December Programming Prep
There won’t be much you need to focus on in December since there will be little carryover week-to-week other than the following three movements from the family of Strongman training. Before you freak out and assume you’ll be lifting four hundred pound logs, give this a read and see why Strongman principles are […]
December Programming Prep
Under Commit, Over Deliver?
I have never been one for mushy ra-ra type goal chatter. Perhaps it’s the overly, sometimes faulty pragmatic side of me, but I believe that blanket cheerleading for goals does very little help, because the most influential denominator is left out.
The emotional drivers of the individual.
Anyone who has ever worked in customer […]
How To “Performance” Train for Non-Performance Goals
As functional fitness professionals, we love to often write about ways to increase your back squat, put weight onto your deadlift, get stronger overhead, and be #BeastMode AF. As someone who has written blogs and tracked readership clicks for eight years I can tell you conclusively that data shows […]
How to Be Successful in the Gym Long-Term
Here’s a few thoughts I’ve compiled over the years through observation of highly successful members long-term.
1. Be Shortsighted. Long to-do lists don’t get completed. Short ones do. It doesn’t make much sense to write down seven different goals that you want to achieve since you can’t work on […]
The Science of “Bulky”: The Difference Between Bodybuilding and Strength Training
While the incidence of, “I don’t want to get bulky” is no doubt WAY down since we opened in 2011, it’s still by far and away the most common statement we get from new athletes when we exchange emails regarding goals (and why anyone who […]
Prepping for Upcoming November Programming
November represents an interesting month, as it’s the time frame when we usually see one of two noticeable behaviors begin to take place in the gym. Some folks bare down to focus on 2017 goals, while some tend to go to the other way, throttling back and focusing on 2018. The […]
The Guide to Better Rowing, Part I
To get the best results from the erg, you must be efficient and pay close attention to technique. It like every other thing we do in the gym in that regard, because if the sequence and positioning are thrown off, then everything else that follows it will be incorrect, […]
How to Land Properly
“I’m learning to fly, but I ain’t got wings
Coming down, is the hardest thing.”
Not only is that my favorite Tom Petty song, but it doubles as a nice metaphor for leaving our feet in fitness, because coming down really is the hardest thing in the world of jumping. A lot of […]
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 […]
Why Every Program Needs More Dumbbell
Reagan had his war on drugs. Punk rock had their war on propaganda. Cady had her war on The Plastics. We have our war on singularly-focused training. Not nearly as cool, but we’re just as passionate, I promise you that. As we always seek to better understand and explore the […]