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Forum: Fitness 09-08-2014, 06:52 PM
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Posted By Lauren Croce
Re: My day with Rick Scarpulla of Ultimate Advantage (Westside 4 Athletes)

Promera Sports was up at Ultimate Advantage a couple months ago and shot a nice video with Rick. He talks about a serious accident that sparked his desire to get strong again, his family, how he got...
Forum: Fitness 01-28-2014, 01:14 PM
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Posted By Lauren Croce
Re: My day with Rick Scarpulla of Ultimate Advantage (Westside 4 Athletes)

Another article by Rick posted over at Tabata Times, for all you coaches: http://www.tabatatimes.com/rick-scarpulla-cert-does-not-make-the-coach/
Forum: Fitness 01-21-2014, 08:41 AM
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Posted By Lauren Croce
Re: My day with Rick Scarpulla of Ultimate Advantage (Westside 4 Athletes)

Another update, since it's been a while:
Personally, things are going well. The PR I once struggled for what seemed like forever to get on my bench (135#) I now do for reps. My squat and deadlift...
Forum: Fitness 11-21-2013, 10:52 AM
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Posted By Lauren Croce
Re: My day with Rick Scarpulla of Ultimate Advantage (Westside 4 Athletes)

Rick has been doing some writing and making some videos for Stack. (He was just named Expert Coach of the Month.) Here's his latest video on conditioning using a...
Forum: Fitness 11-10-2013, 09:07 PM
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Posted By Lauren Croce
Re: My day with Rick Scarpulla of Ultimate Advantage (Westside 4 Athletes)

It's been awhile, so here's another update on the latest at Ultimate Advantage.
My numbers continue to climb...while my weight continues to go down! :D When I first decided to focus more attention on...
Forum: Fitness 10-16-2013, 07:26 PM
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Posted By Lauren Croce
Re: My day with Rick Scarpulla of Ultimate Advantage (Westside 4 Athletes)

Hi Kevin,
The short answer to your question is that Rick is extremely busy coaching his own athletes, the West Point team, and conducting seminars all over the place. (He just got back from today a...
Forum: Fitness 10-13-2013, 08:07 PM
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Posted By Lauren Croce
Re: My day with Rick Scarpulla of Ultimate Advantage (Westside 4 Athletes)

A pretty good model for Rick's program is posted at Tim's site:
www.goldenempiretraining.com (WFS)
He's worked extensively with Rick.
Forum: Fitness 10-07-2013, 07:16 PM
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Posted By Lauren Croce
Re: My day with Rick Scarpulla of Ultimate Advantage (Westside 4 Athletes)

Well said, Mike.

To add to this: It's all about building up your overall strength. Rick does almost zero sports specific training with this program. When I work out, I'm lifting with football...
Forum: Fitness 09-18-2013, 11:53 AM
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Posted By Lauren Croce
Re: My day with Rick Scarpulla of Ultimate Advantage (Westside 4 Athletes)

Hi Brook -
Like Robert suggested, check out Golden Empires site and Paulo's page. That should give you a good starting point. If you have questions beyond that, Rick is usually pretty good about...
Forum: Fitness 09-09-2013, 07:19 PM
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Posted By Lauren Croce
Re: My day with Rick Scarpulla of Ultimate Advantage (Westside 4 Athletes)

I was speaking with Rick tonight, asking how some of the girls who went off to college this year are doing. Every single one of them is having a great freshman year. One of the girls plays soccer...
Forum: Fitness 08-07-2013, 02:31 PM
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Posted By Lauren Croce
Re: My day with Rick Scarpulla of Ultimate Advantage (Westside 4 Athletes)

Rick has been a busy guy these last few weeks. Here's an article he wrote for the Tabata Times on how to use extra...
Forum: Fitness 07-22-2013, 12:30 PM
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Posted By Lauren Croce
Re: My day with Rick Scarpulla of Ultimate Advantage (Westside 4 Athletes)

I completely agree with Vlad and Courtney... This past Friday night was one of the most intense nights I've experienced. Those who are fortunate enough to train with Rick know how intensity factors...
Forum: Fitness 07-17-2013, 08:08 PM
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Views: 254,072
Posted By Lauren Croce
Re: My day with Rick Scarpulla of Ultimate Advantage (Westside 4 Athletes)

