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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Liquid Lightning

The evolution of the juice blend: my friend Anna refers to my blend as “liquid lightning”; truthfully it is amazing stuff specifically blended to provide a huge nitrate load with every serving. Yes, you feel super human if you drink enough everyday. And it provides many of the other vital micro-nutroients we should be getting […]

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In the Gym April 19th

Power Endurance Warm up 10:00 C2 2 x 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press 3 x 5 wall squats 2 x 10 goblet squats 2 x 10 DB PP 2 @ 15/20# 20x wall ball at 10# 20x ball slam @ 15# Then: KB Complex 6 reps of each movement: Suitcase Deadlift, BO Row, […]

In the Gym April 16th

POWER 10:00 warm up 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press work on mobility 3 × 5 wall squats 3 x 5 SOTS with PVC 3 x 5 squat jumps Then: 10x KB Swings 5x Box Jumps 5 rounds, rest some between rounds to maintain form Then: 15m Weighted Walking Lunges 5x […]

In the Gym April 13th

Power 10:00 warm up 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press work on mobility 3 × 5 wall squats 2 x 5 squat jump 2 x 5 tuck jump Then: Work up to heavy BB or KB clean Then: 5x Clean + 150m Row or Ski (or 15 calories Airdyne) – go […]