Luke Kayyem





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Stay on Track for Your 2015 Goals

, Strength in Conditioning for Thursday, July 30, 2015 Can you believe that July is just a day away from being over? We say it every year, but time sure does seem to be going by faster and faster! With less than half of 2015 to go, now is the perfect time to check back in [...]

5 Tips to Avoid Torture on the Rower and Get a Better Workout

, Strength in Conditioning for Wednesday, July 29, 2015 When it comes to metabolic conditioning, there is one monster machine that is guaranteed to wreck any athlete — even the ones with the biggest engines! Of Course, we’re talking about the rower! We finish the day’s programming on this bad boy — challenging you and [...]

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Skill Pistol or Muscle Up Progression Strength A. Reverse Tabata (10 on/20 off): L-Sit or hanging knee tuck B. 3 Rounds 10 Strict Toes to bar or leg raise 20 DB Side Bends (per side) 1 minute plank (elbows) *rest 1-2 minutes between rounds Conditioning 10 Minute AMRAP 10 DB Snatches 200 M run

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Strength A1: press 3×10 @ 50% of 1RM A2: push ups 3×10 (bar/floor/parallette/ring, slow and controlled) *superset Conditioning LIFE 20 OHS 45/35 20 Med Ball Sit Ups 10 20 Push Press 45/35 20 Burpee 20 Hang Power Cleans 45/35 20 Ring Rows FITNESS 35 OHS 75/55 35 Med Ball Sit Ups 14/10 35 Push Press [...]


Member of the month – Rachel L.

  Words cant express how proud we are Rachel. Keep up The great work! “I was thin and loved to work out, but it all changed when I was diagnosed with Acromegaly. I began to stress eat. In February, I had blood work done . I was told that I was PRE- diabetic. It was a huge wake up call, I ...

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Level 1 Testing

  If you have not yet done your level one test and feel ready to accomplish it, then this is your night! On January 29nd at 6pm we will begin the level one test at SICFIT El Paso!

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My Experience With Chris in Private Training

“My Private Training time with Chris has become something I look forward to each week. Chris is personable and approachable, a great combination when working one-on-one with a coach. He has pushed me past what I imagined were my limitations, and always has the best drills and workouts planned. He is professional, motivational during workouts, [...]




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How to Eat for All-Day Energy and Athletic Performance

Follow this easy plan to feel and look your best from breakfast to your nighttime snack.

Everyone has likely tried multiple diet styles, modalities, or meal timing practices. There are thousands of different diets put out by “experts,” and books about weight loss line the shelves at the bookstore like bad wallpaper at your grandma’s house.


While most of these diets speak to weight loss, a concept that 84% of Americans have dealt with at some point, most diet plans don’t deal with the true nature of food - to give you energy.


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A Squatting Double Standard: Is the Butt-Wink Okay in Pistols?

Rounding your lower back during squats can cause pain and injury. So why is it allowed during one-legged squats?

The “butt wink” is a colloquialism for when the pelvis tucks under at the bottom of the squat. Research indicates that allowing the lower back to go into flexion makes it is more difficult to avoid staying out of flexion in other movements (i.e., butt winks before deadlifts could be dangerous). The rounding of the lower back can also aggravate pain and lead to injury.



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Reflections on Being 30 (And the Dumb S*#! I Did in My 20s)

I'm far from old, but so far thirty feels much different from my twenties did. In fact, it feels better.

I turned thirty in April. While I’m far from old, I can feel the difference in my body compared to ten years ago. Some joints are achier. I stay hurt longer. Weight comes off more slowly. Hardly insurmountable obstacles, but they’re there. But despite the noticeable (and annoying) changes, I’m in better shape now than I was ten years ago - thanks to a little perspective and a lot of experience.


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