2509, 2017

What is Fitness?

By |September 25th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, FCC, Home Page, Overall Wellness, Training|0 Comments

What is Fitness?
There is perhaps not a more subjective term in exercise than “fitness.” The word is going to evoke vastly different meanings for every individual applying it. For some, it may be the specialist version of fitness. Running thirty miles a week, focused on 1 – 5 rep lifts for strength, yoga, or some […]

2209, 2017

Why the 5-Rep Works, Indefinitely 

By |September 22nd, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, FCC, Home Page, Strength Training, Tips for Beginners, Training|0 Comments

Why the 5-Rep Works, Indefinitely
The reason that we like the 5R set as the basis of fitness is because of the combined functional, structural, and conditioning components of training that it provides. 

Functional Benefit – It creates strength. A 5R set is usually at 75% and above for trained athletes, a percentage range that will […]

2009, 2017

Micro vs. Macro Balance

By |September 20th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, FCC, Home Page, Overall Wellness, Training|0 Comments

Micro vs. Macro Balance
Training is a stressor. Whether or not we turn training into a eustress (positive stress) that creates favorable adaptation or a distress (negative stress) that creates destruction depends entirely on frequency and intensity dosing. It’s why you can’t flatten yourself everyday and expect to keep moving forward. Programs that yield strength and performance […]

1609, 2017

[FCC] 3 Forms of Communication and Learning

By |September 16th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, FCC, Home Page, Videos|0 Comments

3 Forms of Communication and Learning
Athletes learn in three different forms and it’s important we know how, when, and why to communicate in all three.

-Dave Thomas
@VirginiaDave

Coaches, Early Bird Pricing for our upcoming November FCC Coach’s Certification Weekend ends 9/30. To apply, visit the official FCC page. 
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1209, 2017

What is ‘Structure?’ Why Bodybuilders and Yogis Are the Most Prepared

By |September 12th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Coaching Staff Articles, Home Page, Strength Training, Tips for Beginners, Training|0 Comments

What is ‘Structure?’ Why Bodybuilders and Yogis Are the Most Prepared

Coaches, for information about our upcoming November FCC Coach’s Certification Weekend, and how to apply, visit the official FCC page.

Attempting to strength train without a sound foundation is like playing a game of Jenga with one block on the bottom. It is worthless to attempt to develop […]

1109, 2017

What Are the Benefits of Landmine Training?

By |September 11th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page, Training, Videos|0 Comments

What Are the Benefits of Landmine Training?

Coaches, for information about our upcoming November FCC Coach’s Certification Weekend, and how to apply, visit the official FCC page.

I have many favorite presses. French press. The free press. Full court press. Jamie Pressly. And, the Landmine Press.

About six months ago we made the investment to stock both of our gyms […]

2708, 2017

How Coaches Can Change the Gym Expectation

By |August 27th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, FCC, Home Page|0 Comments

How Coaches Can Change the Gym Expectation
The following is an excerpt from our P360 FCC Coach’s Manual. 

Attending class at a gym carries with it certain pressures and expectations. There are goals on the wall, a PR board, and people often performing amazing physical feats that quickly ignite goals within us just by being present and […]

1708, 2017

Coach’s Lab 10: Strength 202

By |August 17th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Coach's Lab, Coaching Staff Articles, FCC, Home Page, Strength Training, Videos|0 Comments

Coach’s Lab 10: Strength 202
Coaches, we are happy to announce our FCC certification weekend, open to the public for the first time in six years, November 3rd – 5th in San Diego, CA. For more information, and how to apply for this knowledge filled 3-day weekend, visit the official FCC page. The following is a video […]

908, 2017

Banded Rows for Healthier Shoulders

By |August 9th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page, Overall Wellness, Training|0 Comments

Banded Rows for Healthy Shoulders
In case you missed How to Build Healthy Shoulders in Functional Fitness, I suggest you go give it a read. This is a quick post today to shed some light on how something as simple as band pulling will positively impact your shoulder health over time.

As a refresher, the scapulae can […]

908, 2017

How to Build Healthy Shoulders in Functional Fitness

By |August 9th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, FCC, Home Page, Mobility, Overall Wellness, Strength Training, Training|0 Comments

How to Build Healthy Shoulders in Functional Fitness
The following is an excerpt about shoulder health in functional fitness from our P360 FCC Coach’s Certification Manual. We will be hosting our first FCC weekend, open to the public for the first time in five years, November 3rd – November 5th. 

The shoulder is the most mobile, and also […]