What is a Big Dawg?
We have high level fitness enthusiasts who strive to be better at a lot of things, not just one. We have high level thinkers who understand the connection between the body and mind. We have respect for all ideas around fitness and truly allow an area for open mindedness. We welcome all; but be prepared for discomfort, mental and physical - this allows forward momentum. Wondering what group to follow, find out more HERE
New on Our Membership Site This Week:
Video: The Dose Response of Exercise - In this 30-min talk James discusses the dose response of exercise.
Anthony Campo 305 OHS - exclusive coaching client, CCP coach and owner of Crossfit Surf City. Join me June 21-22 at Anthony's gym in Huntington Beach, Ca. for the next Athlete Camp
- Prepare and fuel for qualifiers over multiple weeks, weekend competitions and throw-downs
- Maintain high level performance and stay healthy while training through initial qualifiers
- Peak for the qualifying competition and again for the elite level event(s)
- Operate your own engine for qualifiers and the elite level event(s) based on individual fitness
- Strategize and pace based on individual strengths and weaknesses
while on the topic of Push-up's, we want to share with you the concept of how we use the push up as an assessment tool in our client assessment. The results we obtain in our assessments, allow us to determine an individualized program design without guessing.
"Assess Don't Guess": The Upper Body Push - L1 client assessment.
some key notes from this video:
First two things we look at when assessing the push up position:
Where it sits? Left side vs right side
Determine what movements need to prescribed to help strengthen, balance and stabilize the Scapula
2. Mid section control from pelvis to shoulder
what really happens during the push up position? how to use it in client assessment and optimize exercise prescription based on the information we learn
Pay attention at 2:28 on looking for the sag and further discussion on using the score as a baseline and re-test for clients to see improvements as they progress in their exercise program.
Awareness and the Automatic Mind
"There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says 'Morning, boys. How's the water?' And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes 'What the hell is water?"
This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life is an essay by David Foster Wallace. The text originates from a commencement speech given by Wallace at Kenyon College, and it's a fantastic look at awareness (or lack thereof) and the automatic mind. It's a longer vid, but stick with it because it shifts gears just after the 3:00 min mark and it just may open your eyes.