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The Four Ways To Strengthen Your Optimism
The Four Ways To Strengthen Your Optimism

So many factors can influence the outcome of our daily lives. These factors may be positive, like receiving good news from a friend, or hitting a PR on a lift at Black Flag Athletics. These factors also have the potential to be negative, like a conflict amongst family...

Down, But Not Out – Coming Back From Injury
Down, But Not Out – Coming Back From Injury

Down, but not out. There are many factors that our bodies deal with daily that can be apparent or unrecognizable. You see, our bodies can adapt to its surrounds, fight off infections and heal itself without us even knowing. But what happens when the external or...

Keeping The Gains Momentum Going
Keeping The Gains Momentum Going

You set a new Clean Personal Record! You got your first Handstand Push Up! Now how can you keep the momentum going? Olympic Lifts, HSPUs, Toes to Bar, Pullups, Muscle Ups, Pistols, etc. There are many “advanced” movements that many of us start off scaling.  As we...

Lifting 101: When & How to Wear a Belt
Lifting 101: When & How to Wear a Belt

“If you need a lifting belt every time you squat or deadlift, then you have an underlying problem that needs attention."  Whether this problem is actually bracing related or ego related, it’s important to know why we use the belt and how to best implement it. Let's...

FITTING FITNESS INTO YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE
FITTING FITNESS INTO YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE

Everyone has a starting point in their fitness journey. Stepping into a new gym can be intimidating but it’s a step in the right direction for your health and overall well being. Now, what happens AFTER that? You’ve told yourself you are going to make this commitment...

TWO WAYS TO DOMINATE YOUR PULL-UPS
TWO WAYS TO DOMINATE YOUR PULL-UPS

The Pull-Up. The exercise and functional core movement that seems to give a lot of athletes trouble. It may take weeks, months, and years to achieve just one and then even longer to build capacity. The goal of this blog is to help break down the pull-up and teach you...