Every Lift Has Its Own Story

Every Lift Has Its Own Story

Please enjoy this guest blog by Cypher member Rocky S.! While we always try our best to complete each lift, every lift has its own story.  Albeit enjoyable, successful lifts unfortunately do not teach us much. My final Deadlift in a recent meet was actually the most...
What does it look like when you are on?

What does it look like when you are on?

What does it look like when you are ON?   That feeling when you have everything together and organized… How does this impact your self care, in particular, your nutrition and exercise patterns?   When you feel ON, you may find it effortless to get to the gym...
I Couldn’t Shut the Trunk of My Car

I Couldn’t Shut the Trunk of My Car

No really, I couldn’t shut the trunk with my right arm. I couldn’t do a push up – I could barely hold a plank. I couldn’t reach over my head, and I would wince every time I reached over to put on my seat belt. Normal things – like sleeping – were ridiculously...
What Is YOUR Story?

What Is YOUR Story?

Do you find that you gravitate towards all things health and wellness, however, you are not achieving your desired body composition changes or fitness goals?  So often we fall victim to telling stories about ourselves that influence participation in health behaviors...
Divorce Your Story

Divorce Your Story

What does it take? To lose 10 lbs? 100 lbs? To deadlift 500 lbs? To beat cancer? To succeed in a new career? To achieve your dreams? I’m seeing a pattern more and more. You start down the path, kudos! It is often the hardest part. But 3-2-1 go they say, so you go. You...
Are you planning ahead for success?

Are you planning ahead for success?

Think about your typical week. Most likely, you can predict what days you will be working late, driving the kids to activities, or simply too exhausted to cook. In fact, your typical day may include waking up at 5 am, getting the kids ready for school, a full day of...
Don’t Get Caught Up In The Details

Don’t Get Caught Up In The Details

So you just met with your nutrition coach and set up your calories and macronutrients on MyFitnessPals. A day or two later, you notice you went over your daily allotment by 140 calories and 15 fat grams. Your send your nutrition coach panicked messages asking...
The Importance of Competing

The Importance of Competing

Please enjoy this guest blog by Cypher member Rocky S.! About three years ago Mauricio encouraged me to compete in a local Powerlifting meet produced by Tom Campitelli.  It was the first athletic competition I had experienced since High School. While a little...
Finding That Internal Motivation

Finding That Internal Motivation

If you are reading this, chances are you are a fitness addict. You live to workout and you workout to live. You probably sit at work counting down the hours until it is time to head to the gym. Non-fitness addicts don’t understand your dedication and may...