Jenny LaBaw #1 in Norcal Region!!!!

I had the very pleasure of going down to San Jose, CA to watch Jenny LaBaw compete in the Norcal Regionals for Crossfit.  It was an amazing experience.  Athletes from all over Northern California were out there for 3 days in the hot blazing sun battling it out for a spot to make it to the Crossfit Games in Carson, CA, which will be held in July. If you haven’t already heard, Jenny LaBaw...
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Level 1 Testing!!

As many of you have heard, Lv1 testing will be Saturday, June 2nd. The requirements are HERE on the main site. The test will start at 9am, and sign-ups will be on the white board next to the water cooler. If you’re interested in testing, nows the time to work on any areas of the test you are having difficulty with. Talk to any of the coaches, and get in some practice at home. If there are...
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Graduates Among Us!!

Graduation is a time to celebrate the the hard work students have put in for years preparing themselves for what comes next in their life.  It may be starting a new career, it may be furthering education to a more specialized area, or it may be time to travel the world and learn through experiences.  We have several people from Norcal about to take part in their celebration this coming weekend...
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Lance B-Day Workout!

This last Wednesday we celebrated Lance Alldrin’s 49th Birthday!  Let me tell you, it was a joyous occasion!  We all celebrated in great Norcal Strength and Conditioning fashion!  It was a great uncompetitive team workout that consisted of an undisclosed number of lunges, squats, and presses!  Check out some great pics of everyone one in attendance getting their fitness on and having...
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Rest vs. Recovery

The Whole 9 just published a blog post on the difference between “Resting” and “Recovery”. This post is a must read for anyone training, and especially people putting in training sessions outside the gym. Running, biking, hiking, late night dance parties, etc… it’s all work. Let’s make sure we’re RECOVERING between...
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Kelly’s B-Day Workout!

I got this out a little late, but recently we celebrated Kelly Milton’s wonderful day of birth!  She turned 29, which always means we need to celebrate Norcal Strength and Conditioning style!  Needless to say, we all had a blast!  Check out some pics of Kelly rocking her workout with several of her Norcal friends burning through it with her!
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Weekend Read on Protein Powder!

New clients and experienced clients alike eventually end up asking the same question, about whether or not drinking protein shakes are acceptable or not? My response is typically along the lines of just stick to eating real food, maybe eat more sweet potatoes etc on days that you workout. Recently, one of my personal training clients brought the protein powder topic/question to the table again....
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A Sunday at the park!

This past Sunday Shawn, Kayden, and I went to Wildwood park for a little family fun and to celebrate the soon to arrive addition to our family. In my mind I was expecting just a few people to show up and share some paleo friendly food organized by Sarah Fragoso and Katie Deluca. Instead, we were overwhelmed by NorCals love from our trainers, clients, and their families. I can not even begin to...
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Get Your Speed and Agility On

The weather is warming up, the sun is out later, we have turf out back, and swim suit season is just around the corner…what do all of these things have in common??…. Speed and Agility Class If you want to have better reaction time, get faster, increase athleticism and just do a lot of really fun things this class is for you.  If you want to strengthen your legs and butt, this class...
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Welcome Baby Zoe!!

In case you missed the update on Facebook, Nicki and Robb welcomed Zoe Candace Wolf to their family on Thursday, May 3rd.  Zoe weighed in at 7 pounds 8 ounces and was 21 inches long! Mom, baby, and dad are all doing great. Here are a few pictures of baby Zoe! Happy Monday! Share this...
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Walt Mazen B-Day Bash!

Walt Mazen just turned 60 this last Thursday!  Let me tell you it was amazing!  The warm up consisted of cool team sled drags and prowler pushes for 400m and then we moved into team mini workouts!  Good job to all that participated, and for the record, Walt actually emailed me the movements he wanted for his birthday bash!  So, please thank him!  Here is some cool pics from the...
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What Exactly is Mobilizing?

What is mobilizing?  What is stretching?  Is there a difference?  The answer is YES, there is most definitely a difference.  Mobilizing is essentially ungluing our muscles that have become so bound together they can no longer move independently of one other.  This results in inhibited joint movement, loss of performance, joint capsule restriction, and more.  Stretching is lengthening short...
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