The dirt on Diet Sodas

Diet sodas may confuse brain’s ‘calorie counter’ Sugar-free drinks may make sweet-detecting circuits numb to the real stuff By Janet Raloff July 14th, 2012; Vol.182 #1 (p. 14)  Text Size By baffling the brain, saccharin and other sugar-free sweeteners — key weapons in the war on obesity — may paradoxically foster overeating. At some level, […]

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The Ultimate Juicing Machine

The count:  It’s been 467 days since I’ve taken juicing by storm (or should I say, juicing has taken my kitchen by storm)…I have juiced approximately 205 liters of delicious, nutrient filled juice, for myself and my athletes.  I’ve experienced increased energy levels, quicker recovery times after workouts, and am generally feeling good! There are […]

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Don’t Bad Mouth Butter

Don’t Bad Mouth Butter   Here’s an interesting article on oils and cooking…you might just be surprised. Oils for Cooking

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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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In the Gym September 16th

Power 10:00 Warm up Work on mobility/stability 2 x 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press 3 x 5 Wall squats 2 x 30m Tactical Lunge – focus on posture! 2 x 5 Squat Jumps Then: Warm up to Weight for Split Squats (Farmer’s Carry or Front Rack hold) and Box Jump height Then: […]

In the Gym September 14th

Power 10:00 Warm up Work on mobility/stability 2 x 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press 3 x 5 Wall squats 3 x 6 Goblet squats – deep, hip opening, focus on posture 3 x 5 Squat Jumps Then: Warm up to Back Squat with bar + chains (don’t go too heavy; see below; […]

In the Gym September 9th

STRENGTH 10:00 Warm up work on mobility/stability 2 x 8 Shoulder Openers 2 x 5 Cuban Press 3 x 5 Wall Squats 30m single arm OH walking lunges (forward/backward with one arm, then switch) Then: Warm up to TGU heavy Then: 6 x 2 per side TGU (if TGU not appropriate for athlete, they can […]