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[VIDEO] Beyond Strength: PR & Chill

We aren’t just talking the talk at ORIGINAL Nutritionals, since 2011 we’ve walked the walk, too. The video above is a piece our friends at Train Heroic has produced to give insight into a program I developed at DEUCE Gym that is shared and followed around the world called Strongman 202. Whether you have an interest in strongman sport or not is beside the point. The concepts in this video pay dividends in any application of strength and conditioning.

Watch and let me know how you like it. Thanks!

 

Logan Gelbrich

@functionalcoach

ON: 50/50 Business and Performance

In true “Logan fashion” I decided to seemingly over-extend myself this past weekend. ORIGINAL Nutritionals co-sponsored the 2016 Gladiator Gauntlet, a NAS sectioned strongman event set to qualify athletes for nationals. Not only would we sponsor, but I enrolled as a middleweight competitor.

Since our inception in 2011, ORIGINAL Nutritionals has been some oscillating percentage business and some percentage physical prowess, for better or worse. On competition day, the pie would be split 50/50.

With the help of big Will Peddie, the ORIGINAL Nutritionals booth was a haven for education on our basic, pure, and essential products and a retail space for Omega 3 for athletes and clean proteins. We even had goat whey fruit smoothies for athletes and spectators alike. Naturally, the booth doubled as a refuged for DEUCE Gym’s competitors and support crew.

We wouldn’t have it any other way.

The 50/50 balance worked out this time. I was able to walk away with the top spot on the podium and we were able to spread the good word of ORIGINAL Nutritionals. I want to thank all those that put on the event from Nathan Small, Zak Kirk, and NAS state rep, Kristin Rhodes for putting on a professional event.

Pinky up!

 

Logan Gelbrich

@functionalcoach

2016 Gladiator Gauntlet Saturday!

We’re proud to announce that we are co-sponosring the 2016 Gladiator Gauntlet, a NAS certified strongman event this Saturday. The lineup of athletes will make this event the largest strongman competition in Southern California.

 

With three weight classes for men and three weight classes for women, there will be action all day long at the Escondido, CA location, Warfighter Academy.

Come by the booth for goat whey smoothies and chance to learn about Clean Athlete products. We will be selling protein and fish oil all day.

 

Logan Gelbrich

@functionalcoach

CA Strongest Woman Event a Success

This past weekend strongman competitors Clay Edgin and Kalle Beck played host to nearly sixty women at Santa Cruz Strength. The event was called California’s Strongest Woman, which took a familiar strongman style competition with an approachable scale and only allowed women in the door.

CSW

The event featured five events across three divisions (novice, open, and masters) in three different weight classes (lightweight, middleweight, heavyweight). These inspiring women took to a pressing medley and put various implements from kegs to barbells and axles and circus dumbbells overhead for speed. Another event had the ladies pulling a dump truck with a large rope hand over hand for time.

Nonetheless, the event was a inspiration. ORIGINAL Nutritionals was a proud sponsor and we’d like to congratulate all the competitors.

 

Logan Gelbrich

@functionalcoach

Coach Helming on Making an Impact Beyond Fitness

Our good friend and major source for inspiration, Nate Helming, is a progressive movement coach who is making waves in the endurance community. His projects the Run Experience and Helming Atheltics are incredible resources for knowledge and change in the running and triathlon communities, but now Nate is looking to help others beyond fitness. Screen Shot 2016-02-29 at 2.52.56 PM

Nate will run the prestigious 2016 Boston Marathon April 18th for a cause much bigger than himself. Nate, alongside Strength to Serve and Reebok, is raising money to support Brookview House. Brookview House provide opportunities for homeless women and children a safe place to eat and sleep and a quality environment to raise their families.

If you feel inspired to help us give Nate’s effort some support, you can do so HERE!

 

Logan Gelbrich

@functionalcoach

James Sides Podiums in Snowmass

Team ORIGINAL’s James Sides is a former Marine and current adaptive athlete on the Paralympic Snowboard circuit. His weekend in Snowmass, Colorado ended with him on the podium.

