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09
2020

Blog 4/50. Strength or Cardio?

I realize that this is a pretty “click-baity” title but I think it’s an interesting topic to discuss. And this is my blog post. And I’ll cry if I want to. I think if you asked the average person whether they should focus on strength or cardio they would probably either say “They’re both equally important” or they’d pick cardio. I think most of the population still worries about their heart health and of course, lifting weights isn’t good for...

02
02
2020

Blog 3/50. I’m proud of you Uncommoners.

This might be somewhat of a silly title to start out a blog post but I was recently thinking about what the majority of people think is acceptable. Even scarier is what the majority of people think is “doing well”. We all live in our own customized bubbles. To some extent we have control over what information we consume, who we listen to, and who we spend time with. 90% of the time you can either find me at home or at the gym. 9.5% of the last 10% is the grocery store or eating. Some...

01
26
2020

Blog 2/50. Macronutrient Timing

Hey guys! You can’t get to a streak of 50 without starting with a streak of 2, so here we are! My last post was about going a month without “fixes”. These can come in forms besides what you consume but for now, we will focus on substances. Those include caffeine, sugar, alcohol, and foods that are higher in carbs. So what are we supposed to eat then? And when? In Greg Glassman’s “World Class Fitness in 100 Words”, he starts it with “Eat meat and vegetabl...

01
19
2020

50 Blogs in 50 weeks!

Hey there, hi there, ho there, neighbors!   Last year, I tried to write a blog post every month. Earlier in the year, I was doing pretty well. However, eventually my lack of what I thought were “good” ideas and then programming Wod’s caused me to fall off. Andrea’s commitment to doing something for an entire year+ have inspired me to think, why not just do one every week? This way maybe I won’t feel so much pressure to write something profound and deeply inform...

10
06
2019

Journey to the Center of Jacob’s Brain!!!

Howdy folks! Jacob here with another blog post. I wrote a while back about being better at receiving critical feedback. Actually, I thought it wasn’t that long ago. But turns out, it was back in December of 2017! Crazy. It was based around a quote I read in a leadership book that said “Caring values the person, while candor values the person’s potential.” You can read about it here. This post is in the same vein as that one because, honestly, I still struggle with critical feedback. But I think...

08
08
2019

Youth Fitness and the “All-around Athlete”

Kids and teens that play multiple sports might not be as well-rounded and physically prepared as you think. I’m sure you have all heard it said as many times as I have. When a child or teen excels at 2 or even 3 sports, they are labeled as a great “all-around athlete”. The goal of this blog post is not to put down kids who spend a lot of time playing sports or their parents. It is also not to suggest that your child is not a good athlete. It is essentially to offer an alternative value system fo...

05
15
2019

ANNOUNCEMENT: May 2019 Member Spotlight

We are incredibly excited to announce that we have started a monthly member spotlight! I have been wanting to do a member spotlight for some time now and Jackie is going to spearhead it for me.  Each month I will choose a member not necessarily based on any certain criteria or act – the goal is to spotlight everyone at some point with the intent to get to know all of our tribe members a bit more.  We will ask them a few questions and they will answer.  The questions aren’t set in sto...