Calibrating Progress and Expectations

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I’m probably not the most “chatty” of people, but I’m always observing. I notice¬†everything about our students. One of my observations is that there’s often an expectation of progress, specifically with regards to strength, that needs some calibration. People make comments about things I, or other advanced students and coaches, do in the gym as

Specializing at DEUCE Gym

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You may have heard a hallmark of CrossFit that sounds like, “We specialize in not specializing.” That’s the GPP (General Physical Preparedness) goal. Our GPP program is no different. We lay the foundation for fitness capacity with the biggest net we can cast. It prepares our students for life’s unknowns and has enough potent adaptation

Learning Motivation

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Here’s the deal. We are a bunch of civilians learning to move and claim our own fitness. We (except Efren) are not professional athletes. In that way, one could understand that we may be missing some of the built in motivation that hopes and dreams and millions of dollars provide naturally. Squeaking out six extra

Make a List, Finish It

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Let me be the first to tell you, lists aren’t just for ‘Type A’ go getters. The power of a simple list can, in my experience, be the difference between extraordinary productivity and its underwhelming counterpart. Today everyone is so damn busy, it’s almost annoying. Ask anyone you haven’t seen in a while (including myself),

“Is that all?”

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I want to tell you something about you. I don’t me “you” the community, I mean you the person reading this sentence. If you can grasp the magnitude of what I’m about to say, it may change your perspective forever. Here it is: You can’t know the full extent of your potential.¬† It’s impossible. Some