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About Max Shippee

Max Shippee is the Owner and Head Coach for CrossFit 1440. Using the CrossFit & Paleo template, he's helped numerous people reach both their fitness & beach season goals. While his gym focuses on CrossFit, Max loves showing people that fitness can be an anywhere thing, not just in the gym! Recognizing that we never stop learning, he holds several certificates, in not only CrossFit, but weightlifting, nutrition, and heart rate training. He's also a husband to one, and a father of three.

Our First Success Story for Our Fitness Plan, PaleoFit!

Posted on June 6, 2013 by Max Shippee

This testimonial about our fitness plan, PaleoFit, is by Jennifer Shippee, who is Max Shippee’s (PaleoFit’s creator) cousin-in-law, married to Max’s cousin, Ben. About a year ago, she made a call to Max to ask for help with her workouts. She is a stay-at-home mom of four kids, with no time to make it to … Continue reading

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A CrossFit Owner’s Thoughts on 8 Common Criticisms of CrossFit

Posted on May 30, 2013 by Max Shippee

This is a post addressing some of the major criticisms of CrossFit that people have. If you don’t see a question that you have here, PLEASE post it in the comments. We want to do a follow-up post!! This post was written by Max Shippee, CrossFit 1440 Owner and Coach, and PaleoFit Coach.  For a … Continue reading

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Why You Should PaleoFit

Posted on May 28, 2013 by Max Shippee

“I feel better and look thinner, but there seems to be something missing.” “What are you eating?” “I follow PaleoPlan. They’re awesome!” “Agreed! How are your workouts going?” “Um…” “You’re working out, right?” “I walk my dog…” “Good on the PaleoPlan, but we’ve still got some work to do.” Doesn’t it seem like every time … Continue reading

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Do You Really Know How to Squat? Part 5: Assistance Work

Posted on May 3, 2013 by Max Shippee

This is Part 5 in a series on squatting by our very own Max Shippee. If you want to review, you can see the other parts here…Squatting Part 1: Feet, Squatting Part 2: Knees, Squatting Part 3: Hips, Squatting Part 4: Shoulders and Back. “I keep trying, but I can’t get down that low!” “So … Continue reading

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Do You Really Know How to Squat? Part 4: Shoulders & Back

Posted on April 23, 2013 by Max Shippee

Fitness guy, Max Shippee, getting more into the squat. Enjoy! “I feel like I’m hunched over all the time.” “Do you commute?” “Yes.” “Do you work at a computer?” “Yes.” “Do you have a ‘smartphone’?” “Yes.” “Then you probably ARE hunched over all the time.” Good posture means good health. Having good posture helps you … Continue reading

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Do you really know how to squat? Part 3: Hips

Posted on April 12, 2013 by Max Shippee

“It’s time for some butt-rubbing!” “Butt rubbing? Um…” “Relax, it’s not ME rubbing your butt.” “Oh…I was gonna say…” “I know, I know…I haven’t even bought you dinner yet.” “Haha! Yeah, and -” “Less talking, more squatting.” Now that you’ve got your weight in the right part of your foot, and your knees are tracking … Continue reading

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Do You Really Know How to Squat? (Part 2: Knees)

Posted on March 18, 2013 by Max Shippee

This post was written by the wonderfully sleep deprived father of 3… Max Shippee (It’s 10:43 pm: why are you still awake?!!!) “I think my squat is pretty good!” “Really? What are your knees doing?” “What do you mean?” “They’re all over the place. Doesn’t that hurt?” “I just thought I had bad knees.” Hello, … Continue reading

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Do You Really Know How to Squat? (Part 1)

Posted on March 8, 2013 by Max Shippee

“I can’t squat” “Why not?” “My knees hurt.” “Well, let’s have a look at your squat.” …22 seconds later… “Are you feeling pain now?” “Um….no.” “Seriously?” “Wow! Not at all!” I often wonder if our cavemen ancestors had movement issues. They didn’t have coaches to show them how to move properly, or inform them about … Continue reading

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Creating Balance In Your Workouts

Posted on February 18, 2013 by Max Shippee

This post was written by Max Shippee, our PaleoFit coach. “I really want to work my biceps today!” “Just your biceps?” “Yeah, I want bigger arms.” “Not stronger?” “Well, yeah, that too.” “You want really strong arms, but weak shoulders?” “Well….I…um…” Bodybuilding is a funny thing. The guys who are masters of it, the real … Continue reading

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Goal Setting: Smaller Is Bigger

Posted on February 6, 2013 by Max Shippee

This post came from a small guy with big ideas, Max. “I have a list of goals for the new year. Here’s the one I want you to help with – I want to lose 40 lbs!” “No, you have only 1 goal, and it’s to get yourself in here three days a week.” “That’s … Continue reading

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I Hate Working Out

Posted on January 25, 2013 by Max Shippee

“Wow, you look pretty fit.” “Nah, thanks though. I’m working on it. Funny enough, I do run a gym.” “Really?” “Yeah. I make some at-home workouts for a really cool nutrition site, too.” “Wow. You must really love working out!” “No no no. I hate it.” “Huh?” Yeah. I hate working out. There it is. … Continue reading

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Stop Being Afraid of Your Body

Posted on January 18, 2013 by Max Shippee

This rant post was written by Max Shippee. “I just want to have smaller thighs/have them not touch in the middle/more firm arms/to see my abs/this little bit gone.” “Oh, how long have you wanted that?” “My whole life. I want to look like Giselle! You know her?” “Oh yeah, sure, we used to date.”   … Continue reading

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Goal Setting – As If!

Posted on January 9, 2013 by Max Shippee

These little morsels of wisdom were drummed up by our PaleoFit coach, Max Shippee. “I have a confession to make” “Yeah?” “I kind of had a few cookies last night.” “A few?” “Boxes.” “Ahahaha! Those lousy Girl Scouts!” ” I know, right?!” We all have slip-ups. Seriously. And if you’re the type that NEVER has a … Continue reading

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Measuring Progress with PaleoFit

Posted on December 31, 2012 by Max Shippee

This post was written by Max Shippee. So…some thoughts on measuring progress with fitness with PaleoFit…. We’re pretty geeky over here at Paleo Plan. We trade articles on all kinds of weirdness that most people would very quickly gloss over. The good thing about that, is we feel we can provide some good info for … Continue reading

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Getting Bulky: What It Really Takes

Posted on December 26, 2012 by Max Shippee

So you’ve read the other two posts here and here by me, Max Shippee, about putting your fears aside about lifting heavy weight and getting “all bulky”, but you’re still not convinced. That’s fine. I have one more post for you. I have a friend/client, Ozzy Salcedo, who’s been into bodybuilding since he was a kid. He … Continue reading

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But I don’t want to get all bulky!

Posted on October 15, 2012 by Max Shippee

“I don’t think I should lift heavy weights.” “Are you injured?’ “No, I just don’t want to get all bulky.” Deep… breath. This is the second most common request, or anti-request, that people (ladies) come in with. Now, this one is tricky, and it can be kind of like putting toothpaste back in the tube. … Continue reading

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