Tag Archives: Jeremy Thiel

Almost time for CALI!

20 Jul

5 days from now, the wifey and I will boarding a plane and heading off to Cali…  This year the Crossfit Games have taken themselves to a whole new level… athletes must be in Cali by Tuesday for check in, media interviews, fitting of Reeebok gear, and so on!  Keep in mind the Games are not until Friday, but trust me when I say that I am not bitching about having to be in Cali an extra 3 days!  Cali is like a second home to me, when I am there it just feels right… 

I know I have said many times before but I will say it 100 more times… I am extremely proud of what my wife has accomplished this year in the Open and The Regional competitions this year.  Finishing the Open 11th in the world and then finishing 1st in the Regional with probably the most demanding and grueling conditions is a huge accomplishment.  But besides kicking ass, she a part of a multi-million dollar Crossfit business!  Busting ass at that and putting in 12-14hour days.  Plus being a mother of 2 small children who demand her attention when she is home and what do you have…. Superwoman, or what I like to call her The PeoplesChampion!  I can’t wait to watch her compete on the biggest stage again, and this time Crossfit Central will be rolling 50+ deep with her parents in tow this time…. the Games are going to be SPECIAL!

thank you to our good friends Kelly and Colleen Brown for helping us out this year….  the caretakers of our beautiful offspring while mommy goes for gold!

cause when the games are over it’s time to party AfterGlow style!!!

love this song!!

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Don’t Blink

31 Jan

….just playing.

If you always put a limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
Bruce Lee


Off to the Track

10-100m @ %100 w/ 10 burpees

(your rest is your jog back to the start line)

Continuously running clock


For time:
225 pound Deadlift, 21 reps
400 meter Run
225 pound Deadlift, 18 reps
400 meter Run
225 pound Deadlift, 15 reps
400 meter Run
225 pound Deadlift, 12 reps
400 meter Run

a shout out to my boy JT, aka The Monster


21 Sep

I have had a lot of inquiries from you guys about Landmark, wanting to know how it was…  what’s it about… what did I get out of it…  So here you go, Landmark for me was a wake up call.  I have been floating through life, not living to my full potential.  Being a fraud, as well as a jerk to the people I love.  When I arrived Friday morning, I was still unsure what I was there for.  Carey signed me up, and I didn’t do any due diligence on my part (gathering info off the internet like I usually do) before I got there.  I was going off the word of my wife and bro n law, that what I was about to take part in was going to be life changing.  So back to my Friday arrival, I was sitting in my seat for only 30 minutes when I started to sweat, and just like that I knew why I was suppose to be there.   I have never in my life taken 3 full days to do personal inventory on  myself, and man is that exhausting.  I had a headache that lasted damn near 3 days, but the wild thing about it was, once  I made amends with the people I needed to make amends with it went away just like that.  My Forum had 130 people enrolled in it, with each person having their own stories to contend with, so my experience is my experience.  I would love to get in to the vocabulary that we learned but It’s best you experience it for yourself.  I will leave you with this….   Are you living an extraordinary life?  Are you authentic?  Are you holding grudges against anyone right now?  If you hesitated one little bit in answering the questions I just asked, ask yourself why?  I have said it a few times already, I highly recommend everyone to attend a Landmark Forum, the money it cost is just that money, what it will do for you is priceless.  If you have any questions, please email at kris_p_kepler@yahoo.com, and I will answer any question that you have.  Peace.

Hatin’ on The King

9 Jul

“I don’t need too much. Glamour and all that stuff don’t excite me. I am just glad I have the game of basketball in my life.” LeBron James

First and foremost, I do not or have not hated on Lebron during the debacle called “The Decision”.  Professional Sports are not what they use to be, and if your a sports fan, most of you will agree with that statement.  Ever since “Free Agency”  came into play, athletes seemed to stop playing with passion and replaced it with playing for a contract.  I’m sure you have all heard announcers say “this is a contract year” or the one I hear the most “he’s playing for his next contract”.    Players trying to negotiate new contracts while being signed to an existing contract just because they had a good season the year before… are you kidding me!  I really don’t want to go much more into this, so I will leave you with this… as I have gotten “older”  I have become less and less of a fan of Professional Sports.  Money is not the root of all evil, so don’t go there.   But when it’s on the top of the list of motivating factors, well I just don’t care to contribute to your contracts anymore.  So Lebron, do your thing, make that money, win you a few Championships… try and deflate that King size Ego of yours.  I sincerely hope things work out for you in Miami, cause Lord knows the pressure to win now is more then you have ever had to experience..  Good Luck.


Black & Red Competition!

this is being held at the SicFit Gym, 2 workouts in 3 hours… should be fun!


23 Jun

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.  ~William James

USA 1 v Algeria 0….Donovan in the 91st minute!  The USA wins the Group and is advancing on to the knockout rounds!  This game had me on the edge of my seat the entire time.  The US had plenty of opportunities to score, as well as having ANOTHER legit goal disallowed!  I have watch almost every game of the World Cup, and without a doubt the USA has had their fair share of bad calls.  But that is neither here nor there,  we are moving to the next round!  Congratulations to Team USA for persevering..and playing your hearts out!


I plan on going to the swimming pool and doing some water therapy, body re-hydration….  and just plain kick it with the family!

It was brought to my attention that I will be front and center on Saturday going mano y mano with Big Dawg JT in the 300 Spartan finale. So swimming tomorrow and a little rest on Friday (my hands are in need of some rest from all the oly work!)  If your in the area, you should come to Crossfit Central on Saturday and witness a sub 10:30 300!  And bring a camera, that way it leaves no doubt in peoples minds what they just witnessed… ; )

The Gauntlet Has Been Thrown

17 Jun

My Main Man, Big DAWG JT

The Gauntlet has been thrown…  The JT/OPT Big Dawgs v. UnderGroundShack Crew.  Since most of the crew on the Big Dawgs side is competing in this years Crossfit Games I thinks it’s only fair that JT sets the date of the Team Throwdown (end of July-1st week of August is what I’m thinking), loser pays for a BBQ…. I like mine with extra sauce!


3 x 3 Muscle Snatch (50% of 1 Rm, 30 second break between sets)

3 x 3 Snatch Balance (65% of 1Rm, 30 second break between sets)

3 x 8 Back Squat (75% of 1Rm, narrow feet placement)


R0w 2000

Run 1200

Stubborn Determination

14 Jun

me, Web, Carl, and Elliot

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.Albert Einstein

Webster Smith….aka The Webmaster, aka Morpheus, aka…  you get the picture.  the man with many hats.  I have known Web for roughly a year now and I can say without a doubt I have never, and I mean NEVER met a person more determined to be successful.  I’m sure Jeremy Thiel can elaborate more since they actually work together but as an outsider who gets to see the inside on occasion, Webster’s desire for SICFit, GarageGym, CrossfiChron, and any other business venture he is apart of  to succeed is second to none.  And to top it off, Web is a pretty damn good athlete….  I won’t elaborate more, other then that once he gets out of his own way, watch out!


Mid-Hang Snatch Pull 5 x 3

Snatch Balance 3 x 3

Snatch Deadlift 3 x 3

Press 3 x 8

3 Sets of Max Bar Muscles Ups

10 Minutes Max Double Unders