Tips for Mobilizing for Effectiveness

Ok guys!  We have all been victims of  mobilizing tissue with no end goal in sight or just for the sake of rolling around. For example:  A client shows up to class early and grabs a foam roller.  This person then rolls around on their back/body in various positions without targeting anything specific or worrying about arm and leg position.   Ok, is there a problem with this?  Well, not if...
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NorCal Method Seminar!!

  NorCal Strength & Conditioning is happy to announce the launch of the NorCal Method seminars! After 10 years in business, we are finally ready to pass on what we have learned to people engaged in a fitness program, athletes, coaches, and gym owners. Just like anyone, we didn’t start off perfect and the quest to improve our knowledge and practice is still ongoing- it never really...
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Missing Key Ranges of Motion?

You have probably experienced this scenario before. “You are lacking range of motion in ________.  This is limiting your ability to perform ______ correctly.”  The coach in this instance typically prescribes an on the spot treatment for you.  In most cases it restores some range of motion (in the short-run) to the working tissue for the workload assigned to you.  Or, your range...
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Jenny LaBaw Crossfit Regionals

Maybe you haven’t heard, but NorCal Strength and Conditioning Coach Jenny LaBaw is a great crossfitter.  She is heading to NorCal Regionals this weekend to compete with some of the very best in the world.  First day of competition kicks off on Friday, May 30th and ends on Sunday, June 1st.  If you want to get tickets for this event (it is at an indoors facility), click here to get your...
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Memorial Weekend Schedule

Friday and Saturday classes are running as usual. On Monday, May 26th we will be running a modified class schedule. The following classes will be held on Monday, May 26th: 7am Elements – Matt 9am LIFT – Matt 11am Speed and Agility – Jenny 12pm Elements – Jenny 4:30pm Elements – Shawn 5:30pm ALL LEVELS – Shawn A big thank you to all the men and women who have or...
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Is My Mobility Improving?

“Is My Mobility Improving.”  This is a good question.  I used to ask myself this all the time. and I still do.  Before I answer this question, let’s talk about a journey I took and where it has taken me. Before I joined NorCal in 2009, yes I’ve been here awhile, I had no idea there was a growing movement in the Crossfit community…something they called...
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Friday’s Oly Class, Now With Conditioning!

We are happy to announce some changes to the Olympic weightlifting classes that should be beneficial to your barbell training as well as your conditioning. The Friday weightlifting class will start incorporating some conditioning as of Friday, May 23rd. The type of conditioning will be mainly HIIT, which stands for “high intensity interval training”. Interval training incorporates short...
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