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Ananias and Sapphira

Posted in About The Workout Warriors on December 2, 2012 by workoutwarriors

Bible verse: But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession. And he kept back part of the proceeds, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part and laid it at the apostles’ feet. – Acts 5:1-2

God’s glory and power were seen mightily in the church, but so was his judgment. We often pass over these verses about this tragic incident. Right in the middle of revival, this couple died. They may still have come to heaven but their life’s course was cut off. Why? They were put to death because they were dishonest. Now you might reason that everyone is dishonest to a certain degree. It may be so, but this case was unique. The Lord does not expect us to be perfect, but He does require us to be wholehearted. Everyone makes mistakes, makes incorrect judgments and occasionally wanders down the wrong path; however, the case of Ananias and Sapphira represents a deceitful heart. The couple merely imitated what others had done.

Many people contributed to the church with hearts full of devotion. This was not the case with Ananias and Sapphira. Perhaps they offered money in an attempt to secure a prominent position in the church. Their sin was not that they kept a portion of their earnings. Their sin was their dishonesty, their conspiracy to appear wholeheartedly generous and their agreement to lie. It was supposed to seem as they had given everything. This sin would have corrupted the church from the inside had it not been exposed. When it was supernaturally exposed, the fear of the Lord came over the entire church. The Lord is careful with His Church. A lifestyle of holiness is required. We all sin, and therefore, need Jesus and His forgiveness. However, to accept a lifestyle of sin and consciously bring it into the church and maybe even defend it has catastrophic consequences both for the body of Christ as a whole and for its individual members.

The Path Less Travelled

Posted in About The Workout Warriors on April 13, 2012 by workoutwarriors

 

Training the Body and Mind IS good for the

Soul

My Dad….still teaching me.

Posted in BLE on January 27, 2009 by crossfiteast

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 ”Of every one hundred men, Ten shouldn’t even be there, Eighty are nothing but targets, Nine are real fighters…We are lucky to have them…They make the battle.
Ah, but the One, One of them is a Warrior…

 

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The Distance

Posted in BLE on January 18, 2009 by crossfiteast

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Over a long distance, you learn about the strength of your horse; over a long time, you learn about the character of your friend.

 

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Before The Storm

Posted in BLE on December 13, 2008 by crossfiteast

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I will always place the mission first.

I will never accept defeat.

I will never quit.

I will never leave a fallen comrade.

 

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One Step Closer

Posted in Uncategorized on November 20, 2008 by crossfiteast

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When you get there, you will no longer look like someone who shrinks from a challenge.  

 

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The Academy

Posted in BLE on November 1, 2008 by crossfiteast

 

Run Long, Fight Strong, Sleep Light, Stay Tight, No Fear ….

 

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All you have…

Posted in BLE on October 31, 2008 by crossfiteast

Trying to understand the connection between your worth and your effort is difficult.  People see your effort  and sometimes it defines your worth.  We do not live for ourselves.  We are part of one another. Sister and Brother.

 

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Bigger Than Yourself

Posted in BLE on September 23, 2008 by crossfiteast

“Be a man of principle. Fight for what you believe in. Keep your word. Live with integrity. Be brave. Believe in something bigger than yourself. Serve your country. Teach. Mentor.

Give something back to society. Lead from the front. Conquer your fears. Be a good friend. Be humble and be self-confident. Appreciate your friends and family. Be a leader and not a follower. Be valorous on the field of battle. And take responsibility for your actions. Never forget those that were killed. And never let rest those that killed them.”

 

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Why are you Here ?

Posted in BLE on September 19, 2008 by crossfiteast

We fight a battle worth fighting. real police officers will always step up to the line, ready to pay it. They will face evil knowing that someone must stand the line — “here I am, send me.” Do you know why you serve ?

