Diversion Hilarity

Diversion Hilarity

12

Dec

2017

For about the past two months I have been riding my bike to work. The ride is about thirty minute each way, so at first it was a lot to get used to, but now I really enjoy the time. Each day starts with a healthy sweat, and lately a pretty brisk jaunt across town. The other day some typical LA driver in an Audi drove by me ...
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Checklists and Brain Farts

Checklists and Brain Farts

6

Dec

2017

Checklists are gold. They are gold in many instances, including lifting weights. There are a million things to talk about when you move a barbell. Ideally we can condense down a whole bunch of cues and positions into a couple actionable steps that will lead you home once you get your hands on the iron.Let's take a deadlift ...
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Box Squat 1-2-3

Box Squat 1-2-3

16

Nov

2017

The box squat is different than a traditional back squat. The goal here is to stretch the hamstrings and put the work into the hips. It should not feel the same as a back squat nor are you likely to have the same numbers that you do in a back squat when beginning. It's easiest for me to break this thing down into three part ...
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Signals

Signals

15

Nov

2017

Part of living in and around other people is reading signals. Signals that people are giving to precede their upcoming actions or let you know what they just did. Sharing spaces, sharing roads, and sharing resources requires us to read signals from other people.A very simple example of this is someone using the blinker in t ...
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Balance

Balance

14

Nov

2017

Lately, balance has been quite a struggle for me personally. Kids very commonly bring this on. How do we adjust our schedules to accommodate four humans as opposed to two? Where do we find us time? How does work fit in? How do we do fitness things? We have chosen not to put our kids in day care all day. This is a double edg ...
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Preferential Lunging

Preferential Lunging

13

Nov

2017

I am a huge proponent of lunging. Unilateral movement is a terrific way to even out discrepancies you may have on one side versus the other. There are a few key points that I want to discuss when it comes to lunging.The first is the front or back lunge dilemma. People always ask which is better. The conversation should not ...
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The Edge

The Edge

2

Nov

2017

In our 'Intro Session' we talk about many things. One of the things I always talk about with people is the edge of their known fitness. That somewhat fuzzy place that feels like the limit of what they can do. A very clear metaphor for this is walking to the edge of a cliff. It makes total sense that near the edge you will f ...
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Clips

Clips

24

Oct

2017

Have you ever be unfortunate enough to witness someone "rack" a bar and miss one J-hook. The one end of the bar falls, all of the weights drop off then the other side hurdles toward the ground, sending a forty-five pound steel bar flying into the air. It sure sounds terrifying and, to be honest, it is terrifying when you se ...
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Resources

Resources

17

Oct

2017

So much of our time is spent on the gathering and the storing and the care of resources. We work all day so we can have food, a house, a car, a phone, the newest clothes, watches, jewelry, stereos, and the list goes on and on. We have collections of things solely for the purpose of having them. We stack dollar bills, we sel ...
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Intention

Intention

10

Oct

2017

Do you review things in your head before you do them? Do you make a list of things to do and then check them off? Are you mentally in the game during your day? Are you actively pursuing your life?I firmly believe intention is directly related to happiness. I'm not talking about the happiness that comes with hilarity, but th ...
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