BUT WHY?

BUT WHY?

There are a million different versions of warm-ups you can do before you workout.  If you have been with us for any number of years, you will notice that our warm-up is basically the same, each and every day.  You may wonder why.  Well here, I'll tell you.  The warm-up is designed so that you are able to move your body in all of the positions that you will hit that day in the warm-up BUT also gives you a chance to perfect your movements.  Movement is repetition and you have to be able to get reps in to imprint that movement. Each time you do a GOOD rep, it moves you closer to having that be your default movement.  This is the one time of the training session where you get to actually think about your movement (whether you do or not is another story lol).  You just aren't able to do it during a workout.  You are too tired, moving under some weight and intensity.  If you have the chance to get a handful of good reps in before your workout, then you WILL move better that day as well as in future workouts.  For those that want to stress the idea of raising the body temp before you workout, this is an easy fix.  If the warm-up is 15 reps of each movement, then break it up into 3 sets of 5.  The 1st 5 go easy and think about the movements.  The 2nd 5, pick it up a little.  The last 5 you can move.  This will get your heart rate up, raise your body temp and do what it needs to do for you.  Now I have been told that our warm-up isn't FUN.  LOL All I can do with this comment is to laugh. The warm-up is a 10-minute time frame and is meant to help get you ready for the "exciting" part....the workout.  I will hear people say how FUN this workout or that workout is and at no time was there dodgeball or monster walks or the pizza game in it.  I'm not saying these things aren't "fun" on their own, but I don't see the need for it in the training session.  But it just doesn't fit into the WHY for the warm-up.  The criteria we set for the warm-up is this: 1) it moves you through all the movements, 2) it allows you to develop proper muscle movement mechanics without fatigue or intensity, 3) it allows the trainer to assess your movements and notice if you have any issues we need to be aware of and 4) it will prep your body for what is coming up.  Sure the trainer can change it up a bit but these criteria must all be hit.  And yes they can add balloons and face painting if needed:)

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HAPPY FATHERS DAY

HAPPY FATHERS DAY

Sure, when people are on TV they always say "Hi Mom!"  but the person that is called upon whenever things are bad is Dad.  When I think of  "Dad", I think protector, helper, mover, fixer, teacher, coach, advise giver, bank, driving instructor, disciplinarian, fun, limit pusher, and person that shows you how you are supposed to be.  The scariest day of my life was the day I became a dad.  Not because of the work I knew it would take to have a child but because of the shoes that I felt I had to fill.  My dad was my hero.  He was everything I wanted to be.  Now that I have been a dad for a while, I love the job.  There is nothing more important to me that my kids.  I will do anything for them.  I have gotten this from my dad and the way he has been with me.  Love you Dad and thank you for everything you have done for me.  And thank you to all the dads out there that are superheroes to their kids!!  This day is for you!! :)

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GOOD BYEs

GOOD BYEs

Saying Good-Bye is always difficult.  Its a change and we all hate change.  But whether it's a good or a bad good-bye, there is growth that can happen.  Today we are saying goodbye to a past member of ours, Guy Hawes, BUT we are also saying goodbye to many of our students that are graduating.  I know that seems a bit weird to put the two together.  They are very different types of goodbyes, but if you look at the underlying message, it is this, "we are happy to have known you".   Today is a celebration of the time we have spent together with them.  Yes, it's sad but instead of thinking about the loss, focus on the good times spent with them!  To all of our graduating and leaving students, be good to yourself, remember how hard you pushed yourself here and how you gained the strength to push through tough times.  And you also always have a family here so be sure to stop by when you are in town again:)  For Guy and his family, words can't explain the sadness but today we will think of all the good, funny, and quirky things and times with Guy!  Donations can be left for his kids at the gym today or you can go to the Gofund link on the family page or that is posted on the board at the gym.  Sleep well cowboy, you will be missed.  And now we WOD!

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YA DAMN KIDS

YA DAMN KIDS

The thing about getting older is we have had the "opportunity" to experience many things.  There will have been some good ones and some bad ones.  There will things that were devastating to us, and others that will have been the luckiest thing that could have ever happened to us.  Every single one of these experiences should be data that we use to make the next day a little better.  I don't mean that it makes the day happier or you are richer necessarily, but that you have another step or tool to use. Now, whatever we have to deal with, we can do better, hit harder, or be less stressful or worrisome to use.  But somewhere we let things block out the information from these things.  We think that we can do the EXACT same thing but get a different result (this is the definition of insanity by the way) or we let pride get in the way because we're trying to impress someone.  Whatever the reason is, if we fail to use the information at our disposal, then we are acting like those "punk ass " kids "that don't care about anything".  And yes I'm saying this in my best old man voice.  This is what we say about those that are younger than us and seem to be immature or act dumb.  They might be or it might be that they just don't know yet.  But if you know better, but choose to act like the dumb kid......well then as Forrest Gump says..."stupid is as stupid does".  Use your experience to benefit you and your life.  You WILL be better off and be WAY ahead of those that don't have the same experiences.  Use em! :)

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NOT EASY BEING GREEN

It's easy to look around and think that everyone around has all their stuff set up.  They seem rich, they seem happy, they seem to have the relationship, they seem to have the body, they seem to have the workout badassness, they seem to have the nutrition, etc.  Basically, EVERYONE is better than you.  Sure it sucks to feel this way.  The thing is that we all do feel this way at some time or another and honestly it happens way more than we'd like to admit.  It sounds so easy to be able to be happy for those around you with the success they are having.  But when you aren't having the success, and it feels like a constant struggle,  then that's where all the anger and jealousy comes from.  These feelings do nothing for us.  They are absolute poison to us and everyone around us.  They are based on things we can't do a DAMN thing about.  You have to do what your parents said when you were a kid and "not worry about others".  How many times did your parents tell you this when you saw someone get the shoes or the dress that you wanted but couldn't or didn't get?  Even back then we were learning that you don't get everything you want, right when you want it.  You have to fight and work for it.  This actually is a good thing for us.  But what about those who seem to have the Midas touch and can do no wrong?  They have money, they have fame, they have relationships, they travel, they have it all........but then they aren't happy.  And its even possible that if they looked at you, they might be jealous of you and your life.  Maybe you have kids that adore you, maybe you have family picnics, maybe you take vacations where you get to enjoy it instead of being harassed by everyone.  The grass always seems greener but in reality, it's just more grass.  Keep questing for all those things you want, but stop worrying about what others have that you don't have.  Stay in your bubble and keep pushing forward.  Enjoy the ride and all those around you.  Be thankful and grateful for what you do have and be optimistic about the things you want to have someday.  Enjoy the ride, because it's YOUR ride:)

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