POST OF THE DAY, AUGUST 13TH 2020

August 12, 2020 | LAHAINA CROSSFIT

LCF MINDSET:

“If you aim at nothing, don’t worry... we’ll hit it.”

A clear and defined goal seems like an obvious first step. It is however often missed. 

It’s not that we don’t have any general goals or directions in mind… it’s that we tend to lack *crystal clear specificity*. We lack the concrete intentions that we need when we hit the chaotic storm.

If we have to pause to think about what our goals are, we havn’t yet defined them to the extent we need to have them stick. They need to come to our lips in the blink of an eye, as if it’s a subconscious reaction.

Let it be specific, measurable, and actionable. “I need to get better with money”, turns into “I will have $40 each payment transferred to my retirement account.” “I want to get fitter”, turns into “I will eat 3 quality meals per day, 6 days per week, and go to the gym on Mon/Tue/Wed, Fri/Sat”. “I want to have better presentation skills”, turns into “I will take the improv class in my city every Monday for the next six weeks”.

Be intentional. Specificity is everything.

WOD:

Our daily WODs will now be posted in WODHOPPER for our active LCF members.  Once signed into your WODHOPPER account you can see the days WOD via the WOD HOPPER icon on your desktop or from your smart phone  If you have any questions on how to access this please let us know.


POST OF THE DAY, AUGUST 12TH 2020

August 11, 2020 | LAHAINA CROSSFIT

"What is important is seldom urgent, and what is urgent is seldom important.” - Dwight Eisenhower


Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine. It comes with no surprise that his methods for time management have been studied by many.

He creates for us a divide between two categories – urgent tasks, and important tasks.
Urgent tasks are things that you feel like you need to react to. Emails, phone calls, texts, “the news”. Meanwhile, important tasks are things that contribute to our long-term goals.

Said another way, urgent things often distract us from important things. They attempt to pull the veil over our eyes and *seem* like the things we should be doing right now.

If we can cut the fluff – the wasted minutes – and apply those towards what actually moves us forward… we’re in for a great ride. The opposite is also true. If we get caught up in only the urgent tasks, we can go through a whole day, busy-as-ever, and feel like we got *nothing* done by its end.

Let’s take note of what we do today with a critical eye. Let’s cut the fluff.

WOD:

Our daily WODs will now be posted in WODHOPPER for our active LCF members.  Once signed into your WODHOPPER account you can see the days WOD via the WOD HOPPER icon on your desktop or from your smart phone  If you have any questions on how to access this please let us know.

 

POST OF THE DAY, AUGUST 11TH 2020

August 10, 2020 | LAHAINA CROSSFIT

"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fate puts opportunity in front of us.
Destiny is the result of what we choose to do with it.

In turn, destiny is a choice. Not some predetermined thing of fairy tales and lore. We can sit and allow destiny to happen to us, or we can choose to have destiny happen for us.

Don’t wait to be chosen. Choose.
Decisions = Destiny.

WOD:

Our daily WODs will now be posted in WODHOPPER for our active LCF members.  Once signed into your WODHOPPER account you can see the days WOD via the WOD HOPPER icon on your desktop or from your smart phone  If you have any questions on how to access this please let us know.

 


POST OF THE DAY, AUGUST 10TH 2020

August 9, 2020 | LAHAINA CROSSFIT

Make it a great week LCF Ohana!  
 
WOD:

Our daily WODs will now be posted in WODHOPPER for our active LCF members.  Once signed into your WODHOPPER account you can see the days WOD via the WOD HOPPER icon on your desktop or from your smart phone  If you have any questions on how to access this please let us know.

 


POST OF THE DAY, AUGUST 7TH 2020

August 7, 2020 | LAHAINA CROSSFIT

LCF/COMPTRAIN MINDSET:

“Alright. They’re to the front of us, to the left and right, and behind us. We’re surrounded…. They can’t escape us now.” – General Chesty Puller, United States Marine Corps

Outnumbered by multiples, General Puller drove his Marines that day to victory. It was for no other reason than they believed they could. To accomplish anything extraordinary, we first need to believe it’s possible. 

