COACH'S CORNER

Coach is Salty: A User Guide

By Jake Sterny, Head Coach, Valhalla Barbell Club   This article is the first in a long of many that will make up the Salty Coach User Guide. In your opinion you’ve been having a pretty good training session. You showed up on time. You’ve made most of your lifts (more...

The Top 3 Reasons to Lift with Others

By Jacob Sterny - Head Weightlifting Coach, Valhalla Barbell Club   Just reading my own title makes me cringe a little bit. Coming from a weightlifting coaches perspective, we work with people all day so it can be nice to...not be with people for a while. But, coming...

Diet?! That’s Nacho Word!

By Joshua Sharp, CF-L1 and Ideal Collaborative Nutrition Coach   What does the word “Diet” mean in today’s society? These days there are so many popular diet trends (or fad diets) out there. I was having a conversation with a friend of mine about this very topic. She...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear Community Members, It is FINALLY Thanksgiving! We have now almost completed the year of 2018 and are rolling directly into the Christmas season. We’ve already seen all of the local stores completely skip over this tremendous holiday (as soon as Halloween...

Changing Your Life

Changing behavior and a the psychology behind it can be kind of fun. We start by creating a main overarching goal and then begin reverse engineering our way to that goal by creating smaller goals that we can achieve each day. Staying positive but not being too easy on yourself will help lead to some accountability that will for sure be your armor when having to deal with outside stressors such as your family.

My Fingers Hurt

**Click Here for the Audio Version**   Coach is Slowly Dying Inside   “But coach, my thumbs hurt”. “I can’t do it because my hands are too small”. “I just don’t like to do it because I can lift more weight without it”. All of these quotes, in some form or another, are...

The Top 8 Surprising Benefits of CrossFit for Kids

By Debbie Schmidt, Pharm.D., CF-L1 The benefits of physical activity in children are numerous and well known. Benefits such as strong bones and muscles, a decreased risk of diabetes and obesity and better academic performance just to name a few. But what are some of...

Calories Are Not Created Equal?

All the Same? Is a calorie just a calorie? Yes and No. First, it’s important to know what a calorie is. In scientific terms a calorie (kCal) is the energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water by 1 degree Celsius. This is equal to one thousand small...

Body Fat Testing Comes to Valhalla

As a part of Ideal Collaborative the athletes of Valhalla Barbell Club receive perks that are unheard of in the realm of local and even National Level Caliber Weightlifting Programs. In addition to the In-House Physical Therapy, Fascial Stretching and over 20+ coached...

How You Should Feel Two Weeks Out From a Meet

by Jake Sterny I’m laughing really hard right now because the title applied to this piece is really a farce. No one person tends to feel the same as another when prepping for a competition especially if they are peaking. However, there are some similarities that I’ve...

What’s the BEST Training Split?

Good question right? Everyone wants to know what the best training splits are. What did Arnold do? Should I do that? How about Anna Kournikova? Just do what she did and I'll get the same results. Right? WRONG These specimens were born athletes. Copying their training...