Spartan?

Part I: “Over time, grit is what separates fruitful lives from aimlessness.” – John Ortberg In life there comes a point when you just want to know. Or maybe I just want to know. Am I to old? Broken? Battered? Strong enough? Fast enough? Courageous enough? Crazy enough? Or is the ultimate glory of the […]

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The “C” Word

The “C” Word There are some words that all coaches and trainers hate. We all have a list of words that make our skin crawl or blood boil. Our own verbal pet peeves but I think the “C” word is the most frequently used within many training facilities, and for me and what we do […]

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The Test

“Tests” Occasionally here there are workouts that are different from the rest of the things that show up on the board. We have “tests”, or as I like to think about them, performance opportunities.  They usually consist of something that might resemble a “Crossfit” workout or some other “P90X muscle confusion” sequence on initial investigation. […]

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The List

I recently was having a conversation with a friend and client about how they explain what happens here at Contemporary Athlete. I realized that I have a long list of things that aren’t done.   Contemporary Athletes…   don’t have treadmills don’t have spin bikes don’t do memberships (what we do is training programs, there […]

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Why Train?

The definition of training is to do physical activity in preparation to compete or to work out in which keeping fit is the objective. All of the games we play teach us to have great work ethics, become better leaders, team mates, goal setters, problem solvers, stress managers, and quick thinking high performers. All of […]

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