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Insider Tips on Training for SEALFIT Kokoro from a Coach

A SEALFIT KOKORO Coach’s Experience First, Kokoro from my athlete’s perspective In 2010, I sought out a new endurance challenge and found it in the 50-hour non-stop, no sleep SEALFIT Kokoro. This crucible event is inspired by the US Navy SEAL Hell Week. I was proud to be with a team of recently-bonded brothers as we… Read More »Insider Tips on Training for SEALFIT Kokoro from a Coach

Build a Home Gym in 2022 That You Will Actually Use

A Home Gym You’ll Actually Use For those new to functional training, such as CrossFit, and looking to build out your own garage gym or home gym and training space, here’s an equipment guide to get you started. My aim is to save you from buying equipment that you’ll rarely use — equipment that wastes your… Read More »Build a Home Gym in 2022 That You Will Actually Use

DIY Sandbag Guide | How to make your own sandbag for CrossFit

Gear Advice from Coach Jeff Grant: DIY Sandbags When I built my first gym, I wanted at least a dozen sandbags in lots of different sizes and I had a lot of success with a DIY sandbag project. While Rogue Fitness definitely makes some great high quality sandbags (Rogue Tactical Sandbag Series) and a beast… Read More »DIY Sandbag Guide | How to make your own sandbag for CrossFit

Is this your year to Conquer a Moonshot Endurance Event?

What is a Moonshot Endurance Event? A Moonshot endurance event is an epic, audacious and extreme challenge. It’s the kind of challenge you may only take on once in your life. Only a tiny percentage of the population has the special sort of courage required to even consider committing to a Moonshot challenge. This small group of… Read More »Is this your year to Conquer a Moonshot Endurance Event?

Sea kayak adventure on a stunning lake in Switzerland

Sharing an adventure and some stunning mountain and lake scenery with you!  

Overcoming Post-Event Blues

Taking on those big challenges Taking on challenging races and events is an incredibly powerful motivator. Maybe your challenge is a marathon, triathlon, SEALFIT Kokoro, GORUCK, or other crucible moonshot challenge. These pursuits provide direction, a sense of purpose, and daily motivation to train hard even when you don’t feel like it. They take us out… Read More »Overcoming Post-Event Blues

Sick before the race? How to save your big day

Arrival of the Gremlin: Sick! Are you kidding me? Your big day is tomorrow. It’s race time! Months and months of training are behind you. You’ve sacrificed countless hours with your friends and family to prepare. Countless sessions in the rain and cold, pre-dawn wake-ups, and skipped social events. You followed your coach’s training plan… Read More »Sick before the race? How to save your big day

Career Change: Lessons Learned and How to Avoid the Overload Trap

Making the career change leap In 2010, I made a major career change, a huge shift to a full-time pursuit of doing what I truly love for a living. My first career was corporate: as in suits & ties, negotiations and meetings, and a steady paycheck. I don’t miss my tie collection, but some days I do miss… Read More »Career Change: Lessons Learned and How to Avoid the Overload Trap

Ep. 4: Exploring a new sport: XC Ski and Winter Swimming in an Ice Cold Lake in Switzerland

Join me as I XC Ski to an icy cold lake, swim, and ski back! This is Episode 4 of my Vlog: Adventures with Jeff Grant. In today’s episode, I chase down a micro-adventure I’ve had my eyes on for over a year. It’s difficult to get the timing right for this one, as it… Read More »Ep. 4: Exploring a new sport: XC Ski and Winter Swimming in an Ice Cold Lake in Switzerland

Ep. 3: Excited to Swim Outside on a Snowy Day

Open Water Swimming in January Join me as I give in the irresistible urge to swim in the snow! This is Episode 3 of my Vlog: Adventures with Jeff Grant. In today’s episode, I swim on a snowy day in January in the Zürisee (Lake Zurich), in the village where I live near Zurich. The… Read More »Ep. 3: Excited to Swim Outside on a Snowy Day

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