The DontWeaken Challenge from BTWB
The folks at Beyond the Whiteboard have come up with an awesome solution to working out by your lonesome more fun and engaging.
They are calling it the #DontWeaken Challenge
Here is the gist:
- Workout at home (do any workout you want, one of ours, a made up one, etc.)
- Log your results on BTWB
- Use the hashtag #DontWeaken in the workout notes
- Use a team hashtag to add points to a team (you can make your own teams)! Gyms are automatically tracked.
They have a sweet free trial if you wan…
The BIGGEST Problem with the Fitness Industry
What if I told you there needs to be a monumental shift in the fitness industry?
Fitness professionals, enthusiasts, and facilities are focusing on the wrong things.
They are focusing on the body, physiology, and biology, almost exclusively.
What movements are best? What equipment?
What coaching cues? What diet?
What time domain? What intensity?
What sets? What reps?
There is no better example of this than the ‘out of shape’ (aka “Fat”) trainer.
Maybe you are one, or maybe you are just s…
Online Coaching and Customizing Existing Programming Comprehensive Guide
Below is a series of courses we developed for Thrivestry subscribers.
It was created a year-or-so back to be implemented with gyms that were in full operation.
In lieu of recent events, we have decided to release it free for everyone! (There was no way to buy it before).
Some of the content will not pertain to working with people remotely on short notice, but I do recommend you go through everything so you don’t miss any ‘gems’ that might help.
I also did not take a lot of time to thoroughly…
Top 5 Cheapest and Fastest Home Gym Equipment to Not Get Bored
Let’s say there is some hypothetical kind of emergency, like a pandemic or something…
You have 1 hour to get all the supplies you’ll need to keep your training effective and interesting for the next 8 weeks (without leaving your house).
Or maybe you are really tight on funds because your job just put you on forced leave for an undefined amount of time and you want to save money.
Or MAYBE, stay with me on this one, you are traveling to Mars at 1 G acceleration and you can only bring a backpack…
Corona Virus COVID 19 Gym Owner Survival Guide
"Should I cut back hours?"
"What if they shut us down completely?"
"How can I cover some costs and payroll while people are prevented from coming to the gym?"
As many parts of the world are going into shut down mode for the COVID-19 Corona virus, there is a lot of uncertainty about how this will affect our own individual lives. This includes what we should do about our fitness businesses.
In some locations, gyms are closing or limiting hours to prevent the spread of the contagion. In others,…
Cry in the Dojo, Laugh on the Battlefield. BUT...
Or, as Adam Carolla once put it (while making fun of ‘hardcore’ Tae Kwon Do instructors):
“Sweat on the mat, or BLEED on the street.”
If you are like me, these phrases get you fired up to go and train.
Personally, I think it is because I like to be over-prepared. I usually carry a backpack with all sorts of potentially useful stuff (multitool, tape, extra batteries, notebooks, protein bars, etc.). I like to do a ton research before I enter a new experience. I always have the most stuff …
5 Things You Can Do in the next Hour to Get Started on Your next Big Accomplishment
The problem with goals or resolutions is that they can be intimidating to start and demotivating to maintain
After choosing a goal/outcome and an end date, it is best to focus on the daily/weekly habits and routines that you need to do to get you there. Here are some ideas on how to get started and stay consistent...
1. Determine the smallest, easiest, thing you need to start to make progress
The smaller & easier, the better. The goal is to make it so easy, you there is no reason NOT …
I did CrossFit for 15 Years and This is What it Did to My Body
I started CrossFit when I was 24. I am writing this on my 40th birthday. I hate working out, and I have never had a membership to a gym (even though I have owned a more than a few).
It has been a crazy journey and I’d like to share some of my history, my mistakes, and what I have learned along the way. This is a ‘long one’ so make sure your coffee is topped off and/or you have your reading glasses handy.
- We have come A LONG way since the early days of CrossFit. I was young eno…
CrossFit Open 20.4 Breakdown and Tips
What a great workout!
I love the combination of easy/approachable movements that moves to progressively more advanced ones and the combination of a bodyweight movement with the heavy stuff!
30 box jumps (20" | 24")
15 clean and jerks, (65 | 95 lb)
30 box jumps
15 clean and jerks, (85 | 135 lb)
30 box jumps
10 clean and jerks, (115 | 185 lb)
30 single-leg squats
10 clean and jerks, (145 | 225 lb)
30 single-leg squats
5 clean and jerks, (175 | 275 lb)
30 single-leg squats
5 clean and jerks…
CrossFit Open 20.3 Breakdown and Tips
Scroll down to see the deep dive into everything from pacing according to your abilities, what gear you should wear, movement points (including hand release push ups and bear crawls), etc.
This 'update' is just to cover some stuff that you may have missed (basically a TL;DR version)
The workout is - 21-15-9 Deadlifts (155 / 225) and Handstand Push Ups then 21-15-9 Deadlifts (205 / 315) with a 50' HS Walk or Bear Crawl in between
Exact point in the…