Recipe

Recognize the need for change. Revolt against old behavior and habits.
Resolve to be consistent and persistent.
Define Point B: what you want to achieve, clearly.
Define Point A: an honest, unsentimental account of your present state.
Decide on a deadline, and give yourself a penalty for missing it. Be realistic.
Design the training program: seek guidance.
In short, build a solid foundation, write a long training history, and accept a longer trajectory. If you need it three months from now you should have started three months ago. At least. There are no shortcuts. This is a long-term process and it should last for the rest of your life. You will not “arrive”.

- Mark Twight

Coffee's for closers.  

Coffee's for closers.  

New Group Training Schedule

Taylor. Skeptical. 

Taylor. Skeptical. 

For our athletes attending and following with our year long periodized group class, we've added some new class times.  It's important to Thomas and I to maintain a small coach to athlete ratio, which means. no short cuts or gimmick sessions just to crunch a bunch of people into a class.  If your goal is general fitness, foundational fitness before a sport season, or simply motivated to feel, look, and perform better in every aspect of your life, we'll continue to strive to produce the best training and coaching possible.  Every class will follow the programmed group training session.  The only day that will be multi-optioned is Thursday, in which you'll have the chance to get a coach led recovery session under your belt, work on a diminished or newly acquired skill, or make up a session you might have missed earlier in the week.

As usual, if you have any questions, please see Thomas or myself in class, send us an e-mail, or give us a ring.

Monday: 6am, 7am, 12pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm

Tuesday: 6am, 7am, 5:30pm, 6:30pm

Wednesday: 6am, 7am, 12pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm

Thursday: 6am, 7am, 5:30pm, 6:30pm

Friday : 6am, 7am, 12pm. 5:30pm (last class)

Saturday: 9am

Sunday: 12-2pm Open Gym

 

Online Shop Open

I say shop lightly, because I don't want it to sound like it's a huge priority to us, because honestly, it's not.  We are in the training and preparation business, not the t-shirt business.  But I'm a gym rat and I value a damn good gym shirt above a lot of things I shouldn't.  

You'll find some personally curated items, as well as our usual stock reflecting our design of the time.

We're starting off with a pre-order of the Takin' Care of Business adapted logo for the FieldHouse.  There's a shirt, hoody, and a Nalgene bottle.  We won't host anything on the shop we don't personally use or personally created.

To go to the pre-order page, click the SHOP page at the top of the site.  

Pre-order runs until December 5.

Saturday Team Training

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Ode to the 5th/2nd Ranger Batallion:

(1) Omaha Beach landing: organize into fire team, long loaded traverse, shares gear carry until next waypoint

(2) Pointe du Hoc: upper body climbing simulation, assessed climbing and shared total workload until "peak" is reached

(3) Fight: upper body gripping/pushing/sprawling patterns, tag team shared worklod

(4) Link up with 2nd Ranger Battalion: gather extra munitions and gear (extra load), shorter faster loaded traverse with frequent gear swap-offs

RLTW

The Warrior Spirit

“I agree with you that many misunderstand the need for reflection in the warrior spirit. I would go further, based upon my experience over the past ten years, and say that many, many have forgotten the need for reflection in the warrior spirit. Musashi Miyamoto, Japan’s “Sword Saint” and the undefeated victor of over 60 duels to the death, said that the warrior should practice painting and poetry as well as the sword. His work, “The Book of Five Rings” is the deepest and yet most succinct treatise on the warrior spirit I have ever read. The warrior monks of the medieval orders such as the Knights Templar prayed and fasted regularly. But that tradition has been forgotten Reading, prayer, and meditation have been replaced with video games, alcohol (not that that wasn’t a part of things back in the day!) and surfing the internet.”

-- excerpt from the blog of Dan John