The Power of the Morning

The Power of the Morning

2

Oct

2017

Before your day, do you. Waking up and spending some time on yourself is a recipe for success. For the longest time, I tried to sleep as long as I could. I tried to get every minute of sleep possible, then I would freak out, grab my clothes, and rush off to wherever the hell I had to be. In a town of round the clock schedul ...
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The Egg

The Egg

29

Sep

2017

“Every crack is also an opening. When in the midst of great change, it is helpful to remember how a chick is born. From the view of the chick, it is a terrifying struggle. Confined and curled in a dark shell, half-formed, the chick eats all its food and stretches to the contours of its shell. It begins to feel hungry and ...
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Stimulus

Stimulus

19

Sep

2017

A large part of our coaching responsibility in class is creating a context around the day. The workout of the day can be applied to each athlete, but it may look very different to the untrained eye. The key to the whole equation is the relative fitness of each athlete. Each person has the need to squat. It's easy to imagine ...
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Breadth

Breadth

7

Sep

2017

Are you able to display a vast array of physical skills? How is your flexibility? How is your strength? How is your cardiovascular endurance? How about your agility? Are these things you think about before you head to the gym? Are you concerned about the depth of your fitness? What drives your workout planning? How do you c ...
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Oh, Maya!

Oh, Maya!

22

Aug

2017

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”Thank you for this, Maya Angelou. Thank you, thank you, and thank you. In our journeys, it is so commonplace to be concerned with progress and achievement that the simple things fall ...
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The AMRAP Deadlift

The AMRAP Deadlift

14

Aug

2017

One of our students asked about the deadlifts today, and asked me if they were supposed to do AMRAP Deadlifts. Immediately, we both laughed. I knew exactly what he is talking about when he said this. He was expressing his disdain for deadlifts performed at a fast rate. Clearly the priority has changed here due the the overa ...
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Venn Diagrams

Venn Diagrams

7

Aug

2017

Your experience is uniquely yours. Your story is uniquely yours, and mine is uniquely mine. But, you would be terribly mistaken if you were to think there is no common ground. If you have seen a Venn Diagram you know that it is two or more circles that overlap. One has surface area that is uniquely its own, and so do the ot ...
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Success and Time

Success and Time

2

Aug

2017

I think we can all remember a time that we lifted our all time heaviest weight. We call this a PR or PB, which is your greatest effort at that moment. This is a fantastic tool to measure progress over time. A PR and your max potential are not the same. Theoretically they eventually may come together, but for most of us our ...
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Spotting and Trust

Spotting and Trust

20

Jul

2017

Weight training is an incremental pursuit. Inherent in its nature is the practice of progressive overload. Within this training style comes failure. Our position begins to falter as we go up in weight. It’s very easy to find the ceiling of our potential at any given time. We would refer to this as a max effort. The obviou ...
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Reflection of Greatness

Reflection of Greatness

14

Jul

2017

Have you ever received a compliment from someone you look up to? How did that feel? It’s like sunshine hitting your face on a frosty morning. It’s like warming yourself by a campfire when its snowing outside. It’s like the air conditioning kicking on in your car when the seats are burning your thighs and sweat is drip ...
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