10/31/16 - Happy <2> Halloween

Don’t be a fool! Be sure to wear your costume to the gym. Keeping up with DEUCE Gym tradition, we’ll be doing the usual movement practice on Halloween, but we invite you to wear you costumes to the gym. We’re hosting all regularly scheduled GPP classes, and specialty courses.

After all, this never has been a normal gym experience, has it?

 

Logan Gelbrich

@functionalcoach

10/31/16 WOD

Find a heavy snatch..

 

Then, AMRAP 12

3 Power Snatches (135/95)

6 Ring Dips

9 Burpees

Research Supports Skill Transfer of Grit

Research Supports Skill Transfer of Grit

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Oct

2016

Research now shows that your unwillingness to quit, which some call "follow through" or others call "grit," is a hyper transferable skill. Simply put, enrolling in an elective process like schooling, a sport, or skill-based hobby for two years or longer makes us resistant to quitting even if you then decide to stop the purs ...
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DEUCE Racing Goes to Strongman Nationals

DEUCE Racing Goes to Strongman Nationals

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Oct

2016

With great pride, I'm happy to share that DEUCE Gym is sending, not one, not two, but three athletes to North American Strongman (NAS) nationals. The two day event takes place in Davenport, Iowa this Friday and Saturday. John Goldstein, Coach Emily Russak, and I will take on the strongest men and women in the country in our ...
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Key to the City: Managing the Mundane

Key to the City: Managing the Mundane

26

Oct

2016

You know what masters are excellent at? Amongst other things, masters of their craft have settle into embracing the mundane. Whether they love it, like it, or simply tolerate it, peak performers log hours and hours of seemingly unremarkable repetitions, mental drills, and touches with their craft. By definition, we know th ...
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Going to the Moon for Simple Solutions

Going to the Moon for Simple Solutions

25

Oct

2016

Extraordinary efforts are important. Part of expanding our understanding and our ability takes, almost by definition, extremely specific, diligent focus. While this may be an unpopular opinion, I believe that not all major problems require uber complicated solutions, or in the following case millions of dollars and teams of ...
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Relentless.com

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24

Oct

2016

With a personal net worth of $71 billion, Jeff Bezos is regarded as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world. While there is plenty we can learn from him, I think the most important lessons aren't about the orchestra of automation he's responsible for that's changed consumerism on a global scale. Instead, we c ...
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Evaluating a Job Well Done

Evaluating a Job Well Done

21

Oct

2016

What makes coming to class a job well done? Is it the effort you gave? Since you worked hard, would you view the day's training session as successful? I think training with us is unbelievably challenging everyday. In fact, it's almost dumbfounding that this stuff doesn't get easier.Since it's always hard and we're always ...
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Core Strength is Unbreakable Posture

Core Strength is Unbreakable Posture

20

Oct

2016

If you asked a hundred people what core strength is you might get a hundred different answers, I'd bet that everyone of them would declare its importance. Let's break it down.Draw a straight line down the center of the body through the spine connecting to the pelvis. We call this the midline. We subscribe to the notion tha ...
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Time

Time

19

Oct

2016

Time is such a funny thing. It is a seemingly very needed tool in our lives. It helps keep us organized, it helps us know when to do things, and it allows us to compartmentalize our lives. It is a man made creation, and it definitely serves a purpose.What if we stripped it all way. Forget about hours, minutes, and seconds. ...
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18

Oct

2016

Sprinkles don't matter. Do you know what matters? The ice cream matters. When you have a heaping bowl of ice cream with sprinkles on it, let's all agree that this culinary experience is an ice cream forward issue. Sprinkles, while visually appealing and solid contributors to texture and sometimes even taste, are largely bes ...
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