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Shortcuts Won’t Earn It

There are no shortcuts on the journey to optimal fitness. Stop looking for the quick fix, instant gratification or a magic pill. Everything you want, you have to be willing to work to get it. The hard work we invest is what makes what we are doing so special. Putting in the requisite time and...
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Conquering Double-Unders

One of the most frustrating movements for many of you is double-unders. For those who aren’t familiar with the term, a double-under (DU) refers to jumping rope while swinging the rope twice (double) under your feet for every one jump. First I will say, that if you want to learn double-unders then you should spend...
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Happy New Year

Last day training away from home. Busy holidays, different sleep schedules, hotel and basement gyms may not be ideal, but that’s not a reason to put your health on hold. Today is New Year’s Eve, if you are going to make a resolution then make sure you make a plan for how you are going...
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Lessons in Mental Toughness

still have a vivid memory of the first time I remember being punched in the face. I was only 7 or 8 years old and a new Shotokan Karate student. During one of my first classes we were broken up in pairs to spar, and I was paired up with a much more experienced student....
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The Resistance

fter hearing about the book “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield many years ago, I finally read it last month while I was on trip in the UK. The book is about how to start and succeed in a creative endeavor, specifically, how to create the proper mindset for creative success and how to...
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Do you need a weightlifting belt?

have noticed more and more people starting to wear weightlifting belts in the gym, so I thought it would be a good time to talk about when and how to use them. One of the most common misconceptions about weight belts is that cinching one on nice and tight will protect you from injury. That...
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Visualize It!

isualization allows us to catch a glimpse of the future as we would ultimately like to see it happen. Now don’t confuse this with the hoping and dreaming peddled by the latest self-help book. This is not a gimmick. Visualization is actually a well-developed method of performance improvement with tons of supporting scientific evidence, and...
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