MORE than A-B-S

MORE than A-B-S

With our Crunch Time Challenge starting on Monday (LINK)… I can’t help but provide you with some very help Pro-Tips when it comes to training your midsection in purse of that washboard abs (or even dare I say the 6 pack)! In that, I will leave you with 4 Rules to go by…

1️⃣ Tension is Mandatory

“Tension = Stability = Strength = Results”

This is the rule most commonly violated by  clients that plateau with core strength. Why? Because it’s…

😬Uncomfortable: When you relax the tension goes away.
👎🏼Untrained: We sit in chairs all day.
🥵Hard… (literally) How long can you squeeze your abs […] Read more

Soreness vs. Injury

Soreness vs. Injury

We have all heard it many times before – regular exercise is good for you. It can help you lose weight, reduces risks for many diseases, improves your mental wellbeing and strengthens your bones and muscles. But with exercise there may also be some physical discomfort along the way due to the stresses placed on the body.

When experiencing discomfort, it is important to understand the difference between exercise-related muscle soreness and pain. Muscle soreness is a healthy and expected result of exercise, especially if the workout was challenging and/or new to the body. Pain on the other hand may be […] Read more

The One Question I Ask EVERYONE….

The One Question I Ask EVERYONE….

What would you grade yourself with your exercise and nutrition since you’ve been apart of CPMFITness?

When I meet with someone for our 1st Nutrition Session that is my question I ask everyone.

Think back to when you attended grade school. You had various classes and subjects (math, history, spelling, english, etc…) to equip you with the knowledge you needed to graduate school, get a job and thrive in your lives. The rule of thumb in your schooling was the better grades you received the more results you would achieve in life.

CPMFITness is just like that for Health and FITness. We provide Group Classes […] Read more

How To Stay Motivated ….

How To Stay Motivated ….

Why is it that at one point in our life we can have so much drive, desire, focus and at other points in our life we can be the laziest, most un-motivated, depressed person we know???

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, 
“Nothing great is ever accomplished in life without enthusiasm.” You have to have a passion to see something great happen. That’s why you need to nurture your enthusiasm if you want to change.

If you say, “Well, I kind of, sort of, maybe want to change” it isn’t going to happen. If you say, “Well, I’d like to change in my spare […] Read more

Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar

Overhead pressing is a movement we use frequently in every day life. There are three basic overhead lifts we do in the gym: the strict press, push press, and push jerk. Although the means of getting the barbell overhead is different in each lift the starting and ending positions are identical.

So what are the critical differences between the three lifts?

Strict Press – Pressing weight straight overhead from rack position without the use of your lower body.

Push Press – Pressing weight overhead from rack position using a DIP and DRIVE from the legs to accelerate the barbell upward.

Push Jerk – […] Read more

CPM Nutrition: Top 5 Skills

CPM Nutrition: Top 5 Skills

Our goal is to help you build a foundation for long term, sustainable health without gimmicks or quick-fixes. (Hopefully you’ve got that from my last few posts:-)

At CPMFITness we typically have 3 types of clients when it comes to nutrition…

Client A = They have no clue on what Healthy Nutrition looks like
Client B = The ‘Yo-Yo Dieter’
Client C = I know what to do… But I just can’t do it consistently.

No matter which client we are sitting in front of nothing matters unless they commit to creating and building “Self Discipline” and “Actionable Habits” to become consistent with your […] Read more

How Badly Do You Want It CPM’ers …

How Badly Do You Want It CPM’ers …

Some video’s just speak to me. They shake something loose inside of me and really wake me up; hitting me in the face like a ton of bricks.

What are you willing to sacrifice to get what you want and go after your passion with full force?

People say they want to be successful, but are you willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen?

Successful people are in the place they are, because they are willing to do what the average person doesn’t want to do day in and day out!

My favorite line of this video is by a guy […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts May 20 – May 24

CPM Week of Workouts May 20 – May 24

Monday: Back Squats, Run, Deadlifts, Box Jumps
Tuesday: Cal row, Snatch, Burpees
Wednesday: Ab work, Med Ball Cleans, Lunges, Push-ups, Rack Carry
Thursday: DB Push Press, K2E, Doubles, Push Jerk
Friday: Partner WOD – Run, Row, Wall balls, KB swings

The O-Board Says…

A. Back Squat
10-minutes to find 2RM

B: 4-Rounds for Time
400m Run
12 Deadlifts
21 Box Jumps

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MURPH

MURPH

Memorial Day is just around the corner, which means, so is the Murph Challenge! How prepared are you? Are you looking to beat your time from last year? Don’t worry you still have some time to get yourself ready.

