2305, 2017

What Are the Benefits of Tempo Training?

By |May 23rd, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page, Training|0 Comments

Written by Dave Thomas
Owner, Performance360

If you are a faithful member of our gym, you have no doubt seen a lot of “3131” on the board this month for movements like the back squat, goblet squat, pull-up, and Bulgarian split squat. If you don’t go to our gym, you might be at a place that programs […]

1905, 2017

Can I Still Lift Weights While Pregnant? A Guest Post from Molly of BIRTHFIT

By |May 19th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page, Member Posts, Training, Training for Women|0 Comments

CAN I STILL LIFT WEIGHTS WHILE PREGNANT? A GUEST POST FROM MOLLY OF BIRTHFIT
Written by Lauren Faison, Deana Cimalore, and Molly Powell of BIRTHFIT

This article does not constitute professional medical advice. We are not medical professionals of any kind. Always seek out the advice of your doctor for advice on how to handle your pregnancy, […]

2504, 2017

How to Tell if Your Burpees Suck

By |April 25th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page, The Movement Fix, Training, Videos|0 Comments

HOW TO TELL IF YOUR BURPEES SUCK
Written by Dave Thomas

The burpee is a movement that gets a bad rep because we assume it has to be done poorly. Thanks to too much beginner exposure to fitness for sport, we are used to this image of the fatigued athlete flopping down and having high school intercourse with the […]

2404, 2017

Why Your Body is Like Building a Car

By |April 24th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Coaching Staff Articles, Home Page, Training|0 Comments

Why Your Body is Like Building a Car
Written by Dave Thomas

Tempo paused half-kneeling split stance Bulgarian squat press holds with chains, for five reps.

Here’s an insider tip. No matter the length of movement name or fancy words like “contra-lateral” we as a fitness industry might throw onto something to make it seem super cool, the reality […]

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.