Andy Petranek

Jonesy

There is never a good time for them – whether at home resting after a long day at work, on vacation, or waking up with them in the middle of the night – stomach cramps are no fun. And they become even less fun when they warrant a trip to the ER. That’s what happened …

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Progress

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men, true nobility is being superior to your former self.” ~ Lao Tzu   This quote captures the true spirit of the CF Games Open at CFLA, and epitomizes our focus – progress.   How will you do over the next 5 weeks compared to …

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Comparing Your Way to Performance Breakthroughs

I’ve found great benefit over the years in comparing myself and my physical capacity to others. It’s lead to numerous breakthroughs, a willingness to attempt things I thought were impossible, and the setting of many personal records. And while comparing can be detrimental if you use it to judge and bring yourself down, the upsides are …

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Five Unexpected Life Lessons from the Biggest Loser

As much as I have enjoyed the show the Biggest Loser over the years, this sort of extreme physical makeover comes with extreme consequences. And while most of us will never experience those “outlier-like” extremes in our lives, there are things we can take from what doesn’t work in real life from the show, and apply them to …

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