Coach's Blog

The War on Fat

by Aimee Wojtowecz What causes more fear in the American language than the word FAT, that often misunderstood macronutrient? In the late 1970s, America’s fear of fat really took off. It started when senator George McGovern called a congressional hearing to discuss the...

Why “Bright Spots” Matter

by Michael Plank We do a thing in our private members' group each week that we call Bright Spot Fridays. It's an invitation to share "bright spots" - or highlights - from the week. People talk about new achievements they're proud of, or about going to dinner with...

Protein 101

by Aimee Wojtowecz This is part 2 of our intro to macronutrients series and this week we’re here to talk about protein. Everyone agrees we need “enough” protein, but what does that even mean?  First let’s talk about what protein is. Protein is considered an essential...

Go Slow to Go Fast

by Michael Plank Yesterday we wrapped up a 4-week Upper Body Push strength cycle. We spent this month working on barbell strict presses and yesterday we had the option of going for a new Personal Record or trying to level up in the Upper Body Push category on the...

How Do I Get Abs?

by Michael Plank You already have abs! They do the incredibly important work of supporting your trunk, protecting your spine, providing stability and balance, and protecting your organs. But you probably didn't come here for that first answer! What you probably mean...

Carbohydrates for Performance

by Aimee Wojtowecz A few blogs back I talked about macronutrients, calories and tracking. Let's get further into it! This will be part one of a three part series about macronutrients: what they are, why we need them, their impact on performance and recovery, and some...

The Magic Pill

by Michael Plank There's a whole lot in this day and age that we can get immediately, or dang-close to it. Things are becoming more convenient by the day. Grocery pick-up! Same-day delivery! It is a magical time to be alive. But when so much of what we want is...

Managing Injury

by Brittany Gillis Injuries can happen anywhere. They can come from a trauma to your body like a car accident, or even something as small as bending over to tie your shoe. Injuries have a broad spectrum of severity. Some are super easy to fix, and some require...

Macros: Yea or Nay?

by Aimee Wojtowecz IIFYM No it’s not some secret cult, it’s the acronym for the “If It Fits Your Macros” movement. The premise being that the path to health and fitness relies solely on counting macronutrients: weighing and measuring everything before it passes your...

Rest 101

by Jessica Schneible We’ve heard it from our coaches over and over again that rest is as important to muscle recovery as proper nutrition is to training. The issue is that 9/10 times that statement goes in one ear and out the other. Friends, I get it! As someone who...

The War on Fat

by Aimee Wojtowecz What causes more fear in the American language than the word FAT, that often misunderstood macronutrient? In the late 1970s, America’s fear of fat really took off. It started when senator George McGovern called a congressional hearing to discuss the...

Why “Bright Spots” Matter

by Michael Plank We do a thing in our private members' group each week that we call Bright Spot Fridays. It's an invitation to share "bright spots" - or highlights - from the week. People talk about new achievements they're proud of, or about going to dinner with...

Protein 101

by Aimee Wojtowecz This is part 2 of our intro to macronutrients series and this week we’re here to talk about protein. Everyone agrees we need “enough” protein, but what does that even mean?  First let’s talk about what protein is. Protein is considered an essential...

Go Slow to Go Fast

by Michael Plank Yesterday we wrapped up a 4-week Upper Body Push strength cycle. We spent this month working on barbell strict presses and yesterday we had the option of going for a new Personal Record or trying to level up in the Upper Body Push category on the...

How Do I Get Abs?

by Michael Plank You already have abs! They do the incredibly important work of supporting your trunk, protecting your spine, providing stability and balance, and protecting your organs. But you probably didn't come here for that first answer! What you probably mean...

Carbohydrates for Performance

by Aimee Wojtowecz A few blogs back I talked about macronutrients, calories and tracking. Let's get further into it! This will be part one of a three part series about macronutrients: what they are, why we need them, their impact on performance and recovery, and some...

The Magic Pill

by Michael Plank There's a whole lot in this day and age that we can get immediately, or dang-close to it. Things are becoming more convenient by the day. Grocery pick-up! Same-day delivery! It is a magical time to be alive. But when so much of what we want is...

Managing Injury

by Brittany Gillis Injuries can happen anywhere. They can come from a trauma to your body like a car accident, or even something as small as bending over to tie your shoe. Injuries have a broad spectrum of severity. Some are super easy to fix, and some require...

Macros: Yea or Nay?

by Aimee Wojtowecz IIFYM No it’s not some secret cult, it’s the acronym for the “If It Fits Your Macros” movement. The premise being that the path to health and fitness relies solely on counting macronutrients: weighing and measuring everything before it passes your...

Rest 101

by Jessica Schneible We’ve heard it from our coaches over and over again that rest is as important to muscle recovery as proper nutrition is to training. The issue is that 9/10 times that statement goes in one ear and out the other. Friends, I get it! As someone who...