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Some of Brandon’s genius is haircut-related.

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“Hicksy”

Work up to a max push press, one rep at a time.

Row 100m before every attempt.

Push presses can be taken from the rack.

Time cap: 20 minutes.

Happy birthday on Sunday, Hicksy!

Today is the fourth day of our Fit It Forward challenge. This week, we’re working on your happy. Read more about it here.

Fit It Forward Challenge: Find Their Genius. Everyone is really, really good at something. Taken out of context, that ‘genius’ may seem trivial, but it’s a sign of larger things. One of my first favourite things about my wife was her genius for picnics: she can remember what everyone likes, make it exactly that way, pack things up so they don’t get ruined. Your beach day or long drive becomes 1000% better. You go to the beach more often, spend more time together, and discover a million other talents.

We spend a lot of time finding ‘bright spots’ for Catalyst family members. Our collective pursuit-fitness-provides a great opportunity for nurturing genius. When Jess Micucci hit 31 double-unders for the first time on Monday, all the coaches were elated. It’s really easy to find genius in the gym.

It might be hard to uncover genius–or forget genius–outside the gym. When your husband, who is a genius at making coffee, leaves the door open too long, or forgets to take out the garbage, try to focus on the coffee today. You don’t have to forget about the other stuff, but tell him that his genius is appreciated.

Our local expert for finding genius, especially in kids, is Heather Hicks. She’s also a genius at empathy, and trust. Last night she signed up for the CrossFit Open, because she’s so good at trusting her coaches. Thanks for giving us that trust, Hicksy!

The quiet uncovering of genius is a crime. If you see something, say something.

Doing the Fit It Forward challenge? Tag yourself in this picture in my facebook stream (or the Catalyst facebook page) and make it your profile pic for the week! You don’t have to tell anyone what it means if you don’t want to, but we wanna know that the Catalyst Family is doing some good out there!

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