Knowledge Bombs

D’s House of Knowledge: Accommodating Resistance

As we settle into our new strength cycle, you will notice that we will be using resistance bands quite often for our assistance work.  The method of using bands (in our case) and chains is known as “accommodating resistance.”  Accommodating resistance is defined as “using a special means to accommodate resistance throughout the entire range…

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The Art of Tracking

Written by Coach Tara In my experience as both a nutrition coach, athlete and trainer I am always looking for the best tool to create a stronger, faster, leaner, better version of myself and my clients. How can I improve my overall fitness and how will I know that that is happening? What are the…

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What The Girl Scouts Taught Me

Written by Coach Tara A wonderful gym member recently shared an article with me about the feelings of starting over again. Without her knowing, this was quite timely in my own life, many of my nutrition clients’ lives and perhaps your own. It struck a chord with me. The feelings of: always needing to start again.…

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The “Magic Dust” of Practice

I am learning how to play the guitar. I don’t play it well, and my hands often times feel like they are not connected to my brain.  But I can play something that kinda sounds like “Free-Fallin” so I’m basically a professional. When I started playing, I was frustrated by my lack of progress. After…

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Lift Like It’s Your Max

Written By Coach Cory In the book Outliers, the author Malcolm Gladwell claims that it takes about 10,000 hours of dedicated practice to truly master a skill.  Whether this number is accurate or not, the point is there is no substitute for hard work.  And how we practice the skill is as important as practicing the…

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Tennis vs Golfer’s Elbow

Written by Coach D A couple of times in the past month I have heard a a few of our clients concerned about elbow pain.  There are two common elbow injuries that we see that I am going to discuss.  These two injuries are Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) and Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow).  Two things I would…

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Do What You CAN

We have it printed in large writing on our wall at the gym to serve as a reminder to our gym members… And I need to hear that as much as anyone else.  Whether it’s not enough time, an injury, or “X” that stops us, we let what we cannot do interfere with what we…

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Winter Team Challenge 2016 Recap

We cannot believe that yet another event has come and gone. The event day always goes by in a blur for us, and before we know it, it’s over, and we are off and running planning our SUMMER Team challenge!** We would like to start this recap with a HUGE thank you to our volunteer staff.  We…

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Is This Smoothie Good for Me?

Written by Coach Tara I am frequently asked about whether or not smoothies in the morning are a good breakfast. In recent years juicing has become quite trendy. We have seen an influx in fresh pressed juices and juice stands post “China Study”, “Crazy, Sexy Diet” and documentaries like “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.” I…

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The “WHY” Behind our New Lifting Cycle

Written by Coach D As if squatting wasn’t hard enough, we are about to make you squat SLOWLY, and HOLD the bottom position! Why would we do such a mid-evil, torturous thing?! Because it helps make us stronger, and we know you are all about those GAINZZ. If you haven’t already been introduced to eccentric…

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