Logan Gelbrich

Born in Santa Monica, Logan feels right at home coaching at DEUCE Gym. With a background in collegiate (University of San Diego) and professional (San Diego Padres) baseball, Logan is used to high performance, heavy workloads, and accountability. Luckily, Logan was blessed enough to work with world renowned strength and conditioning coaches, sports psychologists, and nutritionists during his career. It’s during this time that the seeds were sown for the belief system that led him to both the CrossFit Games and Strongman Nationals. These experiences guide his coaching today. Forever a “student of the game,” Logan is always looking to strengthen and question his understanding of humans. Today his work includes his best selling book, Going Right: A Logical Justification for Pursuing Your Dreams, and diverse offerings of education in leadership and group dynamics via the 'Hold the Standard' Summit, online education, and consultancy.

No More Shame, Respect the Hang

The “hang”, of course, is in reference to a variation start position for the snatch and clean and jerk. For many novice and intermediate lifters, the hang position can feel remedial. Counter to what it might feel like, I’m here to tell you that the hang snatch isn’t “Snatch Lite” and the hang clean isn’t

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Choosing the Goose or the Bottle

While the faces change, humans don’t have that many different kinds of problems. Those stay the same.  Some problems are so old that we’ve got ancient parables for them that are just as important and informative today as they were thousands of years ago.  Here’s the Zen parable you might need to hear right now: “A woman

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Never Miss a Pitch

There’s almost nothing specific I can remember about most of my baseball career. Sure, there are some unforgettable big moments. However, I don’t remember scores or stats. I couldn’t tell you about big plays or any particular at bats… ..except one.  I can recall every detail of a single pitch in 2007 and the reason for the

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Dabble: How the Fitness Industry Fails & Gets Rich Doing It

The results are in! The first tech start up company of the decade to earn a billion dollar valuation has passed the ten figure threshold. It’s name?  ClassPass, Inc.  It’s important to mention that the intention of this article is to communicate an important, universal worldview of health and fitness. Neither I nor DEUCE feels

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External Load & Motor Recruitment

A title this nerdy deserves some simplification. While the topic here is nearly universally important, it doesn’t mean we need to lose any motivated readers because of ego stroking technical language. The reference to “external load” is fancy talk for the piece of equipment that you’re using in your training. “External load” is the dumbbell,

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