Why I Love Burpees
Written by Holden Rethwill
(Originally Published on May 24, 2016)

I know what you’re thinking.

Blasphemy! Crazy talk!

How could anyone in their right mind enjoy a movement 99.9% of the world despises? Well you heard it here first – I love burpees, and I’ll give you three reasons why!

You Will Never Fail.

The fear of failing keeps even the greatest of athletes from reaching full potential. So what is better than performing a movement that you will never,

Breaking It Down: How to Get Through a Long Grueling Workout
(Originally Published June 26, 2016)
Written by Holden Rethwill

“CrossFit Open Workout 16.1…I’m 7 minutes in and on a good pace. My splits are exactly where I want them to be and my body is up to the task of finishing the remaining 13 minutes. Ok 10 minutes just went by I’ve got to be close to done…I look at the clock which reads 11:00. Only 4 more minutes went by?! Oh man, ok 9 more minutes to go,

Get Some Good Vibes Into Your Life
Written by Holden Rethwill

Whether you’re a competitive athlete or not, we all go through phases where we just don’t feel up to putting the work in. Sometimes the everyday grind can be a little overwhelming and you just need a reset. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s just your body telling you hey I need a break.

Knowing from experience, the stubbornness in us more often than not takes over and we don’t allow ourselves that reset for fear of losing a step or getting behind.

Why the Bamboo Press?
Written by Holden Rethwill

Now that you know how to set up your PVC pipe, or for those of you who are fortunate enough to have a bamboo bar, it’s time to talk about why this tool should be in your arsenal!

Two main reasons why we all should utilize the bamboo press are:

  1. Increased strength – How does it help increase strength? All the shaking caused by the kettlebell movement forces you to target smaller stabilizing muscles that often aren’t otherwise triggered in your major lifts.

John Wooden’s 9 Promises That Can Bring Happiness
Written by Holden Rethwill

I could write blog post after blog post on the ideals and life lessons I’ve learned from reading and studying books on John Wooden. The level of excellence he achieved as a coach is something anyone in a coaching profession should aspire and strive for. But, not because of his win record, or the National Championships he won, Hall of Fame players he coached; instead for the high level of integrity to which he held himself, his athletes and his peers.