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Shut it off and Sleep

BY SEAN CAPTAIN There’s an expression about knowing just enough to be dangerous. In the case of sleep science, Apple may know just enough to disappoint. In 2016, it introduced an iOS feature (later added to MacOS) called Night Shift that can change the screen to a “warmer” (orangey) hue before bedtime. The aim is to…

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Anything Worth Achieving Is Going to Suck at time.

“Everything worthwhile in life is won through surmounting the associated negative experience.” -Mark Manson Achieving fitness at times may not fun.  It can be painful to the ego and body.  Becoming a fitter and heather you is going to have its challenges. But it is worth it. One of my favorite basketball players growing up…

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Why it is so Important to Log your Workouts.

One of the most important reasons CrossFit and CrossFit style training is so successful is because we get a ‘measurable and repeatable’ result at the end of each day. While step 1 is just showing up and putting in the work, the real key to getting better over the long haul is to track progress over…

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Why and How to Hook Grip Properly

The Hook Grip is one of the most fundamental pieces in the weightlifting puzzle, and also something that gives a lot of new lifters a great deal of trouble because of a misunderstanding of how the hook is actually created and held. The hook grip is a pronated (palms facing the lifter) grip in which…

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Repeating movements in the same week done right.

Wall-balls Again?! It’s Wednesday, and you walk into to the gym to find that you’re doing burpees yet AGAIN! Or worse, Thrusters! YUCK! “BUT WE JUST DID THOSE ON MONDAY!!!” you yell. Should athletes really repeat the same movements more than once a week? Absolutely! Without a question doing full body movements every day is…

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CrossFit is for anyone.

Recently I discovered CrossFit Pleasanton. Thank God I did! Prior to finding CrossFit Pleasanton, I had no knowledge of CrossFit. All knew was a friend of mine had been doing Cross Fit and was in pretty good shape. At least better shape than what I was physically displaying at the time. On his recommendation and…

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