Follow These Steps to Kick Ass in the Open!

Ahhh the Open. The time of year that my friends and I chat non-stop about what we DON’T want to see in the weekly announcement. We stress so much about what our weaknesses that we tend to miss the basics. So with that I present… A link to each of the basics for performing at…



It’s Time to EVOLVE!

Team, It is GO TIME for March’s Evolve Challenge. If you have not completed an Evolve Challenge before, I promise you it is an experience you will never forget. There is a reason over 50% of our participants are return customers, and that is because the results we bring to our athletes speak for themselves….



Learn and Play New Sports!

and more importantly, never stop being a kid! I am pumped to be back training with Coach Jiho at Parkour Generations Korea starting next week. My goal is to be half as good as this young man…. If you are in Seoul, check these guys out. They always support our Evolve Athletes (Sign up here!). Anyhow…check this…



I’m taking the week off and leaving my sister in charge….

This week I am letting my little sister take the reigns of faroutsidethebox. She has an amazing story to tell about her struggles with chronic pain, and how after years of fighting, she has developed a path forward. Her story ties in with what we will be pushing during the upcoming Evolve Challenge that no matter…



Having a hard time RX’ing Your WODs? We’ve got the fix and you are not gonna like it!

Every year I set aside 2-3 months that are dedicated to achieving specific goals. I have found this to be an incredibly effective way to become an all-around better athlete. The goals are wide ranging but the rules remain the same: No booze Eat quality foods Develop a program specific to the task at hand….



MOTIVATION FOR YOUR MONDAY!

  IT IS TIME TO GO TO WAR! US Army Ranger and UFC Fighter Tim Kennedy has a saying that we at F.O.B. try to adhere to daily: “Every time you train, train with the motivation and purpose that you will be the hardest person someone ever tries to kill.” When I served in the…



YOUR ORGANIC KALE SMOOTHIE DOES NOT ABSOLVE YOU FROM THOSE TWO BOTTLES OF WINE YOU DRANK LAST NIGHT

OK, so this article has very little to do with alcohol and even less to do with kale, but if the title got you here then I regret nothing! So rule number 1 when trying to get people to read a blog is to NOT ALIENATE THE READER. So please understand this is not an…



Why Do We Accept Imitation Over The Real Thing?….or Your Concept II Rower Don’t Float!

I have a friend who…Let’s call him “Steve”. Steve is by all definitions a Competitive Crossfitter. He is a fantastic athlete and amazing coach.  Recently Steve posted a picture of an Airdyne bike in the middle of a field. There is a famous Games athlete who I follow on Instagram. Recently that athlete posted a…



A Series of Unfortunate (and Completely Preventable) Events….OR…How I Got My Hernia

Every year I set aside 2-3 months that are dedicated to achieving specific goals. I have found this to be an incredibly effective way to become and all around better athlete. The goals are wide ranging but the rules remain the same: No booze Eat quality foods (I refuse to use the term “clean eating”,…



WELCOME!

WELCOME! Welcome to Far Outside the Box! This page is dedicated to “A Common Sense Approach to Fitness and Nutrition”. With the current climate in the fitness world being all about magic potions, detoxing, fitness fads, and silly gadgets…. we decided to start a page that gets back to the basics…and gets back to how…