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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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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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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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Mobility and CrossFit

Mobility and CrossFit

    Mobility and CrossFit Why are we even doing it? Matthew Biolsi – June 21, 2016 How flexible are you.  Let’s be honest most of us aren’t nearly as flexible as we want to be.  Even those of us who are flexible, what is the point of

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American Youth and Weightlifting

American Youth and Weightlifting

It’s been an amazing week for Team DCL Weightlifting.  I had the privilege of taking Danielle and Makinley to the USAW 2016 National Youth Championships and our girls performed phenomenally over these past few days.  Over the weekend I had made several observations of the future of

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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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