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Virtuosity is defined as “performing the common uncommonly well."  If you do a squat, you don't just do a squat- you nail that squat. Sloppy doesn't cut it. Even the simplest of movements can be the focus of continual repetition, practice, and mastery. 

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Ironman Arizona marked the end of my third year on the ironman "circuit." What a difference time makes. Before the start of my first full, Ironman Canada, I watched the sun rise while sitting under a tree and awkwardly yanking my wetsuit up over my thighs. My hands were clammy, and my brain was spewing a series of "I hopes." I hope I make the cutoff time, I thought. I hope I don't wind up burping Gu. And, of course, I really hope I don't drown. 

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Since the start of the New Year, things at Ganbatte have looked a little different than usual on Monday , Wednesday and Friday mornings. The second class of the day ramps up not with massive barbells and athletes failing as they try to hit a new one-rep max, but with moderate - low weights, high reps, and a lot of running. 

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Our definition of CrossFit!!
I’ve run into a number of challenges in the year or since Ganbatte has been open.  I’ve also ma...
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Lift Heavy Things! Do Yoga! Ganbatte!!! - Erae
    “Lift heavy things. Do yoga. Ganbatte.” - Erika Rae Theobald-Grant    ...
Defying Stereotypes
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A day with Annie Sakamoto
If there is one person who embodies everything explored on this blog so far, it’s Annie Sakamoto. ...
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Perpetual Dissatisfaction
    Here’s a familiar story: an athlete comes up with a specific goal, like deadlift...
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