My Standard

In the last two weeks I’ve fired two relatively new athletes/clients. The reason: no shows. Here’s how it works. I will be here, the lights on, the door unlocked a program written, I have already invested time. I will be ready and willing to work as hard as the individual who walks in the door. I will […]

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Lucky Enough

Lucky Enough “If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.” -John Irving

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Gluten Free

Gluten Free   Is it hype and the latest fad? or something we should all be considering? I personally do my best to avoid gluten, that is a personal choice for many reasons. Here’s a link to an article that may provide some insight into making your own decision about Wheat and Gluten, among other […]

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Outside Magazine Article

Great Article by Nick Heil: http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/strength-and-power-training/The-Hell-on-Earth-Fitness-Plan.html?page=all

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Why.

Why I have the deepest respect for my friends at Gym Jones, it is difficult at best to find people who are like minded but to find those who practice what they preach is exceptional.  I thank them for also carrying that torch. from MFT: Be willing to move on from a particular identifying idea […]

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The Sword

Much like hardening and tempering the Samurai’s sword, true fitness is an art and aesthetic. Requiring the utmost commitment of patience, persistence, focus, finesse determination, humility, experience and time. When this is achieved the athlete is sharp, strong, and possibly deadly.

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Is it Cheating?

Someone asked me “Is it cheating?”, in reference to the style in which they were thinking of leading a climb; my answer was a bit long winded but started with, “It depends on what you claim you did.” In the world of climbing and any other sport where there is not a stop watch or […]

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Don’t be afraid of the sun.

So many people in the U.S. are low on Vitamin D, and sunlight; both of which, as it turns out, we need more than many people realize.  Here are two articles that describe the health benefits of Vitamin D and sun exposure (without hiding under layers of UVA/UVB protection!).  So get out there and enjoy […]

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Outside the Gym July 4th

Independence Day Never forget those who have paid the price for your freedom and the luxuries you have and hold dear…

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Active Rest and Recovery

The disease of the United States appears to be not pushing hard enough, unless referring to food in the mouth. However, many athletes, myself included, at times can fall prey to pushing too hard for too long. We end up injured, under performing, and probably cranky. Active Rest is important, no it’s not a good […]

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In the Gym July 19

July 19th STRENGTH 10:00 warm up work on mobility/stability 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press 3 × 5 wall squats 2 x 30m Tactical Lunge 2 x 10 Good Morning Then: Work up to Heavy Deadlift Then: 6 x 3 Dead Lift Rest 2min between sets Then: 5x Dip/ can be […]

In the Gym July 17

July 17th STRENGTH 10:00 warm up work on mobility/stability 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press 3 × 5 wall squats 3 x 6 Deep Goblet Squat 2 x 5 Squat Jumps Then: Find weight for step ups and cleans (same weight for both) Then: 5x per leg Weighted Step Ups – […]

In the gym July 15

July 15 STRENGTH 10:00 warm up work on mobility/stability 2×8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press 3×5 wall squats 2 x 8 Goblet Squats 2 x 10 good morning Then: Back Squat – can partner up if athletes are using similar weight, plus it helps people get adequate rest. Work up to weight then: […]