2310, 2018

WED: “Behind the Whiteboard” – Phase 1

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WED: “Behind the Whiteboard” – Phase 1
About four years ago, we made a dramatic course correction that’s been the single largest driver of improvement we’ve ever made.

A dedicated novice onboarding program.

I’m not talking about a two week foundations course. I am talking about a developmental multi-month program that runs parallel to the rest of training. […]

2210, 2018

TUES: The Goal Setting Way to Sanity

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TUES: The Goal Setting Path to Sanity
We are maddening creatures.

We want to achieve certain outcomes in life, only, there are habits we all have that we aren’t willing to give up. So what ends up happening to a lot of us is a cycle of trying hard to get the thing, without ever actually getting […]

1810, 2018

FRI: “By and Large”

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FRI: “By and Large”
Dalio has a concept in his book Principles that clarified the way we attempt to educate here at this gym in a way that few have.

He stakes the claim that in general, starting with our education system, we are all way too hung up on precise quantifications, when it is that exact obsessive way […]

1510, 2018

TUE: “Garbage Volume”

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TUE: “Garbage Volume”
I saw Jason Archibald talking about the concept of garbage volume the other day, and that term stood out to me as exceptional. In two words, it conveyed exactly what mindless, careless high reps equate to be for us: garbage.

It’s very easy to see days with lots of reps on the board and […]

910, 2018

WED: “Behind the Whiteboard” – MUSCLE Class

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WED: “Behind the Whiteboard” – MUSCLE Class
We are going to launch a new series on the site called Under the Whiteboard where we dive into the physiological reasoning for the training here. Today kick starts that with a look into MUSCLE class.

Two years ago, if you would have told me that people would be kicking […]

2509, 2018

WED: “One In, One Out”

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WED: “One In, One Out”
There are club people and there are bar people.

Bar people find little gratification in waiting half an hour in line, in clothes they don’t want to wear, only to pay a cover and enter a place where drinks cost $17 and they can’t hear themselves talk.

Sorry club friends, but give me […]

1709, 2018

TUES: Now is Better Than Perfect

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TUES: Now is Better Than Perfect
General Patton once said that a good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.

So many of you out there have great intentions that are slowed by self doubt, and great ideas that are crippled by the false idea that for an idea to be […]

1209, 2018

THUR: Can Introverts Lead?

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THUR: Can Introverts Lead?
Aside from my former baseball dugouts, I’ve never been comfortable in a room full of people in my entire life.

Those who are energized by interacting with people will never understand the experience of discomfort for those who aren’t. They often think that we are aloof, shy, unfriendly, and don’t like people, when […]

1109, 2018

WED: Welcoming Doesn’t Mean Tolerant of Apathy

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WED: Welcoming Doesn’t Mean Tolerant of Apathy
Over the seven years we’ve existed, we’ve been told countless times that we’re the most welcoming gym someone has attended.

We are welcoming, yes. We spend time as a staff on this and to be honest, probably allocate as many resources towards our execution of this than any fitness principle […]

1009, 2018

TUES: Study for the Test

By |September 10th, 2018|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Daily Workout Blog, Home Page, Today's Workout|0 Comments

TUES: Study for the Test
There’s a saying that we impress upon coaches at our Academy and that is, “Study for the test.”

What we mean is, put people in a position to succeed.

We all went through the arbitrary nature of pop quizzes throughout school, and most of the time, we didn’t do so well. However, that […]