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Sunshine & Peace Of Mind

(SUNSHINE & PEACE OF MIND) After being in paradise for 2 weeks, I had a super rough adjustment getting back on an East Coast schedule, and completely dragging ass from the Maui time difference. Being in California and cruising to Maui directly after was easily one of the best ideas I have ever had. Not taking enough down time, and truly pressing pause has become the story of my life. I can even look back [...]

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Maui, Coffee & Why I’m Never Leaving

Whenever I travel, I always seek out a couple of things when I first arrive to a destination. 1. Coffee 2. Training Facilities 3. Beaches Everything else will fall into place as long as I know where the best of these three options are located. I typically stress a lot of people out with my lack of preparation and usually just go with the flow and will figure it out when I get to where [...]

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New Changes In The Air

Got a chance to do some exploring this morning / afternoon in a sweet spot called Paia, Hawaii. I've heard nothing but amazing things about Maui and have been absolutely floored from the smallest things I've been exposed to in just a few hours. When people ask me what I truly want out of life, it always comes back to lifestyle and how I perceive and interpret my day to day. What's important to me [...]

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California Love

I finally had some downtime to think about the last several days and what a whirlwind it has been. It's insane to think that my trip here in California is coming to an end tomorrow and heading off to Maui tomorrow afternoon. Being able to travel across the country and reconnect with friends & family has always been such a trip and truly made this trip that much better. The fact that you can pick [...]

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Overhead Press Plateau

I don’t think there is anything worse than finding a lift that you straight up can not improve on. It’s like winning the lottery but getting an IOU, who the hell wants that? Today, I’m going to tackle the Overhead Press as many of our Masters Athletes seem to have a hard time increasing weight on this lift. I’d say of every lift in the catalog, the OHP is the hardest to develop Over the [...]

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Masters Athletes and Why They are the Superior Breed to Train

  If you told me five years ago, that I would be writing an article about men & women 40-60+ that are the superior breed to train, I’d say you were on drugs. Why? Because five years ago, all I wanted to do was train the biggest, baddest 20 somethings on the planet. Anyone that was completely out of their minds were my ideal clients. Powerlifters, Strongman, Lineman, Combat Athletes, I wanted them all, and [...]

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Why Every Motivational Meme You Read Is Not Motivating

****Warning, this blog will more than likely offend you**** I am sure you all have seen them pasted on your Instagram and Facebook feeds, pictures of beautiful serene mountain tops with some epic phrase or quote to "inspire" you to get moving and get happy and get living. Now, on the surface these all seem like harmless gestures that make someones day, but I sat down and analyzed this, maybe a bit more than one [...]

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Pancake Goodmorning

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Powerlifter Vs. Crossfiter! Who Wins In The Battle Of The AMRAP??? *Video Included*

  Over the last several years, it's become almost a joke to point and snicker at Crossfit as a whole. The amount of articles that come out on the safety and why it's an abomination to the fitness industry are so second nature, it's like breathing at this point. Before I started working with Crossfit athletes, I used to be one of these people. I would constantly say things like "Pfffft fucking Crossfit is the [...]

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Cycle Your Protein Powder & Coach Mike Weight Loss Update!!

Coach Mike gives a nice breakdown about cycling protein powder as well a weight loss update! Any questions or comments? Head over to the IFA Inner Circle on Facebook to talk to our coaches!