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Why you need to drink more water

Why you need to drink more water

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: May 22, 2022

Whether it’s wooder or water – you need more of it this time of year. Here’s why. First of all we’re more water than anything else as water makes up about 60% of our body (babies are close to 75%!). Even those rock solid bones we have, over 20% water in them. In your body, ...

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Is scaling hurting your progress?

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: April 24, 2022

“_______ training is great, you can scale it to any ability”. Ever said or heard that? We used to, maybe you do too. However, when isn’t that right? Let’s start by defining a few things, “progression” and “regression” (otherwise known as scaling). Progression is building capacity over time in a measurable way. Regression is reducing ...

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An Ode to the Rotisserie Chicken

An Ode to the Rotisserie Chicken

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: April 18, 2022

You’ve seen them, the bag chickens. You might also say “not for me.. I don’t eat chicken in a bag”. But then you also might house a pint of ice cream later on. You know what could have helped avoid that? The supermarket Rotisserie Chicken. . One of the complicated things about nutrition is that ...

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60% is greater than 90%

60% is greater than 90%

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: April 17, 2022

Here’s some fuzzy math for you. In training, percentages are often used as tools to indicate how hard a movement should be and therefore define its repeatability. If you want to snatch 100 pounds, we wouldn’t just put 100 on the bar and have you yank on it a million times, we’d first have you ...

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What does AMRAP mean?

What does AMRAP mean?

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: April 9, 2022

We’ve all been there… Warmed up, preparing to start the workout, our arms-heavy-knees-weak-mom’s spaghetti moment. Coach starts the clock and it’s ON. 75 seconds later, we realize we’ve made a terrible mistake. Now what? The stages of workout grief; the denial, the bargaining, finally the acceptance… as we stare at a barbell with a heart-rate ...

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What should I eat?

What should I eat?

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: March 29, 2022

Eat with your hands! (Sorry, mom). We get the question often of how to estimate the right quantities of macronutrients (protein, fat and carbs) to have with a meal. Here’s an easy way to get a gauge and start building a better plate (and when dining out!). 1-2 palm sized portions of protein (thickness and ...

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How heavy should I lift?

How heavy should I lift?

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: March 14, 2022

Feeling is always the goal, but when we lose or lack the ability to feel, numbers become a tool to relate to the world. When you begin training, you lack direct feeling because your sensory system is overloaded. At the start, everything is new – you have to remember where the bar is in the ...

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Is you shoulder the cause of your shoulder pain?

Is you shoulder the cause of your shoulder pain?

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: March 2, 2022

Why start with assessment? Prior to a new athlete picking up any equipment, we always start with assessment. Why? Because otherwise, we might as well be Coaching with the lights off. Often, folks come to us with a history of movements that don’t feel great. “My knees hurt when I squat” “I can’t press overhead ...

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Smell good in the gym!

Smell good in the gym!

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: February 21, 2022

Being sweaty can mean being smelly, but it doesn’t have to be that way! So what can you do about it?  Let’s talk body odor: 🧼Wear deodorant. That crystal you rub in your pits? Yea, unfortunately it doesn’t do shit. There are great natural ones that do work and avoid aluminum as an ingredient if ...

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3 keys to long-term health

3 keys to long-term health

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: February 17, 2022

“What’s the perfect workout?” We’re in this for the long-game, which is why we use principles to drive the training you do with us. Our goal is also to achieve the maximum result from the simplest application. So, what is the perfect way to train? Start with the muscle we can’t see in the mirror, ...

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