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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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Don’t Forget Your Mental health!

Don't Forget Your Mental health!

DCL, hello! This is another introduction message, this time for the part of us seldom improved upon… our psyche! We will be mixing these MindLab updates into our weekly repertoire for the same goal as always: to help us all be as healthy and fit as possible!

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Nutrinformation for 5 Oct 2018

Nutrinformation for 5 Oct 2018

More Fall recipes! Just a short recipe referral source for you all this week! The following site provides recipes tailored to the Paleo and Zone ways of eating (diets); the specific link will direct you to the Autumn-oriented dishes, including main meals, sauces, and desserts. We hope

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Simple Chicken Dinner Recipe

Simple Chicken Dinner Recipe

Hope everyone’s had a great week. While we’re all still digesting the quantity/quality quandary from the nutrinformational segment from last week, let’s see what we can cook up for a balanced meal for this weekend (also a relatively easy meal-prep dish): “Simple Chicken Dinner”: Protein: Palm(of your

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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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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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