Don’t Compete, Contribute

Don’t Compete, Contribute

16

Jun

2017

Let me ask you something. What can you do? How can you add value to this place? After all, this place is much bigger than the space you take up. "This place," of course, refers to the space we all occupy as humans. We all have a role. We all have relationships. We all have pursuits. Comparing yourself to someone else is par ...
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Fitness & Getting Your Sh*t Together

Fitness & Getting Your Sh*t Together

15

Jun

2017

Look, I get it. No one has their shit together. We're all pretending to be adults. We want to seem as though we have things under control, but we don't. My brief tenure into adulthood has only shown me that those who seem to have it figured out the most are just doing the best job fooling everyone.When it comes to fitness, ...
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Seek the Fire

Seek the Fire

14

Jun

2017

Train to feel. It's very simple, yet it's so commonly overlooked. Train to feel the desire that you need. Train to feel the purity of achievement. This is what it is really all about. It's not about the testing phase. It's not about the PR. It's about the struggle and the journey. Forget the sets and reps for a moment. Afte ...
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Despite Experts’ Effort, Fitness is Connected

Despite Experts’ Effort, Fitness is Connected

13

Jun

2017

While the context of the novel is Catholic theology, what drew me to it was the discussions of principles, namely the principles involved in the pursuit of intellect. Not surprisingly, A.G. Sertillanges' work "The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods" also had me thinking about implications in the gym.Here's a ...
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DEUCE Presents: Wim Hof Fundamentals

DEUCE Presents: Wim Hof Fundamentals

12

Jun

2017

You may have noticed by now that we'll leave no stone unturned in an effort to unearth best practices for movement and health. Since the inception of the DEUCE Breathwork specialty course on Monday nights, the value of breath has exploded around the gym. We invite you to join us for an educational opportunity you won't for ...
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A Champion’s Recovery Posture

A Champion’s Recovery Posture

9

Jun

2017

"3, 2, 1... TIME!" The scene is very familiar. There are bodies strewn out all over the floor, gasping for air. Sweaty breathless students who just gave their all are recovering after a job well done. It turns out that the details of your posture may have real implications; psychological and otherwise. In other words, it mi ...
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Evel Knievel Desire

Evel Knievel Desire

8

Jun

2017

After two days of business meetings, I've come to recognize (yet again) the power of desire. I'll put my money on a human being that is blood thirsty for something, because I've seen the undoubtable power of desire time and time again. I want to be around a ferocity and desire that's ready to brawl just to quench a thirst.W ...
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Breaking the Rules

Breaking the Rules

7

Jun

2017

In the gym we follow countless rules. In life and sport, however, our movement has very few guidelines. For example, I tell you to put your feet under your hips in order to pick things off the ground and I tell you to keep your heels down when you squat down, but the rest of your life sure doesn't, nor should it. Rules in t ...
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Fitness Trainers and the Umbrella of Cowardice

Fitness Trainers and the Umbrella of Cowardice

6

Jun

2017

Fitness trainers from countless disciplines are getting away with murder every single day. These “fitness professionals” are dodging both the fitness responsibilities of their career choice and the assumption that they are acting like a professional, and no one will bat an eye. The reason this behavior runs rampant begi ...
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DEUCE Presents: StrongFit Seminar

DEUCE Presents: StrongFit Seminar

5

Jun

2017

We take great pride in the idea that DEUCE Gym represents a place of learning. In that spirit, we love to play host to educational opportunities of all kinds. This summer there will be multiple opportunities to do just that. Join us July 8th and 9th for the StrongFit: Principles and Philosophy of Training Seminar right here ...
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