Preparing for Your First Spartan Race!

Hello NorCalers! NorCalSpartan here (aka Mateo Café, aka Get Your Fitness On, aka Massive Glutes, the list goes on…. you get the picture). This article is about getting ready to do your first ever Spartan Race. Don’t know what a Spartan Race is? Watch this badass... read more

The Bench Press: A Stable Foundation

 The Bench Press Creating a Stable Foundation   The infamous bench press. Often seen as the pinnacle bro lift of the ages. Only falling second to the bicep curl, performed with a hearty grunt of intensity. The bench press is commonly used to improve pressing. Of... read more

Strength, Cardio, New Cycle, Oh My!

Hello NorCalers!  We have a brand new 8 week cycle of programming starting today.  Many of you have missed the heavy lifting, but have no fear the barbells are here!  Here are the cliff notes for this cycle: We are packing in a little bit more strength than usual. We... read more

Combat Inflammation with Diet

Guest post by Kaitlyn DeAngelis What is inflammation and why does it matter? Inflammation is the response of the body to a foreign object, microbe, toxin, or protein and can be considered an invader or injury to the body causing stress to the body’s cells. Strenuous... read more

2016 Holiday Challenge

It’s that time of year again… yup, it’s the beginning of fat pants season. The endless onslaught of holiday parties, the over priced and over crowded holiday travel, the stress of pleasing everyone with treats and gifts (or at least not offending... read more

New Cycle, with a Twist!

It’s that time again- a programming cycle has ended, and a new one is hatching at this very moment. Birds are chirping, puppies are frolicking, and several pandas have just given birth to panda-unicorns. The world is our oyster!!! Ok, ok, I’ll cut the... read more

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