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Browsing the "Red Black Gym" Tag


SS Quiz & Selection – Important!!!

HEY, you!!! Ask yourself these 5 simple questions – BE HONEST: 1. Do I truly have work ethic? 2. Am I coach-able? 3. Do I have a team-player mentality? 4. Do I truly want to become stronger and fitter – [...]

August 15, 2013 strength coach, Strength training, Strictly Strength Coaches, Strictly Strength Project

Friday Night SWODs — Release

—Friday Night SWOD—  SWOD#1 – 5min. Cap For Time: - Farmers Carry - 12 American KB Swings - Farmers Carry - 9 American KB Swings - Farmers Carry - 6 American KB Swings -Farmers Carry Men’s RX = Farmers carry [...]

July 19, 2013 Friday Night SWOD

The Hard Way

In this day and age, so much of our daily life is all about making things easier.  We are surrounded by technology that has made our life so simple, it’s silly.  Oh, you want to travel across the world?  Just [...]

July 12, 2013 Inspiration, Mental Strength

Fast’n'Nasty x 3

What exactly am I referring to? Well, in true Strictly Strength(and LIFT) fashion, we are describing the type of workouts that will be going down at Red Black Gym on July 19th at the first-ever and highly anticipated, Friday Night [...]

July 8, 2013 Friday Night SWOD

Thank You

For whatever reason, I’ve been looking back over my years as a trainer.  I’ve reflected over the experiences I’ve had and the relationships I’ve had the pleasure of establishing.  It’s very easy to say that without each and every person [...]

July 3, 2013 Inspiration

Little Strongman

Recently, I had the privilege of assisting RobO(Orlando) during a CrossFit Strongman certification in Chicago.  During this certification, and any other CFSM cert., Rob shares his dislike for the name “Strongman”, as it typically brings with it some negative connotations.  [...]

June 28, 2013 Rob Orlando, Strongman

Get On This Train!

It’s that time again… Time for the next Strictly Strength Project(really cool video to watch here!).  That’s right, baby!  Now’s your chance to get in on something special.  I’ve lost track of how many SSProjects I’ve done now, but I [...]

June 26, 2013 CrossFit, Strength training, Strictly Strength Project

What The…..

First off, I am running through all of the responses(60+) I received in regards to my need for guinea pigs to test out my distance Strictly Strength Project.  I am very, very close to selecting the final 3 men and [...]

June 3, 2013 Strength training

Expansion and New Faces

Let’s get right in to it…. I have done a fantastically shitty job of promoting the fact that Strictly Strength is expanding via the additions of several top-level strength coaches!  This post is the first of several that will detail [...]

April 24, 2013 CrossFit Central, strength coach, Strictly Strength Coaches

The Power of Questions & Rituals

As a coach, I often hear people initiate in negative self talk when things (seemingly) don’t go right…. and it drives me f*cking bonkers!!! An example of NST is something like, “Why can’t I do this right?” Or, “I can’t [...]

April 19, 2013 Inspiration, Instructional