Removing the Ceiling

Removing the Ceiling

14

Nov

2013

Each Friday evening, the coaches and coaches-in-training meet to practice, debate, and discuss the elements and ideas that make up our training. It's these meetings and a specific talk that I listened to Kelly Starrett, founder of San Francisco CrossFit and author of the Supple Leopard, give recently that has put our traini ...
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The Barbell

The Barbell

13

Nov

2013

In my opinion, this is the greatest asset in the pursuit of your fitness. Time spent under a barbell may be the richest and most valuable training of your life. The barbell is always there waiting for you, waiting to make you better, waiting to give you a dose of reality. It will always be heavy, it will never lie, it will ...
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Powerlifting with Grace

12

Nov

2013

As if the video doesn't do it enough, let me paint a picture for you. Grace, whose three daughters have trained with us, just back squatted a new personal best (65 lbs).The beautiful position of her torso and movement throughout the squat aside, she's a mother of three who has enrolled in a powerlifting course geared toward ...
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Veteran’s Day at DEUCE

Veteran’s Day at DEUCE

10

Nov

2013

On this Veteran's Day we'd like to give our attention to those that are committed to defending our country in the face of danger. Every single day, men and women are working in harms way. Today especially, we'd like to tip our caps to these service men and women.The gruesome reality is that some of these men and women don't ...
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[VIDEO] ‘Grace’ Challenge Finals Saturday!

8

Nov

2013

Dozens of DEUCE athletes will be toeing the platforms for a challenge against their past selves this weekend. Saturday at 9AM marks the end of our 6-week performance challenge with a final attempt at the workout "Grace," which is a CrossFit benchmark classic. The workout is thirty clean and jerks for time. Athletes of all f ...
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A Look Inside ‘Women’s Only’

A Look Inside ‘Women’s Only’

7

Nov

2013

Did you know that DEUCE Gym offers a Women’s Only Class?We do! And, I’m the coach!The class meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 9AM.Being a woman is hard, especially in today’s world. I wish I could tell you that I loved myself and the body I was given from day one. However, that just wasn’t the case. Just as 98.9% ...
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Weightlifting is not a crime

Weightlifting is not a crime

6

Nov

2013

Our latest addition to the DEUCE Gym wardrobe will be a classic. The tees and tanks are simple and include our unique branding along with one simple statement:Weightlifting is not a crime. The inception of the idea of this shirt is in part a tribute to the phrase made famous by the skate culture that is so synonymous with ...
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A Matter of Degree

A Matter of Degree

5

Nov

2013

Each of us has the unique opportunity to do just what we want with our fitness. All of our goals may be different, but they all have plenty of validity. A grandmother and a world class sprinter on the surface don't seem to have a whole lot in common, other than that the grandmother may watch the sprinter in the Olympics.Bot ...
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Getting Over the Hump

Getting Over the Hump

3

Nov

2013

The way we outline this experience here is so simple, right? First you join the community, then you learn everything about everything, you have a blast doing it, and you ride into the sunset with a whole new lifestyle, six pack abs and all. Well, yea..That's the idea.However, though this is a very real possibility, we often ...
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Fitness without Limitation

Fitness without Limitation

1

Nov

2013

During our "Intro Session," we ask prospective students three questions. One of which is, "If you were to wake up tomorrow with your version of perfect fitness, what would that look like?" You see, we're interested in how people would like to look, feel, and perform. And, the answers are important, especially if we are, as ...
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