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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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Minimal Effort; Minimal Results

Minimal Effort; Minimal Results

Why do some athletes achieve high levels of sports results and some do not?  This is a question I am often asked.  “Matt why can’t I do a kipping pull up?”,  “Matt my snatch technique sucks”.  These are comments I often hear from many different athletes.  Why

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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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Breathing Mechanics

Breathe People…Breathe!!  Proper Breathing Mechanics for Weightlifting and Metabolic Conditioning Dcl Blog #3 – February 17, 2016You have to breathe!!! From the day we are born, we have involuntary muscle movements.  Our body is born knowing how to do certain things.  It knows how to pump blood

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Importance of Box Jumps in Explosive Training

Importance of box jumps in explosive training. Matt Biolsi DCL Blog #2             It’s time to clear up some misconceptions of explosive training.  Lately, I’ve been working with a couple of rugby athletes and they were asking me to help improve their “explosive power”.  Even though I

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