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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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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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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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Ligament and Tendon Training

Ligament and Tendon Training

It’s hard to find a training program that doesn’t want to increase your max squat, deadlift, or bench press.  These programs are everywhere.  Some are very calculated and excellent and others are thrown together and lead you on a long road to failure.  One thing that is

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Phosphgen Pathway Experiment-Based of September 18,2018 WOD

Phosphgen Pathway Experiment-Based of September 18,2018 WOD

     This is going to be a little different as it pertains to a particular workout that DCL performed on September 18, 2018.  This was a great workout and an experiment for me as a programmer/coach.  As previously stated in my other post on the three

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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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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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