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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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Functional Recipes (Coffee & Dessert)

Functional Recipes (Coffee & Dessert)

BLUF: Still cut the sugar, but enjoy your autumn!     Autumn usually brings to mind familiar things, like falling leaves, cooler weather, PSLs, and Rob and I finally wearing shirts (jk). For others, it’s a time to splurge on candy and… more PSLs. We all want

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Quality vs. Quantity (aka, Cheeseburger vs. Fasting)

Quality vs. Quantity (aka, Cheeseburger vs. Fasting)

Hey DCL. Hope everyone’s had a fantastically sugar-free couple of weeks since we last touched base! Today’s nutrinformation bit revolves around a topic some (me) are pretty good at sucking at, and that’s the conundrum of how much to eat versus what to eat. With “intermittent fasting” and “counting

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Post Workout Cooldown, Why You Shouldnt Lay Down After a Workout.

Post Workout Cooldown, Why You Shouldnt Lay Down After a Workout.

Well, here it goes- probably the biggest reason (definitely not the only one) why people hate me in the gym.  I refuse to let people lay down after a workout.  One of my 10 rules of the gym is when you are done working out, stand up

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Why a 1RM Doesn’t always Mean a New personal record

  “Don’t have $100 shoes and a 10 cent squat”      Let’s face it, no one likes to do volume work.  No one likes to do heavy weights for multiple reps.  We all just want to get straight to the point and go for a new

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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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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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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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