The (Baseless) Kip Debate

The (Baseless) Kip Debate

3

Jan

2019

The comments section of nearly any viral video on the internet that features someone doing a kipping variation of a pull up will have its fair share of trolling statements. “And, not one pull up was done that day,” they’ll condescendingly say. Here’s the deal. There is no debate. It’s not even that “the debate i ...
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A Secret (Fake) Wall of Performance

A Secret (Fake) Wall of Performance

2

Jan

2019

Did you know that our sister gym down in Hermosa Beach, DEUCE Athletics, has a secret in its construction? The southern wall that spans more than 40 feet long is actually a fake wall. For great effort and expense, we built a fake wall on top of the perfectly good wall underneath it.Why you ask?Well, the wall features a cust ...
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High Heat & Nuance

High Heat & Nuance

21

Dec

2018

**We will have special holiday hours Dec. 24-Jan. 1st to let our staff recharge**It took me until last week to even consider cooking with something other than high heat on the stove. You know the dial on the stove when you turn it until you hear the clicking sound? I watch the gas ignite and leave it there ...
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Neither Unique Nor Critical

Neither Unique Nor Critical

20

Dec

2018

Let me say that I’ve have a lot of conversations with people who want to get fit. Just merely the hundreds of ‘Intro Sessions’ I’ve done with prospective students is enough of a sample size alone to recognize a trend. The trend I observe is that more people believe they have a faulty habit. This faulty habit is that ...
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“Unbuyable”

“Unbuyable”

19

Dec

2018

This is Alia. Her smile is infectious and proud in this photo and the reason why is she’s holding up her newly earned Strongman 101 patch. What’s important about it is in order to earn it you must move through an experience. It can’t be purchased, borrowed, or shared.It’s not the only thing that can’t be bought ar ...
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Holiday Schedule 2018

Holiday Schedule 2018

18

Dec

2018

As the holidays approach, we want to give you the inside scoop on how we organize the Christmas and New Years period. In an effort to give our coaches and staff one segment during the year to reset, reflect, and rechange we have a special schedule during the holidays. This is done in a manner that allows you, the student, t ...
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FREE Gift from the Pro Shop

FREE Gift from the Pro Shop

17

Dec

2018

We’ve recently renewed our stock of the original DEUCE Pop-Socket. This little doodad is silly until you use one. It’s then that realized you’d never hold your cell phone without it again. Plus, you get to represent DEUCE everywhere you go!For a limited time, we’re gifting the DEUCE Pop-Socket with any purchase over ...
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Read the Damn Book

Read the Damn Book

14

Dec

2018

In a recent conversation with a friend of mine, I was reminded of the simple math that continues to present itself in human behavior. There’s always many more people who want to results than people who are willing to do the work to get them. My friend happens to be a New York Times best selling author and he continually i ...
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Whole Life Challenge 2019

Whole Life Challenge 2019

13

Dec

2018

The Whole Life Challenge is BACK! The lifestyle game provides a community atmosphere and quantitative element to the habits and results we all want. The game addresses a mobility practice, physical exercise (of any kind), nutrition, and sleep with an online scoreboard for daily accountability. In addition, we’ll set a bas ...
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Muscle Up Master Class Jan. 12

Muscle Up Master Class Jan. 12

12

Dec

2018

One month from today we welcome world-renown coach, author, and king of disruption in the movement community, Carl Paoli. He’s bringing his two hour clinic, the Muscle Up Master Class, to DEUCE Gym here in Venice Beach and you’re invited! I was fortunate enough to attend the very first iteration of this course in Vanco ...
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