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The Art of Relapsing

The Art of Relapsing From Joshua Sharp What happens when you’re going along, all committed to these gains and crushing your nutrition, and then...BAM! Life just dick slaps you in the face. Everything you’ve been working towards, health-wise, gets pushed to the back...

Pitfalls of Starting Something New

From Joshua Sharp I’m going to start my new diet on…(insert future date that always gets pushed back for some reason or another). Ever set a date to start that new healthy diet everyone is raving about. Have you had those conversations with yourself on why this is the...

Sleep For Fat Loss?

What’s the connection between Sleep and Weight Loss? Are you one of those people that say ‘I only get/need 4-5 hours of sleep a night’? Do you feel that is all you can afford to do because you have so much on your plate and are being pulled in a million different...

Don’t fall for a quick fix or the next FAD

Keto, paleo, Atkins, flexible dieting, intermittent fasting, diet teas and more. With one quick search on the internet, we can easily be consumed by the hundreds of options out there to help us lose weight. However, these quick fixes and FADs (fast action diets) do...

The Rise and Fall of Flatirons Weightlifting Club

By Jacob Sterny, Head Coach, Valhalla Barbell Club Many of you don't know about Flatirons Weightlifting Club.  Some of you may know more about the club it actually became (Butcher Barbell) because they are in fact my team that I train with and compete alongside at...

Are You Too Comfortable?

I had a pretty tough training session at Ideal Collaborative yesterday. It was a Weightlifting Training session with Snatch, Clean & Jerk, Squats, and a short CrossFit workout after. It was geared more for strength than fat loss, but it definitely elicited both....

Are Resolutions Bad for Your Health?

By Jacob Sterny, Head Coach, Valhalla Barbell Club   At Ideal Collaborative we consider ourselves a health first facility.  If this is the case, however, should we encourage you to make resolutions for the upcoming year or are resolutions bad for your health?...

Why You’re Never Going to Make It

by Jacob Sterny, Head Coach, Valhalla Barbell Club       Check out the Youtube video I recorded about why you're never going to make it below.  Happy New Year Everybody!       For More from our Staff, Click...

Beginnings of Valhalla

By Jake Sterny, Head Coach, Valhalla Barbell Club   With the end of the year coming to a close and everyone getting into reflection mode I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge all of my athletes and our club. I’d like to discuss the beginnings of Valhalla....

Russian Clean & Jerk Secret

By Jacob Sterny, Head Coach, Valhalla Barbell Club     You're not going to believe this Russian Clean and Jerk Secret, until you see it.  Everything is normal until he...oh my god.         **DO NOT ATTEMPT WITHOUT A COACH** To read more...