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Head Trash

Call it negative self talk, head trash, lies, doubt, or fear.  We all deal with it on some level on a daily basis.  If often leaves us paralyzed or stagnant with where we are.  I wanted to be a trainer back in 2006, but I thought I would never be able to get certified or […]

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3 Tips for Optimal Recovery

Recovery is an often overlooked component in training.  Why?  Well, because working out more should equal greater fitness, but if you aren’t recovering, chances are you aren’t progressing like you thing you are.  Did you know it can take up to 2 weeks for muscles to fully recover from a workout?  Yes, 2 weeks.  I […]

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Get Better

CrossFit punishes the specialist.  We have all seen the strong guy die during conditioning or the conditioned guy get crushed by heavy weight and we have all seen the guy that can do both.  You know the guy or girl who is conditioned, strong, has the skills, and is overall pretty good at everything.  Sure, […]

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Making Good Choices

How does one improve in  CrossFit?  What does it take to “get better?”   If you have invested in CrossFit as your exercise program or sport, this is a great question to answer for yourself.   There is not a one answer fits all on how to improve, without knowing ones strengths, weaknesses, sleep, diet, prior conditioning, […]

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QUICK FIXES DON’T WORK

Think about it.  In what arena of life does a quick fix work in regards to our relational,  physical, emotional, or spiritual parts of our lives?  6 Weeks challenge, 30 Day challenges, 21 days to a new habit, New Years resolutions, 90 day challenges, and plenty of other programs.  I have run a few of […]

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Incremental Improvements

From what I have witnessed owning a gym for 6 years is the lack of patience in making progress.  Even after expressing how long it may take and how much work is involved in getting stronger or progressing with a gymnastics movement there still seems to be a lack of desire to work to get […]

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Diet Simplified/Paleo/Attitude

Let’s face it, there are so many diets to choose from it makes it hard to know where to start.  99.9% of the people that walk into the gym are looking to either lose weight, build muscle, or do both.  So, how does one eat to achieve their goals?  Do you count macros?  Go Paleo? […]

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Wants Vs Needs

Over the last 15 years I have conducted hundreds of intake interviews as a drug and alcohol counselor as well as a gym owner for the last 7 years.  In both instances people are coming in to fix a problem they don’t have the answer to.   Men coming out of addiction often want help, but […]

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