Meal Prep for the Win!

Meal Prep for the Win!

One of the big reasons people get derailed on their diet is a failure to prepare. Nothing handy when lunchtime rolls around? Shit... guess you'll have to run by <insert name of random fast food joint> with co workers. Stomach grumbling in the mid-afternoon? No...

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To Supplement or Not?

To Supplement or Not?

Odds are good that if you're a regular gym-goer, you have a blender bottle stashed in your bag.  I mean, who doesn't like vigorously shaking that clear bottle post workout, it's kind of therapeutic.  But, I thought it might be good to take a moment to dig deeper into...

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Group Fitness Testing – August 2014

Group Fitness Testing – August 2014

Last time I reported on our results from the group classes at 626, I discussed an issue that came out of the way we tabulated the statistics. Just as I developed a system to correct that problem, I decided to revamp our entire testing regimen. We were testing every...

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5 Steps to Becoming Julie Foucher

5 Steps to Becoming Julie Foucher

Beyond the whiteboard posted an interesting article last week on their blog. For those of you that don't know, BTWB is a workout tracking website that's been around for quite some time now. Four-time CrossFit Games competitor, Julie Foucher also happens to religiously...

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NPGL: Exciting as Hell and Definitely Not CrossFit

NPGL: Exciting as Hell and Definitely Not CrossFit

Last weekend I went to check out the first home match for the Los Angeles Reign, my local grid league team. Grid league, what the hell is that? Maybe you've heard of NPGL or perhaps their former name, NPFL. All of these monikers refer to the same thing, a sport of...

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Homemade Slam Ball

Homemade Slam Ball

Over a year ago I started a project to build my own slam ball.  And by started, I mean I purchased some of the supplies on a whim and then let them sit for months collecting dust.  In fact, out of frustration, my wife inflated a couple of the small basketballs I...

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Group Fitness Testing – July 2014

Group Fitness Testing – July 2014

With great enthusiasm I announced in June a new series of posts on this site where I publish the results from the group classes at 626 and any insights gleaned from the direction of the training.  So, without further ado, I give you the results from the most recent...

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The Post Where I Leave the House (AHS14)

The Post Where I Leave the House (AHS14)

I spend a lot of time reading, listening, watching and learning through internet content on health and fitness topics, but outside of certifications, I've never been to a live event. That is, up until last week, when I attended the 2014 Ancestral Health Symposium in...

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Energy Systems, a.k.a. 50 Shades of Conditioning

Energy Systems, a.k.a. 50 Shades of Conditioning

A few weeks ago I posted the results from a recent week of testing at 626. Included in these results were a battery of strength indicators, looking at the broad categories of: squatting, single leg, upper body pushing, upper body pulling, bending and core. Also...

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