For those who don’t know (or maybe have chosen to forget 😉), Murph consists of:

1 mile Run
100 Pull-Ups
200 Push-Ups
300 Air Squats
1 mile Run
**with a 20 lb. Vest**

Lets first discuss pull-ups.How are your shoulders? Are they strong and stable enough to kip hundred times under fatigue? Spend a few extra sessions before and after class to work on your kip swing. Maybe throw in some […] Read more

CPMFITness Nutriton 201

CPMFITness Nutriton 201

“Today, more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies and lack of physical exercise.” ~ Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

Last week we discussed how our view of Nutrition on a 101 level  (LINK) is all about the Do’s and a what exactly is a compliant meal.

This week we introduce….

CPMFITness 201 = The Don’ts (What to limit and What to do about it)
PART 1 = THE DON’TS

1st Offender = Seed Oils: Basically every restaurant cooks with them; Fast food joints, chain restaurants or fine dining establishments. They are found most processed foods such […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts May 13 – May 17

CPM Week of Workouts May 13 – May 17

Monday: HS Hold, DB Push Press, Box Jumps, Lunges
Tuesday: Clean, T2B, Squats, Sit-ups, KB Swings, Push-ups
Wednesday: Run, Row, Doubles, Ab Finisher
Thursday: Deadlift, Burpees, Ring Rows
Friday: Partner Chipper

The O-Board Says…

A. For 10 Min…. Handstand Hold Everytime you drop 200m run …
*score is total HS hold time

B. AMRAP 12
“Fun with ladders”
2, 4, 6, 8 …
DB Push Press
Box Jumps

C. Cash out… 200 walking lunges

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Accountability Hack: Flip the Script

Accountability Hack: Flip the Script

A great trick I’ve learned over the year is when I’m feeling “burned out” or starting to lack motivation with FITness and/or Nutrition is to…

“Flip the Script”

Most of us know what it takes to be successful with our Health and FITness. The problem is…we are human.

And so much of our success with our Health and FITness rides on what is going on with our lives, family, friends, work, and the normal everyday stresses that life will present you with. Motivation is all about the mental and emotional.

So when the workouts are becoming stale…
And when the PR’s aren’t happening…
When […] Read more

Weighted Mobility

Weighted Mobility

Not sure about you, but lately I feel it takes a little longer for my body to “warm-up” in the morning. My joints seem stiffer and my muscles a little tighter. I am sure the time spent in the gym weight training, hours in the car traveling for kid’s activities and staring at the computer screen does not help. This is the perfect formula for rounded shoulder posture, chronic hip flexor shortening and overly tight hamstrings. Our bodies are designed to adapt to the most efficient (most used), good or bad pattern.

For Decades the Traditional Method Formula has been:

Use Weights […] Read more

CPMFITness Nutrition 101…

CPMFITness Nutrition 101…

Every physical body is unique, but the path to growth has the same requirements for everyone.

Back in December of 2018 The New York Times had a published article, “Is There an Optimal Diet for Humans?” (LINK)

The Highlights on a Study of a Modern Hunter Gather Groups Post…

Instead of trying to find the ‘perfect diet’ for everyone, we should start by looking at what the best diets have in common (or in this case, what our ancestors all over the world had in common).
Less is More; What does ‘novelty’ have to do with overeating?
“Almost all of them eat a mix of […] Read more

Invest In Your Health CPM ….

Invest In Your Health CPM ….

Ebeth and I coming at you CPM with another great listen on the Investment in Your Health.

We have the top 5 tips and tricks to live your best life yet!

Little changes can have a big impact later in your life.

Start putting in the work now on these daily habits to benefit from huge rewards later.

Today’s Workout Is…

A: 10 min E2MOM:
3 Power Snatch
3 OH Squats
(every 2-minutes complete all 6 reps)

B: For Time:
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
DB Snatch (each arm)
**after odds 100m OH Plate Carry (45/25)
**after evens 300m Run

Posted By: Annie

[…] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts May 6 – May 10

CPM Week of Workouts May 6 – May 10

Monday: Power Snatch, OH Squat, DB Snatch
Tuesday: Chipper
Wednesday: TGU, Chin ups, Dips, Wall balls, Doubles
Thursday: Hang Clean, Row, Wtd Sit-ups
Friday: Row, Bar Hang, Thrusters, Burpees

The O-Board Says…

A: 10 min E2MOM:
3 Power Snatch
3 OH Squats

B: For Time:
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
DB Snatch (each arm)
**after odds 100m OH Plate Carry
**after evens 300m Run

[…] Read more

EMOTM

EMOTM

You have all come to class and have seen the infamous EMOTM sandwiched between a strength and conditioning portion of the workout. But have you ever wondered if there is a strategy hidden somewhere besides it being a cool acronym? 😁

What is it?

EMOTM (which stands for every minute on the minute) is a type of interval workout where you perform a certain number of reps of a movement every minutes or series of movements every minute for a set amount of time.

What are the benefits?
1- Pacing:

EMOTM’s remove much of the thinking from a workout. The clock is the pacer and […] Read more