That sounds ridiculously obvious. Yet when we think a bit more on it, we come to realize that we can be the first to tell ourselves that next task or goal is *not* possible. We can talk ourselves out of action with negative compounding thoughts. Concern, worry, doubt, fear. We can be our own worst enemy.

Like the Marines that day, sometimes we just need to get out of our own head, and do what we best. Work. Even when, we’re out-gunned. Out-“talented”. Out of time, out of resources, out of everything. Even when every damn reason tells us we can't... let's go win. That's what we do.

 

 

POST OF THE DAY, AUGUST 6TH 2020

August 5, 2020 | LAHAINA CROSSFIT

LCF/COMPTRAIN MINDSET:

“Perfection can be spelled with the word paralysis.” - Churchill

The act of “starting” is all to often the most challenging.

As human beings, our survival mechanism kicks in when we approach change. It sounds the alarm, telling us we are in dangerous waters. We may find ourselves forecasting to the future, vividly conceptualizing the hardships, obstacles, and all the tough unknowns that path may bring.

WOD:

Our daily WODs will now be posted in WODHOPPER for our active LCF members.  Once signed into your WODHOPPER account you can see the days WOD via the WOD HOPPER icon on your desktop or from your smart phone  If you have any questions on how to access this please let us know.

 


This defense mechanism is amazing for avoiding predators. It can save our life! But on the hand… it can also prevent it.

Breathe into those thoughts that run through our mind when we approach change. Recognize them. Accept them for what they are. And then put them where they belong, because it’s time to get to work.

 

POST OF THE DAY, AUGUST 5TH 2020

August 4, 2020 | LAHAINA CROSSFIT

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LCF/COMPTRAIN MINDSET:

Science has measured humans to have 20,000 genes.
Some onions have 40,000.

The idea of better or worse “gene pools” is a myth. True for our skin and hair color at birth, but not at all towards our potential in life.

Another “gene” controls that. It’s called “Epigenetics”. A fancy word that says, we are the ultimate adaptation machine. We respond to our environment, and most specifically, to stress.

The great thing about Epigenetics is that we’re all born with it. 
We just need to get after it.

WOD:

Our daily WODs will now be posted in WODHOPPER for our active LCF members.  Once signed into your WODHOPPER account you can see the days WOD via the WOD HOPPER icon on your desktop or from your smart phone  If you have any questions on how to access this please let us know.


POST OF THE DAY, AUGUST 4TH 2020

August 3, 2020 | LAHAINA CROSSFIT

LCF/COMPTRAIN MINDSET:

Pablo Picasso, the famous Spanish artist, was walking through the market one day when a young woman spotted him and ran over. She asked with great excitement and admiration for him to draw a picture for her as she handed over a piece of paper.

Pablo smiled, and obliged. He quickly drew a small, but beautiful, piece of art on the tiny piece of paper.
Absolutely stunned by the speed of such quality drawing, she asks – “But, Mr. Picasso, how is that possible? That only took you thirty seconds to draw this masterpiece!”
Pablo smiled again, and replied “My good woman, it took me 30 years to draw that masterpiece in thirty seconds.”

WOD:

Our daily WODs will now be posted in WODHOPPER for our active LCF members.  Once signed into your WODHOPPER account you can see the days WOD via the WOD HOPPER icon on your desktop or from your smart phone  If you have any questions on how to access this please let us know.


As we grow, give ourselves permission to create junk. To be able to laugh off mistakes, and get better through their lessons learned. We all want to thrive and do well, 100% of the time. But our own judgement, can become our worst enemy. Judge less, and practice more. That’s the secret sauce.


WORKOUT OF THE DAY, AUGUST 3RD 2020

August 2, 2020 | LAHAINA CROSSFIT

LCF/COMPTRAIN MINDSET:

“If you know your opponent, but not yourself, you will lose 100% of the time.” – Samurai Proverb

To “keep up with the Jones” is an old expression about competitive neighbors. A power struggle, or maybe better said a popularity struggle, of status on the block. To “keep up”, one must be on top of their investigative game, predicting the next big move… a nicer lawn, or a better Christmas card.

As we visualize these friendly rivals battling it out on the block, it’s safe to say that both sides will lose. There won’t be a winner here.

We can study our competition into great length. And, we will indeed learn some absolutely beneficial statistics. But all the external statistics in the world won’t move us forward until we turn the investigative glasses to ourselves.

