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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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Abdominal Training

Abdominal Training

It’s doesn’t matter what fitness program you decide to try, when someone walks into your facility the first thing most people want are 6-pack abs.  Most, if not all, people want the “beach body” and nothing says “beach body” like sculpted abs.  Walk through a shopping mall

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Importance of Training Isometrics

Importance of Training Isometrics

When we talk about human movement there are three main motions that we must focus on.  They are concentric, eccentric, and isometric.  Concentric is the motion of the distal ends of the muscles moving closer to one another.  Eccentric is the distal ends moving away from one

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Surround Yourself with the Best

Surround Yourself with the Best

One of the key components of CrossFit and the CrossFit methodology is the class environment.  If there is one thing that I see that  in any “elite” gym weather it be CrossFit, powerlifting, weightlifting or any sport for that matter, it’s not the equipment they have or

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Your Limits Lie Between Your Ears

Your Limits Lie Between Your Ears

        What if I were to tell you that most of us can hit a new personal record any day of the week following any properly formatted program?  Obviously there are good programs and bad programs out there but any good program will help any

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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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Programming Accesory Movements and Mobility

Programming Accesory Movements and Mobility

This is a follow-up to articles I have written earlier.  The more competitive you get and the stronger you get the more it is necessary to work on accessory movements.  In my opinion, beginner athletes do not need to work on accessory movements as much as advanced

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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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