1206, 2018

Career vs. Hobby Coaching. Just, Stop. 

By |June 12th, 2018|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, FCC, Home Page|0 Comments

Career vs. Hobby Coaching. Just, Stop. 
Today is a bit of a follow-up to the video caption I posted yesterday in preparation for our upcoming Coaches Academy. It strikes a major nerve with me when coaching hardos get high and mighty about the fabricated classism gap between career coach and a part-time “hobby” coach. It’s not the […]

706, 2018

My New Role at Performance360

By |June 7th, 2018|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, FCC|0 Comments

My New Role at Performance360

Confession.

Over the past two years, I have struggled greatly at establishing consistency for myself professionally at Performance360, and it would be a bold faced lie if I said I’ve enjoyed my work this year relative to years passed.

There are some days where I wake up and actually find myself in professional […]

606, 2018

Released: Coaches Academy Weekend Curriculum

By |June 6th, 2018|All Articles, Coach's Lab, FCC, Home Page|0 Comments

Released: Coaches Academy Weekend Curriculum

I’m extremely thrilled to announce that we have finalized our curriculum for the weekend and will be presenting it in the following active format.

Our weekend breaks down into three main blocks: Design. Teach. Lead. 

This is what we value as the three most important factors in effective, progressive, long term sustainability in […]

611, 2017

Congrats to Our FCC Level 1 Attendees!

By |November 6th, 2017|All Articles, FCC, Home Page, Newsletters|0 Comments

Congrats to Our FCC Level 1 Attendees!
We had an amazing three-day weekend with our inaugural class of FCC Level 1 Coaches. Attendees included personal trainers, CrossFit gym owners, strength and sport performance coaches, enthusiastic athletes, and those looking to lay a foundation for the pursuits of a career in fitness. They included total strangers, current […]

2010, 2017

Are We Getting People Stronger, or Are We Creating Great Compensators?

By |October 20th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, FCC, Home Page, Training|0 Comments

Are We Getting People Stronger, or Are We Creating Great Compensators?
The following is an excerpt from our FCC Level 1 Coach’s Workbook, rolled out during our upcoming Level 1 Weekend in San Diego, November 3- 5th. There are just 11 more days to register and a small handful of spots that remain. 

There is the saying […]

1210, 2017

Where Functional Fitness Can Miss the Mark

By |October 12th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, FCC, Home Page, Training|0 Comments

Where Functional Fitness Can Miss the Mark
In functional fitness we love to talk about all the ways we are superior, don’t we? However, we have to be careful not to get too caught up in our own press clippings because there are some ways we can easily miss the mark when it comes to building […]

2509, 2017

What is Fitness?

By |September 25th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, FCC, Home Page, Overall Wellness, Training|0 Comments

What is Fitness?
There is perhaps not a more subjective term in exercise than “fitness.” The word is going to evoke vastly different meanings for every individual applying it. For some, it may be the specialist version of fitness. Running thirty miles a week, focused on 1 – 5 rep lifts for strength, yoga, or some […]

2509, 2017

October Academy: The Clean

By |September 25th, 2017|All Articles, FCC, Home Page, Workshops|0 Comments

October Academy: The Clean
Join Head Coach and USAW Level 2 Coach, Julianne Russell for this active 90 minute workshop on improving and strengthening the Clean.

When: Sunday, October 8th @ 10 am
Where: P360 Crown Point
Coach: Julianne Russell, USAW Level 2
Cost: $25 for Members, $50 for Non-Members
Cap: 25 Athletes

This will be strictly limited to 25 athletes and […]

2209, 2017

Why the 5-Rep Works, Indefinitely 

By |September 22nd, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, FCC, Home Page, Strength Training, Tips for Beginners, Training|0 Comments

Why the 5-Rep Works, Indefinitely
The reason that we like the 5R set as the basis of fitness is because of the combined functional, structural, and conditioning components of training that it provides. 

Functional Benefit – It creates strength. A 5R set is usually at 75% and above for trained athletes, a percentage range that will […]

2009, 2017

Micro vs. Macro Balance

By |September 20th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, FCC, Home Page, Overall Wellness, Training|0 Comments

Micro vs. Macro Balance
Training is a stressor. Whether or not we turn training into a eustress (positive stress) that creates favorable adaptation or a distress (negative stress) that creates destruction depends entirely on frequency and intensity dosing. It’s why you can’t flatten yourself everyday and expect to keep moving forward. Programs that yield strength and performance […]