Who’s Who: Brian W.

Here’s a bit more about Brian: How were you introduced to NorCal Strength and Conditioning? A friend (Brian L.) mentioned the gym to me. I drove by that day and met Shawn. Needless to say his…enthusiasm for Norcal totally turned me on and I signed up for On Ramp the next day. Favorite movement/skill you have learned at NorCal: I’m currently learning how to do a handstand but...
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160 pounds lost in one year!

Fundamentally eating Paleo works…if you do it that is.  Does it take resolve and determination to kick the sugar habit and not keep sweets in your freezer as Natalie mentioned in an earlier post?  Absolutely. Do you have that resolve? Jules sure did. Robb and I met Jules when she attended The Paleolithic Solution seminar Robb presented in early May in Seattle.  At the lunch...
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Welcome to the World Baby Eli!!!

Amie was in active labor for 13 hours and pushed for only 10 minutes! Wow!  Must of been all those air squats.  Eli was born at 7 pounds and 3 ounces, 19 inches long.  Both mom and baby, as well as dad, are doing great. Check out a picture of Amie working out on Monday…just days before...
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Sugarholic…is that you?

We’ve heard it all…and trust me…we’ve said it all too!  We all want someone else to give us approval that one little slip isn’t going to send us down the road to poor health.  Well, let me tell you–it is a slippery slope!  One poor choice can often lead to another.  We’re not hard wired to resist temptation. I’m the first to...
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The Fuzz Factor

Most of us don’t really like performing general body maintenance.  However, as coaches, we are constantly encouraging folks to perform basic maintenance as one way to improve performance and decrease the risk of injury. In the video below Gil Hedley presents a case for internal muscular resistance which is another reason to keep up with your body maintenance.  The more fuzz you...
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Who’s Who:  Peter M.

How were you introduced to NorCal Strength and Conditioning? I think I initially found out about crossfit after the movie “300” came out and I saw their training video on youtube which is similar to crossfit.  From there it was a few clicks and I found the crossfit main page.  Then it took about 3 years to actually come to Norcal. What is your favorite WOD and/or...
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