time to celebrate the birth of Christ, spend time with family, and of course loosen your belt and watch some football during some sort of a food induced coma.


Don’t forget to take time to enjoy the season and the associated food coma but remember that shortly after the festivities are over with, it’s time to start thinking of the new year, a new you and the changes to your healthcare plans.

It’s a dirty word “resolution”

The reason that I don’t like it is because it rarely seems to stick, with me, or anyone that I know.  Instead of resolutions, I like to think of things in life changes, and establish plans to make those changes permanent.

We have some slots open at CrossFit Pflugerville in all of our classes.  If making a life change in your fitness is something that you would like to do, I have an offer for you.  I am offering a 50% reduced rate for 3 months for the next 5 people that sign up to join one of those classes (limited to availability – contact me at the gym phone number if you are interested).  After that 3 months, for those 5 people, the rates will continue at a 25% discount from the published rates on the website.

For those members, as well as all of my existing members, I’m going to do another challenge, but it will be a bit shorter in duration (6 weeks).  I’m still developing the full format of the challenge, but there will be the typical fitness components as well as an education component with it.  There will be fitness goals associated with body composition, as well as educational elements, and and some comfort challenges along the way.