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Life Coach’n & Stripper Poles With Anna Tsui & Coach Mike

Yesterday was a SMASH afternoon jam packed with a SOLID training session, two KILLER meetings and one AMAZING car ride with my dear friend and High Performance Life Coach Anna Tsui. It was a totally spontaneous "interview" of sorts, and she touches on some key things to help you grow as a person, find balance in your life using a.... STRIPPER POLE?? And me freaking out on Boston traffic and Detours :) Happy Thursday Y'all [...]

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Masters Athlete’s And The Low Back Pain Predicament

  Low back pain has been something I’ve been plagued with for years. I’m assuming this is a direct reflection of my brother and I trying to relive the WWF glory days in our parents backyard, or maybe the legendary beatings we’d unleash upon each other after someone lost in Duck Hunt (Yes that asshole dog that giggled when you lost still gives me nightmares) But all joking aside, low back tightness, stiffness and achiness [...]

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Holy Caving Knees Batman

It’s no surprise to walk into any gym at any given time, to see someone squatting more weight than they can properly handle. As a coach, I cringe walking through most gyms as I’m a freak about form and always want to give my advice and guidance to everyone that might need it.  Unfortunately, these days, when I’m not training at Iron Force Athletics, or training at my friends box’s/gyms, I’ve got my headphones on [...]

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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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Crossfit Games, Masters Division & Why I’m Not Happy!

For those of you that know me, know that I really don’t follow sports. I was and still am an athlete and LOVE performing and competing but, to sit around on a Sunday watching Football while drinking a 1,000 beers and shouting at the TV just doesn’t do it for me. When it comes to the Crossfit Games, you can’t pull me away from my laptop or flat screen as it’s highly intriguing and entertaining to see [...]

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Why Hating Sports Made Me A Better Athlete

For as long as I can remember, I've always been the black sheep within my family and friends whom LOVE sports. Growing up I was hyper-active and played just about everything. Football, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Track & Field, Skateboarding, Snowboarding, BMX Riding (You get the point)  But for me, the thought of sitting on a couch with my idiot friends all day on a Sunday to watch a game that I never really gave two [...]

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True Life: Yoga Will Beat The Shit Out Of You!!

Over the past year and a half, I've been exposed to the Oming, Chaturanga's & Vinyasa Flows in the world of Yoga. I never would of thought I'd ever be sitting in a steaming hot class room, with about 15-25 people, sweating my ass off and holding balance postures for record times. I'm a big dude, recovering Powerlifter, Strongman enthusiast and now a complete freak-show of a Yogi (A term that Yoga folks use to call [...]

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Masters Comps And Why You Need To Do Them

This past weekend, I spent the day checking out a Masters' competition in Acton Massachusetts at a box called Crossfit2A. The facility is cool, the comp was well run and had some solid athletes competing through out the day. Something hit me as I watched these 40+ men & woman, absolutely crushing these wods, and literally leaving it all on the gym floor. I realized how much I love competitions, and how important it is [...]