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3 Top Explosive Movements for Athletes
Jan 01, 2021
Being an athlete is more than just being strong. We all love a good deadlift, squat, bench press, but c’mon - we know to be a good athlete you also have to be explosive and able to move. Humans were never designed to move with such little focus on explosiveness. It’s all about redirecting and re-designing movements for athletes with proper intention. More...
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outdoor gym tbc
Dec 04, 2020
Get ready… we’re expanding outside. Please keep in mind that policies, procedures, classes and hours of operations are subject to change. As we continue to perfect our outdoor operations to provide the best, safest experience possible this page will be updated to reflect our most up to date changes.   1. What should I expect classes to be like? You...
Fitness Myths
Dec 02, 2020
2020 has been… a lot. It has been a time of difficulty, learning moments and time to learn real truths. We thought we’d finish out 2020 with debunking some fitness myths so you can go into 2021 with better intentions and goals. You and your time are much too valuable.    Burning Fat = Cardio Time! Yes, cardio is a great way to burn fat and should be...
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Tips for Healthy Eating Habits during Holiday Season
Dec 02, 2020
Let’s start this by acknowledging that the holidays bring different emotions, struggles, and experiences for everyone.  This can be in terms of relationships, food, money, etc. A large focus during the holiday season is food. Did someone say eggnog, pumpkin spice everything, and large quantities of indulgences.    Hey, life is too short for indulgences to...
5 Common Push Up Mistakes
Dec 02, 2020
Potentially one of the simplest and most effective bodyweight exercises out there would be the push-up. Regardless of its popularity and reputation, many people are making small to large mistakes in regards to their push up game that risks it all. It puts progress at risk as well pain and injury.    Elbows Elbows can be awkward and make it difficult to find...
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Gifts for Fitness Enthusiasts
Dec 02, 2020
Alexa, call Santa… OR TBC!  We all love a good stocking stuffer, don’t we? Who would love an easier time shopping for those prime goodies for a loved one’s stocking? You can’t see, but we’re raising our hands real high. It can be so easy to pick out stocking stuffers that are redundant or seem rather… how do we put this nicely, cheap? By cheap, we don’t...
Best brazilian jiu jitsu books
Nov 12, 2020
Books are still legit and you can keep studying Jiu-Jitsu even when you’re off the mat. There are plenty of awesome Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) books written by the Gracie family and other BJJ athletes to help you reach your potential. While BJJ can’t actually be learned from books, you can certainly learn a lot. It isn’t a substitute for going to class but...
Top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champions
Nov 12, 2020
Champion Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighters Are you curious about who the GOATs of Jiu-Jitsu are? Becoming one of the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) fighters of all time is something that only a handful of people will actually be able to achieve in their lifetime. One thing is for sure - those that do make it onto the best of all-time list are on the list for...
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Beginner’s Guide
Nov 12, 2020
You’re ready to hit the mats? We’re so excited for you. This next venture is going to be the journey of all journeys. It’s time to surrender any negativity or ego before stepping onto the mat. There’s a lot of heart, soul, and learning that is about to go down. Read on to learn our top tips on how to get into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). Where it all began...
Jiu jitsu vs brazilian jiu jitsu
Nov 12, 2020
What’s the difference between Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Diving into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is massively more meaningful when there is a foundation for its history and present. Jiu-Jitsu (JJ) was one of the first martial arts to be formed into a system to be taught and practiced. Japanese Jiu-Jitsu came long, long, long before Brazilian Jiu-...
martial arts apparel
Nov 12, 2020
Wearing high-quality clothing can make all the difference when you’re training in a martial art. We’ve pulled together a list of our favourite martial arts clothing brands to help you decide who to turn to for comfortable and performance-boosting gear. Diamond Diamond is a sporting equipment company that designs, manufactures, distributes and sells...
The Ultimate BJJ Beginner Guide
Nov 10, 2020
You ready to hit the mats? We’re so excited for you. This next venture is going to be the journey of all journeys. It’s time to surrender any negativity or ego before stepping onto the mat. There’s a lot of heart, soul, and learning that is about to go down. Here’s the ultimate beginner’s guide to BJJ.   Where it all Began  Literally, jū in Japanese means ‘...
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Why You're Not Making Progress
Nov 10, 2020
Let’s talk a thing or two about progress - have you been working out consistently and eating better, but still not losing weight? It’s probably fair to say that we’ve all been there looking at the scale with a puzzled face and irritated attitude afterwards. The good news is that there could be a reason that will explain turn the puzzled face into a face of...
How to Pick Your Gym Bag
Nov 10, 2020
Okay, so similarly speaking to everything else we’ve been learning through this interesting year, there has been time and opportunity to re-evaluate how we were doing things before. We’ve been learning that all the little things add up to be the big things. One of the most powerful and important things to surface from the current pandemic is a renewed...
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Why Eating is Comforting
Nov 10, 2020
We’ve all had our moments where all we want to do is… eat. Why do we crave certain foods when we’re sad? Having a tough day? Why do we crave a certain food more if it’s fun to eat? All the crunchy, all the ultra satisfying, melt-in-your-mouth delish.   Biology It comes down to our biology. Why didn't we learn this in high school? We don’t know. Akua...
signs you are a jiu jitsu addict
Nov 10, 2020
We sure have been in it - record highs in the middle of a pandemic. Now that the weather is starting to cool off (at least in the mornings), now is the time to take advantage of training outside. San Diego is one of the most beautiful places, let alone gyms! (*wink, wink).    Running outside provides some great opportunities - you’ll probably be able to...
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best carb foods
Oct 20, 2020
KNOW YOUR CARBS FOR RECOVERY Protein may be the ultimate buzz word for recovery, but remember that carbs are just as important. Replace that glycogen storage!    The journey to understanding food and how it benefits / harms our body is different for everyone. This also goes for the varying degrees of understanding carbs and how they can impact the body /...
best carb foods
Oct 20, 2020
Stretches at Work  Also, trending as deskercise *insert shrug emoji here*    Is your work physically demanding? Or is physically un-demanding? In either case, both types of demands or lack of demand on the body can be detrimental to your overall health and therefore, productivity. Research has shown that repetitive motion, poor posture, and staying in the...