Posts Categorized Under

Athletic Performance

Recent Athletic Performance Posts


Train Online With NorCal Strength & Conditioning

Hey folks! I’m excited to announce we now offer subscriptions to daily online programming from NorCal Strength & Conditioning. I’ll get to the specific programs in a moment but first I want to give you a little background in what has been a multi-year process. We opened NorCal in 2004 with the hopes of helping as many people… Continue Reading


Winning The Olimbic Games: Why you need to understand allostatic balance

Guest post written by: Mike Ritter  ______________________   “Allostasis is the process of achieving stability, or homeostasis, through physiological or behavioral change. This can be carried out by means of alteration in hormones, the autonomic nervous system, cytokines, or a number of other systems, and is generally adaptive in the short term. Allostasis is essential in order to maintain internal… Continue Reading

Paleo is an IDEA, and not just for food

Guest post written by: Max Shank   I find it funny how everyone is always looking for the “perfect workout” the “perfect diet” or the “perfect job.” You find the same ideas in martial arts, “Gracie Jiu Jitsu is the best,” or “10th Planet is the best.” People get caught up in thinking of lists… Continue Reading

Deep Shoulder Girdle

Put Your Shoulders On The Right Path

Guest post written by: Kate Galliett Make sure you’re heading the right direction before you put the pedal to the metal. If you excitedly drive off toward the horizon only to realize 100 miles down the road that you weren’t quite on the proper path, you’ll find yourself very off-course and requiring a drive back… Continue Reading

Andrew Bowers

Health as a By-Product

Guest post written by: Andrew Bowers   I was thirteen or fourteen, looking like Captain America (prior to the super-soldier serum). It was my first year of high-school and my first year of weights class. The work was hard, and the gains were slow; looking back I think that’s how most anything in life worth… Continue Reading


Go Down Swinging…

This post was written by Russ Blanck, a 56-year old police officer who adopted CrossFit and a Paleo lifestyle as a means to maximize his functional fitness.  CrossFit and Paleo have helped him achieve his goals.  He works and trains alongside officers 20 to 30 years younger than him.  As a certified emergency manager he provides logistical… Continue Reading