We are baaaaack!

Hey, hey, HEY!  It’s been almost two years since we’ve posted here on this blog. WTH, right??!!  It’s been a ghost town up in here for lots of reasons – the biggest being my trying to get pregnant…failing after many tries…trying to...

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Keeping a Neutral Pelvis – what does that mean?

In my work, I spend a large part of my time educating or re-educating people about feeling and holding a neutral pelvis.  Whether it’s in asana, bodyweight movements in the gym or Olympic or power lifting movements, the neutral pelvis is a fundamental structural...

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Dirty Feet?

Go barefoot!  No, seriously….do it.  Take your shoes off, socks too!  Maybe don’t smell your feet and definitely take the toe jam out first.  This is coming from the Brute Yogi that has some serious foot issues (Anne-Marie, if you haven’t figured it...

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Yo’, do you still CrossFit?

This is a guest post from my wife, Crossfittin’ Yogi! This has been a question I’ve been asked a lot since since shoulder surgery and since recently moving out of the “box” and into arguably the best powerlifting/strongman gym in the area....

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Headspace

So, I had surgery.  It was unexpected, unplanned, and unwanted, but necessary if I hope to conceive.  Anne-Marie and I have been trying since January only to find out that I was full of fibroids and one especially large one that matched the size of my uterus itself. ...

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July 14, 2014

Brute Yogi Wod Brute Strength A. DeadLift (Conventional) 6×3 @ 80% B. GHR 3×5 C. Work Capacity 4 rounds (*see First Round below*) 300m Row 12 Box Jumps (average height) 2 Rope Climbs Brute Yogi Mindful Pre-Wod Find your flow state: Don’t be caught...

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July 13, 2014

BRUTE YOGI WOD Brute Strength A. Close Grip Bench Press 60/70/80 x 8+ B. Incline Dumbbell Press 3×12 across C. Work Capacity 5 rounds 10 Ring Rows 10 Ring Dips 25 Double Unders Brute Yogi Mindful Pre-Wod Find your flow state: First task on bench day, find a...

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July 11, 2014

Brute Yogi Wod ~Rest Day~ This doesn’t mean you need to be a couch potato, unless you need that kind of rest day.  This is your day to mobilize, get a message, go to a yoga class, roll on your foam roller, go for a swim, hit the beach, walk the dog, go watch a...

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July 10, 2014

  Brute Yogi WOD Endurance 2:00 on/2:00 off for 40-50minutes Choose your poison – go for a run (pavement, trail, treadmill), row, bike (stationary or outside) Brute Yogi Mindful Pre-Wod Prep Find Your Flow State: Prepare your mind for succeeding in your...

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July 9, 2014

Brute Strength Front Squat 60/70/80 x5 Olympic Skill Session: Every 90s x 8 rounds 1 High Hang Snatch + 1 Snatch 60% of 1RM Snatch Work Capacity 5 rounds: Rest 1:30 after each round 5 tire flips (heavy) 5 jumps to tire 25 double unders Brute Yogi Mindful Pre-Wod Prep...

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Lisa Vaughan-Meer

Lisa Vaughan-Meer

Basically, I am a body mechanic.  My intention is to share my passion regarding bodywork, fitness, recovery, mobility, balance, and mindfulness in all aspects of life.  Here is where you’ll learn to eat, sleep, breathe, sweat, OM! Read more

Anne-Marie Vaughan-Meer

Anne-Marie Vaughan-Meer

Program design.  Crossfit Coach.  Yoga Instructor.  Paramedic.  Read More

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