Meet Johnny Intensity

Meet Johnny Intensity

12

Nov

2014

Intensity is one third of what makes our GPP program tick. You don't have to go far in the jungle that is the fitness industry, however, to find it. Our hope is that we can use (relative) intensity for all the good and none of the bad around here. Often times one can confuse the blood, sweat, and screaming that comes in bo ...
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Dig, Dig, Dig

Dig, Dig, Dig

11

Nov

2014

Are you doing your mobility? Are you taking your Fish Oil? Are you drinking enough water daily? Are you getting your rest?I know that you want a faster mile time. I know that you want to deadlift 400lbs, I know that you want a faster "Grace” time. I know that you want a muscle up. I know that you want your shoulder to get ...
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The Most Abnormal Characteristic on Earth

The Most Abnormal Characteristic on Earth

10

Nov

2014

There's such a stigma around the idea of people changing. "You've changed," is rarely a compliment. Oddly, the gut reaction when someone strips away longstanding interests and find other interests is often to critique. But, isn't evolution important? Wouldn't one only hope to become vastly different over time?I do.To use ex ...
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Good News: It’s Simple!

Good News: It’s Simple!

6

Nov

2014

Let me give you a quick look inside the world of a being a fitness professional. If you're a coach or a trainer, you'll know what I mean. You see, everyone know everything. All your colleagues think they are geniuses and chances are they agree on nothing. And, by that I mean most sarcastically that most know very little. Th ...
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Ok, Why the Hell?

Ok, Why the Hell?

6

Nov

2014

There is something that continually goes on, and it blows my mind every time. If the workout that we are doing asks for athletes to do 40 reps, why the hell are there humans intentionally shorting their rep count? What the hell is the validation? I understand that some athletes scale reps to make the workload appropriate, a ...
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Surfing Saves, Weightlifting Kills

Surfing Saves, Weightlifting Kills

5

Nov

2014

During my stay in Fiji last week, I had some amazing conversations with some amazing people. One conversation I had there, is one I've had literally hundreds of times. I'm talking about the "weightlifting is dangerous" conversation.Since he's become a good friend, I'll use the example of my conversation with a good man name ...
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Quantified Fitness

4

Nov

2014

I'll never forget asking my mentor at the time, Andy Petranek, about CrossFit. It was probably a random Tuesday and I asked him, "So, is CrossFit it? Like if you could get anyone fit, would you use CrossFit to do it?"His answer surprised me. The gist was it was a "Yes, but..." answer that included some talk about not every ...
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“It’s almost Friday..”

“It’s almost Friday..”

3

Nov

2014

As I asked the TSA officer that checked my ID and boarding pass how his day was going he replied somberly, "It's almost Friday.." It was Thursday. He was completely miserable and checked out.Amongst my many thoughts in response to this statement was how shocked at how obviously he assumed this fact was when he said it. It w ...
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