When Injuries Force Us to Embrace Goal Cycling

Is Rocktape magic? Am I a unicorn? These were some of the questions floating around in my head as I peeled the black tape from my leg. Pulled tightly, both legs were marked with giant X’s from my calves to my thigh, crossed over nickel-sized pain points on the insides of my knees. When my Physical Therapist asked what I thought about using tape, I told him I was in, but wasn’t too excited about it.
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Reflections on Turning 45

Birthdays are a convenient time to reflect on the years past and the years ahead. It’s trite to call these milestones arbitrary, whether it’s your birthday, New Year’s, or the spring equinox. Of course they are arbitrary—all calendar dates are. Sure, they’re simple dates that could be substituted with another date if you like, but that’s not the point. The point is that we ascribe importance to them and they offer us a chance at introspection.
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Why We're No Longer Going to Be Selling the Products We Founded Our Company On

In July of 2010, we launched GMB with our first official program, Rings One (R1). R1 was the first gymnastic rings program on the market, and the kinds of skills we were teaching had only ever been accessible to gymnasts before. And that’s exactly where Ryan learned most of the stuff he put in the program. He took a lot of those skills he’d learned as a competitive gymnast, and distilled them down to practical skills for regular people.
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Big Changes to Alpha Posse

You might not know this, but we’ve got a vibrant online community called the Alpha Posse. It’s our not-so-secret little “secret,” and we’ve just made it 100x better so we can share it with the world. First, a little background on AP. It all started in May of 2011, when Ryan, Andy, and Jarlo realized they were fielding so many questions from clients on a daily basis, that a community forum might be pretty useful.
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Our Company Values (None of That Corporate B.S.)

The idea of “pivoting” has become something of a joke in the world of marketing and business—a company is around for long enough that what they’re about and what they have to offer becomes stale, and they “pivot” to something totally different. It’s the business equivalent of jumping the shark. In the next few months, we’ll be sharing a lot of news about changes happening at GMB (I can’t tell you more right now, but it’s exciting stuff!
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Payment Plans Now Available!

Since the dawn of time (or since GMB started–whichever came first), people have been asking us if we’d offer payment plans on our programs. And we always said no, because there were some logistical issues in the past, and we were focusing on making and updating programs, publishing tons of free content, and continuing to make GMB a better place for everyone. But, that’s all changed now! …okay, not all (we’re still doing all of the above!
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Best of GMB in 2018

2018 is about to come to a close, and you know what that means! It’s time for our annual GMB round-up. Here’s a rundown of some of what happened this year: published 25 new articles and routines, and made major updates to another 22 articles beefed up our YouTube channel with 40 new videos, now enjoyed by 21,000 new subscribers (if you’re not one of them yet, click here to subscribe) graduated 14 new GMB trainers this year, bringing our grand total up to 70 GMB Trainers all over the world!
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Mental Meat Heads Experience

I love sharing GMB with the world. Whether it be teaching seminars, chatting with someone on an airplane, posting on Instagram, or being interviewed, I’m always ready to share the GMB love. Mind you, I’ve worked hard over the years to be more subtle about working GMB into a conversation ;) As an online company, it’s been wonderful to be able to share our message with the world in a way that impacts so many different groups of people.
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On Shitty Classes and Physical Autonomy

I recently decided to cancel my dojo membership because I was paying 100 bucks a month, but rarely making it to class (they only have a couple of classes each day, and while I love the quality of instruction there, my schedule has been making it impossible to go lately). I’m fine paying $100+ each month on my fitnessing, but I hate paying for shit if I’m not using it.
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