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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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Are you a competitive CrossFitter or are you looking to be fit for life?

Are you a competitive CrossFitter or are you looking to be fit for life?

This article is intended to address where we have come as a sport in CrossFit.  The concept of CrossFit was ingenious.  We are told to focus on functional movement patterns and movements to increase our general physical preparedness, or GPP.  The idea is great and the methodology

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1st pull in the snatch and clean

If the Pull is off, the lift will be as well. The 1st Pull in the Snatch and Clean makes the difference between a successful and missed lift. Trenz Pruca – March 17, 2016 The importance of the 1st pull   A lot of powerlifting coaches will

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Breathing Mechanics

Breathe People…Breathe!!  Proper Breathing Mechanics for Weightlifting and Metabolic Conditioning Dcl Blog #3 – February 17, 2016You have to breathe!!! From the day we are born, we have involuntary muscle movements.  Our body is born knowing how to do certain things.  It knows how to pump blood

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Importance of Box Jumps in Explosive Training

Importance of box jumps in explosive training. Matt Biolsi DCL Blog #2             It’s time to clear up some misconceptions of explosive training.  Lately, I’ve been working with a couple of rugby athletes and they were asking me to help improve their “explosive power”.  Even though I

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