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The Importance of Being Awkward

If you’re awkward and you know it clap your hands! There are many definitions of the word awkward. Here are three that resonate with me: awkward (from Merriam-Webster)  lacking ease or grace (as of movement or expression) lacking social grace and assurance <an awkward newcomer> causing embarrassment <an awkward moment> For as long as I …

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Miyagi Pinball: Tilt Your Kettlebell Snatch!

“You’re the best around. And nothing’s gonna ever keep you down”. That’s what they’ll be singing after you apply the following tips to your snatch technique. The following tips will improve your kettlebell snatch and help you destroy your snatch test if your RKC Workshop is coming up. The kettlebell snatch is actually a fairly simple move, …

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Ready, Set…Go Reset

Hey gang! Today, I’m here to talk to you about strength. Specifically, I’m here to talk to you about ORIGINAL STRENGTH! This is going to be a quick introduction to give you a sense of why we do certain things at MFF. This is also going to be the jump off point for an MFF series of blogs and videos by yours truly. Ok, so what’s Original Strength?

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Don’t Forget to Play: A Crawl Story

Strength training is hard. It just is. Part of getting strong is based on overcoming adversity. Challenges are set and we are put to task to destroy them. It is within these challenges that we take those important steps toward our goals and break down the walls of our current limitations. That’s a difficult thing …

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Train Like a Superhero!

It’s no secret that Fury’s a big geek. Now, it’s also no secret that I occasionally refer to myself in the third person. Comic books, movies and toys are all deep-rooted parts of my being. Most of my students are not surprised when I reference a comic book or movie character to help cue a technique or lift. However, they are sometimes surprised when something so geeky actually works. These all started out as part of my own visualization process. Yeah, for better or worse, this is how my mind works sometimes. These cues have all been proven to be effective in my own and my students’ training. All right, let’s dork out.