Your “Super Bowl”

Your “Super Bowl”

10

Dec

2011

I know nothing about football. I know even less about the NFL. To be honest, I can't even call myself a sports fan, but I often refer to my "Super Bowl."The term was coined by an ex-teammate of mine, Justin Blaine. At the time, your "Super Bowl" was a term to describe the most beautiful girl that could conceivably consider ...
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Catch My (Functional) Drift

Catch My (Functional) Drift

9

Dec

2011

The human ability to make snap judgement is a powerful tool. Though this skill often gets a bad wrap when it comes to stereotypes, keep in mind that it's also this ability that lets us know at first glance that something is wrong with a loved one, or that a situation isn't safe.Do you think that one could use this skill to ...
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Your Word

Your Word

8

Dec

2011

What's done is done. That much is for sure. When it comes to leveraging yourself, track record can only get you so far. Maybe you've got one hell of a resume, but if two weeks on to the job you've done all but destroy business, not even your track record can save you. So then, what are we left with?You are left with one thi ...
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Train like an athlete; not a client

Train like an athlete; not a client

7

Dec

2011

Sometimes I clamor at the way personal training is executed. I often wonder if progress is ever made on what the mission of that relationship is supposed to be about. Don't get me wrong. There are some outstanding trainers out there... Brilliant even. In masse, however, I see quite a disparity.Does your trainer give ...
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The Example

The Example

6

Dec

2011

I bet most of you sought after a training regime like this one, at least in part, because it provides some leadership for your fitness, or an example, if you will. If things were just peachy with your training on your own, you wouldn't need a community like us, or you wouldn't have made the change.At FFOTB, the example to f ...
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Training Tips: Playing the game within the game

Training Tips: Playing the game within the game

5

Dec

2011

Ever notice that we put a ton of emphasis on fun here at FFOTB? Having fun isn't something we feel is important to talk about and create to counter balance how NOT fun the workouts are. We really believe that this can be fun, so we structure it that way! A lifestyle choice that is fun has a much greater chance to "stick," t ...
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Why Eat?

Why Eat?

3

Dec

2011

What is food for? I mean, really... What do we eat for? Do we eat simply to counter hunger? Do we eat because its enjoyable? Do we eat for energy? All of the above?I don't know exactly. I know that my answer depends. Sometimes I eat with a specific purpose, like to fuel my training day. Sometimes, though, eating for me is a ...
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“Burn the Ships”

“Burn the Ships”

1

Dec

2011

On and off the field, in and out of the locker room, and even in social settings, I must have heard or said, "Burn the ships" 5,000 times in college. For my team at USD, which at the time was a top 5 NCAA Division I program, the phrase "Burn the Ships" was a declaration that described our culture as well as any.FFOTB Nation ...
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FFOTB Presents: Bring a Friend Week!

FFOTB Presents: Bring a Friend Week!

1

Dec

2011

If there ever was a time to share this experience with a loved one, friend, family member, or co-worker, "Bring a Friend Week" is the time! For all classes between December 12th- December 17th, FFOTB will play host to any guest of a paying member or drop-in for FREE!Now, I ...
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Your Can vs. Your Can’t

Your Can vs. Your Can’t

30

Nov

2011

There is a certain Zen inside the black and white world of weightlifting and, on a more broad scale, measurable fitness. When it comes to a 250lb clean, you either can make the lift or you can't. As for running a sub-7 minute mile... You either can or you can't. 10 pull ups? It's a 'Yes' or a 'No' kinda question, isn't it?I ...
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