WOD:

Our daily WODs will now be posted in WODHOPPER for our active LCF members.  Once signed into your WODHOPPER account you can see the days WOD via the WOD HOPPER icon on your desktop or from your smart phone  If you have any questions on how to access this please let us know.


POST OF THE DAY, JULY 31ST 2020

July 31, 2020 | LAHAINA CROSSFIT

LCF/COMPTRAIN MINDSET:

“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.” – Malcolm X

There’s something intoxicating about planning for the future. It’s the dream-world.

Yet when it comes time to cross the bridge from planning to execution, many lose their way. And nothing materializes.

View preparation as two parts, equally theoretical and tangible action.
Without the thought behind, it’s wasted energy in multiple directions.
And without action to follow thought, it’s nothing but a pipe dream.

There will be the voice that tells us, “there’s time to do this tomorrow”. But that brings us back to the quote we started with above. Are we going to react to tomorrow, or are we going to respond to today?

WOD:

Our daily WODs will now be posted in WODHOPPER for our active LCF members.  Once signed into your WODHOPPER account you can see the days WOD via the WOD HOPPER icon on your desktop or from your smart phone  If you have any questions on how to access this please let us know.


POST OF THE DAY, JULY 30TH 2020

July 30, 2020 | LAHAINA CROSSFIT

LCF/COMPTRAIN MINDSET:

“Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.” – Carls Von Karlswich

Choice is one of the most powerful things we have as human beings.
But hiding in that power, is also one of the most destructive forces imaginable.

Ironically enough, the missing link to accomplishing that “thing”, is choice… specifically, the lack of it.

A different thought process from the quote above, is to stop trying to do everything.

To be able to stand in a room with a thousand doors, and be able to close 999 of them.

Are we trying to do too much? Sometimes less truly can be more.

WOD:

Our daily WODs will now be posted in WODHOPPER for our active LCF members.  Once signed into your WODHOPPER account you can see the days WOD via the WOD HOPPER icon on your desktop or from your smart phone  If you have any questions on how to access this please let us know.




 

POST OF THE DAY, JULY 29TH 2020

July 28, 2020 | LAHAINA CROSSFIT

LCF/COMPTRAIN MINDSET:

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” - Aristotle

One of the most challenging things we can do, is to reflect. To reflect, with brutal honesty.

This quote can be applied in many ways, but it’s most commonly applied to the physical acts of our days. Whether we show up to the gym at 5:30am to train. Whether we eat the proper food we brought to work with us, or order out for lunch.

What’s more challenging, is to look further inward. And reflect, with brutal honesty, on our thoughts. The way we think.

When we missed the lift, what were our immediate thoughts?
When we were cut off on the road by another car, what did we say to ourselves?
When the gossip arrived in the locker room, what did we first think?

If our thoughts become actions, this must be where we start.

WOD:

Our daily WODs will now be posted in WODHOPPER for our active LCF members.  Once signed into your WODHOPPER account you can see the days WOD via the WOD HOPPER icon on your desktop or from your smart phone  If you have any questions on how to access this please let us know.

 

POST OF THE DAY, JULY 28TH 2020

July 27, 2020 | LAHAINA CROSSFIT

LCF/COMPTRAIN MINDSET:

“I’ll either find a way, or I’ll make one.” – Hannibal

Said by a man who got elephants to climb a mountain.

Angela Duckworth, a leading expert on the study of “grit”, defines it as follows:

“Passion and sustained persistence applied towards long-term achievement, with no particular concern for rewards or recognition along the way.”

If there is a single attribute that is the closest correlate to success, it may very well be grit.

Grit is very much in line with our definition of “mental toughness”. To give our unconditional best, regardless of the circumstances.

It’s doing the unsexy hard work... when no one’s watching.
It’s refusing to see a “failure” as “defeat”.
It’s refusing to believe that elephants can’t climb mountains… and then proving it.

We look to the past not to seek out what is possible. We look to the past to study ways that have worked before.

WOD:

Our daily WODs will now be posted in WODHOPPER for our active LCF members.  Once signed into your WODHOPPER account you can see the days WOD via the WOD HOPPER icon on your desktop or from your smart phone  If you have any questions on how to access this please let us know.


