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The Process

“Find your weaknesses, make friends with them, then beat them to death”      This is one of my favorite quotes.  Weaknesses are building blocks to our lives.  Every weakness defeated is one step closer to our goals.  That goal can be anything from a 700# back

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Kids Need to Get Out and Play

     Well it’s summertime again and just like in previous years, parents are racing around town trying to get from one child’s practice to the next.  This is a great thing, although maybe not for a parent’s sanity.  As we enter this summer my warning to

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Training against the Whiteboard

I can’t believe it has taken me this long to write a blog on this topic: the mentality of many CrossFit athletes.  I am not attacking the sport aspect of CrossFit, this is my sport after all.  Too often, however, we see athletes that will sacrifice everything

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Training Against Adversity

Training Against Adversity

“Don’t train to be the best athlete on the best day possible.  Train to be the best athlete on the worst day possible.”   – Louie Simmons.   This quote always sticks in my mind.  Training against adversity is the core of the CrossFit program.  At some point

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Strength Training for Running

Strength Training for Running

                                                         One of the best courses I have ever attended was the CrossFit Endurance seminar (I hate when people call

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Why Do We Call Ourselves “The Lab”

Why Do We Call Ourselves "The Lab"

     Ever since the we opened people have asked me why we call ourselves “The Lab”.  To answer that goes back to my garage gym on Amadeus Drive.  My garage was called the Lab because that is where I began to experiment with different ideas inside

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When to Scale and When to Push Yourself to As Prescribed (RX)

When to Scale and When to Push Yourself to As Prescribed (RX)

     Sitting here watching the CrossFit Games is inspiring and always fun to watch.  I love watching amazing athletes push themselves far beyond what we in the community ever thought was possible five years ago.  I remember watching “Amanda” happen for the first time and seeing

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More Volume Doesn’t Always Mean Better Results

More Volume Doesn't Always Mean Better Results

One of the best books I have ever read, when it comes to strength training, has been “Supertraining” from Mel Siff.   One of the quotes attributed to Dr. Siff  that really stuck out to me is, “You don’t train minimally, you don’t train maximally, you train

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Youth Athletes and Training for Sport

Youth Athletes and Training for Sport

Today’s blog is going to talk about youth athletes and how they should train for “sport”.  Let’s talk about what I mean by “sport”.  Sport is referring to any specific sport weather that be football, baseball, soccer, etc.  Now let’s talk about what I mean by “youth

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Minimal Effort; Minimal Results

Minimal Effort; Minimal Results

Why do some athletes achieve high levels of sports results and some do not?  This is a question I am often asked.  “Matt why can’t I do a kipping pull up?”,  “Matt my snatch technique sucks”.  These are comments I often hear from many different athletes.  Why

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