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By: Jacob Wellock Everyday that you come into the gym, your goal should be to have a good workout. The only way to truly have a good workout is to have “intensity” in your workouts. Now this is going to be different for everyone therefore you should not compare yourself to someone that is doing Rx or advanced workouts when you are doing scaled. This can go the other way around too. There is no point to attempt to Rx a workout if you only do half reps, form is all over the place, and you cannot complete the movements the way they should be completed. This is when you “scale” a workout so you can develop those abilities and eventually work towards performing a workout Rx. This would be equivalent if you were just railing on the gas in your brand new Ferrari with no oil, let’s see how...
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Thank you to everyone who attended the Reebok Welded Games Viewing Party on Saturday. We can’t wait to see all the motivation in the coming weeks after watching the fittest people on Earth workout all weekend. Congrats to the fittest woman on Earth Katrin Davidsdottir and to the fittest man on Earth Mat Fraser. Also, congrats to our fellow Nevadan Sean Sweeney and our friend Kaitlyn Kassis for competing in the Reebok Welded Games this weekend. This weekend I saw a video of Camille Leblanc-Bazinet talking about the quest to reach your full potential. This video really stood out to me. She talks about how the quest in finding potential is never ending. You can always be better than you were yesterday; if you are happy with where you are that is great because you are comfortable and there is nothing wrong with that. She states that your potential ends...
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By: Kris Thompson We are groomed to think that failure is bad and think that success and failure run linearly, like this: Which for some aspects of life this may be true, but not when it comes to weightlifting. Instead, we need to think that the failure-success continuum runs like this: And know that our failures can lead to our success, still with me? Let me explain to you why it’s important for us to fail and what we can learn from it in order to be successful. * Find out your limits so that you can move past them. * Learn from your limits, if we go for a max lift and fail we need to go back and ask ourselves, why did we fail? Was it due to something physical, technical or mental? This is how we learn from our failures, knowing what we need to do so...
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Being present sounds so simple right? But how often are we actually present? Often times we are caught up over what happened yesterday or maybe we are stressed out over what’s going to happen tomorrow. How does worrying help us? It simply doesn’t. Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles but it WILL take away today’s peace. Sometimes we have to just take a deep breath and remember that we can’t control everything. Often times we spend hours stressing over something, and then after, we realize that there was no reason to even have stressed. Those were precious hours wasted. Another aspect to being “present” that I think we can all improve on is “active listening.” When someone’s telling you something about their day.. Are you really listening? Pay attention to how people feel and what they are saying. It’s funny to think about, but everybody teaches their kids how...
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Group Class Workout   Warm Up: dynamic line warm up (5-8 minutes) Finish with: 20 arm circles, 15 PVC pass throughs, 15 PVC good mornings     Skills: 15 minutes tripod headstand, handstand pushups     MetCon: Welded: 20 minute AMRAP 8 power cleans (135#/95#) 12 box jumps (24″/20″) 16 calorie bike Adv: 165#/115#   Welded Lean: For Time: 100 double unders 50 jump switch lunges 50 med-ball slams (20#/15#) 50 V-Ups 50 calorie bike 50 dumbbell hang cleans (35#/25#) 100 double unders     Mobility Of the Day:  Couch Stretch (pg.331) 2-3 Minutes each side. DO IT! Your body will thank you. Improves: Squat position, hip pain, lower back pain.
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