Fight Zombies! Defy Limitations!

Hello to Jonathan at Defy Limitations… making sure the population of Broomfield, CO, is ready to defend against the... read more

That’s Fit: Tricks to Avoid Halloween Treats

That’s Fit is a fitness and nutrition blog in the AOL network – and one of my blog posts is live today. Tricks to Avoid Halloween Candy Candy is a nutritional wasteland, but… sometimes a little treat is the indulgence we need to stay on track the rest of the time. My Weight Watchers meeting leader Pam Wood has given our group a lot of great advice over the years. While my personal eating... read more

CrossFit New York: Prepared for Zombie Attack

New Yorkers can rest easy this weekend, knowing that members of CrossFit New York are prepared for any potential outbreak of zombieism. The Black Box can surely protect the Big Apple from the undead. Thanks, CrossFit NYC, for the shout-out. Happy... read more

Best Stir-Fry Sauce EVER™. For Real.

Left to my own devices, I tend toward Mediterranean or Middle-Eastern seasonings: cumin, fresh parsley, lemon juice, garlic. I like to make dishes that taste like they’d be best enjoyed on a sun-dappled patio, overlooking an olive grove or turquoise blue waters. But my main man Dave, he likes Asian. Every Friday afternoon, he takes himself out to lunch at Zen, and more often than not, when I just... read more

ZAP Workout in Austin – This Saturday Morning

Join us Halloween morning for the Zombie Attack Preparedness Workout (ZAP). Costume optional; sweating required. Date: Saturday, October 31Place: Auditorium Shores, near the RunTex water stationTime: 9:00 a.m.What to bring: water, towel, baseball bat or other swing-able weapon I’ll bring a stop watch; you bring your swagger. Questions? Shoot me an email: mel at chancemccoy... read more

Zombie Attack Preparedness (ZAP) Workout

Around our house, we like to think that we’re prepared for when the zombies attack, thanks to our CrossFit training and dino-chow diet. With Halloween just a few days away, it seemed like the least we could do is share our Zombie Attack Preparedness Workout (ZAP) with you. Are you ready to join us in the fight against the undead?! Meet the CastMarc Majcher, zombiePai Majcher, zombie distractionBlake... read more

Sesame-Garlic Nori Chips

Sometimes I want to chow down like a teenager: just lie in front of the TV watching something craptastic, and snarf a crispy, salty snack. But my ever-present adult voice knows that no amount of salty goodness will ever recreate that fleeting combination of utter lack of responsibility and complete, open possibility. Doesn’t mean I won’t try, though. One could argue, I suppose, that I should be... read more

Peep Toe Boots: The Dried Bread Crumb of the Fashion World

Can someone please, for the love of Sunbutter, explain the appeal of peep toe boots to me? Please. Anyone? Why would you take an adorable, studded boot and render it so hideous and... read more

Sunday Sprints

Dave and I got shiny black kettlebells this week: 35 lbs. for me (16kg) and 40 lbs. for him – and we took them out to play at the park on Sunday. It was a barn-burner!4 rounds for time:10 kettlebell tosses (two hands, from the chest), 35 lbs.10 broad jumpssprint the loop around the park (490m)My time: 20:35 Um. My broad jumps suck. Truly. I don’t mind them much, but there’s nothing... read more

Being Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

Learning to properly lift heavy weight and practicing the Olympic lifts has been almost like starting all over with CrossFit. There’s a huge difference between a front squat with 15-lb. dumbbells at Bootcamp and an 80-lb. front squat with a barbell. Dave and I were scheduled to do 5X5 front squats on Friday morning. In case you’re not familiar with the lingo, that means we would do 5 sets with... read more

Never Cheat. Never Quit.

Again Faster is a CrossFit supplier that provides “two things: knowledge and equipment.” Need to outfit a new affiliate box? They can set you up. Wondering how to do a power clean (or burpee or pushup or front squat or… you name it? They’ve got video to help you out. The always awesome Aaron (that’s his new name: Always-Awesome-Aaron) published a link to an article on Again... read more

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