August 15, 2018

“The grass is greener where you water it.” While the well-known statement is a bit cliche, it’s absolutely true. Often in life you look around then look at yourselves and you’re unhappy with what you see in the mirror, both figuratively and literally.¬†You may be envious of someone else’s achievement or success, angry at our

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August 10, 2018

Get uncomfortable. Take chances. Get out of cruise control and start making intentional decisions. Make thoughtful, intentional decisions about your company, how you spend your time, and your health. Stop. Reflect. Be intentional. Front Squat (4-4-4-4 @ 32X1) All sets challenging. Aim for 65-70% Snatch (EMOM 5: 2 snatches) 2 sets @ 65% 2 sets

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August 7, 2018

Improvement in health, sport, fitness, or performance is not dependent on 5 star, PR days. Improvement is achieved through consistency. Show up and do the work. Don’t get down about the days that don’t go well; if you do, you’re likely to develop a habit of bad training and end up stringing these together. Show

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August 3, 2018

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.” – St. Jerome Snatch Warmup Series – DROM Drills – PVC/Barbell Warmup Snatch (work to TOUGH single for the day) Snatch Balance (5×5) Begin at 50% of 1rm snatch. Build each set. (5-10lbs) Rest 1:30 b/t sets MetCon

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August 1, 2018

Kalamazoo Strength and Conditioning is a community. A group of people with diverse characteristics who are linked by social ties, share common perspectives, and engage in joint action in geographical locations or settings. This is important for a couple different reasons. Most importantly, the opportunity to meet new people with two notable traits: a common

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July 31, 2018

Desire to improve. Not a desire to win, to PR, or achieve some insanely notable feat, but to just improve. Improvement over time. Slow and steady. Improvement that you know isn’t a fluke or a stroke of good luck. When you’ve worked hard, paid your dues, and put in the consistent effort to earn the

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July 30, 2018

Just because you’re alive, doesn’t mean you’re living. Be intentional. Weightlifting 15min to build to “Tough” Clean single Metcon (Time) For Time 21-15-9 ring dips pull-ups box jumps (24″/20″)

July 26, 2018

Use rest / active rest days to make a conscious effort to recover. Take action to improve your overall health and/or performance. Here are just a few of my favorite techniques to help me make the most of my rest days: Swimming or Bike ride Both of these allow us to get out of the

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July 25, 2018

Decide what you want. Then decide to earn it. Stop waiting. Stop waiting for the right time, for the right place, for the easy road, for the convenient opportunity; make a plan and EXECUTE.   Metcon¬† 10x 1-minute rounds of: 10 squats 5 burpees Max reps of clean and jerks **Rest 2 minutes between rounds.

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July 24, 2018

When was the last time you introduced yourself to a stranger? Maybe not a total stranger on the streets, but someone at a place of common interest. Someone at cafe, someone at a bar, someone at church, or even someone at our gym? Have you ever walked into a class and wondered “who is that?

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