Category: lifestyle

Basic Lifestyle Guidelines

Oct 03

These are a list of habits and points that we try to emphasize every day to our athletes. If we try and focus and develop these this will lead to a significant improvement in energy, digestion an...

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Coach Chat - Mike McElroy Discusses Building Confidence In Fitness And Life

Jul 26

Jim Crowell and Mike McElroy dug into how athletes can build stronger confidence in themselves at all levels of their fitness. From a young kid through his years playing golf, to his time on the floor as a multi-year CrossFit Games Regional Athlete, to now moving into the triathlon world, Mike has learned what he and his athletes need in order to progress through the numerous ups and downs that life throws at them. Enjoy!

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What Is Remote Coaching?

Jul 24

This article digs deeply into what remote coaching is. Along the way, we discuss the other forms of online fitness training and coaching that exist, but we then narrow in to Individual Design Remote Coaching as the article's focus. We discuss which clients and athletes remote coaching is good for, and we discuss which clients and athletes remote coaching is bad for. And then, we discuss what quality remote coaching should look like for you from your coach. Enjoy!

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Successful Fitness Athletes Have Self-Belief and Self-Reliance

Jul 08

Great athletes in all sports, especially fitness athletes, have self belief in themselves as well as self reliance. The more you make that a part of what you're training every day, the better you will be on the competition floor. In this article, we discuss some great ways to improve your self-reliance and self-belief so that you can continue to move forward on and off of the gym floor.

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Can You Balance Training and Work?

Jun 10

If you hold your personal development (physical and performance-based) to a high level, something you’ll no doubtably experience is the predicament of trying to find some level of balance between y...

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How Do You Prepare Your Mindset for Training?

May 14

How do you prepare your mindset for training? While this might seem like a trivial question to ponder, there’s actually a lot in it. Before we dive into that, let’s create context around what I m...

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Goal Setting and Execution

Apr 29

Goal Setting and Execution   How do you set a goal? Simple, you pick something you want to attain and start working towards it. If it were that easy everyone would have everything they’ve ever wan...

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Triangle of Success

Apr 22

What breeds success in competitive fitness? While that can be a broad question, let’s pull it apart. First, we need to define success. We have to remember whenever we think of success we filter tha...

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Keep Inflammation at Bay

Apr 14

What is inflammation? By definition, inflammation is the “reaction of a tissue to injury or infection, characterized by heat, redness, swelling and pain”. This reaction is a necessary process for o...

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Consistency is the Key to Success

Mar 29

What can I learn from Mat Fraser and other elite athletes to better my performance? One word. Consistency. One principle that transcends all elite performers is consistency over time. Before we div...

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Get Better Sleep

Mar 25

What is the most powerful performance enhancer that’s also free? Sleep. Paraphrasing a section from Matthew Walker’s book entitled “Why We Sleep” will give some perspective: “Obtain anything less t...

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Keys To Longevity in Training

Mar 18

“You miss the trees in the woods if you try to build Rome in a day”. That nonsensical made up quote really reminds me of the point I’m trying to get across today. ‘Longevity’.  We are all on this ...

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Should I Get A Coach During The Open?

Feb 25

Athletes are focused people. They work hard, they want to learn about their sport, and they crave progress. They’re willing to put it all on the line to succeed. In their pursuit of success they a...

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Getting Unplugged

Feb 11

When was the last time you went a full day without your phone, computer, TV, iPad? Probably can’t remember. Disconnecting from the “system” is something we ALL need to partake in more often. We are...

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Understand Your Poop

Jan 28

Poop. We all do it. Excreting out waste we don’t need. While it may be a “faux paw” to talk about poop, there’s a ton of value we can extract from our poop. In this post, we are going to talk about...

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Sam Smith's Top 12 books from 2018

Jan 08

One of the pieces that I continually value for my growth both personally and professionally is reading. Amongst other aspects, there’s a common theme between people who reach the pinnacle in their ...

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What's the Difference Between Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation? PART 2

Jan 07

In the last post, we broke down the difference between motivation/extrinsic drive and inspiration/intrinsic drive. We also utilized a great exercise to highlight our highest values, which are the s...

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What's the Difference Between Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation? PART 1

Jan 07

What’s the difference between motivation and inspiration? Between extrinsic and intrinsic drives? Or are those the same thing? In this post, we are going to break down the differences between the t...

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Daily Sun Exposure

Dec 03

The sun. What would we do without it? Die faster. The end. Just kidding. One of the simplest ways we can increase performance, recovery, mood, digestive health, immune function, and neurological he...

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The Best Time to Train

Nov 26

What if I told you there were optimal times to train in the day? That’s probably something you’d be interested in hearing. The truth is, there are times throughout the day that are more optimal tha...

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Conscious Nutrition: Why Nutritional Habits are Better Than Macros

Nov 19

Athletes know that in order to reach peak fitness you have to put gas in the tank. What happens though, if you have a leak in your gas tank, or if your engine can’t take in gas, or if you flood you...

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Wind Down In Evening: What your Bedtime Routine Should Be

Nov 02

Main phrase: “Wind down to wear the crown” Main Takeaways: -We need to wind down in order to recover -Lots of stimulation during the day equals no stimulation at night -Put away from screens, lights, excessive food, and stimulation later in the evening -Sleep in a dark room that’s very cold

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The Best Morning Routine

Jul 17

MORNING RITUAL: SALT, WATER, AND LEMON How the combination of three simple items sets your body up for success “The importance of an athlete’s routine is essentially to set up their day in terms of...

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