POST OF THE DAY, JULY 27TH 2020

July 26, 2020 | LAHAINA CROSSFIT

**Regular Hours on Monday! 6am-10am Open Gym, 8am and 9am Class.  4-6pm Open Gym, 4pm Class

LCF/COMPTRAIN MINDSET:

“Empathy fuels connection. Sympathy drives disconnection.” - Brene Brown

Sympathy is feeling “sorry” for someone. And although these intentions often come from a good place, it actually further isolates the individual. It creates a deeper divide.

Empathy, on the other hand, is free of judgement. It’s being an sincere listener, present for the individual in relation… but not “diagnosis”. Instead of being there to fix you, it’s being there with you. 

Rarely can a response make something better. What can make something better, is connection.

WOD:

Our daily WODs will now be posted in WODHOPPER for our active LCF members.  Once signed into your WODHOPPER account you can see the days WOD via the WOD HOPPER icon on your desktop or from your smart phone  If you have any questions on how to access this please let us know.

 

POST OF THE DAY, JULY 24TH 2020

July 23, 2020 | LAHAINA CROSSFIT

LCF/COMPTRAIN MINDSET:

“The Marshmallow Experiment”

The experiment conducted decades ago began by bringing in children into a room, one by one, sitting them down in a chair with a single marshmallow in front of them.

Here, the researcher offered a deal. He said he was going to leave the room, and if the child didn’t eat the marshmallow while he was away, then a second marshmallow would be rewarded. However, if the child chose to eat the marshmallow while he was away, they wouldn’t get a second. What he didn’t say was how long he’d be gone. The choice was simple - one treat now, or two treats later.

Some of the children ate it right away. Some squirmed around for a bit, and gave in after a couple of minutes. And some of the children managed to wait until the researcher came back.

The research team followed the participants for 40 years afterwards. The children who ate the marshmallow immediately... struggled in life. They didn’t have careers they were proud of, and they didn’t live lives they were happy with. The children who held out went on to live as highly successful individuals.

The ability to delay gratification is a critical component in life. Whether we want to go to the CrossFit Games, be the best spouse we can be, or propel our career forward, we must have the willpower to stay the course with the longer term in mind. Even when we’re tired, hungry, beat up, and starving for a bite of that marshmallow… we’re tough enough to hang on.

WOD:

Our daily WODs will now be posted in WODHOPPER for our active LCF members.  Once signed into your WODHOPPER account you can see the days WOD via the WOD HOPPER icon on your desktop or from your smart phone  If you have any questions on how to access this please let us know.


POST OF THE DAY, JULY 23RD 2020

July 22, 2020 | LAHAINA CROSSFIT

LCF/COMPTRAIN MINDSET:

“Head, Heart, Hands.” - Jim Kwik

Every action originates as a thought in our head. But from there, thoughts of course don’t just materialize into existence in front of us. It doesn’t go “head to hands”. There’s a step between that decides if it’s going to actually happen: heart.

It’s the emotional connection. Our level of buy-in. We could have the most grandiose plan of all time, but if we aren’t bought in with our heart in full… we know it will never work.

It’s less about what we’re doing, and more about why we’re doing it. Our success is less about “which path”, and more about the level of commitment we bring to it.

As we move through our day, let’s consider this concept of Head, Heart, Hands. If we find ourselves struggling with something… a specific career, a relationship, a lifestyle… what is causing it? Are we bought in?

Head, Heart, Hands. 
Our reasons are what will reap our results.

WOD:

Our daily WODs will now be posted in WODHOPPER for our active LCF members.  Once signed into your WODHOPPER account you can see the days WOD via the WOD HOPPER icon on your desktop or from your smart phone  If you have any questions on how to access this please let us know.


POST OF THE DAY, JULY 22ND 2020

July 21, 2020 | LAHAINA CROSSFIT

LCF/COMPTRAIN MINDSET:

“Motivation can get you started. Commitment is what keeps you going.” - Jim Rohn

Motivation feels good. 
It makes things feel, just, easy. So natural.

We recognize anything in life that’s worth working towards… won’t be easy. And it will not be a matter of if, but when, we are challenged and tested to the core. In this moment, motivation may very well not be there for us. What will be however, is our commitment.

