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The Extreme Reasonableness Challenge!

Posted: August 10, 2017 by Dan Frantz - Articles

The Extreme Reasonableness Challenge! RPE 7 & 8 Don’t stay stuck, and don’t worry about great. How many free throws did Michael Jordan miss in the empty gyms of his youth before he nailed one with his eyes closed against Denver in 1991 and famously said, “Welcome to the NBA,” to rookie Dikembe Mutombo? How

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Rebell’s Personal Development Program Is Here!

Posted: July 14, 2017 by Mike Connelly - Articles

Pump up the World in The Adventures in Strength Program WHAT IS THIS? We all come to Rebell because we’re interested in working on some aspect of ourselves. We strengthen our core muscles and work on the fundamental movement patterns in every session of our monthly training programs. This new program targets the core of

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Stop, Hammer Time

Posted: May 18, 2017 by Dan Frantz - Articles

Confessions of a Therapist/Strength Coach Who Hates Self-Care   I have two confessions.   I actually like the song ‘U Can’t Touch This’ for reasons that might not meet the naked ear. Twenty-seven years after its release in 1990, I still seek it out and I proceed to work it like I’m wearing Hammer’s genie

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THE ART OF GETTING YOUR SHIT TOGETHER

Posted: April 11, 2017 by Mike Connelly - Articles

If you read Tony’s last blog, The Grind: Hashtags, BS, Truth, and a Little Too Much at Times, and found yourself questioning your value in “the grind” then I have some good news for you. You’re not alone. I hate “the grind”. Can’t stand it. You know what I like? I like spending time with

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PAST SELF, CURRENT SELF, FUTURE SELF

Posted: April 4, 2017 by Wes Showalter - Articles

Often when someone restarts their fitness journey and is trying to “get back in shape,” whatever that may mean to them, they compare their current self to their previous self. For example, they may say, “Oh my god! I can barely do 3 push- ups! I used to crank out 15 like it was my

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HUMMINGBIRD IN THE HURRICANE

Posted: February 17, 2017 by Dan Frantz - Articles

WHAT IS THE HUMMINGBIRD IN THE HURRICANE, WHY IS IT SHOWING UP IN MY INBOX, AND WHY SHOULD I CARE? STRENGTH TO WEATHER THE STORM A tiny bird holding on to a twig to survive a hurricane is the natural place that any serious strength conversation needs to begin. The resilience is unimaginable. The strength-to-weight

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