Do we Treat our Bodies like Bank Accounts???

Do we Treat our Bodies like Bank Accounts???

I have this concept that I am very passionate about, “True Wealth is Your Health”. But it’s more than a cliche to me.

What if you looked at FITness the same way you looked at your finances? 

Conceptually, any money metric you can think of (income, debt, interest, investments, deposit, credits, Profit and Loss statement, etc…) can be translated to a Health Metric (muscle mass, body fat, blood pressure, cholesterol, bone destiny, etc…).

My first example (of many more to come :-)…

Interest = Metabolism

Interest on your money from an investment standpoint is great! Money earning money and the power of compounding interest wins […] Read more

Talkin’ Squats…

Talkin’ Squats…

We perform a lot of movements at CPMFITness and typically I feel we go through the movement and don’t fully understand the “why” or the importance of the task. I am such a “why” person. When I know the why and reason behind doing something I take more of a vested interest. So today we are back squatting and we do this often and I am here to tell you why.

Contrary to the phrase I as a trainer here commonly “I can’t squat I have bad knees”…
Not only are squats not bad for the knees, every legitimate research study on […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts June 24 – June 28

CPM Week of Workouts June 24 – June 28

Monday: Power Clean, Front Squat, Pull-ups, Push-ups, Squats
Tuesday: Run/Row, lunge, sit-ups, box jumps, russian twists, ball slams, T2B
Wednesday: Deadlifts, row, ring dips, mtn climbers, plank
Thursday: Burpee, run/row, plate snatch, jumping pull-ups
Friday: Wallballs, KB swings, box jumps, DB push press, row

The O-Board Says…

Part A:
EMOTM: 8
2 Power Clean
2 Front Squat

Part B:
Every 2 Minutes for 20 minutes
5 Pullups
10 Pushups
15 Squats
Remaing Time Max: Power Cleans

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Nutrition on the Go!

Nutrition on the Go!

So it’s that time of year where I spend more time in the car and sleeping in hotel beds rather than my own on Saturdays. I would not change it for the world, as I truly love watching my kids play sports but it can be challenging at times.

So how does one stick to their plan, no matter where life takes us?

Eat Breakfast!

By filling your body early with some healthy nutrition options can help you avoid feeling tired, distracted or making poor choices throughout the day. Most hotels have the typical continental breakfast with limited options. Come prepared with a […] Read more

Stay Humble…

Stay Humble…

“Nothing worth it is easy. Nothing easy is worth it.”

This phase I have talked about often. It humbles me when things get challenging or I start something new that I suck at.

Please stop seeing being a beginner (or lack of results) as something negative. It’s actually quite an amazing thing, going through the effort to learn something new.

Honestly, I love being a beginner (constant student) and working with beginners. As a coach I embrace the challenge, and as a practitioner it helps me stay close to the learning process and connect with my clients.

So when I get comments like “maybe I […] Read more

CPM Get In Fat Burning Shape ..

CPM Get In Fat Burning Shape ..

A lot of us are not that fond of doing tons of cardio to try to stay fit and trim.

What if you didn’t have to do a ton to get the results that you want?

Here are some great exercises that we will use this week to turn us in to a lean mean fighting machine!

#1 Burpees – the #1 overall total body exercise. A little will go a long way with this fun movement. You can work your arms, legs, abs, glutes and take that heart rate to another level. Here is a great list of fun workouts that just […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts June 17 – June 21

CPM Week of Workouts June 17 – June 21

Monday: Front Squat, Farmer Carry, T2B
Tuesday: Row and Push-ups
Wednesday: Clean and Jerk, Burpees
Thursday: Run/Row, KB swings, sit-ups
Friday: Doubles, wallballs, box jumps, DB snatch bicep curls, Curtis P’s, Muscle ups

The O-Board Says…

A. 100 Leg Lever to Lift

B. Front Squat
3-3-3-3-3

C. AMRAP 18min
P1 – 200m Farmer Carry
P2 – 5 Front Squat + MAX Toe 2 Bar

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Food Tracking

Food Tracking

So I thought I would revisit the value of tracking our food. I have been pretty disciplined over the past few weeks and wow can I say it’s been a huge eye opener. I thought my nutrition was pretty legit but after a few days of tracking I realized that I have been allowing way too many processed foods into my system.

Accountability is a huge part of success even when it comes to nutrition goals. Having someone to answer to, even if that person is yourself can be motivating and will help keep you on track.

