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...

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...

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...

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...

PR Prep

Post by Leiborus Mies Its that time of the cycle again. The bars are chalky and the gainz are awaiting. Time to test your fitness and set that new personal record (PR). “But coach, how do I do that?!”. Well it’s not as simple as just adding a few half pound clips to...