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.

Front Rack: More than Mobility

“Elbows up!” You’ve heard it. It’s a horse beat dead to a pulp. There’s good reason, though, because the front rack is a critical position to bear a training load with carry over to a number of lifts, including the clean and jerk.  Here’s the thing, though. A world-class front rack isn’t just about getting

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OPINION: Make a Career on Unforced Errors

I find that there are two types of successful ping pong players. Player #1 tries to score points with power and fancy spin on the ball. These highly skilled players hope to trick and/or overpower their opponent to score. Player #2 is the player that simply returns the ball to the other side of the

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Mark Ronson Reads the Dance Floor

Legendary music producer, Mark Ronson, got his start in producing from a background as a club DJ. Ronson, the producer originally most famous for his work on Amy Winehouse’s most prolific album, was asked how specifically he would DJ a great club event and his answer impacted me.  Keep in mind that when Mark was

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Hold the Standard Podcast: Ep. 6 Argues for Skill Transfer

Have you listened to the Hold the Standard audio docuseries yet? The mission of the platform is to investigate how we navigate life’s most difficult and important elements by taking up more leadership. Each episode of ‘Season 1’ is a short audio experience that combines expert interviews and real world insight into attributes available to

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Step 1: A Reason for Being

At the time the photo was taken, the individuals in the photo above had just completed one of our 8-week specialty courses. There are a couple unique points to make about this fact. While they aren’t necessarily best friends, they do share a unique bond. The bond is rooted in shared struggle, remarkable experiences, and

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