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HowTo Start Your Fitness Journey

Have you been thinking about starting a fitness routine, but you’re not sure where to start? It can be intimidating with all of the fads and diets you hear about daily. It doesn’t have to be complicated to be effective! Let’s get it started. There’s a number of...

How To Hit Your Daily Protein Goals
How To Hit Your Daily Protein Goals

The number one question that I get asked when talking about nutrition at Black Flag Athletics is protein. “How much do I need to eat to lose weight?” “How much do I need to eat to gain muscle?” “How much protein is enough each day?” No matter what your goals are,...

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...