“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember… “It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.”  Jim Jarmusch

I love the quotation above by the movie director Jim Jarmusch (although I can’t say the same for all his movies). It summarizes exactly my approach, through CrossFit, to strength & conditioning and fitness in general.

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Jasiri, mother of Aziza and CrossFit West Santa Cruz member, has been hospitalized due to lung issues. Please join me in sending her love and good thoughts.

Jasiri, we are thinking about you and wishing you a quick and complete recovery.



Find 1RM, drop down 15-25 pounds and do 3 doubles.


AMRAP in 12 Minutes

3 Muscle Ups

5 Front Squats 155/105#

7 Dumbbell Ground-2-Overhead 45/25#

9 Toes-2-Bar