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Death Smiles At Us All

Death Smiles At Us All

“Death smiles at all men, all men can do is smile back” This is a quote from the movie Gladiator and is wrongly attributed to Marcus Aurelius. Even though, as far as we know, The Emperor never actually uttered these words but they still have a lot

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Training At 100% Everyday.

Training At 100% Everyday.

When it comes to athletic training, an athlete and a coach have to train smart.  One of my favorite quotes is “You don’t train maximally. You don’t train minimally.  You must train optimally.”  When it comes to athletic training, you have to have a goal in mind. 

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Rest days; And Why You Need Them

Rest days; And Why You Need Them

     Ah, the elusive “rest day” talk.  Everyone knows they need rest days, but why do we need them?  When should we take them?  Are you taking too much rest?  These are all questions I am often asked.  All too often we see athletes go from

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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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Pursue What is Meaningful, Not What is Expedient

Pursue What is Meaningful, Not What is Expedient

      A great book I have recently read is 12 Rules Of Life by Jordan Peterson, which offers some insightful views on life.  In this book, Dr. Peterson applies the rules of the past and applies them to present day.  Much of what is talked

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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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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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