Thanksgiving for What You Don’t Have

Thanksgiving for What You Don’t Have

9

Nov

2018

There’s language around gym culture about having abilities. This is especially true in fitness practices with high skill and/or task oriented training, such as CrossFit. Athletes will claim things like, “I have double unders” and coaches may ask questions phrased like, “Do you have a double bodyweight deadlift yet? ...
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Project Speed Track Day Saturday

Project Speed Track Day Saturday

8

Nov

2018

Both the 9AM and the 10AM GPP classes this Saturday will meet at the Santa Monica High School track for a special day of training with our own Project Speed coaches. Project Speed is a wing of the DEUCE brand that addresses field and court sport athletics where speed is the difference between winning and losing.This Saturda ...
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Weakness Finder: Bar Position

Weakness Finder: Bar Position

7

Nov

2018

Barbell complexes are incredible tools for building capacity for a number of different reasons. While today’s complex (and others like it) surely offer the training benefits we’ve discussed in the past, I’d like to call attention to another important aspect of training a complex like today’s can offer.You see, we al ...
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New eBook Details How to Create Culture

New eBook Details How to Create Culture

6

Nov

2018

Culture will often make or break the world’s best teams and organizations. Deep down we might even realize the truth, which is that culture is bigger and more important than effective leadership. Unfortunately, when it comes to culture, we all too often assume it’s a magical quality that can’t be held down long enough ...
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The Mental Edge to Your Next PR

The Mental Edge to Your Next PR

5

Nov

2018

I think we all understand the maximal lift concept quite simply. If you’ve ever found yourself in the middle of completing an effort at the edge of possibility life gets simple very quickly. You’re not trying to stand up a new back squat PR, your legs shaking, and wonder, “Is there street cleaning today?” No, all sy ...
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Values and Vices in Tandem

Values and Vices in Tandem

2

Nov

2018

In a recent conversation with one of my mentees, we discussed a confusing behavior pattern than I think we can all relate to. After all, we all have habits and make decisions that seem to be at odds with our best interest. I’d argue, however, that whether we believe it or not, we are always acting in an effort to preserve ...
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FREE Community Workout Saturday

FREE Community Workout Saturday

1

Nov

2018

Mark your calendars! This Saturday is the first Saturday in November and that means our doors are opening to the public for FREE. Join us at 9AM for a FREE class for both members and non-members alike for some training in a fun, safe environment to kick off the weekend in the best way.All fitness levels are welcome. See you ...
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Happy Halloween from DEUCE Gym

Happy Halloween from DEUCE Gym

31

Oct

2018

**All classes are running as scheduled - Costumes encouraged**Happy Halloween! Thank you all for making last Saturday’s ‘Deadlift + Death Press’ contest a success. We aren’t limiting our celebration to the event, so join us for some training today in costume.We’ve been doing fitness in costume on Halloween ...
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Introducing HoldTheStandard.com

Introducing HoldTheStandard.com

30

Oct

2018

In the same way that the Hold the Standard™ concept is an umbrella we all live, work, and operate under at DEUCE Gym, the concept itself transcends fitness. If you haven’t taken up the belief that this place is more than a physical fitness gym, then you’re likely not paying attention.It’s our view that leadership is ...
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Curating Your Nurture

Curating Your Nurture

29

Oct

2018

The nature versus nurture debate may still rage on in some circles, but it’s dead as a doornail here. No, we haven’t unearthed some new scientific evidence to put the argument to rest. We have something even better!It’s called awareness and here’s what it tells us. Even if there is a case to believe that we are most ...
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