Our lives are busy and […] Read more

Lets Pull a PLANE!… #literally

Lets Pull a PLANE!… #literally

Are you up for a Challenge?

Lets PULL a Plane together for a good cause!

Join a group of the CPM Coaches as we use our FITness in the 2nd annual “Ultimate Man vs. Machine Challenge”. This extreme and unique fundraising event pits teams of 10 against a 70,000 lb. aircraft; all the while helping raise funding and awareness for Special Olympics South Dakota.

If you have an adventurous spirit, a generous heart and the desire to make a difference then join us on our team. Sign up link –> (HERE)

Our Goal is to get a Coaches Team and a CPM Members Team.

A […] Read more

Why We Rest When Lifting …

Why We Rest When Lifting …

We see on the board each week, some barbell movement and after the movement we take a 90 second to 2 minute rest ..

Do you ever wonder why?

As any of you who know me, know I am a why person.

As a broad rule, the amount of time you should rest between exercises or sets depends on the amount of weight you’re lifting and what your overall goal is.

We all have very different goals when it comes to working out, but for most people looking to improve their muscular fitness, it’s best to rest for 30 to 90 […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts June 10 – June 14

CPM Week of Workouts June 10 – June 14

Monday: Ab work, Farmer Carry, Front Rack Carry, Waiter’s Walk, Back Squats, Burpees, Row
Tuesday: Plank dips, Box Jumps, Push Press, Run
Wednesday: Tabata Fun!
Thursday: Plank, Snatch, Run, KB Swings, Squats
Friday: Plank, Row, T2B, Wall Balls, Hang Clean, Muscle Up

The O-Board Says…

A. AMRAP 8min
50 Leg Lever to Lift
50 Arch Rocks

B. For time:
300m farmers carry
200m front rack carry
100m waiter’s walk

C: Amrap 10
30 Body Weight Back Squat w/BB
75 burpees
Remaining time row for cals

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Are you tracking your lifts?

Are you tracking your lifts?

Life is crazy. We are constantly making decisions from the time we wake up to when we go to bed. Have you ever thought about how many choices you make in one day? I bet you would be surprised. So you walk into CPM and see 1 RM Back Squat on the board for Part A.

Do you have any idea where to start? Do you know your goal? No? Well, it’s time to start tracking your numbers. It only takes a minute after class and seeing progress will not only satisfy you, it will make your life easier!

Ideas on how […] Read more

The Un-Obvious Reasons Why…

The Un-Obvious Reasons Why…

We believe Fitness needs to be a HUGE part of your life (SHOCKER right 😉

There is a host of OBVIOUS reasons; which you all are familiar with,

Lose weight, improve blood chemistry, More energy, Increase Strength, Look better Naked, etc….

I want to talk to you about the “un-obvious” reasons. Reasons that when you read them makes those obvious reasons minimal and these ‘un-obvious’ reasons much more IMPACTFUL and FULFILLING.

1. The HIGHEST Energy Always WINS!!

In every area of life, (family, social setting, and especially business), the MORE fit, healthy and energized person is going to […] Read more

More Reasons  “Crunch Time” So Important …

More Reasons “Crunch Time” So Important …

To follow up to Mr. Mello’s post …

While it may be good motivation, rocking a beach bod, it is not the only reason to get your abs in shape.

Not only does it facilitate movement, but it also houses your inner organs and central nervous system. In other words, it helps you do just about everything. Here are five reasons to strengthen your core.

1. Injury Prevention
Building a strong core takes more than a few crunches. Developing a strong torso means building both core stability and core strength. It’s important to build core so everything else will fit into place […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts June 3 – June 7

CPM Week of Workouts June 3 – June 7

Monday: ABS, Run, Doubles, Row, Power Cleans
Tuesday: KB Swings, Burpees, KB Snatch, KB Push Press, KB Goblet Squat
Wednesday: OH Squat, T2B, Run
Thursday: Leg Levers, Farmer Carry, Lunges, HS Taps
Friday: Doubles, Squats, Plate Snatch

The O-Board Says…

A. AMRAP 8
30sec Elbow Plank
20 Windsheid Wipers
30 Bicycles (2ct)
20 Plank Up’s
1min Elbow Plank
20 Windsheild Wipers
30 Bicycles (2ct)
30 Plank Ups

B. 0-10min
P1 = 200m Sprint
P2 = MAX Double Unders

10-20min
P1 = 400m Row
P2 = MAX Power Cleans

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