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

CHECKPOINT! Lets Get some R&R…

CHECKPOINT! Lets Get some R&R…

“People need to be Reminded (Re-sold) more than they need to be told” ~ Me:-)

If we divided 2019 into 3 this would end the 1st Trimester of the year.  With that, lets STOP the world for a moment and check-in.

It is waay too easy to let the time fly by, the days pile up and you ‘wake up’ one day and go “Where did the last 5.5 years go?!?”

Here are 3 of the most important questions I like to ask myself, my wife, clients and those around me who I care about…

A. Why we got started?
B. What we are doing […] Read more

Your Worth is Greater than the Price ..

 

 

Stop looking at the price tag and start looking at the worth!

We spend the majority of our life worrying about what things cost and not finding the worth in the product (i.e ourselves,)

Totally commit to something and find the worth of it it’s freeing and liberating. You have no other distractions and you can go after the price instead of the price dominating you.

Stop telling yourself it’s costing to much and start making it worth it!

Here are the 3 things in life you can control at all times:

The 3 S’s 

Your  State, story and strategy ..

Your state is your state of […] Read more

Exercise Your Gratitude… This Saturday!

Exercise Your Gratitude… This Saturday!

This Saturday is our next opportunity to Exercise Your Gratitude!

Rally for Robbie | “Power Clean for the Cleaner”

All classes will be complimentary to our members and we ask for a $20 (or more:-) donation for Rob and his family.

WHY?

On March 16th Rob collapsed after the St Patrick’s Day one mile race downtown.  Since then he has successfully had a heart valve replacement surgery. This has been quite a temporary set back for the Western Mall and for CPMFITness as Rob is such an extraordinary person and keeps the Western Mall in such great shape! Rob has always such a positive force […] Read more

Find Your Secret Weapon

Find Your Secret Weapon

If there were a way to double your chances for fitness and life success, would you be interested? A tool that can motivate, support and hold you accountable?
If so, it might be time to partner up!

Some of you might cringe at this answer because it means someone else might know your flaws, invade your bubble and be willing to call you out on your BS…. but most of us have had those goals that we couldn’t seem to follow through from start to finish, that if we had an accountability partner, we could have avoided many of the detours.

One of […] Read more

Don’t Be Wack… Fix your Front Rack

Don’t Be Wack… Fix your Front Rack

FIX YOUR FRONT RACK GAME PLAN

Now that you’ve figured out your exact limitations to the front rack let’s discuss programming this mobility work. There are a ba-zillion different mobility moves for each of the above areas and I’m not going to cover them. Instead I’ll give you an outline of what to do.

Part 1; You’ve got to Stretch 

Spend 1-2 minutes on each of the specific above areas that you need to address.
After addressing the individual components, use one of the below global mobilizations for ~2 minutes.

Here is a Cheat Sheet:
a. Wrist Work = LINK
b. Elbow Work = (pic above) 
c. Shoulder […] Read more

A Great Recipe for Leftover Easter Eggs…

A Great Recipe for Leftover Easter Eggs…

What do you do with all the left over decorated hard-boiled eggs?

How many hard-boiled eggs can one consume until you are completely done with them.

Here is a great breakfast chili recipe to put your eggs to good use.

Ingredients:
1 lb ground beef (or breakfast sausage)
1/2 yellow onion, finely diced
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
2 to 3 cups veggie stock2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled & diced
1 tablespoon paprika
1/2 cup of diced green pepper
2 cloves of garlic
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons of cilantro
1/4 cup of salsa
1/2 lb bacon
4 – 6 hard-boiled eggs (diced)
1 large avocado
1 6 oz can […] Read more