Mario Ashley

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How To Coach the Power Clean in 60 seconds

How To Coach the Power Clean in 60 seconds

The utility of the Power Clean is unparalleled. Not only does this exercise develop explosive power coupled appropriately can produce effective conditioning doses. As a staple exercise in our gym…

Do you Sweat, Smile, Repeat?

Do you Sweat, Smile, Repeat?

Sweat, Smile, Repeat. Not only is this a simple formula for well-being it is backed by science. Sweat. A study involving healthy middle-aged men and women in an…

How To Coach and Perform the Elusive “Toes To Bar”

How To Coach and Perform the Elusive “Toes To Bar”

Watching the Toes-To-Bar (TTB) performed at high speeds is beautiful. Advanced CrossFit athletes can make them look effortless. If you’ve ever attempted to perform TTB&#8217…

How to Reply to Negative Emails

How to Reply to Negative Emails

It’s impossible to make everyone happy. What I find interesting with disgruntled clients is that they are much more blunt through email than they would ever dare to…

The Real Meaning of Food Moderation

The Real Meaning of Food Moderation

The dieting term “cheating” comes from the philosophy of the Clean Eating Approach. On this diet, it is typically encouraged that 80-90% of your food remains &#8220…

L-sit Progression for All Type of Athletes

L-sit Progression for All Type of Athletes

We are so used to training the abdominals through repetitive spinal flexion and extension that when we incorporate an exercise that requires a static position we second guess its effects…

The Day I was Diagnosed with ADHD

The Day I was Diagnosed with ADHD

School was never my strong suit. I had a really hard time focusing in class and would often get in trouble for being too active and fidgety. Initially, this didn…

The One Question You Should Always Ask Yourself

The One Question You Should Always Ask Yourself

“Sticking with something you love is like biking downhill, sticking with something you don’t love is like biking uphill.” If you’ve never biked uphill…

Don’t hide from failure. Encourage it to happen. Heres why…

Don’t hide from failure. Encourage it to happen. Heres why…

The greatest lesson that I’ve learned about Olympic weightlifting is that FAILURE is acceptable, if not encouraged. How do you know in lifting that you’ve met…

Turning Fear Into Excitment

Turning Fear Into Excitment

When I first learned about CrossFit 10 years ago I was opposed to it. The movements were complex, the rep schemes didn’t make sense, and the workouts seemed…