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CA STRONGMAN ROAD TRIP: DAY 3

After a late night at CrossFit Long Beach, we headed back to Venice for some shut eye. It felt like cheating the system that I could sleep in my own bed, but it felt good nonetheless. I woke up and made some coffee for Rob and I while we worked remotely on the porch on some emails and what not.

Around mid day we saddled up, this time with our film crew (Ewan from Thrasher Magazine and IPG, another DEUCE member, who does locations) for the drive up to Ventura. On the way up we stopped at In N’ Out for some quality nutrition. Little did we know that we’d be back for a second round of burgers and fries after the workshop because all other options would be closed.

The clinic took place at Westcoast Strength and Conditioning with a crowd of about twenty athletes. The group had a blast and brought lots of energy. One woman who was celebrating her birthday found herself in the final heat of the stone loading event alone. She had a performance break through experience in that minute and it was incredible to hear the energy focused just on here. What a birthday gift!

After the event we had a few beers and took some photos and hit the road. Thursday will be an off day because of the tragic death of a NorCal police officer killed in the line of duty. His funeral is tomorrow and was well known at CrossFit Amundson.

Next stop… The Fitness Coalition in Fairfield, CA.

 

Logan Gelbrich

@functionalcoach

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CA STRONGMAN ROAD TRIP: DAY 2

Waking up in a cool, dark hotel room felt good after a long night of coaching and socializing in San Juan Capistrano. The trip continued with a trek north. After a massive omelette and pancake breakfast, Rob and I road up Highway 1 through Laguna Beach for a quick stop at PowerAthlete HQ.

I’ve always wanted to stop in and see those guys and the office/private gym is as awesome as one would imagine. We had a blast catching up about the who, what, when, where of the seminar life and what could be next for both the CrossFit Strongman and the PowerAthlete camps.

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After a BBQ lunch and some good hipster coffee that our friend, Joey, from CrossFit Intersect showed us to, we arrived early at CrossFit Long Beach to set up. CFLB packed the house and we enjoyed some cold beers.

With a late 8:30PM start, we didn’t home till about 1AM. The rockstar sleep schedule starter kit is tough on us fitness dudes, so we’re off to bed.

 

Logan Gelbrich

@functionalcoach

CA Strongman Road Trip: Day 1

Rob Orlando and I woke up after a weekend at the CrossFit Games ready to kick of seven days of strongman clinics and long car rides together. Each day for seven days, we’d make a new stop and a new gym to talk about strongman movements, lift heavy, and enjoy good beer and good coffee.

Yesterday was our first day. Once we got the rental truck loaded and haphazardly spray painted with the words “Go Heavy!” on the back we were ready to head south.

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We arrived at CrossFit No Boundaries to a slew of handshakes and hugs. For the next three hours we get down to business. Right away we broke the ice with the CrossFit Total. From there we did a short stone clinic in prep for a fun stone loading event. The night was capped off with a heavy yoke carry and tacos and beer.

Our next stop is Long Beach. Signing off from a random Starbucks! See you soon.

 

Logan Gelbrich

@functionalcoach

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Monthly Subscription Makes Being a CleanAthlete Easy

We’re proud to announce a new feature in our online store that allows our athletes to enjoy ORIGINAL Nutritionals products each month automatically. There are no hassles and no clicks. Just sign up and have your favorite products refilled to your door each month. ON Arsenal

Whether you’re a FUNCTIONAL: O3 kind of athlete or you rely on PERFORMANCE: O3 to keep you healthy to train, we invite you to enroll now! There’s even an option for a monthly supply of the world’s greatest snack, Coco Java Nut Butter.

#PinkyUP

 

Logan Gelbrich

@functionalcoach

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ORIGINAL Nutritionals to Collaborate with 2015 Crush Games

We’re greatly honored to announce that I, in conjunction with ORIGINAL Nutritionals and DEUCE Gym, will be a “collaborator” for the 2015 Crush Games. The Crush Games is comprised of three separate fitness competitions. CompFIT will be a CrossFit dream. The second component the Crush 5K Race will test endurance runners in the Miami sun. And finally, the Samson Games, which we’ll be aiding in, will be a test of the capacity of the weekend’s strength athletes. Screen Shot 2015-06-25 at 12.32.26 PM

Registration opens here and the event will take place in Miami, FL the weekend of October 2nd-4th.

We’ll be joining PowerWOD’s Jesse Burdick, Power Athlete HQ’s John Welbourn, and Hybrid Athletics’ Rob Orlando in the organization of the Samson Games. The event will feature five weight classes and a variety of strength, speed, and power tests.

Join us in Miami!

