2407, 2017

The Russian Kettlebell Swing vs. The Overhead Swing

By |July 24th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page, Kettlebells, Strength Training, Training|0 Comments

The Russian Kettlebell Swing vs. The Overhead Swing
Written by Dave Thomas

Too often uneducated kettlebell coaches preach that there must be one or the other, and that one is inherently wrong. Usually, that’s what traditionalists say about the modern day Overhead Swing, or “American” swing.

I’ll be honest. We are biased. We believe that overall, the Russian […]

2407, 2017

A Better Way to Train the Core: Plank Pull Through

By |July 24th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page, Training, Videos|0 Comments

A Better Way to Train the Core: Plank Pull Through
Our members know that we prefer to train the core in a station of anti-rotation, not flexion. We talk all about that in our article about a better way to train the core, but the short of it is this.

The core is best trained preventing movement, […]

2407, 2017

How to Do a Better Pistol Squat

By |July 24th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page, The Movement Fix, Training, Videos|0 Comments

How to Do a Better Pistol Squat
The pistol squat is an excellent movement that develops unilateral leg strength, ankle mobility, and athleticism. It’s a very popular movement that lots of athletes want to do, and as a result, often poorly rush the process and rely exclusively on momentum instead of strength.

When performing the pistol, it’s critical […]

2007, 2017

Coach’s Lab 6: The Proper Way to DB Row

By |July 20th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Coach's Lab, Home Page, Quick Thoughts, Strength Training, The Movement Fix, Tips for Beginners, Training, Videos|0 Comments

Coach’s Lab 6: The Proper Way to DB Row
Rowing is great movement for balance in our scapular muscles, as well we building strength and muscle in our upper body. However, these benefits are only received if you pay close attention to proper rowing technique.
FAULT: Rowing high on the pec = Engaging the upper scapular muscles. […]

1807, 2017

Understanding the 3 Main Conditioning Energy Systems

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Understanding the 3 Main Conditioning Energy Systems
Written by Dave Thomas
Peformance360

I am going down a tricky rabbit hole today that I have avoided going down for six years. Conditioning science.

It’s impossible to come out unscathed as opinions and data vary greatly, it’s very difficult to pinpoint energy systems in a mixed modal setting, and data that has […]

1307, 2017

10 Keys to Fitness Success

By |July 13th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page, Overall Wellness, Quick Thoughts|0 Comments

10 Keys to Fitness Success
Written by Dave Thomas

1. Basics First

Crawl → Walk → Run → Sprint → Conquer

In that order. There’s nothing admirable about walking into a gym as a beginner and stubbornly insisting upon tasks above your experience level. Learn to hinge perfectly before picking up the 70# bell. Develop some shoulder stability and strength […]

1207, 2017

The Fix for Weak Hamstrings Without Heavy Bending

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The Fix for Weak Hamstrings Without Heavy Bending
by Dave Thomas

Hamstring training can be tough. In the realm of group functional fitness, most of our hamstring dominant movements are going to involve bending. Particularly, the heavy loaded hinge pattern that includes the following movements:

Deadlifts
RDLs
Single Leg Deadlifts
Rows
Kettlebell Swings

They are all very effective […]

606, 2017

What is the Difference Between Anaerobic and Aerobic Conditioning?

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What is the Difference Between Anaerobic and Aerobic Conditioning?
Written by Dave Thomas
Owner, Performance360

The following is an excerpt from our Performance360 Fully Certified Coach (FCC) program. 

On our May podcast, one of the questions we answered was the difference between Anaerobic and Aerobic conditioning, how to train each, and why each are beneficial. Today, we provide the […]

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

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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, […]