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Southwest Regionals- WOD 4- #205 Snatch

SICFIT: Friday Night Lights Presented by CrossFit Scottsdale

CrossFit Scottsdale Plans For the Open

CrossFit Games Open – Friday Night Lights: Week 3

Friday Night Lights: 2011 CrossFit Games Qualifiers

Luke Kayyem of CrossFit Scottsdale "Courage Games" 4th place

The CrossFit Games are the ultimate test of fitness. It’s a grueling multi-day competition in which the world’s fittest athletes compete in a variety of workouts. What are the workouts? Each year they change, and the details of them are not announced until a couple days before the event. This means that all year long, the athletes are training for a competition whose format is almost completely a mystery.

“Why 2016 will become the greatest year of your life” by Luke Kayyem December 31, 2015

Yes, I said it! Welcome to the greatest day of your life and I mean it!!! If your not living your absolute ideal, most beautiful, sunny, beaming, joyous life in all arenas including family, fitness, nutrition, business, sleep and happiness then stick around and join us on this legendary journey we call LIFE. I promise I will teach you a few skills to become that person you truly want to be along with learning how to perform at optimal levels.

Today is the first day of the rest of the life that you choose to create. There is no one in this world that has power or control over you except you!

Attitude is everything was once quoted by an early client of mine and she actually had a terrible one. Always a problem, never her fault, complaining, nagging and creating more of the negative energy she already expressed. This relentless work at being unhappy actually created more unhappiness and the vicious cycle revolved.

You see we are all creatures of habit both good and bad and when we want to TRANSFORM ourselves into someone of something better we have to fight not only breaking an old habit like drinking soda with a new one like drinking water. Your actually walking up hill both ways, possibly in the snow and it happens to all of us every single time especially around the New Year.

Why do resolutions not work? Because the idea that your not going to drink a soda for a year after drinking them for years and replacing a sweet Coca Cola with a bottle of water for 365 days is too much for the kind of mind we Paleo Neanderthals have to handle. We need smaller more specific targets to hit continuously so that these small victories over time create a compound factor that snowballs into more victories which in return over time becomes a habit until eventually you can’t remember the last time you had a soda was.

Just yesterday I asked Exclusive Coaching Client since 2009 Reem Kidess what her 2016 VISION was? She replied with “Traveling more and practicing more French”. Easy enough! She has the resources to go anywhere in the WORLD and grew up speaking French. However with no commitment, timeline or TARGET to hit why or when would she truly need to reach them and take ACTION towards accomplishing them. So I used my best Luke Skywalker Jedi mind trick and said…. What if you accomplished both of those on New Years eve?! She looked at me SMUG! and I said let’s take that grand IDEA and turn it into a TARGET you can HIT tonight. Plan your next trip, choose the destination, buy your tickets and pick from the Top 100 French movies of all time all from the comfort of your home. BANG!!! Who’s the greatest Coach in the WORLD?! Well thank you but it wasn’t me it was her and you that have the POWER to make these decisions towards creating KEYSTONE habits that generate more positive outcomes and eventually give you the confidence to do ANYTHING you put your VISION to.

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This is the Power of Habit by: Charles Duhigg and my first book mention of 2016. A direct recommendation from Matt Blanton member since 2010 and one of many I will share with you in the New Year.

Here is a checklist of events in January at SICFIT Scottsdale. Program them in your calendar, use reminders and alarms and only schedule events that will improve your life for the BEST.

“80% of SUCCESS is showing up” Woody Allen

January 1, 2016 First Positive Habit of the Year I will be hosting open gym 10-2pm

January 11-16 Guest Days bring a friend and save a life

January 21 Food as Fuel Nutrition seminar 7pm

January 27 Vision Board Party at Pinspiration City North $25 *Bodyweight workout included 6-8:30pm

January 28 Level I FITness proficiency test 7pm

January 30 In house FITness Challenge 9-11am $30

February 21 Final 9-11am

“SHOW UP, DON’T QUIT” Luke Kayyem


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The SICest series….



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The SICest of the Southwest

The SICest of the Pacific West

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No Plans This Weekend? We’ve Got You Covered!


Hey SICFIT Scottsdale! Do you have plans this weekend? If not, join #TEAMSICFIT at the gym this Saturday for our fourth annual SICest of the Southwest competition. Every member of SICFIT Scottsdale gets a free admission ticket! Come out and support your fellow community members, have a beer, and see what our 2015 vendors have to offer!

Strength in Conditioning for Tuesday, December 1, 2015 

Movement Prep

3x 20 Back Squat
Rest 2’ Between Sets

30 Mountain Climbers
30 Box Jumps
30 Sit Ups
Big Lap Run

Cool Down + Stretch

What a Week for the SICFIT Scottsdale Community


What an absolutely brilliant week at SICFIT Scottsdale not only for the members of our community but for our families as well. What I am about to tell you is so amazing you would think it was scripted. It’s so classic it should be a show on NETFIX. If you see any or all of these folks in the gym this week be sure to congratulate them with a high-5, hug or “Damn bro you really ran 60 miles”? After you read the stories below go to each ones public FACEBOOK page and see their full story. I am proud to be a part of your lives! Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication. Let’s finish 2015 with a BANG and get ready to kick the door down to 2015.


