Programming: How It’s Done at DEUCE

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People often ask how we come up with the workouts here a DEUCE, and since it’s my turn to program for the next month I figured I’d give you all some insight into the process. For our GPP program, remember our goal is to achieve the most broad, general, inclusive fitness possible. Our programming must

Context is Everything

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Context is everything. Just yesterday I was flipping through some of Coach Carl Paoli’s Gymnastics WOD archived workouts for some midday skill work before class. One workout looked something like: 5 rounds: 10 Handstand Push Ups with Wall and a Kip 10 Burpees 10 Kipping Pull Ups   The entire look, feel, and purpose of

DEUCE Gym Presents: ‘Precious Stones’

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DEUCE Gym will be opening its doors to the women of Southern California for a unique strongman event called, ‘Precious Stones.’ The strongman social will feature a workshop-like atmosphere with an emphasis on empowerment and fun. The event will take place May 3rd at 2PM, during which ladies will learn movements surrounding atlas stones, tires,

Combating Complacency in Victory

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You’re a basketball player and you’ve just won your last nine games in style. You feel good, you’re having fun, and, too be honest, you don’t really care that you got away with some poor footwork habits the last couple games. Victory tastes sweet! You’re new to CrossFit and you’re working in great stride. Progress

This or That

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One can always choose ‘This’ or ‘That.’ This can be fun and enticing. That can feel routine and square. Other times This comes with a headache in the morning, while That will keep the doctor away. With all the hustle and bustle of life, This can take a back seat, while there is no shortage