The Mamba Mentality Lives On

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 (This post is dedicated to Pilot Kurt Deetz, Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant, John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Christina Mauser, Sarah Chester, Peyton Chester) This one is going to hurt in one way or another and not just for one day, one week, or one month but most likely for a lifetime. I have started and stopped writing this piece of work more than fifteen times at least. I continue to find myself wondering if I eventually am going to …

Recovery Tools Metabolic Waste

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There’s a lot of strategies out there to eliminate metabolic waste after training. After competition, it’s one of the things that should be on the forefront of your mind for sure. When we talk about metabolic waste, we’re talking about burning sugars during high-intensity exercise…maybe it’s creatine phosphate, or maybe we’re taking glucose from our liver and our muscles and we’re converting the lactate into fuel. Whatever that might be, the byproduct is, in a way systemic, right? It’s in …

Training vs. Testing

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A New Age of Programming From a high-level competitor’s perspective, the days of sprinkling in some skill and strength work pre-WOD and going HAM until you’re puking out the overnight oats you ate for breakfast are long gone. Our sport is quickly evolving as the years go by, and so has the preparation necessary to qualify for the big competition events. What seemed like simply throwing a bunch of random workouts on a whiteboard has thoughtfully progressed into a masterful …

Traveling and Working Out

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On The Road & Still On Point Whether for business or for pleasure, staying accountable can be tough when you’re on the move. But with a little bit of planning, you can minimize your slip-ups, or eliminate them all together. First, consider your flight time. It could be worth shelling out the extra Jackson or two to skip the redeye. Something as simple as shorting your sleep schedule can really throw off your routine. Second, scope out your spot. Check …

Why Your Best Effort Isn’t Enough to Become a Champion

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In an attempt to help athletes reach their highest achievements in sports and health, I’ve found the whole concept of effort to be quite curious. Regularly working on plans and roadmaps with athletes to achieve their goals, and, ultimately, reaching the finish line, I’ve come to believe that intrinsic motivation and desire do not have a place in high-level sports. In fact, I don’t think they even exist. Before you stop reading, let me clarify. I believe that we should …

How to Count Macros to Lose Weight

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Have you heard people raving about their “macro diet” and wondered what in the world they were talking about? Well we are here to fill you in on not just the “what” of flexible dieting, but the “how” and “why” of tracking macros for fat loss.   Flexible dieting is a great way to  still eat the foods you enjoy WHILE losing fat! Not eliminating entire food groups, like many other diets prescribe, makes this way of eating much more …

Road to Madison: Alison Scudds

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Alison will be attending the Brazil CrossFit Championship in Sao Paulo, Brazil on May 17th-19th. We catch up with Alison and talk training, nutrition, previous years and what she has been working on going into this season.

Handstand Walking Skill Progression

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As the sport of fitness progresses there are skills that inevitably must be gained, as we have seen lately, walking on your hands is one such skill. If you struggle with walking on your hands or even navigating a course on your hands you can see a big improvement with practicing the basics, give this portion of the Brute Games Prep Programming a try: 2 Rounds Accumulate 1:30 min   Free Handstand Hold Perpendicular to wall   One arm handstand …

Female Voices on the Brute Podcast

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We’re celebrating 2019’s International Women’s Day by highlighting some of the incredible women who have been on the Brute Strength Podcast. Brooke Ence Ep. 71  Ep.19 Mattie Rogers Ep. 38 Dana Linn Bailey Ep.51 Jessica Lucero Ep. 37  Ep.121 Lisa Bilyeu Ep.192 Hannah Eden Ep.178 Rachel Balkovec Ep.170 Dawn Fletcher Ep.157 Nicole Carroll Ep.151 Margaux Alvarez Ep.134 Christmas Abbott Ep.48 Ep.127 Emily Schromm Ep.126 Emily Duncan Ep.123 Girls Gone WOD Ep.110 Krissy Mae Cagney Ep.2  Ep.99 Rory Zambard Ep.14 Adee …