GPF: How To Focus Better by Jason Khalipa


Welcome to “Guest Post Friday”! I will be featuring posts from individuals who have solid input about the mental side of fitness, training, and life. I tend to gravitate towards witty and honest posts, that give you tips and advice.

Check out this post from Men’s Fitness featuring Jason Khalipa

Jason Khalipa has dated only one girl. Before he became one of the world’s best CrossFit Athletes, he had only one other job. So he knows something about commitment. For Khalipa, everything is about focus. One task at a time. One goal at a time. In that respect, life is sometimes just like a CrossFit workout.

“Look at everything like an AMRAP,” says Khalipa who placed second at the 2013 CrossFit Games, behind Rich Froning. “That’s the way I like to look at it. People who understand CrossFit, they think AMRAP—as many reps as possible.”

Khalipa, 28, married his high school sweetheart and worked at a conventional gym before being introduced to CrossFit as a sophomore at California’s Santa Clara University. Now the former 2008 CrossFit champ currently owns or manages 15 CrossFit boxes (gyms), including his flagship NorCal CrossFit, which houses four facilities throughout Northern California. He launched into an appropriate CrossFit-inspired example to explain how he handles such a dense schedule.

“You’re in the middle of an AMRAP and your phone goes off. Are you going to answer it?” he asks, then answers his own question. “Hell no. If I’m at work, answering e-mails or on calls, that’s what I’m doing. I’m not doing anything but [that]. If I’m home with my daughter, that’s what I’m doing. So, no: My phone is put aside and I’m AMRAP’ing it.”

That’s the advice Khalipa would give anyone trying to shoehorn serious training into a busy work/life schedule. It’s the same approach the former CrossFit champion is taking as he prepares for the Northern California Regional competition, starting May 30, then ultimately the 2014 CrossFit Games.

-This is an excerpt from the original article, see more of the article HERE


About the author: Jason Khalipa is one of the most talented, well-known and respected CrossFitters and business owners in CrossFit. His attitude is positive and contagious, and his work-ethic is unmatched. This guy simply gets it done. Check out CrossFit NorCal – Connect with Jason on Twitter & Facebook!

Comment With Your Thoughts