Jerry and Bubba are competing as Masters in the CrossFit Games TODAY! Go get em boys!

Jerry and Bubba are competing as Masters in the CrossFit Games TODAY! See below for heat times!!!

“Beretta”

For time:

20 Thrusters
20 Hang Power Cleans
20 Push Presses
20 Overhead Squats
20 Front Squats

Prescribed Weights – 95 / 65
*** On the Minute – 5 Burpees ***
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Box Brief
Jerry and Bubba, CFNE Masters Games Athletes, will take on their 1st day of competition today!
Check out CF Games.com for the live-feed!

Workout

Jerry

Bubba

Deadlift

12:20

1:15

Handstand Walk

3:18

4:15

Rope Climb / Run

5:55

7:15

Kristen drilling in the Muscle-Up Transition

Kristen drilling in the Muscle-Up Transition

 

Coaches Corner

Coach Heather

While I was raised Catholic, I’ll be brutally honest and confess that I haven’t done a “religious” thing since I went to Christmas Mass (and, if I remember right I think we even missed that this year).

So, the fact that I’m quoting the Bible (I should capitalize that, right?) makes me feel a little bit like a thief.

Anyways, I came across this quote today and the one thing I do know about the Bible is that it’s all about interpretation.

“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32

Listen, I don’t know who this John character is, but he got me thinking with all of his “the truth will set you free” talk.

Too often, I think we do a lot of covering up for ourselves.  Yes, we’ve all experienced how lies are hard to keep up with; once you tell one lie, you know you’re gonna’ end up telling a whole host of other lies in an attempt to make that first sound “true”.

But, lies come in different shapes and sizes.  Lies, or non-truths, aren’t always as clear and dry as “telling a lie”.

In other words, being honest and truthful has to do with more than just “not lying”.  It includes being up front with people, and offering up information about yourself that you’re not necessarily comfortable with.

Yes, we can get really good at hiding things about ourselves from others, but at some point all our hiding will just end up with us being a slave to all of those secrets.  If you find that you’re living with a growing number of “secrets”, that’s usually a good sign that it’s time to start changing up the decisions you’re making.

Think about it.  When you’re making decisions you feel good about, you’re not feeling like you can’t tell people about them.  You don’t feel like you have anything to cover up from others.  In fact, you’re usually walking around feeling like you want people to know what you just did, not like you hope to God they never find out.

When you have those moments, or get to that place in your life, when you want everyone to know everything about your life…that’s a part of what “being set free” is all about.  It’s about being free from hiding the real you, free from sneaking your habits around, and free from the fear that comes along with living a life that you essentially don’t believe is righteous.

Whether it’s telling your friends about having Irritable Bowel Syndrome, admitting to a neighbor that your son or daughter just checked into rehab, cracking a joke with a buddy about the fart you just ripped, skipping the chips even when no one’s around to see you eat them, opening up to a family member that you think you might be depressed, or fessing up to your teenage daughter that you got a boob job…they’re all the sort of things I’m talking about.

Just come clean with people.  It’s a whole lot easier than waiting around until someone asks, you panic and lie because you weren’t prepared at that very minute to be put on the spot, and then you’ve got to keep up with the lie because you feel like it’s too late to just tell the truth.

Honestly, this is the stuff that people bond over.  We’re all walking around thinking we’re the only ones that have ever pooped their pants during a heavy squat clean.  But, everyone’s done it…well, almost everyone…and, that’s the stuff that’s more fun to talk about than to keep secret.

So, while I don’t pray every night or read the Bible…ever…I can interpret just about anything to justify the stuff that goes through my head.

Maybe I should have become a nun, after all?