|We Do: Set specific and exciting goals.
Modern training programs are capable of incredible achievements for athletes of any age. Don’t lower your hopes or expectations.
Make your goals something that truly excites you and makes you want to get out of bed in the morning.Otherwise, what’s the point?
|We Don’t: Work without purpose. This means don’t exercise with knowing what you hope to get out of the deal. Strength? Ability? Looks? Mobility? Independence? Confidence? All worthy goals of an overall exercise program.But you should take it a step further–to the exercise level. If you’re working deadlifts then you should understand the adaptations associated with deadlifts: high neural strength, full body load, minimal mass gain. Is that what you want? If you’re working the human flag you are developing neural control, muscle memory, and extraordinary levels of isometric core strength.You are putting time and energy into your training program. Know what you want to get out of it.|
|We Do: Embrace techniques that lead to rapid improvement in fitness.Often this techniques focus on the Central Nervous System because of its complete control over all other systems in the body and the incredible benefits we can get from neural plasticity–the ability of the brain to rapidly adapt and change||We Don’t: Struggle with the point of diminishing returns. You can rapidly achieve 80-90% of your athletic potential within a surprisingly short timeframe (we’re talking weeks, not months).At this point you have a choice. You can either:a) Struggle for months and years with that last 10%, tweaking and refining your training program and specializing in that athletic endeavorb) Do something else. Something new and different. Build another skill, capability, strength, talent, sport, or program on that high level of ability.We choose B. Take the easy win. Mix it up and keep things fun.If you find your one true sport, and choose A. We can only get you to that 80-90%, then you’ll need to take on a specialty program for your specific endeavor. ( Generally speaking, only professionals need/want this level of specialization)|
|We Do: Subscribe to the definition of fitness created by Crossfit’s Coach Greg Glassman:“Increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains.”||We Don’t: Over specialize.There’s no reason to confine yourself to one sport or activity.The basics of functional, strength, metabolic, and motor training are versatile and transferable enough that we can apply them to anything–whether it’s a lifelong passion, or just a passing flirtation.|
|We Do: Prepare appropriately for strength training, correcting pre-existing issues before they have a chance to sabotage our training program.||We Don’t: Avoid Strength.Strength is essential to our existence as athletes|
|We Do: Create training programs that allow for the natural cycle of Work, Play, Rest.If you are here, then you are trying to get fit for something. We full intend to give you the chance to enjoy that something, and then recover for your next training cycle.||We Don’t: Toil constantly, 365 day a year, in our training program. If you are looking for personal punishment (rather than an effective workout program), then you’ll have to look elsewhere.|
|We Do: Constantly study the science of fitness.We refine our program and format based on what we learn, what studies prove, and what our own tests conclude.This isn’t about beliefs or branding. This is about developing the best training program of your life.||We Don’t: Entrench in dogma.Any Personal Trainer or Coach that acts like they know everything is compensating.Challenge assumptions, review the information, draw your own conclusions–and then test and refine.|
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