2010, 2017

Are We Getting People Stronger, or Are We Creating Great Compensators?

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

Are We Getting People Stronger, or Are We Creating Great Compensators?
The following is an excerpt from our FCC Level 1 Coach’s Workbook, rolled out during our upcoming Level 1 Weekend in San Diego, November 3- 5th. There are just 11 more days to register and a small handful of spots that remain. 

There is the saying […]

1210, 2017

Where Functional Fitness Can Miss the Mark

By |October 12th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, FCC, Home Page, Training|0 Comments

Where Functional Fitness Can Miss the Mark
In functional fitness we love to talk about all the ways we are superior, don’t we? However, we have to be careful not to get too caught up in our own press clippings because there are some ways we can easily miss the mark when it comes to building […]

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 […]

2509, 2017

October Academy: The Clean

By |September 25th, 2017|All Articles, FCC, Home Page, Workshops|0 Comments

October Academy: The Clean
Join Head Coach and USAW Level 2 Coach, Julianne Russell for this active 90 minute workshop on improving and strengthening the Clean.

When: Sunday, October 8th @ 10 am
Where: P360 Crown Point
Coach: Julianne Russell, USAW Level 2
Cost: $25 for Members, $50 for Non-Members
Cap: 25 Athletes

This will be strictly limited to 25 athletes and […]

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. 
Related Videos:
Descriptive vs. Prescriptive Coaching

509, 2017

#21: September Programming & the Importance of Tension, Stability, Bracing & Breathing

By |September 5th, 2017|Advanced Training, All Articles, Conditioning, FCC, P360 Podcast, Strength Training|0 Comments

#21: September Programming & the Importance of Tension, Stability, Bracing & Breathing
Coaches, our FCC certification is open to the public for the first time in our gym’s history this November 3rd – 5th. For more information, and how to apply for this knowledge filled 3-day weekend, visit the official FCC page.
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3008, 2017

Descriptive vs. Prescriptive Coaching (VIDEO)

By |August 30th, 2017|All Articles, FCC, Home Page|0 Comments

Descriptive vs. Prescriptive Coaching (VIDEO)
The question you answer has everything to do with athlete buy-in. Are you WHAT focused, or are you WHY focused?

-Dave Thomas
@VirginiaDave

Coaches, our FCC certification will be open to the public for the first time in our gym’s history this November. To join our invitation list for when Early Bird Pricing goes […]

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 […]