10 Life Lessons: The Passing of Chris Moore (Barbell Shrugged)


I was shocked upon waking up to an email this morning from Barbell Shrugged to learn of the passing of Chris Moore.  A long-time member of the Barbell Shrugged podcast, Chris voice was so recognizable that I can still hear him telling me to live life with passion and follow your heart.

Chris was like a big brother.  Full of advice on how to live life and screw normal.  Be yourself and live in the moment.  These are the things I take away from Chris Moore’s life.  That, plus his luscious passion for good coffee.  

Be Relentless

If you want something bad enough, you’ll do whatever it takes to get it. That’s being relentless.

Relentless means to put your feelings ahead of others. Is it selfish? Only to those who don’t share the same mindset. If you’re relentless you’re not worried about others and their selfishness anyway. You have a mission and what someone else is doing doesn’t concern you.

Cheaters Never Win: 10 Ways to Deal With Deceivers of the WhiteBoard

“Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching.” – C.S. Lewis 

Sites like Wodify and BeyondtheWhiteBoard, allow gym-goers to compete with one another even if they’re not in the same class.  The ability to post your WOD time and understand how your fitness level compares to your peers is normally good and healthy competition.

That is, until someone attempts to ruin it.  That is, until you get that infectious disease.  This type of disease is deadly to the morale of a CrossFit box and spreads ill-will.

Build Momentum-Create Habits, See Results

“Consistency is the key to achieving and maintaining momentum.” – Darren Hardy, The Compound Effect

Want to know the remedy for procrastination, laziness or any other negative trait you can possibly think of?

It’s momentum my friends.  It’s doing one little ounce of something to get you steered in another direction.

Get Up Early, Build Your Success

“The difference between rising at five and seven o’clock in the morning, for forty years, supposing a man to go to bed at the same hour at night, is nearly equivalent to the addition of ten years to a man’s life.”
~Philip Doddridge

Waking early doesn’t just happen.  It takes discipline to get up early each and every day.   So if you have any desire of being the best there freakin’ is, it’s going to benefit you to get up off your butt and wake when the alarm goes off.

Life & Lifting – Lessons From Steve Spurrier

“People ask, ‘Why are you still coaching?’ I forgot to get fired and I’m not going to cheat.” – Steve Spurrier

Growing up a fan in the SEC, man, did I love to hate the ol’ HBC.  An offensive-minded football coach in a time where defense ruled the roost, Steve Spurrier brought excitement to the game of college football through his “Fun-N-Gun” offense.

When Spurrier spoke, I’d intently listen waiting for his next great jab.  For this reason, SEC Media Days will never be the same.  Whether you loved him or hated him for it, his brash one-liners will stand the test of time.