1311, 2017

How to Be Successful in the Gym Long-Term

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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 […]

811, 2017

The Science of “Bulky”: The Difference Between Bodybuilding and Strength Training on Your Physique

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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 […]

2610, 2017

Prepping for Upcoming November Programming

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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 […]

2510, 2017

The Guide to Better Rowing, Part I

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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, […]

2410, 2017

How to Land Properly

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How to Land Properly
“I’m learning to fly, but I ain’t got wings
Coming down, is the hardest thing.”
-Tom Petty

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 […]

2010, 2017

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

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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 […]

1910, 2017

Why Every Program Needs More Dumbbell

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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 […]

1810, 2017

Eat to Train, Don’t Train to Eat

By |October 18th, 2017|All Articles, Coach MJ Kafkas, Home Page, Nutrition, Overall Wellness, Training, Training for Women|0 Comments

Eat to Train, Don’t Train to Eat
At Performance360, we are a place of non-dogmatic practice. We have many members and coaches who follow a macro-based approach, we have many who follow a Paleo approach. We have vegans, vegetarians, and everything in between. While we do have strong beliefs over what constitutes proper nutrition for the […]

1310, 2017

The Dangers of Dogma: The Overhead Swing

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The Dangers of Dogma: The Overhead Swing
The danger of a purist mindset is that you run the risk of letting dogma disrupt potential. Turkish Get-Ups are NOT for conditioning. The kettlebell is NOT for swinging overhead. James Van Der Beek can NOT be a lead role. Why? Says who? Every single circle has their own […]

1210, 2017

Where Functional Fitness Can Miss the Mark

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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 […]