Map vs. Territory

Map vs. Territory

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Nov

2018

There’s a saying in the neurolinguistic programming (NLP) community that goes like this: “the map is not the territory.” This is an important concept especially when humans interact with one another. Chances are that means you, so listen up.Everyone you’ve ever met might be looking at the same world as you, but they ...
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All Fitness Equipment is an “Odd”

All Fitness Equipment is an “Odd”

26

Nov

2018

There’s a figure of speech used around the strongman implements. They’re referred to as “odd objects”. After all, they aren’t much like the usual suspects in a gym like dumbbells, plates, and kettlebells, are they?Well, the strongman tools may be less common, but I’d argue they are no more “odd” than a kettl ...
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A Life Changing Squat

A Life Changing Squat

21

Nov

2018

**Classes will be closed from Thanksgiving and resume Monday Nov. 26th**“Gentleman, the back squat will get you strong, the front squat will help, but the single leg squat will change your damn life.” Coach Shannon Turley, now the head of athletic performance at Stanford University, was always known for ...
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DEUCE Presents: 2018 Holiday Party

DEUCE Presents: 2018 Holiday Party

20

Nov

2018

We’re celebrating the year together and this time it’s at a new venue. Join us for food and drinks at our very own Chef Derek Brandon Walker’’s restaurant, The Mar Vista, Thursday November 29th at 7PM. All friends and family of the gym whether you’re members or not are welcome.Dinner is on us and there will be an ...
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Fitter than Hall of Famers

Fitter than Hall of Famers

19

Nov

2018

Don’t have the mentality of an athlete? Guess what? It doesn’t matter. In fact, even once-in-a-generation-type athletes manage to struggle with their health and fitness. Have you seen Charles Barkley lately? He’s an incredible, hall of fame-level athlete who understands resilience, commitment, speed, power, and mental ...
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A Love Letter to Horizontal Pulling

A Love Letter to Horizontal Pulling

16

Nov

2018

 Dearest Horizontal Pulling,It’s with increasing gratitude that we’re writing to you. So many training programs have ignored you, burned bridges with you, and, to make matters worse, almost no one respects you. Your sister, the pull up, gets all of the attention, of course. So, we wanted to write to say thank you.I ...
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The Target on Our Back

The Target on Our Back

15

Nov

2018

We talk often internally about how our model for excellent coaching looks like a target. It’s a target that seems fitting to place squarely on your back if you dare to subscribe to it. After all, when you make a bold claim like “we’re developing world-class coaches” the next obvious thing out of an observer’s mout ...
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The Stand Alone Peach

The Stand Alone Peach

14

Nov

2018

I don’t think we need to sugar coat the reality of living in Los Angeles. Let’s be honest. Humans have many ego protection mechanisms in place regardless. Living in Los Angeles can often magnify this human flaw to even greater proportions to the point of pure inauthenticity.Just yesterday morning I was diving into a sto ...
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Specialty Preview: Everybody ChIll!

Specialty Preview: Everybody ChIll!

13

Nov

2018

Since day one we’ve taken pride in being a house of learning. Part of our ability to nurture an ever evolving system of valuable experiences, we offer a multitude of specialty courses where everyone wins. Our coaching staff is enriched by the deeper-level knowledge of having a colleague as a subject matter expert and our ...
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Wade’s Day 2019

Wade’s Day 2019

12

Nov

2018

Let me be clear. I understand that today, as you’re reading this, your attention is being competed for more than ever before in your life. Here’s the deal. Cancer is horrible. Maybe the only thing more horrible is when kids get cancer. It turns out there’s a pediatric cancer called neuroblastoma that kids get in the ...
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