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Justin Bailey

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Church of Crossfit (3): Stop Doing Bicep Curls

One of the first things Scott told me was that we would never do anything like bicep curls, one of the most common workout techniques to give a person big arms.  The reason?  That exercise isn’t functional; you never do an isolated curl in your…
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February 7, 2011
Fitness

Church of Crossfit (2): The Seeker-Sensitive Gym

For the sake of context, I should probably begin by describing my experiences at the big gym that I joined.  XSport fitness is a 24-hour one-stop fitness shop.  Crossfitters call gyms “boxes” and the large gyms “big boxes”, or more disdainfully, “Globo-gym” (after the hilarious…
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February 4, 2011
Fitness

The Church of Crossfit (1): Chronicle of a Seeker

In 2010 I discovered something called Crossfit.  It’s a workout philosophy that focuses on functional movements performed in short, high intensity workouts.  That might not mean a lot to most, and I will explain what I mean at some point, but even when I do…
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February 3, 2011
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What’s In a Name?

So I thought I would write a quick post explaining the reason why I have called this blog, "Meditations in a Toolshed." First, the picture in the header is of the shed in my backyard.  Since we moved in, I've hated the shed and wanted…
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February 2, 2011
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Yes, I’m Blogging Again

I think I have started and stopped blogging as many times as Brett Favre has retired and un-retired. First there was Xanga (2002-2005) Then Blogspot (2004-2006): Then I did a lengthy, dated, albeit still relevant study on blogging (ca. 2004) that can be read here.…
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February 1, 2011