DEUCE Presents: Deadlift & Death Press Event

DEUCE Presents: Deadlift & Death Press Event

17

Oct

2018

In ten days, we’re hosting a Halloween invitational for all-levels athletes. Saturday October 27th at 11AM we invite you for a beginner friendly competition comprised of three parts. First and foremost, there is a costume requirement and contest for best outfit. In addition, participants will find a one rep max deadlift ( ...
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Why the name DEUCE?

Why the name DEUCE?

16

Oct

2018

Believe it or not, this garage has a rich history. Locals to Venice Beach will recognize the name, Abbot Kinney, but might not know much about the man. Mr. Kinney founded the area that is now Venice Beach and built what was (and still is) one of the most unique cities in the world, complete with gondola laden canals not unl ...
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The One Exercise for All Time

The One Exercise for All Time

15

Oct

2018

Imagine a training tool with no downside. It’s the proverbial “free lunch” of training. It’s all upside with no downside and it would be an instant driver of adaptation in any mover, including my grandmother and including your favorite pro athlete.I’m talking about sled walks.That’s right, people. I’m talking ...
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Greatness Without Conformity

Greatness Without Conformity

12

Oct

2018

Former Nirvana drummer, Dave Grohl, is a rock legend. His musical success seems to be objective at this point because he’s continued to win in the industry across decades and even disciplines in music. While he’s now the front man for Foo Fighters, he rose to musical mastery behind the drum kit.Several years into his ca ...
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Change Direction? Toes Forward

Change Direction? Toes Forward

11

Oct

2018

Yesterday’s training includes a change of directions. Be careful to confuse the dynamic, complex, and seemingly more free movement of running as somehow having movement standards of less importance of, say, a deadlift. If you don’t consider that running, especially sprinting, is an act that puts force into the ground no ...
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Death in Isolation

Death in Isolation

10

Oct

2018

A wonderful man, conservationist, and one of the US military’s most capable warfighters, Rudy Reyes, says “there’s death in isolation.” This, of course, is in reference to the issues of suicide and self-destruction in populations of warfighters coming back from combat.Depression and suicide isn’t just an issue for ...
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Is Your Compass External or Internal?

Is Your Compass External or Internal?

9

Oct

2018

Human beings tend to create context in one of two ways. We generally understand our orientation with our world externally or internally. Neither is right or wrong, but it pays to know how you’re oriented.Externally oriented individuals would understand whether their efforts are successful or not based on an external sourc ...
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Association v.s Dissociation

Association v.s Dissociation

8

Oct

2018

I want you to think back to a troubling time. Close your eyes and envision this moment of challenge for you. Take a moment to observe this instance.Now, switch gears with me. Take a moment to look in the rear view mirror about a moment of joy or success. Can you see it?I’d like to ask you about the two memories you just b ...
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BEWARE: The Knockout Punch

BEWARE: The Knockout Punch

5

Oct

2018

Mixed martial arts has become of greater and greater interest to me. I’m no expert, but I think through certain parts that seem mentally fruitful for me. Take, for instance, the danger of the knockout punch (or kick or elbow). Regardless of your skill level as a fighter, there’s no coming back from a knockout blow even ...
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Limiting Factors Expedite Progress

Limiting Factors Expedite Progress

4

Oct

2018

Today we’re finding a heavy single in the front squat. I’m not telling you to fail today, but if you do miss an attempt don’t let that good information go to waste. Think about it. The front squat is a complicated orchestra of movement and firing of muscle groups.Finding a one rep max is a wonderful way to educate you ...
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