 

Logan Gelbrich

@funcitonalcoach

 

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ON Presents: California Strongman Road Trip

We’re proud to announce our support of an incredible fitness experience hitting the California coast in 2015. Founder of Hybrid Athletics and the CrossFit Strongman movement, Rob Orlando, and myself will travel from San Diego to San Francisco in a van full of strongman equipment, a camera crew, and some good beer with the hopes of spreading strongman to as many people as possible starting July 27th.

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WHAT IS IT?
-One Hour Strongman Clinic feat. Rob Orlando & Logan Gelbrich
-3 Strongman Scalable/ Fun Events
-Community Social to Follow with Beer and Coffee
WHERE IS IT?
Monday July 27th – CrossFit No Boundaries
Tuesday July 28th – CrossFit Long Beach
Wednesday July 29th – West Coast Strength & Conditioning
Thursday July 20th – CrossFit Amundson
Friday July 31st – The Fitness Coalition
Saturday August 1st – DEUCE Gym (CrossFit Strongman Trainer Course)
Sunday August 2nd – Code 3 Athletics
Monday August 3rd – CrossFit South Bay
WHO CAN COME?
-Men and Women of all Fitness Levels
-$50 Paid to the Host
If you live near anyone of these wonderful local hosts, we invite you to come out and meet us for some knowledge, some fitness, and a good time. Help us spread the word!
#PinkyUp
Logan Gelbrich
@functionalcoach

RESOURCE: Barbell Business feat. Christmas Abbott

Though we don’t sponsor the podcast or have a formal marketing relationship, the folks at Barbell Shrugged and consequentially Barbell Business are incredible resources and friends of the brand. What started as a “Hey, that’s out shirt!” turned into an incredible learning experience.

World record holding powerlifter, AJ Roberts, hosts Barbell Business along side Doug Larson and Mike Bledsoe. On this episode coach, author, gym owner, fitness celebrity, Christmas Abbott, shares her business story.

These guys do a great job with all of their products and online resources. Have a listen!

Logan Gelbrich

@functionalcoach

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Team ORIGINAL Athlete, Taylor Drescher, Guests on WODcast Podcast

The latest episode of the WODcast Podcast features our very own, Taylor Drescher. On the show, her and the hosts talk about her national championship run as a competitive cheerleader at the University of Louisville, how she found CrossFit and the conjugate method, and life as a female Marine officer. In addition, Taylor’s LA Reign teammate James Townsend is in the room, so you’ll hear all about her being drafted into the GRID League.

As always the WODcast Podcast is funny and informative. Tune in NOW!

 

Logan Gelbrich

@functionalcoach

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Follow Strongman 202

I wear a lot of hats. When I’m not talking to gym owners and other retailers about ORIGINAL Nutritionals, I’m writing for various fitness publications. When I’m not doing those things I’m either coaching or training at my gym, DEUCE Gym, in Venice Beach.

Of course, if you’re reading this you’re invited to visit us any time. Most, however, can’t. Now, it won’t matter, as both Strongman 101 and Strongman 202 will be available to follow worldwide online.

Strongman 101 is a program designed for gym owners and coaches to introduce CrossFit athletes and general fitness practitioners to the strongman implements twice a week for eight weeks. Strongman 202 is a complete strength and conditioning program geared towards strongman. Athletes can expect to follow a conjugate based strength approach that will address both absolute strength and speed. In addition, constantly varied conditioning will answer to both specific strongman competitors’ goals as well as the general fitness practitioner with body composition goals.

The program is affordable ($12/month or $120/year) and already packed with participants. Join us here: DEUCE Strongman

 

Logan Gelbrich

@functionalcoach

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The Going OTE Tour is a Wrap!

Redbull Art of Motion Champions, Cory DeMyers and Jesse LaFlair, wrapped up their nationwide tour of parkour jam sessions and documentary screenings in Los Angeles. ORIGINAL Nutritionals was able to sponsor the tour and set up camp at this past weekends jam session at Tempest Freerunning Academy in Los Angeles.

Hundreds of young athletes took to Tempest’s facility for a free for all of movement in what looked like the largest adult playground I’ve ever seen. Participants got to listen to inspirational talks from the professional freerunners and got free ORIGINAL Nutritionals products and swag, as well as gear from other sponsors of the tour.

The event culminated with a “wall competition” where athletes of all genders, ages, and sizes competed for best trick. The event was won by a young ex-gymnast girl, who showed up all the boys in the event.

The evening following the jam included the final screening of “From Here to There,” a documentary chronicling the boys’ European tour that landed them on the podium of the Red Bull Art of Motion event, the premiere event in free running annually.

 

Logan Gelbrich

@functionalcoach