Training on the Nerve

It’s almost go time… maybe it’s a 1 rep max attempt, or maybe you’re about to tackle the next Open WOD. You’ve got your favorite pump up song blasting in your headphones, you’re waiting for your pre-workout to kick in, and you’re thinking of everything that pisses you...

Should You Compete?

  YES! You should compete! Alright, now that we know the answer (did you have any doubt?), here are several reasons why you should compete: First, if you have an upcoming competition, it focuses your training. EVERYONE has days where they don’t feel like...

What’s Your Why?

by Erik Castiglione In last week’s article, we talked about setting SMART goals and exercising (ha!) some control over your fitness journey. While this may seem straightforward for some people, others don’t know how or where to start. What should my goal be? How do I...

Create a Pre-lift Routine

Create a Pre-lift Routine Greetings Relentless Family! In last week’s article, I talked about taking Yoda’s advice and changing your mindset. The end goal is to stop “trying” and to commit to getting something done. In particular, I talked about applying this to...

Yoda Is Right

Spoiler alert: This post is riddled with Empire references and Yoda quotes. In this iconic clip from The Empire Strikes Back, Luke is filled with self-doubt when Yoda tells him to use The Force to lift his X-Wing out of the swamp. Believing it to be impossible, he...