There are many tools out there that can help you master your mindset. One of these tools is a principle of success that comes from author, Jack Canfield. (If you've heard of or read a Chicken Soup for the Soul book, then you know Jack.) The Success Formula: Event + Response = Outcome The [...]
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By Alan Shaw, Co-Founder and Head Coach of Rhapsody Fitness in Charleston, SC Welcome to Box Building! Follow Rhapsody Fitness Co-Founders Alan Shaw and Trinity Wheeler as they continue to build one of the fastest growing gyms in South Carolina. Answer the hard questions, explore various approaches, dive into strategy and share lessons learned [...]
When it comes to the obstacles that stand between you and your fitness goals, sometimes the biggest obstacle is what we tell ourselves about our training. And most of these thoughts are simply that - thoughts. There is no truth behind them. But even though these thoughts lack credibility, getting hung up on training [...]
What’s the best thing to consume before a workout? Protein shakes? A pre-workout? But first...coffee? The foods and drinks you consume before and after workouts can be a highly contested topic. And if it seems like there are a lot of differing opinions and too many options to choose from, it’s because the honest [...]
Are your workouts a task or a chore that you have to do? Or are they one of the best parts of your day - something that you get to do? Suppose you tend to approach your workouts as just another item on your to-do list, like taking out the trash or emptying the [...]
Jump on in, the water is warm! From many Rhapsody athletes, we field questions about how to enhance conditioning and improve endurance without putting excess strain on those joints - we are here to tell you it’s time to get your feet wet and add swim training to your routine. To keep you from falling [...]
Are you wanting to get back into the gym? But for whatever reason, it hasn't happened. What's holding you back from making your comeback? You might tell yourself that it isn't really the right time. Or a good time. You'll go back once things calm down. Or ramp back up. It'll be better to [...]
By Eliot McPherson, Nutritionist for Rhapsody Fitness in Charleston, SC Your endurance event is officially on the books and it’s all-in for the weeks of training to get you ready for race day. You have your training program and plan mapped out, but how to fuel for all those miles is still murky. I [...]
You stroll into the gym just as class is starting and warm-up. You’ve glanced at the WOD and pretty much know what to do. And by the end of the workout, you decide that you’re good and don’t really need a cool down or mobility work. After a few weeks of this pattern, you [...]
Lookie lookie, I’ve got hookie! A hook grip, that is. What is a hook grip? The hook grip is a specific barbell grip that helps keep the bar from rolling out of your hands. You create a “hook” by gripping the bar and placing one, two or three of your fingers around your thumb. [...]