Adaptive Spirit is an organization dedicated to supporting the US Paralympic Ski and Snowboard teams, where athletes like James can compete against the best in the world and inspire entire populations.

Great job, Jimmy!

 

Logan Gelbrich

@functionalcoach

EPISODE 208 FEATURING STRONGMAN ROBERT OBERST

Join Scott McGee and Eddie Ifft as they play host to one of the strongest people on the planet. Robert Oberst hold the American log press record and is a finalist in the World’s Strongest Man competition. The personable thirty-one year old talks about the oddities of his fans, his history as an elite level football player, and travels abroad to compete against strongest athletes in human history.

LISTEN IN.

 

Logan Gelbrich

@functionalcoach

*NEW* ORIGINAL Protein – Goat & Cow Options

Big news! We’re proud to announce not one, not two, but three new products for all you clean athletes. We have clean label whey proteins that honor the ORIGINAL Nutritionals mission of providing the best basic, pure, essential nutrients for athletes.

  • Hydro-Iso Whey: This cow based whey is ultra-pure which minimizes lactose. This fast digesting protein is the highest potency protein when it comes to muscle protein synthesis in the first three hours. This option clears the stomach quickly to prevent bloating and allows for continued training efforts. Also, the hydro-iso option has high BCAA and Leucine content.
  • High Lipid Whey: This cow based whey is an ORIGINAL Nutritionals favorite as we are strong advocates for full naturally occurring fats. This product maintains key milk lipids. Furthermore, the MCTs and phospholipids are vital in cell and membrane support. The texture on this protein is awesome and it can be a resource for ketogenetic athletes and low carb athletes.
  • Goat Whey. This fast digesting and fast absorbing protein is completely non-bovine and is a revolutionary option for men and women that can be less allergenic than cow’s whey. This option includes high levels of BCAAs and Leucine, as well as better potassium content.

These three options are on sale now and are completely free of added sweeteners, fillers, and junk. It’s just the good stuff. These are unflavored so you may mix shakes to taste. Look for flavored options soon!

#PinkyUp

 

Logan Gelbrich

@functionalcoach

 

EPISODE 206 Feat. COACH KENNY KANE

Owner of CrossFit LA and former host of the podcast, Kenny Kane, joins Eddie Ifft, Armen Amirian, and Scott McGee for what could be the most heartfelt episode yet. Kenny and the boys discuss the State of the CrossFit Union and get updated on Kenny’s latest, which includes some exciting news, tragedy, and some major life moments.

LISTEN IN.

 

Logan Gelbrich

@functionalcoach

Waterskiing to Success

There are a number of people around me that make me better. One of which is a dapper New Zealander who spends his time split between consulting businesses and climbing mountains. Clark is always a brilliant source of inspiration and helpful mentor to me.

Just yesterday we met for coffee and a meeting of the minds. Without any real agenda, we covered numerous topics of organizational culture, relationships, and business strategy during which Clark offered up a beautiful analogy.

“If you’ve ever been water skiing,” which I had so I perked up he went on to say, “you’ll know that before you get up, you’re being literally dragged through the water. It’s literally a grind just to stand up. Once standing up on your skis, however, the workload is much different. You can flow, carve, and the ride comes easy.” This experience is just like any other excellent endeavor.

Think of any important undertaking from business to sports, we all must go through that grind before we stand up. Once you’re up, if you’re willing to enduring that initial grind, you can reap the benefits of flow.

In many ways, the last few years of business I’ve started to feel this flow. Where everything used to be hard, people, opportunity, and grow in areas that used to be a literal water-dragging nightmare has become easy. My new venture into ju jitsu, however, is a perpetual pre-stood-up-water-dragging-torture-fest. White belts drag through the water, black belts flow.

If you’re attempting to do something remarkable, don’t be alarmed if you feel like you’re drowning. You’ve got to earn the fun and flow of standing up on the water.

 

Logan Gelbrich

@functionalcoach