Our success can be drawn back to the level of commitment to the little things. "Discipline" is not reserved for the military or martial arts - it is our anchor for seeing us through the storm. It won't be a single action that makes, or breaks us. It’s instead hundreds and thousands of smaller decisions, repeated time and time again, through the dedicated commitment to discipline ourselves.

Let's be aware of the habits and commitments we hold ourselves to. Whereas motivation is a short-term fix, commitments to daily healthy habits guide us through the inevitable storms.

 
WOD:

Our daily WODs will now be posted in WODHOPPER for our active LCF members.  Once signed into your WODHOPPER account you can see the days WOD via the WOD HOPPER icon on your desktop or from your smart phone  If you have any questions on how to access this please let us know.

 

POST OF THE DAY, JULY 20TH 2020

July 19, 2020 | LAHAINA CROSSFIT

LCF/COMPTRAIN MINDESET:

“The opposite of play is not work. The opposite of play is depression.” – Brene Brown

Sometimes along the way, we forget that we love what we do. The choice of words there was intentional.

Suddenly things become a “job”.
Things used to be fun.
It used to excite us.
Now… not so much.
And we ask ourselves that question… ”What happened?”

When we are here, it’s a must to remind ourselves: love is a two-way street. And it takes work to love. Unlike the portrayal in the movies, there’s commitment with hard work, sweat and tears. But through that, if we can see it all the way, is the irreplaceable fulfillment. We must learn, or maybe better said re-learn, to love what we do.

Think back to what excited us the most when we started. What ignited the fire. What wakes us up in the morning. It’s there. Not lost to “work”, and just in need of a rekindling.

WOD:

Our daily WODs will now be posted in WODHOPPER for our active LCF members.  Once signed into your WODHOPPER account you can see the days WOD via the WOD HOPPER icon on your desktop or from your smart phone  If you have any questions on how to access this please let us know.

 


WORKOUT OF THE DAY, JULY 17TH 2020

July 16, 2020 | LAHAINA CROSSFIT

LCF/COMPTRAIN MINDSET:

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.” - Dr Suess

Words from a childrens’ book, but words that reach far beyond.

It’s easy to get caught up in “life”.
To be so focused on chasing our next goal. Hunting that next accomplishment.

Dr Suess gives us a grounding thought: to value the present. To appreciate the moments in front of us, despite how tempting it may be to look ahead. In today’s world, we’re moving faster than ever. Planning more than ever. Forecasting more than ever. But in all the plans that we could possibly dream up, regardless of how big and audacious as they may be, do not create memories. Only today can.

WOD:

Our daily WODs will now be posted in WODHOPPER for our active LCF members.  Once signed into your WODHOPPER account you can see the days WOD via the WOD HOPPER icon on your desktop or from your smart phone  If you have any questions on how to access this please let us know.

 



POST OF THE DAY, JULY 16TH 2020

July 15, 2020 | LAHAINA CROSSFIT

Our LCF Ohana is growing, so to accomodate we are going to add a 9am CrossFit Class Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting next week - July 20th. (We will still have Open Gym at 9am but our class will take priority regarding space and equipment).  

We will update our schedule on the website, send out a text reminder and put reminders for your all on our social media platforms.  

LCF/COMPTRAIN MINDSET:

“Creativity is allowing one to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” - Scott Adams

We all want to create something amazing in this life. A successful career, building a deep relationship, to anything and everything between. In this process, we easily forget how crucial it is to allow ourselves to make mistakes.

We learn after mistakes, no question about that, but there’s something even more important here - the *will* to try so hard, that we make mistakes. If we are living in a state of fear, that we’ll fumble the ball or miss the chance… we never take the risk. We move through life on safe.

Just like training for a 200lb snatch, we wouldn’t expect to be able to lift the weight on Day 1. We’d start at a lighter load, steadily building over the weeks. Countless misses and technical faults along the way, but we still come back to try once more. Fine tuning, until we’ve reached our “art”.

WOD:

Our daily WODs will now be posted in WODHOPPER for our active LCF members.  Once signed into your WODHOPPER account you can see the days WOD via the WOD HOPPER icon on your desktop or from your smart phone  If you have any questions on how to access this please let us know.