COACH'S CORNER

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...

Why Your Chiro HATES Your Strength Coach?

Well they don't necessarily hate each other. That's a strong word. They're forced to compete due to the current state of our preventative health market. But they're always saying the other one is 'wrong.' Well who should you listen to and why? Today I saw a really...

Coach is Salty: A User Guide: The Holiday Edition

By Jacob Sterny, Head Coach, Valhalla Barbell Club   It’s that time of year!  The time of year where we all come together to reflect on how amazing our past 365 ¼ days were and to share our company with those we deem most important.  It’s a time of giving, love...

Secret Success

By Jacob Sterny, Head Coach, Valhalla Barbell Club   If you're feeling stuck in the pursuit of your goals fear not!  Today I am going to reveal to you a weird trick that will undoubtedly propel you towards achievement in the pursuit of your goals during the year...