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H2O!!!

H2O!!!

BLUF: Stay hydrated for maximum wellness and performance in The Lab and Life! Many of us are fully-acquainted with the concept of “drinking enough water.” We won’t dive-in (pun intended) to the discussion of how much is enough/not enough/too much. Rather, let’s discuss what’s happening to us

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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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DCL Nutriformation Meal Idea

DCL Nutriformation Meal Idea

Morning Zone/Paleo Smoothie This simple smoothie can be mixed up and quickly chugged for a balanced burst of Paleo/Zone energy to start your day; it’s great for those of us who don’t prefer giant breakfasts, or those of us who simply find ourselves continuously rushing out the

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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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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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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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When to Scale and When to Push Yourself to As Prescribed (RX)

When to Scale and When to Push Yourself to As Prescribed (RX)

     Sitting here watching the CrossFit Games is inspiring and always fun to watch.  I love watching amazing athletes push themselves far beyond what we in the community ever thought was possible five years ago.  I remember watching “Amanda” happen for the first time and seeing

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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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