What a week October 29 2015

The ASU wedding

Congratulations to a beautiful couple inside and out. Tyler Anderson & Heather Anderson were married at a hidden gem called the “Secret Garden” tucked below several buildings on campus at Arizona State University. Both kids who have been dating for 9 years graduated as Sun Devils. The highlight of the night was older brother Dustin Anderson’s best man speech which was both classy and genuine at the new Showcase Room. The after party involved Sparky the Sun Devil testing T.A with max one armed push ups.

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What can you say about a student who is a Doctor and a Mom and follows direction day after day, year after year? I say Marcia Sistek you are an A+ student and your results are your report cards. Amazing work Doctor now let’s get you the next version 5.0. If it’s worth remembering it’s worth writing down!

The right way to run
Matt Emerson completed the Vancouver half marathon in under 2 hours with a time of (1:59:03) a record that he has not hit in over 5 years. A Father of the Future Matt comes to us via Mc Dowell Mountain Little League and his been attending both the 6am on Tuesdays and the SPORT class at 1pm. He has packed on about 10 pounds of lean muscle in his upper body and is scheduling race after race through 2015. If you are a runner and you don’t think you need to lift weights ask Matt how much running he did for this last half marathon.

The new Pickle
Russ Perry and wife Mika Perry delivered their 2nd baby together at Scottsdale/Shea. A beautiful, healthy little girl will now fill the Perry home with months of crying and up all nights which is why Russ attended and graduated from Warrior week one of the worlds leading platforms for helping Married Businessmen all over the world go from good – to great – to super-human. Although I have only known this guy for a year I would cross continents with him if he said it was the right thing to do!

The Endurer 
Paul Deuchar is now a 100k or 60 mile Finisher but even bigger than that accomplishment is the injury he overcame months ago to get here. Paul safely executed 4 x15 mile loops around Fountain Hills at the Javelina Jundred. Along with his pit crew that included Bethany Allendorf and Ultra Marathon Expert Bill Ditman he was able to fend off the demons of regret and fight for his “Why” over the course of 16 hours and 35 minutes. Even more impressive is how much this guy has inspired me to sign up for challenges that push you further and father than you ever thought possible. Paul and I share a past race in 2014 we both completed KOKORO Camp 34 at SEALFIT off the beaches of Encinitas, California. A 50 hour course that breaks most seasoned athletes down to their knees. When I asked Paul which was harder he leaned towards this race stating “It took more will and heart” the pain was far worse but my team helped me fight through this race. Of the 143 total starters only 86 finished that’s a 60.1% completion rate. My man Paul you encourage me to keep going!

The Brotherhood
The Worlds Toughest Mudder Crew completed a daunting task of walking from SICFIT Scottsdale to SICFIT Old Town this Ruck covering 26 miles along Scottsdale road through Paradise Valley and all the Halloween action of Old Town Scottsdale. The crew of 4 including myself, Jason Hersh and Joe Conner was lead by 9 year old Kanon Kayyem my son who completed the first half of the Ruck and had Mom and sister picked him up at the Chop Shop where we gobbled up Acai bowls and Gluten Free brownies.  Along the way we were accompanied by other members of the Tribe who viewed our video and wanted to be a part of the experience. Michelle, Craig, Matt and Keith you guys made it captivating and constantly flowing through the streets. The stories we shared, the bonds we sealed and the history we lived was unconditional and will live with me for life.

Well if you know of a producer in Hollywood that wants to shoot our script have him me us for a class.

Until next week stay happy, healthy and keep living the SIC life

In good health….

Luke Kayyem

First Race Announced for SICest of the Southwest IV!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Competitors of all ages… SICFIT is excited to announce the 1st of 5 races that all teams will complete for the Title of SICest of the Southwest IV on December 5th in Scottsdale, AZ!

Remember when we told you to practice lifting heavy s*** and running fast with it? Well, here you go… Next weeks clue, practice your double unders with a goal of 20 UNBROKEN every round.

RACE I  “Get on the Line” Slam Ball Relay

4 Rounds of suicide run with slam ball (20’ and back, 40’ and back, 60’ and back, 80’ and back, 100’ and back). The ball must cross each distance line, and touch the ground. After each complete lap the ball must touch the ground before the next athlete starts. Teams can go in any order but each person must complete one round. Duos can also go in any order but must complete two rounds each. Men & Women will use the same weight.

SPORT #80 slam ball FITNESS/MASTERS #50 slam ball

To register a team of 2 or 4 click HERE:

To become a volunteer rockstar (you will receive swag & a cup of cold beer) click HERE:

To be a  judge (Get $25 + swag for the day) click HERE:

SICest of the Southwest video

Chris Gartrell

SICFIT Ambassador, Chris Gartrell

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