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Kenneth Dollar
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Grunt Work (New Program Pt. 3)
I would like to take a little time to talk about CTM (CompTrain Masters) programming and training cycles. The first 8 week training cycle after The Open was called "Silverback".  Silverback's primary focus was to build a functional base of strength.  We did...

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2017 "Murph"
Another Memorial Day has come and gone. Memorial Day means one thing for me. "Murph" For those that don't know, "Murph" is a workout that CrossFit athletes around the globe do on Memorial Day.  It is a workout that we do to honor those that have made the ul...

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Self Doubt & Pushing Through
On Friday, summer hit in Denton with a vengeance.  It was 95 degrees, but even worse than that, about 80% humidity.  You couldn't walk across the gym with breaking a sweat. Then I did the scheduled CTM workout for the day.  It was called "Quattro". Accordin...

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Having a "Helen" Good Time
On May 16th, CompTrain Masters (CTM) Helen was programmed.  For anyone who doesn't know, Helen is: 3 Rounds for Time of:      Run 400m      21 Kettlebell swings @ 53#      12 Pull-up So on Tuesday, I did Helen RX for the very first time. The results? 15:09 ...

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Reflections on the 2017 Open
Another year has passed.  The Open is over.  Overall, I felt like this year’s Open was much worse than last year. Here are my thoughts on each workout: 17.1 :  I honestly feel I put out every bit of effort I could on this workout.  Being week one that shoul...

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New Program
As I said in a previous post, I have refocused on my training for the coming year.  As part of that refocusing, I signed up for online coaching. After much deliberation, I choose the CompTrain Masters  (CTM) program. Now, I firmly believe that the programmi...

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Track your food!
I have determined that the biggest factor holding back my performance is my body weight. At my current weight (250#), it is like I am working out (and living) with a 50# weight vest on. It makes everything harder. I NEED to change my body composition.  Not ...

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New Program
I am SUPER excited about the upcoming year, and am refocusing my training to reflect this. I started the CompTrain Masters program March 30th.  The first week was a deload week being the first week "post open". More updates to come.

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Reflections on the 2017 Open
Another year has passed.  The Open is over.  Overall, I felt like this year’s Open was much worse than last year. Here are my thoughts on each workout: 17.1:  I honestly feel I put out every bit of effort I could on this workout.  Being week one that should...

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16.5. A repeat of the worst workout I have ever done.
Thrusters . . . why did it have to be thrusters? The fifth and final workout in the 2016 CrossFit Open was released on March 24th.  It was a repeat of one of the previous Open workouts.  Specifically, a repeat of 14.5. 21-18-15-12-9-6-3 Thrusters @ 95# Bar-...
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