One Step Back

Last week I was working on my mornings.  If I could just get up 15 or 20 minutes earlier, I reasoned, the day would start so much better.  Perhaps I’d even attain that magical state we call “being present.”  (Maybe, maybe not.) So I tried it.  And...

Week of January 14-20, 2018

Sunday, January 14, 2018 7 AM Mindful Lifting 8 AM Conditioning Monday, January 15, 2018 Warmup (10 min): 3×15 Wall Squats, Glute Bridges, Fire Hydrants/Side Strength/Heavy Effort (25 min): Box Squat 50, 60 x 5, 70 x 3,then 3-5 sets of 2-3 @75-80% *Level 1...

Inside Out

When we meet with a prospective member, one of the first questions we ask is: “where would you like to be in six months?”  The idea is to get the athlete thinking, in relatively concrete terms, about where a new exercise program and community might take...

The Hill

It’s December 30, 2017 as I write this, and most of you reading may find yourself falling into one of two camps: My New Year’s Resolution is _______ OR Resolutions Are Stupid And Here’s Why (But psst…you should do X, Y, or Z). I’m here to...

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...