Get Out of Pain

One of the BIGGEST reasons people don’t stick with their workout regimen is because they hurt all the time: their back aches, their shoulder hurts, their neck tweaks, their knees throb. When it starts, the pain isn’t always sharp or intense, so they keep...

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I am… BULLETPROOF

The little voice inside your head.  It is always talking. I’m too old.  I just don’t have the time. It’s too expensive. It’s easier for everyone else. I have bad genes. It’s out of my control. It’s never worked before. It feeds you lies. You are smart. You are worthy....

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Macro Highlight: Protein

In the world of fitness, nutrition is always a hot topic to talk about.  Any time we think about changing our diet, it is important that we don’t bite off more than we can chew (punny right? #dadjoke). For the month of February, I would like to focus on one...

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Forging Your Own Way

As I sit here, programming countless hours of exercise for the athletes that I care for, I often find myself struggling with making decisions about what workouts are truly best for the classes. The difficulty lies within me recalling specific athlete’s weaknesses and...

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Learning to Fight

Welcome to fight club. It is your first day and today we are fighting hand-to-hand combat against an experience fighter who has a knife. You get no weapons at all. 3…2…1… GO. In this scenario, do you feel well enough prepared to fight the person who has a knife on the...

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The Importance of Oxygen

The Importance of Oxygen It’s Monday and you are ready to kill your week of workouts. Feeling refreshed and centered after the weekend, you see that coach has programmed “Fran” (21-15-9 of Thrusters and Pull-ups). You have done this workout before and just seeing the...

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Exploring the Alactic, Lactic, and Aerobic Systems

Exploring the Alactic, Lactic, and Aerobic Systems As a living, breathing, blog reading individual you’ve probably learned the basics around how food provides the body with energy. There are actually several different ways that this can occur and they depend on the...

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How To Master Your Mind

What do you think about during a workout? How heavy the weight feels? The daunting number of reps remaining or time left on the clock? A creaky knee or that shoulder that always flares up? Whether you’re in the gym to improve your health, gaining strength and...

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