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Training Principles – Volume & Intensity

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Hey Folks!I didn’t necessarily intend for this to become a “theme”, but there are just a lot of things that work well as “principles” to approach training that, as I’ve learned over the years, make sense once you know them, but weren’t so obvious until you did (at least for me).  ​So with that said, today’s post shouldn’t be as …

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Training Principles – The Pursuit of Mastery

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Hey Folks!So today I want to speak about Mastery, as it relates to training (though this concept is VERY applicable to life in general). This topic is ALSO something you may have had the pleasure of speaking with me about, if you did your fundamentals with me.As we’re growing as a gym and community, it seems more and more important …

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Training Principles – Pursuing the Flow State

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Hi Folks!This won’t be an overly long post – but it’s something I wanted to cover sooner than later.  If you are someone who completed your Fundamentals with me, then you and I probably already spoke about it, but if not, well I’m sorry it look this long to write it out for you!  The concept of “flow” or being …

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The Simplicity & Complexity of Programming

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Hi Folks!Seems like a good time to talk about programming.  It’s so hot right now.  It’s also one of those things that everyone has an opinion on, and everyone is right, of course.  Which also means that everyone else is an idiot and is doing it wrong.  Or at least not as good as “me” (insert hypothetical person here).  Before …

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Warm up – Why & How?

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We’ve all provided reasons for our lack of a warm up: “I don’t need to warm up.” “I’m already warm.” “Caffeine is all I need – it warms me up AND amps me up!” “It doesn’t simulate real life. If someone needs help moving a couch, you don’t ask to warm-up with the lighter couch…” “I only have 45 minutes…” …

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Training days versus Test days

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The early CrossFit days looked a bit different than today. Back then the goal was, ‘How much can we mess you up today?’Not anymore. Yes, sometimes you will feel like you overdosed when you push yourself to the limit, but that feeling shouldn’t be the norm; it should be a once-in-a-blue moon occurrence—often when you accidentally misjudged a workout.Think about …

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Celebrate the Quiet Personal Bests

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“I want to get a pull-up.” “My goal is to be able to do a muscle-up.” When it comes to gymnastics, there’s no question getting your first pull-up and your first muscle-up are incredibly rewarding moments. But sometimes by putting so much emphasis on such tangible milestones, we forget to celebrate the smaller personal bests—and the equally as important milestones—along …

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The Prescription for a Great Life

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When we opened the Sudbury School of Fitness (Real Life Health & CrossFit Sudbury), our purpose wasn’t to produce elite athletes to compete at the CrossFit Games.And it still isn’t.Yes, we want you improving your fitness and hitting PRs regularly, but our mission is so much bigger than that.Our intention has, and always will be, to help others achieve lifelong fitness. …

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Rock Tape – Fascial Movement Taping Certification – September 12, 2015

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Hey Athletes! Rock Tape is coming out to our facility to put on their Fascial Movement Taping Certification.  Rock Tape were one of the first onto the Functional movement scene with their tape, and they’ve been making changes as they see the evolution of their products and services.  Kristin and I have been using their products in practice for a …