Fill Your Bucket

There are several pieces of advice I feel perpetually confident in giving–decaf only after 2 PM, read the book before you watch the movie, hold the mayo (no really, hold the mayo). Here’s another: try hard not to ruminate on the passage of time while your...

What’s the Alternative?

We are big on positive reinforcement here at Woodshed.  This is especially important during the first few months–no matter the starting point, there are always one or two things an athlete is already doing well, even something as simple as making time for 2-3...

Week of November 26-December 2

New or Returning Movements: Benching with Chains and Bands, Power Cleans in EMOMs, “Cindy” for benchmark Sunday, November 26, 2017 7 AM Mindful Lifting, Teenage Fanclub Grand Prix 8 AM Mind Eraser Conditioning Monday, November 27, 2017 Warmup (10...

Someone Cared Enough

Earlier today I received a short letter from a new colleague.  It was handwritten and accompanied by a couple of thoughtful gifts.  “Every journey starts with a small step,” the note began. The words, though well-chosen, weren’t important to me.  The...

Week of November 19-25

Week Snapshot: Heavy Squat, Mini-Cindy and calisthenic focus, additional recovery work New/Returning Movements: Heavy Farmer’s carries, Russian Twists, Banded Pushdowns, Deadbugs, One-legged Ring Rows Sunday, November 19, 2017 7 AM Mindful Lifting, AC/DC Back in...