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Weekly WOD insight 6/24/19

Monday  The deadlift weight should be something that is pretty light for you. You should ideally be going unbroken on your deadlifts or at least very close to it. This one should be a quick burner!   A1.) Back Squat  4-4-4-4-4 *ascending*   A2.) Single arm Dumbbell Row  3x 10 ea side[…]

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Weekly WOD Insights 2/11/19

  MONDAY As always, I’d like all folks to work with extra care and focus on the skill work today. Shoulder taps should be slow and controlled, handstand holds should be extra “tight” with full body tension upside down, and if you do the foot taps, maintain hollow. I think[…]

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Boiling Point

I saw this nice little read that should resonate with a lot of folks out in the fitness and sport world on the concept of approaching “plateaus”. The author uses an analogy of one of life’s more simple tasks; boiling water, and connects it with how we should view training to[…]

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Weekly WOD Review 12/31/18

Happy New Year! 2018 brought some amazing experiences for me inside and outside the gym and hopefully, as I always do, you are able to take a moment to acknowledge the aspects that have helped you grow. As you look back on your year and note your wins and areas you’re[…]

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Movement Refocused: Single Leg RDL progressions

When it comes to any movement, there are always ways to properly progress to said movement. Take the squat for example. We teach the air squat first, then the goblet squat, then the front or back squat, then the overhead squat. We start with just the most basic movement pattern,[…]

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Weekly WOD Insights 12/10/18

MONDAY Whether you’re in for a good holiday party flush out or simply looking for a simple and “keep it moving” workout, this should get the job done. I tested this one out for ya’ll last week and plan on doing it again. Now, while it is simple in movement nature,[…]

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Weekly WOD Overview 10/15/18

Weather you can make it in a for a couple days this week or not, try to get outside and enjoy this weather!  Oh man…you know you’re getting up there in age when you screen shot the weekly forecast. #oldman MONDAY The format for today is almost an exact replica of[…]

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The Sports Gene: Hardware and Software

I read this book a while ago and enjoyed it so much that I use it in one of the classes I teach at Saint Mary’s. If you are into sports, improving human performance, and want to dive into the factors that separate the best from the rest, this is a[…]

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