Girl Scout Rejection Strategies
Written by Michele Vieux
(Originally Published March 3, 2016)

Rejection is a part of life and at this time of year, it is especially important for everyone to embrace. It is important for you, as the consumer with a body composition goal, to learn to comfortably reject the temptation to purchase and eat Girl Scout cookies so you don’t blow your diet (and your pocket book now that the price is over $5 per box).

And, it is important to teach the girls selling the cookies that being young and cute doesn’t mean you get everything you want.

Jorge Gonzalez: Progressing Inch By Inch
Written by Blog Follower Jorge Gonzalez with Coach’s Note by Michele Vieux

Coach’s Note: It’s been awesome coaching Jorge Gonzalez from afar. He’s been following the blog from Montevideo, Uruguay, and posting results since October, and has been improving left and right – not only with his strength and conditioning numbers going up but his body fat percentage going down around 10 percent to date! He even signed up for his first CrossFit Open just to challenge himself. I asked him how he managed to pull all this off –

Low Carb Clam Chowder
Recipe by Michele Vieux

Since it is soup season in many parts of the world, here is one of my favorite classics turned low carb by eliminating the roux (flour paste) and substituting kohlrabi for potatoes. If you’re not familiar with kohlrabi, it comes from the cruciferous group (same as cabbage) but has a potato-like feel in soups.

This is a hearty meal that is perfect as a stand-alone dish or with a small salad on the side. If you are planning to have a SOUPer Bowl Party,

Do Not Skip Your Shoulder Warm-Up! Do THIS Instead
Written by Michele Vieux

It’s really easy to skip a warm-up on a because it’s “just shoulder press” and “we are starting light”. However I highly recommend that you DO warm-up by spending your time doing simple mobility and activation drills for the thoracic, shoulders and scaps to better prepare your body for this feat of brute strength.

Here’s a 10-minute warm-up you can do that only requires a roller or lacrosse ball:

  1. 3-4 Minutes of foam rolling the lats and thoracic.

Do Not Skip Your Shoulder Warm-Up! Do THIS Instead
Written by Michele Vieux

It’s really easy to skip a warm-up on a because it’s “just shoulder press” and “we are starting light”. However I highly recommend that you DO warm-up by spending your time doing simple mobility and activation drills for the thoracic, shoulders and scaps to better prepare your body for this feat of brute strength.

Here’s a 10-minute warm-up you can do that only requires a roller or lacrosse ball:

  1. 3-4 Minutes of foam rolling the lats and thoracic.