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 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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July 13, 2018

Health is about balance. Abs, rippling biceps, and a torso V aren’t facts of health. We often get looped into the rat race of low body fat, high impact sweat session and lose sight of what HEALTH really is. Health is about balance. Addressing and nourishing the mind, body, and soul. Regular exercise that engages

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July 11, 2018

Don’t chase your friends. Don’t chase your enemies. Find what sets your soul on fire. Find what allows your to spend countless hours and efforts yet, never depletes you and instead leaves you energized and invigorated. Find what you truly LOVE, and pursue it, endlessly. MetCon Hotshots 19 6 Rounds for time of: 30 Squats

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July 6, 2018

Wake up and believe that something amazing can happen. From the very start of the day, we are in control of our own attitude. While we can’t control what happens to us, we can control how we react. Develop a strong, positive mind set. Each day is as wonderful as you make it. MetCon 6

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July 2, 2018

The key to progress, to improvement, to success, isn’t achieved in a hard days work. It’s not gained through the flashy, spectacular days of insane WODs. Slamming bars and hitting PRs doesn’t bring you any closer either. They key component of success, of progress, is consistency. Show up, EVERY DAY. Show up and work. Consistency.

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July 29, 2018

Knowing your goal allows you to set and construct a path of achievement. Without clear goals, there is no clear path, and without a clear path, reaching a “end” is unlikely. There will always be distractions and desires that appear and want to pull you off of your path, but those who long for real

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