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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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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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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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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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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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1st pull in the snatch and clean

If the Pull is off, the lift will be as well. The 1st Pull in the Snatch and Clean makes the difference between a successful and missed lift. Trenz Pruca – March 17, 2016 The importance of the 1st pull   A lot of powerlifting coaches will

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