Training vs Exercise

Test, measure, train, and test again. This is the formula that turns physical activity into training. Without these components, you’re just exercising, and it can feel a lot like running on a hamster wheel.

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Travis Steinke
“Calm Down” Is Easier Said Than Done – Coach Ian Bennett

While I will acknowledge the authors have the best intentions, their execution sucks. Telling someone who is nervous/anxious/stressed about a competitive experience to “calm down,” is just as effective as telling someone who is depressed to just, “cheer up.” It doesn’t work! (Though imagine how different our view of mental health would be if it did work!!)

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Travis Steinke
How to Complete our Programming on the Road

We know that you are dedicated to your training, and that you want to get the most out of your health and fitness. We also know what it is like to be on the road, and not be able to follow our programming due to lack of equipment. That is why we have created some tips and strategies that you can use while you are on vacation, or out of town, to stay up to date with our programming and on track with your fitness!

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Travis Steinke
Using The Open To Make Training Goals

The Open is a special time of year. Every Exercise Racer/CrossFitter around the world competes against each other in the exact same workouts. Not only does this provide extra motivation for us to work hard, but it also provides a huge sample size of data. You can use this data to help steer the direction of your training, and what you choose to improve and focus on. Having direction in your training will help you stay motivated, and moving forward. If it ever feels like you are spinning your tires with your fitness, reassess your goals and define the direction of your training. Here’s how to use the Open to gain more direction with your training.

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Travis Steinke
Training Tips: The Days That Scare You

At FUEL, we offer a complete training system that produces a total fitness package. One particular dynamic of a complete training system is to utilize a diverse range of functional movements in which to train our bodies. Essentially, the more capable our bodies are over a broad range of movements, the healthier they are.

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Travis Steinke