All posts by Andy Petranek

Exercise with Andy: Living Room Workout 1

Exercise with Andy: Living Room Workout 1

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Welcome to my new eight-week video series! Each week, I’ll share a workout from my personal exercise routine — and then do it in real time so you can follow along. These workouts are optional and are simply one of the many ways you can accomplish your ten daily minutes of exercise.

Living Room Workout 1

Welcome to my living room!…

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95: Kara Benz — Bullet Journaling for Creativity and Growth

95: Kara Benz — Bullet Journaling for Creativity and Growth

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Journaling is as old as language. While journaling may have begun as a way to simply keep a record, it has evolved into a method used by millions of people to clarify their thinking, increase creativity, and even become better leaders. Our guest today is an online teacher and somewhat of a celebrity in one of those journaling systems known as “bullet journaling.”

There are plenty of bullet journaling websites around, and plenty of buzz around the idea of bullet journaling.…

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Eric Barker

94: Eric Barker — Mythbusting the Quest for Success

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“This [book] took more than two years of my life and 20ccs of my soul to complete. It contains the answers I wish I’d had many years ago about what leads to a successful life, all drawn from scientific research and expert insight.” — Eric Barker, on his book Barking Up the Wrong Tree

How do we know what success is?…

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Morning Mobility Routine

My Personal Morning Mobility Routine: 2 Follow-Along Videos

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Today I’m going to talk you through my own personal morning mobility sequence. I have a short version and a long version, depending on how my body feels and how much time I have available. These are designed to get your body moving well, give your energy and circulation a bump, and keep all the joints in your body supple, mobile, and happy.…

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92: Greg Glassman — CrossFit and the Battle with Big Soda

93: Greg Glassman — CrossFit and the Battle with Big Soda

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Greg Glassman, the founder of the global fitness company and community movement, CrossFit, Inc., is a true visionary. Not afraid to speak his mind or upset people if that’s what it takes to deliver his message, Glassman is on a quest to end the involvement of “Big Soda” in the health sciences.

Wait, back up. Did you even know that PepsiCo and Coca-Cola, Inc.…

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92: Mark England — The Surprising Tool You Already Have to Change Your Life

92: Mark England — The Surprising Tool You Already Have to Change Your Life

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Mark England, the founder of Procabulary, has been on a life-long quest of self-improvement. Through a series of adventures (some intentional, others completely unplanned), he found his way to the world of language.

There, he discovered the impact of the words we use on our actions and behavior. He found that language can influence behavior, and changing our language is the first step in changing our lives.…

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Robbie Ventura

91: Robbie Ventura — The Cycling Legend Talks Training for Performance and Life

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Robbie Ventura is a former American professional cyclist who rode most notably for United States Postal Service Cycling Team from 2001-2004. A pro for over eleven years, he got his start in bicycle racing by developing his skill, strength, and speed while riding, racing, and supporting teammates in velodrome racing (an oval, banked, indoor cycling track).

A successful competitive athlete his entire life (he also played collegiate hockey), Robbie found quickly after retiring from cycling that he had more to contribute to the world by way of coaching.…

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90: Jack Osbourne — Shining a Light on Addiction and MS

90: Jack Osbourne — Shining a Light on Addiction and MS

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You may remember Jack Osbourne from the hit TV show The Osbournes. He’s the son of the heavy metal singer Ozzie Osbourne and is a regular member at CrossFit Los Angeles.

Jack has a thriving business producing travel and history shows alongside his dad (who’s a closet history buff). He’s also a husband and a father to two daughters.…

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Sal Masekela

89: Sal Masekela — Going on the Biggest Ride of His Life with Kelly Slater

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You may have seen this week’s guest on a random Saturday afternoon while watching the Olympics or an extreme sports show with people hucking themselves off 100-foot cliffs on mountain bikes.

Sal Masekela has been hosting shows like this for NBC and Red Bull for many years, and he is currently the persona of the Red Bull Signature Series.

But I know Sal through his participation with our fitness community at CrossFit Los Angeles, where he was a member for over five years.…

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Megan Devine

87: Megan Devine — How Journaling Can Lead Us Through Grief and Into Our Heart

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Teacher, speaker, and psychotherapist, Megan Devine, has been stirring up our culture’s ideas around grief and loss since 2009. That year, on a beautiful sunny day, she witnessed the accidental drowning of her beloved partner Matt.

At that moment, all of her professional experience as a therapist became meaningless. What she found in processing her own grief was that grief literature is loaded with well-intended advice that can actually worsen and extend someone’s pain.…

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86: Peter Himmelman — Wherein Andy Writes and Performs His 1st Song

86: Peter Himmelman — Wherein Andy Writes and Performs His 1st Song

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I’ve often wondered how a song becomes a song. The process seems mysterious and, frankly, impossible for a “normal” person like myself. What comes first — the title, tune, chords, or words? How do you put them together? How do you write the lyrics? And what about the structure? It’s all overwhelming to me and completely outside my comfort zone.…

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