Gym90 Day1 – Splits. Kind of.

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OK so starting out I thought I would take it easy. I did some splits or rather some “splits” work on leg day which was Wednesday and then yesterday I was supposed to do handstands work but my shoulder workout said otherwise. When I say splits, unfortunately my middle splits are so poor at the […]

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My Other Life – Gymnastics Coaching (Level 5 bars 2014-17)

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In my spare time I am a gymnastics coach, I have been coaching for quite a few years now and up until now there has been little change to the way things were done. The past season brought a whole new angle to the game though, more concentration on basics, body shape and fine details […]

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R11D80-86 – Squats Tried To Kill Me Plus The June Goals

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I got called 2 weird things lately. A cross between Chef Ramsey and Simon Cowell and from another person a mix of Shrek and The Hulk. Really? Really?? I’m not that big. Seriously. So I haven’t posted in a few days because I have been in so much pain I can’t even explain myself. I […]

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Summer Warmup 2012

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I though I would post the up to date copy of the warmups we are doing, so the kids can have it at home, and so I have a reference to look back on once all the tweaks are done! Warmup Summer 2012 2 laps each: running / skipping / heels up / knees up […]

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You Need To Know This – Health and Fitness 101, The Basics

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I guess I should expect it given where I came from… I get asked with great regularity about my exercise, diet and motivation. I consider it a privilege to share my knowledge and in that spirit I have put together a basic list of the things that have influenced how I think. Some are my […]

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R7D85 – Test Week Day 1 – Chest and Triceps

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Day 1 of my test week was going to be a fun day, I knew it would have to be at gym with my girls so we all did this: Push To Shove 10×3 Military Pushup Superman Pushups dips dip with leg raise shoulder touch hip touch clapping pushup plyo pushup Bonus: plank side reach […]

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Reasons To Love Bill Gates and A Note To My Athletes

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Bill Gates speech: 11 rules your kids did not and will not learn in school Rule 1: Life is not fair – get used to it! Rule 2: The world doesn’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself. Rule 3: You will NOT make […]

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R5D12 – Modified WOD and TGU Plus Why Do HIIT (and not cardio)

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What burns calories best? Should I run 3 hours a day to burn fat? Why are you making us work so hard? All valid questions from my little proteges at gymnastics. Being as it is that I am their Strength and Conditioning coach, they often come to me looking for (simple) answers. Running 3 hours […]

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