Why Women Should Lift Weights

Why Women Should Lift Weights

One of the major misconceptions in the fitness community is that women should not lift weights. Nothing is further from the truth. The typical excuse is that lifting weights will make you bulky. This is far from the truth. Women simply do not possess the level of...
Coach Van’s Tips for 17.2

Coach Van’s Tips for 17.2

Hi guys! Okay…I did 17.2 this morning. Before I did it, I watched this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR5h-3R7f6U&feature=youtu.be If you guys have 4 minutes to spare, I suggest watching this!! They go over every movement in pretty good depth, and...
Coach Van’s Tips for 17.1

Coach Van’s Tips for 17.1

Alright guys…I did the workout this morning and have some good tips and feedback for you all!! When you have a second today…take some time to read through this: 1. PACING IS SO IMPORTANT!! Ideally, you want to pace throughout the workout, and then give...
To Achieve Mastery, Master The Basics

To Achieve Mastery, Master The Basics

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”              -Bruce Lee In our pursuit of mastery, be it in a sport or a career, we must first develop an understanding of the basics. In a career...

Take Small Bites

A couple of years ago I took on a challenge.  I wanted to eat the biggest burger a restaurant offered.  Doing so meant I would win a place on the leaderboard.  I tried, and I failed.  Why you ask?  Because I attempted to take on the entire thing one huge chunk at a...
Attack Your Weaknesses

Attack Your Weaknesses

It might be hard to believe, or maybe it’s not. It’s a very simple premise. Take time. . . .just a little bit. . . . to work on something on which you need to improve. Yes, a big shocker. Studies have shown that the move you work on improving at a certain task, the...