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It’s a long road…

“John…Not sure if you have answered this question before, but where does the Talk To Me Johnnie tagline, “It’s a long road” come from?… The original Rambo was one of Stallone’s greatest works and one of my favorite movie. He plays a pivotal character for the time when the movie was made. The loner fighting against the establishment, refusing to conform to societies pressures and generally kicking ass for the 2 hours. Read More »

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A Few More Things I Learned…

“The list of 42 had a profound effect on me this year. Whenever I encountered a challenge or crossroads, I tried to apply what I knew and see if the event would reshape my point of view. 2013 might have been one of the most difficult and trying years in my last 37. The joy of having children has added a layer I could never of expected… Read More »

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42 Things I Learned Leading Up to 2013

“13. It is better to live like a farmer than a bartender. Farmers go to bed when the sun goes down and wake when the roosters crow. Bartenders hang out with drunks, don’t go to bed till 3 or 4 in the morning and sleep all day. Be a farmer… Read More »

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Always Hungery

“Hungry, famished, starved describes a condition resulting from a lack of food. Hungry is a general word, expressing various degress of eagerness or craving for food: hungry between meals; desperately hungry after a long fast; hungry as a bear… Read More »

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Ave Caesar, morituri te salutant.

“Ask 11 men wearing armor to impose their will on another group of 11 men wearing armor standing just across an imaginary line and see what happens. Now add 75,000 fans screaming and millions of dollars in salary and see where it gets us. Now breed an attitude of superiority in the men from the time their are kids and for good measure have them lift weights and train like it was a job from high school… Read More »

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I never said this shit was easy

“I know that you’re busy, but I’ve had a problem lately and i hoped maybe you could help. I’m a college freshman, and I’ve been following the CFFB program for several months now and have seen some spectacular gains. However, I took two weeks off to move to college and get used to my new routine… Read More »

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Power Athlete Garage Gym

“Hey John, Thought it would be badass to have an article on setting up a cffb garage gym. Thanks for the suggestion. . I read your question and have been milling it over for a few weeks and agree there should be a simple easy set up guide for a garage gym… Read More »

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Zombie Preparation Update

“I get a few questions and comments a day on my Zombie Preparation posts. Recently, someone asked if I would make any changes to weapons choices. Yes. I have come across a few new weapons I would add to my zombie survival list. The first weapon on our updated list just missed the cut for the last Zombie Preparation posts and after some serious consideration, it lands on top… Read More »

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Reflections in Iron: Mike Webster – Starting Strength

“I’ve been asked from time to time about the training methods of my father, Mike Webster of the Pittsburgh Steelers. This is recollection will, of course, be colored by the lens of youth, and for the life of me I can’t remember the exact poundages or set/rep schemes he used for the most part, having been so small that my own workouts alongside him consisted of straining to deadlift the empty curl bar… Read More »

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CFFB & SPF OPEN POWERLIFTING MEET IN SOCAL

“CrossFit Football has been working for the last few months to bring a powerlifting meet to Southern California. We worked with Cara Westin from Supertraining Gym in Sacramento, CA to host a powerlifting meet at the home of CrossFit Football, SoCal S&C/CrossFit Balboa in Costa Mesa, CA…. Read More »

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