“Where are you? What time is it?”

“Where are you? What time is it?”

2

Sep

2011

Clutter, both of the mind and our physical space, is impeding. Efficiency declines, and sometimes even stress goes up.Regardless of how unkept you're desk or bedroom may be, chances are the clutter of your mind is far more impeding. Concern with hours ahead, or days behind makes for an inefficient moment. A mental trip to T ...
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Sometimes Doing the Things You Hate Most, Are the Things We Need the Most

Sometimes Doing the Things You Hate Most, Are the Things We Need the Most

2

Sep

2011

As I was getting ready for Church this past Sunday,  I was dilly dalling taking my time trying to find any excuse I could to not go. Why am I going? I don't even want to do this.But, as I was sitting in Church listening to the sermon, I thought about how happy I was that I had come. I had so much more clarity and calm. The ...
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My Painful Journey Through the World’s Best Seller

My Painful Journey Through the World’s Best Seller

31

Aug

2011

As I reached into my book bag to pull out my latest read, an awareness to a journey became apparent to me. A year ago or so, I set out to read the Bible. Yup, the WHOLE thing, cover to cover.Though I'm not done, I am close to finishing the historic text. When I noticed that the book wasn't in my bag, though, I realized how ...
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Commitment Takes Practice

Commitment Takes Practice

30

Aug

2011

Commitment. It's a buzz word. It's a cliche. It's been the focus of many motivating talks. We talk about it often in our program, and commitment is even ingrained in our system in how we operate.Below is a video of Marcin Dolega snatching 199 KG, which broke the world record at the time.  There a ...
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Destination Fitness Weekend @ The Pit

Destination Fitness Weekend @ The Pit

29

Aug

2011

Functional Fitness on the Bluffs is proud to announce our first fitness retreat that will take place September 9-11th in Arroyo Grande, CA. Attendees will join a group for a once in a lifetime experience under the guise of a dear friend of mine, Kenny Kane (A-list Celebrity Trainer/ Coach of Team CFLA), and John Hackleman ( ...
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“Who’s Winning?”

“Who’s Winning?”

29

Aug

2011

The  classic text on negotiation "Getting to YES," by Rodger Fisher and William Ury, may not be about strength and conditioning, but I think the story told at the end of the book is extremely relevant. Here it is: "Winning" In 1964 an American father and his twelve-year-old son were enjoying a beautiful Saturday in Hyde Pa ...
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Time Out: You’re Amazing

Time Out: You’re Amazing

27

Aug

2011

Given that you look at yourself everyday in the mirror and that you don't have perfect perspective on where you have been, where you are now, and where you are going, chances are you can't see what's happening to you. If you've been a student here for some time now, chances are you are missing the amount of progress you're ...
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Being a Student of the Game

Being a Student of the Game

26

Aug

2011

Don't. Stop. Learning...Ever.Just like any other athlete, goal setting is important. A while back I set a goal to have a 300lb Clean & Jerk by the end of September. I'm close, but Olympic Weightlifting, like life, doesn't offer points for "almost."Naturally, in the days and weeks following I drilled skill work, reviewed ...
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Nutrition: Advice in Surplus, Results Scarce

Nutrition: Advice in Surplus, Results Scarce

25

Aug

2011

If you're looking for nutrition tips it may not be long into your search until you've got the feeling that you're drinking out of a fire hose. Yet, statistics reveal that Americans who are not clinically obese may soon be in the minority! One would think that with the apparent surplus of nutritional "knowledge" floating aro ...
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Our Team

Our Team

23

Aug

2011

Ok, not all of us played team sports past our elementary school days let alone high school and beyond. Whether you were a intramural star in college, an All-American, or you "retired" after a few years of Little League, I think we all can relate to the power of a team atmosphere.To me, the idea of being on a team is about a ...
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