COACHES CORNER

Evolution of Goals

How My Fitness Goals Have Evolved Walking into CFTC in 2012, I had one goal. Lose weight!  That was my mission. Over the next year, I was in CFTC 4-5 days a week and cleaned up my nutrition, it wasn’t optimal, but it was drastically different from what I was doing...

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Pain Free Poops and Groceries in One Trip

Pain Free Poops and Groceries in One Trip What are you looking for from your workout program?   In an ever expanding fitness world and with the continuing presence of social media, it is hard to not see someone telling you what YOU should be doing.  Whether it be...

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Give Up or Fail

What an inspiring title to a blog post, but think about this for a moment: if you had to pick one or the other, would you rather give up or fail? Failing is certainly humiliating, but is giving up the best solution considering that the outcome is usually unknown, and...

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My Coaching “Why”

Two Brain Mentors acting out different coach personalities at the #twobrainsummit this weekend   What you already know is that I’m a new coach. What you don’t know is the process that is in place in order to receive the green light to coach a class or PT client....

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Why The Clean?

The clean and power clean are amazing tools at developing athletic potential. The foot and hip speed, the explosive power, the body control and awareness, it all makes for a powerhouse of a lift for creating better athletes. It also is fun to be able to lift things...

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Do you think about your traps?

Do you think about your traps? When most people think of strong back development they will usually point to the lats. However, many often ignore the importance of the trapezius muscles. There are three separate areas of the traps that need to be addressed to ensure...

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CrossFit or Painting?

This post is about your brain. Ask yourself: How strong is it? How creative is it? Why is my CrossFit coach asking me these questions? Well, if I have to defend myself, it is because I don’t coach your body, I coach your brain. I know I’ve coached effectively when I...

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What’s Driving You?

Whats Driving You? We all want to PR and have that feeling of accomplishment of hard work finally paying off.  The sound of the bell as it reverberates around the gym followed by the “whoo-hoos” of fellow athletes. But what happens when you haven’t seen a PR in weeks...

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Clean & Jerk Weightlifting Series

The Clean and Jerk are two great barbell lifts, that when combined, allow us to lift substantial weight overhead.  Both lifts are technically demanding but when done well, allow for some truly great feats of strength.  Over 6 weeks, we will be finding out where we can...

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The Athlete Coach

Our coaches at Tri-Cities have a unique strength in that they coach from experience. Our coaches can lead athletes down tried and true paths to success, which they discovered as they pursued their own fitness goals. In every industry the drive to blaze new trails is...

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Journey – Patrick

Illinois is not my native land, but since Megan and I have been married this is the longest we have lived in any one place, coming up on two years in August. Megan and I came to Illinois with a six month old baby boy, Brooks, so that i could begin graduate school at...

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Journey – Sara

In 2014, I walked into Crossfit Tri-Cities looking for direction. I was seeking some sort of guidance to help me become a better version of myself. I wanted to be strong - not skinny, lift things, and feel powerful. I just didn’t know how. My friend, Katie Gleason,...

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