Dick Fairburn

 

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“Solo”

Posted in BLE on September 3, 2008 by crossfiteast

Today the Basic Law Enforcement completed their final workout. We call it Solo.   They shared the track with the Academy Director “Buster French”   Who is moving into other life opportunities. I thought it appropriate.    I tinged the photo to have Master Sergeant French “shadowy”.  It fits him. In the background getting it done. Placing others in front. Serving Those Who Serve.   At the end of the day, will you be able to say, you lead from the front, and did not mind standing behind your product?   I believe he can answer yes to that.

Always rising after a fall or repeated failures.

Posted in About The Workout Warriors on August 11, 2008 by workoutwarriors

 

 

 
 
 

 
 

At Workout Warriors, I have a few sayings I believe in and say to my athletes.  The one most honored is “Seven times down, Eight times Up ! “ or  in Japanese this can be pronounced two ways. One is “shichi ten hakki”. The other is “nana korobi ya oki”.

This Japanese proverb relays the vicissitudes of life. Some would more naturally translate it into English as “Always rising after a fall or repeated failures”.
 
The first Kanji is literally “7”. The second means fall down (sometimes this Kanji means “turn around”, “revolve” or “turn over”, but in this case, it’s holds the meaning of fall. The third is “8”. And the last is get up, “rouse”, or “rise”. 
Basically if you fail 7 times, you should recover from those events and be prepared to rise an 8th time. This is also applies if it is the world or circumstances that knock you down seven times…Get up eight.  This is the way in training too.  
Some Workouts are designed to crush you. Will you stay down ?  
 
 
Few statements in life really define life.  I think this is one. 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

Welcome

Posted in About The Workout Warriors on August 9, 2008 by workoutwarriors

  This is where and how I conduct my private and small group training sessions.   I also hold training that is not open to the public.  ( LEO and MIL Specific )   We do not employ the open gym model. Sorry.   

My goals in training;  To find your weakness and eliminate it.  Training with me can happen nearly anywhere.  I am mobile, and because of the CFE family structure, I hold seminars, and training sessions at several of the local boxes. If that dosen’t work for you, someone in the family can.  

If I do not fit your needs,  I will send you  to someone that can. Someone legit.  

This is where I started. ( The BlackBox)  under the original gym system of Crossfit.  Met-Con, Weightlifting and Gymnastics. It’s all here. Hard work.  The training area is minimalistic.  We train.  Be it on the pad or in the box, the training continues.  rain or shine.  Original Black Box Crossfit.  If you are curious if this approach works, ask Mike Burgener, Mark Rippetoe or Coach Glassman, ALL still use the home gym for training some of their best. ( including  several Olympians. )  

 My Philosophy :

 If you are intrested in training, join me the path.  The decision to remain on it is up to the individual. Like Martial Arts ( Budo ) anyone can come to the door, remaining however works both ways. The athletes that train with me have a decision to stay or go.  After all,  they pay for the training.   I also like to stress that I am about commitment.  If you lose it, then you also lose your opportunity to train with me.    

 How I do It:

I have been developing workouts using the Crossfit programming for some time now .  I was certified as a Coach in early 2000, by Coach Glassman. Yes, I did a fair amount of fitness stuff prior to crossfit, with the certifications to boot. Crossfit has the best functional fitness programming I have seen to date. It is the program to use.   I have been fortunate in that I can enhance training sessions by using life experiences in martial arts,  firearms, tactical element movements and Academy fitness training.  I use the Box as a proving ground for new WODs, a litimus test for old WODs. and a forge for athletes of all ages.  The workouts we use are posted on the CrossFitEast main page. This link is where I post extra WODS, Austure WODS, and other training information, etc. that doesn’t make the CrossFit East main page. Its a collection annex.  Warrior training via the CrossfitEast family develops individual and team skills.  We make each other harder, by earning our rest .           

 Interested in training ? Questions ?  email: shieldfitness@gmail.com

Training by selection via appointment

 

Are You Ready ?

Posted in About The Workout Warriors on August 9, 2008 by workoutwarriors