1302, 2017

Correct Front Squat Grip

By |February 13th, 2017|Coach Julianne Russell, Home Page, Olympic Weghtlifting, Strength Training, Tips for Beginners, Training, Videos|0 Comments

Correct Front Squat Grip
by Julianne Russell
Performance360 Head Coach

A lot of people ask, “Where should my hands be on the front squat? How far apart should my front squat grip be? Where should the elbows be on a front squat?”

It is important that the hands be just outside of the shoulders so that the shoulders are […]

2501, 2017

What is the Foundation of Fitness?

By |January 25th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page, Overall Wellness, Strength Training, Tips for Beginners, Training|0 Comments

WHAT IS THE FOUNDATION OF FITNESS?
Written by Dave Thomas

I feel one of the biggest areas of failure in today’s fitness and athlete psychology is the premature insistence upon reaching the upper echelon of achievement.

Invariably, if you skip important steps, the lack of foundation will reveal itself. Guaranteed. It’s like taking a leaky boat out to […]

2401, 2017

Where to Grip the Bar on a Back Squat?

By |January 24th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Julianne Russell, Home Page, Powerlifting, Strength Training, Training, Videos|0 Comments

Where to Grip the Bar on a Back Squat?
by Julianne Russell
USAW Level 2, Head Coach

A lot of athletes wonder where to grip the bar on a back squat? Gripping too narrow can cause the elbows to flare upward, which tips the torso forward in an undesirable manner. Gripping too wide can disengage the lats, which […]

2001, 2017

The Importance of Multi-Planar Movement

By |January 20th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page, Training, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Importance of Multi-Planar Movement
Written by Dave Thomas

The following are key elements of effective program design, and certainly form the basis for our training at Performance360.

Squat
Hinge
Push
Pull
Carry
Run
Jump
Throw
Varied Chain
Multi-Planar

While most of these are self-explanatory (with the exception of varied chain which we will address later), the idea of multi-planar movements is one we feel particularly important to discuss.

The […]

1101, 2017

How to Get Better at Push-Ups

By |January 11th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page, Tips for Beginners, Training, Training for Women, Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

HOW TO GET BETTER AT PUSH-UPS
by Dave Thomas
Owner/Coach, Performance360

Are you interested in how to get better at push-ups? Are you looking for an alternative to the kneeling push-up? Have you wondered what the best way to do your first full push-up is?

Our “How to Get Better at Push-Ups” series is instructed by Performance360 owner and […]

801, 2017

Common Mistakes in the Russian Kettlebell Swing

By |January 8th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page, Kettlebells, Training, Videos|0 Comments

COMMON MISTAKES IN THE RUSSIAN KETTLEBELL SWING
By Dave Thomas
Owner/Coach

What are some common mistakes in the Russian Kettlebell Swing? How do you perform a kettlebell swing? Coach Dave takes us through four main mistakes to look out for, and how to eliminate them to enjoy productive, powerful swinging.

T-Rex Position

Over Reaching

Squatty Swing

Leaning Back

Enjoy.

 

601, 2017

Split Jerk Common Mistakes

By |January 6th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Julianne Russell, Home Page, Olympic Weghtlifting, Strength Training, Training, Videos|0 Comments

SPLIT JERK COMMON MISTAKES
By Julianne Russell, Head Coach
USAW Level 2

Coach Julianne takes us through a quick overview of the split jerk, including three main parts of the lift.

Rack Positioning
The Dip & Drive
The Lockout & Recovery

Set-up cues and common mistakes. Enjoy.

2612, 2016

102 Training Tips to Kick Major Ass in 2017

By |December 26th, 2016|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page, Nutrition, Olympic Weghtlifting, Overall Wellness, Powerlifting, Random Thoughts, Strength Training, Tips for Beginners, Training|0 Comments

102 Training Tips to Kick Major Ass in 2017
Written by Dave Thomas
Owner, Performance360

Welcome to your consolidated guide to results in the New Year. If you have a goal, chances are we’ve coached it at Performance360, and will coach it again this year. In our near six years of growth and establishing ourselves as a leader […]

1912, 2016

Descriptive vs. Prescriptive Coaching

By |December 19th, 2016|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page, Quick Thoughts, Training|0 Comments

DESCRIPTIVE VS. PRESCRIPTIVE COACHING

Written by Dave Thomas
Owner, Performance360

We love to be told what to do for our results. The comfort of having an “expert” dictate to you when, how much and what you should be eating reduces all of the stress from it. Knowing exactly what you should put on the barbell for every single […]

1512, 2016

HOW TO SET AND CRUSH GOALS IN THE NEW YEAR

By |December 15th, 2016|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Coaching Staff Articles, Home Page|0 Comments

HOW TO SET AND CRUSH FITNESS GOALS IN THE NEW YEAR
Written by Dave Thomas
Owner/Coach, Performance360

It’s scumbag season, folks.

The “Drop 8 Pounds in 8 Days” crowd dusts off their snake oil bottles. Nutritional cleanse predators hit the dark corners and back alleys. Infomercials for the next, most innovative thing litter your social media feed. Like Jawzercise. […]