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4 Fitness Models That Don’t Make Sense

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: January 12, 2021

Think about your workout. How does it help you achieve your goals? What is the “theory” behind what you do? Exercise makes intuitive sense (I think we can all agree on this) – if we are more active, we will burn more calories and our bodies will adapt to the increased workload, etc. However, there ...

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What’s Keeping You From Achieving Your Goals?

What’s Keeping You From Achieving Your Goals?

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: December 11, 2020

If you currently want something in your life that you don’t have then there is a 100% chance that you are human. How you define yourself is by the action you take towards bringing those into your life. Some people make declarations about how they are finally going to make the big change Generally, if ...

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Get Fit, For A Change…

Get Fit, For A Change…

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: November 24, 2020

If you have ever tried to start a new healthy habit or perhaps eliminate an old one you know difficult change can be. Our bodies are adaptation machines however and will adapt to the stimulus they experience most frequently. One way to prime your body for change is to exercise. Exercise causes a whole host ...

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5 Health Metrics That Are More Important Than Weight

5 Health Metrics That Are More Important Than Weight

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: November 12, 2020

For some strange reason, American’s have chosen the scale as their favorite way to track progress around their health. People derive their sense of self-worth based on the number facing up at them from between their feet. If you’re someone who draws any sort of emotional reaction, positive or negative, from the scale then you ...

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Is Boutique Fitness Right for Me?

Is Boutique Fitness Right for Me?

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: November 6, 2020

  If you’re ready for results it’s time to ditch the health club… There was a time when we got all the exercise we require from our daily activities. But as hunting and gathering lead to farming and eventually the industrialized world we live in today the need for human “labor” has been nearly eradicated. ...

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5 Reasons To Get STRONG

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: October 21, 2020

Fitness trends come and go and most fall to the wayside for good reason. Most flashy new programs fail to produce consistent results. It’s no wonder why so many folks stray away from them and feel “burned out” on fitness. The most effective fitness protocols aren’t complicated or fancy. They are tried and true. They ...

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The Top 3 Myths About Joining a Gym in a Post-COVID World

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: September 3, 2020

  As he stood there gasping for air after finishing a tough workout, a new member describes a realization that occurred to him a few months prior. While working from home he would spend more time on Facebook and Instagram than he traditionally did at the office. Sitting there one afternoon he became acutely aware ...

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Physical Fitness in an Automated World

Physical Fitness in an Automated World

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: August 19, 2020

Do you remember the kid who proudly pulled on their jersey? Who laced up their shoes before the big game? Who couldn’t fall asleep because they were envisioning the upcoming competition? Who lived and breathed sport because it was the purest way to express their identity? Fast forward fifteen years and we find ourselves in ...

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Creation Story

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: July 17, 2020

This is the essay that was submitted to CrossFit HQ in March of 2019 with my application to affiliate along with my request for the name “Southpaw” Affiliation Essay – Nicholas Bock   Affiliate Name for application: CrossFit Southpaw   Just three short years later, it was time to pack my life into a series ...

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An Open Letter From Nick

  • Category: Blog
  • Published: June 9, 2020

To be honest, a large part of me has wanted to stay silent. Social media is on fire with reactionary comments to inflammatory remarks. As one person described it, social media has become a “dumpster fire” – uncontrolled chaos. As another said, it’s become a “popularity contest” – everyone feeling the need to throw their ...

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