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Death Smiles At Us All

Death Smiles At Us All

“Death smiles at all men, all men can do is smile back” This is a quote from the movie Gladiator and is wrongly attributed to Marcus Aurelius. Even though, as far as we know, The Emperor never actually uttered these words but they still have a lot

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Velvet Rut

Velvet Rut

Human beings are creatures of comfort. We seek our comfort in all aspects of our lives. We like our thermostats set to a comfortable level, our hot water showers, and our comfy couches. What if, however; these comforts are holding us back? What if constantly seeking out

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Training At 100% Everyday.

Training At 100% Everyday.

When it comes to athletic training, an athlete and a coach have to train smart.  One of my favorite quotes is “You don’t train maximally. You don’t train minimally.  You must train optimally.”  When it comes to athletic training, you have to have a goal in mind. 

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Training Around Injuries

Training Around Injuries

This may be a very controversial subject depending on who you talk to.  Let me caveat this blog but first saying, never go against your doctors orders and always listen to your body.  One of the problems with any sport is that injuries happen.  There really is

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Rest days; And Why You Need Them

Rest days; And Why You Need Them

     Ah, the elusive “rest day” talk.  Everyone knows they need rest days, but why do we need them?  When should we take them?  Are you taking too much rest?  These are all questions I am often asked.  All too often we see athletes go from

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Yoga for Anxiety

Labrats, hello! Today in the MindLab, let us ponder the prolific pandora of postured anxiety-reducing practice via yoga. We all experience stress and anxiety: cell phone notifications, emails, work to-dos, home to-dos, “honey-dos,” “honey-don’t-evers,” not enough time, not enough energy, not enough motivation, self-defeating talk, impossible self

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Competition Programming; Are You Really Benefitting?

Competition Programming; Are You Really Benefitting?

    This is an article I have been wanting to write for a long time.  Over my years of doing CrossFit I have tried various strength and metabolic conditioning programs.  Some have greatly influenced how I do my own programming.  Many of the authors of these

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Nutrinformation 9 November 2018

Nutrinformation 9 November 2018

Hello again DCL! Hope you’ve had a great week in this tornado-laden tundra. Rather than burdening you with boisterous and bountiful bundles of choice vocabulary, let’s share a reminder of what CrossFit considers the basis for healthy eating for wellness and performance. Combining constantly-varied, functional movements done

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MindLab!

Hello MindLab Rats!   Today let’s talk about stress, and a cool little technique that can be employed to keep those uncomfortable feelings of anxiety or unease at bay.   This is known in some circles as “the spiral technique” or the “energy ball technique,” and it

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Pursue What is Meaningful, Not What is Expedient

Pursue What is Meaningful, Not What is Expedient

      A great book I have recently read is 12 Rules Of Life by Jordan Peterson, which offers some insightful views on life.  In this book, Dr. Peterson applies the rules of the past and applies them to present day.  Much of what is talked

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