Judges for 2nd Annual Spring Team Challenge

Hello NorCalers!  The 2nd Annual Spring Team Challenge is just around the corner, Saturday April 20th.  I will have a clip board in the office for judge sign ups if you want to help volunteer for the event.  If you sign up, please put your full name and indicate what shirt size you wear (shirt will be consistent with sizes of current NorCal gear).  If you have any questions about what these...
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Squats Help My Pullups, Right?!?

I remember a few months back I was struggling with my strict Chest-to-Bar Pull-ups… they just felt hard.  I’d get like 5 reps and was toast.  This was uncommon for me, as in the past getting 8 strict Chest-to-Bar Pull-ups was a regular occurrence.  I remember one day during my struggle with them, I jokingly asked Katie, “How do I get better at these?”.  She laughed and...
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Do you know GMO?

Do you know GMO?   You should, you reeeeeeeeeeally should.  We hear a lot about them, especially since prop 37 was on the ballot last year but let’s get back to basics.   What’s a GMO?      A GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process of taking genes from one species and inserting them into another in an attempt to obtain a desired...
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NorCal’s 2nd Annual Spring Team Challenge!

That’s right!  We are excited to announce that NorCal’s 2nd Annual Spring Team Challenge is coming up.  The event will be held on April 20th at our facility and will be NorCal gym members only.  The team event will consist of 3 workouts with up to 12 teams of 4 participants per team.  You can sign up HERE before April 1st. After April 1st we close down sign ups to get things all...
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How Important is Sleep?

I remember when I first started out as a trainer.  22 years old, directly out of college and ready to help everyone that walked in the door of the gym.  I took clients on at ridiculous hours of the day (or night).  I remember starting training at 4:30am and working straight through until 8pm (with a one hour break to shove some food in my mouth and often times steal a 15 or 20 min catnap).  I...
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Paleo Dinner

This week I stumbled across two new recipes that I had to share. Paleo butternut squash lasagna and a lemon caper salad dressing. I enjoyed this combo for dinner one night and ate the leftover lasagna with sunny side up eggs for breakfast. I highly recommend that you give these recipes a try! Butternut Squash Lasagna  Lemon Caper Salad Dressing  I tossed the salad dressing with red leaf...
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Appropriate Modifications

In the last week or so I have had time to contemplate my broken foot and how to continue to train/be active with a big boot on my right foot.  Some of you may have seen me, often along with my good friend Jaime, rowing with a skateboard for assistance, doing “plank walks” with my feet on the skateboard and doing seated lifts.  I am not saying that if you break your foot or tear some...
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