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August 13, 2018

Appreciate what you have in your life, where you are, and what you’ve accomplished. Setting goals and moving forward is important but, if you’re not happy with what you have or what you’ve done, what makes you think you’ll be happy with more? Reflect. Give gratitude. Continue the journey.   Back Squat Build to “tough”

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August 6, 2018

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can” –¬†Arthur Ashe   Clean and Jerk (EMOM 15: 1x C&J) 5 sets @ 64-67% 5 sets @ 70-74% 5 sets @ 75-78% Metcon (For Time) 3 rounds for time: 25 c2b 25 HR push-ups

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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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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