• 11.01.2016 Strength & Conditioning, CrossFit
  • Find Better, People I know, not the kindest title for a blog. Realistically though, we hardly ever succeed in life by finding people who AREN’T better. If you surround yourself with success, you’ve already got a higher percentage of being better. I look up to my peers and fitness professionals for advice and motivation on […]

  • October 31, 2016
  • 10.31.2016 Strength & Conditioning
  • Is it a Tool or a Crutch? Gymnastic hand straps, wrist wraps, lifting straps, weightlifting shoes, running sneakers, compression pants, lifting belt, chalk… check, check, check, and check. We need to remember that not all of these items are a must use at all times. Use them as tools when necessary. Lifting weights is not […]

  • October 30, 2016
  • 10.29.2016 Strength & Conditioning
  • Strength & Conditioning Strength I. Press 60% x 10 x 5 sets 90 sec rest between sets II. Half-kneeling single-arm DB press AHAP x 10/side x 5 sets 90 sec rest between sets Conditioning 10 minute EMOM 4 Shoulder-to-overhead (185/125 lb.) 8 Strict pull ups

  • October 28, 2016
  • 10.28.2016 Strength & Conditioning, CrossFit
  • Strength & Conditioning Strength I. Back squat 60-65% x 10 x 5 sets 90 sec rest between sets II. Good morning 40-45%(back squat) x 10 x 5 sets 90 sec rest between sets Conditioning 7 minute AMRAP Muscle up (bar or ring) ascending ladder 2 Front squat (100%/70% bw) 3 Back squat (100%/70% bw) CrossFit […]

  • October 27, 2016
  • 10.27.2016 CrossFit, Strength & Conditioning
  • Beach Fitness, From Where I Stand   And just like that, a decade of continued proud service rolls through Seal Beach, just like how the surf makes its way onto shore. Although I have only been at Beach Fitness for two years, I have gained an abundance of experience. You sense pride of the brand […]

  • October 26, 2016
  • 10.26.2016 Strength & Conditioning, CrossFit
  • No pain; No gain? This idiom in regards to exercise and fitness is nothing new. But does it ring any truth? I say no. Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something isn’t quite right. And I’m not talking about the pain in your soul that you feel during meter 1677 of a […]

  • October 25, 2016
  • 10.25.2016 Strength & Conditioning, CrossFit
  • I’ve always seen fitness as a way for adults to be kids again. The gym is our playground, full of monkey bars, games, and ways to feel young again. Sure, we may feel old if we can’t move like we used to, but the hormonal response and stress-relieving effects of an intense workout help us […]

  • October 24, 2016
  • 10.24.2016 Strength & Conditioning
  • It All Adds Up Last week, Coach Alex wrote an insightful blog regarding sitting, in an effort to make us more conscious about what happens when we are sitting for long periods of time. To expand on this, let’s also consider other positions and movements we do regularly, or in large volume. A standing desk […]

  • October 23, 2016
  • 10.22.2016 Strength & Conditioning
  • Strength & Conditioning Strength I. Back squat 60% x 10 x 5 sets 90 sec rest between sets II. Good morning 40%(back squat) x 10 x 5 sets 90 sec rest between sets Conditioning Partners Athletes alternate performing 1 complex at a time 10 minute as many complexes as possible Complex: 1 Power clean 2 […]

  • October 21, 2016
  • 10.21.2016 Strength & Conditioning, CrossFit
  • Strength & Conditioning Strength I. Hang power clean + Power jerk 45% x (3+1) 55% x (3+1) 65% x (3+1) 70% x (3+1) x 5 II. Clean 1st pull 85% x 5 95% x 5 105% x 5 x 3 sets Conditioning 3 Rounds 500 meter Row 4 minute rest Score: total time after 3rd […]

  • October 20, 2016