A blog by the Next Level  2013 Advancement Team.  

This blog provides the insight, in-jokes and inspiration of a team in action.  Each post is by a team member as their journey continues.  

In The Next Level, an "Advancement Team" is a team built of experienced athletes designed to "advance" the program.  The spring 2013 Advancement Team is comprised of eight men: Tom Keon, Phil Cohen, Stephen Cyr, Seth Carbonneau, Stephen Forgione. Phil Biondo, Yarza Winn and Chris Noonan.  

Each post represents only the views of it's poster, and is not intended as a reflection of the opinions, views or beliefs of any other teammate, the team as a whole or The Next Level.  

Follow these men as they make their marks on a small corner of history.


And the Fire Rises...

So today was my first day back doing strongman and it felt awesome. I know for me, time away from something leaves me hesitant to go back to it, in fear that I will have regressed and be disappointed in myself. But today went surprisingly well and I am super pumped for next Saturday already. What helps you guys get back on track? Does it take a good workout? A good mood? What do you find inspires you to challenge yourself again after time away from some skill or art. (doesn't have to be gym related)

Posted by: Stephen Cyr