The Purpose of Life: Flow States

The Purpose of Life: Flow States

17

Oct

2014

Last night Travis Ishikawa hit a a walk off ninth inning home run to send the San Francisco Giants to the World Series. It's nearly guaranteed that Travis was in a flow state when he did it. "Flow" is the scientific term coined by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi for what most call being "in the zone."To use his words in response t ...
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The Sweat Complex

The Sweat Complex

16

Oct

2014

How do you know that a training session is a "good one?" Surely, there can be some physical enjoyment to training and the feeling you get afterwards, but I feel as though students often evaluate training based on the wrong things.If the amount you sweat during training spoke to efficiency in developing fitness, Bikram yoga ...
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Crush Cancer Saturday

Crush Cancer Saturday

15

Oct

2014

Crush Cancer 2014 is upon us! Join us this Saturday in the heart of Culver City for the 4th annual event to raise money for cancer research. DEUCE Gym has raised over $3000 for the event.Expect dozens of Southern California gyms and hundreds of participants to take part in the workout, "Crush Cancer," for a great cause. The ...
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The Problem with “I would, but I can’t”

The Problem with “I would, but I can’t”

14

Oct

2014

Two main things come to mind when you say, "I would, but I can't." The first is simply that I don't believe you. And, the second is that though I know why you might be saying that, it's just not true. Period. You just don't know it yet.You know who says, "I would but I can't" in reference to training here? People that haven ...
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Rules are Easy, The Nordstrom Way Isn’t

Rules are Easy, The Nordstrom Way Isn’t

12

Oct

2014

It's human nature to seek comfort. By now you've heard me harp on embracing tougher paths whether for virtue, desirable outcome, or otherwise.I'd argue this is why we like rules. Rules are easy.Extensive lists of policies and rules do a couple of things. The first is that they give structure and streamline experiences, whi ...
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Top Shelf Perspective

Top Shelf Perspective

10

Oct

2014

I once saw an incredible explanation of context and consumer perspective from a marketing point of view that I think can help us in the gym. The example was of a store shelf with two bottles of wine. One bottle was something like $14 and the other was $21. The speaker asked the audience to consider that given that they are ...
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New DEUCE Location!

New DEUCE Location!

9

Oct

2014

Nearly three and a half years ago, a movement started with this community. We kicked this snowball down the mountain and it's been gaining speed, size, and momentum ever since. We're proud to announce that, yet again, we're growing.Many of you have enjoyed DEUCE Garage in Venice Beach the last fourteen months. Well, the bra ...
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Small Focus, Big Results

Small Focus, Big Results

8

Oct

2014

Imagine that how you perceive the scope of your responsibilities could improve your overall performance. News flash, folks. It can! I think we'd all agree that bigger responsibilities are inherently more demanding than smaller ones, right?What I'm telling you is that you can apply a more narrowed focus to perform better ...
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Gratitude

Gratitude

7

Oct

2014

Two weekends ago I was full, absolutely overflowing with gratitude. It is impossible to measure the amount of gratitude and happiness that I feel for the experience. The weekend started on Friday night with a Project Mayhem Pre-Party at lululemon. It was definitely an impressive showing, especially from the incredible huma ...
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Express Potential with Skill

Express Potential with Skill

6

Oct

2014

Skill is the bridge between capacity and potential. It's is the expression of what's possible. Lacking interest in skill is like super charging your Camero without knowing how to drive it. I think we all can agree that output is most valuable when one knows how to apply it (skill).Luckily, we've got an approach here at DEUC ...
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