Summer at Ultimate Advantage is always when the intensity and difficulty seem to increase on a daily basis. The college kids are home, the high school kids are getting ready for preseason, there's...
Forum: Fitness 06-27-2013, 01:21 PM
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Posted By Lauren Croce
Re: My day with Rick Scarpulla of Ultimate Advantage (Westside 4 Athletes)

Absolutely. Focus on the next block of jumps, execute them, and move on to the next block. (We are making it out t be worse than it seems, promise!). :o
Forum: Fitness 06-27-2013, 01:18 PM
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Posted By Lauren Croce
Re: My day with Rick Scarpulla of Ultimate Advantage (Westside 4 Athletes)

Now that it's summertime and I have some time off from work, I've been able to put in a lot more time training. In addition to hitting the weights four times a week, I've also added in more speed...
Forum: Fitness 06-26-2013, 06:04 PM
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Posted By Lauren Croce
Re: My day with Rick Scarpulla of Ultimate Advantage (Westside 4 Athletes)

Vladimir, I'm sorry I missed your first day! I'm usually at UA (to the point that Rick yells at me to go home), but last night I had a soccer game. Congrats on surviving your first day. I'll agree...
Forum: Fitness 06-25-2013, 10:18 AM
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Posted By Lauren Croce
Re: My day with Rick Scarpulla of Ultimate Advantage (Westside 4 Athletes)

Here's an interview Rick did this past weekend up in Canada. He talks about his Ultimate Athlete program, how to gain mental toughness, what CrossFitters are missing, and on and on. Definitely...
Forum: Fitness 06-14-2013, 07:36 PM
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Posted By Lauren Croce
Re: My day with Rick Scarpulla of Ultimate Advantage (Westside 4 Athletes)

Another successful night at Ultimate Advantage! Since it's Friday, we all know that means max lower. I hit 340# back squat - 15# more than my previous PR, and I got it at a lower body weight. My...
Forum: Fitness 06-05-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 997
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Posted By Lauren Croce
Re: My day with Rick Scarpulla of Ultimate Advantage (Westside 4 Athletes)

Check out Rick's latest article over at Tabata Times:
http://www.tabatatimes.com/coachs-corner-your-box-needs-a-team/

He talks about how beneficial it is to split your athletes into teams based on...
Forum: Fitness 06-03-2013, 06:55 PM
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Views: 254,072
Posted By Lauren Croce
Re: My day with Rick Scarpulla of Ultimate Advantage (Westside 4 Athletes)

Nice work yourself, Mike!

Had a nice day today as well - went up 20 lbs. on my incline bench press (from 95# to 115#). I'm training at a lighter body weight too, so I'm pretty happy. I'd like to...
Forum: Fitness 05-24-2013, 07:56 PM
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Posted By Lauren Croce
Re: My day with Rick Scarpulla of Ultimate Advantage (Westside 4 Athletes)

Another typical Friday night at Ultimate Advantage. The PR's just don't stop. Friday night is always ME lower. Tonight, there was probably 15 guys, all with various experience. Most of us were...
Forum: Fitness 04-19-2013, 11:36 AM
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Views: 254,072
Posted By Lauren Croce
Re: My day with Rick Scarpulla of Ultimate Advantage (Westside 4 Athletes)

JUST TO BE CLEAR -- I don't mean to suggest that you need to work with Rick every day to see results. The program is what gets you the results. Sorry for the confusion! :o
Forum: Fitness 04-19-2013, 09:59 AM
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Posted By Lauren Croce
Re: My day with Rick Scarpulla of Ultimate Advantage (Westside 4 Athletes)

Outdoor soccer started a couple weeks ago, and I was a little worried about being able to run for the whole game. But it hasn't been a problem at all. I'm outrunning just about every opponent. (I...
Forum: Fitness 04-16-2013, 06:58 PM
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Views: 254,072
Posted By Lauren Croce
Re: My day with Rick Scarpulla of Ultimate Advantage (Westside 4 Athletes)

Rick also has a short write up in this month's Muscle and Fitness. This guy gets around! :)
Forum: Fitness 03-30-2013, 05:58 PM
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Views: 254,072
Posted By Lauren Croce
Re: My day with Rick Scarpulla of Ultimate Advantage (Westside 4 Athletes)

Played in an over 30 women's soccer tournament today. We played four 25 minute games, and by the last one my teammates were shot - jogging back on defense, making poor passes, etc. I had energy to...
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