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  • Training for the Tough Mudder

    Two of our gym goers trained extra hard for the Tough Mudder event held at Bear Valley, CA this past October.  With 19 obstacles over a 7mile loop in altitude some serious…

  • Anniversary Party 2.0 Recap

    The second RISE ABOVE Anniversary Party was truly a wonderful occasion celebrating how much our members and the gym itself has grown in the last year.  It was a day of thanks…

  • The San Bruno Fire: Respond and Recover

    Thursday September 9th, 2010 was wrapping up like any other Thursday.  Nothing seemed much different except that the office phone was ringing much more frequently during the last hour of training.  I…

  • 90-Day Challenge Winner: Mike

    The competition was fierce but Mike fought hard and inspired us all in the process. He puts it all on the line every time. With a smile on his face he stays…

  • 90-Day Challenge Winner: Kristen

    Kristen is the type of person that trainers enjoy because she works hard and is willing to learn and try different training methods. This 90-Day challenge was perfect for her and together…

  • Ask Me Anything: Muscle Cannabalism?

    Hey Doug, I was wondering what “Muscle Cannibalism” is and what I should do to avoid it.  Thanks. If you want to avoid “muscle cannibalism” then avoid trekking in the Sierras with…

  • Alex 500lbs. Shrug Bar Deadlift

    One of our “Boys in Blue” Alex does a 500lb. shrug bar deadlift with a smile 🙂

  • Ask Me Anything: The Prowler

    Q: Hello I have seen your images and videos and I have a few questions about that sled device that you guys push around during training. What is your primary objective for…

  • Ask Me Anything: Cardio Confusion

    Dear Doug   Q:  When doing cardio I have been putting time in on the treadmill. I try to do at least 45 minutes or an hour on a progressive incline because…

  • Ask Me Anything: Muscle Recovery

    Q:  I have questions about muscle recovery: Are there any hard and fast rules about the amount and types of protein I should consume after a workout? How soon after a workout…