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Let’s talk about drugs!

Here’s where I get to tell you what I think of all the drugs. This is based on current research and my own experience with official and unofficial pharmacology. TL;DR version: As a rule, try to avoid prescription and pain medications unless you REALLY need them. Caffeine is fine if used strategically in moderate doses....
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RWS has moved!

It’s been a wild couple of months. I’ll spare you the boring details. Here’s the essential information you need to know. WHO: Real World Strength (formerly known as RWS CrossFit) WHAT: We have relocated! We’ve teamed up with Ideal Spine and Rehab. WHERE: 17251 E 17th St #A, Tustin, CA 92780 WHEN: As of a...
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“Fish oil? What the heck does THAT do?”

It makes you leaner, smarter, stronger, and less likely to die. Yeah, it’s kinda important. I’ll explain how it works. Fish oil refers to, specifically, the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA (eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid). These are essential fats that you MUST consume for optimal health. No way around that one. There’s a variety...
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2017 Intramural Open Recap

Our first Intramural Open was a huge success! Points were awarded partly for workout completion and performance, and partly for social media posts and team spirit. Workout participation was outstanding, with a 93% overall completion rate for both teams. Team spirit was also fantastic, with each team coming up with a hilarious cheer & dance...
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Results 101

It’s that time of year… That time when people’s enthusiasm for their resolutions might start to fade a little bit. Or maybe grim reality has set in and folks realize that they don’t really know what they’re doing. Or hey! Maybe someone has seen a friend kicking ass and they’re inspired to get their shiznit in gear. If this...
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“Functional bodybuilding?” What does that even mean?

I’m glad you asked that question, imaginary person I just made up! So if you Google “functional bodybuilding,” you’ll find an interesting article on T-Nation essentially outlining a hypertrophy program for athletes. It’s “bodybuilding functionally,” so to speak, and that’s cool but it’s not what I’m talking about. The way I’m looking at it is more...
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